Re: [stella] 2600 Jr incompatibilities

Subject: Re: [stella] 2600 Jr incompatibilities
From: John Redant <johnredant01@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 09:35:58 -0800 (PST)
So what does that mean? Does that mean homebrewers
would have to make two copies of their games? One for
2600jr/7800 and one for 2600 4-switch/6-switch? And
would they have to label them as such?

Has anyone ever compared the motherboards of both

> It might be for the same reason some 7800s have 
> problems with certain games.  The latter era 7800s
> removed certain components that Atari Corp in 
> their wisdom deemed unnecessary.  It could be that
> some 2600Jr's, due to cost-cutting, also have 
> certain components removed which change the 
> performance characteristics of the system ever so
> slightly.
> I would expect 1-chip Jr's to behave differently,
> for instance.  I would not expect Atari Inc era 2600

> Jr's to have any problems because the Warner 
> era engineers should have known how to deliver a
> 100% compatible system.

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