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#1 Rowsdower70

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:32 AM

The Mrs. and I had a busy morning!  I was at the end of my budget after a couple of hours.   Got this haul all for $37.
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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:33 AM

Haven't tested them all yet, but my fingers are crossed!  And that is my first 7800 system!


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:35 PM

I've got 7800 games for you in the trading post.
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#4 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 12:38 PM

Sweet deal.

Congrats on taking in an abandoned 7800 into your home!

 

The garage sales around here should be starting soon.

Here, people stick announcements to electric posts a month in advance because it's all duplexes and triplexes and sidewalks and alleys.

No space, no time to walk n' stop. With the phone-in-hand walk nowadays, hardly looking up.

 

In the town where I grew up for a while, there are now by-laws whereas you need a permit to make a garage sale and only on certain days, a few times per year.

On the upside, you can get in your car and drive around to find sales at every other house.

I digress.

 

Keep us updated on the gametime status of your haul, Row.

Curious about the 7800 experience.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 01:45 PM

Thanks!  The Atari powers up fine, I need to get the RF hooked up and at least test it with a 2600 game.  


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:30 PM

Score ! Nice grabs man! 


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 11:16 PM

hopefully they all work!


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:13 PM

NES tested, needs a good pin polishing.  

 

Flashback works fine, but wow how bad are those controllers?


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:49 PM

NES tested, needs a good pin polishing.  

 

Flashback works fine, but wow how bad are those controllers?

 

Oh yeah the original Flashback was really more of a testing the waters device, also uses NES-on a chip with the games being ports, and those included controllers work only with the unit. Later Flashbacks , well the 2 and 2+ were actually really good as they were re-engineered hardware based on original 2600 chipset, even has traces on the board where some modders added an cart slot for very good compatibility with original carts plus you can use original joysticks and paddles. From the 3 onward they were not designed by the same people but most buyers seemed satisfied, they mostly just change up the games list and amount of included titles. I have the Flashback 2 and I am happy with it as a convenience / conversation piece but my favorite thing is using my Harmony cart with one of my original Woody or Vader models.  


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:15 PM

That's a bang-on assessment MaximumRD. The Flashback is what it is, the general public seems to have liked them. If you want the closest thing to real Atari hardware though stick with the 2 or 2+.


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:22 PM

I have a Flashback 2 as well.


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

Don't like the Flashback 1 controllers?  Well, you'll hate the real 7800 controllers then.  They are just a larger version of the flashback ones. 


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 09:23 PM

They just seem to be too touchy on the diagonals. 


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:42 AM

Don't like the Flashback 1 controllers?  Well, you'll hate the real 7800 controllers then.  They are just a larger version of the flashback ones. 

Yeah I've never used the flashback 1 controllers but have tried the 7800 controllers...they are awful!


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 01:00 AM

You do get used to the 7800 controller, but it's really a shame when compared to the gamepad Nintendo made for the NES.  There is a ton of criticism of that controller out there, and I hate to pile on.  I did buy an upgrade for one of mine that has just a short ball instead of the long shaft, and it's a huge improvement.  And many games don't need that second button, so the ability to use a 2600 stick is a huge plus. 


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 07:34 PM

You do get used to the 7800 controller, but it's really a shame when compared to the gamepad Nintendo made for the NES.  There is a ton of criticism of that controller out there, and I hate to pile on.  I did buy an upgrade for one of mine that has just a short ball instead of the long shaft, and it's a huge improvement.  And many games don't need that second button, so the ability to use a 2600 stick is a huge plus. 

 I've gotten used to my newest Atari 7800 Edladdin controller  ;)

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:30 AM

still would like to try one of these..... 

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 12:35 PM

still would like to try one of these..... 

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They work better than the pro line by far, BUT it is near impossible to hit both buttons at the same time due to how the buttons lay in the plastic rather than above it.  I would recommend using a Sega Genesis controller with the Edladdin Seagull 78 adapter that lets you use Genesis controllers with 2 button games on the 7800.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 01:01 PM

I need to jump on the garage sale bandwagon. I'm hesitant because I wonder if I'll be able to find anything of value. I suppose I won't know until I try, right?

For those that do it regularly, what would you say your percentage is of finding something? I'm not talking major score, just if they have any games/systems, pre-2000.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 11:26 PM

XBox, 3 controllers (including 2 original giant USA models), and 4 games. 

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