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#26 rdea6 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:28 PM

I thought that MyDos 3.18 was the ATR8000 Dos of choice for this.

 

 

Attached File  MyDOS 3.18 - ATR8000-RS232 version.atr   90.02KB   88 downloads

 

 

Or was this just for the Serial enhancement's

 

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#27 Level42 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:59 PM

We could only dream about ATR8000's in Europe in those days....then again...I didn't see much use for it, CP/M didn't interest me in those days...

 

I did read about them in US magazines but that was it....



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Posted Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:45 PM

I thought that MyDos 3.18 was the ATR8000 Dos of choice for this.

 

 

attachicon.gifMyDOS 3.18 - ATR8000-RS232 version.atr

 

 

Or was this just for the Serial enhancement's

 

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MyDOS for the ATR8000 shipped in the form of "builder"  disks.   From the menu you choose whether to have RS232 support.  From then on (for that session) whenever you write DOS files to a disk you are getting the flavor that you just built.  There was a different version number dependiing on wheher you added the RS232 support, e.g. 3.014 (without support), 3.19 (with support).  These from the same master.  I don't know why the number scheme was not coordinated.

 

-SteveS

 

p.s. MyDOS was not the original DOS that was available with the ATR8000.   I believe OSS's OS/A+ was.


Edited by a8isa1, Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:47 PM.


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Posted Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:45 PM

Check plus to a8isa1!



#30 a8isa1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:22 PM

We could only dream about ATR8000's in Europe in those days....then again...I didn't see much use for it, CP/M didn't interest me in those days...

 

I did read about them in US magazines but that was it....

The ATR8000 was an expensive piece of gear for sure.  However, if configured as a two drive system and comparing its cost to say an 850 interface plus two 810s or later in time to two 1050s the ATR8000 system was priced favorably.

 

If one wanted to save money there was the 16K version of the ATR8000.  CP/M can't run in 16K but like you not all people had the need.  I believe the 16K model was 1/3 less expensive than the 64K model.

 

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Posted Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:17 AM

Mmm yeah, I remember the 850 being very expensive at first, if you could find them at all here. Then all of a sudden they were only 150 Dutch guilders at my local Atari shop (Telekoder in Rotterdam). I guess that was something like 50 dollars BITD. So I picked one up right away. My dad arranged a C.Itoh 8510 dot matrix printer from work that was not being used anymore and I struggled for an entire evening to get it to work. Finally I gave up and kind of annoyed slammed the lid (which I had removed to see if the printer head was doing anything) back on the printer and there it went off printing like nuts :):):)

I hadn't figured out that there was a switch that put the printer off-line under that lid !!! LOL....another lesson learned.

Awesome quality that thing, I never saw a matrix printer that produced blacks like this one did :) kept it until I got a Star NL10. I think the C.Itoh was the best built printer I ever had.

Anyway back on topic, didn't realize the ATR was already around at the 810 days so yeah I know the 810s were very expensive too.

Edited by Level42, Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:20 AM.

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#32 charliecron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:01 PM

Well today I played with my ATR8000 for the first time ever. Have had it 7-8 years. It works! It's the one Larry traded for a 1200xl :)

 

I've been able to get a standard 360k 5.25 floppy drive and a 720k 3.5 floppy drive both able to boot the Atari in MyDOS 3.18. Formatted ok.. wrote DOS files etc..

 

Sweet! Pretty solid I guess after all these years.
 



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Posted Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:51 PM

Is possible for you to take photo on your desk with your Atari 800XL with ATR8000 ? Yes, I do have 1 ATR8000 but lack of the 3rd party 3.5 , 5.25 disk drive that made for back of ATR8000 pins, not on SIO ports. That is a problems for me. I do have some 3rd party 3.5 and 5.25 drives but problems is ribbon cables.



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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:17 PM

There's one on EBay for 300$, but even with the exchange rate improved(recovered?) I think I'll pass and stick to modern storage and use the Indus if I absolutely need CP/M.

http://www.ebay.de/i...ve/182733339542

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Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:51 PM

There's also this version of MyDOS for the ATR8000 on a standard 16K ROM cartridge.

 

Attached File  MyDOS 3.116 (ATR8000).rom   16KB   20 downloads

 

MyDOS 3.116.png

 



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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:57 PM

There's also this version of MyDOS for the ATR8000 on a standard 16K ROM cartridge.

 

You must mean on disk, and that maybe someone put on a cartridge as a homebrew.

I don't show it released on cartridge.



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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:58 PM

You must mean on disk, and that maybe someone put on a cartridge as a homebrew.

I don't show it released on cartridge.

 

I never said it was a release version, or who may have created it.

 

The fact that it exists on a ROM makes it a "ROM version", right?



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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:13 PM

 

I never said it was a release version, or who may have created it.

 

The fact that it exists on a ROM makes it a "ROM version", right?

true. I don't see any evidence of an actual cart. In case you know something more.

Maybe someone (since the source is available) converted the disk to cart as a personal project.



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Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:05 PM

true. I don't see any evidence of an actual cart. In case you know something more.

Maybe someone (since the source is available) converted the disk to cart as a personal project.

 

The reason I mentioned "cartridge" is to specify what type the ROM file targets.



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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:21 AM

There's one on EBay for 300$, but even with the exchange rate improved(recovered?) I think I'll pass and stick to modern storage and use the Indus if I absolutely need CP/M.

http://www.ebay.de/i...ve/182733339542

 

Wow. I see it actually sold for $300. Man I regret dropping mine off at an electronics recycler 10 years ago!!!



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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:51 AM

 

The reason I mentioned "cartridge" is to specify what type the ROM file targets.

12 or more years ago someone mentioned this cart to me.   This was the first I had heard of it.   I remember being amazed that the procedure for using it is boot machine with the cartridge then yank the cartridge out of the slot.

 

Video61 sells a MyDOS cartridge.  I don't know if it's the same one being discussed here.  I also don't know if the MyDOS cartridge originates with Video61 or they sell a repro.


Edited by a8isa1, Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:55 AM.


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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:00 AM

 

Wow. I see it actually sold for $300. Man I regret dropping mine off at an electronics recycler 10 years ago!!!

Eyes his ATR8000 and 6 floppy drives.   Pauses.   Contemplates.   Coughs.   Says, "'Never' is getting closer!"



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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:17 PM

Traded my ATR 8000 to Warerat for a XL memory mod for the beige 800.  Worth it!  :)



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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:49 PM

Still have mine but haven't run it in 20 years or so. Got it as payment for DT80.

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Posted Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:59 PM

The ATR is a Z80 Bit Banger, same as Indus. Why doesn't someone who has more time than me work on code for a custom Syncromesh or UltraSpeed EPROM? I see no technical reason not to try.

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