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Everything posted by Dripfree

  1. Master System had a light gun that used a din 9 connector. There are also allot of famiclones that use light guns with a din 9 plug. It could have been that I see them at goodwill from time to time.
  2. This is one of the those questions that can and has be applied to many different subjects. If you can't tell the difference is it just as good as the real thing? It's like sex bots in sci fi flicks. Or heck even fake boobs! Well I guess my mind is in the gutter. Anyway I think the truth for me would be ignorance is bliss. Once I knew it wasn't the real thing it just wouldn't be as fun. It also reminds me of a couple songs that I believe apply to this subject. So Ill let Radiohead And Third Eye Blind sum it up. Third Eye Blind - Non Dairy Creamer http://youtu.be/Fk2VIESdwyk Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees http://youtu.be/pKd06s1LNik
  3. I'm sure most of us have had to do that careful balancing act where you would slide your tv to the edge of your tv stand to get it away from the wall . Then tilt it over the edge at a 45 degree angle. You would be holding the tv with one hand keeping it from falling to the floor while your other hand is trying to blindly connect the rf adapter to the back of the tv just by feeling for it. I actually got really good at this but I sure don't miss it.
  4. Yea you are correct. I did mean 410.
  5. I remember being grounded once. All of my video games were taken away. I still had my TI85 calculator so I played Tetris for hours and hours every day. I started having dreams where the the game was giving me the straight lines over and over!! In the dream I was freaking out I was so pumped I was gona get the highest score ever!! When I woke up I was actually sad to find out it was just a dream. Kinda sad when I think about it now.
  6. I moded my 810 for audio in check this thread if your interested http://atariage.com/forums/topic/210630-atari-cassette/?hl=%2Batari+%2B810+%2Bdripfree&do=findComment&comment=2764242. It works awesome but the cassette load time got kind of cumbersome so I soon built an sio2pc device. It would be cool to be able to use a smart phone or ipod along with sio2pc but no software exists for that kind of device as far as I know.
  7. I had been wondering if something like this were possible for some time now. Although for now the bluetooth option seems to be a dead end has anyone ever considered a wired connection to phones or ipods? I use my ipod to play .wav files into my 810. It would be really sweet to have a Aspqt ipod app even if I did have too plug in a usb cable. I figure its just a matter of someone with programming knowledge to have proper inspiration and motivation to code the software. This is an idea thats far beyond my expertise, but If someone with proper knowledge was looking for a hobby project I think that app would be a very useful little tool for the Atari community. Just thought Id float that idea out there and see what people think.
  8. Never heard of this before but it looks kinda cool the images kinda remind me of punch out. Also I find it interesting that nintendo used a dual screen format.
  9. On a side note I'm pretty sure that was a very generic watch that was used for all kinds of different promotions. I distinctly remember having the exact same watch with the olympic rings on it where the EA logo is on yours. I think I got it from a box of frosted flakes or something. I also see this watch very often at thrift stores when checking for a sweet calculator watch.
  10. I did alot of applesoft BASIC games when I was 12 or so. One of my first was a a mad libs program. I kept expanding on it for a long time adding more and more mad libs. At that age I thought it was hilarious to type in dirty words and read the results.
  11. That was awesome! I love how this is the only place that pun really makes sense.
  12. Back in 98 I built myself a cable for that. It was for my TI86 and TI85. I found plans for it on the net. I chopped an end off the link cable one came with. The plan I used connect it to a parallel port using just a few diodes and a radio shack parallel connector. It was super easy, actually It was my first electronics project and It inspired me to learn tons more. Back then you could buy the same cable from TI and I'm sure you can find one on ebay these days cheap. Ill bet they do have a usb version nowadays If you check it out. Make sure you find the one for your 83/86 cuz modern TI's use a micro usb to usb connection and thats no good for your TI. Yours will use a mini headphone style connection.
  13. No way more is more and I want it all!!!!! Really I can't help myself I just keep expanding into new areas, and the more I get the more I want. It's totally crazy but that is what I really enjoy with this hobby. It started with an NES and a few games then Genesis, Then SNES now I've gotten into vintage computing handhelds and even weird old mechanical handheld games. I want... No I need them all. I have soo much but the longer my have list gets ,the bigger my want list gets!
  14. Didn't dare to open It? Thats usually the first thing I do when I find a new treasure. Open it up and clean it inside and out. Pretty sweet site very good reference material.
  15. I like your Hitachi TV/Monitor. I picked the same one up for a couple bucks at a thrift store. I use a 1702 for my vintage computers but I use the Hitachi for my consoles just cuz Its nice to have an coax option.
  16. Maybe just go back with a shovel and give it a proper burial.
  17. I've only got 4 vectrex games but they all have 24 pin chips the ones pictured have 28. The games I have do have 4 unused contacts on the board. It is likely the proto chips did have 28. I'm not sure if any released titles used 28 pin EPROMS but you would need an existing cart that could accept the new chip in order to test them. Or you could make your own but that would be quite a trick. If they are real proto roms it would be extremely cool! Did you buy them if so good luck and please post your results.
  18. So I've been more into retro gaming lately and I've been neglecting my 3ds. But with Pokemon x, y coming out I'm now back on the horse. I never traded all my pokemon from My copy of white to black 2 as I had intended. I haven't really seen how trading will work in the x, y series. I was wondering if someone who followed more closely then me knew the details. I assume I will be able to trade into them from my from ds titles. If so how far back can I go? Would I be better off leaving all my guys in white 1 rather then trade them into black 2 before trading to x, y? I have no clue how trading will work so hopefully someone can fill me in.
  19. They show up on ebay from time to time, but there doesn't seem to be one now. There is this http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FNOS-TI-TI99-4A-ATARI-to-TI-Cable-Innovative-electronics-CBL-2142-Joystick-1-%2F221264836081%3Fpt%3DLH_DefaultDomain_0%26hash%3Ditem33846975f1 First time I've seen one like this it would only be good for one player. If I were you I'd hold out for a Y splitter. Not sure where else too look.
  20. Well I never tried it without diodes but mine does have them. I can assure you the ti sticks do in fact have diodes. I would put them in there if I were you they are cheap and they really don't make the project that much harder.
  21. It's not really a male female issue. Its just that the TI uses 1 rs232 port for 2 joysticks. This was fairly uncommon and it forces you to use TI's crappy joysticks. Check out this image its what I used to make my splitter and it should give you a good idea of how the stock TI joysticks work. Here is another image. It is the same as the other one but it also tells you the function of each connection.
  22. lol anyone call dibs the third front door yet mine is also missing ill pay shipping if yer willing to send to Wisconsin
  23. Do you have any soldering skills? Making your own atari stick compatible adapter is pretty cheap and easy enough for a novice. I made one boxed up my ti sticks and never looked back. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/211445-ms-pacman-was-an-organ-doner/
  24. I didn't exactly buy it but after I beat Metroid 2 I traded it to a friend for Ren and Stimpy for my game boy.
  25. Just got my Vectrex this year. I'm game!
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