Guy B.: Greetings Rich rich-c: hello Guy, you're early rich-c: what brings you in so soon? Guy B.: I just got on a minute ago.
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changed username to Daniel Guy B.: HI Daniel rich-c: salut, Daniel Daniel: bonsoir Guy, Rc rich-c: you're also here on time rich-c: how was teh show? Daniel: Arcadia festival was fantastic rich-c: BTW, I am expecting a visitor and may have to leave briefly at some point rich-c: but I will be right back when that happens Guy B.: We'll be here. Daniel: Of course, Nintendo was the most popular section with the Wii console rich-c: did you get a good crowd for your presentation? Guy B.: How did that go Daniel? Daniel: Someone recorded the speech I did about Coleco programming. And the feedback I receive was good rich-c: that's terrific - so how does it feel to be a confident veteran presenter now ; - ) Guy B.: That's great.
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changed username to BobS rich-c: (other note: it is Russell's birthday so Pam will be late) BobS: YEEHAA BobS: I's here Daniel: Hi Bob Guy B.: Hi Bob. Is it windy by you? rich-c: hello Bob - my, everyone's on early tonight BobS: nope Guy B.: It is here. BobS: supposed to rain though,,,,breezy, not windy Guy B.: Same here. rich-c: great, Daniel - you should have taken a laptop with CD burner with you! BobS: what happened to the mini cd Daniel Guy B.: How's the weather by you Rich? Guy B.: Seems his presentation went very well. rich-c: by the way, if Ron makes it on tonight, BC is getting really bashed aeound by gales rich-c: here it's cloudy, relatively warm, rain predicted tonight through tomorrow, cooler Froday BobS: saw that the weather was not too nice out there rich-c: I just saw headlines when checking my webmail accounts BobS: hear anything form Guy F ?? BobS: from rich-c: IIRC he wasn't on last week - proud papa duties preempted, I guess Daniel: Well, at the end of my speech, most of the listeners asked for a mini-cd. BobS: ok and ????? rich-c: is there a place where you could post an image for them to download? rich-c: maybe Bob might be willing and able to host it? Daniel: Unfortunatly, I didn't saw Guy Foster at the event. rich-c: with a newborn baby in the house and a job he ,eaves for at 4 a.m. this isn't surprising rich-c: but you did see Luc Miron I gather
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changed username to SickForToys BobS: how large was the mini cd rom Daniel?????? Daniel: The mini-cd? it's a 47Meg size of stuff, including my Coleco web site, the technical informations about Coleco programming, and the powerpoint files (the two I made for the Adamcon meetings and the one I did for Arcadia) rich-c: is this GuyF now? BobS: sick for toys ? rich-c: he's a new papa SickForToys: Yes? SickForToys: Greetings to one and all! Guy B.: Well, how's the proud papa? BobS: well heck, send it here email and I can put it up on my website for ya rich-c: and that's an anagram for Foster rich-c: there you go, Daniel - a place to put it up for everyone to download SickForToys: Hahaha. Now I'm screwed, if there's ever a weird alias popping up and I'm not around, automatically, you will associate it with me. BobS: I can put it on the front page alongside the list of chat rooms, websites, etc SickForToys: Just dropped in to say hello to everyone, I really cannot stay, have tons of things to do and only a few hours left before bedtime for bonzo. rich-c: Daniel missed you at Arcadia - seems he had a roaring success SickForToys: So, hi to all, and hopefully next week, things will be calmer for myself! Enjoy your chat. rich-c: good of you to drop in, it reassures us even if just for a minute SickForToys: Arcadia? It was last week? My my, time flies. Had no clue. SickForToys: Did you get rotten tomatoes thrown at you Daniel? BobS: be well GuyF
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changed username to james Daniel: Yes, it was november 10-11-12. rich-c: good morning james james: hello, how is everyone? Guy B.: HI James Daniel: and about the mini-cd, I will try to send you a copy. Guy B.: Bye Guy SickForToys: <Kerpoof>
SickForToys left chat session james: my responses will be slow Daniel: hi james james: slacked off for most of the morning so doign a bit of work now james: hi dan rich-c: make it an easily downloadable file, Daniel, so he can post it right up for everyone Daniel: you just miss Guy Foster... he had to go really fast. BobS: EMAIL it Daniel........ firstname.lastname@example.org rich-c: I have a visitor coming, may need to break for a while later rich-c: but till he arrives, I'll hang in BobS: if it is more than one file, zip it up !!!!!! I can use PKZIP or WINZIP to unzip it here Daniel: 47.6 Meg, it's not an easily downloadable file at this size. Well, I suppose I can check if anything can be done to reduce the size without erasing the precious data. BobS: I have DSL Danile, the size is NO PROBLEM rich-c: Daniel, 47.6 ain't small but with DSL so common now it isn't that big an obstacle any more BobS: take maybe 1 minute BobS: LO VE the DSL and it costs only 20 cents mroe monthly thatn regualr dialup rich-c: wow - for us it costs about twice as much rich-c: note: hope to get ~200 5.25" DD discs through Freecycle tomorrow, some may even be SS-SD Daniel: shit, I think my email account at yahoo is limited to 10Meg for file attachment BobS: nope, cheked it out........ws only 20 cents more than dialup + callwave (internet answering svc) and phone co forward charges Daniel: I will split in parts the file. BobS: paying only $14.95 US per moth for the DSL rich-c: mine is $35/month Canadian - there are cheaper ones but only in undesirable packages BobS: are the files smaller than 10 megs apiece.....can send one at a time rich-c: Daniel, consider getting yourself a webmail account - I can get you a gmail invite if you like BobS: unlike guyB, I waited till SBC brought the price down........GUY, did your costs go down ???? Guy B.: It's 14.99 now. Daniel: Well, I have a gmail account, I never use it BobS: did you not start out @ $25 a month ???? james: dan, do you have webspace? BobS: well that is good, then you got the same deal I have rich-c: I think it will let you send the big attachment, no sweat, you can even maybe send it from work james: why not just upload the file? Guy B.: I upgraded to SBC Pro and got it for $17.99 a month for a year. BobS: I am just on basic now, but that is plenty fast.....lots better than dialup rich-c: we have it here but it is very speed limited at that price - 768KB or something Guy B.: That it is. I have a wireless router hooked up, so I can use my notebook around the apt. BobS: so do we, is GREAT BobS: can even go the "lue" with it rich-c: I can't even get my hardwired network set up here - I want peer to peer rich-c: I have run the seetup program a few times but it doesn't hook up Guy B.: Plus, I got the other computers on the cables hooked up to it and I can access the other PC's files and use the printers. BobS: you got to have aacomputer guru on staff rich-c: yeah, can you mail me Doug for a bit? rich-c: visitor here, brb BobS: would like to BobS: sometimes Guy B.: We'll be here RIch BobS: when I think what DSL cost a few years back ......it is mind boggling now that it is so inexpensive Guy B.: I'm preparing my Athlon for upgrading to WinXP. BobS: why? BobS: and form what ? Daniel: At Arcadia, I was alone to do the speech, but I was with another Coleco programmer during all the 3 days. Steve Begin did a great job on his project Wizard Siege : a kind of Arkanoid but the ennemy is a Wiz casting spells. Guy B.: I started out at $26.99, then it went to $39.99 when the promotion ended. If it weren't for a friend of mine mentioning that I should look into getting it down. When SBC offered the upgrade for a reduced price. I took it. Guy B.: From Win98. Daniel: He improved his game during the event... the players was amazed to know that new games for Coleco exists. BobS: this was the convention that Dale was trying to make a game for also ?????? BobS: I am happy with win98 Se BobS: until I can't use it, will stay with it Daniel: My Pentium II 400Mhz will stay with Windows 98 SE. Guy B.: But, I'm going to keep Win98. I have the Romtec Trios that will allow me to have different OS's on different hard drives at a touch of button. I won this on Ebay. BobS: that works Daniel: My Pentium Core 2 duo 6600 will keep Windows XP... even if he's ready for Vista Guy B.: My Dell 600m is the only one that has WinXP. BobS: and Romtec Trios is a program......or somethign ? Guy B.: I have a Compaq Presario with Windows ME and two Dells with Win98. The two Dells will stay on Win98. Daniel: More I know about Vista, more I don't want it. When you know that to use the full potential of this new OS you need at least 1Gig of memory... BobS: heck, you got as many computers there as I have !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Daniel: I have one C64, one Adam (not pluged), one PC 90Mhz, one PC 400Mhz, and a last one more than 2.4GHz. Guy B.: It's a device that will house 3 hard drives with 3 different OS's. You press 1, 2 or 3 and that hard drive boots up with that OS. The advantage is that each hard drive has it's own OS. Guy B.: Plus I have an Adam here too. james: is this for older machines where you can't select a boot drive/partion at startup? Guy B.: Are you thinking of System Commander James? james: no james: on my system, i can just press f11 after post and it gives me a boot menu of all available devices BobS: cool Guy.........aree they expensive ? james: so i could put win2k on one drive, winxp on another and just select the device at boot Guy B.: I read numerous articles from Microsoft how you can multiboot with WinXP, Win98, etc. Daniel: the only dual boot I have is WinXP - Mandriva 2006 Guy B.: One thing Bob. The company went out of business a couple of years ago. I managed to find one on Ebay. Brand new. Daniel: Mandriva did all the job... I just asked to update the boot sector to make Windows starting by default Guy B.: Boot managers work very well. I know System Commander you can have as many as 100 different OS's and select it from a menu. BobS: cool Guy B.: I'm also thinking about adding WinXP to the Compaq, but keeping Win ME on it. Daniel: As you may know now, I'm at my job right now. My boss tells me that it's official : the Quebec section of the company close in january. Guy B.: Annie is tired tonight. BobS: BUMMER Daniel Guy B.: So, what are you going to do when that happens Daniel? Daniel: ... I don't know... Daniel: there is a chance to still working for them, but I'm looking for another job at the same time. BobS: take whatever fits you better Daniel BobS: at this time, you have some experience Daniel: about a year with them BobS: that is a good start Daniel: My boss asked me if I know someone who want some desks (you know, the things we put a computer on it with a hole for the cables...) . Daniel: helllo? BobS: ya BobS: ich bin here Daniel: Did I mention that it was like crazy at Arcadia? there was a four hours lineup for the Nintendo Wii. BobS: you GOT to bE KIDDING !!!!!!!! Guy B.: There's a shareware boot manager that I downloaded that I will try out later on the Compaq. BobS: FOUR hours ????/ Guy B.: Wow, that must have been huge. Did you see the new game console? Daniel: yes, they put some Nintendo DS at every 4 feets to let the visitors play games during that waiting time. Daniel: and I played the Nintendo Wii... unfortunatly, I'm not impress. rich-c: me voici encor3e Daniel: Maybe it's because there was many visitors before my chance to try it, but the control was not quite right rich-c: my visitor was a bit of a colourful character Daniel: After trying the Wii, the visitors mostly come to visit the retrogaming section. rich-c: that is interesting - and maybe revealing Daniel: Steve Begin and I had the chance to show our work for the ColecoVision. rich-c: sorry, missed before - did Luc Miron meet you? rich-c: and Bob, have you got through to Luc yet? BobS: sent him an eMAIL richard, no response rich-c: ah, my last from him said he hadn't heard from you - sounds like it got lost in transit Daniel: I determined the caracteristics of a good game to show for this kind of event : "two players at the same time", "colorful and animated", "a time to learn controls... not a tutorial but the player must start the action, not the game." BobS: wrote him last Wed night...or easrly Thurs rich-c: sort of like Super Buck Rogers rich-c: try again because it seems to have gone to that big bit bucket in the sky rich-c: you have teh address right? Daniel: Because of the sudden death when hitting the barriers, Smurf - Rescue in Gargamel's castle is not the ba Daniel: ... the best game to show. rich-c: Daniel, Dell are doing a big expansion of their support call centre in Canada, likely in Quebec BobS: just resent email Richrd............ to .... email@example.com BobS: correct ??????? rich-c: they already have a big place by Ottawa but may choose to do the second installation elsewhere in Quebec Daniel: loosing energy and blicking the sprites for the Smurf caracter, the game could be more joyable. rich-c: looks right to me, Bob - if no results I'll know what to say, that it went BobS: ok Daniel: Dell... I will check it out. rich-c: question: do the double layer disc burners have the same competing protocol problem as Blu-Ray-HD? Daniel: is it a question? BobS: got me mon rich-c: yes james: rather surprised that new guy isn't on this morning Daniel: I think it's a fact. I have no answer about that rich-c: if they are incompatible, it can screw things up for any DVDs you burn rich-c: you mean Payton Boyd? I sent a reply invitikng him Daniel: I also sent an email to invite him BobS: so did I rich-c: my C partition is now over 4.7 gig and I don't have spanning imaging software to back it up Daniel: err... maybe he was there before us. rich-c: no, I gave him the time rich-c: maybe he's in California or some place and still finishing dinner Daniel: maybe he check his emails only once a day. rich-c: the evidence says otherwise Daniel: maybe the sun is rising the horizon from the north for him today... (that means, I have no clue wy he is not online now) rich-c: any suggestions on how to do drive image backups these days? External USB hard drives? Humungous internals? BobS: GOOD ONE Daniel !!!!! BobS: external usb would work Daniel: did you saw the giant disk space? 500Gig? rich-c: yes, and so I suspect wopuld say an internal 250GB, or even something on my RAID sockets, but best? rich-c: internal there could be power issues, my computer is old Daniel: Someone said it's probably a PATA... a technology that may have no failure proof if hitting the floor. rich-c: Guy, you got any ideas on stuff like this? BobS: fAND Daniel, that drive is probably smaller than the older 20 gig drives rich-c: far as I know, any drive hitting the floor is likely to fail Daniel: I was so upset to know that all the technology I learned last year was todfay obsolete : SDRAM, AGP, Ultra IDE... rich-c: seeing lots of stuff - 250 GB internal under $90, 200GD USB external $130 Daniel: And it's the beggining of the 64bits processors
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changed username to Dale Guy B.: USB Flash drives are really cheap now. If you look hard, you can get a 250mb for about $20. Dale: Hi all Daniel: Hello Dale BobS: can always use an external on any puter you get Richard rich-c: yes, it's really sort of scary, isn't it? buying a upgade that will last long enough to pay off is tricky Guy B.: HI Dale BobS: greetings dale ! rich-c: welcome, Dale Daniel: I was at the Arcadia festival during the long week-end (10-11-12) Dale: Just popping in to see what's happening today. Dale: Cool. Dale: How'd it go? Daniel: I did a speech in front of ... twelve persons friday afternoon to talk about Coleco programming. rich-c: I have two 256MB flash drives, after rebate $10 each; got a 1 GB Kingston for $28.50 Daniel: I took the two powerpoints I did for Adamcon and I reduced the size for a 45 minutes speech. rich-c: we were tryign earlier to figure out how he could get them to Bob to post Daniel: Of course, there was no time to program, or make them try. Dale: Sounds like fun. I'm sorry I missed it. Daniel: I did some mini-cd with Coleco stuff, including my entire web site and my presentation. it's a 47.6 Meg of stuff. Dale: Mostly full. Guy B.: I have a 128mb from Iomega that I got for 19.99 last year. Now, it's been discontinued. But, I really like it. Sometimes I want to bring some files home from work to try with OpenOffice. Daniel: I bring them at the presentation... and they all gone in a minute BobS: GONE in Sixty Seconds !!!!! Daniel: Opening a Word file with OpenOffice, even the new version, is not well implemented yet. rich-c: next one take a laptopo with burner, imaging program, and lots of CDs! Daniel: Luc Miron took one minicd. rich-c: oh, he was there, then Dale: Some files work better than others. Daniel: the mini-cd are limited to 8x speed. Daniel: he was there with a friend. rich-c: guess you'd be better off with teh standard size, then Daniel: I suppose he will check at least the technical information. I suspect he will try to program is assembler. rich-c: we need to encourage him, get him more active Daniel: he's a pixel artist first... changing a picture into a game is not an easy task... yes, he need encouragement
james left chat session rich-c: that's the techie level stuff that you and Dale and Dr. D. can help with Daniel: goodnight Bob... oops I miss him Guy B.: He's still here. James left. rich-c: Bob is still here Daniel: ok, I saw someone left the chat... BobS: help.........I am falling........ Daniel: hehehe... sorry Bob! :-) rich-c: may have got bounced - maybe he'll be back rich-c: btw Dale, last time I got bounced it was by a keystroke that fiended the Java applet Daniel: I realized that 45 minutes is too short to talk about programming. BobS: now....... do you have any info on Erin & Dr D .....Ricahrd ?????.. BobS: they haven't been here in awhile rich-c: Erin is having wisdom teeth out on Dec. 1 and Rich will be here for moral support BobS: well that still leaves next wed and the week after rich-c: they are busy being newlyweds, but both also very rushed at work BobS: no excuse....... Guy B.: I have a few computer projects of my own to do. One of them is to complete the AdamEm Utilities Setup. Hopefully that will be ready soon. I have to test the Dcopy with a 5 1/4 floppy drive. rich-c: Pam is absent because today is Russell's birthday and they are out for dinner rich-c: Ron may be incommunicado because of the storm rich-c: which also is whre james could have gone suddenly rich-c: Dale, I got the Java error message on my drop - would it be any use to you? Dale: The length of the talk about programming varies widely with the audience. Or that's what Jill just said. rich-c: ; - ) Dale: Do you get it often, or just this once? Daniel: Before I forgot, I will need ressources to do a new batch of cartridges. I need eeprom 27c256 (or something very similar) and new pcbs. I will have about 200 brand new cartridges for the new Coleco games. rich-c: just this once - don't know why I didn't other times Dale: I have a local supplier (Sayal) who had about 200 each from three manufacturer of the ROMs. Daniel: Well, my presentation started with 5 slides about Coleco industries, then some technicals data, then the ball sample game you may remember. Dale: What's your timing on the PCBs? I now have a computer controlled mill for work. And I can use that to test the drilling/slot easier. Dale: But I'd still need to send the manufacture to my supplier. Daniel: Well, if I can have new pcbs before summer 2007, it will be greatly appreciate Daniel: About summer 2007, is it confirmed that Adamcon will be done in Ottawa? BobS: fer sure Dale: Done in Ottawa. Dale: But the date isn' confirmed yet. rich-c: Dale, I want to do an image backup of my C partition but it's over 4.7 gb - any suggesrions as to the best methodology? Dale: The best way is to get an external USB harddisk. rich-c: why tyhat rather thaqn an internal? Dale: There are several that you can connect, hit a button on the front, it'll do a back up, then you disconnect it to keep it safe. Dale: Definately the way I'd recommend lately. rich-c: and why better than a dual-layer DVD burner? (I can guess but your opinion is better informed) Dale: My hard disk is way bigger than a dual layer DVD would hold. Dale: It just doesnt' seem reasonable to do a 10 DVD backup weekly. rich-c: if it's a one-push backup machine, can it also be used as a regular hard disc? Dale: But a USB harddisk backup is pretty painless. Dale: It could, but then you're leaving the harddisk online, and it is as at risk as the internal. rich-c: let's say my hard disc contents aren't that big, nor that critical, but the external USBs are so reasonably priced now... Daniel: And if you don't use the button on the external disk, it's not a problem to use the external HD as another HD to store huge files. I transfer all the tv programs I'm recording with my computer on the external HD. rich-c: which one do you use? I've seen Future Shop with a nice 200GB around $130 Dale: Neil regularly uses an external USB harddisk for files that don't fit in his laptop. rich-c: right - he has that Shark we saw at Adamcon Daniel: Do you think it's a good idea to do the 2008 Adamcon meeting at Quebec, during the 400th anniversary of the town? Maybe it's too tricky to organize in these conditions. Dale: Again, he most often uses it for video. rich-c: I don't do video at all BobS: OUCH, that would be lot of people about rich-c: depends on the scheduling of the celebrations - but hotel space could be at a premium BobS: ya mon......... rich-c: mind you, Quebec City is a big tourist destination anyway
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changed username to Pamela BobS: greetings Pam Daniel: Hi Pam! BobS: HB Russ !!!!!! Daniel: bonsoir rich-c: be expensive, too - those Quebec reestaurants are too hard to resist, despite the prices Pamela: hi there, finally made it Pamela: Russell says thank you, Bob BobS: and pushed poor Russell off to work ? Pamela: nope, he's here Guy B.: HI Pam, I have very tired dog tonight. rich-c: good on you, daughter - replete with birthday cake? Daniel: bonne fête... Pamela: no cake, just stuffed with good food rich-c: where did you go? Guy B.: Where did you go? Pamela: brought half my dinner home and will take it for lunch tomorrow. We went to Outback Steakhouse Daniel: wow... same question... wish something! Guy B.: How is it? BobS: oh, I LIKE that place Pamela: good! Guy B.: Good menu? rich-c: yes, but you have to bring half it home - oh, the calories! oh, the fat1 oh, the salt!!! Pamela: lotsa steak, as you can imagine, also bbq chicken and ribs, some pasta, burgers and sandwiches BobS: nope, when we go, we split a nice big meal and have plenty and no take homes rich-c: but the Bloomin' Onioin is almost worth a week of starvation to balance Guy B.: I have to find one close to me. rich-c: they are a pretty big chain in the US, think we saw some in Chicago Pamela: we split the bloomin onion three ways and still didn't eat more than half of it rich-c: who else ws there? Pamela: Barbara came with us BobS: got to go to Milwaukee or Madison WI Guy BobS: nome in chicago rich-c: oh, that's why they call it Outback? Pamela: (my mother in law, for those not in the know) Guy B.: Hold on Bob. I think there is one near Rosemont, since I seen one on I-90. I'll check Pamela: they call it outback because the food is supposed to be Aussie BobS: right was incorrect, there are some in Chicatgo BobS: villa park and wheaton Pamela: pretty sure I saw one near Woodfield mall, Guy rich-c: we know, daughter; I was just kidding. We've eaten in one BobS: napervillechicago I-90 Guy B.: Well, I got an Outback that's not too far from me. In Villa Park. Pamela: Russell is modelling his loot for me rich-c: dale, what's your email address at the moment? Dale: the hotmail one Pamela: and by the way Dad, Russell says to say thank you to you and Mom for your gift rich-c: OK thanks - will it take attachments? BobS: between 43 and 171 north on I-90 Dale: yes. no problem Guy B.: You're right Pam. There is one in Schaumburg. Dale: up to 30 meg BobS: got GOOD steaks mon Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to get going. I'll see you all next week. BobS: paste this and go there Guy..... http://direct.where2getit.com/cwc/apps/w2gi.php?client=outback&template=locator&LAT=41.83276199&LON=-88.1016499&search=search BobS: Outback website rich-c: night Guy, see you next Wednesday BobS: nite guy Daniel: Tommorow, I will try to send files (from the minicd) to BobS... if I don't forget. Daniel: bonne nuit Guy Pamela: I had part of the bloomin' onion, one small piece of bread, half of my 8 oz. steak, half my garlic mashed potatoes, two thirds of my salad, and a piece of cheesecake which I shared with Russell's mom Guy B.: I found their website. That's where I found some Pamela: gnite, Guy Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you Pamela: by the way, why is Annie tired? Guy B.: She played with a new friend. Pamela: ah Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too. Guy B.: Well I'm gone. Poof
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: got the rest for lunch tomorrow - I'm going to be the envy of the lunchroom : ) rich-c: yes, although with that onion, sitters downwind may have problems Pamela: I didn't bring home any onion : ) Pamela: left that for Barbara rich-c: ah, she's retired, so can afford to be less cautious Pamela: exactly Pamela: so, what all (and who all) did I miss? And by the way, Hi Dale rich-c: like certain of my favourite sandwich meats and salads - there is no such thing as a little garlic Dale: Hi Pam rich-c: Guy Foster on very briefly, james rich-c: otherwise, what you see is what you get Pamela: everything okay for them? How's the baby? and how is James? rich-c: but everyone was here on time for a change, pretty well Pamela: did you see that they had an 8.1 quake off the northern coast of Japan this morning? rich-c: yes - wonder if we lost james to an aftershock? rich-c: BC is all torn up with a storm, lines down, roads out Dale: he lives south and inland BobS: hmmm....he didn't say anythinga bout it Pamela: yes, James is in the south I believe Pamela: well I guess no news is good news : ) BobS: the sunami effect didn't happen either......only a foot high wave rich-c: and that was a relief BobS: so then james probably didn't even feel it Pamela: 8.1 is a pretty big quake BobS: but underwater and long ways away rich-c: you wouldn't want it in your living room, that's for sure Pamela: my living room is messy enough, thank you! BobS: fur sure Pamela: I don't need any help from a quake Pamela: however you will be pleased to know that we finally got the bathroom ceiling fixed BobS: COOL and the floor ? rich-c: good on that - now for the floor Pamela: after the second flood last week, I had a fit on the superintendent so they did something about it Pamela: the floor is next on the agenda, Bob - after I put the final coat of paint in the bathroom BobS: course the floor was the result of the ceiling rich-c: geez, that was nice of them Dale: He's far enough away that he miught not feel it. How far off the coast was it? Pamela: Islands north east of Japan, I believe - R says about 25 minutes warning for the tsunami so not too far Daniel: To answer you Dale, I did my speech only once. I also acted the story about Donkey Kong. Pamela: actually Bob, the floor was partially the result of the ceiling - it was not helped along by the cat Pamela: so we're taking on the floor ourselves Daniel: well, I talked about how Coleco did the deal with Nintendo... and I did some gesture. rich-c: you must have really put on quite a show - way to go BobS: got to go kids, see ya next week, yes ????? Daniel: I hope we can talk again next week. Pamela: g'nite Bob, say hi to Judy for us rich-c: you bet, Bob, you and Judy take care, too Daniel: goodbye Bob BobS: nite
BobS left chat session rich-c: yes, it's the witching hour, time for me to go too Dale: You acted out Donkey Kong? Pamela: and as I still have things to do, I'd best go do them so I'm not in bed at 2:00 am Pamela: Dad, will call, probably Friday Dale: I disassembled the first 8k of the DK supergame. Dale: Fun stuff. But quite a lot of repeated code in the different overlays. Pamela: Dale, say hi to Jillian for me please Daniel: I simply acted Eric from Coleco who make the deal in Japan at Nintendo for Donkey Kong. I didn't played a gorilla
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changed username to rich-1 Pamela: I would have liked to see that, Daniel : ) Pamela: get dumped Dad? rich-1: sorry, got dumped Daniel: Well... someone recorded the presentation, and I have a copy. Pamela: okay - will probably call Friday, Dad rich-1: anyway, Dale, have to transfer the error message to the other computer - don't have mail active here (don't ask) Dale: Printed it all out on the SmartWRITER printer. Daniel: Steve Bégin almost done is Coleco project Wizard Siege (a kind of Arkanoid, more like Batty on Commodore 64) and I want to help him as much as I can. rich-1: OK Pam, Amiga tomorrow so get you Friday Dale: On rolls of continious paper. Pamela: good Pamela: goodnight Daniel Pamela: g'nite Dale Daniel: bonne nuit Pam Pamela: g'nite Daddy rich-1: anyway time to pack it in, so goodnight, all Pamela: kerpoof Dale: Goodnight Pam
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rich-1 left chat session Dale: He gave me a copy of that when I met him at that games meeting in Montreal. Dale: It is probably farther along than that. Daniel: ho yes Dale: But I tried it from that copy that he sent me. Daniel: after fixing the data reading and saving, the game include now a complet level editor Dale: Good to hear. Daniel: the editor is available only when detecting Coleco Adam, due to the needed RAM space Daniel: and also due to the TAPE and DISK support Dale: That makes sense. Dale: Yes :-) Dale: That was working even back at that meeting I went to. Dale: Goodnight rich. Daniel: In fact, his game only need couple of levels and some bonus screen againts the wizard Daniel: oui, bonne nuit Rich! Dale: I can't believe that none of my 3 ColecoVision projects for the minigames compo were ready. Dale: Especially since they spread out the deadlines. Daniel: were ready? for the compo this year? Dale: But I guess there's always next year. Dale: I didn't submit, because each time I wasn't happy with the result. Daniel: Are you talking about the 1K game projects? or the 4K ones? Dale: I started in Jan working on a 1k game, then I have a half finished 4k game. I even spent time working on an 8k game. Dale: But I finished none of them :-( Dale: Oh well, next year I'll start from half finished games. It'll be easier, I hope. Dale: What about those cartridge shells that Eduardo was going to make? Daniel: well... 200 brand new plastic casings will be done, as soon as I pay him Dale: Maybe wirth a mill, I can try designing one myself, and make one myself. Dale: To make a mould all it takes is some expertise at using a mill, and the right material, if I understand the process correctly. Dale: I'm currently working on a project to mold some robot fingers. Dale: I have a mechanical engineer making the mold. It's been going on for over a month, but it is our first one. Dale: So we're learning as we go. Dale: But today is the first day that we poured the polymers into a test mold. Dale: Exciting stuff. Daniel: Well, if you can do a mold and pcbs, all we will need is the eprom and printing boxes. Dale: Printing boxes isn't hard, if you're willing to hand cut them. My brother can do that part no problem. Dale: But it takes a long time to learn how to do all of this stuff. Dale: At least I've made progress. Dale: my family has a business called customprinting.ca Dale: They can print in full colour on stiff card up to 12"x18" I think. Daniel: so the hard part will be finding a way to burn data into many eprom rather than using EEPROM... Dale: Yes. I don't have any good tricks for that. Dale: They talk about "gang programmers" Dale: But you at a minimum have to test each one to see if the batch burned correctly. Dale: I don't have anything like that. Just the eprom burner that I showed you a link to before. Dale: I guess having a machine that auto loads the eproms, and tests them would be the best way. I don't see how to do that for now though. Dale: Were do you find people to buy homebrew carts anyway? Dale: Good Deal Games says they sold 50 or more of their most popular titles. Daniel: The actual market is 100 cartridge for an arcade hit... like was my game Miss Space Fury. Dale: That amazes me. But I guess there are collectors out there. Dale: There must be 10 times that many Atari 2600 carts sold for Atari 2600 hits. Dale: Anyway, I guess it is sleep time. Daniel: Yes, there are more Atari users than Coleco users... same for the programmers and the collectors. Daniel: YEs, it's time to sleep. Dale: Until next time. Daniel: Try to email me this week to tell more about your mold experience. Dale: I will. I'll still be learning for the next couple of weeks. We've been working on it since early October. Daniel: ake Daniel: take care Dale: good night. Daniel: bonne nuit Daniel: à vous tous Dale: poof
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