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#3892175 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by Kyle22 on Today, 12:24 AM

That looks great :) [anal mode] black screws :D :D [anal mode off.]

I'm interested in the schematics (always interested in schematics) of this one....what chip is U1 ?

YES, Me too.. This is EASY to fix, usine either black screws, or a Sharpie Marker.



#3888604 PCLINK.SYS support?

Posted by Kyle22 on Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:13 PM

Cheap (but genuine) FTDI cable and SIO plug works great at divisor zero in all modes including PCLink work fine for me in RespeQt on XP32.

#3887848 Looks like a scam to me?

Posted by Kyle22 on Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:13 PM



  I was upset because of your public accusation of a scam before you checked out the seller.


A simple Web search for "Nir Dary" or "ndary" "Atari" would have revealed who he is. You can click his name here and select "Find Content".


It's always good to do research BEFORE publicly accusing someone of a scam.


That's all. I'm done.



#3887148 Looks like a scam to me?

Posted by Kyle22 on Thu Nov 9, 2017 8:02 PM

Someone in Israel is selling an 8-bit cartridge that says it plays 70 5200 games.  Doesn't pass the smell test to me.
None of the photos show any kind of menu to select a game (alarm bells).
Anyone hear of such a thing?  Me thinks its bogus.

Im sorry, but I must point out how utterly shameful this is.
You didnt even research the seller who is a respected member here, and a good guy.

You started this fake news story, and it caused Nir to pull the plug on the sale.

Shame on you.

#3883745 Bootable Disk Menu Programs

Posted by Kyle22 on Sat Nov 4, 2017 5:06 PM

From the top of my mind, have you tried write locking any of the files?
I remember a menu that would show / not show files based on their lock status.

#3880228 MIDI Interface

Posted by Kyle22 on Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:56 PM

That sounds great (as long it remains compatible with my MIDI port MT-32).


In other words, there needs to be a way of switching between internal synth card and external MIDI device.

#3879536 MIDI Interface

Posted by Kyle22 on Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:30 PM

This is just Brilliant!  Now, let's write some games to use this.  How much less CPU time does this require as compared to hammering PoKey with data? I would actually like to see a mixture of native PoKey for sound effects and some music, with the rest handled by MIDI.

#3876415 Not sure where to drop this / ataribox

Posted by Kyle22 on Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:06 PM

I predict this will do very well because it is open. That is the key. Sony and M$ are closed and subscription based.  In this new era of freedom, the public will love it.  The establishment is falling down all around us (thankfully), and people will gladly move away from those greedy corporations as soon as there is a good alternative.


It will come with games that many have never seen. That will generate interest.  I have been selling Fire sticks fully loaded with a top-notch Kodi build and other stuff that gives you free live cable channels and movies. They are selling like crazy.  People want to "cut the cord" and this is a great way to do that.  Not only can you play an unlimited number of games, you can watch TV and movies.


What could be better for the average family?


There will be some that complain about it's lack of this or that, but those are the type of people that play games on their $3000 liquid nitrogen cooled PC.


I really think Atari has hit the spot with this one.

#3875740 MIDI Interface

Posted by Kyle22 on Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:35 PM

It would work GREAT if people would write for it.


Not only this device. If the programmers would write for MIDI, it would work with all MIDI interfaces and synthesizers.

#3873756 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by Kyle22 on Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:53 PM

Nice specs, however, I'd like to point out the fact that the U1M clock is NOT R-Time8 compatible.

It won't be seen by disk based Sparta.

#3871761 Altirra 2.90 released

Posted by Kyle22 on Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:32 PM

I have never seen this happen with Altirra on any of my computers. They're all XP SP3, and work fine no matter how often I open and close Altirra.

#3871159 SIO for Z800?

Posted by Kyle22 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 PM

There's no reason Z80 stuff can*t do SIO. In fact, I ran SIO2CP/M on a TeleVideo system with Z80SIO and CTC chips. I even had UltraSpeed working.


I then ran it on a CP/M emulator on an MS-DOS machine and that worked as well.


Various Atari compatible peripherals use different families of chips. Even some manufacturers (Rana) changed their chipsets.


All you need is a serial port and at least one programmable lo/hi pin for Command.

#3869409 DIY SIO2USB

Posted by Kyle22 on Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:45 PM

This one here: http://www.ebay.com/...353.m1438.l2649

In RespeQt it does divisor zero (125K) using CTS perfectly. In APE, Ultra (52K) is as fast as it goes.

#3866366 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by Kyle22 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:32 PM

To make it difficult to trace. It looks beautiful, though.

#3866361 1088XEL Alternative Mother-Board Project

Posted by Kyle22 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:25 PM

Yes. Now I know why Incognito is white.