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Insecticide is completed.

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 30 March 2017 · 22 views

So I was ranting and raving about how I just could not get the intro screen that says "Chris's Chrappy Chreations" working right when you turned the game off and back on again. Then an idea hit me. "That screen doesn't really need to be there. Why not just remove it and see if it still does it?" So yesterday afternoon I went and removed that part of the...

resizable ball

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 29 March 2017 · 95 views

Kernel revisions panned out - the ball object can now be resized and recolored.
The draw missile routines haven't been updated yet to use the ball as a last resort, so to test the resizing I've temporarily modified the stars to have different widths.  I also added some missiles that fly around in a formation just below the enemy formation...

Tempest 2017 - value of an unfinished project

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 27 March 2017 · 109 views

As my wife often reminds me, I have a habit of not finishing projects once I've started them.  (Usually while pointing at one of them.)  I have to say that I've gotten better at managing this habit (although not necessarily at finishing projects).  I try not to start projects, or at least start spending money instead of just time, unless I...

Lilith says I'm an excellent writer -or- This is really just a letter

Posted by Papa in Excali-blog, 26 March 2017 · 90 views
lawyers, stand, in, your, skin and 3 more...

Lilith says I'm an excellent writer -or- This is really just a letter Yes I veered off and started typing like my heart was in control! 
This post, like the past three, are not about syncretism or my usual mind unlocking banter.  I do understand that the chance of anyone caring even the slightest bit or even understanding what I'm talking about is very low....

1.21 Gigawatts of Gaming Episode 13: Secret level in Alpha Mission NES no one seems to know about.

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 25 March 2017 · 92 views

Before I was born, mom once made a mini guide for Alpha Mission for the NES. In it, she mentioned that there was a playable Area 13 which you will fight the bosses in a boss rush. Nowhere else on the net has there been any mention of it. Not even on YouTube till now.  At around 23:23 you will see a playable Area 13. Defeating the Area 12 boss the con...

Unboxing a Solar Flare Pixel Pals Mega Man

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 22 March 2017 · 85 views
Mega Man, Capcom, Pixel Pals and 1 more...

I'm still amazed at how bright these things are in the dark! 

A Short Poem

Posted by Rhindle the Dragon in Memoirs of a Novelty Account, 20 March 2017 · 124 views

Gudday ond welkom ta Imperiyal Mundays. Dis ebenin, I be prezentin a pome I writ, call'd "Skyentist". Enjoi.
It’ s 12 PM
And her students ask
“ Does a bigger force exist?”
“ The book doesn’ t say,...

So close...

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 20 March 2017 · 150 views
Video Game Ramblings

I've used to play Nintendo's Vs. Golf back-in-the-day-when-you-could-actually-play-it-in-the-arcades.
When I got into MacMAME (now 20 years ago!!!!) I picked it up again, and the best score I shot at the time was 59:
I think that was 13 under par (the course changes, so the overal...

Drum Synth- Antic 2/85, MIDIfied

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 18 March 2017 · 92 views
Drum kit, MIDI, Arduino

Drum Synth/Bass Synth by Glen Gutierrez are 2 programs featured in the Antic Feb. 1985 issue.  Antic Editor: "These are the most realistic instrument simulations we've ever heard at Antic."  The Drum Synth program has been MIDIfied to except data from an Arduino+MIDI shield through the joystick port.  Now the drums can be beat from a MIDI k...

October 2017 - "I See the Yellow Cat and I Wanna Paint It Orange"

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 14 March 2017 · 185 views

October 2017 - "I See the Yellow Cat and I Wanna Paint It Orange" So for a while I've had this yellow cat that I've had in mind to look more Bubsy like.  It was the place I stored my Bubsy kit cap.
Some orange spray paint was passed my way, I tried it out on the yellow cat, and liked it and went to work....

Looks better with the hat...

And decided till I can make a better one, how about...

Protection for Bad Home Putters

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 10 March 2017 · 219 views

My sister and I like to go to Putt-Putt , but we usually don't have the extra time or extra money during the days when it isn't too hot or too cold outside. We decided to spend a few bucks and make our own home putting area with a Callaway Kickback Putt Cup and a Callaway Deluxe Putting Mat . The problem is that I don't see in 3D properly, so I'm bad...

From: New homebrew called "Rocketeer"

Posted by Rev in revolutionika's Blog, 09 March 2017 · 205 views

Source: New homebrew called "Rocketeer"

Neutral line interruption! Beware!

Posted by Thomas Jentzsch in For whom it may concern, 27 February 2017 · 172 views

Last Wednesday morning I smelled some burned rubber in the kitchen. But I was unable to detect the origin. A few minutes later, my whole flat lost power. Since all my fuses where on, I thought about a power loss in the building. But the light outside my building was OK. So I informed my landlord who send an electrician pretty immediately.

17 - Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding

Posted by Shinto in The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, 26 February 2017 · 125 views

Download or listen to the podcast episode at http://atarijaguarga...nd-snowboarding
Bundle up in your brightest mismatching colors and take on the picturesque mountains of Val d'Isère in Skiing and Snowboarding for the Atari Jaguar.
As I test the limits of my grasp of the French language (probably...

Podcasts updated

Posted by PhilipTheWhovian in PhilipTheWhovian's Blog, 25 February 2017 · 118 views

Ok then, slightly different to before,
It is now 549 podcast episodes for 45 consoles, which will probably take me the rest of my life.
Shinto has put the podcasts I am definitely going to do on the brilliant Game by Game Podcast Information hub, but that will still covers 327 planned episodes, which could easily increase.
There are other systems I w...

Possibly selling my Coleco ADAM

Posted by Inky in Inky's Blog, 22 February 2017 · 123 views

I'm seriously considering selling my Coleco ADAM. I never hook it up anymore, last time I did the video had a lot of glitches, and the tape drives don't work. 
I may bring it to MGC to see if anyone wants it.

Why can't things be black and white? How about black and grey?

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 19 February 2017 · 148 views

Why can't everything be black and white? That question got me thinking.
In a LARP I am part of a fighter company or family where the colors black and grey and from the above question I realize how true to life those colors area.
First off nothing is ever optimal or perfect which we'll assign the color white.  White or godlike perfecti...

Getting back into the TI-99/4A easily & quickly! (updated 2/27/2017)

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 16 February 2017 · 542 views
TI-99/4A, Classic Computing and 1 more...

Getting back into the TI-99/4A easily & quickly! (updated 2/27/2017) The 'classic' TI-99/4A computer has been getting much more popular the past couple of years.  The TI community is quite literally exploding with new users, hardware and software.  Now has never been a better time to join the community or to 'come back home' from a long absence.  
In the past there were a few limitations that held...

Hexen Old and New Demos

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 16 February 2017 · 154 views

I played two Hexen demos lately to see how great they are.
The first one, it doesn't have an autoplay demos. I found it from a CD magazine.

Those screenshots shows an old demo when the switch in the seven portals hub is on the other side and the word "BETA" is on the screen.
I downloaded the last version from I...

Adventure II tells it as it is!

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 14 February 2017 · 178 views
Adventure II, Homebrew

I got the new Rankings logic typed in and I hope debugged.  Because I doubled the number of rankings from 5200's 7 , to XE version's 14 Rankings, and I doubled the lines of code for the actual 'rules' , I blew out the main ROM memory bank $4000-$6FFF. So I moved some of the new rankings logic down to $7000-$7FFF and the code now fits.    ...

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