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ATARI XEGS

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In a change of marketing strategy, Atari introduced the new XE Game System in 1987. Despite its label, the XEGS is a true 8-bit Atari computer system. It offers the convenience of a detachable keyboard and built-in Missile Command game, while offering 64K RAM and full compatibility with the 65XE. It was packaged with the Light Gun, and the Flight Simulator II and Bug Hunt cartridges. Keyboard connected/no cartridge: boots to Atari BASIC Keyboard connected/no cartridge/[Select] held down at startup: boots to Missile Command No keyboard connected/no cartridge: boots to Missile Command No keyboard connected/no cartridge/[Select] held down at startup: boots from disk drive No keyboard connected/no cartridge/[Select]+[Start] held down at startup: boots from tape drive [Option] held down at startup = BASIC on [Option] not pressed at startup = BASIC off (opposite from all other XL/XE machines). The XE Game System was discontinued in 1992.

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