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  1. Necrobumping since I have been playing Archon lately, mostly as my way of "doodling" to ease the stress between moving and working. Been great. So always wondered, could a person look at how the Apple II version was written, and just adjust the Atari version's AI based on that? Maybe make the Atari version of Archon 2 better that way. And maybe try out Archon on the various platforms (NES, Commodore, Apple 2 etc) and use how those were coded to tweek the AI for the Atari version. Matter of fact, you could adjust the sprites to match too. So you get tired of the Atari version of Archon, you could try "Archon: Commodore", or "Archon: NES". Ok, it might look more like the Atari version, but have the smarts and AI coded like the other platforms. Could be fun. Also thanks CharlieChaplin above for reminding me of the Archon cheat. I could easily use two Djinnis! Or three Unicorns! Now being the dark side with a unicorn? That's just crazy! There was one Archon trick was trying to look up tonight that used to happen all the time on the disk version, but not the cartridge version. There were times when I was advancing on the computer's light side wizard (I remember this happened on the left side about two or three times) that as I had a character advancing toward the wizard and past the middle power point AND as I had a character on the same row above the Wizard, this crazy thing would happen... ... the Wizard would exchange one of his characters and one of mine. Then after that, my piece was taken over by the Wizard! I want to say he took over my Basilisk. I fought my own character and naturally lost my own piece when I won. I was told over the years of others that had that happen, and no, a human player could not do that move from the experience of those others.
  2. That is amazing! What did it take to port this?
  3. No at this point just a bunch of common cables. The National Video Game Museum took the remainder of the Atari and other retro computer stuff as a donation to help with parts in their exhibits.
  4. My Dad and I had a great time at the meeting last night! It was truly unlike anything I have seen since probably the late nineties for a Dallas Atari user meeting. I hear there is a Facebook group for this meetup. If someone can send me a link to that group I'd love that.
  5. I have a Jaguar CD I could sell. Actually have a lot of Jaguar items I would sell if interested. If you are going to be at the meeting tomorrow I can bring them. In the meantime, read the latest about the meeting tomorrow here... Bringing a truck load of excess retro computer and gaming items, T-Shirts, Magazines... don't miss it!
  6. Just another teaser of things I am bringing to the meeting for new homes. I have two boxes of Interface Age, Kilobaud, and Byte Magazines. As it says, 1977 to 1984. Read about those early days of computing! This is just two boxes of many extras of a truck load I'm bringing. A great chance to flesh out some collections. Don't miss this meeting!
  7. Cool I have a FujiNet for my Incognetoed Atari 800. Haven't set it up yet (the FujiNet)
  8. Oh that is mondo cool!! While it may not be perfect, that wireless tech will only improve. Now you have proven this is doable! Now are we brave enough for a Nuon controller? And... part of me wonders if the old radio controlled joysticks for the 2600 .. if the parts at least, could be used with Nuon and Jaguar controllers? Hmmm... I think I still have one of those.
  9. So Midi-Maze could be played over the interwebs?
  10. Haha... and as Stan Lee would say, you win the no-prize for being the first person to point that out in six years! Yep, I still get a good laugh out of the 2600 version of Pitfall that is hidden in the Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure game.
  11. What does Midi-Maze take for a multi-player game? Maybe others can bring their Atair 8-bits to hook up?
  12. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasanlu_Lovers?fbclid=IwAR00XBBS5dSUjhExvDniRcyXEWJiZBwMF24qk_-slBpl_Kjw5_jSqYknxsM
  13. If I got rid of Jaguar stuff I would probably sell that. Stuff is gold. If you are looking for a game, or need a CD unit or something, drop me a PM and we can haggle. So far some Atari 8-bit stuff, other console and retro computer stuff, and a lot of T-shirts. Digging more out though. Be a LOT of various cables and power supplies in there too.
  14. Plan is I am bringing a bunch of my Atari 8-bit collection to this meeting: Any Atari 8-bit computer users in the DFW, Texas or surrounding areas: Saturday, August 28th - 6pm till ??? at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, TX. https://atariage.com/forums/topic/323300-atari-8-bit-user-meet-up I'll have components, cables, Atari 8-bit and other game systems and accessories. And quote a few video gaming and other nerdom in T-Shirts to look through, most X-Large or bigger. Tell a friend, make the meeting you won't want to miss this, and the awesome guests they have lined up.
  15. Plan is I am bringing a bunch of my Atari 8-bit collection to this meeting I'll have components, cables, Atari 8-bit and other game systems and accessories. And quote a few video gaming and other nerdom in T-Shirts to look through, most X-Large or bigger. Tell a friend, make the meeting you won't want to miss this, and the awesome guests lined up.
  16. Sure it could, just remember that the sprites were handled a bit differently on Bounty Bob Strikes Back. Cool thing is, as we saw in Moon Patrol, Tix and his buddies are good at hack parameters too, not just the sprites (and the hunting and pecking I did to find color codes.)
  17. I'm getting ready to move and I am finding a lot of various retro this and that. Boxes and bins of it. Would love to pass a lot on this on to others at the August 28th meeting and I hope quite a few can make the meeting. Most of what I don't pass on I will probably e-cycle.
  18. irata Jaguar is now a pay app? Otherwise probably one of the best Jag emulators I've seen to date.
  19. Glad to hear you have that top ten episode coming along! Haven't listened to the show in a while (think I turned off when they ate a sandwich on the air and I was like "really?!" LOL) but it is a fun show.
  20. Wow, Atari 400s getting popular.
  21. Awesome. Will keep you in mind and ship out in early September if no one picks it up. You ready to pay for shipping? I'll save it till then. Awesome. Will keep you in mind and ship out in early September if no one picks it up. You ready to pay for shipping? Also has a monitor, did you need that? As for anyone else, prior to the user meeting on the 28th, this all still is first come first served.
  22. Found out through my local Amiga User Group that Zool is being re-released on the Steam platform. Apparently this game has 28 levels? Looks like it could be a mix of the original Zool and all the variant levels that were found on the various platforms (SNES, Genesis, Gameboy, Amiga, ST, etc) back in the day? Hard to tell. But good to see the Alien Ninja in the Nth Dimension making a re-appearance. Why? Well, first, here is the article.. https://www.pcgamer.com/90s-amiga-mascot-zool-is-being-exhumed-for-reasons-unknown/ So the reason I think this great is that it shows Gremlin is willing to do something with their property of Zool. In the past ten years Zool nearly got a continuation with Zool 3D but that was not worthy of the Zool name, and Gremlin took the license back, and that game became the inferior "Ninjabread Man". A cute game, but not worth Zool. Gremlin would next work with a college group, Steel Minions, on the game "Zool Planets" which had a beginning level and various concept art completed showing an older Zool with a beard. I think the game had a lot of promise and I would still like to see this game on another occasion. There have been fun unofficial demos made, so the love for Zool is out there. And honestly, I hope at some point Zool will get a game like this demo, like Zool Planets, or maybe even better. I remember when Bubsy Bobcat had the first and second Bubsy games released for Steam. Was a simple beginning. Over time Woolies Strike Back and Paws on Fire were released in the years that followed that were new games for that franchise. And I hope the same can be true to Zool. Popping a chupa chups lolly pop in my mouth while crossing my fingers on that one! Anyway, always good to see a mascot that graced the Atari Jaguar still running around in 2021!
  23. August 28th at 6 pm? Nice! I will see if I can swing by.
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