40.000 Views, 200 Likes, Revision and finally back online again

Right after the last update in January, my personal Laptop with all my coding and web site stuff ran into an irrepairable SSD failure. It took almost 3 months to get everything back in place again. Finally today I finished the last mile and am happy to publish an update once again. Meanwhile the site has received over 40.000 and over 200 likes on Facebook. That is quite a benchmark for me.

In section Making the Atari 800 Compatible with The!Cart, MyIDE II and more I have added the description of the variant that works without modifying the PCB of the Atari 800. I have also added a link to Wolfsoft's blog, where he shows how an original Atari 800 cartridge shell can be modfied to house a The!Cart V2.

Last week I attended Revision and this time biobern joined also for the first time. It was really motivating to met some Atari people in person again and to see Atari releases on the big screen. If things turn out right, I'll also be at Outline in May.

biobern, Kylearan, JAC!, Lotek Style, Samurai

Silly Venture 2k17 Releases

As part of the Wild Competition of SillyVenture 2k17, I have released SillyPack 2k16 with all Atari 8-bit released of last year's event. I achieved 5th place out of 20 entries. All releases on the compilation have been tweaked and fixed to run seamlessly on the real hardware and with the menu system. 

In addition I released an entry called "I.V.I. - Incidential Vertical Interlace" in the 256 Bytes Competition. It is based on an effect I found by incident in 1992. It achieved 3rd place out of 8 entries. And right now as I type this text I realize it should have been "Incidental" not "Incidential". Funny what you learn when you look at things with a distance of, well, 25 years.

You can find the download for the binaries and the source in the Atari 8-bit Demos section. And like last year Paptak created a nice video of the whole event.

And if you think the party was crazy, look at what it caused on Pouet: A VCS demo leading the top of the month - What a blessing that I'm allowed to experience this in my life!

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Silly Venture 2k17 Pictures

SillyVenture 2k17 was a blast. 3 days of fun and excitement with friends from all over the world. The only party where they stop the competition to get all the audience on stage for a free beer - 4 times. Great location, excellent video and sound system, inexpensive food and drinks, VCS concert, video message from Nolan Bushnell, ... and a delicious birthday cake for 250 people.

Bajtek 130/2016 - Klan Atari

Sillyventure 2017 is getting closer and browsing through my older mail I found that TDC had sent me the following pictures from an article in the Polish "Bajtek" magazine. I don't understand a word of the party report, the picture speak for themselves - it's been a great party. So let's make Sillyventure great again ;-)

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