Here are the configuration options for Atarixlbox and a brief little blurb I made for each. Comments are welcome since I tend to be a little wordy at times!
Machine Type - Set to 5200 for 5200 games, Atari 800 for OS/B games, Atari 800XL for 8-bit games, 130xe for games needing 128k, Atari320xe for games needing 320k.Shared options
Computer Type - Pick 5200 for 5200 games. Atari 800xl for most stuff. Atari 800 for older titles. Atari 130xe (320) for games/demo's that take advantage of extra RAM.
Cart Type - Banking scheme used for cartridge based games. Typically matched by cartridge size. For the 5200 it's typically "Two chip 16kb" for 3rd party games and Atari prototypes, "One chip 16kb" for Atari published games.
Artifact Mode - Some games relied on Artifact mode for Color. If the game is B&W try enabling this.
Swap Joystick Port 1 with 2 - Some games look for the joystick in port 2.
Download Configuration/Cheats - Download configurations from a web site (currently not supported at the x-port url). Best to rely on autoconfigure.
Preset Controller Type - Load predefined controller type for this game.
Save Current Controller Config To - Save the current controller configurations as the selected Preset Controller Type. Allows you to set them to your own personal preference.
Configure Controllers - Use the submenus to do the following: Change controller/keyboard mappings, Change default in-game options controls, Set analog sensitivity, Set autofire, Rumble config for controller, Create combo-moves to playback controller actions.5200 Options
Dual 5200 Analog Sticks - Robotron and Space Dungeon made use of two controllers. One for firing and the other for movement.
5200 Trackball Mode - Set this to "On" if you want to play 5200 games that are trackball compatible in trackball mode. Best candidates are Centipede and Missile Command.
5200 Stick/Trackball Sensitivity (0-100) - Determines the sensitivity of the 5200 analog stick or the trackaball if trackball mode is set to "on". Useful for games like Breakout, Kaboom, and Missile Command.Computer Options
Lock In Autoselect Media Type - Set to "Yes" to keep the user from accidently changing the media type.
Media Selected is - Different games used different media types. Extensions (.a52,.bin,.rom) = Cartridge, (.exe,.com,.xex) = Executable, (.atr,.atx,.dcm,.pro,.xfd) = Disk, (.cas) = Cassette, (.bas,.lst) = Basic (Enable Basic). Note: Atarixlbox does not support .atx format disks yet.
Use built in Picodos disk Menu (disk only) - Use this for menu or mega disks with several games/executables.
Video Mode - Set to NTSC for US released games and PAL for Europe released games to run at correct speed. Note: Most US games, although released in Europe, were not rewritten for PAL.
Stereo Pokey - Set to no for louder sound. Yes for stereo games and demo's.
Disable Attract Mode - Useful mostly for Demos. Keeps attract mode from activating if no key is pressed.
Atari BASIC ROM is - Turn on for Basic games. If a disk based game when loading stops and says "PLEASE TYPE 1 LETTER". Try turning the BASIC ROM on.
Patch SIO Routine in OS - Sometimes needs to be turned off in order for some games to load or run.
Patch for H: Devices - When on allows DOS to access any files located in the emu directory "d:\\atarihd" on the xbox.
H: Device is Read-Only - Makes "d:\\atarihd" read-only so files cannot be modified, deleted, or created.
Mouse Emulation - Set to Light gun to use an Xbox light gun. Set to Paddles to use left analog stick for the paddles. Other settings include Touch Tablet, Koala Pad, Light Pen, Light Gun, Amiga Mouse, Atari ST Mouse, Atari Trak-Ball, or as Joystick.
Mouse Speed - Determines the left analog stick acceleration when Mouse mode is activated.
Mouse Port - Determines which emulated port (1-4) the emulated mouse is plugged into.
Edited by Shannon, Tue Apr 7, 2009 1:13 AM.