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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      3,173 posts

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

    2. Atari 2600

      651,448 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

      83,108 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

      148,383 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

      65,982 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

      197,426 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

      8,021 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      34,875 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

      583,658 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

      122,615 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

      245,195 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

      6,519 posts

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      10,797 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

      11,684 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

      647 posts

      Discussion for the SEGA Dreamcast console.

    12. SMS High Score Club

      1,702 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

      11,759 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

      6,492 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      6,787 posts

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

  4. Modern Consoles

    1. This forum is for discussion of all modern game systems.

    2. Sony Playstation 5

      361 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      369 posts

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

    4. Intellivision Amico

      41,389 posts

      Discuss the upcoming Intellivision Amico console here!

    5. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (1,298 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    6. Nintendo Switch

      8,397 posts

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    7. Microsoft Xbox One

      3,174 posts

      Discussion forum for the Xbox One.

    8. Sony PlayStation 4

      3,215 posts

      Talk about the Sony Playstation 4 here.

    9. Microsoft Xbox 360

      22,253 posts

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

    10. Sony Playstation 3

      13,302 posts

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    11. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      27,192 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.

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    2. Arcade and Pinball

      43,670 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

      30,148 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

      32,181 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

      15,540 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

      231,956 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      168,904 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

      48,606 posts

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

    4. Free Games and More

      1,536 posts

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,823 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. 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

      6,577 posts
    4. 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!

    5. Events

      21,390 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

      2,606 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

      50,409 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

      6,817 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

      22,323 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

      5,617 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

      8,157 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

      543 posts

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

  • Recent Status Updates

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      Crazy to see external CD-R prices of 1996 being $1,295 and realizing the media is officially considered extinct amongst the clould-streaming world.
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      I spotted an albino Dalmation today.
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      Earthbound for $37? https://youtu.be/9Ap5WGvx7Gw 
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    • ZippyRedPlumber

      Is it possible to use the Titlescreen Kernal without bankswitching?
      1. KaeruYojimbo

        I've only dabbled with the titlescreen kernel so I could be way off base here, but I'm pretty sure it's not possible since it's using a completely different display kernel than the standard drawscreen routine. Even if you could, I don't think there'd be much space left for a game in 4k.
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      I had this dream that I was a WaReZ courier from the future back in 1980. A time of Apple II, 300 baud modems, and AE Lines.
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    • carlsson

      I wonder why banks and credit card companies implement various forms of two stage security confirmation, when apparently it is completely optional for the payment provider to use it. That means for a lot of online payments you still only need credit card number, expiry date, CVV code and name on card.

      For a long time, I thought that sites in "developing countries" were exempt from the more advanced security, but it appears that even companies in the Western, industrial world can get away with it.
      1. DragonGrafx-16

        For a while I could stick my debit card into the card reader at Walmart and not have to enter my pin as long as I spent under $40. That seems ripe for exploitation by criminals at Walmart. Or in other places and just pressing the credit button. No need to know the pin. So bad.
      2. carlsson

        Yes, I have experienced that too, that for small amounts you can just swipe the card. I don't know how easy it is to manufacture fake credit cards if you have the card number, so you could utilize the same feature. Otherwise you'd at least need to rob someone to be able to get the card. When shopping online it is so easy that numbers get leaked that additional security features supposedly were added to counter it but if those security features are optional, it doesn't protect you much.
      3. AMSDOS

        I got done for $80 AU a couple of weeks ago on a website which claimed it had a movie which I hadn't seen since the 80s and all I had to do was Register and provide credit card detail for which I wouldn't be charged for. In the past I came across a few sites like that, but wouldn't register, but this time I was stupid enough to do it (fortunately it's only on a card I put small amounts of money on to use on duh 'net), but I still wrote back to say I had no use for this service and wish to have my $80 AU back and of course I never heard back and have to watch this stupid card now in case further transactions are removed.
        So beware of fake sites which Google claims they have a selection of Videos, the main trap with them seems to be when you want to watch that given movie, to which they same to register (it's FREE!) and then ask for Credit Card details (you won't be charged!).
    • bluejay

      Just ran into a middle aged man smoking in the middle of the path from home to school where countless students pass by each day. What an asshole. 
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      2. Rogerpoco

        I'm often wishy washy with opinions, and this is pretty much that...
        Ya, inconsiderate is a fair word, not just in front of kids, but in front of anyone who doesn't smoke, really, I do tend to try to sit off to the side.
        But unfortunately, people do smoke, and it is actually the boss, so you don't know his particular circumstances, for whatever reason he may have HAD to be in that spot at that particular moment, and the cig said "now".
        Don't smoke. Is actively killing me, getting harder and harder to breathe at night, can't quit, and cant BELIEVE that this stupid habit really IS gonna take years off my life.
        Just don't smoke, regardless of seeing someone else do it-it's a personal decision, but please let me help you make it, forever.
      3. Lord Mushroom

        I had never seen anyone vaping in real life until this week, when I saw it twice. One of them was a young teenager. Idiots.
      4. Tickled_Pink

        @Rogerpoco Growing up with two smoking parents, I hated it. My mother quit over 30 years ago. My dad still smokes quite heavily. Surprised he's still with us. My grandad died when I was about 5 years old due to complications from having his other leg amputated due to poor circulation caused by his pipe smoking. He'd already had one leg amputated but carried on smoking. Some of my earliest memories are of visiting him and tapping on his plastic leg - and of the tobacco smell. My wife still smokes, despite the fact that she now has COPD and we lost a friend to lung cancer a couple of years ago at just 42. Unfortunately, once tobacco gets a hold of you it can be very difficult to shake it off, even if you see first hand the problems it causes. My mother's very strong willed and when she says she'll do something, she'll do it. My wife finds it impossible to quit because she has little will power (not saying that's your case, but it is hers), is a stress head and sees tobacco as her way of handling her stress levels.
      5. Lord Mushroom

        I find it hard to believe that it is as difficult to stop smoking as people say. I am sure quitting cold turkey is difficult, but switching to nicotine gum and/or gradually reducing usage until you are no longer using can´t be that hard.
        People who want to quit smoking, but "can´t", are just very weak people. They are the same people who gamble too much, eat too much and drink too much. No discipline.
      6. Lord Mushroom

        Another thing, tobacco causes the very stress smokers smoke to relieve. It is the same thing with people who drink coffee to wake up in the morning.
      7. Wilco

        @Lord Mushroom I can definitely imagine it doesn’t seem that hard to quit if you’ve never been addicted to it, but there is a reason tobacco kills 6 million people each year but still remains a very lucrative business. 
      8. Lord Mushroom

        Obesity also kills in huge numbers, and it is quite easy to stay relatively thin.
      9. zylon

        as late as 1992, we were allowed to smoke in the school, just only in hallways, not the classrooms.
      10. Wilco

        @Lord Mushroom I’m not arguing that, and I’m also definitely not saying you should go out and smoke, but nicotine is one of the most addictive substance currently known to us, if I’m correct, only surpassed by heroin and meth, and quite far above any kinds of sugar or fats that might be addictive. But it’s also very subjective, someone might get very sick from not smoking and somebody else might have no problems at all. 
      11. Rogerpoco

        Yeah, @Lord Mushroom , we are discussing a sensitive subject, and when one goes out of their way to be an asshole, it should go without saying that they should be called an asshole.
        I'm not weak. I just picked up a stupid habit.
        I promise-you got your own stuff that ain't good for you, that you can't give up, we just don't happen to be talking about whatever that is, atm.
        Jeez. What a jerk.
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