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In Topic: VBXE Installation

Yesterday, 8:21 AM

Not wishing to go back off-topic...





I'm sorry to hear that. I've noticed the lack of videos lately. Was hoping you were just taking a break over the holidays.


YouTube just gave a big middle finger to all smaller channels (with fewer than 4,000 hours of annual views OR fewer than 1,000 subscribers):




Of course YouTube remains hands-down the best video hosting platform, but for those who've invested large amounts of time into their small, niche-interest channels in the hope that content creation might eventually become self-supporting via the attainment of key milestones... forget it.

In Topic: Cases for the Mini-ITX based Atari 8-Bit Motherboards

Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:44 PM

No apostrophe was required, but no harm done. :)

In Topic: Cases for the Mini-ITX based Atari 8-Bit Motherboards

Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:13 PM

Best PM admin if you want an edit to a topic title.

In Topic: 1200XL Mysteries (Continued)

Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:27 PM

I might be (and probably am) wrong, but is it possible chroma was left off the monitor jack to ensure compatibility with the older C64 monitor jack (and thereby cables)?

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As to the other oddities, I guess Atari initially wanted to keep the 9V AC PSU which powered the 800, disk drives, etc. Joystick port angle actually seems perfectly reasonably to me and saves a little (very little) horizontal space. As for the multiple ROMs: I think splitting the OS across more than one chip was fairly common at the time. The fact is, the dual sockets neatly provide for an internal BASIC modification, so it's a positive in that respect.

In Topic: 1088XEL Atari ITX Motherboard DIY Builders Thread

Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:46 PM

Quick question regarding the XEL-CF-][ ... how fast is a CF-to-memory copy ? And how fast is a CF-to-CF copy ?

Just did a quick (and rough) test here copying a 720KB file from a 512 bytes/sector partition on one card to a 512 byter on another card and it took around thirty seconds.

Read speed off the disk is about 65KB/s including file system overhead.