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#1 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:11 AM

Hi everyone. Just getting back into the atari scene after a long time. Brinning back a lot of memories from 1982. Got my 1050 in happy mode and have a couple other things in the loop. Looking forward to learning some things I missed. Any help would be great.

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#2 TXG/MNX OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:42 AM

Try to get a megaspeedy for the 1050, add 1 or 4mb ram and an ide +sd or other hardware like sio2sd that would make your setup pretty complete

#3 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:50 AM

The only problem I see with it right now is that it's not turned on.

 

 

(Oh, and maybe that you aren't calling any BBS's yet).



#4 Van OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:10 AM

Great to welcome you back. Yea, an SIO2PC is very handy and then an SIO2SD or S-Drive. Don't get me wrong, floppies are part of the fun but it's hard to beat the convenience of modern media.

 

U1MB is the next on the list, not just a RAM extension. Also allows 4 OS', SDX and R-Time.

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#5 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:20 AM

I have a SIO2PC I got from atarimax site. Plus i have the Os upgrade comming.

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#6 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:43 PM

I have that same power strip you got there.



#7 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:12 PM

I shortened the line. Way to long. Where can I find a good site to start downloading atr's.

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:27 PM

Hello panama800,

 

Try this for starters.

 

http://atariage.com/...ttach_id=506591

 

It's a really nice collection of atr's.

 

redman



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:33 PM

This nice archive was uploaded by AHA.  I don't want to steal his thunder!



#10 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:25 PM

 Thanks. Waiting on my external cd drive for my laptop. So I can load my drivers for my module.

 I have another 1050 drive that is not working right. The one i,m using now would not work right until i adjusted the park sensor on the read arm. The other one parks correct, Just will not read. I also have 2 410 that need belts. Plus I have a 600xl I upgraded the ram and change the video, that did not go so well on video upgrade. Other than that it worked fine. If anyone is interested in either items, just let me know.



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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:48 PM

http://atariage.com/...eted/?p=2366659

 

(4) Four 16Mb atrs full of games with Picodos by Hias for faster loading via Sdrive SIO2PC or Respeqt..



#12 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:15 PM

how do you do a memory upgrade on a 800xl?



#13 gilsaluki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:12 PM

SWEET setup.  I am different than the rest, and I suspect you are a little like me; you like original ATARI equipment.  I can tell that by the 1010 in the picture. I do have a SIO2PC and all the SIO2SD, but I really don't use them much. I like my Atari the old fashioned way, but cart, disk, and tape.  Keep up the good work with your collection. It's the greatest.



#14 gilsaluki OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:13 PM

correction: by cart, disk, and tape....



#15 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:16 PM

I had an Apple II in 1982 then got a Atari 800 in 1983, fell in love with Atari. 

I just got the 1010 working again thanks to best. Everything work except the rewind button, will not go down for some reason. Cracked open the 810 last week an found the original test an burn in info my drive, pretty kewl.


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Posted Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:24 PM

I can thank my old friend from H.S. for talking my mom into buying me the 800XL (he told her not to buy the Commodore). I have loved it since. I have almost all the software ever published and almost all the hardware ever produced. The Only thing I don't have now that I had back in '83 is the 1027 (print wheel issue). I loved that printer as well. I have been happy with the system since that time. I lose interest in it for several months, then come back to it. I will never totally give it us (at least till a am buried). Some of the hardware and software I have are very collectible now. My wife still hates it (the space it consumes). I understand, they just don't get it.

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:18 AM

how do you do a memory upgrade on a 800xl?

 

Some of the RAM upgrade options currently available:



#18 Nezgar OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:37 AM

Try to get a megaspeedy for the 1050, add 1 or 4mb ram and an ide +sd or other hardware like sio2sd that would make your setup pretty complete

Is the MegaSpeedy actually still available to order somewhere? I'd like to get one too...

Another good solderless option is the 'Happy' 1050 Upgrade Board at AtariMax - Bottom of this page http://www.atarimax..../documentation/



#19 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:46 AM

I have the 1050 upgrade.

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:13 AM

here's is my modded xl, thanks to fjc.

u1mb,stereo,rapidus and vbxe

 

 

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#21 panama800 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:15 AM

Wow

#22 Tillek OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:11 PM

I'm hoping to get one of my 1200xl's modded like that someday.






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