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In Topic: RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only

Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:02 PM

I will add that Omicron is unplayable on that same system if I remember correctly . The screen was I think mostly black or very dark and I almost couldn't see anything . I think the mod board was from Electronic Sentimentalities . Omicron was the only one that was dark and games like Toyshop Trouble and Falldown had a lot of static . Again , it has been quite a long time since I used that modded console since I use a modded 7800 most of the time . I could always try to pull the system out again and try other homebrews . 


That's strange, as Electronics Sentimalities modified a good number of the systems I have, and I'm pretty sure he's using the Longhorn Engineer mod.  Again, it is strange that A/V-modified systems pick up this interference, since eliminating that noise is one of the biggest benefits in performing such a mod. 



In Topic: RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only

Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:47 PM

That's very strange that you'd get any "RF" type interference with a composite modified system.  I have around 20 such systems that I use at home and shows and I have never seen interference like this from any of the homebrew games I have run in them (which is pretty much all of them!)  Most of the systems use Longhorn Engineer's mod and have composite and s-video output.  Also have a bunch of systems with Chris Wilkson's "CyberTech S-Video Mod" (the first 2600 systems I modified in this fashion) and never saw interference issues with those, either.  The entire point of a composite and/or s-video mod is to eliminate this type of interference. 


Now, having said that, obviously you are seeing some type of interference from these games.  Not sure what would be causing that, and I am not an electrical engineer so I will not begin to pose a theory.  But hopefully others more knowledgeable about this subject and the 2600's hardware can chime in.  I will say that 2600 homebrew games do not have the metal shielding that Atari's cartridges had, so they certainly emit more RF interference, and Melody boards seem to emit even more than average, in my experience.  Something in your system seems to be picking up this interference. 


Do you know what video mod was installed in your system? 



In Topic: Is it possible to set the default to full site when on mobile ?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:46 AM

I don't know if there's an easy way to fix this on mobile so that the desktop forum skin comes up by default.  However, the new forum software we'll be running soon does away with the mobile skin and instead uses a "responsive" skin.  This means you'll be using the same skin on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, and the skin will adapt itself based on the device you're browsing with.  You'll have the same functionality and interface, it'll just be laid out a bit different on narrower screens.  And this will be true for all skins, which is nice as well. 



In Topic: Important Note Regarding Post Editing

Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:56 AM

Requesting permission to edit the first post in my thread: http://atariage.com/...il-of-the-gods/


Done!  I apologize for missing this when you first posted it. 



In Topic: Important Note Regarding Post Editing

Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:55 AM

I would like to please ask for permission to edit the first post in my thread: http://atariage.com/...oders-creators/