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» Ultrasatan J8 header?
20/01/19 04:48 from Atari Systems Forums
Does anybody know what the J8 header (circled in red) is on the Lotharek Ultrasatan?  I'm most likely going to be mounting mine internal on my MegaSTE, and was wondering if that may be for activity leds aside from the surface mounts...

» Atari800MacX Version 5.0.1 released
20/01/19 03:03 from Gaming General Forums
All,   I've released a new version of Atari800MacX, 5.0.1.  It can be downloaded from  https://github.com/atarimacosx/Atari800MacX/releases  or  http://www.atarimac.com/downloads.php  .   Many thanks to...

» Atari800MacX Version 5.0.1 released
20/01/19 03:03 from Atari Systems Forums
All,   I've released a new version of Atari800MacX, 5.0.1.  It can be downloaded from  https://github.com/atarimacosx/Atari800MacX/releases or  http://www.atarimac.com/downloads.php .   Many thanks to Paulo Garci...

» Hardware • Re: TF Services Interfaces and BBC Micro:bit
20/01/19 02:14 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» EBay buyer nonsense
20/01/19 01:02 from Gaming General Forums
So I recently sold a Master Everdrive on eBay. Shipped it, and it arrived in perfect working order. The auction was for the cart only, no SD card, no case, no manuals. The cart shell is one of my own, that I cut a slot for the SD card, a...

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
20/01/19 00:40 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Welp.... Someone else worked on this 5200 before I got it.......
19/01/19 23:37 from Atari Systems Forums
Soooo.... Yeah..... Opened up a 4 port 5200 I just picked up and was met with this ungodly monstrosity....... Kinda afraid to power it on.... It was sold as untested so I kinda asked for this but.... Yeah.... What do y'all think??? Whoev...

» Need help to modify a 5200 cart to play eproms.
19/01/19 23:05 from Atari Systems Forums
Hi i like to play some atari 5200 homebrew that is on 32k roms, like adventure II. I have follow this guide here: http://arcarc.xmission.com/Web%20Archives/Deathskull%20%28May-2006%29/games/tech/5200epromcart.html   Do the "universa...

» Karate Funvision
19/01/19 21:35 from Atari Systems Forums
Good night. I had the happiness of getting a KARATE FUNVISION cartridge. But I realized some things that left me confused. Karate Funvision (PAL) and Karate Ultravison (NTSC). I believed that my cartridge would be PAL, but after testing ...

» A 800 Ram Problem.
19/01/19 21:32 from Atari Systems Forums
    I have several 800's and both are working machines (one has an Omnimon board in it). Here's my problem:  I was putting together a third 800 so I could use my RAMROD card. I have two spare RAM cards with Mostek 411...

» How many drives could Ultima use?
19/01/19 19:49 from Atari Systems Forums
Correct me if I'm wrong but I seem to remember using three drives with one of the Ultima games.  Am I loosing it or was this true?  Also where there any other games that could use more than two floppy drives?   DavidMil

» New design of Multijoy.
19/01/19 18:13 from Atari Systems Forums
When the Multijoy game Sails of Doom was released late last year I decided I should make a Multijoy8 and use it as a learning opportunity for KiCad and PCB layout. It was harder than I thought!   Here is version 1   It looks go...

» Power on off wait times
19/01/19 18:00 from Atari Systems Forums
So, I just upgraded an 800xl to 256K. I noticed that after the upgrade, i have to wait ~8-10 seconds after power off before powering on again.   If I don't, it's like the memory is not clearing/draining and it just comes back with a...

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
19/01/19 17:51 from forum.tlienhard.com

» The!Cart or the Ultimate Cart?
19/01/19 17:47 from Atari Systems Forums
I think I'd like to purchase a cartridge-based product that I could use to emulate the various ROM/cartridge images I have. The two that I've narrowed down to are The!Cart and the Ultimate Cart. They both seem to do a lot of the same thi...

» Counterfeit CBS Games
19/01/19 17:34 from Atari Systems Forums
Does anyone have any knowledge about CBS 2600 titles being counterfeit at any stage? I have received a 'new, sealed' Donkey Kong. Things that make me think this may not be genuine are: 1) Were CBS titles ever shrink-wrapped? This one sho...

» Retrobit to reissue Metal Storm cart on NES
19/01/19 17:05 from Gaming General Forums
https://www.resetera.com/threads/retro-bit-is-making-an-officially-licensed-metal-storm-nes-reprint.92532/ I think I will be in this one as I've been wanting it a long time. That said, if this release causes a nice drop in price of the s...

» Favourite designer?
19/01/19 17:02 from Gaming General Forums
Ive followed Tetsuya Mizuguchi from Lumines (all) to Every Extend Extra , and now to my favourite piece of Dreamcast weirdness, Rez . Love, love, love his concept of gaming. What designers do you follow across platforms?

» Hardware • Re: Free 68000 ICs to Good Home.
19/01/19 16:21 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» List of "Naughty Titles" on Flashback ROMS
19/01/19 16:17 from Atari Systems Forums
I was all set to give a portable to my 8 year old nephew, until I realized all the rated X-titles are on there.  Can someone make a list of the offending titles?  I know x-man, Custer, Beatemandeatem, and Cathouse.  Are an...

» Geplapper • PIXELS Film am Sonntagabend im TV (RTL 20.15 Uhr)
19/01/19 15:45 from forum.tlienhard.com

» The!Cart - New Batch Interest Poll
19/01/19 14:51 from Atari Systems Forums
Hello,   the recent batch of The!Cart was sold out in the ABBUC shop in just a few days, so we are thinking about a new batch with support from the ABBUC.   https://www.wudsn.com/index.php/productions-atari800/tools/thecart ...

» roms for Atari 800
19/01/19 14:40 from Atari Systems Forums
Hello, after a computer crash I lost all my roms can someone help me by pointing a link or sending me their roms collection?   thanks

» The Welcome Area • Re: Hello from a new French Sinclair computers collector :-)
19/01/19 14:37 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
19/01/19 14:15 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Sinclair QL • Re: QL in der Industrie
19/01/19 14:12 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
19/01/19 13:58 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Hardware • Re: TF Services Interfaces and BBC Micro:bit
19/01/19 12:30 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Yak Twister T3K rotary board
19/01/19 11:42 from Atari Systems Forums
Speechless for now. More to come.

» Troubleshooting an XEGS
19/01/19 10:33 from Atari Systems Forums
Dug out my XEGS as my wife likes its appearance and is ok with it sitting in the living room.   When I put it up about 15 years ago, it worked fine...  Now... Black screen.   Power supply is steady on 5.03VDC and works on ...

» Hardware • Free 68000 ICs to Good Home.
19/01/19 10:11 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Massive collection of old game mags, books and manuals.
19/01/19 10:09 from Gaming General Forums
If you're as crazy about olden media as I am you may want to have a look at these torrents. Second post in this reddit  thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/ag8ce1/ive_made_a_collection_of_approx_11000_old_game/ ...

» Hardware • Re: TF Services Interfaces and BBC Micro:bit
19/01/19 09:05 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» PAL / NTSC video questions
19/01/19 08:42 from Atari Systems Forums
Hi, As I am not mastering video topics, I have several questions in mind I wanted to ask. What is happening if I make some swap between 2 Atari computers, one PAL, one NTSC. I never tried that myself. For each of the following swap, does...

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
19/01/19 08:24 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Atari 130XE video problem
19/01/19 07:32 from Atari Systems Forums
I recently bought a pal version of Atari 130xe and I'm having problems with the picture quality. First 10-30 minutes the 130xe works fine, but suddenly the screen gets filled with video garbage. Interestingly enough the sprites are not a...

» Interview with Thomas Jentzsch
19/01/19 07:19 from Atari Systems Forums
  In my latest episode I interview game programmer Thomas Jentzsch.   Many of his games are available in cart here on Atariage.  He has made some  great homebrews  and there is more to come.  I was real...

» Best Flash Cart with Mac Computer?
19/01/19 06:18 from Atari Systems Forums
So I'm considering picking up a flash cart, I.e. the! cart, uno cart, AtariMax, etc. what's the best cartridge to purchase as a Mac user? Thanks!

» Atari light gun games compatibility
19/01/19 06:14 from Atari Systems Forums
I'm considering getting some light gun games for my Atari 7800 console.  However, I've heard that NES light gun games don't work on modern TVs.  So I'm worried that the same logic could also apply to the 7800 light gun games as...

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
19/01/19 05:09 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Is there a list of PS1 games that can't be emulated correctly on a PS3?
19/01/19 03:10 from Gaming General Forums
I've tried looking online but I can't find a list of PS1 disc games that have trouble being emulated by the PS3. FWIW I use a Super Slim PS3. I'm also sure it's not the discs themselves because I test it after on a PS2 & PSX to make sure...

» Atari 130 XE broken capacitor
19/01/19 02:24 from Atari Systems Forums
In removing a soldered U16 memory chip a capacitor C41 "CGW 104 Z5J 619" was broken.    foolishly a soldered pin was not completely free.   So now I need to find a replacement.   Tried to locate part through JAMECO bu...

» What is the best Gameboy option to buy
19/01/19 01:41 from Gaming General Forums
I want to get a Gameboy color. There is a guy on eBay selling a refurbished one with a glass screen and new buttons for $50. I have also seen some Gameboy clones. So the options I have are buying a used one, refurbished or Clone. What op...

» Draconus 4 CAS file at 1400 bps.
19/01/19 01:26 from Atari Systems Forums
Hello, everybody!   Back in the late 80s and early 90s, in my country there were a lot of Atari "distributors" who published their games using propietary loaders. Basically they were XEX loaders and sometimes they adapted the binary...

» pengo rarity and valuable?
18/01/19 23:39 from Atari Systems Forums
sorry about this post.  I put it in the wrong area before.   i went to ebay searching for a copy of pengo.  i can't find it anywhere on ebay.  there was one on two days ago for 115.00 complete, but sold very quickly.&...

» Hardware • Re: TF Services Interfaces and BBC Micro:bit
18/01/19 22:35 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
18/01/19 21:26 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Geplapper • Re: Sinclair APC 386SX
18/01/19 20:03 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Help for New Users • Re: Gotek drive in ql help needed
18/01/19 20:01 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Hardware • Re: TF Services Interfaces and BBC Micro:bit
18/01/19 19:55 from The Sinclair QL Forum