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  1. My fifth book (four in the "volume" series and a holiday book) was just released yesterday and is available thru Amazon!

    To purchase the $13.99 paperback book in the USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BDT993Q  It is also available in 7 other countries, just PM me for other countries links.

    To purchase the $3.99 e-book/Kindle version in the USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BLR45DR  It is also available in 12 other countries, just PM me for those countries links too.

    All previous books are still available at: https://www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne


    Retro Game Network covered the progress of this book here:



    Huge Thanks go out to my readers and fellow gamers, and the Atari Homebrew programmers for making this series a success!!!

    Brian Matherne



  2. On 12/23/2019 at 10:29 AM, Justin said:

    Great work Brian! Best wishes on the success of your new book! :wreck-it-ralph:

    Thank you Justin!

    On 12/23/2019 at 10:34 AM, TrekMD said:

    I have the other two and I will be getting this one.  Will there be a deluxe color version of this volume? 

    If the demand is there for it..... still would be $30.99 for color issue.

    8 hours ago, GRay Defender said:

    Received my copy yesterday (BW paperback).  Really nicely done.  Love the cover, and I look forward to digging into it.

    Thank you for the purchase!

    4 hours ago, TrekMD said:

    I just purchased the digital version.  If a color print version is released, I'll get it as well.

    Thank you for the purchases! We will see if anyone else wants a color version.



    Book review by Retro Game Network can be viewed here: https://www.retrogamenetwork.com/2019/12/24/the-atari-2600-homebrew-companion-volume-3-now-available-with-paperback-and-kindle-editions/




  3. On 10/20/2019 at 9:02 AM, Justin said:



    Hi everyone,

    Your browser may be giving you a malware "security warning" when you visit Atari I/O. I'm aware of this issue and working to resolve it. The forums have been updated with their latest security update this morning and should currently be a safe place to visit despite the security warning.

    The malware issue is affecting the "main" side of the website (http://www.atari.io) which runs on Wordpress. The forums side of the website (https://forums.atari.io) has always been hosted on a different server and runs on different software, which is more secure.

    However, because Google has detected the malware issue in the Wordpress part of our website, they have issued a warning for the entirety of Atari I/O until the issue has been completely resolved. Once I've been able to identify and remove the malicious content from the Wordpress side of the site, I will need to request a security review from Google and provide them with documentation showing the changes made to the site.  This may take a little time.

    If there's "a doctor in the house" and you have experience removing malware from Wordpress sites and would like to volunteer your assistance in helping me resolve this issue please send me a PM.

    I will be working on this and will keep you updated as I reach important milestones.


    Best Wishes to All!




    any update Justin? I'm getting it everytime with Chrome...

  4. Free preview of my newest book in the series is now available here: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B082Y71YBY&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_MrbaEbKYW5404

    Pages 3-4 will show you all 24 titles included in this issue. 

    To purchase the $12.99 paperback book in the USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1676947175  It is also available in 7 other countries, just PM me for other countries links.

    To purchase the $3.99 e-book/Kindle version in the USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082Y71YBY  It is also available in 12 other countries, just PM me for those countries links too.

    All previous books are still available at: https://www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

    Huge Thanks go out to my readers and fellow gamers, and the Atari Homebrew programmers for making this series a success!!!


    vol 3 full covers.JPG

  5. On 11/25/2016 at 7:48 PM, Scott Stilphen said:

    Last updated 10-12-2019


    All cartridges are tested before shipping.  Photos of cartridges available upon request.


    Adventure (picture label) ($2)
    Air-Sea Battle
    Air-Sea Battle (picture label)
    Asteroids (no copyright onscreen)
    Backgammon (picture label)
    Berzerk (PAL)
    Big Bird's Egg Catch (missing end label)
    Big Bird's Egg Catch ($2)
    Bowling (blue text)
    Bowling (red text)
    Bowling (picture label)
    Breakout (picture label)
    Canyon Bomber
    Casino (picture label)
    Championship Soccer
    Circus Atari
    Circus Atari (picture label)
    Combat (picture label)
    Demons To Diamonds
    Dodge 'Em
    Dodge 'Em (picture label)
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (orig. label variation)
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (later label variation)
    Flag Capture (green text)
    Football (green text)
    Football (yellow text)
    Football (picture label)
    Golf (picture label)
    Haunted House
    Home Run
    Home Run (picture label)
    Home Run (1987 Atari Corp) ($3)
    Home Run (1988 Atari Corp) ($3)
    Human Cannonball
    Human Cannonball (picture label)
    Indy 500
    Indy 500 (picture label)
    Jungle Hunt
    Kangaroo (1988 Atari Corp) ($3)
    Maze Craze
    Maze Craze (picture label)
    Midnight Magic (white lettering) ($2)
    Midnight Magic (black lettering) ($2)
    Missile Command (lower-case letters)
    Missile Command (upper-case letters)
    Ms. Pac-Man
    Night Driver (picture label)
    Outlaw (picture label)
    Pac-Man (1987 Atari Corp) ($2)
    Pole Position
    Pole Position (Atari Corp) ($3)
    Q*bert (red label) ($3)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    RealSports Baseball
    RealSports Baseball (1987 Atari Corp) ($2)
    RealSports Football
    RealSports Football (Atari Corp) ($3)
    RealSports Football (1987 Atari Corp) ($3)
    RealSports Tennis
    RealSports Volleyball
    Sky Diver
    Solaris (1988 Atari Corp) ($3)
    Space Invaders (picture label)
    Space Invaders (text w/o Taito copyright)
    Space Invaders (text w Taito copyright)
    Space War (picture label)
    Star Raiders
    Street Racer
    Street Racer (picture label)
    Super Baseball ($3)
     Super Breakout
    SwordQuest EarthWorld
    SwordQuest FireWorld
    Venture ($2)
    Video Checkers (PAL)
    Video Olympics
    Video Olympics (picture label)
    Video Pinball (upper-case letters)
    Video Pinball (lower-case letters)
    Video Pinball (upper-case end label, lower-case top label)
    Yars' Revenge

    20th Century Fox
    Meltdown ($15)

    Barnstorming (2nd label version)
    Bloody Human Freeway ($15)
    Chopper Command
    (The Activision) Decathlon ($2)
    Freeway (1st label version)
    Freeway (2nd label version)
    Grand Prix (1st label version)
    Grand Prix (2nd label version)
    Ice Hockey
    Fishing Derby
    Laser Blast
    River Raid
    Sky Jinks
    Spider Fighter


    Donkey Kong
    Mouse Trap
    Mouse Trap (bubbled label but has "Bonus Cartridge" sticker on bottom)

    Space Cavern
    Spacechase personalized/monogrammed edition ($35)

    Atlantis (text)
    Atlantis (night)
    Cosmic Ark (text)
    Cosmic Ark
    Demon Attack
    Demon Attack (international text)
    Dragonfire ($2)
    Fire Fighter
    No Escape ($3)
    Moonsweeper ($3)
     Riddle of the Sphinx
    Star Voyager (text)
    Star Voyager (international text)
    Star Voyager
    Trick Shot

    Adventures of TRON (white label)
    Air Raiders ($3)
     Armor Ambush
    Dark Cavern
    Lock 'N' Chase
    Space Attack
    Super Challenge Baseball
    Super Challenge Football

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    Arkyology ($20)

    Defender ($3)
    Haunted House ($3)
    Maze (picture label) ($3)
    Missile Command
    Pac-Man (picture label) ($3)
    Space Invaders
    Space Invaders (picture label) ($3)
    Stellar Track ($10)
    Target Fun

    U.S. GAMES
    Commando Raid (with box) ($7)
    Commando Raid
    Name This Game (angled shell) ($3)
    Name This Game (angled shell - missing labels)
    Sneak'n Peek ($2)
    Sneak'n Peek (with box and manual) ($10)
    Space Jockey
    Towering Inferno ($3)
    Word Zapper

    Artillery Duel/Chuck Norris Superkicks ($10)



    $1 each unless noted otherwise + S&H

    $10 minimum order


    PM me to order or with any questions

    I need to place an order with you..... one of these days when I get some extra money. This will fill in alot of my holes!

  6. 48 minutes ago, RickR said:

    A very good day yesterday.  I found a bunch of good stuff as seen below.


    The Imagic games were a really lucky find, as I had those two games' boxes in very bad shape and with no plastic insert.  So I created my own cardboard inserts and cleaned them up as best I could.  And now I've got 5 boxed Imagic titles. 

    You got the QVC Activision 10-in-1 TV Games Plug-n-Play controller (QVC exclusive grey) that was first offered back in 2001!  Nice score - too bad you didn't get the generic box it came in too.

    Really nice Imagic boxes there too!

  7. On 2/4/2019 at 9:46 PM, RickR said:

    I thought I'd do a quick write up on the Atari Flashback 9, which has two features that make it VERY worthwhile.

    • It has an SD card slot (to load any game file you like)
    • It has HDMI output (razor sharp video on a flatscreen TV)

    These two features work really nicely.  I am getting great output on my flatscreen (my pictures don't do it justice).  And we have all been clamoring for a 2600 that uses an SD card slot.  It does use emulation, but I think it's really well done.  I haven't noticed any sound or graphics glitches. 

    I want to thank Arenafoot for his flashback portable gamepack (available from the AtariAge forums), as that's what I used on mine.  There is one small quirk I should mention.  The Flashback 9 won't load a file if there is a space in the filename.  I used a batch file renamer program to remove spaces from all of the files in Arenafoot's pack.  And BOOM, they all work. 

    I bought mine used on ebay.  I think you can get them new for $60 or so on Amazon.  IMO, avoid the "Gold" version.  It comes with "wireless" controllers and I don't like the lag those introduce, plus they have to be aimed at the console.  

    This product is made by atgames.  In this case (and also with the portable), they deserve a lot of credit and praise.  I really feel that this is an outstanding product. 

    Thanks for the shout out!

    I bought my Flashback 9 HDMI from my Dollar General during the Amazon Prime days for half price! It is awesome! The HDMI output and the SD card slot make it the best AtGames Atari Flashback console to date. Not sure if the upcoming AtGames Atari Flashback X (which will look more like the wood version of the VCS - silver switches and all) will have the SD card slot or not.

    Atari Flashback X  (3).jpg

  8. 53 minutes ago, MaximumRD said:

    Ah thanks Justin, sorry I honestly did not see Arenafoot's posting. DOH! Well, just shows we all want to make sure everyone is informed and aware! 

    My understanding though just to update is it is NOT playable on a Harmony Cart? At least a couple people over on AA said it is a no go. Still, emulation 

    is fine and cool to finally be able to experience a game most of us never would have otherwise. 🍻


    I guess I could have put it in the Atari 2600 forum instead of the homebrew forum, though its a prototype and not a homebrew. I'm just used to covering homebrews and hacks. 😉

  9. 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



    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

  10. On 5/13/2019 at 8:09 AM, StormSurge said:

    The list is finalized!!!

    I'm really swamped this week with tons of stuff, but I will get the ball rolling.

    Hopefully at some point today, I'll sort the list randomly at random.org (& record it) and I'll reveal the results dramatically on here. Then we can begin!

    Thanks all!!

    1. nosweargamer
    2. RickR
    3. Atari Creep
    4. kamakazi20012
    5. GRay Defender
    6. BlackCatz40
    7. chas10e
    8. Willie!
    9. fergojisan
    10. Mr Toon
    11. Control Issues
    12. greenween 

    I just read this post SS, I'm in if its not too late. Otherwise, I understand. I have a new job and now salary instead of hourly and working over 50 hrs/6 days a week 😞

  11. On 1/19/2019 at 10:33 PM, TrekMD said:

    Well, that's cool.  All the games in a preloaded card?  Nice.  I'm in for one.  :)

    Yes they are! 1001 working ROM's in alphabetical order, no ".bin" showing on the screen, and the one incorrect ROM I mistakenly included on the ROM pack floating around the net, is fixed too.

    I have come up with 24 newer (2018-2019) homebrews that work on the AFP and can include these too (they will be listed after the 1001 A-Z ROMs on the screen).

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