Jump to content
  • entries
    41
  • comments
    33
  • views
    4,899

About this blog

Atari Related Ramblings

Entries in this blog

 

I Can't Download Some ROMs (WIPS Mostly)

OK, so maybe I'm not the most tech savvy of gamers but I should be able to download and import ROMs for Atari 2600 games, especially as I have two emulators. To be clear I CAN download and import most commercial games from back-in-the-day, with a few exceptions. Mostly a handful of games from 20th Century-Fox and SEGA. But I've had ZERO success with homebrews and WIPs. Since a user at http://highscore.com/ submitted a score for Abyss of Chernobyl: 90 Seconds I've been wanting very much to play i

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Feeding My Atari #10

I've been busying ordering games for my Atari platforms, although I'll be adding another retro console to my collection soon, so I'll soon begin purchasing games for it. More on that further down. All listed software (Games) are for the 2600.   Recently Arrived, And Shown On My Youtube Channel:   Software @eBay Beany Bopper Mega Force Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes Turmoil   Recently Arrived, But Not Yet Shown On My Youtube channel:

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Games of the Century

As you may remember, I decided some time ago that the easiest way to build my Atari 2600 Game collection is to do it one publisher at a time. Publishers completed so far:   MenAVision   1 game. Ultra Rare. So what I own is a Reproduction purchased through the AtariAge Store Mythicon   3 games. All suck!   Next on the agenda is 20th Century-Fox ("Games of the Century"). Below is a list of all of the Fox/Sirius games. Those in Bold are already part of my collection. Those

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Recording Game Play Footage

Tonight I experimented with recording game play footage. Some games seemed to work fine, while some, like Mouse Trap, recorded with some flicker. This is in spite of the fact that there was no flicker evident while I played. I've tagged Bob DeCrescenzo because I mentioned him in the video.   Emulator: EMU7800 ver. 2.2 (Core 1.4) Capture Software: OBS Studio (Windows 10; 64 bit version) Controller: Logitech Xbox 360   I mention in the video how easy it is to import R

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

A World Record Achieved That Does Me Little Good, Currently

Game Go Fish! System Atari VCS/2600 Difficulty A/Expert (A/A) Score 5,914   I'll be officially submitting this score soon. I'm currently having technical problems with the photos that I took with my Smart Phone. Since the most recent Microsoft Update photos will not import from this phone to our PC. However, they appear in our Amazon Photos account automatically as before. I tried saving them to our PC from the cloud, however they didn't save as standard .JPEG files. The

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Beware Of Nazi Troll!

There is a user at http://highscore.com/ whose main username is deebo who has been creating additional accounts to harass other users and to vote for his own scores and vote no on everyone else's score submissions. One truly despicable example is the account he named OldFartMark, with an altered version of my avatar giving me fangs and a swastika on my forehead.  First of all, if you run across this individual be aware of what they are doing, and secondly my avatar there (and everywhere else tha

cessnaace

cessnaace

Feeding My Atari #9

Feeding My Atari #9

Not many games this time around, in fact just 2. Both were purchased here at AtariAge. My latest order contained the following ...   Froggie (7800) Tooth Protectors (2600) Seagull 78 Controller Adapter   With Froggie I ordered the version without the POKEY chip, but I believe it supports XM sound. Not quite sure what that is, but I suspect it refers to supporting a 7800 Mod which replicates POKEY sound. I got the Box Upgrade. I usually do when it's an avail

cessnaace

cessnaace

Feeding My Atari (and NES) #8

Feeding My Atari (and NES) #8

Atari 2600   @Good Deal Games 2nd Dimension, The Atom Smasher   (Case; #73 of 100) Clyde's Revenge   Nintendo Entertainment System   @RetroUSB Assimilate   (Boxed) Beat 'Em and Eat 'Em More Glider   (Boxed) Solaris   (Boxed)   AtariAge has also shipped an order, which should arrive shortly.   While the Good Deal Games store is currently closed technically, they are still excepting, processing, and shipping order

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

NES Homebrews

OK, this isn't Atari related, so sue me (please don't do that). I was recently at RetroUSB's site and noticed that quite a few NES homebrews had been added since my last visit several years ago, and these newer titles are being sold at a discounted price. $10 off each on many of their titles. The newer releases seem to use donor carts, unlike their older titles that use new carts. The only explanation that I can come up with is perhaps the releases using donor cartridges were not actually produc

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

News On Some Games Available In Limited Supply For 7800 And ColecoVision

Recently while exchanging emails with Michael Thomasson of Good Deal Games I expressed an interest in buying two games for the 7800, both of which were listed on the GDG site as SOLD OUT. Michael told me that he'd go through his Trade Show boxes, in hopes that he'd find additional copies. Well, he did.   Both games are shooters, and were being developed by Tynesoft, However, they were both cancelled prior to being completed. When the protos for both games were discovered in 2008 by Cur

cessnaace

cessnaace

Get Discounts From Good Deal Games By Watching This Video (UPDATED!)

Get Discounts From Good Deal Games By Watching This Video (UPDATED!)

I'm letting you know ahead of time what these discounts are for, but in all fairness to Michael Thomasson (of GDG) you'll need to watch my video on how to get the discounts. I ordered the items in question. After paying for them he offered to give the viewers of this video a discount on some of the merchandise. You must follow the directions of the video to get the discounts. Items Ordered Michael's book "Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games that Crossed the Line"  Hardcover Edition

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Super Cobra (Hack) For Atari 7800 Is Available At GDG

From reading the forums it appears that this version of Super Cobra has been offered before by Good Deal Games. Well, it's currently listed as being available at GDG, Limited to 50 copies, listed price is $39.95. I've ordered a copy. Michael always does a great job with the packing, so I'm really looking forward to it. I've seen a play video on Youtube, but the display acted wonky. For the record, my copy of Scramble for the 7800 displays the same way, but only when I had a Sega Genesis Game P

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Feeding My Atari #7: The Homebrew Community Is Awesome!

People in the Homebrew, retro gaming community are amazing people. Friendly and very generous. I had recently ordered the game Draconian with the Box Upgrade, but the box had been inadvertently overlooked and so was missing from the order. Al shipped me the box, which I received in 2 days, but he included a bonus. He could have simply inserted a thin bloc of Styrofoam to protect the box, as he shipped it to me in a sturdy box to begin with, and I would have been happy as a clam. But what he actu

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Feeding My Atari Video #1: Over $500 Dollars Worth Of Gaming Goodness

In this video, just uploaded to Youtube, I show over $500 worth of Atari Homebrew gaming goodness for the 2600 VCS, 7800 ProSystem, and Jaguar. Even so I missed some, so I'll need to do another video. Technically some of these games are Homebrew ports of Arcade games, but there are many that are totally original as well. Most were purchased from Atari Age. I purposely left out the Custom Reproductions that I have ordered, as I'm saving them for an upcoming video. While the above video

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Game Review #9: Draconian (Atari 2600) UPDATED!

Game: Draconian System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade Developer: SpiceWare Publisher: Atari Age Programmed by: Darrell Spice, Jr. Graphics and Level Design by: Nathan Strum Sound Effects, Music, Digitized Voices by: Mike Haas CDF Driver co-written by: Darrell Spice, Jr., Chris Walton, Fred Quimby Cartridge Size: 32K CDF Copyright: 2017 Genre: Shoot 'em Up; Multi-directional scrolling Homebrew Port (Bosconian) Controller: Joystick (Sega Game Pad Compatible) Players: 1 Rarity Rating: H (

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

At What Point Does The Score Roll-Over While Playing Draconian?

Perhaps I should lead off with the news that all missing Quadrants and Difficulty Modes have now been processed and added to the http://highscore.com database. Previously, only scores achieved in the Alpha Quadrant in Normal Difficulty could be submitted at the site. As soon as I received my copy I requested the following be added: Draconian / Quadrant Beta / Sector 1 [Normal] Draconian / Quadrant Delta / Sector 1 [Normal] Draconian / Quadrant Gamma / Sector 1 [Normal] Draconian / Quadra

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

The Arcade Game Space Zap Has AlreadyReceived A Homebrew Port To The 2600

As you may have noticed I have deleted the Blog entry that I made requesting someone create a homebrew port of the arcade game Space Zap. This is because, as it turns out, someone already has, and it's being sold right here at Atari Age. Nathan Strum wrote me quite a nice comment to that Blog entry, informing me of the existence of the game Vault Assault, a nice version of Space Zap for the 2600 sold right here at Atari Age. As deleting the entry that I wrote would result in Nathan's informative

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Feeding My Atari #6: Many, Many Homebrew Games For The 2600 VCS And 7800 ProSystem

I received a massive package from Atari Age yesterday containing every game making up the 6 orders that had not shipped earlier. I also received a package from a seller on eBay containing a Homebrew that I've never seen for sale at Atari Age, Good Deal Games, or Packrat Video Games. Here is a breakdown of every game that I've received over the past few days. Atari 2600/Homebrews 2005 Mutigame Multicart Hunchy Jetman M-4 Marble Jumper Nightrider Rocket Command Zirconium

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

My Atari Age Addiction: $500+ Since March 6th (UPDATED)

Last night I went and placed another order here at Atari Age for two home brews for the 2600. Typically I order one expensive game or two low to mid-range priced games with each order, although occasionally when money's tight one low to mid-priced game. The $500+ covers games only. I haven't bought any hardware that I can think of since March 6th. Why March 6th, I hear no one ask. Quite simple really. March 6th is when I purchased an Annual Atari Age Subscription, which entitles me to a 5% disco

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Feeding My Atari #5: Home Brew For The 2600

First up, I received 2 orders from Packrat Video Games that were shipped together. Astronomer Limited Boxed Run. Includes Box (numbered), Box Protector, Cartridge, Manual, Insert, Refrigerator Magnet which has the same artwork that graces the front of the box. This is a 4K game programmed by Alex Pietrow. Available in either NTSC or PAL standards. For use with either a Joystick or Paddle Controller. Copyrighted 2018. When I originally placed my order this boxed edition was list

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

You Can Decide The Fate Of My Youtube Channel

I went AWOL on my Youtube account https://www.youtube.com/user/cessnaace/ several years ago due to illness, injury, and a dead computer. While I was AWOL my account stayed constant at an average of 1,828 subscribers. Since my return not only have I not gained any new subscribers, I've lost a handful of the ones that I already had. This probably has to do with my having to rely on recording videos with my Smart Phone. I have posted two Polls on my channel within' the Community section. Please con

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Home Brew Desires #1

OK, another series within' my Blog here. So sue me (no, don't do that). There are so many Home Brews, Hacks, and Reproductions that I keep running across that I don't own for my collection. I want physical copies of these games but they seem to no longer be available. How have I discovered these no-longer available gems? Well, there are several ways actually. Youtube Play Videos Submitted for voting at http://highscore.com Internet Searches Pre-Loaded into my current emulator, E

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Feeding My Atari #4; Home Brew Report #2; PAL Atari Log #2

Well, it's finally happened. I received an Invoice from Packrat Video Games for 2 of the games that I ordered. But there are additional games that I have ordered from them. There's Important news on the Packrat front further down the page. For the first order of business I'd like to make mention of a PAL Exclusive that I received the other day from the U.K., and that's Meteor Defense, published by ITT Home Vision in 1983. This game was released in different countries under different titles.

cessnaace

cessnaace

 

Game Review #8: Tapeworm

Game: Tapeworm System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade Publisher: Spectravision Catalog Number: SA-205 Programmer: ? Cartridge Size: ? Copyright: 1982 I like to credit the programmer when I do a review, but I couldn't find out who it was through my research. Genre: Snake Controller: Joystick (Sega Game Pad Compatible) Players: 1; 2 (alternating) Rarity Rating: 3 FROM THE MANUAL Please welcome to your T.V. set our hero "SLINKY" the SPECTRA-WORM. Good OL' SLINKY loves fruit, and knows w

cessnaace

cessnaace

×
×
  • Create New...