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  1. Those were never produced, but the design is available online. I'm doing something more akin to the old VGWiz shells that use two separate pegs for the cartridge shell, rather than shorter pegs like with the 7800 shells (which can easily bend and/or snap off, another problem with that Atari 7800 shell design). This is the route most third-party shells used as well, separate pegs (sometimes with springs) instead of trying to extrude them from one of the cartridge halves, such as what Atari did as well as one of the US Games design. At least US Games was smart and used the bottom half of the shell instead of the top half for the "holes" that are a result of this design choice. ..Al
  2. I am not satisfied with the cartridges for my own use, unfortunately (for reasons I won't get into). I also somewhat despise the Atari 7800 shell design with the two holes under the main (large) label surface, as it's easy for the label to become indented in these areas. ..Al
  3. Thank you! Hopefully not in a dumpster! ..Al
  4. Greetings! As many of you know, I am working on a large slate of new homebrew games for various systems, including the Atari 2600 and 7800. In order to meet the anticipated demand for these games, I need to build up a stockpile of common 2600 and 7800 games that I can recycle into new games. Because I'm using these cartridges for new homebrew games, donor cartridges must be clean and free from defects. It is very difficult to remove dirt/stains from the textured areas of the cartridges, to say nothing of paint, nail polish, permanent marker, and all manner of other things (like people etching their names into carts!) I will give $1 in store credit for 2600 games I can use and $3 for 7800 shells. 7800 shells also need to have both pegs in the business end of the cartridge present (these can break off fairly easily). I will also cover shipping costs to get the games to me. If you have a sufficient number of common carts that meet my requirements (say, at least 20 to make it worthwhile due to shipping costs), please send me a PM. We are actively working on creating a new cartridge design that will work with 2600 and 7800 games, but it will not be ready for this round of games. Hopefully for the next batch, though! This will save me a lot of time in the future, and I'll no longer need to recycle old games to make new games. And the new shells will be consistent in quality. Greatly looking forward to that day. Thank you! ..Al
  5. Greetings! As many of you know, I am working on a large slate of new homebrew games for various systems, including the Atari 2600 and 7800. In order to meet the anticipated demand for these games, I need to build up a stockpile of common 2600 and 7800 games that I can recycle into new games. Because I'm using these cartridges for new homebrew games, donor cartridges must be clean and free from defects. It is very difficult to remove dirt/stains from the textured areas of the cartridges, to say nothing of paint, nail polish, permanent marker, and all manner of other things (like people etching their names into carts!) I will give $1 in store credit for 2600 games I can use and $3 for 7800 shells. 7800 shells also need to have both pegs in the business end of the cartridge present (these can break off fairly easily). I will also cover shipping costs to get the games to me. If you have a sufficient number of common carts that meet my requirements (say, at least 20 to make it worthwhile due to shipping costs), please send me a PM. We are actively working on creating a new cartridge design that will work with 2600 and 7800 games, but it will not be ready for this round of games. Hopefully for the next batch, though! This will save me a lot of time in the future, and I'll no longer need to recycle old games to make new games. And the new shells will be consistent in quality. Greatly looking forward to that day. Thank you! ..Al
  6. Greetings! As many of you know, I am working on a large slate of new homebrew games for various systems, including the Atari 2600 and 7800. In order to meet the anticipated demand for these games, I need to build up a stockpile of common 2600 and 7800 games that I can recycle into new games. Because I'm using these cartridges for new homebrew games, donor cartridges must be clean and free from defects. It is very difficult to remove dirt/stains from the textured areas of the cartridges, to say nothing of paint, nail polish, permanent marker, and all manner of other things (like people etching their names into carts!) I will give $1 in store credit for 2600 games I can use and $3 for 7800 shells. 7800 shells also need to have both pegs in the business end of the cartridge present (these can break off fairly easily). I will also cover shipping costs to get the games to me. If you have a sufficient number of common carts that meet my requirements (say, at least 20 to make it worthwhile due to shipping costs), please send me a PM. We are actively working on creating a new cartridge design that will work with 2600 and 7800 games, but it will not be ready for this round of games. Hopefully for the next batch, though! This will save me a lot of time in the future, and I'll no longer need to recycle old games to make new games. And the new shells will be consistent in quality. Greatly looking forward to that day. Thank you! ..Al
  7. Please stay innocent and don't seek that answer. ..Al
  8. I believe that is correct. If I receive the first batch in time to ship them before the end of the year and you are sufficiently close to the start of the list, then, yes. The unknown variables at the moment are when I'll receive the first batch and exactly how many I will receive. That should be worked out soon. ..Al
  9. The main reason I'd think they did this is simply cost. Surely a membrane keyboard is considerably less expensive than a regular keyboard like the 800 has. ..Al
  10. Greetings everyone! The games are going to be delayed a bit as the box printer did a poor job on the first run of boxes and they have to redo the entire job. On top of that, one of their employees contracted COVID-19, so they closed the shop for two weeks. I've been told that this job will get a high priority once they reopen. I'm going to email everyone who pre-ordered to let then know about the delay, since not everyone will be checking the thread here. ..Al
  11. Invariably those threads delve into politics. Unfortunately, the two are rather strongly tied together here in the US, when they really should not be. ..Al
  12. Funny, I haven't expressed my political views here, much less hatred. I'm sorry you're upset that your posts/comments that broke the rules were removed. Get off your high horse. ..Al
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