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  1. What version did the NTSC & PAL aspect % control get removed (or put someplace else)? It used to be in the Video prefs section. I use that for an older TV that has overscan.
  2. Hmmm... looks like TIDir appends the filename to the beginning of the file when you export it from disk? So hash checking files in Windows wouldn't work anyway.
  3. I also hash-checked the other files with the same size, and none of those matched the LEVEL28 file you put on the disk. So it must be some unique custom set of levels.
  4. I figured out how to run the cheat program already... it makes the escape ladder appear a few seconds into a level. Looking at the TI Runner Editor documentation, it seems the file TI Runner is looking for is called "LEVEL28". Using TIDir, I exported this file and another file called "ORIGINAL" which I'll assume is the original levels for the game. Checked them with a hashing program and they are different! So I renamed ORIGINAL to LEVEL28 and put it back on the disk. Ran TI Runner and the beginning level now looks the same as Star Runner's.
  5. I've been checking out some this cool stuff you're posting, and was wondering about TI Runner from last year's August issue. Is that really the original levels from back in the day? Man, are they hard! You'd think it would start out with a few easy levels to get used to the game, like Star Runner.
  6. Pretty sure it's the Sony KV-40XBR800. It weighs in at 300 pounds...
  7. It's all about surveillance capitalism now. You'd probably like listening to Techtonic on WFMU: https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/TD https://www.thelightphone.com/
  8. I had the Zombies cassette back in the day too. The longest loading time of any cassette game I had... which sucked if it failed right at the end.
  9. Here ya go... if you're in Mississippi... not my auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-lot-of-100-vintage-computers-and-accessories-Pickup-only/264894650128 Isn't there a hurricane in the area? I suppose you could get them for free when they come floating by downstream... Some spectacularly yellowed Gateway minitowers. Piles of HP Vectras. I even see a Commodore 1702 monitor! And some weird thing that looks like a Mac.
  10. Those 410's were made cheap. I went through 3 of them back then. The play buttons wouldn't stay engaged after a while. Had to wedge a pencil or a pen in back to keep it down. That and ERROR-138 and ERROR-143! Finally saved up the money to buy a 1050 disk drive.
  11. Makes me wonder who set up the fixture/display for the cheap Atari 800 games. If it wasn't a Kay-Bee employee then maybe the salesman or distributor might've taken a photo of it to impress the boss... if only it was posted on the 'net along with a video tour of a Kay-Bee store from back then.
  12. Yeah, I remember seeing the Thorn-EMI's too. I'm pretty sure I bought Computer War at a Kay-Bee.
  13. The Atari 800 games I saw at Kay-Bee were being sold sometime between 1984 to 1986.
  14. It's possible they might've been BASIC games... I remember seeing the Roklan games & CBS K-Razy titled carts for less than $10.
  15. Anybody remember being in a Kay-Bee toy store (usually in a shopping mall) back in the day and seeing a couple dozen titles of cheap generic-box disk games being sold for $5? Never bought one, but I suspect they are the same as: http://www.atarimania.com/list_games_atari-400-800-xl-xe-general-masters-corporation_developer_89_8_G.html
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