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#26 peteym5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:27 PM

It is obvious why Atari did not want to go through with the 3200 and had to throw the 5200 together quickly. Some answers I could never get are what are the graphics, sound, and other capabilities of this 3200. Maybe the 5200 was a better ideal in the first place, having the graphics and sound abilities of the 8-bit. They should have just stuck with the 2600/8-bit joystick ports instead of those weird analog things.

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Posted Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:06 AM

WOW

blast from the past ! I wonder what the longest span between any 2 posts has been on any topic here.

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Posted Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:36 AM

WOW

blast from the past ! I wonder what the longest span between any 2 posts has been on any topic here.


Heh, I've actually been lured into way old threads and started to or have replied before. I think what happens is people open a thread that interests them and then as they are reading through it, the "Similar Topics" list contains a thread title that catches their eye even more so they pull it up and get involved with a sometimes year old discussion!! LOL

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Posted Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:48 AM

Apparently, the 3200 was canned due to it being rather difficult to program.

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Posted Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:26 PM

Apparently, the 3200 was canned due to it being rather difficult to program.


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#31 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 7, 2009 2:09 PM

Apparently, the 3200 was canned due to it being rather difficult to program.

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(no offense, just kidding)

But, really, a "deluxe version" would be cool. I'm sure someone out there is talented enough to pull off the project. I know i'm not.

#32 peteym5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 21, 2015 10:28 AM

The 5200 was a logical choice because it used the graphics and sound of the 400/800. Would had done better if they utilized the re-designs that were going toward the 600XL, Single smaller mainboard. Should had been mapped the same way as the 8-bit and used same joystick port. Maybe have an extended cartridge slot to take 32K and 64K cartridges (like 130XE ECI)  or just have a bigger cartridge slot. Could had easily mapped the IO area the same. Could had done it actually cheaper than what they did for the 5200 in 1981 if it was closer to the 8-bit. 16K would had been plenty.

 

I had been trying to get some documents on this 3200 to get answers about processor speed, graphics resolution, sound channels, but there is nothing about it.



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Posted Thu May 21, 2015 12:15 PM

Not even a single image in this thread from 10 years ago?

 

Here you go :) http://www.atarimuse...via/sylvia.html



#34 wongojack OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 21, 2015 12:47 PM

Not even a single image in this thread from 10 years ago?

 

Here you go :) http://www.atarimuse...via/sylvia.html

 

That was linked on page 1

 

But seriously I heard this thing failed because it was hard to program.  Did you guys hear about that?  I can't remember where exactly I heard that . . . I think it was in 2005 . . . maybe on a message board thread or something.



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Posted Thu May 21, 2015 1:28 PM

 

That was linked on page 1

 

But seriously I heard this thing failed because it was hard to program.  Did you guys hear about that?  I can't remember where exactly I heard that . . . I think it was in 2005 . . . maybe on a message board thread or something.

 

Well! It looks like I read so fast that I missed that link!!
 

But after a lot of searching found this: http://atariage.com/...-ss1000-sylvia/

 

There never was a 10-bit processor.



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Posted Tue May 26, 2015 3:20 PM

As for finding any hardware, the only thing you might be able to find is a set of S-100 wire wrapped cards, possibly marked with the name SYLVIA on them, as according to those who programmed it (Bob Smith, Rob Zdybel, maybe others), it never left the Cromemco chassis.

 

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#37 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 26, 2015 3:51 PM

I'm curious as to what the graphics would have looked like.



#38 Rhod OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 28, 2015 9:51 AM

https://rhodblog.wor...video-system-x/

https://rhodblog.wor...200-vendu-2650/



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Posted Sat Jan 2, 2016 1:05 PM

Is there any atari 3200 or Atari system X consoles for sale out there?if so hopefully they dont cost 10,000 usd or more.

#40 Bryan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:07 AM

Pete, why do you keep necrobumping this thread?

2004->2009

2009->2015



#41 tschak909 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:12 AM

atari2800man, as I said, There never were any real Atari 3200 consoles. THEY NEVER LEFT THE BREADBOARDING STAGE. 






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