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Folks,

 

eBay is having a 20% off of EVERYTHING today 06 June (Until 7pm PDT) .  This means that you can get an UNO cart for $45.59+shipping or an Ultimate cart for $72.00 plus shipping!

 

UNO:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/282582675937

Ultimate:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/282990142788

 

Here is the information on how to receive the discount:  

 

How to redeem your Coupon:

  1. Shop for eligible items. (See below for exclusions).
  2. Pay for your item by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on June 6, 2018
  3. Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field: PICKDADSGIFT

Coupon must be used within a single transaction (and can include multiple eligible items), while supplies last. Max one-time use. Only eBay users registered with an address located in the United States, Canada, Latin America or the Caribbean are eligible for the Coupon. Valid only for purchases from ebay.​com, cafr.ebay.​ca and ebay.​ca. Any unused difference between the discount amount, as shown on the Coupon, and the purchase price of an item(s) in a single transaction (or cart) will be forfeited.

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If this multicart works with the XEGS, then even after 35 years of owning her and playing on her it just may be bye-bye to my 5200 and my 2600 adapter, as I can actually play 8-bit 5200-like games with controllers that actually work.

 

Only one other thing will persuade me to jump from the 5200 to the XEGS (and there are a few NWOB on eBay up for purchase right now, 5 left), and that is ONLY if Tempest is available for the XEGS/8-bit, maybe someone has an 8-bit conversion of the well-put together 5200 version of Tempest that Keithen Hayenga finished and put out through AtariAge that I have for my 5200, THAT would be either the deal-maker or the deal-breaker, depending on its availability, either in cartridge form or a ROM of it.

 

My dream collection of physical 8-bit carts, if I could only have 24, would be:

 

Missile Command

Pac-Man

Donkey Kong

Space Invaders (cart form not the cassette)

Galaxian

Tempest (this one would either make or break the deal)

Miner 2049er

Q*bert

Astro Chase

Gyruss

Mr. Do!

Defender

 

.....and a few others I'll find out about when the 8-bit multicart becomes available

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If this multicart works with the XEGS, then even after 35 years of owning her and playing on her it just may be bye-bye to my 5200 and my 2600 adapter, as I can actually play 8-bit 5200-like games with controllers that actually work.

 

Only one other thing will persuade me to jump from the 5200 to the XEGS (and there are a few NWOB on eBay up for purchase right now, 5 left), and that is ONLY if Tempest is available for the XEGS/8-bit, maybe someone has an 8-bit conversion of the well-put together 5200 version of Tempest that Keithen Hayenga finished and put out through AtariAge that I have for my 5200, THAT would be either the deal-maker or the deal-breaker, depending on its availability, either in cartridge form or a ROM of it.

 

My dream collection of physical 8-bit carts, if I could only have 24, would be:

 

Missile Command

Pac-Man

Donkey Kong

Space Invaders (cart form not the cassette)

Galaxian

Tempest (this one would either make or break the deal)

Miner 2049er

Q*bert

Astro Chase

Gyruss

Mr. Do!

Defender

 

.....and a few others I'll find out about when the 8-bit multicart becomes available

 

 

Dont make the move from one to the other, keep both. I own both the XEGS and the 5200 and would not get rid of either.

There is Tempest Extreme that you can buy on a cart from Video61& Atari sales. I believe it works with the Driving controller on the XEGS.

There are a bunch of homebrews coming out for the 5200 and you will never replicate the CX 53 TRACK BALL and the arcade experience it brings.

In the end two great platforms.

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Dont make the move from one to the other, keep both. I own both the XEGS and the 5200 and would not get rid of either.

There is Tempest Extreme that you can buy on a cart from Video61& Atari sales. I believe it works with the Driving controller on the XEGS.

There are a bunch of homebrews coming out for the 5200 and you will never replicate the CX 53 TRACK BALL and the arcade experience it brings.

In the end two great platforms.

 

Thanks!

 

Then that settles it, since I already put a TON of $$$ over 35 years into my 5200 cartridge collection and also the 2600 once I got the adapter (I have BOTH the AtartMax SD 5200 multicart AND the AtariAge/Fred Quimby Harmony Encore 2600 multicart) and TONS of ROMS for both, including BOTH Tempest for the 5200 AND 2600 on ROMS (please don't ask I don't want to get in to any trouble with The Powers That Be at Atari), but you have successfully talked me out of getting rid of all that, but, where can I get my 5200 Trak-Ball controllers worked on (I can ship the out to get done) as they don't hardly work, the carbon contacts on the buttons and also the bubble-contact fire buttons do not work, plus the Trak-Balls' bearings need lubing and cleaning. Does Best Electronics have GOLD contacts for Trak-Ball controllers like they do for joysticks (CX24 and CX52, my personal faves)???

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… but, where can I get my 5200 Trak-Ball controllers worked on (I can ship the out to get done) as they don't hardly work, the carbon contacts on the buttons and also the bubble-contact fire buttons do not work, plus the Trak-Balls' bearings need lubing and cleaning. Does Best Electronics have GOLD contacts for Trak-Ball controllers like they do for joysticks (CX24 and CX52, my personal faves)???

 

Contact Dan Kramer on Facebook. The CX-53 is his design from his days at Atari. He might not be able to fix them for you, but he can diagnose them for you and give you individual parts to look at and fix/replace in order to get yours working perfectly. 

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