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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      627,370 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.

    2. Atari 5200

      78,944 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.

    3. Atari 7800

      132,407 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.

    4. Atari Lynx

      60,678 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.

       

    5. Atari Jaguar

      184,380 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.

    6. Dedicated Systems

      31,559 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.

    7. Atari 8-Bit Computers

      520,871 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!

    8. 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. Gaming General

    1. Classic Computing

      233,285 posts

      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. Modern Gaming

      288,286 posts

      This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems, including PC games and browser-based online games.

    3. Prototypes

      14,961 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.

    4. Arcade and Pinball

      42,097 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!

    5. Emulation

      28,782 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!

    6. Hardware

      30,432 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!

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

    8. International

      4,489 posts

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

  3. Marketplace

    1. Buy, Sell, and Trade

      225,818 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      167,321 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

      46,607 posts

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

    4. Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,402 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!

  4. Community

    1. 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!

    2. Member Blogs

      11,873 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!

    3. Poll Forum

      6,516 posts
    4. Contests

      15,260 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!

    5. Events

      20,831 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.

    6. User Groups

      2,565 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!

  5. Game Programming

    1. Homebrew Discussion

      47,483 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

      6,755 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

      21,960 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.

  6. Site

    1. Announcements

      5,594 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. Do you have suggestions for how AtariAge can be improved? Please post them here, as well as criticisms, and kudos about the web site!

    4. Rarity Guide

      8,130 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!

    5. Archived Forums

      542 posts

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

  7. Classic Gaming News

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

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    2. Please submit classic gaming news here!

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Magmavision2000

      Why is the Famicom revolver so expensive compared to the zapper? Did it not sell well? Are there cheaper alternatives?
      1. This update has no replies.
    • roadrunner

      AtariAge fantasy baseball league, draft is July 18th roto league free to join.
      1. roadrunner

        https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/164079/invitation?key=a469deffa0e3e95e&soc_trk=lnk&ikey=244c8021b17ebe2d
      2. Joe C.

        Yahoo!
         
        I'm in. Sign up and try and beat me
    • GoldLeader

      I need to mow my lawn...Maybe drink a beer or get some iced tea going., add some new songs to my MP3 Player first,   But then (Wild Hair);  I'm thinking of going to the pawn shop to buy a Nintendo Wii U, if it's still there...
      1. GoldLeader

        Yet...So many questions.  Is that eShop the one that closes in July (This month)?  Does it use the same sensor as the Wii?  Does 32 Gb just mean internal storage for games, etc.?  Can I start a new account or not? Are multiple Passwords allowed?  Are these Awesome?  And what the hell is an Amiibo?  Is it an Intellivision thing... or the Spanish word for friend?
      2. joeatari1

        I think you should do all of the above!  Sounds like an awesome day (except maybe the mowing part)!  Can't speak to the Wii U, but the regular Wii is awesome.
      3. Keatah

        Mowing the lawn counts as your exercise for the day.
         
      4. GoldLeader

        ^Yes it does!  Especially in this heat.
      5. Keatah

        Aren't those Amiibo figures NFC enabled or something?
      6. frankodragon

        I once tried to mow my lawn in an artsy-fartsy way by going in circles starting around a tree and following the pattern but it made me a little dizzy by doing so.  Not recommended in heat either.
      7. ∞ Vince ∞

        If you want exercise, get that wii. I got plenty playing a boxing game.
    • Keatah

      Why are tech support people so dumb. I mean really dumb. You tell them that you charged your devices batteries for 2 hours and they ask if installed fresh batteries!?!?!?!?! I mean slap-me-stupid!
      1. Joe C.

        Everyone should have a job, sometimes the dumbest of the dumb end up there.
      2. Keatah

        I swear by the depths of the Underworld and Hades' bitches that -- shit I forgot what I was gonna say. Probably no more enlightening than tech support these days..
    • Keatah

      Backwards time travel remains impossible because the 3-body problem remains impossible even with smaller-than-Planck resolutions in calculations.
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      2. GoldLeader

        TBH I'm trying to remember where I saw it.  I have 2 different series on my DVR called The UnXplained (W/Shatner!) and The Unexplained, respectively...I just bet it was on one of those...There were industries creating Giant bass waves/vibrations in that area or something...People would see old motorcars and horse drawn carriages etc.  The effect would last a few moments, and witnesses were seeing the same scenery.
      3. Keatah

        You can run a 2-body orbital simulation (earth and moon) forwards or backwards. And you can't tell the difference which direction it's operating. Forwards or backwards, all the same. Very deterministic.
         
        But with 3-body orbital simulation, forwards and backwards are different each time, due to limits in mathematical precision. Run it forward 100 steps, then back it up 100 steps. You never get your original starting state. It simply falls apart. Non-deterministic despite common sense saying it should work.
      4. GoldLeader

        ^This is why I have problems rewinding my DVDs...Mayhaps I should call tech support.
      5. GoldLeader

        Oh,  BTW, I was also watching UFO specials on Travel Channel (?) and that Zachary Quinto version of In Search Of...Suddenly I'm thinking I saw the Time Shift stuff there...Maybe.
      6. Keatah

        Time travel, rewinding DVDs, zipping a ZIPfile into itself.. It all blows up!
      7. GoldLeader

        OK I think I've got it.   Bold Street in Liverpool!  Look up "Time Slips".
      8. GoldLeader

        Your generation watches YouTube videos of people reacting to YouTube videos!  I think I'll decide when things become too 'meta' ~ Rick (of Rick & Morty fame)    When I saw Zipping a ZIP File...Like a dream within a Dream, or a wish for another magic lamp, well , I thought of this...
      9. GoldLeader

        PS This Status Update is..."Unexplained!"    (Shatner voice)
      10. Keatah

        Tonight. I'm going out now.
      11. Swami

        Space itself, whatever that is, can expand faster than the speed of light, as occurred during the inflaltion period of the big bang. They say it's not the same since it's the void between objects expanding, but it was not there before the big bang unless it is fundamental to the non-space-time matrix. I'm a little fuzzy on space vs void.
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    • bluejay

      What's the card edge connector on the Commodore c2n's motherboard for?
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Tickled_Pink

      Anyone know how to connect a wireless mouse over wifi? Virtually new, but cheap, wired mouse has gone bye-bye and my HP Spectre mouse has zero instructions ... ANYWHERE.
      1. Keatah

        First of all, the mouse would need to specifically support wi-fi. Different frequency & protocol from what is used with those transmitter dongles. And THEN you'd need a specialized driver to interface it via network protocols.
         
        I don't recall of any mice working that way unless it's a new thing..?
      2. Keatah

        What's the model number of your mouse?
      3. Tickled_Pink

        It's the HP 700. There is a button at the bottom where you can select up to 4 devices to connect to. Three bluetooth and one WiFi. Unfortunately, I've lost the bluetooth dongle that came with it. Not been an issue since the laptop has bluetooth built in.
      4. Keatah

        There's no such thing as a mouse that uses WiFi. It's own RF dongle, yes. A Bluetooth dongle or internal Bluetooth transceiver, yes. But not WiFi.
      5. Keatah

        You'd think they have a PDF of the quick start guide or something..
         
        But general BT pairing is turning the mouse off and on, and asking the mouse driver on the PC to search for devices. Then use a generic 0000 password. I remember doing that a few times years ago.
         
      6. Keatah

        Do you have bluetooth pairing wizard? If not try the windows 10 built-in stuff. Type Bluetooth in the search box in Windows 10 to call it up.
      7. Tickled_Pink

        Lack of instructions is a complaint a lot of users have had. For a £50 mouse, the least they could do is provide a bloody manual. The pen that came with the laptop at least had some kind of instruction sheet. Took me a while to figure out that the laptop had Bluetooth because it wouldn't work when I plugged the dongle into it. The dongle's since gone missing. You'd be surprised. At the bottom of this thing there are three bluetooth symbols (and matching LEDs) for connecting to three bluetooth devices. But there's also a WiFi symbol and LED. And according to what I have read, this will connect to four devices.
      8. Keatah

        WiFi, really? Alright. That's got to be for the dongle then. I can't imagine a mouse going through a traditional router like for networks.
         
        There's got to be a manual or tutorial online. Lets look.
         
      9. Keatah

        The Antenna Symbol (for wifi) I think just means dongle radio link..
      10. Keatah

        check pm
         
    • carlsson

      So today I logged in as superadmin on a forum I rarely visit. I found 158 unprocessed member requests since ... 2012! The majority was spam, but a good deal were legitimate.
      1. ∞ Vince ∞

        It's not English Amiga Board is it?
         
        I've been trying to get in for years.
      2. carlsson

        Sorry, no it is a different forum.
      3. ∞ Vince ∞

        I bet they have the same thing over there. I've tried to register time and again. I've emailed the admin. There doesn't seem to be, anyone, driving the bus.
      4. carlsson

        In my case, it appears one of the other admins login once every 6 months to clear the tip of the iceberg so to speak, i.e. handling the top 10 membership requests and leaving the backlog behind. From now on, I'll try to be a bit more consequent, since it shows even in those social media times there still are some serious people looking to get onto even the smaller boards.
         
        (I don't consider EAB, nor AA for that matter, to be a "smaller board", just in case anyone is wondering)
    • Magmavision2000

      Cooking Mama: Cookstar prices have gone down by $20. Let this be a PSA for you guys. Don't buy a game thinking it will be valuable, you'll most likely lose money. 
      1. Zoyous

        *Looks forlornly at my wall of complete collections of Madden, FIFA, NBA and NHL games* Any year now!!
      2. pce_collector

        This is true. But I bought several late releases like Beyond Shadowgate and Shining Force III with the express thought they'd increase in value over time.
    • thanatos

      Just learned Megamania may have been a 'port' of Sega's arcade game Astro Blaster.  Fun game!
      1. GoldLeader

        I always thought of it like this:  We didn't get Star Castle, but we got Yars' Revenge (which is Amazing!).  And we didn't get Astro Blaster, but we got Megamania (which also Ruled!).
         
         
        But as you know it's a Great Time to be Alive!, because Now...All of us Savvy AtariAgers have Star Castle Arcade for 2600 (Thanks Chris Walton and Thomas Jentzsch, etc.,) and Astro Blaster for 7800 (from Bob Decrescenzo).  In fact if you don't have them,    What are ya waiting for?   They're in the AA store right now,  waiting for your dollars so get off yer duff!
      2. GoldLeader

        Also did U know Megaman got its name by taking Megamania and losing the last 2 letters?
         
         
        I'm just kidding on that one LOL!
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