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Sauron

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Sauron last won the day on March 22 2015

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    In the land of Mordor.
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    Middle of Nowhere, AZ
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    Atari (Duh)
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    reBOOTed (Atari Jaguar), Amoeba Jump (Atari 2600)
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  1. Say what you want about the Scatalogic folks in regards to their interactions with the Jag community, but leave their personal lives out of it. The story you're telling is a little different than what I heard, and it's most likely that none of us know the whole story. Regardless, their personal lives are their own, and I wish them all well in life. Gossip like this just doesn't belong in a discussion anywhere.
  2. Those of us who have been around these parts long enough already know it's NOT ok to upload that material. We go over this time and time again whenever newbies find their way here. It just ain't gonna happen.
  3. I voted for Music CD and cart as well, although honestly I'd still like a full CD version.
  4. Just the fact that the consoles weren't designed in-house is irrelevant. None of them would have seen the light of day were it not for Atari, who funded their development (outside of maybe the Lynx). Besides, the ST computer, despite its "off-the-shelf" design, had quite a bit of influence on the market, especially long-term, even though much of that influence came from the software developed for it. I wouldn't downplay Atari's contributions to the gaming and computer markets, and I'm not just saying that because I'm an Atari fanboy. There was still something special there that kept me and others with them over the years.
  5. No, can't agree with that. Atari hadn't even reached its heyday in 1978, so it's a bit silly to make such a statement. Even Tramiel-era Atari had some moderate success in the latter half of the 80s, and they certainly had some long-term influence in both video games and computers. And using the argument that they didn't design much of their own hardware doesn't matter. They're the ones who brought that hardware to market.
  6. Sounds like we might be getting an update soon.
  7. Do you still keep in touch with Willard? There are some folks from the 7800 forum who are looking for him...
  8. See? What did I tell you guys? Ignore his nonsensical rants, he has no idea what he's talking about. It depends on what's done with the coprocessors and how they're used. Ultimately, though, you're going to eventually run into a bottleneck with the system hardware itself, unless the system's video buffer can be exploited like the NES Doom project:
  9. BTW, my apologies to everyone else for the interruption in the topic. If you want to minimize distractions in any thread that Keatah posts in, just put him on ignore. Your overall forum experience will be much better for it.
  10. It's a tiny fraction of the bandwidth that you've wasted here, and you need to be called out. Actually, you just need to disappear.
  11. Blow me. You're one of the biggest self-centered killjoys this forum has ever seen. You contribute absolutely nothing to this forum in the way of meaningful discussion or contributions to the hobby, treating it as your own personal opinion board. You are a complete waste of bandwidth here, and the fact that you need to jump into the 7800 forum just to shit on the system proves it. Now go away and let the adults talk.
  12. Go back to whatever hole you happen to live in.
  13. Glad to hear that! Most of the game library is inexpensive to buy, with only a few games that are rare that go for $$$. Having said that, most of the best games also tend to be the cheapest (with a few exceptions, notably Ninja Golf). Regarding controllers, you can use a Genesis controller with the 7800, but it will only have one functioning button if you plug it in directly. You'll need something like the Seagull 78 in order to use two buttons for games that require them. I believe the SMS controllers won't work properly without some kind of a mod, but I don't personally have any experience with that.
  14. I never had a 7800 back in the day despite wanting one (I had an Atari 130XE instead), but I've found the 7800 to be one of my favorite systems, and far better than the 5200. Yes, the original commercial library is a bit sparse, but there are certainly some gems. For one, I absolutely love some of the arcade ports (Food Fight, Joust, Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man to name a few), as well as a few other games that help give it a little bit of character (Ninja Golf). However, an even bigger reason for owning it (for me, at least) is the HUGE library of excellent homebrew games that have been made for it. This latter part has given it a life that it simply didn't have back in the day, with tons of excellent arcade ports as well as some high quality original games. Seriously, PacManPlus alone has created a library of titles that are extremely high quality and polished that make the system worth getting, as well as giving a highly accurate representation of the arcade games. And that's not to mention many of the other homebrewers who have made plenty of excellent games as well. Honestly, I'd say the system is more than worth it even if you completely avoid the original commercial releases and just focus on homebrew, although you'd still be missing out on some gems.
  15. Sauron

    Rikki & Vikki

    You don't dual boot or run Windows in virtualization?
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