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Christmas with Lord Fortescue!

Posted by Bobbety_F in Bobbety_F's Blog, 12 December 2017 · 24 views
wiiu, treasure tracker, nintendo

Going somewhat off piste here, but as it's nearly Christmas, I thought - just this once - I'd post something non-Atari related - Lord Fortescue's Christmas Episode. Bobbety's lost Arabella's present, so he calls on his old chum, Bunty Norris, for help!
I hope you like it. Normal Atari-related service will resume after the twelfth night:-)

Atari Age Gift Certificate

Posted by flickertail in Flickertail's Blog, 11 December 2017 · 49 views

Atari Age Gift Certificate Alas, my family cannot see past my Amazon for xmas gifts.
So today, I added the link to the Atari Age Gift Certificate page to my Amazon Wish List using the "I want" box. Here's hoping that at least one person will copy & paste the link into a web browser.
I there is a better way, I'm all ears.

The Bad Black 99/4A Keyboard

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 11 December 2017 · 42 views

The Bad Black 99/4A Keyboard The beige model of the TI-99/4A usually has the oft-maligned post action keyboard with a membrane contact system contained within which is prone to failure.  In my first blog post I was both happy and disappointed to find a couple of variants of the beige keyboard which had, respectively, the spring-leaf style contact with full square action and a no...


Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 11 December 2017 · 48 views

I guess the third time's the charm. I bought a copy of Atari 2600 Xenophobe off eBay a few days ago. The past two were PAL copies that rolled on my CRT TV. I was hoping this one would actually behave and be NTSC. Well, the dog woke me up to let me know someone was on our porch. I looked and there sat a package. So I got it. I opened it up. There were a bu...

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 11 December 2017 · 73 views

Well, after a lot of work I may have fixed all the collision bugs.
I've certainly fixed the worst of them, and my testing so far looks pretty good.  The new shooting system works extremely well and I'm having a lot of fun just doing the testing.
I've also gone ahead and added a few sound effects.  Nothing serious, placeholders real...

Why You Should Make Games for the Atari 2600

Posted by vidak in vidak's Blog, 10 December 2017 · 41 views

I am in the process of making an Atari 2600 game. I have been given a lot of support and shown a lot of kindness, even at this very early stage. So I wanted to give back in a small way. In this blog post, I will make five arguments for why you, someone who has never done programming before, should get started in making homebrew games for the Atari 2600....

Defend your Castle - Atari 2600

Posted by Marc Oberhäuser in Marc Oberhäuser's Blog, 06 December 2017 · 104 views

Please welcome the box for the first Atari 2600 game from  Mr. Atari  (Sijmen Schouten):  Defend your Castle . :)

All about the Audio Companion

Posted by Bryan in The UAV Blog, 02 December 2017 · 134 views
Audio Companion, AC, Sound

The Audio Companion board is designed to be a simple way to add high quality sound to Atari consoles and computers lacking a sound output (predominantly the 2600, 5200, 7800, 400). It can also be used in any system as an audio mixer. For example, a stereo Pokey setup can be mixed to a mono output without affecting the separation of the 2 stereo channels....

just met chinese president xi jinping on the set of a new movie.

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 02 December 2017 · 95 views

He is set to star in a chinese rendition of emperor's new clothes. Here is a picture of him in character.

Mega Man SNES Controller!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 01 December 2017 · 65 views
Mega Man, Super Nintendo, Capcom and 3 more...

I'm not sure why they went with classic Mega Man instead of X, but I played Mega Man 7 to make it appropriate.

Back working on my iOS game

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 01 December 2017 · 89 views

Back working on my iOS game I'm back to working on my iOS game "Slide Tilt Roll"   in preparation to using it for a presentation to some computer students at my son's high school. 
I updated the MacBook to High Sierra, updated to XCode 9, installed XCode 8 to upgrade the code base from Swift 2.2 to Swift 3.0, then used XCode 9 to bring it up to Swift 4.0. ...

Coco - Spoiler-free review

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 28 November 2017 · 181 views
Movies, Animation

I actually got to see Pixar's Coco at a sneak preview at work a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't write anything about it until the movie was in theaters. (I work at CalArts in the Character Animation Program , for those that haven't been following along.)
It was an interesting screening, because Disney had what I could only describe as their Secre...

Made a gofundme page

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 26 November 2017 · 110 views

A couple of people suggested that I make a gofundme page, so I did:
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MSX Colors - Food Coloring Style

Posted by walker7 in 8-bit Computer System Colors in Food Coloring, 26 November 2017 · 149 views
msx, colecovision, ti, colors and 5 more...

This is the second installment in computer food coloring.  This time, it's the MSX palette.  It's also used on the ColecoVision, and the TI 99/4A.  Therefore, it could be called the TI palette.  It consists of 15 colors and a transparent color.
Color 0 is Transparent .
Black:   8 parts Black
Medium Green:   9 pa...

Code As You Go

Posted by walker7 in The Best Assembly Computer, 25 November 2017 · 92 views
assembly, computer, 8-bit, 16-bit and 6 more...

This next section is a big one.  Wouldn't it be great if you could test code as you programmed it?  Well that's where Code-As-You-Go comes into play.
The mode can be accessed with a dedicated button on a keyboard.  It's labeled "CAYG."
Take a look at this:

Bubsy wishes happy Thanksgiving

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 23 November 2017 · 102 views
Bubsy Bobcat, Happy Thanksgiving

With five days left on the guess the arcade game contest that the Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog is hosting, Bubsy on the twitter feed sends out his wish for a HAPPY THANKSGIVING...

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as well.  My second favorite holiday!
-Doctor Clu

A blog trash can.

Posted by WizardBone in T.R.A.S.H Blog, 21 November 2017 · 110 views

You are picking through my trash again I see. tsk tsk.

Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - Prelimary Round

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol in AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol's Blog, 16 November 2017 · 177 views

So, there is a collection of 24 games that will try to make it past the first hurdle in becoming the best Atari 2600 sport game ever.  There are some titles here that will put on a brave face and try to punch over their weight class.  Barely 4kb lightweights against some 16kb behemoths?  Who will make it past the initial round and get a goo...

Collectionof 72 Atari 2600 Games for Sale

Posted by zipperzeppa in Atari 2600 Collection Bulk Box/ Cartridge Sale, 16 November 2017 · 199 views

Looking to Sell my collection of Atari 2600 games & boxes. A good mix of standard games with a mix of a few rare & in demand titles. . Wife said time to let them go. I need to determine which boxes have cartridges, believe most if not all are available with the game. If interested I will confirm which cartridges if any are missing from the bo...

I got Mouse, South Park season 9, Froot Loops cereal from mail

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 15 November 2017 · 155 views

I got Mouse, South Park season 9, Froot Loops cereal from mail I got my order yesterday. My new mouse, South Park season 9 and Froot Loops cereal.
I started wonder if one day, we could order the whole grocerie by mail.
Ice cream, frozen cakes, fish, fruits, vegetables and other could be a challenge to send them by mail.

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