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    Hacking Jag, collecting for Jag, Jag in general...?
  1. You realise I posted that fifteen years ago, right? I've mapped a Saturn controller to a Jag port before - it was actually a lightgun, but one of the ones with a d-pad and a couple of buttons on as well. Not too difficult if you follow the diode matrix on the keypad PCB. I may still have my old notes somewhere if you're interested. I switched over to exclusively using ProControllers when I realised how much nicer the A/B/C buttons were. Should have been like that on all of them in my opinion! Stone
  2. I'm still here, and thanks It was 2003 - back then it was unbelievably difficult to get a consistent quality of copy on Jag stuff - I went through an entire pack of CD-Rs at the start burning coaster after coaster! The CD bypass unfortunately means that imperfect copies can still be run so there was a lot of playtesting involved on each disc to make sure there weren't any extra errors above and beyond my original copy. I think I only sold them for £5 though so it was a bargain Threw out a huge stash of leftover inserts a couple of months away actually - it wound up easier getting a larger quantity printed all at once. I think I only sold 50 or so, so if you have one then you're part of a lucky minority Not sure if the B&C version is based off one of my copies or not, to be honest. All power to his elbow though, it's not at all easy making copy after copy of this stuff. Stone
  3. Hello I'm still around but very much on the fringes - not only have I moved on rather but I've had a load of irritating IRL issues to deal with. I do still have a soft spot for the Jag, and you never know, there might be a secret project in the works The best thing about secrets is that you can never disappoint people by working slowly... Stone
  4. Actually it is possible to burn a CD 'jukebox' - Atari devs used them internally to play the latest cart games. The disadvantage is that you need an Alpine and dev BIOS in your JagCD! All the CD software does is copy a cart image onto the Alpine, then resets - the valid cart image then forces the Jag to run from cartspace instead of the JagCD. So it is possible, just deeply awkward and expensive Stone
  5. Quite a few of that list still exist (and some were released, even). Big chunks of American Hero are playable, same with BIWN, same with Brett Hull Hockey, I've seen someone playing LiveWire at a JagFest UK. We all know about Phaze Zero, Tiny Toon Adventures and Painter. There are mockups of Jack Nicklaus Cyber Golf. I have Virtual VCS. So really a fair few are accounted for! Rollcage would have been awesome, same with Phear (rumoured finished but Nintendo got exclusive rights when they recoded it as Tetrisphere for the N64). It's probably a blessing some of those got cancelled though, Lester the Unlikely was awful Stone
  6. It was released as Hoverstrike I did wonder that, but I was expecting Classic/Plus/2000 style so ruled it out. Battlezone was great but I hated Hover Strike Stone
  7. It was released as Hoverstrike I did wonder that, but I was expecting Classic/Plus/2000 style so ruled it out. Battlezone was great but I hated Hover Strike Stone
  8. It was released as Hoverstrike I did wonder that, but I was expecting Classic/Plus/2000 style so ruled it out. Battlezone was great but I hated Hover Strike Stone
  9. For a real blast from the past you can now read it here, courtesy of a 2001 cache from the Wayback Machine busterm: My first BJL cable was made of 30cm of bare wire with a shield made of tinfoil (earthed to the shell at one end using a blob of solder attached to a wire, with the other end soldered to the shell. The blob was stuck to the tinfoil with electrical tape.). I only made a proper one when I got fed up with the crinkling noises whenever I swapped carts Stone
  10. Second vote for Power Drive Rally - you're really missing out there. Worms is good but a bit of a sloppy conversion - only really worthwhile if you have a bunch of regular players and can have a properly long league. Atari Karts is definitely a good buy. Stone
  11. I wrote a BJL FAQ once (it was on Starcat's old site before it died). I'll dig a copy off my old PC later Stone
  12. I'm rationalising my collections. There might be some mileage in it yet
  13. Oops, you're completely right. They have different serial number runs too. I wrote an FAQ post about this very subject once so it's a bit upsetting all my trivia's gone west! Stone
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