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#4157425 Sega Dreamcast, OMG, this thing is awesome?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:15 PM

Necro bump! Because the DC is still awesome in 2018. Highest ratio of bizarre/fun games of any console!


#4157289 Which 8-bit computer?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:50 PM

The Atari 8's many of them have nasty keyboards keep that in mind. I hate the keyboard on the XEGS I have (very similar to an ST) although i have fond memories of the 800XL's keyboard. Not sure about the 130XE but imagine similar being of the same vintage as the ST and XEGS. Someone else can comment on that keyboard.

 

Keep in mind that there are a number of useful kludges, such as Transkey II, that allow XEGS users to use PS/2 (or perhaps other) keyboards. I use one with mine, and it's a great improvement. I get that OP isn't necessarily going to want to mess around with obscure add-ons, but the XEGS shouldn't just be limited in thought to be "crappy keyboard" A8 model, especially as it's got lots of room in its case for mods.




#4157266 Which 8-bit computer?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:28 PM

Yes, and get a copy of OSS' Basic XL (or a 130XE and Basic XE). It's much nicer to use than Atari BASIC.




#4156956 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2018 (Season 11)

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:18 AM

Dreamcast:
 
Typing of the Dead: 62 min. playtime; 30 minutes freaking out 9 year-old by waving around the jewel case and cackling.
 
Crazy Taxi: 96 minutes


#4153877 Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy Arrive on the Jaguar!

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Fri Nov 9, 2018 4:13 PM

In my dreams, it will have Skylar's voice, but speak Japanese...

 

"あなたはどこでプログラムすることを学びましたか?"




#4153868 Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy Arrive on the Jaguar!

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Fri Nov 9, 2018 4:07 PM

That thing looks like it was built as an add-on for the PET! It's fabulous.




#4153801 To my Polish Friends... congratz 100th Independence day!

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Fri Nov 9, 2018 2:41 PM

Can we have a list of the top Polish A8 games as ranked by members in celebration of the event?




#4145421 Atari Regrets?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:52 PM

I have done such ridiculously idiotic things with my past Atari computers that I am simply too ashamed to admit them. Every, single piece of my current collection is going into the casket with me when I die.


Time to take up graverobbing. :P


#4145416 Market for new software?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 PM

If you add NTSC VBXE support and put it on cart, you will probably get lots of interest. Nice packaging is also a plus for me, though not essential. Yoomp! and Laura were done right in this regard.

That being said, I would support a pay-what-you-will model for a .XEX file.


#4144394 Atari Regrets?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:28 AM

What regrets? Flash/SD storage developments have granted me access to the majority of the A8 library (and especially the European library) for the first time and make using these machines much easier. And modern game development is amazing! This is a golden era of A8 computing.


#4142817 The best type in magazine programs

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:20 AM

I have to put in a plug for "Omniventure" from the November 1984 Antic as well. I don't know what it was about that game, but I spent more lunch hours plugging away at "Dinoventure" than I can remember. :)




#4142610 Imagine an enclosure like this one..

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:11 PM

What about the P.I.T.S. case? Does that count? :P


#4142154 Lynx popularity now

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:14 AM

1. The Lynx has one of the smallest libraries that I've seen for a system that sold in the millions. That was certainly true during its commercial life, and, up until the last two years or so, maybe only one finished game was finished per year...and let alone put onto cartridge and sold. There's definitely a hunger for new product.

 

2. Success breeds success. The Zaku team has done an excellent job of promoting not just their game, but the Lynx as a whole.

 

3. The three Lynx products you've listed -- Wyvern Tales, the McWill mod, and SainT's cartridge -- are unique for the Lynx. There's simply no competing product to cut into sales.

 

4. The Lynx has an excellent reputation even among people who don't like or play Atari systems, and people will play it if they're given a reason to do so. I think people still get more excited about new product development than they are about discovering brilliant, but dated product, now matter how wonderful experiencing Klax for the first time might be.

 

I still want to play Ninja Gaiden III for instance, so I'll order that one soon. Likely add Fat Bobby to it

 

Er, these are not two of those gems. :)




#4138866 Millionaire - winner of the ABBUC SW Contest 2018

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:05 AM

Not a game about a game show


Oh, please. Give me a nice port of The Price is Right and my library would be complete. :P


#4138314 CollectorVision Phoenix Kickstarter is now live!

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:12 PM

 

Correct me if I'm wrong please, but are you thinking of backing out because you can't make youtube videos with the Phoenix or is there another reason you need to capture footage? If it's a youtube thing, just film the tv. In a case like that it's perfectly acceptable.

 

 

You know, I love not being a vlogger/having some channel as I can just play a round of Pepper II on my S-Video modded system and not give a damn except anything but enjoying myself (and this isn't  a dig at those who do, as I watch you guys).  :)