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Chris Crawford

Member Since 7 Aug 2012
OFFLINE Last Active Jan 19 2019 11:36 AM

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In Topic: Last of the Incas

Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:35 AM

I dug around and found a folder full of old Atari stuff. I was going to upload it but then I discovered that I have apparently already done so:
Attached File  Atari Stuff.zip   3.02MB   311 downloads

 


In Topic: Last of the Incas

Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:37 PM

 

When talking about interrupts, I always have this iconic acting in mind:

 

https://youtu.be/VrNYenXNexI?t=64

 

Who was that handsome young man? ;-)


In Topic: Last of the Incas

Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:58 PM

 

He might be referring to Preppie! by Adventure International/Russ Wetmore.

 

Yes, that was it! The music was great--especially the segue from the normal background music to the "you lose" music.


In Topic: Last of the Incas

Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:58 PM

Wow.... yesterday I watched Carol Shawns icon award on YouTube and I watched old 80s Canadian computer tv show with you explaining stuff (it was the show about games) and in background you were demonstrating eastern front on an Atari 800. Then I found in the attic my 2600 and found as well German edition of De Re Atari... :)

 

 

By the way, I worked with Carol and, as the video says, she was definitely a code wizard, although Ed Logg was problem the ultimate in code wizardry. The video emphasizes that Carol was one of the first women in the business, but the funny thing is that nobody saw anything special or odd about women in the business. That group was a pure meritocracy; if you knew your stuff, you were respected, and Carol definitely knew her stuff. I never once saw anything like sexism or sexual harassment in the Engineering group at Atari. There may have been plenty of it in other departments, but I can't recall ever hearing or seeing anything worthy of mentioning in that regard. Carol mentions one anecdote involving Ray Kassar, but he was a bit of a jerk anyway. Perhaps she could provide us with an anecdote about sexism in Engineering, but I doubt that there was much. I certainly never heard anything like that in conversations.


In Topic: Last of the Incas

Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:02 PM

Jack Palevich did a two-player game that was great fun. I also liked the Frogger clone because it had such great music. And of course M.U.L.E. was the greatest game of that era.