Talk:Atari 2600

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Please add discussions to the relevant sections.

Page setup discussion

I created the first console entry. What should be included on these pages? I made some quick and basic sections to get things started. Felsir 03:24, 29 March 2006 (EST)

Great little list, I love that.

- If any system buttons is used, it could been listed here too, beause you have a lots more space here.

- Some emulators may need a bit work to get it works in a cabinet in form of a wrapper. These can been of course link to these too.

- We could maybe even use a picture, like that one in the frontend and jukebox section?

- We could here even help users, how to setup a bat file, so get it run from a any frontend (not just mamewah). It would been great for MESS.

And Opps....

- I have taken about 2 handheld consols to the list, because I diddent notice it had thier own page. These should of course being removed. Sorry.

--Spacefractal 08:30, 29 March 2006 (EST)

Note that this is the console page and not the emulator page. I think the "how to get emulator X" to work on a cabinet should be added on the emulator's specific page. Indeed, button configurations should be added here too (and include the system buttons) Pictures are always a great to have! A photograph of the console or a game-screenshot would be a great addition! Felsir 09:02, 29 March 2006 (EST)

I added the Sega Dreamcast page. That page illustrates how pages about consoles that are suitable for cabinets would look. I recon that the PS2 and XBox pages would work in a similar way. Felsir 01:21, 30 March 2006 (EST)

Joystick connection schematics

I've got directions for making an I-PAC (or any encoder really) accept Atari 2600/7800 joysticks... Would this be the place for this? Is there a place for this? MinerAl

Good question. If you have a link to a website that describes this, we can add a "see also" section with pointers to websites. If you have actual directions that can be added to the Wiki - maybe a seperate page would work better and add a link from the 2600 and 7800 pages? Felsir 13:08, 29 March 2006 (EST)

Sorry for my poor formatting; thanks for fixing it.

The process is pretty basic, I'll put it together tonight, and we'll see where it fits.

MinerAl (rememeber to add this).

Yep. Joystick thing like this could of course use a link or desriptions here. Great idea. It about a Atari 2600 controller.

This would act with the newer consoles like Xbox (wich some users add to thier cab directly, but is nothing about software emulations). Newer consoles would get theier own page.

About "how to get emulator X": You are completly right. But should we use mamewah or just how to setup/prefer a bat and wrappers to get it to run? This is a good thing about MESS. But even we used mamewah, this is given a brief how this could addon to other frontend.

Do you guess we could taken from the wikepedia photes (or by using google)? We allready link diretly to that? Whould this broke the copyright?

--Spacefractal 16:30, 29 March 2006 (EST)

I've been thinking, the joystick thing: it is best to be placed on its' own page. Especially since the schematic is intended for two consoles, both the 2600 and 7800 pages would then link to that page. About photo's: the photo's on Wikipedia are public domain (unless otherwise stated), it is part of the Wikipedia guidlelines. So images that are good for Wikipedia are good to use here. Felsir 00:39, 30 March 2006 (EST)

Okay, I have written the article. I thought the title should be Atari Controller Interfaces and would include information about Stelladaptor as well as my keyboard encoder method.

Thanks --mineral 10:35, 30 March 2006 (EST)

This controller would also work on some consoles/Computers too (like Commodore 64, Master System, Megadrive and so on, some of these may use more buttons, also need more inputs)

I have updated the page, what do you think?

--Spacefractal 13:20, 30 March 2006 (EST)

Good point about the other systems, should those systems link to the Atari controler interfaces page or vice versa? I put Atari joystick ports on my cocktail table and use them with MAME fairly frequently. Player 1 and Player 2 can both sit at one end of the table and play two player upright games, as long as you only need 2 buttons.

I still need to do some linking on the page, but the information is there. --mineral 14:42, 30 March 2006 (EST)

The main scope was about the atari controllers, not generic. But since other machines used the same port, they could link to that page in thier inpeth page. This just about Atari, C64, Amiga and more are all both compatibled and used the same port. Im remembed to use a C64/Amiga joystick to play atari games that time.... Atari 2600 may been thatconsole, that used that joystick port, and other fellow after?

--Spacefractal 15:18, 30 March 2006 (EST)