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  1. Rescue on Fractalus! What a wonderful game!

    1. doctorclu


      The alien still jump scares me.  :D

  2. My brother got me a copy of Robotron: 2084 for Atari 8-bit for Christmas, and I had to contend with finding a halfway comfortable way to hold two controllers at once. Good game, though.

  3. I recently bought an NTSC Atari 65XE and have been having fun with BASIC and a copy of Video Easel. I plan to expand the computer with a FujiNet and one of the SD-based multicarts, but in the meantime I'd like to have ready access to a few good little games. In particular, I'm looking for: -Star Raiders -Pac-Man -Asteroids I live in the USA and can pay by PayPal. Thank you in advance for any offers!
  4. I got a 65XE this week and ran my first USR() function. It crashed the Atari, lol.

  5. I'm wanting to make a custom pair of Atari paddles, and I'm confused by a detail of the controller schematics (excerpt posted below). The pots in the paddle circuits are drawn with small arrows next to the wipers, circled in red. The arrows point in the direction of lower resistance, but I don't know what meaning they're supposed to convey. Does lower resistance correspond to clockwise or counterclockwise rotation? EDIT: Ah, I didn't look hard enough. A search for "clockwise" in this forum suggests that clockwise rotation lowers the resistance.
  6. I've never heard of any precautions to follow with the TIA voices. The only thing that would happen from setting both to 15 is that the sound would be loud.
  7. Oh my gosh, this is wonderful, Andrew! I was wanting to use BYO today, and lo and behold you've come out with a new version! This is great. heeho.bin
  8. I wanted to know how badly my Genesis pad fire button bounces, so I made a little VCS switch bounce visualizer.


    1. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      Are you speaking metaphorically?

    2. TheHoboInYourRoom


      No. Open this status in its own tab; I posted a real program.

  9. This update looks pretty good overall. Thank you for pushing through HTTPS support! I have a small request: I've never liked this style of relative timestamps. Is it possible to have absolute timestamps again, perhaps as an option?
  10. I played on a Stunt Cycle cabinet today! After getting a feel for the controls, I got my score up to 17 buses. What a neat game.

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    2. TheHoboInYourRoom


      It's in the arcade museum next to the Palms Grill Cafe in Atlanta, Illinois.

    3. GoldLeader


      The old black + white one?  We had a store up the hill about 3 blocks away, when I was a kid that had that game...Also the store I where bought my Atari 2600!  (The store was called Grand Central )...

    4. TheHoboInYourRoom


      Yup, big black and white monitor!

  11. Just realized that I haven't played Chopper Command ever since I maxed the score. I should give it some love again.

    1. Flojomojo


      Sounds like you gave it the beating of its life, the opposite of love! :-D

  12. It's a good feeling when payday comes.

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    2. GoldLeader


      My 2 favorite things about jobs are Money and Days Off.

    3. guitarmas
    4. ls650


      That feeling never lasts long, though.

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