By Joe Grand, Albert Yarusso, Ralph H. Baer, Marcus R. Brown, Frank Thornton
The global game console industry exceeded $10 billion in 2003. present revenues of recent consoles is consolidated round three significant businesses and their proprietary structures: Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. furthermore, there's an immense put in "retro gaming" base of Ataria and Sega console fans. This booklet, written by means of a staff led by way of Joe Grand, writer of "Hardware Hacking: celebrate whereas Voiding Your Warranty", presents hard-core avid gamers with they keys to the dominion: particular directions on find out how to crack into their console and make it do issues it was once by no means designed to do. by way of definition, video console online game gamers wish to celebrate. so much of them are hooked on the adrenaline rush linked to "winning", or even extra so while the "winning" contains beating the method through getting to know the multitude of "cheats" outfitted into such a lot games. Now, they could have the final word adrenaline rush---actually messing round with the soul of the desktop and configuring it to act precisely because the command. This ebook builds at the motto of "Have enjoyable whereas Voiding Your guaranty" and may attract the group of geeks who affiliate unscrewing the again in their video console with para-jumping into the best typhoon. * supplying a competent, field-tested consultant to hacking all the most well-liked video gaming consoles. * Written by way of probably the most a professional and recognizable names within the hacking neighborhood. * online game Console Hacking is the 1st publication out there to teach gamers (self defined geeks) find out how to disassemble, reconfigure, customise and re-purpose their Atari, Sega, Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox platforms.
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On completion, the total financial damage for my particular configuration of Atari 2600PC case modification was a little over $700. Also, prepare to spend a significant amount of time fabricating and hacking components to get them to fit in the case. 6. qxd 24 9/24/04 10:32 AM Page 24 Chapter 2 • Case Modifications: Building an Atari 2600PC NEED TO KNOW ... YOUR WORKSPACE Since the acts of painting, drilling, and cutting are very messy, it is imperative that you prepare your workspace by setting down newspapers or a drop cloth.
During my frequent visits to flea markets (another obsession of mine), I picked up three more Atari 2600 systems—one working six-switch model for $20 and two nonworking fourswitch models for $5 and $1. It helped to have multiple systems in case I needed to replace a part or messed up the housing during the modification. It also gave me the option of choosing the system pieces that were in the best physical condition. The Atari system itself doesn’t need to work, since we’re just hacking some of the switches and connectors to work with the PC and we won’t be using the actual Atari 2600 circuitry.
There are four screws securing the case together. 7). 7 The Underside of the Four-Switch Atari 2600 2. 8. 8 Atari 2600 Circuit Board with RF Shield Attached With the circuit board removed, you might want to use a can of compressed air to remove any clumps of dust on the board and inside the plastic housings of the case. Since we’ll be using some of the original connections on this board (the four switches on the top and the joystick connectors on the back) later on in the hack, place the circuit board aside for now.