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    i hoard video games.
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    my daughters | video games | electronic games | rock music | my wife | food
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  1. [#047] for the record, i wrote up this blog last night and something happened with my browser so i lost the whole thing. typing it all up again here.. Alright, so a blog or two ago I mentioned that a Qbasic game I had programmed wouldn't compile into a stand-alone EXE file correctly. I couldn't remember exactly what the error was so I tried to compile it once more to refresh my memory. The win condition was what was causing trouble; it was way too long, so i segmented it down to several smaller lines of code and it worked flawlessly. i was then able to compile. I didn't realize how old this game was; from 2009. I have NOT BEATEN this game ONCE in ELEVEN YEARS. Last night, I added a cheat mode to the game. You can toggle it on/off with the tab key while on the title screen. Aptly named the "Lowlife Cheat Mode", you gain the ability of being invulnerable to the ghosts, but at a cost. In the original game, you start off with 1999 Life Points (or moves), but that is reduced down to 150 moves in this new mode. Naturally, you die and the game ends when it decreases down to zero. This new mode completely changes the strategy of how the game is played. When you start a game, you have to figure out what is the most direct path to push all the nine statues together. Which one you start with and which one you end with will either make it or break it. I've won more times than not in this new mode, and I kind of want to reduce the starting Life Points to 125, but it is what it is. Below are screenshots of the game and the EXE file. The game is compatible with older machines or anything that can run DOSBox. Won't work in native Windows 8/10 or native Mac/Linux. GHOSTCBR.EXE GHOST CHAMBER - bomberpunk entertainment 2009/2020 The objective is to push all nine statues into each other using the Arrow Keys. Every move you make depletes a Life Point. Every move you make that moves a statue will send the ghosts chasing towards you. Otherwise they just roam around aimlessly. Press the Spacebar at the title screen to start a new game. Press ESC to quit. title screen game screen let me know what you think. oh, and if you can actually beat the original game send me a screenshot so i can cuss you out! lol
  2. [#046] spent the whole day at three different car dealerships with my dad, looking for a newish used SUV to replace my 2005 Saturn. i learned quickly from the first lot i went to that the listings on Carfax aren't up to date. the vehicle (2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus) i went to check out had been sold a week ago. wasn't their fault; the dealerships don't remove the listings, but rather submit them as Sold to the, uh, Carfax people. prior to my current obsession with JCL+, i did a lot of research on the Nissan Rouge and know the differences between the S, SV, and SL trims. i knew i wanted either a Rogue SL or a Cherokee L+ jesus it's 4am... long story short, the Nissan people were very pushy with making a sale when i told them repeatedly that i needed the monthly note no higher than a certain amount. they would disappear and come back, and magically somehow have the quoted note drop by increments but nowhere near where i needed it. after like the fifth time i got anxiety. and in so many words said fuck this i'm out. ...kinda like what i'm gonna do with this blog entry right now.
  3. Q. what did the faucet say to the sprinkler?

    A. "what's up with them hose?"

  4. [#045] i'm on a super long vacation due to COVID-19, but i'm alive and well. i haven't worked in 3 months and the only thing i have to show for it is a Street Fighter II Arcade1Up machine that i modded which now includes 39 systems and almost 18K roms. it's been in my garage since probably February but it finally made it to my gameroom two days ago. my poor kindergarten graduate did not get to sing silly songs or walk across a stage to celebrate her accomplishment, and my younger daughter is becoming the definitive version of "terrible twos". i've come to realize that all these projects and goals i've wanted to do, like record a new album or learn how to program a game in a new language just won't happen, and COVID-19 has proved to me that time isn't the issue; it's lack of motivation. i do want to mention one thing before i forget... several years ago i coded a Qbasic game called Ghostchamber. not once have i been able to beat the game. you move a character in four directions. there are nine statues placed randomly on the screen, and nine ghosts also placed randomly. the ghosts move at random until you move a statue, then they all take a step towards your location. naturally if they touch you, game over. the goal is to push all the statues into each other so there's only 1 showing.... a few nights ago i realized something about the way it was coded, which made me shift my strategy. when statues are occupying the same space, the ghosts get an extra move when in pursuit mode, so if you have successfully pushed four statues together, they are going to move four spaces toward you at one time the next time you move any statue. ...i was five moves away from finally winning but i got killed. it was the closest i ever got. by pushing the statues in the same vicinity before pushing any on top of each other, it gives you a chance (i think?) at winning. i also need to figure out how to condense the code because as-is, i can't compile it to a standalone executable because i get an error. something about a string too long, i don't remember. since Retropie has DOSBox, I can run Qbasic on my modded Street Fighter II arcade. using a keyboard, i had a wonderful time with GORILLA.BAS lol i don't know what else to say here, and i don't think i even have regulars who read my blog, so this entry is much longer than it needs to be, peace out.
  5. I'm posting this from my phone... chances are the pictures are going to be massive so I apologize in advance! my box came in like 2 weeks ago I think, and I put it underneath the tree in the back. Out of sight, out of mind. The only way to resist. on Christmas Day (yesterday), I opened the box to find a card, some wrapped gifts, and a glitter explosion (my wife yelled about that 🤣). A nice message in the card. Everything taken out of the box! First up is delicious candy! The smaller box has been depleted. Possibly by the same elves who devour vanilla wafers. 🙂 My daughter claimed the NOEL necklace. Two very interesting books, 2 fishing derby pins, and some Christmas pins too! A freaking SEALED SNES TITLE and Burgertime mini arcade! i will call these "Moshi and Yario" brick puzzles for copyright reasons! A new DIY Atari 2600 game! This one's designed like old static-image LCD handheld games, which I love and collect. Perfect choice! minion PEZ and "It's Ma'am E.T." 😆 mushroom kingdom goodies. Didn't see any red shells to equip my car but the Star and mushroom will surely rocket me back to 1st!! Activision YOU SUCK! A keychain and a patch. Hilarious. Took me about 30 seconds to figure out that the light bulb shaped card was indeed an LED light, illuminating the Atari logo in green! The turtle testicles. This was perfect. Long story short, almost 20 years ago my veterinarian sister in law showed me cat balls in a jar. It scarred me. When's she came over I got my revenge. 🤣 Two Jaguar-branded pens. I never owned the system but I always liked the logo, and my younger daughter found one and drew all over herself. Wife Yell #2 🤣🤣 Giant wall stickers! A frame-deserving poster of 2600 PAC-MAN! This was such a fun box!! Thank you Secret Santa!!
  6. I've received my box in the mail a few days ago and I have it sitting under the tree out of my sight so I don't get tempted. Chances are, I'm not going to make it to the 25th. For my outgoing package, it should be in route by Friday. And I need to watch Die Hard. I've NEVER SEEN IT. I'm sure between Netflix/Hulu/Amazon, it's on one of those!
  7. I can't read the main post because I use the Deflection theme (dark grey background)....but count me in as per usual.
  8. bomberpunk

    bomberpunk

  9. Thanks for keeping the Deflection theme. Now only if it would save my theme preference for when I log in again I don't have to choose it!

    1. Albert

      Albert

      It should remember your theme setting.  If not, please send me a message and I can help troubleshoot it with you.

  10. Panzer Dragoon remake. Crap. Your. Pants.

    1. save2600

      save2600

      Great game, wish I would have kept my Saturn versions. At least, for as long enough to have sold for what they go for. sigh

    2. cybercylon

      cybercylon

      Which one is being remade? You can still get #1 for a decent price if patient. #2 is getting expensive. Saga.. .forget it. For Saga, I thought all of the assets were lost.

    3. bomberpunk

      bomberpunk

      #1 is being remade. with success #2 will likely follow. original data for Saga is indeed lost so unless that's constructed from ground zero we won't see that.

  11. bomberpunk

    Ehhh...

    [#044] Seems like for the past few years I only spend any length of time on AtariAge in November/December (for the annual Secret Santa) and then again in June because I have vacation time to burn. So here we are. Since my last personal life update, I brought (or helped bring perhaps) a second child into our family and she's already made her first birthday. We also moved about 40 miles out of New Orleans and bought our first home, which is both exciting and frustrating considering it's HOA and I am apparently limited on the things I can do to my own house. My eldest daughter is now 5 years old and she's a gamer like her daddy. And while she has no interest in Atari flashbacks or Genesis flashbacks or the NES Classic consoles, she wants me to fire up the Switch just about every day. She likes to play "the race game" (Mario Kart), "the present game" (Toejam & Earl: Back In the Groove), "the fight game" (Super Smash Bros Ultimate), and Kirby (I forget the subtitle, but it's the only Kirby game currently available on Switch). She also loves watching me play "the color game" (Splatoon 2, which I completely suck at) and a few others like Human Fall Flat and, my personal favorite, Hyrule Warriors. Oh and someone just woke up so I will be hooking her u with Froot Loops in a cup with milk in a second cup, as the two shall not mix. My little weirdo. <3
  12. i haven't posted here in months. my last blog entry was june 2018, only stating that it's been a while. hahaha.

  13. That Radio Shack Pinball Master is such a cool little BreakOut clone from its time. I have one. Track down the Space Shooter game too. Or get the blue 6-in-1 that combines both in one device!
  14. I successfully waited until Christmas Day to open my three wrapped gifts, and man are these awesome!! I'm going to be pumping these compilation discs through my Mega Man speaker (holy carp!) while sporting my new shirt and chomping the candies. Thanks "secret" Santa (you gave yourself away a few posts ago)! Sorry I sent you on a wild goose chase! Merry. Christmas!
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