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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)   (7,657 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

    • thanatos

      PSA:  There's a sale on the X-Arcade Tankstick for $150.

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    • GameGirl420

      OMG I just became friends with Danny DeVito last night lol!! And his wife Rhea,they're so nice. Also still meeting William Shatner in a few months! 💥,and next week Eric Burdon of WAR will be talking about his memories of John Lennon on my podcast. 
      1. ls650

        I think if I had an interview with William Shatner, I'd be more interested in asking him about his suborbital flight with Blue Origin than anything with Star Trek.
      2. GameGirl420

        yea of course thats a more interesting question than Star Trek..but I need to also ask him if he ever played the Star Trek arcade game 
      3. SpiceWare

        I've been rewatching Taxi from the start and am currently in the middle of season 2.  While I knew Danny DeVito starred in it, I forgot Rhea Perlman appeared in a number of episodes.  She's shown up twice so far as Zena Sherman, who ends up as Louie's girlfriend.
        My rewatch is currently paused as my OTA recording of the next episode, Guess Who's Coming for Brenish, was messed up.  It's the first appearance of Carol Kane as Simka Dahblitz.  Reruns on Catchy Comedy (originally Decades) are currently wrapping up season 1, so my next recording of this episode should occur around the end of December.
      4. SlidellMan

        I like Danny DeVito, and consider Death to Smoochy one of my favorite films.
    • Armscar Coder

      Five years cancer free.  Coincidently or not, it was five years ago that I discovered AtariAge and rediscovered the Atari 2600.
      1. MrZarniwoop

        “Coincidences mean you're on the right path.”
        ― Simon Van Booy
      2. sramirez2008

        Congratulations on the Five years. Pray that you’ll see another 50! 🙂
      3. GoldLeader

        Congrats on that!  It's no easy feat.  I have a friend who is still undergoing treatment but has largely beaten cancer as well;...It's all so Amazing,... He'd had Stage 4 and it had spread, and we often hung out thinking it was the last time we'd have the crew together.  Nice that you found AtariAge and rediscovered Atari too
        Keep on Keepin' on!
      4. SlidellMan

        Congratulations on being cancer free for five years. My neighbor beat prostate cancer years ago and still has to have check-ups.
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  • Recent Posts

    • Why? Because you told him the truth, based on real facts? Since when do you have to apologize for this?
    • no the kernal is on the nand and should be called nanda and the firmware should be in nandb in dev folder, it uses the same nand from THEC64 Mini/THEA500 Mini, it looks like old stock to me, the company that made the nand is not called TOSHIBA any more its called KIOXA... https://thec64community.online/thread/426/rgl-thec64
    • Yes I like Altirra but hate the input lag when using it for the 800 and 5200. This is why I like using the built-in Atari 800 emulator via Retroarch because I can change read ahead for an almost CRT response time!
    • I put this video up a little while back. It works with my PS Classic controler I got. (From that mini PlayStation console). Well, mostly works. Space Duel was the only game so far to give me any "real" issues as I had to use the 2nd GSP joystick for the select button for starting the game. Worked fine afterwards.  Anyway, yeah, the hub has to be powered I found out or the directional movement doesn't work and I need the original GSP stick for navigating the game menus and for the home button to exit out of games. I show the brand I am using. How much power is needed? Not sure but this one is like 900mA per port. Back is connected to the system and the two controlers are hooked up to the front. It seems the positions where they are hooked up matters as well or it tries to use the GSP stick for directional movement again.    The other option is too keep swapping the stick and pad every time you start a game which gets old pretty fast.    It takes a few seconds of pressing select and a few directions usually to detect it but once it does it seems to work fine for the rest of the current game.    
    • Indeed.  If there is a fault, there will be zero zap.
    • I must say that I agree with your response. I also agree that we should not accuse anyone of ulterior motives unless we have proof. You're thoughts on Atari's marketing are in my opinion accurate as I, too, read all of this on their web site. Unfortunately almost all companies are guilty of this type of marketing with the caveats in the fine print. This is typical of marketers. Marketing companies are paid to do one thing -- move product. The manufacturers have to comply with truth in advertising and thus you get the fine print/disclaimer. I also agree that the average consumer doesn't read the fine print and when they buy something, they expect it to just work right out of the box without understanding what makes it work. Case in point: I actually tried to help another member in this forum who was determined (my emphasis added) that he would buy the 2600+ and that it would work with multi-carts and all homebrews. When I tried to explain to him that the 2600+ was not like the old 2600 and that it only dumped the rom files from the cart in order to emulate it, he seemed offended and said that the information (links) I had provided him was merely my opinion. Well, indeed, it was my opinion, but it was actually supported by facts. I, of course, apologized and told him my only intention was to not have his hopes dashed should he purchase the 2600+. Hopefully he will not criticize Atari, when his console arrives. I tried to help, but since my information did not confirm his expectations, he took umbrage. This leads me to my final thought. It's a shame that people feel the need to take a position; not hear the other side and then get into a peeing contest. I'm certainly not referring to you. I also understand those who want to defend Atari at all cost, when they think others are inappropriately maligning them. Again, I'm not referring to you. I'd like to think that we could be Atari fans and yet still be rationally objective. If we don't agree, both sides should be able to say, "I don't agree with you for these reasons... and consider the other person's viewpoint. If the sides still don't agree, then they should just amicably agree to disagree and move on. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff. 🙂
    • Fully assembled....as in everything installed and tested?
    • What Austin said about Stunt Race is on point.  I never was big on it, ever, but didn't give it much likes even at first go about it in the mid 90s because of that delay spike to touch vs action on screen, and the frame rate just didn't help it either.  The thing is in later ownership periods of the cart I got used to reacting like a second early, and then wham...it works, even if it is a bit low on the frame rate still.  And yes he is right entirely, hydro thunder that thing.  Budget your laps, budget your turbo refills, and when you have a period of non-legit turns...blast it. The game, the stage designs, it's all well done, it's just hiding under a surface of delay.   Illusion of Gaia is a gem in itself, NoA saw it so they didn't let it die, but instead published, promoted it, and even gave the t-shirt away too.  They saw the charm, and that charm is there in the good pace it works with, coupled with the fantasy take on real life spaces in the world around those cultures it chose to work with.  It plays great, looks and sounds amazing, still holds up quite well now.  To think it was a jump from what was Soul Blazer to that you really see how much more Enix got a grasp on the hardware using that as a start and it shows.
    • I am interested 2 boards in spring. Fully assembled if possible.
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