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  1. Hi all, I have a problem with my atari 4160ste, it suddenly started to stop booting. It was working fine, except the floppy drive which was dead, so I bought a replacement one and then everything was perfect for a day and suddenly I got this bomb screen on start up. I have no idea what is causing this, I checked all the chips and stuff inside to look for a dodgy connexion or anything suspicious but it all looks OK and since it was working 5 min before I wonder what could have gone wrong all of a sudden. It sometimes starts if I force reset several time, most of the time it turn it on and get no sound at all, like its not even trying, but if I reset it a couple times sometimes with a floppy inside, it will eventually load the game or come back to the TOS environment. I have no knowledge whatsoever in electronics and computer components, I can just see that all the connexion seem fine on my boards. Could be a dodgy ram upgrade from previous user ? but it was working everytime before and all looks in good working order. Any idea what could be causing this ? Advice most welcome. cheers!
  2. So I got a bunch of 1.2 mb high density disks. I keep stumbling across them at thrift stores. I want to format them to 500 kb so I can use them on my Atari. I know this is not recommended because they can be unreliable. That does not concern me because I have an SIO2PC. The thing is with my setup it's actually easier for me to load from my 1050. So I want to get some stuff on these disks if it does fail over time ill just put it back on again. Problem is I can't seem to figure out how to format them down to the lower density. I've tried a few different DOS'es and they all seem to give me some type of error. I even tried formating to the lower density on an old PC with no luck. I think it's got to be possible because I found a lot of places recommending against it, but no where that tells how to do it. If anyone knows how to do this some instructions and pointers would be greatly appreciated.
  3. There are some sweet posters on ebay right now very rare .everyone should check them out.there from the zork user group, there is also a starcross one.
  4. So I bought an atari 2600 online and got it in the mail today. Hopefully the system itself works. But right now I am having trouble connecting it. My tv has 3 vhf screws(not really screws idk what to call them), one says ANT input, another converter output, and the last AUX Input. It also has 2 UHF screws below that. I have a TV/game/computer switch but it does not have prongs like most, it is only a copper wire sticking out of it. I also have the power cable. So what do I do exactly? =p
  5. I don't know how much this topic has been debated, but was the outdated hardware also part of the reason of failure? I mean, the Atari 7800 had only 48KB of memory while a lot of other machines of the day had over 100. The processor, 6502, was pretty outdated at the time--it ran at 1.19GHz or 1.79GHz when clocked, while even the cheapest of ran a safe 3MHz. From a technical standpoint, the Atari 7800 was badly outdated. Those specs on an Atari 2600 or 5200 would have been fine, but by time it came to 1986 the market doodling with the over 10MHz range. Now, you may say that my theory leaves out two things: price & the crash. Well, yes, those are two good points, but the ZX81 -- the cheapest computer of the 80s (priced at $100) had 64KB of space and ran at 3.25MHz. At the price of $140, the Atari 7800, and considering the success of the 2600 and 5200, it made me think: why didn't Atari just come up with it's OWN processor? Atari was a huge company, why not create their own? Although the Atari 7800 didn't fail with sales, heck it had 1.77 million of them, but I see a reason why developers weren't enthusiastic about developing games: for it's day, it was outdated. Their games had to be pretty limited to fit the RQ of the Atari 7800. Alright, thanks for reading, this was just sorta a question I had for the community: Was the outdated hardware another reason for failure in the Atari 7800? (Yes or No) Please note I am in no way trying to bash the 7800, it was a good system.
  6. hello i have recently imported ntsc heavy sixer into belgium i presume i need a voltage converter 220 to 110 but does the converter needs to be 50/60hz (80€) or is a small 45w 50hz converter ok (20€) thx michel
  7. For those fans of ATARI 2600 V-carts - I have two of them, with labels NOT very good... Yet, an interesting collector curiosity...as featured by our fellow friend User "nofrills100". Carts are working, and they seem to be PAL - as my NTSC system just keeps rolling the picture. I can't really say which are the original game names. I'd ask for both: $36 shipped to USA. or $44 shipped to the rest of the world. Payment through paypal. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks!
  8. Hello all. I've been collecting video games for some time, but never thought about joining any forums until a couple weeks ago. I have a few modest collections for different systems, but I only have pictures of my Colecovision and Atari collection at the moment. I don't know anyone who is into this kind of thing, so I'm interested to hear what people think. If anyone has any comments on rarity or values I'd be interested in that as well. Thanks for viewing. http://www.atariage....ari-collection/
  9. I had just done a McWill update and everything was working great. It ran fine for a few hours and a few on/off cycles, then I couldn't turn the Lynx on. I assumed the MOSFET has failed, ordered a couple, put it in and then POP, TP18 blew up real good! Perhaps I didn't purchase the right MOSFET, or just a coincidence? This is the MOSFET I ordered from Digikey: NDT2955CT-ND NDT2955 MOSFET P-CH 60V 2.5A SOT-223-4 Assuming nothing else blew and I have the right part, I've heard there was a zener diode I should be replacing as well, but I don't know which one or it's value. I, of course, need to replace TP18 -- what part is that? Thanks in advance to you all.
  10. I have a 2600 jr motherboard that i broke while trying to update a AV mod i did to it. it still outputs a video signal, although in black and white, and it seems to not want to sync with the TV. also there is no sound, due to a broken Capactor. I live in canada, so US shipping is probably going to be a little more (like 12 bucks us for international) I want $10 for the board. You can make an offer if you want to, although i'm trying to make up for having to buy another one. Also if there is any good AV mods for the JR that are not to complex let me know.
  11. Dear all, Please enjoy my lovely podcast interview with the legendary James "Purple" Hampton - he is probably best known for being the producer of arguably the Jag's best game - Alien Versus Predator: http://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/podcast-march-2-2018/ The interview also includes lovely info and stories on his work at LucasArts, the legendary people he worked with, his views on the Jaguar, a lovely tribute to Lance Lewis and much much more... There is also a streamlined written version of the interview here: http://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/james-hampton/ Audio version can also be found on the following links: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arcade-attack-podcast/id1174983594 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/arcade-attack-retro-gaming-podcast http://arcadeattackpodcast.podbean.com/?source=pb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNUtmwXTq_4
  12. So here is the game, guess the games first to guess two out of three wins. The three carts are a Dactar pirate cart of a game from an popular atari publisher. The second is a m-network game and the third is an Activision game. So here is the picture of the Mystery games.
  13. Publisher Collection Completion Show and Tell + Tips. Like many new collectors who come to the Atari 2600 getting a new fully complete collection in 2018 is a nearly impossible task. However getting a subset collection is a doable feat. Do any of you have a complete collection of any given publisher, Activision, Atari, Coleco, Sega, Imagic, Konami, Mattel, CBS, Fox, M-Network, ect? Does anyone have any advice or any publishers that may be an easy goal? Also if you want to show off a complete collection feel free to show it below. If you have a collection goal other than a complete Publisher collection what subset are you perusing? Feel free to give any advice or tips / tricks you found along the way.
  14. Does anyone know why the controller ports are on the back of the machine. It seems to be an interesting design decision that was not emulated really by any other companies unless you count the PC. Did it serve a purpose other than to make room for the woodgrain. Even the Atari 2600 Jr still had the back controller ports but no woodgrain. What gives?
  15. I have the following Atari 2600 games for sale, all tested and working. All are presumed PAL or worked on my PAL Atari 2600 Junior anyway - Air-Sea Battle (Atari, CX2602) - Battlezone (Atari, 2681) - Bowling (Atari) - Outlaw (Atari, CX2605) - Popeye (Parker) - Robot Tank (Activision) - Space Invaders (Atari, CX2632P) - Yars' Revenge (Atari, CX2655) All are 3 euro's each + postage or 20 euro's for all + postage (also being offered elsewhere)
  16. Hello, I'm new to this board and so excited to see this homebrew/hack world. So, sorry for my noobiness. I am a pro wrestler and entertainer who works through the midwest and Japan. This last spring I was featured on the ABC reboot at Uncle Clutch on the Gong Show. I also have had a film crew that had followed me the past 2 years for a short documentary. The film will debut next spring and will run across he country. It's called "Kinderchomper". I'm known as "The baby eating menace of Japan" and will return there for a tour next week. Anyways, I am curious about the possibility of a "Kinderchomper" 2600 game like like an old film tie in game. Possibly a hack of Pac Man but eating babies or Title Match Pro Wrestling. We can still fit the game into the end credits of the film and if a physical cartridge could be linked to on the film at plugged at the festivals. I'm also hosting horror films like the classic horror hosts of old on Roku in winter and can plug the game and the Atari community in general. Youtube "Uncle Clutch" and "Barking Spider Clutch" to see more if you're interested. I can send a private link to the documentary as well. It's just a short film about wrestling and also an Arnold Schwarzeneggar art exhibition of mine. I'd really love to see this game a reality, but as I said. I'm not a programmer and am quite oblivious to what it takes to hack or make a physical game. I'm also not interested in making any personal profit from the game. Thanks for reading and I'm happy to be a part of the Atari Age community. Thanks again. Uncle Clutch @kurokumoclutch
  17. I was just wondering if anyone had spare Atari 5200 2 port machine they could sell me cheap. I was given a machine a month and some ago and after i got some games and a power cable for it ,it turned out to be dead. Like really dead ,someone plugged in an incorrect power supply and and blew a bunch of caps and resistors and who knows what else on the board. So if some one had one and could spare it or sell it or what ever id be very grateful ! I live in Ontario Canada just to let people know. Im not sure how much just a 2 port console by its self goes for but im hoping its like 60$ CAD or under. I dunno let me know and we can work something out im sure lol. Thanks for looking!
  18. Tod Frye is an extremely big deal in our circles and he kindly gave our Adrian an hour of his precious time for the latest Arcade Attack podcast! He's known for his work on the Atari 2600 Pac Man, Swordquest and also on the 3DO. But, could he finally complete the Swordquest games and Airworld? You'll have to listen to find out... Links: Stream: http://arcadeattackpodcast.podbean.com/?source=pb iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/arcade-attack-podcast/id1174983594 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/arcade-attack-retro-gaming-podcast YouTube: I hope you enjoy this lovely chat with a true Atari legend!
  19. I recently published this write-up about Shark Jaws, Atari's attempt to cash-in on success of JAWS. Enjoy! http://www.arcade72.com/atari-shark-jaws-horror-games-1975/
  20. Hey everyone, My latest book, The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987, is now available for pre-order. It's a hardcover, full-color book from Schiffer Publishing: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764346180/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&tag=atariage&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0764346180&linkCode=as2 There have been many top 100 books before, but rarely one like this. Here are the best of the early video games, shown in over 400 color photos and described in incredible detail in the entertaining and informative text. Each game's chapter features production history, critical commentary, quotes from industry professionals, gameplay details, comparisons to other games, author anecdotes, and more. The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987 celebrates the very best of the interactive entertainment industry's games from this highly crucial, fondly remembered decade. This pivotal period was marked by the introduction of the indispensable Atari 2600, Odyssey2, and Intellivision, the unleashing of the underrated Vectrex, the mind-blowing debut of the next-gen ColecoVision and Atari 5200, plus the rebirth of the industry through Nintendo's legendary juggernaut, the NES. Whether you're young or old, new to the hobby or a hardcore collector, this book will introduce you to or remind you of some of the greatest, most historically important games ever made. As always, thanks for reading!
  21. Hey everybody. Does anybody happen to know how much a Glacier Patrol cart on the 2600 is worth? Loose of course. I can't find any information about it online except that it is a rarity 8 cart. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  23. Hey all! I'm new here and this is my first post - please be gentle! I bought an Atari 2600 Jr. from a bootsale for £15 (~$25) including some games, with the promise that it worked. I got it home, plugged it in, and it did... sort of. The image was what I expected from an old Atari, but it had blurred lines rolling up and down the screen intermittantly. However, once I tried to turn it on and play a couple of days later, nothing... No image at all. I know the concole itself is working (as the red LED light is shining), but no image is being sent to the TV itself. I have bought a new lead to connect to my TV, but still the same result. It is also worth noting that my console has no switch to change between channels 2-3 (I opened it up, but there looks like there was never space for the switch anyway), and so I have tried manually tuning the console to the TV, with the above results. So far, I have tried the following: 1) New coax lead 2) Opening and removing dust 3) Different TVs 4) Different games 5) Manual tuning Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! (I am fairly new to Atari fixing, so baby-language would be appreciated!) Frenzii
  24. Many of you already know about this, but just in case, I wanted to start the topic for my upcoming book, Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time, which will be released in February, but is available for pre-order now. This is the next entry in the Focal Press Vintage Games series, which started with the critically acclaimed 2009 release, Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time. In contrast to Vintage Games, which covered 35 of the most influential computer, console, and handheld games of all time (up to the book's publication date), Vintage Game Consoles covers 20 of the greatest game playing computer, console, and handheld platforms of all time (up to 2001, which means no platforms still actively sold (i.e., their history is still being written)). It's full color throughout, with 400 images, an extensive preface, and major section introductions to complement each platform chapter, which provides a thorough history of the industry through the lens of the very platforms that helped define it. Any questions? Ask away! (also be sure to check out my other recently released book, CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer, and the next book to see release after Vintage Game Consoles, My Xbox One; March will also see the first unveiling of our major feature film documentary on the history of videogames (based loosely on the Vintage Games series books), Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution) Contents: Preface Generation One (1971 – 1984) Arcade (1971) Apple II (1977) Atari 2600 VCS (1977) Atari 8-bit (1979) Mattel Intellivision (1979) PC DOS Computers (1981) Commodore 64 (1982) Coleco ColecoVision (1982) Generation Two (1985 – 1994) Nintendo Entertainment System (1985) Commodore Amiga (1985) Sega Genesis (1989) Nintendo GameBoy (1989) Nintendo Super NES (1991) Generation Three (1995 – 2001) PC Windows Computers (1995) Sony PlayStation (1995) Nintendo 64 (1996) Sega Dreamcast (1999) Sony PlayStation 2 (2000) Microsoft Xbox (2001) Nintendo GameCube (2001) By the way, the cover art is by none other than Nathan Strum, long-time AtariAge member and renowned homebrew cover artist. For those not familiar with the style, it's meant to evoke my first (and favorite) childhood magazine, Electronic Games. I think he nailed it:
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