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  1. So mine arrived yesterday and came with a certificate of authenticity,...But I'm not sure the certificate is authentic...Hmmmm
  2. 1st time using a phone on AtariAge!  My car is in the shop. I'm in an arcade eating nachos and a big pretzel  AKA Best breakfast Ever!

    1. carlsson


      If someone makes an audiobook out of the Ataribox thread, you'd have days or even weeks worth of listening while driving.

    2. Jinroh


      Sorry to hear about your car, but that sounds like a rad time. Hanging out and eating nachos and such at an arcade. :D


    3. GoldLeader


      It was a fun time...No tacos (an outrage I know), but I'd worked a short day shift, and hadn't really eaten all day so about 4 O'Clock after walking about 5 blocks through slippery ice and snow no less, I knew anything would taste good...And it was basically an Ice Skating rink snack shack,...They have LASER tag, and (in the Summer) Mini Golf,...Also in the Summer they drain the rink and run Bumper cars, plus have Home and Garden Conventions and stuff...It's actually a pretty cool place...Last summer I delivered a bunch of food there to Circus performers.  (I'm gonna put a link even though they really don't show the arcade)...


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  3. It's funny when someone, or like, 3 or 4 of us respond to a very old thread for no apparent reason huh? It defies all logic.
  4. I'd like to mention that I own a CollectorVision Phoenix and it is Awesome!! Certainly it is a less ambitious project than the ataribox but it also knows its mission and it does exactly what it should do. If you're looking for a way to play ColecoVision and Super Game Module games (carts and ROMs) in HD (While also playing Atari 2600 ROMs as a bonus), and more cores on the way; Then I'd wholeheartedly recommend a CollectorVision Phoenix! It also came with 10 homebrews!! Plus a cool pack in game! And when the machine was delayed (aren't they always delayed?), CollectorVision told everyone what was going on and how long it would be. I got mine in October as promised following one delay. I also feel obliged to say that maybe I am part of the public misconception that it is plagued with issues. You see, I had issues on my end, that were not the machine's fault. And once I understood how to properly update the firmware, The Phoenix has worked like a champ They have a thread to follow issues so they can make sure things go smoothly. Also Bmack36 and crew who I assume are hobbyists and not a big company had Excellent customer service! They, along with some other AtariAgers like Ikrananka, Sramirez2008, and AtariLeaf helped me out and got me through my issues very quickly. I've used customer service phone numbers in the past for companies like Nintendo, Sega, and Sony, and I kid you not CollectorVision (using an AtariAge thread no less) was better and more effective! Companies like CollectorVision, Opcode, and the Intellivision Entertainment are doing console releases right IMO...Atari SA should take notes.
  5. At this point, I'm surprised they spelled VCS right. Maybe it was meant to be a sequel to the VCR?
  6. Are you kidding? I Love my Atari VCS!...I've had one for decades! Multiple units actually...My Favorite one has been modded to output A/V and S-video, plus has a pause button...It's got 6 Switches, wood grain, an Atari Logo, plays all of my Atari carts...You'd like it.
  7. Also Thanks to Everyone helping everyone out in this thread! Bmack36 your help was invaluable and I learned how it works thanks to you. And Ikrananka, sramirez2008, and AtariLeaf, you guys helped me out too and I appreciate it! I feel like I was getting help sometimes in real time today thanks to this thread and now I feel like I've got it figured out and almost everything works Great!!
  8. OK, So I also quickly checked out the red LED situation. For my bedroom TV (a 40 inch Philips for what it's worth) usually once it goes red, it stays red until I unplug/plug the HDMI cable...Otherwise it'll stay red forever (it seems). Once in a while though, it's only red for a split second and then goes out. I'm thinking this is more likely after playing Atari instead of Coleco. Also if you've played longer, like a whole game versus just a few seconds to test it, it seems more likely to Not go red. And it almost never goes red on my Panasonic TV in the living room.
  9. Thanks! I tried a Kingston 4GB and had no luck. It wouldn't read it. Next I tried a 4 GB with no (easily) discernible brand name and after formatting twice, It worked!! I'm very happy to have a perfectly working backup!
  10. It looks to me like maybe you could hold it straight up (paddle facing up) to do paddle games,...At least for games where ya don't have to worry about the button much...
  11. So...Blizzard outside, no work, no leaving the house...Got a bit of cabin fever, Anyone have any good recommendations?  Food?  Drink?  Movies?  TV Shows? Music? Books?  Video Games?

    1. GoldLeader


      Doesn't ring a bell,...I'll have to look into it :)

    2. bluejay


      Try to beat Swordquest...

      Maybe that'll keep you occupied for a while:)

    3. Magmavision2000


      If you're still snowed in, have a nice beer (or if you don't drink alcohol. A nice Pepsi™), some spaghetti, a Jackie Chan movie (preferably on laserdisc) maybe some Pac-man or a tricky platformer, and top all of this off with Ice Cap zone act 1 playing in the background. This recipe should get anyone through a blizzard or a heavy rainstorm.

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  12. I think you'll like this: A list of games and their IDs... Not exactly intuitive, and I think the Search function only works by title, but it may help...For example, that game you have by Konami with RC-821 on the cover? See the ID? Look up Salamander (AKA Life Force on NES). The game ID is KON-RC821 (Konami RC821)...I've figured out some game titles using this... https://famicomworld.com/game-list
  13. I'll take the green one with the plaid controller...I prefer the pack in game to be CIB...And I want me some woodgrain....With extra cheese...Hold the ketchup.
  14. I don't plan on voting since the "Generations" are not defined (in the voting area I mean).
  15. I see. I think the last time I probably didn't wait for the light to go out, and then I unplugged/replugged...Next time I'll wait and see what that does, Probably same as what you said ...Though, like I say sometimes the light isn't red at all.
  16. IIRC, Sometimes it turns red...Pretty sure it doesn't always turn red though. At any rate unplugging and plugging seems to work...
  17. Also, and sorry if this has been covered, does it matter what SD card one uses? I tried a 4GB and had no luck at all. Is there a 2 GB limit, or maybe it didn't like the brand?
  18. Thanks Bmack36 you mad Genius!! I have good news! OK so what must have happened was I got my Service core installed but not my main core which must have been 3 from the get go...Doing it all again I got to Rev 6 and The sound issue with Cosmic Avenger is gone!!! Now one thing I've fully noticed is that my living room TV has No HDMI issues...But my bedroom TV needs to have the HDMI cable unplugged and replugged in after every use.
  19. OK I went through the whole procedure again. I deleted the old core and downloaded the core on Page 1 here and guess what? It still says 0003. Is there a chance the latest Rev on Page 1 is 3 and not 6? Don't get me wrong, I very well could have screwed it up haha...
  20. No idea how I even got 3...Hmmm..Thought I was on 6...OK Give me a few...
  21. OK, I've done that. (FWIW, I still have the sound issue). Now that screen looks like this: (Sorry for the lousy picture)
  22. Well I tried it with the sound direct from the TV and I tried it on my bedroom TV. Same issue, but so far it's Only in the beginning and end music for Cosmic Avenger! I tried Super Cobra. No issues. I tried Venture since it has a lot of music as these things go and it sounded perfect to my ears...
  23. In case anyone wants to put in the time... **I'm as tired as Hell right now and don't feel too much like reading PDFs written in lawyerspeak...** (Quick little refresher: Seems they're mad about the RetroN 77 and the Hyperkin joystick that looks like an old Atari joystick...There's lots of CX-40 knockoffs out there. I wonder if their plan is to sue them all?) (Last updated Nov. 6th, but it's something) https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14524473/atari-interactive-inc-v-hyperkin-inc/
  24. That's a good call! I was running audio from the TV out to my stereo (in some form of 5.1 sound I think)...I meant to listen to the TV audio directly, but I haven't yet. This is something I will try. Also I have another HD TV in my bedroom I could try...And I have one of those adapters to go back down to Composite (like you've mentioned), but I haven't even opened it yet...I could try it out on my CRT in the Atari Room (as I call it) and see how that goes...
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