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About guppy

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  • Birthday 05/27/1975

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    Cleveland, OH
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    8-bit and 16-bit game consoles
    Nintendo, Atari, ColecoVision
    Retro style modern gaming
    Game development
  1. guppy

    RetroN 77

    I just want it to support the AtariBox "Atari VCS" retro joystick, just because it's a cool looking controller. If the Retron77 has USB ports on it, can we plug a USB gamepad/joystick in and expect to be able to play on it? I am so looking forward to this coming out.
  2. Lots closing in a few hours, get your bids in while you still can! Thanks!
  3. Dragon Warrior CIB Dragon Warrior II complete, no box Hydlide https://www.ebay.com/itm/302600858679 Blaster Master CIB MINTY https://www.ebay.com/itm/302601300613 Solomon's Key CIB https://www.ebay.com/itm/302601346121 Legend of Zelda (gold cart) CIB https://www.ebay.com/itm/302600887637 Metroid (grey label) CIB https://www.ebay.com/itm/302600879009 Nintendo Power vol 1 (SMB2) & 16 (Maniac Mansion) https://www.ebay.com/itm/302600862652 Shadowgate CIB https://www.ebay.com/itm/302600868722 Ninja Gaiden CIB https://www.ebay.com/itm/302601388152 Lot of 24 loose NES games + manuals https://www.ebay.com/itm/302600868722 1. Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers + manual 2. California Games 3. Classic Concentration + manual 4. Commando 5. Double Dragon 6. Excitebike + manual 7. Jeopardy 25th Anniversary Edition + manual 8. Goonies II 9. Little League Baseball 10. Marble Madness + manual 11. Metroid (yellow label) 12. Ninja Gaiden 13. R.C. Pro-Am + manual 14. Roadblasters + manual 15, 16, 17. Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (x3) + 2 manuals 18. Super Mario Bros 2 19, 20. Tetris (x2; 1 missing label) + 1 manual 21. T&C Surf Designs Wood and Water Rage 22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 23. Tecmo World Wrestling 24. WCW Wrestling + loose Maniac Mansion (manual only) All are 7 day no reserve auctions ending next Sunday evening (1/21/18).
  4. guppy

    RetroN 77

    Under fifty bucks.
  5. guppy

    NES games wanted

    Duplicate post. Admin, please delete.
  6. guppy

    NES games wanted

    Looking for the following NES games, cartridge and manuals: Batman: Return of the Joker Captain America and the Avengers Cowboy Kid Felix the Cat Fire and Ice Gun Nac Prince of Persia Snow Bros.
  7. I don't think you need a 2-button controller to do Qix. With 1 button, you can have button down be fast speed, button up be slow. I'd love to see Qix on the VCS, it was one of those iconic games in the early 80's that never made it to the 2600.
  8. guppy


    Bought a S-video modded 2600jr bundle from H454 recently, including a NOS power supply, Flashback 2 joystick, and composite adapter cable for $105 shipped. Transaction was smooth. H454 was professional in emails, shipped quickly and well packaged. Everything was in outstanding condition, the Jr looks very clean, no scratches or dings even, and the mod work was expertly done. 10/10 would buy again.
  9. This is a pretty technical question I'm interested in learning about how the Atari 2600 TV type switch works. The color/b&w switch. From an emulation standpoint, how did the switch convert the colors to grays? I'm working on a little project that uses the Atari 2600 ntsc palette, and was interested in doing conversions of these colors to grayscale values. There are numerous ways to do it, and I would like to know how to do it the closest way to how the real hardware did it. For example, I can get the HSV values and drop the saturation to zero. Or I can average the values of rgb to create a grey. I'm really interested in how the Atari hardware did it, and the math that would accurately describe how the hardware did it. Appreciate any advice I can get...
  10. The Mega Man series on NES was one of the top franchises of one of the top 3rd party licensees. They had excellent graphics and even better music. The music is a huge nostalgia driver. Well loved in their time, they still hold a lot of demand today. The later games in the series weren't as big sellers, and some felt that they weren't as groundbreaking and became too formulaic, and so they didn't sell as much and are comparatively rare as well as in demand.
  11. These days, $4M is pretty low budget for a AAA studio. Major games today would have a budget around 10 times that, easily. For an indie studio, it's still a lot of money, but if you divide $4 by the size of the team, by the number of years they worked on it, it might not end up being all that much. And in any case paying someone more money doesn't make them more talented. At some point the project's fixed costs for development are reached, and then everything above and beyond that raised by the kickstarter ends up being (seemingly) pure profit... until the project runs into delays and they have to keep paying people to work on it. Let's say you're doing an indie game and you figure you need to raise $50k, so you do a kickstarter and instead of $50k, you end up with $5M. You didn't promise anything more for all that extra money, you just happened to strike the right chord with your pitch and got a vastly larger pre-order than you expected. So you can crank out that $50k game, but now it's been mega-hyped because of the amount of money raised, and so people's expectations are up. Then it turns out that everyone saw your pitch slightly differently, so everyone has different expectations for what the game will be, but everyone wants it to be amazing, and you just can't please everyone. And by trying you end up disappointing everyone.
  12. I know. It's NOT an Atari 2600 game, as I said. According to a note on one of the author's videos, it's a GameMaker project, which uses the Atari 2600 for inspiration. My question is, does anyone have any more information about it? Strangely, the videos don't seem to have links to the author's webpage, that I could find. So I'm trying to find out more about this project.
  13. There's a project I am trying to find out more information about. On YouTube, there's a video of a cool-looking de-make of Mega Man 2, the most recent video for which was posted a few days ago: I know that the project isn't a true homebrew, in that it is written in GameMaker, not native code for a classic console, and just has a look that is inspired by the Atari 2600, but I can't find any other info about it other than these videos. I'm wondering if anyone has any more info about it.
  14. I have a few loose cartridges for NES/SNES up for sale on ebay, closing later today: NES: Baseball Stars Baseball Stars II Defender II Double Dragon III Milon's Secret Castle Super Spy Hunter SNES: BioMetal Mortal Kombat II Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Gamecube: F-Zero GX (complete: case, manual, disc) Thanks for looking!
  15. NES and SNES loose cartridges with great labels, no reserve: Milon's Secret Castle http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980811150 Double Dragon III http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980808867 Defender II http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980807356 Baseball Stars http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980805345 Baseball Stars 2 http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980806265 Super Spy Hunter http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980803857 Super Mario World 2 Yoshi's Island http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980784598 BioMetal http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980781799 Mortal Kombat II http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980779547 F-Zero GX http://www.ebay.com/itm/301980770377 - complete with case, manual, game disc
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