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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Fujiama 2017

After 3 years I finally managed to attend the Fujiama party again. This time even with Tigerduck and for 3 days from 10-13th August 2017. Sascha created nice 2D (see below) and 3D (see here) impressions of the party place. We had lots of fun with Atari 850 repairs, Tempest Elite VBXE bug fixing, learning Mad Pascal, testing and fixing DIS6502 on/for Windows 95 (YES!), UAV hardware modding, MAC/65 tools hacking, multi-joy gaming and crazy Arduino stuff. And we had a new visitor record - thanks Helmut for making all this possible once again! 

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No, I did not forget the "S"

The book is really called "Asembler 6502" because it is a Polish book. It is a complete remake of the same book from 1987, with two additional chapters about WUDSN IDE and illegal opcodes. The additional chapter about WUDSN IDE was written by Marcin Sochacki from the ABBUC. Thanks Marcin, this is really awesome for me. Especially because in the 90ies being a "Poland Game" was a true sign of quality - and now the Polish coders use my IDE. What more can you achieve in life!

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