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Quiz Wiz biz

So I got a Tiger Quiz Wiz in the mail today. I like it. It will be a lot easier than I expected to make a new Quiz Wiz game. How? You can choose which questions to answer. I thought it displayed them one right after another. I guess that's what the keypad is for: To input the question number you want to answer. My idea was having silly questions with no answer. Sample question: Who put the bop in the bop sha-bop-sha-bop? A.) Richard Nixon B.) Don Ho C.) Bob Newhart D.) J

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

Game Boy in 2021.

After reading the Game Boy thread, I got an idea. I had done "Midspace" in 2018 and "Yum" in 2019. I was all set to follow through with "Flies." But then stuff happened. Other projects, mainly, but I dusted off the game's code, and I think I finished the thing. I have no idea for artwork for this. That's where you come in. I need a label. So I'm holding a label contest. Winner gets a free copy of the game. (A $15 value.) There will be 10 copies made, just like those previous two games I mentione

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

Microvision!

All this talk about Microvision (seeing the new screen topic, reading the Microvision Homebrew thread), made me wonder how my Microvision has held up since the last time I played it. So I got out my Microvision from the cold pantry. Had a little trouble putting in the 9V battery that was in the storage part of the battery compartment, but I forced it in and turned it on. Success! My Star Trek: Phaser Strike copy still works.   I updated my Microvision website with info about the world'

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

Hamburger work.

I must have spent at least a couple of hours working on Hamburgers En Route To Switzerland today trying to not make there be garbled stuff showing up for a split second between the level and a new game over screen I put in the game. But at last I think I finally did it. A couple of hours ago, while I was working on this same thing, the power went out for like a nanosecond. Not enough time to make my computer go off, or the microwave clock need to be reset, but enough to notice it. I h

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

Cheeseburgers and 2600 programming.

So I spent all day working on this. I woke up at about 10 or so. After screwing up my Carl's Jr. order (they put cheese on my burger). I thought I would have to give up since it was acting so strangely. All I was doing was trying to add a b&w mode to it, involving just a couple more lines of code, but it kept being stupid until it decided it had enough and so it quit. It feels like that's what I keep having to do: wait for it to quit having fun annoying me.   I also changed the dem

atari2600land

atari2600land

KXBII updated manual & update UNO for TI-99

KXBII updated manual & update UNO for TI-99

Couple of updates here: 1.) Having never had the original manual for KXBII (Kull XBII) I had to make up the manual as I tested it out. One problem that has been plaguing me is that occasionally the disk that I had KXBII (or a program wrote in KXBII) would randomly corrupt. Well after much more testing I found that you need to do a CALL INIT before you save a file after using KXBII. It's notes in the new v3 manual attached. See my https://ti99resources.wordpress.com/ for the complete KXBII p

hloberg

hloberg

 

WIP: Tal Tal Heights

I'm feeling especially bored today so I worked on Tal Tal Heights. I'm around halfway finished, and that first half is complete, has no discernable issues. The latter half shouldn't be too hard. After I'm done with the other half, I'm going to add a second part which is going to be based on the Switch remake version of the piece. They're similar but different enough to be worth arranging separately. For example, in the original Gameboy version the main melody is played by the highest voice there

bluejay

bluejay

 

Catless

It's day 1 of not having a cat. Yesterday, the dog kept looking around the house trying to find her. We kept telling the dog that the cat left and she's not coming back. I know, it's kind of sad, but there's nothing I can do about it. Oh well. I went out to the garage and I found my Gamecube controller. When the cat was alive, and in my room, I feared she would get trapped in the dark pantry, like she did a couple of times (luckily, I knew she was there and just waited for her to get tired of it

atari2600land

atari2600land

s01 - Four Tales of Atari Christmas Past

s01 - Four Tales of Atari Christmas Past

Join Shinto for four short tales of Atari Christmas past in this special edition of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast. This episode was originally published in 2015, but re-recorded in 2020, mostly to remove all the unlicensed music and replace it with music licensed under Creative Commons. Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/s01-four-tales-of-atari-christmas-past General Links jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com Jaguar Game by Game

Shinto

Shinto

 

Safety in the Sanctuary(ALttP)

Safety_in_the_Sanctuary.mp3 Spent an hour or so arranging this piece and optimizing it. This was trickier than it could have been because I decided not to be lazy and just use 8th notes for everything. If I did that it would sound lame, with none of the overlapping notes. Instead I did this: Safety_in_the_Sanctuary.pdf Just download it. The sheet music is interesting. By the way, that version of the sheet music is a slightly earlier version that uses treble clef for violas to make it easier

bluejay

bluejay

Bubsy Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993, Sega Mega Drive) commercial found!

Bubsy Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993, Sega Mega Drive) commercial found!

A few months ago, I uploaded a compilation of Bubsy commercials (1993-2019). If you look on 1:26, there's an interesting commercial, that advertised Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind for Sega Mega Drive in 1993. But unfortunetaly, the footage itself was distorted at the start and at the end, so we don't know how it starts nor ends. But at that time, this was the only footage that was available to see.    But a month ago, Accolade uploaded a full polished

Busby the Bobcat

Busby the Bobcat

 

Bye, cat.

Our cat hasn't been well this past year. She began growing a tumor on the right side of her face, near her eye, but she kept acting like a normal cat and eating and stuff. Well, that changed a couple days ago when she stopped eating. I think mom and I both agreed that it was time to put her to sleep. So that's what mom is doing right now. I said goodbye to her as I put her in her carrier for what is presumably the last time.   The cat was originally my grandpa's cat. But he passed away

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

I give up again.

Nobody wants to help me with my stupid Atari 2600 project, so I give up. All I wanted to do was make a game about cutting nosehairs, but nooooooooooooooooo. Stupid life made it way too hard and made me hate my life and want me to die, so I'm giving up on it forever. I'm going back to stuff I already know how to do, like Pokemon Mini and Virtual Boy programming. Why did they have to make Atari 2600 assembly so stupid hard that I can't do much with it? Or is it that everyone can and I'm as dumb as

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

The New WKRP

This can be found here.   You can see the comments.  The basics are, as expected, you can't capture lightning in a bottle or bring that magic back twice.  I get it.   My thoughts:   So I think the show was a fairly realistic continuation of the story. People moved on, new people were hired. Some of the old guard stopped in but not all, and that is true to life really. The show gives us new characters that are fun, but also mentions what happened to the characters in

doctorclu

doctorclu

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