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#1 DeV0 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:12 AM

Hi All

Just did a trade for an XEGS, What carts would people recomend? I dont understand the atari 8-bit all that well yet. Are there compatability issues? or are all the 8-bit carts useable on all the 8bit systems. My other question is, does the xegs resemble the 5200 at all? Just wondering as this is may be my substitute for the 5200 which wasnt released in PAL.

In case anyone wanted to know. You can use one of those black 7 pin c64 PSU's for the XEGS. Just open the black box and snip the yellow and the green wires, These are the 9volt AC's which i believe the c64 uses for the SID and printer port??

Anyhoo, any xegs gaming advise appreciated

#2 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:14 AM

I believe that there's quite a bit of XEGS info in the FAQ and in other recent threads, and don't want to reiterate that here.

In general, there's a very few games that were released for the 400 and 800 that won't work on newer machines. Aside from that, you shouldn't have any compatibility problems at all with your machine.

If you find that you really miss your 5200, I recommend purchasing the "5200 Multicart blast" from Sumark. A number of 5200 games were hacked and ported over to the 8-bits, and you'll find many of the best of them on this cart.

#3 Wrathchild ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:18 PM

Certainly go for "Defender" and "Rescue on Fractalus" as carts, "Miner 2049er" also pops up occasionally on e-bay.

#4 deathtrappomegranate OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:31 PM

Also Galaxian is good, and Star Raiders was the A8 killer ap of its day. Donkey Kong is not bad; Crossbow is probably the best light gun game (if you have the light gun).

#5 DeV0 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:36 AM

If you find that you really miss your 5200, I recommend purchasing the "5200 Multicart blast" from Sumark. A number of 5200 games were hacked and ported over to the 8-bits, and you'll find many of the best of them on this cart.



Sounds awesome, Ive never had a 5200 as it was never released here. As for mentioned before,, ummmm, this is a forum right? :roll:

Thanks guys

#6 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:41 PM

If you find that you really miss your 5200, I recommend purchasing the "5200 Multicart blast" from Sumark. A number of 5200 games were hacked and ported over to the 8-bits, and you'll find many of the best of them on this cart.



Sounds awesome, Ive never had a 5200 as it was never released here. As for mentioned before,, ummmm, this is a forum right? :roll:

Thanks guys


Sorry; I misread your comment about wanting a 5200 substitute.
:)

#7 DeV0 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:57 AM

If you find that you really miss your 5200, I recommend purchasing the "5200 Multicart blast" from Sumark. A number of 5200 games were hacked and ported over to the 8-bits, and you'll find many of the best of them on this cart.



Sounds awesome, Ive never had a 5200 as it was never released here. As for mentioned before,, ummmm, this is a forum right? :roll:

Thanks guys


Sorry; I misread your comment about wanting a 5200 substitute.
:)


NP, i think im really gonna get into this 8-bit computer thing. I'm loving the XEGS so far and have had a few carts for it without even knowing it. Its a rel shame the 5200 was never released here. Is this hack cart still available?

#8 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:09 AM

If you find that you really miss your 5200, I recommend purchasing the "5200 Multicart blast" from Sumark. A number of 5200 games were hacked and ported over to the 8-bits, and you'll find many of the best of them on this cart.



Sounds awesome, Ive never had a 5200 as it was never released here. As for mentioned before,, ummmm, this is a forum right? :roll:

Thanks guys


Sorry; I misread your comment about wanting a 5200 substitute.
:)


NP, i think im really gonna get into this 8-bit computer thing. I'm loving the XEGS so far and have had a few carts for it without even knowing it. Its a rel shame the 5200 was never released here. Is this hack cart still available?


It is, at www.sunmark.com, for $39.95 (US). Sure, it works out to about $65 AUS, but it's still a heck of a deal.




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