Bob from RetroRGB

February 27th 2019, 14:06:49

This week's Retro Gaming News Roundup is now live! Check it out if you'd like to be kept in the loop of everything going on in the retro gaming scene:

: RetroHQ :

February 27th 2019, 13:26:35

@TOaks76 @chris_jh @3DPRINTUK Proper printed cardboard boxes are always on my mind as well... 😆

: RetroHQ :

February 27th 2019, 10:26:18

Today is very much a Bloodhound Gang day. You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals... 🤘🏻

: RetroHQ :

February 27th 2019, 09:12:11

@KonixSlipstream @iFixRetro LCD mods are definitely something I will be visiting. Hell, I even have a couple of LCD panels which will make a perfect Atari Stacy upgrade (colour Stacy!) sitting in my stock pile ready for development! 😆

Aᴛᴀʀɪ 😻 Gᴀᴍᴇʀ

February 27th 2019, 07:41:39

@TOaks76 @TheRetroHQ Did someone say colour themes? 😎 Added that today too. You can use the default theme or swap for a grey or even alien green theme. 👾👽😎

: RetroHQ :

February 26th 2019, 18:20:49

@dogeymon If there's enough demand, I'll make a flash cart for anything.... 😆

: RetroHQ :

February 25th 2019, 22:48:52

That is a thing of beauty! As someone who'd love to be able to draw and animate, this is voodoo magic. 😱
new process #animation of a halberdier attack animation!
#indiedev #gamedev #pixelart

: RetroHQ :

February 24th 2019, 22:57:34

Has to be Double Dragon, right? I played that game more than any other I can think of in my youth. Co-op multiplayer is the best-thing-ever!
What was the best video game released in the 1980's? 🤔

: RetroHQ :

February 24th 2019, 22:50:02

While I'm in Atari 7800 land, do people also want an RGB mod board? I've looked, and it's certainly possible, although not simple. It would require a 2 chip re-socket with mod boards beneath to fit.

: RetroHQ :

February 24th 2019, 18:14:58

Metrocross! I loved that gamers the ST, it ran pretty much entirely at 50hz with nice scrolling. Oddly, I loved it so much, I have the arcade PCB somewhere too... 😆
Success... rebuilt a Pentium ii 350 so I could write off a disk to play it on the ST!

: RetroHQ :

February 24th 2019, 17:46:13

Holy crap, that is awesome! Now, could I make one... 🤔

: RetroHQ :

February 23rd 2019, 22:46:22

@reidrac Not sure what compiler / language you are using, but I ran into memory issues on a 68000 based project recently and enabled function level linking (rather than object) and saved a few kb. If you're 100% assembler, this is not so useful for you... 😆

Jody Hicks

February 23rd 2019, 22:05:54

Heads up to all Snes2Jag customers. @clackattack01 has reported that the HDMI Snes Pound cable works with the @atari #jaguar when using my Snes2jag adapter. Here are some media shots showing the Jag using an HDMI input on a Samsung 8500. #retrogaming #retrogamer #gaemrsunite

: RetroHQ :

February 23rd 2019, 21:09:45

I suspect this opcode is not used as no-one can spell it... 🤔
TIWBGICAUI - This Instruction Would Be Great If Compilers Actually Used It

: RetroHQ :

February 23rd 2019, 21:02:35

Not enough people watch this in my opinion. Go watch it more! 👍🏻
New series of The Spectrum Show now live! Episode 81.

: RetroHQ :

February 23rd 2019, 18:14:41

@JudgeDrokk Piracy and the games industry are as inseparable and Ant and Dec. Oddly though, a lot of hackers went on to become game developers. Although less likely the designers of things like the console cartridge emulators... Very cool bits of history.

Lawrence Staveley

February 22nd 2019, 22:26:39

Only 100 remaining!
We're down to the last 100 copies of our Limited Edition release of @Cinemaware's Defender of the Crown for the #AtariJaguar! You can find this and other great Jaguar games in the AtariAge Store: #Atari #RetroGaming #ClassicGaming

Lawrence Staveley

February 22nd 2019, 07:13:04

These folk do great work, check them out!

We put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

Learn about the art, science and technology of videogames.

: RetroHQ :

February 15th 2019, 16:19:55

@appleinsider Get a life, stop using your phone so much, and take in the real world? A slow phone works a treat in this instance, and saves you a grand. Think how much real stuff you could do for a grand?

Aᴛᴀʀɪ 😻 Gᴀᴍᴇʀ

February 15th 2019, 04:06:44

Adding a new help screen to the @TheRetroHQ #AtariLynx SD Cart menu loader 😎 #RetroConsoles #RetroGames #WPUGamers 🕹👾

: RetroHQ :

February 13th 2019, 21:33:12

Pfft, and people say this like its a surprise! It's a music making machine, baby. It still has the lowest latency MIDI... in the world! 🤘🏻
Atari ST Computer Still Useful For Music In 2019

: RetroHQ :

February 13th 2019, 18:48:55

@Karol09631170 @AshEvans81 I'm starting to up production of the NGP cart now (with some external help!) so I should be getting through the pre-orders a lot quicker now. The plan is production and sales of carts should be reasonably constant -- there are 45 ready to go out currently I believe.

: RetroHQ :

February 12th 2019, 21:08:33

I just took apart my NGPC slim -- lovely bit of engineering! There's plenty of room in there for the Sony backlit screen, the module is a bit smaller than the NGPC standard. The screen area is about 4mm smaller h&v. Labelled test points on the PCB for the LCD signals too!

: RetroHQ :

February 11th 2019, 10:27:29

Absolutely gorgeous re-use of old tech! 😍
Nice week away, and back at the workshop.. Here's the latest piece I've just finished - The 'Elliot Bridge Clock' made from a 1940's bit of test equipment. for more details. #HandmadeHour #Steampunk #Maker #Nixieclock #Nixie #Brass #Art

Jody Hicks

February 11th 2019, 03:17:54

I made good progress on the next batch of GEN2Jag and Snes2Jag. Now to wire them up.

Aᴛᴀʀɪ 😻 Gᴀᴍᴇʀ

February 10th 2019, 21:54:01

Been working on a new menu loader for the @TheRetroHQ #AtariLynx SD Cartridge. Nothing too revolutionary yet but I’m getting the basics working 😎 #RetroGaming #RetroConsoles #WPUGamers

Lawrence Staveley

February 10th 2019, 02:39:39

Cinemaware's classic "Defender of the Crown" brought to the Atari Jaguar fully licensed. Limited Edition copies still available in the AtariAge store. Grab them while you can!

Lawrence Staveley

February 9th 2019, 02:54:03

We had a fantastic time working with some of the other Jagware teams to produce this release.

/salute you all, and hope to work with you again at some point in the future!

: RetroHQ :

February 8th 2019, 14:22:03

Retro game streaming with modern features like leaderboards and challenges. I prefer my retro to be tangible and in my hands, but for the more casual retro gamer, this looks like a nice service. Nice job @stevecottam & Crew. 👍🏻
Meet The AntTeam! 🐜 These are the guys (and girl) behind the Netflix of retro gaming! Take a look behind the scenes of Antstream as we prepare to reload retro! #RetroGaming

: RetroHQ :

February 8th 2019, 12:29:56

I don't listen to Iron Maiden that often -- but it always put a smile on my face! Volume 11. Old school. 🤘🏻

: RetroHQ :

February 8th 2019, 09:56:12

Wow, that's stunning! 😲
This time it's Priel from @SacredStarTeam also appearing in #CrossCode. I'm thinking of showcasing even more of all the portraits etc I made around the launch last year. 🙂 #pixelart #gamedev #indiedev

Lawrence Staveley

February 8th 2019, 06:59:30

What could be better than working with Albert Yarusso, William Thorup, and Marcus Schmerl on a project?

Working with coding legend Jeff Minter and all above, that's what!

3 of Llamasoft's best, all on one trippy cart - available in the AtariAge store!

Lawrence Staveley

February 7th 2019, 07:00:39

Our second game for @Pikointeractive , Switchblade, is also available in their store.

We have two more titles being released by them coming very soon! Watch this page and theirs for more news!

Rod Hull -

February 6th 2019, 22:49:17

Oh yeah. 8k and 16k VIC20 ROM Cart PCB's are only a quid each. Priced to clear, coz they've been replaced with a combi PCB.

: RetroHQ :

February 6th 2019, 09:15:04

This game looks great, and I can't fault the attention to detail with an additional micro on the PCB just to provide better quality audio! Fantastic stuff for a greatly underrated console.
Rikki & Vikki's packaging is finally put together, so let's open it up and see what's inside.

Lawrence Staveley

February 6th 2019, 08:46:57

The first Atari Jaguar release, Custodian, from @Pikointeractive is still available in their store.

: RetroHQ :

February 3rd 2019, 22:31:10

I just remembered I pre-ordered this. Hurrah for me! Looks awesome. 😄
Spread over more than 500 pages, CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games reviews over 400 seminal games from 1975 to 2015, covering the classics we all know and love. Pre-order below👇

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: RetroHQ :

February 1st 2019, 13:21:53

The view from the office today could be classed as "a bit snowy". 😀 If only I didn't have a really crap cold still, I'd head out with the snowboard. 🙄

: RetroHQ :

February 1st 2019, 09:54:48

@N_X_G Finding and fixing the hardware issues has been rather agonising, but now it's working and quite stable it's great to be getting more and more games running!

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