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Emehr

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  1. Atari 2600 (4-switch woody) on Christmas of 1980.
  2. That was totally worth bumping a 10-year-old thread for.
  3. I think it depends on the age of the person defining the term. For me, I don't count anything newer than the original PlayStation as "classic". It's still too "new" to me. Same for the Saturn, N64, and Dreamcast. Definitely not classic to me. I remember when they were new and that didn't seem like that long ago. Also, these consoles define the shift from 2D presentation to 3D, which is the cut-off (again, to me). I know I've said this before when this subject comes up, but I like to define generations by the prevalent game play style and presentation, not by console releases. My definitions are probably different from the last time I posted it but the spirit remains the same: Classic Gen 1: Classic arcade style (O2, 2600, 5200, 7800, Colecovision, INTV) Gen 2: 2D Side-scrollers/Neo-classic arcade style (NES, SuperNES, Master System, Genesis, TG-16/CD, Neo-Geo) Gen 2.5: Weird, transitional stage/awkward teenage years (SegaCD, 32X, Jaguar) Modern Gen 3: 3D Environments (Saturn, Dreamcast, PS, PS2, N64, GameCube, Xbox) Gen 4: 3D Environments + Online (PS3, PS4, Wii, WiiU, Xbox 360, XBone) If I were to organize my gaming room by generation, those consoles would be in good company with each other.
  4. It's probably as cringe-inducing for some hearing "sigh-sop" as it is to me hearing "sness" or "ness" when referring to the SuperNES or NES.
  5. Last time I heard it spoken in real life was way back in high school in the early 90s: "sigh-sop". That's not necessarily how I would pronounce it since I've never had the need to say it out loud but it's how I heard it enunciated back then. It kinda make sense with the "sy" spelling. Same as "gif" with a hard "G". Something something can of worms...
  6. Here's mine. Looks like it was produced in the same place as yours, Zap. I think I bought mine sometime in late '89. It was on clearance at the Air Force BX for $100. Not sure why it was on clearance but I had to have it. Was looking forward to some Altered Beast and Golden Axe at the time!
  7. Yes, I would love to know if there is a way as well. I'm sure the mobile version of AA is very capable but it just doesn't feel like AA to me. It's especially unnecessary on a tablet. At the very least, is it possible to put the "Full Version" button at the top of the page instead of having to scroll all the way to the bottom? That's the first thing I always do when the page reloads and it decides to go mobile.
  8. I have the exact same problem with mine! It has always squeaked. I took it apart recently and used graphite powder on every part of the joystick that moves. It helped a little but didn't completely get rid of the problem. It's definitely a lot less annoying.
  9. Emehr

    Lynx Multi Cart

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to this.
  10. I think this game came with the Performa I bought in '96. I played it once but just couldn't get into it. Maybe I should give it another shot. I spent more time with the two other games that came with my Mac: Eric's Solitaire Sampler and Spectre. Good times.
  11. If someone takes the time to reply to a thread it could be considered rude to just delete it. Especially if the thread could be useful to someone else. Maybe if it were a thread with no replies...
  12. Joined 16 April 2003, member #3314 I frequently checked out the rarity guide at 2600Nexus when I was getting back into buying games for my Atari around 1999-2000. I didn't lurk the forums until it became AtariAge and I didn't join until 2003. I also liked checking out Electric Escape, Monroe's World, Digital Press, and some other sites I can't remember.
  13. Heh, I did the same thing! I was extremely apprehensive about cutting my Lynx and after digging through my parts bin I found that the pic connectors were the almost-perfect size. I filed the sides of the connector that went in my Lynx and it truly is a snug fit. Plus, it holds the connector to the case without having to use glue or anything. The heat-shrink looks nice and tidy. I need to resolder my cable and make the connection more robust, though. I've already broken a couple solder joints from casual use. I also marked my cable "TOP" so I didn't accidentally put the cable in upside-down. Pics here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/233632-lynx-lcd-replacementvga-out-by-mcwill/?p=3206961
  14. Send a PM to McWill. If you can solder, have a steady hand, have some experience de-soldering components, and are comfortable taking apart electronics then you can do this. If you lack any if the above, have someone else do it.
  15. I have a Weller too. The knob goes to 5 but I always kept it on 3. Not sure if that's the optimal setting but it worked for me. I avoided keeping the iron on any components or the boards for too long just in case.
  16. Well, you called him a thief. That's technically name-calling and not allowed on the forum, whether it's true or not.
  17. Yep. Lucas lowered the bar as far as it will go with the prequels. Abrams has got it easy. He'd have to have 90 minutes of monkeys force-flinging their poo to screw this up.
  18. Thanks! It's just one part of my old Mac museum.
  19. I've got Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi pretty much memorized but I don't remember every episode of Star Trek. So, based on that, if I had to pick one franchise to keep me entertained I'd have to got with Star Trek. Specifically the Next Generation. Engage.
  20. Thanks! What I really want to do is make a docking connector for VGA and controller system functions but there definitely isn't enough space in the Brightness slot for that. I'm considering a DB-25 port on the back of the Lynx below the cart port (if there's enough room, I'm not sure yet). Failing that, I may just go with more pin headers with some way of keying it. Yes, that's my first computer! Bought in 1996. Sounds like yours is very nicely upgraded. I didn't realize you could go that high with the RAM. I added a 250MHz Sonnet G3 upgrade to mine back in 2004 and it remained my main desktop computer until 2006. The highest OS I've put in it is 8.6 due to the limited RAM I have in it (80MB, IIRC). It shares the display/keyboard/mouse with my Blue & White G3. I played a lot of games and learned C programming on that Mac so it's a keeper. I boot it up every now and then. It's the only PowerPC Mac in my collection with its own distinct startup chime.
  21. I'll second Guardians: Storm Over Doria. I remember seeing this in EGM and thinking it looked really cool. I'd also love to see some of the classic LucasArts point'n'click adventures like Maniac Mansion or Day of the Tentacle. I know it'd be near impossible to be able to use those IPs but to see an engine developed for that game play would be fantastic.
  22. Success! I soldered another female pin header to two of the holes left by brightness dial to act as support for the main header sticking out of the slot. It helps hold everything together without having to use a glue. It does cause the header to angle a little bit but it isn't very noticeable.
  23. Anything before PS1, Saturn, and N64, I'd say. When those arrived we saw entirely different styles of gameplay and presentation, which is how I prefer to define console generations. Before those systems we saw 2D gaming, which is retro now since we don't see much of that style of gameplay anymore (except on portable systems and computers). Retro (arcade-style gameplay): 2600/5200/7800, INTV, Colecovision Retro (2D platforming and presentation): NES, SNES, Master System, Genesis, SegaCD, 32X, Turbografx-16/CD, Neo-Geo/CD Recent (emphasis on 3D environments): Saturn, PS1, PS2, Xbox, N64, GameCube Modern (tighter online integration): 360, Xbone, PS3, PS4, Wii, WiiU The 32X is a tough one. It kinda walks the line between the 2D and 3D transition. I gotta give it the retro-nod though because it relies on retro consoles.
  24. I'm trying something out for my VGA connector. I'm not sure I want to cut into my Lynx case yet so I found something that just barely fits in the slot left by the Brightness dial. If this works I'll post more pics. The one problem with the design is it isn't keyed so I'll need to put a label on the adapter cable that says "This side up" or something.
  25. I would love to get some Mega Man games for my NES but there is no way I'm paying what those games go for. Especially when I have the MM Collections for GameCube and PS2. And can play it in emulation with save states. Not the same to me but it's a lot cheaper.
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