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    Yerzmyey - Astral Combat (Full Album) Chiptune
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    Programming Atari games and retro development tools! Write Atari games in classic BASIC that run on all Atari consoles including the Retron7, the Flashback Portable and the Model 9! This BASIC features a soft blitter chip and a soft synth that use an extra 256 bytes of either SuperCharger or CBS RAM.
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade to Visit
    Timeout (long gone)
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Ms Pacman
  • Favorite Board Game
  • Favorite Movie
    Tron and The Matrix
  • Favorite TV Show
    Dr Who - Tom Baker time series
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  • What I got at Toys Я Us
    Stretch Monster
  • Podcast I Recommend
    Retroist, Fergie, Missile Command with Rob Zydel, Next without For
  • YouTube Channel I Like
    LukHash,Yerzmyey, John Hancock, Metal Jesus, Dr Clu, Ben Heck
  • Quick, tell us a joke!
    Check out the Atari jokes and awesome Atari song below! C:\Jen\Program - BASIC Programming Review!

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  1. SuperCharger Disk BASIC has a special Zero code mode where no code is required only ASCII art 🙂 🙂 There is also an old-school mode that allows you to use just classic BASIC. The ASCII art designers in Zero code mode are similar to batari BASIC but they disengage as a code free design tool concept tool artists can use independently to conceptualize simple compositions and ideas on the Atari 2600 canvas. These tools can also be used as a stepping stone to BASIC Programming, a single line of BASIC can add animation and change the program making it easy to learn! virtualworld ....
  2. Yes you can create either one large audio file or a playlist of the audio files to loop on your iPod or CD player and the seek mechanism will find the correct file. A looping cassette fully emulates disk drive functionality because the tape has to loop, an auto reversing deck will also do this and doubles the capacity for using both sides. A C-15 on an auto reversing deck will accommodate 2 MB at the fastest baud rate setting which is probably a good idea for a program that large on tape - pushing the technology to that limit will also cause the variable wait time between loads to be
  3. You need a flashcart like the Harmony, Encore, Uno or PlusCart to play the large ROM images, the SuperCharger and CuttleCart can play the big games from Cassette.
  4. BIG DATA for the Atari 2600 via classic hardware and magnetic Tape SuperCharger Disk BASIC can be used to create Atari programs up to 2 MB in size in a single ROM or on a standard audio cassette with the SuperCharger. This allows for modular program design with BASIC variables shared between the program modules. This is made possible by a security subsystem and ISAM mechanism in the SuperCharger that was ahead of it's time much like the ADAM Home Computers high speed indexed tape drive, allowing a directory structure on high speed magnetic tape to function similarly to a Disk dr
  5. I think XONOX Double Enders were an awesome concept putting two ROM's in a phat cart. What would your wish list of Double Ender Cartridges be if this classic format could be reproduceable Today? Here are my picks: Zaxxon and Pole Position Popeye and BurgerTime Mr Do and Ms Pacman Discs of Tron and M Network Football SpaceChase and INFILTRATE Video Chess and Missile Command Asteroids and Defender Buck Rogers and Qbert Star Voyager and Solar Fox AMIDAR and StarShip Moon Patrol and Skiing BeamRider and Gyruss Commando and Space Invaders
  6. Thanks Jinroh I'm glad you like it! 🙂 I wanted to release KC OS before the show but many of the effects look best on a real CRT. SillyVenture 2020 has been postponed until June but I've shared preview builds with the Game Modem club for players who enjoy using the old hardware:
  7. Love the Zaxxon port but Double Dragon Double True! 🙂 I get knocked out on the first screen and can beat the Arcade with a quarter.
  8. Great thread! So many awesome choices! 🙂 Here are a few more with some repeats: COMBAT (2 player) Wizards of Wor (fun with 1 or 2 players) Pacman (must have a CRT, otherwise MS Pacman) Burgertime (underappreciated, it's a great musical I can't get the theme out of my head) Qbert (played it so much I saw the hidden technicolor disco dream mode before computers found it) Defender Beamrider Commando Communist Mutants from Space Buck Rogers Centipede Moon Patrol
  9. I like both tennis games and Football and Ice Hockey but Enduro is my favorite sporting game by far!
  10. KC Operating System is being released in December at the SillyVenture 2020 Atari Art Competition! 🙂 Preview vid: KC Operating System Demo description: launching the OS I enter the KC Playah zone and a classic but faster version of KC begins - I take over the AI periodically playing this demo cooperatively with the CPU until I've exhausted KC's four lives. This queues the scrolling KC Demo KC Munchkin II R2, which I could play cooperatively but don't so it is shown playing in pure demo mode. I press the button to return to the Operating System and navigate to the A
  11. Thank you TrekMD I'd like to read your articles please share the links! 🙂 I am helping with a colorful coffee table book a French company CoteGamer is putting together on the SuperCharger, it is the sequel to a previous version (also in French) about the SuperCharger here. I'm very surprised the SuperCharger didn't get wider adoption bitd, games like Survival Island (prototype) and Swords of Saros really started to tap the potential for the large games, maybe it just made the VCS too much like a real computer system where anyone could copy the games.
  12. The SuperCharger was a tremendously powerful device capable of putting a file system onto a tape drive like the ADAM and it's potential never fully unlocked and explored - the SuperCharger could have enabled 1.5 MB Tape games, it beat Microsoft and Apple to the punch (but not Xerox) with it's sleek GUI OS with starfield screen savers and a help system. I've been working on something like RS-DOS for the SuperCharger (SuperCharger Disk Extended BASIC) so that operating systems and and disk based application suites can be built for the Atari 2600 and serious productivity applications even.
  13. Awesome Atari book! I just finished reading HC4! 🙂 I liked the screenshots and analysis sections, and the coverage of the new Atari consoles games like Strip Off from Tactical Neuronics. I also liked hearing favorably about programmers and productions that aren't always noticed or promoted on AtariAge - my friend from the scene bitd Greg Zumwalt is featured in this book with pictures and a backdrop story for Candyman I enjoyed. I've started Reading BREAKOUT how Atari computers defined a generation and it's an awesome book too with great screenshots and insightful stories 🙂
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