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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. Okay I finally found one... This is me in 1985 with an Atari 5200 display unit I later cannibalized for TI-99/4A use. I used the unit above to make the hutch with the 19" monitor for my TI-99/4A in 1987
    3 points
  4. NERD ALERT! Here's one of me in 1986.
    3 points
  5. I have very few pics of me in general and even less so from back then. But here is one that I know was sometime in the mid 80s. This was at my step-dad's mom's house (Step Grandma?). Anyway, we would go over there quite a bit. This was taken in her kitchen. No idea what that robot is now, I'm guessing it was a GoBot that used multiple GoBots to form the larger one standing here. Anyway, that is a much younger me...
    3 points
  6. So, coming up on three years ago I had an eerily similar scenario play out due to divorce. I found myself losing my house and "man cave" garage space and living in a studio apartment. While I definitely had to downsize, the experience forced me to prioritize my collection and cut out the unnecessary nice-to-haves. It was easy enough to hide six systems in a modern entertainment console and I was actually happier with less.
    3 points
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  8. For all you Odyssey 2 fans with a 3D printer or access to one out there, I offer you these models I made! You can print them out and stick them on your game room shelf to display next to your Odyssey 2 collection! This ZIP file contains four .stl models to print! Spyrus the Deathless, Timelord of Chaos! from one of the best Odyssey 2 games, Attack of the Timelord! Red filament recommended. KC Munchkin! from the popular game of the same name. Blue filament recommended. Muncher! one of the enemies from KC Munchkin. Red, green, orange, or purple filament recommended. Odyssey 2
    3 points
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  10. How do you make a Venetian blind? Poke him in the eye!
    3 points
  11. 3 points
  12. 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
  13. Yep, Human Cannonball !!! I think it should be considered the First, person shooter :p It also take a particular caliber of a man to do that job and can be difficult to find !!!!
    3 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Willie!

    Arcade USA

    A really awesome translation of the arcade game to the Atari 7800! Popeye!
    2 points
  18. I picked one up to.....then promptly chucked it 😛
    2 points
  19. How about a music video about one the hidden gems on the 2600 Bobby is Going Home
    2 points
  20. There is a really nice game that has decent graphics, plays well and does not fit the "standard" first person shooter genre, but is actually quite fun to play... if you have more than 10 minutes to spare. What is that game? Well, it's... SUBMARINE COMMANDER Below you will find the PDF files for the documentation and a keyboard strip in PDF format. To download the program in .BIN format for the FinalGROM or FlashROM just... << CLICK HERE >> Submarine Commander (Revised 2).pdf Strip - Submarine Commander.pdf
    2 points
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  22. The console version is puzzling to me. The only thing the handheld system has of interest to me is the portability. Without that, it just seems easier to use emulation on a computer. Still, it's nice to see the product growing. I assume that indicates success in the marketplace. That's good!
    2 points
  23. I’m going to guess Indy 500
    2 points
  24. Kinda looks like Combat, so I'll guess that.
    2 points
  25. I agree, it is a fantastic game! Atari 2600: I have a feeling this one is going to be hard.
    2 points
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  28. 😎My Desktop right now
    2 points
  29. And the last one from me (today at least) for the programers...
    2 points
  30. HangMan .... she looks a little to happy to be at a public execution IMHO
    2 points
  31. - Ω -

    Mars / Perseverance Rover

    Here is one that hows the third flight of the helicopter...
    2 points
  32. If It Weren't for Venetian Blinds It Would Be Curtains for Us All
    2 points
  33. RickR

    Price Tag Thread

    I asked about the "W" price tags on Facebook, and got the answer. Those are from "Woolco", a branch of "Woolworth's". They went out of business in the US in 1983. Although they lived longer than that in Canada, I assume most of our "W" price tags are from USA stores, probably from the mid-west. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolco
    2 points
  34. One of the Adventure photos I posted has that same "W" sticker, and here's another Skiing with the same: And here's a box for a pirate version of River Raid:
    2 points
  35. The Gemstick made by Gemini looks similar in form factor but the two sticks are night and day in feel. The Ace was made by Kraft and has an audible click when engaged as does the button. As for the Amiga Power Stick I've had the Colecovision version for 39 years and it still works great. This link I found on vintage joysticks seems to be very accurate. https://www.atarimagazines.com/v7n8/joysticks.html
    2 points
  36. I have 2 Intellivision II consoles each with slightly different feeling controllers. On one the controller disc ls slightly concave with seemingly more tactile buttons, on the other it is completely flat with stiffer buttons. I like the slightly concave one but I'm not sure if the differences are by design or has one just been altered by years of use, like the grand Canyon starting from a drip of water?
    2 points
  37. OCD? Well, if it is, count me in 🙂 Yes, controllers are very subjective, and I love having the right controller especially game-specific ones. I have a 4-way joystick made by Retrogameboyz to play Pac-Man and other games. I also have an all-button controller (I forget the brand name) for Asteroids, and it works great for Decathlon. I studied philosophy in college, so that's where the handle comes from.
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. Agreed. Had one as a kid and loved how it looked then and still do now. Recently acquired an 800xl and like the smaller footprint yet similar design style.
    2 points
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