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  1. This program won second place in the contest! 🥈 https://gkanold.server.deerpower.de/ You have to click 2021 results at the top.
  2. Frankly, it was easier than reading the keyboard asyncrhonously in 10 lines of Atari BASIC. STICK(0), and STRIG(0) are built into the language but I would have to peek to access keycodes, which also are not nice and sequential. I wish you the good fortune of a joystick (or an emulator that can emulate one like Atari800Win-PLus, which I think is also from Poland!)
  3. It depends on the depth, at the deepest levels one still color cycling image can take ~16 hours, possibly a whole day for a real Atari computer or emulator running at normal speed based on my calculation. This is why I wrote the multiresolution renderer. I ran the emulator as fast as it could run to do the rendering which was often 3000% speed on my machines give or take - so like 20-30 minutes -ish on average.
  4. I made a Mandelbrot Explorer in 10 lines of Atari BASIC for the 2021 BASIC 10 Liner contest. You can get the program, instructions, and a lot of details in the blog post I wrote about it on the Workshop88 makerspace blog here: http://blog.workshop88.com/2021/03/21/an-interactive-mandelbrot-set-explorer-in-10-lines-of-atari-basic/ It contains more about developing a compact Atari BASIC program than any modern human is probably interested in . While doing the project I decided to try to make some Mandelbrot Set zoom videos from the color cycling Atari video captures. It was harder than I thought but I did it! Atari Chiptunes artist Adam Sporka generously contributed the music created on Atari 800 computers. Here is the blog post about making the videos: http://blog.workshop88.com/2021/04/04/atari-8-bit-mandelbrot-set-zoom-videos/ Everything you see and hear in the following videos was created on Atari 8 bit computers: YouTube playlist of 12 Mandelbrot Zoom videos with colored rectangles every time the image doubles in size: YouTube playlist of the same 12 Mandelbrot Zoom videos without the colored rectangles. Let me know what you think!
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  6. Keep searching! I swear it was on TV (too?) If anyone finds anything please post it here.
  7. Feel free to adapt the box, manual, and label artwork I created for Star Castle 2600 (this goes for anyone in the community) Go here: http://starcastle2600.blogspot.com/p/star-castle-2600-story.html Download StarCastle2600CDfiles.zip (direct link to ZIP: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8R5I5dM0C45VDExTklneDMzTUU) In the root is a PDF of the manual: Star Castle 2600 Manual.pdf. In the Zip, navigate to Media\Artwork where you will find original materials for the Star Castle 2600 box, label, and manual Have fun, share your results!
  8. True. But once you are running an ARM processor with megs of RAM in the cartridge and bus stuffing on every cycle, I have to ask "why?" - just to hijack a TIA? I suppose it would be to stretch the definition of what you could accomplish from the 24 pins on the cartridge port. Meh, if you make it, the demo crowd will probably make some really impressive demos.
  9. Extra RAM is one thing, but buss stuffing and extra sound/video hardware makes it not an Atari anymore for me. Its cool, but with the 2600 it doesnt take much to turn it into something else.
  10. This is FANTASTIC ! (I wrote Bubsy Close Encounters of the Furred Kind, https://youtu.be/fUCTdA0oduo?t=51 ) Keep up the great work!!! ~ Scott
  11. A magnificent meal made even better when paired with Antic Wine! The vintage is even from the correct era.
  12. I'm sure you meant $131072, as StarCastle Arcade is four times the size as StarCastle 2600. StarCastle Arcade is top notch, as stated years ago now, they are different games made with different motivations and constraints. Thanks as always for the positive comment Matthew (aka Bowerick Wowbagger). .
  13. $32,768 to be exact. The original prototype, serial number 001, is still available at that price if anybody is interested
  14. All Star Castle 2600 materials are now free to download here: http://starcastle2600.blogspot.com/p/star-castle-2600-story.html CD iso or zip containing ROMs, source, box art, manual, pictures, videos, etc. Smaller individual files containing ROMs and Stella pre-configured for each platform. ...and of course the Stella source is also available for download there as required by its license. ~ enjoy
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