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    Atarileaf reacted to RickR in SOLD - Modded Atari Flashback 2   
    Want list:  http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1040-rickr-want-list/
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    Atarileaf reacted to TrekMD in The Atari 2600 compatible oddity "COLECO GEMINI"   
    Yes, he is still having them, from what I last heard from his family.  I bought stuff from him several times. 
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    Atarileaf reacted to MaximumRD in The Atari 2600 compatible oddity "COLECO GEMINI"   
    He actually popped in SEPT 8TH in that recent Atariage thread where the guy was sharing the Fundraiser for a couples baby to convey well wishes. Other than that yeah his participation has been very sparse over the last few years. I THINK there was also some issues with him not getting out some of the deals he made, again due to health issues but if I am recalling correctly there was some back and forth, some hard feelings etc but these are my recollections, he may of made good on all of them eventually but I think his lack of appearances on AA has to do with some of that as well. 
     
    @Rick R. I have one of those NES modded pads for the 7800 as well form GoldenAxe, it is cool. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Willie! in Atarileaf YouTube Videos   
    Well since I haven't made a new video in months, and it's almost hockey season again, I thought I'd post one of my old videos - A history of hockey video games. I had removed several videos from my channel years ago and put them on Dailymotion to avoid youtubes copyright crackdown because of music in some of them. (Does anyone even use Dailymotion?)
     
    There are some goofs in the video, it's not in high def, and yes I realize the Jets exist again now but when I made this in 2011, they were still the Atlanta Thrashers. 
     
     
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xesapd
     
     
     
     
     
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Atari Creep in The Atari 2600 compatible oddity "COLECO GEMINI"   
    Wow I remember that video Rob. GoldenAxe, that guy had some health problems didn't he? I don't think he's been on Atariage in years. He was one of the biggest sellers on the site IIRC.
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    Atarileaf reacted to RickR in SOLD - Modded Atari Flashback 2   
    This item is now listed on ebay.  Please contact me here if anyone is interested in buying or trade.  Thanks
     
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/232926752566
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    Atarileaf reacted to Arenafoot in The 2018 Atari Awards!   
    THE 2018 ATARI AWARDS!
    ZeroPage Homebrew along with AtariAge and The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion are excited to announce the 2018 edition of the Atari Awards, celebrating the best in Atari 2600 Homebrew!
    We will be revealing the final nominees on January 1, 2019 and then YOU get to vote for your favorites in categories such as Best Homebrew, Best Graphics, Best Sound, Best WIP, Best Hack and many more! After the votes are tallied the 2018 Atari Awards will be broadcast LIVE to announce the winners!
    We will be discussing this announcement in more detail on ZeroPage Homebrew's Twitch livestream tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 12, 2018) at 11AM PT/2PM ET!
    http://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew
    (Qualifying games must be released during the period of January 1, 2018 through to December 31, 2018)
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    Atarileaf reacted to CrossBow in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    Yes, you would still need to cut a small notch out of the RF shielding for the audio input wire you have there. (I assume the yellow is audio input since it is tied to two resistors, one for each TIA channel?)
     
    Unless there is just enough space to wedge that wire between the audio tuning coil? But you would have to desolder it from the resistors, thread the wire through the RF opening for that coil to come through and then solder it back down. Things like that are why I solder on header connectors to most of the wiring so I can easily take it loose for full disassembly without have to desolder stuff.
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    Atarileaf reacted to CrossBow in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    Also you can literally grab your ground for these AV mods from anywhere. Take any multimeter and you will see that all grounds have continuity with each other in these old systems. So..to make it easier I will usually just find the nearest ground point around the circuit I'm grabbing my signals from to be sure it is proper. In the case of the 7800 UAV mod I use the grounds off the UAV board itself. But honestly you could just grab the ground off of any part of the large ground plane around the main board and attach that to to your RCA connections and be fine.
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    Atarileaf reacted to CrossBow in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    Yes the metal strips where you placed them should be fine. I still would have tried to solder on some wire instead to make sure it was all grounded properly. I still think part of the issue is that you don't have actual RF shielding on the system anymore. I see this kind of thing even on modded consoles like my Colecovision, Intellivision, and especially the 7800 if I don't find ways to put the RF shielding back on. 
     
    And yes I believe console5 only has 1amp and up output VRs that he sells. I bought my 2amp output versions from him last time I believe and that is what I have running in my sega Genesis.
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    Atarileaf reacted to RickR in 80's movie "Then and Now" pictures   
    Here's a video on Facebook that is beyond awesome.  I'm not sure if it's possible to pull it off there, so here's a link:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/LeaKThompson/videos/1136375713167949/?hc_ref=ARQxicvmwyzgZILpn3d73AQ7qJmsjsXuENrfPVxGKJat24Wt55xL3rmt9TbWmlJ1okc&__xts__[0]=68.ARDe24qiUdb8OPkSVv2FbeX6-Ze9104m7GMNJWCQhBDV-s5W_rW6-XmLNQDMr_YmOSwnXajGAgAY8dEOaazQybnsQlRXLF2h4OgiaPS4Q7rEuvy7FXmYEDucRK0d6h1SzGUswtlnEOeX7SfwjyH1wZtxFKdvmZd9TaNGeVvsZ0CUtk9WxciaLEgNfNr44Kx_U56pT6e1TLumm0g_Bw7DgM2cgti6nEhqFElAdU4Y2w&__tn__=FC-R&fb_dtsg_ag=Adzn8SoCdd1Eqmh7sSi0mxWf3r6cUF-vEka42qctmZ5Rmg%3AAdzLYEB-V85Pf6dyVIuyMi4WvySoeHryIrgBfvUCu4q9nQ
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    Atarileaf reacted to CrossBow in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    I hadn't thought of power...but could be. The original VRs are only like what.. 500ma rated? And that could have been pushing it already to near that limit with all the components installed. Wonder if a newer and higher output 1amp version 7805 would help?
     
    Especially when the newer homebrew games also take up some juice to power the additional chips in them that they have. 
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    Atarileaf reacted to RickR in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    You did a nice job!  I'm sorry that the bug is still there.
     
    It still feels like a potential power issue to me.  Good luck solving this. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from RickR in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    Well after several months I finally got around to installing a new mod from ebay. I took the original apart and started from scratch. Unfortunately the problems still persist so it's not the mod itself after all. I'll attach pictures but if you go to the first post you can see the output is the same. Lady bug in particular looks horrible but I had that problem from the beginning even on unmodded systems through RF. It's hard to tell on the Draconian picture but there are wavy lines all through the picture. So should I take an RF shield from another Vader and put it in this one? The original was thrown out by the person I bought the modded system from. Or is there another possible reason for this RF looking interference on a composite modded system.

     

    Again this only seems to happen with 3 homebrews - Draconian, LadyBug and Fall Down. 

     

    Space Rocks, Juno First, and Colony 7 seem fine and all original games look great too. So other than 3 games this mod seems to work fine. It seems to be a homebrew issue but Al mentioned he's never seen anything like it and considering how many hundreds of homebrews and systems he tests, I trust it's something peculiar to my Vader.

     

    PS - This was my first attempt at modding a system myself so other than the original problem being present, I'm pretty proud of myself 





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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Keatah in 10 of my favorite AMIGA games....   
    The Amiga just screams "cool". I owned one very briefly in the late 90's, the A500 I believe. I found it in a thrift store but not the way you'd think. It was sitting in a shopping cart by the office door with the monitor. I asked if it was for sale and the woman said it was there to get it out of the way because the Amiga was their thrift stores office computer but they had just replaced it with a Windows PC so although they hadn't intended on selling it she actually said that sure, she'd sell it and I was floored when she said I could have it for $10. 
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    Atarileaf reacted to MaximumRD in Atari "VCS" (the Atari Box saga continues)   
    https://youtu.be/z0qyUhb3VXI
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from MaximumRD in Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?   
    Dammit they don't ship to Canada. You can only preorder if you live in the States?
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    Atarileaf reacted to CrossBow in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    You don't need the same exactly stuff as before. All you really need is a decent size piece of wire to solder the outer casing of each switch and then eventually solder that down to the RF ground plain somewhere. But if you really want to use foil tape like before, then you can just buy a small roll of Chrome repair tape from an autoparts store and cut it as needed. It is basically the same stuff.
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    Atarileaf reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    Wow. You have two grounds going on here which I didn't catch before. The ground signal going to the RCAs on the console should be coming from the ground connection where the RF modulator use to be and not the grounding plane for the RF shielding. Your video is proof that when you are touching the mod circuits that it is using you for a ground source. An RF shield over the board where it is suppose to be would clear most of that up.
     
    Also of note...it is a big no-no to run a 2600 without that shield for one reason...static electricity. During a testing phase of the four switch 2600s, Atari discovered that any static discharge from human hands when they touched any of the four metal switches could fry the circuitry inside...namely RIOT, 6502, and/or TIA. There is suppose to be two thin metal strips to avoid static. One thin strip for the POWER and TV TYPE switches and the other for the GAME SELECT and RESET switches. The thin metal foil-like strips have adhesive on the bottoms and grounds those switches to the RF shield. You can still get those new but I am not sure about the shield. I would bet putting those on there would solve this problem.
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from MaximumRD in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    I did get in my mod kit from ebay, similar to the one RickR posted a picture of in post 35. I'll install it next weekend when I get time. I didn't think grounding to the metal strip was the way it was supposed to go. I can get an RF shield off another vader I suppose and you're right I should get that metal tape to ground the switches I don't know why they're missing. I'm assuming the person who modded it thought the rf shield wasn't needed anymore. Of course I'd have to remove the current ground since it would be in the way of putting the shield back so the new mod kit is probably the best way to go anyway and I can run the ground from the mod chip as it should be.
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from RickR in RF Interference on Composite modded 2600? Homebrews only   
    I did get in my mod kit from ebay, similar to the one RickR posted a picture of in post 35. I'll install it next weekend when I get time. I didn't think grounding to the metal strip was the way it was supposed to go. I can get an RF shield off another vader I suppose and you're right I should get that metal tape to ground the switches I don't know why they're missing. I'm assuming the person who modded it thought the rf shield wasn't needed anymore. Of course I'd have to remove the current ground since it would be in the way of putting the shield back so the new mod kit is probably the best way to go anyway and I can run the ground from the mod chip as it should be.
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    Atarileaf reacted to MaximumRD in MaximumRD's YouTube Videos   
    Well I had to learn to use a new editing program as I went along BUT other than some auto focus issues and one camera drop    
     
    I am quite pleased with the end result. 
     
     
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    Contest winnings from mr_intv UNBOXING ! Such fun! Some nice INTELLIVISION RELATED items I won in a little giveaway held by mr_intv over on Atariage.    Music: www.bensound.com Atariage: http://atariage.com/forums/index.php
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    Atarileaf reacted to nosweargamer in The No Swear Gamer Atari 2600 Reviews   
    Is it really as bad as they say? 
    Time to find out...
    Ep 455: Karate 

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    Atarileaf got a reaction from MaximumRD in Atari "VCS" (the Atari Box saga continues)   
    I stopped following the ataribox because it just became some weird thing about tacos. Now I'm fascinated again, not because of the product or my desire to have one but to see what happens next. 
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    Atarileaf got a reaction from Sabertooth in Solo: A Star Wars Story   
    I really liked it. The only weird part is how he got the name "Solo". Seemed contrived and unnecessary but other than that, yea I really liked it. 
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