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» Good examples of Atari 5200 Pixel art? Best looking games?
13/11/18 19:59 from Atari Systems Forums
I'm interested in doing some pixel art based on the specs of the 5200, and I wanted to see some examples of the best looking games for the system (Homebrews included lol). Any suggestions?

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
13/11/18 19:38 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Help Wanted: Circuit builder's labor PS2-> 5200 adapter
13/11/18 19:27 from Atari Systems Forums
Apparently on  http://www.smbaker.com/atari-5200-playstation-2-dual-shock-controller-adapter  , there are plans and a description of what you need and how to finish the work of SMBaker, a PS2-> 5200 adapter.   Some peop...

» Looking for proofreaders and/or translators
13/11/18 19:21 from Atari Systems Forums
Hi all,   Somewhere in 2011 I scanned and OCR'd the Atmas-II manual. Three years later I started proofreading and converted it to LaTeX by means of Texmaker. After that, I began translating it to English. But as usual, interest star...

» Spectrum • Re: Hilfe beim Aufbau zweier Soundinterfaces
13/11/18 19:02 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
13/11/18 17:54 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» General QL Chat • Re: Lets get Sir Clive on the new £50 note!!
13/11/18 17:41 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» What Can You Tell Me about the Logitech NetPlay Keyboard for the PS2?
13/11/18 17:28 from Gaming General Forums
I was doing some research about Logitech controllers on the PS2 because I read that that brand released some of the best controllers on the console. That's how I found about about the Logitech NetPlay Keyboard and I want someone, anyone ...

» Atari 5200 2-port BIOS update question
13/11/18 17:15 from Atari Systems Forums
Hi everyone. I know there were a few games that wont work on the original two port BIOS. Console5 had sold some replacements, however they told me they had quality issues and dont have any currently. Question is can I simply swap out the...

» Is the Logitech Precision Controller for the PS2 Worth It?
13/11/18 16:46 from Gaming General Forums
I recently came across a Logitech Precision Controller for the PlayStation 2 (also compatible with the original PlayStation) and I flipped out. I had a Logitech PS2 Cordless Action Controller that I loved back in the day, but the X butto...

» MUIPlot - a simple function plotter
13/11/18 16:04 from abime.net - news
On suggestion i rewrote my function plotter with a real MUI GUI and publish it here ;-) Image: https://blog.alb42.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/MUIPlot01-600x445.png Download and more informations (with Video) at: https://blog.alb42.de/2...

» Hardware • Re: USB Keyboard Adapter for the QL
13/11/18 14:20 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
13/11/18 14:17 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Floppy drive TIB PLC DD-001 / Drive 2001
13/11/18 14:11 from IDE64 News

» connect an RF-only console to a BVM
13/11/18 13:55 from Gaming General Forums
hello!   I have a question related to older machines that don't have any kind of higher-quality output signal other than RF-out. Typically a 2600 would only come with this type of video out option, so you'd have to tune the tv chann...

» Does Atarimax take Paypal? (A fork of the old Steve takes ages to reply)
13/11/18 12:18 from Atari Systems Forums
Hi folks,   Written to Steve re his 32 in 1 OS just to see if he takes paypal and not had a reply, its not a long time since I sent the emails and we know he's not like greased lightning of the blocks so I thought I'd ask if anyone ...

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
13/11/18 10:06 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
13/11/18 09:13 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Coin Op Space Invaders Part II Easter Egg
13/11/18 08:45 from Gaming General Forums
I have long heard about a "Rainbow" Easter Egg in Taito/Midways Space Invaders Part II   I have never seen it.   Can someone post or point me to a video?

» The Off-Topic Section • Re: Stan "The Man" Lee has gone...
13/11/18 08:03 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» PAC-MAN CHRISTMAS 2018
13/11/18 07:08 from Atari Systems Forums
I know, I know, it's too early to start the Christmas rush.  Or is it?  Come Thanksgiving "Little Johnny" will be bored but we have some new games to play with before Christmas.  You'll see he'll be playing these.   T...

» Crowd Funding Homebrew Projects?
13/11/18 01:57 from Atari Systems Forums
      Has Crowdfunding ever been considered for funding homebrew projects? I know ultimately most people programming games do this as a hobby and are going to make what they want, But would a garaunteed paycheck make certa...

» Optimus Prime (Transformers)... on Atari 800/XL...
13/11/18 00:51 from Atari Systems Forums
Can it be done? I only see a few colors and mostly gray-shadows.... Would LOVE to see it when booting the 800 / Incognito before getting to JFC BIOS.... (Already on my Z840... :-) what do you guys think?

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
12/11/18 23:36 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
12/11/18 23:21 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Help for New Users • Re: qubata 3.10
12/11/18 23:12 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Two M-Network games burned to PCBs
12/11/18 23:11 from Atari Systems Forums
Sorry about the double-post, but I thought I'd get some more views here... I would like to have just two M-Network games (Dark Cavern and Bump N' Jump) burned to Activision or Atari PCBs. I am in the process of creating a display-shelf o...

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
12/11/18 22:43 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Help for New Users • Re: qubata 3.10
12/11/18 22:43 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» HSC15 Round 20 - Poll
12/11/18 22:17 from Atari Systems Forums
The latest batch of goodies to pick from. Round 20 will also be a season catch-up for anyone who has missed the odd game or 10   Genesis   Donkey Kong Jr   Spy Hunter   Preppie   Deflektor angle-poised brain fodd...

» The Off-Topic Section • Stan "The Man" Lee has gone...
12/11/18 21:33 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Help for New Users • Re: qubata 3.10
12/11/18 20:07 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Spectrum • Re: Spec-Mate
12/11/18 15:45 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
12/11/18 15:02 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Dreamcast Revision Statistics?
12/11/18 14:36 from Gaming General Forums
Hey, gang!   So, my wife and I were recently at our local gaming store and I thought to ask if they happened to get any VA0 Dreamcasts in.  I've asked a handful of times over the past couple of years, but not, like, every time ...

» Thinking of adding a 5 volt socket?
12/11/18 14:23 from Atari Systems Forums
Ive read that if you dump 5v dc straight into C41 the Lynx will power up. I was thinking to add one more dc I put jack which is 5v only to run the Lynx, giving me the option of 5v and 9v (obviously not at the same time!). The only thing ...

» More fantastic service from Best Electronics
12/11/18 14:14 from Atari Systems Forums
Thanks Bradley! 2 ribbons, brand new screen cover and more silicones than Ill probably ever need. Super fast postage to the to the UK. Andrew Attached Thumbnails

» Pole Position modest sprite hack !
12/11/18 12:54 from Atari Systems Forums
Hello, based on the recently hacked version of Pole Position (by MrFish) I tried to pretty it up a little first task was the explosion.. I tried to recreate all five arcade frames of animation in chunky quadruple pixels ! Then I squeezed...

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
12/11/18 12:18 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
12/11/18 11:52 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Hardware • Re: Possible problem with cloned SGC and Minerva 1.98
12/11/18 11:39 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» The Welcome Area • Re: ¡ Hola amigos !
12/11/18 10:07 from The Sinclair QL Forum

» Spectrum • Re: Spec-Mate
12/11/18 07:36 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Spectrum • Re: Spec-Mate
12/11/18 07:35 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Spectrum • Re: Spec-Mate
12/11/18 07:14 from forum.tlienhard.com

» Atarimax cart and 1088xel
12/11/18 05:14 from Atari Systems Forums
Finally installed a cartridge tunnel on my 1088 today. I've played most all of my game cartridges but my Atarimax cart doesn't seem to work. Boots to basic. Bye takes you to the self test. Cart works fine in my 800xl/ultimate 1mb machine...

» Modern CX-40 Syle USB Joysticks
12/11/18 03:05 from Atari Systems Forums
Not really sure if I should post this here, or in the Emulation sub-forum, but in any case, I understand Curt Vendel will be reopening his web store again soon, now that his health concerns are in the past and all is well with him again....

» Space Invaders power supply rebuild, A14 diode replacement
12/11/18 00:09 from Gaming General Forums
Hello,   I'm in the process of rebuilding a Space Invaders power supply and there are four diodes underneath the connector socket that are just labeled A14 on the schematic. I'd read that these should be replaced with 1N5404 diodes,...

» Nostagic content
11/11/18 23:39 from Gaming General Forums
Hello atariage community     Some people already know me may be (or not) I create themes and videos for the frontends (hyperspin, launchbox, retropie)   Here are 2 trailers of my work if themes do not hesitate! I'm pretty ...

» Is this a Legit Milipede Prototype or a Repro?
11/11/18 23:07 from Atari Systems Forums
Hi All! Im pretty active on the NintendoAge forums and a few others, but Atari is pretty foreign to me and before I auction this, I wanf to make sure its legit. I bought this a while back and wanted to make sure its not a repro. Im prett...