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  1. I have the following items for sale. Please see pictures for condition. I will be adding more items in the near future, so check back! Shipping: Currently I can only ship to USA. You are responsibly for Shipping fees, and Insurance if you choose to have the package insured. If you don't get insurance, I take no responsibility. Some items are marked as untested, I have not tested these items. Either because I don’t have the equipment, time or expertise. I believe my prices are within a reasonable range. I’m always open to offer, especially if you have proof of lower prices. Payment - PayPal Please PM to purchase. thanks for looking. Click on pictures to see bigger images. APF MP1000 System non-OEM 7.5VAC PS, TV connector and Blackjack. - $200.00 $150.00 Controllers should be cleaned. 7 key on right controller isn't working. Maybe just needs cleaning or replace the dome switch. Baseball - $30.00 $20.00 Brickdown/Shooting Gallery - $30.00 $20.00 Hangman/Tic Tac Toe/ Doodle - $20.00 $12.00 Pinball/Dungeon Hunt/Blockout - $25.00 $17.00 Atari 2600 SwordQuest EarthWorld - sealed $25.00 $18.00 Atari 5200 Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom box, inst(wrinkled), cart - $15.00 $10.00 Popeye box, cart, missing inst - $10.00 $7.00 QIX box, inst, cart missing ovrls - $9.00 $6.00 Radio Shack Color Computer Appliance and Light Control $15.00 $10.00 Backgammon $6.00 $4.00 Checkers torn label $6.00 $4.00 Color Baseball $6.00 $4.00 Color Cubes $8.00 $5.00 Football - torn label 5.00 $3.00 Gomoku/Renju - torn label 6.00 $4.00 Microchess 2.0 no label 18.00 $13.00 Micro Painter - no label 10.00 $7.00 Pinball 11.00 $8.00 Pinball - no label 7.00 $4.00 Quasar Commander - missing label 9.00 $6.00 Spectaculator 4.00 $3.00 Spidercide 20.00 $15.00 TypeMate $8.00 $6.00 Wildcatting $12.00 $9.00 Amiga - UNTESTED GVP DSS 8 Digital Sound Studio - $40.00 (ebay sold prices are $52) $30.00 $15.00 Apple – UNTESTED Apple IIE 80Col/64K memory expansion 1986 – $15.00 $10.00 $7.00 Disk II Interface Card 650-x104 1978 – $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 Microsoft Softcard 1981 - $60.00 $40.00 $30.00 Software Dimensions Inc Firmware ID Card SerNO SD-12595 - $15.00 $10.00 $5.00 MacRecorder Farallon Computing - $10.00 $7.00 Atari Lynx Lexus complete - $40.00 $25.00 sale pending Atari ST Navarone battery backed clock Untested - $60.00 $50.00 $30.00 Video Digitizer untested - $50.00 $30.00 Game.com Game.com Internet - $50.00 $30.00 Scrabble Complete - $5.00 $4.00 Tiger Web Link NIP - $80.00 $60.00 Vectrex Continuum CIB - $80.00 $60.00 Hexed CIB - $90.00 $70.00 SeanKelly Multicart 1999 – $30.00 $20.00 Spike’s Water Balloons Analog CIB $25.00 $20.00 Tour De France CGE - $25.00 $20.00 V-Frogger CIB - $50.00 $40.00 Vaboom! Vectrace CIB - $30.00 $23.00 Vector 21 CIB - $75.00 $65.00 $50.00 War of the Robots CIB - $70.00 $60.00 $50.00 Zantis CIB - $80.00 $70.00 $55.00 SNES Buster Busts Loose: Tiny Toon Adventures cart only - $6.00 $4.00 PIKO Super 4 in 1 multi-cart CIB - $30.00 $22.00 Pork Pig’s Haunted Holiday cart only - $7.00 $5.00 Radical Rex Box and Cart NO Instructions - $27.00 $20.00 Astrocade WAR from the 1st run of 20 - $85.00 $73.00 Intellivision ABPA Backgammon gatefold box, cart, overlays (1 ABPA) – $9.00 $7.00 Atlantis box, cart, inst, overlays – $4.00 $3.00 Beauty & the Beast CIB – $10.00 $8.00 Boxing gatefold box, cart, inst, overlays – $5.00 $4.00 Bowling 4 x overlays CIB – $15.00 $10.00 Checkers gatefold box, cart, inst, overlays – $4.00 $3.00 Chip shot box, cart, inst – $13.00 $9.00 Chip shot “NEW” label box, cart inst – $15.00 $10.00 Donkey Kong Jr box, cart, inst – $18.00 $13.00 Donkey Kong box, cart, inst – $6.00 $4.00 Lock ‘N’ Chase box, cart, inst, overlays - $4.00 $3.00 Mission X box, cart, inst, overlays, warranty card – $7.00 $5.00 Royal Dealer box discoloration box, cart, inst, overlays – $3.00 $2.00 Skiing gatefold box, cart, inst, inst update, overlays – $3.00 $2.00 Space Battle gatefold box, cart, inst, overlays – $4.00 $3.00 Super Pro Tennis box, cart, inst, overlays, unused labels – $200.00 $165.00 Tennis CIB box rough - $18.00 $14.00 The Dreadnaught Factor box, cart, inst, overlays – $18.00 $14.00 Triple Action gatefold box, cart, inst, overlays – $5.00 $4.00 U.S.C.F. Chess gatefold box, cart, inst, recommendation sheet, overlays – $13.00 $9.00 World Championship Baseball CIB - $18.00 $13.00 $9.00
  2. Hi all, I just listed my original, vintage, New Old Stock (never set-up or used) ATARI Phoenix Mobile store display on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-PHOENIX-Store-Display-Mobile-NEW-Sealed-Original-RARE-Vintage-NOS/193902899445?hash=item2d258370f5:g:x3IAAOSwXQJgL62- Shipping to most countries available (North America, UK, New Zealand, etc) but please check auction listing or just ask me here if you reside anywhere else but are interested. I was hoping to have a dedicated Atari games room set up but unfortunately it did not eventuate due to space constraints. As such, I'm just now starting to let go of not just my Atari games and systems (large Lynx collection going up shortly with lots or rarities), but many Atari collectibles and memorabilia that I am starting to list as well. Good luck to anyone who is going to bid - I truly hope Phoenix gets to rise up in a good new home
  3. Hi - Let me know if you see any carts that you need. All carts are tested and work. I can provide additional pictures. For some I have the manual to go along with the cart. Prices vary depending on title and condition, etc. PM me with any interest and I will post more pics. Some carts as low as $8 + you pay shipping. Everything is negotiable... Let me know what you have to trade... carts or other 8bit items. Stacked carts are duplicates. Yellow cart on the right is GORF (yellow cart with faded label). Silver label just above GORF is Miner 2049er (silver label is faded) When you PM let me know the title and the label color (silver, brown, blue/XE or other). Thanks for looking! (Note: Updated photo 16-Feb-2021) Also 3 with boxes for sale.
  4. LIVE every Tuesday & Friday Your BEST source for the NEWEST Atari 2600 & 7800 games, LIVE on Twitch! SUBSCRIBE & WATCH: Twitch Livestream | YouTube Archive WATCH THE NEWEST STREAM (Click on Date to Watch): 20210226 Let's Play: Arkanoid (WIP | 7800), Dragon's Havoc (WIP | 7800), Froggie (Retail | 7800) UPCOMING LIVESTREAMS on TWITCH (Click Time Listing for Your Local Time) 20210302 Let's Play: Mr. Yo-Yo (WIP Update), Dragon Hunt (WIP), 79 Pompeii, Allia Quest for The 2600 High Score Showdown S5 (LIVE @ 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2AM GMT) 20210305 Let's Play: TBD (LIVE @ 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2AM GMT) 20210309 Let's Play: TBD (LIVE @ 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2AM GMT) 20210312 Event: Special Unannounced Event #1 2021xxxx Let's Play: DragonFly Cart Special: E.X.O. (WIP Update | 7800), Pac-Man Collection: 40th Anniversary Edition (7800), Heartlight (WIP | 7800), TBD 2021xxxx Interview: Developer Spotlight: Bob Decrescenzo (Live Video Interview) 2021xxxx Event: Special Unannounced Event #2 2021xxxx Let's Play: Dan Kitchen's Gold Rush (Exclusive WIP Premiere) ARCHIVED STREAMS (YouTube): 20210223 Let's Play: Lady Bug Arcade (Exclusive WIP Update), Uncle Hairy's Nosehair (WIP), Chaser, Hellway (WIP) 20210219 Let's Play: K-Jo Chases The Cheeses (Exclusive WIP Premiere), Space Pacman (Exclusive WIP Update), Slide Boy in Maze Land (WIP), Ninjish Guy in Low Res World (Exclusive Final Binary) 20210216 Let's Play: Popeye 7800 (Exclusive WIP Update | 7800), Galaxian (WIP | 7800), Wizard's Dungeon (WIP | 7800) 20210212 Let's Play: QuadTari Special: QuadGames (Exclusive WIP Premiere), Modern Battle (Exclusive WIP Premiere), Raindrops (WIP), Space Debris (WIP), Witch's Tower (WIP), Galagon, Wizard of Wor Arcade, RobotWar: 2684 (Exclusive WIP Update), Zoo Keeper, Lady Bug Arcade (Exclusive WIP Premiere) 20210206 Event: 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards Presentation (Discussion) 20210126 Let's Play: 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards Nominee Playthrough Part 4: Atari 8-Bit/5200 & 7800 20210122 Let's Play: 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards Nominee Playthrough Part 3: Atari 2600 (Original) + Atari 2600 Packaging 20210119 Let's Play: 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards Nominee Playthrough Part 2: Atari 2600 (Ports) 20210115 Let's Play: 3rd Annual Atari Homebrew Awards NOMINEE REVEAL and Playthrough Part 1: 2600 WIP 20210112 Let's Play: UniWarS (WIP Update | 7800), Bomber Hero (WIP | 7800), Knight Guy On Board: 30 Squares Of Fate (WIP Update | 7800), Rikki & Vikki (Retail | 7800) 20210108 Let's Play: EggVenture (Exclusive WIP Update), Q*Bert (Exclusive WIP Premiere) Tap-A-Mole (WIP Update) 20201231 Let's Play: Concerto Cart Special: Chase (Exclusive WIP Premiere | 7800), UniWarS (Exclusive WIP Premiere | 7800), Gorf Arcade (WIP Update) 20201225 Let's Play: Holiday Homebrew Special: Mean Santa, VCS Dreidel, Santa Simon (7800), Byte Before Christmas, Santa Jump (Hack) 20201218 Interview: Developer Spotlight: John Champeau (Champ Games) (Live Video Interview) + Gorf Arcade (Exclusive WIP Premiere) 20201211 Let's Play: I Ran (Update Final Release), Knight Guy On Board: 30 Squares of Fate (7800 WIP), Cribbage Squares Solitaire, UFO Reder, Encaved, Pressure Cooker (PATCH EARNED! 46130/45000) 20201204 Let's Play: ZPH Favourites: Shooters Part 1 | Galagon, Draconian, Juno First, Space Game 20201127 Let's Play: Space Pacman (Exclusive WIP Premiere), Alice in Wonderland (WIP), GoSub 2, StarMaster (PATCHES EARNED! #1 3844/3800 & #2 5804/5700) 20201120 Let's Play: ZPH 2600 Game (Exclusive Premiere), Braqing Badd Balloon (WIP), Berzerk Soccer (Exclusive WIP Premiere), A Roach in Space II: Cosmic Bugaloo (WIP | 7800) MORE ARCHIVED STREAMS (2018-2020) 2020 List of Completed & WIP Games: Atari 2600, Atari 8-Bit/5200, Atari 7800 Future Episodes & Games: HOMEBREW, IMAGIC & ACTIVISION PATCH CHALLENGES
  5. Hello Everyone, Firstly, thanks to whoever approved my registration so quickly 🙂 I have followed these forums for some months as I am newish to the 2600 scene and found a wealth of knowledge on things in general already. I didn't want to start necro-bumping threads from 2004 etc so figured it best to start a new one? Recently, I have been looking to get a woody (that is never going to sound right is it!?) and cosmetically I love the look of the Sears Video Arcade which from other topics I think I am not alone on this. So, as I am in the UK, I have grabbed one from the US for $10 and took the hit on postage since theres a bunch of accessories with it and it looks a good deal for that alone. My question is, I have seen a few threads of old on here were people have done similar and discussed hooking it up in PAL land but none have any actual update to say that it worked? I am aware some people have had no problems doing this though. I am hoping you guys can kindly help me with the following? - Is it true that the power adaptor off my PAL Junior will work on the Sears model without a hitch or do I need a step down convertor? Just I was told many years ago that a UK adaptor on a US Megadrive (Genesis) would work and lets just say that NO it didn't, and said Megadrive has never powered on to date! Don't want to make same mistake with the Sears. - TV signal. I have both CRTs and an LCD that my Junior runs on that (might?) support NTSC signal. What is the success rate with this as I don't really want to go down the MOD route if I can help it but not totally opposed to it. I have had some odd issues (no sound on x1 CRT but sound on LCD) with my Junior vs various TVs with no explanation, not sure why? - Cart compatibility, I always thought 2600 was region free but I have heard issues with colour signals are common between regions. I only have one US cart (Telegames Asteroids) and have had no display issues. But again I have had an odd issue with my Demons to Diamonds cart where it displays horrible colours on my CRT but normal on my LCD! Yes, the more modern TV displays correctly, the CRT doesn't! Not sure if this is my Junior just being picky with TVs or my TVs are picky with the Junior. I don't have this issue with my orher consoles. Anyway, sorry for long post. Help is much appreciated 😀
  6. On the NTSC Atari 600XL the only video output is RF and the picture quality is really not very good, at all, not in the least, bad. So I thought maybe, if I want to use this 600XL for anything more than a prop, I might want to replace the video with something better. After looking around I chose the UAV by https://thebrewingacademy.com/ due to it’s simplistically and it’s cheap at only $30. Plus it has one of the best pictures I have ever seen for a composite output. Installation: (My work area) NOTE: This information covers the installation of the UAV composite and the way I installed it for NTSC 600XL ONLY. There are other ways to install the device but this is the way I choose. I am not responsible for any problems you may have following these instructions. I tried my best to make as clear as possible. So there. The UAV comes several ways. I chose the pre-built drop in as it’s the simplest. The package comes with all you need to drop in install (except what’s needed for sound). FYI: here is the link to the manual: http://www.thebrewingacademy.net/UAV_manuals.zip The manual covers ALL the various machines that the UAV can be installed in giving not too much space for any one type. Read over the manual but don’t expect a step by step install. Now my installation. Of course the first thing I did was open up the computer (seen in picture above). The blue wiring is the 64k upgrade I previously did. The UAV is a little board that plugs into the slot of one of the chips you remove. Then you add some wires and 3 solder points (if install like I did). Here is the board. I put tape over the top and bottom because there isn’t much clearance in the 600Xl and didn’t want to chance a short. Top view. Bottom view. Notice an extension on the bottom pins. This is so that the chip will clear a line of resistors just in front of the chip. I found the extension to be a bit unstable so later I took it off and the board set just fine. Remove the chip U19 as this is where the board will be plugged in. The UART socket is in the black box. Notice I have put electrical tape around the resistors in front of the plug. I found that playing around with placement of the board these resistors tended to want to push against each other and short. The tape kept that from happening. Next to the UART socket I have a green wire soldered to a resistor. This wire will be attached to the UAV board later and supplies the color signal. This is the board plugged into the socket. You will be attaching wires to that green header in a bit. Notice the jumpers I had tape on in a previous picture. Refer to the manual on the placement of those jumpers for the 600XL. The board does not come with the jumpers set for the 600XL so you will have the change them. Little trivia, to the left you will see places for several missing components. This is the missing composite circuitry NOT found in the NTSC version of the 600XL. For my installation I removed the RF module and the channel selector switch. Location is next to where the channel switch was. This is where I take the sound off of. I soldered in two pins to plug the sound cables into for easy removal. Pin on left is ground. OK, I know I’m going to get a lot of gruff for this but I didn’t solder in a 5 pin plug for this install. Reasons, I plan to only use the composite so most of the other pins would not have been used since I had no way of utilizing the S-Video capabilities of splitting the Luma and Chroma. Also I already had a dual RCA plug. Anyway, here is where you plug the wires into the board and the sound. I cut holes for the RCA plugs and mounted the board on the back of the 600XL where the RF plug was. AND IT WORKS. The finished product. That’s it. That’s all there is to installing the UAV the way I did it. Hope this helps. Good luck.
  7. As reported by Polygon, Tastemakers is releasing a new Arcade1Up series of 4 foot tall home arcade machines for just $399 each. Set to come out this fall, the only catch is that these 3/4 scale arcade machines have to be self assembled, although Tastemakers is promising that the process is a simple one. The Centipede headline cabinet also comes with Breakout, Millipede, and Missile Command, and features a trackball, which is good for everything but Breakout, which really needs a spinner. The Asteroids Deluxe headline cabinet also comes with Asteroids, Major Havoc, and Tempest, and features the classic Asteroids-style button configuration, as well as a spinner, which is needed for both Tempest and Major Havoc. The Capcom machine appears to just have Street Fighter 2. All of these cabinets feature a 17" LCD screen. While that rules out a true vector display for the Asteroids Deluxe machine, I have to say that that one is the most appealing to me because of the more authentic controls. Of course, the Centipede machine does have a certain appeal, even if I can't see myself enjoying Breakout with a trackball. Hopefully the Tastemakers custom emulator is up to snuff and the build quality is reasonable considering the amazingly low price.
  8. Complete collection listed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WdZz7mJ4F1Xn1H7zAAObp5b8AxDTzlNVmze1UyTRIJY/edit?usp=sharing All Atari 8-Bit plus one Atari ST Located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Local pickup is an option. Pictures are linked in the spreadsheet. Here again for easy browsing: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0giWEFHh5xegaBr-d5IuIDLHQ
  9. Creating the Retro Gaming Experience To me, sitting infront of a flat screen TV using some emulator and a wireless controller didn't really provide me with the best Retro Gaming experience. When I first tried playing the old games I used to love on emulation, it just felt empty and stale. I wasn't sure why at first, then it hit me. When I was playing the games, I was looking for that nostalgic experience. I wanted to relive the memories of my youth. Unfortunately emulation wasn't sparking that nostalgic memory. I needed a true Retro Gaming experience. I learned then, there was a difference between just playing a retro game at home and actually "experiencing" home retro gaming. I kinda compare it to the experience of playing one of the new Arcade One-Up machines in your house compared to actually going to a real (retro) arcade. Both experiences are extremely different even though you're playing the same game. So it's the atmosphere that plays a big part in contributing to the experience. (I needed to bring the atomsphere back) So a few years ago I decided to create my own Home Retro Gaming experience by creating a retro gaming nook. I had a small space in the corner of my garage to use as a template. This would take a lot of patience and hunting. Though I had plenty of Atari stuff in my collection, I still needed to hunt out the decor I needed for this retro nook. To sit down somewhere and feel like I went back in time. The act of playing on a old CRT TV, being restricted by cords. The earthy tones of the wood paneling. The simplistic decor of the late 70s/early 80s of my youth. To design something that took me back in time would offer the true experience. My first pick-up was this 1977 Sony Trinitron with matching TV Cart: So during the next year-and-a-half I combed eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and local thrift stores. I not only needed the right decor, but I needed it cheap (I didn't really have much of a budget). Once I accumulated enough stuff to make my design reality, it was time to begin. I decided to dedicate a small corner of my garage for a retro corner. I started with the wood paneling. Luckily, many of the home improvement stores still carries wood paneling for very cheap. After getting the wood paneling up, it was only a matter of laying the carpet down and putting the pieces in the place. When all was said and done I only spent around $300 to complete this project. A lot of the cost savings came with patience. waiting to find the right stuff for the right price without overspending (For example, the TV and cart I was able to pick up for $30). Here was the end result. The final Retro Nook came out better than I imagined. Sitting in this corner playing my Atari, I almost thought I was back in 1983. Even the copper colored wing-back chair was the same chair we had a 1983 (my family never had the heart to get rid of it). People have to remember...... Back in the early 80s, most home decor were still from the 70s (unless they recently remodeled). Add a little stale tobacco smoke to the nook to complete the Retro Gaming experience😂. For the rest of the year I often enjoyed disappearing in my little gaming area to relive some of my nostalgic memories. At times my kids even joined me. It was great to show my children how "dad" played games when he was a little boy. During the next summer I decided to do a redesign of my retro corner. I wanted to make it a themed corner, as well as incorporate one of the old cabinet TVs that I have. I have always been a fan of playing original hardware on original hardware. So I have multiple CRT TVs that my children and myself use. I do have a few cabinet TVs and I had one in particular I wanted to use for my new "themed" retro corner. Here is a old cabinet TV I have in my bedroom. It's the TV I used most of the time before I designed my retro corner. Anyways, since I wanted to redesign my retro corner I decided to do it themed design. I decided to go with a Q*Bert theme which was one of my favorite Retro Gaming characters. It took a while to gather all the stuff I needed for the redesign. I already had an old 1970 zenith cabinet TV I wanted to use, but to find the right Q*Bert themed decor was a little challenging (more specifically the wall art). Then I found the perfect piece. A Q*Bert latch hook rug became available and I just had to have it. I was also able to acquire a orange wingback chair for $20. Here is the final design...... This Q*Bert themed design I was extremely happy with. I decided to get rid of the table to bring back the good ole days of having to sit on the floor to play. Coincidentally enough, I finished this design right around Halloween. I actually had a old early 80s Q*Bert costume (one of those old vinyl Collegeville costumes). My son decided to humor me and put the costume on so I could do a Halloween photo. I tried to use an aging filter to make the photo look a little less "high def". I'm not professional photographer so I did what I could with my cell phone, lol Here was the end result. MY 2020 DESIGN..... In 2020 I decided to shrink up the design a little. To make something simpler, and to design a area that would mimic a image you would see on a Atari Ad. I used a different TV for this one (1984 Zenith). One of the best parts about having this retro corner is being able to spend time with my kids introducing them too the early gaming experience. Due to Covid-19 and spending a lot of time at home, we were able to spend a lot of time playing games together. All in all, creating a authentic Retro Gaming experience is relatively inexpensive and you only need a very small space. Playing these games takes me back to a simpler time. For some reason I find it more enjoyable playing on my retro setups then I do behind a computer screen or on some other type of emulation. The feel of the carpet, the act of inserting the cartridge, the smell of the TV tubes, the sight of the wood paneling, and being restricted to the limitations of technology all help contribute to the overall Retro Gaming experience. This is what I remember, and I find myself actually enjoying playing these old games more as I disappear in my time machine. COVID-19 The summer of 2020 I came across a old 1979 Sony Trinitron. I decided to do a very quick redesign to include that TV, as well as using my Space Invaders wall art I've been holding onto for a while. After I was done my children's school went to "virtual learning" due to the Coronavirus. My kids decided to turn my Retro Nook into a Virtual Learning Battle Station, (where old technology mixes with new technology..😂). I'll end with one last photo. My most recent setup that I may use if I decide to redesign my Retro Corner in the future. It's my 1976 Zeinth gaming station. It's been a blast having this little retro gaming corner. In the past 3 years I have been able to spend a lot of time in my retro corner playing my old Atari with my kids (and creating awesome memories). Hopefully someday I will be able to dedicate a entire room to the simplicity days before the internet. The days before the constant bombardment of social digital stress. Thank you for reading my blog
  10. Hi I have a problem with every game I on the Atari 2600 juniour, here are the pictures I can record a video too if needed. In most of the games those vertical lines are gust a graphical glitch, bun in early games like Adventure and Combat those lines are solid walls and your character can not pass threw them . I cleaned and checked all slot connections .
  11. Hey Guys! It has been quite a while for me to be out and about, but I am starting to get my Retro juice flowing again. Recently I acquired the Percom RFD44-S2 that was listed on Ebay. It is a strange beast, but since I had one of these boards back in the day, I have been waiting to get my hands on one. I knew full well it was going to arrive in non-working condition. I was correct, save for the after market fan that someone mounted to the back of the case due to the heat issues these had, and hell with 2 full height drives (Which brand I have never heard of) it probably was able to fry an egg. But that isn’t what I am concerned about at the moment. As with all Percoms, I replaced all 3 Voltage regulators (even though the top two were fine.) The RFD is the model that has those sockets for the regulators what was always an issue. (Had an issue with mine back in the 80s as well). I cleaned the contacts on the Sockets reinstalled the board and I got some life out of the old drives. They just spin and keep spinning for maybe 3-4 minutes and stop. I knew from the AT-88 that I fixed up that this was not proper behavior but I gave it a shot and plugged it into my 130 XE. Nothing. Not really a surprise here. So, i checked the caps, they were all showing “something” on my multimeter. I don’t have an ESR meter so I couldn’t properly test them. So I had some 33uF 16V caps from the AT-88 project so I swapped out all the 33uF caps. Four in all. Plugged it back in and the same result. Check the caps, the top two over by the regulators show ok, the third one down shows OL. However, if I pull it from Circuit it shows fine. The one on the opposite side of the SIO ports shows high capacitance in circuit but fine when pulled out (not too much of a Surprise). So I am stumped. I checked my Diodes, most of the time they show fine, sometimes when I check them they give me a strange reading but for the most part I think they are ok. I didn’t pull the two big Caps (I think they are filters) but in circuit after discharge they seem to show proper capacitance. I did check the transformer it seems to be pushing the right voltage (from what I can tell) and the correct voltage appears to be running thru the caps. (5 and 12 volts). So Now I turn to you, does anyone have any clue as to where my fault is. I am not electronically trained but I can fumble my way around. I have included a bunch of pictures and a video showing the diodes. Thanks in advanced! Craig Percom_RFD_Photos.zip
  12. From the album: Digital Illustrations

    Surprisingly easy to draw.

    © 2021 DoctorSpuds

  13. From the album: Digital Illustrations

    No woodgrain for you!

    © 2021 DoctorSpuds

  14. Hello guys and girls After the bad news that the Fujiama 2020 can and will not take place this year, we just now got some very good news. Mr. V. has announced today that he's striving to make next years meeting, the Fujiama 2021, last a whole week again. A date hasn't been set yet. Location will probably be the same as ever, the Schützenhaus in 08485 Lengenfeld. Hope to see you all there next year. Mathy
  15. I’m new to this site, so I know this is a long shot. Anyone have Waterworld CIB? And would like to sell it? Can’t find it anywhere. I know it’s rare. Latest posts I saw were around like 2010 and people talking about them going for around $500 (CIB) that was back then though. So I’d imagine it’s more now? But for $500 i’d buy it instantly, my problem, isn’t $$$. My problem is, not finding it. Like the 2800 (cause I have seen posts on this site with people saying things like “I wouldn’t pay $500-$600 for a 2800 but that’s what they go for etc.) I’m just over here like, dude $$$$$$ isn’t the issue. The issue is you can’t find these items. Or people willing to depart/sell them. At least with me that’s been MY personal problem. Finding them. So anyone out there have either waterworld CIB or the 2800 CIB? Please just give me a price lol I have no idea where else to look. Thank you all!
  16. I’ve had this absolute unit for about ten years now, believe it or not but I got everything pictured and more for 40$ from a dude with no arms and legs having a garage sale out of his mobile home in Clearwater, Florida. Damned good times!
  17. Though I've posted about my channel and videos before, I figured keeping a central place in one thread would make more since. While I have done more videos than I will likely ever post in here, I thought it would be good to start off with my 40th official video for my channel and to start off April right. I present my unboxing and game play review for the Neo Games home-brew release of the limited boxed edition of Spies in the Night for the Atari 2600! Enjoy and thank you for watching!
  18. Dear community, first of all, happy new year to everyone. I hope you already started well into the new year. Recently, I was looking for some "easy" Bluetooth / Atari CX40 Joystick adapters and found @tschak909's post. As it seems, currently there are no such solutions available. (I hope this is still applicable?) So, I've been thinking about it for the past few days and decided to sketch a very high-level concept what could be done. I would like to avoid any design faults (and even maybe someone would like to participate somehow), so it’s publicly available on GitHub: https://github.com/cwanized/CX2BTLE/wiki/Introduction (please keep in mind, this is a first draft about some ideas. Spelling etc. not checked yet😇) I am not experienced just yet with the ESP32 (in my former company I used to use Microchip PIC/NEC Microcontroller), but what I have seen so far, it should be pretty straight forward. (Astonishing what they have integrated in such a small chip). Furthermore, it would be nice if it is possible to support additional devices and different peripherals (e.g., Sega Controllers etc). Currently I am not sure if this is doable, but if I am going to design a PCB, I should keep these devices /peripherals in mind. Any thoughts? Great idea or just a waste of time? Best regards Chris
  19. So collecting everything Bubsy got me started on collecting the E3 and video game promotion enamel and metal pins. Then while see what Zool had out there (having found about all I could for Bubsy) I found the Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension pin! (Update hours later...) There is a Rayman pin. looks like bigger in scale than the ones above. That one is on the way. And so far no Kid Kleets /Soccer Kid pin. But will naturally keep looking. What else is out there I wonder? Cannon Fodder? Didn't see one for that yet. But one for the Worms franchise, luckily fairly available.... Who else am I missing as far as mascots and characters go? Looked for Dizzy which have been recently ported to the Jaguar. Spread to the action games? Kasumi Ninja, Ultra Vortek, Wolfenstein 3D... nothing yet. But no surprise to find Doom. Naturally the Doom logo was out there, but so was the character one... About all I can find for now. if you find other character pins related to those found on Jaguar games let me know and I'll add it and the finder's credit here!
  20. Hi, WTB Atari ANALOG Magazine Issue #7 Thanks!!
  21. Hi - Let me know if you see any carts that you need. I can provide additional pictures. For many I have the manual to go along with the cart. Prices vary depending on title and condition, etc. PM me with any interest and I will post more pics. Some carts as low as $7 + you pay shipping. Everything is negotiable... Let me know what you have to trade... carts or other 8bit items. Thanks for looking!
  22. There is a small hole in the rear of the case other than that it is perfect. The mem upgrade makes it a new machine. Comes with power supply. $100 obo. Thanks, 400_mem.mp4
  23. Is the ball in these typically that yellowish color when new? After seeing images in some recent topics I decided to dig mine out of storage, forgot what great condition mine was in and about the only thing I have that also still has the clear plastic on the aluminum strip (MUST RESIST REMOVING 😛) I really need to try this accessory more as it seems to be in excellent shape however, I noticed like many pictured the ball seems discolored yellowish, looking up images online it seems it WAS originally white? If it should be white might look into brightening or SHOULD I BOTHER? Is it more trouble than it is worth? I only lightly tested it upon receiving the 5200 / games etc in a lot years ago. I should do more testing and also maybe give it some maintenance if required. ANY GOOD TUTORIALS or videos on that? Also, I may have posted similar at one time but my memory is not getting any better 😛 Still, thanks in advance for any / all replies.....IF anyone or a mod notices I am repeating this post just merge it or point me in the direction of original post.
  24. Hi AtariAgers, MC to all.... I am new here and been collect over 1170+ files total 9.95 mb. Directories Listing: 08/20/2020 12:51 AM <DIR> Flashback Series 12/25/2020 05:03 AM <DIR> Hacks (hidden directory called Black background hacks) 12/25/2020 05:46 AM <DIR> Homebrews 12/25/2020 05:18 AM <DIR> Non-Original Games 11/26/2020 03:35 AM <DIR> Original Games 08/30/2020 07:58 PM <DIR> Original Games With Menus 06/10/2020 01:16 AM <DIR> Previews 12/07/2020 02:40 PM <DIR> Prototypes 06/10/2020 01:16 AM <DIR> SECAM Video Games 12/12/2020 05:59 PM <DIR> WIPs I been lurking around here since 2011, never join here until now... hehehehe...
  25. Hello there! (Insert Obi wan meme here): I bought an Atari 800 XL for my older brother. Through the Atari800win PLUS emulator I created a program that is basically Jingle Bells with a words of greetings, this done in BASIC. I saved my program as TXT thanks to this thread:https://atariage.com/forums/topic/196715-saving-basic-programs-from-emulators/?do=findComment&comment=2503145 But now, what I want is to be able to load the program through a WAV that I am going to host on YouTube to make it run on the Atari. I have the audio jack cassette convert. I tried to transform the TXT with MAGOTRANS but when loading the program from my mobile device as WAV, it throws an exclamation mark on the blue loading screen. I think that the convertion is wrong. I require your help, this is a gift for my brother and Christmas is near. So, ¿How I can load a txt program to my Atari from a WAV audio? Regards.
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