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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Champ Baseball   
    It will play better even than the 5200 version given all the stuff he is adding to this game. 
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    TrekMD reacted to MaximumRD in Your Desktop / Favorite wallpapers etc.   
    Here are a ton more recent favorites of mine. 😎
     

























































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    TrekMD got a reaction from MaximumRD in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Champ Baseball   
    The guys from Champ Games have begun working on a new homebrew title for the Atari 2600 called Champ Baseball!  The game is in very early development and there are no binaries yet there are are some images of the game.
    Their plans for Champ Sports Baseball include:
    Multiple built-in teams (16 is the current # we're hoping to include), including unique team colors, lineups, etc.
    - Team editor for name/uniform colors, etc.
    - Different field types (artificial turf vs. grass)
    Multiple game modes
    - Exhibition mode: play with any two teams
    - Tournament mode: choose a team and compete in a tournament-style march to the championship!
    - Practice mode: hone your skills with batting, fielding and pitching practice
    Multiple play modes:
    - 1 player vs. computer
    - 2 players vs. and team modes
    Multiple screen views:
    - Pitcher/catcher
    - Infield view
    - Multiple outfield views (left, left center, center, right center and right field)
    Other:
    - Double and triple plays
    - Infield fly rule
    - Bunts, sacrifice flies
    - Steals, hit and runs, pickoff plays, pitch outs
    - Left/right handed pitchers and batters, plus switch hitters
    - Player skills (throwing, fielding, hitting, running)
    - Throwing and fielding errors
    - Game stats
    Read more about the game here:  Champ Sports Baseball (Atari 2600)

    Pitcher/catcher view with full scoreboard:

    Infield view.  The solid red player - the catcher -  shows player that has the ball:


    Left-center view.  The ball and shadow can be seen around 2nd base.  The yellow cross hairs show where the ball will land to aid in fielding (can be disabled for advanced players):


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    TrekMD got a reaction from MalakZero in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Champ Baseball   
    The guys from Champ Games have begun working on a new homebrew title for the Atari 2600 called Champ Baseball!  The game is in very early development and there are no binaries yet there are are some images of the game.
    Their plans for Champ Sports Baseball include:
    Multiple built-in teams (16 is the current # we're hoping to include), including unique team colors, lineups, etc.
    - Team editor for name/uniform colors, etc.
    - Different field types (artificial turf vs. grass)
    Multiple game modes
    - Exhibition mode: play with any two teams
    - Tournament mode: choose a team and compete in a tournament-style march to the championship!
    - Practice mode: hone your skills with batting, fielding and pitching practice
    Multiple play modes:
    - 1 player vs. computer
    - 2 players vs. and team modes
    Multiple screen views:
    - Pitcher/catcher
    - Infield view
    - Multiple outfield views (left, left center, center, right center and right field)
    Other:
    - Double and triple plays
    - Infield fly rule
    - Bunts, sacrifice flies
    - Steals, hit and runs, pickoff plays, pitch outs
    - Left/right handed pitchers and batters, plus switch hitters
    - Player skills (throwing, fielding, hitting, running)
    - Throwing and fielding errors
    - Game stats
    Read more about the game here:  Champ Sports Baseball (Atari 2600)

    Pitcher/catcher view with full scoreboard:

    Infield view.  The solid red player - the catcher -  shows player that has the ball:


    Left-center view.  The ball and shadow can be seen around 2nd base.  The yellow cross hairs show where the ball will land to aid in fielding (can be disabled for advanced players):


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    TrekMD reacted to kamakazi20012 in Squad Challenge - Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 7800)   
    Best game of Ms. Pac-Man I've ever played on the 7800...and I used a standard controller!

    See?  Real hardware stuff.

    He he...all the Atari kids came into the out since we humans have been under lockdown 🙂 I reached the fourth maze again but this time did not notice the same lag.  The game was a single game started from power up...there were no games played beforehand.  I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
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    TrekMD reacted to RickR in Squad Challenge - Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 7800)   
    57310!

     

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    TrekMD got a reaction from GRay Defender in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Champ Baseball   
    It will play better even than the 5200 version given all the stuff he is adding to this game. 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Champ Baseball   
    The guys from Champ Games have begun working on a new homebrew title for the Atari 2600 called Champ Baseball!  The game is in very early development and there are no binaries yet there are are some images of the game.
    Their plans for Champ Sports Baseball include:
    Multiple built-in teams (16 is the current # we're hoping to include), including unique team colors, lineups, etc.
    - Team editor for name/uniform colors, etc.
    - Different field types (artificial turf vs. grass)
    Multiple game modes
    - Exhibition mode: play with any two teams
    - Tournament mode: choose a team and compete in a tournament-style march to the championship!
    - Practice mode: hone your skills with batting, fielding and pitching practice
    Multiple play modes:
    - 1 player vs. computer
    - 2 players vs. and team modes
    Multiple screen views:
    - Pitcher/catcher
    - Infield view
    - Multiple outfield views (left, left center, center, right center and right field)
    Other:
    - Double and triple plays
    - Infield fly rule
    - Bunts, sacrifice flies
    - Steals, hit and runs, pickoff plays, pitch outs
    - Left/right handed pitchers and batters, plus switch hitters
    - Player skills (throwing, fielding, hitting, running)
    - Throwing and fielding errors
    - Game stats
    Read more about the game here:  Champ Sports Baseball (Atari 2600)

    Pitcher/catcher view with full scoreboard:

    Infield view.  The solid red player - the catcher -  shows player that has the ball:


    Left-center view.  The ball and shadow can be seen around 2nd base.  The yellow cross hairs show where the ball will land to aid in fielding (can be disabled for advanced players):


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    TrekMD got a reaction from GRay Defender in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Champ Baseball   
    The guys from Champ Games have begun working on a new homebrew title for the Atari 2600 called Champ Baseball!  The game is in very early development and there are no binaries yet there are are some images of the game.
    Their plans for Champ Sports Baseball include:
    Multiple built-in teams (16 is the current # we're hoping to include), including unique team colors, lineups, etc.
    - Team editor for name/uniform colors, etc.
    - Different field types (artificial turf vs. grass)
    Multiple game modes
    - Exhibition mode: play with any two teams
    - Tournament mode: choose a team and compete in a tournament-style march to the championship!
    - Practice mode: hone your skills with batting, fielding and pitching practice
    Multiple play modes:
    - 1 player vs. computer
    - 2 players vs. and team modes
    Multiple screen views:
    - Pitcher/catcher
    - Infield view
    - Multiple outfield views (left, left center, center, right center and right field)
    Other:
    - Double and triple plays
    - Infield fly rule
    - Bunts, sacrifice flies
    - Steals, hit and runs, pickoff plays, pitch outs
    - Left/right handed pitchers and batters, plus switch hitters
    - Player skills (throwing, fielding, hitting, running)
    - Throwing and fielding errors
    - Game stats
    Read more about the game here:  Champ Sports Baseball (Atari 2600)

    Pitcher/catcher view with full scoreboard:

    Infield view.  The solid red player - the catcher -  shows player that has the ball:


    Left-center view.  The ball and shadow can be seen around 2nd base.  The yellow cross hairs show where the ball will land to aid in fielding (can be disabled for advanced players):


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    TrekMD reacted to Justin in Squad Challenge - Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 7800)   
    Upping my game!
    My New High Score: 53,140

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    TrekMD reacted to RickR in In 6th Grade I Wrote My Own Atari Strategy Guide. Here it is:   
    Very elaborate!  Isn't it cool how passionate we were as kids?  You did a great job, and such neat handwriting too 🙂 
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    TrekMD reacted to Atari Creep in In 6th Grade I Wrote My Own Atari Strategy Guide. Here it is:   
    Dude, this is so fantastic. The fact that it still exist is really cool. You put a ton of love into that thing and it shows. Love it.
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    TrekMD reacted to kamakazi20012 in In 6th Grade I Wrote My Own Atari Strategy Guide. Here it is:   
    This is cool!  No matter how short it is the love for what you were trying to do is present on every page...and it carried over to Atari I/O we all know today.  You know...the magazine COULD turn into a newsletter type thing for Atari I/O members 😉 
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    TrekMD reacted to Justin in In 6th Grade I Wrote My Own Atari Strategy Guide. Here it is:   
    THANKS EUGENIO! 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in Hi everyone!   
    Welcome aboard! 
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Atari Creep in In 6th Grade I Wrote My Own Atari Strategy Guide. Here it is:   
    That is cool!  Thanks for sharing it!
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in In 6th Grade I Wrote My Own Atari Strategy Guide. Here it is:   
    That is cool!  Thanks for sharing it!
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    TrekMD reacted to Justin in In 6th Grade I Wrote My Own Atari Strategy Guide. Here it is:   
    I’d like to share something very special with you guys. This is an Atari Strategy Guide I began writing in 6th Grade. It's all true. Atari I/O started on paper! 
    I was 11 years old when I made this. If you flip through the pages of the Strategy Guide and squint hard enough, you’ll recognize similarities with our Atari I/O Blog posts, particularly the game reviews that I do with BTB.
    I thought you guys might think this is cool to see. I’ve been talking with @btbfilms76, @Atari Creep and @Gianna about my days collecting Atari games in the early '90s, how some of the most interesting stuff in my collection are documents from Atari, and what it was like trying to do all this before the internet. My conversations with them inspired me to share this as a PDF for all of you to enjoy. It’s more of a sentimental curiosity than anything really useful, but if you read closely you’ll find a helpful tip or two in there.
    It's also a bit of an artifact from a pre-internet Justin who way back then was just as fascinated and enthralled with the World of Atari as I am today. This little Strategy Guide was absolutely the beginning of what would become my Atari website and would evolve in time to become Atari I/O. It really did start on paper.
    I scanned the original documents and compiled them in a PDF file as a digital recreation of the real thing. I also added a Table of Contents to help you find your way around, and a Preface which you see above.
    I didn't get very far with the guide, but the games covered include these 7800 titles:
    FATAL RUN JINKS ACE OF ACES SCRAPYARD DOG CENTIPEDE The Strategy Guide also contains 2600/7800 cartridge price lists and customer service ordering forms from Atari Corp. from 1993.
    If you manage to make out my sloppy 6th Grade handwriting, you'll notice that I get some details wrong. I began writing this Strategy Guide before the internet was available to me. Digging up historical info on Atari, we had to get resourceful. Whatever I knew I learned from my own experience of piecing together historical details from Atari catalogs and game boxes, checking out books from the school library, talking with @Video 61 for hours at a time, or calling Atari directly and speaking with Geraldine at the front desk. "Hi is Sam there?"
    In a way it’s sad that Jack Tramiel’s Atari didn’t give us nice things like expansive Strategy Guides, big beautiful fold-out maps, a magazine as cool as Nintendo Power, or the type of immersive games that would’ve created a huge demand for things like this. Little 6th Grade me took it upon myself to make this, because what else was I supposed to do? I was still excited about Atari, I wanted to share Atari with as many people as I could. I don’t know who I was writing this for at the time, friends I guess, but apparently I was writing it for you guys. It just had to sit in a time capsule first.
    ⬇️ The PDF is attached below. ⬇️ I hope you guys enjoy this glimpse into the beginning of Atari I/O!
     

     
    Atari 7800 6th Grade Strategy Guide.pdf
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    TrekMD got a reaction from Justin in Shinobi on Megadrive   
    I just learned about this yesterday! It looks fantastic!
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    TrekMD got a reaction from PlastikCogLiquid in Shinobi on Megadrive   
    I just learned about this yesterday! It looks fantastic!
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    TrekMD reacted to btbfilms76 in 7800 Avenue   
    Boys are back in town!  Commando On 7800 - come get some! 
     
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    TrekMD got a reaction from MalakZero in Comparing 7800 with SNES   
    Very well stated, kamakazi.  I think a game like Rikki & Vikki demonstrates what the 7800 is capable of if the effort is made to use the system's full capabilities and through expansion with more RAM and hardware in the cartridges.  Here is a video of the game...
     
     
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    TrekMD reacted to kamakazi20012 in New Atari Crypto Casino - Another Terrible Idea?   
    If I had the money I'd do it!
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    TrekMD reacted to Justin in New Atari Crypto Casino - Another Terrible Idea?   
    He's not the only one who has looked into doing that 
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    TrekMD reacted to Gianna in Squad Challenge - Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 7800)   
    Hello everyone, I'm posting my first score. ☺️ I got this score playing 2 player with Justin.
    High score: 31,600

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