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  1. I like how Nukey fixed a lot of games to work on the Atari Flashback Portable, and for the Super Charger. I think if there was one game I like, and still play, it is the Star Raiders hack that uses the switches on the Flashback Portable or regular Atari 2600, rather than needing a keyboard controller:
  2. Currently writing this from my new home in Hillsboro, TX!

    1. doctorclu


      We decided to take advantage of the market really.   House of 18 years was worth more than twice what we paid for it.   Sold house, paid off mortgage and completely paid off new house.  :D   New city is nice, getting to try out a new place.  Been fun.


    2. Max_Chatsworth


      Cool...good luck in your new digs.  Remind me where you moved from?

    3. doctorclu


      I lived in South, Dallas so only moved less than an hour away.  But it is more quiet, lower taxes, and people are a bit friendlier here.


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  3. Nukey was so talented, and helped out so much on 2600 hacks. Rest in peace Atarian and friend.
  4. Saw a commercial for this and ... wow, what a creative way to get kids to create video games, or at least the concepts, and then have them work. Here is the site for it... https://www.pixicade.com/?utm_source=bing&medium=cpc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Pixicade (Search) - AdFeeds Managed&utm_term=pixicade&utm_content=Brand Keywords
  5. That was a wonderful event John and everyone! Came with perfect timing for me as I looked to regift things before moving. That said, might have some more freebies next meeting, but nothing like this time. The meeting was a nice oasis of seeing people in a desert of isolation. Can totally relate to the awkwardness. Think we all can.
  6. So I was looking at the Headstart this morning. Some fun pictures for everyone else... Monitor all boxed up and ready to go... Has this cool Gui that was shown in this channel.. And here is a quick video I made of the Headstart. It was already quite yellowed when I saved it from the garbage in my town.. Cool computer though. Also I found a more regular PC looking Headstart and saved the hard drive and driver board from it. I wondered if I would get a hard drive working in the Headstart Explorer as it looks like it has a bay for it. I had a bunch of other cards and items that may or may not be important. Some came from the other Headstart and others might just be from other friend's computers of that time. You are welcome to look through these and let me know if any look interesting. If not, e-cycle time. Other Cards.zip
  7. Ok, a lot has been e-cycled, but not the G4. PM me an address and we'll get that ready for shipping.
  8. Evening Bubsy fans, as said before, crazy year so got some missing months to fill. Later when people read back on this blog the blog will knock the entries out of order anyway, so how about a July entry? Well, I say July because that was when Poké-Brother /@YukkuriFan64 posted a cool tid bit about Woolies Strike Back *, and a carry over from the Giana Sisters game that Black Forest games also did. Never realized that the bee was so goofy and happy looking. Like many, I hope that more behind the scenes information will surface about Woolies Strikes Back. Oh wait, something did! On YouTube in one of the playthrough videos that this blog created in the comments was an awesome visitor: And that takes us to this video: Wow that is amazing, thanks for sharing that Rapture Music! For more of his music check out his channel. You'll be greeted, as I write this, by a fun Inspector Gadget theme that was used for the Playstation game. Until we see you again, keep it up, just keep it up! * Tid bit found by Xinny of the Bubsy Officious Bubsy Fan Group.
  9. I remember one had the main character as Peyote Pete verses Bounty Bob. Remember that much.
  10. Hello Bubsy fans. What a year am I right? Since April I've been house hunting, finding a new home, and packing 16 years of stuff. Great time to throw out stuff like for me all the excess computer stuff (gave away boxes of that at a Atari computer show) and probably a lot of figures and comics that I really like. Naturally one collection I still love over time is the Bubsy collection so got that boxed for the next house. But I would imagine since many are moving around right now, that is how this beauty got unearthed. Someone was unpacking storage, and found this guy.... This would make the 11th or 12th Bubsy plush that we know of from the Bubsy Plush Sightings page we have here on the Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog Here are the comments that were said about this Bubsy plush... Dusting off my Reddit password to post there. Talk soon Bubsy fans! And keep it up, just keep it up!
  11. (laughs) Wasn't even a conscious thought. Just remember one day tuning in to the podcast, heard that which put it at such non-sense that I decided to check something else for a bit. Meant to get back to it, other things came up, and then lost touch. Figured the podcast was still going and just saw the message about "where did the podcast go" and I was like "oh yeh... Intellivisionairies...". Slept a few times since then and a bit going on, mostly all good and what wasn't good later became good. All this to say... sure. LOL!
  12. I remember it was early in an episode, so probably this one... http://intellivisionaries.com/episode-34-easter-eggs-anyone/
  13. Yep, tried that out as the dark side and sure enough, I made a light character Djinni that promptly attacked my Basilisk. Hey got another not so much a "cheat" but a "strategy": (against AI) Trolls are magnets for knights, and Golems are magnets for Goblins. If you get tired of cleaning up the knights or goblins towards the end of a game, just move, for example, the Golems in the white square next to Goblins. The Goblins, if you tease them enough by moving to nearby squares will jump off the black square that they are more powerful on, and onto the white square the Golem occupies, where as a dark character they are weaker. The result is the Golem just stands there till they almost right on top of them, and then one shots them with a boulder! Works in reverse for knights and Trolls. Would love to hear other strategy tips for either Archon 1 or 2.
  14. Hahah... I will personally issue slight apologies, and just say that most that went to the meeting were probably wiped from 1) traveling... quite a few came from hours out 2) running a presentation 3) preparing for this event 4) bringing stuff. For me it was the days of digging through my stuff, and then bringing a truckload of stuff in to contribute back to what I call "the circle of stuff". I got it free, or next to nothing at the First Saturday Sidewalk Sale over two decades, I got what I wanted out of what I was given or found, and then I send it back out into the universe. 🤩 Suffice to say, got quite a few people saying "I was looking for that..." like Almost Rice, my old Atari friend who used to live in Houston. To that I say... excellent. And my first Macintosh 128K that my Dad worked on, added vent holes, and helped me upgrade got a new home. My cousin showed up with his Mom that was cool. She grabbed a Highlander hat and said she was going to use it while gardening. Priceless. Swords to plowshares. So that was a great success, people got stuff, and in the end, the rest of the Atari/Commodore, and other parts were picked up by the National Video Game Museum. So the rest (which is a lot more common) I can just e-cycle. And I know I was useless on Sunday the day after. Oh I was aching. Moaning and groaning around the house after digging through my house Friday and Saturday getting ready for this meeting. Monday was getting back to work, and here I am early Tuesday morning digging pictures out. As for the meeting itself, I managed to get a little time watching a few presentations. Wanted to catch the Adventure Creator's programmer part, even had a case to get signed, but oh well. I was busy showing people all the free stuff and just talking. But here is what I did see, which was quite amazing. As people have said, probably haven't seen an Atari 8-bit meet up like this in Dallas since the Infomart in the late 80s (I was away in college in the early 90s.) There actually was, as I think about it, some sizable meet-ups around 1999-2000 with the Atari Users of North Texas (Atari ST-TT group) that I got to see at the Infomart and later at Crystal's Pizza. Those meetings probably topped off at around 20 people. Anyway, some pictures! Was great to meet everyone. Let's meet up again sometime! Those of you on facebook, check out the Atari 8-bit group... https://www.facebook.com/groups/atari8bitcomputers
  15. 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.
  16. That is amazing! What did it take to port this?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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!
  21. Cool I have a FujiNet for my Incognetoed Atari 800. Haven't set it up yet (the FujiNet)
  22. 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.
  23. So Midi-Maze could be played over the interwebs?
  24. 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.
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