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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)   (3,853 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

    • 7800Knight

      You can get a house in Japan for next to nothing...or even free! 
      Watch the whole video as it is interesting in Japan's housing situation and how zoning works in that country.  Quite a contrast to the USA!
      1. x=usr(1536)

        Isn't this based off of a Japanese requirement that house essentially be fully-rebuilt every 21 years or so?
        My wife looked into this a couple of years ago as we were contemplating buying one cheap, using it as a home base for travel, then reselling it whenever we were done.  IIRC, there would have been all sorts of really punitive tax liabilities in Japan for doing so.
      2. jhd

        There is something similar in parts of rural Italy -- houses are available for only a nominal amount of money.
        The catch is that most of the houses are derelict and unlivable, and there is a requirement to hire local contractors to undertake the repairs. DIY is not an option. It is essentially an employment project for the local construction industry. 
    • doctorclu

      For fans of Breakfast Club (musical group) I have been creating "Unofficial Music Videos", making videos for songs that didn't have videos before.   Combining concert videos with the standard audio tracks, playing with Final Cut to clean things up a bit, etc.
      So here in the ongoing playlist of those videos.   Enjoy!
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    • Charlie Cat

      *Sigh* It's Monday. 

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    • Keatah

      It's cloudy and snowing outside. So I set Stellarium up at one end of the hallway, and my 2" Tasco telescope at the other. Instant stargazing!
      1. GoldLeader

        Classic!  Now,  could you use a projector to put the stars on your ceiling?  I may be having an idea,...Wait,  could you use 3 projectors to...Well first how many projectors do you have?
      2. Keatah

        Incidentally, Stellarium supports several projection methods just for that! I only have one in the rec room downstairs. It's in a theater setup so it isn't being moved.
        But I'm way ahead of you. I took my kid-sized binoculars to the planetarium decades ago. More specifically the Adler Planetarium. Loved the skyshows they head. You'd get the lay of the land in the basement theater. The nine planets. Sun. The Local Group, the superclusters.. Essentially an introduction to what you'd see in the second part of the show. Upstairs. In the main dome.
      3. Keatah

        Going to the planetarium was awe inspiring and felt like I had my personal space-a-ship. They way they zoomed through space. All the stars and planets. The depiction of just how huge space is.
        All this right around the time BattleStar Galactica, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Buck Rogers ITTFC, were coming out. So yes very influential.
        Soon enough powerful computer games would come out where you could zoom around space!
        And of course, what visit would be complete without eating lunch in a cafeteria shaped like a crater on the moon! And a visit to the gift shop to get books and other souvenirs. Something remember your space voyage by. Kept most all the stuff today! Mixed in with my Apple II materiel.
    • Corby

      My god! 10 hours to download, and install updates to GT6 on PS3! Gamestation + would've taken that bloody long.....💀
      1. GoldLeader

        Man I really haven't fired up the ol' PS3 since...Well since SONY broke my PSN login with a firmware update (It Always worked before that).  I don't know if half my games work without that.   I should really try some things and figure out how pissed off I am at them...**sigh**.  Modern video games suck (AmIrite?)...I used to be such a SONY fanboy too (Umm but in the good way)...Oh well,...I'll always have PS1 and the mighty PS2.  And lots of games I somehow keep buying for PS3   (if they'll work)...
      2. Corby

        I couldn't remember id or password to ps3, plus that stupid 2 step update bs wouldn't work with current email. So I had to start a whole new email account. 
  • Recent Posts

    • Not sure; but maybe you can find some info in this Lemon64 thread
    • Hello Everyone. I was absent for a while from this forum but for a good cause! We are going to change a little bit the way we do things and not wait to receive a confirmation from the post office for the tracking numbers. This will allow you to track packages as you did in 2021, before we switched to the validation system. On the communication side, we will try to be a little more present here. At the moment I come by once a week. People who contact us by mail receive an answer in 48 hours, 90% of the time in less than 24 hours, but on Atari Age you have to wait for me to come by.   Finally, we will systematically add a small bonus in the packages of all people who had to wait more than 30 days to receive a previous package (provided that the problem comes from transport of course, if you refuse the package it will be your fault ^^). A way to tell our supporters that we understand that the wait is long and that we "sympathize with the ordeal" ^^   To answer the people suggesting to change the mode of transport, you can already do it since always, just choose "colissimo" when you place an order, but the prices are dissuasive.
    • Yes!  It even uses the Inception 'whooooompf' noise as its startup sound.  Those VCS engineers thought of everything!   Also, it's a little known fact that the VCS runs faster when played on the VCS itself, because doing so multiplies (technically, squares) their power.  This is why it's illegal to play your VCS on your VCS playing in a VCS being played on your VCS: there's so much computing power there that it renders all cryptography irrelevant, and Universal Pictures will sue you for stealing that idea from the plot of Sneakers.
    • Nice idea, but if you don't have the space needed for such a medium-large size component like a VCR and want just a small set-top tuner-only device you can't go wrong with that RF to HDMI converter. Besides unless you have an extensive collection of VHS tapes then why waste the space just to use its onboard analog tuner when my unit does just as great. 
    • What if I told you, we've finally come full circle?       There is a lot more coming, let's just say there are now 5 different patches brought back to life, and COULD be switched on the fly now. People kept reminding to me I broke too much compatibility with my bloated driver patch, so why not just have multiple versions built-in. Let's then have the enjoyment of listening to all the good tunes without juggling with old .exe hacks anymore     More context from this commit: https://github.com/VinsCool/RASTER-Music-Tracker/commit/c3c267f6b9405dc26b290ef969eb8dee3f5e5ef5 See you later!
    • Yeah, it's a great solution, but I'm in waiting list since months... so i decided it was faster make ones myself!  
    • I want my game to be able to run off a cartridge on an unexpanded console. That means I need to store my data/maps/graphics on ROM or GROM, and use VDP memory for everything that won't fit in the fast 256 bytes of 16-bit memory.   Up to now I've been assembling with xas99 and loading and running using the Editor Assembler cartridge. I've been adding variables as I need them without too much concern for my overall memory consumption, but have avoided loading any bulk data outside of VDP memory.   Can anyone point me to relevant resources that would explain how I need to configure my code to run off a cartridge image, on an unexpanded console?  I'm mostly looking for AL code structure requirements. What are the Do's and Do Not's for this? I don't want to get too far down the development road only to find out I've done something that will require a bunch of rework, etc. to deploy off a cartridge.    I do have several of @Asmusr's game projects downloaded and intend to borrow heavily from them as I see they have a .bat + Java build process that can create cartridge images. I haven't looked into the details of that yet or tried to get it to build my project that way.      
    • Week of 1/23/23 - 1/29/23   Atari 2600 Q*Bert - 60   Commodore 64 Bruce Lee - 35 Conan - 15 Phantasie - 240   Total time = 350 minutes   Q*bert was for the HSC. After beating Bruce Lee I decided to revisit another Datasoft game by RJF which I remember really liking back in the day: Conan. Now I would say it is charming but flawed, and nowhere near the quality of Bruce Lee.   I'm not sure how accurate my Phantasie time is. The game is so slow (not just load times but even in combat or exploring) that I spent a lot of time doing other things and I tried to adjust it accordingly.
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