Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Playing Retro Games

    1. Hacks 1–14: Introduction

    2. Buy Retro Games

    3. Collect Original “Pong” Systems

    4. Buy and Run an Atari 2600

    5. Buy and Run Later Classic Consoles

    6. Play with Power: Set Up an NES

    7. Make Your NES Work Like New

    8. Take Your NES Games on the Go

    9. Buy a Famicom from Japan

    10. Buy Retro Games from Japan

    11. Find, Fix, Play, and Emulate the Vectrex

    12. Collect Classic Handhelds

    13. Buy Your Own Arcade Hardware

    14. Find the Holy Grails

    15. Find Classic Games for Cheap

  2. Chapter 2 Playing Neo-Retro Games

    1. Hacks 15–19: Introduction

    2. Play Retro Games in All-in-One Joysticks

    3. Play Retro Games on Current Consoles

    4. Play Retro Games on Older Systems

    5. Play Contemporary Classics

    6. Find and Play Hidden Classics

  3. Chapter 3 Playing Arcade Games on Your Computer

    1. Play Arcade Games Under Windows

    2. Run Arcade Games on a Mac

    3. Play Arcade Games Under Linux

    4. Run MAME on the Xbox

    5. Find Legal, Free MAME ROMs

    6. Buy Legal MAME ROMs

    7. Care for Your ROMs

    8. Buy or Make Classic MAME Controllers

    9. Add Sound to Your MAME Experience

    10. Add Cabinet Art to MAME

    11. Build a MAME Cabinet

    12. Make a Self-Booting MAME Disc

    13. Play MAME Anywhere

  4. Chapter 4 Playing Classic Console Games

    1. Hacks 33–52: Introduction

    2. Emulate the Earliest Game Systems

    3. Emulate the Atari 2600

    4. Emulate the Intellivision

    5. Emulate the Colecovision

    6. Emulate the Atari 7800

    7. Emulate the Nintendo Entertainment System on a PC

    8. Run NES Emulators on the Mac

    9. Run NES Emulators Under Linux

    10. Emulate 16-Bit Systems in Windows

    11. Emulate Other Classic Systems on the Mac

    12. Emulate Other Classic Systems in Linux

    13. Emulate the Game Boy on Your PC

    14. Play Games on a Smartphone or PDA

    15. Play Homebrews on Your GBA

    16. Play Classic Systems on the GBA

    17. Emulate Other Classic Portables

    18. Retro-Hack the GP32

    19. Retro-Hack the Dreamcast

    20. Use Console Controllers on your PC

    21. Use USB Gamepads Under Linux

  5. Chapter 5 Playing with Early Personal Computers

    1. Hacks 53–62: Introduction

    2. Run the Apple ][

    3. Trick Out Your Apple ][

    4. Emulate the Apple ][

    5. Become an Apple Guru

    6. Run a Commodore 64

    7. Emulate the Commodore 64

    8. Emulate Other Classic Computers

    9. Type in Classic Computer Games

    10. Find Classic Computer Games

    11. Emulate Classic Computers on the Dreamcast

  6. Chapter 6 Playing with Text Adventures

    1. Hacks 63–67: Introduction

    2. Play Interactive Fiction in One Minute

    3. Download and Play Text Adventures

    4. Play the Best: Infocom Adventures

    5. Get Covered in MUDs

    6. Write Text Adventures with INFORM

  7. Chapter 7 Playing with DOS

    1. Hacks 68–71: Introduction

    2. Run DOS Without Microsoft

    3. Run DOS Games

    4. Rediscover Classic DOS Games

    5. Write a DOS Game

  8. Chapter 8 Playing at Game Design

    1. Design Games with ZZT

    2. Use Freeware Game Creation Tools

    3. Design Web-based Flash Games

    4. Create Your Own Atari 2600 Homebrew Games

    5. Program for the Game Boy Advance

    6. Add Tiles and Sprites to Your GBA Game

    7. Put Your Homebrews on Cartridges

    8. Create Packaging for Homebrew Games

    9. Create Your Own Adventure Game

  9. Chapter 9 Playing Around with Other Neat Stuff

    1. Hacks 81–85: Introduction

    2. Learn the Patterns of Pac-Man

    3. Show Off with Super Mario

    4. Hack the Leisure Suit Larry Games

    5. Play Retro Versions of Modern Games

    6. Remix Your Retro Sounds

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