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So I received an Atari 2600 a while back and in the box was this.

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They seem to be chips but I have no cart to plug them in. Was piracy widespread when the 2600 was in it's prime and what would this be plugged into?

Here is another picture mind you I own proper carts for all of these titled carts. I am just interested on how this process worked.

 

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What are your thoughts or information on this, have any of you found anything like this when collecting?

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Piracy became a huge problem for Atari at some point (just look at markets like South America and Asia). That's one of the reasons why they started to produce COB carts.

 

There were also the cart duplicators:

 

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-2600-vcs-unimex-duplicator-sp280-unimex-duplikator-sp280_20312.html

 

but you still had to buy their "blank" carts, so if you had an eprom programmer it was like copying a tape...

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So I received an Atari 2600 a while back and in the box was this.

 

GWu9aaw.jpg

 

They seem to be chips but I have no cart to plug them in. Was piracy widespread when the 2600 was in it's prime and what would this be plugged into?

 

Here is another picture mind you I own proper carts for all of these titled carts. I am just interested on how this process worked.

 

t6qjTrW.jpg

 

What are your thoughts or information on this, have any of you found anything like this when collecting?

 

I didn't find this in the wild. But I bought it from from someone who did find it in the wild.

 

Send them to me and I will test them in mine. ;)

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