A new controller for the Atari 2600/7800 and Retron 77 consoles is being prototyped and tested from the company HyperKin. Youtuber John Hancock showcased this new prototype on his channel with permission from HyperKin. Called the “Ranger” John went through several games on the 7800 and Retron 77 utilizing different controller modes and breaking down […]
AtariAge user rj1307 has just released a new Atari Lynx multicart called the AgaCart. It’s not quite a “ROM Cart” like the Lynx SD, as you load up to 199 games and select them via the button on the back, as opposed to an on-screen GUI. Price is only about $65, which might make this […]
Osgeld’s Mod Shop is selling $7 drop-in replacement PCBs for the famous, but now much-maligned Atari 2600 CX-40 Joystick, making it clicky and tactile with real C&K microswitches, with no other modding required. The first batch is sold out but you can sign up on the site to be notified when they are restocked. https://osgeld.fwscart.com/CX-40_Atari_2600_Tactile_Switch_Drop_In_Replacement_PCB/p5988195_19269795.aspx […]
Andy from element14 has just posted a video on how to make your own “game genie” cheat device for Atari 2600 cartridges. This mod uses the DE10 Nano, the same device used in the MiSTer FPGA setup!
In 2012, Torlus wrote an open-source FPGA Atari Jaguar called JagNetLists. It was built for the Stratix-II FPGA in the Nios-II dev kit, and contained a working 68000 implementation. ElectronAsh has started the process of porting JagNetLists to MiSTer and just released his initial code on Github with the hope that someone can step in […]
The Atari Jaguar 6-button “pro” controllers are finally open for pre-order and must be ordered in pairs: https://hoskinson-industries.myshopify.com/products/atari-jaguar-pro-controller The project started about a year ago, with the goal in mind to create the highest-quality reproduction controllers. Great efforts have been made so that the outside is equal in quality to the original, official Atari controllers, with […]
Saint has been posting teaser pics of the menu for the Jag SD project and seems to have settled on a final design. It looks like there’s a choice of a light or dark theme and box art will be displayed with the selected game! Still no pre-order list, but I’ll post as soon as […]
Pre-ordered for two new Atari Jaguar games have just opened on Atariage: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/283125-defender-of-the-crown-and-treasure-island-dizzy-arrive-on-the-jaguar/ I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that these games most likely use the Motorola 68000 processor built into the Jaguar and not the main Tom & Jerry chips, resulting in a more 16-bit look. Still, it’s fun to see […]