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I am pleased to announce that I have published my book Atari Projects: 50 Fun Projects for Your 8-Bit Home Computer. The goal of this book is to provide a series of fun projects to make it easy for beginners and experts alike to get the most out of their Atari 8-bit retro-computing hobby. Most projects are designed to be completed in less than an hour, and are ideal for the weekend hobbyist. The format of each project is a how-to that lists the pre-requisites, the time estimate for completion, some introductory information, a step by step guide, and some comments. The projects are presented in a sequential order that could be followed by someone new to the hobby. The book starts with projects related to purchasing and working with Atari computers and peripherals followed by chapters on software, BASIC programming, and useful resources. Included are projects on original hardware and software, as well as projects covering recent developments in technology such as flash memory devices and emulators that can enhance the Atari experience. The book is 122 pages with lots of color photos. It is printed on high-quality paper and sells for $19.80 on Lulu. Of course, all the projects can be found for free on the Atari Projects website if you don't want to buy the book. The advantage of the book is that the projects have been curated, presented in a logical order, and heavily edited. I hope you find the book fun and useful!
What do we struggle with the most when creating a new ColecoVision homebrew project? Of course, the answers depend on the person experience, the game idea, the tools and materials available, and so on. I would like this poll to show a full view of a game project from start to finish. Since a conversion doesn't worry about the game idea and most of its code and data, try to think about a ColecoVision project made from scratch and what is most troublesome in a full project. Let's exchange on this topic, give tips and tricks, perhaps find ways to reduce the bottleneck time parts. Maybe this can show where we should focus our effort on, even find or make some missing tools in our toolbox. Vote and reply why you voted that way! Let's begin our talk!