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Atari 2600 goodness

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 25 February 2017 · 20 views

I just woke up an hour ago. It's 3:15pm right now. Before I went to sleep, I was working on the Francis game for the 2600. I worked on it a long time. I had everything like I wanted it to, except for this mysterious white line to the left of the screen. As it turns out, it was the ball. I thought it was the playfield. So I disabled the ball and it works n...

Podcasts updated

Posted by PhilipTheWhovian in PhilipTheWhovian's Blog, 25 February 2017 · 16 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...

That's a lot of packaging for one TurboDuo game!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 24 February 2017 · 35 views

It didn't even protect it that well. One of the plastic hinges broke off.
 


Cruiz'in Russia - June 2017 - Бабси & Бабси II

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 22 February 2017 · 58 views

Cruiz'in Russia - June 2017 - Бабси & Бабси II So today I got two new Bubsy cases from Russia.
 
A comparison of the Bubsy cases with the Russia cases on the bottom and the Genesis (USA) and Mega Drive (UK) cases on the top row.

 
A comparison of the Bubsy II cases with the Russia cases on the bottom and the Genesis (USA) and Mega Drive (UK) cases on the top row.

 
Here we have pict...

Possibly selling my Coleco ADAM

Posted by Inky in Inky's Blog, 22 February 2017 · 50 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.

My Humble PC Software Collection

Posted by Rhindle the Dragon in Memoirs of a Novelty Account, 20 February 2017 · 73 views
collections

My Humble PC Software Collection MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT
VOL. II, ISSUE II
 
Hello all. *SIGH...* Welcome to Imperial Mondays.
 
I did have some "robust content" to share today, but my plans ended in disaster. You know how life goes. But I do have another picture I'd like to add to my gallery. This is part of my collection of software for the IBM PC. It all works, and...

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

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 19 February 2017 · 63 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!

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 16 February 2017 · 278 views
TI-99/4A, Classic Computing and 1 more...

Getting back into the TI-99/4A easily & quickly! 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 · 75 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...

If You're Going to Go, Valentine's Day Is Better Than Christmas

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 15 February 2017 · 174 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . My mother died last night about an hour and a half after midnight (about an hour and a half after Valentine's Day). Maybe she held on long enough so she wouldn't die on an actual holiday. According to Wikipedia , Valentine's Day isn't an official holiday anyway, so if you're going to die near a holiday, Valentine'...

Adventure II tells it as it is!

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 14 February 2017 · 86 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.    ...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 11 February 2017 · 124 views

I'm releasing what I call a "shooting demo" to get some feedback.
 
This build allows you to shoot all 16 rocks in a single end of curling.  The physics are in a first draft state, they basically work but still need a lot of tweaking.
 
Shooting is performed in three steps:
 
First, you set the aim.  In the following screenshot, t...

The Voice Synthesizer - before I move on

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 09 February 2017 · 80 views
Voice Synthesizer, RS232, DFROBOT

Getting the DFRobot voice synthesis shield working was an interim project until I could justify the procurement of a Wizztronics MidiMax unit.  Now that it is here I want to get the last experiments documented, in case I ever want to turn the shield into a MIDI device.
 
The last modification to the type and talk program added the ability t...

Games I've beaten over the years

Posted by S1500 in S1500's Blog, 09 February 2017 · 87 views

I feel a little bit bad if I don't finish a game I paid for. It's like I have let that tiny investment in entertainment go to waste. However, I have beaten some games. Let me do a rough list of games I can think I have beaten off of hand, in reverse chronological game release(rough) order.
 
Fallout 4(all DLC)
Dishonored 1(no DLC)
GTA 5(the only GTA...

Gaping Dragon

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 08 February 2017 · 75 views

Has been long time I don't do a pixel art.
 
Many people said my drawings are cute, even if it is not supposed to.
So I decided to create a drawing/pixel art series of ugliest monsters in cute form.
Problem my weak eyes aren't help me with this, so I'll stop on this first entry.
 
Here's Gaping Dragon from Dark Souls in his puppy form. I can see...

Atarimuseum.nl Atari Cover Database

Posted by Fred_M in Atarimuseum.nl / Rewindgames, 05 February 2017 · 107 views
atari, 8-bit, covers, images

Atarimuseum.nl Atari Cover Database I have been busy scanning all covers of my Atari Software collection. The first step is complete! The 8-bit cover database is live with over 1150 pictures all scanned by myself, so not stolen from any other site  ;-) There are quite a lot of images in my database, which are not available on other sites like Atarimania.
 
Next steps: the ST,...

Replacing Capacitors on the Game Gear. It is a requirement in these days and times!

Posted by -^Cro§Bow^- in -^CroSBow^-'s Hardware Videos, 03 February 2017 · 145 views

Finished this up last night. My latest tech video where I go through the process of replacing the crappy capacitors on a Sega game gear. Enjoy!
 

 
 
 

Double Dragon IV (PC/Steam/PS4) Official Sequel

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 02 February 2017 · 142 views

[#042] Holy shit, a brand new Double Dragon game in 2017! This came out of nowhere! I accidentally found out about this game on release day (January 31st, 2017) and gladly spent $6.99 on it through Steam. It's also on Playstation 4.
 
Yep, Double Dragon IV . Before you scratch your head in confusion about the title, there's an explanation why this g...

Rasta Convertor

Posted by Stephen in Stephen's A8 Blog, 28 January 2017 · 124 views

First time I have ever taken a non-converting image, and fixed it, such that a suitable conversion is possible.
 
Before I reduced the detail in "certain" areas, this is the best result.  Note the terrible tell-tale "horizontal banding".

 
Seeing that the image was struggling with two specific areas, I went in and removed most of the deta...

Making progress in getting moved back to San Antonio

Posted by Bruce Tomlin in Bruce Tomlin's Blog, 24 January 2017 · 105 views

I've been moving back to San Antonio so that I can be closer to my mom; now that she's getting older, I need to NOT be on the opposite side of the worst traffic in central Texas, namely Austin.
 
Last week I got static IP set up on the house here in SA, and this past weekend I brought down the MythTV computer. It took me an hour or two to get it set...



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