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Numbers[ Top ]
16-bit systems, emulating in Windows, 175-180
2600 (see Atari 2600)
32X add-ons, Sega Genesis emulators, 178
3D Crazy Coaster (GCE), 49
3D games
      ECS, 49
      Vectrex, 39
3D glasses, anaglyph, 40
3D goggles, Vectrex, 38
3D Imager (GCE), 49
3D Minestorm (GCE), 49
3D Narrow Escape (GCE), 49
6800GP scanners (Cambridge Technologies), 135
72-pin connectors, NES, 22-25
8-bit systems
      Atari, 268
      Atari 800 emulator for Dreamcast, 286
      classic DOS games, 337
      emulating, 258
      impact of, 165
      NesterDC, 225
9:05 text adventure, 292

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AC adapters
      Atari 7800, 17
      Famicom, 29
      Intellivision/Intellivision II, 14
      pong systems, 7
accessories
      3D Imager, 49
      Apple ][, 245-247
      Atari 2600, 9
      Atari 7800, 17
      Colecovision, 15
      Fusion ANOMALY web site, 6
      modern consoles, 10
      Odyssey, 6
      pong systems, adapters sold as, 7
      Vectrex, 38, 49
Action Replay 4M Plus
      Play-Asia web site, 35
Action Replay for GameCube, 81
Activision 10 in 1 TV Games (Jakks Pacific), 58
Activision Anthology, 66
      playing on modern consoles, 67
Activision Classics, 74
Activision (publisher), 9
      Infocom games, 298
            compilations of, 301
      Jakks Pacific, classic games licensed to, 58
      third-party Intellivision developer, 147
ADAM computers
      Colecovision games on, 15
      emulators, 269-271
      failure of, 151
ADAMEm emulator, 151, 270
Adams, Douglas, 298
adapters
      Atari 7800, 17
      AV Famicom, 30
      Famicom games on Game Theory Admiral, 26
      Honeybee, 20
      JAMMA, 44
      NES games on Neo Fami, 20
      NES-to-Famicom, 27
      PokeFami on NES systems, 27
      from Radio Shack, 10
      Xbox-to-USB, 229-232
      see also AC adapters
adding to MAME
      arcade cabinet art, 123-125
      sound, 120-123
AdoFami (Nintendo), 27
AdvanceCD, self-booting MAME CDs, 132
AdvanceMAME, 132
Adventure (Atari)
      Jakks Pacific version, 55
      VCS version, 11
Adventure Game Interpreter (AGI), 214
Adventure Game Studio (AGS), 78
adventure games
      creating, 413-419
      modern gameplay, classic design, 78
Adventure Studio web site, 419
Adventures of Fatman (Big Blue Cup), 78
Adventurevision (Entex), 139
Aero City (Sega)
      cabinet hardware, 46
AGI (Adventure Game Interpreter), 214
AGS (Adventure Game Studio), 78
AGS Awards, 78
Alien Hominid (Newgrounds), 76
all-in-one
      gaming systems, kiosk sales, 21
      joysticks
            Jakks Pacific, 55-60
            Majesco, 61
            neo-retro games and, 54-64
            Radica, 61
Ambition for the Famicom (Nobunaga), 35
anaglyph 3D glasses, 40
analog joysticks, 16
Anderson, Tim, 298
Animal Crossing (Nintendo), 26, 80
animation, reviving retro games with, 363-373
Apple ][, 241
      accessories for, 245-247
      components, 242-245
      emulating, 248-253
            list of emulators, 248
            on Mac OS X, 250-252
            on Windows, 249
      emulator for Dreamcast, 288
      mastering, 253-257
            DOS versions, 254
      running, 241-244
Apple ][ Emulators Resource Guide FAQ, 248
Apple //c and Apple //c+, 243
Apple Disk Operating System, 257
Apple DOS Toolkit, 256
Apple IIe, 241
Apple IIe Compatibility Card for Macintosh LC, 244
Apple IIgs, 241
      components, 243
      emulating, 253
      memory cards, 247
Applesoft programming language, 256
AppleWin emulator, 249
Apprentice (Big Blue Cup), 79
Arcade Advanced (Konami/Majesco), 61
Arcade Advanced (Konami/Majesco), Frogger TV Arcade and, 61
arcade games
      cabinet hardware, 43-47
            buying, 43-46
            JAMMA (see JAMMA arcade cabinets)
            online auctioneers, 45
            reproducing look of, adding to MAME, 123-125
            Vanguard, 110
      Capcom Coin-Op Classics, legal MAME ROMs, 113
      Coleco, 42
      Colecovision, 15
      computers, playing on, 84-136
            Linux, 96-104
            Macs, 91-96
            Windows, 84-91
            Xbox, MAME (see MAMEoX)
      experience of, emulating, 15
      Gridlee, 109
      MAMEox, playing in, 107
      modern consoles, playing on, 64-70
      Nintendo Game and Watch handhelds, 42
      older consoles, playing on, 71-74
      Poly Play, 109
      pong systems (see pong systems)
      resources, xxv
      Robby Roto, 109
      sound effects, emulating, 121
      tabletop, 42
      vector graphics used for, 37
      Vectrex, 37-40
Arcade Legends (publisher)
      joysticks, 54
      Radica, classic games licensed to, 62
ArcadeRestoration web site, 46
Arcade's Greatest Hits, 72
Armor Attack (Vetrex), 38
Arrangement versions, Namco games, 68
Artcade web site, MAME artwork, 125
artwork
      arcade cabinet, 123-125
      Atari Anthology, 65
      classic handhelds, 40
      Coleco tabletop handhelds, 42
assemblers, Apple, 256
Asteroids (Atari)
      Atari Anthology, 65
      vector graphics on, 37
Astro City (Sega)
      cabinet hardware, 46
Astrosmash
      Blue Sky Rangers, 147
      Mattel, 14
Atari+ + emulator, 268
Atari 2600, 8-13
      add-on software for, 17
      buying, 9-12
            questions to ask sellers, 12
      emulating, 142-146
            in Linux/Unix, 188-192
            PC Atari emulator, 144
      games, 11
            in Activision Anthology, 67
            Atari 7800 backwards compatible with, 155
            in Atari Anthology, 65
            Jakks Pacific, licensed by, 55-60
            as promotional items, 48
      hardware components, 9
      history of, 8
      homebrew games
            creating, 374-379
            development community, 67
            emulators, 152
            recommended titles, 377-379
      Intellivision II, playing on, 15
      joystick controllers, 16
      power supply, uniqueness of, 9
      RF connector, 10
      ROMs, 145
      running, 12
      System Changer for Intellivision II, 15
      vector graphics, home games, 37
Atari 2600 Jr., 9
      controllers, 10
Atari 2800, Flashback console, 56
Atari 400, 268
Atari 5200, 16
      Colecovision and, 154
Atari 7800, 17
      emulating, 154-158
            MESS, 155-156
            ROM files, 155
            standalone emulators, 156
      Flashback console, 56
      history of, 154
      homebrew games, 158
      joypads, 155
      joystick controllers, 16
      ROM file, searching for name of, 155
Atari 7800.com web site, "Downloads" option, 158
Atari 800, 189, 267, 268
Atari Age web site, 4
      Atari 2600 ROMs, 145
      homebrew Atari 7800 contest, 158
      Redemption 5200, 16
Atari Anniversary Edition (Atari/Sega Dreamcast), 72
Atari Anthology, playing on modern consoles, 65
Atari Classics 10 in 1 TV Games (Jakks Pacific), 55
Atari Club
      games distributed to members, 48
Atari compilations, playing on older systems, 72
Atari Flashback (Jakks Pacific), 56
Atari Paddle Controller with 13 TV Games (Jakks Pacific), 55
Atari (publisher), 154
      Atari 7800 and, 154
      game collections, 72
      Jakks Pacific, classic games licensed to, 55
      online retailers specializing in products from, 3
      popularity of products, 48
      Time Warner and, 9
      video game market and, 17
Atari Retro, 66
Atari800DC emulator, 286
Atari800Win Plus emulator, 268
AtariAce web site
      five-star rating, 3
Atari-Age web site, 48
Atlantis (Activision), Jakks Pacific version, 58
auction web sites
      classic retro games on, 48
      JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44
      Japanese
            buying retro games from, 35
      MAME ROM CDs, 111
      tips for shoppers, 3
      Twin Famicom, 33
      Yahoo! Japan Auctions, 36
      (see also eBay)
auctions
      used American JAMMA arcade cabinets, 45
      on web sites (see auction web sites)
Audacity, sound editor, 443
Austin Gaming Exposition, 5
AV adapters
      AV Famicom, 31
      Famiclones, 33
      Game Theory Admiral, 26
AV Famicom (Nintendo), 19, 30

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B-17 Bomber (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
Babbage's Basement web site, 247
backwards compatibility, Atari 7800, 17
      with 2600 games, 155
Baer, Ralph, xxv, 6
Baf's Guide, IF Archive, 295
Bal, Eric, 378
Bandai (publisher), 50
Bannister, Richard
      Mac OS X, NES emulators, 166
      network gameplay, 167
      RomOrganizer utility, 167
bargaining
      at garage sales, 5
Barras, Daniel, 437
BASIC programming language, 17
      Apple programming, 256
batteries
      AdoFami, 27
      all-in-one joysticks, 54
      Famicom Disk System, 32
      Game Axe Color, 26
      handheld games, 41
      PokeFami, 27
      pong systems, 6
      rechargeable for GBA SP system, 28
Battlezone (Atari)
      Atari Anthology, 65
      vector graphics on, 37
Beats of Rage
      GP32 version, 222
      Sega DC, 228
Beauty and the Beast (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
Bejeweled (PopCap), 75
Bernie ][ the Rescue emulator, 253
Big Blue Cup web site, 78
Billiards (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
BIOS ROM, 148
      MESS and, 156
      Neo Geo, 111
      turning off, ProSystem Emulator, 157
Blank, Marc, 298
Bliss emulator, 148
Bliss, Intellivision emulator, 148
"blue screen," NES, 21
Blue Sky Rangers (publishers), 147
blueMSX emulator, 153
bonus features
      Atari Anthology, 65
      Intellivision Lives!, 67
Bookworm (PopCap), 75
bootable Dreamcast CD, creating, 225
Borland Delphi 4.0, programming handheld simulators, 41
Bosconian (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 58
Boxing (Activision/Jakks Pacific), 58
BoycottAdvance emulator, 186, 195
BoyCott-Advance-SDL emulator, 188
breakdowns
      Famicom Disk System notorious for, 32
      NES systems, process of, 21
building
      JAMMA arcade cabinets, 46
      Linux kernel module, 232
      MAME cabinets, 126-131
            designing control panel, 129
            keyboard hacking, 129
            mounting computer inside, 127
            planning stage, 126
      MAME controllers, 118-120
            wiring buttons, 119
Bump `n Jump (Data East), 15
Bureaucracy (Infocom), 301
Burgertime (Data East), 15
Burnham, Van, xxiv
Bushnell, Nolan, xxv, 8
business (see video game market)
buttons
      configuring, JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44
      on GBA, 399
      wiring for homebrew MAME controllers, 119
buying
      arcade hardware, 43-46
      Atari 2600, 9-12
            questions to ask sellers, 12
            VCS version, 10
      AV Famicom, 30
      cabinet hardware, arcade games, 43
      Famicom Disk System, 31
      Family Computer, 29
      homebrew games
      Infocom games, 301
      JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44-46
      MAME controllers, 117
      MAME ROMs, 111-113
      retro games, 1-6
            heydey, early 1990s, 1
            offline, 4-6
            online, 2-4
            online, Play-Asia, 35
            online, tips for shoppers , 3
            online, U.S. and Japanese sellers, 34
            (see also auction web sites; eBay; online shopping, retailers)
      retro games from Japan, 33-37
            Famicom, 28-33
            through proxy buyers, 36
            Twin Famicom, 32

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c1541 utility (Vice emulator), 266
C64 Direct-to-TV emulator, 258
cabinets, 43
      Aero City, 46
      arcade
            artwork reproducing, adding to MAME, 123-125
            buying, 43-46
            dedicated MAME computer and, 126-131
      Astro City, 46
      JAMMA arcade (see JAMMA arcade cabinets)
      Pac-Man, 44
Cadre, Adam, 292, 294
Cambridge Technologies web site, 135
Canyon Bomber (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
Capcom Coin-Op Classics, legal MAME ROMs, 113
Capcom Generation, 72
Capcom (publisher), arcade collections for modern consoles, 70
capturing retro audio, 441
cartridge, instructions, box (CIB), 3
cartridge trays
      NES systems, removing from, 24
cartridges
      cleaning, 25
      homebrew games, 400-406
      NES Classics, 26
      Odyssey, 6
cartridges (continued)
      Pac-Man, 44
      PokeFami, 27
      slot-loading, NES, 21
Casino (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
Castlevania (Famicom Disk System), 31
Cats (Orisinal), 77
Cavina, Piero, 377
C/C++ languages, GBA programming, 379
CCS64 emulator, 262
CD add-ons
      Sega Genesis emulators, 178
      TurboGrafx-16 emulators, 179
CDs (Compact Discs)
      Dreamcast, bootable, 225
      MAME
            ROMs, 111
            self-booting, 131-133
cell phones, ringtones, 444
CellDoom emulator, 206
Centipede, Atari Anthology, 65
Chapman, Mark and Matt, 77
Chase the Chuckwagon (Spectravision), 48
children
      buying video games for, 17
      pre-K age group, Jakks Pacific games for, 60
CIB (cartridge, instructions, box), 3
CinciClassic gaming convention, 5
circuit boards
      arcade games, 43
classic computers, 241-289
      emulating, 267-276
            on Dreamcast, 285-289
      finding games, 283
      publications, type-in listings, 277-282
Classic Football (Mattel), 42
Classic Game Creations web site, 38
classic games, 137-240
      Adventure, 11
      Atari 5200, 16
      Atari 7800, 17
      buying, 13-17
      Colecovision, 15
      emulating, 137-224
            Atari 2600, 142-146, 154-158
            Colecovision, 150-153
            earliest systems, 138-142
            on GBA, 210-215
            Intellivision, 147-149
            on Linux/Unix, 183-193
            on Macintosh, 180-183
            NES, 158-174
            on PDAs, 197-206
            16-bit systems, 175-180
            on smartphones, 197-206
      finding, 283-285
      hidden, 79-83
      inexpensive, 51
      (see also retro games)
Classic Gaming Expo, xxvi, 5
Classic Gaming web site, emulators, 141, 151
classic handhelds
      Adventurevision, 139
      Atari Lynx, 182
      Coleco tabletop games, 42
      collecting, 40-42
      Game Boy/Game Boy Advance
            emulating on PCs, 193-197
            emulators for Linux/Unix, 188
      GP32, retro-hacking, 221-224
      GP81, retro-hacking, 223
classic portables, emulating, 215-220
Classic99 emulator, 274
ClassicGaming web site, Macintosh emulators, 183
cleaning
      NES systems, 21, 25
clones, MAME ROMs as, 114
closed-loop galvanometer scanners, 135
CLRMamePro (MAME ROM manager), 116
Codename: Gordon, retro version, 438
Coleco (publisher)
      arcade games and, 15
      tabletop games, 42
Colecovision, 15, 42
      Atari 5200, competing with, 17
      emulating, 150-153
      Expansion Module #1, 15
ColEm emulator, 151
      MSX games and, 153
ColEmDOS emulator, 153
collecting
      Chase the Chuckwagon, 48
      classic handhelds, 40-42
            Classic Football, 42
      Famicom systems, 28
      Keyboard Component, 49
      pong systems, 6-8
            Odyssey, 6
      Quadrun, 48
      retro games
            from golden age, 47-49
            guide for, 49
            from post-NES era, 49-50
            resources, xxvi
      3D Imager, 49
      Vectrex, 38
Collector's Guide (Digital Press), 49
Colony 7 (Arcade Legends/Radica), 62
color
      classic handheld displays, 41
      Coleco tabletop handhelds, 42
      LCD screen
            Game Axe Color, 26
            PokeFami, 27
      Neo Fami systems, 20
      Vectrex acetate overlays, 38
Color Computer, 272-274
Colossal Cave Adventure (Infocom), 293, 298-305
command-line
      compilers, 383
      options, MAME, 115
commands
      Apple versions of DOS, 254
      MUDs, 310
Commodore 64, 257-266
      emulating, 258
      emulators, 108
      setting up, 259-261
      software for, 265
Commodore 64 30-in-1 joystick, 64
Commodore 8-Bit archive, 265
Compact Discs (see CDs)
Compact Flash adapter card, Apple ][, 247
compilations
      arcade games, 71-73
      home games, 74
      Infocom games, 301
      modern consoles, playing on, 64-69
            upcoming releases, 70
compilers, command-line, 383
computers
      arcade games on, 84-136
            Xbox, MAME (see MAMEoX)
      classic (see classic computers)
      converting console controllers to USB joysticks, 228-235
      emulating Game Boy/Game Boy Advance, 193-197
      emulating Vectrex, 39
      MAME cabinet, mounting inside, 127
      (see also Linux; PC computers; Macintosh; Windows; Xbox)
C-One reconfigurable computer, 258
Congo Bongo (Sega), 15
connectors
      72-pin
            NES systems, 22
      arcade hardware and, 43
      Atari 2600, 10
      NES, 19
      web sites for, 22
console controllers, converting to USB joysticks, 228-235
consoles
      Atari 2600, 9
      Famicom, 29
      Intellivision variations, 14
      modern (see modern consoles)
      NES, 21
      older (see older consoles)
      (see also hardware)
controllers
      Atari 2600 Jr., 10
      Atari 5200, 16
      Atari paddles, 55
      classic arcade, two players, 112
      Colecovision, 15
      Famicom, FCE Ultra emulator, 161
      Intellivision, emulating in Intellivision Lives!, 67
      Intellivision II, 14
      joystick
            Atari 2600, 16
            Atari 7800 emulators, 155
            HotRod, 112
            MAME, 117
            X-Arcade, 113
      MAME (see MAME controllers)
      Ms. Pac-Man, wireless version, 60
      Neo-Fami, 20
      Nintendo 64, 16
            joystick added to, 16
      pong systems, 7
controllers (continued)
      projector, playing MAME anywhere, 136
      toploader NES, 20
      Xbox, 229
conventions (see gaming conventions)
converters, SmartJoy, 234
copyrights, classic arcade games, MAME, 111
Corcoran, Ron, 143
Crackpots (Activision), Jakks Pacific version, 58
Crane, David, 83
creating
      adventure games, 413-419
      bootable Dreamcast CD, 225
      characters for MUDs, 308
      DOS games, 341-348
      games with freeware tools, 358-362
      graphics for sprites, 396
      homebrew games, Atari 2600, 374-379
      INFORM games, 312-320
      self-booting MAME disc, 131-133
Crowther, Will, 298
customizing Flash IDE, 364

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Daniels, Bruce, 298
DC (Dreamcast-Sega)
      emulating classic computers on, 285-289
      Namco Museum, 68
      retro-hacking, 224-228
Deadline (Infocom), 298
      packaging, 300
Deep Pockets (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
DeKogel, Marcel, 270
Delman, Howard, 109
Delphi 4.0 (Borland), programming handheld simulators, 41
Demons to Diamonds (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
design
      Activision Anthology, 67
      classic, modern games with, 74
      control panel, MAME cabinets, 129
      Famicom systems, 30
            original Famicom, 29
      Flash games, web-based, 363-373
      front-loading cartridges, 22
      games, 349-419
            with ZZT, 349-358
      NES, 21
      NES carts, 26
      toy design sensibilities, 41
      video arcade monitors, LaserMAME and, 134
      (see also game design)
Dig Dug (Namco)
      compilation including, 68
      Jakks Pacific release, 58
Digital Press web site, 4
DirectX 9.0c, Bliss emulator and, 148
dirty contacts, NES systems, 25
Disk System (see Famicom Disk System)
display output
      monitors, MAME cabinets, 128
      vector graphics
            Atari 2600 home versions, 37
display properties, 41
displays
      Odyssey versions, 7
      vector graphics, first game to use, 37
DJ GNU Programming Platform (DJGPP), 341
dogbone (toploader NES), 20
Dondzila, John, 38
Donkey Kong
      Atari, 11
      Coleco, 42, 151
      Colecovision, 15
      Intellivision, 14
Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo), 81
Donkey Kong 64 (Rare), 82
Doom 2D, playing retro version of, 440
Doom: The Roguelike, playing retro version of, 440
DoomSPV emulator, 206
DOS
      Apple versions of, 254
      games on (see DOS games)
      MAME self-booting CD, 132
      NES emulators, 159
            NESticle, 165
      playing with, 321-348
      running without Microsoft, 321-327
      version of ColEm (see ColEmDOS)
DOS games
      creating, 341-348
      playing classics, 337-340
      running, 327-337
DOS Games Archive, 340
DOSBox, 271, 321
downloading
      Flash MX, free trial version, 363
      Infocom games, 301
      MAME ROMs, 113
      MAMoX, 105
      soundtracks in NSF format, 163
      text adventures, 295-297
      Virtual Colecovision, 151
D-pads, changes wrought by, Atari and, 155
drive belts, Famicom Disk System, 32
DrSMS emulator, 213
DVD-ROMs, MAME, 111
DVE Vectrex emulator, 39

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EB Games, 4
eBay, 2
      Game Theory Admiral, 27
      GTAs available on, 27
      JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44
      Japanese games, 36
      Location/International option, 44
      pong systems on, 7
      power sellers, 35
      price gouging, 2
      resources, 3
      Telstar series, 7
      tips for shoppers
            global marketplace, online sales, 51
            Japanese games, 36
            used JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44
      toaster NES, 19
      Vectrex on, 38
Eclipse, GBA programming and, 380
ECS Computer Module, 49
EDASM assembler, 256
editing retro audio, 443
8-bit systems, 258
      Atari, 268
      Atari 5200, 16
      Atari 800 emulator for Dreamcast, 286-287
      classic DOS games, 337
      impact of, 165
      NesterDC, 225
Electronic Arts (publisher), games licensed to Jakks Pacific, 60
Electronic Plastic web site, 41
Electronics Boutique (see EB Games)
Ellsworth, Jeri, 258
Emacs, GBA programming and, 380
EMU7800 emulator, 156
emulating, 181
      8-bit systems, 258
      Activision Classics, 74
      Adventurevision, 139
      Apple ][, 248-253
            list of emulators, 248
            on Mac OS X, 250-252
            on Windows, 249
      arcade game sound effects, 121
      Atari 2600, 142-146
            on Linux/Unix, 188-192
            PC Atari emulator, 144
            Stella, 143
      Atari 7800, 154-158
            MESS, 155-156
            standalone emulators, 156
      Atari Lynx, 182, 215
            Handy emulator, 188
      classic computers, 267-276
            on Dreamcast, 285-289
      classic consoles
            earliest systems, 137-142
            on GBA, 197-202, 210-215
            on Linux/Unix, 183-193
            on Macintosh, 180-183
      classic portables, 215-220
            Atari Lynx, 215
            Sega Game Gear, 217
            SNK Neo Geo Pocket, 219
      Colecovision, 150-153
            ADAMEm, 151
            blueMSX, 153
            ColEm, 151
      Color Computer, 272-274
      Commodore 64, 258
      Doom, CellDoom emulator, 206
      Game Boy Color, on Linux, 188
emulating (continued)
      Game Boy, Goomba emulator, 208
      Game Boy/Game Boy Advance, 181, 188
            BoycottAdvance, 186
            PCs, 193-197
      Intellivision, 147-149
            Bliss emulator, 148
      MSX PCs, blueMSX emulator, 153
      Neo Geo, pocket emulator, 188
      NES, 158-175
            developing software for, 167
            FakeNES, 170
            FCE Ultra, 160, 168-170
            FCE Ultra emulator, 170
            InfoNES, 173
            on Linux/Unix, 168-175
            macFC, 166
            Macintosh, 165-167
            NESticle, 165
            NEStopia, 162
            NEStra, 174
            public domain software for, 171
            RockNES, 159
            16-bit systems, Windows, 175-180
            TuxNES, 171
            ZSNES emulator, 184
      Nintendo classic games, 184-188
      Odyssey, 138
      PDP-1, 275
      RCA Studio II, 141, 142
      Sega Game Gear, 217
            MEKA emulator, 188
      Sega Genesis, 178
      Sega Master, 182
      16-bit systems in Windows, 178
      SNES, 186
            on Linux/Unix, 184-188
            Snes9X emulator, 186
            in Windows, 176-178
      TI 99/4A, 274
      TRS-80, 272-274
      Vectrex, 39
            on computers, 39
            on Macintosh, 183
      VisualBoy Advance, 181
Emulation Enhancer shareware, 166
emulators, definition, 84
EmuZWin emulator, 271
Enchanter (Infocom), 298
Enchanter trilogy (Activision), 301, 305
encoders, MAME computer, 130
Eno, Billy, 377
Entex, 139
Epic Megagames, 349
ergonomics, Atari 7800 joystick and, 155
eStarland web site
      72-pin connectors, 22
Europe, Atari 7800 joypads, 155
European NES, adapters for
            Neo-Fami, 20
Expansion Module #1 (Colecovision), 15
EZFlash Advance, 208
EZ-Flash II, 208

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FA Writer software, 207
FakeNES emulator, Linux/Unix, 170
Famiclones, 33
      future of, 28
Famicom Disk System (Nintendo), 28, 31
      as retro gaming hack, 32
      RockNES emulator, 165
Famicom systems (Nintendo)
      all-in-one gaming systems and, 21
      AV Famicom (see AV Famicom)
      buying from Japan, 28-33
            Famicom Disk System, 31
            Twin Famicom, 32
      clones of (see Famiclones)
      components in, 29
      Japanese clone of, 35
      MSX games and, 153
      portable games, 25-28
            AdoFami, 27
            Famicom clones, 28
            Game Axe Color, 26
            Game Theory Admiral, 26
            official re-releases, 26
            PokeFami, 27
      portable version of, 35
      U.S. game market, revitalizing, 28
      U.S. release of (see NES)
      (see also AV Famicom; Famicom Disk System)
Family Computer (Nintendo), 29
      (see also Famicom systems)
Family Fun Fitness Center (Bandai), 50
Family Trainer (Bandai), 50
FAQs, Vectrex, 39
Fatal Fury Special (Neo Geo), 35
Fayzullin, Marat
      Colecovision emulators, 151
      fMSX, Macintosh version, 182
FCE Ultra emulator, 160
      Linux/Unix versions, 168-170
      source code, 169
Feelies.org, 297
Fenton, Jay, 109
files, WAD, 206
Final Fantasy III (Famicom), 35
finding
      Atari 2600 ROMs, 145
      classic computer games, 283
      MAME ROMs, 108-111
            freeware versions, 109
            homebrew versions, 110
      MUDs, 307
Fine-Tuned: An Auto-Mated Romance, 293
Flash Advance Pro Linker, 207, 208
Flash games, web-based, designing, 363-373
Flash IDE, customizing, 364
flash linkers/flash carts, 207
Flash MX, free trial version of, 363
Flash programmers, 76
Flashback (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
flea markets, 5
fMSX emulator, 182
football games, handheld,
            Classic Football, 42
form factors
      Atari 5200, 16
      classic handhelds, 40
frame rates, RockNES emulator, 159
frameskip value, Virtual Colecovision, adjusting in, 153
Franklin Ace 1000, 241
FreeDOS Link, 340
freeware
      game creation tools, 358-362
      MAME ROMs, 107, 109
      NES-compatible games, 159
      ROM files, Colecovision emulators, 152
Freeway (Activision), 67
      Jakks Pacific version, 58
Frodo emulator, 262
      Mac OS X, 264
Frogger (Coleco), 42
Frogger TV Arcade (Konami/Majesco), 61
front-loading cartridges
      NES, 22
FTP servers, MAMEoX, downloading, 105
FUSION Anomaly web site, 6

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Galaga (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 58
Galatea, 293
Galaxian (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 58
galvo scanners, 135
Game and Watch handhelds (Nintendo), 42
      web site, 41
Game and Watch web site, 41
Game Axe Color (Nintendo), 26
Game Boy Advance (see GBA)
Game Boy Color (Nintendo), 181
      from Japan, 34
Game Boy (Nintendo)
      emulating
            Goomba emulator, 208
            on Linux, 188
            on PCs, 193-197
Game Boy/GBA ROMs, writing originals to flash card, 208
game cartridges, glossary of terms, 400
game design
      playing at, 349-419
      with ZZT, 349-358
Game Gear (Sega), 217
      emulating, 178, 182
            MEKA emulator, 188
Game Genie (Galoob), 20
Game Maker, freeware game creation tool, 359
game series, playing on modern consoles, 69
Game Theory Admiral (see GTA)
GameBase64 web site, 265
GameCube (Nintendo)
      Action Replay, 81
      emulating
            Gcube, 186
GameDude, 4
gameplay
      modern, on classic designs, 74-79
            adventure games, 78
            Homestar Runner games, 77
            Newgrounds games, 76
            Orisinal games, 77
            PopCap games, 75
      modes, Hot Seat, Atari Anthology, 65
games
      creating with freeware tools, 358-362
      modern, playing retro versions of, 437-441
GameTech (publisher), 20
gaming conventions, 4
garage/yard sales, 5
GB Bridge, 208
GBA development community web site, 209
GBA (Game Boy Advance-Nintendo)
      Animal Crossing, 80
      classic consoles, 210-215
      displaying images, 387-390
      emulating
            on Linux, 188
            on PC, 195
      emulators, 213
      homebrew games, 207-209
            adding tiles/sprites to, 390-400
            input, handling, 399
            map data, 391
            tiles and map data, 394
      neo-retro games on, 66
      NES games on, 26
      number of classic games, Japan versus U.S., 69
      programming for, 379-390
      ROMs compatible with (see flash linkers/flash carts)
      SP system, AdoFami, 27
      video buffer, managing, 384
      writing games to, 209
GBA Map Editor tool, 391
GBAGI emulator, 214
GCE (General Consumer Electronics), 37
Gclassic portables, emulating Sega Game Gear, 217
Gcub emulator, 186
Genesis (Sega)
      emulating, 178
      joystick controllers, 16
Gens emulator, 178
Gentoo Linux
      FakeNES, 170
      FCE Ultra, installing, 168
      InfoNES, 173
      installing NEStra on, 174
      installing TuxNES, 171
      NEStra emulator, 174
giveaways, Atari 2600 games, 48
Gngb emulator, 188
gnuboy emulator, 188
golden age, retro games from
      collecting, 47-49
            Chase the Chuckwagon, 48
            Keyboard Component, 49
            Quadrun, 48
            3D Imager, 49
      Vectrex, 37-40
            repairing, 39
      (see also classic games)
Golden Nugget Casino (Majesco TV Arcade series), 61
Good Deal Games web site, 3, 38
Goodwill, buying retro games from, 5
Google
      Atari 2600 ROMs, 145
      online retro gaming traders, 4
      MAME ROMs, 86
      MAMEoX on FTP server, 105
Goomba emulator, 208, 214
GooSNES frontend, Snes9X emulator, 186
GP32 (Gamepark)
      Beats of Rage, 222
      retro-hacking, 221-224
GP32 MAME (Franxis), 222
GP81 (Gamepark), retro-hacking, 223
graffiti artists, graphics by Retro Atari Classics, 66
Grand, Joe, 377
Grand Prix (Activision/Jakks Pacific), 58
Grand Theftendo, playing retro version of, 440
graphical user interface (see GUI)
graphics
      creating for sprites, 396
      by graffiti artists, Retro Atari Classics, 66
      raster, 37
      vector, 49
            first game to use, 37
            LaserMAME and, 134
Gridlee, 109
GTA (Game Theory Admiral-Mystery), 26
GTuxNES graphical frontend, 171
GUI (graphical user interface)
      GTuxNES frontend for TuxNES emulator, 171
      MAME frontends, 127
      MESS version for Windows, Atari 7800 emulators, 155
GVerb effect, Audacity, 444

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hacking
      definition of, xx
      GP32, retro games on, 221-224
      GP81, retro games on, 223
      keyboards, MAME cabinets, 129
      Leisure Suit Larry games, 430-437
      retro games, 420-444
            Pac-Man, 420-423
      Sega DC, homebrew games on, 224-228
      Super Mario Bros., 424-430
            entering Minus world, 427-430
            extra Marios, 425
            jumping over flagpole, 430
Hacks series (O'Reilly), xx
Halim, Ferry, 77
Halo: Blood Covenant, playing retro versions of, 439
HanaHo Games, HotRod joystick, 112
Handheld Museum web site, 41
handhelds (see classic handhelds)
Handy emulator, Atari Lynx, 182, 188, 215
Hangly Ghosts, parent/child ROMs and, 114
Happ Controls web site, MAME controllers, building, 119
hardware
      Atari 2600, 9
      Atari 2600 Jr., 9
      cabinets (see cabinets)
      circuit boards (see circuit boards)
      Intellivision II, 15
      Neo Fami, 35
      portable, prices of, 26
      proprietary (see proprietary hardware)
      resources, xxv
Harmless Lion web site, 274
Hector, Roger, 109
history of gaming, Atari 5200 and, 16
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Infocom), 298, 301, 302
Hockey-Pong, 7
home games
      Atari 2600
            vector graphic displays, 37
      classic consoles, 137-240
      older systems, playing on, 74
      plug-and-play format, Radica, 61
Home Pong (Atari), 8
homebrew games
      Atari 2600, 152
            creating, 374-379
            development community, 67
            recommended titles, 377-379
            ROMs, 145
      Atari 7800 emulators, 158
      development contest, Static Gamer web site, 158
      game cartridges for, 400-406
      GBA
            creating, 379-390
            input, handling, 399
            map data, 391
            tiles and map data, 394
            tiles/sprites, adding, 390
      GBA games/demos, 195
      from Good Deal Games, 3
      MAME, 118-120
      music in NSF format, 163
      Neo Geo emulators, 180
      from online retailers, 3
      packaging for, 406-413
      playing on GBA, 207-209
      playing on Sega DC, 224-228
      RCA Studio II, STEM emulator, 141
homebrew games (continued)
      Sega DC Beats of Rage, 228
      from Spike's Big Vectrex Page, 40
      Vec Sports Boxing, 38
      Vectrex, 38
homebrew ROMs, MAME, 110
Homestar Runner web site, 77
Honeybee adapter (Neo-Fami), 20
Hot Seat (Atari Anthology), 65
HotRod (HanaHo Games), MAME controller, 112, 117
Hu-Go emulator, 179

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Ice Hockey
      Activision/Jakks Pacific, 58, 67
IDE (Interactive Development Environment) (see Flash IDE, customizing)
IDE64 flash memory card, 261
IF Archive web site, 295, 301
IF Comp, Baf's Guide, 296
IF (Interactive Fiction), 290-320
      Colossal Cave Adventure, 293, 298-305
      INFORM, writing with, 311-320
      success of, 299
      (see also text adventures)
Imagic (publisher), 9
      third-party Intellivision developer, 147
importing retro games
      from Japan, 33-37
iNes emulator, 166
Infocom (publisher), 298
      games, 302-305
            buying, 301
            packaging, 300
      success of, 299
Infogrames (see entries for Atari)
InfoNES emulator, 173
INFORM, 295
      text adventures, writing, 311-320
Inform Designer's Manual, 320
Infoseek web site, 166
installing
      FakeNES on Gentoo Linux, 170
      FCE Ultra on Linux/Unix, 168
      InfoNES on Linux/Unix, 173
      MAME sound samples, 122
      MAMEoX, 105
      NEStra on Linux/Unix, 174
      PC Atari emulator, 144
      ROM files, MAME, 107
      72-pin connectors in NES, 22-25
      Stella emulator, 143
      TuxNES on Gentoo Linux, 171
      Virtual Colecovision, 151
Integer BASIC programming language, 256
intelligent television (see entries for Intellivision)
Intellipacks, 147
Intellivision Classics (Mattel), 74
Intellivision II (Mattel), 14
      Atari 2600 games, playing on, 15
Intellivision joysticks, 64
Intellivision Lives! (Mattel), 147
      playing on modern consoles, 66
Intellivision (Mattel), 14
      Atari 5200, competing with, 17
      emulating, 147-149
      keyboard attachment for, 49
Intellivision Rocks! (Mattel), 147
Interactive Development Environment (IDE) (see Flash IDE, customizing)
Internet Explorer (Microsoft), Intellipack files and, 148
INTV System III (Mattel), 14
      Intellivision Classics and, 74
I-PAC encoder (Ultimarc), 119
      MAME computer, 130
      MAME controllers, 119
IRC clients, mIRC, installing MAMEoX, 105

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Jaguar system (Atari), 17
Jakks Pacific (publisher), 55-60
      Activision 10 in 1 TV Games, 58
      Atari Classics 10 in 1 TV Games, 55
      Atari Flashback, 56
      Atari Paddle Controller with 13 TV Games, 55
      Namco Ms. Pac-Man, 58
      Namco Pac-Man, 58
            deviations from original game, 58
      pre-K age children, retro games marketed to, 60
JAMMA arcade cabinets
      building, 46
      buying, 44-46
      custom variants of, 43
JAMMA (Japanese Amusement Manufactuer Association), 43
      arcade cabinets (see JAMMA arcade cabinets)
      standards, 43
Japan
      buying retro games from, 33-37
            AV Famicom, 30
            Famicom, 28-33
            Famicom Disk System, 31
            Family Computer, 29
            online sellers, 34
            through proxy buyers, 36
            Twin Famicom, 32
      buying retro games in, resource for, 37
      ColEM, popularity of, 153
      economy roundtrip plane tickets to, 37
      Konami Antiques collection released in, 73
      used JAMMA arcade cabinets from, 45
            safety issues, 47
Japan Auction web site (see Yahoo! Japan Auction)
Japanese American Manufacturers Association (see JAMMA)
JetPac (Rare), 82
joypads, Atari 7800, 155
joysticks
      all-in-one gaming systems, 54-64
            Jakks Pacific, 55-60
            Majesco, 61
            Radica, 61
      analog (see analog joysticks)
      Atari 2600, VCS version, 10
      Atari 7800, 17
            ergonomic issues, 155
      MAME, 136
            buying, 117
            HotRod, 117
            SlikStik, 117
            X-Arcade, 117
      Nintendo 64 controller, added to, 16
      Power Player, 55
      Redemption 5200 and, 16
      USB, console controllers as, 228-235
Jr. Pac-Man (Atari), 11

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Kaboom (Activision), 67
Kega Fusion emulator, 178
KEGS emulator, 253
Kehrer, Norbert, 110
Keyboard Component (Mattel), 49
      add-on module, 49
KiGB emulator, 188
Killer List of Videogames (see KLOV)
King of Fighters (SNK), Beats of Rage and, 222
King's Quest I VGA (Big Blue Cup), 79
kiosks selling game systems, 21
KLOV (Killer List of Videogames) web site, 43
      cabinet hardware, buying, 44
K-Mart
      pong systems, 7
KOMKON SITE web site
      emulators, 151
            developing NES, 167
            Mac OS X, 183
Konami Antiques MSX Collection, 73
Konami Arcade Advanced, 61
Kool-Aid Man, 48

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Ladybug (Universal), 15
Laing, Gordon, xxv
laser projector, simulating arcades game with, 135
Laser Show Resource Guide (Pangolin), 136
      web site, 135
laser, simultaing arcade games, 135
LaserMAME, 133, 136
Laser-MAME Open Source Project web site, 134
LaserMAME Vector Engine, 133
Lasershow Designer 2000 (Pangolin), 136
LCD, handheld games, 40
Leather Goddesses of Phobos (Infocom), 305
Lebling, Dave, 298
LED displays
      Coleco tabletop games, 42
Legend of Zelda
      Famicom Disk System, 31
      Game and Watch handhelds, 42
Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition, 69
Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition (Nintendo), 69
Leisure Suit Larry games, hacking, 430-437
licensing
      all-in-one gaming systems, 21
      Arcade Legends games to Radica, 62
      Atari 7800 ROM file, 155
      Atari Pong, 7
      classic games to Jakks Pacific, 55-59
      Famicom, 33
      Twin Famicom, 32
      Vetrex and, 39
light guns
      Shooting Gallery, 6
      Zapper, 19
Light Pen (Vectrex), 49
light pens
      Vectrex Light Pen, 38, 49
Lik-Sang web site, 20
      PokeFami on, 27
      SmartJoy converters, 234
Linux
      Atari 2600 emulators, 188-192
      Colecovision emulators, 153
      Commodore 64 emulators, 263
      emulating NES
            FCE Ultra emulator, 170
      emulating SNES, ZNES emulator, 184
      FCE Ultra NES emulator, 160
      Game Boy Color emulators, 188
      GB emulators on, 194
      GBA emulators, 196
      kernel module, building, 232
      MAME self-booting CD, 132
      NES emulators, 168-175
            FakeNES, 170
            FCE Ultra, 168-170
            InfoNES, 173
            NEStra, 174
            TuxNES, 171
      playing arcade games on, 96-104
      SNES emulators, 184-188
      USB gamepads, 236-240
      (see also Gentoo Linux)
-listclones option (MAME), 115
Location/International option (eBay), 44
Lost Treasures of Infocom (Activision), 301
Lowe, Al, 431-434
Lunar Rescue (Arcade Legends/Radica), 62

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Mac OS 9 iNes emulator, 166
Mac OS X
      Atari ST emulators, 190
      Colecovision emulator, 153
      Colecovision emulators, 153
      Commodore 64 emulators, 264
      emulating Apple ][ games on, 250-252
      emulator freeware, 180
      GB emulators, 194
      GBA emulators, 196
      NES emulators
            developing, 167
            FakeNES, 170
macFC emulator, 166
Macintosh
      Intellivision emulators, 147
      NES emulators, 165-167
            Emulation Enhancer shareware, 167
            macFC, 166
            NEStopia, 166
            RockNES, 165
      playing arcade games on, 91-96
      recycling components, 247
Macintosh LC
      Apple IIe Compatibility Card for, 244
Macintosh NES emulators
      iNes, 166
Macromedia Flash (see Flash MX, free version of)
Macseum, Babbage's Basement, 247
Madden Football (Electronic Arts/Jakks Pacific), 60
Madrigal Retrogames web site, 41
MAGfest, 5
Magic Engine emulator, 179
MagicEngine web site, 179
Magnavox, 6
Majesco (publisher), 61
MAME controllers
      building, 118-120
      buying, 117
MAME Development Kit, 105
MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator), 44, 84
      adding cabinet art to, 123-125
      adding sound to, 120-123
            installing samples, 122
      arcade vector graphics, projecting, 133-136
      cabinets, building, 126-131
            designing control panel, 129
            keyboard hacking, 129
            mounting computer inside, 127
            planning stage, 126
      CD, self-booting, 131-133
      command prompt, running from, 115
      controllers (see MAME controllers)
      for GP32, 222
      joysticks, 136
      playing Q*bert, 121
      ROMs (see MAME ROMs)
      software (see MAME ROMs)
      versions of, 85
      Windows
            command-line version, 85-87
            Neo Geo emulators, 180
      Xbox version (see MAMEoX)
MAME ROMs
      buying, 111-113
      caring for, 113-116
      downloading, 113
      finding, 108-111
            freeware versions, 109
      finding homebrew versions, 110
      installing on Xbox, 107
      locating with Google, 86
      as parent/child ROMs, 114
      troubleshooting, 114
      verifying, 115
MAME web site, 85, 122
      artwork on, 125
MAMEoX, 105-108
      installing, 105
      "modded" Xbox required with, 105
managing MAME ROMs, 113-116
      verification, 115
manuals
      Famicom, 29
Map Editor, GBA, 391
Mappy (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 59
Marble Craze, Atari 2600 homebrew game, 377
Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
      Game and Watch handhelds based on, 42
Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs), 306
Master System (Sega)
      joystick controllers, 16
Masterpieces of Infocom (Activision), 301
Mattel
      video game market, 14
Mega Drive (Nintendo)
      from Japan, 34
Mega Man Anniversary Collection (Capcom), 70
Merlin assembler, 257
MESS emulator, 267
MESS (Multi Emulator Super System)
      ADAM computers, 151
      Adventurevision, 139
      Atari 7800, 155-156
      Vectrex 3D games, 40
      (see also emulators definition)
MESS32 emulator, 268
      Coleco ADAM games, 270
      PDP-1, 275
      TRS-80, 272
message boards, private trading on, 4
Metamorphoses, 293
Metroid Fusion (GameCube), 81
Metroid (Nintendo), 31, 81
Metroid Prime 2D, playing retro version of, 438
Microsoft .NET runtime environment, EMU7800, 157
Microsoft, running DOS without, 321-327
Microsoft Visual Studio, GBA programming and, 380
Microsoft Windows (see Windows)
MIDI file, logging game sounds to, 151
Midway Arcade Treasures, 64
Midway (publisher), compilations, playing on GBA, 66
Midwest Gaming Classic, 5
Milton Bradley, 37
Mind Forever Voyaging (Infocom), 301, 304
Mine Sweeper (Sega), 110
Minor, Guy, 294
Minter, Jeff, 265, 277
mIRC, installing MAMEoX, 105
MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, 298
Miyamoto, Shigeru, 11
MMC64 flash memory card, 261
MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), 306
Mobile PhoneTools, 444
modern consoles
      playing neo-retro games on, 64-70
            Activision Anthology, 67
            Atari Anthology, 65
            Intellivision Lives!, 66
            Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition, 69
            Mega Man Anniversary Collection, 70
            Midway Arcade Treasures, 64
            Namco Museum, 68
            NES Classic Series, 68
            publisher-based collections, 64-69
            single-series collections, 69
            Sonic Mega Collection, 69
modern games
      playing retro versions of, 437-441
            Codename: Gordon, 438
            Doom 2D, 440
            Doom: The Roguelike, 440
            Grand Theftendo, 440
            Metroid Prime 2D, 438
            Ocarina of Time 2D, 437
monitors, Commodore 64, 259
Morgan, Rik, 41
Mortal Kombat Deception (Midway), 83
Mortal Kombat (Midway/Jakks Pacific), 59
MP3 files, 443
      converting to WAV, 444
Mr. Do! (Universal), 15
Ms. Pac-Man (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 58
MS Smartphone, Doom versions, 206
MSX games, ColEm and, 153
MSX personal computers, 73
      emulating, 153
MudConnect web site, 307
Mudryk, Rob, 133
MUDs (multi-user dungeons), 305-311
      characters, creating, 308
      commands, 310
      finding, 307
Mugrat web site, 153
Multi Emulator Super System (see MESS)
Multigame.com web site, 43
Multimedia 1.0, 4
Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (see MAME)
multi-user dungeon (see MUDs)
Mupen64 emulator, 186
Mystery (game distributor), 27
Mystery House, 294
Mystery House Taken Over Occupation Kit, 294

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Namco Museum
      modern consoles, playing on, 68
      older consoles, playing on, 71
Namco (publisher)
      compilations, playing on GBA, 66
      games licensed to Jakks Pacific, 58
      Jakks Pacific, classic games licensed to, 58, 59
National Console Support (see NCS)
NCS (National Console Support)
      web site
            buying Japanese games, 34
            testing Game Theory Admiral, 26
Neo Geo
      BIOS ROM, 111
      emulating in Windows, 180
      Japanese games for, 34
Neo Geo Pocket (SNK), 219
Neo no Panepon (Nintendo), 110
Neo-Fami (GameTech), 20
Neo-Fami (Nintendo)
      PokeFami and, 27
NeoPocott emulator, 188, 220
NeoPong (Neo Geo), 110
NeoPop emulator, 219
neo-retro games, 54-83
      all-in-one joysticks, 54-64
      Commodore 64 30-in-1, 64
      hidden classics, 79-83
            Animal Crossing, 80
            Donkey Kong 64, 82
            Metroid, 81
            Mortal Kombat Deception, 83
            Pitfall!, 83
            Star Fox Assault, 82
            Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, 81
      Intellivision joysticks, 64
      Jakks Pacific, 55-60
            Activision 10 in 1 TV Games, 58
            Atari Classics 10 in 1 TV Games, 55
            Atari Flashback, 56
            Atari Paddle Controller with 13 TV Games, 55
            Namco Ms. Pac-Man, 58
            Namco Pac-Man, 58
      Majesco, 61
            Frogger TV Arcade, 61
            Konami Arcade Advanced, 61
      modern consoles, playing on, 64-70
            Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition, 69
            Mega Man Anniversary Collection, 70
            publisher-based collections, 64-69
            single-series collections, 69
            Sonic Mega Collection, 69
      modern gameplay on classic designs, 74-79
            adventure games, 78
            Homestar Runner games, 77
            Newgrounds games, 76
            Orisinal games, 77
            PopCap games, 75
      older systems, playing on, 70-74
      Radica, 61
            Arcade Legends Space Invaders, 61, 62
      web browsers, playing on, 75
NES Classic Series
      cartridges, 26
      playing on modern consoles, 68
NES Cleaning Kits, 21
NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), 21-28
      Classics (see NES Classic Series)
      cleaning, 21
      console longevity, 21
      degeneration process, 21
      emulating, 158-165
            FCE Ultra, 160
            on Linux/Unix, 168-175
            Macintosh, 165-167
            Nessie, 163-165
            NEStopia, 162
            RockNES, 159
      Famicom (see Famicom systems)
      portable games, 25-28
            AdoFami, 27
            Famicom clones, 28
            Game Axe Color, 26
            Game Theory Admiral, 26
            official re-releases, 26
            PokeFami, 27
      ports of games
            in Majesco joysticks, 61
            in Radica joysticks, 62
      repairing, 21-25
            72-pin connectors, 22-25
      ROMs (see NES ROMs)
      toaster model, 18
      toploader model, 19
      (see also post-NES era, retro games from)
NES ROMs, Mac versions, organizing, 167
NES Sound Format (NSF), 163
Nessie emulator, 163-165
NesterDC emulator, 225-228
NESticle emulator, 165
NEStopia emulator, 162
      Mac version, 166
NEStra emulator, 171, 174
.NET runtime environment, EMU7800, 157
New Rally-X (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 59
Newgrounds web site, 76
newsgroups, private trading on, 4
NGPocket emulator, 219
NHL Hockey (Electronic Arts/Jakks Pacific), 60
Night Driver (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
Night Stalker (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
9:05 text adventure, 292
Ninja Golf (Atari), 17
Nintendo 64, 16
      AV cables, 31
      emulating, 186
      joypads, Power Player games shaped like, 55
Nintendo 64 Action Replay
      National Console Support web site, 34
Nintendo DS
      GBA homebrews, 207
      Retro Atari Classics, 66
Nintendo Entertainment System (see NES)
Nintendo Power magazine, 50
Nintendo (publisher)
      Atari and, 9, 17
      AV cables, 31
      Bandai and, 50
      classic games, emulators for, 184-188
      D-pads, 155
      U.S. market, effects on, 21
      video game market and, 17
            Atari 7800, effects on, 154
Nitros9 web site, 272
Nokia Series 60 Smartphones, Atari Retro, 66
Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It (Infocom), 301, 305
Northwest Classic Games Enthusiasts Expo, 5
Nostalgia emulator, 149
NSF (NES Sound Format), 163
NTSC television standards
      Japan and U.S., 30
numerical keypads, overlays and, 17
            Colecovision games, 15

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Ocarina of Time 2D, retro version, 437
ODYEMU emulator, 138
Odyssey 2000 (Magnavox)
      single-player mode, 8
Odyssey (Magnavox), xxv, 6, 138
      pong versions of, 7
Odyssey2 (Magnavox)
      add-on software for, 17
Official Intellivision web site, 147
offline shopping, 4-6
      kiosks
            all-in-one gaming systems, 21
            all-in-one joysticks, 55
            built-in Famicom, 21
      retailers, used American JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44
Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition, 5
older consoles
      playing arcade games on, 71-73
            Atari compilations, 72
            Namco Museum, 71
      playing home games on, 74
            Activision Classics, 74
            Intellivision Classics, 74
      playing neo-retro games on, 70-74
online forums, 4
online shopping, 2-4
      import sellers, 34
      private traders, 4
      retailers, 3
            Digital Press ratings of, 3
            flash linkers/carts, 208
            inexpensive classic games, 50
            in Japan, 34
            NCS, 34
            Play-Asia, 35
            Yamatoku, 34
            (see also auction web sites)
ORCA/M assembler, 257
Orisinal web site, 77
O'Shea Ltd web site, 17
OSXII emulator, 250-252
overlays
      acetate, Vectrex, 38
      Intellivision games, 14
      numerical keypads and, 17
      print-quality scans of, 14
Oystron, Atari 2600 homebrew game, 377

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packaging homebrew games, 406-413
Packrat Video Games web site, 3
      emulators, 145
Pac-Mac Arrangement (Namco), 68
Pac-Man
      Coleco, 42
      hacking, 420-423
      JAMMA connectors, 44
      Namco, compilation including, 68
      Namco/Jakks Pacific, 58
      patterns, 420
            sample of, 422
      (see also Jr. Pac-Man), 11
paddles
      Atari, 13, 55
      Atari 2600, 10
Palm, Atari Retro, 66
Pangolin, MAME arcade vector graphics, 136
PayPal, 2
PC Atari emulator, installing, 144
PC computers
      Atari paddles on, resource for, 13
      blueMSX Colecovision emulator, 153
      early, playing with, 241-289
            Apple ][ systems, 241-257
            Commodore 64, 257-266
      Intellivision emulators, 147
      running DOS (see DOS)
      running Windows (see Windows)
      Vectrex, emulating on, 39
      (see also computers)
PC Engine, 34
      Japanese games for, 35
PC joystick controllers, 16
PC2JAMMA project web site, 44
PCAtari emulator, 144
PDAs, classic games on, 197-206
PDP-1 computer, 275
PDP-11, 298
PDRoms web site
      Atari 2600, 145
      freeware, 152
            NES-compatible games, 159
      homebrew games, 195
      MAME ROMs, 110
Peasant's Quest (Homestar Runner), 77
Pentium III processors, blueMS emulator, 153
Pentium Pro processors, MAME version for, 85
performance
      blueMSX emulator, 153
      MAMEoX emulations on Xbox, 108
      NEStra emulator, 174
      Virtual Colecovision, 153
Perry, Dave, 277
Philly Classic gaming convention, 5
Phoenix (Arcade Legends/Radica), 62
PhotoGuide Japan web site, 36
Pimp's Quest (Newgrounds), 76
Pitfall! (Activision), 67, 83
Pitfall! (Activision), Jakks Pacific version, 58
Planetfall (Infocom), 303
Play-Asia retailer, 35
Play-Asia web site
      Neo Fami systems on, 20
      PokeFami on, 27
Players switch, later models of pong systems, 8
playing
      arcade games on computers, 84-136
            Linux, 96-104
            Macs, 91-96
            in MAMEoX, 107
            Windows, 84-91
            Xbox, MAME, 105-108
      classic games, 13-17, 137-240
            on handhelds, 197-206
            on Windows, 142
      with DOS, 321-348
      with early PCs, 241-289
            Apple ][ systems, 241-257
            Commodore 64, 257-266
      at game design, 349-419
      MAME, 87
            anywhere, 133-136
      retro games in DOS, 337-340
      text adventures, 295-297
Playstation 2 (Nintendo)
      Activision Anthology, 67
      Namco Museum, 68
PlayStation (Nintendo), Japanese games for, 34
plug-and-play, Intellivision systems, 148
Pocket PC, Atari Retro, 66
pocket versions, Namco joystick, 58
Pocketful of Stars (Original), 77
PocketNES emulator, 211
PokeFami (GameTech), 27, 35
Polak, Matt, 133
Pole Position (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 59
Poly Play, 109
Pong (Atari)
      Atari Anthology, 65
      Jakks Pacific version, 56
      trademark, 7
pong systems, 7
      collecting, 6-8
      generic Pong versions, companies producing, 7
      from Magnavox, 7
      paddles for, 10
      (see also Pong)
Pong-Story web site, Odyssey emulator, 138
PopCap web site, 75
Population: Tire (Homestar Runner), 77
portable games
      Adventurevision, 139
      Atari Lynx emulator, 182
      Atari Retro, 66
      classic (see classic portables)
      Famicom/NES, 25-28
            AdoFami, 27
            Famicom clones, 28
            Game Axe Color, 26
            Game Theory Admiral, 26
            official re-releases, 26
            PokeFami, 27
      Game Boy/Game Boy Advance
            emulating on PCs, 193-197
      on handhelds, 197-206
      Namco Museum for Sony PSP, 68
      NES, 25-28
      PokeFami, 35
      Retro Atari Classics, 66
      Vectrex marketed as, 37
position-detecting scanners, 135
post-NES era, retro games from
      collecting, 49-50
Power Pad (Nintendo), 50
Power Player joysticks, 55
power supplies
      Atari 2600, 9
      Colecovision, 15
      Famicom Disk System, 31
      Game Axe Color, 26
      pong systems, 7
      SNES, AV Famicom, 31
      (see also batteries; AC adapters)
price gouging, early eBay sellers, 2
6800GP scanners (Cambridge Technologies), 135
prices
      3D Imager, 49
      all-in-one joysticks, 55
      Ambition for the Famicom, 35
      Atari 2600, 10
      Atari 2600 Jr., 10
      Atari 7800, 17
      AV Famicom, 19
      Chase the Chuckwagon, 48
      classic games, 48
            inexpensive, 50
      on eBay
            GTAs, 27
            Japanese games, 36
            Vectrex, 38
      economy roundtrip plane tickets to Japan, 37
      Emulation Enhancer, 167
      Famicom Disk System, 32
      Famicom system, Japanese, 29
      Fatal Fury Special, 35
      Final Fantasy III, 35
      Game Axe Color, 26
      Game Theory Admiral, 27
      homebrew games
            MAME controllers, 120
      homebrew versions of Vectrex games, 38
      inexpensive classic games, 51
      Intellivision games, 147
      I-PAC encoder, 119, 130
      joystick controllers, MAME, 113
      laser equipment for projecting MAME, 135
      laser projecting arcade cabinets, 135
      Light Pen, Vectrex, 49
      MAME controllers, 117
      Metroid, 81
      Odyssey, 7
      PokeFami, 27
      pong systems, 7
            controllers, 7
      portable hardware, 26
      Power Pad, 50
      QM2000 projector controller board, 136
      Quadrun, 49
            in Atari Anthology, 65
      Shooting Gallery light rifle, 7
      6800GP scanners, 135
      3D Imager, 49
      TurboGrafx-16 emulators, 179
      Twin Famicom, online auctions, 33
      used JAMMA cabinets, 45
      Valis III, 35
      Virtual Boy titles, 35
      Waterworld, 49
      World Class Track Meet, 50
programming
      GBA games, 379-390
            displaying images, 387-390
            required tools, 380
            video buffer, managing, 384
      homebrew GBA games
            adding tiles/sprites to, 390-400
            handling input, 399
            map data, 391
            tiles and map data, displaying, 394
      projects, organizing with RHIDE, 348
      video games
            in Flash, 76
            add-on software enabling, 17
            numerical keypads with overlays and, 17
projector controller board, playing MAME anywhere, 136
proof-of-purchase labels
      Atari 2600 games, 48
proprietary hardware
      Colecovision, 15
      Odyssey, 7
ProSystem Emulator, 156
Provinciano, Brian, 440
PS2 (Nintendo), Atari Anthology, 65
PSone, Namco Museum, 68
PSP handheld (Sony), Namco Museum for, 68
public domain
      MAME ROMs, 107
      NES-compatible games, 159
      ROM files for Colecovision emulators, 152
puzzles, 300

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Q*bert, playing in MAME, 121
Qix (Arcade Legends/Radica), 62
QM2000 projector controller board (Pangolin), 136
Quadrun (Atari), 48
      Atari Anthology, 65

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Radica (publisher), 61
      Arcade Legends Space Invaders, 62
Radio Shack
      pong systems, 7
      RF switches, Atari 2600, 10
      web site, 10
Rally-X (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 58
raster graphics, 37
RealSports line (Atari), 14
Rebel Strike (GameCube), 81
rec.games.video.marketplace, 4
Redemption 5200, 16
remixing retro sounds, 441-444
repairing
      NES, 21-25
            72-pin connectors, 22-25
      Vectrex, 39
resources, xxiv-xxvi
      Apple ][, 255
      arcade games, xxv
      Atari paddles on PC systems, 13
      building JAMMA arcade cabinets, 46
      buying retro games
            in Japan, 37
      classic handhelds, 41
      Commodore 64 software, 265
      eBay tips, 3
      Game Maker, 359
      "modded" Xbox, 105
      text adventures, 296
      type-in listings, classic computer magazines, 277-282
      Vectrex troubleshooting, 39
      video game splitters, 259
      z2 tutorial, 357
      Z-Machine interpreters, 295
      ZZT, 357
retail stores
      buying retro games from, 4
Retro Atari Classics, 66
retro audio
      capturing, 441
      editing, 443
retro games
      3D (see 3D games)
      buying (see buying, retro games)
      classic handhelds (see classic handhelds)
      Coleco tabletop handhelds, 42
      collecting (see collecting, retro games)
      designing, 349-419
            with ZZT, 349-358
      on DOS, 337-340
      from golden age (see golden age, retro games from)
      hacking, 420-444
            Pac-Man, 420-423
      Japanese, different names, 36
      NES (see NES)
      playing on GP32, 221-224
      playing on GP81, 223
      portable
            Famicom/NES, 25-28
            NES, 25-28
      post-NES (see post-NES era, retro games from)
      reviving with animation, 363-373
      role-playing, 11
      vector graphics-based, 49
      (see also neo-retro games)
retro sounds, remixing, 441-444
retro versions, modern games, 437-441
      Codename: Gordon, 438
      Doom 2D, 440
      Doom: The Roguelike, 440
      Grand Theftendo, 440
      Metroid Prime 2D, 438
      Ocarina of Time 2D, 437
RF connectors
      Atari 2600, 10
      Famicom, 29
      Famicom and, 30
RHIDE, organizing projects with, 348
Richard Bannister web site
      emulators
            Game Boy/Game Boy Color, 181
            Mac OS X, 183
            Macintosh, 182
            NES, 158-174
            shareware, 166
Rinkya web site, 36
River Raid (Activision), 67
      Jakks Pacific version, 58
Robby Roto (Bally/Midway), 109
Robinette, Warren, 11
      "Easter Egg," Adventure, 55
Robinson, Keith, 147
Robson, Paul, 141
RockNES emulator, 159
      Macintosh version, 165
Rogue Ameoba's Audio Hijack, 441
ROM files
      Atari 7800 BIOS, 155
            directories, MESS recognition of, 156
      MAME
            finding, 108-111
            installing on Xbox, 107
      NES, Mac versions, 167
RomOrganizer utility, 167
Roney, Steve, 147
Rotberg, Ed, 109
RPG Maker utility, 362
RPGToolkit, freeware game creation tool, 362
rubbing alcohol, cleaning cartridges with, 25
running
      Apple ][, 241-244
      Commodore 64, 257-266
      DOS games, 327-337

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Saboteur (Atari Flashback, Jakks Pacific), 56
safety issues, 47
Salmoria, Nicola, 222
Salvation Army, buying retro games from, 5
samples
      Pac-Man pattern, 422
      sound effects, 121
Saturn
      Japanese games for, 34
6800GP scanners (Cambridge Technologies), 135
SCSIcide, Atari 2600 homebrew game, 377
Sears, Atari and, 7
Sega 32X, Japan, 34
Sega (publisher)
      CD add-ons, Genesis emulators, 178
      D-pads, 155
      Master, emulating, 178, 182
Selfboot program, 285
Sellers, John, xxv
Senso DX emulator, 158
shareware, NES emulators, 166
Shark! Shark! (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
Sharp
      pong systems, 7
Shinobu (Newgrounds), 76
Shiny Technologies web site, NES emulators, 149
shipping charges
      eBay
            JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44
shipping prices
      eBay, 36
Shooting Gallery light rifle (Odyssey), 6
Short, Emily, 293
Siders, Ken, 158
Sinclair computer series, 271
Sinclair, Sir Clive, 271
Sinclair ZX 81 emulator for the GP32 (Woogal), 223
single-player mode
      homebrew MAME controller, 120
      Odyssey 2000, 8
16-bit systems, emulating in Windows, 175-180
6800GP scanners (Cambridge Technologies), 135
sizes
      blueMSX emulator, 153
      classic handhelds, 40
      early portable games, 26
      flash carts, 207
      Nintendo Game and Watch handhelds, 42
Skeleton+, Atari 2600 homebrew game, 378
Skiing (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
SlikStik joysticks, MAME controllers, 117
Slocum, Paul, 377
SmartJoy converters (GameCube), 234
smartphones
      classic games on, 197-206
      Doom, 206
      MS (see MS Smartphone, Doom versions)
Smartphones (Nokia Series 60), Atari Retro, 66
SMSPlus emulator, 182
SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
      emulating
            Snes9X emulator, 186
            ZNES emulator, 184
      emulating in Linux/Unix, 184-188
      emulating in Windows, 176-178
            ZSNES emulator, 176
Snes9X emulator, 186
SNESAdvance emulator, 212
Soccer (Nintendo), 80
software
      Commodore 64, 265
Sonic Mega Collection (Genesis), 69
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis), 62, 69
Sorcerer (Infocom), 305
Soul Captor emulator, 288
Soulmech (Newgrounds), 76
sounds
      adding to MAME, 120-123
      capturing retro audio, 441
      editing retro audio, 443
      logging to MIDI file, 151
      music, NSF format, 163
      Virtual Emulator, 153
      (see also audio; soundtracks)
sounds, remixing retro audio, 441-444
soundtracks, NSF format, 163
source files, organizing with RHIDE, 348
SourceFORGE web site
      NES emulators, 162, 171
Space Fury (Sega), 15
Space Invaders (Arcade Legends/Radica), 61, 62
Space Spartans (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
Space War (DEC), 275
Space War emulator, 158
Spectrum emulators, 271
Spellbreaker (Infocom), 305
Spider Fighter (Activision), Jakks Pacific version, 58
Spike! (Vectrex), 38
Spike's Big Vectrex Page web site, 39
sprites, creating graphics for, 396
Spy Hunter (Midway), 15
Stadium Events (Bandai), 50
Stagecast Creator, freeware game creation tool, 360
Stampede (Activision), 67
Standard "F" Connector, Atari 2600, 10
standards, JAMMA (see JAMMA)
Star Fortress (Coleco), blueMSX user interface, 153
Star Fox Assault (Namco), 82
Star Trek The Motion Picture (Vectrex), 38
Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, 81
StarROMs web site, legal MAME ROMs, 111
Static Gamer web site, homebrew emulators, 158
Steeplechase (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
Stella emulator, 143
Stella ROMs, 143
Stella web site
      Atari 2600 emulators, 182
      NES emulators, 189
STEM emulator, 141
Street Fighter, 72, 113
Street Racer (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
Streets of Rage (Sega)
      beats of Rage and, 222
Studio II (RCA), emulating, 141
Super Breakout
      Atari Anthology, 65
      Atari/Jakks Pacific, 56
Super Famicom (Nintendo), 34
Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
      hacking, 424-430
            entering Minus world, 427-430
            extra Marios, 425
            jumping over flagpole, 430
Super Pong (Atari), 7
Super Pro Pool (Blue Sky Rangers), 147
Super Video Arcade (Sears), 14
SuperAuctions web site
      used JAMMA arcade cabinets, 45
Suspended (Infocom), 305
Sweeney, Tim, 349
Sweet 16 for Carbon emulator, 253
System Changer add-on, Intellivision II, 15

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table tennis games (see pong systems; Pong)
tabletop games
      Coleco, 42
tag sales, 5
Taito (publisher), collection of classic games for modern consoles, 70
Taken Over projects, Mystery House, 294
Tandyvision One (Radio Shack), 14
Tapper (Midway), 15
tech demos, MAME, 111
TED assembler, 257
Tele-Games Pong (Sears/Atari), 7
Tele-Games Pong Sports IV (Sears/Atari), 7
television sets
      all-in-one joysticks, 54
      Atari 2600, 13
      classic gaming, reserved for, 10
      Game Theory Admiral, 26
      Intellivision plug-and-play systems, 148
      as MAME cabinet monitor, 128
      Odyssey, 7
      PokeFami, 27
      pong systems, 7
      raster graphics and, 37
      U.S.
            incompatibility of Famicom, 30
Telstar pong series (Coleco), 7
Tempest (Atari)
      Atari Anthology, 65
Tennis (Activision/Jakks Pacific), 58
testing
      Famicom Disk System, 32
      Game Theory Admiral by National Console Support, 26
      Quadrun, 49
text adventures, 290-320
      9:05, 292
      downloading, 295-297
      Galatea, 293
      gameplay basics, 291
      Mystery House, 294
      success of, 299
The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (Nintendo), 437
32X add-ons, Sega Genesis emulators, 178
"This is the Family Computer!" comic book, 29
3D Crazy Coaster (GCE), 49
3D games
      ECS, 49
      Vectrex, 39
3D glasses, anaglyph, 40
3D goggles
      Vectrex, 38
3D Minestorm (GCE), 49
3D Narrow Escape (GCE), 49
3D Imager (GCE), 49
thrift stores, buying retro games from, 5
TI 99/41 computer, 274
TI 99/4A computer, 267
tiled graphics, GBA, 390
TileEater program, 167
Time Machine (see AdoFami)
Time Warner, 8, 9
tion, xxiv
toaster NES, 18
tools, assembling, GBA programming, 380
Tooth Protectors (Johnson & Johnson), 48
Top Mud Sites, 307
toploader NES, 19
Total Recorder, 441
trading forums
      Game and Watch handhelds, 42
Trapped (Newgrounds), 76
Trinity (Infocom), 299, 301, 303
troubleshooting
      Atari 2600, 13
      MAME ROMs, 114
      Vectrex, resources, 39
TRS-80 computer, 272-274, 298
TRS-80 web site, 272
TurboGrafx-16, emulating in Windows, 179
TuxNES emulator, 171
TV Games (publisher)
      Activision 10 in 1, 58
      Atari Classics 10 in 1, 55
      Atari Paddle Controller from Jakks Pacific, 55
      Frogger TV Arcade, 61
      joysticks, 54-60
      Namco Ms. Pac-Man, Jakks Pacific, 58
      Namco Pac-Man, Jakks Pacific, 58
TV/Games switch
      Atari 2600, 10
      Atari 7800, 17
      Jaguar system, 17
2600 (see Atari 2600)
Twin Famicom (Sharp), 32
Twisty's MAME Samples Collection web site, 122
two-player mode
      Atari Paddle Controller from Jakks Pacific, 56
      pong systems, 8
            using paddles, 10
type-in listings, 277-282

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UI (user interface), blueMSX emulator, 153
Ultra Pong, 7
United States
      Atari 7800 joypad released outside of, 155
      ColEM and, 153
Unix
      Atari 2600 emulators, 188-192
      Atari ST emulators, 190
      Colecovision emulators, 153
            ColEm, 151
      NES emulators, 168-174
            FakeNES, 170
            FCE Ultra, 168-170
            InfoNES, 173
            NEStra, 174
            TuxNES, 171
      SNES emulators, 184-188
      (see also Linux)
usability issues, Bosconian, 58
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
      console controllers, 228-235
      devices, flash linkers/carts and, 208
      gamepads on Linux, 236-240
Utopia (Blue Sky Rangers), 147

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V9T9 emulator, 274
Valis III (Mega Drive), 35
Vanguard arcade hardware, 110
Vantris (SNK), MAME, 110
VCS (Video Computer System)
      on Atari consoles, 9
VCS (Virtual Computer System)
      Atari 2600
            buying, 10
vector graphics
      arcade games, 37
      LaserMAME and, 134
VectorMAME (Zektor), 136
Vectrex FAQ, 39
Vectrex (GCE), 37-40
      games based on, 49
VecX emulator, 183
-verifyroms option (MAME), 116
VGBA (Virtual Game Boy Advance)
      GBA emulator, 186
VICE emulator, 262
video buffer, GBA programming, 384
video control register values, GBA programming, 383
Video Game Connections web site
      five-star rating, 3
video game market
      Atari 5200, 16
      Atari and, 17, 154
            2600, 142
      Colecovision, 16
      crash of 1983, U.S., 48
      D-pad revolution, 155
      Game Theory Admiral, abbreviation of name, 26
      Mattel and, 14
      Nintendo and, 17, 21
      revitalization in U.S., 28, 49
video game splitters, 259
video games
      resources (see resources)
video modes, GBA programming, 382
video output
      AdoFami, 27
      LCD
            Coleco tabletop handhelds, 42
      LCD screen
            Game Axe Color, 26
      Vectrex, 37
Virtual ][ emulator, 250-252
Virtual Boy (Nintendo)
      from Japan, 34
Virtual Colecovision, 151
      running speed, 153
Visual Studio (Microsoft), GBA programming and, 380
VisualBoy Advance
      BoycottAdvance emulator, required by, 195

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WAD files, 206
Warlords (Atari/Jakks Pacific), 56
Warring Worms, Atari 2600 homebrew games, 377
Warshaw, Howard Scott, 56
Waterworld (Virtual Boy), 49
WAV files, 443
web browsers, playing neo-retro games on, 75
web sites
      Atari products, 3
      classic handhelds, 41
      for connectors, 22
      DOS games, 340
      emulators for classic console games, 138-228
      flash linker/carts, 209
      freeware
            emulators, 152
      for gaming conventions, 5
      JAMMA arcade cabinets, 44
      MAME
            artwork for, 125
            freeware ROM files, 109
            legal ROM files, buying, 111
            playing arcade games, 110
      MAME sound effect samples, 122
      mIRC, obtaining, 105
      for new games with classic design, 74-79
      for offline retailers, 4
      Pac-Man patterns on, 420
      Poly Play, 110
Williams, Ken, 294
Williams, Roberta, 294
Windows
Windows Explorer (Microsoft), Virtual Colecovision and, 152
Windows (Microsoft)
      arcade games on, 84-91
      Bliss emulator, 148
      emulating 16-bit systems, 175-180
            Neo Geo emulators, 180
            Sega Genesis emulators, 178
            SNES emulators, 175-178
            TurboGrafx-16 emulator, 179
      emulating Apple ][ games on, 249
      emulating Colecovision with Virtual Colevision, 151
      emulating NES, 158-165
            FCE Ultra, 160
            Nessie, 163-165
            NEStopia, 162
            RockNES, 159
      emulating SNES, 176-178
WinSTEM emulator, 142
WinZip, opening MAME archives with, 85
Woita, Steve, 49
Woods, Don, 298
World Class Track Meet (Nintendo), 50
World of Atari web site
      five-star rating, 3
Wozniak, Steve, 257
writing text adventures, INFORM, 311-320

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X-Arcade joystick, MAME controllers, 113, 117
Xbox controllers, 229
Xbox (Nintendo)
      Atari Anthology, 65
      emulators, 108
      installing MAME ROMs on, 107
      "modded," resources, 105
      Namco Museum, 68
      performance
            MAMEoX emulations, 108
      running MAME on (see MAMEoX)
XE Game System (Atari), 154
Xevious (Namco/Jakks Pacific), 59
Xyzzy Awards, Baf's Guide, 296
Xyzzy News, 297

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Yahoo! Japan Auctions, 36
Yamatoku
      eBay store, URL for, 35
      web site, 34
YAME emulator, 179
Yar's Revenge (Atari), 11

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z2 tutorial, 357
Zapper light gun (NES), 19
Zektor VectorMAME, 136
Zenith
      pong systems, 7
Z-Machine, 295, 298
Zophar's Domain web site
      Commodore 64 emulators, 262
      emulators, 148-195
            NES, 158-195
Zork (Infocom), 298, 301
ZSNES emulator, 176-178, 184
ZX Spectrum, 271
ZZT
      designing games with, 349-358
      resources, 357


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