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Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« on: October 05, 2013, 01:04:26 AM »
So, this may not be a new piece of hardware but I figured it would be cool to have a thread about it. I have been learning to use it and I really like it. Unfortunately, I have issues with some ROMs and I can't figure out whether the problem is related to the ROMs or the settings I'm using for the CC2. Does anyone else have this fantastic piece of hardware?


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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 02:47:25 AM »
No, but it really looks cools. I know of at least three different models of the 7800. Does it work with all three?

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 04:57:06 AM »
I believe it should.  I've not anyone say it doesn't work with their 7800. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 05:07:25 AM »
What are some of the things you like about the 7800 Cuttle Cart 2, TrekMD?

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 05:13:25 AM »
It's a multi-cart.  It lets me play homebrews and any 2600 or 7800 game for which I have a ROM.  You do have to know settings that have to be picked for some of the ROMs (particularly new homebrews) but it can be figured out.  :)

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2013, 05:18:43 AM »
Sounds like a sound investment.

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 05:26:40 AM »
Quote from: "onthinice"
Sounds like a sound investment.

It does sound that way, doesn't it?   :3:

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 05:31:54 AM »
It is late and sound sounded good.

I am new to the whole multi-cart idea. Later adaptor, I guess. For the homebrews, it seems to be a valuable investment. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2013, 05:35:05 AM »
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It is late and sound sounded good.

I am new to the whole multi-cart idea. Later adaptor, I guess. For the homebrews, it seems to be a valuable investment.

The multicarts are really good investments.  The CC2 is no longer being made but there are plans for a Harmony 2 cart, specific for the 7800.  If it works like the Harmony cart (which is for the 2600), then copying ROMs onto it and playing them will be even easier. 

Besides their being practical for playing, these carts are also very useful for developers as they can test games on real hardware. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 05:47:23 AM »
I really would like to get more. I had this fear of multi-carts being nothing more then emulators but playing on a real machine, makes me see how much I've been missing out on.

Good point about developers. As you are widening your video game knowledge, do you have any plans to ever go into game developing?

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 06:17:19 AM »
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I really would like to get more. I had this fear of multi-carts being nothing more then emulators but playing on a real machine, makes me see how much I've been missing out on.

Good point about developers. As you are widening your video game knowledge, do you have any plans to ever go into game developing?

Me develop games?  I don't see it happening.  I really can't set out to learn coding right now.  :)

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2013, 06:55:12 AM »
The Super Nintendo has some medical themed games. I have Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon for the SNES. Your medical knowledge could make for a good Atari 2600 or Intellivision game. Guess you could always license your name to a developer. TrekMD's Operation! Sounds like a good title for a game.  :)

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2013, 13:48:21 PM »
Might have to pick one up for all the homebrew stuff thats being released these days..

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2013, 14:02:26 PM »
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The Super Nintendo has some medical themed games. I have Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon for the SNES. Your medical knowledge could make for a good Atari 2600 or Intellivision game. Guess you could always license your name to a developer. TrekMD's Operation! Sounds like a good title for a game.  :21: 

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Re: Atari 7800 Cuttle Cart 2
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2017, 20:01:48 PM »
So, I realized that my CC2 cart does not have  POKEY chip and there are some games that do not work as they should (no enhanced sound).  I found POKEY chips on Ebay and ordered one so I can install it.  I understand it's just a matter of sitting it in place and no soldering is involved.  I sure hope so!  LOL

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