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#1 SRGilbert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:16 PM

I've seen these before, and never really though much about them. When I saw one this weekend for $10 at a game shop, I thought what the heck, it's cool to have even if I don't use it. It wasn't until I got it home that it occurred to me that this might actually be very useful. Turn out that it's perfect for the task of what I said in the title: it works great as a pass-through for 2600 games that won't fit in an unmodified 7800!

For a while, I've been using a 7800 exclusively for 2600 games (to save much needed space and inputs) but now I can finally play those games that just wouldn't fit, like Jawbreaker!

Not sure if there will be any picture degradation yet, and whether the switch part is much use, but still it's pretty cool to me! :)

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#2 fiddlepaddle ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:30 PM

I hadn't thought of that. One note: I remember reading somewhere that some of those multi-cart devices are not really designed well. Some, I think, send power to all the carts plugged in, even though only one is selected for play, possibly putting unnecessary stress on the Atari power supply and maybe even other components inside the 2600 (or 7800 as the case may be). This might be a non-issue if you only plug one cart at a time into it, though.

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:59 AM

Somewhere in these forums a few years back, I think somebody made a "2600 cart for the 7800" that was just an extender as a joke (maybe Shawn Sr?).
That thread would be fun to dig up again, but it's hard to search for the terms "2600", "7800", and "cartridge" on these forums to get meaningful results.
Maybe someone here remembers the thread.

You can also use a high-score-cart, too.

-John

#4 mimo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:14 PM

Yes it was Shawn

http://www.atariage....__fromsearch__1

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:13 AM

Hi
Yes,there was a PASSTHROUGH cart for this 2600 carts.But it was only produced for good friends...... :)
I have one and everything works great.
greetings Walter

#6 Asaki OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:40 PM

Might also be good for certain games on a heavy sixer. I know my copy of Barnstorming has some issues.

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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:23 AM

Might also be good for certain games on a heavy sixer. I know my copy of Barnstorming has some issues.



My heavy sixer always had issues with Canyon Bomber. My dad bought and returned 6 copies of it back-in-the-day from different stores and it never worked [wouldn't respond to the difficulty switches or something]...

#8 Asaki OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:23 AM

I read on here somewhere that you just have to pull the game out a hair and it'll work. Tried it, and it worked for me.

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Posted Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:20 PM

Well the xm is supposed to make some hard to fit 2600 games fit.. we will have to see when it comes out.

#10 SRGilbert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:25 AM

Well the xm is supposed to make some hard to fit 2600 games fit.. we will have to see when it comes out.


True, but I guess I meant a CHEAP solution that is available right now, and something that a lot of us might even have sitting around but never thought about.

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Posted Sun May 13, 2012 1:37 PM

I recently scored a Pooyan 2600 Cart and it does not fit into the 7800 at all. one of these might do the trick! I'll look into it.




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