This is my personal Atari 2600 collection. This rom set is mostly taken from an old "good set" but many things have been changed (deleted, renamed, added, ect...). I have created my own rom set including manuals, screenshots, box and cart scans all setup for use with the emulator PCAEwin. When I started, I wanted a complete US Atari 2600 collection (including prototypes, no homebrew). I noticed some games were released by more than one company so I decided to keep the rom from the company that originaly released it. I then noticed that 90% of foreign games were re-releases and hacks so I decided to add all the unique foreign roms. Then I ran into the problem of, some US games are re-releases of foreign games....what to do, "US set" or "original creator set". I kept with my original plan of a US set and so in those cases I am now adding notations and sometimes scans of the original box (in the extra image spot). EXAMPLE: Homevision , a belgium company, made many games. Some were re-released in the US by Bomb. So, I use the Bomb version in my collection and in the Manufacturer column I have put "Home Vision--Bomb" and added the cover of the original Home Vision game.
Also I kept the" ITT Family Games" versions of some Homevision games just because they put english in their manuals (Homevision doesn't usually).
Here are a few screen shots. (They link off site because the bitbucket can't hold them)
Browsing for a Game
"Back Cover" area used for special controllers"
As you can see I have made use of the back cover display area to show several different images. From special controllers to original manufacturer to controller overlays to pack in items.....I put all kinds of stuff in there....
Now of course you could use these same roms and support files with almost any frontend but I created this set with PCAEwin in mind. I have uploaded ver. 2.7 here http://www.undergrou...ls.php?id=23881
or you can get ver 2.6 from the home site http://pcae.vg-network.com/main.html
My box and cart scan collection is probably the most complete one you will find on the internets but if you are looking for really high quality images these are not them. PCAEwin displays them fairly small and I have compressed the images accordingly.
01. Get PCAEwin, unzip the emu and put it wherever you want it.
02. Unzip the support files and drop them into the emu folder. The "Pcaewin.pro" file should overwrite the one that is in the folder already. Pcaewin.pro is where all that stuff that I typed in lives (manufacturer, year, cart type).
03. Start the emu and go into the settings and set up your folders. (Note: put the "Other" folder in the "Back Cover" spot)
04. You may also want to set up your joystick if you have one
That's it. Open the game browser by clicking on the little open folder icon.8-)
This is a beta release, I am still missing a few manuals, some of the rare pal games are missing cover scans, and I will probably make some more mock-up covers and carts for the unreleased prototypes. The next release of this will be when it is complete......(that might take a while)
Please feel free to give me any feedback....
And if you have any of the missing manuals PLEASE scan them!