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About BydoEmpire

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    Orlando, FL USA
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    Games, Guitars, Songwriting

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  1. And by mature, of course you mean "blood, boobs, and swearing" which is, of course, juvenile. There were more actual mature games in the 80s - SSI's "war sims," submarine simulators, etc. These were games that required thought and strategy.
  2. I've owned Golvellius for about ten years but never actually popped it in until today - what a cool game.  More unique and more variety than I was expected.

    1. dj_convoy


      One of my all time favs. Not to spoil the ending (I won't), but it pretty much promises a sequel, which never materialized. 

  3. I finally got around to making a custom overlay if anyone is interested. Simple but effective. It should be sized correctly (2 3/16" x 3 9/16"), and seems to work for me.
  4. BydoEmpire

    Intellivision Overlays

    Images of custom Intellivision overlays
  5. I was cleaning out boxes of old gaming stuff and found a Night Stalker overlay I kept (for some reason) for 35 years. I've long since parted with my Aquarius, so if anyone wants it message me your address and I'll mail it to you.
  6. Finally got around to De-oxit'ing my 2600 paddles and I can finally play these games again. What a difference! Data Age's "Warplock" is surprisingly good.

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    2. Turbo-Torch


      I really like Data Age games.  If you like Warplock, try Encounter at L-5.  That was one of those $5 games that made you feel like you hit the lottery.  It's still one of my favorite 2600 games.  Makes unique use of the paddle controller too.

    3. GoldLeader


      BITD when I bought Frankenstein's Monster,  it was my Favorite game for a long time.   (This is in response to Data Age games, etc.,  not paddle games of course 😝 )

    4. BydoEmpire


      I always thought DataAge was garbage because Air Lock was the only game for theirs I had, and it's really terrible.  It's probably my pick for "worst 2600 game."  A few years back, though, I found Encounter at L-5 and Warplock and both of those are really good.

  7. Short 6pm meeting coming up, and then it's VACATION TIME!

    1. wongojack


      Oh man, 6pm meeting on a Friday?  What Hawaiian big shot called for that?

    2. BydoEmpire


      LOL, just one of the people that reports to me and wanted a 1:1 before I left.  It's fine, I took it from home, it was good to catch up before i'm out.  Still...

  8. Two days of all-day training at work, and then I'm on vacation for 2 weeks! Is this the year I sit down and finish Enchanter? Doubtful, but on the radar...

  9. To bad, but totally understandable. If there's software support for USB->Ethernet adapter like Wii that'd be nice, but I get that you have to do what the majority would want vs. cost.
  10. Really great talk about the history of cephalopods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwK2pBQm6s4

    1. wongojack


      I haven't clicked that, but I thought you might like this:

      mad watch out GIF by OctoNation® The Largest Octopus Fan Club!

    2. BydoEmpire


      Haha, I don't know what that's from but it looks awesome.

  11. Is there a away to expand status comments, rather than having to click on "X Replies" and open a new screen?

    1. Albert


      Not at this time, but it's something I'm going to look into. 



    2. BydoEmpire


      Cool, no worries, just wondering.  Thanks!

  12. Sold an XEGS on ebay a month ago. UPS lost the package, then found it weeks later, then shipped it back to me totally mangled (torn box, etc). Contents are all there and seemingly intact, I packed it really well. Now I have to retest and see *how* well... The buyer has been very patient, which is great, though I did offer a refund.

    1. DragonGrafx-16


      Is the console all right? I once had Fedex deliver my $200+ audio mixer to some guy's garage down the street. Luckily he was a good person and brought it to me.

    2. BydoEmpire


      I checked it out this morning, and everything still works!  I'm going ot refund buyer's shipping cost, but hopefully it'll be resolved. Plugging it back in and playing Necromancer again gave a little tinge of regret, though, I love that game.

  13. FWIW, I did a factory reset and the screen still cuts in and out and is full of distorted lines. Unplayable. I'm just going to return it. Too bad, seems like a nice little unit if it worked, I just don't have the time or patience to debug this further. On the plus side, I was able to get my Cauldron d64 to run in C64 Forever, so I think that's my go-to for now. I need a general USB Atari stick.
  14. Olevia 720p TV, don't have anything else with HDMI to try it with, unfortunately. When I get some free time I may restore to factory settings and see if that fixes it and update again.
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