Saturday, 17 February 2018

Odyssey: Wear it, drink it, sleep on it and more!

Hi again folks,

I discovered yesterday a web site that sells t-shirts, baseball shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, pillows and so much other things like his t-shirt picture:

And you can even choose among many colors.

So go at "TEEPUBLIC" and buy whatever you want at this URL address:

I'm wondering if they could do a t-shirt with the cover of the OdySim ?! (heh!)

Have fun spending! =)

New release: Red Vs Blue!

Hi folks!

I "FINALLY" finish a new game for the OdySim after more than a year! The game "Red vs Blue" was supposed to be released about the same date last year but with many things that happened during 2017, i wasn't able to update or release anything.

So here's a screenshot of the game:

This game was created by Robert A. Vinciguerra, which is also known as Rev.Rob or Zodac or ZodacPaet and was included with Odball Limited Edition as a bonus/free game. The game can use either cartridge #8 or the unreleased #11 (but this cartridge is included with Odball & Odball L.E.) but in this simulator, i'm using cart #8. "Red Vs Blue" is in fact a handball game with restricted zones, simple as that. So in short, it's Handball with a twist.

To download this game and also any previous releases, all released games can be now downloaded on Archive.Org right here:

Also, it took me time to reinstate all the source codes as i had multiple hard disk failures during 2017 but everything are back-up (more than 8 gigs!). So as February 17, 2018, there's only 4 original released games to do (Wipeout, Brainwave, Interplanetary Voyage and W.I.N) plus one European & South America exclusive release (Soccer, in fact x2 different overlays) and some homebrews like Odball, Odyssey Evil, ect...and finally, 2 original games that i can't finish until i have all the material: Baseball & Invasion.

Oh and in the meantime, i will also release some homebrews i've made (15 in all).

And before i finish this post, i will try to write down every bugs & suggestions that all of you made during 2017 and try too add/correct very soon. So keep sending comments, suggestions, bugs, etc so this simulator can be improved over time!

Have fun playing this new release! =)

Monday, 8 January 2018

Very late Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year!

Hi folks!

Last year wasn't my best year as many personal things happened but now it's a new year which just started and hopefully it will be (way) better than last year. So i'm back (for the better or worst...LOL!!).

But now all the files concerning the OdySim project are backed-up on a DVD somewhere (it's been 4-5 moths so a lot of water has passed under the bridge) but no fear, i won't have to dig too much. The only problem is to remember where i left off before all Hell broke loose.

I know that still need scans of some parts of "Baseball" and 'Invasion" to be able to finish the OdySim because there were only a few games left to simulate. So i'll be back very soon and in the meantime, here's a link to an auction which i find it a bit "disturbing":

Magnavox Odyssey 1 Video Game System Prototype Salesmen Sample

Look like it's a near mint Magnavox Odyssey but just plain ordinary as there is no paper or marks or indications that a "prototype" whatsoever...or even a salemen sample. If this would have been the Skill-O-Vision prototype than i would be drooling right now (LOL!!) but that's not the case.

So i wonder how much an Odyssey briefcase plus an Odyssey console both signed by Ralph H. Baer is worth ? Like i wrote, just wondering...

So "blog" you soon!

--- Sly DC ---

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Death in the family...

Last Sunday (September 17, 2017) my father passed away at the age of 75 of leukemia. He was
diagnosed with this cancer only in April and after 5 months, he his now in a better world.
As i would say, it's not a farewell but only a "next time" as we all must go one day.

So to my father, see you next time and until then, i'll miss you so much! :(

--- Sly "in mourning" DC ---

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bad and good news

Hi folks,

I have bad & good news. Since i've moved (a month ago), my main hard disk (a 3 TB Seagate) has a (or more) bad sector(s) on it and some of my data are affected by this %?&%$?%& problem like my 1st generation game console database/Projects/etc...BUT! At least the problem didn't affected the OdySim folders and now these are already back-up on another hard disk (that's the good news!).

Now the bad news is that since the past month, i've been trying to save all the data on the 3 TB HD in my spare time and it's moving at a very slow (Turtle) paste and the worst is that even with 3 other hard disks, i'm beginning to have no more space and trying to back-up 2.75 TB (yup, it's almost full) on DVD-R's is completely insane as i would need more than 600 DVD-R's!! And no, i don't trust those "clouds" transfer service and all related as those sites are easely hacked.

So for the rest of July, there will be no new releases for the OdySim as i'm on vacation with my kids and if i'm lucky, work on the OdySim will resume in August "IF" i have saved all the data from my damn %?&?&$?! 3 TB Seagate HD and that's my priority for now as i don't want to loose a few years of accumulated data/other projects/information.

Like the Terminator says: "I'll be back!" (LOL!)

--- Sly DC ---

Saturday, 1 July 2017

New Odyssey homebrew game announced: Six2

Hi again folks!

atari2600land (aka Chris Read) has announced on April 10th 2017 on AtariAge forum ( a new game called Six2
which should be released this summer.

His new game involves square owning (little like Monopoly only simpler). The game will also have a one-player version. Can hardly wait to see the final product! 

This will be Chris third Odyssey homebrew game, continue the great work Chris! =)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Working, snoozing and unpacking...

Hi folks,

I've finally moved into a new home a couple of days ago and still i haven't finished settling in as
i have a ton of boxes to unpack and with work & kids, it's going vvveerrryyy slow...(sigh).

I have to apologies to anyone that i still haven't replied or contacted since March like Zack Horton,
Adam Burkholder, Nathan Laws, Brian (aka CN10) and Ridwan Nurhaq Lamuda, etc.. but be sure
that i will reply back or contact you ASAP as we just begin summer, this will be the time as i'll have some spare time this summer and two weeks of vacation (oh yeah!!).

Quick reply to Trenicion: First, thanks very much for the offer to scan what is missing to simulate the game "Invasion". I am missing these so i can simulate the game properly: all 40 "Treasure Loot" Cards (all 40 "white side + one scan of brownish/gold side) and all x4 Ship tokens (each both sides if differs). So thanks very much in advanced for the scans!!

In any case, i did mention what was missing for "Invasion" and "Baseball" to simulate them in this post:

So until the next post, take care folks! =)