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About RockyRaccoon

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  • Birthday 02/18/1983

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    Huntsville-ish, AL
  • Interests
    Retro Gaming. (Duh.), Magical Girl Anime. (Really. Yes. ~_~). Computers in General.
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade to Visit
    Dream Machine
  • Quick, tell us a joke!
    A Rabbi, a Priest and a Atheist walk into a bar- and all say 'ow!'.

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  1. So, Best Electronics said they sold their 5200 stock of any sort like 30 years ago, whoops! Gonna try contacting Video 61 tomorrow after sleep if it's possible, otherwise, even B.E. suggested I buy a junker and use that. X3
  2. Oh, thank you for the heads up about the contacts! o.o. Thanks for the field manual. I'll put that on my Kindle App and read it later tonight.
  3. Thanks for the heads up! I've shot them an E-mail. If that comes up negatory I'll look into buying a broken 5200 or 5200 case off ebay if possible.
  4. Hey guys! I have an Atari 5200. It's missing some pieces of the casing, it looks crap. It ''runs'' just fine though- despite it's condition!--- I got it for a steal of like 30 bucks off ebay on a bid due to it's condition about a year ago or so. I took a gamble and won-- even the controller with it worked okay! I'll attach a picture of the unit below. Basically, it's missing the back cover, and it's missing a piece up front. It is a two port model. (Though it has 'four holes' at the front as if the case was meant for four. I dunno what that means or if it's normal.) Is there a way to 'buy' these parts separately? (Does someone 3D print them or something?) or am I better off buying a 'broken' more intact 5200 and inserting the guts of this unit into the other one? If I do that, is there anything I should be aware of? Thanks for your insights!
  5. I'm getting one this payday coming up. I love the two Lynx games I've played. (I only have Xybots and Rampart) I wanna play more so bad.
  6. Whelp I just finally got myself an Atari Lynx! Not the best physical condition but it works. Gonna try to repaint the case, I think. It's the first model type. Not the more compact model 2. 

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    2. Justin


      Welcome to the Lynx Kids Club @RockyRaccoon! Of course I'm biased but I grew up with the Lynx and it's always been my favorite handheld. I had the Model II which is a little thicker than Sega Game Gear but it never occurred to me at the time "oh this is too big". I'd have it on Summer vacation for long rides in the car and it was always very comfortable to hold for long periods of time. The graphics and sound for its time were unbeatable in a handheld, and most of the games are pretty decent. Great pickup! :atari_lynx:

    3. RockyRaccoon


      I never owned one. But I remember the displays in Toy's R Us. I asked for one for Christmas once, but at the time it was a dying system, and my dad was tech savvy enough to know when a platform was on the way out, which the Atari Lynx was at the time, and didn't wanna leave me with a system that I'd be unable to get games for easily in a few months or even a year from then. I ended up with a Gameboy instead- which had a much longer life I suppose. 

    4. kamakazi20012


      Welcome to the Lynx Club as Justin already mentioned.  My first handheld was GameBoy, like yourself, which did get a longer life and better support.  I did not know anything about the Lynx, or Jaguar for that matter, until long after their production run had ended.  I only knew of Lynx after a bunch of unsold products turned up at a local game buy/sell/trading store in my home state.  I traded off a then-modern 32-bit system and a few games to pick up a Lynx II, carrying case, and a few games.  I don't regret doing it but had to go back after an A/C adapter to power the thing.  I simply could not afford to keep the Lynx in AA batteries.  The games I got were Joust, A.P.B., and it came with California Games (not my favorite sadly).

      The Lynx II I have now is not that one.  I have no memory of what every happened to it.  I got that same California Games (uh...sorta like Combat on the 2600...easy to find), Batman Returns, Warbirds (high recommendation), and Blue Lightning (gotta get this one if/when you can).  In my opinion Lynx was the better handheld system.  Unfortunately for the time it was all about the games and GameBoy simply got the titles people wanted to play thanks to the NES.  They could finally take Mario, Contra, Castlevania, and others, with them.  Who would want to play Checkered Flag when you could play Super Mario Land?  That's basically how it was.  Also, GameBoy was everywhere, Lynx was no where.  A shame, too, because the Lynx is a really remarkable system.  Look forward to seeing pics of your Lynx once you get it repainted.

  7. I used to be living in MA! I live in Alabama nowadays--- I was born in MA, about an hour from Boston in a place called Westford. But I guess you can't really take the MA outta the a-word.
  8. Also @Justin, when you say the Chatroom, do you mean this page here; https://forums.atari.io/chat/ - or is there an IRC / Special Link posted around that time? Also, Thank you @TrekMD
  9. @Justin, Sure I'll check it out if I'm able! Thanks for the warm welcomes so far!
  10. 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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