Site Update

Finally I had the guts to update my Joomla version to the most recent one. Doesn't sound like a big deal, but... when I first installed Joomla and made it look the way I wanted to, I had no clue about PHP, CSS and Joomla. Consequently I simply modified all kinds of files to fit my needs. As part of the recent update I extracted all my changes into separate PHP and CSS files and adopted the CSS so it should work better on big screens and mobile devices. I can you find something is broken now, please contact me.

Apart from the I spent some nights chatting with Kevin Savetz this week and (in his own words) "harassed him to actually" perform the port of his "Kaverns of Kfest" game from the Apple ][ to the Atari 8-bit using WUDSN IDE. You can find the details, download and source in the AtariAge thread.

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The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets

My passion is coding- And whenever I came across a game that I liked in my life, I immediately tried to take it into pieces and find out how it works using monitors, hex editors, freezer or screw drivers. There are actually not many games that is really played. But one of them the "The Legend of Zelda" series, starting with the original "Link's Awakening" that I played on a grey brick with monochrome display 2 decades ago. Every since I've tried to play every Zelda game on every Nintendo console. Currently I'm playing "The Minish Cap" on my DS and I'm almost done.  And here a nice surprise which I found on Indie Retro News and wanted to share with you. 

"What an incredible end to the week especially for Zelda fans across the globe, as BS Zelda no Densetsu, also known as 'BS The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets', has received a full English dub restoration. If you've never heard of the game, which until today included me, it was a score attack version of 'A Link to the Past', featuring high quality CD music and voices, but had to be played during a satellite broadcast. This rather jaw dropping release on the SNES according to Romhacking, is a full 4 hour English dub restoration available in both the original music arrangement and a custom orchestral arrangement. It also features a full voice cast including professional voice actress Kira Buckland (Danganronpa, Disgaia, Skullgirls) as Zelda, and is even playable on real hardware with a sd2snes."

Here's just a small screen shot and it looks great to me. Read the full article on Indie Retro News and visit the The BS Zelda Home Page for the download.

The!Cart - Comparision, Video and 3D Printed Shell Update

I've updated the The!Cart page with:

Silly Venture 2k16 - Justice Done!

Silly Venture 2016 is over and it was simply great again. Here are some videos to show you what you missing, in case you haven't been there. And what you will remember in case you have been there :-)

And ultimately my absolutely favorite video of the party: Justice Done!. With this journalistic master piece Grey finally proved that this post from Commodore is fake news.

And that in reality the auto repair shops has been working with a genuine Atari 65XE for the past 25 years. Of course, as you can see in this video report ;-)

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