I'm ~30 years late to the party but I finally bought my first Atari computer this week, the 800XL!!
As a complete beginner to Atari and this whole scene I'm excited but also a little confused and would love some advice.
The computer came with a 1010 Cassette deck (I've replaced the belts) and about 8 games on cassette - the computer and tape deck work fine but unfortunately none of the games load, I keep getting BOOT ERROR - so I haven't been been able to do anything on it yet
The main purpose of this is for games, programming (basic and assembly) and the general fun of discovering what this thing can do.
I have seen many great looking devices such as: sio2pc, sio2bt, sio2sd, Ultimate 1MB, Side2, Pokey Stereo Sound
Where do I start, what should I get? importantly, who should I get these things from and what should I avoid?
Please tell me which devices you have yourself, what you found the most and least useful and your recommendations.
Thanks to everyone in advance - hopefully this post can help future noobs like me.
All the best - I look forward to some good advice!