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  1. Brian Szarek was kind enough to contact me and interview me for the latest edition of 'Old School Gamer' magazine #14. Thanks Brian! If anyone is interested: https://mailchi.mp/d7f1c27bb152/to-old-school-gamer-print-subscribers-here-comes-issue-12-digitally-432141?e=17001a35e2 Thanks, guys
  2. Same here. I had only seen 'Popeye Pac-Man' in the Hangly-Man bootleg.
  3. Hi guys: Here is my video on demoing the XM... sorry it's in 4 parts (and yes, I know I need to vacuum the rug). Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Curt, if I missed anything, please let me know - I did these kind of quickly.
  4. I need to try that. I don't remember if I did already. Also, my apologies for not posting a video, I've been a little caught up with things here. I'll try to do it within the next day or two.
  5. Been playing drums for over 40 years...  Still can't do the "Rosanna shuffle". :mad:

    ...It's the damn ghost notes in combination with the hi-hat.

    (I have a similar issue with "Fool In The Rain")

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    2. BydoEmpire


      After 30 years of guitar (and bass), I started playing drums a year or two ago.  Bought my son a kit and DVD lesson series for Christmas, but I use it more than he does.  It's been a ton of fun, but I know i'm a total noob.  Really enjoying it, though, and I try to keep learning.

    3. SlidellMan


      Do you have a SoundCloud or Bandlab account if you decide to upload a demo?

    4. PacManPlus


      I do have a SoundCloud account (PacManPlus) but I would never upload a demo of me screwing up :P 

  6. Michael Rennie was ill The Day The Earth Stood Still, but he told us where we stand ...and Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear

    1. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      Claude Raines was the invisible man. Then something went wrong for Fay Wray and King Kong. They got caught in a celluloid jam. Then at a deadly pace it came from outer space. And this is how the message ran

    2. Zoyous


      Damn jam!

  7. Mine came in today... Will be posting a little demo either later tonight or tomorrow morning.
  8. If I had a 3D scanner, I'd take the shells, scan them in and print them. Glow-in-the-dark 7800 anyone? The problem is, the relatively inexpensive 3D scanners aren't high enough resolution, and the ones with good resolution are VERY expensive.
  9. Nice! (and thank you) I actually had done that with an RSI stick... but I can't find it anywhere...
  10. Wow, that looks awesome! Great Job! Maybe if I did sort of a 'Part II' to this game with new levels... (Kind of like the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. II, which were basically newer, harder, levels of Super Mario Bros.) hmmm....... level design contest... Just a thought... BTW, I think it might look better if your background took up the whole area (i.e. no light blue background under the title) Nice Job - what do you guys think about this idea of a 'Part II', using this background as the cover?
  11. You are a bold and courageous person... afraid of nothing.

    High on a hilltop near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion.  Some say the place is haunted... but you don't believe in such myths.  One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the top most window in the tower of the old house....  You decide to investigate, and you never return.

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    2. Omegamatrix


      I'm not sure if I had this, but I did have something with Mickey going into a haunted house with Goofy and Donald. It was on a cassette and had a book to read along with.

    3. PacManPlus


      You guys are awesome... I didn't think anyone would get that...  I actually transferred the Vinyl to CD :D

    4. GoldLeader


      We used something similar for this song...


  12. Ok, not being one to let things go, I looked at the controller connection on the FB9 sticks (which should answer your question, @Jinks ). It looks like all 9 pins are there on BOTH controllers (which doesn't mean they connect to anything, but still). I think I'll take a multi-meter to these pins to see if the paddle input lines are indeed grounded (thanks for the idea, @RevEng ). I guess even if that's true, the joysticks would then have to be modified for them to work correctly with the 7800. So this still might be a bust... Again, except for single button games.
  13. For some strange reason, I've had 'Blue Monday' (New Order) stuck in my head lately...  Don't know why...

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    2. Zeptari1


      Better then ub40's red red wine stuck in your head!

    3. Shawn


      Fun tid bit, Orgy's cover is the first song I danced to at The Sanctuary in Toronto back in the late 90's. Man that place was wild. The place is long gone now. Guess what is in that building now? A f*uckin' Starbucks :x


    4. DragonGrafx-16


      My favorite version is the Hardfloor remix!

  14. The original Odyssey (If that counts - my father was in the business)... and I still have it with all pieces & box. My memory is a bit fuzzy about the order in which I received them, but I got the Coleco Telstar Arcade (the triangle shaped one), Atari Stunt Cycle, and the 2600 w/ Space Invaders not long after.
  15. <- Is currently 3D printing a glow-in-the-dark strat guitar body (52 hours to print!)  Got it from here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3174465

    If this works, I'm going to design a Monster/Pac-Man guitar body with dots along the neck.

    1. sramirez2008


      Can’t wait to see what it looks like when your done.😀

    2. GoldLeader


      That's Awesome!

  16. Yes, and unfortunately, no they don't. I don't know why - although I know it has something to do with when the 'change mode' reverse direction happens (especially the one within the first 5-7 seconds of the board). I tried to adjust it side by side so it happens exactly when the arcade version does, but it was always a frame or two off. Believe me, that makes a huge difference.
  17. Each player (port), auto detects the type of joystick to use (i.e. the ProLine or the CX-40). You can't use both ports for the same player. The coupler would be the way to go although you can't bump the table with the Track & Field controller then. I purchased a Hyperkin joystick (with the buttons on both sides) for the sole purpose of making it into a 7800 joystick for Baby Pac-Man. To me, it's a perfect solution for it.
  18. Well, I've got the code written and tested so I'll put it in the games that only use CX-40s. This way there's no issues.
  19. Thank you - If it wasn't for Kurt, this would never have been finished. And if it wasn't for the people I thanked in the attract mode of the game, it wouldn't looked nearly as good as it does (especially the pinball part). Defender_2600 pushed me to make the most of the colors in the maze portion (limited as they were)... Just one of a few
  20. Ok, I am VERY confused. I opened up the flashback joystick (the one with the extra buttons) and I see no extra hardware, nor any other pins other than U,D,L,R,F,G. So I have NO idea why the 7800 thinks it's a ProLine. Wait, it gets worse... I plugged in the flashback player 2 joystick (the one *without* the extra buttons), and the 7800 also thinks THAT one is a ProLine... Then I was getting nervous, thinking I broke something with the above modifications I made to the game.... so I tried the Hyperkin joystick, and two other standard CX40s. They worked fine. So, for some reason, the flashback joysticks make the 7800 think a ProLine is connected when they aren't. Without any other pins/hardware than a standard joystick. I am SO confused... EDIT - So I took the board out of the player 1 flashback joystick, and there are some diodes and a resistor so I can kind of understand why the 7800 would think that one is a ProLine... Probably some variance in the signal from a CX40. But I took the board out of the player two joystick, and... nothing. Just a board with connections. So that one has me very confused....
  21. I think I finally need to get one of these...
  22. Ok, so last night I found an issue. For some reason, when 'auto-detecting' a joystick, the 7800 thinks the flashback joystick with the extra buttons is a pro-line joystick. This prevents the use of the regular fire-button. So... I guess, there goes that idea.
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