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  1. Hi, I was checking out eBay and fell on a listing for a harmony cart, or what I thought was a harmony cart: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-2600-Harmony-Encore-SD-Wafer-Drive-cartridge/113924241953?hash=item1a8669fa21:g:W0cAAOSw5K5dpTzk It looks like he's selling a harmony, but I'm not sure if it's a legit harmony or if it is just an SD cart. It also comes with some homebrew roms. Is this sold by the harmony developers? Thanks!
  2. The guy who made the copies must have figured it out?
  3. I have a 2600-dapter. - I would send the cart to one of the tech people on the forum. I'm sure they could do this in 5 minutes!
  4. I guess the ROM dump never happened?
  5. I would love to see Andrew Davies or Thomas Jentzsch chime in. I'm sure the programmers on the forums would be able to "crack" this mystery!
  6. Sorry if this was already posted, but here is a cool story about some scientists studying the game Entombed. Here is an excerpt: You and your team of archaeologists have fallen into the ‘catacombs of the zombies’.” A miserable situation, to be sure. But this was the chilling trial that faced players of Entombed, an Atari 2600 game, according to the instruction manual. The catacombs were an unforgiving place. A downward-scrolling, two-dimensional maze that players had to navigate expertly in order to evade the “clammy, deadly grip” of their zombie foes. An archaeologist’s nightmare. Released in 1982, Entombed was far from a best-seller and today it’s largely forgotten. But recently, a computer scientist and a digital archaeologist decided to pull apart the game’s source code to investigate how it was made. There was always something intriguing about Entombed, recalls John Aycock at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada. And because it had fallen into obscurity, it hadn’t been pulled apart and analysed in depth before – one the main reasons Aycock and his co-author Tara Copplestone at the University of York, UK, were drawn to Entombed as a subject to study over the other 500 games made for the Atari 2600 console. Link to the full article: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190919-the-maze-puzzle-hidden-within-an-early-video-game
  7. I think I see the yars shape on the can, too!
  8. If anyone would know it's CPUWIZ. We need him to chime in!
  9. We might have reached peak youtube in regards to fan-experts/commentators. I prefer forums like AA for my info/news over youtube because of the back and forth dialogue you can have with fellow fans and creators. Also, forums seem to emphasize knowledge over style. The radio style banter of that nes show doesn't interest me as much as a post by the homebrewers on AA or the long time collectors who talk about game hunting in the past. Here, you can skip the commentators and get stuff direct from the horse's mouth. I like that! It's cool that Tommy posts on the forums, and I hope the Amico is out soon.
  10. Could it be this is a fan made thing? Has it ever been seen in person?
  11. I see that the programmer has been active on the forums are recently as August 15. If you are reading this, I hope you revisit your game soon! It's a great game and deserves to be finished with your vision.
  12. Looking forward to this. It will be the first console I've purchased since the NES.
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