Monday, 6 June 2016

Rev.Rob and OdySim news

Some of you may know "Rev.Rob" aka Robert Allen Vinciguerra. He made some Odyssey homebrews as "Odball", "Mentis Cohorts" and "Red vs. Blue" and he recently re-released Oddball as "Odball LE" (Limited Edition) on Ebay with Red vs Blue as a game bonus.

Well on a forum at Atari Age, they are certain members that would like to "talk" to M.Vinciguerra about Mentis Cohorts ( ). Just click on the link to read all about it.

I did wrote that i may/would make his homebrews freely available for the OdySim but i wanted to get his permission and write to him one last time, that was on March 15, 2016 on Ebay with his ID account "Rev.Zodac" and here's the original message that i have sent him:

Hi M.Vinciguerra,

I am writing to you by Ebay because i've tried by AtariAge and 2 other sites and
never had a reply back. I am Sly DC from the odysim blogspot. This is my last try
to contact you as i still want to ask you permission to simulate all your Magnavox
Odyssey homebrews. So you can either reply thru Ebay or you can post a message on
my OdySim blog. I'll await your response, thanks very much. ;)

--- Sly DC ---

As today (June 06, 2016), i still haven't received an answer. And the worst thing is that he knows that i want to contact him and ask permission as he's reading this blog for quite a time. He also has an account on Reddit under "ZadocPaet" and on Imgur as "zadoc". Took me about 2 minutes to find his residential address (address withheld) in Glendale, Arizona.

So since it's been almost  two months, i will do his homebrews with or without his permission as he's avoiding any messages or reply. This was my "2 cents" on this matter...

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Now for news about the OdySim. The last releases were individual games (Cat and Mouse + Simon Says) and as it is going with coding and all, i will continue to release all the games individually as my last attempt to code the "all-in-1" simulator (the menu specifically) is giving me errors that i tried to correct but still getting errors so...screw the "all-in-1" for now.

In the following days/weeks i will released all 12 original games that were packed-in with the Odyssey ITL200 as individual games. This way it is easier for me to correct or update a specific game as if someone wants to play a specific game then just need to click on the executable file. 

I may also released in the meantime all four Rifle games since those only needs a small code update. So here's how i plan the releases:

* 1st wave: all 12 original games.
* 2nd wave: all four rifle games.
* 3rd wave: Special games (percepts, soccer, etc).
* 4th/5th wave: Extra 1972 & 1973 games.
* 6th wave: Homebrew games by various authors.
* 7th wave: My homebrews made for the OdyEmu (back in 2006-08) & OdySim.

After that...errr...i do have other projects concerning the Odyssey but in the meantime, i'll keep those projects "under rap" and concentrate on this project as well as some LoveM.E.S.S. and LoveM.E.G.S projects. =)

So what about the model "YD7001" i last wrote about ?? That's coming very soon! ;)

1 comment:

  1. I'd be happy to send you whatever files I have. Not sure how to contact you.