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  1. "Be a Home Videogame Superstar - Secrets to the Best Games for your Atari VCS" by Ernest Zavisca Ph.D. & Gary Beltowski. Published in 1983. 256 pages. Former Library Book (see photos). From page 1: "Welcome to the dawning of the age of videogames! The 1980's are truly the decade of the home electronic amusment park, and your television set has become the perfect medium for playing games." The book covers the follwing games: Atari Games: Adventure, Asteroids, Berzerk, Combat, Defender, Dodge 'Em, Missle Command, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Super Breakout, Warlords, Yars' Revenge Activision Games: Barnstorming, Chooper Command, Freeway, Grand Prix, Kaboom!, MegaMania, Pitfall!, Stampede, Starmaster Apollo Game: Space Cavern Imagic Game: Demon Attack Spectravision Game: Planet Patrol Click Here!
  2. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...MESSE%3AIT&rd=1
  3. here are a few: http://members.cox.net/plas2/astroblast.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas2/digdug.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas2/riverraid.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas2/blackjack.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas2/joust.jpg i left them at original size so they are around 800K each hope this works for you.
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    Compumate

    Here is an article from Popular Science Magazine, October 1983. New add-ons turn video games into computers http://members.cox.net/plas2/vgcomp1.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas2/vgcomp2.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas2/vgcomp3.jpg
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    KidVid Cassette??

    i went back to the thrift store this afternoon and was able to find another kidvid cassette. probably will. i want to wait and see if the last cassette, cartridge, and kidvid player turn up. most likely they will not, and in that case i would have no use for just these two cassettes, and will get rid of them. btw, what are they worth?
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    KidVid Cassette??

    great! i thought it might be a 'story book' cassette. i paid 50 cents. i'll have to back and see if i can find the others. i was on lunch break and didn't have much time.
  7. I found this at the thrift today. Is it a KidVid cassette? The songs on the cassette repeat several times, occasionaly seperated by a 'beep'.
  8. digital press has the records in mp3 here: http://digitalpress.5u.com/dpsoundz/mp3.htm just scroll down to the Kid Stuff Records section.
  9. It's the last cartridge i need to complete my Activision collection. Got one off ebay but it was DOA. will paypal. thanks! paul
  10. quite a collection you have Matt! here's mine. pauls_atari2600.zip
  11. Here are the ones I could think of: Pitfall - Pitfall II River Raid - River Raid II Swordquest: Earthworld - Swordquest: Fireworld - Swordquest: Waterworld Frogger - Frogger II: Threedeep Qbert - Qbert Qubes Defender - Stargate Pacman - Ms. Pacman - Jr. Pacman Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Junior Summer Games - Winter Games - California Games Atlantis - Atlantis II Star Wars: ESB - SW: The Arcade Game - SW: Death Star Battle - SW: Jedi Arena Are there any others?
  12. 1. Qbert 2. Dig Dug 3. Alpiner 4. Star Trek 5. Blasto 6. Blackjack and Poker 7. Munch Man 8. Car Wars 9. TI Invaders 10. Burgertime 11. M.A.S.H. 12. Parsec 13. Super Demon Attack 14. Chisholm Trail 15. Touch Typing Tutor 16. Household Budget Management 17. Tax Investment Record Keeping 18. TI-Writer Word Processor http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...MESSE%3AIT&rd=1 Thanks! Paul
  13. not sure if this will help, but here is an article i scanned from an old commodore magazine about repairing atari joysticks. http://members.cox.net/plas1/articles/joys...tickrepair1.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/articles/joys...tickrepair2.jpg paul
  14. mine was freeway. the neighbors had kaboom which i played more of.
  15. not sure if this is what you mean...
  16. nice work! gets fast real quick, which is okay, because the first few stages of kaboom were too slow for me anyway. i tried playing with the scanlines option and had no slowdown at all. (119 fps on amd xp 2400, ati 9200 video) anymore clones planned?
  17. according to this page: http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Lair/...9260/davie.html Andrew Davie had plans to program the game. SS: Any plans to finish your "Sokoban" game? Any other possible projects or ideas? AD: I don't plan to finish the Sokoban at this stage. That was a test bed, which didn't make it past the initial R&D stage. I will definitely do another 2600 game, though. I have a couple of projects in mind
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    Saturday Finds

    i don't carry a list with me, but i have called my wife at home to check the list.
  19. only one i got that you need is reactor: http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/front.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/page1.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/page2.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/page3.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/page4.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/page5.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/page6.jpg http://members.cox.net/plas1/reactor-manual/back.jpg
  20. this was released as 'dragonstomper', if i remember correctly.
  21. Here's an article from the October 1983 issue of Popular Science: "New add-ons turn video games into computers" http://www.geocities.com/pls422/add-ons.html The article talks about the Atari Graduate, Coleco Adam, Mattel HECS, Spectravideo Compumate, and the Vectrex Keyboard. I don't know which ones actually made it to market though...
  22. Enterrainment Weekly's Top 100 Games 1. The Legend Of Zelda - A Link to the Past (SNES, 1991) 2. Doom (PC, 1993) 3. Tetris (PC, 1985) . . . 50. Pitfall! (Atari 2600, 1982) The only Atari 2600 game to be mentioned.
  23. Thanks! I got the cartridge open. I don't see anything to hold the PCB in place though.
  24. How can I open an M-Network Cartridge? The PCB came loose. Thanks! Paul
  25. G4 TV's show "Pulse" just did a segment on PhillyClassic 4. http://www.g4tv.com/html/showinfo.asp?episode_key=702 Anybody here make it on TV?
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