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  1. Happy New Year to everyone! And don't think that he won't. He'll do it just for kicks and a last laugh Avery does have a very good sense of humor.
  2. It would really be awesome if some Atari trivia guru(s) would create an 8-bit Atari Trivia Edition.
  3. Congratulations on your award!!! Great program - Fantastic support - Thanks for the updates & fixes
  4. Paul, I agree that you've been quite naughty lately. Your wife needs to give you a spanking with an Atari magazine!
  5. This is sad news! I went college (OSU) in Columbus, OH. I wished I had a chance to know him back then. RIP Ken. Hayden
  6. Quoting myself to keep the comments together. phaeron, Is it also possible to add P/M Graphics information (graphics data, locations, collisions, etc.) to the Graphical Performance Analyzer? Thanks.
  7. phaeron, I tried out the Graphical Performance Analyzer. It is seriously cool and useful! Can you please consider adding a Horizontal Scroll Bar? Thanks.
  8. Thanks for warning us about AVG. I'm using Avast (Free Version) and Malwarebytes (Premium) with Win 7_x64 HP without any issue for the latest Altirra releases.
  9. Paul, Stupidity is a very relative term. Your "stupidity" has been smarter than a lot of the "smart" things that I've come across You have been a great contributor to this forum and some of your ideas for Altirra have been quite clever! You said that you've "got plenty left". So, keep it coming my good man. Hayden
  10. Like I said, that's my neck of the woods. So, I'm in the area Edit: More specifically, a bit north of the Detroit area.
  11. I would like to meet up with some Atari fans in my neck of the woods Thanks for the suggestion!
  12. Welcome aboard GeoMan! You found the best Atari User Group on the internet and one of the best Forum threads (Altirra) for the Atari 800
  13. Here's one more option. The OSS BASIC XL also renumbers Goto/Gosub line #'s references. The pluses to this option are it's 100% backward compatible with Atari BASIC and that no extra utility is required
  14. Nice collection! Pac-Man was the reason I bought my Atari 800 in 1982 Somehow I remember there was a version that was a hack from Ms. Pac-Man.
  15. Unfortunately, I was one of the many suckers who paid USD $50 hard earned cash (in 1982!) for the Atari 2600 Pacman cartridge. And, I actually played with it for a while. Desperation, I guess. No Amazon Reviews back then. I remember reading the first negative Amazon review and couldn't believe my eyes that negative reviews were actually allowed by a company. Now, I often read some reviews of products before I chose and buy.
  16. I can easily see why this game is a winner - Congratulations! It's a really interesting and unique game. This type of game would be great for use with a touch screen on a smartphone or tablet. You most likely are already aware of the Colleen Atari emulator for Android. It has built-in touchscreen support. I would love to see a touchscreen option for this game. Thanks, Hayden
  17. It's not even my birthday and I'm so...happy!!! I'm giving you a really big high five! Thank you for sharing
  18. I'm using Android Kitkat and have no problems with .atr files located on the external microSD card. The caveat is that the Atari programs cannot write to the .atr files that are located on the external microSD card (such as updating the high scores data to the .atr file) due to Android's well documented file write restrictions. As a compromise, I store the .atr files that must update the disk images on the internal memory and most of the other .atr files on the external microSD card.
  19. Well said. Ditto for me, too! Thank you, phaeron!
  20. Wow - I just found out about this language today! Have there been any familiar programs that were developed on this language?
  21. Great score! Thanks for letting me know. I noticed that you're using the Joystick version. My kids also love this simple game which is one of the reasons why I wanted to add the Touchscreen capability to the game. I hope I don't hear from any lawyers
  22. Hello Everyone, I wrote this simple Simon! (Repeat the Pattern of the Four Color Pads) program many years ago to test out BASIC XL. When I got the Colleen Emulator running on my Android phone, I really wanted to adapt the program to use the Touchscreen instead of the joystick interface. I wrote to Tom Hudson of the ANALOG magazine days and he gave me some information to get me started - Thanks, Tom! The interface is very simple. The Paddle(0) gives the X and the Paddle(1) gives the Y values of the touched location. The paddle trigger, PTrig(0) is used for sensing when the screen is touched. I wrote a small subroutine at the end of the program to convert the touched screen locations into a Joystick value. Both the Joystick and Touchscreen versions are included in the attached zip file for your use and study. Last but not least, you'll need to remember to Enable the Touchscreen Mode in the Preferences menu of the Colleen emulator to turn on the Touchscreen functionality. Have fun! Hayden Simon! 1.2 All Files_Released.zip
  23. Hi Y'all I heard back from Tom Hudson Fortunately, the Touchscreen interface is quite simple! Once you activate the Touchscreen Mode in the Preferences menu of the Colleen emulator, the Paddle(0) gives the X and the Paddle(1) gives the Y values of the touched location. In Tom's Planetary Defense program, he added extra codes to calibrate the screen for mapping the Touchscreen locations to the required cursor X,Y coordinates for his program. Lastly, the paddle trigger, PTrig(0) is used for sensing when the screen is touched. I just want to give everyone this quick update so that you don't have to wait for me to get my sample Simon! program working before exploring out on your own. Hayden
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