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maiki

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  1. Reminds me of that miracle 32 in 1 cartridge that had screwed up "NTSC" games not even with wrong colors but unstable display as well! Officially released by Atari bundled with the system!
  2. It would be even better if it was a CRT thing... which I suppose isn't.
  3. Seems to me as America was kinda ahead of Europe as for what people considered to be the right amount of money to spent on a home computer. For instance the C-64 mentioned above - its disk drive unit was not that common in Europe as behind the waters, yet its cost was perhaps more than the C-64 system on its own!!! More or less I think it was mainly the C-64 that took away the market share of Atari (2600)...
  4. Wow, that train game looks fantastic. Very nice use of all those "Activision effects".
  5. It is a pity there are those timing problems with different TIA chips. Even games like Actionauts have these kind of issues. But always remember, it can be fixed in software and there are people over here capable of that. Many games have already been fixed for my Junior for example.
  6. Not really true when compared to the rubber ZX Spectrum... http://i.imgur.com/qrUnunj.jpg
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    RetroN 77

    I bet their products don't even output the correct video modes as the original hardware. There are probably just those legacy interlaced modes found on PC cards with composite output. And of course with that HDMI nonsence, there will be huge lag. So what you get: incorrect video, delay.
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    Need New Joysticks

    I am sorry to say that, but any joysticks based on micro switches are absolutely useless for home playing because of the noise they produce.
  9. When I got my Harmony cartridge back in 2013 I had to look for a micro SD card and the cheapest and smallest one on the market was a 2 GB Transcend so I got that. But the thing is that the collection of ROMs I have is 3.2 MBs so a micro SD card of around 5 to 10 MBs capacity is just what I would need really. But I doubt such a micro SD card even exists.
  10. Placing them to the back makes no sence. So many times you run into issues because so many games use them for various reasons. If they could make it with 4 of them on top, for sure they could have gone with 6 as well and with one board.
  11. I don't know but Fatal Run (PAL version) seemed to me like a totally unfinished beta to me. I think Omegamatrix had to fix the scanlines in that ROM to display properly on standard PAL TV. So, if there was an official full version of this game, and if it had these issues, no proper retail version ever existed then...
  12. I do mind when people put background music to You tube videos so I am really glad the company has at least that copyright "protection" that surely eliminates the number of background noise at least in some video channels...
  13. I would be really careful about claims like "reaching 90s". I am quite sure there was hardly any interest in 2600 in early 90s. Of course you could argue they offered it in catalogues and things like that but I wouldn't be surprised if demand was significantly lower than it is nowadays.
  14. Yes, here we go. No more RGB in TVs. And the fun begins! Once those LCD TVs get rid of analogue inputs, I am sure someone will come over here with a thread designing HDMI daughterboard. Bet it is going to happen. And it is all wrong. Atari 2600 was never ever intended to be RGB. It is precisely RF + CRT. If you want something different, use different hardware. But why do you need to butcher existing 2600 risking shortening its potential life with improper design changes is beyond me.
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