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  1. 👉 @GRay Defender has a wonderful review highly recommending Nukey Shay's 8K Pac-Man. He sums up my thoughts perfectly: Atari's version of 2600 Pac-Man was pathetic, but I still played it relentlessly and appreciate it today for what it is. If you want to play 2600 Pac-Man, swap it out for Nukey Shay's 8K Pac-Man hack and you won't be disappointed:
    6 points
  2. 3335- This game is quite difficult on this level! Photo creds to @Justin. I look like an alien! 😯🧐
    4 points
  3. Once again after more tweaking and organizing, I am really enjoying the look and feel of Windows 11 on our main Desktop PC. AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor, 16GB, GTX 1060 6GB, Windows 11 Pro 😎🤘
    3 points
  4. Okay, you authors of Bosconian, you guys really take the cake. I played with this game in the hopes of doing a video, but you know what? I played with this game, and played with this game, and played with this game. In the end... I never got around to making the video! Soooooo, it'll be another week or two because I've spent nearly all my free time playing this freakingly addictive game and I have so much other stuff to catch up with now. So thanks guys, didn't anyone ever tell you not to make games too good? Really good games keep people from doing really important things. I'm just lucky I had the day off!
    2 points
  5. I'm on the opposite side of this. I pretty much use the standard controllers more often than not. But that is because the games I like to play most on the 5200 actually play better with the standard controllers. That being Fractalus and The Last Starfighter. But, I also own one of the older AtariAge Redemption adapters that allows me to use a 7800 or sega controller with the console in combo with a CX-52 controller. I actually have a Wico command pad that I connect to it instead when I use that setup. But it doesn't get used that often. BTW...Moderclassics video really doesn't show the proper way to take apart the 5200 controller. It is imperative to remove that top bezel for the Start, Pause, and Reset before separating the two halves. While it won't always happen you do run a large risk of the traces in the flex in that part getting broken or pulled loose from the Mylar due the friction of trying to pull it out from the 90 degree angle it has to come through. Also I believe he is using copper foil tape which, will work just as well but usually costs more than the cheaper HVAC foil tape I use. The foil tape I use is also aluminum based and isn't as likely to cause issues with mixed metals like the copper might over time.
    2 points
  6. I have a rebuilt 5200 joystick, but I really never liked the 5200 non-centering stick myself. I use mine with a Y-Cable adapter so I can use START, PAUSE and RESET and the numbers if necessary, but I use seperate joystick for game play.
    2 points
  7. It *is* a great game! I get stuck playing and playing too.
    1 point
  8. I have been looking over these repair videos. I figured a good place to post them is here. Atari 5200 Controller Refurbishing Atari 5200 Joystick Gold Plated Contact Upgrade! Atari 5200 Controller Repair Part 1 - Fixing Two Common Problems Atari 5200 Controller Repair Part 2 - Replacing the Flex Circuit
    1 point
  9. They can be cleaned out just like 2600 paddle potentiometers. Willie at ArcadeUSA is the only person I know that has replaced them, so I'd trust what he did in that video if it indeed needs to be replaced (meaning it still doesn't work properly after a good cleaning).
    1 point
  10. Anyone ever replace the Potentiometers inside the 5200 controllers? I found an YouTube video where Arcade USA replaced the Potentiometer inside a 2600 Paddle controller and it took away the "jitters." Had a solid metal shaft. Cut with Dremel tool. Maybe the solid metal shaft kept position in place better or blocked out some external EM interference. 5200 controllers must use 0-500 Ohms Potentiometers. I remember seeing a video that someone replaced it with a more robust potentiometer. With seeing all this renewed interest with the Atari 5200, I feel it is important that we have information about repairing or replacing controllers.
    1 point
  11. Thanks! I'm not a 5200 owner myself, but I bet this would be very useful to those here on the site.
    1 point
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