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    Atarileaf got a reaction from TrekMD in 7800 Galaxian by PacManPlus over at AtariAge   
    I tried it out today and have been following Bob's progress for a few months now and it will be a must buy for me. Galaxian is a top 5 favorite arcade game for me and his port looks and plays spectacularly. I only played on my laptop which is not a great way to experience it. I may put it on my modded nes mini and try the demo there if I can get it working.
    Also totally agree about Phoenix. I've been trumpeting a 7800 version for years and Pacmanplus would be the perfect programmer to tackle it. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from RickR in 7800 Galaxian by PacManPlus over at AtariAge   
    I tried it out today and have been following Bob's progress for a few months now and it will be a must buy for me. Galaxian is a top 5 favorite arcade game for me and his port looks and plays spectacularly. I only played on my laptop which is not a great way to experience it. I may put it on my modded nes mini and try the demo there if I can get it working.
    Also totally agree about Phoenix. I've been trumpeting a 7800 version for years and Pacmanplus would be the perfect programmer to tackle it. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from MaximumRD in Do you own a console now for different games than you had BITD?   
    I was wondering this since I did own a NES back in 1988 and at the time didn't care much for it. I was never much into the Super Mario or other platform games. I played Duck Hunt more than SMB. I simply didn't like the style of game where you get so far, die and have to start over from the beginning. As such I didn't care much for the system.
     
    Flash forward to my collecting days and in discovering the NES library in it's entirety I found a lot of great arcade ports that really made me fall in love with the system to the point now where it's my favorite system after the Atari 2600 and 7800. I do have a few that I enjoyed back then that I still love now like RC Pro Am and Blades of Steel but it's mostly games I never owned in the 80's that I really enjoy now.
     
    Is there a system that you love now that you didn't care for back then, mainly due to a lack of knowledge or experience with the whole library?
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from socrates63 in Do you own a console now for different games than you had BITD?   
    I was wondering this since I did own a NES back in 1988 and at the time didn't care much for it. I was never much into the Super Mario or other platform games. I played Duck Hunt more than SMB. I simply didn't like the style of game where you get so far, die and have to start over from the beginning. As such I didn't care much for the system.
     
    Flash forward to my collecting days and in discovering the NES library in it's entirety I found a lot of great arcade ports that really made me fall in love with the system to the point now where it's my favorite system after the Atari 2600 and 7800. I do have a few that I enjoyed back then that I still love now like RC Pro Am and Blades of Steel but it's mostly games I never owned in the 80's that I really enjoy now.
     
    Is there a system that you love now that you didn't care for back then, mainly due to a lack of knowledge or experience with the whole library?
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Retro_Club in 25 Years ago today I knowingly, wantonly, became a classic gamer   
    Fantastic story. I love stuff like this, it makes those experiences we all had more real, knowing that others have felt the same thing. Summer/Fall 1993 was also around the time I started collecting for the 2600, back in the wild west, before the internet and before there was any perceived value in these old games and systems. That wonderful time when I could put a wanted ad in the local paper for atari and people would come to me with boxes and bags of systems and games for pennies on the dollar. 
     
    thanks for posting this Justin
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from socrates63 in 25 Years ago today I knowingly, wantonly, became a classic gamer   
    Fantastic story. I love stuff like this, it makes those experiences we all had more real, knowing that others have felt the same thing. Summer/Fall 1993 was also around the time I started collecting for the 2600, back in the wild west, before the internet and before there was any perceived value in these old games and systems. That wonderful time when I could put a wanted ad in the local paper for atari and people would come to me with boxes and bags of systems and games for pennies on the dollar. 
     
    thanks for posting this Justin
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Control Issues in Atarileaf YouTube Videos   
    Hello all. Justin pointed out to me this special section of the forums for posting one's own youtube videos so I thought I'd start one. These are my last two reviews, not necessarily last two videos but reviews. Enjoy
     
    The Dreadnaught Factor for Atari XL/XE computers:
     

     
    Draconian homebrew for the 2600:
     

     
     
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Looks like Sega might have dropped AtGames   
    Sorry Rob I had no idea you were close to Bill and again I want to reiterate I'm not going after him as a person, I'm going after him as a representative of the company he works for. For better or worse he's the face of the company and his words are their words and assuming that's true, I have a big problem with those words.
     
    Having said all of this I have not ruled out getting a Flashback 9. As a fellow Canuck you know these are a hundred canuck bucks and at that price point I expect a certain quality from my purchase. As i mentioned over at AA, if the NES Classic is $80, has a superb quality and can be hacked to the teeth (my entire collection is on it now, plus some Mame games) then I would think a product that wants $20 more from me had better be at least close in quality.
     
    I asked Bill for a ballpark on the availability and price of the paddles for the flashback 9 and was told when he knows we'll know. How do they not know when the flashback 9's are in store and available (on walmart.ca anyway I haven't gone in the stores). This is especially important because by design it seems the flashback 9's will ONLY work with their paddles FOR THIS YEAR. Previous flashback paddles apparently won't work, neither do original paddles. If they are in short supply that makes portions of the games unplayable with no other options available. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Looks like Sega might have dropped AtGames   
    I don't know if he frequents here but I've been getting into it with Bill Loguidice a bit on Atariage. It's nothing personal and I get that he seems to be the PR guy for ATgames (and the one I suspect is behind the twitter comments for Atgames, same type of verbiage) but I find some of his comments defending them disingenuous. I can't put my finger on it but some of his comments don't sit with me as being entirely truthful
     
    Frankly I never bought the "casual audience" argument. A company that doesn't care about the atari collector and hardcore enthusiast seems to spend a lot of time having their PR guy post on an Atari fan website and sends review copies to one of the biggest retro collectors out there - John Hancock. Am I wong?
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Looks like Sega might have dropped AtGames   
    I'm like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. Every year I think this may be the year to buy a flashback console and every year that damn football gets yanked away.
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    Atarileaf reacted to RickR in RickR - Selling good junk thread   
    Here comes more.  My wife is afraid that I'm dying or something.  (I'm not).  More pictures and info available upon request.  I'm putting them here first for you all, but they'll go to ebay in a few weeks.  All of these items work, and I'll test again before any deal is made.  I'm sorry about the lack of prices -- I will remedy that over time.  Feel free to make offers.  Most likely I'll use ebay average "sold" price and subtract a little from that.  There's a lot here, and I have not had time to fully price out stuff.
    Two pong machines.  A Unisonic Tournament 2000 complete in box (with gun), and a National Semiconductor pong.  Make me an offer.


     
    An Atari 800 (asking $75).  48k.  Very good condition.  Shipping will be 'spensive on this one.  And a Rana 100 disk drive for Atari (make offer)


     
    A Commodore 64C in very nice condition (asking $100)

    A Commodore Plus/4 - CIB in excellent condition (make offer)

    ** INTV2 is pending.  Atari adapter is SOLD **

     
    A BUNCh of handheld electronic games.





    These ones are new (not classic) retro versions.  New in box.

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    Atarileaf reacted to Atari Creep in Has my cart split its mortal coil???   
    Maybe I will try to swap the cap if I can find one down the line. Like you, in all my years I have had VERY few carts go dead. Thanks for the advice bro!!!!
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Has my cart split its mortal coil???   
    Ah ok. Looking at the pic I wonder if that cap at C1 might be dead and if so that would cause these issues. I suppose if one had a similarly rated cap lying around a simple swap would be easy enough just for the heck of it. I don't really see any bad traces on the board, at least nothing that would prevent it from working. Probably simply a dead rom unfortunately. 
    I've had very few dead carts in the 26 years I've been collecting but it does happen. I find it mostly with Activision carts. Just last year I lost a Keystone Kapers cart AND Riot chip at the same time when I turned on a 2600 I was working on that got zapped by static electricity. I heard a small pop. I've since bought an anti static wrist strap. Lesson learned
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in What Are Your Retro Gaming Goals For 2019?   
    Willie you gotta stay. You're loved and appreciated by the community. Don't let the trolls win
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in What Are Your Retro Gaming Goals For 2019?   
    As for goals, I haven't really had any for a few years now. I'll be getting the Phoenix this year so I'm on a bit of a Colecovision run right now. I've been getting more into building and using older DOS based 386, 486, or Pentium 1 PC's. Currently waiting for an IDE to SD card adapter because I'm not having any luck with 30+ year old IDE drives working properly. Bad sectors seem to be multiplying
    Other than that it's probably homebrews, mostly for the Atari systems but I'd buy them for any system I own if they're good games and if they're arcade ports, especially ones never released or woefully underrepresented on classic consoles then I'm definitely on board. And probably a few PS4 games. There's a new Star Wars and I believe Crash Racing coming out this year so I'll be getting those and a few others. Can't seem to find Atari Classics Flashback 3 for the PS4 in physical copy here in Canada which is weird. No one has any of the 3 volumes actually.
    Also may spend some money building up my Steam and GOG library. Some great stuff there. Love those big sales they have
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Atari Creep in Has my cart split its mortal coil???   
    Ah ok. Looking at the pic I wonder if that cap at C1 might be dead and if so that would cause these issues. I suppose if one had a similarly rated cap lying around a simple swap would be easy enough just for the heck of it. I don't really see any bad traces on the board, at least nothing that would prevent it from working. Probably simply a dead rom unfortunately. 
    I've had very few dead carts in the 26 years I've been collecting but it does happen. I find it mostly with Activision carts. Just last year I lost a Keystone Kapers cart AND Riot chip at the same time when I turned on a 2600 I was working on that got zapped by static electricity. I heard a small pop. I've since bought an anti static wrist strap. Lesson learned
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Atari Creep in Has my cart split its mortal coil???   
    Is that jumper wire factory or has that cart been modded?
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    Atarileaf reacted to nosweargamer in Has my cart split its mortal coil???   
    Judging by this pick from another M Network cart, it might be factory

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    Atarileaf got a reaction from nosweargamer in What Are Your Retro Gaming Goals For 2019?   
    As for goals, I haven't really had any for a few years now. I'll be getting the Phoenix this year so I'm on a bit of a Colecovision run right now. I've been getting more into building and using older DOS based 386, 486, or Pentium 1 PC's. Currently waiting for an IDE to SD card adapter because I'm not having any luck with 30+ year old IDE drives working properly. Bad sectors seem to be multiplying
    Other than that it's probably homebrews, mostly for the Atari systems but I'd buy them for any system I own if they're good games and if they're arcade ports, especially ones never released or woefully underrepresented on classic consoles then I'm definitely on board. And probably a few PS4 games. There's a new Star Wars and I believe Crash Racing coming out this year so I'll be getting those and a few others. Can't seem to find Atari Classics Flashback 3 for the PS4 in physical copy here in Canada which is weird. No one has any of the 3 volumes actually.
    Also may spend some money building up my Steam and GOG library. Some great stuff there. Love those big sales they have
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    Atarileaf reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in What Are Your Retro Gaming Goals For 2019?   
    Why end your channel?  I think the content is great! At least I enjoy it.
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    Atarileaf reacted to Willie! in What Are Your Retro Gaming Goals For 2019?   
    end my channel, get wasted and just drop out
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - F-ZERO (Super Nintendo)   
    Argh I sold my copy a few months ago. Maybe I can pick up a cheap copy this weekend. If not I'll play it on my NES Classic. Stay tuned for another Atarileaf bad score! 😄
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    Atarileaf reacted to Justin in Squad Challenge - Canyon Bomber (Atari 2600)   
    I always try to attach a ROM and PDF instructions at the bottom of the Squad Challenges. I hope this is helpful ☺️
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Canyon Bomber (Atari 2600)   
    LOL poor Riker, Picard always seemed to want to kill him. 
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    Atarileaf reacted to jmjustin6 in Jmjustin6's game room   
    I figured it was about time i contribute to this thread. Tell me what you think




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