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About liveinabin

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  • Birthday 05/19/1973

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    Painting the box of your next game.
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    Land of the Angles
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    Painting. Robots. Painting robots.
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    The End

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  1. You guys 😊 Personally, I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. The idea was to ever-so-slightly evoke the old Konami Gradius style artwork (as it's a Konami game). In my mind, this ship is like some funky early prototype of Gradius' Vic Viper - that's why it's got a lot of aircraft styling and actual missiles. Like a space F-16 As for the color scheme - the weird insect-based Stern version's marquee art was all green and I thought that might be a fun color to use as you don't often see it in space games. It is a GREAT game by the way. I'm very excited to get my hands on it too. Carlos has absolutely smashed it out of the park with this one. I actually prefer it to the coin op.
  2. Just this minute, I’ve cracked open an old junior to discover it was a revision F. This is gold dust! Thanks
  3. Ohh you guys Thanks for the kind words about the artwork. This was a really fun project to work on and I’m pleased with the result. I do love illustrating games that are, by necessity, visually simple (in this case, because it’s a -brilliant- port of a v old coin op). I get to have all of the responsibility of adding context and narrative to those coloured blocks. The game itself is absolutely superb. John, Nathan and Thomas have done a lovely job here - you’d be hard pressed to fill 4K any better. I can’t wait to play it with real Paddle controllers.
  4. There aren’t any that I can find for sale in UK. We never really bothered much with svideo in the land of the mighty RGB scart It looks pretty easy to make one though. I’ll just butcher an old svideo cable and wire it into two RCAs.
  5. That’s superb. Thanks very much.
  6. Hallo all. I’ve got a 2 port 5200 that Albert sent me a while back. He sent me a composite modded one as I’m in the UK (PAL land). Its an old mod board but it works well and the picture is acceptable. However, as well as the composite video (yellow wire in the picture), there are two other outputs (blue and purple wires) which, I understand, are Chroma and Luma. I’d be an absolute muppet not to take advantage of those so: What kind of cable can I fashion to use all of that? Are we talking SVideo? I’m not sure.
  7. Here are a couple of detail bits from my new manual cover/label art. The general idea here is that the city IS the robot; mining resources, self replicating and endlessly expanding. It builds and uses the tanks almost like white blood cells.
  8. Well, theyre not. That sticky out heat sink thing on the left, the different arrangement of the chips on the board, the left facing RF unit, the Atari logo on the rear of the switchboard.. Those are not 1978+ features.
  9. Hi all - not been here for a while I had a bit of time today to fix up some 2600s. Had a (PAL - Im in UK, this is important) 6 switch woody with no TIA so I grab another dead unit to act as donor. This one: On opening it, I discover this: Now, correct me if Im wrong, but thats the innards of a Heavy Sixer is it not? There are a couple of other discrepancies too; the switch fascia has a thicker orange bezel than usual, the type is further from the switches and the TM is an entirely different font from my other 2600s. Could the reason that its apparently not working be that its an NTSC 2600? How could I check it works (aside from composite modding it which seems drastic at this stage)? Is there a chance that its PAL? Now I think about it, I was given this about 10 years ago as a non working Atari from a town nearby that houses a US airbase - so theres a good chance it IS an NTSC half-sixer (is that what they call these?).
  10. I definitely have the PAL cartridge of Toyshop Trouble (I did the label art and I live in UK). Superb game and a must play every Christmas.
  11. If I'm buying a physical version of the game, usually deluxe. But that's only because my game buying is now overwhelmingly non-physical editions. There are so many patches and updates to games these days that I don't really see the worth in physical copies. After all, the buggy day one mess on that disc is definitely not the game you've actually been playing.
  12. Controller pad. Joysticks are superb on an arcade cab but in the hand.. not so much.
  13. PS4 for indie support (and the upcoming 'No Mans Sky'). I'm sick of Nintendo. I didn't play Mario as a kid so their 'nostalgia field' doesn't work on me.
  14. Hi all! Whenever the 2600 comes out, Fall Down is always the last man standing. Great game (slight disclaimer, I did the label but had nothing to do with the game) Toyshop Trouble is also, as many have said, a thing of joy. We actually used it at a primary school I work at in a literacy exercise: Let the kids play the game without instructions and they have to write the manual. They loved it too.
  15. I did a little shill mission for the thieves guild (who I hate, but I figure if I become their boss, my inaction will slow them down ) - crept in, planted the item, crept out. Now Vex is having a go at me because she reckons I murdered someone in there! I cant guarantee I didn't step on a couple of dust mites but that's all! Stupid thieves guild. Serves me right for even visiting them.
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