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  1. Just to be on the safe side: I was one of the first supporters on this thread and always liked to get 2 screens.
  2. It isnt that hard to understand. The original poster had other priorities. And some other guy was nice enough to tell about his project. How else should we learn about it? And we all getting the notifications about this thread. So does the OP. And he havent reacted for months (besides a ton of notifications). So he clearly had other priorities. And thats why the only users with bad manners are the ones which insulting the user which helped us getting screens. Without him there wont be any progress at all on this topic!
  3. As an early supporter of this thread im glad to hear that you made so much progress! Congrats!
  4. Hi, I already ordered 2 of the screens and would prefer backlight.
  5. Hi, did anyone make a repro box for the Atari 2600 game Swordquest Waterworld? Thanks in advance
  6. Hi, got some huge problem with the Multicart classic edition from John from Madtronix. He is really helpful, but right now it seems like the Multicart classic edition is completely useless. The Multicart classic edition has one huge bug: When you press the "Reset" button on your Vectrex the Multicart classic edition doesnt go back to the Games selection menu (as it should to select another game), but instead reset the running game (which doesnt offer any purpose at all, cause when you like to start a new game simply select "New game" at the according game ). The problem with this is, that you cant switch between different games without completely shutting down your Vectrex and power it on again. This is already some huge problem for old electronic components, cause of the power built up when you power on a device. But for the CRT its simply suicide. CRT hating nothing more then being shutted down and then a few seconds later being powered on again. I contacted John about this in May 2015 and he wrote "i'm working on an extension/loopthrough cart at the moment though that allows switching carts while the vectrex is powered on." and "i cant give you a release date but i hope within 1-2 months.". I sent him 2 further mails a few months later, but still no reply or new hardware to solve that major bug (which simply destroys your Vectrex way faster then without using the Multicart classic edition). So does anyone here know how to solve that problem? Is there any spot at the cartridge board where I could manually solder a reset switch? Or ist there way to really reset the Multicart classic edition? Or is there any Flashcart for the Vectrex which avoids that bug? Having now the Multicart classic edition since 18 months and using it almost never (cause of this bug). Thanks in advance for any further assistance.
  7. Hi, im searching QBerts Qubes for the Atari VCS 2600 (at least with Box and cartrdige, but should also include the manual). Thanks in advance.
  8. Hi, could anyone pm me a complete good quality scan (including the front side, back side and all 4 side sides ) of the "Mr Dos Castle" box for the Atari VCS 2600? Thanks in advance!
  9. Hi, could anyone pm me a complete good quality scan (including the front side, back side and all 4 side sides ) of the "Mr Dos Castle" box for the Atari VCS 2600? Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi, could anyone pm me a complete good quality scan (including the front side, back side and all 4 side sides of Mr Dos Castle for the Atari VCS 2600 box? Thanks in advance!
  11. Usually the seller announce the prices . But I would suggest US $ 50 for Montezuma's Revenge (this game isnt really rare. I just missed it in my collection), US $ 300 for each Q*bert's Qubes and Mr. Do!'s Castle.
  12. Hello, I like to get Montezuma's Revenge, Q*bert's Qubes and Mr. Do!'s Castle. All of them for the Atari 2600 and all of them boxed. Thanks in advance for any offers.
  13. peter2014

    Drive!

    With all that box talking it was perhaps not clearly stated from my side how fantastic your game looks like. And as soon as you release the boxed version I will order it for sure.
  14. peter2014

    Drive!

    You are absolutely correct. But you shouldnt forget that sooner or later all of them will be defective .
  15. peter2014

    Drive!

    Good question . Usually just spine. But I see your point. But even then theres more information to see on the box. And with cartridges it appears so small. Its indeed a question of personal taste. My only point which seems to be valid for everyone is: In decades all we really got is the box. Without the box its just a piece of defective cartridge . And the other point: If you take a look at your collection its always cooler to look at the box to get an impressin of the game. And how it was presented to you bac then. But beside that, its indeed a matter of personal taste.
  16. peter2014

    Drive!

    Display it at your shelf ? So you are a shelf collector then . And I havent stated that I just like to get the box, but instead the cartridge and the box. And if its being sold wit the box at the usual $ 50 thats fine for me. And you also get your cartridge game for your shelf for $ 30. But one last question: What do you display at your shelf? Just black game cartridges with almost no art at all. And BTW Some Atari VCS games are almost 4 decades old. So the box has also the reason that you know what kind of game it is (beside searching it via Google indeed ). But in this scenario you see your games within the box, check the boxes and decide which game you like to play right now.
  17. peter2014

    Drive!

    But the box art makes the game. Think about Amidar without the cool box art. It would be just a dot moving on a grid. And having cartridges laying around is so .... 1980s . The box is really essential for the game. Especially with Atari VCS games with its simple graphics . But thats fine. One collector less which takes away offers on eBay. In both directions .
  18. peter2014

    Drive!

    I will buy it for sure too. Game conept looks nice. But I collect only games with boxes. So I wait for the box art first.
  19. peter2014

    Drive!

    With NES I wouldnt dare to fight with Nintendo with its horrible acting neither. But Atari is dead for a few decades. So noone out there woud give any attention at all for using the siler box art. And that way its more the real thing. And indeed the contenct is most important. But most of us were maazed by the amazing box art Parker or Imagic used back then. And you shouldnt forget: Thos games will stop working in a few decades. The box art will hold on for a few centuries. Thats why I dont understand at all, that there are collectors out there whom just collect cartridges. Thats not even half the game. Anyway: Silver box art or not. Using the platform name on a box art is given since many decades for consoles. So that should be the point where most of us could make some compromise i presume .
  20. peter2014

    Drive!

    Hi, a box would be some real nice idea. And I also like the homebrew games which uses the original silver deisgn Atari used back then. And there Atari 2600 is clearly printed on the box. Take for exmaple the recent Playstation, Wii or Xbox games. Everyone of them clearly states the platform its made for. That would give it some serious look. Bout the cartridge label art: Looks awesome. But for the box it would be nice to have it framed by the classic silver box . And thanks for the hint with the copyright on the label.
  21. peter2014

    Drive!

    With a box? And BTW There isnt stated anywhere that the game is from 2016. Most games got a ©201x on the cartridge label (or at the box art). And please put some hint that the game is for the Atari 2600 onto the box. No game would be released today anymore without the platform clearly printed on the box.
  22. peter2014

    Drive!

    I hope its not too late, but please add a box and let there be stated that its a Atari 2600 game.. ITs strange that most recent box arts ignore the hardware that its running on.
  23. In that context the term "rare" is the important one . There are strange trends on eBay. Infocom was really expensive 1-2 years ago. And today even the rare folio like Suspended or Starcross are way lower in price. On the other side: Items like LucasArts adventures or rare Parker Brothers games become more and more expensive.
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