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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      3,363 posts

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

    2. Atari 2600

      652,384 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

      83,426 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

      148,738 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

      66,217 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

      197,848 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

      8,535 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      35,155 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

      587,645 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

      123,020 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

      246,241 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

      6,550 posts

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      10,846 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

      11,759 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

      661 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

      11,846 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

      6,575 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      6,895 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

      406 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      386 posts

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

    4. Intellivision Amico

      43,115 posts

      Discuss the upcoming Intellivision Amico console here!

    5. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (1,447 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    6. Nintendo Switch

      8,514 posts

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    7. Microsoft Xbox One

      3,182 posts

      Discussion forum for the Xbox One.

    8. Sony PlayStation 4

      3,216 posts

      Talk about the Sony Playstation 4 here.

    9. Microsoft Xbox 360

      22,256 posts

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

    10. Sony Playstation 3

      13,308 posts

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    11. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      27,194 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

      43,780 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

      30,197 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

      32,246 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

      15,543 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

      232,255 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      168,933 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

      48,691 posts

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

    4. Free Games and More

      1,568 posts

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,843 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

      11,872 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!

    3. Poll Forum

      6,580 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

      21,424 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

      2,611 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

      50,521 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

      6,820 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

      22,360 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

      5,619 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

      8,160 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

    • high voltage  »  Machine

      Hello
      Can I have an Ace Raider please.
      Wow, even I overlooked that River Raid II game.
       
      Thomas Holzer
      Neustr 2
      56332 Dieblich
      Germany
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    • atari2600land

      I just got 20,000 points on Pac-Man for Intellivision, but God forbid I be able to take a picture of it.
      1. atari2600land

        Thankfully I left the INTV on. It took at least a half-hour trying to reconnect my phone to the computer with Bluetooth since the new modem came. I snapped this photo.

        (The pumpkin collection behind the TV is up year round.)
    • fdurso224

      That poor spider from Garfield's strips can never catch a break. 
       

      1. This update has no replies.
    • SlidellMan

      Rhythm Heaven Reanimated: 
      This has to be the best Re-animated collab that I have seen. Has a bonus for Samurai Jack fans.
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Frozone212

      Working on a new Commodore Pet RPG: Haven.
       
      It borrows a bit from Fallout new vegas but is mostly self contained. 
       
      https://atariage.com/forums/profile/75968-frozone212/
      haven.d64
      1. carlsson

        That one also has a splat file, so it is unloadable. I'm not sure how you generate your D64 files, but so far you have only 60% success rate at producing loadable files.
      2. IntelliMission

        I managed to run the "game" here using the "Mount" button and enabling "Auto-run": https://www.masswerk.at/pet/
         
        The "game" consists in a text message describing a room, followed by a short message describing the appearance of a "burgler" not matter what you type. The third message, "REDO FROM START", appears over and over again, and again no matter the command you enter:
         

         
        I'm not a fan of RPG games, but calling this an RPG is a bit of an overstretch.
      3. carlsson

        Hm, so that emulator ignores the block structure of a disk image, and loads whatever it can find on the blocks whether or not the file is properly closed?
      4. Frozone212

        i created an empty disk and saved it as haven,8,1
         
        what the hell is going on?
      5. Frozone212

        Intellimission, I think you loaded it wrong
         
         
      6. Frozone212

        I don't save from tape. I always save to disk
      7. carlsson

        If I recall correctly the secondary argument makes no difference when you SAVE a file. It will always save from the beginning of BASIC memory. On the PET the secondary argument also is not used for LOAD because it doesn't have any ability to relocate programs and always loads them back to the original address.
         
        But still, the D64 image you uploaded displays a *PRG file both in D64 Editor and VICE. However the online PET emulator above seems to open it regardless, and something loaded. It made me curious if there are multiple versions of the D64 format.
    • MegaManFan

      Blockbuster https://youtu.be/otiqlyIYA3o 
      1. This update has no replies.
    • DoctorSpuds

      Why must drive belts return to oil!? WHY!!!
      1. Stephen

        Terrible right?  Just tonight I installed new belts on my 21 year old Sony 400 CD changer.  Fortunately, they had not turned to gel yet, they just lost their stretch.
      2. DoctorSpuds

        For me, the belts go out in style, explosively, coating everything, and eventually myself.
      3. x=usr(1536)

        Circle of life, man.  Circle of life.
      4. DoctorSpuds

        That particular circle of life can go stick itself in a blender.
    • Frozone212

      TIL that i hate Aim assist in Console games. Seriously, try playing Big red one on ps2 without dying, i'll wait.
       
      The stupid Aim assist ruins the entire damn game. I'm on Farewell to friends and on top of the audio cutting out (Crappy RCA cables), not being able to see clearly (crappy cables again) and getting shot (Bad framerate coupled with crap aim assist)
      I'm at my wits end.
       
      The Framerate is decent but aiming is just..ugh. Why are you slowing down my aim? I'm getting ventilated. Here's hoping somebody fixes the ps2 version down the road.
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Tickled_Pink

      Someone had an amazing find in the UK. An unused Atari STE Discovery Pack in his grandparents' attic. It was still in giftwrap. He or his parents had no idea why it was never gifted. I want, but wife would slaughter me like a pig.
      1. _The Doctor__

        We will help you, I got your back, I will let her know that you are just keeping it safe for me
    • Rick Dangerous

      Wireless printers:  A great idea in theory.  In practice they don't work half the time and i hate them with a passion. 
      1. Show previous replies  2 more
      2. BydoEmpire

        There are very few things I think are actually better wireless.  Convenient in some ways, but usually I'd rather have something fast and reliable than convenient "most of the time" but then have to do all the headaches and maintenance that pops up at the worst time.  Of course there are some exceptions, like everything in life.
      3. Cobra Kai

        You got that right. My wireless printer worked a few times at first but after updates came Im just better off using direct wire. They love to use updates to screw up 3rd party ink cartridges too. Next printer I get I'm never accepting another firmware update.
      4. thanatos

        Printers have always been the bane of IT.  Adding wireless sure doesn't help.
         
        Maybe the HP Laserjet 4 could be an exception.  Those things worked forever.  Was still using one at my previous job in 2011, the thing was over 15 years old.
      5. carlsson

        I installed my Samsung laser printer through wireless at first, but it was buggy so I had to plug in a network cable. There was a firmware update that supposedly would fix the wireless, but I have never unplugged the network cable.
         
        For some reason, I find that wi-fi works well for Chromecast, which should shuffle as much data over high speed as the printer does. Of course for smartphones there is no alternative, and usually it works for laptops with medium data volumes.
      6. Keatah

        Wireless printers are too hard to set-up. And full of shit.
         
        My first printer in the early 80's, was an Epson MX-80. And it took me, a shitfaced kid, something like 15-minutes to unpack it and make my first BASIC program listing. It was easy because I didn't have to know anything about networks or routers or passwords and security.
      7. digdugnate

        This made me twitch from my Service Desk and Local Support days.  I hatehatehate wireless printers, lol.  
         
        We had issues with them being 'loud' and taking over our APs, not to mention the tons of helpless user calls about them.  Wired is the. way. to. go.
      8. x=usr(1536)

        @Keatah: FX-80 4 lyf, yo.  I loved that thing.  Wish I still had it today.
      9. x=usr(1536)

        At work, we can't use WiFi on the workstations or printers for compliance reasons.  We have it, but it's mainly there as a convenience for phones and  tablets that aren't touching things that might break compliance.
         
        We're a company of four people.  That makes it a lot easier to enforce without pissing and moaning.
      10. thanatos

        Hah, I wasn't even thinking of the old line feed printers!  I had an FX-85 for my CoCo, that worked pretty well.  There was a huge difference in dealing with direct connected parallel port printers and shared network printers, even with the same model.
      11. thanatos

        Wireless in the office is awful in general until money is willing to be spent.  The CEO at our company would constantly complain about the wifi.  "When can you fix the wifi?"  "When you let us buy the real business class access points and controllers you keep rejecting."
        Can't expect cheap Linksys access points to switch over when you walk to the other side of the building.  But some people assume it's so easy at their house that it should just work.
         
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