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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)   (8,142 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

    • SlidellMan

      How I was introduced to Berserk:
      Eidos and Ascii had the right idea releasing Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage stateside. Having Kentaro Miura write that game's story for Yuke's and Susumu Hirasawa compose was also a wise decision.
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    • dudeguy

      seriously, fuck USPS. there I said it
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      2. frankodragon

        Fed Ex IMHO is still the worst.  They'd hire the most incompentent people; it's almost like a law. Then if you have a problem, they think they're right, you're wrong. so then you need to file a report to the BBB.  
      3. Albert

        I agree about FedEx Ground being the worst, I actively avoid them when I can.  UPS seems to be the most reliable carrier between USPS, FedEx, and UPS.  USPS is very hit and miss, usually they are fine, but sometimes (and randomly), packages take much longer than they should to arrive.  And I've seen some crazy stuff with international packages going to the wrong country and then slowly make their way to the correct country.
      4. masschamber

        do a  missing mail search
        option 3, it always seems to get things moving again, skip the other.
      5. bluejay

        Yeah this is definitely something I don’t miss about living Stateside. I love having my stuff delivered overnight for $5.
      6. mickster

        If you look into it, most likely package was destroyed.  They will explain how all broken packages go to certain centers to be organized and sent back to the shipper or receiver, but it in the end most likely you will get an email in about 4 months that it was unrecoverable.
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    • RobertLS  »  Brad_from_the_80s

      Thanks for your hard work. 
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    • Rick Dangerous

      Any German AA member need a copy of Lylat Wars? Will send it your way for free. Box and Cart, no manual. 
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    • OLD CS1

      I spent a lot of time yesterday troubleshooting why recursive queries against my internal DNS server were not working.  Then I found it was unable to populate its root hints.  After many hours of troubleshooting, trying new configurations, packet captures, and compiling a new version, I figured out the issue was my ComCast uplink.  This morning I got a call from a tier-two tech who told me the SecurityEdge firewall had spontaneously enabled itself.  He turned it of and BAM!  Everything works, again.
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  • Recent Posts

    • Why? I thought you could shoot diagonally, its the robots who could only shoot straight.   Ill have to dig a berserk out and try it, I can totally be wrong in memory (once I got it I mostly played ve)
    • And i apolgize if i missed it but what about a script that can read directories and create blanks in the games.ini (just adding to the file) with just the game name in it where it can be added to later? I've got access to OODLES of art but this firmware seems to be using a different format than most of the well-known lanchers use so it's going to have to be converted or is there a source for all this. I've basically got almost all the resdources it's just formatted for other systems.   Also, do you think we could interest emumovies.com in setting up a section for the Atari Gamestation Pro to may host a constantly updated list? I mean, that is "the" place to get updated stuff.    Can other pic sizes work or is the size set in stone?
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    • There are some ways to use cartridge images on a real TI, but they all require some investment in hardware. You can purchase a FinalRom to run Rom only cartridges, or the Finalgrom99 to run Grom and Rom cartridge images. You can also look at something like the Pi Pico[W] Peripheral Expansion Box Side Port Device that has been discussed in the TI development thread or the ti994a-rom-grom-ram-and-flopp-emulator run a cartridge image on that. There are other options too, these being just some of them. Or just do it all in emulation, such as the JS99er emulator, you've been tinkering with.   Here is a youtube on the FG99:   
    • Well my hard drive is dead, no amount of magic is getting it to restart. It spins up, it just doesn’t boot anymore. I find it hard to believe that after 30 years it would have booted, just to die within 24 hours, but it happens I suppose.   I have a cross compiler working and I can make Atari executables. The code is requiring some changes (mostly due to function prototyping), it’s a simple change for the most part. I have not tried to deal with the assembler code (a couple thousand lines), so I am not sure what awaits me there.   I also ordered a ASCSI to SD card board, an SD to SCSI adapter, and a USB floppy drive. All this should be here in the next week or so to assist with the rebirth.   I believe the source I have is one build newer than was released to the public. It looks like I was working on ZMODEM at the time. My plan is to get this to build, get in the hands of some willing testers, and then add support for the second serial power on the Atari devices that support it.   Stay tuned.   -Tim
    • TURBO MODE   Testing a new scenario with screen scrolling, the red button in turbo mode and zigzag across the screen.
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