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    old video games because I am now old like them
  1. This film sounds great. Makes me think how much I wish is was 1982 aging. Good tv video games and video arcades were become a hot deal. Going to the local hucks to play the games they had pac man and donky kong. Talking on a land line phone and playing the game at home over the phone or just getting tips. Going to the mall to look at the games they had or even kmart wal mart for that. Now back to 2012 ugh
  2. Cool Frogger for the win. That is my favorite game when it came out I played it for almost 13 hours straight. Neat to see kids today around the Atari takes me back. Did the teacher get in on the game play?
  3. A lot of Atari games came unsealed to the stores or shop. Most hung them some used a case like they did for 8 track tapes. Most games where behind a counter in a case so you had to ask for them. But what about the ones that where sealed. easy most where done at the stores just like they did records and some 8 tracks. I only seen a few games when mine were new that where sealed all others where not.
  4. Just thinking if this was a history class I would take custer revenge.
  5. I say kool aid man omg that game sucked, I saved up for it and when it came in the mail 6 to 12 weeks later I was total upset with it,
  6. I want to buiy this game but can it be played as a single player? I read something some where that it has to have 2 players in order to play it,
  7. Thanks for the info will order a cable.
  8. Reading this makes me sad. A few years ago about oh 5 years the Kmart here done a total make over, I happen to be talking to a guy that was helping them with it. I found out less then 4 hours before I got there they dumped old new stock atari items. I ask what they had one thing was the display from the 2600 to the 7800. Also 2 cartons of games and parts like the switch box and other items. At this point I ask a store working why they dump them and not sold them off she said who would want them. But that was not all a few film editors and a case of 8 tracks also where pitched. Now I wonder how many shops got old stock that is forgot about in a back room.
  9. Wow after all the years I have had this unit I now need a replacement part. The rf cable is shot problem what type to use it is long but not sure how long. I looked at mono price for a ideal but no clue what I need. For fun called the phone # on the bottom of the unit for help but darn it is out of order, lol
  10. I would take frogger heck it was a fun game was still is. lol But combat is what came with mine when it was brand new. I also had circus game but no longer got that one got to pick up a replacement. I would think a paddle game would be the way to go. My paddles are still like brand new.
  11. This well be a easy box to make.Go to any truck stop and you can buy the cb mic card connector. For cable you can get that cheap also and build a box using a door bell switch. This is how a juke box works with the remote volume box. I know since I got one on a rockola same type cable also. The cancel switch is a round door beel switch you have to remove the light bulb from the switch on a jukebox. So you could buy a rockola. eBay Auction -- Item Number: 120627166888 Heck I got spear with about 75 foot or more of cable you can have. I wonder if they hack there tv old style tv's you could use the volume knob on the remote to turn it up and down.
  12. It is a cd mic port. Now my dad was had a base station they made boxes that ou could hook to the unit mic port then the mic plug into the box. This was to add fun sounds. I fell so old now. but people in the cb hey day was like the internet today. They had odd little sounds they would play from time to time. could the audio be taped for use on a cb so many odd game sounds on the 2600 system?? video of one here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8CcFNlpXy0&feature=related
  13. Had to do some searching to find the specs. Hope these are right. Bally Astrocade Specifications and Juicy Tidbits MANUFACTURER: Bally ORIGIN: U.S.A. YEAR: September 1977 END OF PRODUCTION: 1985 BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES: 4 built-in programs (Gunfight, Checkmate, Calculator, Scribbling) CONTROLLERS: 2 pistol-grip controllers with 1 trigger and a short 8 directions joystick / analog knob CPU: Z80 SPEED: 3.579 MHz RAM: 4 KB ROM: 8 KB GRAPHIC MODES: 160 x 102 (Basic cartridge : 160 x 88) COLORS: 8 (Basic cartridge : 2) SOUND: 3 voices + noise & vibrato SIZE / WEIGHT: 15” (W) x 10 3/4” (D) x 4 3/4” (H) I/O PORTS: Cartridge slot, 4 controller connectors, Expansion port, Light pen connector MEDIA: Cartridges NUMBER OF GAMES: About 40 cartridges released PERIPHERALS: 2 additional controllers, audio cassette interface, RAM expansions, Computer expansion, light-pen PRICE: $299 (USA, 1977) (1977 Dollars - equivalent to $1,000 now!) Wiki info on it says this Specifications [edit]Circuit Board and Cartridges CPU: Z80, 1.789 MHz RAM: 4k (up to 64k with external modules in the expansion port) ROM: 8k Cart ROM: 8k Expansion: 64K total Ports: 4 controller, 1 expansion, 1 light pen Sound: 3 voices + noise/vibrato effects (played through the TV) [edit]Video Resolution: True 160x102 / Basic 160x88 / Expanded RAM 320x204 Colors: True 8* / Basic 2 The bitmap structure of the Bally actually only allows for 4 color settings. However, through the use of 2 color palettes and a left/right boundary control byte you could have the left section of screen (this could be the play field) use 1 set of colors while the right side (this could show information such as lives and score) used an entirely different set of colors, thus 8 total colors were possible. Graphic type: Bitmap, 2 plane bitpacked Found this info I think the o2 would play the first o games. I've not been able to find any technical specs for the Odyssey. Technical Specs for the Odyssey 2: CPU: 8-bit Intel 8048 (1.79MHz) RAM: 64B (integrated in CPU) Colors: 16 (4 on screen) Resolution: 280x192 Sprites: 4 Sound: 1-channel mono Game Media: 2K programmable game card More tech specs. Technical specifications CPU Intel 8048 8-bit microcontroller running at 1.79 MHz Memory: CPU-internal RAM: 64 bytes Audio/video RAM: 128 bytes BIOS ROM: 1024 bytes Video: Intel 8244 custom IC 160×200 resolution (NTSC) 16-color fixed palette; sprites may only use 8 of these colors 4 8×8 single-color user-defined sprites; each sprite's color may be set independently 12 8×8 single-color characters; must be one of the 64 shapes built into the ROM BIOS; can be freely positioned like sprites, but cannot overlap each other; each character's color may be set independently 4 quad characters; groups of four characters displayed in a row 9×8 background grid; dots, lines, or solid blocks Audio: Intel 8244 custom IC mono 24-bit shift register, clockable at 2 frequencies noise generator NOTE: There is only one 8244 chip in the system, which performs both audio and video functions. Input: Two 8-way, one-button, digital joysticks. In the first production runs of the Magnavox Odyssey and the Philips 7000, these were permanently attached to the console; in later models, they were removable and replaceable. QWERTY-layout membrane keyboard Output: RF Audio/Video connector Péritel/SCART connector (France only) Media: ROM cartridges, typically 2 KB, 4 KB, or 8 KB in size. Expansion modules: The Voice - provides speech synthesis & enhanced sound effects Chess Module - The Odyssey2 didn't have enough memory and computing power for a decent implementation of chess on its own, so the C7010 chess module contained a secondary CPU with its own extra memory to run the chess program.
  14. Had to do some searching to find the specs. Hope these are right. Bally Astrocade Specifications and Juicy Tidbits MANUFACTURER: Bally ORIGIN: U.S.A. YEAR: September 1977 END OF PRODUCTION: 1985 BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES: 4 built-in programs (Gunfight, Checkmate, Calculator, Scribbling) CONTROLLERS: 2 pistol-grip controllers with 1 trigger and a short 8 directions joystick / analog knob CPU: Z80 SPEED: 3.579 MHz RAM: 4 KB ROM: 8 KB GRAPHIC MODES: 160 x 102 (Basic cartridge : 160 x 88) COLORS: 8 (Basic cartridge : 2) SOUND: 3 voices + noise & vibrato SIZE / WEIGHT: 15” (W) x 10 3/4” (D) x 4 3/4” (H) I/O PORTS: Cartridge slot, 4 controller connectors, Expansion port, Light pen connector MEDIA: Cartridges NUMBER OF GAMES: About 40 cartridges released PERIPHERALS: 2 additional controllers, audio cassette interface, RAM expansions, Computer expansion, light-pen PRICE: $299 (USA, 1977) (1977 Dollars - equivalent to $1,000 now!) Found this info I think the o2 would play the first o games. I've not been able to find any technical specs for the Odyssey. Technical Specs for the Odyssey 2: CPU: 8-bit Intel 8048 (1.79MHz) RAM: 64B (integrated in CPU) Colors: 16 (4 on screen) Resolution: 280x192 Sprites: 4 Sound: 1-channel mono Game Media: 2K programmable game card
  15. I am so going to buy one of these. One thing can or will it use older joysticks from Atari and the paddles? Also will a keyboard be need to select game play B&W so on? I may be the only one but could it also support Magnavox Odyssey games and Bally Astrocade? With future upgrades.
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