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CaptainCommodore
December 14th, 2003, 10:10 PM
I got this for my birthday in October from a friend who knew I was into vintage computing.

Now, don't mind me asking, but before I do something stupid, can I play 2600 carts on this thing? I mean, as of now my 2600 is hooked up to an old b/w tv on a little cart huddled in a corner. Not very welcoming.

I don't want to make a stupid mistake and scuff up my Missle Command cart... not to mention my XE! :cry:

ravuya
July 16th, 2004, 11:41 AM
Sorry. :(

But at least you can use the 2600 joysticks!

CP/M User
July 21st, 2004, 03:58 PM
"CaptainCommodore" wrote:

> I got this for my birthday in October from a friend who knew
> I was into vintage computing.

> Now, don't mind me asking, but before I do something stupid,
> can I play 2600 carts on this thing? I mean, as of now my
> 2600 is hooked up to an old b/w tv on a little cart huddled in
> a corner. Not very welcoming.

> I don't want to make a stupid mistake and scuff up my Missle
> Command cart... not to mention my XE! :-(

You'll need at least an Atari 7800 to play the 2600 carts. Since XE
carts & 7800 are incompatable with one another, it's safe to
assume it's the same the other way around too.

I'm rahter sorry, I didn't get one of these machines, cause they
look rather impressive (maybe I would have done some
programming for it - but I'm so into 80x86 & Z80 now, that I
don't think I could handle 6xxx assembly)-:

CP/M User.

atarimuseum
December 29th, 2004, 12:24 PM
The XE can run almost any games & software for the Atari 400, 800, XL series and XE series computers. Some XE software requires a 130XE with 128K of ram.




Curt