I'm in need of common 2600 games in good condition that I can recycle into homebrew games. Yes, I have been using new shells for the past year, but I'm having issues with my supplier, so I need to revert back to recycling old games for the time being. You can bet I'll be looking into completing new 2600 shells as quickly as I can next year so I don't run into this problem again!
Donor carts must be clean, free from physical defects, and did I mention clean? If the carts have stains/dirt/paint/marks on the cartridge, it's usually very difficult to remove these, so I cannot use them. And no etchings, scratches, chew marks, nail polish, and so forth. Also, to make shipping worthwhile, it's best to have at least 20 carts to send in.
I will pay $1 in AtariAge Store credit, plus the cost of shipping, for any carts you send me that I can use (if you make sure to send clean carts in good condition, that should be all of them). The USPS has Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes that work well for sending in carts. For large numbers of carts that won't fit in these boxes, FedEx Ground and UPS Ground are generally less expensive. Please pack boxes tightly so the carts don't rub against each other during shipping, as this causes white marks on the carts that cannot be removed.
Theres nothing about Dungeon that would prevent it from working properly on a 7800. There are some 7800 systems (we call them "evil" 7800s) that will have compatibility problems with some bankswitch games. These are often the same systems that have problems with some first-party and third-party games as well. Fortunately I don't see them too often. I did end up sending this person a copy of Dungeon using a Melody board and that worked fine.
The streets of San Francisco are now littered with human feces and needles. This is a direct result of the "mis-management" the state has been suffering under for years now. I wish the good people would wake up soon and fix the problem.
Congratulations, you're probably the first person to get these (not including the copies purchased at PRGE)! In the last 24 hours I have shipped a huge amount of packages. All the pre-orders for these two games have been shipped, minus two orders that have some of the other new games as well.
Yeah, you can thank web browsers for trying to force all sites to have https full-time. Nothing has changed with the site in this regard, but since it's a normal http connection, browsers are displaying "Not Secure" to scare people. The login forums do use https, and as PlayWithWolves noted above, the store forces https full-time. However, this version of the forum software does not support https (outside of the login forms) and there's nothing I can do about that until I upgrade the forum.
Once I get past the holiday crush of orders, my absolute number one priority is to get the forums upgraded. I have to finish some work I've been doing on the main site first, which is a prerequisite for updating the forum. It'll probably be a good month's worth of work full-time between the site and the forum to do this. Once those are finished, I also plan on moving the store to completely new (and much nicer) software. Everything will be on https by default when I am done.
The forum does present some unique challenges as far as https goes. Since users can link to off-site content (like images), to properly maintain 100% https connectivity, you need to cache any linked images or content. The new forum does support that, but it is more work to setup and may require additional costs if this content is hosted by a third-party. It's not something I've played around with yet. I am running the new forum software on another forum I run and it's quite nice compared to this version. They rewrote the entire thing from scratch.