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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)   (6,992 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.

  • Recent Status Updates

    • carlsson

      I wonder if it is a bad sign if you look up a car for sale and the register says "license plate stolen"...
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      2. carlsson

        That is beyond my knowledge as well as Google-fu capacity. We have Taco Bar, and I saw that in Finland they have Taco Bell in about 15 locations. Yelp has some reviews of more high-end tex-mex places that unfortunately are labeled Taco Bell, though none of the places is it.
        Anyway, at this rate I'd take a car at Pizza Hut or McDonald's parking lot.
      3. bent_pin

        Gonna get a McPolestar from the McDonalds drive through.
      4. GoldLeader

        I know you're more worried about a car, and rightfully so,.  ..And this is probably old news,...But still;  I think you should see this:
      5. carlsson

        Yes, there have been several discussions and petitions that someone should obtain a franchising deal from Yum! Brands, who has the rights to KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell etc. Since the other brands exist in varying amounts, if the market was lucrative, I'm sure someone would have set up a handful of Taco Bell locations already. Some people seem to think that is a human right to have any commercial operation available in your neighbourhood, regardless if it can sustain itself or not. I'm sure some actors are looking at how well the brand works in Finland, since the two countries are somewhat similar.
      6. GoldLeader

        Wow!  I can't find any in Sweden or Norway,  yet Finland has 16 Taco Bells!!  You guys need to catch up!  (just saying)...
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    • Charlie Cat

      Hahaha. Jon got one off Garfield. 

      1. bent_pin

        Gotta hand it to him , that's a good one.
    • skaredmask


      1. This update has no replies.
    • TheGameCollector

      Back to streaming Pokemon Silver with my video card driver updated.  
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    • MegaManFan

      How to turn your Atari VCS into a Linux PC! https://youtu.be/oM135ktQnxg
      1. bent_pin

        Got one on how to turn a pc into a VCS?
      2. MegaManFan

        No but I've heard that if you have the Atari OS it's not hard to do.
  • Recent Posts

    • Not entirely complete, unless he has the instructions for the games. Flight Sim. II instructions are pretty extensive. That and Bug Hunt aren't extras.  
    • I'm sure we'd have complained a lot less if they'd made it a free update. 🙂   Seriously, when Quake II Remastered (developed by new Atari acquisition Nightdive) just popped up for free in my Steam library but I'm expected to buy Missile Command: Rercharged again, it just underlines how far adrift of the mainstream they are when it comes to game publishing.
    • Hello Larry     Maybe he'll show up if we do this: @MrMartian  🙂   Sincerely   Mathy  
    • So this is a rework of a W1G project?  
    • Thank you for your help. How would I go about implementing a timer? Rather, is there a function I can use? And a completely unrelated question, is there no modulus operator? I tried X Mod Y in BASIC but it doesn't appear to work.
    • Thank you, Sir! That did it. I have recovered a Gotek that I thought was dead.
    • The hotel deal is already dead, and along with it their association with the company that created the Atari token.   https://finance.yahoo.com/news/atari-announces-planned-creation-token-160500017.html This resulted in a €11 million write down. So much for the idea that any of this crap was free money for Atari. Like it or not, the Atari token will live on for the lifetime of the Etherium blockchain. Once you create something like that it's got a life of its own, beyond the reach of even trademark law, so that's yet more tarnish on the brand that's not going to come off.   The VCS project also resulted in substantial writedowns. While I'd think that it's worthwhile to keep supporting it at the level it currently is for the sake of goodwill with the fans, it'll never be a profitable venture and any substantial investment in it now would just be throwing good money after bad. While I'm not particularly enamored with the 2600+, at least that looks like it'll be a launch-and-leave affair that doesn't leave them on the hook for much in the way of long-term support.   On the whole, I'd think that Atari can respect their legacy far better by publishing indie games that respect their past, compilations of classics and remasters of selected titles. They're doing quite well at that so far, so I hope they stick at it.   Getting back into AAA games or genuinely competitive console hardware is just pie in the sky stuff. Give them a chance to learn how to walk before expecting them to fly.  
    • My issue continues to be Atari just not differentiating them. Biggest complaint about current Atari management is that the communication continues to be awful, although I get they are working on it. What if someone played the first version on a mobile device in 2020 and then passed on what is essentially the sequel because it is marketed as the same game?
    • Thanks for response....It's not that, this program has long been too big for the editor.  Can only be compiled from disk.  Reboot seems to be a common requirement as sometimes it will compile and run other times it compiles and crashes on run.   I haven't figured it all out yet why it's happening with local... It appears the compiled code with cartridge routines vs runtime routines do things differently.  I'm stuck with doing things like shrinking the runtime and variable crunching to get around it.  
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