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    nosweargamer

    The No Swear Gamer

    Time for another Recent Pickups Video. This one includes rare games for the Lynx & Intellivision, plus more cool stuff including a trade from @RickR!
  2. 4 points
    I don't think it would become my favorite, but I think Odyssey 2 is probably the coolest console I don't own.
  3. 3 points
    HDN

    The No Swear Gamer

    Ever since I was about 8 or 9, I have wanted to start a Youtube gaming channel. I don't know how, but I will someday. Someday...
  4. 2 points
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Checking out my vintage Atari C-100 Pong system!
  5. 2 points
    CrossBow

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    I'm not sure if you have a list of must haves that you need to get on the 7800 but one game you need to think about getting for it before you can't.. Rikki & Vikki. It looks amazing...sounds amazing. It is a fun game to play if you like puzzle platformers. But you do have to beat the game on 2 player to get the correct good ending to the game from what I've been told. http://www.penguinet.net/Games/Rikki_Vikki/Purchase/index.php From there you need to get Food Fight and then start saving up for all of the excellent homebrews that have been released for the 7800. On the controllers, while I've not used the Europads myself, I can vouch highly for getting one of these: https://www.etsy.com/listing/727835548/atari-7800-2600-joystick-controller?ref=yr_purchases I've tried nearly a dozen other modded NES style controllers and never been happy with any of them as the directionals on the dpad for them just seem to work goofy. Almost like ghosted direction presses. But this controller I picked up from Retrogameboyz Etsy store has been amazing! I've been using it for all of my 7800 playing lately and basically think it is required for my speed runs of the current homebrew game being developed Knight Guy: Castle Days.
  6. 2 points
    chas10e

    The No Swear Gamer

    When I was 8 or 9 there was no Internet.
  7. 2 points
    RickR Yeah I remember GIJoes on 82nd ave having a HUGE 2600 display kiosk with multiple games you could try. There were two game stores down at LLoyd Center mall. When the great crash hit, they had games for $10 and under. I think I got Space Jockey for $5.
  8. 2 points
    Sears sold my parents a non-working unit and we had to wait for what seemed like an eterniity to get the replacement. After that rough start, there were many game trades with friends during my childhood that became kind of a social thing for us. I eventually ended up with a 800xl and 1050 disk drive. Now I repair and restore all Atari. Funny how that works out.
  9. 2 points
    Galaxy Rangers on VHS for the low price of $14.95!
  10. 2 points
    The Vader in my opinion is the nicest looking console I own. The NES looks like a Fischer-Price VCR (though intentionally so), I like the way the SNES looks but mine is yellowed, I have the Genesis Flashback and that's not the same, N64 is a lumpy mess, OG XBOX is too bulky and dated, the Wii reeks of casual (though the black model is slightly less severe), Wii U is okay, and the Switch looks like a Wii U Gamepad taco. The 7800 also looks slick, but I think Vader barely beats it. The Woody doesn't look too bad, especially where I have it set up at my grandparents' in a heavily wooded room.
  11. 2 points
    Aw man. You mean I have to try harder?!? πŸ˜‰ Nice scores guys! I'll try again in a day or two. And... ...is one sexy and clean looking 2600 unit! @RickR's games are pre-trained for the Squad Challenges. 😁
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    51,290 Finally broke 50k! It turned out to be a little more difficult than I thought it'd be. I have to admit that I've grown to like Galaxian a lot. I had always ignored it in favor of Galaga both at the arcade and at home and never liked the weak sounding single volley at a time Galaxian gun. The 2600 version of Galaxian has proved to be a very fun game and has become one of my favorite 2600 games.
  13. 2 points
    The 80s gives me the feelz. Looking back now, the first half of the decade was extremely influential to an impressionable kid. That's when I discovered Atari, D&D, computers, Star Blazers, and 50s 60s 70s TV show re-runs. The second half of the 80s was when I developed my taste in music as a teen. As I've gotten older (now in my early 50s), I find myself looking back and enjoying all the things that I enjoyed during the 80s more than any other time in my life. My kids, who have been the center of family life for the past 20 years, are now older, so I now have more opportunity to reflect on myself and the life I had before them. For some, I suppose it may be mid-life crisis. For me, it's simply a time to reflect and appreciate the past experiences that shaped who I am today. I think the process started two years ago when I attended my high school reunion (photo below). It was the 30th anniversary, and it was the first reunion that I attended. Since then, I've re-connected with Atari consoles and computers, and I find myself here πŸ™‚.
  14. 1 point
    Figured this would be a fun topic and shed some light into the lives of everyone here and their background or experiences with Atari as a whole. Looking forward to hearing everyone's stories! My first Atari 1040ST I lucked out and found at a local Goodwill for less than $20, which was in incredible deal! Not only was it in really good condition, it also seemed to work flawlessly. Mind you, this was before the eBay and scalper or flipping days where people would buy things just to turn a profit immediately because they knew it was retro/vintage or what have you. I think I only owned the ST for a few years as I didn't have much software and this was before I had learned about LGT, which unfortunately now charges for all downloads. I want to say I remember the disks being downloadable for free at some point but maybe my mind is playing tricks on me. That was my first and last Atari ST and the plan is to get an 4MB STe sometime in the near future to fill that void. Sometime in early 1999, I received my very first Atari Falcon, which I had always wanted since seeing them in the Toad Computers catalogs around the . At the time, I also had what I was finally happy with as a very fast PC as well - with an AMD K6-II 450Mhz and 64MB of RAM, WinTV card and eventually a 3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 16MB AGP card. Anyways, back to the Falcon - it arrived COD and I had no experience with cash on delivery. Needless to say, it wasn't exactly cash on delivery as I would soon learn lol and they had to re-deliver the next day because only money orders were accepted. So due to my own ignorance, I had to delay it another day. Had that machine for several years and enjoyed the many demos and capabilities of the machine for what I could use before selling it off. It had a BlowUpFX and some other board installed which made it highly incompatible with a lot of the software I wanted to try, as it turned out. To kind of extend on that story, later on I would end up with yet another Falcon which was also modded unfortunately, as it had a Centurbo II installed and something was wonky with the DSP as a result and I also re-sold this unit as it just had problems. I remember learning from that point on to make sure I would only get another Falcon if it wasn't modded. I would finally end up with a really nice unit sometime in 2001 or 2002, upgrading it myself with an FPU and maxed out the RAM to 14MB. Foolishly, I would sell it years later due to financial constraints and still regret having to had done so.
  15. 1 point
    HDN

    The No Swear Gamer

    Yeah. I'm going to sound very stereotypically young person when I say this, but I can't imagine life without it! I think I'm going to try to make a video. I think I'll start work on something soon. I don't have a capture device yet. There's one I've been looking at and I hope to maybe get it for Christmas. It's not a Framemeister or anything, but it would probably be a good starter.
  16. 1 point
    CrossBow

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    They are now down to 33 copies of Rikki and Vikki as of today. I don't believe the rom version will likely ever be sold and even if it did. That homebrew is using a lot of custom hardware in it that a flash cart isn't likely to support. There are 2 carts in development for the 7800 for flash cart usage. There is the Concerto which Batari had stopped working on for a few years but he picked it back up recently and has made some excellent progress on the compatibility issues it was having that originally prevented him from releasing it. The other is the Dragonfly being developed by the same guy that made the cool Agacart for the Atari Lynx. His has an LCD display to show you the game you have selected and works in a very different way from most other cartridges. Basically the cartridge itself is powered on first so you select the game you want it to load up and emulate. Then the cartridge turns on the 7800 with the game image loaded up in it. So a very different type of operation but the Dragonfly from what initial testing seems to be so far 100% compatible with everything tossed at it minus Rikki & Vikki due to the custom hardware that game uses within the cartridge.
  17. 1 point
    Hat Trick was written in Fourth.. πŸ™‚
  18. 1 point
    That's some random pic off the internet with my 53 year old Brothers' face badly photoshopped πŸ™‚
  19. 1 point
    @Paul Westphal, you may be the only one here that appreciates this: My first 2600 came from GI-Joes, and I bought an 800XL/1050 combo at the Sears at Washington Square.
  20. 1 point
    Paul Westphal

    UNO Cart Review

    The other beneift to the UNO is that you don't have to hard reset the computer. There is a button on the UNO cart that you hit first, then RESET on the Atari for a nice warm restart. ( Menu pops back up ) This is less hard on the system over time.
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    I was only aware of sega swirl as it was included with the web browser disc I had at the time that I could use. And I did then too as there were about 3 or 4 of us that would play PSO each night for several months. I still have my DC Keyboard somewhere although that came in a plain brown cardboard box from a Gamestop years ago so it was obviously like an OEM version or something that they were trying to get rid of back then. But again I got my DC after it had been discontinued so that would likely explain it.
  22. 1 point
    I think I just used Discjuggler for most of them. I did create my own images to use with my MODE from my personal collection using AnyBurn for most of them. Volgarr was the one game I own physically that no matter what I used to make an image, I couldn't get it to work. That was when I found out that the actual image for the game to burn for yourself had been made available and that image file works on my MODE. See here...as again this available freely from the creators it would seem for personal play use. https://volgarr.rkd.zone/
  23. 1 point
    Paul Westphal

    Mega ST2's For Gaming!

    Here is the Eiffel 3 from Belgium. You can connect a PS2 mouse, PS2 keyboard, USB mouse, and two joysticks. It was around $30 shipped.
  24. 1 point
    Paul Westphal

    Mega ST2's For Gaming!

    Hi all! So a buddy and I picked up two Megs ST2's. They both came with a 16mhz accelerator + switch. No Keyboards. We both have an Eiffel 3 coming. So I did some testing with games that would auto boot, with the switch on for 16mhz, and off for 8mhz, respectivley. HOLY TOLEDO! Buggy Boy runs like its a Genesis game and the Time Bandit demo runs WAAAY to fast. πŸ™‚ So at this point I'm thinking any game that is either 3D or that has many sprites on the screen will benefit. When the Eiffel3 comes in I will do some more comparisons and post them here. I think I'll start with painfully slow shooters.. maybe Star Wars and R*Type2.. Paul
  25. 1 point
    Paul Westphal

    Mega ST2's For Gaming!

    Ok Guys, I posted two videos of games running in 16mhz. More to follow.
  26. 1 point
    If you are okay burning your own, the Volgarr image actually was released publicly for that purpose. I bought all of my JoshProd games from PixelHeart so far an wasn't aware of a US Distro for them so thanks for that! Too bad they are sold out of Gunlord as I would recommend that game in a heart beat! I picked up Gunlord, Fast Stryker, and Lost Hope as a bundle when NGDEV was clearing them out about 2 or 3 years ago.
  27. 1 point
    I first played SC5 on the Dreamcast after reading all the positive reviews it got back in the day. I also own the SC5 collection for the PS2 but I still find the DC original to play better. The PS2 version is actually easier until you get to the end bosses where the timing then seems to go to pot for some reason? The DC version is less tolerant on timings but it at least seems more consistent. The Part 2 was never released in the States in English so a DC version of that would all be in Japanese. But the story doesn't matter as the game play is the same and the simon says speech is all the same. So regardless Up, Up, Chu, Chu still sounds the same LOL! What kind of game is Ganryu? I don't think I've heard of that one although I only recently found out about JoshProd releases about a year ago when I picked up Finding Teddy, Volgar and some other games.
  28. 1 point
    RickR

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    I hope you can do it eventually. I had this game on the Atari 8-bit, and I got good enough to beat it regularly. But that 7800 version is just brutal due to the sluggishness and poor controls. I usually just stop after making it past level 1 and go play the computer version.
  29. 1 point
    We're still in a very bleak place in Oregon, as wildfires continue to spread. The sun is pink, and everything is grey outside. It's difficult to breathe with all the smoke in the air. At the moment, my area remains at "Level 1" of alertness with fires just a few miles to the south and east. My family is fine, and we have a few options of places to go if we are forced to evacuate. The advice I gave my children is what I really believe. I told them that our bodies and our memories and knowledge are all we need. "Stuff" is unimportant. We will be fine. I'm ending this status with a picture from a small town south of here. It's a complete loss for many, and our entire community is in shock. We will support each other as best we can. I plan on making a giant donation to our local Red Cross. Thanks to all for your kind thoughts. I do appreciate it very much. I appreciate the few moments of normalcy and distraction from you all here in the forums.
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    Iirc, you should be able to kick the bird, but in the 7800 version for some reason you can't. It's very frustrating: you can't hit it, but it can hit you. I think if you're doing high kicks when he shows up, you might not get hit. It seems to depend I'm the animation that is occurring when the bird passes you. And with the delayed controls it's very hard to time right. Believe it or not beating the game is on my 7800 bucket list. I've been able to make it to the final boss but not win.
  31. 1 point
    StormSurge

    What makes you most nostalgic?

    Great question @Gianna! I'm always feeling nostalgic. My mind spends so much time in the past. There's not one thing that makes me feel nostalgic, it's everything. My issue is that I used to just feel nostalgia from things from my childhood (late 70s & 80s) but now that I'm older, it's stuff from the 90's & early Aughts (sp?). It's the obvious things like music, classic video games, movies, TV shows, etc. It's revisiting my baseball card collection and touching cards that I haven't handled in 30+ years. It's watching a King of Queens rerun & realizing that the episode is now 20+ years old. It's watching a freaking episode of The Office & realizing that episode is 15 years old! And while realizing the ages of those shows, thinking back to what I was doing when they originally aired. Having all of those things trigger some sense of nostalgia for me is wonderful. I love being able to watch The Empire Strikes Back whenever I want. I love being able to play Yars Revenge. I find myself enjoying all of those things in an attempt to recapture the glorious feelings that I had when I experienced them for the first time. I can't describe it exactly, but it's the feeling I had on a random Saturday afternoon as a child, coming home from a visit to our local department store, sitting on the shag carpet floor of the living room, having the fuzzy TV tuned to a random NBA/NFL/MLB game, rain falling outside & opening my newly acquired Matchbox car or Star Wars figure or 2600 game or board game or coloring book or any number of awesome things that I was fortunate to have as the fabric of my childhood. Occasionally I'll get that feeling for a few seconds but it's never long enough. I feel lucky that I have those wonderful memories and I hope that I never lose them. So to answer your question, everything. πŸ˜€
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    That would be this one. I haven't played SC5 yet (I have it on PS2) but I love the art. I recently picked up the 25th(?) anniversary soundtrack CD.
  33. 1 point
    Which DC game is that between Lodoss War and Ghost Blade? I own only 2 Japanese games in my DC collection. Rez and the JPN release of Space Channel 5 because the cover on their released version is the best! I need to find an official SC5 Part 2 someday though.
  34. 1 point
    To commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Dreamcast release, here's my modest collection. Sadly, I haven't gotten around to hooking it up although I've owned it for a year.
  35. 1 point
    socrates63

    The No Swear Gamer

    I got a shout-out and 2 seconds of fame in this episode for my increased Patreon support!
  36. 1 point
    Gianna

    What makes you most nostalgic?

    That's very nice @socrates63 !! ☺️
  37. 0 points
    Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54106509
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