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#3907712 sd cartridge for 7800?

Posted by wood_jl on Sat Dec 9, 2017 12:19 AM

Wow, this has drifted from 7800 SD cartridge.  The current subject matter is just a lil' bit depressing.  I choose not to think about it.  Happy Place....Happy Place....7800SD cartridge.....

#3906211 NES High Score Club 2017 - Galaga Demons Of Death

Posted by wood_jl on Wed Dec 6, 2017 11:53 PM

I know this isn't a "full" version of Galaga, but the first time I saw this, I was wide-eyed!  I love this game!  It was the first time you could at least come somewhat-close to the arcade, at home.

#3894781 Keychain Galaxian

Posted by wood_jl on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:39 AM

That's pretty cool.  If only it was Galaga instead of Galaxian, I'd be after it!

#3890506 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by wood_jl on Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:49 PM

It's nothing but an idea right now (mid-November 2017).


Thank you so much, Flo.  I always enjoy your posts!

#3889948 Melted Xbox grill

Posted by wood_jl on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:32 PM

Nah, those guys were blowing hits of something into the air intake!!!

#3889919 Longevity of modern-day classic computer add-ons.

Posted by wood_jl on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:03 PM

At the rate of price-decrease/capcity-increase, I just keep buying a new USB Flash Drive (or whatever) every 2 years or so, copy my frequently-used stuff to the new one, and retire the old one LONG before I hit the millions of read/write cycles necessary to tank it.  As a result, I have a sandwich bag full of 512k, 1mb, 2mb, 4mb, 8mb, 16mb, and even 32mb USB "thumb" (why do they use that name?) drives that work perfectly, and were simply obsoleted by higher-capacity, long before they exceeded their service lives.  As such, I don't really see a problem.  I see no end to this.

#3889171 Adventure II XE demo and testing

Posted by wood_jl on Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:53 PM

As the (late) character "Flounder" from Animal House would say......


Flounder Gonna Be Great.jpg

#3888856 Steve Tucker of Atarimax MIA?

Posted by wood_jl on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:29 AM

I ordered MyIDE2 on November 2.


I received an acknowledgement on November 4, via Email, and tracking number.


I received the product on Saturday, November 11.


So it takes a few days, but the stuff is always top-grade, and Steve ALWAYS comes through.  This isn't Walmart or Amazon, with enormous shipping department and staff.  But it's really special Atari stuff that you can't get elsewhere.  I think people need to stop worrying, or settle for what they can get at Walmart or Amazon.  Good luck with anything other than Atari Flashbacks, however.  :)

#3888853 Pac Man Collection on Classic Game Room!

Posted by wood_jl on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:09 AM

I just ordered this.  Loving the 7800.

#3884649 Is Atarimax still in business?

Posted by wood_jl on Sun Nov 5, 2017 11:59 PM

I placed an order with Atarimax, about a day ago.  I got a reply within 24 hours.  I want to try the MyIDE 2 cart.


I received this, in less than 24 hours.....







Steve always comes through.  No worries.  He's probably a busy man.  I love his stuff.


I also have to give props to Lotharek for shipping so quickly from halfway around the Earth from where I live.


Do not worry.  There could be a delay, but there is no lack of honor or integrity on the part of both of these sellers.  They always come through!


#3882553 CRT TV vs Modern TV for retro games

Posted by wood_jl on Thu Nov 2, 2017 11:03 PM

I guess I don't understand the debate.  Use what the hell you have.


Sometimes, I hook a "classic" console to an LCD and there is a lag.  Sometimes, I can put it into "gaming mode" (or whatever) and reduce the lag.  The LCD in the next room won't have that option.  The LCD in the next room won't have that option, and there WILL be a lag.  It's all a turkey-shoot at this point.  However, it is becoming evident that in a relatively short period of time, future LCD televisions will delete composite (and other analog inputs), so this shall shortly be a moot point.


Use what you have.  Use what works.  Who cares what other people think.,


I have a fair staple of extra CRTs and they work quite well for me.  But the old systems still work with my LCDs that (as of now) have a composite input.  I am thinking of buying a couple of nice 32" LCDs to throw in the storage room, that DO still have composite (and RF, while we're at it), while they are still available.  I don't mind rat-packing retro-technology, or I wouldn't be on this site, in the first place.


Short answer: Use what you have if it works.  In the future, it will not.

#3882548 Just got an untested, dirty 800XL cheap

Posted by wood_jl on Thu Nov 2, 2017 10:48 PM

Two pleasures:


(1) Scoring like-new, clean Atari 8-bit computer stuff, in fantastic condition.


(2)  Bringing dirty Atari 8-bit computer stuff back to new condition.


The best thing is, YOU CAN'T LOSE!!  :)  :)

#3881919 Youtube Channel - "The Modern Atari 8bit Computer"

Posted by wood_jl on Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:41 PM

This may be old news, but I recently stumbled upon this Youtube channel, and it's great!





I also like this channel, "The 8-bit Guy".  He's not really Atari (more general-focus, with a lean towards Commodore), but some interesting content.



#3881899 FS: DSDD 5.25" NOS 10-packs

Posted by wood_jl on Wed Nov 1, 2017 10:57 PM

Here is a picture of the disks I am pushing.





I remember buying those at Costco when they built their first store in Anchorage - mid-80's I think.  It's hard to imagine how expensive floppy disks seemed at the time (especially if you're a kid throwing newspapers and flipping burgers after school).  They were still not cheap, but it was the first time I could buy semi-affordable disks!

#3881068 16 years later, has the Xbox v. GameCube debate changed for you?

Posted by wood_jl on Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:45 PM

Soft-modded Xbox with CoinOps wins every time, but that's kind of cheating.  However, Gamecube with Gameboy Player earns respectable attention (add Everdrive Gameboy/Advance for extra points).  Guess there's just too many threads to consider it all?  Can't vote since I like 'em both.  Where's the 3rd option (like 'em both) in the poll?