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RickR last won the day on April 15

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About RickR

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    The Don
  • Birthday November 8

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    I'll collect almost anything old, video game related, or electronic.

    Favorite systems: Atari 8-bit computers, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo NES, Vectrex, GBA, Commodore (anything Commodore but especially VIC-20), TI 99/4A, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Sega GameGear.

    I also LOVE old handheld games. Mattel Football, Basketball, etc.
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade Game
  • Favorite TV Show
    Star Trek
  • What I got at Toys R Us
    2600 games!

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  1. RickR

    eBay Finds

    I've been on a Game Boy kick since the Super Mario Land high score challenge. I thought I'd share the games I've acquired lately:
  2. The trees here tell their own story. Some grew, some are gone. So much to see in these two pictures.
  3. I love this. I agree with @Justin, this blog is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
  4. My best guess would be used PC parts. A video card perhaps. I remember selling some of my Atari stuff I didn't need anymore. A 1030 modem, a 1025 printer. It was amazing at the time that people would want that old crap LOL.
  5. Furthermore, how cool that you kept the original console AND the box, and all the various pieces of your collection. I have my original boxed Atari 2600 from my youth, but I stupidly threw out all the boxes for the games.
  6. I'm new to the TG-16, having just got one a few months ago. You'll have to let me know which games are worth trying. I ended up buying an everdrive, because as you mention, the prices can be pretty nuts for games -- IF you can even find them.
  7. RickR

    New (to me) Car

    Thanks! If you have any tips or anything, please let me know. I really need to read the manual, as there are switches and gauges that I'm not sure what they mean. Right now, I've just plugged it in and will leave it in overnight. I'm using the 120V plug. Is there anything else to it? It really makes me nervous buying a used car, but I feel like this one is in really good shape and the Carfax looks really good. We really wanted another Prius, but it's impossible to find one that has low miles at a decent price. Leaf's seem like a really good bargain. Low mile cars are easy to find and very well priced. This car has both types of plug (AC and DC) and also has some cool bells/whistles (like a rear-view camera). It's showing 11 (of 12) bars on the battery retention. I'm really impressed at how much oomph the Leaf seems to have. It's really fun to drive!
  8. RickR

    New (to me) Car

    Hey look, I just got a new (to me) car too! I'm very excited. It's a 2013 Nissan Leaf. Should be a fine car to get to and from work on a daily basis.
  9. Well, I think you need to decide if you want to shave those nubs off or not. It may lower the value of the controller for some collectors. Honestly, I'm not sure it would really be compatible beyond just the joystick portion. Hopefully, you can find someone else that has gone though this here or over at AtariAge. @Scott Stilphen, do you know more about all this? Good luck!
  10. It's because there's only one paddle per connector instead of two (like a real set of paddles). I think it's the button that is wonky and not recognized by a real 2600. The Coleco Gemini controllers are the same way.
  11. It sure is.! Nice job to Marco and everyone else.
  12. You should probably wait for someone else here to chime in, but I honestly don't recall mine having those bumps. You probably don't want to shave those off. If it was me, I'd just get a standard Atari joystick and use that with your adapter. My guess as to why the nubs exist is to prevent the usage of the controller on anything but a System 2. Because the paddle portion would not work on any other machine.
  13. Just like paying taxes...this game is an awful experience. $148,140
  14. I don't see any nubs on my Sears controllers. Can you post pictures?
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