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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Justin in Atari VCS/2600 carts   
    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!
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    Arenafoot reacted to MaximumRD in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Just seen this over on AA 🙄sadly my initial post suggested using the ROM in emulation OR Flash / Harmony cart but apparently it is NOT compatible with the HARMONY. 
    To remedy this user Batari has provided a Harmony only version with custom back switched code added to the rom itself ( his words, I don't know what any of it means 😛 )
    I have not seen anyone respond or confirm YET so take it as you will, I will give it a go when I have the time, likely not anytime soon but if you have a Harmony Cart and are
    curious to try yourself the rom is attached OR see the link below for original thread should you wish to go thank batari yourself (or update if it works or not etc) 😎👍🍻
    https://atariage.com/forums/topic/297126-pink-panther-support/?do=findComment&comment=4369706
    Pink_panther_harmony.bin
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    Arenafoot reacted to Kid A in Got me a Ms. Pac-Man cab!   
    So a buddy of mine calls me up and asked me if I wanted his non working Ms Pac-Man cab. The deal was that if I fixed it, he could play it whenever he came down, which I had no problem with. This is what the cab looked like when I got it. 

    The cab was pretty beat up. Just running my hand across the sides made the paint fall off of it. Someone had painted the entire cab black. 

    As you can see the cab was in pretty bad shape. So even before I tried to make the thing actually work, I painted it black. I primered it first before doing so. 



    At this point I actually tried to make it work. I found some wires that looked like they were spliced into. I figured these were the connections for power. There was no power plug when I got it. I got a PC power cable, cut the end off and spliced it into the existing cuts in the wiring. When I plugged it in, it powered on...however with some problems..

    The screen was all distorted. I had found 10 different knobs in the back of the arcade. I turned all of them to see if it would fix it. Nothing did. I thought maybe they all have to be dialed in perfect. After 3 days of messing with these knobs, I was getting frustrated. I was staring at the back of the cab when I saw this metal bracket with a hole in it. I shined a flashlight through the hole and I saw a potentiometer with a screwdriver slot on it. I grabbed a screwdriver and turned it clockwise and it made it worse. So I went counterclockwise all the way and it made the screen totally clear! ...with some minor distorted on the right part of the screen . Just had to slightly turn it back clockwise to get rid of the distortion 

    After that I spent a few minutes to dial in the colors properly. 
    At this point, I got a proper power cable for the cab and installed it. 
    The control panel overlay was pretty dirty and torn so that got replaced. Put some new buttons too.

    When I got done with that, I wanted to go all out. I ended up getting a repro glass bezel and installed it. The repro is very high quality. Very happy with it. 

    My friend had got this thinking if he couldn't fix it, he was going to keep the Marquee and get rid of it. Knowing that I got this machine for free, I got a new Marquee and gave him the original. Got a high score save kit as well.

    Last thing I got was the panel art and new T molding. When I got the art in, I realized that if I were to install the front part as is, the coin door chop off the forehead of Ms. Pac-Man. So I had to raise the coin door 4.5 inches.
     

    I also was able to hide the bolts that hold the coin bucket in place below the surface of the wood so I didn't have to shove them to the front of the artwork. Once that was done I installed the art along with the new t molding. When I installed the cab was finally finished!

    I wish the color of the panel art was a closer match to the control panel overlay, but in the end, I think it came out pretty awesome. I'm forever grateful that my buddy gave me this arcade. It's definitely in my top 3 favorite arcade games of all time. It was a lot of work putting this thing together
    Here's a side by side of the before and after!

     
     
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    Arenafoot reacted to RickR in Thrift Store Finds   
    Good to know, thanks!  I just tried it out with fresh batteries and it work just fine. 

    I also checked, and that's a standard Atlantis cart -- not Atlantis II  
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    Arenafoot reacted to RickR in Thrift Store Finds   
    A very good day yesterday.  I found a bunch of good stuff as seen below.

     
    Check out this incredible Pac Man record I found.  Copyright is 1980.  I mostly bought it just for the artwork on the sleeve.  Overall, in poor condition, but it will look nice on my game room shelf.


     
    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. 




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    Arenafoot reacted to jmjustin6 in Thrift Store Finds   
    Goodwill came through again for me today. Awesome find. Sadly it's missing the game. If anyone has the game and case I'd be interested in maybe doing a trade. I've got plenty of stuff



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    Arenafoot reacted to Justin in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    You did great @Arenafoot! This overlap between Homebrew Forum and 2600 Form etc. has been a paradox that we've been trying to sort out for a while and make a change. When I put the site together I created the Homebrew Forum thinking this would be THE place where people go to talk about the Homebrew scene. A lot of people post to the 2600 Forum instead, (or whatever forum the system is that the homebrew is for.) I've considered making the Homebrew Forum exclusively for development, but that seems just as confusing. Your posts are fine either way, just needed to merge two great conversations into one.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from MaximumRD in SANTA HERO E.T. Edition - Bring some Holiday cheer to E.T.!   
    FYI - This title will be available at Free Play Florida 2019 (Nov. 22-24) in Orlando from Scott Dayton of NEO Games.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Atari2600homebrew/permalink/739730566448112/


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    Arenafoot got a reaction from MaximumRD in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    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. 😉
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from MaximumRD in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Hoping someone hacks it, after they fix it for the Harmony carts.
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Justin in SANTA HERO E.T. Edition - Bring some Holiday cheer to E.T.!   
    FYI - This title will be available at Free Play Florida 2019 (Nov. 22-24) in Orlando from Scott Dayton of NEO Games.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Atari2600homebrew/permalink/739730566448112/


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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Justin in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    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. 😉
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    Arenafoot got a reaction from Justin in Pursuit of the Pink Panther (1983) ROM released!!!   
    Hoping someone hacks it, after they fix it for the Harmony carts.
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    Arenafoot reacted to Justin in Atari 2600 Entered Into Hall of Fame   
    Atari 2600 should have been the first entry, honestly.
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    Arenafoot reacted to kamakazi20012 in Atari 2600 Entered Into Hall of Fame   
    I thought you guys would like to read this.
    https://spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/gadgets/the-consumer-electronics-hall-of-fame-atari-2600
    The original XBOX made it, too.  Two great consoles that deserve it.  One invented the game industry, the other changed the rules.  Pretty cool.
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    Arenafoot reacted to RadioPoultry in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    As to why I kept bothering with the gold key around the 2:17 mark in the video above... I had forgotten which castle was mine. Oops.
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    Arenafoot reacted to RadioPoultry in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    If anyone is interested, here's this weekend's three scheduled game times:
    May 25 2pm PST / 5pm EST/ 9pm GMT
    May 26 7pm PST/  10pm EST/ (May 27) 2am GMT
    May 27 6am PST / 9am EST / 1pm GMT
    Unusually, I ended up getting the entire weekend off work, so I should be able to attend any or all of these! 
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    Arenafoot reacted to ro.anders in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    If you're looking at the schedule in-game, all times are converted to local time
    Website, h2hadventure.com, will also have upcoming game nights listed
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    Arenafoot reacted to RadioPoultry in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    So I was in the game and I spoke with the developer (his player name is "ro"). Apparently the time shown for the scheduled games is adjusted automatically for your time-zone.
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    Arenafoot reacted to RadioPoultry in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    Someone's scheduled some games for this weekend, but they didn't say which time-zone. I may check in on occasion if I have time.
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    Arenafoot reacted to fergojisan in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    I totally forgot this was happening, thanks for the reminder. I haven't tried it yet where there was a lobby 😁
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    Arenafoot reacted to RadioPoultry in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    There was as many as 4 of us in the lobby when they put the game up a few hours ago, but now I think we might need to schedule a game if we want to find other players.
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    Arenafoot reacted to slobu in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    I played this with a Twitch streamer in an earlier version.  It was a blast!  At one point we had 3 players LAN party style.  No gotchas.
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    Arenafoot reacted to RadioPoultry in Brand New! Head-2-Head Adventure online!   
    The game is back up. I just tried it out. It almost feels like Adventure was made for this!
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