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by SpiceWare
December 24th, 2016, 2:52 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: 1975 Atari VCS Prototype
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: 1975 Atari VCS Prototype

scotland wrote:I don't know why the board marked memory has dozens of chips

From the first photo:
Developers wrote and assembled software on a DEC PDP-11 minicomputer, and then downloaded it for testing.

All that memory's emulating a cartridge ROM.
by SpiceWare
November 23rd, 2016, 6:22 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: 2600 Keystone Kapers. How great!
Replies: 5
Views: 1849

Re: 2600 Keystone Kapers. How great!

I use it in my Homebrew presentation (see slide #31) as an example of how to use the limited objects of the 2600 in order to generate the display. Most of the screen is created by changing the color of the background over successive scanlines.
by SpiceWare
October 18th, 2016, 12:13 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Stella at 20
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Stella at 20

Stella at 20 - An Atari 2600 Retrospective In the summer of 1997, Atari veterans gathered together to reminisce about the golden age of videogames and to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Atari 2600. These are the original, uncut interviews and discussions shot for the resulting documentary - Stel...
by SpiceWare
September 14th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/9/8: Colecovision: Turbo, Defender
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: 2016/9/8: Colecovision: Turbo, Defender

I've never seen a Colecovision in the flesh. Your Turbo review really makes me want to try this. Doesn't seem like it received many home ports either only the Colecovision and Intellivision. Coleco was porting it to the 2600 when the crash happened and it got shelved. A prototype was discovered by ...
by SpiceWare
January 14th, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Dino Eggs Rebirth (Linux, Mac, Windows)
Replies: 0
Views: 998

Dino Eggs Rebirth (Linux, Mac, Windows)

Like many, I was a fan of Dino Eggs back in the 80s. It's back! Available for Linux, Mac and Windows. David H Schroeder, the original author of Dino Eggs, was involved in the project. I cut the cord a few years back, so installed it on the Mac mini that drives my HDTV. IMG_6880.jpg You can play as T...
by SpiceWare
January 12th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Shannara Chronicles
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Re: Shannara Chronicles

Bought the series via iTunes because I put up an antenna and cut the cord three years ago - saved $4575 since then! I did go a bit overboard in setting up the Mac mini with a Drobo(RAID storage), as I'm using it for more than just recording OTA broadcasts, so my net savings is now at $859. For some ...
by SpiceWare
December 5th, 2015, 8:00 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Christmas Video Games?
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Christmas Video Games?

VideoGameCritic wrote:I updated the Xmas Special to include James Pond II (Genesis). Thanks mbd36!!

Should have added Stay Frosty 2 while you were at it :)
by SpiceWare
November 13th, 2015, 6:09 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: John Champeau's back
Replies: 0
Views: 1812

John Champeau's back

The mastermind behind Conquest of Mars and Lady Bug for the Atari 2600 is back with his latest, a port of Scramble!

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by SpiceWare
September 27th, 2015, 1:33 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Trackball version of 2600 Centipede!
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Trackball version of 2600 Centipede!

Two new 2600 games hacked for the trackball: Millipede (CX-22 trackball only) Reactor (versions for CX-22 & CX-80 trackballs and the Amiga mouse)
by SpiceWare
September 9th, 2015, 4:56 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Trackball version of 2600 Centipede!
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Trackball version of 2600 Centipede!

2600 programming guru Thomas Jentzsch hacked Centipede to use a trackball (or Amiga mouse) instead of joystick. You'll find the ROMs in reply #150.

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