Archive for September, 2009

Secret Odyssey2 testing…

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I’ve been doing a little work on my IIgs (more on that later), but I managed to sneak in a little Odyssey2 (Videopac) testing. At this point in time it is a secret, but if all goes well, I would guess we’ll have a new O2 game coming out soon (I would hope). Here’s to the future of the old Odyssey2. October is coming up, and we have at least two new game releases (old protos finally being released), and an updated Odyssey2 multi-cart. Yeah!

secret O2 game testing
Loading game to test on the Odyssey2

Apple II work continues

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

I got the new MicroDrives for the //gs and //e just last week. I have not however had time to play around with them. Hopefully in the next few weeks, but I make no promises. On the one sour side, I had to purchase a IIe Enhancement Kit, as the //e I have does not have the chips associated with the upgrade. This is needed for the MicroDrive to work on the //e. Thus the //e will have to wait a while longer.

Other than that I am starting to debate with me, myself, and I about what underdog systems to bring to the show in 2010. The Odyssey2 will be a must, with some new games for it (yes – new). Of course the //gs and //e will be there (as long as nothing goes wrong with the new drives, which I do not expect in the least). I am thinking about the Jaguar too, since I have not displayed this, ever. Other than that, it is just in the early planning stages at this time.

Back to get some homework done (after my NPD update coming in minutes).

Started work on the Apple II for UC ’10

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I’ve had the Apple IIgs in the show in the past, but I always wanted the IIe as well. My only gripe was having to use floppies or my old (and slowly dying) 40MB hard drive (yeah, 40MB). I finally got around to ordering some IDE controller cards for these old computer that will allow me to run software from Compact Flash Cards. I’m really looking forward to getting the hardware, and hope I will have some time to work on them very soon. I am taking college classes again, so homework will put a dent in my free time (it always does, of course). Hopefully will be able to report back on how well these new MicroDrive’s work!