Any Atari Fans Here ???

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clok1966
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I been looking for a backup

I been looking for a backup Jag on ebay.. boy did i miss that boat.. a few year ago they where $30-40 all day long with a couple games.. now its $100 if im lucky.. My jag did duty with may ex GF 6 year old.. I would like a nicer one/ less used for my collection.

David Barbour
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I still have my old Atari

I still have my old Atari Jaguar that I traded with my friend. (he got an old amiga 500 of mine). I had Theme Park, Tempest, Alien V Predator and Doom amongst overs.

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Mark Vergeer
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Jaguar...

Bill, the Jaguar is not too hard to find but it wasn't very common in my neck of the woods. Too expensive and cheaper and better alternatives were available.

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davyK
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The Jaguar had a noticable

The Jaguar had a noticable presence in the UK back in the day. Known for T2K of course.

A few years ago a load of mint old stock Jaguars and a limited supply of games appeared in a high street game shop chain for a while but I heard that they were bought up quickly by eBay traders.

Haven't seen any in the wild for some time but they can be got quite easily from the usual online sources now. I actually have a Jaguar power supply that came with my modified Megadrive!

Bill Loguidice
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Mark Vergeer wrote:

Simply adore Atari. I own various 8 bit home computers and all consoles but the Jaguar. So yeah I am a fan!

Out of curiosity, is the Jaguar hard to find in your neck of the woods? I have a huge Jaguar and Jaguar CD collection, but I got a good portion of it when they were clearing them out in the latter part of the 90s. Hardware prices have risen dramatically since.

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Mark Vergeer
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love Atari

Simply adore Atari. I own various 8 bit home computers and all consoles but the Jaguar. So yeah I am a fan!

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Rowdy Rob
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Different types of Atari fan
AtariGuy wrote:

I am wondering if there are any ATARI fans on this site ???
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I was a rabid Atari 8-bit computer fan during the early-to-mid 1980's. I started computing on the school's TRS-80 systems, but the first computer I owned was an Atari 800 with 16k! I upped it to 48k, then bought an 800XL, then a 130XE.

Atari was a three-headed beast, being a console, PC, and arcade company all at once. While I enjoyed the consoles a bit, I really was more of a computer guy. It was the 8-bit computer line that I was on fire for. But when the 16-bit ST line came out, I switched over to the Amiga.

retroc64
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Hello
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Most of us on here are Atari fans. I for one have nearly every Atari system ever, so I'm definitely a fan. Emulator talk is just fine as well...

Depends on the game, but this is the best site on the web to talk about all things games. Welcome!

Rob Daviau
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Of course!

I am a 44 year old who loves classic gaming so how could I NOT be an ATARI fan?

My collection:

Atari 5200/ Atari 7800/ Atari 2600 Jr./ Atari 1040ste/ Atari 1040stf/ 2600 4 switch woody / 2600 4 switch Vader / Flashback 2

Also I have an 2600 vcs Adapter for the that not only works in the 5200 but as a stand alone unit with Svideo output!

I do not have many original cartridges but I use my Harmony Cart on most of my hardware.

Never experienced the Jaguar, maybe someday..

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clok1966
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the jag, ah.. I have a wierd

the jag, ah.. I have a wierd loyalty to it, i know its not much of a system in gamers eyes, and even me who has some love for it must confess it has little going for it. Alien Vs Predators, tempest 2k, Iron Soilder are about it.. many other very subpar or average games. the few poly games (mostly fighting) are horribley slow and buggy, and the others when compared to the systems around it look pretty bad. I alos never understood the hate for the controler. it was big, but considering whre controlers have went it was almost ahead of its time. For me right now learning a game on a modern controler with 4 basic buttons and 4 shoulder buttons and 2 tumbsticks that can be buttons and a dpad plus the start/new buttons.. and combo's of buttons and .... and... the simple pad telling me what each button did was nice. I will admit the keypad was not for extra buttons (like a fighting game would need, due to the location) for fast action games, but worked well for others. The games like Aleine Vs Preadotr worked fantastic on it, as did iron Soilder. And in its time it had the best ports of the PC stuff ( doom/wolf3d) over the others.. mostly due to the control.

I know it only had a few gems, but they where gems in my eyes.. worht a whole system (especailly when it was getting to $99 as it died).. I preordered mine with 4 launch games.. recieved it way after launch (2 months later) with 1 game, others where being to hard to get.. belive it or not, it was hard to get when it launched.. to bad, i think if they could have got a few more out in the early days it would have helped.. it still would have Failed I think.. it was just not right for the time, but more out there would have prolonged its life and maybe more better games would have came out..
I can remeber getting it and TYrevor McFur (lame kiddy mascot, shades of the nintendo game FireFox?) and Cybermorph, the shaded poly looked good for about 10 seconds, then the Horrbile game brought you crashing to earth.. it felt like a core game idea that was never finished.. a Demo.. fly around and shoot.. and.. nothing else.
AvP was the last game i mapped on gridpaper.. a console game! I still have the maps. the feeling of that game was perfect.. crawling through ventwork was scary.. The egg laying (for extra lives) of the ALIEN was an incredibly cool idea.. you had to "capture" a human and lay the egg.. if the humans found it befroe it gestated.. it was destoryed (yes they moved around too) and when you died, you HATCHED whereever it was layed .. so if it was way back.. you where way back... the alien was FAST but outnubered.. so it doed fairly regualr, but if you where on top of it.. you alwasy rehatched.. The predator was.. OP'ed.. i wont he game first try with him. but doign the Stealth thing and moving around marines was dang fun.. the aliens wher the only challange. i would go so far as to say an Updated version of the game (NOT CHANGED) would do well.. of course part of its charm was it slow plodding movement (marine and not so much Preadtor).. nobody could stand that nowdays i guess.

Im an odd one.. the jag and 3DO are two machined i paid way to much money for but kinda have a soft spot for..

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