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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Chrysler-Mitsubishi collabo is interesting. There was the Chrysler Conquest which was a rebadged Mitsubishi Starion. There was the Eagle Talon that was a rebadged Mitsubishi Eclipse. The Dodge Stealth was a rebadged 3000gt. The Colt was a rebadged Mirage. I didn't know they made a Colt wagon though; but I recognized the Space Cruiser design.
@bluejay: friend of mine's parents had one, but we got them as the Space Wagon; it was perpetually referred to as the 'Spagon' by us. Brown on brown, automatic. Think it was a 1.6-litre. Definitely FWD, as I remember all of use being jealous of the Japanese-import AWD versions that suddenly started showing up in the late '80s / early '90s.
The rear windscreen washer fluid was held in a separate reservoir from the one for the front washers. With some careful re-aiming of the rear washer nozzle, it was possible to squirt people on sidewalks, at bus stops, etc. with the fluid of your choice.
My dad's giving me a bunch of shit about soldering stuff. Says I'm gonna get cancer if I inhale too much fumes. Which is very true. I don't like getting cancer either. I have a small fan next to me to blow away the fumes and I have my window wide open. I'm also wearing 2 layers of KF94 face masks. He still needs me to invest in a $80 in a solder fume sucking device and another $100 in solder paste and a hot air station that's supposed to be less toxic. What he's also doing is yelling at me to keep my face far away from the soldering iron as I solder, which prevents me from seeing what I'm doing. I mean, I completely understand how toxic solder is, but Jesus Christ.
It's been argued that lead-free solder is worse for you than leaded solder. It needs a more aggressive flux and higher temperatures. Lead-free solder was made to protect the environment, not the technician.
Seriously, I got take out Chinese last night, usually eat in, it's snowing pretty bad, mountains, getting around outside is tough-I almost took a tumble walking down to my room to settle in to eat, and wondered to myself how often such an incident had ruined someone's day.