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Suggestions and Feedback / Re: Database Errors
« on: September 05, 2019, 05:20:39 pm »
It seems to happen randomly whenever I click on any link on any page.

But I just clicked on every link in your message board just now and didn't get any errors.

Maybe it was fixed?

I'll let you know if I get more errors sometime.

Jason

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Suggestions and Feedback / Re: Database Errors
« on: September 04, 2019, 08:15:52 pm »
It's been a few weeks and I still get errors. :-\

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Wanted Games / Re: Legions Of The Undead
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:42:14 pm »
I wonder what a Grue looks like.

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Wanted Games / Re: Legions Of The Undead
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:28:57 pm »
Hi Everybody,

Several years ago I had some fun with this

http://egoboo.sourceforge.net/

But have not installed it in awhile.  It seems to be one of those games that the developers work on and then walk away from and then come back to and then leave again.

I might reinstall it sometime.

Hint:  I'd like to see something like this for any new console I get

Jason

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Wanted Games / Re: Colecovision collection
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:24:51 pm »
I'd love to see an accurate version of Venture.

Note:  Adventure was another game.  I mean Venture.

Random Monster Movement, Do Want.

Jason

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Suggestions and Feedback / Database Errors
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:23:32 pm »
Site Owners,

I have tried these email addresses to contact you at.

[email protected]
[email protected]

and I tried doing a Whois but could not find you.

I have been having problems using your website. 
I have gotten many errors which say that...

Database Error
Please try again.  If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator.

Jason


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Wanted Games / Battlesphere
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:34:37 am »
I also wanted Battlesphere, but never bought it.  That game did come out, but it was pretty rare.  Not too many of them where produced.  I did, on the other hand, own a Catbox.  I had Aircars.   That was also a first perspective shooter but a different game.  Aircars and Catbox came out way before Battlesphere did.  Didn't Battlesphere come out after official support ceased?

Why was I enthusiastic about that game?  Scatologic where very passionate about their project!  That is when videogames become an art, when the developers care about their project.  Of course Atari products are not the only example of this (when it happens that way), but sometimes it seems like the developers are not passionate about their projects.  The game development is driven by management so they do what has succeeded in the past.  Then you get more driving games and more first perspective army shooters.  Not that there isn't a place for those but pushing the boundaries of realism is not necessarily an exercise in creativity.

When I think of Atari I sometimes think back to the late 70's and early 80's, when Atari had a lot of talent and videogames were new so people were trying different things.  Sega had a lot of creativity too back then.  Lots of experimentation.

Maybe I'm writing just to write?

Some people like more of the same thing that they are used to.  Others like to see something new. 

I could probably come up with a hundred ideas but who is going to read them?

Jason   :D

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General Chat / Re: Are you buying the Atari VCS ?
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:45:45 am »
The bad thing about Roku was when the video chokes, or stalls, or bugs out and the app closes.  You know your watching TV on a little computer.

LOL

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General Chat / Re: Are you buying the Atari VCS ?
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:44:24 am »
Thinking back about the Roku, I remember that you could install different channels onto it, so if there was a company that offered video streaming of films or documentaries or something like that, then you could install their app and then watch those specific shows.  There were even off brand lousy apps from lousy companies that would just show some really old TV shows and they did not format the video lifted from those old TV shows correctly so they didn't look good on larger screens but there you go.

https://channelstore.roku.com/browse

Does Roku even support IPV6 ?

Jason

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General Chat / Re: Are you buying the Atari VCS ?
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:29:10 am »
When I first saw the news about the VCS, I immediately thought about my old Roku.  I had one and I remember that it only had 1 GB.  I thought that it was pretty good at the time but even then I thought to myself that this was a first generation attempt at this kind of thing, and that it really needed to be a lot better. 

If the VCS comes out of the box being a great video streamer then it will greatly help IMO.

Jason

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General Chat / Re: Are you buying the Atari VCS ?
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:02:06 am »
I might buy it but not as a first adopter.  The problem is, is that I've got so many other fires in the iron that it would detract from other things that I'm trying to do.  But, if I get a 4K TV I might have to get something to stream with so I'd think that I'd need something to do that which has at least 4GB of RAM and a somewhat fast CPU.

Dude I used to LUV Atari.   :)

Jason

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Wanted Games / Re: Legions Of The Undead
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:56:51 am »
I can't kid myself though.  I mean what I would think of would probably be very different than what others would think of.   What my idea of a great RPG would be could vary vastly from what Rebellion would have thought of.  So, maybe I was reading something into those old magazine articles different than what was actually there.

It reminds me of what a friend of mine said that she was a little disappointed when she saw the Davin Lynch version of Dune because she had first read the book long before the movie came out, and what she imagined differed so much from what the movie showed.

Honestly, I have written maybe 3 games in my entire life, all simple 2-D games.  I could dive into game development, but the more detailed you get, the more time it takes.  Modern game are written by large teams of people except for those indie games.

I really liked those very early RPGs like Hack, Larn, Moria, etc.  What I liked about them the most is that they were so random, and even chaotic.  Chaotic Evil is an alignment that you can fun by.   The best example that I can think of in film of a truly Chaotic Evil character is the Heath Ledger Joker.   Those games randomly generated their dungeon layouts.  I truly have not seen after those early RPGs any games that randomly generated their dungeons like that, the layout, the content of the rooms, the treasure locations, the weapons you can find, and so on and so on.  I have played games that claimed to be random like that but I have not found anything like that.   For example  Evolution, the World of Sacred Device claimed to be a random dungeon crawler but no.  I ended up playing it once through and even though I enjoyed it I did not return to it.  Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter was closer, but the layout was still set in stone.  It would sometimes throw you a curve ball.  Darn was that game tough.

The closest that I have found is the indie game called  Enter the Gungeon.  It does have random layouts and it is as tough as donkey hide.  I'm not kidding you.  I'll probably never beat it.  Its pretty random though.  I realize that there are others in the genre but I have not played all of them. 

 


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Wanted Games / Re: Legions Of The Undead
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:25:36 am »
I found this scanned image of the magazine article I was thinking about.

http://gameon.freeforums.net/thread/119/legions-undead-atari-jaguar

You can read it if you want.

Jason

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Wanted Games / Legions Of The Undead
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:18:33 am »
Atari Fans,

Rebellion, the company that did Aliens Vs Predator had something called Legions of the Undead.

http://www.ataritimes.com/images/jaguar/legions4.jpg
http://www.ataritimes.com/images/jaguar/legions5.jpg

When I saw the pics in the magazine many years ago, I wanted to have this game. 

Honestly, I don't know exactly what it would have been like if it was finished but
back then I was honestly impressed.

Thoughts?

Jason

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