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Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 21 August 2017 · 44 views

Well, my last comment about her being better is still good, I hope. She woke up a half-hour ago in the middle of the night, I asked her if she was okay, and she said she was a little bit dizzy, but not suicidal like she was yesterday morning. I don't know whether she can still eat, as it's only 4:40am here. I hope she'll be well enough to go and watch the...

Spy Ship Sighted

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 20 August 2017 · 97 views

Early support for the spy ship. When it appears "Spy" will be said (I need to free up some space!).
Spy ship will make a number of passes; if it's not destroyed by you, or by something else, the Red-Alert Scenario will be triggered and both I and P type missiles will swarm after your ship. The number of passes is based on the difficulty level:
4 -...

The Casio DH-100 project plan

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 20 August 2017 · 63 views
DH-100, MIDI

The Casio DH-100 project plan Between the time that the Casio DH-100 Digital Horn was introduced and todays prices on eBay, the price dropped to the point where it seemed to be a bargain.  I was fortunate enough to have pulled the batteries (15 years ago), so there was a good chance that it would still work. 
Now I want to build an Atari8 sound module to accept MIDI i...

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III report!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 19 August 2017 · 50 views
Drew McIntyre, Bobby Roode, Asuka and 3 more...

What a great show!

RealSports Curling

Posted by AverageSoftware in AverageSoftware's Development Blog, 19 August 2017 · 82 views

Just realized that I've been working on this project for over a year now.  Kind of scary, but then again, Ratcatcher took at least three years.  Of course, Ratcatcher was my first 5200 game so there was a lot to learn.
I've completed the the new physics system, as least as far as basic rock movement is concerned,  The new system is m...

Project 65XE I got the machine

Posted by Osgeld in Osgeld's Blog, 18 August 2017 · 113 views

So I get home this evening and sitting in my workbench chair out in the garage, is this box that looks small and looks like someone punched it, great vibes. Adding on to those good feelings I open it up and see a bunch of shredded up junk mail as packing material. 
Luckily the ebay seller was not a complete moron and the machine itself was enc...

DIY microconsole

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 17 August 2017 · 56 views

Bought: Raspberry Pi Zero W, Pro: cheap at C$13.50 (+tax & shipping, case C$6), tiny (65mmx30mm), low power (powered via USB on TV), WiFi & Bluetooth (for controllers).  Con: can only handle 8 bit & 16 bit gen consoles, miniature connectors require special cables (C$6)
On-Hand: 4GB micro-SD card, HDMI cable (dollar store), mi...

Aging Gamers: It's Time for Developers to Rethink How They Structure the Gaming Experience

Posted by game_escape in game_escape's Blog, 17 August 2017 · 111 views
aging gamers, video game design and 1 more...

As I approach my mid-30s, an issue in gaming has been weighing on me more and more over the past few years. I find myself increasingly frustrated with how modern games attempt to structure my game time in ways that are often incompatible with my responsibilities and commitments. While I was never a gamer of immense skill, as a kid I could play through dif...

My Top 10 Atari 2600 Games

Posted by HP Atari King of Michigan in HP Atari King of Michigan's Blog, 13 August 2017 · 149 views

My Top 10 Atari 2600 Games As the 40th anniversary of the Atari 2600 VCS approaches, I decided to compile my personal favorite games on the legendary system.  I've owned Nintendo NES, SNES, and Wii, Sony Playstations 1 and 2, the original X-Box, and Sega Genesis, as well as other Atari systems (5200 and 7800), I always find myself coming back to the 2600.  I was a kid dur...

Simpsons NES

Posted by LS_Dracon in Draconland, 12 August 2017 · 159 views

I was playing Simpsons - Bart vs Space Mutants for NES and I was disappointed by the game graphics.
Actually none of the versions for other systems have good graphics.
I played the Master System version back in the day, and I never pass the first level. 
Anyway, back to the NES, Here's my redemptions of the sprites, using the sam...

SuperSketch Tracing Pack for TI and ColecoVision

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 12 August 2017 · 137 views

SuperSketch Tracing Pack for TI and ColecoVision I do not have the time available yet to jump back into the forums as I have been cleaning up my home-office and integrating my former state office.  Part of the process involves archiving items in storage for long-term safe-keeping.
While I am not certain how available these are, I figured mine are in good enough condition to go ahead and scan...

The new US passport

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 10 August 2017 · 153 views

I hope it won't happen in Canada too.

Now It's Not My Pancreas

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 07 August 2017 · 170 views

Continued from a previous blog entry . I went to a gut doctor today (a belly specialist). He said that the numbers aren't high enough to be any form of pancreatitis. According to him, the scans don't show anything wrong with my pancreas. And my symptoms don't match up either. He thinks it's probably my gallbladder and the no fat/low fat diet I'm on works...

Why is my life crap? (asks a friend)

Posted by doctorclu in Doctor Clu's Dissertations, 03 August 2017 · 166 views

Friend #1
Why am I such an asshole? Why is my life shit?
Friend #2 
Simple fact is, you reap what you sow!  
My comment:  I mostly agree with the previous comment. I think some people attract storm clouds. All and all, I feel free to PM me with more details if you want an answer more in line with you, if you want advice, or jus...

Cruiz'in Etsy - July 2017 - fan made Bubsy Figure

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 31 July 2017 · 190 views

So I was cruising the web, how this always starts, and I saw the cutest Bubsy figure here...
Was only like $13 or so. (plus like $6 shipping)
The figure came in today, so here is how this looks in my hand to shore a bit more scale..

ReplayFX 2017 Friday report

Posted by Cafeman in Caféman's Blog, 28 July 2017 · 213 views

I attended ReplayFX (Pittsburgh, PA) on Friday July 29 2017. Didn't go the first day (Thursday). I intend to go Saturday too, tomorrow. 
This is the 3rd year in a row I've attended, and I'll keep attending as long as it keeps happening each year in the City of Champions . 
Vendors - pretty similar to last year, mostly the same ones...

I never finish anything...

Posted by mojofltr in Beware of Kiwi, 24 July 2017 · 310 views

I never finish anything... So it is starting to seem more and more unlikely (with the exception of a limited release of Bombs Away / Drop Zone IV) and Tremors (Scott's  hack of Mine Dig) that any of my games will see a cartridge release.  If you are interested, feel free to get someone to do a one-off.
I will try again to see if Captainbreakout has found any motiv...

3D printed solar filter for telescope/camera

Posted by Vorticon in Vorticon's Blog, 20 July 2017 · 225 views

So with the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st 2017, I decided to get my hands on a solar filter for my 8" Dobsonian telescope so I can grab some video and pictures of that rather infrequent event. Since I had bought my telescope from Orion, I checked for a compatible solar filter on their site and found out that it was priced at $145! There was...

5 Criteria For Great Games/Systems

Posted by boski in drawscreen then reset, 18 July 2017 · 56 views

For a while now, I’ve been trying to figure out what are the determining factors of a great game, and by extension a great game system. It doesn’t take much self-reflection to realize my favorite systems are the VCS, NES, and Wii. Many of their games satisfy one of the following criteria. Numbers 1-4 are pretty essential for me, but when a gam...

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