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deakfamily
November 12th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Looking for other collectors to trade with here in Spokane!

linuxlove
November 13th, 2009, 06:54 AM
Actually, while Atari marketed the 2600 as a "Video Computer System", the 2600 is really a game system. But i see you're new here. One mistake won't kill you, and welcome to the VCforums.

offensive_Jerk
November 13th, 2009, 12:14 PM
Actually, while Atari marketed the 2600 as a "Video Computer System", the 2600 is really a game system. But i see you're new here. One mistake won't kill you, and welcome to the VCforums.

Even when you have the Basic cart plugged in with the "Keyboard" controllers???
;):D

http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/2600/basic_programming.png

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/atari-2600-basic-programming-screenshot.png
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/atari-2600-basic-programming-keypads.jpg
http://dvice.com/pics/compumate2.jpg
:jumping1:

NathanAllan
November 13th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Curt's still working on getting the 7800 full keyboard released, even if it's not for the 2600. I would have loved to get that 2600 keyboard, offensive jerk.

saundby
December 3rd, 2009, 11:55 PM
Wow! Keyboards with the functions printed on them! I always used Star Raiders keyboards with hand-made overlays.

I wouldn't mind a keyboard to go with my 7800 (http://saundby.com/atari7800mod/), too!

Bill_Loguidice
December 4th, 2009, 11:04 AM
I have the Compumate. It's pretty cool, actually. There were one or two cassettes released for it but I was unable to afford one when I saw it on eBay years ago.

With various add-ons, many of the pre-crash could be turned into usable computer systems (programmable, ability to save and load programs, etc.) including Bally Astrocade, APF M1000, Atari 2600, Mattel Intellivision (x2) and ColecoVision. Even the Odyssey 2 had a great programming cartridge (far better than Atari's for the 2600), but sadly no ability to save. Of course, post-crash, the whole console to computer thing was sporadic at best (particularly in the US).

Erik
December 4th, 2009, 12:21 PM
Actually, while Atari marketed the 2600 as a "Video Computer System", the 2600 is really a game system. But i see you're new here. One mistake won't kill you, and welcome to the VCforums.

No mistake. This is the vintage gaming section of the VC Forums! :D