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Air Raid is a strange one. Although it was sold in very limited numbers in North America, it only has 290 scanlines, which is why I think it has been labelled as PAL (even though I guess it technically isn’t either).

It would seem the 2600 is a rare breed of console where the programmers of each game had direct control over how many scanlines a game had and at what frequency. Despite Atari making it clear in their Programmer’s Guide that “a single television frame consists of 262 scanlines”, many programmers flew in the face of that and strayed from this. In some cases they strayed way away. I’ve seen others refer to this as bad programming but I guess if CRTs displayed this okay then………

I can empathise with you regarding your cable chaos. A symptom of our hobby 🙂

If you do get a chance to check out my settings I’d really like to know what you think. Also, if you have any suggestions what settings might help with the few games I’m still having issues with then I’d be most grateful. Thanks.