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About R_Leo_1

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  • Birthday 08/31/1999

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    Davenport, FL
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    Retro gaming, Atari 7800, Atari 2600, Pixel art, Drawing, Programming, 1980s

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  1. I've always wanted to see Shinobi on the 7800. I'm not sure why though lol.
  2. I can only imagine having a homebrew game that uses the Minnie sound capabilities. That would be amazing to see!
  3. This looks amazing! As a big fan of the original game, I approve
  4. I'm only now realizing that I started the LadyLady 7800 demo over 2 years ago... doesn't feel like it's been that long at all. I hope that I can finish it this year then.

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    2. R_Leo_1


      Yeah! I have a couple screens completed past the title screen. I have a thread where I post updates: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/302017-ladylady-graphics-demo/


    3. Shawn


      Oh, I was thinking more along the lines of any actual gameplay perhaps?

    4. R_Leo_1


      At the moment, LadyLady would be too complex of a game to jump into making. So for now it'll just be a graphics showcase, and maybe audio. I do plan, however, on making a game after this demo is finished, but the two projects wont be related.

  5. Got 3 Genesis games for 20 bucks today :)

    1. Isaiah Austin

      Isaiah Austin

      What were the games that you got?

    2. joeatari1


      Man, I remember back when West Coast Video was closing in my town.  They had a video games section in the store and trays of Genesis games.  They were like 20 for $3!  Unfortunately for me I didn't have a Genesis at the time so I passed on the offer.🙁

    3. R_Leo_1


      Picked up Spider-Man, Ecco: The Tides of Time, and Tommy Lasorda Baseball.

  6. Friday's after school = Going to local game shop at the mall :)

    1. TwentySixHundred


      Those days are gone man :)

  7. Anyone have some advice on buying a 5200? I.e. best place to get one, some things to consider controller-wise etc.

    1. masschamber


      "dead" consoles that don't power up usually have a single chip that has gone bad, as a bonus it is off the shelf and as an additional bonus it is typically socketed. and costs like 83 cents.

    2. eightbit


      Look heavily for some kind of adapter to use as a replacement for the original controller. You will not have a good time with the console with that original controller....even if it works. The Wico stuff is expensive and overrated. When I received my 5200 the person I purchased it from made and included an adapter that has the dial pad and accepts a normal Genesis controller (with both buttons mapped to it). This console is REALLY enjoyable with a proper controller.

    3. SlidellMan


      I would suggest a flea market, but the only one that has an Atari vendor is on Menge Ave. north of Gulfport, MS. Don't know about Florida, however.

  8. Slowly becoming more interested in the Atari 5200, this may prove to be a problem... 

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    2. Swami


      Since you need the Trak-ball Controller, we're talking like a square yard of real estate here. I think it's only bested by the Coleco Adam (the printer is the power supply!).

    3. DoctorSpuds


      Oi! The Sears Heavy Sixer is 'The Big Sexy' Not the 5200. I think you're getting your console pet names mixed up. 😉

    4. Wally1


      Let us make mention of 'The Big Beige Beast'!  (Atari 800)

  9. Finally purchased a Soldering station for Christmas this year. UAV mod here I come!

  10. Made my first video game for a school project; You can  play it here: https://peakreacher.itch.io/strikezone I'll be discussing the game at an expo the school is hosting. You can watch me talk about it at noon on twitch: www.twitch.tv/FPMCLUB Would love any feedback if you have the time. Cheers.


  11. I now understand why so many people are upset about the crunch programmers are put under in the game industry. This stuff sucks.

    1. CPUWIZ


      Not for all people, there is a certain amount of pride involved.  I once worked the entire month of December and slept in the office a lot.  Shit, I even slept under a desk at Namco's headquarters in Japan. LOL

    2. BydoEmpire


      What I remember about most of these long, difficult projects was how much I learned and grew through them.  Not great situation if you have a family, but for a time in my life it wasn't a bad thing (as unpleasant as it seemed at the time).  One project I was helping with for the last couple months tallied 7 divorces on the team by the end of it (thankfully not me).


      On one particularly long, difficult project I remember driving home after 11pm every night, and I'd always turn on the BBC world news.  Listening to the war stories and horrors of what was going on in some parts of Africa at the time put my extra couple hours working on a video game in perspective.

  12. Just got an Odyssey 2 controller to try with my 2600, been trying to find a good joystick-style controller because I hate using the pro-line joysticks. Hope this one is good!

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    2. GoldLeader


      Slik stiks are pretty cool too...Just another thought,  in your quest...or SEGA Genesis pads, Europads, NES Pads (Wired up to work).   Or save up and see EdLaddin...https://edladdin.com/


      He's on AtariAge and in the AA Store as well :)

    3. R_Leo_1


      @GoldLeader Funny you mention Genesis pads, as that's what I have been using primarily to play 2600 games, since I got my 7800 a few years ago and it's great as a replacement, if one wants to use a D-Pad. However, I've been dying to feel the nostalgia associated with using a good joystick, as many on here and other pages have vouched for it.

    4. desiv


      Some O2 controllers are hard wired.  Mine was, but my O2 back then was dead so opening it and removing the controller was easy.  Not having a soldering iron back then and just twisting the wires together....  Well, not a great plan, but worked at the time.. ;-)

  13. I'm starting to think Crystal Castles on the 2600 is my favorite 2600 game. Either that or Enduro.

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    2. GoldLeader


      Both good choices!  For me it's Dark Cavern.   Seems like every time I fire up the Atari,  even if I play something else too, I end up back at Dark Cavern.  Other games that have been like this in the past for me include Midnight Magic, Pitfall! and Yars' Revenge.

    3. pacman000


      My favorite's probably Demon Attack or Berzerk.

    4. R_Leo_1


      @AAA177 I really enjoyed the arcade original, and this one captures the spirit extremely well for a 2600 port, it also has excellent sound design carried over from the arcade, and it helps in making it so addicting. Also it's just nice to have a 2600 game with more than a few screens lol.

  14. Idk why I love the William Shatner VIC-20 commercials. Something about the style of early 80s ads is very captivating.

  15. Just got a copy of Karateka on the 7800 today, and I have absolutely no idea how to play it lol. Does anyone know where I can find the manual for this one?

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    2. R_Leo_1


      That's exactly what happened to me, gotta admit I laughed pretty hard at how suddenly it happened.

    3. eddhell


      I played it on C-64 more than any other platform, I think it was the Spacebar to change stance since they used single button 2600 controllers...I had to use my toes to hit the space, as with a lot of other games....I learned how to play Raiders of Lost Ark using my feet to control the inventory joystick (looked like a f'n orangutan, but it worked)

    4. jd_1138


      I think in that game you're supposed to just walk the Earth with your bedroll until some local bully gunslinger harasses you, and then you beat him down in slow motion.

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