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AlamoAtari

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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from RickR in The Atari.io collective 2600 joystick collection   
    I have the slik stick and I got the trackball controller for the 2600.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from LimaTek in LimaTek 1 - A 'NEW' Pong Machine   
    It looks like a neat little guy.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to LimaTek in LimaTek 1 - A 'NEW' Pong Machine   
    Hello Folks!   My name is Frank, I'm new to these forums and I'm an embedded software engineer / computer engineer, so you bet I love to build stuff!   I decided to design, build and code my own pong machine from the ground up.  I studied the Atari 2600 and the like for over 6 months and began construction...   I designed the main board to be cost effective and utilizes an 8-bit CPU (True 8-bit pong, none of this 'emulated' stuff!) the board is completely interrupt driven
      The board allows for only black and white images at this point, and works mainly with NTSC and PAL (composite video).  It also allows for single track audio sounds (your simple 'beeps' and 'boops' no multi channel ...yet )   After the board was constructed, I decided to move forward and construct the outside.  The entire pong machine chassis is wood and metal, as well as the controller
     
    The controller uses a 10k potentiometer tied directly to the 5v and analog input interrupt in the main 8-bit microcontroller so controls respond quickly!  There is a fire button (soon to be two) for extra capability for future games like Asteroids and Space Invaders clones!

    The day it was finished, I grabbed an older TV and debut it at my work place, people loved it! They lined up to play it during their lunch breaks!
     


     
     
    I decided to call the Pong Machine the 'LimaTek 1'.  This is just the beginning for this project, as I would like to grow it more and find an audience for this great little side project.  As time goes on, I would eventually like to make more of these units and maybe even sell kits for hobbyists to build artisanal systems for people.  Maybe even a Kickstarter - who knows! I would love to get your opinions on this and where I could potentially steer this project.  What do you think?
     
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Popeye - graphic hack (2600) {WIP}   
    You know everyone! Thanks for sharing this. More ammunition to get the harmony cart
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Ed Fries (current VCS/2600 homebrewer) interview   
    I find it fascinating the tricks that he was a free lance programmer like that. If only the market didn't drop off when he was just about to hit the big time. But, it's awesome how he had a hand in modern game development. Did they clear up the deal with Namco for rally x?
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Bill Hader's GoldenEye story   
    Golden eye was actually banned on my ship for a while after a fist fight broke out in the middle of a very competitive game. It was crazy!
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from fergojisan in Complete Collections?   
    Wow, totally jelly here! I saw some boxed Apollo 2600 games there
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Complete Collections?   
    Wow, totally jelly here! I saw some boxed Apollo 2600 games there
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from MalakZero in Complete Collections?   
    Wow, totally jelly here! I saw some boxed Apollo 2600 games there
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Clint Thompson in Complete Collections?   
    Wow... incredible collection!
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    AlamoAtari reacted to fergojisan in Complete Collections?   
    I have a complete set of the US released games (plus Sentinel), all CIB. Except Tank Command. SCREW YOU TANK COMMAND.
     
    In the 90s, I got a lot of new/complete games from O'Shea's and a guy on Usenet called Nibbler. They were 80 cents and 2 dollars respectively. I found Tank Command and Water Ski loose here in DE, and later got a sealed Water Ski from eBay after a warehouse discovery or something. The last game I needed was Mean 18, which I think I paid 35 for in the early aughts.
     
    I am on the record saying I am going to start selling games off, but I haven't done that yet. I would also like to get some homebrews, of which I have none, and I hear I am missing out.
     
    I don't think there are as many 7800 games as 5200 games, and there aren't too many 7800 games which are that cost prohibitive. I know loose Tank Commands rarely go for less that 100 dollars, but there are quite a few games that are creeping up in price, which I learned from listening to Phil's awesome podcast.
     
    EDIT: forgot pictures.
     

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    AlamoAtari reacted to Rowsdower70 in Bill Hader's GoldenEye story   
    Before that, Monopoly did the job pretty well.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Rowsdower70 in Bill Hader's GoldenEye story   
    Golden eye was actually banned on my ship for a while after a fist fight broke out in the middle of a very competitive game. It was crazy!
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Lost Dragon in Bill Hader's GoldenEye story   
    Golden eye was actually banned on my ship for a while after a fist fight broke out in the middle of a very competitive game. It was crazy!
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    AlamoAtari reacted to RickR in Bill Hader's GoldenEye story   
    2 player video games - bringing stress to friendships since 1977. 
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Rowsdower70 in Bill Hader's GoldenEye story   
    Funny stuff!

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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from Retrogamer81081 in Saw Ms. Pac-Man Yesterday   
    Ahh she just need some tlc.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to RickR in Saw Ms. Pac-Man Yesterday   
    Agree. A restoration project is needed.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to MalakZero in Saw Ms. Pac-Man Yesterday   
    Theres a Galaga machine at my local Pizza Hut thats in about the same shape. Folks need to respect the units!
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    AlamoAtari reacted to RickR in Saw Ms. Pac-Man Yesterday   
    I wonder if they'd sell it if you asked? 
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from MalakZero in Saw Ms. Pac-Man Yesterday   
    Ahh she just need some tlc.
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    AlamoAtari got a reaction from jmjustin6 in Saw Ms. Pac-Man Yesterday   
    Ahh she just need some tlc.
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    AlamoAtari reacted to Clint Thompson in Last Starfighter Game Proposal - Advanced Games Lab - 1984   
    In PDF form for your viewing pleasure
     
    Remember loving this movie back in the 80s but watching it recently definitely shows its age and cheesiness! =D I'm pretty sure there is a MAME version available for download somewhere as I remember there was discussion on such about 5 or 6 years ago and downloaded it myself at one point. Hard telling where that's at now or if it's still available online but I always thought it would've been cool to have a dedicated cab for this game!
     
    laststarfighterproposal.pdf
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    AlamoAtari reacted to MaximumRD in Hi, rad Atari-loving folks!   
    XEGS is one of those things I always wanted but have yet to obtain. Always seemed like a great way to enjoy the 8 bit library. WELCOME TO OUR HUMBLE LITTLE SPOT ON THE INTERNET. 
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    AlamoAtari reacted to MalakZero in Hi, rad Atari-loving folks!   
    Welcom to Atari paradise!
     

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