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  1. Atari Systems

    1. Atari General

      3,367 posts

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

    2. Atari 2600

      652,439 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

      83,451 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

      148,798 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

      66,225 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

      197,875 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

      8,600 posts

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    8. Dedicated Systems

      35,168 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

      587,876 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

      123,056 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

      246,357 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

      6,551 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

      11,768 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

      663 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

      11,853 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

      6,577 posts

      Discussion for Amiga Computers, CDTV, and CD32

    5. Tandy Computers

      6,906 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

      409 posts

      Discuss Sony's Playstation 5 console here!

    3. Xbox Series S/X

      389 posts

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

    4. Intellivision Amico

      43,670 posts

      Discuss the upcoming Intellivision Amico console here!

    5. Atari VCS (Redirect)   (1,464 visits to this link)

      Discussion forum for the new Atari VCS console.

    6. Nintendo Switch

      8,523 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

      43,788 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

      30,199 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

      32,247 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

      232,290 posts

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

    2. Auction Central

      168,936 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

      48,701 posts

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

    4. Free Games and More

      1,573 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

      21,425 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

      50,524 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

      6,821 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

    • fdurso224

      New Neo-Geo game announced (as a teaser at this time) in the latest newsletter from Bitmap Bureau and the concerns with the issues of Xeno Crisis. 
       
      It's on post #27,880 for all to view on the Neo-Geo thread.  https://atariage.com/forums/topic/223548-the-official-neo-geo-thread/page/1116/#comments 
       
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    • pacman000

      Found my Crash Bandicoot games. Still fun, & the graphics still look good!
      1. Stephen

        I as happy to see a PS4 re-release, but as soon as I played it, I noticed changes to the controls.  I only ever played the 1st game in the series, and it controlled SO much better on the original PSX.  I went back to play it more, and the optical drive in my PSX went out (I have the 1st released SCH-1000 model).  Looking for a decent optical drive emulator for it.
      2. SlidellMan

        The original Crash still holds up when compared to the majority of early PS1 games. By early, I mean '95-'97.
    • Random Terrain

      Pumpkin the snowman was a flying monkey toad.
      1. GoldLeader

        But was he a pumpkin shaped snowman?  Or was he a toad wearing a flying monkey costume dressed as a snowman named pumpkin, or was he (simply) a flying monkey toad (the kind of monkey toads with the wings, naturally),  all just flying around in a costume of a pumpkin made up of snow in the form of a man?
    • DoctorSpuds

      Gave myself food poisoning last night. 0/10: Would not recommend.
      1. Random Terrain

        My sister got that from a McDonald's burger the other day. She puked it up and I gave her a little Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water.
         
        https://www.randomterrain.com/rt-supplements-and-health-products.html#bragg_apple_cider_vinegar
      2. GoldLeader

        Sorry to hear it,  I hope you get better!
    • bluejay

      The speaker inside my 1702 is the absolute worst one I have ever used. It constantly refuses to make a loud enough sound, which is sometimes fixed by quickly turning the thing off and back on. It sounds better than the one inside my Powermac, but at least that one works all the time. 
      1. R.Cade

        It has a little amplifier board inside. Likely something is wrong with it- that doesn't sound like normal behavior.
         
    • 7800Knight

      Why do we always see cow skulls in the desert? And why do you see just the skull? Did the body die somewhere else?  That makes no sense!
      1. Gunstar

        Generally only in American deserts, and the reason they are in the desert is man. Traditionally either cattle drives or wagon trains going through or near the desert, and the cattle either die from thirst, sickness or wild animals attacking, sometimes wonder off and aren't found and then die. Generally the skull is the only thing you see because it is thicker/taller, etc. and sticks up from the ground higher. Other bones are most likely there, maybe some were dragged off by scavengers, but as the carcass rots the bones fall flat to the ground and the wind blows sand over them burying them while the skull sticks up above the sand still. 
      2. Razzie.P

        die somewhere else?   🤣
    • fdurso224

      Big mistake Jon. 
       

      1. Serguei2

        This strip should be longer: Garfield takes Jon's phone, put a sign 'My favorite slave' on him when he's asleep and take a picture.
      2. fdurso224

        @Serguei2 Hahaha. That's a good idea Seguei.  
    • Gunstar

      The first time I ever saw the picture below of a mock-up IBM "Atari" PC, I fell in love with it's look and colors. And after twice doing retro-bright procedures and having the yellowing return within a year or two, to my 800, I knew the only lasting solution would be to paint it. So I decided I would make my dream computer, an Atari 800 with colors inspired by the one below. I am making some changes, it's not going to be exactly the same (Ignoring the different case style for starters, that would take far more modification than I want to  do), and it will still be badged as an Atari 800 with the Fuji, etc. I'm doing all my 800 series peripherals up to match. This will all be added to my 800 modding and hacking blog, but for now a sneak-peak!
       
       


       
      The QWERTY keys will be white instead of light grey/off-white (I'm not sure) as on the IBM "ATARI" PC mock-up, I haven't decided yet if I want the space bar to be white or grey, and I haven't decided yet about the color of the four cursor-arrow keys just to the right of the grey RETURN key and blue CAPS key. I have custom Atari black text on white decals for the keycaps, though those will only be used on the white keys. I have something else in mind for text on the grey and blue keys. I also have custom Atari white text on black key-cap decals for another project, and was thinking either white or grey cursor-key caps, but then use the white text on black decals for the key tops for them. I also decided that the four blue keys on the top-right of the IBM "ATARI" PC keyboard had an unbalanced look and I wanted more symmetry, but I did want them a different color than the QWERTY keys, so I went with grey on three of them. Opinions about the space bar and cursor-arrow key colors are wanted...help me decide...(of course opinions about any of it are your prerogative)
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    • VicViper  »  pboland

      Ordered some beautiful 7800 labels from Pboland, they arrived super quick. I pillar of the community. 
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    • OLD CS1

      I have been testing out this app for managing my retro game collections.  Unfortunately, as I use a de-Googled device, I am only able to freely use a single console (Atari 2600.)  It has some short-comings, like no provision for label variations, but otherwise seems pretty good.
       
      https://puregaming.org/
       
      Do you use something like this?  If so, what do you use?
      1. joeatari1

        I use Gameye.  I love it.  It has the same label variation short coming that you describe, but you can put notes on all your carts in the collection so you can kind of get around it.
      2. Rhomaios

        What's wrong with a classic like RFGen?
      3. OLD CS1

        @Rhomaios I dunno... never heard of it, never used it, which is the entire purpose of my question.
      4. Rhomaios

        Check it out. It's free, and tied to this website: https://www.rfgeneration.com/
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