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And now I have my 800 multicart: AVGCart

After getting my 800XL a few days ago, I decided that I wasn't going to start a new cartridge collection for my new 8bit computer.  I have too many things that I rarely use and to be honest, between my 2600 and 7800 games, I also just don't have the time.   So enter the AVGCart!  Received it two days ago and was just waiting for my work schedule to clear up so that I can have a nice couple of hours to set it up and play with it.  I also ordered the SIO cable in case I came across

I finally got an Atari 800XL!

As a kid, I recall seeing the 800XL in a department store in Hamburg and thinking that this was the natural evolution of things Atari.  I had the Atari 2600, so seeing this computer with a a cartridge slot at the top, two joystick ports and then the select/start buttons on the side made it seem that this was the next system to get.     I actually don't recall any cartridges being played on the display models and none of my friends had a computer.  We mostly had 2600s and we swapped gam
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