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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)   (7,671 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

    • CPUWIZ

      Bought a BluTooth beanie with built in speakers and flashlight, for $12 shipped, mighty extra cost for that logo on your silly SpeakerHat! 🤪
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    • Charlie Cat

      What a nice doggie he is Garfield. 

    • GoldLeader

      Today I went to the Doctor,  The lady behind the counter said she'd call me if there were any questions.  Then the questions began appearing on my phone, except they wanted me to put in a code, after looking at the code, I went back and it reset, then sent me a new code (NOPE!)...So I put down the phone and picked up my Hyper Mega Tech Taito Edition Super Pocket and started happily playing VOLFIED til my name was called.  They didn't need all that shit anyway...
      1. GoldLeader

        And VOLFIED,  though my Favorite game on there (alongside Mighty Space Invaders, of course) is Hard as Balls!  It's definitely way harder than Ultimate QIX on Genesis and so hard to see on that small screen...But I really wish it were on a cart and not built in,  Then I could try it on the EXP or the VS and get it to the TV (or an arcade cab) where it Belongs!!  I know, I know, it IS on Taito Legends but unless I'm misremembering that is one game that does not work with my Arcade Stick for some Unholy reason!
      2. GoldLeader

        Earlier, after coming home from the Doctor's, Wal Mart, and Taco John's,...I was feverish as hell!   I'd been out in the 25 degree weather (Realfeel 18 with wind) just to go get my prescriptions etc,. and walking to/from the car...Anyhow,  I took an Ibuprofen (and my antibiotic) and put on a long sleeve T-Shirt (hot from the dryer) over my regular shirt, 2 pairs of pajama bottoms, 2 pairs of socks (one was wool socks, hot from the dryer), my Winter Raiders hat, and a bathrobe.  And for 35 minutes or so,  still I felt COLD!  (Then the fever broke)..I'm OK Now more or less
      3. atari2600land

        What doctor is working on Sunday?
    • Random Terrain

      Did you know that Wakanda is not a real place and that Ashwagandha is not made there? Ashwagandha is actually made by very sleepy elves that live in a hollow tree. They all have acute liver injury for some strange reason.
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    • dudeguy

      Yesterday I found out my Track and Field machine from 1991 is still working just fine after being untouched in storage for years. CRT picture was scrolling at first but it stopped. God I love this game too bad it weighs as much as a fridgerator packed full of lead
      1. Rogerpoco

        Thassa good one.
        I have a 2 player Super Off Road, def. a good one if you only got a few, but T&F...
        I'd hurt myself.

        (I actually play for high scores, W/R's, and fast tapping is my forte.)
        Well, Hell, now that I'm here!
        I was at Player's Choice Arcade, in Myrtle Beach, couple of years ago. Was actually trying to get in shape for a crappy 200k Donkey Kong run, for "overall points", where I score(didn't actually happen, BTW).
        Anyway, while I was practicing some, two different times people came up to the T&F machine beside me, and were "doing it wrong", lol.
        One was a Dad and a teen, other was a couple college age students.
        I walked away from my games, caught them between events, and showed them how to "run with your fingerS" on the buttons, and went back to my game, they would yell about how fast they were going, and far they were jumping, etc, etc.
        I was proud!

      2. dudeguy

        yeah I dont consider myself good at T&F by any stretch of the imagination. When the high scores flashed, it looked like the highest I got was 57k or so. The only world record I achieved was on Hammer Throw, somehow I got 1st place. I think I got lucky with the timing more than anything because I really could never hammer the button very fast.
      3. 82-T/A

        Any pictures of it? That's pretty sweet... it's hands-down one of my wife's favorite games.
  • Recent Posts

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    • That’s really interesting about the purple led, so that should mean the HDMI output is being generated ok, leading me to believe it’s the TV (or HDMI cabling?) which is the issue. Definitely worth checking with another monitor / TV if possible. 
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    • I see what you did here 🙂 Yes, nowadays, I use your xBIOS and found it awesome.
    • That's what real gaming is all about. So glad to have brought back a good memory.
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    • @Fred_M you are welcome!   The labels are very nice. Would you mind if I uploaded them to the github so others can use them? I might do another version of the STL without the cutout to match these labels better.   Give me a few more days to get any other feedback on the loader version of the firmware, and I will perhaps do a revised version. I might just put the firmware cartridge code back to the Phi2 version, if it doesn't help with the 400/800.   Btw - the loader version of the firmware is fully self contained - so you can program a fresh pico with it, use the USB mass storage mode to copy a CAR file to the device - there's no need to put the normal firmware on at all if it the multicart aspect is not desired.   Robin
    • Today, I can (as a human) write code that would run on emulator, and would not display properly on A8 (CRT, PAL). It would be something like trying to draw 240 lines...
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    • Alot of bootleg Atari stuff on ebay. Is Atari gonna crack down on these sellers too? https://www.ebay.com/itm/221933048119  
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