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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      2,121 posts

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

    2. Atari 2600

      649,548 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

      82,697 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

      147,325 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

      65,507 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

      195,192 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

      7,259 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      34,512 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

      576,739 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

      121,725 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

      243,147 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

      6,443 posts

      Discussion revolving around the Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000/G7400

    6. Vectrex

      10,760 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

      11,465 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

      590 posts

      Discussion for the SEGA Dreamcast console.

    12. SMS High Score Club

      1,699 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

      11,717 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

      6,373 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      6,631 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

      324 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      328 posts

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

    4. Intellivision Amico

      37,511 posts

      Discuss the upcoming Intellivision Amico console here!

    5. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (957 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    6. Nintendo Switch

      8,190 posts

      Discussion about Nintendo's latest game console and games.

    7. Microsoft Xbox One

      3,167 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

      22,237 posts

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

    10. Sony Playstation 3

      13,293 posts

      Please discuss the Sony Playstation 3 and games here.

    11. Nintendo Wii / Wii U

      27,162 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

      43,411 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

      30,002 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

      32,038 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

      15,463 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

      4,510 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

      231,457 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      168,799 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

      48,440 posts

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

    4. Free Games and More

      1,417 posts

      Spreading the Love with Free Games and other items.

    5. User Feedback Forum

      13,775 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

      6,569 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

      21,358 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

      2,600 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

      50,113 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

      6,812 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

      22,301 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

      8,156 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

    • Tempest

      Finally have Big Sur running stable on my Mac Mini.  It took a while since it's not officially supported (2012 model).  Turns out it was a corrupted external hard drive that was causing my random crashes (I think anyway).
      1. SpiceWare

        Glad you were able to figure it out!  I had to replace the after market SSD in my Mac Pro (2013 model) in order to install Big Sur.
      2. Tempest

        Really?  I think my SSD is an after market one.  It's a Kingston
    • RetroSonicHero

      Sorry for my double status update. I just wanted to let everyone know that I've moved all future entries of me learning 68k Assembly to my blog so that I don't clog the status updates with the same type of thing every few days, and so it'll be easier and to track down an old post in the future.
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    • Rick Dangerous

      Post one UNDERRATED 90's action movie below:
      1. Rick Dangerous

        Executive Decision starring Kurt Russell
      2. joeatari1

        Hard Target with Jean Claude Van Damme.
      3. Cobra Kai

        The Perfect Weapon (Jeff Speakman)
      4. jd_1138

        Breakdown with Kurt Russell and JT Walsh.
      5. Master Phruby

        Waterworld (1995) - it does make a better stunt show than a movie but it is still fun.
    • GoldLeader

      "Bald as Medusa!"  I thought today, as I looked at my front tire.  After work, giving a coworker a ride home, on I-25 going about 70MPH,  we had a blowout!*  I pulled over to the shoulder without issue and called a tow truck.  Now I have 4 new tires and more credit card debt, but everyone's safe thankfully!
      1. GoldLeader

        *And I don't just mean in my pants! 😉
      2. Keatah

        It's been ages since I had a blowout in my pants. I prefer puckering up and waddling to the bathroom. If I make it there. Then using the toilet like an echo chamber.
         
        Flush it just right without using the whole tank of water can leave you with an empty bowl. An empty bowl attached to a long long pipe that resonates through the house even outside by the vent.
         
        Bbbvvraaaaaaappppp! I can just imagine this shockwave of stink barreling down the pipe and taking no prisoners.
      3. frankodragon

        The farts I had last night would both gag and bald a medusa.
      4. carlsson

        What a coincidence it is one of my favorite bands.
         
         
      5. GoldLeader

        Of course my tires didn't have snakes...Suppose I could've said Bald as Kojak,  some younglings might not get the reference,   Not too much of a problem round here haha...Gotta tell you it's  a concern when a tire blows out and you're going down the interstate,  Lucky me I was going straight, hands on the wheel...And now I guess I don't have to go tire shopping this weekend.  Maybe I can go enjoy Frontier Days.
         
        PS Great song reference carlsson!
      6. carlsson

        For an even more obscure reference, you could've written Bald as Kekkonen.
      7. joeatari1

        When I read the first statement I was sure you were going to be talking about your scrotum.  Upon further reading I'm glad you weren't. That would be WAY too much information!
    • Random Terrain

      Bought SpiderBasic yesterday, but the lights went out soon after, so I barely got a chance to use it. Also found out that €49 is around $60.
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    • fdurso224

      Always in the mood to support other AtariAge members, @SpicedUp! is the moderator as Riko on the NeoFeoForever forums. He helps by supporting the Neo-Geo thread here on AtariAge, and like to show appreciation by doing the same. 
       
      https://neogeoforever.com/   
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    • Cebus Capucinis

      In the words of a long time and great, wise AA member: MAMBY PAMBIES!!!!
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    • RetroSonicHero

      Day 3 of learning 68k Assembly:

      Well, now I've got some new instructions under my belt. It's still the really basic stuff mind you (add, sub, swap, clr, exg etc.), but now I've got a decent handle on what it's like to move memory around. Right now I'm trying to memorize the technicalities (like how you cannot move word or long-word sized data in and out of memory if the address is an odd number, as the 68k will crash with an "address error"), and tomorrow I'll probably dip my toes into bit-specific instructions such as not.
       
      The tutorial I've been using online has little things at the end of each section to test your knowledge. Here's the last one I went through:
       
      move.w    #$0010,d0        move.w    d0,$00000040      move.w    d0,d1             add.w     d1,d1             add.w     d0,d1             sub.w     $00000040,d1      swap      d1                move.w    d0,d1             movea.l   #$00000040,a4     add.w     (a4),d1           move.w    d1,(a4)           exg.l     d1,d0             swap      d0                clr.w     d0               
      Basically, each data register had the value of 00000000 to start with, and I needed to figure out what d0 contained after all of this information was processed.
       
      Here's my work:
       
      move.w    #$0010,d0        (d0 now has 00000010) move.w    d0,$00000040     (offset 00000040 and 00000041 have byte 00 and 10 respectively) move.w    d0,d1            (d1 now has 00000010) add.w     d1,d1            (d1 now has 00000020) add.w     d0,d1            (d1 now has 00000030) sub.w     $00000040,d1     (d1 now has 00000020) swap      d1               (d1 now has 20000000) move.w    d0,d1            (d1 now has 20000010) movea.l   #$00000040,a4    (a4 now has $00000040, #$00000010) add.w     (a4),d1          (d1 now has 20000020) move.w    d1,(a4)          (a4 now has $00000040, #$20000020) exg.l     d1,d0            (d1 now has 000000010, d0 now has 20000020) swap      d0               (d0 now has 00202000 clr.w     d0               (d0 now has 00200000)       I came to the conclusion that d0 had 00200000 in memory, which was correct!
      1. bluejay

        You could probably create a blog documenting your progress. It wouldn’t be as visible to the public, but it’s still a much neater and cleaner way of archiving your progress than status updates. 
         
        Just my 2 cents. 
      2. RetroSonicHero

        @bluejay You have a point... I'd just need to figure out how to set something like that up.
      3. bluejay

        If you click on the “Apps” button then the “Blog” button, you’ll be able to create a blog (or multiple blogs) where you can post entries in. 
      4. RetroSonicHero

        Oh? I didn't realize that was a site feature.

        Neat.
    • bluejay

      Celebrating 2000 likes with… nothing, really. Hooray. 
       
       
       
      Meanwhile I’ve been learning the Sheikah alphabet.

      1. joeatari1

        I've got 2015 likes with only 930 posts.  Quality not quantity young grasshopper! (I'll like your post today anyway)
      2. Cebus Capucinis

        I go with the "ultrashitposter 9000" approach, myself.
      3. bluejay

        @joeatari1Ha, my reputation point to content count ratio is still better than a lot of other people. I’ve been on the quest to earn more experience points than post content for quite a while now, and over the past year or so I’ve closed the gap between the two by a few hundred. I’m gettin’ there!
         
        But really, me being an idiot in 2019-2020 is solely responsible for this. 
    • MegaManFan

      Atari Lynx refurb with new screen! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t4N9YXSzW0
       
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