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  1. Are you also using that square metal box reading "HD Video Converter - Scart/HDMI to HDMI 720P/1080P" that is available off AliExpress (e.g.)?
  2. Sorry to revive this thread, but I also acquired a copy of this trilogy that read "Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64" on the package, yet mine only contained one disk labelled Commodore 64. I tried to boot it - back side up - anyway, but to no avail. And I was unable to find an ATR or even an ATX of this trilogy, only of the separate games. Does anyone really have a working copy?
  3. Hi Rolo! I did some research because my Genius G540 doesn't seem to work with Windows 10 - amongst the affordable Chinese models, the MiniPro TL866 models seem to be very popular - to an extent that someone even developed a Linux open source software for them: https://gitlab.com/DavidGriffith/minipro/
  4. I suppose your TV set does not have PAL decoding built into it then (strange, as I was under the impression that until recently pretty much all of the modern TV sets come with a triple-standard video input decoder (NTSC, PAL, SECAM), as here in Europe they all had one, e.g.: https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/6a3a15bd
  5. Master Blazer on the Amiga was done by Thomas Schulz - known as "8Bitjunkie" around here. It was his first commercial game IIRC.
  6. "A naked man has few secrets, a man forced listening to my music - none." - Michael Bolton

    1. jd_1138


      A naked Michael Bolton has many women.

    2. youxia


      I supppose CIA could consider using this as a form of torture

    3. TheTIGuy


      So will a naked man forced to listen to Michael Bolton's music start telling you *other people's* secrets?

  7. Interested in one unit. Now time to acquire such a drive...
  8. I have spent small amounts on our national lottery several years back, but never won significant amounts (small "wins" only that required three correctly guessed numbers). I would never bet on a regular pattern though, because way too many people do and they all only get the fair share (proof: when on January 23, 1998 the drawn numbers were 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32 (we have to choose 6 out of 49 numbers, the forms arrange the numbers in a 7 by 7 grid, so these numbers looked very neat on paper) we had 222 winners who had all six numbers correct, each one winning the staggering sum of 84,803.90 German Marks; when on April 10th, 1999 the numbers were 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 26, more than 38K people had five of these correct and each of them won DM 194.24 - usually five correctly guessed numbers win a five-digit or even six-digit sum).
  9. You really they'd go to court against users and/or AtariAge because several people here wrote that the emperor has no clothes? I am not common with UK law, but in order to prove libel according to german law they'd have to provide evidence that the AtariBox exists and/or they are working on it seriously. If it exists, why didn't show it in their campaign? if they are working on it, why is there not a shred of information regarding the process in their campaign? If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, only a Centauri would refer to it as a cat.
  10. July salary was booked on my giro account today and includes the vcation allowance, totalling €2,371.36. Should I spend the allowance for Atari stuff or invest it...?

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    2. masschamber


      so you asked people on atariage for advice then promptly gave yourself the advice you wanted. Makes sense

    3. Thorsten Günther

      Thorsten Günther

      I only said I will not invest in Atari SA - well, investing the 36 cents into that penny stock wouldn't hurt, but any real money?


    4. roland p

      roland p

      I invested my money in Disneyland lol.

  11. You do not even have to look on AliExpress - the Fujitsu Esprimo Q series PCs are nifty little machines that are available with i3 to i7 CPUs (albeit the i7 is much higher priced than the AtariEmptyBox), you can get a previous generation one with i5 on eBay for less than 200 Euros (Q520 and Q920, e.g.).
  12. @Matt_B: I care to disagree with you here - if the Ataribox was just "hopes and dreams" and they had been honest about thatfrom day one, you were absolutely correct, but with their misleading videos depicting the two empty hunks of plastic as consoles - even announcing the May 22nd video as actual gameplay on a "VCS test platform" - they are obviously dishonest, and this is reason enough to say they are most probably scammers.
  13. Elevator Action was a great arcade game, there also was an inspired game on the Amstrad, Atari ST, C64, etc. named Mission Elevator that added some adventure elements to the formula.
  14. The N-Gage was way ahead of its time - nowadays gaming on mobile devices has become so commonplace that hardly anyone remembers that this was a totally new concept back then. Additionally, the N-Gage was a rock solid tri-band mobile phone with a dedicated MP3/AAC decoder providing excellent audio quality in stereo (very uncommon for the time) and an MMC card slot that gave up to 1 gig of extra memory (2 gigs didn't work on mine, I have heard a later firmware revision did fix that). Just the design of the case was awkward.
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