Author Topic: Atari 2600 Cart Competition  (Read 13902 times)

Evil Otto

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 53
    • View Profile
    • Atari Collectors
Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« on: October 25, 2014, 12:06:53 PM »
If any one plays the good old VCS there's 6 carts up for FREE!!!!!!

Less than a week left to enter though  ;D

http://ukvcsc.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=71&sid=6317e32bbaa8af2864dda08719f825fe
CHICKEN! FIGHT LIKE A ROBOT!!!

level42

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 13555
  • Ridderkerk, arcade capital of Europe !
    • View Profile
    • Arcade 42
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 11:22:22 AM »
The 2600 (NTSC) that I recently bought needs a video mod before I can even see if it works....hopefully will be done november the 2nd :

http://www.spelcomputermuseum.nl/?page=events&subpage=shows&language=nl

Then I need a Harmony cartridge.

Superully

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 6300
  • Southern Part of Germany
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 11:39:18 AM »
Then I need a Harmony cartridge.

hehe, i'm going to get that one as well! :)
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

level42

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 13555
  • Ridderkerk, arcade capital of Europe !
    • View Profile
    • Arcade 42
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 12:07:13 PM »
Yeah I'm waiting for the Encore....gotta be able to play those large home-brews of recent days ;)

Superully

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 6300
  • Southern Part of Germany
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 02:59:32 PM »
exactly! afaik, there are already some prototypes out there, but that's it. let's keep each other up to date when it becomes available, ok?
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

Etienne MacGyver

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 7611
  • The Netherlands
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 03:47:01 PM »
here it says you can order:

http://harmony.atariage.com/Site/Order_Encore.html

is that a pre-order then ?


level42

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 13555
  • Ridderkerk, arcade capital of Europe !
    • View Profile
    • Arcade 42
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 05:42:36 PM »
From what I've read on Atariage.com it's not ready yet but the current version of the Harmony can be upgraded to the Encore by sending it back.....not a great option for us overseas people...

Yes Ully, good idea ! :)

Luigi

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 1686
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 08:04:03 AM »
I had no idea that the 2600-scene is still that busy  :shock:

So Encore is a cartridge where you can play 2600 games from a SD-card?


Etienne MacGyver

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 7611
  • The Netherlands
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 09:46:03 AM »
yes

level42

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 13555
  • Ridderkerk, arcade capital of Europe !
    • View Profile
    • Arcade 42
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 11:01:55 AM »
....and you can store every single game ever released on one cartridge :D

Etienne MacGyver

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 7611
  • The Netherlands
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2014, 11:19:42 AM »
indeed

http://www.atariage.com/system_items.html?SystemID=2600&ItemTypeID=ROM

all roms together are about 5Mb, so any sd card can hold them  ;D

Tyrem

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 1762
    • View Profile
    • SK GameNatiX
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2014, 11:47:00 AM »
indeed

http://www.atariage.com/system_items.html?SystemID=2600&ItemTypeID=ROM

all roms together are about 5Mb, so any sd card can hold them  ;D

freakin amazing. i will get such a device for my XL/XE. I never really owned an Atari 2600 back then. I stated with the Intellivision because of the amazing soccer game.
My friends all had 2600-units. But the Atari 600XL was my first real computer and I would love to play all that old stuff again.
Looking for Dragons Lair 1 or 2, Space Ace, Double Dragon, Robotron and yeah... a Shinobi would be cool, too!

Luigi

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 1686
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2014, 12:39:44 PM »
For XL/XE would be interesting as well....but where did you see it is available?  ???

level42

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 13555
  • Ridderkerk, arcade capital of Europe !
    • View Profile
    • Arcade 42
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2014, 12:47:06 PM »
Haha my German friends, it is closer than you think !

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/213959-thecart-studio-preview-released/

Homepage: http://www.mega-hz.de/Angebote/THE!CART/THE!CART.htm

However it is not as easy as with the 2600 because the A8 had cassettes, floppies -and- cartridge games so the formats can differ a bit.

I've been looking for exactly the same for a long time, I got the MyIDE cartridge which was developped by our good friend Mr.Atari but it is a bit too technical for me to handle.

The!cart looks easier to handle and has more lots more free memory (128Mb). That is probably not enough for ALL games ever made for the system, but you can for sure have the bulk of the best on there. Great thing is it also plays large homebrew games like Space Harrier.

Another big bonus for me : the Studio software runs on Windows, Linux AND Mac.

I'm planning to buy a The!cart too.....bring on the holidays ;)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2014, 12:51:38 PM by Level42 »

Luigi

  • ArcadeLifeStyler'
  • ***
  • Posts: 1686
    • View Profile
Re: Atari 2600 Cart Competition
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2014, 01:27:01 PM »
I don't get it....how and from where do I flash this cartridge?  ???