I Am Wondering If An Old Atari 2600 Console Can Be 'Plugged Into' In Some Manner Into A Personal Computer Like A Desktop Or A Laptop With Windows 7 64-bit?
Posted on 2011-10-01
Hello. I have a question to ask you.
Is there a way or means to play an Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Atari 7800, and the ColecoVision era gaming generation (late 1970s thru mid/late 1980s) compatible arcade-like games from the past on the latest PC's like my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit? Let me 'how' I want to play these arcade-like games.
I am ultimately looking for *2* DIFFERENT answers and solutions for 2 DIFFERENT methods, but for THIS question/thread I am only asking for ONE method (or 'part'). Reason: I have divided this question into 2 questions/threads due to the different method arrangements this question's/thread's EE zones it needs to be placed in.
Let me elaborate:
PART 1. Hardware based: I am wondering if an old Atari 2600 console (or any second generation gaming console as I listed with some names above) can be 'plugged into' in some manner into a personal computer like a desktop or a laptop with Windows 7 64-bit and enjoy the yesteryear arcade-like games cartridges as they are being played DIRECTLY ON the Atari 2600 console? How can this be accomplished? Additional hardware necessary? What would I need?
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