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  1. I'm not sure the comparison is adequate because Ataribox is something money can't buy.
  2. Blergh... despite a full day off in the middle of the week, I barely played any video games at all. I had one short session in the middle of the night on my AFP which I record here just to not draw a zero: Atari 2600: Atari Climber - 4 min. Miniature Golf - 2 min. Video Pinball - 3 min.
  3. So I've got this question for a while if the Intellivision world would be ready for some adult oriented games... Yes, I am wasting 4 sprites on the ugly face. Alternative graphics:
  4. Cool. It sounds like the Intellivision equivalent to the Berks Trilogy (Berks 1, Major Blink, Berks 3) and more recently Baby Berks and Berks Four, all for the Commodore 16 and Atari 8-bit. These were developed by Jon Williams (Nojeee on the forum), perhaps best known for Jet Boot Jack back in the days.
  5. I understand that both Blueprint (Arcade, 2600, 5200, C64) and Solar Fox (Arcade, 2600, C64) once were advertised but never turned out. Also Lazarian (Arcade, C64) would probably fit well in the time frame and the category of games developed so far. Satan's Hollow (Arcade, C64, Atari 8-bit) might also be possible. While all those games exist on at least one or two home systems, neither seem to be ported to every possible system already.
  6. Yes, that is exactly how it works. A PRG file contains the load address in the format low, high byte and then the data as a binary.
  7. Nice. I suppose bank 3 mode would be useful if you want to make your own cartridge with e.g. Programmer's Aid ($7000-$7FFF) and VIC-MON ($6000-$6FFF).
  8. FWIW, the ATR works fine on my 130XE with SIO2SD. Start brings me to the game, but then I got a different Atari model.
  9. From what I remember, Atari would only license out their brand to existing or new hotels, i.e. they would not build or operate any hotels of their own. In that way, the costs are minimal but the possible earnings are secured.
  10. If Tapper is flawed, why not combine The Goonies with Monstrum and no need for additional worm games?
  11. I'm sure somewhere there is a PC based interface to communicate with a ECM, for one reason or another. I don't know how reprogrammable/flashable these are, if a well equipped car shop would have the tools to access it. Also I don't know why you would have changed it, unless it was determined to be broken, you neeeded a spare part and kept this one for memorabilia.
  12. Here's the summary for Week 20, running from May 11 - 17. We logged 2826 minutes of eligible play, playing 26 games on a total of 8 systems. Top 10: 1. Earthworm Jim (Genesis) - 306 min. 2. Gumshoe (NES/Famicom) - 254 min. 3. Protector II (Atari 8-bit) - 251 min. 4. Tanglewood (Genesis) - 247 min. 5. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 208 min. (#7) 6. Worm War I (Atari 2600) - 202 min. 7. Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade) - 201 min. (#9) 8. Tempest 2000 (Atari Jaguar) - 150 min. 9. Stargate / Defender II (Atari 2600) - 114 min. 10. Wonder Boy in Monster World (Genesis) - 111 min. (#4) Pre-NES top 10: 1. Protector II (Atari 8-bit) - 251 min. 2. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 208 min. (PN#4) 3. Worm War I (Atari 2600) - 202 min. 4. Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade) - 201 min. (PN#5) 5. Stargate / Defender II (Atari 2600) - 114 min. 6. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 107 min. (PN#6) 7. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 85 min. (PN#1) 8. Protector (Synapse) (Atari 8-bit) - 63 min. (PN#8) 9. Asteroids (Atari 2600) - 60 min. 9. Centipede (Atari 2600) - 60 min. (PN#9) 9. Frostbite (Atari 2600) - 60 min. 9. LadyBug (Atari 2600) - 60 min. 9. River Raid (Atari 2600) - 60 min. Top 8 systems: 1. Atari 2600 (1036) (#1) 2. Genesis (673) (#2) 3. Atari 8-bit (339) (#9) 4. NES/Famicom (303) (#3) 5. Arcade (201) (#8) 6. Atari Jaguar (195) 7. Sega CD (42) 8. Sega Master System (37) Sorry for posting the summary so late. While none of the games totally dominate this week, the top two are Earthworm Jim and Gumshoe, with the A8 version of Protector II and Tanglewood very close behind. Despite many people playing Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man this week, Protector II for the Atari 8-bit takes the pre-NES title, though when it comes to most played system out of the mere 8 represented this week, the 2600 still is in top. Stargate / Defender II (Atari 2600) becomes member #407 in the 1000 Minute Club with a total of 1020 minutes.
  13. Week 20 Top games 1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) - 2208 min. (#1) 2. Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Xbox One) - 1288 min. (#2) 3. Old World (PC) - 663 min. 4. Dragon Age Origins (PS3) - 615 min. 5. Beat Saber (Oculus Quest) - 483 min. (#4) 6. Witcher 3: Definitive Edition (Switch) - 466 min. 7. Elder Scrolls: Blades (Switch) - 368 min. 8. Lord of the Rings Adventure Card Game (PC) - 358 min. (#9) 9. Slay the Spire (PC) - 263 min. (#6) 10. NBA 2K20 (Xbox One) - 202 min. Top systems 1. Switch - 3217 min. (#1) 2. PC - 2122 min. (#2) 3. Xbox One - 1570 min. (#3) 4. PS3 - 615 min. (#6) 5. Oculus Quest - 483 min. (#4) 6. PS4 - 168 min. 7. iOS - 110 min. (#5) Total 8285 minutes and 25 different games on 7 different systems. Sorry for the late posting, it has been a bit of a crazy week despite one mid-week holiday. As usual, last week was dominated by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, followed by Call of Duty Modern Warfare. No major changes to the systems list as well, Switch ahead of PC and Xbox One in third place. As to the question about expansions vs part of the original game, I'm not sure how to count games separately. For instance when it comes to the pinball games we've traditionally counted all boards under the main game, even in the classic tracker. If those Doom expansions are just new maps, I suppose they should go as the original game but if they make changes/improvements to the engine and change it beyond just new maps, perhaps count those separately after all.
  14. "Poll closes on 05/20/2020 at 11:30 PM" Assuming that is a timestamp adjusted for my local time zone, it would mean that this poll closes in less than 1.5 hours from the time I post this message. I suppose trbb can re-open it again in that case, but make sure to vote early, vote often!
  15. Good thinking, but MFM used card edge, not IDC (?) pins. These are 2x16 and 2x12 pins. However a search on the number 1227148 yielded me a few perfect hits: Engine Control Module (ECM) for 1986 & 1987 Buick Grand National, Turbo Regal, and 1987 GNX. 1985~1986 GM Camaro/Engine Computer Brain Box ECM ECU Did you happen to own a such car once upon a time? Second hand parts dealers sell these for $100-$140.
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