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  1. A couple of things after playing through the new version: - Sometimes the reward tone doesn't shut off after getting a pretzel. - Sometimes when rocks come on the screen they are a pretzel for about 1-2 frames before turning into a rock - The first couple of levels seem very long. Once they jump to the shorter ones (after the first vertical scrolling level?), the length is much better. - James
  2. A long anticipated update to an amazing game! We'll be playing this on the next ZPH. 🙂
  3. We'll be featuring Kirby 2600 LIVE on today's (Friday) ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 1AM GMT! Hope everyone can watch! Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Games: - Kirby 2600 (2010) by Chris Read aka atari2600land - Keep Away by (2009) by John A. Reder aka Neuronic - Bombs Away! (2010) by Steve Engelhardt aka Atarius Maximus - Tennis (1981 Activision Patch Challenge) by Alan Miller Archive Video of Stream (SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)
  4. We'll be featuring Bombs Away LIVE on today's (Friday) ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 1AM GMT! Hope everyone can watch! Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Games: - Kirby 2600 (2010) by Chris Read aka atari2600land - Keep Away by (2009) by John A. Reder aka Neuronic - Bombs Away! (2010) by Steve Engelhardt aka Atarius Maximus - Tennis (1981 Activision Patch Challenge) by Alan Miller Archive Video of Stream (SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)
  5. Great update, level 3 is an excellent addition and the scores are a lot easier to read. The 20 second warning could be used as an alarm clock in the morning, it sure wakes you up! Archive Video of Stream (from last episode) (SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)
  6. We'll be featuring Bass Fishing Tournament LIVE on tomorrow's (Wednesday) ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 11AM PT | 2PM ET | 6PM GMT! Hope everyone can watch! Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Games: - CollectorVision Phoenix Unboxing - Power Off! (2002) by Eric Bacher and Igor Barzilai - Shielding Color (2019) by Antonio Corpas Cuenca aka corpiano - Bass Fishing Tournament (2019 WIP) by Anthony Quinlan aka TwentySixHundred
  7. We'll be featuring Shielding Color LIVE on tomorrow's (Wednesday) ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 11AM PT | 2PM ET | 6PM GMT! Hope everyone can watch! Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Games: - CollectorVision Phoenix Unboxing - Power Off! (2002) by Eric Bacher and Igor Barzilai - Shielding Color (2019) by Antonio Corpas Cuenca aka corpiano - Bass Fishing Tournament (2019 WIP) by Anthony Quinlan aka TwentySixHundred Archive Video of Stream (SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)
  8. @iesposta! Thanks to you we may have found the answer! Darcy was over today and we had the the RGB 2600 apart to try to find the culprit. It was still acting up and not outputting any video, just like before. We watched a number of YouTube videos but they really didn't point in the right direction. I showed him the replies to my issue here on the AA Forum and we came across your post (@iesposta) about the regulator. We plugged in the power, turned on the machine and measured the output voltage from the above board. It was only around 660mV, nowhere near 5V!!!!! 😞 I then cleaned up the soldering on the other side and then we measured it again, it was down to around 250mV. We let the isopropyl alcohol dry a bit more just in case and measured it again, it was down to around 150mV!!!! Here's some photos: Now, the question is... I have the tune up kit from Console 5 that includes a replacement NORMAL regulator that matches the original one in a light sixer, which is nothing like this fancy one here. If I replace the fancy one here with the older style version from Console 5, is it going to deliver enough power for the RGB mod? Will it made any difference? Shouldn't they both output exactly 5V? Thank you everyone for helping! I hope I'm closer to a solution now!
  9. How do you get to round two? It didn't automatically start in the screenshot below when I got over 1800, it ended normally with no sunset. Does round two mean an extended period of time to fish or the same amount of time and you get to see a sunset?
  10. We'll be featuring DoReMi (Halloween Edition) LIVE on today's (Thursday HALLOWEEN) ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 5PM PT | 8PM ET | 12AM GMT! Hope everyone can watch! Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Games: Skeleton+ (2003) (2013 Fixed by T.J.) by Eric Ball DoReMi (2019 Halloween Edition) by Vladimir Zuñiga aka John Von Neumann aka Vhzc Zombie Invaders (2019 Space Invaders Hack) by James Catalano aka Jamcat Reloaded Ronister at Haunted House (2019 Berzerk Hack) by Ronister Marcelo Halloween (1983) by Tim Martin & Robert Barber Frankenstein's Monster (1983) by Data Age EDIT: Archive Video of Stream (SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)
  11. We'll be featuring Zombie Invaders (Space Invaders Hack) LIVE on today's (Thursday HALLOWEEN) ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 5PM PT | 8PM ET | 12AM GMT! Hope everyone can watch! Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Games: Skeleton+ (2003) (2013 Fixed by T.J.) by Eric Ball DoReMi (2019 Halloween Edition) by Vladimir Zuñiga aka John Von Neumann aka Vhzc Zombie Invaders (2019 Space Invaders Hack) by James Catalano aka Jamcat Reloaded Ronister at Haunted House (2019 Berzerk Hack) by Ronister Marcelo Halloween (1983) by Tim Martin & Robert Barber Frankenstein's Monster (1983) by Data Age EDIT: Archive Video of Stream (SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)
  12. JOIN US TONIGHT (HALLOWEEN!!) for some spooky homebrew games and hacks LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 5PM PT | 8PM ET | 12AM GMT!!! Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/ Games: HALLOWEEN HOMEBREW SPECIAL! Skeleton+ (Fixed), DoReMi (Halloween Edition), Zombie Invaders (Space Invaders Hack), Ronister at Haunted House (Berzerk Hack), Halloween, Frankenstein's Monster (LIVE @ 5PM PT | 8PM ET | 12AM GMT) EDIT: Archive Video of Stream (SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)
  13. Great score! Just for fun, let's see if I can break this down mathematically to maximize the score based on the points for each fish: A full game lasts approximately 240 seconds (4min) and let's base the game on a 2400 point score. Fish Scores (to get 2400 points): Fish 1 = 5 points | 480 fish | 0.5 sec/fish Fish 2 = 20 points | 120 fish | 2 sec/fish Fish 3 = 50 points | 48 fish | 5 sec/fish Fish 4 = 90 points | 26.7 fish | 9 sec/fish Fish 5 = 200 points | 12 fish | 20 sec/fish Lunker = 800 points | 3 fish | 80 sec/fish I recorded a playing session and calculated perfect timings for catching each fish, see video below. (WARNING: there are some jump cuts on some fish due to imperfect playing. The video is only to demonstrate a full length of time to drop the hook and reel in each fish. I gave the Lunker a lot more leeway in terms of an imperfect reel-in because of its difficulty) Approx Fish Timings for a perfect catch (Hook down + reel in): Fish 1 = 1 sec/fish (and the boat has to be lined up and timed with fish) Fish 2 = 3 sec/fish Fish 3 = 5 sec/fish Fish 4 = 9 sec/fish Fish 5 = 19 sec/fish (with zero reeling out) Lunker = 63 sec/fish (with minor letting out of reel + catching top fish and going back again for Lunker. You might be able to do a little better depending on fish positions.) (SET TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY) Based on how long it takes to catch each fish vs. points the Lunker is definitely the winner, even at 800 points BUT the odds are against you getting a Lunker more than once in a game. If you see one, go for it! If there's no Lunker the next best thing would be to go for Fish 5 (the bottom biggest one) as you get an ever so slight time advantage. The top two are a complete waste of time and are really there to get in your way. You can't catch them fast enough and you'd have to catch 120-480 PERFECTLY if you could catch them fast enough. The next two down, fish 3 & 4 are fine to get but again you have to catch them perfectly and catch 26-48 of them in a row perfectly, that's a LOT. So, it seems the best strategy is to go for Fish 5 the whole time as you only have to get 12 of them and they have a slight time advantage, and then head for the Lunker if you see him. NOW, let's calculate an absolute perfect score based on this! 🙂 Let's say you only get ONE Lunker in a game and you are able to snag him pretty much perfect at 60 sec, that leaves you 3 more minutes to catch fish 5 as many times as you can. 1 Lunker + 3 minutes of Fish 5 = 1*800 + (3 min @ 19 sec)*200 = 2600 points! Let's say you get REALLY lucky and get two Lunkers. 2 Lunkers + 2 min of Fish 5 = 2*800 + (2min @ 19 sec)*200 = 2800 points! So if all my calculations are correct, the top score in the game is somewhere between 2600 and 2800 points! Fun stuff!
  14. You're very welcome, game testing is a super important part of any development of a game. Too easy, it's not fun. Too hard, it's also not fun. I'd say the Lunker would have to be worth at least 1500 points if I was ever to bother trying to catch him again to make it worth while. Then again, even at 1500 points he's not even a guarantee without a LOT of practice. At 2000 points he might be worth a little too much as people would just reset over and over to game the system like I did to practice. You might also want to make sure he can never appear at the beginning of a game and also not too late in the game that there wouldn't be enough time to catch him, approx 1/2 your total time!!
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