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Atari 65 XE (Color Fixed)

June 20th, 2010 No comments

My Atari 65 XE can show only Black & White pictures, i have found the problem when i have open it, someone has put a screw in the wrong place and the trimmer which adjust the color is broken.

Atari 65 XE Boxed + Cartridges Games

June 20th, 2010 No comments
Atari 65 XE Boxed

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from Wikipedia:

Jack Tramiel’s Atari Corporation produced the final machines in the 8-bit series, which were the 65XE and 130XE (XE stood for XL-Expanded). They were announced in 1985, at the same time as the initial models in the Atari ST  series, and resembled the Atari ST. Originally intended to be called the 900XLF, the 65XE was functionally equivalent to the 800XL minus the PBI connection.

The 65XE (European version) and the 130XE had the Enhanced Cartridge Interface (ECI), a semi-compatible variant of the Parallel Bus Interface (PBI). The 130XE shipped with 128 KB of memory, accessible through bank-selection.

An additional 800XE was available in Europe (mostly Eastern Europe), which was essentially a 65XE repackaged in order to ride on the popularity of the original 800XL in Europe.[citation needed] Unfortunately, the 65XE and 800XE machines sold in Eastern Europe had a buggy GTIA chip, specifically those machines made in China in 1991.

Finally, with the resurgence of the gaming industry brought on by Nintendo, Atari Corp. brought out the XE Game System (XEGS), released in 1987. The XE Game System was sold bundled with a detachable keyboard, a joystick and a light gun (XG-1), and a couple of game cartridges (Bug Hunt and Flight Simulator II). The XE Game System was essentially a repackaged 65XE, and was compatible with almost all Atari 8-bit software and hardware as a result. Bad marketing and a lack of newer releases hampered sales.

On January 1, 1992, Atari corp. officially dropped all remaining support of the 8-bit line.

source: wikipedia

Atari 600 XL Boxed

June 19th, 2010 No comments
Atari 600 XL Boxed

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from old-computers Homepage:

The Atari 800XL, together with the 600XL, were successors of the Atari 400/800 series and the unsuccessful Atari 1200 XL in a more compact case. They could use almost the same software, just so long as the program was written correctly, because of some slight differences between OS versions.

The 800XL had 64 KB of RAM, two joystick ports and kept all the custom chips (Pokey, GTIA, Antic) of the previous models. It also featured the new Parallel Bus Interface (PBI) providing high speed access to the system bus. The new version of the graphic Antic chip offered 16 graphics modes instead of 12 for the 800.

An enhanced version, called 800XLF, appeared in summer 1984. It was equipped with the new “Freddie” chip which allowed faster memory management, especially for graphics display. This version was released in Europe with SECAM video interface.

Alongside the Commodore 64 and the Apple II, the 600 and 800XL were among the most popular home computers.They would be replaced in 1985 with the XE series when Atari launched the ST.

source: old-computers.com wikipedia atari 8 bit collection

Atari Flashback (Mini 7800)

June 19th, 2010 2 comments
Atari Flashback (Mini 7800)

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from Wikipedia:

The Atari Flashback was released in 2004. The console resembled an Atari 7800 in appearance, and came with a pair of controllers which resembled those of the Atari 7800 but were slightly smaller.

The system had twenty games built-in, all originally developed by Warner Communication’s Atari Inc. and Atari Corp. for the 2600 and 7800 game systems. The games which originally required analog paddle controllers were made to work with the included joysticks. It was designed by Atari veteran Curt Vendel, whose company Legacy Engineering Group designs other home video game and video arcade products.

Atari Inc. gave Legacy Engineering ten weeks to design the product, produce its games, and ready it for the 2004 Winter holiday season. The Atari Flashback was based on “NES-on-a-chip” hardware, not resembling either of the Atari systems which the Flashback was supposed to represent. As a result, the games it contained were ports and differed in varying degrees from the original games, and therefore the Flashback was unpopular with some purists.

source: wikipedia

Atari Paddle

November 14th, 2009 2 comments
Atari Paddle

from Wikipedia:

A paddle is a game controller with a round wheel and one or more fire buttons, where the wheel is typically used to control movement of the player object along one axis of the video screen. A paddle controller rotates through a fixed arc (usually about 330 degrees); it has a stop at each end.

The paddle wheel is usually mechanically coupled to a potentiometer, so as to generate an output voltage level varying with the wheel’s angle relative to a fixed reference position. A paddle is thus an absolute position controller. That is, without any previous knowledge, the sensor can be read and the result directly indicates the position of the paddle knob. This is in contrast to a quadrature encoder-based device or “spinner”.

source: wikipedia

Atari 1040 STf TOS Eprom Upgrade v1.04

November 6th, 2009 No comments
Yep, it's works!

Some Screenshots :

source: atari-forum.com

Atari ST replace Epson broken Floppy Drive with a Teac FD235 HF

October 25th, 2009 No comments
TEAC FD235 HF

Teac Floppy Drive and some games Screenshots:

source: atari4ever

Atari 1040 STf with Mouse, RGB Cable and User Manual

October 25th, 2009 No comments
Atari 1040 STf

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from Wikipedia:

The Atari ST is a home/personal computer that was commercially available from 1985 to the early 1990s. It was released by Atari Corporation in 1985. The “ST” officially stands for “Sixteen/Thirty-two”, which referred to the Motorola 68000′s 16-bit external bus and 32-bit internals.

The Atari ST was part of the 16/32 bit generation of home computers, based on the Motorola 68000 CPU, with 512 KB of RAM or more, and 3½” single density double sided floppy disks as storage (nominally 720KB). It was similar to other contemporary machines which used the Motorola 68000, the Apple Macintosh and the Commodore Amiga. Although the Macintosh was the first widely available computer with a graphical user interface (GUI), it was limited to a monochromatic display on a smaller built-in monitor.

Preceding the Amiga’s commercial release by almost two months, the Atari ST was the first computer to come with a fully bit-mapped color GUI, using a version of Digital Research’s GEM released that February. It was also the first home computer with integrated MIDI support.

Atari 1040 STThe ST was primarily a competitor to the Apple Macintosh and the Commodore Amiga systems. This platform rivalry was often reflected by the owners and was most prominent in the Demo Scene. Where the Amiga had custom processors which gave it the edge in the games and video market, the ST was generally cheaper, had a slightly faster CPU, and had a high-resolution monochrome display mode, ideal for business and CAD.

Thanks to its built-in MIDI ports it enjoyed success as a music sequencer and controller of musical instruments among amateurs and professionals alike, being used in concert by bands such as Tangerine Dream, Fatboy Slim and 90s UK dance act 808 State. In some markets, particularly Germany, the machine gained a strong foothold as a small business machine for CAD and Desktop publishing work.

The ST was later superseded by the Atari TT and Falcon computers. Since Atari pulled out of the computer market there has been a market for powerful TOS-based machines (clones). Like most “retro” computers the Atari enjoys support in the emulator scene.

source: wikipedia atari-forum

Some Cartridges: ATARI 2600 – XL 800 – Pong Clone – MSX Cassette

July 10th, 2009 2 comments
Some Cartridges ATARI 2600 - XL 800 - Pong Clone and a Unknown Cable

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Description:

  • 2 x Pong Clone Cartridges (AY 3 8765 GI Chip)
  • 1 x Facemaker Cartridge for Atari XE XL 800.
  • 1 x Pole Position for Atari 2600.
  • 1 x Music Maestro Cassette for MSX 64k.
  • 1 x Unknown Cable Rare SIO Cable for ATARI.

Some Cartridges for Atari 2600 & 7800

June 30th, 2009 No comments
Some Cartridges Atari 2600 & 7800

Cartridges:

  • Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)
  • Impossible Mission (Atari 7800)
  • Midnight Magic (Atari 2600)
  • Surround (Atari 2600)
  • Pole Position (Atari 2600)
  • Mario Bros (Atari 2600)

Atari 7800 ProSystem with RGB Encoder inside (Peritel version)

June 24th, 2009 No comments
Atari 7800 Peritel + AC Adaptor + Cartridges

Autopsy:

from Wikipedia:

The Atari 7800 ProSystem, or simply the Atari 7800, is a video game console re-released by Atari Corporation in June 1986.

The original release had occurred two years earlier under Atari Inc. The 7800 was designed to replace Atari Inc.’s unsuccessful Atari 5200 and later to re-establish Atari Corp.’s market supremacy against Nintendo and Sega.

With this system, Atari Inc. addressed all the shortcomings of the Atari 5200: it had simple digital joysticks; it was almost fully backward-compatible with the Atari 2600; and it was affordable (originally priced at US$140).

source: wikipedia

Atari 2600 Jr Black version

June 10th, 2009 1 comment

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This is an all-black version of the Atari 2600 Jr. There is no silver band, and there is only a small rainbow, and the Atari Fuji and “Atari 2600″ appear in white above the rainbow. We believe this version was only sold in Ireland.

from Wikipedia:

The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in.

The first game console to use this format was the Fairchild Channel F. However the Atari 2600 is credited with making the plug-in concept popular among the game-playing public.

Click here for the others pieces of my Atari console Collections.

source: wikipedia atariage.com

Found some Atari for my Collection

January 8th, 2009 1 comment

The Atari Video Computer System was originally designed to output an RF modulated (VHF) signal but with a mod you can get a better signal with the Composite Video .

source: atariage.com

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Plug & Play TV Games Collections

December 11th, 2008 No comments

C64 DTV Inside here

Games Include:

  • Jakks Ms. Pac-Man TV Game: Galaga, Mappy, Pole-Position, Xevious, Ms. Pac-Man.
  • Jakks Atari Classic: Gravitar, Asteroids, Real Sports Volleyball, Centipede, Adventure, Pong, Missile Command, Breakout, Yars’ Revenge, Circus Atari.
  • Atari Paddle Controller: Super Breakout, Casino, Warlords, Steeple Chase, Nightdriver, Breakout Canyon Bomber, Demon to Demand, Video Olympics, Pong, Arcade Warlords, Circus Atari, Streetracer
  • RadicaUK Tetris: This special TV arcade game contains not just the original version of Tetris, but also fellow variants Garbage, Timed, Hot Line and Battle Tetris. There’s even a the option for a two player game for some head to head action.
  • C64 DTV: AlleyKat, California Games, Championship Wrestling, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid, Cybernoid II, Eliminator, Exolon, Firelord, Gateway to Apshai, Head The Ball, Impossible Mission I,Impossible Mission II, Jumpman Junior, Marauder, Maze Mania, Mission Impossible, Nebulus, Netherworld, Paradroid, Pitstop, Pitstop II, Rana Rama, Speedball, Summer Games, Super Cycle, Sword of Fargoal, Uridium, Winter Games, Zynaps.

link: jakkstvgames