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As a surprise, D-Fox approached me at Revision 2017 an had an Atari Mega ST for free from the former facility manager. As you can guess I didn't say no, even though am an 8-bit Atarian. I've spent quite some time taking it apart and giving it a proper cleaning. Here's how it looked in my bath tub.
And this is the final result. I gave it to Biobern and he's trying to make the Mega File RLL hard disk work. And we plan to release something small and Atari ST related at Revision 2018 to say thank you guys!
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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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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."
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I've updated the The!Cart page with:
- The description of the key features of The!Cart like hardware emulation of bank switching schemes
- An overview table comparing the features of the most prominent mass storage media: Atarimax Maxflash 8mbit,The!Cart, SIDE, SIO2USB and SIO2SD
- The lasted model files, download links to the software, models and the new shell thread on AtariAge
- The video tutorial The!Cart - Changing the Original Shell to the 3D Printed Shell
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Atari Video Games - The Rise and Fall of a Cult Brand (German) was published mid of December in the German online news portal www.spiegel.de. The public relations manager of the ABBUC was asked to contribute some lines and I'm very happy to see the ABBUC mentioned including the link to the home page. Great job Florian!