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#4255737 Best Retro Gaming Setups

Posted by knievel1 on Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:41 PM

I've got OpenEmu / MAME / Steam / Stella on an iMac with a X-Gaming Arcade Stick. 

It's a highly enjoyable setup but always looking for ways to expand. 


Not interested in consoles past N64 - would like to attach paddles/joystick that feel authentic to Atari 2600 

but other than that not sure where else to go? 


I realize there's plenty more available if you spend the $ (MAME arcade cabinet / Virtual Pinball) 

but interested to know other's setups? 



#4235351 Games that should be redone

Posted by knievel1 on Sat Mar 9, 2019 11:44 PM

Count me in on the Zaxxon remake.

Like the super-res they did with Donkey Kong. 

#4205412 CoolCV emulator for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows and Raspberry

Posted by knievel1 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:44 PM

So for all us iMac users - install libSDL, run the CoolCV application - that's it?

#4204351 CoolCV emulator for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows and Raspberry

Posted by knievel1 on Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:57 PM

Tried The Dukes of Hazzard game & Buck Rogers by dragging onto the icon & then setting it up to open with the CoolCV app via "get info".

Neither worked.


I did get the dialogue box. 

Exactly how did you get yours running & what version did you use?

#4163747 Games YOU want to see for the 5200

Posted by knievel1 on Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:40 PM

By Raiders - I meant a really intentional labor of love to elevate Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Not Star Raiders....

#4163661 Games YOU want to see for the 5200

Posted by knievel1 on Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:55 PM

Agreed on the Yar's Revenge. 


And I'd love to see Air Sea Battle for nostalgia's sake. 

Tricked out, extra options, snazzier ships. 


I'd think there would be a place to target what so many wished the 5200 would be -- your old games from 2600, twice as cool. 


Be fun to see an updated Raiders, huh? 

#4149752 Today, Are There Any Careers In Atari 2600?

Posted by knievel1 on Sat Nov 3, 2018 11:48 PM

I think it's cool that you ask this question. It is out of the box. 

What if? 

How about the awesome Art of Atari book? 

That guy probably made a little cash. And in a roundabout way Ernest Cline made millions off the 2600. 

There's money to be made in making people feel the way they want to feel. 

That's nostalgia. It's why most of us are here. 

#3856920 Panky the Panda - new WIP homebrew

Posted by knievel1 on Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:19 PM

Just finished the game. One of the most enjoyable 2600 related experiences ever. Top notch game in every way. 

I'd put it up there with Pitfall II & hope for sequels & more with this level of heart & imagination. 

Incredible job, sir. 

#3835145 Homebrews = Nostalgic Jackpot - But Possible in Early 80s?

Posted by knievel1 on Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:36 PM

I just try to imagine laying down thirty-five bucks at the Sears videogame section in 1982 & walking out with Juno First -- how crazy that first ten minutes of game play would have seemed compared to  Superman / Atari Golf / Space Invaders / Air Sea Battle / Freeway


The answer that the tech was there but the knowledge not -- that sounds right. 


I think a lot of us here are sort of living out a childhood dream of having a ton of Atari games

& it's cool to even ponder if Imagic or Atari or Activision could have manufactured these titles back then. 


Interview with that Ed guy is cool. 

#3834449 Homebrews = Nostalgic Jackpot - But Possible in Early 80s?

Posted by knievel1 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:34 PM

Like many, I come here for a little nostaligic high to balance out the world. 

As a 10-year old kid I used to wanderJC Penny & Sears videogame dept. dreaming I was Richie Rich & could walk out of the store with a fat stack of Atari games.


I have not become Richie Rich. 

But through Stella, rom collections, hacks & homebrews -- well, I can feel a little bit rich.

500+ Atari games & new ones arriving  -- there's one dream come true, right?


One fun thought is imagining buying these games as a kid --

if we had gotten Hack 'Em instead of sucky 2600 Pac Man? Mind blown. 

Juno First? No sleep for weeks.

Panky Panda? I woulda had to quit fifth grade.


I'm a bit ignorant to how it all works -- would these carts have been a possiblity in 1981? 

Tech wise -- not licensing and such. 



#3533521 Adventure 2 for the 2600

Posted by knievel1 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:01 PM

What other games are Flashback only? 


I've searched high & low for the Adventure 2 rom -- if it's out there I can't find it.....

#3472956 Qix for 2600?

Posted by knievel1 on Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:06 PM

Has anyone ever attempted Qix for the 2600? 

Seems the blocky graphics would lend themselves to the 2600 limitations. 

Not sure about those spark things though....



#3333432 Air Sea Battle Hack?

Posted by knievel1 on Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:33 AM

How many of us used to break away from Mom to comb through the game section at Sears & wish we were rich enough to buy them all? 

Because at $25 bucks a pop, that was the only way you would get a truly stellar collection of games. 


So as an adult to have Stella & hundreds of games? That's pretty rich. 

Then you figure out that a large percentage of games are truly rotten. 


Hacks of classics that we spent hundreds of hours exploring as kids is next level fun. 

Adventure Enhanced? E.T. & Pac-Man fixed? Could we have even dreamed? 


I played countless hours of Air-Sea Battle & would love to see some good hacks of that one. 

I've got a version where the background is black & even that small change has proven to be enormously fun. 


Could there be one that let you go past 99? 

That eliminated those darned zero point mines? 

That made the targets faster?

Double fire?

No timer?


You know, for those times in life we wanna feel like a kid again.