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Freecycle Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, TX - USA

Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:52 AM

Hey all, this thread is open to all who live in the Dallas, Fort Worth, or Denton Areas or anyone in Central North Texas wanting to pick up some retrocomputer and retrogaming stuff!


Might be some good stuff in here.  Maybe a part or a box of crap that might have something cool in it.


A lot of this was shipped to me as they unloaded extras and I will be doing the same.  Feel free to post your extras also if you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton area.


More to come.



Special condition for doctorclu offers: (can't speak for everyone else naturally)

For those out of the area, I might be willing to ship some of the items I post here for $5 for my time plus shipping cost.



Speed doubler application

Fri May 11, 2018 10:03 PM

Was there ever a utility that would run programs at increased speed?


Say you added it to an autoload in a boot sequence and all the programs after that would run faster?

Battlestar Galactica:Space Attack (Fan hack 2018)

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!


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

Understand Missile Objects

Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:40 AM

So I'm currently testing games on a Atari 2600 emulator on the Atari Jaguar and I believe I have narrowed one of the problems it currently has is the display of the missile objects which I believe is M0 and M1?   There are quite a games where the missiles are not displaying like on Space Chase, Beat em and Eat em, Astro Swarm, Space Raid, and so forth. 


However, the missiles can be seen on Gorf and Astroblast.


 So I was curious how the missiles in these two categories of games differed.  Why does one work and other does not?


Also trying to figure out the disassembly screen in Stella.  I see where you can have images displayed on frames that you can step through.  How do you pinpoint the missile object and trace it's actions back to what defines it, such as color of the missile object?






Atari 2600 roms that were all text?

Sun Apr 8, 2018 8:11 AM

I'm wondering if there were any Atari 2600 roms that were nothing but pages of text?


Why would a person want this?   To tell an intro story, or maybe to have an instruction manual in a rom library.


Just text, which a person "turns the page" by hitting the fire button or something similar.