Retro Gaming Hacks: Tips & Tools for Playing the Classics

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Maybe it was the recent Atari 2600 milestone anniversary that fueled nostalgia for the golden days of computer and console gaming. Every Game Boy must ponder his roots from time to time. But whatever is driving the current retro gaming craze, one thing is certain: classic games are back for a big second act, and they're being played in both old and new ways.

Whether you've just been attacked by Space Invaders for the first time or you've been a Pong junkie since puberty, Chris Kohler's Retro Gaming Hacks is the indispensable new guide to playing and hacking classic games. Kohler has complied tons of how-to information on retro gaming that used to take days or weeks of web surfing to track down and sort through, and he presents it in the popular and highly readable Hacks style.

Retro Gaming Hacks serves up 85 hard-nosed hacks for reviving the classic games. Want to game on an original system? Kohler shows you how to hack ancient hardware, and includes a primer for home-brewing classic software. Rather adapt today's equipment to run retro games? Kohler provides emulation techniques, complete with instructions for hacking a classic joystick that's compatible with a contemporary computer. This book also teaches readers to revive old machines for the original gaming experience: hook up an Apple II or a Commodore 64, for example, and play it like you played before.

A video game journalist and author of Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, Kohler has taught the history of video games at Tufts University. In Retro Gaming Hacks, he locates the convergence of classic games and contemporary software, revealing not only how to retrofit classic games for today's systems, but how to find the golden oldies hidden in contemporary programs as well.

Whether you're looking to recreate the magic of a Robotron marathon or simply crave a little handheld Donkey Kong, Retro Gaming Hacks shows you how to set the way-back dial.

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Chris Kohler is a video game journalist and editor who has written for several publications in the past decade, including Wired, Animerica magazine, and Nintendo Official Magazine UK. After graduating from Tufts University with a degree in Japanese, Chris attended Kyoto Seika University on a Fulbright Fellowship, and completed major research for a book tentatively titled Super Mario Nation: The Cinematic Japanese Video Game. At Tufts, he taught a for-credit undergraduate course titled "A History of Video Games" and continues to study Japanese at an advanced level.

Contenuti:

Foreword; Credits; About the Author; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Preface; Why Retro Gaming Hacks?; How to Use This Book; How This Book Is Organized; Conventions; Using Code Examples; How to Contact Us; Safari Enabled; Got a Hack?; Where to Read More; Chapter 1: Playing Retro Games; 1.1 Hacks 1–14: Introduction; 1.2 Buy Retro Games; 1.3 Collect Original “Pong” Systems; 1.4 Buy and Run an Atari 2600; 1.5 Buy and Run Later Classic Consoles; 1.6 Play with Power: Set Up an NES; 1.7 Make Your NES Work Like New; 1.8 Take Your NES Games on the Go; 1.9 Buy a Famicom from Japan; 1.10 Buy Retro Games from Japan; 1.11 Find, Fix, Play, and Emulate the Vectrex; 1.12 Collect Classic Handhelds; 1.13 Buy Your Own Arcade Hardware; 1.14 Find the Holy Grails; 1.15 Find Classic Games for Cheap; Chapter 2: Playing Neo-Retro Games; 2.1 Hacks 15–19: Introduction; 2.2 Play Retro Games in All-in-One Joysticks; 2.3 Play Retro Games on Current Consoles; 2.4 Play Retro Games on Older Systems; 2.5 Play Contemporary Classics; 2.6 Find and Play Hidden Classics; Chapter 3: Playing Arcade Games on Your Computer; 3.1 Play Arcade Games Under Windows; 3.2 Run Arcade Games on a Mac; 3.3 Play Arcade Games Under Linux; 3.4 Run MAME on the Xbox; 3.5 Find Legal, Free MAME ROMs; 3.6 Buy Legal MAME ROMs; 3.7 Care for Your ROMs; 3.8 Buy or Make Classic MAME Controllers; 3.9 Add Sound to Your MAME Experience; 3.10 Add Cabinet Art to MAME; 3.11 Build a MAME Cabinet; 3.12 Make a Self-Booting MAME Disc; 3.13 Play MAME Anywhere; Chapter 4: Playing Classic Console Games; 4.1 Hacks 33–52: Introduction; 4.2 Emulate the Earliest Game Systems; 4.3 Emulate the Atari 2600; 4.4 Emulate the Intellivision; 4.5 Emulate the Colecovision; 4.6 Emulate the Atari 7800; 4.7 Emulate the Nintendo Entertainment System on a PC; 4.8 Run NES Emulators on the Mac; 4.9 Run NES Emulators Under Linux; 4.10 Emulate 16-Bit Systems in Windows; 4.11 Emulate Other Classic Systems on the Mac; 4.12 Emulate Other Classic Systems in Linux; 4.13 ; 4.14 Emulate the Game Boy on Your PC; 4.15 Play Games on a Smartphone or PDA; 4.16 Play Homebrews on Your GBA; 4.17 Play Classic Systems on the GBA; 4.18 Emulate Other Classic Portables; 4.19 Retro-Hack the GP32; 4.20 Retro-Hack the Dreamcast; 4.21 Use Console Controllers on your PC; 4.22 Use USB Gamepads Under Linux; Chapter 5: Playing with Early Personal Computers; 5.1 Hacks 53–62: Introduction; 5.2 Run the Apple ][; 5.3 Trick Out Your Apple ][; 5.4 Emulate the Apple ][; 5.5 Become an Apple Guru; 5.6 Run a Commodore 64; 5.7 Emulate the Commodore 64; 5.8 Emulate Other Classic Computers; 5.9 Type in Classic Computer Games; 5.10 Find Classic Computer Games; 5.11 Emulate Classic Computers on the Dreamcast; Chapter 6: Playing with Text Adventures; 6.1 Hacks 63–67: Introduction; 6.2 Play Interactive Fiction in One Minute; 6.3 Download and Play Text Adventures; 6.4 Play the Best: Infocom Adventures; 6.5 Get Covered in MUDs; 6.6 Write Text Adventures with INFORM; Chapter 7: Playing with DOS; 7.1 Hacks 68–71: Introduction; 7.2 Run DOS Without Microsoft; 7.3 Run DOS Games; 7.4 Rediscover Classic DOS Games; 7.5 Write a DOS Game; Chapter 8: Playing at Game Design; 8.1 Design Games with ZZT; 8.2 Use Freeware Game Creation Tools; 8.3 Design Web-based Flash Games; 8.4 Create Your Own Atari 2600 Homebrew Games; 8.5 Program for the Game Boy Advance; 8.6 Add Tiles and Sprites to Your GBA Game; 8.7 Put Your Homebrews on Cartridges; 8.8 Create Packaging for Homebrew Games; 8.9 Create Your Own Adventure Game; Chapter 9: Playing Around with Other Neat Stuff; 9.1 Hacks 81–85: Introduction; 9.2 Learn the Patterns of Pac-Man; 9.3 Show Off with Super Mario; 9.4 Hack the Leisure Suit Larry Games; 9.5 Play Retro Versions of Modern Games; 9.6 Remix Your Retro Sounds; Colophon;

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