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#1 GeekDragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 9, 2018 5:10 PM

I downloaded all the 2600 ROMS over the summer, even though I have a large 2600 cart collection and prefer playing the original carts, but I figure it will be a good way to try out games I don't have.  I can't get them to play on my lap top.  Do I need a separate program to play the ROMS.  If so, which one?



#2 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 9, 2018 5:13 PM

You need an emulator like Stella in order to play:

https://stella-emu.g.../downloads.html

#3 CaptainBreakout OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:45 PM

If your laptop has a MOS 6507 processor, you should be good to go!

I kid. Yeah Stella is where it's at. For the hardcore (or in conjunction with Dosbox) there's also PCAE, Z26, and No$2600.

#4 AW127 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:56 PM

And sometimes the Atari-cartridges are a little bit hard to insert into the CD-Rom slot of the laptops. If this happens, use more power to do it, then it works. :-D  :P 



#5 GeekDragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:05 AM

That was gonna be my next question.  My lap top doesn't have a cd rom drive, so I don't know how to insert the carts.  That's why i did the roms instead.

 

LOL.  I downloaded Stella and everything works.  Couldn't get a few games to work using the keyboard.  May end up getting a usb Atari controller. 



#6 SS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:57 PM

May end up getting a usb Atari controller. 


Those Atari style USB sticks tend to not be very reliable and break easily.

Get a 2600-daptor instead. It will allow you to use real Atari joysticks and real Atari paddles on your PC.

http://www.2600-daptor.com

#7 GeekDragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:35 PM

Nice.  I will definitely look into this.






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