Forum discussion tagged with Atari.
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    Solved! How do I connect my Atari flashback 9 to my hitachi hdtv?

    Hello I’m trying to figure out how to connect the Atari Flashback 9 to my Hitachi led hdtv via the hdmi cable that wasn’t even provided, my cable company gave me an extra one. Sincerely Stressed Mamaz
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    Composite to HDTV?

    Searched the forums, can't find the answer! I bought one of those HSN Atari hookup things that only has the white/yellow/red connections. I have what is below on the back of my TV. Just a blue and green connection that looks like they are small like a headphone jack. I can't find anywhere...
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    How do I connect an old Artari with coax Ariel output to an hdmi port ?

    Looking to get my Atari with old pax cable to work on my new tv how would I connect the aerial from Atari to run into the tv as a hdmi ?
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    Solved! Connect Atari tv

    I have a 55 in vizio tv, I want to hook up my Atari flashback but my tv don't have video in or out ports. I have dish network, can I go through the satellite box? If I can, please tell me how. Have a 3 year old that is driving me crazy to get this hooked up. Help a nana!!!!! Redacted No...
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    Atari flashback 8 help

    I have an Emerson tv about 7 years old and it doesn't have av in inputs but does have components spot as well as video HDMI etc! Atari flashback 8 has yellow and white on cable and regardless of where I plug into or set input to can't get it to come on screen, same tv my kids play all their...
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    How to hook

    How do I hook up Atari flashback 8 to my Visio tv with just a white n yellow cable
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    atari 2600 wont stop game selection

    I turn on my atari 2600 and it goes straight into selecting games and wont stop cycling through games so you can play just keeps cycling through numbered levels ,but if you hold game selector in down position it will stop cycling through games and let you play but if you let go of switch it goes...
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    VIDEO: An Atari 2600 Turned Into a Rockin Rave Machine

    Here's a good way to make use of that old Atari 2600 console collecting dust in the garage. VIDEO: An Atari 2600 Turned Into a Rockin Rave Machine : Read more
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    Atari 2600 Controller issue

    Hello, I recently got an Atari 2600 Light sixer, But the player one controllers button triggers non-stop (like rapid fire) even when the controller is unplugged. I know a fair bit about electronics and have inspected and cleaned the console inside and out along with the controllers trying to...
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    The Retro Atari 2600 USB Joystick

    Bah! Who needs ergonomic multi-button gamepads? The Retro Atari 2600 USB Joystick : Read more
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    Atari Goes Social with GO; Partners with Pirates

    Atari's new Games Online service will partner with websites hosting illegal versions of its games. Atari Goes Social with GO; Partners with Pirates : Read more
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    Halo Done As if it Were on the Atari 2600

    Halo, VERY old school. Halo Done As if it Were on the Atari 2600 : Read more
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    Atari 2600 Display Issues

    My Atari 2600 is acting very interesting lately. Usually, every game (and the console) I have is displayed in NTSC. 2 days ago, I set it up to a VCR. It didn't work. When I set it up using the RF Modulator, greens were blues, blues were pinks and so on. To my dismay (and relief), I found out...
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    Man Sells Old $5-$10 Atari 2600 Game for $31,600

    Some people make their money making video games. Others make it by selling old ones. Man Sells Old $5-$10 Atari 2600 Game for $31,600 : Read more
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    Atari Brings Reto Games Online for Free

    Atari has uploaded six classic arcade and 2600 games to play for free. Atari Brings Reto Games Online for Free : Read more
  16. Marcus Yam

    Toys 'R' Us Taking Used Games, Even Old Ones

    Now you can finally trade in your Intellivision and Atari 2600 games at... TRU? Toys 'R' Us Taking Used Games, Even Old Ones : Read more
  17. exfileme

    Atari Founder Returns to Development

    Atari's founder is coming out of "retirement" with a free-to-play RTS/FPS hybrid. Atari Founder Returns to Development : Read more
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    Atari 7800 Source Code Rescued

    Atari released the source code for the 7800 console and games. Atari 7800 Source Code Rescued : Read more
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    Atari Buys Cryptic Studios

    Atari has acquired City of Heroes developer Cryptic Studios Atari Buys Cryptic Studios : Read more
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    Atari/Infogrames Transitioning to Digital Distribution of Games

    Infogrames/Atari CEO David Gardner said that the company plans to go 90 percent digital within a few years. Atari/Infogrames Transitioning to Digital Distribution of Games : Read more
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    FA: Rare Atari 2600 SEARS Picture Label Games

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hello, check em out ! Other fine stuff too : 8221331931 $0.01 Atari 2600 RARE Picture Label SEARS Math Grand Prix 8221332205 $0.01 Atari 2600 RARE Picture Label SEARS...
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    What Atari 2600 games do you play?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Assuming you originally had an Atari 2600 when you were younger back in the early 80's... Most of us didn't have a huge collection back then. We had what we could afford to buy. I don't know about the rest of you, but I only had like...
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    FS: Atari 5200 Packaging Inserts (The foam guys that hold ..

    Archived from groups: (More info?) $10 for both. EMail me.
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    !FA: A bunch of Classic Video games and stuff - atari NES ..

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    WTB: Atari 5200 parts, games, etc.

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Not sure if this is the right newsgroup for this, so if not, please be kind and direct me to the right place. I'm looking for a couple of Atari 5200 parts, games, etc. - Decent looking Atari 5200 4-port base. Mine has some missing...
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    Archived from groups:, (More info?) Atari 2600... Othello Shootin' Gallery Sub Scan Tac-Scan
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    atari 2600 joystick factory?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) i am looking to buy a bunch for cheap. is anyone currently producing these, or knockoffs? they are a pretty simple design, i would think they are cheap/easy to make.
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    FA: NES Bubble Bobble 2

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Also some Atari stuff and a large PS2 lot:
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    Thrift store find

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Today, I found this "package" for $20: Atari Jaguar system White men can't jump game (a cart I didn't have) an Atari Jaguar "Team Tap" Multi player adapter ....and another "multi player adapter", 3rd party, called the "Super Multi...
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    Do they talk about the Atari 2600 a lot in comp.sys.cbm?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Just wondering. C>
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    Atari 2600 "Breakout" and "Super Breakout" - are they the ..

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Is "Super Breakout" just Breakout with a new name, or are the games actually different? Thanks.
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    Atari 2600 problem - help!

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi - I have recently rediscovered my old videogames Atari 2600 and Colecovision. I bought an adapter that hooks from my videogame to the cable hookup. When I use it with the Colecovision, it works wonderfully. When I use it with the...
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    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hello there, Today I found a 4-switch Atari 2600, a set of paddles, 2 standard Atari Joysticks, and one aftermarket Atari Joystick all for $10. The deal didn't include a power supply, so I was wondering if anyone has had any luck...
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    NES, Atari 8039 Banking Chip

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi, does anybody know if any NES emulator out there can emulate the Atari 8039 Banking Chip? Does anybody know of any released games that used it? A bit of info about it: "This was developed by ATARI so that they could publish games...
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    Atari 5200 controller - ahead of it's time?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) They didn't have a controller that worked quite like the 5200 controller until the dual shock controller came out for the Playstation 2 (an analog stick which moved an object at different speeds depending on how far the stick was moved...
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    Super Cobra (Atari 8-bit) VS Cosmic Avenger (Colecovision)

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I think it's fair to compare the two since they are very similer. Which is the greater game? Which is most impressive? On one hand, Super Cobra OBVIOUSLY scrolls better. On the other hand, Cosmic Avenger is more colorful and has much...
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    What games are you playing lately?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Me: Intellivision: Donkey Kong. I just cracked 100,000 for the first time today. I won't tell you what happens at 100K as not to spoil the surprise :) Atari 2600: Air and Sea Battle, Vanguard. Atari 5200: Berzerk, Space Invaders...
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    present-day atari

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi. First-time poster here. Why does the media keep thinking Atari still exists? Isn't present-day Atari really Infogrames? The following article doesn't seem to make a distinction between present-day Atari and old Atari. Sorry if...
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    Is the Atari 5200 an ESSENTIAL part of a classic collectio..

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Is the Atari 5200 an essential part of a classic collection in the same way that a Colecovision or Intellivision would be? The reason I ask this is because for one thing, there are plenty of gripes with the 5200 controller, and most...
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    Adventure II Relaunch for the Atari 5200

    Archived from groups: (More info?) What a story this game has been with the title switching back and forth but it's coming soon. For thoses who are planing to go to OVGE on June 18 will see the demo of it and look like from his website Flashback 2.0 will have...
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    Atari 10-in-1 Joystick, $5 at Wal-Mart

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I've been putting it off for lack of funds (and the fact that since it's emulation and I own all the real games, I don't really need one, even though they look cool). "It" being buying one of those Jakks Pacific 10-in-1 Atari...
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    Atari Again !

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Thought this would be worth noting for some... Atari Has Another Flashback Atari announced today that they are launching the Atari Flashback 2.0 this Summer. This is "in response to consumer and retailer demands" after the success...
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    Updates on my gameroom

    Archived from groups: (More info?) On one of my tables, I have set up the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis side by side. To be fair, they both display on the same model of TV, AND the Sega Genesis is connected via A/V cables. Comparing the same games side by side is very...
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    Atari 7800 showing no colour in 2600 mode! Help please...

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi, my Atari 7800 is suddenly showing no colour when playing 2600 cartridges. (well, actually, it shows any Yellow sprites, but all the rest are in greyscale --- like black and white). However, all 7800 games play just fine - in full...
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    atari 2600 promotional system

    Archived from groups: (More info?) hi all, i have posted a few times on here mostly with questions , and i must say you have all been great. thank you for answering. i have learned allot about video games and collecting. i recently was able to find an atari...
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    Atari 2600 joystick is useful for Sony PSP!

    Archived from groups: (More info?) I had to make sure this wasn't an April Fool posting. It was actually made 4-13. Take a look: Dane.
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    Changed out RF cable on my Atari 400 - comments appreciated.

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Well, I finally changed out the cable on my Atari 400 on the advice of a lurker here who said that you can just open it up and unplug the old one, and sure enough, that was the case. First, I took all the screws out of the unit, and...
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    Using joysticks on the NES

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Do you find that using an "Atari-style" handheld Joystick to play NES games enhances it's "old school" appeal (making it feel like older systems that used joysticks)? In any case, these are a MUST for playing games like Pac Man, which...
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    Atari Lynx help needed! (Repair information...)

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Hi, I have recently received a couple of Atari Lynx systems (the Lynx II systems technically), and they don't work (I knew this when I got them... Actually one does work, so I consider myself lucky. :) I was just curious if there's...
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    Just announced : R-Type for the ATARI 2600 !

    Archived from groups: (More info?) R-Type for the ATARI 2600 has just been announced.The game is about 50% finished and a demo is available. It should be released in about 12 months. Stay tuned !
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    was Atari's MIRAI console a NEO*GEO for the U.S. ?

    Archived from groups:,,,japan.videogames, (More info?) one of Atari's great mysteries is the XE-styled console prototype / mock-up called MIRAI. Mirai basicly means 'Future' in Japanese. you know the...
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    Status of Atari patents?

    Archived from groups: (More info?) What is the current status of the Atari patents? Has a company picked up on the patents yet? I seem to recall JVC (or someone else) picking up on them in the mid-1990s. And I recall Hasbro also having the patents at one time, too. Does...
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    Atari Movies

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Thanks for all who replied. I'll see if i can rent afew more this winter..Keep them coming! Thanks, Mike
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    Atari Movies

    Archived from groups: (More info?) Does anyone in here can tell me if there's more movies besides these two? What about 7800 or Jag? ET brief a 2600 Cloak&Dagger 5200 Thanks, Mike