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  1. I got my copy and really like it!
    4 points
  2. I have 3 CX40 joysticks, couple of Sega Genesis pads, and recently got a Kraft similar to RickR that have not tried yet. I much prefer using joysticks for Atari since grew up with a PointMaster joystick which was OK back then but don't have one now. I do like the comfort/low force needed of the fire button pressing on the Genesis pad though vs CX40. Recently one of the CX40s started to fail and decided to try solder in the same low profile microswitchs that @Willie! did on his YouTube channel. Did it last night and what a difference in accuracy and reduced force needed for the
    4 points
  3. ⚠️ Running into more issues with the template not getting along with the recent site update. I know some of you have been experiencing trouble accessing the site. This is not a security issue. It's a conflict between the existing template and the updated software. I am taking out a ticket to get this resolved. The site isn't going anywhere ☺️
    4 points
  4. Here's my best score so far. I'm impressed by this little NES game. It's a lot of character for 8-bits of golf! My Best Score: -11
    4 points
  5. 86 (+14) Some improvement! Playing with the swing type helped.
    4 points
  6. How do you make a Venetian blind? Poke him in the eye!
    3 points
  7. I picked this up for $32.44 shipping include and I am stoked!
    3 points
  8. dauber

    Circus Convoy

    Mine has been stuck in my 7800 since it arrived the day I got home from my vacation two and a half weeks ago.
    3 points
  9. I remember the ACE controllers. Aren't the Gemsticks also basically the same design? I can't recall. I went through lots of different controllers when I was kid. To me the originals were always the best to use (That we were able to afford anyway). But they never lasted me more than a few months at most before some part of the white ring would crack. I think the WORST controllers we ever got that I used back in the day were the Pointmasters from Discwasher. Had two of them and they both broken within a month in the exact same way. The center support that would provide the needed pressure for th
    3 points
  10. I love the stock CX 40, though I’ve used two in my life that were completely different feeling. One was stiff but had a nice clicky button, the other stick was looser and nicer to use but had a mushier button. I like the second one more.
    3 points
  11. Back in the 80s and 90s, my favorite was the Wico Redball. I still have my original, one of the very few 80s items that I've managed to hold on to. I tried several others (Wico Bat stick, Wico Boss, Slik Stick, TAC-2, QuickShot, Kraft...) but none dethroned the Redball. I tried it again last year, but it has now been dethroned by 2600/7800 microswitch joysticks made by Retrogameboyz. Everything else feels mushy in comparison. It uses no-name parts, and the price reflects it, but I've had no issues so far (a year).
    3 points
  12. Jr. Pac-Man Atari 2600 Controller: JOYSTICK / KEYBOARD / PLAYER'S CHOICE Difficulty Level: One Teddy Bear Play on: Real Hardware / Dedicated Console / Emulation OK! ✔ Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST April 14, 2021 Objective Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or YouTube video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between April 1st through April 14th, 2021. Screen captures are not allowed as they are more easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The
    3 points
  13. It's easy to be a Kung Fu Master when the henchmen are so incompetent.
    3 points
  14. There are two games made during the original run of the 7800 that actually are basically exactly the same on sound between the 2600 and 7800 versions of the games. Those two games are: Kung Fu Master Double Dragon They sound the same to me identically. So that would seem to indicate that the 2600 was/is able to do better than what was originally done in the late 70s and early 80s. Then again, I'm sure these games were given more ROM storage space to allow for better programming of the sounds and music. But for the pinnacle of TIA sound, you should check out Bob's Pac-Man C
    3 points
  15. First post, been lurking for a while. Seems like a nice and friendly forum! Anyway, here is my 32k "In the console" F18 equipped CF7+ Raspberry Pi 400 Mickey Mouse time keeping work and play station. It looks like they were meant to be together. Lol! A quick press of a button on the TV remote and I get full access to the Atari I/O forums and all other Googley stuff. It works for me!
    3 points
  16. My latest pickups are these two boxed 2600 games. The boxes are a little beat up, but they'll look good on my shelf. The carts are in nice condition.
    3 points
  17. Hey guys, look! My dad has been reunited with his childhood system, the Odyssey 2! Only other person I know who grew up with one is @nosweargamer. This thing rocks! I love it so much! My dad is looking for a few games in particular. If anyone has duplicates for the system, please DM me.
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Well I'm pretty partial to the Epyx 500xj myself. I do like the feel of the slick stick and the TAC-2, but the TAC-2 fire buttons needing constant cleaning really turns me off them. Most of my game playing now is using a modified NES controller but there are some games where I feel a joystick is still be to use. I also have one of those 'Industrial' looking controllers from Newport controls that I think were popular with the Atari 8-bit crowd in the 80s? I've two of them and they work okay but kinda unwieldy to hold onto when using them.
    3 points
  20. I have two favorites. The Slik Stik and the Kraft.
    3 points
  21. OK. Looks like this one is going to be a test of endurance, then!
    3 points
  22. 😏86 or 87 Graduation, the look, to the boom box behind me to the wacky mushroom pattern wallpaper (my room was originally a kitchen) all scream 80’s. Note - the first picture is heading out to high school graduation dance and second showing my t-shirt is my happy return home.
    3 points
  23. For those that grew up in the 80s, this was interesting to see these old stores many of which I went to myself that are no longer around. He talks about the reasons which got me thinking of why I stopped going to some of these stores though I miss browsing around and trying out gadgets.
    3 points
  24. Q. How does a computer get drunk? A. It takes screenshots!
    3 points
  25. dauber

    Pie Factory Podcast

    Thanks to the response from Listeners Like You™, we decided to go back and address feedback from our previous episode. Your top ten desert island games (assuming your desert island has an adequate power source, of course) and of course all the other heartwarming (or heartburning?) dialog you're familiar with from Jim'n'Sean are discussed in this Very Special Episode®️. https://piefactorypodcast.wordpress.com/2021/03/23/episode-120-revisited/
    3 points
  26. I've played a ton of golf games over the years, but I've never tried this one. It's fun! Here's my quick review: Good Stuff Easy to learn, but difficult to master. I like the games that don't over complicate things. Using a standard hit meter is always a good sign. But it isn't easy to get that swing just right. That's a good thing -- it makes it more realistic Simple putting. Again...why do so many golf games make it so hard? This one is just right. Quick games. 18 holes takes about 30 minutes for me. I love that. Casual gaming at it's best. And not a lot of
    3 points
  27. 90 (+18)! That 18th hole is tough! Never played this one before but used to love the Gameboy version of Golf. Played that one against my friend with the Link cable as a kid. This one is good but I find the Gameboy take on it better.
    3 points
  28. MaximumRD

    SHADOWMAN games

    😎I've never finished it but I played the original SHADOWMAN first on the N64 followed by the DREAMCAST then years later the PC version (from STEAM or GOG I cannot recall) of course, each version had some minor improved visuals but here I am again this time playing the recently released REMASTERED version on PC. It runs great and though still incredibly dated it's the best it's ever looked. I like the atmosphere and it's somewhat a guilty pleasure game for me like NIGHTMARE CREATURES etc. Here's a couple grabs I took just now. ANY FANS? 😎
    2 points
  29. Rick, I hold the controller in my hands while playing, and I find it comfortable. I don't need to set it down on a surface. Initially, I was a little worried because it looks big and bulky. I found that it's not as big as it looks in the photo, and it's very light weight, and comfortably holding it in my hands during play was not an issue. He also makes a joystick in a smaller base. Although this one has two buttons, they're both button1 as it's marketed as a 2600 joystick. I'd think he could wire them up to be button1 and 2 for 7800 compatibility. Take a look. Michael Tarallo is the owne
    2 points
  30. I recently purchased one of the 7800 compatible controllers that Bratwurst over at AA was selling and for most arcade type games, it has been excellent! It is just a hair to large for most people to just hold it in their hand to play but it can be done and I've used it that way. I also have one of Retrogameboyz NES style controllers and use that for games that require very precise movement. Mainly most of the home brew releases, especially those from Vlad Zuniga.
    2 points
  31. Jr Pac-Man: 517,860 Played this one recently at hardest level making this level now much easier after struggling with that. I am quite impressed with some of the YouTube videos I have seen and high scores.
    2 points
  32. PlayStation - was anyone else impressed with the later revised consoles? I mean, I know they would follow a few years later after many revisions and better implementation, reduction of the chipset etc. basically, improved technology and yet I was pretty impressed with the smaller original PlayStation but man, with the mini slim version of the PlayStation 2? I couldn’t believe how tiny that thing was! 😮😎😍
    2 points
  33. he-he-he ... I was hoping someone would. Solaris is correct & both games pretty fun too
    2 points
  34. I can second this. It's awful. In addition to bein unresponsive, the placement of that button is cruel.
    2 points
  35. My brother used to have a Commodore Plus/4. I thought I it was pretty cool looking back then:
    2 points
  36. I don’t know. I might have to go with the VIC-20.
    2 points
  37. GUYS, OUR ODYSSEY 2 FINALLY SHOWED UP AT THE GAME STORE! WE’RE FINALLY GETTING AN ODYSSEY 2!!!!!!! WAHHOOOOOO!
    2 points
  38. Thought it was Breakout at first, but no it's.... Super Breakout! EDIT: So close, but NSG beat me by seconds!
    2 points
  39. Very good. Correct. Your turn, HDN.
    2 points
  40. My turn. Here we go. Platform: A2600. Early type of game in its genre. I am sure you have heard of it.
    2 points
  41. Creating this topic for users to post the URL for Telnet accessible BBS's. Two BBS's are currently running the AfterHours BBS program with the TIPI allowing Telnet access. Both of these boards have approximately 3000 files that can be downloaded via Xmodem such as using the TI-99/4A MXT TIPI client at http://ftp.whtech.com/TIPI/MXT if using the URLx. capability of the TIPI. The two BBS's are: TheKeep.net at Port 9918 MyTbox99.ddns.net at Port 61643 (this BBS is predominantly German) There are also three other BBS's supporting the TI-99/4A and Geneve. Heatwave r
    2 points
  42. My unboxing of an classic Atari computer! Originally uploaded to VIMEO in 2012 I realized in 2017 I never uploaded it to my Youtube channel and corrected this asap. ANYWAY, it was a fun unboxing of a great machine I received from Bryan on Atariage and I still have! 😎
    2 points
  43. You guys, I hate NES Open! The original Golf is way better! But fine, I'll give it a go.
    2 points
  44. 105 (+33). That's just about the same as my real golf game.
    2 points
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