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#4053479 Atari VCS new

Posted by doctorclu on Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:32 PM

I got excited to see VCS in the Jaguar thread.   Did someone else play with the Virtual VCS?  :D


Oh just the new heartless system made by a zombie corporation of soulless lawyers with a little woodgrain slapped on. 


I have more to say, but it would not be kind.

#4048835 Jaguar T-shirts on redbubble

Posted by doctorclu on Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:53 AM

Cool that survived.


I was on the fence about shelling out $200 to $300 for a Virtual VCS.  Seeing this thread convinced me to save my money for the new Intellivision system.

#4048803 Retro Game Designer : Create your own games for Jaguar

Posted by doctorclu on Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:58 AM

Idea sounds good to me.  Hope things work out.

#4048747 Jaguar T-shirts on redbubble

Posted by doctorclu on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:33 AM

Well, "Atari Interactive" just laid the DMCA smack-down on all of my artwork on RedBubble, claiming trademark infringement.  Even though no game names or logos were used, everything I had up there is now gone.


For posterity, here are all the designs they forced RedBubble to remove:



Bubsy's yellow exclamation point.  Really.


First thought was that Atari had no right to remove this as Bubsy is now a property of Accolade under Billion Soft.


What I find interesting about this is, while they don't have the rights to Bubsy, do they consider the Atari variant, the yellow exclamation point, to be something they own?


So when someone does Bubsy fan art, are they going to say "Well we don't own Bubsy but you can't do a yellow exclamation point"


And who copyrights an exclamation point?   You could re-release that as "yellow exclamation point" and well that would not be copyrighted.


Simply put, I remember this coming up in a search for Bubsy stuff once, that yellow exclamation point shirt, and thought it was cool that someone made that happen.   But I did find it in the context of "Bubsy" and "Jaguar".   Was probably the search monikers that got this tagged.

#4042397 Oregon Trail for Intellivision

Posted by doctorclu on Tue Jun 5, 2018 12:58 PM

Was fun working on this game, need to pick up a copy at some point.  :D

#4038705 2600 Moon Patrol -Arcade

Posted by doctorclu on Thu May 31, 2018 12:24 PM

I played with this as my fun go to game.  Again, kudos to espire8 who helped me *aspire* to help towards making this more and more arcade like.


Was having fun with the four rolling wheels back in December, and over time I have tried to line up three wheels on one side for six wheels like the arcade.   Hard to do with eight pixels in width.


Then I saw this screen shot of the arcade buggy:



Realized I could offset the middle tire from the front and rear tires.


And so this was created: Purple Buggy

Attached File  MoonPatrol_DC 3Wg.bin   8KB   8 downloads


And this version created since I want black tires, not purple ones, sooo....

Attached File  MoonPatrol_DC 3Wg2.bin   8KB   8 downloads


Where was the color code for the buggy?  (on the arcade version it was 56, I changed it to 00

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Really wish to have the purple upper body and black tires, but otherwise I think this is one step closer to looking like the arcade.

#4037655 Jaguar Alpha/Beta rom images

Posted by doctorclu on Wed May 30, 2018 7:23 AM

Wow, necropost with a necrouser!  The best kind!  :)


Welcome back Justclaws.  Yeh I was reading this message thinking "what?  They don't know the difference of the alpha of Rayman?  That is common knowled.... ah... 2003.. got it."  There have been a few posts, one where a prototype of Asteriods 2000 was found.  My experience with the Jaguar in recent times is a good one to report for someone coming out of suspended animation...


1) The Jaguar has a good development system thanks to the Reboot folks and other effects.  A lot of fan made games being made.

2) A lot of mythical alpha roms have been found and as you have seen, released for collectors.

3) Games ported from the Atari ST with Cyrano Jones.  :D   Has doubled the game count.

4) Doom wads being ported for new maps thanks to Saturn.

5) Recently discovered that some Atari 2600 games actually play on the Jaguar (Virtual VCS).


Hopefully we can find that updated list, but the Jaguar I believe has become a lot less "what if" to "here is what the Jaguar does".

#4023248 Atari 2600 Battlestar Galactica game

Posted by doctorclu on Tue May 8, 2018 12:18 AM

Thanks for the inspiration, here is the 2018 version I created today!



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#4023247 Battlestar Galactica:Space Attack (Fan hack 2018)

Posted by doctorclu on Tue May 8, 2018 12:15 AM

The following was Inspired by reading up on Space Battle for the Intellivision and after discovering that Space Attack for the Atari VCS works on the VCS emulator for the Jaguar.


What has always fascinated me was how this was supposed to be a Battlestar Galactica game.   For years this game eluded me, but once you understand to start the game by moving the joystick, and the deploying your squadrons by holding down the button and pushing left, right, and up to launch, it becomes much easier at that point.


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Strangely it was the X-Wing Commander hack that worked on the Jaguar and those changes inspired me to really dig into the Space Attack rom, changing sprites to give a more look and feel, coloring matching the enemy ships, the radar screen, and other aspects with show screen shots.  Changing the enemy fire from red to blue, and many other changes.


Honorable mention is the 2008 fan hack of Space Attack to Battlestar Galactica.  Good to see there is other BSG fans out there, and also glad that we have perhaps hacking tools over the last ten years.


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For all of you who loved the show like I did, or just would like an altered version of Space Attack, here we go!


Attached File  Battlestar Galactica-DC R01.bin   4KB   27 downloads



Perhaps later I'll adjust the firing sound, but until then enjoy!

#4022375 Atari 2600 Battlestar Galactica game

Posted by doctorclu on Sun May 6, 2018 5:31 PM

Love it!!   I'm about to hack Space Attack BACK INTO Battlestar Galactica here in a bit.

#4021190 Pretty amazing Jaguar store trade in!

Posted by doctorclu on Fri May 4, 2018 12:40 PM

Just wow.   Robinson's Requiem... no Battlesphere, but still rare.  This was obviously someone connected with the community in relatively recent times.  

#4020328 Intellivisionaries Episode 34 is up!

Posted by doctorclu on Thu May 3, 2018 8:22 AM

Space Patrol is next. Working on that episode now.

Sent from my Keyboard Component using Jack's Conversational Intelli-talk cassette




Just wanted to add for the show that Space Patrol was what really drew me back into the Intellivision scene and helped me decide in buying one of the last Cuttle Carts before that closed.   A really cool game that thanks to the ECS has a sound track like another arcade game that shall not be mentioned extremely well!  I especially like the bass like tone of the jump sound effect.   Also liked how you travel to different planets in the solar system.


As I was searching for information on Space Patrol and also found the 1962 puppet sci-fi series "Space Patrol" which was actually quite good considering the time and budget.  Later found out that this show was the inspiration for J. Michael Straczynski for Babylon 5.


So Space Patrol is an excellent game and had the side benefits of finding a hidden sci-fi gem while also rediscovering the Intellivision. 

#4018191 Atari / Retro videogame podcast recommendations

Posted by doctorclu on Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:18 AM

The Intellivisionaries
Can be a bit full of itself with the in-jokes and banter, and runs way too long (thank goodness for fast forward), but it has interesting interviews with programmers from the original Intellivision and very deep dives on early game design. Cute original music and silly riffs on George Plimpton.


All true.  LOL!!

#4016316 Doom hacking notes

Posted by doctorclu on Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:47 AM

Just chiming in to say I've greatly enjoyed the Doom hacks of yours I've tried out.  Thanks to this it is another "Man it would be great if..." things of the Jaguar that we can strike off the list.   I now officially have too much Doom to play on the Jaguar.  :P

#4010272 Working Atari 2600/VCS games on VirtualVCS

Posted by doctorclu on Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:23 PM

Android taking a picture of a iPod that took a picture of an Android emulating a Jaguar emulating a Atari 2600.




These roms as presented won't run on IrataJaguar on Android.  PM me if interested in the adjustment.