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About Ely

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  • Birthday 09/16/1970

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  1. Loving the fact it's finally out in beta form, but the difficulty is too much for a 50yo like me to make it enjoyable.
  2. Sorry that's my fault. Sometimes you have to a call an ass out. I'll leave it alone.
  3. In what way was it answering the question? Do you think we are still in the school playground and you need to be "clever" or diss the other computers in some way. I suppose if I asked for suggestions for Apple II games, you'd tell me there aren't any because the Apple II hasn't got any dedicated sprite hardware.
  4. How old are you? What is the point of this comment exactly!
  5. Ah that's really sad to hear
  6. Here in the UK I used my 130XE and 1050 with MiniOffice II to write all my college assignments and Print Shop to do title pages, all printed on a Citizen 120D printer via an SIO to Parallel interface. This was from from Sep 87-Nov 89, then I got an ST and started using 1st Word Plus until I was done with college in 1991.
  7. As I have said on other forums in the past, the best machine was the one you had. My Dad was never going to buy an Atari in 1982 when we go our Dragon 32 for £200, a 400 was £250 + a dedicated tape drive for another £50 and had that keyboard, the 800 with 16K was £500. I loved our Dragon 32, I used it every day, I knew it's limitations but it didn't matter it's what I had access to. I learn BASIC on it, played games and generally lived the mid-80s kid with a computer life. Eventually I bought myself a 130XE in 1987 for £99 and a 1050 for £129.
  8. Jan Beta did a video about this last week for an Amiga; And a follow up q&a and update this week;
  9. Damn, any time I listened to him on a podcast his passion for Atari shone through. RIP.
  10. I’ll donate some money once I’ve got my CC details to hand. I have no problem helping a person in need if I have the means to do so. This is what being part of a community is all about. EDIT: Right I've done that now.
  11. Ah, that makes sense. It's easy to forget the limitations the 8-Bits had when it comes to colours you can actually use at a given screen mode etc vs what the machine as a whole can generate. So I assume you're limited to like 4 colours for the sprites then right?
  12. They are looking great! Can I ask why are you using brown for a lot of it? Is the aim to match the C64 graphics and it’s lovely colour palette? It’s not like the Atari can’t do the greys and reds of the Arcade. Unless I’m missing something.
  13. Thanks for the heads-up. I love the Home-brew section is RG and I was wondering where it was in 208. I’ve donated.
  14. I think this is purely so you can use the port area for the new socket. Certainly that was the case with mine. I was never going to use the modulator again ever.
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