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In Topic: 64K 400 upgrade

Yesterday, 11:50 AM




Um, the Ultimate 1MB? 


No, candle posted about an "Ultimate-like" or "Incognito-like" device a couple of years ago. No details, didn't find anything about it since. 

In Topic: The 1981 16K Atari 400. The first "affordable" real home computer

Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:31 PM

Not to forget the clearly space-age styling of the 400 which looked as if it might fly away any minute ;-)

I had my first ˋcomputing experience on a ZX-81 (Timex 1000) borrowed from a friend who was on summer vacation, hooked up to the kitchen TV, standing bent over a kitchen cabinet (or sitting sideways). A friend had a VIC20 at about the same time which felt a lot better.

Had the luck to get an 800 for Christmas, so I only experienced the 400 keyboard on a friends machine. Better than the Sinclair, which had no feedback at all. We remained the only classic Atari users and only after the appearance of the 800XL did our ranks grow. There might have been more C64 users after a while (including my VIC20 friend), but we Atarians mostly kept to ourselves.

In Topic: 64K 400 upgrade

Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:16 PM

Would this upgrade allow me to play Tempest Elite on a 400? I almost purchased an 800XL, but they are so ugly to me. Or did Candle ever make an Upgrade like the incognito for the 800?

Not yet, although he remarked on such a thing years ago. Wouldnt hold my breath waiting for it.

In Topic: Open Source Atari XE case (130XE/800XE style)

Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:30 AM

It would be great to have a "SIO2SD cutout" option on the top. I keep seeing Ataris with SIO2SD displays/buttons on top but severely lack Dremel skills to cut it up myself in a decent looking way.

In Topic: CODE CZECH - paging Mister Fandal

Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:31 PM

http://a8.fandal.cz ?