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Postby ST Graveyard » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:12 pm

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Postby ST Graveyard » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:26 pm

Hello all,

We have a pretty big announcement to make today. Our December update has been delayed a bit, but it was hopefully worth the wait. We have been talking about this in the past, but as of today, a first part of the Atari Legend project has gone open source. From now on, any developer who is interested can download the full database (except the sensitive user related data) and all the screenshots, boxscans and other graphics used for their own project.

You can find the download link at the front page in the 'Open Database' tile. We are planning a full blown API this year, but this will take some more work. We will also be updating our database structure this year, to further enhance the project so it will be able to handle all the different versions of game releases ever made. That is for later ;-) A full technical analysis of the DB structure will be made available in the future. Should you be interested in using it and have questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

So this also means that all user contributions from now on will be shared with the rest of the world. All your efforts will never be lost!

Also in this months release, we have drastically updated our CSS files, so if there are layout glitches on your system (wether it is a pc, tablet or phone), let us know.

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Postby mikro » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:19 pm

Great move, thanks for that.

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Postby ST Graveyard » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:34 pm

A new review has been added for the game Fascination : http://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_ ... iew_id=134

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Postby jamesrc » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:58 am

12 years ago I wrote some reviews.

Maybe I should write some more.

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Postby mikro » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:19 am

Loved that game, one of the few I had completed. :) And exactly as you, it had started my interest in C.V. games in general so yes, Ween was my next finished one just after that (loved that game and even my girlfriend did!)

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Postby ST Graveyard » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:21 am

JamesRC, great to hear from you again! Your reviews arz still online at AL in all their glory. It is always cool if other people join in and write stuff, so you are more than welcome ;)

Mikro, glad you liked it. Now I definitely need to check out Ween...never played it.
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Postby jamesrc » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:39 pm

ST Graveyard wrote:JamesRC, great to hear from you again! Your reviews arz still online at AL in all their glory. It is always cool if other people join in and write stuff, so you are more than welcome ;)


I've been here! Checking in every now and again, and occasionally posting.

Life has me pretty busy. I enjoy writing reviews though. I find it relaxing. I've had an idea kicking around in my mind for a site where I simply review menu disks. Take a group and review at least one game on every disk they've put out. But I don't have the time for it.

But posting the odd review here and there to AL is something I might do again.

Both my STs are in closets for lack of space -- one in the US, one in the UK. But I do have Steem SSE synced to a monitor that can do 50hz thanks to Steven Seagal's efforts. And I've got a MiST up and running in a corner of the home office. So I do get to play with Atari stuff, a little.

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Postby ST Graveyard » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:45 pm

Great to hear you are still playing Atari. Reviews are always welcome. The more, the better ;) So if you ever feel like it, just use the 'writ your own review' feature on AL, it should be easy to use...
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Postby ST Graveyard » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:32 pm

New LINKS section is now online!

http://www.atarilegend.com/links/links_main.php
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Postby ST Graveyard » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:57 pm

New game released and new review added : Supa Zazai Da

http://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_ ... me_id=6503
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Postby Marakatti » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:04 pm

Great, thank you :)
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Postby Hazzardus » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:41 pm

Looks fantastic. So glad you got rid of the font for the main text. I can read it so much easier now!

Really enjoyed the review of Fascination. I remember owning the big box version of that game, and having to hide it from my mum at the time! :lol:

edit: Holy poo, Alan Tomkins! This guy was my hero when I was younger, and I remember learning so much from this Article in ST User (I only had Hyperpaint, Hyperdraw and Neochrome at the time, because I couldn't afford Degas Elite) but the techniques in this and another one that I remember in ST Format taught me so much!!!. I would make artwork in Hyperdraw, import that into Hyperpaint, then work on them in Neochrome, then later Canvas (when it was Free on ST Format) Then Deluxepaint. Even got featured on the ART-WORK! pages myself when ST user was scraping the barrel for content :wink: .

Yeah I realise it was a crazy process, but preferred working mono and used to love Hyperdraw, mainly because it was my first real introduction to mac like graphics. Hyperpaint... Well not so much.

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Postby ST Graveyard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 am

Thanks for the great feedback. You know, you can always share your experience in the comments section of the interview. I am sure Alan would be delighted to read it ;-)

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Postby ST Graveyard » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:07 pm

We have a new interview online with Def KLF of Mad Vision. Read it here : http://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/i ... view_id=29
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Postby Brume » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:00 pm

A quick message to let you know the site is down for a few hours.
Sorry for the issue, but don't worry: it should be back in less than 24 hours.
Thanks for reading.

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Postby ST Graveyard » Thu May 31, 2018 6:41 pm

Some updates :

A new section is born - Articles - Read my first article on retrobrite and restoration here : http://www.atarilegend.com/articles/art ... ticle_id=2

Also, a new review has been added for the game OZONE : http://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_ ... iew_id=138

More to come soon.

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Postby ST Graveyard » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:07 pm

New interview added with Ozone creator Nick Harper : http://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/i ... view_id=31

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Postby ST Graveyard » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:57 pm

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Postby ST Graveyard » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:37 pm

Very Excited to announce an interview with Tord Jansson, who was a member of Unique Development Sweden and worked on games like Obsession and Substation. Enjoy.

http://www.atarilegend.com/interviews/i ... view_id=32
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Postby Atarieterno » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:21 am

I think it would be very interesting to interview Chuck Peplinski and Tom Bajoras, both are on Facebook and are part of the team of the legendary company HYBRID ARTS, which was part of the foundation of Atari as a professional tool for music.
With a bit of luck we could even recover and preserve the CHAOS operating system (Custom Hybrid Arts Operating System), not to be confused with KAOS.

P.S. Of course there are more people who participated in Hybrid Arts, but I do not know their names.

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Postby ST Graveyard » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:13 am

I'm all for that, I want to preserve as much history and enjoy cool stories about the past, however, as I have no knowledge about CHAOS or HYBRID ARTS, this would be something I need your help with ...
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Postby Atarieterno » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:21 pm

Here I am to help in what my modest qualities allow.
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Postby ST Graveyard » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:07 am

New review for Crash Time Plumber added : https://www.atarilegend.com/games/games ... iew_id=141
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Postby dhedberg » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:29 pm

Ah! Did not know about this game! Great review! Thanks!
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