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The "Atari ColdFire Project reloaded" can now be found on http://firebee.org

posted Oct 2, 2016, 1:46 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 1:47 PM ]

http://firebee.org/fb-bin/index
Ever since we brought the new website "firebee.org" online in the summer of 2015, "acp.atari.org" was not kept up-to-date by us anymore. First we thought we could keep running a kind of technical "developer-blog" on "acp.atari.org", but that turned out to be unnecessary. All technical information, for which that site was a true treasure trove, was or will be worked into "firebee.org". For this reason we will probably not update anything anymore over the next few years here on "acp.atari.org", except maybe small improvements, or the completion of some translations. The pages themselves will, however, remain online as long as possible. On the one hand, they really contain a large amount of chronologically ordered knowledge and can also be of historical interest, since all contents from the first beginnings of the ACPs (between 2002 and 2006) are available. On the other hand, having a "decentralized" infrastructure is never a bad thing, and that way we always have a "backup-website" at our disposal. We want to thank atari.org again for the positive cooperation, which has now already gone on for over a decade.

All current information and news about the "Atari ColdFire Project", as well as the Open Hardware product "FireBee", are available on

http://firebee.org

2016 Portland Retro Gaming Expo

posted Oct 2, 2016, 1:25 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 1:25 PM ]

http://retrogamingexpo.com/
Join AtariAge at the 2016 Portland Retro Gaming Expo, taking place Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd at the Oregon Convention Center. This year's show will be open for the first time at 3pm on Friday so you can enjoy the huge Retrocade an extra day! The Portland Retro Gaming Expo (PRGE) is one of the largest classic gaming events in the country, bursting at the seams with video games and game-related activities all weekend long! Here's an incomplete list of what you'll find at the show: AtariAge will once again have a large booth showcasing new and upcoming homebrew games for the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar, and ColecoVision systems. For the first time you'll be able to sample the entire back catalog of AtariAge 2600 and 7800 games at our booth! We'll have some hardware demos as well, such as the walkman-sized Atari 2600 based on FPGA technology created by AtariAge user Crispy.

Please visit the official Portland Retro Gaming Expo website to learn more about the show. We've also created a Portland Retro Gaming Expo Forum to discuss the event. If you're attending the show, please stop by our booth, say hello, and play some new games!

From: http://www.atariage.com/

Trionoids Falcon game

posted May 22, 2016, 3:13 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated May 22, 2016, 3:13 PM ]

Matt Lacey (from down under) released a new game for the Falcon a couple of days ago.

Here's a short description from his Github page:

First release of Trionoids!

This is a Columns clone for the Atari Falcon running in VGA true colour mode at 60FPS. Play with the joystick or cursor keys + space bar.

 »  Download Trionoids v1.0
 »  Download sourcecode for Trionoids 1.0
 »  At Github
 »  At Demozoo
From: http://www.dhs.nu/

SaboTagE from Paradox is out

posted Mar 15, 2016, 5:18 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Mar 15, 2016, 5:19 AM ]

Early monday morning Paradox released their long awaited STe demo called SaboTagE.

The demo will run on any STe with 2MB or more and a 60Hz capable screen. Lots of parts, much graphics, excellent 505 soundtrack and more awaits you in this STe treat.
 »  Download SaboTagE
 »  At VideoDB
 »  At Demozoo
 »  At Pouet.Net
From: http://www.dhs.nu/

STNICCC 2015 releases

posted Dec 27, 2015, 7:08 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Dec 27, 2015, 7:09 PM ]

Some minutes after the compos have ended at STNICCC, we hear of quite a bit of releases. For example, demos from Pixel Twins (DML), Cream, Spiceboys, Checkpoint, Atari Boys, Dino, Effect and Hemoroids.

Hopefully they'll show up in the near future, keep checking out the Demozoo page.
 »  STNICCC 2015 at Demozoo
From: http://www.dhs.nu/

Star Raiders II Released!

posted Dec 14, 2015, 1:27 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Dec 14, 2015, 1:27 PM ]

Thanks to the work of Kevin Savetz, the unreleased, almost-finished sequel to Star Raiders for the Atari 8-bit computers, written by Atari programmer Aric Wilmunder, has been released! Aric created and developed Star Raiders II while working in the R&D lab of Atari coin-op, and the game was only a few months from completion before work was stopped on it. Aric has written up an Authoritative Star Raiders II document describing his time at Atari and how this version of Star Raiders II came to be

Read more at http://www.atariage.com/

The Real Star Raiders II


Atari ST Invite for STNICCC 2015

posted Dec 6, 2015, 9:55 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Dec 6, 2015, 9:56 AM ]

A new invitation for the upcoming STNICCC 2015 party was released a few minutes ago. There have a been a few invites already, but here is finally one that will run on an Atari.

The guys of Checkpoint have made a tribute-screen to a classic ST demo, defjam and lsl going into major overscan trickery with graphics by ST Survivor and some taken from the original demo.
 »  Download the ST invite for STNICCC 2015
 »  At VideoDB
 »  At Demozoo
 »  At Pouet.Net
From: http://www.dhs.nu/

Bunch of new releases from GCWDDI party

posted Nov 14, 2015, 10:46 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Nov 14, 2015, 10:47 PM ]

Last night there was a little party somewhere in the dark forests of Sweden where a one-bitplane demo competition took place.

The compo rules stated;
- Two colours on the screen, should be the same colours throughout the demo
- One channel music

And, the best rule of them all;
- You may break any rules

We were treated with six releases, two from the 25-years-retired group Ghost of Phalanx. Yes, the old pioneers are on the rise.
 »  Video recordings on VideoDB
 »  At Demozoo
From: http://www.dhs.nu/

New demo from Lamers

posted Sep 14, 2015, 2:02 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 2:02 AM ]

A new Atari STe demo saw the light of day at the Riverwash party in Poland. Lamers won the first prize in the oldskool demo compo.

The demo is called Satan Stole My Atari and is a heavy-metal themed production. Code my MKM, music by Vlx and graphics by Atom.
 »  Download Satan Stole My Atari
 »  At VideoDB
 »  At Demozoo
 »  At Pouet.Net
From: http://www.dhs.nu/

Rebirth harddrive fix

posted Sep 1, 2015, 12:21 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 12:22 AM ]

GGN / D-Bug released a much needed harddrive fix for the Cybernetics Sommarhack 2015 demo 'Rebirth'.

Previously the demo only worked with two floppy drives and was still hard to get running properly due to very tight timings. GGN to the rescue and we can now feed it to our precious Ultrasatans or Cosmosexes.

Along with the harddrive fix is a really neat cracktro by Aggression, with code, music and font by !Cube and a very nice D-Bug logo by Frost/Tulou.
 »  Download the HDD patched Rebirth demo
 »  Cracktro at VideoDB
 »  At Demozoo
 »  At Pouet.Net
From: http://www.dhs.nu/

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