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  1. I've been asking the universe for this. It must have heard me and used you to make it so 🙃 Seriously, this is my second favorite game (Medieval Mayhem and Warlords being first and first-and-a-half) and one of the first disassemblies I looked for when starting to learn Stella programming. The code looks very well laid out and clear, can't wait to study it.
  2. Is it possible to unload the burden of paddle input checking to the ARM? If so, have there been any ARM assisted paddle games made?
  3. Are the Galagon shirts for sale anywhere yet?
  4. https://arcadeblogger.com/2019/12/26/atari-coin-op-archive-footage/
  5. The most important thing to run on real hardware is to strictly abide by the NTSC and PAL frame specifications. Emulators are tolerant of that, so you may not see a problem there. On CRTs the picture can roll, on modern TVs you might not get a picture at all. The second box of "Scn Ln" in Stella debugger will go brownish-red if you deviate from the standards.
  6. It's here! https://atariage.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1203
  7. Since the license is AGPL, couldn't they just use it? Personally, I wouldn't want to deal with Atari or Activision as they exist today, both have become pretty bad. They're definitely no good at engaging the community. If they entertained the idea, I'd be suspicious of their motives. They'd obviously want a license that lets them close the source and add some kind of DRM to it. Maybe they'd pay well for such a license, or maybe they'll find something in the code that lets them claim IP ownership and take the whole project. I'd be less surprised by the latter, but I'm a skeptic. P.S. I love what you've done. I likely never would have started playing with 2600 programming if it wasn't for 8-bit Workshop embedding javatari.
  8. Galagon (Galaga port) is fantastic, should be available on cart soon.
  9. @Andrew Davie Cool. I would have done it in PHP/mySQL, but my lack of experience would have made it a bit slower. For the record, I hate MS just as much, I use Linux for personal use, I won't even install .NET Core. But my career has lead to using MS stuff for almost all my employers/customers. It's all enterprise software and since they're just self-inflicting MS lock-in on themselves, and not the general public, I don't feel too guilty about it
  10. Got any takers yet? I'm a software developer. Mostly work on the MS stack, but I'm sure I could handle using whatever tech you'd prefer.
  11. Hard to tell from the pic but my first instinct is to blame the TV. I had a weird problem with a copy of Adventure on a modern TV and almost returned it, but I knew enough about the system to realize what I was seeing couldn't possibly be a cart error. Worked perfectly on a different modern TV. I know, nobody has two television sets, but have them try anyway.
  12. "These motion registers should not be modified during the 24 computer cycles immediately following an HMOVE command. Unpredictable motion values may result." I know what I'm doing for the rest of the day.
  13. p1FqO3

    What if...

    Same code, just retitle it Bnuer Dash.
  14. I couldn't find any info on "Atari X Programming Environment" you talked about in the last show. Do you have any links?
  15. It's fixed now. Looks like it's not a WordPress site any more (probably to avoid more hacking) and now has some fun, interactive content.
  16. Looks like the site's been hacked :/ It's currently a tax refund form.
  17. What, you don't like having to login and then download an 8GB system update and then a 20GB game update every time you turn on?
  18. I know Sega Genesis controllers can be used with a 2600. But, could the Atari Paddle and/or Driving controllers be safely connected to a Genesis? Could a game be programmed to utilize them? Has it been done? I love spinner controlled games, but there's only so much that could be done on a 2600, I wonder what could be done with next gen hardware.
  19. p1FqO3

    Fake Cartridge?

    https://i.imgur.com/2dpGbDu.jpg Mine is copyright 1988 but that seems to be what I've got, you can even see the indents in the sticker where those holes are. I have like 30 carts, I guess this was the first I got from that era. Are these known not to fit into light sixers? It's uncomfortably snug, I'm not even going to try putting it in again.
  20. I just posted a topic about how I thought I got a fake copy of Kangaroo. Based on your pics, looks like I just got a crappy late release (1988/89 based on copyright). I thought the lack of dust cover, holes inside exposing the back of the sticker and the perforated edges on the circuit board were indicative of a fake but it looks like it was par for course later on. Out of curiosity, do the newer carts have a tighter fit in a light sixer? The cart I have barely fits (and doesn't work, but that's not uncommon in itself).
  21. I bought a copy of Kangaroo I'm pretty sure is a complete fake. The cart looks legit at first glance but, for one, there is no dust guard. Two, there are holes on the inside sticker side that expose the sticky part of the sticker in the shape of the left and right guides, as if the guides were cut out of that part of cart. Three, the cart is too big for the Atari. Four, the exposed part of the circuit board have seemingly fresh perforation marks like a modern board would have. Five, the plastic inside the cart looks fresh, maybe even 3D printed. Six, it doesn't work even after jamming it in a little too forcefully into the Atari. My only question is, why would anyone waste their time and money making fake Atari carts when they go for $1 USD? Edit: Nevermind, looks like it might just be a later relase. The pics in this post show a Pacman cart with similar features http://atariage.com/forums/topic/282403-us-1985-new-game-releases/
  22. I run Night Driver's anti-burn routine on my TV, when I have no intention of playing it, just for atmospheric enhancement.
  23. I've become better at not looking for spoilers. When I was a kid, I don't think I ever once beat a game or found an easter egg without using Nintendo Power or strategy guide. About a year ago I beat Dragon Warrior without knowing a single thing about it. VVVVVVVVVVVV*SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS**SPOILERS*VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV I spent 3 - 5 hours looking for the Shield of Erdrick before trying to fight the final boss. I finally gave up and just did the fight without it, and won, easily. Turns out the shield doesn't even exist in the game, I had everything I was meant to have. All the other outfits included a shield so, naturally, I assumed the best one would as well. However, I don't consider that time wasted, I don't think there's a tile of that world I haven't seen or a character who's comments I didn't analyze to death looking for hints. Map exploration has a distinct kind of satisfaction on it's own.
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