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DegasElite

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    DegasElite got a reaction from Justin in EXPERIMENTING WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OPTIONS FOR SURVIVING A LONG TERM POWER OUTAGE WITH ATARI LYNX   
    This is all good advice. One thing to add: People who want to use batteries might want to take the batteries out of their Lynxes and Battery Packs. This is so that people can prevent energy from sapping out of the batteries. I don't know if this applies to NiMH or other rechargeable batteries, but it applies to alkaline batteries. At least, that's my experience. It also prevents battery leakage. I just thought I would add that in there. Thanks.
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    DegasElite reacted to Jinroh in EXPERIMENTING WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OPTIONS FOR SURVIVING A LONG TERM POWER OUTAGE WITH ATARI LYNX   
    Very good ideas Lance! The solar charger is a good idea. Weird about the uneven battery discharge though. 🤔
    I don't vape, but I have some rechargeable vape batteries I planned on doing something with years ago, those could be used in a series with a circuit to run a Lynx I think. They are 5v each so they would work nicely I think with a custom barrel connector to slide into the Lynx. 
    Charging, could also be done with a crank charger. One of those could be built with junk drawer stuff. Geared DC motor, voltage regulator, capacitors, etc.
    During Hurricane Floyd in 2003 I think it was, I had my Sega Genesis Nomad and its battery pack. That lasted me well enough to play Sonic 3 for a while. 😄
     
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    DegasElite reacted to slobu in EXPERIMENTING WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OPTIONS FOR SURVIVING A LONG TERM POWER OUTAGE WITH ATARI LYNX   
    I guess it depends on your scenario.  My first thought was a small solar panel kit that charges up batteries.  The second thought was that the Lynx eats batteries.  So, would probably emulate the Lynx on something more versatile like the Dingoo 320 or PSP - both of which have TV out for projector use.
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    DegasElite reacted to CrossBow in EXPERIMENTING WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OPTIONS FOR SURVIVING A LONG TERM POWER OUTAGE WITH ATARI LYNX   
    Few things...
    Changing out the original LCD with one of the newer IPS kits apparently will extend the life of the batteries since the newer LCDs consume much less power than the original screens. Especially since the high voltage is disabled as part of those LCD upgrades.
    There is a charging kit you can get to install into the Lynx II console that is specifically designed for using NiMH batteries in the lynx. Essentially the system always runs off batteries in this modification and the standard AC port now becomes the charge port. I've not done or offered this as a service due to the fact that the modification kills being able to use AC power by itself on the Lynx afterwards. But, it is an option.
    One interesting thing to test would be to try finding and installing a LiON pak into the external Lynx battery pack to replace the D cells. With enough watt hours on the cell you might get quite a bit of gameplay from such a setup when combined with an LCD upgrade.
     
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    DegasElite reacted to sramirez2008 in EXPERIMENTING WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OPTIONS FOR SURVIVING A LONG TERM POWER OUTAGE WITH ATARI LYNX   
    Great blog! I haven't given this (power outage) much thought, but after reading this, I'm going to purchase rechargeable NIHM batteries for my battery pack.🙂
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    DegasElite reacted to Video 61 in I MAY HAVE FOUND ROAD RIOT 4WD FOR ATARI 7800 - ALONG WITH MORE INTERESTING ATARI 7800 EPROMS   
    hi everyone,
     
    i did plug the riot eprom into my 7800 dual chip set cartridge board, and did get a reaction. bright yellow screen with background noise. so the 7800 is trying to read it, but lacks the second e-prom, i tried it in both sockets, worked better on the bottom one.
    also got the atari logo on the xenophobe, but that's it. it requires the second chip also. it might be a beta version.
    i found more eproms, nothing on the labels, they were so old they had fallen off. but it was dark inside the tube, so they may have survived. when i plug them in, like just about everything i ever had got out of atari, they show graphics and sound, only garbled. telling me they need more than one e-prom, and which board, and or which platform are they for?
    a puzzle for sure.
    lance
    www.atarisales.com
     
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    DegasElite reacted to Sabertooth in I MAY HAVE FOUND ROAD RIOT 4WD FOR ATARI 7800 - ALONG WITH MORE INTERESTING ATARI 7800 EPROMS   
    I look forward to hearing more about this discovery. Thanks for sharing Lance!
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    DegasElite reacted to TrekMD in I MAY HAVE FOUND ROAD RIOT 4WD FOR ATARI 7800 - ALONG WITH MORE INTERESTING ATARI 7800 EPROMS   
    Oh man, that is an excellent find!  Recently three "new" 2600 titles were found and now you have a "new" 7800 game found.  Amazing that so many year later, games that were never released continue to be found!
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    DegasElite got a reaction from Justin in WHY DO ATARI XEGS CARTRIDGES RATTLE?   
    It shouldn't hurt the cart itself anyway. I don't see how it could. So, this makes perfect sense.
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    DegasElite reacted to Smell Dawg in HOW I SURVIVED 4 INCARNATIONS OF ATARI IN 40 YEARS   
    Thanks for writing this up - was a fun and informative read!
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    DegasElite reacted to Jinroh in HOW I SURVIVED 4 INCARNATIONS OF ATARI IN 40 YEARS   
    I read this letter from a retailer during the launch of the N64, back in the day. It always stuck with me. Your blog post reminded me of it @Video 61. Small retailers and distributors don't get enough credit.

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    DegasElite reacted to Video 61 in WHY DO ATARI XEGS CARTRIDGES RATTLE?   
    hi,
     
     many times customers mistake the rattle for loose solder. i never saw one XEGS system cart hurt by the loose glue. hope this helps clear that up.
     
    lance
    www.atarisales.com
     
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    DegasElite reacted to MistaMaddog in WHY DO ATARI XEGS CARTRIDGES RATTLE?   
    I now see why this one guy I knew from a user group would handle those XEGS carts with kid gloves compared to the more sturdy 800 & XL carts I'm used to...
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    DegasElite reacted to TrekMD in WHY DO ATARI XEGS CARTRIDGES RATTLE?   
    I have a couple of those ridged Lynx carts.  I like how they look but I think the curved lip is better to pull them out of the cartridge port, at least on the Lynx II. 
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    DegasElite reacted to Justin in WHY DO ATARI XEGS CARTRIDGES RATTLE?   
    The Atari XE cartridges with the handles on the back remind me of the Atari Lynx cartridges with the ridges on the back. Not the curved lip game cards like most Lynx games, but the ones with the handles that stick out at a 90 degree angle. I feel like those would've been in production at the same time.
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in WHY DO ATARI XEGS CARTRIDGES RATTLE?   
    I always wondered why some of the XE style carts had that little lip on the back.  Great info, thanks.
     
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    DegasElite reacted to TrekMD in WHY DO ATARI XEGS CARTRIDGES RATTLE?   
    Fascinating!
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    DegasElite reacted to Jinroh in HOW I SURVIVED 4 INCARNATIONS OF ATARI IN 40 YEARS   
    Very great read Lance. 🙂 Sorry they had you holding the bag and left you so much trouble. But we all appreciate your hard work in keeping the Atari legacy alive. 😄
     
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    DegasElite reacted to Justin in HOW I SURVIVED 4 INCARNATIONS OF ATARI IN 40 YEARS   
    Amazing blog entry @Video 61  One day I'd love to read some of your stories about your interactions with John Skrutch and Julie Wade over new game development.
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    DegasElite reacted to TrekMD in HOW I SURVIVED 4 INCARNATIONS OF ATARI IN 40 YEARS   
    Excellent!  Thank you for posting this!
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in HOW I SURVIVED 4 INCARNATIONS OF ATARI IN 40 YEARS   
    Incredible reading.  Thank you so much for sharing this!
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in First Time Playing Crossbow   
    Oh yeah!  G-Loc!  Who could resist?
    Even those silly "hunting" games with the arcade shotguns were pretty dang sweet. 
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    DegasElite reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in First Time Playing Crossbow   
    I played the hell out of the full sized ride on Hang-on game and don't even get me started on G-Loc.  At least I think that was what game it was.  Full motion ride, spin, turn, rotate, twist...I honestly believe it was the only game I ever seen with that much movement.
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    DegasElite reacted to RickR in First Time Playing Crossbow   
    ANY game with a real-looking crossbow controller was going to get some serious attention from us kids!  Lets be honest, the games with sweet custom controls were the best games of all.  Sit-down Pole Position, Battlezone with two sticks and the periscope, Stunt Cycle, even Tron with its black-light enhanced controls.....
     
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    DegasElite reacted to CrossBow in First Time Playing Crossbow   
    Crazy, the actual arcade cabinet was semi common when I was kid and I always drawn to it. And you know it was different because games like Operation Wolf and the later other Gun games never interested me, but anytime I saw a Crossbow cabinet I had to play and see how far I could get my friends. But like all arcade games back then, it was much more difficult than home versions and I think I was only able to get them to the ice caves before getting wiped out. Might have made it to the jungle screen, but again just way more difficult compared to the home versions.
    So yeah, I was very familiar with the game and it was actually Crossbow and Xenophobe that made me want a 7800 when I was younger in the late 80s. I never was able to get Xenophobe as I don't remember being able to find it, but I remember seeing it on the Sears wish catalogs back then. But Crossbow I was able to get and I'm pretty sure I got it from Toys R Us at that time.
     
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