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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


ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:03 AM

Watch ZeroPage Homebrew on Twitch, streaming LIVE the very best of HOMEBREW games!

USUALLY Wednesday @ 7PM PT/10PM ET and Friday @ 2PM PT/5PM ET (Check start times below)

Twitch Livestream Schedule:

20180718 Let's Play: AStar (Full Playthrough) (START TIME: 7PM PT/10PM ET)

20180720 Let's Play: RAM Games: Combat, Defender, Frog Pond, Helicopter, Racer, Sliding Puzzle, Tic Tac Toe, Pong (START TIME: 7PM PT/10PM ET)

20180725 Let's Play: Draconian (Homebrew Tournament Round #2) (START TIME: 7PM PT/10PM ET)

20180727 Let's Play: Quantum Tunnel (WIP), Satan's Hollow 2600 (WIP), Palomino (WIP), Robo Ninja Climb (WIP), TBD (START TIME: 2PM PT/5PM ET)

20180803 Let's Play: TBD

2018xxxx Let's Play: Champ Games EXCLUSIVE NEW HOMEBREW!

201812xx Let's Play: Best of 2018 Homebrew Part 1

201812xx Let's Play: Best of 2018 Homebrew Part 2

 

Upcoming Livestream Games:

Apollyon, Toyshop Trouble, K.O. Cruiser, Stragtogems Deluxe, Gingerbread Man, Stella's Stocking, AtariAge Holiday Greetings 2014, Scramble, Gizzle Wap and the Strange Red Tree, Zippy The Porcupine, Omicron, Blinky Goes Up, Chunkout, Space Rocks, Lost Cat (WIP), Space Game (WIP), Satan's Hollow 2600 (WIP), Flappy, Space Raid, Palomino (WIP), Alien Attack, Bounce (Demo), Drive! (WIP), Orb (WIP), Pinata

 

Livestream Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew

ZeroPage YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/aPKSYy

 

Archived Shows (YouTube):

20180714 Let's Play: Pickle, Dragon Racer: Trials of the Wyrm (WIP), Road Duel, Give Me My Pancake!, Defend Your Castle

20180711 Let's Play: Aardvark (WIP Update), Boom! (WIP), Homestar RPG (WIP), Avalanche (WIP), Timmy (WIP), Frantic (WIP)

20180709 Let's Play: Retron 77 Unboxing (Baby, Munchy 77, NeXion 3D, Astronomer) + Quantum Tunnel (WIP)

20180706 Let's Play: Balloon Trip (WIP), Uup!, BallBlazer 2600 (WIP), Crazy Balloon

20180704 Let's Play: Anguna (Full Playthrough Pt. 3 of 3)

20180702 Book Reviews: The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion Vol 1 & Stella Programmer's Guide

20180629 Let's Play: Carrot Kingdom (WIP), NeXion 3d (WIP), Fall Down

20180627 Let's Play: Amoeba Jump (WIP Update), Unreal Tournament (WIP Update), Mappy (WIP Update)

20180622 Let's Play: Anguna (Full Playthrough Pt. 2 of 3)

20180620 Let's Play: Doodle Poodle Jump (Revisited)

20180615 Let's Play: Sand Castles, RAM Pong, High Score Screen Burn Slow Burn, Man Goes Down (WIP)

20180613 Let's Play: Super Cobra Arcade (Revisited) (for Homebrew Tournament 2018)

20180608 Let's Play: Juno First, T.R.A.S.H. (WIP), Stay Frosty (from Stella's Stocking)

20180606 Let's Play: Princess Rescue (100% Complete)

20180605 Let's Play: A-VCS-tec Challenge (Revisited)

20180603 Let's Play: Unreal Tournament 2600 (WIP Update)

20180601 Let's Play: Marble Craze, Beeware (WIP), Doodle Jump (WIP), Mine Dig

20180518 Let's Play: A-VCS-tec Challenge, Princess Rescue, Super 3D Portals 6

20180516 Let's Play: Draconian (100% Complete)

20180511 Let's Play: Reflection (WIP), DK Arcade 2600 (WIP), Star Castle Arcade

20180509 Let's Play: Panky The Panda (100% Complete)

20180504 Let's Play: Mappy (WIP), Panky The Panda, Conquest of Mars

20180502 Let's Play: Pac-Man 4K (Revisited), Aardvark (WIP Revisited), Bee-Ball

20180420 Let's Play: Lead, Panky the Panda (Fail), Unreal Tournament 2600 (WIP)

20180418 Let's Play: Wall Jump Ninja (World Record Attempt)

20180413 Let's Play: Pac-Man 4K, DK VCS (WIP), Oystron

20180406 Let's Play: Squish 'Em, Jump VCS, Swoops!

20180403 Let's Play: Wall Jump Ninja (World Record Attempt)

20180324 Let's Play: Aardvark (WIP), Plague, Robomechanik (WIP), Gizzle Wap 2

20180316 Let's Play: Elevators Amiss (Revisited), Wall Jump Ninja (Revisited)

20180314 Let's Play: Astar, Elevators Amiss, Assembloids

20180314 Let's Play: Wall Jump Ninja (Revisited)

20180309 Let's Play: Lady Bug, Wall Jump Ninja, Anguna (Pt 1 of 3)

20180308 Unboxing 1: Draconian Prize

20180223 Let's Play: Medieval Mayhem, Stay Frosty 2, Draconian

20180209 Let's Play: Super Cobra Arcade, Ixion, Spies in the Night


ZeroPage Homebrew: YouTube Channel

Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:27 PM

To celebrate Atari 2600's 40th birthday yesterday I decided to release a teaser trailer for my upcoming YouTube channel that is dedicated solely to homebrew gaming called ZeroPage Homebrew!

 

It will feature videos on News, Reviews, Let's Plays, Programming, History, Hardware, Interviews and much more and will focus on Atari 2600 homebrew.

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook...ropagehomebrew/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zeropagehomebre/

Instagram: https://www.instagra...ropagehomebrew/

Twitch: https://www.twitch.t...ropagehomebrew/