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Sauron last won the day on March 22 2015

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    In the land of Mordor.
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    Middle of Nowhere, AZ
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    reBOOTed (Atari Jaguar), Amoeba Jump (Atari 2600)
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  1. Jaguar emulation will improve when more people get involved with building a new emulator or improving the existing ones. Virtual Jaguar has been pretty much a one man project for years, and little seems to be known about the Phoenix emulator except that you have to patch it in order to have an English interface. As it stands, asking when it'll improve is not going to yield any concrete answers.
  2. Yes, I also believe he was talking about the new VCS, not the 2600. He definitely has a point about us sometimes being assholes, but at the same time, he perhaps isn't familiar with the many, many times that developers here have been ridiculed for making "8-bit" games for the Jag and seeing people whine about the Jaguar not being "pushed to the limits". Really though, a lot of us here need to take a chill pill and not get so wound up about posts on a forum.
  3. You know a thread has been necrobumped when you see that Gorf had posted in it.
  4. Sauron


    It's more complicated than that. As anyone knows, there can be the loud, booming farts and then the silent but deadly ones. On the Jag, the silent but deadly ones are handled by the 68000, and only come in at half the clock speed and a quarter of the bus bandwidth. The GPU is responsible for the loud, booming farts.
  5. Interesting story. Sounds like we had some of the same stomping grounds back in the early 80s. I was a born in Salem but lived in Peabody up until my family moved to Texas in '83, and I'm a year younger than you. I remember seeing the Salem, MA address on the box of my Frogger cart, and wondered what it would be like to see their headquarters. I think a lot of kids at that time would have killed to be in your position. Thanks for sharing your story.
  6. There is definitely going to be a demand for larger cart sizes soon, you can count on it. And like you said, larger carts will be necessary once the games to take advantage of them come along, as not everyone is going to have a GD. As far as extra features go for a project like this, I'd say don't worry about them, they would probably just add to the cost of development with minimal usage at best.
  7. For great justice.

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    2. x=usr(1536)


      One of the many Flash versions of that was part of our official test suite for a product I once worked on between 1999 and 2001.


      The fact that I happened to write the Flash testing plan is entirely coincidental 😁

    3. Steven Pendleton

      Steven Pendleton

      You know what you doing.

    4. jaybird3rd


      Somebody set up us the bomb!


      I actually have some of those Flash versions filed away somewhere.  I also may or may not have owned an "all your base" t-shirt with all the dialog printed on the back.  :ponder:

  8. There's no problem with where it is right now, considering it is actually a modern system. A few years down the road, though, then yeah.
  9. Don't egg him on, you know exactly how he's going to respond to that.
  10. Well, um, enjoy the massive amounts of money you'll make from selling all of that. Just don't sell anything that you think you might regret later. That's the first rule of trimming down one's collection.
  11. I've read them all, so I know the full context. It's just getting tiresome coming into the VCS forum and continuing to see posts from those who view the VCS to be an existential threat.
  12. Not really fair to compare the VCS to something that you have to build yourself. Not sure why you're so hell-bent on trying to find other hardware that runs faster than the VCS. If the VCS is not for you, then move on and find some more productive methods of using your time other than trying to rile up those who do like the VCS.
  13. Ultimately, that's all that really matters. If the people who bought the VCS are happy with it, then whatever someone else who hasn't bought it thinks doesn't really matter.
  14. Sauron


    Very nice that this supports both Basic and C! Now only if you could add in support for FORTRAN and COBOL....
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