[vcf-midatlantic] Warning: This thread involves game consoles
drew.notarnicola at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 00:05:31 EDT 2017
The Retron is a glorified emulator. The problem is that Jaguar and Lynx
emulation is very limited (read: it sucks.) And nobody but weirdos like me
is interested in those consoles, so there's not enough interest to generate
a community of skilled programmers to work on it.
On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 4:16 PM william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> To be more specific....I want a system that works like the Retron 5. The
> AtariTrom5 could in theory accept Atari carts from 2600, 5200, 7800, and
> The Retron 5 accepts a 5 kinds of Nintendo and Sega carts. I am talking
> about the the actual original carts. You can use a real Nintendo game pad
> joystick on the Retron 5, so I'd want to be able to plug an Atari joystick
> into the AtariTron5.
> On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 1:23 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > True, the Harmony cart doesn't have a Pokey chip for enhanced sound.
> IIRC I
> > don't think there is one.
> > On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 10:09 AM Ethan via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > > > the biggest diappointment about the Retron 5 and similar game systems
> > is
> > > > that they don't play Atari games. Other than MAME, is there a system
> > > that
> > > > plays all Atari carts in one system?
> > > > b
> > >
> > > Your best and closest option is probably something like a massive flash
> > > multicart. Commercial products usually have to license the games which
> > > probably a mess, and the 2600 had a really large library.
> > >
> > > Even with flash cart and a real 2600, I would assume some games like
> > > Pitfall II won't run from a flash cart since there is an audio
> > > co-processor in the cart (I believe.)
> > >
> > >
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