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Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 19 August 2018 · 10 views

artwork. Call me crazy but I've made the front cover for my album I've made. I found a copy of a CD I had made in 2009 (Hard to believe that was NINE years ago!) It is called "Pretty Pretzels" by a fictional band I made up called "No" (A take on "Yes"). I decided to have No make a comeback album, and this is the one I'm working on. The difference is, all the songs...

Doctor Clu's Sprite Hacks and other Hacks

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 18 August 2018 · 13 views

As a kid I enjoyed playing games, and would say " Not bad, but it could also use this..."
 
Well this is a list of games that I have given a bit more of "this" to jazz it up.  :D
 
Miner 2049er (Atari 2600)

 
Played first on the Retron 77 as part of a collection, I found the initial game had a surprising amount of detail of the Ata...

Page 6 Issue Disk 78B, What the 0x82?

Posted by Atari_Ace in Atari_Ace's Blog, 18 August 2018 · 14 views

Another badly damaged Page 6 issue disk is 78B.  I first noticed the VTOC and directory sectors had damage.  A very peculiar damage, the 2nd byte of each sector was always 0x82.  In fact, for the entire disk, the 2nd byte of every sector is 0x82.  This disk is not in a happy place.
 
Still, we can (mostly?) fix this.  Fixing...

Update

Posted by Ranger03 in Bioshock Text adventure, 18 August 2018 · 21 views

I've decided to stop development for 2 reasons:
 
1. My computer is not allowing Admin mode
2. because of the above, Adrift, Inform or any other interactive fiction software in unavailable to me
 
sorry for the inconvenience

Escape from the Mindamaster (Starpath)

Posted by DoctorSpuds in DoctorSpuds Reviews Things, 18 August 2018 · 35 views

Escape from the Mindamaster (Starpath) Despite how limiting the 2600 hardware was, there were several companies who attempted to create first-person maze exploration games, some were pulled off rather well, like Tunnel Runner from CBS. There were also maze exploration games that were a little crappy, games like London Blitz from Avalon Hill and, Fox’s Crypts of Chaos were slow moving clu...

GTA V

Posted by Nuclear Pacman in Ablogalypse Now, 15 August 2018 · 32 views

I've had GTA V for the Xbone just sitting on my shelf for years now, with only sparse time invested in it. I thought I would give it
another try this past weekend, and realized I just can't play this game and have fun. So, I'm going to sell it in my upcoming garage sale.
 
There were a couple of thoughts that came to mind immediately. I didn't care f...

Black Jack Theta VIII - update

Posted by azure in azure's Blog, 15 August 2018 · 48 views

I've completed another small milestone with my project. Most of the updates aren't visible to the user, but I added a new message bar which I think looks a lot better than what was there before. The most significant update is the addition of the discard pile and reshuffling logic. The discard pile prevents duplicate cards from being dealt. A duplicate car...

AMS v1.0 Command Summary and Stereo Recording

Posted by k-Pack in Out of the Pack, 10 August 2018 · 44 views
AMS, Bach, stereo

I've started a project to recreate W. Carlos's Switched on Bach album playlist using the Atari8  as a sound source.  A goal on my bucket list is to finish it.  I intend to use the MIDI Music System to send data to other Ataris that will act as sound synthesizers.   My original thought was to have the ability  to play the song...

EmuParadise Roms Are GONE?! Plus MMF Channel News!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 08 August 2018 · 67 views
emulation, retro, video games and 3 more...

A sad day for retro but a happy day for my channel - 728 subscribers and counting!
 


Cruizin' Steam - August 2018 - Bubsy Leaderboards

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 08 August 2018 · 58 views

Cruizin' Steam - August 2018 - Bubsy Leaderboards Wow, Bubsy Bobcat rocks being him with 2,136,899,180 on Steam.  ** It's good to know the programmers apparently.  ;) **
 
Bubsy the Woolies Strike Back as I have found is moderately easy to complete, but difficult to master.  And then you compete against other Bubsy players and naturally this goes to a whole new level.
 
Had some...

AtariAdventure 2600 Review #1: Combat

Posted by AtariAdventure in AtariAdventure Reviews , 07 August 2018 · 62 views
Combat, Atari, Atari 2600 and 1 more...

AtariAdventure 2600 Review #1: Combat Hello everyone, and welcome to my 2600 Reviews blog! On here I will review through my current collection of 2600 cartridges and when my collection continues to extend. I will also gladly take requests for games to review, if I have the game in my collection. Let's get this started! 
 
 
Combat was released on the same day as the Atari 2600...

Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS crashes

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 05 August 2018 · 52 views

Minecraft can crash on PC and it also can crash on New Nintendo 3DS as well.
 
Great job Mojang. Your game is full of bugs. When glitches are fixed, new ones appear.
 

 

A small diversion

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 30 July 2018 · 165 views
Video Game Reviews

I picked these up the other day:
 
http://cheeptech.com...tiny-arcade.jpg
 
There are quite a few of these mini-arcade cabinets on the market. Different manufacturers make their own versions with various games being available. Some are available at Target and other stores, but I decided to pick up these particular ones from Amazon...

SV2K17 Price

Posted by ivop in ivop's Blog, 28 July 2018 · 123 views

Was nicely surprised last week when I received this package :) Thanks Grey!
 


The Swordquest Series & Contest

Posted by AtariAdventure in AtariAdventure's Blog, 27 July 2018 · 97 views
Swordquest, Swordquest EarthWorld and 8 more...

The Swordquest Series & Contest Hello Everyone! 
 
Today I want to talk about the Swordquest series and the sudden end of the series & contest due to the crash of '83. Five golden prizes were to be awarded to the contest winners, including The Talisman of Penultimate Truth, the Chalice of Light, the Crown of Life, the Philosopher's Stone, and the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery...

Mercy or Prudence and Hard mode Run

Posted by Ranger03 in Alien Isolation Blog, 26 July 2018 · 58 views

got Mercy or Prudence, still working on getting all ID Tags and am going to attempt a hard mode run

Imagic Kiosk games

Posted by bow830 in bow830, 23 July 2018 · 82 views
Imagic, kiosk, games

Imagic Kiosk games Please anyone help me with what games can be played on the Imagic kiosk. I am told only certain games can be played on it. I need your knowledge. Thank you Laurence allatari.com

REZR - Dev Diary #2

Posted by rez0r in The Atari Kid, 16 July 2018 · 92 views
homebrew, 2600

REZR - Dev Diary #2 Working on my homebrew Atari 2600 game is forcing me to think again in analog. It's important as a developer to always go back to the roots of any technology or you might lose a sense of historical context and progression.

New Atari Portfolio Page on Facebook

Posted by rcamp48 in Atari Portfolio Page On Facebook, 14 July 2018 · 250 views
prortfolio, Public, Admins Needed and 3 more...

New Atari Portfolio Page on Facebook I am starting a Facebook Page for The Atari Portfolio which will be Closed,and I need 3 admins that really know their stuff around The Atari Portfolio........... Russ Campbell (Mr Portfolio)
 
Yes I wrote the article , What Good Is An Atari Portfolio  way back in the old  days.
 

RetroN 77 - FAIL?

Posted by Thomas Jentzsch in For whom it may concern, 12 July 2018 · 674 views
RetroN 77, Hyperkin, Stella

I had a few hours to test the console and I must say, I am overall disappointed.
 
Positives first:
Very good HDMI output (it even remembers the last 16:9 or 4:3 setting, which is a surprise)
Convenient form factor and nice design (though I wonder why the woodgrain is orange ?)
Convenient to use IF it works
Very little lag
The CPU seems powerful...



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