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In Topic: How cool is this thing? Atari PC3

Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:47 AM



This is definitely a factory optioned PC-3. That 3.5" floppy design was ONLY something that you saw from Atari. It was the same design as the drive I had on my Atari MEGA-4 and 1040 ST back in the day:



You are correct. The later revision "light grey trim" Atari PC's produced in 1989 had either a 5.25" or a 3.5" as the floppy drive. FYI the earlier "dark grey" revision produced in 1988 (as seen in the other listing) only had a 5.25" as the floppy drive.


I should mention, how nice of that guy to rip the specs right off my website but fail to realise the keyboard he has included is NOT the original Atari XT Keyboard.  :)  The original keyboard is Atari branded and has the F1-F12 keys on the left hand side just like the original IBM XT Keyboard.


Yes 700 is a lot but nothing compared to the 1600 he is asking.




That guy is a dead set idiot (sorry no nice way to put it). I'm not joking, he's been listing that exact same complete Atari PC3 for YEARS but doesn't get the hint that the price he has listed is way too much in fact it was higher! I tried to reason with him a few years back when I was first looking but despite showing him listings where others had sold for less than 100 euro's (box only I might add but to give him an idea of price) he wouldn't budge. A couple of months later I picked up a complete system almost identical to his (it was a German version not Italian like his) and I think it cost me about 500 all up including shipping from Germany to Australia which in itself wasn't cheap.



The Atari PC's can use ST floppy drives & mice, heck they even came with GEM... :)




Correct, they basically just rebadged the Atari ST peripherals for the PC line. The STM1 Mouse became the PCM1, the SF314 External Floppy became the PCF314 etc.

In Topic: PC-1 Software & Docs

Sun May 31, 2015 4:31 AM

Nice, I just got the GBS-8200 so I will order the case and kit, they were able to pre install it for you?


If you pay to have them build and test their PCB for you, then yes it will be installed in the case. But you will have to take it out again anyway as you will need to solder the power and video connectors you get with the GBS-8200 to it then put everything back in it. Pretty easy to do.


Their full kit (which includes a GBS-8200 which they supply) can be fully built and ready to go for you. Apparently too they've made improvements to the GBS-8200 to fix a "snow" issue under some circumstances. But I've never had a problem with mine.

In Topic: PC-1 Software & Docs

Sat May 30, 2015 8:43 PM


No it's not.  You can't use a VGA monitor on a EGA computer.


I'm not sure, but I think he may have been replying to the comment about running GEM EGA on the VGA display? That can definitely be done as VGA can emulate EGA graphics.


I'm looking for a good EGA to VGA adaptor.  Anyone know of a good solution?


I brought one of these from a company which manufacturers them here in Australia. I'm pretty sure they also ship overseas.




I already had the GBS-8200 PCB which I brought off eBay a while ago so I just brought the "short form + case" option and had them put their board together for me. Works great on my PC3 (which has the same onboard EGA as the PC1) as well as being great for when I want to use my Amiga 500. Very versatile.

In Topic: PC-1 Software & Docs

Wed May 20, 2015 3:55 AM

Sure go ahead and post them on your site. I did check out your site and I think it's great!


Thanks that's awesome! I'll put them up shortly. Will be great to finally have something worthwhile for the earlier PC's on the site.


If there is anything else you can contribute that would be fantastic too. 

In Topic: WTB: Atari PC3 / PC4

Tue May 19, 2015 6:59 PM



Just looking for a PC4 system now, I've managed to find a few PC3's.


Still interested in any spares, accessories, documentation however for the PC3 but not a complete system.