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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      A general discussion for Atari-related topics that aren't covered by a specific Atari console or computer forum.

    2. Atari 2600

      The Atari 2600 is the system that started it all for Atari, and is by far the most popular classic gaming console. This forum covers all 2600 systems produced by Atari, as well as 2600-compatible consoles produced by third-parties.

    3. Atari 5200

      The Atari 5200 was Atari's second cartridge-based game console. Based on the Atari 8-bit computer line and labeled the "SuperSystem", the 5200 was Atari's answer to growing competition in a market they were losing control over.

    4. Atari 7800

      The Atari 7800 ProSystem is a contemporary of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System. Based on extensive feedback from Atari customers, the 7800 features a streamlined design, backward compatibility with the 2600, a powerful graphics processor, and simplified controllers.

    5. Atari Lynx

      Lynx was Atari's first portable game system, and world's first color handheld. It was designed by Epyx and the engineers who created the Amiga. Ahead of its time, the Lynx sported a backlit color screen, stereo sound (in model 2) and an impressive range of games. Check out our rarity guide or explore many games listed on Atari Gamer.


    6. Atari Jaguar

      Atari's last game console, the Atari Jaguar represented a huge leap in technology from previous offerings. Featuring a 64-bit architecture, the Jaguar had great potential, but its power was difficult to tap. Even then, many great games were released and the Jaguar has an avid fan base today.

    7. Atari VCS

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      Before Atari produced the famous 2600, they created many standalone consoles such as Pong, Speedway, and Stunt Cycle. Recently, Atari has been creating new dedicated consoles, such as the Atari Flashback.

    9. Atari 8-Bit Computers

      Atari's original 8-bit computer line, featuring the Atari 400, 800, XL, and XE series of computers. Powerful and well-engineered, the Atari 8-bit computers are still popular with fans today!

    10. Atari ST/TT/Falcon Computers

      Atari's next generation computer line, the Atari ST computers were based on the Motorola 68000 series chips, the same as the Macintosh at the time. The ST would also be followed by the TT and Falcon.

    11. Atari Portfolio

      The Atari Portfolio is a palmtop, IBM PC-compatible portable computer released by Atari in 1989, the world's first palmtop computer!

  2. Classic Consoles

    1. Classic Console Discussion

      Discussion of classic gaming consoles outside the Atari realm.

    2. ColecoVision / Adam

      Coleco launched the ColecoVision in 1982, with the console quickly becoming popular due to its library of arcade ports. The ColecoVision has a large homebrew following today.

    3. Intellivision / Aquarius

      This forum is for discussion of the Mattel Intellivision, Atari's primary competitor against the 2600, as well as the Mattel Aquarius computer. Intellivision systems include the original Intellivision, Intellivision II, INTV III, and the Sears Super Video Arcade.

    4. Bally Arcade/Astrocade

      Discussion forum for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade console.

    5. Odyssey 2 / Videopac

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      Discuss the world's only vector-based video game console here!

    7. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Famicom

      Discuss Nintendo's first cartridge-based system, the NES, here!

    8. Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom

      Discuss Nintendo's second cartridge based system here!

    9. Sega Genesis

      Sega's popular fourth-generation 16-bit system, would ultimately compete head-to-head with the Super Nintendo.

    10. 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

      Discussion forum for the 3DO console and the unreleased Panasonic M2

    11. Dreamcast

      Discussion for the SEGA Dreamcast console.

    12. SMS High Score Club

      Join the Sega Master System High Score Club today!

    13. TG-16/PC Engine High Score Club

      Compete for high scores on the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine!

  3. Classic Computing

    1. Classic Computing Discussion

      Use this forum to discuss the plethora of classic computers outside of Atari 8-bit offerings. These include the Apple II, Commodore 64/128, Amiga, TI 99/4a, MSX, TRS-80 and others.

    2. Apple II Computers

      Discussion for Apple's 8-bit computer line.

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    4. Commodore 8-bit Computers

      Discussion for Commodore PET, Vic-20, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, and other 8-bit Commodore systems.

    5. Commodore Amiga

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    6. Tandy Computers

      Discussion for Tandy computers, including the TRS-80 Models I, II, III, and 4, Color Computers, and Model 100.

  4. Modern Consoles

    1. Modern Gaming Discussion

      This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems, including gaming on consoles and computers.

    2. Sony Playstation 5

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      Discuss Microsoft's latest Xbox Series S and X consoles here!

    4. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (6,979 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    5. Nintendo Switch

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    6. Microsoft Xbox One

      Discussion forum for the Xbox One.

    7. Sony PlayStation 4

      Talk about the Sony Playstation 4 here.

    8. Microsoft Xbox 360

      Discussion about the Microsoft Xbox 360 (not including the original Xbox).

    9. Sony Playstation 3

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    10. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      Discussion forum for the Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles and games.

  5. Gaming General

    1. Gaming General Discussion

      Gaming discussion not covered by other specific gaming forums.

    2. Arcade and Pinball

      Many of us grew up pumping quarters into arcade games, and here's where you can discuss all your favorites. From Pong to Pinball to the latest arcade games, if it has a coin slot, then you're at the right place!

    3. Emulation

      Emulators allow you to experience classic games on modern PCs (and other devices!) Discuss the latest emulator developments and ask questions about emulation here!

    4. Hardware

      This forum is for discussion of hardware at a more technical level than you'll find in the other forums. If you have a hardware question you'd like to ask or have some interesting knowledge you'd like to share with others, post it here!

    5. Prototypes

      Ever wondered about all those games that were announced but never released? Or games that have been discovered over the years that no one even knew existed? Or have you discovered a new prototype that no one's seen yet? Here's the place to talk about prototype games, led by Tempest of AtariProtos.com.

    6. Gaming Publications and Websites

      This forum is for discussion of gaming related magazines, books, websites, and other publications.

    7. International

      Internacional - Internazionale - Internationaal - Internasjonal - This forum is for discussion of classic and modern gaming in languages other than English.

  6. Marketplace

    1. Buy, Sell, and Trade

      Please use this forum as a tool to buy, sell, and trade games and hardware.

    2. Auction Central

      Use this forum to discuss auctions on eBay. Have something up for auction you'd like to share? Post it here! You can also highlight amusing, off-the-wall, or interesting auctions that others may want to hear about!

    3. Wanted

      Use this forum to post a list of the gaming hardware and software you're looking for!

    4. Free Games and More

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      Please use this forum to leave feedback about other users on AtariAge that you've had good and/or bad experiences with. Please read the sticky at the top of this forum before posting!

  7. Community

    1. Events

      Use this forum to discuss gaming events of all types, including expos revolving around classic gaming, events catering to modern systems, arcade expos, and local gatherings of collectors getting together or a day of gaming.

    2. Show Us Your Collection!

      If you're a repeat visitor to AtariAge, it's likely you also collect classic games and systems. Here's your chance to show off to the rest of the community your collection!

    3. Member Blogs

      As members update their Blogs, messages will be posted in this forum so you can more easily keep tabs on who's writing what!

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    6. Contests

      These forums are for discussing and participating in contests started by AtariAge, contests run by forum members, and of course, the weekly High Score Contests!

    7. User Groups

      This forum and its subforums are for classic gaming and computing user groups. Find people in your area who share your love of this hobby!

    8. AtariAge News Discussion

      Discuss news posted on the front page of AtariAge!

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    9. User Submitted News

      Please submit classic gaming news here!

  8. Game Programming

    1. Homebrew Discussion

      Here you can talk about homebrew games that don't have their own forums allocated (which will be most of them). Have an idea for a game that you'd like to see someone program? Are you programming a game and want some feedback? Discuss it here!

    2. Programming

      The programming forums are technical discussions of programming various classic gaming consoles. The more popular consoles have their own dedicated programing forums, so please only use this forum for topics that fall outside of those forums.

    3. Hacks

      A hack is an existing game that has somehow been modifed in terms of graphics, colors, sounds, and/or gameplay. If you've modified a game and would like to share it with others, or have an idea for a modification you'd like to see done to an existing game, you can discuss it here.

  9. Site

    1. Announcements

      Important site or forum-related announcements will be posted here. If you see a new announcement, please stop by to read it!

    2. Forum Questions and Answers

      Have a question about how to use the forum?  Ask here and others can answer (including admins and mods!)  

    3. AtariAge Store Discussion

      We'll post announcements about the AtariAge Store here, and you can also post your questions and comments about the store in this forum as well.

    4. Site and Forum Feedback

      Do you have suggestions for how AtariAge can be improved? Please post them here, as well as criticisms, and kudos about the web site!

    5. Rarity Guide

      The AtariAge Rarity Guide is a living, breathing document! If you have feedback regarding rarity guide values and the database in general, please discuss it here!

    6. Archived Forums

      Resting place for forums that have have run their course and are archived here for reference.

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      Either never had or misplaced my 400 psu. Ordered a replacement with overnight shipping. I have a new Wico trackball to test.
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    • littaum

      Decided to try my hand at re-attaching labels on my Edtris cart, purchased in the 90's.  The end label was off, and the top label was just about to fall off.  At first I was going to use Elmer's school glue, but doing some reading some people recommended Aleen's Tacky Glue to attach paper to plastic.   $1.29 at Jo-Ann's fabrics later and I was ready to try it out.  The before picture:
      and, after.  I did the end label and the top label.  It did not do too bad of a job!  The labels are holding and I did not see any obvious discoloration due to the glue.  In hindsight I would have made sure to get the entire outside of the label glued, but I also wanted to avoid having the glue smear the front of the label.  The line through the center of the end label was there before I did the gluing.

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    • Nathan Strum

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  • Recent Posts

    • I would think you should be able to do the internal RAM upgrade for about $10, assuming you were comfortable opening your machine and soldering a couple of wires. If not, you'd need to find someone to do it for you. Since it sounds like this is outside of your comfort zone, you would probably be better off spending the extra $20 to get the external plug-in RAM upgrade.  
    • I would beg to differ. For a console, I assume it is a device that sits next or below a TV, and I only need to access it to power it on/off, or change a cartridge. With XEGS, the essential buttons are not present on the controllers, which makes things clumsy (5200 had it done right). And with the keyboard, XEGS has a larger footprint than just plain XE, which can do exactly the same. In any case, XEGS sold well enough, so it was a success.
    • ProSystem 1.3e *Insert RetroArch version here* ProSystem 1.3f ProSystem 1.3g *Insert JS7800 version here*   Other builds stating 1.3e will be similar to RetroArch, contaning perhaps a hack or fix for one or two games, but overall compatibility is v1.3e.   JS7800 sources really need to be leveraged for 2600+.
    • Go the RetroHQ site, Jaguar GD section and download the app. It is Windows only and it does not convert all of the CD games. We have been waiting years for this to be fixed. HINT HINT Saint.
    • I don't think you would be able to reshape the solder lugs on the switch in such a way as to make them fit in the holes on the PCB. You would be much better off by just running jumpers from the lugs to the PCB which shouldn't be a big deal as the switch will be mounted to the chassis of the machine.
    • I wonder what the "E" part is, and where it comes from? What's annoying is that there are a lot of ProSystem fixes scattered around that could make the emulator behave a lot better at least. There are some in the ProSystem core of RetroArch for Rikki and Vikki; there are many in the DS7800 ProSystem port, and even more in JS7800 that could be backported. Even if they stuck with ProSystem, if Atari paid a skilled developer to integrate these fixes, they would ship with something that's a whole lot better than what we will likely see now.
    • Yeah, that would apply too. And it's not the best situation currently for SNES development, that I can say for sure [from a personal perspective anyway].   I would suggest that's not quite based on sound factual evidence more than opinion there, and one that doesn't feel very authentic to the SNES sub-forum. But that's your prerogtive to believe, feel, and express whatever you choose here.   I would say the modern SNES market is no more limited than it is for any of those other retro consoles, and I would be inclined to say it's actually potentially bigger market than all of them given the relative sales numbers of all these systems, both in their time and indeed in modern times as best we can measure such things as popularity and such. I mean, the NES was more popular than all of them back in the day, with the SNES being the second most popular, both by quite some ways, but it's pretty clear to me that the SNES holds a bigger audience of interest today than even the NES, hence the likes of the SNES Classic Mimi selling over double the units of the NES Classic Mini, which itself sold millions more units than any of the other similar systems, as well as things like the most popular games from these retro systems on the Switch virtual console and other online services being SNES titles, etc. At least I've not seen a better set of metrics that shows otherwise. So, I'd certainly be willing to give the SNES a genuinely fair chance at a healthy indie/homebrew scene with the kinds of tools that I personallly think would benefit it before dismissing it.   Well, I would recommend all the authentic SNES fans in here who'd actually like to see new games for it start praying . . . or simply continue to discuss the system, show their genuine love for it, come up with helpful suggestions for ways to increase interest in it, suggest various contructive approaches for how we can encourage growth of the indie/homebrew development scene around it, and celebrate and ecounrage those people who actually are trying to do something SNES related, etc.
    • From what I can see of the board, L303 is probably the same as L8 on the 800XL board.  So I'd go with an 820 micro Henry inductor.
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