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Paulo Peccin

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    http://javatari.org
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    Sao Paulo - Brazil

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  1. Very strange indeed... Please, tell me what is your device, OS and browser. I seems like something may be "blocking" some functions on your system. Are you using some sort of web security software, strong firewalls, or an Apple device? Maybe its blocking the RTC connection process.
  2. Hey! Starting a multiplayer session in Javatari is very easy. One player has to "host" the session, giving it a name, then the others "join" the session by entering the same name. All this is controlled by the menu entry Power > NetPlay! Since its completely peer to peer, sometimes the network discovery take a while to finish the connection, and also the speed and experience on the games depend heavily on the players network quality. Paulo
  3. Any controller that gets recognized by the browser will work in Javatari / WebMSX. Question is... Does Apple allow the browser to read controllers?
  4. I would be nice if someone could try this. Unfortunately I don't own any controllers that can be connected to Apple devices at the moment. It did not work back in 2017 when I tested. But it will work fine now, in case Apple finally implemented the Javascript Gamepad API on Safari... It's almost 2020, maybe we have a surprise! 🙂 Paulo
  5. Ok guys! Thanks for all the replies. Those are all valuable opinions and insights, I will consider all of them carefully! Paulo
  6. Well... I'm confused. Really don't know what to do. At the same time that I would love to try something with Javatari, like offering the platform to the companies and seeing the emulator put to good use, I also do fear the possibility that Atari somehow does not like the way Javatari uses their name and logo. Of course I did everything respectfully, as a tribute for the love and memory of the platform. It would be really sad if they get angry and sue me or anything. I know they are not the same company anymore, that they are small at the moment. But bad really? Why you guys think that? Yes, I now little about them nowadays. Are they really suing anyone? Are they involved in lawsuits recently? Did anybody reading this have any bad experience dealing with them? Paulo
  7. Guys thanks for your replies. Thanks for the feedback, that is why I thought about hearing your opinions before doing anything. But.... I should say I was expecting responses a little bit more to the positive side! 🙂 Some comments about what you said... Well, I know that nowadays Atari is not a big company anymore, but are they "bad"? What you mean bad? Regarding the potential of offering games online, I see a big difference here. Its much easier than downloading, installing and running an application on your computer. Does the app support Windows? MacOS, iOS, Android, ChromeOS? What about Linux? If your are a kid or a family member, do you have rights to install apps on the computer to begin with? What if you want do play them on a mobile device on the go? Does the app support that? If I were Atari, I could offer all kinds of content about the classic games. Make a real definitive and official tribute to the games. They could have pages/articles about the games history, fun facts, videos or interviews with people involved, and also you could PLAY the game on the same place. They could use the savestates do show interesting, secret or hard to get parts on the games. They could host online competitions, etc.. They could offer the best library of info and tribute to the memory of the system. There are several websites that offer that, and also allow you to play the games. But they are illegal. Those websites attract a lot of people! They make money through ads and so... Atari could be the best of those sites, and all completely legal as they have the rights of all the software. Who could offer and take advantage of online experiences better than the real owners of the games? They have made 3 or 4 games play on the Tesla cars. And that was a huge marketing hit that had repercussions everywhere. Wouldn't It be really cool if they allowed you to play ALL their 2600 games on the car? There are already people putting Javatari and also WebMSX on the Teslas... Nowadays, companies do anything to stay present on the news and social media. Even TODAY, I saw a post from Atari on Twitter asking people to tell which of their classic games they could be able to finish, which they liked the most, etc... You see? They are trying. They could be making much more engagement if they had a "Classic Atari Games Portal". The list of possibilities is big. Well, I know it is not totally easy to achieve. But I thought it might be of some value for them. Anymore thoughts? Am I totally wrong or misunderstanding any of the possibilities above? Thanks!
  8. Hi guys! This is Paulo, I'm the author of https://javatari.org, some of you already know the project. It is an online Atari 2600 emulator, that runs on the browser. I would like to hear your opinions/thoughts/ideas about this: Recently, I've been thinking of contacting Atari or maybe Activision (or some others) directly, to kind of present/offer Javatari to them. I imagine that being capable of easily putting content on line would be of great value for them... They still own much of the games! They could be offering the games to be played online on their websites, or use this as part of a marketing thing, even monetize on the games somehow... They could be surfing this "retro" wave using Javatari, engaging the community, etc... I guess that a lot of people that are not techy enough to find roms and run emulators by themselves would love to simply go to Atari's website and play their old loved games. I made the emulator, but I don't know very much about this whole community, and I don't participate in it very much, not even close to many of you guys around here! What you guys think about this? Any ideas or considerations? Thank you very much! Paulo
  9. Hello! Soon WebMSX and Javatari will be upgraded to HTTPS. This will make old SaveStates stored on the browser inaccessible. If you have any saves that you want to keep, please go and save them to a file on your computer before the upgrade, so you can restore them later. Thanks!
  10. Hello! Soon WebMSX and Javatari will be upgraded to HTTPS. This will make old SaveStates stored on the browser inaccessible. If you have any saves that you want to keep, please go and save them to a file on your computer before the upgrade, so you can restore them later. Thanks!
  11. No, just update the js file and everything should work fine. EDIT: I forgot you are linking to my site, not hosting yourself... So nothing has to be done! :-) But there is the new option I promised you of changing the background color of the page! Its in the docs, but I'll explain to you how to use it via email, ok? Paulo
  12. Hi guys! After a long time, I was finally able to finish the new Javatari Release 5.0. Its already online at http://javatari.org What is new in Release 5.0 - NetPlay! Connect several users on the same Virtual Atari Console over the internet - Enjoy multiplayer gaming sessions with your friends online - P2P connection with automatic network discovery, no worries with IPs and ports - User interface for selecting Cartridge Mapper type - Several improvements and fixes Thanks and enjoy! Paulo
  13. Hi guys! After a long time, I was finally able to finish the new Javatari Release 5.0. Its already online at http://javatari.org What is new in Release 5.0 - NetPlay! Connect several users on the same Virtual Atari Console over the internet - Enjoy multiplayer gaming sessions with your friends online - P2P connection with automatic network discovery, no worries with IPs and ports - User interface for selecting Cartridge Mapper type - Several improvements and fixes Thanks and enjoy! Paulo
  14. Yes, more or less... I started mine for the challenge of implementing my own emulator, to create an online and multiplatform alternative, and also because I wanted do learn JS. After the VCS, I had an MSX computer where I learned to code. Very very nice machine, most common in Europe and Japan and not so much in the USA. So I also did http://webmsx.org. Regards
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