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In Topic: Star Raiders release date

Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:54 PM

According to the report by Ted Nelson on page 34 in the June 1980 issue of Creative Computing, an Atari computer running Star Raiders was shown by Ludwig Braun at an "education-and-computers" conference in September 1979.  I have been seeking corroboration of that event, or to even identify what conference that would have been, for years.  Who can help?

In Topic: 1050 Field Service Manual - 51 page version

Sun Oct 7, 2018 10:49 AM

Here are the pages that are missing from AtariMania's incomplete pdf of the official 1050 FSM, FD100330 Rev. 03, October 1985.


2nd attachment is the cover (in color), plus the inside front cover (also missing).


In Topic: DOS 3f

Thu Sep 6, 2018 8:05 PM

I hope this doesn't just muddy things further, but could this be the "DOS 3" Harry Stewart was contributing to in 1981, which I think was also not the DOS 3 that was released?




https://archive.org/... major projects

In Topic: Big pick up from former software developer (Hardware)

Sun Jul 8, 2018 9:40 AM

Percom sold 8 different model disk drives for the Atari.  Several models are rather common.  But you have the most capable unit of them all, the unit with double sided double density dual drives, for 720K of total storage.  Should have originally come with OSS OS/A+ Version 4, likewise rather rare, to support the double sided drives.

In Topic: How many variants of 600XL without (!) sockets you know?

Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:12 PM


The 600XL mainboard is already on it´s way back to the owner, but there´s no serial number or any other marking then the one I pictured already. I got only the bare mainboard, no case.


I see.  Perhaps, the owner might be willing to supply a pic of the underside label of the case for this unit?  It would still be really helpful (well, interesting to me) to be able to mate the insides of this unit with the information that would be on the serial number label.  It would tell us where it was made/assembled (Hong Kong by Chelco, Hong Kong by Atari-Wong, or Atari Taiwan), and probably also the date of assembly/manufacture.  Guessing those particulars from the insides is, as far as I can tell, still a bit speculative.