Hello everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. I have poked around the forums before but never registered until recently. I will admit that the news of the Ataribox piqued my interest and pushed me towards signing up.
That said, a little background. I am 62 years old. Was 24 back in 1979 when I got my first Atari computer, a 400. Before that I had an Atari 2600. When the 400 came out I was interested in the better games of course but also wanted to do a little more than game. Moved on from the 400 to a 800 and a 520ST. Sold them all when I got married in 1990. Now I’m about to become the proud owner of what I hope is a pristine condition 800. I can’t wait to get it and get going again.
It's coming with an AtariMax 8 mbit cart pre-loaded with some games and I'll probably be ordering the programmer's kit in the near future as well. I've been playing around with Altirra on the emulation side for a while now and it's been great. But I have always wanted to get the real hardware back and within the next week or so I should. Of all the Atari's I had back in the day the 800 is the one I miss the most. Excited to say she's coming home soon.
Looking forward to contributing when I can and learning and re-learning from the community here. Thanks for having me.