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Halloween Themed Atari 2600 Homebrew?

Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:52 PM

Does anybody know of any Halloween themed Atari 2600 homebrew games? I know there are TONS of hacks out there but the only original Halloween themed games I could find are:

  • Happy Halloween (WIP)
  • Candy Catcher
  • Tyre Trax: Level 4 (WIP)
  • Video Jack-O-Lantern (Demo)

I'm asking as I'll be doing a ZeroPage Homebrew show on October 31st and wanted to fill it with great Halloween homebrew.

 

If you don't know of any others besides those three, please feel free to recommend your favourite Halloween Atari 2600 hacks!


The 2018 Atari Awards!

Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:47 PM

THE 2018 ATARI AWARDS!

presented by

ZeroPage Homebrew, The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion and AtariAge

 

 

The 2018 edition of the Atari Awards, celebrating the best in Atari 2600 Homebrew, will take place LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch channel early next year!

 

YOU GET TO VOTE on January 1, 2019 for your favorite homebrews, hacks and demos when we reveal the final nominees in categories such as Best Homebrew, Best Graphics, Best Sound, Best WIP, Best Hack, Best Demo and many more! After the votes are tallied the 2018 Atari Awards will be broadcast LIVE to announce the winners and give out the awards!

 

Please feel free to suggest and discuss below all your favorite homebrew games that you think should be nominated for an award for 2018!
(Qualifying games must be released during the period of January 1, 2018 through to December 31, 2018)
 
Current list of 2018 Games/WIP/Hacks and Demos: https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

(note: List is a living document and may not be 100% accurate, please let us know if you spot any issues)

 

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Book Review: The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion & Stella Programmer's Guide

Mon Jul 2, 2018 11:58 PM

Here's my video review of the the Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion Volume 1 and Stella Programmer's Guide! Enjoy!

 


Removing the Harmony Cart with system on?

Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:19 PM

Does anyone know if there can be any potential damage done to the Harmony Cart or the VCS by removing the Harmony Cartridge while the system is on?

 

I *REALLY* want to play RAM Pong without the cartridge in the machine, just to see the magic in action, but I'm a little wary of damaging one or the other.


60fps Video Capture from Atari 2600 & Framemeister

Tue May 15, 2018 2:52 PM

I currently capture gaming footage from my RGB modded light-sixer Atari 2600 through a Framemeister and into an Elgato HD60S and it works pretty well but it's definitely skipping/duplicating frames here and there for whatever reason. I upgraded a month or so ago from an Elgato HD60 to the HD60S and it works better but it's still not perfect.

 

A lot of homebrew 2600 games use flicker to multiplex the hardware limit of two 'sprites' on the same line at either 30Hz, 20Hz or even at the super flicker rate of 15Hz. If even one frame out of the 60Hz is missed this can lead to the player character or an enemy briefly disappearing making the recorded footage jumpy or even more flickery than it should be.

 

I'm fairly confident that the hardware wasn't made for capturing such precise footage and is more geared toward modern gaming or live video where a replicated/missing frame or two would be almost impossible to detect. Am I just misusing the hardware or is there a better hardware video capture device out there that's is better suited? Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!!

 

Plenty of video examples on my YouTube Channel here: https://goo.gl/aPKSYy