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    I’d like to share something very special with you guys. This is an Atari Strategy Guide I began writing in 6th Grade. It's all true. Atari I/O started on paper! I was 11 years old when I made this. If you flip through the pages of the Strategy Guide and squint hard enough, you’ll recognize similarities with our Atari I/O Blog posts, particularly the game reviews that I do with BTB. I thought you guys might think this is cool to see. I’ve been talking with @btbfilms76, @Atari Creep and @Gianna about my days collecting Atari games in the early '90s, how some of the most interesting stuff in my collection are documents from Atari, and what it was like trying to do all this before the internet. My conversations with them inspired me to share this as a PDF for all of you to enjoy. It’s more of a sentimental curiosity than anything really useful, but if you read closely you’ll find a helpful tip or two in there. It's also a bit of an artifact from a pre-internet Justin who way back then was just as fascinated and enthralled with the World of Atari as I am today. This little Strategy Guide was absolutely the beginning of what would become my Atari website and would evolve in time to become Atari I/O. It really did start on paper. I scanned the original documents and compiled them in a PDF file as a digital recreation of the real thing. I also added a Table of Contents to help you find your way around, and a Preface which you see above. I didn't get very far with the guide, but the games covered include these 7800 titles: FATAL RUN JINKS ACE OF ACES SCRAPYARD DOG CENTIPEDE The Strategy Guide also contains 2600/7800 cartridge price lists and customer service ordering forms from Atari Corp. from 1993. If you manage to make out my sloppy 6th Grade handwriting, you'll notice that I get some details wrong. I began writing this Strategy Guide before the internet was available to me. Digging up historical info on Atari, we had to get resourceful. Whatever I knew I learned from my own experience of piecing together historical details from Atari catalogs and game boxes, checking out books from the school library, talking with @Video 61 for hours at a time, or calling Atari directly and speaking with Geraldine at the front desk. "Hi is Sam there?" In a way it’s sad that Jack Tramiel’s Atari didn’t give us nice things like expansive Strategy Guides, big beautiful fold-out maps, a magazine as cool as Nintendo Power, or the type of immersive games that would’ve created a huge demand for things like this. Little 6th Grade me took it upon myself to make this, because what else was I supposed to do? I was still excited about Atari, I wanted to share Atari with as many people as I could. I don’t know who I was writing this for at the time, friends I guess, but apparently I was writing it for you guys. It just had to sit in a time capsule first. ⬇️ The PDF is attached below. ⬇️ I hope you guys enjoy this glimpse into the beginning of Atari I/O! Atari 7800 6th Grade Strategy Guide.pdf
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    Willie!

    The Toy Tomb Podcast Videos

    Unboxing the new California Creations Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle!
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    24660 Damn... joysticks will be broken
  4. 2 points
    TrekMD

    Shinobi on Megadrive

    I just learned about this yesterday! It looks fantastic!
  5. 1 point
    That is cool! Thanks for sharing it!
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    PlastikCogLiquid

    Shinobi on Megadrive

    I always thought it was really stupid for Sega to never release it on the Megadrive! I'm glad someone decided to do it, the first Shinobi is one of my favorite games all time.
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    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Arcade fun on the Nintendo 64 with Midways' Greatest Arcade Classics Hits Volume 1!
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    RickR

    Finally! My Modded Xbox!

    Oh! Maybe drag that Mame folder from E into E\Emulators
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    greenween

    Finally! My Modded Xbox!

    Haha, now you lost me. I'll say, it does appear in the E folder, just not in emulators if that makes any sense.
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    RickR

    Finally! My Modded Xbox!

    Which front-end did you use? Maybe look up the instructions for that front end. It's possible it isn't looking in that E folder or something.
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    greenween

    Finally! My Modded Xbox!

    I made another attempt using MAME for xbox. Unzipped the file, transferred it all to drive E and still nothing. Good luck Rick!
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    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Another cool game on the BBC Micro! Ultron! I am really enjoying exploring this library!
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    greenween

    Finally! My Modded Xbox!

    I did. I wouldn't say a bunch of files though, maybe 8.This is an SNES emulator I'm trying now. I failed with NES and MAME also. MAME is the only reason I really want to get this working.
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    RickR

    Finally! My Modded Xbox!

    And you unzipped the emulator file first, so it's copying a directory with a bunch of files within? Maybe I'll try to do mine to see how far I can get. This weekend maybe. This quarantine sucks, I still have to work -- harder and longer than ever no less.
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    greenween

    Finally! My Modded Xbox!

    Using Firezilla I'm able to send the emulator to the xbox E\Emulators\directory, but when I check the xbox it does't appears in "emulators". I can find it using "file explore" but get nothing from there. Maybe I'll just walk away for a bit and try again another day. LOL
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    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Gettin' Devious on Xevious! its a new episode of AtariCade 7800!
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    Justin

    Shinobi on Megadrive

    This looks incredible! Shinobi is what brought me to the Sega Master System and made me a Sega fan in 1987. It's fantastic to see this, and to have it look this good. Nice!
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    RickR

    Shinobi on Megadrive

    Looks good to me. Perfect game for Genesis.
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    kamakazi20012

    Shinobi on Megadrive

    That's right! Shinobi never officially made it to the Genny...it was Shadow Dancer and Shinobi III. Looks like a really fun game!
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