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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from Justin in Atari I/O Malware "Security Warning" Issue - UPDATE   
    It seems to be fixed at least forums side, I no longer get the red warning on the forum... still do on the main website.
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from atarilbc in RickR   
    Bought a TI-99/4a from him with hookups/joysticks.  Arrived fine- good price and even had a composite cord to sell me because ahahahahha no way am I dealing with that devil RF box. Would buy again, pleasure to do business with!
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to RickR in Obtained: TI-99/4a (All Hookups & Joysticks)   
    I'll get back to you sometime this week. I think I have an extra. 
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from RickR in Obtained: TI-99/4a (All Hookups & Joysticks)   
    I've been looking at the TI-99/4a a bit and decided it's a computer I'd like to get into a little.
    So looking for a working TI-99/4a with all the hook ups and The Joysticks! Must work.
    Please, PM me offers if you have one. Not picky on model or Overall Cosmetic condition--- as long as it's not falling apart and held together with duct tape I'd probably be interested!
    I got this a bit ago. Thanks guys!~
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from TrekMD in AgaCart - New SD Multicart for Atari Lynx   
    This came in the other day and it works amazing great and is easy to use. It came in a pretty neat 3D printed box I can store it in too. The only complaint I really have is the same complaint I have with similar products like 'everdrives', etc; that the loading time can be a little long. But that can't be helped given what such a product does. Overall. Everything I expected, a quality product delivered in a quality way. I would suggest purchasing one if you're on the fence.
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from RickR in AgaCart - New SD Multicart for Atari Lynx   
    This came in the other day and it works amazing great and is easy to use. It came in a pretty neat 3D printed box I can store it in too. The only complaint I really have is the same complaint I have with similar products like 'everdrives', etc; that the loading time can be a little long. But that can't be helped given what such a product does. Overall. Everything I expected, a quality product delivered in a quality way. I would suggest purchasing one if you're on the fence.
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from jmjustin6 in jmjustin6   
    Did a trade for a Camo-Blue Neo Geo Pocket Color with some Japanese Slot Machine Game and Pac-Man for a TRS-80 Color Computer 2 with 16k Ram. Trade went smooth on my end. Unit got sent out, and I got my package safe, sound and working! Would recommend. Quick, easy trade-- communicative. 
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to Jinroh in Way to Obtain Atari 5200 Physical Case Parts   
    I hope Lance at Video61 can help, he is a great guy.
    If not I could take a look at my 5200 and possibly model up a replacement in Fusion360 that could be 3D printed.
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to CrossBow in Way to Obtain Atari 5200 Physical Case Parts   
    Yeah... again I'm quite lucky to have a retro game shop just around the corner from me that deals in all systems including old Coleco Tabletops. As a result of this, they have a small store room full of consoles. They don't really like to spend time fixing anything older than NES (Because it just doesn't sell for them honestly), so they end up with small piles of semi working Atari systems. I've gotten small stashes of 2600s for like $5 a piece in the past and as I mentioned 5200s for pretty decent prices. Hell, the ICs in these consoles alone are worth more than what I pay for them. Even a 5200 at $25 is worth it for the Pokey and GTIA plus the case shells if they are intact. 
    However, most 5200s that have been sent to me for service work, usually do NOT have the controller cover as that seems to be the first thing to break off.
     
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to CrossBow in Way to Obtain Atari 5200 Physical Case Parts   
    That is what I ended up having to do with a 5200 that was sent to me for an AV upgrade and power mod. I'm guessing it wasn't packed very well and it suffered quite a bit of damage in shipping. Luckily the client had put a ton of insurance on it (Which I found strange BTW). Anyway, I didn't want to send their system back with a broken front panel and cracked to pieces lower shell so I bought a junker 5200 from the local retro game shop here for like $25 and swapped the guts into it. So it might be cheaper to go that route. Just hope that whomever ships it to you does so with plenty of packing around it!
     
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Way to Obtain Atari 5200 Physical Case Parts   
    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.
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to kamakazi20012 in Way to Obtain Atari 5200 Physical Case Parts   
    If Best doesn't have those parts also try contacting Video 61.  Lance might have some non-working 5200's he can simply get a shell from.  Never hurts to ask.  Video 61 has an account on here somewhere where you might could shoot him a PM.
    The 4-port holes on the front of a 2-port model is normal.  The plastic piece that is missing off the front will cover up the extra two holes.  It was a cheap way to change the system from 4-ports down to 2-ports to simply cover the holes.  It makes sense to just change that one piece and continue to use the 4-port shell without having to modify the die that made those.  Modifying a die for casting costs a LOT more money on something that size verses changing that small plastic piece that is missing on your unit.
    The 5200 is a tank as RickR has mentioned.  But the one thing you don't want to do if you decide to clean it is cleaning the cartridge port contacts while the power adapter is connected to the system.  You will fry it as there is a constant 5-volts going through that cartridge port even when the system is off.  Unplug the power adapter from the system first if you decide to ever try to clean those cartridge port pins.  I know some people try to remove any corrosion on things like that so I thought I would just give you a heads up.  The same 5-volts is also sent through the controller ports for powering the 5200's Trak-Ball controller accessory, the standard 5200 controllers don't us it.  Just keep this in mind should you ever decide/need to clean it/repair it at any point.  
    I've included a 5200 Field Service Manual for you to view to aid you in putting those pieces back on your 5200.  Use it in good health.  It will give you an amazing gaming experience.  Yes, as most here already know, I'm very partial to the 5200.  That was my first gaming console ever when I was a kid.  Who am I kidding?  I'm still a kid!  I still enjoy my 4-port and would not be caught dead without it in my arsenal of gaming systems.  If you don't have it already pick up Star Raiders.  That game plays very well on the 5200 and makes good use of the analog joystick.  Hehe...I could never run out of good things to say about this system.  When it's working as it should it really isn't as bad as some reviews say it is.  It just has a different learning curve than most video gamers would expect.
    I hope this helps.  
      
    Atari_CX_5200_Field_Service_Manual.pdf
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to nosweargamer in NSG's Toys & More Tuesdays   
    Checking out some 1994 Mortal Kombat Trading Cards
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to RickR in Way to Obtain Atari 5200 Physical Case Parts   
    That looks a lot like the one I sold a while ago, but I don't think I sold it on ebay.  Funny how trashed some of those old consoles get.  But the 5200 is a tank and I'm not surprised it still works. 

    Call Best Electronics and ask them if they sell spare case parts.  Or, as you mention, you could always buy a broken 5200 and just borrow the top of the case. 
     
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to TrekMD in AgaCart - New SD Multicart for Atari Lynx   
    Rafał Jankowski has announced he will be releasing a new multicart for the Atari Lynx called the AgaCart.  The AgaCart will use an SD cart for storing ROM files. You choose the games using buttons on the back of the cartridge.  The Cart supports 256k and 512k games in .lyx format, 128k files need to be converted to 256k. The maximum number of files is 199.



    Rafał Jankowski has released already a 48-in-1 Lynx multicart in the past, so he has experience with this type of project and this is essentially an updated version of his previous multicart.  



    For those interested, the AgaCart can already be ordered by contacting Rafał at the Polish Atari Forums.  He plans to start a thread for taking orders on Atari Age as well.  If you're curious about the technical details, check out the thread at the Polish Atari Forum.



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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from Justin in Greetings! Hello! Salutations!   
    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
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from Justin in Greetings! Hello! Salutations!   
    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.
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    RockyRaccoon reacted to Control Issues in Greetings! Hello! Salutations!   
    Hiya Rocky!
    There's several people who are on both Atari IO and AtariAge.  You should see several familiar names. 
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from Marco1019 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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    RockyRaccoon reacted to nosweargamer in Greetings! Hello! Salutations!   
    Welcome Dan! Glad to help you find this cool & freindly site!
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from Atari Creep in Greetings! Hello! Salutations!   
    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.
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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from Atari Creep 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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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from GRay Defender 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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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from RickR 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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    RockyRaccoon got a reaction from greenween 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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