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#1 freemonk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:56 AM

Hi,

I'm after a little help on two things if someone out there can help me.

I finally got the Atari 800XL I picked up a few weeks ago connected up and tried my floppy drive and disks.

Now these disks work. I've played them recently on my original bulky Atari 800 with no problems. I've connected the floppy drive upto my Atari 800XL, put in a disk and it loads but then crashes after loading the game.

I tried a few, but no luck. I then booted up 'The Goonies' and I got a message like 'Please Reboot without Basic. 48k Required'. I have no clue why it's not working or if I'm doing something wrong. Is there anyone out there that can help me out?


Also, I'm after a component cable for my Atari 800. Will a Commodore 64 component cable work with the Atari 800 as they are all over the internet to buy? I've search on Ebay for an Atari 800 cable but there's only 1 and that's from the states (I'm in the UK)


Any help would be great

Lee

#2 rdea6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:04 PM

Press and hold the Option key while turning on the Atari xl. This will lock out the built in Basic.

Yes any 5 pin DIN with at least three RCA plugs on the other end.

Here is a thread that has a lot of information about other stuff related starting out..

http://www.atariage....ic-for-newbies/

Edited by rdea6, Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:15 PM.


#3 Rybags OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:04 PM

Some C= monitor plugs have a centre pin, they won't work.

#4 BillC OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:39 PM

Also, I'm after a component cable for my Atari 800. Will a Commodore 64 component cable work with the Atari 800 as they are all over the internet to buy? I've search on Ebay for an Atari 800 cable but there's only 1 and that's from the states (I'm in the UK)

Any help would be great

Lee

The Atari 8-bits don't have component output, they have composite and S-video(the 800XL will probably need to be modified for this). Cables made for the C64 probably won't work for S-video since Commodore put audio-in at the same location on the plug that Atari used for chroma.

The German ABBUC Users Group sells composite(CYNCH MONITORKABEL), S-video(S-VIDEO/FBAS MONITORKABEL), and SCART(SCART MONITORKABEL) cables for the Atari. http://www.abbuc.de/...Kategorie_ID=27




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