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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Post your latest/recent pickups!   
    Yep!  That's exactly what I did... because both power strips are full and there was no place to plug it in otherwise. 
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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Post your latest/recent pickups!   
    I would!  The main reason mine got so little use in the past was because the RF output always looked "muddy".  Now it's so crisp and clear it's truly enjoyable to play.
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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Post your latest/recent pickups!   
    Does it count as a "pickup" if it's something modified coming back to you that you pick up off your porch after delivery?
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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Are you a Classic Gamer? Consider an Atari 5200, it's better than you may think!   
    I agree, on a smaller screen the RF may have looked better, but on the 42" screen it looked muddy/blurry and game play was not enjoyable, at least to me.  The composite output was an improvement, but man that S-video output is the bomb on a larger screen.  I've actually started playing the 5200 when I have a moment or two now.
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    - Ω - reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    That counts me out.  Room is not something I have a lot of.  I have an amazing collection that I'm proud of and have a history with (2 consoles are an exception).  But I don't have them all hooked up.  I have them on a shelf with a TV, yes, and I do have the selector switches to hook up at least 7 consoles to a single TV if done right, 8 if I use 2 TVs. Sadly I rarely go in that room to play games...I merely store them in there, out in the open, where I can "visit" the collection and pull out what I want to play when I want to play it. Unfortunately the single-bedroom apartment we live in comes at a size cost...very little space for collecting anything at all.  
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    - Ω - got a reaction from RickR in Are you a Classic Gamer? Consider an Atari 5200, it's better than you may think!   
    I agree, on a smaller screen the RF may have looked better, but on the 42" screen it looked muddy/blurry and game play was not enjoyable, at least to me.  The composite output was an improvement, but man that S-video output is the bomb on a larger screen.  I've actually started playing the 5200 when I have a moment or two now.
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    - Ω - reacted to RickR in TI Manuals/Keyboard Strips/Cartridge Labels/3D Printer Files (Updated 10/15/2021)   
    I do not sand, polish, or paint.  I do use a rough file on the sharper edges. 
    My honest opinion on 3d printing -- do it only if you have a lot of time on your hands.  It is difficult and frustrating.  I would not do it again and I'll probably get rid of mine.  A better option IMO is to find a local company or library that will let you use their printer for a fee.  Or just buy whatever cases you need from an expert. 
    For those that are interested -- get yourself the best slicing software you can (I use CURA), and also look into a CAD program of your liking (I use TinkerCAD).  This aspect is one I do enjoy. 
    Prints take hours.  And so many things can go wrong.  Filament that gets stuck on the spool, print heads that clog, power disruptions, etc.  Proceed with your eyes wide open. 


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    - Ω - reacted to RickR in Are you a Classic Gamer? Consider an Atari 5200, it's better than you may think!   
    I agree.  It looks better than "half bad" if you ask me.  I play my 5200 on a small LCD screen too.  Maybe that's the key...once you move to a big screen, the upgrade is more necessary as the defects become more pronounced. 
     
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    - Ω - reacted to CrossBow in Are you a Classic Gamer? Consider an Atari 5200, it's better than you may think!   
    The UAV really is a wonder and I say one of the best upgrades a person can make on their classic Atari systems. I also agree that the LHE is no where near the quality of what the UAV can provide, but there are those that believe the LHE is good enough or in some cases still a better option. The LHE is still made but sold under Winzmod on ebay. 
    The UAV does a great job with s-video on the 5200. But it makes sense as the UAV was originally designed for the Atari 8-bit computer line. The 2600 and 7800 were added later with the rC and rD versions of the UAV. The 5200 has the same video as the 8-bits so it makes sense it would work so well with it.
     
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    - Ω - reacted to TrekMD in The great music thread   
    Cool song but with a video twist..
     
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    - Ω - reacted to dauber in The horrible music thread   
    OMG....we CANNOT be friends if you do not think that "Fish Heads" is one of the greatest songs of all time!
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    - Ω - got a reaction from RickR in The great music thread   
    Thanks for turning me on to these guys.  The next one on the playlist was fun to listen to as well!
     
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    - Ω - got a reaction from greenween in The great music thread   
    Thanks for turning me on to these guys.  The next one on the playlist was fun to listen to as well!
     
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    - Ω - reacted to greenween in The great music thread   
    https://youtu.be/j58V2vC9EPc
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    - Ω - got a reaction from RickR in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    Yep, my CH Flightstick is analog also.  But seriously...
    The CX-53 is too big (strike one)  -- I cannot modify the laws of spatial geometry.
    The CX-53 is too expensive (strike two) -- I'm not going to pay more for a trackball than I did the main unit.
    Only a few games I'd play occasionally use it (strike three). -- Price to benefit ratio is illogical.
     

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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    On the 5200, there are only a couple, possibly a few games that I'd ever use the trackball with, so, for me at least, paying a premium price for a used Trak Ball unit is not in the cards.  I might add the thing is a monster in size and I simply do not have the room for one.  Now with all that said, I'd probably be able to justify a lower-priced unit if it was much smaller in size and of course new.  Does any such creature exist? 

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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    I have the Tempest cartridge, I purchased it when it was released.  That game and Missile Command is why I was asking this question.  I simply have no room left to spare for something the size of the CX-53, so it'll never be in the cards.  I was hoping that because I use a Y-adapter with my CH Flight Stick, I could find something that I could plug in temporarily.  Maybe there's a market for an enterprising individual with a 3D printer, a few cue balls and some parts? 
     
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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    Yep, my CH Flightstick is analog also.  But seriously...
    The CX-53 is too big (strike one)  -- I cannot modify the laws of spatial geometry.
    The CX-53 is too expensive (strike two) -- I'm not going to pay more for a trackball than I did the main unit.
    Only a few games I'd play occasionally use it (strike three). -- Price to benefit ratio is illogical.
     

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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    If someone could release a unit about the size of a Wico, I'd scarf one up.  I'm envious of you guys that have all the room in the world to put stuff.  In my case, due to age related issues, I'm even going to have to downsize in the not to distant future.  I'm not looking forward to that.
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    - Ω - reacted to RickR in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    Here's an alternative that's bigger than the OEM trackball:
     
     
     
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    - Ω - got a reaction from MaximumRD in Is there a smaller sized substitute for the massive 5200 trackball unit?   
    Yep, my CH Flightstick is analog also.  But seriously...
    The CX-53 is too big (strike one)  -- I cannot modify the laws of spatial geometry.
    The CX-53 is too expensive (strike two) -- I'm not going to pay more for a trackball than I did the main unit.
    Only a few games I'd play occasionally use it (strike three). -- Price to benefit ratio is illogical.
     

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    - Ω - got a reaction from MaximumRD in To the authors of: Bosconian (You dirty dogs!)   
    Okay, you authors of Bosconian, you guys really take the cake.  I played with this game in the hopes of doing a video, but you know what?  I played with this game, and played with this game, and played with this game.  In the end... I never got around to making the video!  Soooooo, it'll be another week or two because I've spent nearly all my free time playing this freakingly addictive game and I have so much other stuff to catch up with now.  So thanks guys, didn't anyone ever tell you not to make games too good?  Really good games keep people from doing really important things.  I'm just lucky I had the day off!
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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in One Hundred and Two Million in NES Tetris?   
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    - Ω - got a reaction from Justin in To the authors of: Bosconian (You dirty dogs!)   
    Okay, you authors of Bosconian, you guys really take the cake.  I played with this game in the hopes of doing a video, but you know what?  I played with this game, and played with this game, and played with this game.  In the end... I never got around to making the video!  Soooooo, it'll be another week or two because I've spent nearly all my free time playing this freakingly addictive game and I have so much other stuff to catch up with now.  So thanks guys, didn't anyone ever tell you not to make games too good?  Really good games keep people from doing really important things.  I'm just lucky I had the day off!
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    - Ω - got a reaction from RickR in To the authors of: Bosconian (You dirty dogs!)   
    Okay, you authors of Bosconian, you guys really take the cake.  I played with this game in the hopes of doing a video, but you know what?  I played with this game, and played with this game, and played with this game.  In the end... I never got around to making the video!  Soooooo, it'll be another week or two because I've spent nearly all my free time playing this freakingly addictive game and I have so much other stuff to catch up with now.  So thanks guys, didn't anyone ever tell you not to make games too good?  Really good games keep people from doing really important things.  I'm just lucky I had the day off!
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