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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      635,804 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

      80,249 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

      137,216 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

      62,834 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

      188,440 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

      32,049 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

      538,177 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

      247,458 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

      291,273 posts

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

    3. Prototypes

      15,216 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

      42,777 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

      29,239 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

      31,221 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

      4,498 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

      228,370 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      167,963 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

      47,378 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

      13,548 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

      6,557 posts
    4. Contests

      15,263 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

      21,074 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

      2,574 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

      48,483 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

      6,777 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

      22,100 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

      5,606 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

      8,144 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

    • thanatos

      Preparing to put the turkey in the brine.  Then tomorrow it goes on the Weber.
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    • Prosystemsearch

      Downloaded Winarcadia earlier today! The games sound and graphics wise are somewhere in-between Odyssey2 and Intellivsion in detail.
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    • masschamber

      triminous arrived today, really impressive stuff for the channel f, plays well too, but my model 1 controllers failed while playing, regardless @atari2600landdid a great job with this one, if he has any left you should definitely buy it.  worth it for the title screens alone!
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    • bluejay

      I beat a link between worlds. I'm not motivated enough to start a link to the past; I think I'll wait until I can play SS or OoT.
      1. Rogerpoco

        I really can't pinpoint exactly why, but again, LttP was what I would tell people for many years, my Son remembers me saying so when he was a kid, that it was "the best game ever"(opinion).
        Mebbe that's what I should take on with my Grandson, after the NES flop I mentioned to ya before, lol!
        Dunno what exactly compels me to mention this one to you, but a semi-obscure RPG, on PS1, Saga Frontier, is a REALLY good, deep game, I got weeks and weeks of play out of it, "learning" combos, playing thru with different characters-I think there are seven, all in essentially the same World, all with different stories/objectives, but each is a pretty much "complete" hours-long game.
      2. bluejay

        To be awfully honest I only use my Playstations for car sims. I use my original PS for Gran Turismo 1 and 2 only, and PS2 for GT4 and sometimes arcade racers like Need for Speed or burnout. All my RPG/Adventure games I play on Nintendo. I dunno why, I can't bring myself to play an RPG on a non-Nintendo or Sega console.
    • Gamma Goochee

      Hey, new guy here! Classic "long-time listener, first-time caller" situation.
       
      I have an RGB-modded Light-Sixer that I'm running through a RetroTINK RGB2COMP transcoder over HD Retrovision cables.
       
      I just bought an NOS 7800 and have the UAV mod board on the way. Looking forward to delving into the 7800 world!
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    • Omega-TI

      You have to click on the clock to see it...
      1. Iwantgames:)

        I clicked my clock but still seen nothing. Thought maybe a bit harder, used the hammer now all I see is a broken clock 😕
    • OLD CS1

      Support "Right to Repair."
      1. x=usr(1536)

        The exact reason why we won't buy anything with the John Deere name on it.
         
        https://tractorhacking.github.io/
      2. desiv

        I fully support the right to:  Open it and try to repair it myself, only usually doing slightly more damage to it, before I take it to someone who can repair it for me...
      3. OLD CS1

        As someone who uses "retro" or "classic" computer platforms and has been using the same Sony Ericsson phone since 2009, I am fully supportive of my ability, both permissive and practically, to repair my own and others' equipment.  That should not be taken away from us for these ridiculous and nebulous claims, especially by companies under the guise of "protecting their intellectual property."
      4. x=usr(1536)

        @OLD CS1: exactly.
         
        Incidentally, for anyone else reading this: the reason why both my wife and I feel as strongly as we do about right to repair has a lot of reasons behind it, but the big one involves John Deere requiring one of their techs to go on-site with a tractor or other agricultural machine after certain parts have been replaced and reactivate it in the field (no pun intended).
         
        Here's the problem: no tech, no start.  Or, the machine will start, but won't perform the functions it was designed for beyond 'drive it to where the tech will look at it' - or it'll be hobbled in some other way that makes it Not Useful or Usable.
         
        This is utter bullshit, because John Deere is now screwing with the food supply.  Everything they're doing to farmers aside (and, believe me, I am not saying that to be dismissive of what they're doing to farmers; but I do want to concentrate on this one giant core issue that affects anyone who eats), the food on your table may not be able to get there if they can't get a tech out in time.
         
        Apologies for reposting this link, but please check it out.  It's not just a code repository; it provides a decent synopsis of the problem as well as external references that go into better depth than I can here.
         
        https://tractorhacking.github.io/
    • Classic Pac

      Videogames Then and Now fixed my Blue GBA SP and the screen which hasn't worked since I bought it looks incredible. No wonder this model is so much in demand.
       
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    • retrorussell

      Boy, Hyper Sports is one infuriating game to emulate the controls on.  I CANNOT set them up to work right on the Long Horse event.
      1. This update has no replies.
    • atari2600land

      Netflix, Hulu, et al. quit working. I can hear the shows but I can't watch them. This sucks.
      1. carlsson

        You need the brand new Atari VCS! While it is really optimized for mums, I'm sure it would let you watch Netflix as well. Perhaps even play a game of Centipede or two.
      2. Zoyous

        Tangentially, remember those transistor radios that could tune into TV stations?
      3. desiv

        Are your eyes open?   Just checking..
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