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by SpiceWare
January 8th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/1/6: Atari 2600: Missile Command, Walker (Europe)
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: 2019/1/6: Atari 2600: Missile Command, Walker (Europe)

IMG_0750.jpg I <3 that monitor! It came with my Amiga 2000HD back in '91. I have the 2600 and Amiga CD32 hooked up to it via an S-Video switch box. I still have the Amiga, but haven't used it in ages due to hard drive failure. The Amiga's in its box in the bottom of the guest room closet, but its m...
by SpiceWare
January 7th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2019/1/6: Atari 2600: Missile Command, Walker (Europe)
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: 2019/1/6: Atari 2600: Missile Command, Walker (Europe)

how do you play European games for the Atari 2600? Does it just work if you pop it in, or did you need some workaround? Yep, no region lockout on the 2600 so just pop them in. Colors will be wrong , and whether or not you get a stable image depends entirely upon your TV (adjusting vertical hold may...
by SpiceWare
December 10th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Records vs. CDs vs. digital music
Replies: 21
Views: 1075

Re: Records vs. CDs vs. digital music

I started my music collection on 8-track in the mid 70s before switching to cassette tape. Also bought a few albums and 45s during this timeframe, though preferred the portability of tape (especially after I bought my first car in 83). Moved onto CDs in the late 80s. Ripped my CDs in 2003 to AAC 128...
by SpiceWare
October 3rd, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: VGC Anti Atari??
Replies: 24
Views: 1235

Re: VGC Anti Atari??

I've been told that there are actually threads on Atari Age discussing how I am biased AGAINST Atari systems! Are you guys aware of this? What do YOU think? I've not run across a thread like that. Mostly when I see mention of you there its due to a new review such as this for Super Cobra Arcade and...
by SpiceWare
September 5th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Warlords Action
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Warlords Action

Just realized all the images are gone from when I discovered and documented the "suicide trick". At the time I was creating a disassembly for Warlords as my original plan was to hack it to add multi-ball, but ended up writing Medieval Mayhem from scratch instead. I've created new images an...
by SpiceWare
August 28th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Who didn't own a NES in the 80's?
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: Who didn't own a NES in the 80's?

Not me. Family xmas gift in 1980 was an Atari 2600 with Space Invaders and a number of other games. The following Xmas I got a Commodore VIC-20. I gamed on it as well as wrote & ran my BBS, The Dragon's Lair. Over time I ported my BBS to a 64, then 128. Over time my BBS & custom terminal sof...
by SpiceWare
July 13th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: How does your wife/significant other/mom deal with your video games?
Replies: 39
Views: 3673

Re: How does your wife/significant other/mom deal with your video games?

My mom has boxed copies of my video games, even a framed poster for Space Rocks ;)
by SpiceWare
June 1st, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

Guess I could have linked to the documentation ;) Atari had the Stella Programmer's Guide , but a lot of the third party companies had to reverse engineer how the Atari worked so were at a disadvantage. It's interesting to look at the terms used in the Coleco's documentation : ⋅ VIC (colec...
by SpiceWare
May 31st, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

John actually said that, not me ;) but yes, the we have better resources than they did back in the day. Some of the key things are ⋅ great community support support - other programmers frequently help out, artists (both pixel & audio), play-testers, etc. ⋅ better development ...

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