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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)   (8,192 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

    • Jess Ragan

      For an extra kinky gaming experience, put a Xonox double-ender into two Atari 2600s at the same time.
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    • Charlie Cat

      I'm with you Garfield. 

      1. Kiwi

        Jon:Now his forehead is a fivehead now!!! We're working on a sixhead now...
        Garfield: Oh good grief!!!
      2. Living Room Arcade

        Oh!  I get it now!  You're sharing comic strips!  All this time I looked at your posts and wondered, "What's so funny?"  Today, I clicked on it and saw the comic strip!  

    • r_chase

      When are they gonna start making CRT TVs again? As much I would like a RetroTink ting, I can't afford that right now. Maybe when it goes down in price...eventually, but for now, I'll probably end up with an old one so I can play my 2600 Jr.
      1. moycon

        Hear, hear!! And let's not forget typewriters, and not those electric kind, I mean the old manual ones that don't need to be plugged in... And don't get me started on phones. 
    • Reaperman

      New car has a hidden 5v source right up in the headliner next to where a dashcam would go--that's neighborly!
      1. x=usr(1536)

        Recently had to do an emergency replacement of vehicles courtesy of a blown head gasket.  The replacement has USB ports and 12V outlets everywhere.  Given how many electronic devices I typically travel with for work, that is an absolute godsend; installing that infrastructure in the old one was not something I was looking forward to.
    • atari2600land

      I went to Goodwill to see if I could find an old CRT TV so I could play my light gun games. Nothing but flat-screen TVs. Argh!
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      2. Living Room Arcade

        If this is helpful

      3. atari2600land

        @x=usr(1536) I'm in Oregon.
      4. Radio F Software

        Yup. I believe thrift stores today don't even accept CRT's as donations anymore. There is a huge charity shop where I live that donates money to all of the local church groups and they are very picky about what they take. They will refuse CRT televisions outright... and then for some reason they will put "CRT" on the price tag they hang on the flat screen displays they do accept. It's a bunch of old people who run the store though so I just assume they don't actually know what they are doing.
        Best bet seems to be Craigslist these days. Sometimes you'll come across people just looking to get rid of an old set, though often times now you'll find people who are aware they are preferred for playing vintage games on and will charge accordingly.
      5. LS650

        But CRTs are s-o-o-o 20th century...  😉
      6. x=usr(1536)

        @atari2600land Yeah, that might be a bit far - we're in Oklahoma.  I've got either a 27" or 29" Sharp CRT TV that was a roadside find.  Seems to work fine, but needs a cleanup.  Once Winter hit, it was sidelined but I figure I'll get back on it in a few weeks.
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  • Recent Posts

    • Bloody hell!   I found the root cause of my distorted Medieval Mayham music!   I connected my 2600+ to my Sony TV in the living room and the sound of Medieval Mayham was good! Then I shut off my sound system and the sound gets worse... So I thought it is related how the DSP works on the signal coming in via hdmi.   Back to my Samsung in the guest room, I checked the sound settings and they are locked to "Movie" due to the gaming mode. Switched off the gaming mode and selected another type. Standard sounds Ok, Music sounds good. Movie is the only one which distorts the music (only) of this game and it can't be changed in gaming mode😡   When I tested the game the very first time on V1.0 the music was good... because gaming mode probably was off. Later I activated the gaming mode and tested Medieval Mayham next time on V1.1x-r2 and the music sounds awful...  but that is caused by this dumb Sanmsung TV in gaming mode!   Sorry for the confusion, my TV plays tricks on me and I go ahead and test any SW and dumper FW... what a waste of time😞   When ever your game music sounds strange, check your TV sound settings first and/or try another TV...   At least my Medieval cart dumps fine on any dumper release... therefore my Juno First fails on any dumper release so far😂
    • I also always preferred Galaxian - better sound, I always felt it was a more 'vibrant' machine and it was the first of its kind really... a massively uopdated Space Invaders. Was so audible in the arcade and I loved the cab art too. Timeless.
    • @carlsson Ah, that's why. The only thing I have is the familiar 16kRAM cartridge VIC-1920 inserted in the back.  So would I have needed a different/more powerful cart or is what you mentioned some kind of a hardware mod then outside or inside?  Do you happen to know roughly the US cost and/or what's involved with that configuration?
    • Hi Lily and Robyn! Great work on your first assembly language game! You have a great career ahead of you in retrocoding, haha.    My only tip for you is to use the DORG (Dummy ORiGin) to generate your variable labels without having to calculate the offsets all by hand.  It does not generate any object code, so you can use BYTE, DATA or BSS directives to specify how much size should be allocated to each variable.  The DORG needs to outside of your AORG section.  You should also generate a listing file so and check your variable offsets to make sure you haven't exceeded the fast RAM memory space.   IDT 'SNAKE' DORG >8320 HDCOL BYTE 0 HDROW BYTE 0 TLCOL BYTE 0 TLROW BYTE 0 SNDIR BYTE 0 WAITHI BYTE 0 WAITLO BYTE 0 SNDIR2 BYTE 0 SCR1 BYTE 0 SCR2 BYTE 0 SCR3 BYTE 0 NM1 BYTE 0 NM2 BYTE 0 NM3 BYTE 0 HSCR1 BYTE 0 HSCR2 BYTE 0 HSCR3 BYTE 0 CSCR1 BYTE 0 CSCR2 BYTE 0 CSCR3 BYTE 0 PSET BYTE 0 DORG >837D VDPCHR BYTE 0 VDPROW BYTE 0 VDPCOL BYTE 0 * The BYTE values don't matter, no data is being written AORG >6000 ...   You could also combine WAITHI and WAITLO into a single word "WAIT   DATA 0", but make sure it is on an even address by putting an "EVEN" directive on the previous line.  Then instead of this: LI R0,>0001 MOVB @R0LB,@WAITHI LI R0,>00A0 MOVB @R0LB,@WAITLO You could do this: LI R0,>01A0 MOV R0,@WAIT Hope that is helpful.  Looking forward to seeing what else you can make.
    • Given how much the Couchcade costs, I think you could charge more for it than the paddles bundle. True it does have some other stuff on it, but the trackball on it seemed to get mixed reviews from what I remember anyway.     Maybe you could offer an adapter with it for an additional price, that would allow it to work on PC, if latency wouldn't be an issue. It would be great to be able to use it on the trakball arcade games in Atari Vault and Atari 50, which seem to already have mouse support, so maybe it would work. There needs to be a brand new good quality trackball out there in general i think.   Since Centipede 7800 has co-op play, I wonder how many people would by two?    
    • that is a nice collection.  I wish Star Wars wouldn't be off limits, but know that it would be    
    • The box and the instruction manual for Star Trek both look pretty much the same as the cartridge label.  Go figure.   It's always a good trade whenever you can exchange something you don't like for something(s) that you do. Fair trade value be damned. When you are old and senile like I am, what are you going to take greater satisfaction in, the money that you saved or the games that you played?   -Ben
    • Agreed.  It's an excellent port.  Just persuaded myself to buy a joystick coupler to make the game even more fun.
    • Nice.  What happens if you get a bad score.  Can it only save just the good scores?  
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