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The Southsider > Taking a break

Posted 16 September 2012

I'm going to be taking a break from Atari 2600 homebrewing for a while due to real-life considerations.   I will still be lurking around the forums, but I won't have any time for coding for some time.   Fortunately the various projects that I have been involved in are in good...

The Southsider > Star Castle Developments

Posted 19 May 2012

There has been a lot of buzz recently about Scotts Star Castle kickstarter (just a few days remaining to grab a copy). It has prompted some people to speculate about this effort, so I thought I would post an update of where things are.

This project is still very much alive,...

The Southsider > Star Castle RC1

Posted 12 April 2012

Star Castle is basically feature complete now, so here is the first release candidate for testing.

Please note that you must upgrade to the latest Stella 3.6.1

The main changes this time are:
New sound effects by LS_Dracon
Title screen music by...

The Southsider > Star Castle Playable

Posted 18 March 2012

Here is another Star Castle update. The game is now playable, although more tuning is required and there are some rough edges.

There are too many changes to list, but some of the highlights:
32 waves of increasing difficulty
More awesome graphics by Nathan - especially the title screen and ring...

The Southsider > Star Castle Update

Posted 13 February 2012

Here is a quick update on my Atari 2600 Star Castle port:
  • Awesome new sprites supplied by Nathan
  • Basic sound effects - will improve in future versions
  • Stars in the background
  • 2 bullets on-screen
  • Ring segments turn to dots after 1 hit (disable using Left difficulty switch)
  • Bullets wrap around the screen edges
This version uses...