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  1. Generally, I have enjoyed his older content.  This is one of those videos I physically shuttered when I saw what he did with the dremel.  WTF!?  Those gouges.  I am far from experienced when modding anything, let alone what he was attempting.  However, I also own ALL of the proper tools I would ever need.  Hell, I took apart a PS4 console that sounded like a jet taking off.  It purrs now.  NO DAMAGE!  Honestly, there was no real review here.  This should have been left on the editing room floor, and replaced with some short filler video.

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  2. Thank you for these.  I had a copy of these from someone else.  Lower quality resolution.  These are absolutely fantastic!


    I don't mean to deviate here, but does ANYONE have the Jr overlay that a forum member made a number of years ago?  i can't seem to locate it, and his website is no longer active.  My Heavy Sixer is dead, and my Jr would do well with these.

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  3. I just posted to my Notes and Nerds facebook, and twitter accounts. FCC information regarding the Atari Flashback 9 Gold, and the Sega Genesis Flashback (2018). They have SD card slots. Now, these appear to be prototypes, so I am not sure if the slot will make it to the final builds, but I did send an email to confirm this. I am waiting to hear back.


    Atari Flashback 9 Gold - https://fccid.io/2AMTQ3650ATARI

    Sega Flashback (2018) - https://fccid.io/2AMTQ3680SEGA18


    Now, back before the 8 landed, I was informed by a contact at AtGames that the SD card slot for the Atari Flashback line was in the pipeline. For the 2017 model, they wanted to focus on introducing the HDMI support first. With the Hyperkin Retron '77 out, and offering SD card support, I would be surprised that AtGames didn't offer the card slot. Especially since the handheld units already offered SD card support. When I find out more (hopefully within the next day or so), I will share my findings.



    I found the Flashback 8 Gold, and Sega Genesis HD (2017) on the FCC sight, and those prototypes did NOT have the SD card slot. The Genesis HD didn't even have a card reader on the mobo. I am very confident in saying that SD card support is FINALLY coming to the Flashback consoles!





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  4. Let us help Albert out, and start a list of all hacks. If we can get this to the point of being the most comprehensive list possible, we could get it pinned.


    If you developed the hack, please add the following...

    1. Description of the game (the hack)
    2. The original game that you hacked
    3. At least one image of the hack.
      1. A side by side of the original, and your hack would be ideal. Also, more than one image for games that are more elaborate
    4. Most up to date rom

    As for those that developed a hack, yet are no longer active...or sadly no longer with us...do the same above, but add the name/username of the original developer. Thank you.

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  5. Depending on what the asking price is for the Atari brand, and its respective IP's, I would love to be a part of it. I like the idea of refocusing Atari, Inc back to bringing back the old titles, and focusing on (re)developing the original consoles in a modern era. Just having the ability to get to bring the Jag II Proto to fruition would be grand. I would also love to see the 5200 have a 3rd revision that would focus on new controllers that would bring both digital and analog to the table. Honestly, I would take Atari from being a simple game developer to a console developer. And when you consider that devices such as the Android powered Ouya and the Nvidia Project Shield are looking to be truly viable platforms to compete with Micro$oft, $ony and Nintendo...it would be grand!

  6. Sorry for taking so long to get back on here and follow up. Been hectic lately. Anyway, thanks for the feedback on Beamrider. I still ahve all of my Atari stuff in storage, so looking forward to playing it all again here soon on my 20in 1984 Zenith Console (going all out retro!).


    Didn't mean to have this whole thread turn into a Rarity Guide dispute. However, I think the rarity guide needs user input. Either way, it is still a subjective issue. What if Pac-Man...a very common game...suddenly becomes rare in the sense that the cart just stopped working. Would it still be ranked as "common" when 1 out of ever 1,000 actually worked?

  7. So, while in Topeka KS, I went to Vintage Stock & Movie Trading Company and discovered they have a great video game collection. They don't have the biggest retro stuff in the way of Atari stuff, but what they had was cool. Found a game not in my collection though, maybe even a couple others. I didn't have my database on me. So what was the game I found, and bought for $1.99? Beamrider for my Atari 2600. I have seen it on eBay for around $25+, one NIB for 99.99. I noticed it has a 5 rarity here.


    I was curious, how rare is this title and how hard is it really to come across? The sticker on this copy has the typical age appearance but is really clear and colorful. The cart itself is clean and very well kept up. No instructions came with it.

  8. Since we have kind of been using this thread as the "Jag Doom vs all other Dooms" thread I sat down today with my son and gave Doom for the 32x some serious play. First and foremost Doom for the 32x is a great game because it's Doom. Period. Even the worst port of Doom would still be a Doom game. With that being said though it's not as good as Doom for the Jag. Yes the music is cool but the music really isn't anything to write home about but I'm not going to lie, even if AVGN thinks it's blah, just having music, blah or not, is a huge +. Second whoever says the you get use to the box around the screen, nope. The colors and textures I found to be better on the Jag. More levels, saves so on and so forth the Jag is just a better port. One thing that I did like was that it was a lighter game than the Jaguar version. With the Jag version I found it difficult to see in some levels because it was so dark. Didn't have this problem with the 32x version at all.


    So the verdict: Doom for the 32x is great becaue it's Doom. Jaguar just has the better verion of a great game. If all someone had was Doom on the 32x, you could get by. But if you had to choose, get Doom for the Jag. :thumbsup:


    Aside from the PC version, there is only ONE other DOOM out there that puts all console conversions to shame. That would be DOOM for Playstation. It had the levels, the weapons, the monsters, the music. It had everything. The graphics were also well done. However, I put Jag DOOM right below it due to great graphics, the controller, and it really seemed to sell the Jag for me.

  9. Ataroid at AppBrain

    WiiMote Controller App at AppBrain


    So, what is the point of posting those two links? Well I am not certain if the first app has ever been mentioned, but a new Emulator for the Android platform was released a couple months back. Ataroid. I recommend it to anyone with an Android phone. I have the Droid from Motorola and find it amazing. The second app link is for a WiiMote app. It lets you bluetooth a WiiMote to your phone....htc sense UI has an issue with it, but others don't seem to. I use it to use a Classic Controller Pro. It is AWESOME taking my Atari on the road with me.


    Just thought I would through this out there. There is no 12 key pad support so far, so no Star Raiders.

  10. The issue with System vs System arguments that are not basing their argument on specifications, programming and techniques of such, and developers/publishers. They base the arguments over justification of fandom. The 7800 vs NES vs SMS is old. IT all boils down to which had the games you liked. Personally, I never had an SMS, but am working towards getting one. I need to start a NES collection, but will hold off. I have played all of them in either physical form or emulation. Each has great games worth playing. Now, let me go play my Nintendo Master 7800 system

  11. Not certain if this was mentioned yet, Crimson Editor is a dead app that hasn't been updated in years. I recommend Notepad++. Google it, and enjoy it. It does everything that Crimson Editor did, and a LOT more.


    I admit, I was a crimson editor lover for a long time, as I used it when I was in college. It is just a shame it died.




    Crap, just saw that it was edited may 2008, which was more than i expected. Either way Notepad++ and Crimson Editor are both good apps. Notepadd++ see's regular updates though.

  12. I have to say though, for all the hype about the Expansion Module, for this to be the only game being previewed, I'm a little disappointed.


    :roll: You complain when nothing is shown and then you complain that it isn't enough when a game is. You seem to forget that homebrew games are done in our spare time. However, if you want to privately fund a retro game development team at a commercial rate for programmers and artists then feel free to set up such a team. If not, you'll just have to be patient like everybody else.

    I would have expected 3-4 titles being announced.


    Your one game looks great. Where's the other teams' games? Are there any?


    I'm not complaining. I'm asking where the software is. I don't see any.


    Again, you missed what was stated. There are NO teams developing games for this device, or ANY Atari console. These "teams" are individuals. Single people. None of which are part of any development team, production company, etc. They are hard working people that create new and original content for these beloved systems in their spare time. They don't demand payment, and generally put the bin files on this forum for free. (Not always, and understandably). DEMANDING more is rude. One should be excited and happy that a new product and game is being released on a system that has been dead since 1988/89(ish).

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  13. Like TZ101, I have that Atari Modular case, a home made Wooden "shelf" I made around 15 or so years ago in Wood Shop, and I have this really nice metal filing cabinet. They all hold my Atari 2600, 5200 and 7800 games. I haven't decided on a good storage method for my Lynx and Jaguar games yet though. As for Controllers, I stow them away in standard cardboard boxes. And the consoles are usually hooked up to a television with a game inside of the port to keep dust from settling in there. Right now, as I moved (again) recently, I need to situate everything in a manner so that it is out and playable again.

  14. Okay, before you get to typing, I KNOW Atari released the 5200, but which Atari? Atari, Inc or Atari Corporation? Reason I asked? Check out the image! The label on the bottom clearly says Atari Corporation. I thought this was released under the Atari, Inc banner when with Time Warner? I do apologize for the blurry image. Tried to take the picture a few times and this was the least blurred.


  15. Cropping is your friend.


    If you don't want to be friends with cropping, then Alt-PrintScreen will be your friend.


    Oops. Crop and me are friends. However Crop is a neglected friend. I never call, never write. Hell, I don't even send a simple email. I am surprised Crop doesn't even talk to me at all. Poor Crop.

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