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Harmony Cartridge
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:57:18 AM »
The Harmony cartridge is a home-brew product that looks like a regular 2600 cartridge but has an SD card slot and a built in menu system turning it into a multi-game cartridge. It works brilliantly and supports all 2600 games  plus most of the new home-brew games. The Harmony supports all games up to 32K - one or two home-brews exceed that but I haven't come across them yet! I recommend it highly.

It is also a boon for PAL 2600 owners. There are people now creating PAL60 versions of the most popular games. I have created several of these myself.

The ROMS I have created are here : http://www.davykelly.com but you can find those and all of the others at the PAL60 thread in the atariage thread. In fact I think someone has created a zip archive of every PAL60 ROM.
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/193459-pal60-roms/

As usual, PAL gamers got screwed with shitty PAL ports. Atari did optimise a few of their own games, but Activision made no effort at all. You notice this most with Kaboom!

2600 emulation is excellent today but if you still want the real thing it's well worth a look.
http://harmony.atariage.com/Site/Harmony.html

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Re: Harmony Cartridge
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 14:36:35 PM »
This is an excellent piece of hardware.  Any 2600 owner should have this. 

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Re: Harmony Cartridge
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 17:40:12 PM »
I would love one, must have for all serious Atari fans and Homebrew fans alike.
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Re: Harmony Cartridge
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 18:31:12 PM »
They're a bit pricey but I got mine when the exchange rate was highly favourable.

Well worth the money. You can play every 2600 game ever made - and most likely will be able to play every game yet to be made.

The 2600 homebrew content is extremely well done. 2600 Thrust is essential - at least as good as the 8bit micro versions. Medieval Mayhem is a redux of Warlords but is far superior to the original 2600 game - and I'd say even 1-ups the arcade game. Absolutely incredible achievement.

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Re: Harmony Cartridge
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 02:30:15 AM »
I'm eagerly waiting for the 7800 version of this!  It'll make life much easier than using the Cuttle Cart 2! 

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Re: Harmony Cartridge
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 17:42:56 PM »
hopefully will be more affordable than the CC..

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Re: Harmony Cartridge
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 18:04:29 PM »
It should be!  The CC has become quite expensive.

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