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#1 AlamoAtari

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:13 PM

I saw this today, it's called the slocum tracker. You can make your own soundtrack and sounds without having to get into assembly language to much. A great little tool for homebrew or just messing around with.


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#2 Justin

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:26 PM

I've always been really impressed with Paul Slocum. I think he's a literal genius. I wrote a blog entry on him a number of years ago (which I need to find), My blog entry linked to an article The Austin Chronicle had written about Paul Slocum for SXSW. It's a bit dated, but still a great read if you're curious about an awesome person who pushed the 2600 to the max in the most interesting ways: 

 

 

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From The Austin Chronicle:

Paul Slocum

Modding the game

http://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2007-03-02/451623/


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#3 AlamoAtari

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:42 PM

I think it's awesome that Paul made it available to other people. I am going to mess with this one for a bit. It might be cool if I could make some hacks for myself, maybe good enough to share with you guys here.
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#4 Justin

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 06:03 PM

I think it's awesome that Paul made it available to other people. I am going to mess with this one for a bit. It might be cool if I could make some hacks for myself, maybe good enough to share with you guys here.

 

Yes, and I agree! I'd love to see the hacks you share with us here  :100:  :wreck-it-ralph:


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#5 Ballblaɀer

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:49 PM

Paul composed the title theme for Thrust+ -- it's the pinnacle of musical achievement on a 2600 cart, if you ask me.

 

 

To hear sounds like these coming from a VCS... it rendered me speechless the first time I fired up the game!


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