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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: 3325

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: 1382

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: 1382

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 ...
by SpiceWare
May 18th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Bosconian clone comming to the Atari 2600!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: Bosconian clone comming to the Atari 2600!!!

ZeroPage Homebrew played through all sectors of the A, B, Γ and Δ quadrants in Draconian. Took almost 3 1/2 hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC7ov4mzYzo
by SpiceWare
April 25th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: 21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: 21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)

half true. True because trying to play a game with an emulated a paddle is an exercise in frustration. I've tried with a mouse, trackball, and analog joystick. Using a keyboard or digital joystick isn't even worth considering. False because you can use a real paddle with emulators. I own a Stelladap...
by SpiceWare
April 25th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: 21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: 21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)

You're welcome! I don't know when they began. On the 2600 menus are expensive to implement, there are not any built in resources (BIOS, character set, etc.) to take advantage of, so they weren't feasible until much later on. In Medieval Mayhem the menu (routines and graphic images) use 6K alone out ...
by SpiceWare
April 24th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: 21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: 21 Unexpected Games to Love for the Atari VCS (Book)

do any homebrew 2600 games have 20, 50, or more variations? Look for homebrews that feature a menu. While I was writing Space Rocks somebody tried to get me to remove the menu, in order to make space for a feature they wanted me to add, and replace it with a Game Selection Matrix in the manual seen...
by SpiceWare
April 20th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: New Stuff on Atari Age
Replies: 11
Views: 2141

Re: New Stuff on Atari Age

easter egg in SCA:

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by SpiceWare
March 29th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: MICROVISION (1979) - World’s First Handheld System - Review of System and All 12 Games
Replies: 22
Views: 3458

Re: MICROVISION (1979) - World’s First Handheld System - Review of System and All 12 Games

- Many of the Microvision games, like Connect Four (pictured below), use overlays on the cartridge to make up for the lack of graphical capabilities. hqdefault_2.jpg The overlays could differ, mine had the rounded holes for Connect Four. I recall playing the square hole version once and finding it ...
by SpiceWare
February 21st, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Bosconian clone comming to the Atari 2600!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: Bosconian clone comming to the Atari 2600!!!

The speech from the arcade machine is difficult to understand as well. In Draconian's manual we list them as this: Your space fighter is equipped with an advanced on-board SMART ASSISTANT (or ‘SMARTASS’ for short) which will verbally inform you of combat conditions: ⋅ BLAST OFF!–- You’ve e...

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