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    Arenafoot reacted to RickR in Suprise in my Bowling box   
    I don't know why I never noticed this before.  I was adding a manual to my Atari Bowling box and noticed something kind of cool.  Whoever had this box before me wrote down their high scores on the top flap!  The box is pretty beat up, but I think these scores make it pretty neat.
     
     
     
     


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    Arenafoot reacted to RickR in Atari Flashback 9 is Awesome   
    I thought I'd do a quick write up on the Atari Flashback 9, which has two features that make it VERY worthwhile.
    It has an SD card slot (to load any game file you like) It has HDMI output (razor sharp video on a flatscreen TV) These two features work really nicely.  I am getting great output on my flatscreen (my pictures don't do it justice).  And we have all been clamoring for a 2600 that uses an SD card slot.  It does use emulation, but I think it's really well done.  I haven't noticed any sound or graphics glitches. 
    I want to thank Arenafoot for his flashback portable gamepack (available from the AtariAge forums), as that's what I used on mine.  There is one small quirk I should mention.  The Flashback 9 won't load a file if there is a space in the filename.  I used a batch file renamer program to remove spaces from all of the files in Arenafoot's pack.  And BOOM, they all work. 
    I bought mine used on ebay.  I think you can get them new for $60 or so on Amazon.  IMO, avoid the "Gold" version.  It comes with "wireless" controllers and I don't like the lag those introduce, plus they have to be aimed at the console.  
    This product is made by atgames.  In this case (and also with the portable), they deserve a lot of credit and praise.  I really feel that this is an outstanding product. 
    Let me know if you have any questions or need help in any way.
     
     




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    Arenafoot reacted to GRay Defender in Galaga for the VCS at last!   
    John was kind enough to let me do a video preview of his upcoming Galaga game: (Spoiler it's amazing!)
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to fergojisan in Galaga for the VCS at last!   
    I believe John said he would be releasing a demo. 
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    Arenafoot reacted to TrekMD in Galaga for the VCS at last!   
    It sure is!
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    Arenafoot reacted to RickR in Galaga for the VCS at last!   
    Incredible! 
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    Arenafoot reacted to Scott Stilphen in Galaga for the VCS at last!   
    John Champeau proves once again why he's the best at doing arcade ports for the VCS (and puts the 7800 version to shame in the process):
     
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to Justin in Happy Asteroid Day!   
    Happy 🌒 Λ S T Ξ R O I D ☄️ Day! Do you have memories of playing Asteroids on Atari 2600?
     

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    Arenafoot reacted to ZeroPage Homebrew in Stella-Thon: 12 Hour Twitch Homebrew Gaming Marathon Fundraiser!   
    STELLA-THON
    12 HOUR TWITCH HOMEBREW
    GAMING MARATHON FUNDRAISER!

    WHAT: 12 Hour Gaming Marathon Fundraiser for Stella Development
    WHEN: Friday July 12, 2019 (Noon to Midnight PT!)
    STARTS: 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 7PM GMT
    ENDS: 12AM PT | 3AM ET | 7AM GMT
    WHERE: ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

    ZeroPage Homebrew will be streaming a 12 HOUR homebrew gaming marathon fundraiser on July 12, 2019 for the continued development of the amazing Atari 2600 emulator Stella. Stella development began in 1996, is maintained by Stephen Anthony, and many contributors have put in the their time, equipment and dollars over the years towards its continued success. 100% of all funds raised through auctions and donations will go to the Stella project!
    Over the twelve hours of the marathon the crew at ZeroPage will be playing all your favourite homebrews, taking gaming challenges from the chat, trying for new highscores and generally having a ton of fun. We'll also be auctioning off a whole bunch of generously donated items to help raise funds for the incredible work that's being done on Stella.

    Supporting the development of Stella not only provides you with an amazing Atari 2600 emulator to play all your favourite old school and new homebrew games, it's also and incredibly important tool in the development of new games for your VCS! Stella has a large number of helpful utilities under the hood to help troubleshoot and analyze issues during the process of making a game. By supporting Stella, you're helping accelerate the development of games and push games to further and further heights!
    Generously Donated Auction Items (more to come!):
    - Draconian - CIB (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
    - Medieval Mayhem - CIB with Rare Clear Shell Cart with Box (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
    - Space Rocks - CIB w/ Fridge Magnet (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
    - Space Rocks - Poster (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
    - Stay Frosty 2 - CIB w/ Limited Edition Cart #51 (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
    - Stella's Stocking - Cart #153 with Manual (Signed) : Donated by Darrell Spice Jr.
    - Galaga - CIB (Signed): Donated by John Champeau of Champ Games
    - Retron77 Console - CIB Loaded with Homebrew binaries donated by Chris Walton, Nathan Strum, Thomas Jentzsch, Manuel Rotschkar, Darrell Spice Jr., Andrew Davie, Oscar Toledo G. and John W. Champeau & Manuals from Albert Yarusso of AtariAge  (PLUS 2600-daptor D9, USB cable, OTG cable for the 2600-dapter, Retro-bit Genesis Gamepad) Donated by Nathan Strum
    - Astronomer - CIB, Limited Edition #40 (Last Copy!) : Donated by David Flemming of Packrat Video Games
    - The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion Volume 1 & 2 (Vol 1 & 2: Signed by Ed Fries (Microsoft/Halo/Halo 2600), Darrell Spice Jr. | Vol 2 signed by Brock Kesghey (Nexion 3D)) : Donated by Brian Matherne
    - Pending Item(s) - Dan Kitchen of Tikivision

    Events During Show (more to come!):
    - VideoCall Ins: Darrell Spice Jr., Dan Kitchen, John Champeau, Thomas Jentzsch + more
    - High Score Challenges: Wall Jump Ninja (Reclaim World Record), Crazy Balloon (Reclaim World Record), Draconian (World Record Increase), Draconian (First Level Only High Score), Astronomer (Patch Challenge), Ameoba Jump High Score Challenge (Dionoid's high is 21,256), Mappy (for 2019 Homebrew Tournament Round #4)
    - Games to Finish: Knight Guy in Low Res World, Ninjish Guy in Low Res World, Spies in the Night 2, KO Boxing & AVGN KO Boxing, Lost Cat, Hunchy II, Isaiah's Wii Chase, The Stacks, Deepstone Catacomb
    - Reveals: Box Art for Aardvark
     
    More Ideas:
    - What homebrew games would you like to see us play during the marathon?
    - Highscores we should try to beat?
    - Games we should try to finish?
    - Crazy challenges we should try? (One we're going to try is the highest score possible staying on level 1 of Draconian!)
    - Other ideas?
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    Arenafoot reacted to MaximumRD in Free 2600 ebook !   
    Just read this thread here over on Atariage. 
    Entry posted by DoctorSpuds
    Alright so I decided to just release my Ebook for free here on the forum so here ya go. It comes in EPUB and MOBI flavors for Kindle users.
    I DO NOT FEEL IT IS MY PLACE TO REPOST THE FILES HERE SO IF YOU WANT THEM CHECK OUT THE ORIGINAL THREAD HERE 
    https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16052-my-ebook-for-free/
     

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    Arenafoot reacted to Atari Creep in Unreleased Ewok Adventure on the 2600   
    Hey guys. I did a collaboration video with That Junkman! He is the same dude I worked with to figure out the mystery of the Kenner Video Game Console concept and plans. 
     
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to nosweargamer in Back To School Games   
    I decided to do something new, so here's list of 10 Atari 2600 & 7800 games to play during the Back to School season.
     
    That's my list. Do you all have any other games that would be perfect for Back to School?
    Oh, and I suppose I should include this here too:

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    Arenafoot reacted to TrekMD in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Galaga!   
    Development has continued and I think this will be available at PRGE.
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    Arenafoot reacted to TrekMD in New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Galaga!   
    The guys from ChampGames are currently working on an amazing home port of Galaga for the Atari 2600.  I know NSG posted about it but this deserves its own thread.  Head to the thread in AA to get the demo binary:  Champ Games - Galaga 2600
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to Mr SQL in BREAKOUT studies   
    BREAKOUT never gets old, having a lot of fun with this rendition
    Button control is reversed and reserves the laserbeams which run out before the end of each level...
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to Mr SQL in BREAKOUT studies   
    EDIT: New version BREAKOUT2002 LASERBEAMS! 
    Can you make it to the playable green treasure room ending scene on level 10?
    Button control reversed; reserves finite LASERBEAMS that run out before the end of each level.
    BREAKOUT2002_LASERBEAMS_NTSC.bin  BREAKOUT2002_LASERBEAMS_NTSC.wav
    BREAKOUT studies 
    A collection of seven BREAKOUT stories featuring an inspired new rendition, BREAKOUT 2002 with a 10 level quest and a harmonized sound that is different.
     
    Breakdown of the studies
    Five stories of the continued evolution of Atari Breakout design with examples of games and links to prototypes
    Stories of old and emerging technologies for creating more dazling and colorful retro videogames!
    Party Gameplay instructions for BREAKOUT 2002
     
    Printing it out
    To create a 4-page mini book, print the PDF on one piece of double sided paper and fold it in half.
     
    Best play experience
    Use either classic hardware or full screen settings if you are running an emulator and turn off phosphor/merge frames.
     
    BREAKOUT discussion
     Hope everyone enjoys! Share your thoughts and ideas about BREAKOUT on this thread!
     
    BREAKOUT 2002 Party Games Manual.pdf
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    Arenafoot reacted to MaximumRD in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Ah thanks Justin, sorry I honestly did not see Arenafoot's posting. DOH! Well, just shows we all want to make sure everyone is informed and aware! 
    My understanding though just to update is it is NOT playable on a Harmony Cart? At least a couple people over on AA said it is a no go. Still, emulation 
    is fine and cool to finally be able to experience a game most of us never would have otherwise. 🍻
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to Justin in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Not a problem! You guys are posting great content and I'm grateful to have you guys here! 🙌 Sometimes we just need to tidy up a bit when we have duplicate threads on the same topic.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from MaximumRD in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Yes! The last missing Atari released game has now been dumped and is playable on Stella 6.0.1!! Pursuit of Pink Panther from Probe 2000 (1983) has been released!
    Game instructions can be found here: http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/pinkpanther/pinkpanther.htm
    Enjoy!!
     
    UPDATE: Pink Panther works on:
    Stella 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 (claims Stella 4.0 or higher work)
    Retron 77 console
     
    does NOT work on:
    Harmony cart
    Harmony Encore cart
    UNO cart
    Atari Flashback Portable
     


    Pursuit of the Pink Panther.bin
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    Arenafoot reacted to RickR in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Quick thoughts: 
    The graphics are really nice Sounds are fine.  I like the PP theme music.  Well done Several screens!  And they are pretty varied in the gameplay. Controls.  Well...it is a prototype I guess.  The jumping is very difficult to master.  They should have skipped the tail wag and made the button jump.  Overall:  Fun!  It's so cool that this came to light after all these years.  
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    Arenafoot reacted to Justin in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Admin Note: Merged two identical threads into one
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    Arenafoot reacted to RickR in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Pretty cool.  I'm loading up the new version of Stella now to give this a shot.
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to MaximumRD in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    First and foremost I have NOTHING to do with this but just noticed this over on AtariAge. I know some here are members there and some not so I wanted to be sure the news reached all of those who would appreciate the ROM to use in emulation or Harmony / Flashcart. 
    PLEASE if you ARE a member over on AA be sure to stop by and give thanks to user Dutchman2000 😎🍻I am sure he will appreciate it,
    ORIGINAL THREAD HERE :
    https://atariage.com/forums/topic/297125-pursuit-of-the-pink-panther-rom-released/?tab=comments#comment-4368826
    Rom attached below or of course in the link to the original thread above, your choice to make it easy! 😜
    Pursuit of the Pink Panther.bin
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    Arenafoot reacted to TrekMD in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Cool.  I managed to get the cart for this when it was released in AA but it is cool to have the binary.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from RickR in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Yes! The last missing Atari released game has now been dumped and is playable on Stella 6.0.1!! Pursuit of Pink Panther from Probe 2000 (1983) has been released!
    Game instructions can be found here: http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/pinkpanther/pinkpanther.htm
    Enjoy!!
     
    UPDATE: Pink Panther works on:
    Stella 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 (claims Stella 4.0 or higher work)
    Retron 77 console
     
    does NOT work on:
    Harmony cart
    Harmony Encore cart
    UNO cart
    Atari Flashback Portable
     


    Pursuit of the Pink Panther.bin
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