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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #210 on: October 28, 2014, 20:53:26 PM »
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Damn. Got me all excited for a minute!

Sorry.  I should have been more clear with the first post.  :21:

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #211 on: November 01, 2014, 20:02:29 PM »

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #212 on: November 01, 2014, 23:19:29 PM »
Nice looking lot! I've had a 7800 for a couple years now I think and I really like it. I know what you mean about collecting, once you start it's hard to stop!

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #213 on: November 02, 2014, 02:34:33 AM »
Despite the issues with the controllers, that is a good lot indeed. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #214 on: November 02, 2014, 08:56:26 AM »
Great purchase fella. Got some decent games there for the money
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #215 on: November 02, 2014, 10:21:48 AM »
I'm still gutted I missed out on that Mean18 bundle :(

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #216 on: November 03, 2014, 20:32:44 PM »
So you moving away from the 7800?
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #217 on: November 03, 2014, 20:33:30 PM »
Already gone.  Putting the lot up on ebay  :16:

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #218 on: November 03, 2014, 20:49:09 PM »
Can i ask why fella? :113:
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #219 on: November 03, 2014, 20:58:14 PM »
After spending an afternoon with it I just don't get the love.  The games are too basic for my liking, it kept making me want to play a NES or Master System.  Consoles are built on its games but this just doesn't have them :(

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #220 on: November 03, 2014, 23:08:35 PM »
I think you needed to give it more time and try more titles.  The homebrews expand the library significantly and many of them are excellent.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #221 on: November 11, 2014, 13:26:48 PM »


Current customer project: Atari 7800 in Rack Chassis

AV+ (for best AV picture), Stereo/Surround and Atari 2600 pause mode (to halt 2600 games at any time).
Backlight in blue for cartridge slot and function keys. Internal power supply and SCART connector on the back.
You can control stereo/surround, backlight and pause function directly on the key panel. If pause mode is active in 7800 or 2600 mode a yellow led is flashing to signal the status.

This project is the first one using the new PCB which will be also part for the upcoming 30th anniversary 7800 line. There are several changes on the mainboard required to fit into the housing and the cartridge slot must be turned in 90 degree angle and fitted into a new metal surrounding.

this console will also be prepared to fit the upcoming PSX controller mod board into it. An expansion slot is located behind the function keys for a simple upgrade.
 
You must be extremely carefully to not scratch the housing. The combination of metal work, painting, soldering and creativity is pure fun.
http://www.konsolen-mod.de for mod showroom and configurator

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #222 on: May 22, 2015, 00:51:37 AM »
Here is a nice article from the folks at Retro Gaming Mag remembering Atari's announcement of the Atari 7800:  .

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #223 on: May 09, 2018, 01:09:45 AM »
This thread hasn't had any action in some time.  I just listened to the most recent episode of the Retronauts Podcast which discusses the Atari 7800. 



Atari: The 7800 and the raw deal

Episode description: A two-parter from Midwest Gaming Classic 2018. First, Kevin Bunch and Brian Clark talk the history of Atari 7800 with Jeremy. Then, as a backup, Marty Goldberg (and Bob!) join Jeremy and Kevin to explain how the Atari Crash wasn't totally Atari's fault.

Listen to the episode:  Retronauts Episode 150.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #224 on: June 27, 2018, 23:32:49 PM »
I  have a love/hate thing with the 7800.

It has superb ports of Asteroids, Centipede , Joust and Food Fight. Has some great home-brew games now too. Pacman Collection is a great game.

But the video signal isn't great. Why it didn't get at least a composite out is pretty shameful. And it should have got a POKEY chip built in. And what is with that proprietary power connector? Madness.

And of course there is PAL-itis. Although I think some of the games are speed adjusted for PAL.

Asteroids is so good on it I'm of the opinion that it is still the best home port of the game. If the PAL console didn't have it built in I'd probably have got rid of mine. Asteroids is the only reason I keep it.

 

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