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  1. Allan

    Black Belt

    Yes, It's on the menu driven Multicart. I believe it was on the first of the menu driven multicarts as well. Of course I have nothing to do with the making of 5200 carts by Atari Age but I can tell you you will be disapointed if you spend even $20 bucks on a Black Belt cart. Yea it looks cool but you can't do anything in the game but go from room to room. You can kick and I think punch but it has no effect on anything. Plus you move real slow for some reason. It's more like a demo than a game. It had a lot more work to be done to it. Allan
  2. Yea, I think you guys are right. RATS!!!!! Allan
  3. From Best Electronic's website: Does anyone know what they mean when they say "...and SIO cable plugged in....."? I don't think they are refering to the RF output cord. Or are they? If not, what do they mean. Normally 'SIO' refers to the cable on 8-bit Ataris for disc drives, printers, etc. But not on a 5200. Any guesses? Allan
  4. Allan

    Black Belt

    Beats me.. I wonder if someone knows what that game looks like for the 5200 since I can't even find a screen shot. I think it's wierd that Atari would start a lawsuit against Sega knowing the 5200 was dead when Sega made releases for the Master System. Yea! I wonder? Allan P.S. Get a multicart.
  5. Allan

    New to Atariage

    The first thing to try with a four port is a new (or just another) switch box. These go bad a lot. When you say you don't get a picture but you get sound do you mean you can hear all the game sounds correctly like the Pac Man start song after you wait a moment for the title screen to go away and press start? If so this might be a bad switch box. By the way I noticed you lived in Connecticut as well. If you need more help let me know. I can also fix controllers. I also have a lot of extra 5200 carts I am selling if your interested (I just got a Multi-cart which has all the games on it except Bounty Bob and Super Pac Man.) Allan
  6. Anybody know when Dan Kramer is going to update his site? For those of you who don't know Dan has his own Atari site now but its just all blank. It was announced in the CGExpo catalog in August but has been empty ever since. http://www.dkatari.com/ I want one of those 5200 shirts he had at CGExpo. Dammit!
  7. Allan

    Is this a Wico?

    Unfortunately it looks like your right. I thought the colecovision stick might be as rare and desirable as the 5200 wico stick but I guess not. The 5200 cord is worth something but not $50. If you can I would try to get my money back. Does the guy you bought it from have a lot of feedback. If he does it might help you get your money back. People are usually parinoid about getting negative feedback. Good Luck. I don't know if you've seen this yet but here's a 5200 solution. It's going to be expensive but if your a 5200 nut like it's worth it. http://www.multigame.com/mastercontrol5200.html Plus if you need help rebuilding your regular 5200 stick let me know. I a pro thanks to Atari. Allan
  8. Allan

    Is this a Wico?

    Sounds like the person made the whole description up because obviously he didn't ever use it on a 5200 because it simply would not work. I would leave him bad feedback if he says he did use it on a 5200. Although at least you have something that has a some what comparable value. Allan
  9. Allan

    Is this a Wico?

    Miracalusly I just found a pic. I was right. Give me a couple of minutes to scan it. Allan Here it is.
  10. Allan

    Is this a Wico?

    Opps! I looked at the picture a second time and the 5200 cable is a Wico cable. It should have three ends. A 5200 male with two cords coming out of it. On one end is a 5200 female end and the other is a 2600 female end. I still think I am right about the controller though. You'll notice it is the same size as a coleco Colecovision controller so that it will fit in the slots on a colecovision as well as having a curled,telephone type cord to fit under the controller just like Coleco's controllers. It's still pretty rare. Allan
  11. Allan

    Is this a Wico?

    I think that might be a colecovision controller. By the looks of the pictures the other cord is just a 5200 extension cable. I do remember seeing this controller in magazines but it was a long time ago. I could be wrong on this. Allan
  12. Allan

    5200 Jr

    You'd be surprised, there are a few proto's still floating around out there and given to the community soon... Curt Any speculation when? Month, 6 months, a year, maybe 2003 Philly? Just curious. Sorry, I'm a 5200 addict. And now that I got your attention. Now that your finally coming to an end on your home construction, will we be seeing some more updates Atarihistory soon? I've been looking forward to some of the projects you announced in the past. Allan
  13. For what it's worth, I think 5200 Asteroids rocks. I like it better than meteorites inspite of the controls being better on the latter. Once you get used to the controls, Asteroids is great. It's unfortunate that the programmer (?) didn't take the time to twik(sp?) the controls but it still doesn't ruin the game. If someone took the controls from Meteorites and made an Asteriods Deluxe or Quadrun, either one would rock on the 5200. Allan
  14. Allan

    5200 Jr

    Yes... Now why would you think that? They found alot of the earlier prototypes, but there are other people actively looking. Not always... Don't get me started on that one... Actually this year it was the other way around, except I wouldn't talk! Tempest So let's just say for speculations sake, if one was sworn to secrecy to not tell the general public about someone owning an unreleased prototype, why would they not want anybody to know? Would that be just because the owner doesn't want to be hounded by people to realease it,(my guess.) or could there be other reasons? Oh yea, remind me Tempest to buy you a beer or six...I mean 2...at Philly next year. Allan
  15. PacManPlus Wrote: I second that. Some of us have the multicart and would just like to have the label. I also think it would be cool to make some posters of these labels. They look fantastic and would look even better as posters. Allan
  16. Allan

    5200 Jr

    No problem, I just zapped your other post. I wish I had the extra $$$ for that 5100, but I'm in the middle of buying a huge 5200 prototype lot right now (no new games, but alot of unreleased ones). Tempest Are there really any more undiscovered 5200 prototypes? I doubt it. I think if anybody is going to have any it would be the guys at Digital Press and I think after a bit they would have released them by now. Besides, I know you would have gotten them drunk by now and learned all their secrets. Not to jump off topic but when are we going to see a pic of the 5200 Asteriods controller? (Question not really directed at you Tempest because I know you don't have it.) I heard it was shown at I think the 99 CGexpo but I've yet to see a picture of it. Allan
  17. Well, if that's the case than I opologize to Tom. I'm still not happy about the losing $30. Allan
  18. Mike isn't the only one who ordered something from Tom Cosby, Jr. and never received the item. I ordered two controllers for $30 from him in May and only recieved a couple of emails saying that he would get them out ASAP. Well I wanted to post here telling everybody about him but I figured I would be a nice guy and keep waiting. I'm done waiting!! When I heard that he was at the CGexpo selling things, that really pissed me off. Instead of taking the time to ship orders (or at least return the money) he was there making more money. As much as you might want to take his side because of him having some tough times and not intentionally ripping people off, I have to say that I think it was pretty lousy of him to be selling stuff to other people while he already had the money from others for the same stuff. If your going to sell something or offer a service, you don't spend the money on yourself and then later hope you have enough money to buy the parts for the thing you are selling. That is not honest. It's also a poor way to run a business no matter how small. You keep the money in a seperate place until you ship the item or come through with the service, then you take the money for yourself. Unfortunately I doubt we will see our money. On a better note I want to thank all you honest people at AtariAge.com. A very nice little community that is never spoiled by an occasional bad apple. Allan
  19. I don't know how much you know about the 5200/8-bit hardware but before you start programming you really need to get familair with the way the 5200 does things. Like how the Antic, Pokey, and GTIA chips work and how the player/missile graphics work, etc. If you haven't read it yet, read DeReAtari and Compute's Mapping the Atari. Everything you need is over at www.atariarchives.org and www.atarimagazines.com. You might want to do a search on www.atarimagazines.com for keywords like Player-missile graphics,Display Lists, etc. There were a lot of great tutorials on all types of 5200/8-bit programming. Well, it was really for the 8-bit computers but the 5200 is basicly the same. If you haven't already you can look at Calamari's site for a couple of articles on the differences between the two. Allan
  20. Do you mean in 5200BAS? If yes then it is a two step process. You have to convert the basic file into assembly language and then you have to convert the assembly language to machine language. If you are not talking about 5200BAS than you can't do what your saying. If you are using 5200BAS refere to Calimari's site for more details. http://www.azstarnet.com/~jeffryj/5200bas.html Allan
  21. Well, I guess you did mean 5200BAS. So you just want a small quick run-through tutorial like: HELLO: print "Hello World" goto HELLO Allan
  22. Do you mean in 5200BAS? If yes then it is a two step process. You have to convert the basic file into assembly language and then you have to convert the assembly language to machine language. If you are not talking about 5200BAS than you can't do what your saying. If you are using 5200BAS refere to Calimari's site for more details. http://www.azstarnet.com/~jeffryj/5200bas.html Allan
  23. Do you mean in 5200BAS? If yes then it is a two step process. You have to convert the basic file into assembly language and then you have to convert the assembly language to machine language. If you are not talking about 5200BAS than you can't do what your saying. If you are using 5200BAS refere to Calimari's site for more details. http://www.azstarnet.com/~jeffryj/5200bas.html Allan
  24. Hey Hank, I think Best Electronics has Quest for Quintana Roo for the 5200. Allan
  25. I was just thinking about Bounty Bob for the 5200 and how great it would be to be able to play it without spending $200 for one on ebay. I wonder if it could be hacked and maybe split up into two regular carts. If the bank-switching just splits up the screens, half on the first bank and the other half on the second bank, you could in theory hack the game and split it into two seperate games. Any thoughts on this? Does anybody know how many screens there are in Bounty Bob? Allan
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