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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      6,131 posts

      A general discussion for Atari-related topics that aren't covered by a specific Atari console or computer forum.

    2. Atari 2600

      661,225 posts

      The Atari 2600 is the system that started it all for Atari, and is by far the most popular classic gaming console. This forum covers all 2600 systems produced by Atari, as well as 2600-compatible consoles produced by third-parties.

    3. Atari 5200

      85,385 posts

      The Atari 5200 was Atari's second cartridge-based game console. Based on the Atari 8-bit computer line and labeled the "SuperSystem", the 5200 was Atari's answer to growing competition in a market they were losing control over.

    4. Atari 7800

      154,189 posts

      The Atari 7800 ProSystem is a contemporary of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Master System. Based on extensive feedback from Atari customers, the 7800 features a streamlined design, backward compatibility with the 2600, a powerful graphics processor, and simplified controllers.

    5. Atari Lynx

      68,627 posts

      Lynx was Atari's first portable game system, and world's first color handheld. It was designed by Epyx and the engineers who created the Amiga. Ahead of its time, the Lynx sported a backlit color screen, stereo sound (in model 2) and an impressive range of games. Check out our rarity guide or explore many games listed on Atari Gamer.


    6. Atari Jaguar

      204,656 posts

      Atari's last game console, the Atari Jaguar represented a huge leap in technology from previous offerings. Featuring a 64-bit architecture, the Jaguar had great potential, but its power was difficult to tap. Even then, many great games were released and the Jaguar has an avid fan base today.

    7. Atari VCS

      12,341 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      34,400 posts

      Before Atari produced the famous 2600, they created many standalone consoles such as Pong, Speedway, and Stunt Cycle. Recently, Atari has been creating new dedicated consoles, such as the Atari Flashback.

    9. Atari 8-Bit Computers

      611,972 posts

      Atari's original 8-bit computer line, featuring the Atari 400, 800, XL, and XE series of computers. Powerful and well-engineered, the Atari 8-bit computers are still popular with fans today!

    10. Atari's next generation computer line, the Atari ST computers were based on the Motorola 68000 series chips, the same as the Macintosh at the time. The ST would also be followed by the TT and Falcon.

  2. Classic Consoles

    1. Discussion of classic gaming consoles outside the Atari realm.

    2. ColecoVision / Adam

      124,291 posts

      Coleco launched the ColecoVision in 1982, with the console quickly becoming popular due to its library of arcade ports. The ColecoVision has a large homebrew following today.

    3. Intellivision / Aquarius

      256,076 posts

      This forum is for discussion of the Mattel Intellivision, Atari's primary competitor against the 2600, as well as the Mattel Aquarius computer. Intellivision systems include the original Intellivision, Intellivision II, INTV III, and the Sears Super Video Arcade.

    4. Discussion forum for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade console.

    5. Odyssey 2 / Videopac

      6,818 posts

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      11,197 posts

      Discuss the world's only vector-based video game console here!

    7. Discuss Nintendo's first cartridge-based system, the NES, here!

    8. Discuss Nintendo's second cartridge based system here!

    9. Sega Genesis

      12,648 posts

      Sega's popular fourth-generation 16-bit system, would ultimately compete head-to-head with the Super Nintendo.

    10. Discussion forum for the 3DO console and the unreleased Panasonic M2

    11. Dreamcast

      828 posts

      Discussion for the SEGA Dreamcast console.

    12. SMS High Score Club

      1,718 posts

      Join the Sega Master System High Score Club today!

    13. Compete for high scores on the TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine!

  3. Classic Computing

    1. Use this forum to discuss the plethora of classic computers outside of Atari 8-bit offerings. These include the Apple II, Commodore 64/128, Amiga, TI 99/4a, MSX, TRS-80 and others.

    2. Apple II Computers

      12,500 posts

      Discussion for Apple's 8-bit computer line.

    3. Discussion for Commodore PET, Vic-20, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, and other 8-bit Commodore systems.

    4. Commodore Amiga

      7,014 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      7,302 posts

      Discussion for Tandy computers, including the TRS-80 Models I, II, III, and 4, Color Computers, and Model 100.

  4. Modern Consoles

    1. Modern Gaming Discussion

      217,828 posts

      This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems, including gaming on consoles and computers.

    2. Sony Playstation 5

      515 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      608 posts

      Discuss Microsoft's latest Xbox Series S and X consoles here!

    4. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (2,792 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    5. Nintendo Switch

      9,091 posts

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    6. Microsoft Xbox One

      3,233 posts

      Discussion forum for the Xbox One.

    7. Sony PlayStation 4

      3,236 posts

      Talk about the Sony Playstation 4 here.

    8. Microsoft Xbox 360

      22,292 posts

      Discussion about the Microsoft Xbox 360 (not including the original Xbox).

    9. Sony Playstation 3

      13,336 posts

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    10. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      27,298 posts

      Discussion forum for the Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles and games.

  5. Gaming General

    1. Gaming discussion not covered by other specific gaming forums.

    2. Arcade and Pinball

      44,530 posts

      Many of us grew up pumping quarters into arcade games, and here's where you can discuss all your favorites. From Pong to Pinball to the latest arcade games, if it has a coin slot, then you're at the right place!

    3. Emulation

      30,612 posts

      Emulators allow you to experience classic games on modern PCs (and other devices!) Discuss the latest emulator developments and ask questions about emulation here!

    4. Hardware

      32,589 posts

      This forum is for discussion of hardware at a more technical level than you'll find in the other forums. If you have a hardware question you'd like to ask or have some interesting knowledge you'd like to share with others, post it here!

    5. Prototypes

      15,813 posts

      Ever wondered about all those games that were announced but never released? Or games that have been discovered over the years that no one even knew existed? Or have you discovered a new prototype that no one's seen yet? Here's the place to talk about prototype games, led by Tempest of AtariProtos.com.

    6. This forum is for discussion of gaming related magazines, books, websites, and other publications.

    7. International

      4,518 posts

      Internacional - Internazionale - Internationaal - Internasjonal - This forum is for discussion of classic and modern gaming in languages other than English.

  6. Marketplace

    1. Buy, Sell, and Trade

      234,992 posts

      Please use this forum as a tool to buy, sell, and trade games and hardware.

    2. Auction Central

      169,406 posts

      Use this forum to discuss auctions on eBay. Have something up for auction you'd like to share? Post it here! You can also highlight amusing, off-the-wall, or interesting auctions that others may want to hear about!

    3. Wanted

      49,551 posts

      Use this forum to post a list of the gaming hardware and software you're looking for!

    4. Free Games and More

      1,954 posts

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      14,043 posts

      Please use this forum to leave feedback about other users on AtariAge that you've had good and/or bad experiences with. Please read the sticky at the top of this forum before posting!

  7. Community

    1. Events

      21,831 posts

      Use this forum to discuss gaming events of all types, including expos revolving around classic gaming, events catering to modern systems, arcade expos, and local gatherings of collectors getting together or a day of gaming.

    2. If you're a repeat visitor to AtariAge, it's likely you also collect classic games and systems. Here's your chance to show off to the rest of the community your collection!

    3. Member Blogs

      11,872 posts

      As members update their Blogs, messages will be posted in this forum so you can more easily keep tabs on who's writing what!

    4. Poll Forum

      6,618 posts
    5. Contests

      15,269 posts

      These forums are for discussing and participating in contests started by AtariAge, contests run by forum members, and of course, the weekly High Score Contests!

    6. User Groups

      2,637 posts

      This forum and its subforums are for classic gaming and computing user groups. Find people in your area who share your love of this hobby!

    7. Discuss news posted on the front page of AtariAge!

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    8. Please submit classic gaming news here!

  8. Game Programming

    1. Homebrew Discussion

      51,186 posts

      Here you can talk about homebrew games that don't have their own forums allocated (which will be most of them). Have an idea for a game that you'd like to see someone program? Are you programming a game and want some feedback? Discuss it here!

    2. Programming

      6,853 posts

      The programming forums are technical discussions of programming various classic gaming consoles. The more popular consoles have their own dedicated programing forums, so please only use this forum for topics that fall outside of those forums.

    3. Hacks

      22,687 posts

      A hack is an existing game that has somehow been modifed in terms of graphics, colors, sounds, and/or gameplay. If you've modified a game and would like to share it with others, or have an idea for a modification you'd like to see done to an existing game, you can discuss it here.

  9. Site

    1. Announcements

      5,642 posts

      Important site or forum-related announcements will be posted here. If you see a new announcement, please stop by to read it!

    2. Have a question about how to use the forum?  Ask here and others can answer (including admins and mods!)  

    3. We'll post announcements about the AtariAge Store here, and you can also post your questions and comments about the store in this forum as well.

    4. Do you have suggestions for how AtariAge can be improved? Please post them here, as well as criticisms, and kudos about the web site!

    5. Rarity Guide

      8,165 posts

      The AtariAge Rarity Guide is a living, breathing document! If you have feedback regarding rarity guide values and the database in general, please discuss it here!

    6. Archived Forums

      545 posts

      Resting place for forums that have have run their course and are archived here for reference.

  10. Club Forums

    1. Show it off!  Post up photos and specs of your vehicles here.

    2. Going somewhere good?  Been somewhere interesting?  Got an upcoming event to announce?  Let everyone else know!  Photos encouraged.

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    3. Broke it?  Replaced it?  Upgraded it?  If tools were involved, this is your topic.

      • No posts here yet
    4. Unexpectedly run across an interesting vehicle while going about your business?  Post photos here!

    5. Car-related yakking that doesn't fit the other main topics.

    6. Off road-related yakking that doesn't fit the other main topics.

      • No posts here yet
    7. Development information for the CDFJ bankswitch scheme. The name CDFJ comes from the names of the people involved in its creation: Chris Walton, Darrell Spice, Jr., Fred Quimby, and John Champeau


      Note: It is recommended to use CDFJ+ instead of CDFJ.


    8. Development information for the DPC+ bankswitch scheme. DPC+ is an enhanced version of Activision's DPC coprocessor used in Pitfall 2. The original DPC was named after it's creator, David Patrick Crane.

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    9. Development information for the BUS bankswitch scheme. BUS uses Bus Stuffing techniques.

      Note that BUS fails on a number of systems, mostly Junior and 7800, so AtariAge will not produce games for sale that utilize BUS.

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    10. Ask a question, share your experiences, or just shoot the breeze.

    11. Chat about arcades, arcade gaming, emulation, and anything else related to arcades that tickles your fancy.

    12. It's maybe strange to use a messageboard system as blogs but I have more control with it.


      After all, why not.

    13. This is where we be doing the Harmony games

    14. This where you post ideas and thoughts f about our  new magazine The Atari Gamer

    15. this where we will post about our annual show the Video Game Summit

    16. post anything else you want to know about the club or general atari topics

    17. News about DMGD games will be depicted here

    18. please mail bug reports to:

      [email protected]gitlab.com

    19. Discussion

    20. DASM General

      231 posts


      Post your questions about using DASM here

    21. AtariVox Topics

      215 posts

      Anything and everything related to the AtariVox

    22. Anything Gran Turismo related goes here.

    23. Anything related to other racing sims(why the hell did you join the Gran Turismo club if you are a NFS fan?) or real cars, or something totally off topic

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    24. I dunno, maybe I'll need this in the future.

    25. Subforum for food that you chew and swallow

    26. Subforums for drinks that you, well, drink.

    27. Subforum for various announcements

    28. You got any ideas for this club?  Post them here?

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    29. You got a hot tip on new AA games? Maybe someone leaked some new games and you wanna show them? This is the sub for you!

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    30. This sub is where we talk about confirmed upcoming games! 

    31. A place where you can talk about all the released AA games!

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    32. Your high scores go here! But remember, there's always a bigger fish.

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    33. A place for people to introduce themselves and discuss. 

    34. This is the place where you can discuss games that are lost (no known examples have resurfaced).

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    35. This is where you can discuss games that have known copies but aren't dumped for one reason or another.

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    36. Games that you've heard about or even played, but you can't remember what it's name is.

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    37. My blog series! You can use this section to recommend games for discussion on the blog, or even give constructive criticism of the blog.

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    38. Basic info about the club including rules, criteria for what counts as lost, and announcements.

    39. Discussion of GIMP editor usage.

    40. I put complete games here.


      Everybody can enjoy what I'm making.


      For demos, previous games or exclusive games, you find them at Robin Gravel's Club.



    41. If you have any homebrews, please post them here and get feedback!

    42. Development information for the CDFJ+ bankswitch scheme. The name CDFJ+ comes from the names of the people involved in its creation: Chris Walton, Darrell Spice, Jr., Fred Quimby, and John Champeau

    43. Are YOU tired of being called BALDY? HEY, BALDY! Have we got the solution for YOU!

    44. The Flintstones comic strip.

    45. Share your hate! We all would like to see how much you hate Sauron.

    46. CC65 Discussion

    47. Assembly discussion

    48. General Lynx Programming discussion

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    49. General discussion for the community... planning, Q&A.... just about anything goes here.

    50. Useful information and discussion for people who call, or want to know how to call classic Atari BBS's.

    51. Useful information and discussion for people who run, or want to know how to run a classic Atari BBS's.

    52. A place for attaching files and documents useful to the Atari BBS community.

    53. Deposit the weirdest crap on the internet you can find here

    54. Tesla Vehicles

      171 posts

      Discussion about Tesla vehicles.

    55. Tesla Solar

      45 posts

      Discussion about Tesla Solar power.

    56. Discussion about Tesla's energy storage

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    57. General discussion about Harmony/Melody development, including setting up the compiler.

    58. General Discussion for ZeroPage Homebrew

    59. Tesla General

      54 posts

      General discussion about Tesla

    60. General discussion, retro gaming, and questions about Sony's line of PSP Minis and Playstation Mobile games are all welcomed.

    61. Preserving the review database of PSPMinis.com. All reviews reposted with permission of the PSPMinis.com community. 

    62. The 30th Birthday Programming Competition has produced an amazing number of new games for the Atari Lynx. Have your say about these games, what you like, what you don't like, help to decide the winners!

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    63. Show it off!  Post up photos and specs of your rigs here.

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    64. Going somewhere good?  Been somewhere interesting?  Let everyone else know!  Photos encouraged.

      • No posts here yet
    65. Broke it?  Replaced it?  Upgraded it?  If tools were involved, this is your topic.

      • No posts here yet
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    • Here's the summary for Week 19, running from May 9 - 15. We logged 4372 minutes of eligible play, playing 56 games on a total of 20 systems.   Top 10:   1. Earthbound (SNES) - 826 min. 2. Super Mario World (SNES) - 480 min. 3. Beyond the Beyond (PlayStation) - 339 min. (#4) 4. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) - 236 min. 5. Donkey Kong Country (SNES) - 231 min. 6. Xenophobe (Atari 2600) - 219 min. 7. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 161 min. (#8) 8. Pokemon Red Version (Game Boy) - 144 min. (#2) 9. Gem Hunter (TRS-80 Model I/III) - 130 min. 10. Super Mario Bros: Level-Headed v0.3.8 (NES/Famicom) - 126 min.   Pre-NES top 10:   1. Xenophobe (Atari 2600) - 219 min. 2. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 161 min. (PN#4) 3. Gem Hunter (TRS-80 Model I/III) - 130 min. 4. Klax (Atari 2600) - 83 min. 5. Pac-Man Collection (Atari 7800) - 70 min. 6. Wizard of Wor (Atari 2600) - 68 min. 7. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 67 min. 8. Fallpit (Atari 2600) - 63 min. 9. Assembloids (Atari 2600) - 45 min. 9. Video Whizball (Fairchild Channel F) - 45 min. 9. Zarkstars II: Ground Force (Atari 2600) - 45 min.   Top 10 systems:   1. SNES - 1773 min. (#6) 2. Atari 2600 - 813 min. (#1) 3. PlayStation - 389 min. (#8) 4. Arcade - 295 min. (#5) 5. TRS-80 Model I/III - 180 min. 6. Genesis - 158 min. (#2) 7. NES/Famicom - 146 min. (#4) 8. Game Boy - 144 min. (#3) 9. Atari 7800 - 90 min. 10. Neo Geo AES/MVS - 89 min.   Contrary to my predictions, I found time at least for this summary.   This week was a strong one for the SNES, with 4 out of the top 5 games, headed by Earthbound. The pre-NES games are a little further behind this week, and surprisingly it isn't Solar Fox but Xenophobe, both on the 2600, to take that title.   We have no less than three new members to the 1000 Minute Club:   #488 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) - 1224 min. #489 Donkey Kong Country (SNES) - 1207 min. #490 Wizard of Wor (Atari 2600) - 1062 min.   We're getting closer and closer to having 500 games in that club. When I took over the classic tracker in January 2019, we had 353 games so +137 in a matter of a little short of 3.5 years. It is the same amount as in the earlier days, so no significant increase or decrease in number of new games to join the club.   Some additional stats:   9 games with 10000+ minutes 39 games with 5000+ minutes 91 games with 3000+ minutes 193 games with 2000+ minutes 490 games with 1000+ minutes 567 games with 900+ minutes 660 games with 800+ minutes 761 games with 700+ minutes 898 games with 600+ minutes 1089 games with 500+ minutes 1346 games with 400+ minutes 1699 games with 300+ minutes 2302 games with 200+ minutes 3514 games with 100+ minutes 4893 games with 50+ minutes 6136 games with 30+ minutes 8726 games with 10+ minutes 7 games with 0 minutes (but listed for completeness) Total 10743 games in the tracker right now
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