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Can the atari max for the 5200 play 2600 games?
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Author:  garf512 [ Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:29 am ]
Post subject:  Can the atari max for the 5200 play 2600 games?

I realize it's a long shot, but can one load 2600 images onto the multicart and play them on the 5200? I've seen a cart adapter for the 5200 for a 2600 cartridge so I thought I'd ask

Author:  Paranoid [ Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:39 am ]
Post subject:  2600 titles on Atarimax 5200 multicart

No, it cannot.

The Atari 5200 does not have the same internal chipset as the 2600. The adaptor available for the 5200 basically has a complete Atari 2600 inside of it, and simply routes the video signals through your 5200 to your TV, via the cartridge port.

If you want a multicart for the 2600, your best bet is an Atari 7800 (which DOES have the same internal hardware as a 2600, and is fully compatible) and a Cuttle Cart 2 from Schell's Electronics. Unfortunately, this product is no longer available from Schell's, and no one else offers a 2600 multicart. Your best bet is to look around for someone selling it used. With these items no longer being available, expect to pay $200 or more if you can find someone willing to give theirs up, for the Cart alone.

Author:  drclu [ Wed May 14, 2008 9:36 pm ]
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Amazed at how much time has passed on the messages here.

One thing I suggest is to get a Super Charger. Those were the devices that let you download images via a cassette player, but you can connect up to a MP3 player. Amazing device, and what the Cuttle Cart 1 was based on.

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