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#1 ClassicGMR OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:40 PM

Hey! Let's have some fun!!

 

TL;DR... sorry! :)

 

About 2 months ago I bought my son a barebones mini PC with all the necessary parts. Turns out he repaired his tower so he didn't need it after all. I decided at that point I would keep it but wasn't sure what to do with yet another system (I alone have 6 in the house already).

 

I had a NESputer for a long time - I bought it from Lastcallhall in Oct 2011. It JUST went the way of the dinosaur after serving me for four years. :) Although I loved the PC in a Nintendo I didn't want to do the same thing again. I remembered reading about the 2600 PC and thought that would be worth a shot!

 

So here's what I am doing: I am taking an Atari 2600 shell and putting a PC in it. It's that simple. Hopefully it's that easy. ;)

 

Here's my list of parts if anyone is interested:

Intel Core i5 Mini ITX case

Samsung EVO 250GB SSD

Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM 6GB/s Data drive

Kingston 4GB PC3-12800 RAM (for a total of 8GB)

4.7in x 0.5in case fans (x2)

Atari 2600 shell WITH speaker hole cutouts as seen here (for airflow)

Windows 7 Home Premium

 

I plan on leaving the Atari 2600 as intact as possible aesthetically. So the power switch will be the momentary contact switch from RESET or GAME SELECT. I am leaving all switches showing - unlike the 2600 project from Hard Drives Northwest. (Don't read anything into that. The PC they made is AWESOME! I do NOT think I can do better but I'm going to try it my way. :) )

 

I am also going to try and leave the physical cartridge port intact. That means I need a game "plugged in" to play!

 

Here's where you all come in - I want a main label and end label designed for the cartridge. MAME or multi-emulator theme would be great but it needs to be in the style of the 2600. I will let this kick around a few weeks so people can bounce their design ideas off of each other and help each other out as well.

 

I will choose the final winning label. I am thinking January 22nd at 18:00 EST. *** see end of posting ***

 

What's in it for you? Well let's see... I have two prizes in mind and the winner can choose:

 

1) A Standard copy of Exploding Kittens (New and still sealed)

OR

2) A copy of Dungeon Roll (New and still sealed)

OR

3) Something I haven't thought of yet. :)

 

Albert has graciously volunteered to print the label and donate the IMMENSELY ULTRA SUPER ELECTRIFYINGLY common cart for the label to adhere to forever. :) Thank you sir!

 

*** NOTE: January 22nd was chosen for two reasons -

1) It's my birthday!

2) I am having major oral surgery on December 30th. I may be out of commission for a week or two after that. DO NOT BE ALARMED IF I GO SILENT. This is why. This will also give me something to read while I recover. :)


Edited by ClassicGMR, Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:45 PM.


#2 ClassicGMR OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:33 PM

Anyone interested in helping out with this and maybe winning some neat stuff? :?

 

EDIT: Had the surgery today. Thanks for the supportive PMs I got. I expect to have all sorts of fun and swelling over the next 2 days. Eesh...


Edited by ClassicGMR, Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:41 PM.


#3 Iwantgames:) ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:42 PM

Hmm...I might have a idea need to see if I can make it work & look good.

#4 ClassicGMR OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 6, 2016 11:31 PM

So it's been 15 days and with the exception of Iwantgames:) there's been no responses to this thread. I thought it would go over better. Ah well. :)

 

The project shall forge ahead it just won't have a shiny Atari 2600 themed label on it.

 

 



#5 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 7, 2016 4:04 PM

Butchering up VCS consoles doesn't go over all that well on this site. And that 2600 pc is so poorly done..

 

Anyhow, make your mod, AND keep the original circuitry intact. There's a challenge for'ya!



#6 ClassicGMR OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 8, 2016 8:16 AM

Butchering up VCS consoles doesn't go over all that well on this site. And that 2600 pc is so poorly done..

 

I have been a collector since 1981. I have put a lot of time, contributions and effort into this hobby for many years. I would not destroy any working, functional consoles that work for any system line.



#7 cjameslv OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:10 PM

Your best bet is to use http://www.labelmaker2600.com/ and make whatever you want.

 

If your looking to do a mame collage theme try a pic of a box art or something. I attached a sample below.

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