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Complex question

Postby Kennardion » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:21 pm

I have two Atari 2600 clones, both have about 30 built-in games. The one that I bought recently have only a few good games on it the others are just lame. The other one which I played as a kid has so much cool stuff on it, but the whole console is kinda corroded now. I think the chips on it may still be functional. So my question is can I swap the built-in games in the 2 systems? I think there could be difference in the size of the games too.Could you give me some advice on this?

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Re: Complex question

Postby Skarg » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:24 am

I wouldn't expect there to be any way to swap the games between such consoles with built-in games. They're not designed to change the built-in games, and I personally have not heard of anyone trying to hack them to feature different games, though it could be great if it were possible.

What I have heard about hacks for, is adding a cartridge port to be able to play the original 2600 cartridges with the new sets. One link for instructions for such is here:

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