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  1. I would like to visit Russia. If it weren't for COVID and my fear of flying. Is it true that Russia is colder than Minnesota?

  2. Working on a new Commodore Pet RPG: Haven.


    It borrows a bit from Fallout new vegas but is mostly self contained. 




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    2. Frozone212


      don't know what i did. All i did was uncheck true drive, save, then recheck.


      I don't have the best luck with saving to disk. I think i'm cursed lol

    3. carlsson


      Line 14: The INPUT statement won't accept just a blank line, you need to type something.

      Line 15: The GET statement will flash by in 1/100 of a second, with practically no chance of pressing "S". Perhaps you want the opposite action, that the GET statement waits until A$ is not blank.

      Line 18: The INPUT statement needs a numeric input like pointed out before. Any letters typed in will cause ?REDO FROM START. You might want to indicate that the user should give a number 1-3.

      Line 23: The FOR loop goes from 1 to 2, then you check if the loop variable is 1 which it never can be. However it will always be 2 so it skips to line 28, meaning a bunch of PRINT statements and the DATA statements never are read. It might be just as well, because you're trying to read string data into an numeric variable that would lead to ?TYPE MISMATCH error.

      Line 39: The DIM is superfluous as I pointed out elsewhere, but as long as you only run it once it doesn't hurt.

      Line 68: You use LIST in the middle of the program. I believe that will stop execution?

      Line 179: You're missing an ending parenthesis on the TAN formula.

      Line 181: You initiate a FOR loop, followed by a numeric INPUT that will overwrite the loop variable, but since you have no NEXT, it might not matter.

      Line 204: You're missing an ending parenthesis on the formula.


      All that is strictly from a code perspective, nothing about how the gameplay is.

    4. Frozone212


      does the commodore PET have a way to print to the top right and left of the screen? There's no print at command.

  3. TIL that i hate Aim assist in Console games. Seriously, try playing Big red one on ps2 without dying, i'll wait.


    The stupid Aim assist ruins the entire damn game. I'm on Farewell to friends and on top of the audio cutting out (Crappy RCA cables), not being able to see clearly (crappy cables again) and getting shot (Bad framerate coupled with crap aim assist)

    I'm at my wits end.


    The Framerate is decent but aiming is just..ugh. Why are you slowing down my aim? I'm getting ventilated. Here's hoping somebody fixes the ps2 version down the road.

    1. ClassicGMR


      I play Fortnite on my Switch a lot (cue the boos) and I absolutely hate the aim assist. Stop moving my cursor! It's hard enough to play competitively at 30 FPS.

  4. Does the sarlacc pit feel pain? What would happen if you fed it a whole bunch of industrial grade laxatives?


    Or ran over it with a tractor? Can it move or is it stationary? What if you fed it to Gravemind?

    1. thanatos


      Maybe it depends if it has a mouth or not.  Stupid remastered versions!

  5. So many programming languages, it's easy to forget that there are other aspects to making a game like Art direction and sound design. 


    My head is stuck in the 80's-90's. Program and that's it. 

    I fear i will never be able to get a job in today's world. Any other qualifications? Um...I beat contra for NES without dying? Cue the unemployment line


  6. New upload on my channel: Star wars For C64.

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    2. Frozone212
    3. Max_Chatsworth


      What is the focus of your channel? It's interesting but pretty far afield as far as topics.   What industry/job do you work in?

    4. Frozone212


      that's private. as for me, I'm not working but I hope to eventually

  7. Question for the designers: Why does the Graphic Adventure Creator need conditionals? It's a program for creating TEXT ADVENTURES! no wonder i have so much trouble. branch this, gosub there.


    I would love a programming language devoid of stress and super simple to use. and no CLI

    1. carlsson


      That is because it is engine driven, like any decent adventure game would be, rather than a text novel of PRINT statements with little interaction. E.g. you need one particular location to behave differently, open up new paths, find new items based on what you're carrying, what you already have accomplished etc.

  8. How do i save a file to disc on Winape? It keeps saying Drive A fail. I made a text adventure based off of dracula and have no way to save it except as a screenshot. What is so hard about copying Winvice's save " ",8,1 command?

  9. You can only pick one band and one activity to do for the rest of your life:


    Coheed and Cambria




    As I Lay Dying




    Judas Priest


    Play nothing but Classic games




    Listen to nothing but the loudest, heaviest metal music on the planet without ear protection (won't go deaf, will hurt like hell)




    Watch nothing but Barney for the rest of your life

    1. insertclevernamehere


      Which one's the band and which one's the activity?😏

    2. Frozone212


      Band on top, activity on the bottom




    3. insertclevernamehere


      Oh, now I get it.  All I could see was Coheed and Cambria.  Now I see the rest of it. 😂

  10. It's going to be a catalog christmas this year. Hooray

  11. Pluto: Deathly cold, resembles Hell


    Mountains of madness: Cold, resembles hell. Giant mutant penguins.


    IRL, no giant mutant penguins :(

    1. Rogerpoco


      King Flippy Nips is NOT going to appreciate that kind of publicity...


  12. Just discovered Atari LOGO.

    darn it, I was born too late!

    28 years old and yet i feel 55

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    2. Frozone212


      I wish i was born earlier, maybe 1954

    3. doctorclu


      Oh to be my Dad's age.  :P   Why 1954?


    4. Frozone212


      I feel that I was born in the wrong year. I would've loved the 70's-80's pc boom

  13. There is one fact that will always be true even in the face of criticism: Darth Sidious stomps Kirk and eats the Borg for breakfast. The death star can annihilate federation vessels and the strongest, fastest ship is no match for a tie interceptor. 



    1. GoldLeader


      No arguments here...Other than his name is just INsidious minus the "IN" ...Hehaaah,  I mean what next?  Just find the king Space INvader, remove the "IN" and call him Darth...Oh Noo!



      I mean




  14. completed my first type in program. Quasi.


    Now, to make an RE7 version for the atari 800

  15. Started watching MLP. Does that make me abnormal? I'm a 28 year old male who lives at home with his mother.


    funny (not dirty) insults and clever puns welcome

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    2. Frozone212


      i've only just started. I never expected such responses though. Stereotype or not, i really don't care. CC made his choice. so, plug away if you will, i'm in the mood for a row. 

    3. x=usr(1536)


      What you do or do not do really doesn't matter to me one way or the other.  However, if you're going to go posting on the Internet about your personal habits (whatever those may be) and invite commentary on them, you should expect commentary on them.  That commentary may not be what you thought it would be, so learn to handle it.


      But do stop taking yourself so seriously.  It'll benefit you in the long run, trust me.

    4. Frozone212
  16. Halfway through typing Thw Witching Hour for Atari 800. My fingers are TIRED.


    I love this computer. I'm not even joking, I'm saving up to buy one down the road.


    Compute Magazine Issue 65

    Vol 7 number 10 October 1985

    Has an atari 520ST on the cover.

    1. Frozone212


      update: finished, got corrupted garbage and an error. fuck it

  17. Spaceballs is comedy gold.


    observe:Spaceballs - We're at now-now. - YouTube

    1. Tickled_Pink


      Had it on VHS but, TBH, I never found it that funny. A lot of it was just cheesy or quite childish gags. But many people seem to like it, so ... 🤷‍♂️

    2. Frozone212


      i respect your opinion

    3. GoldLeader


      Can't remember when I first saw that...But it was later...And I regret not seeing it sooner.  Some jokes were certainly more shocking, and also funny seeing them then as opposed to now.

  18. The Krusty plate could've been resolved quicker if Krabs weren't such a cheapskate.


    No stain is worth another atomic explosion.


    Bikini bottom has had so many atomic explosions that i'm amazed Gmork hasn't shown up in the company of Ren and Stimpy.

  19. For those without cash or time Archive.org has a mame emulator with most of the games. Terminator 2 Judgment day baby

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    2. Frozone212


      the cursor is slow but it's playable. The DOS version can use the mouse. Its fun.


      Still no sign of Star wars Trilogy arcade though 😕

    3. Steven Pendleton

      Steven Pendleton

      I tried that once. It runs way worse than just running MAME on my PC to the point where games are basically unplayable and I'm using that legendary ultra-fast Japanese internet. Better to just download MAME.

    4. Lord Mushroom

      Lord Mushroom

      I played Championship Manager 96/97 and Panzer General on a website once. I had played for tens of hours in each, and was doing very well.


      Then I had an unrelated tech problem, which I tried to fix by deleting my browser history. An unfortunate side-effect of that was that my saves had been deleted.

  20. Tried leaving home. The world is a cruel dark place. You'd be amazed how long you can walk when you are on adrenaline and half a can of red bull. Made it as far as county then realized I had made a horrid mistake. 


    I'm just glad to be alive. That's the last time I take the advice of Reddit to move out

    1. Max_Chatsworth


      Tried to leave as in literally walk outside one day..or tried to leave as in move out?

    2. Frozone212


      the first one. didn't go so well. never doing that again

    3. Frozone212


      at midnight

  21. Nearly managed to buy a mint condition Atari 800xl yesterday. 


    damn my lack of cash. 

    It's the one videogame store in Sacramento. Wish i could get hired there


    1Up Retro Videogames. Great place. Ask for Willow if you need help

    1. bluejay


      A local game store had a very nice 1040STfm with monitor for $200. By the time I became interested in 16 bit computers, it was gone. 

  22. Realized my stupidity. I was trying to use a Monitor as an assembler. That's why none of my code worked.Gordon Ramsey Idiot GIF

    1. bluejay


      Try Supermon on C64. I think that can translate assembly to ML on the fly. It isn't a full assembler but it should be more pleasant that using a simple monitor.

    2. Frozone212


      I'm using Merlin 64.

      Question: When i try to run the program, it looks for object code. But i have no idea how to add it.


      ideas? I'm using the 6502 games book on archive.org. For instance, I typed in the sounds program and saved a source but I don't know what to do next


    3. bluejay


      Never used Merlin 64; I’ll try when I get home today. Can you link me to that games book you’re using?

  23. Is there a way for me to make retro games without needing to code? I'm still proficient in other areas, just not C or 6502. 


    I'm still trying to wrap my head around Commodore BASIC.


    ideas? Not being lazy, I just need extra help in areas


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    2. Frozone212


      Stephen, google is your friend

    3. Razzie.P


      GB Studio seems to be a solid bet.  I played around with an earlier version, and was impressed by what it could do.   NESMaker also makes the claim of "no coding," but nah... that's a bit (a lot) of a lie.  It's a neat tool for "asset management," but you'll code.  A lot.  😄




    4. Frozone212


      i'll check it out

  24. for whatever reason, when i program in assembly (mostly commodore machines), I cannot use Immediate addressing (#). I don't want to use an outside assembler. Any ideas?


    This is the output i get:



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    2. bluejay


      I don’t know why you’d want to program in machine code, but the hex values for each addressing mode of each instruction is totally different. You can’t just type a #. If you’re using Commodore’s monitor there should be plenty of official documentation. See the C128 user’s guide. 

    3. Frozone212


      It's easier than using an outside assembler. I hate using CLI's and the like.

    4. bluejay


      CLIs are straightforward as long as you know what you’re doing. If you prefer, there is an IDE for CBM machines where you can program in assembly or CBM BASIC called CBMPRGStudio. 

  25. I live by three tenants:

    1. Star Trek is inferior

    2. Rap and Metal are superior

    3. Classic consoles and computers beat modern any day

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    2. batari


      I also live by three tenants. Without their rent money I would not be able to afford the mortgage.

    3. GoldLeader




      I'd say:

      1.   Star Trek is different but good, if not Great at times!

      (Just depends on Mood-For Me)

      2.  Metal Rules!  But so many good music styles out there!  It depends also,  I guess...Just leave the Auto Tune OFF and music is good

      3. Y E S 


      PS I gave a Like,  not because I agree,  but because you stated your opinion without fear.

    4. Frozone212


      it was that or 4chan

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