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  1. 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
  2. I picked this up for $32.44 shipping include and I am stoked!
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  4. Sometimes it's the little things that give us so much joy in life! For instance last year I bought a beige TI-99/4A, something I thought I'd never do. Well, never say never! A TI'er who goes by the name "wierd_w" online designed and made a couple of 3D printed cases that match the beige TI much better than an original silver and black speech synthesizer unit ever could. The video (from 2020) below shows the preliminary design, WHICH HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED! In the Manuals/Keyboard Strips/Cartridge Labels/3D Printer Files thread, the original and updated bottom for the STL files are link
    2 points
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  6. I added a Fire Command to my joystick collection today. It is an interesting steel bodied, leaf switch joystick manufactured in 1983. The box exclaims "made with real arcade parts!". It is a little stiff by design but super responsive. I like it.
    2 points
  7. 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
  8. nosweargamer

    Magnavox Odyssey 2

    It's interesting for me. I had both Alien Invaders and Pick Axe Pete and enjoyed them both as a kid, but at the time I did not think of them as knock offs to Space Invaders or Donkey Kong. It might be because I was very young, I was under ten at the time, or due to the fact that I didn't get to go to arcades a lot. It might also have to do with the fact that they were different enough from those games at the time. Or could be a combination of all the above.
    2 points
  9. RickR

    The horrible music thread

    I remember Rick-Rolling being big about 10 years ago. At my old job, we had a foosball table for lunch breaks. I'd break out "Never Gonna Give You Up" on my phone after a victory.
    2 points
  10. RickR

    Magnavox Odyssey 2

    Hey, what's your high score? 10! Great, mine too.
    2 points
  11. I'll be honest, I didn't realize what the whole Rick Roll thing was until recently. And I do think it's overdone and kinda dumb. However, that being said, the GBA version is a gem! I think from now on, it should be a default anti-piracy setting. Programmers should program games so if it detects a pirated copy, when you head to the last boss, you get Rick Rolled instead. 😅
    2 points
  12. Also this one isn't the worst, but has been very much overexposed...
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  13. he-he-he ... I was hoping someone would. Solaris is correct & both games pretty fun too
    2 points
  14. w00t w00t , I'm on the board \o/ I almost got a silver label Gravitar for free ... but ... I was honest 😇 see if this pic doesn't put the monkey in the wrench
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  15. Alright, here is my score... 293,820
    2 points
  16. 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.
    2 points
  17. Only thing I did with my Ti about 2 years ago was to replace all the caps in it with a kit from Console5. I also redid the bodge wires inside so they weren't going over those heat spreaders anymore. I also know that I wiped off the old thermal paste and replaced with newer higher grade stuff. But that was it, just a little preventive maintenance for the future. Didn't take any pics at the time as I didn't think about it? Here is the link for the cap kit I used about 2 years back. They are currently out of stock, but that just means they haven't put any together as a complete kit. They lik
    2 points
  18. Congrats on the move. I hope you keep your cool coffee table and setup.
    2 points
  19. Unlike the 2600, on the 7800 the TIA chip is used solely for sound when playing 7800 games. The video attached compares the sound of the 2600 version of Ms. Pac-Man to the 7800 version. As can be heard the 7800 version of Ms. Pac-Man sounds much better. The sound capabilities of the TIA can be pushed much more on the 7800 than the 2600 if a developer choosed to use it..
    1 point
  20. My results today. All curved lower than the results I posed in 2019. It's safe to say Moore's Law is dead, as I have no desire to upgrade anything. The only thing that's changed in my system is a larger data HDD. UserBenchmarks: Game 37%, Desk 93%, Work 32% CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K - 90.6% GPU: AMD R9 285 - 34% SSD: Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB - 121.9% HDD: HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB - 89.6% RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 4x8GB - 73.9% MBD: Asus STRIX H270F GAMING
    1 point
  21. The person who made this did an excellent job. And although it only took 13 minutes to finish the game it's still worth playing again and again.
    1 point
  22. The vintage joysticks that I own are the Wico Famous Red Ball, Wico bat handle, Wico Ergostick, Epyx 500XJ, The Arcade Joystick by Suzo, Captain Grant, Gemini Gemstick Pro, BP joystick, Atari CX40 and last but not least, the ZipStik. Out of all of these my favorite is the Europe only ZipStik. It's all mcroswitched, built like a tank and has the sweetest clicky short throw action. Number 2 is my all microswitched version of the Arcade Joystick by Suzo.
    1 point
  23. Saving you from the google search it is available if you look here it is.. https://atariage.com/forums/topic/209718-funnelweb-and-dsku-fix-cf7nanopeb/?do=findComment&comment=2863672
    1 point
  24. @Airshack I completely agree that the native 5200 controllers are problematic on multiple levels. As clunky as the ikonsgr adapter is, it works very well, and I saw it as only a minor inconvenience that opened up a great console and its library. For sure, it is a barrier to entry into the world of the SuperSystem. Whether it great or minor hindrance is up to the individual's motivation 🙂 @RickR I also thought about putting the ikonsgr adapter in a case and actually ordered two to have one as a spare (or for player 2). Good news is that a new controller alternative surfaced. After mu
    1 point
  25. I did a SNEAK N PEAK at your status to find the answer to this one 😉
    1 point
  26. There's going to be a slight format change for the better. Since this page has migrated here, it's now going to be open to anything TI related anywhere in the world on the Internet that you think fits the subject matter of this thread. So, if you know of anything good, or special, please, post the link here!
    1 point
  27. HDN

    Magnavox Odyssey 2

    The Odyssey 2, man. I've heard nothing but good things about this system my entire life, as this is what my dad had as a kid. We got one just the other day and we're having a great time with it. I would have to disagree a bit. Magnavox gets points for being creative with their clones. Look at Alien Invaders Plus next to other Space Invaders clones of the time like TI Invaders and Space Armada. Those are a lot more clone-like than the Odyssey rendition, which almost seems like its own thing (almost). I myself rather enjoy Alien Invaders, but I can totally see why many would not. It has
    1 point
  28. Okay, it's hard to beat rescuing the aliens at the end of Super Metroid, @nosweargamer. For this, I was trying to think of easter eggs I do every time when I play a game and this is the one. Also, there are so many hidden in the backgrounds, etc. in the Luigi's Mansion series. Especially in the first one. My sister and I explored every inch of that place when we were little. Of course, all of Link's Awakening is basically an easter egg. Wart, Kirby, Goombas, Bowser, Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, and even more all make an appearance. What a fantastic game that is!
    1 point
  29. I really dig the look of the PSOne and happy I ended up with one. I've had bad luck with the PS2 Slims. For me, they were more prone to have read-disc failures than the Phat. It's a shame, cause I like the look.
    1 point
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  31. This is a wheelly hard one. Enduro Racer.
    1 point
  32. Well, I stepped right into your trap. Solaris!
    1 point
  33. - Ω -

    Mars / Perseverance Rover

    There are two satellites in Mars orbit that relay ground transmissions from the various rovers back to Earth. There are also receiving stations in various places around our planet capable of receiving the signals. I'm unsure of the transmission rate, but am assuming it's low enough that it explains why we only get still images, and those being composite images as well. As for communication blackouts, I believe it's mainly when Earth and Mars are positioned on opposite sides of the sun.
    1 point
  34. - Ω -

    Mars / Perseverance Rover

    ... it has been deployed though...
    1 point
  35. As our TI's age, they may break down, or you may have purchased a broken or even a 'thrashed' unit. This topic will be for any and all restoration tips you have developed or projects you have completed. So, please share them here, you might just be helping someone in need... or someone may return the favor for you someday. If you are in the beginning stages of a 'resto' and have any questions... fire away!
    1 point
  36. I remember owning a pair of these for the 2600 in the early/mid 80s but they didn't last very long as I recall. Then a few years ago, I stumbled on a pair of these that only had on 9pin connector on the end. I was curious and suspected what they were for. I was pleasantly surprised when I was correct and found out I'd bought a pair of these for like $6 for the.... Ti-99/4a And they work just fine which, I can't say for my actual pair of Ti controllers.
    1 point
  37. I can second this. It's awful. In addition to bein unresponsive, the placement of that button is cruel.
    1 point
  38. I think it's a game I've been looking for: Frankenstein's Monster.
    1 point
  39. Guess I will weigh in for what it's worth. Admittedly, I am very biased with my choice. Now, I would later come to own pretty much most of the "keyboard style all in one" machines, your ST's, Commodore 64 etc. As well later an AMIGA 500 and eventually Amiga 1200 (no of which I currently own sadly) but the one machine that I never owned because when it debuted it was quite expensive and of course would later be succeeded by a lower consumer cost friendly keyboard style follow up the Amiga 500 but I always regretted never owning at any time, the original amazing machine that introduced the world
    1 point
  40. I have the Power Stick for A2600. I've never seen this config for ColecoVision before. Interesting and very cool. I also have the game Mogul Maniac for the A2600 by the same company. I like my Power Stick, but you're all right. It is very small. Thanks for letting me share. :O)
    1 point
  41. @socrates63, sign me up for a Decathlon bronze!
    1 point
  42. Yes there is
    1 point
  43. Beautiful! Bill Cosby would be so proud.
    1 point
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