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#1 Dauber OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:27 AM

I guess it's time to make this announcement.

 

Many -- including myself -- have asked Phil if he planned to cover homebrews in his podcast. Unfortunately, he said no, just the official releases. Well, this is where The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast steps in.

 

Episode zero is out now. I welcome all feedback. Here are the details:

 

- E-mail for feedback (text or audio!): homebrew78 -at- fab4it -dot- com

- Twitter: @homebrew78

- Home page/show notes page: homebrew78.fab4it.com

- Available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and maybe a couple of other providers I'm forgetting about.

- And, uhhh....already have a give-away going on...listen for details. :)

 

Just as Phil would do, I'll post game-related feedback requests on the Atari 7800 forum.

 

Wish me luck. :)


Edited by Dauber, Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:31 AM.


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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:39 AM

Very cool!



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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:06 AM

Just listened to it. Bring on Beef Drop. 



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Posted Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:16 PM

Sweet! I've been waiting for a 7800 homebrew podcast.

 

Love the pic of you and your brother (show notes) during Christmas '82.  - Thanks for sharing.  :)


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Posted Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:08 PM

Best of luck with the project.



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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:51 AM

Episode 1 is out!

In the podcast's first full-format episode, we take a look at Ken Siders' treatment of the arcade classic BurgerTime. Walk on burger pieces, then serve them: just as in real life!

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and the show notes page at homebrew78.fab4it.com.



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 12:55 AM

I can get Pie Factory on my Windows phone podcast app, but not this. Is that possible to do?



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 1:51 AM

I can get Pie Factory on my Windows phone podcast app, but not this. Is that possible to do?

 

Well, I looked into it...apparently, not easily. Unlike with iTunes, Stitcher, Google, iHeartRadio, etc., you can't really submit a podcast. What you have to do is wait for Bing to discover the podcast. The only way to actually somehow pseudo-submit the podcast is to go to webmaster tools and submit the web site that hosts the podcast, which I just did, so hopefully that'll do something.

 

Of COURSE Microsoft isn't following standards. :(



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 11:28 AM

Hey, all...just wanted to get some thoughts...two issues:

 

1) At the end of each episode, I announce what game I'll be covering on the next episode. Should I also add, say, additional games that I should be covering in the near future?

 

2) There is no rhyme or reason as to which game I choose to cover next, except maybe by developer. Like, I'm trying to not do, say, five PacManPlus games in a row (although given his output that might be impossible to avoid!)...but having said that, any requests as to what I should do soon? One caveat is that I will not be covering Pac-Man Collection! for a while yet simply because of the sheer amount of work that will need to go into that one; when I do get around to it, it is possible that it will be a two-part episode.



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 2:17 PM

 

Well, I looked into it...apparently, not easily. Unlike with iTunes, Stitcher, Google, iHeartRadio, etc., you can't really submit a podcast. What you have to do is wait for Bing to discover the podcast. The only way to actually somehow pseudo-submit the podcast is to go to webmaster tools and submit the web site that hosts the podcast, which I just did, so hopefully that'll do something.

 

Of COURSE Microsoft isn't following standards. :(

Yeah, you're right about that. I guess they changed it, it was much easier when I did it. Or perhaps they did it for me, I got an email early on that said I was added to the Zune Marketplace, which I think was the base for that.



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 5:49 PM

Hey, all...just wanted to get some thoughts...two issues:

 

1) At the end of each episode, I announce what game I'll be covering on the next episode. Should I also add, say, additional games that I should be covering in the near future?

 

2) There is no rhyme or reason as to which game I choose to cover next, except maybe by developer. Like, I'm trying to not do, say, five PacManPlus games in a row (although given his output that might be impossible to avoid!)...but having said that, any requests as to what I should do soon? 

 

For #2, how about the following...

 

   Alpha Race (SIO2) - http://atariage.com/...lpha race?st=0

   Frenzy (PMP)

   Dungeon Stalker (Atarius Maximus) 

   Astro Blaster / Astro Fighter (PMP)

   Donkey Kong XM (tep392) - http://atariage.com/forums/topic/204250-donkey-kong-xm-pre-order-and-demo/?hl=+donkey%20+kong%20+xm?st=0 

 

These are just suggestions, and I won't be upset by any selection of games.  I'm just happy to have a 7800 Homebrew podcast to listen to. :)  



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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 6:27 PM

Would love to cover DKXM, but is that even playable in emulation yet???

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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 8:24 PM

Hmm. Good point.  I recently picked up a DKXM cart from a fellow AA member.



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Posted Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:20 AM

Episode 2 is available now! I take a deep dive into K.C. Munchkin!, the Pac-Man clone that launched a thousand lawsuits (or so it seems)!
 
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Posted Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:01 AM

I haven't even played any 7800 homebrews but that is not preventing me from enjoying this podcast.  I dig the format so far; the background stories are well-researched and interesting, and the "content-specific" skit bits are a welcome change of pace from the usual Siri voice thing.



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Posted Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:46 PM

I'm still listening to episode 1 but so far so good.  I'm liking the format and I do like that you include Easter Eggs but don't really mention them until the end of the episode.  That's a nice way to let people enjoy the episode and just not listen to that if they don't want to. As for the game, Beef Drop is one of my favorites on the 7800 so it made for a great first choice as far as I'm concerned.  There are even hacks of the game that add more mazes and even a Christmas Hack (I haven't finished listening yet so not sure if you mentioned these on the podcast).  I'm looking forward to episode 2 and more!



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Posted Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:38 PM

Yo, Dauber!

 

I'm mainly an emulated 7800 player, but I'm still enjoying your new-ish podcast greatly; up to episode 3 in fact.

 

That so-called Burgertime clone where you have to jump on the patties for them to drop?  That's Data East's own 1990 arcade sequel, Super Burger Time! (As found on a MAME collection.)

 

Sure, everything's bigger, but you're right; just can't beat the classics...



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Posted Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:43 AM


 

That so-called Burgertime clone where you have to jump on the patties for them to drop?  That's Data East's own 1990 arcade sequel, Super Burger Time! (As found on a MAME collection.)

 

Sure, everything's bigger, but you're right; just can't beat the classics...

 

I had never heard of that game until I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago while playing random games.  It has some interesting ideas but yeah... something was lost in translation, I think. 



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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:48 AM

Episode 3 takes a look at the lesser-known Omega Race-inspired homebrew from Brek Brixius. Rumor has it Sean is also giving something away. Is that rumor unfounded? Listen and find out!

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:19 AM

. . . Forgive me for calling the KC ep 'Episode 3'; apparently my brain divided by 'Episode 0' and was like, "Uhhmmm....."

 

...whoops! XD

 

And incidentally, the current MAME (.182, also available on Mac OS X for 64-bit Intel via SDLMAME) has 7800 compatibility that's supposed to rival the famed ProSystem emulator.  In fact it's supposed to render the graphics in Commando corruption free!


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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:40 PM

Y'see...that's what happens when you have these wise-ass podcasters calling their first episode "episode zero." :)

That's the thing, though...using MAME for anything other than arcade games has been a huge hassle for me...but I'll try some 7800 stuff.

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Posted Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:14 PM

 

I had never heard of that game until I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago while playing random games.  It has some interesting ideas but yeah... something was lost in translation, I think. 

It's just simply not fun.



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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:01 AM

Valentine's Day comes early with a look at a popular two-in-one homebrew from PacManPlus!



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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:50 AM

Good episode, enjoyed the coverage of the Berzerk curse story. 



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Posted Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:02 PM

How the heck have I missed these?

 

Why didn't you tell me?

 

I'll be listening to these on the plane to Berlin tomorrow morning.






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