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    2' 27" 75 played on my SNES.
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    Dragster for 2600. It's quick to play, hard to master, and I think the competition would be stiff.
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    2'07"59 I'm using the purple vehicle and saving my boosts for when I get to the rough. Avoid the jumps!
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    F-ZERO was the only reason why I asked for a SNES when it released stateside. That was one of the launch titles. I didn't care what game it came with...I HAD to have F-ZERO. Wipeout came out on the PS1 and, as much fun as it was, I didn't like it as much as I did F-ZERO. Actually, all of the F-ZERO installments on systems after the SNES were better than Wipeout in my opinion. F-ZERO is one of those games where everything just works. It has a nice balance of easy to pick up and play and track challenges. Each course has its own learning curve that depends on the vehicle one is using. It has managed to retain replay value that most games of this nature don't have. Those that own a Super NES but don't yet own F-ZERO...shame on you! LOL. Zelda on the SNES is very good, too and my favorite of the Zelda series.
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    Maybe next year we should do a Christmas game on the 2600 for December? There are ROM files available for several games that we could try that month: Mean Santa, Bad Elf, Santa's Workshop and Toyshop Trouble come to mind.
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    LOL..as long as it's games I physically own I'm down for any thing. Hmm...I just picked up some Star Wars games for the 2600 this Christmas. You might think about considering Pinball Arcade or the Pinball Hall of Fame series (both made by the same people). Once a month they pick a table for players to play for free. Hmm...include Atari Flavors of Dig Dug, Galaga, Commando, Kangaroo, Vanguard...there's tons there.
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    Arcade USA

    (Willie!) Taking inventory of my Atari 8bit cartridge collection and decided to make a vid of it
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    Trackmania (PC)

    Hey Guys, I'm posting this here because I found a free racing game with online and party abilities called Trackmania. I thought it would be neat to have a PC game I can play with Atari IO members. You can also design tracks on the free version and it has solo play as well. https://trackmania.com/ Simply visit the page, scroll down to the Trackmania Forever banner and click on that. At the bottom of the next page, on the right, you can get the FREE version or opt to buy the Universe version. The Free one will be above the one to buy. PC Requirements are pretty low. Operating system: Windows XP SP2/Vista SP1/Windows 7 CPU: Pentium IV 1.6GHz / AMD Athlon XP1600+ RAM: 256 MB (XP) or 512 MB (Vista/7) 3D graphics card: 16 MB, 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound card: 16 bit DirectX compatible Hard drive: 1.7 GB free disk space Check it out and I hope to see you guys on the tracks!
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    Australia Relief Pack

    I got this message on my Steam account as soon as I loaded it up today. I thought it was a cool idea and thought I would pass it along to you guys. To help Australia, Humble has put together a Steam game bundle pack that contains over $400 worth of software for just $25. 100% of the money spent will go to Australia to aid people and animals affected by the Australia fires. So if anyone here has Steam and would like to increase their library this is a good way to do it. Just thought I'd pass it along. https://www.humblebundle.com/games/australia-fire-relief
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    I received F-ZERO for Christmas one year when I first got my Super Nintendo. I wasn't expecting it and it was an absolute thrill to play. The graphics seemed so amazing, and I really loved jumping off of the ramps. F-ZERO is also one of those Nintendo franchises that deserves to sit alongside Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokemon, Mario Kart, etc. but for the longest time had been "forgotten" to an extent. I always find myself playing F-ZERO around this time of year, and would like to continue revisiting F-ZERO in with a special holiday Squad Challenge every year, racing a different track from the game. The "Mute City" tracks are so emblematic of the game and easy to access as they are the first track to race in all three leagues. I hope you'll all join us the next time we revisit F-ZERO in a future Squad Challenge.
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    Congratulations RadioPoultry! WOW!! I'm thrilled to see this turnout for our 2nd Annual F-ZERO Squad Challenge! Especially with the Malware situation going on. I love that you guys all turned out for this, even if F-ZERO isn't your strongest game. Congrats to all our racers who showed up to play, lots of friendly competition all around this challenge. Atari Creep livestreamed this event on his Instagram and YouTube, which was a lot of fun, special thanks to him for getting the word out. It's been really cool to get to watch other people play Squad Challenges live. Congratulations to @RadioPoultry on his score! Radio came in with a total lap time of 2' 07" 59. @kamakazi20012 takes 2nd with 2' 11" 32, and my score was 3rd on the scoreboard at 2' 16" 43. @greenween gave it his best and got a lap time of 2' 22" 37, @RickR was right on his tail at 2' 22" 71 and @Atari Creep rounds things out with 2' 32" 85 performed live. All of you showed how it was done, a huge congratulations to everybody who turned out for this Squad Challenge and posting absolutely incredible scores! I hope everybody enjoyed playing Mute City II on F-ZERO. We had more 16-Bit challenges this year and will continue with more challenges this year for Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, Atari Lynx and more. Way to go everybody! F-ZERO MUTE CITY II FINAL STANDINGS 1 RADIOPOULTRY 2’07”59 2 KAMAKAZI20012 2’11”32 3 JUSTIN 2’16”43 4 GREENWEEN 2’22”37 5 RICKR 2’22”71 6 ATARI CREEP 2’32”85
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    Thanks for the input guys! I''m adding your nominations into our big list of games! Let's make this a fun year 😉
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    Old VCRs and copy protection.

    I don't own any CEDs or players, sadly. All that stuff got ransacked when mom passed away in 1998. Her funeral was in another town at least 4 hours away from where she lived. Before I could get back to retrieve some things someone one broke in the house and took some items then destroyed what they couldn't take. But, yes, CEDs are the record-like videodiscs. I owned 7 players. Three of them were SJT-100 mono models, 1 was an older SGT-100. It wasn't self-loading. I had two SJT-200 stereo models and an SGT-200 which was also a stereo model but lacked the self-loading mech. All of them played very well for their age. My personal player was one of the SJT-100. The other three just like it came from my grandmother, my aunt that lived with us, and my cousin. All of which were put under my grandmother's bed to be forgot about. I finally got brave and asked about them shortly before my mother passed. Dust city but they still functioned. The movies combined from all family members totaled over 1,000 titles, some were duplicates so if one didn't want to play I had other copies that did. My family always wondered if there was a way to clean them so they would play better. I spent years trying various methods. One method I discovered did clean them where they would play again but it also removed the oil coating that protected both the disc and the stylus during playback. I ruined a needle just playing a disc after I cleaned it. I found a somewhat solution to that problem when my grandmother's sowing machine oil spilled on a disc I just cleaned. I wiped off what I could but it spread all over the disc surface. It offered protection, and the discs did play, but the spin slung any excess oil all over the inside of the player. Imagine that mess. It did save a movie I had that refused to play that was the only one like it, without a duplicate, in that collection. I never shared my findings with any one. I'd love to get my hands on an RCA player and some CEDs again. Great animated films on those things.
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    Old VCRs and copy protection.

    Believe it or not, VHS did see a short-lived HD addition to the format...but it was very costly. LD was the better of the analog video formats...it just was a more expensive way of obtaining movies and playing them. I had three movies decades ago on LD before I gave up on the format. Those were Independence Day in a nice, double album-like cover. Gorgeous artwork. Heavy Metal was in a chrome cover with a plan, ordinary, clear plastic sleeve. And I had one more movie I can't remember the name of now. But I do have to hand it to laserdisc for bringing over what people liked about vinyl audio LPs over to LD. There simply isn't another physical format that allows you to enjoy the packaging as well as the movie contained on the disc. The only thing VHS allowed for was recording your favorite shows from their TV broadcasts...something the other formats didn't do for consumers. There were LD recorders but those were mostly used by stations and such. If you use VHS on a standard definition TV they really are not all that bad. Laserdiscs are great for those widescreen presentations but, again, play best on cathode-ray TVs...and there are a few of those that were widescreen models. I know for a fact Sanyo made one with a crap load of connectors on it that eventually became popular choices. Believe it or not, VHS was also used for multi-track audio recording. I knew someone in my home state that owned a 16-track recorder that used standard VHS tapes to record on. Weird gadget but the sound was impressive. Space? Yea, VHS takes up more space than DVD/BD for sure. But take up far less space than those CEDs RCA came out with. I don't how many CED movies my family owned but it was in the 1,000s total as I inherited those when they switched to VHS. Hauling just the movies caused my friend's truck to sag on the backend and we had to make two trips simply because his truck couldn't tolerate the weight of those things. Those things weigh a ton and just 10 movies alone can cause a weak shelf to bow. We never stored those movies on shelving...they were best kept on closet floors. A large tote full of VHS movies is light compared to those things. But I still like the CED format. Some rare movies not found on today's formats resides on that old format. Unlike you, RickR, hi-def stuff is nice but I'm a bit old fashioned when it comes to movies and TV shows. I don't mind having to flip a disc over or dealing with tape-eating machines. I'm use to it. Besides, even the earliest DVDs only put out 480. As long as I have a decent stereo TV I will continue to enjoy VHS and LD. They are nice to have. LDs I only have about 10 movies, some my family and I could never find on VHS. It's the only format I've been able to find The Glenn Miller Story, one of my favorites. And no commercials!
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    I'm trying. So far I am not good at this game at all! LOL
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    Old VCRs and copy protection.

    I remember one of the secrets of the old internet was a DVD player that could be hacked (via a secret menu) to remove the copy protection so you could do this very thing...record a DVD on a VCR for a near-perfect copy. Apex was the brand (a Chinese company), and I think the model was 2500a or something I had one. It didn't last long (cheap design that overheated). Those were the days.
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    Old VCRs and copy protection.

    I still own and use a JVC Hi-Fi VCR from the mid-late 1990's. Still works well. I like the fact I don't have to worry about scratches. Just put the tape in and let it play. I use old-school CRTs with it, though, as modern HiDef TVs simply don't get along with it. I have nothing against HiDef stuff but it's nice to see just how well an old 20" True Flat Screen Sanyo CRT TV and that JVC VCR work together. Bright, vibrant pictures with stereo sound. If I want surround I can always look for those older receivers that offer 5.1 surround. That works for me. Copy protection was not limited to just VHS tapes. Shortly after my family invested in VHS movies they wanted to copy the CED movies they liked the most. All we had to start with was mono systems, no stereo sound at all, even the CED players were mono. None of the CEDs we had would copy because of copy protection. I take that back...I finally got Annie to copy to VHS but it wasn't easy and I'm not sure now exactly what VCR I used to do it. I believe in 1998 my grandmother's Curtis Mathis VCR crapped out on us and CM was long gone. So we sat down with a JCPenny's book and flipped through it. We found a Go-Video HiFi dual deck VCR for like $600. The guy we talked to on the phone about it said he owned one and loved it. Everything he threw at the machine it would copy. So Granny ordered one. Next thing we knew everyone who wanted a tape copied came to Grandma's house. It was the only deck that could copy any tape, commercial or otherwise, and it also copied those CED discs. Very easy to use, too. We loved that thing. Not sure what happened to it after she passed but I didn't get it. I'd have another one except no one rents VHS any more and VHS tapes in good shape are about a buck now...$3 for Disney movies. It's now cheaper to buy the movies than it is to try to get the gear to copy them. You know...480i doesn't look half bad. I know I keep seeing newer LCD TVs go in our dumpster because they quit working while my older CRT TV is still rocking it. I'd love to see some of this old tech make a comeback.
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    2'32"85 LOL Emulating USB controller. Strong Language
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    First time for me too. I didn't play last time. LOL And when you see my submissions you will know why. LOL
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    Shaved 2 seconds off my first attempt.
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    Well...I meant FINALLY after being able to get my SNES up and running and getting F-Zero for it Second time for you guys, first time for me
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    Crystal Castles on the XEGS sounds fun. It would be nice to see more Atari computer games in the challenges.
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    I never have but would love to!
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    2'18"54 It's been a year since I played this. I forgot how good the controls are!
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    Has anyone tried "Crystal Castles" for the XE? It is fairly close to the arcade version in level layout. It is a classic game and one of my favorites in the arcade world. Maybe.
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    Actually the 2nd time that I know of we are playing this game! I'm gong to give it a go. I need practice though.
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    Atari VCS/2600 carts

    I need to place an order with you..... one of these days when I get some extra money. This will fill in alot of my holes!
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