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About Atari-Jess

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  1. Jan, thank you for making this game. It's nice to see the ol' VCS still can get an enjoyable game out of it. I think the sequel, especially if some random-ness could be managed (with some help from our friends here) then that game would be quite incredible. Congratulations on your release, I look forward to more!
  2. Ive bought my copperclad and some ferric today along with some parts for a test unit. The plan is to make several PCBs, manufacture one - test it to ensure it functions... then take orders for the rest of the PCBs from the etching. I plan on etching as many as possible and going from there. I want to thank everyone who has shown interest thus far, and I look forward to providing you all with the demonstrative unit via video in the near future. Anyone still looking to nab one, there is still plenty of time before I go out to buy the parts in bulk! I'll also give the final price, I hope to be as close to possible as my estimate
  3. I used the shipping calculator from Canada Post as an international shipment to the netherlands. I was admittedly suspicious of the price I received as well (the next price up jumps to about 40 euro) but the quote I got was the quote I got and I've yet to be surprised once I reach the counter... I'd be happy to see it be accurate (naturally) and I appreciate your experience in the matter
  4. Best price for shipping to the Netherlands would be somewhere about 15 Euro, maybe closer to 10 euro. I don't know if there is any tracking for that price.
  5. You'll need to provide your own SIO cable, however if someone wanted to ship one to me, I could slice in the sio cable directly. What the sdrive pcb is designed for is a DB15 connector... What I usually do is shove wires in between the port there, and the sio cable and tape it together. I've done that with my old SIO2PC cable for years with no problems. You could even hot glue it together without worrying about permenant damage to the sio cable. I find this works just fine. And yes, you'd only need to provide your SD card, sdrive .atr file and your user .atr files just as it is intended.
  6. anybody else? Looks like with this response I'll be making 5 (4 to spare)
  7. I calculated shipping to oregon, but I assume prices will be similar across the continental US ~$8 for small packet surface ~$10 for small packet air, ~$20 for expedited parcel All these prices may vary, could be much cheaper for NY, MI, NJ, or much more for NV, TX, FL etc... You can calculate it yourself with any generic toronto postal code Estimated service times here: http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/personal/productsservices/send/parcels.jsf Assuming an 8"x8"x3" at about 1lb. Please use this as a general guide, I might add a buck or two for the actual packaging material, but I'm not charging for my time to ship it.
  8. I'm looking to make myself an SDRIVE (or few, if anyone is interested...) I'll be in a basic case. Cost will probably be around $35 CAD/USD or 25 euro. Just checking interest right now...
  9. Selling my K-TEL Vulture Attack 2600 Cartridge. (R9 @AA) See pictures. If anyone here can *strongly* beat my current 'offer' of $115 -- this is your chance to own one of the rarest Atari 2600 cartridges. Buyer pays actual shipping (no BS handling charge) There are rarer, and yes, some may critique the "rarity" of this cartridge, but "it is what it is". Would make an excellent x-mas gift for yourself As you can see cart works, features the funky black handle and has typical K-TEL label mottling (just like your standard Activision cartridge) I'm not getting out of collecting, just getting out of this "burden" I know it would make someone else happier (and I could use the cash!) I will accept Paypal or Interac Etransfer if you're a Canuck.
  10. loose carts wanted, things to trade? looking for: Mario Bros, Dark Chanbers, Star Trek, Star Wars: Death Star Battle and Jedi Arena, Montezuma's Revenge, Video Olympics TRADE FODDER: All of these I'd need most/multiple/several+cash to part with trade wise... Ipac 4 (4 player arcade to usb/ps2 thing) Final Fantasy 3 (6j) for SNES Atari 130XE (with box but missing screws and psu) boxed c64 (Obviously the shipping on these items would be significant...) OR: Or offer me a reasonable price! located in Toronto Canada, and as you can see I'm something of a veteran of this site
  11. I'm looking for a copy of 2600 Mario Bros. If anyone has one, let me know what you want for it. I'm looking "as cheap as possible" as per usual. Thanks guys.
  12. I saw a slot car game of this concept. Wait too expensive. 400 for ipad then 200 each per itouch? Or worse per iPhone? I love the concept but anytime it's been used it always didn't come to fruition or flopped. Lynx and jaguar, gba and gcn gbplayer, ds and wii, this will likely fall into those footsteps. It's a good idea but economically unrealistic as a even a side thing. That's a very interesting idea (assuming I'm envisioning it correctly), and I applaud anything that helps board games survive in the digital age. There would be the obvious benefits of only you being able to see your cards, moves, possibly dice rolls, etc. as opposed to playing on a console. I do wonder though, most people play the PC/Console version of a board game mainly when they don't have a opponent in the same room (either against the AI or somebody in another part of the world via the internet). AI & internet opponents would be welcome additions if they are not already in the specs. I don't see this replacing board gaming as we know it though, especially as "house rules" often come into play, but if it came with a large number of licensed games (or the ability to install said games as inexpensive add-on modules) I could see it doing well. Being iPad based will hurt it IMO, but this could be the killer app the iPad needs. I wish you luck with it.
  13. I'm here to ask some hard questions, not about your recent history so you can relax! Atari had a real chance to become a technological superpower rivaling IBM, rivaling Apple, rivaling Google. Many of the technologies that came out of atari were at least thought up, drafted, or spawned during your tenure. The end result of course is that you now get to return to what some may call a "disgraced" brand (of which I blame Warner and then much later the Tramiels) that is now legitimising itself in the new eyes of new generations through it's publishing efforts and paying homage to old fans with products from legacy engineering (hint: help these guys) You're now in a better position than everto help guide Atari SA into something you might again be very happy with. Of course in a much different direction... The questions are of course: What would you have done differently to have prevented your ousting in the late 70s (perhaps something years earlier)? What do you feel was your greatest failure at Atari (a regret). If you could have had one final project (a product release) that was either shelved or drastically changed post departure, what would it have been? As Atari corporate culture changed more and more, when did you find yourself no longer the leading figure of influence? And finally, what kind of personal sacrifices did you make during the early days and then later during the latter part of your tenure? Much obliged!
  14. Wow. This has been a pretty intense thread from about every possible angle. Who could have guessed that we would end up seeing both the best and the worst this forum could offer? We've got some of the old-standbys who have changed little in the almost 10 years (edit: i'll be fair and say 8.5 years) that I've been here (you probably don't know who you are unless you want to be smart and finger point yourselves) But at the same time we've managed to bring some of the most uniquely fortunate individuals from the literal birth of an industry (using electronics for 'consumer' purposes!) pioneers in many respects. The people who are directly responsible (directly in any sense you wish) for the playthings, and the obsessions therein, of millions of childhoods. My point is, I'm glad that we've managed to take another huge step thanks to the internet. I'm glad I always seem to arrive just in time for things like this, and am fortunate to have been a part of this forum as long as I have. Some of you fellows got way too emotional these past days. And others though both right and wrong in many respects are in the end concerning yourselves with the warm hospitality that AtariAge is known for (though in this case a little late and after a lot of mud slinging...) and more importantly the facts. It was important for Curt to be 100% certain on the identity of NolanB. He did him a service by ensuring he was speaking for himself (despite the perhaps high probability that it took a while for that to actually be true) As far as the other people lurking like Dabney and co., that's pretty cool too. While I don't really expect much of a reply, I think we are going well in the bridge making process and the healing efforts. Good job folks. That said, I'm still quite excited to see what will happen as a result of Bushnell's appointment to the BoD at the new Atari, if we end up with something good, all is well. (Though obviously I'm coming to understand just how limited the clout level will be) Really cool thread, the kind of thread I've been waiting for in many respects. Just a bit of a shame that we didn't do it in the best way. Definitely could have used less emotional/private "BS" but looks like we're mostly clear. I realise I'm rambling. I'll keep my eye open on the new threads that will popup from these interesting new accounts.
  15. I haven't read many of the posts in this thread, I'm just putting in my input. Nolan Bushnell is important just like The Queen of England, the Emperor of Japan and any other "head of state". Many of these people throughout history have been fortunate merely in circumstance. By this I mean he is a figure head. He is the kind of person who has lucked out by being at the right place at the right time, and putting ideas together. He is a Steve Jobs type character in some respects. Not with incredible business sense or technological sense, but a person with a vision (though I use that word very lightly) By this I mean he is an ideas man. As someone trained in PR, this obviously reeks of it and is clearly just a way to try to gain some legitimacy. In many people's eyes there is pretty much nothing that is going to satisfy them. I often wonder why people are even riled up about this when its clear the only thing they really care about are the games. Certainly I can understand why someone like Curt would be "butt-hurt" over Bushnell, being screwed over is a pretty serious thing though I'm now warning Curt that he ought to be careful with his tongue if Bushnell ends up with any clout given his current dealings with "Atari" and the enjoyable flashback efforts. All I can say is that I personally see this as a positive move. Atari now has the name, the licenses, and "the man" and is inching its way to being a remade Atari. As much as I can already sense you armchair experts in the various disciplines hammering away at keyboards to rage at me and I don't mean that to be insulting (as I myself am an armchair expert in various things I claim to know) but in the end it doesn't matter what a group of enthusiasts like us care. Atari doesn't cater to us and won't ever. Atari delivers products to a young generation of hardcore gamers with the occasional serving of retro love to interested audiences. Despite this, it's still about as mainstream as they can be given their circumstances. They aren't here to remake your favourite arcades, they aren't here to be the all-american hardware company (Microsoft is your next best bet there) and they are here for one reason. To make money. And that is all Nolan ever wanted to do, despite his successes and failures his name alone lends to the uninformed and perhaps even the carefree an extra iota of legitimacy to an otherwise hollow institution. If they make money, then thats good for them. If they end up enabling people like Curt to make things like the Flashback portable, or Flashback 3 then even better, thats about the most we can hope for from the new Atari, and maybe just maybe Bushnell might even like this idea more than those already on the board of Atari. This might be a blessing in disguise. But I don't know, none of us know (with obvious possible exceptions) and it will be interesting to see where it develops from here.
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