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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #240 on: September 16, 2019, 16:43:33 PM »
Similar but no longer available at a reasonable price.  A Harmony cart is much easier to use, though, as you just put an SD card with the games and it's ready.  I believe SainT may have decided to work on one for the system once he's done with his sales for the Jaguar SD cart. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #241 on: September 16, 2019, 17:17:14 PM »
Similar but no longer available at a reasonable price.  A Harmony cart is much easier to use, though, as you just put an SD card with the games and it's ready.  I believe SainT may have decided to work on one for the system once he's done with his sales for the Jaguar SD cart.

I also seem to remember it had problems playing games like Commando with the added sound chip, but my memory is fuzzy. I should have kept it anyway. The more I read about the 7800, the more interesting it seems, especially with the homebrew that's been coming out these last few years.
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #242 on: September 16, 2019, 17:40:11 PM »
You can add a POKEY chip to it to address that problem.  The issue is the POKEY chips are becoming rare and expensive!

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #243 on: September 22, 2019, 22:59:47 PM »
Just discovered this channel and saw this video that should be of interest:  Atari 7800 Light Gun Games...


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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #244 on: September 23, 2019, 10:36:41 AM »
I remember getting Meltdown in a pack of games but never got to play it as I had no gun.


Wasn't missing much going by that video though if the gun worked better it would help.....


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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #245 on: September 23, 2019, 12:09:07 PM »
The issues with the lightgun don't help either.  It shoots more to one side than where you want it to shoot.  I did know know people adapted the Sega gun to use with the 7800, though.  I thought that was cool.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #246 on: October 10, 2019, 09:56:05 AM »
You can add a POKEY chip to it to address that problem.  The issue is the POKEY chips are becoming rare and expensive!

read recently that there is a new POKEY compatible chip on sale. It has proven to work in Atari arcade games and 7800 carts as far as I remember. There are some issues with some Atari computers but it seems to be a workable alternative to finding an old chip.  Google POKEYOne for info.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #247 on: October 10, 2019, 12:02:06 PM »
Yep, I'm aware of it.  It's one of the developers from Atari Age who made it.  Albert will be selling carts with those chips next week at PRGE.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #248 on: October 11, 2019, 13:44:19 PM »

Nice.

 

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