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Springfield - NES

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 21 January 2018 · 26 views

Last year I did my first demo for the NES, which was some sprites from The Simpsons cartoon.
What you don't know I was slowly making tons of Simpsons sprites, just for fun.
I decided to revamp my previous demo to show not 4 but 18 characters, with a proper background.
Actually I have here 22 characters done, but this is more I can fit in a NES PPU RAM (Sp...

Oranges title screen redo

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 21 January 2018 · 29 views

Since Kevin Vs. Tomatoes is pretty much done, I decided to go back to work on one of the previous projects. It turned out to be Oranges. I saw that I had a few spare background tiles I could use, so I spruced up the title screen a little. It now looks like this:

I also changed the bass part of the song to not be so low-pitched and brought it up an octav...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 20 January 2018 · 65 views

After much difficulty, I've successfully implemented the free guard zone rule.
This rule stipulates that each team is prohibited from removing the other team's first two rocks, provided those rocks meet the definition of a guard.  For this rule, that definition is that the rock is outside of the house, and forward of the button.  After ea...

I feel generosity today

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 19 January 2018 · 61 views

I just gave $20 to Mira foundation.

Atari 8-bit Game Scene

Posted by Bryan in Bryan's Random Stuff, 17 January 2018 · 110 views

I've been watching videos of upcoming game releases on various platforms and I've noticed that sometimes developers get in a rut and we see far too many of the same types of games and not a lot of innovation. I guess what bothers me most is hearing of some new game coming out and then finding out it fits the following template:
1. Amazing full-colo...

The YouTube Subpocalypse for Small Channels

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 17 January 2018 · 93 views
YouTube, videos, monetization and 1 more...

So in their latest effort to further break what's already broken, YouTube has decided in their infinite wisdom that channels with less than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time will be stripped of ad revenue partnership, even if they have been long time partners for years. My video game channel currently sits at just over 400 subscribers and it...

DH-100 - The Sound of Possible Music

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 16 January 2018 · 74 views

Finally got the DH-100 digital horn telling the Atari8 what tones to make and when.  There was a couple of times I didn't think it was going to happen.  Luckily the compiled basic program runs fast enough to keep up with the filtered data from the Arduino.  Some sound tests have been recorded and placed in the following ZIP file. ...

Data Structures

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 14 January 2018 · 72 views

Creating data structures is an important part of programming.  By pressing a certain key combo (such as CTRL+D), you could enter a screen that will let you make data structures for your program.  Take a look at this screen.
This is where you enter data struct...

XEGS UAV Installation

Posted by hawk in Hawk's Blog, 14 January 2018 · 51 views
Atari, XEGS, UAV, video, mod

I recently purchased a couple of UAV kits from Bryan, so I thought I'd document my installations.
Initially I found it difficult to find installation information, but I soon realised that it was in all the forums, it just wasn't all in the same place.
The installation of...

My first offical post!

Posted by ThatAtomCat in ThatAtomCat's Blog, 14 January 2018 · 75 views

So glad to be here! I've been a fan of the 2600 since I was very young. I hope to make many friends here and learn more about Atari's history and the history of early gaming. Now does anyone here want to buy a few 2600 games? I have a few that I'm looking to sell off on Ebay so I can get my GF a Valentine's Day gift. Each one comes in it's original box an...

HomeBrew Zaxxon 32K

Posted by homeboy in homeboy's Blog, 07 January 2018 · 120 views

Has anyone experienced Gliches in the Zaxxon HomeBrew ? At least once every session my screen freezes or goes haywire. I also find it impossible to defeat the robot ... even with a dozen direct hits  .... any feedback ?

Order is Important -or- Working with two alphachar files

Posted by frankodragon in Frankodragon's Blog Stuffs, 05 January 2018 · 65 views

There were times in which I tried and wondered when I have two sets of 'alphachars' when one didn't work properly.  For example, let's say you were creating an adventure game.  You wanted to use a secondary 'alphachars' file for text only in case you run into a villager.   The 'alphachars' for the field display correctly, however the o...

Happy New Year

Posted by vidak in vidak's Blog, 04 January 2018 · 78 views

Well, happy new year. 
2017 was a real bastard of a year, but I'm ready to get stuck into 2018. 
Time to get back into coding the Guerrilla Game!

Install - UAV & AC in the 5200

Posted by Bryan in The UAV Blog, 02 January 2018 · 119 views
uav, ac, 5200

Recommended board: Plug-In
The 5200 may either have soldered or socketed 4050. This will affect the procedure somewhat so we'll start with instructions for a soldered in 4050:
Position the main PCB with the cartridge slot toward the back.
Soldered-in 4050:
1. Solder the 16-pin socket on top of the 4050. It is only necessary t...

Resolutions for 2018?

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 02 January 2018 · 96 views

Resolutions for 2018? How about 800x600?  HAHAHAHAHA
No, but seriously.  I will refrain from elaborating on my principle and philosophic aversion to New Year Resolutions (which nearly got me into trouble in third grade,) instead I want to make a short plan for 2018.
First part of my plan is to finally buckle down on my conversion of Arkanoid for the TI...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Addressing the Backlash

Posted by Rhindle the Dragon in Memoirs of a Novelty Account, 31 December 2017 · 161 views
Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Movies and 1 more...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Addressing the Backlash MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT
I wanted to use this entry to state my opinion on The Last Jedi and the recent backlash. I want it to be known that:
1. I am a huge Star Wars fan
2. I, too, dislike what Disney is doing to Star Wars
3. But I LIKED The Force Awakens
4. And I LIKE the prequels
5. And I LIKED this movie.

Reverse Engineering the 6502 (52-minute video presentation)

Posted by JeremiahK in My Inner Geek, 30 December 2017 · 90 views
6502, reverse engineering

I stumbled across this video presentation about reverse engineering the MOS 6502, and of course I had to watch it.  Quite an interesting watch!

I always wondered about the LAX/SAX instructions, and why there aren't similar illegal opcodes for other register combinations.  Turns out that...

How to Zoom in on Terraria (PS4)

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 28 December 2017 · 168 views

I got PS4 gift card money for Christmas, so I bought a few Pinball games for Pinball Arcade and Terraria was only $2.99, so I grabbed that too.
I had Terraria for the Xbox 360 and had no problems with it (except not liking all of the demon stuff), but this PS4 version is zoomed so far out that you can barely see the character you're supposed...

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