Atari Jaguar

Atari Jaguar

The Atari Jaguar will output RGB natively and only an RGB cable is needed. Please scroll down for more information.

RGB Cables:

There’s now quite a few options for high-quality output from your Jaguar!  You can get direct RGB cables, however depending on your needs, breakout adapters might be a better choice;  These devices use a Genesis 2-style MiniDIN to get RGB and some even offer other video outs!  Please check the links below and see which work best for you:

Atari Jaguar RGB SCART cable (US Seller)
Atari Jaguar RGB SCART cable (UK Seller)
Use Genesis 2 cables on Jaguar:
Genesis 2 + Composite and S-Video:
All outputs + JagNet:
Genesis 2 Cables:


Make Your Own Cable

If you’d like, you can try to make your own RGB cable.  First, get a 24-pin dual-edge connector, (.100 DIP).  Digikey has them here.  Then wire RGB to pins 4B, 7A, 5A (respectively), wire RGB ground to pin 10B and csync to pin 5B.  There doesn’t seem to be any components necessary on the RGB lines (I think!), but a 680 ohm, 1/4 watt resistor and a 220uF/16v capacitor are required on the csync output.  Also, don’t share video ground with audio: Make sure to wire audio ground to pin 2A.  Here’s a diagram from

Tempest Controller Mod

There’s an awesome mod that allows you to install a spinner into your Jaguar controller, so you can play Tempest the way it was meant to be played. Check it out here:


ROM Carts:

Want to leave all your games on the shelf and just load them all from one cartridge?  How about the ability to play all the Jag homebrew and even a few JagCD games…without the CD attachment!?!?  Check out the GameDrive that James from RetroHQ created.  Heck, if nothing else, it’s cheaper than paying to repair your (almost surely) dead JagCD!:

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UK Seller:



Thanks to Rich Whitehouse, there’s now an amazing software emulator for the Jaguar and even includes JagCD support!  Rich even has some incredible features planned, like HD rendering.  Links to the emulator and a discussion with Rich here:


Other Accessories:

James from RetroHQ and I recently did a livestream showing off some of the best modern accessories available for the Jaguar.  If you’re looking for an introduction as to what’s available, this is absolutely the best way to get started – And don’t let the length scare you away!  The first 20-ish min are the accessories and the rest are gameplay examples.  I’m sure many of you will enjoy that too, but if you’re just looking for accessories, the beginning is all you’ll need:

If you’d like info on mods for other systems, head to the Getting RGB From Each System page or check out the main page for more retro-awesomeness.