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TrekMD

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    Pie Factory Podcast

    Wait, what? I haven't even finished writing feedback for the previous episode! LOL
  2. Yep, that's normally what I do as well!
  3. That is very nicely done. I do have to wonder how long will it stay online, though, given how Nintendo aggressively protects their IP.
  4. I've seen their videos before. I thought this was really cool and I thought they did a really good job adapting the Transformers into those suits!
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    7800 Arcade Proline controllers

    I got one of these, right handed. I like the look and feel of it.
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    Pie Factory Podcast

    Cool. Episode added to my podcast app! So, it's a Ferg-less episode? No Podfather? LOL
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    Ms. Pac-Man - what went wrong with this version?

    Agreed. Like I said, I've had plenty of fun playing it.
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    Craigslist Finds

    Very cool. This is the model NES that I own. I prefer this design. Cool that it comes with A/V outputs!
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    Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler

    I wanted to share this in case anyone is interested. Etsy seller ItsAllGeek3D has made available 3D printed couplers for the Atari 7800 controllers so you can play games like Robtron 2084 and T!ME Salvo. You can order them here: Atari 7800 Controller Coupling W/ Mounting Holes. These are available in multiple colors if you want anything other than black.
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    Atari 7800 Joystick Coupler

    I think about that much. There is a simple design that could be adapted for the 2600 controllers. It came with Robotron for the 8-bit computers...
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    Atari Flashback 9 is Awesome

    Cool. Glad to know. This may be better than the Retron 77.
  12. OK, cool. I just need to decide which version to get since I can get either one.
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    Star Trek Continues

    They did indeed wrap up earlier than intended...by two episodes. Vic decided to end it a bit earlier than expected to avoid any potential issues with CBS given their new guidelines for fan produced Star Trek. As for Axanar, be sure to watch Prelude to Axanar. It's the only episode out right now as new material is still being developed. They will only have two 15 minute episodes to complete the original story they had intended.
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    Ms. Pac-Man - what went wrong with this version?

    I don't think it's bad. I've had plenty of fun playing it.
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    Star Trek Continues

    Glad you enjoyed it. They've made all the episodes available for download to burn your own DVD's and DVD cases, I'm considering creating my own set. And, yes, those two episodes are well made. The only thing I don't like about them is that they mark the end of a very well made series.
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    Ms. Pac-Man - what went wrong with this version?

    Personally, I have liked every version of Ms. Pac-Man on the Atari systems despite their not being perfect. They replicate the gameplay very well. As for Jr. Pac-Man and Super Pac-Man, I have those for the 5200 and both are nicely done. It is unfortunate, Atari did not release them during the console's lifetime.
  17. Is there a difference between the versions or are they identical?
  18. Some of those scores are very impressive. This was fun!
  19. OK guys, I played on my Nomad and here is the score I got tonight...
  20. Wow, that looks great!
  21. Old School Gamer Magazine Issue 8 is out today for online reading. The print issue will follow soon. This issue has an article I wrote quite a few months ago looking at the Starpath Supercharger for the Atari 2600, so be sure to check it out. Shoot 'Em Ups..... we love to button mash on them at the arcades. But its not all about slamming those buttons as Walter Day talks about in the Art of Shooting! Or how about the greatest Atari 2600 Shooters by Brett Weiss, and the Darius Series arcade games that Adam Pratt talks about on page 28. Plus cool articles on PUCK-Man being renamed, Horowitz's History talking bout 32X - Star Wars Arcade plus Mini Arcades, Ed Kelley, Tetris and Joseph Saelee and more! Read all about it! Even better subscribe to the print edition and get it in your mailbox too! Read Here: https://www.oldschoolgamermagazine.com/magazineosg/osg08/
  22. Thank you, RickR! Glad you enjoyed it! I'm now working on a series of articles comparing game ports done back in the day and today by homebrewers. There are several titles that can be covered.
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    Happy to Join this Awesome Forum!

    Welcome aboard!
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    Star Trek Continues

    Glad you're liking it!
  25. AA member Muddyfunster has just released a new original homebrew for the Atari 2600. The games is called Tyre Trax and looks fantastic! It's still a work in progress but the look of the game reminds me of an Activision title. Here is his post alone with pictures of the title. You can download the game here. ---------------- This is a clock racer where the player has to complete the course in the shortest possible time. Still a bunch of things to add (like an in game reset switch function..). I have no idea how this plays on real hardware as I don't have a Harmany Cart to test as as I'm using the DPC+ kernal, it doesn't work on my Uno_Cart. Inspiration. I always used to love games like Barnstorming and Grandprix by Activision where it's you vs the clock. This game is inspired by those and also by the unique art style of classic Activation with the gradient sky etc. I ride on my mountain bike a lot near where I live in the UK and we have a lot of canals. The idea for this game came when I was out riding along the tow path, having to avoid crazy old ladies with their yappy dogs, fishermen, rocks, and the local chavs (I guess "punk" would be the closest way to describe that to our colonial friends in the US ). I thought this would make a great Atari game so I gave it a shot. In reality the tow path isn't as wide as my game, but then if it was modeled too much on the "real" I guess it wouldn't be much fun as a game ;-) Playing Right now, 4 game modes are present to try out. Game 1 : Summertime - nice and simple, learn to play (15 obstacles) Game 2 : Sunset - bit more challenging with more obstacles. (20 obstacles) Game 3 : Winter - hard, (25 obstacles) - rocks start a bit closer as visibility is lower ! Game 4 : Winter 2 - as above with more obstacles and lower visibility (30). Controls Fire or Reset to start after selecting your game. Right to accelerate Left to slow down. If you hit an obstacle you get stopped in your (tyre) trax.. Game over - you will need to restart / reload (next thing I'll be fixing).
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