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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari 2600

      627,285 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

      78,938 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

      132,357 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

      60,660 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

      184,342 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

      31,551 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

      520,728 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

      233,202 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

      288,276 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

      42,090 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

      28,778 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

      30,429 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

      225,806 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      167,317 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

      46,602 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

      20,830 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

      47,481 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

      6,752 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

    • Atarian7

      Woke up and looked at the clock.  It said 7:01.  Looked at it again and it said 7:38.  The 37 minutes felt like 5.
       
      1. carlsson

        I usually set the alarm to 2 hours before I need to get up. That way I can snooze for longer, and it feels like I'm on vacation when I finally get up.
      2. Rogerpoco

        I swear, every morning, I roll over barely awake and notice Wife asleep, then toss and turn for a second, and all of a sudden she's gone...
        I think she's a witch.
      3. atari2600land

        A few days ago, I was so sleepy so I went to take a nap. This was at 10 a.m. I intended to sleep for a couple hours and then wake up. I woke up... at 3 p.m.
    • MegaManFan

      Iron Helix! Bo-gus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkbsONjXfFY
       
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    • Keatah

      Mucophagy is a good thing. And adults could learn a thing or two from kids practicing this.
      1. Keatah

        Yes and yes because immune system training. At least virologists say so.
      2. _The Doctor__

        Some say yes, some say no.
        I ain't sharing no ones boogers!
        I don't suggest we eat our own boogers!
        I don't suggest any adults do either practice!
        The mucus traps lots of stuff, only dried out old boogers contain weakened bacteria and virion that can act as a sort of vaccination. 'Dig deeper' most of us don't have sufficiently aged boogers to eat...
        I bet this sort of thing is being delivered piecemeal like so many other oddities through digital media, soon it will hit television etc etc....
        Best practice to date is not to eat boogers and snot... they aren't lab quality specimens with just what we want in them, they contain lot's of contaminants and other goodies we don't want.
    • Tickled_Pink

      Anyone here tried running two broadband connections?
      1. thanatos

        I've done it at work for failover, but never at home.  But don't expect to be able to double your speed with 2 connections.
      2. amiman99

        Load Balancing?
      3. Tickled_Pink

        Just toying with the idea of installing a second line. A broadband provider currently has 6 months of free business broadband but we're tied up into another home broadband contract for the next 6 months. Dangit!
      4. thanatos

        Yes, load balancing is possible.  You would need to find a router capable of handling multiple connections.
        There is a software product called Speedify that says it can bond multiple connections on a machine, but I've never tried it.  Not really ideal if you want this for more than one machine.
      5. patroclus99

        Just out of curiosity, what is the standard residential BW there in the UK?
      6. _The Doctor__

        You could also use more than one router/wireless device more than one connection point half the devices on one half the devices on the other etc etc.
      7. Tickled_Pink

        @patroclus99 - It generally maxes out at 75mbps but it depends on how far you are away from the nearest exchange. The further you are, the slower it gets. Where we are, we get around 60mbps. There is no FTTP in my area, except for a couple of business parks. There are cities in the UK where you can get FTTP. We had it when we lived in Cardiff. I think the max residential speed for those is around 500mbps. Lucky bastards.
      8. _The Doctor__

        60 mbps? remember when 56kbps was the bomb!
        I currently get around 940mbps... give or take... my modem has two lan ports... when they first gave me gig speeds I had that out of both ports, about a year later they got smart and balance the ports... now it's a combined total of 940 give or take... Having close to 2 gig was fun while it lasted.
    • Unbeliever

      Stargate...incredible game for the Atari 2600!
      1. retrorussell

        I was very impressed as well.  Everything Defender should have been on the Atari 2600.
      2. Cobra Kai

        That's one of those games that I was always jealous a friend had and I didn't.
    • GoldLeader

      According to Google maps, I've been to 131 places, in 3 cities and in 2020 I have gone 18% around the world, traveled 4,381 miles that is...
         
      1. DuggerVideoGames

        I've been down to that store down the corner... there.  I want to do some actual traveling when life gets back to normal (hopefully sooner rather than later, but it is whenever it is).
      2. GoldLeader

        Mine's all been for work as a delivery driver.   But I do find it interesting.   It's kind of hard to tell how long they've kept the statistics...I think the places would be since March of 2018, but the mileage is just in 2020.   I just clicked on one of the emails they've sent and there it was   So all those miles were just here, but it includes 3 "towns" since our coverage area is large.
      3. Rogerpoco

        Haha, I used to work in a security role, one of my jobs occasionally was driving a vehicle around perimeter patrol, one of the "pride" goals people doing it was how many miles they could put on a vehicle during a shift-I could almost drive from Tennessee to Florida!
        I'm a bit of a hermit actually, but I often wonder, if you added up all the miles(Killometers, I guess) I had ran on tracks on Super Monaco GP and Ayrton Senna Super Monaco, on Genesis and Megadrive(PAL), how many it would be, I'm stupid bad with math, but hours and hours, at "high speeds", I'm sure I went enough distance to travel around the Earth...
        Ha, I also always joked, whenever I was working on a specific track, for instance, "Hey, Guys, I'm going to Italy, I'll let you know how it went!".
      4. DuggerVideoGames

        I haven't been out of Pennsylvania since 1996.  Been too damn long.
      5. GoldLeader

        I hear ya,  I've not left Wyoming since the pandemic...
      6. patroclus99

        Wow, you must have some crazy routes!  Good gravy. . .
      7. Atariboy

        I was addicted to the Papyrus NASCAR Racing sims on PC during high school and college. Always wondered what the total mileage ended up being. Basically three hours behind the wheel most every night, for about 5 years straight before moving on. Must've been quite a total.
      8. GoldLeader

        FWIW,  I'm kind of like a pizza delivery guy, but instead of pizza, it's Philly Cheese Steaks, BLTs, Chicago Dogs, Pierogies, Fries, Shakes, Malts, etc.,  but with a much bigger coverage area than say, a Domino's...
         
         
      9. GoldLeader

        But now, suddenly I'm wondering,...What would my mileage be if I added up all the miles spent on Twisted Metal games and added in the "Stunt Mode" from San Francisco Rush 2049 on Dreamcast? 
    • SlidellMan

      More autotune fun!
       
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    • thanatos

      Stay home if you want.  You can find me at the bar.
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Magmavision2000

      Beef Jerky is one of the few types of food where the store bought stuff is better than homemade.
      1. DragonGrafx-16

        HELL NO!
         
        You haven't had real beef jerky then... It has to to be tough... none of that tender crap.
      2. _The Doctor__

        You need the right recipes... home made jerky rocks!
      3. DragonGrafx-16

        Especially since all of that store crap has soy protein in it... ugh...
      4. _The Doctor__

        Yeah, yoo-hoo gives you man boobs! soy is terrible!
      5. DragonGrafx-16

        I legit can't eat the stuff with soy in it.. it makes my stomach churn. 
      6. Joe C.

        Kids just don't be knowin' about the good stuff.
      7. digdugnate

        no, just no. lol.  using a good beef roast (if you like beef) and a dehydrator at home is vastly superior to like Jack Link's-style jerky.
      8. Magmavision2000

        I gotta respectfully disagree with you guys. Every type of homemade beef jerky I've had tasted awful. 
      9. _The Doctor__

        I'd say you need new suppliers of jerky, tenderized and properly dehydrated jerky can fall apart in your mouth, any jerky left out in the air or a paper sack may dry out hard as a rock over time. Oil can be added to take the place of water in home made jerky for those who no longer have teeth there are just so many ways to make jerky and so many recipes.  Chances are your store bought jerky was a home made recipe at one time, might have some garbage in it to make you want more (MSG) or some moisture added back in, almost all store bought jerky is of lower quality these days... right down to the cut of meat used.
      10. thanatos

        There are at least two local jerky makers I know of that has fantastic stuff.  I would technically call it homemade because it is only sold in person in small batches.  Sort of like the old pickled egg jar at a bar.
        So I would have to disagree.
    • Austin

      The collecting world has gone mad with this COVID stuff. Everything's jumped up in price, even Wii U systems. $150 at a bare minimum if you want one with a controller, and that's in poor condition. WTF?!
      1. roadrunner

        Some people are making more money not working.
        More to spend on video games and other stuff.



        https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/22/nation/with-laid-off-workers-making-more-money-collecting-unemployment-businesses-struggle-hire-summer/
      2. Austin

        Crazy. If I lost my job and went on unemployment, I wouldn't be able to survive (and thus wouldn't be spending a dime on games).
      3. Magmavision2000

        I know it's not their fault, but it's damn near impossible to get imports cheap. I was eyeballing a game that had $5.00 shipping, it's now $25.00 since Japan Post issued a shipping ban on America. 2020 is the worst year for collectors.
      4. Cobra Kai

        I've been thinking the WiiU is the most likely next console to achieve cult status anyway. All I mean by that is I wouldn't be surprised to see its value increase in normal times. 
      5. Cobra Kai

        Yeah, the unemployment bonus to stay at home thing, I think people are blowing that money and milking out the benefits, thinking that when it's over they will be able to just go back to work where they were before, or it will be easy to get hired when ever they feel ready. Employers aren't going to wait around on your lazy ass, and they won't appreciate being taken advantage of like that. You know they are blowing the extra money, because how else do you explain all the stupid spending on fireworks? I know guys that are unemployed that spent $2000 on personal fireworks!
      6. GoldLeader

        Pretty sure I saw 2 WiiUs here in a pawn shop.  IIRC, one was $90 and one was $110.  The sign said one had a password and one did not.  Now knowing nothing about it, does a password just unlock the games DLed on the system or is it more important than that?  I've never had one before.
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