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    Marco1019 reacted to kamakazi20012 in Coolest Atari Game?   
    I agree with all of your choices.  But I was asked just one.  After careful consideration I picked one.  My answer is...
    Sorry I've got to change this.  Coolest Atari game I played was the 5200 port of Super Breakout when I got my first Atari on Christmas morning many years ago.  Tempest 2000 is still cool, too, though. 😉 
    TEMPEST 2000 -- ATARI JAGUAR
    I had to think long on this one.  I kept asking myself about which game made me just not want to walk away, put the controller down, was soo addictive that it pushed the purchase of the game.  I thought of the 2600, 5200, 7800, Lynx...any Atari machine that remembered simply blowing my mind.  Then I remembered one trip to a Wal-Mart store in Missouri one day during a Christmas shopping trip where I had my first encounter with the Jaguar and my first taste of its blood.
    I spent the whole time during our visit playing Tempest 2000 that was used to demonstrate the system.  I immediately feel in love with the system and the game.  They were a match made in heaven.  The graphics were WOW, the music was ROCKIN', and the whole concept just worked and blew my mind.  I didn't want to leave or at least not without taking one home.  Here I was a grown man but not wanting to leave without getting a Jaguar.  I would have bought one, too, if they would not have been out of Tempest 2000.
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    Marco1019 reacted to Video 61 in choplifter 7800 version vs. xe version   
    hi everyone,
    now here is where the 7800 really shines. the programmer knew his/her stuff, and most likely the choplifter is a double sprite. music good to.
     
    now the xe version, i will include the original 16k apple port also. it will show you why this one is so bad and choppy. the apple port is a port of apple basic with machine code, its why its pink. the 1988 atari version just updated the lousy apple port. its obvious its not a complete rewrite in atari machine code.
    16k apple port. choplifter was released originally as a 16k game on  cart., 48k disk. by broderbund.
     
    thanks,
     
    lance
    www.atarisales.com
     
     
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    Since this thread is heavy on Knight Rider - and rightfully so - here's a cover from cellist Samara Ginsberg:
     
     
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RadioPoultry in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    Since this thread is heavy on Knight Rider - and rightfully so - here's a cover from cellist Samara Ginsberg:
     
     
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from TrekMD in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    Since this thread is heavy on Knight Rider - and rightfully so - here's a cover from cellist Samara Ginsberg:
     
     
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Gianna in Where have you traveled?   
    Being from NYC, I've visited the cities along the Northeast Corridor: Boston (though only once for a school field trip), Philadelphia, Baltimore & DC several times. I've also visited Miami, (my girlfriend & I were on vacation there a year ago this week) Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, & Seattle.
    In Canada: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa.
    I visited Costa Rica back in 2013 for my friend's bachelor party.
    We vacationed in Cabo San Lucas two years ago.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin in Where have you traveled?   
    Being from NYC, I've visited the cities along the Northeast Corridor: Boston (though only once for a school field trip), Philadelphia, Baltimore & DC several times. I've also visited Miami, (my girlfriend & I were on vacation there a year ago this week) Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, & Seattle.
    In Canada: Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa.
    I visited Costa Rica back in 2013 for my friend's bachelor party.
    We vacationed in Cabo San Lucas two years ago.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from DegasElite in Did you think Atari 2600 Pac-Man was bad when you first got it?   
    I recall getting this game and being pretty disappointed.
     
    Ms. Pac-Man was a quantum leap by comparison.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR in Did you think Atari 2600 Pac-Man was bad when you first got it?   
    I recall getting this game and being pretty disappointed.
     
    Ms. Pac-Man was a quantum leap by comparison.
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    Marco1019 reacted to TrekMD in New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Pac-Man Collection XM   
    I had to share this, particularly since we just finished the competition with Ms. Pac-Man for the 7800. 
    Now the production of the XM units has moved forward and developers are starting to get test units, we'll be seeing new titles being made for the 7800 that take advantage of the XM's capabilities.  One of those titles currently being developed is Pac-Man Collection XM, which takes advantage of the 320 mode of the 7800.  
    The video shows a WIP for Pac-Man Collection XM for the 7800.  It will require the XM add-on for Yamaha sound (done be Perry Thuente) and High Score Saving.  It will work without it, but you will get standard TIA sound and no High Score retention.  The game is about 75% complete with a few bugs and missing features (such as an actual random maze generator) and some missing TIA sounds (Yamaha sounds have not been started yet).
    Check out the videos below...
     
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin in Atari I/O Malware "Security Warning" Issue - UPDATE   
    Hi Everyone,
     
    Update
    The Malware issue has been identified and will be resolved for Summer, and was limited to the side of the site that’s built on WordPress. The Forums are built on a different, more secure and more expensive platform which has continuously proven to be safe and never infected. Moving forward I would like to make better use of the Forums Platform and move away from WordPress.
     
    Here's What To Expect Next
    The Malware issue will be resolved soon, and we will have a fun summer with events and giveaways. I’m excited for what’s to come and I hope you are too! I don’t expect any downtime for the Forums during the maintenance to resolve the site issue.
    WordPress has not proven to be a very secure platform. In fact Malware has been a growing issue with WordPress and we don’t want to face a security issue like this ever again. You can expect that I’ll be looking at ways to phase out the WordPress side of the site and rebuilding those pages within the Forums platform.
    I’m also building some big new areas in the Forums that we’ve wanted to do for quite a long time. I’m always looking at new ways to make Atari I/O a more vibrant community and a useful place to visit and spend your time. 
     
    New Changes
    There are some other new changes to the Forums I’d like to announce today! Some of the changes I’m holding back on announcing until they’re ready to roll out. It was a bad idea for Atari to announce amazing new vaporware that never saw the light of day, and likewise its best that I build these things first and then show them to you.
    Some changes we’ve made in the past week include:
     
    Simplified Forums
    Cleaned up the Forums. Made forum descriptions more clear to make it easier to understand what to post and where. Redundant forums were merged and given new titles and descriptions. Let’s keep the Forums clean and simple.
     
    Member Blogs
    We’re placing added emphasis and increased visibility on the Blogs. Members will have additional abilities for blog creation which will be announced soon.
     
    Updated Member Ranking System
    Updated Pac-Man “Fruit” levels achieved at 2600, 5200, and 7800 posts respectively. 
     
    Updated Revised Badges for Admin and Moderator Roles
    We've updated our Role Badges to match the fresh new look of the upgraded Forums.
     
    Updated Moderator Roles - Introducing a new member group called “Senior Fellow”
    Our Legacy Moderators who are not active daily in the Forums will be graduating from their roles as Moderators and moving into new, less active roles as Atari I/O Senior Fellows. This includes The Professor, DeLorean, Zontar and Museum Matt, who will all continue to have a hand in the Forums without creating an expectation that they will be active daily in the Forums.
     
    New Atari I/O Moderator Gianna
    We’re welcoming a new Moderator to the Atari I/O family, @Gianna who will be joining us in the Forums to help me out. She will be active in High Score Squad and will be joining us for Wednesday Night Atari Chat occasionally, and you can expect to see her posting throughout the Forums on a consistent basis. She’s a very nice person and I’m sure everybody will like her.
     
    BTB and MaximumRD Are Helping Out Too
    @btbfilms76 and @MaximumRD will also be more active throughout the summer in helping with the site. MaximumRD has created a new Member Blog, which you can see here, and BTB will be more active in the Forums with posting, helping out, and of course creating new episodes of Jag Bar, Lynx Lounge and 7800 Avenue.
     
    Atari I/O Moderator Team 2020-2021
    Your Atari I/O Moderator team for the 2020-2021 season will be @Justin @btbfilms76 @Gianna and @MaximumRD
     
    The most important thing that could help me though is YOU. All of you, being here, making friends, having fun, posting and playing games. You guys are what make this adventure worth it!
     
    Best Wishes and stay safe everyone,

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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin in The Mandalorian   
    The Mandalorian is a really, really good show! It has just enough of spaghetti western in it while keeping to the Star Wars universe.
    While the middle episodes slow down a tad, the last few really pick up and set the table for Season 2.
    The musical score is amazing!
    The list of guest stars is pretty impressive.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR in The Mandalorian   
    The Mandalorian is a really, really good show! It has just enough of spaghetti western in it while keeping to the Star Wars universe.
    While the middle episodes slow down a tad, the last few really pick up and set the table for Season 2.
    The musical score is amazing!
    The list of guest stars is pretty impressive.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin in Howard Scott Warshaw’s video game was blamed for single-handedly sinking a multibillion-dollar market. But the true story is more complicated.   
    A good complement to this article would be the documentary titled "Atari: Game Over". The 66-minute doc focuses on the 1983 video game crash along with the unearthing of some E.T. cartridges.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Howard Scott Warshaw’s video game was blamed for single-handedly sinking a multibillion-dollar market. But the true story is more complicated.   
    A good complement to this article would be the documentary titled "Atari: Game Over". The 66-minute doc focuses on the 1983 video game crash along with the unearthing of some E.T. cartridges.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from RickR in Free Kindle Atari Zines (until Dec 1 2019)   
    I just downloaded all three to my Kindle. Thanks!!
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    Marco1019 reacted to RickR in Free Kindle Atari Zines (until Dec 1 2019)   
    Our good friend @Arenafoot sent this my way on Facebook. 

    Michael D. Salzman has several of his excellent "Unauthorized Atari 2600 Throw Back Zine's" for FREE (Kindle version) until Dec 1.  Please spread the word and grab them if you want.  They are very fun reads!
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/31912038
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    Marco1019 reacted to Arenafoot in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Yes! The last missing Atari released game has now been dumped and is playable on Stella 6.0.1!! Pursuit of Pink Panther from Probe 2000 (1983) has been released!
    Game instructions can be found here: http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/pinkpanther/pinkpanther.htm
    Enjoy!!
     
    UPDATE: Pink Panther works on:
    Stella 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 (claims Stella 4.0 or higher work)
    Retron 77 console
     
    does NOT work on:
    Harmony cart
    Harmony Encore cart
    UNO cart
    Atari Flashback Portable
     


    Pursuit of the Pink Panther.bin
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    Marco1019 reacted to Mr SQL in BREAKOUT studies   
    EDIT: New version BREAKOUT2002 LASERBEAMS! 
    Can you make it to the playable green treasure room ending scene on level 10?
    Button control reversed; reserves finite LASERBEAMS that run out before the end of each level.
    BREAKOUT2002_LASERBEAMS_NTSC.bin  BREAKOUT2002_LASERBEAMS_NTSC.wav
    BREAKOUT studies 
    A collection of seven BREAKOUT stories featuring an inspired new rendition, BREAKOUT 2002 with a 10 level quest and a harmonized sound that is different.
     
    Breakdown of the studies
    Five stories of the continued evolution of Atari Breakout design with examples of games and links to prototypes
    Stories of old and emerging technologies for creating more dazling and colorful retro videogames!
    Party Gameplay instructions for BREAKOUT 2002
     
    Printing it out
    To create a 4-page mini book, print the PDF on one piece of double sided paper and fold it in half.
     
    Best play experience
    Use either classic hardware or full screen settings if you are running an emulator and turn off phosphor/merge frames.
     
    BREAKOUT discussion
     Hope everyone enjoys! Share your thoughts and ideas about BREAKOUT on this thread!
     
    BREAKOUT 2002 Party Games Manual.pdf
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from nads in Games You Have Beat/Completed in 2019   
    I posted an update a few days ago announcing that I beat Karateka for the first time ever. I hadn't played that game in about 30 years until earlier this week. I streamed a run the other night and actually completed the game by defeating Akuma and rescuing Mariko. I was stunned.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Robotron: 2084 (Atari 7800)   
    Wow, I'd love to try this on a 7800 emulator but I'm not sure I could pull it off.
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    Marco1019 got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Robotron: 2084 (Atari 7800)   
    Wow, I'd love to try this on a 7800 emulator but I'm not sure I could pull it off.
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    Marco1019 reacted to RockyRaccoon in Greetings! Hello! Salutations!   
    I'm new around here! My name is 'Dan' but I go by the online moniker 'Rocky Raccoon'. I've been collecting since about my teen years. I am currently 34. I like collecting a heck of a whole lot, and have a varied collection of consoles. My favorite era is probably the mid eighties, onwards. The first two machines I ever played on we're an Atari 2600 in my dad's basement on a B&W TV, and my Dad's Commodore 64. My favorite retrogame series is The Fantasy Zone series of games.
    I was first introduced to collecting through a dear old friend back in MA, USA, and have been in the hobby since. I've been learning to get into the technical side of the hobby-- learning to fix consoles-- diagnose problems and fix them, though I still have a long ways to go-- though I do have a background in electronic schematic reading thanks to CAD courses I took in high school that have generally helped me a bunch there.
    I learned about this place primarily through the NoSwearGamer on Youtube where this place was mentioned once in a while, and decided to come check it out. I also hang around AtariAge with the same user name.
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    Marco1019 reacted to Justin in ATARI I/O SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE!   
    TIME TO SET UP SHOP!
    We’re having our 1st Annual Atari I/O Summer Sidewalk Sale here in the forums! The event will take place with our SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL June 21-23, but it doesn’t hurt to set up early!
    Think of this thread like the sidewalk on Main St. in your home town. This will be the epicenter of the Sidewalk Sale event! We can talk and trade, and if you already have your own For Sale / Trade threads listed in the Marketplace go ahead and share links to them here.
    🕹️
    BUY, SELL & TRADE!
    This is a great time to tidy up and let go of dupes in your collection! Polish up those spares and trades, take photos and post them in the Marketplace! We’ll spread the word that NOW is a great time to check out the new items in the Marketplace. Even if you only have a few items, now is a great time to get them listed, make a trade, check out what others have up, and maybe make a new friend in the process.
    🕹️
    POST YOUR LINKS BELOW!
    If you have any questions, just ask!
     

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    Marco1019 reacted to Video 61 in NOVAWOLF for Atari 5200   
    hi everyone,
     
     
    This is the first look at the Atari 5200 version of Novawolf, from Video 61 and Atari Sales. The game is not finished yet, but we wanted to give you a preview of what is going on. Please watch for future updates, and thanks for viewing!
    Lance
    www.atarisales.com
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