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Christophero Sly

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  1. Nostalgia for an entire era is what initially drove me to collect. Over the past ~15 years, I've had just about every console/home computer in my collection at some point, but, of late, I've managed to trim it down to just the few systems I actually owned back in the day. Nostalgia, I suppose, is still what drives me, it's just of a more direct and personal nature these days.
  2. YouTube unboxing videos are a good way to find out whether a game originally included a manual. A quick check of a RotTR video reveals that a manual was not originally included with the game. Pretty much the norm these days.
  3. I doubt "R" refers to revisions in the actual game code, though several 2600 game ROMs are known to have been revised. Revisions to the label, instructions, packaging, etc. is, I think, more likely. Almost all the instruction manuals for Atari-published games on the 2600 were revised. There's a revision number on the back cover of almost every one of them. Maybe the date-stamp codes on the labels and the manual revision numbers refer to the same thing. I can't even begin to speculate what "PR" might indicate, but it's existence would suggest that "NR" isn't any kind of mistake. Nice find.
  4. I just went back and revisited those old date stamp threads. I appears that 'revision' had been mentioned at that time. I don't know why it never sunk in with me. Anyway, if you look at the way the date codes themselves (at least on 2600 carts) are formatted, the non-R codes are composed of three evenly-spaced digits--"3 2 1". In codes that include the R, the formatting is "33 1 R"--there isn't a space between the first two digits (the week code). Thus, it may be the case that 'revision' is simply referring to the revised formatting of the date code stamp itself. I've only ever seen or heard of "D" on one cartridge--my own copy of Sears picture label Demons to Diamonds. Other that it being a simple mistake, I can't even begin to speculate on what it might indicate. No idea on "NR" either. I've never seen it on a 2600 cartridge. I seem to recall seeing it on one of my 5200 cartridges, but I can no longer be sure as I have since parted with my 5200 collection.
  5. Wish I was, but, unfortunately, I'm not. Here is the thread that details the first found copy of this one. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/91197-flag-capture-picture-label-copyright-1978
  6. It would be very cool if the white-background instruction manual that should have accompanied this cartridge would also turn up someday.
  7. Yeah, that first digit is just about illegible. I'm pretty confident the remainder is "1 2 R" though. Thanks for the photos.
  8. *slaps forehead* I've always wondered what 'R' might stand for in these date codes. Why did I never land on 'Revision'?
  9. As I said in my reply to Supergun's post, awesome! I've been waiting a long time for another one of these to turn up. Congratulations. Is there a date code stamped into the end label? The only other copy of this variant has one, which looks to be "21 2 R". Actually, would you mind posting a photo of the end label?
  10. Awesome! I've been waiting sooooooo long for another of one these to surface.
  11. Thank you so much for this information. I wondered about the output. The voltage measured within specs on a multimeter, but it was on the low side. I wondered how it might perform under load. Do A8'ers generally avoid this adapter? Should I just pitch it?
  12. Atari Power Supply Adapter. Part # C014319 400,800,822,850,1010,1200XL Adapter tested with a multimeter; output is nominal. I don't have anyway to test the adapter under an actual load, however. $8 + 2 lb. shipping costs ($6 - $11). Shipping to Canada ~$16. Or make me an offer, if you wish. PM if interested.
  13. It's not "dead". Atari released a Haunted House game in 2010.
  14. It's the nature of trademark law. You really can't blame "Atari". They either defend their trademarks or they lose them.
  15. That Golf box is different than the retail box too. I think there's also a Warlords box in one of the catalogs that is different as well.
  16. I don't have ads on any of my videos. About 2 years ago, though, I remember Youtube pushing very hard for people to use their real names as their channel name. It was very annoying. Seems like every time I visited the site I was pestered with a popup where I had to constantly explain why I wasn't amenable to that change. They were so insistent that I expected them to eventually force the change. Had that occurred, I would have simply deleted my channel.
  17. So an A8 section is still in the works. Neat. That A8 rarity guide has been hiding here as long as I can remember. I stumbled onto it again just the other day somehow. I think Google may have found it.
  18. Honestly, I've always kind of ignored flip. Maybe that's been a mistake.
  19. I sure did. I actually ranked each game in that catalog from most to least wanted, writing the respective number next to each game's title in the catalog. It became a bit of a mess, though, as I must have reordered them half a dozen times.
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