Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Joe Rogan : The SKI Problem in USA 😳

I used to see someone every year with a cast and I would ask them what happened, and I always would get a one word answer, "Skiing."

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Steven Spielberg is Lucas' ride or die?

Steven Spielberg has an Arcade1up Star Wars in his home, like me.  The other arcade machine in his home is an original Dig Dug arcade game.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Rare Golden Ship Galaga Glitch

The golden ship reemerges when the game switches back to the second player.

The enemy ship switched to the wrong characters for that sprite but kept the same color palette.  If we assume that ship type is a single byte value, then that byte was somehow overwritten with a bad value, hypothetically a zero or a one which could be the value for the player ship.  Errors like this could be caused by a memory overflow where a value was written outside the bounds of a table or the limited stack memory was exceeded.

I learned that if Player 1 exceeds 999,999 points, it will not display the millions in the score.  It is not clear if the player's score still counts as being over a million, or if it goes back to zero.  However, the second player does not have this problem and his score can reach 8 digits.