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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)   (4,079 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

    • g60fr

      I owned and ATARI STF in 1987 and now, 35 years later, nostalgia do his work and I dive again with a STE !
      What a pleasure to play Dungeon Master again !
      1. GoldLeader

        It's always great to jump back into a classic!
    • Rick Dangerous

      The Steam Sale is weak.  I'm looking for 95% off people!!
      1. Razzie.P

        People are expensive. I'm not sure Steam can sell them at 95% off unless they consider it a loss leader.
    • Random Terrain

      Warning: Do not play DYSMANTLE. You won't want to do anything else for the rest of your life. You can eventually destroy almost everything. It has a portal where you can instantly go back home, then return to the spot you left. You can place turrets almost anywhere to help you fight bad guys. You can build your own house if you want. It's an almost perfect game.
      1. GoldLeader

        Someone warn the authorities!  It's DR. MARIO all over again!
    • Corby

      Was just on the Sony store on my ps5! Looking thru the ps4 games. I saw postal 4!! Oh man. I played postal 2 to death on PC. Idk man, I think Gorf Arcade will have to wait a little longer to buy
      1. SlidellMan

        As much as I wanted Postal 2 twenty years ago, P4 looked and ran like shit. Sure, Running With Scissors can fix all the bugs and glitches, but it didn't have the ribald, edgy, over-the-top, Newgrounds humor that Postal 2 had. You would be better off buying Postal: Brain Damaged instead.
      2. Corby

        @SlidellMan I didn't even know there was a 3rd one!!!!!! 
      3. SlidellMan

        I heard that Postal 3 was pretty bad, but not without merit. That being better level design and art direction. By the way, Alek Waselewski (https://sarkazm.newgrounds.com) animated the cutscenes to Postal: Brain Damaged.
    • GoldLeader

      Why,  Back in My day...We bought a box of cereal.  Now ya have to buy a "Family Size" box of cereal.  We bought paper plates.  Now you have to buy Heavy Duty paper plates,  unless you want your food falling on the floor.  On Halloween they gave out candy...Now it's Fun Sized candy,  (not very fun if ya ask me)...And you could buy a bag of chips,  now it's a Party Sized bag of Lightly Salted chips,  lest ya get 6% Sodium and it tastes like a pile of salt...OK That's good fer now.  I'll ponder less kleenex in the box next time,  besides I have to go yell at some clouds...And maybe, if I have time reflect on how I think only the first 60 seconds or so of Revenge of the Sith feels like Star Wars to me.  I mean seriously,  Jedi arguing about whether or not they should fire their weapons... in a war?  I wanted to crawl though the screen and bitch slap both of'em!
      1. _The Doctor__

        Red Leader to Gold Leader, I'm punching out!
         WTF indeed!
      2. Keatah

        Today's Doritos vs Pre-Pandemic Doritos. They are the same size. But thinner. And the total quantity is 0.25 oz less than before. At $6.00 a bag, just no no no.
      3. GoldLeader

        I'm Not a Boomer.  I'm Gen X!  Oh wait...Did   nobody   say...?   ... Ummm eh...Ooohp...Course of habit I s'pose....Nevermind...Carry on...   (heh)
      4. GoldLeader

        Although,  When it comes to Doritos...HMMmm...Could be that every once in a while,...Well I just gotta have some (price be damned,  Ya gotta live!),...Or it could be that I reward Clever Marketing.  My latest acquisition?  Dorito's "Roulette" chips.  It's a gamble...(They know me too well) SOME may be HOT!  I think they just threw some Flaming Hot into a batch of the Nacho Cheese, put a Roulette Wheel on the cover and *BAM!*,  I couldn't say No.
  • Recent Posts

    • Just downloaded and installed Atari 50 on my VCS. When I try to launch/run it, the screen goes blank for about 5-7 seconds then it takes me right back to where I was before (the dashboard or whatever). Any thoughts?
    • Even though it didn't play particularly great, I loved Sword of Sodan on the Amiga back in the day for its audio-visuals. It was one of those games that didn't translate particularly well from the Amiga to the Genesis for a variety of reasons, including expectations having risen for that type of game. It's the epitome of clunky.
    • @Atarigrub is the real specialist here, I couldn't for the life of me tell you how to do things on a technical level. Something I do know, though, is that the initial recording by Kay Savetz from several years back had music just like on your copy. What I don't understand is why that music disappeared on the tape archived by the Atari Software Preservation Initiative. Hope things are more clear now.
    • Yes, that's possible you are downmixing both left+right tracks together. What is your setup (player, cabling, Audacity settings)?
    • Ah gotcha.    Well as mytek said you could solder the Sophia 2 directly to the PCB. Depends on just how much clearance is needed.  I personally don't like having quality upgrades soldered directly if it can be avoided. A custom pcb adapter board makes sense if you can.    I aquired an 890xl recently with u1mb and VBXE preinstalled and opening it up on arrival I was greeted with completely unexpected sight of both upgrades soldered directly to the XL's pcb. No sockets. Worse, the wiring was soldered directly to the header pins. No dupont connectors. Looks horrible. I am reluctant to desolder and socket both as I don't want to risk damaging either the VBXE or u1mb.     
    • Interestingly, they were using a darker blue in the 16K version, compared with the 8K release. All the other colors appear to be the same in both.   As a side note, we used a blue that is right in between the two luminances used here, for Pac-Man Arcade.    Atari 8KB     Atari 16KB  
    • Although I'm sure I have the ROM on an Everdrive,   I've never played Sword of Sodan.  What I remember from when I was in a band in the 90's,  was that a loose cart of the game was on the floor where we practiced, off to the side with some other random stuff.  I figure our guitarist (who owned the game) didn't care for it much either, because for years it never moved...implying he never played it.
    • Just curious for those with TT030 and have some TT Ram, what apps or games are you using that utilize that memory?   I see the stock Atari TT Ram board can use 4MB to 16MB, and these newer devices like Storm with TONS of memory, but what have you all found that could use and needed this extra memory.   Just curious.   TJ
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