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Unable to play Ultima 2?

Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:32 PM

I am having a hell of a time trying to get Ultima 2 to load and play on my stock 800xl. I found the game in 2 different places, including here on AA in a thread (and of course 5 minutes after downloading the zip I can not find the thread)


I am using a SIO2PC-USB from Lotharek (I love it!) and using AspeQT software. I can load other disks and play other games so I think I have it configured properly.


I load the Ultima program disk and wait for the main menu. I choose create a character, and it tells me to "insert" a blank disk. I create a new disk from the AspeQT Disk menu (standard single density). I get to the character set up screen, I set up my character and save it. Then it asks me to "insert" the program disk again and I wait. At the main menu I choose play. It loads the game and asks me to "insert" my player disk. I switch to the player disk I created and the game starts. At this point I can not move and pressing keys gives me errors like "invalid move".


Does anyone have any ideas on what to try next?


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Can Atari 2600 games be ported to 800/XL/XE?

Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:21 PM

I've noticed some games that look and feel just like the 2600 versions.. such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Demon Attack, Midnight Magic, Seaquest.. I googled porting 2600 games to the 800/XL/XE but came up empty..  Has anyone heard of anyone converting or porting 2600 games to the 800/XL/XE?

800xl without 64k?

Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:21 PM

I'm checking out some Homebrew games I found on Atarimania, and one of them says I don't have 64k of memory. But Atari Museum states the 800xl did have 64k. What am I missing?

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Can someone fix 800xl computers?

Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:02 AM

I'm looking for someone who can fix 800xl computers. Chips are socketed. I think the GTIA needs replacing, but I want someone to troubleshoot and fix anything else that might be wrong with it. PM me to discuss terms.

WTB: Dark Chambers for 400/800/xl/xe

Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:23 AM

I'm looking for a cartridge of Dark Chambers XEGS. I have discovered a problem with my 800xl and when I play the dark Chambers game from my ultimate cart I am finding graphical glitches and I don't know if it's the antic chip or the GTIA or a corrupted image. I have found three different ROM images on the internet and tried all three and all three have similar Graphics glitches. I think for me the only way to tell if it's a defective chip or a defective image is to find an actual cartridge and see if I get the same glitches on the cart. Here's a link to the thread that I started about this problem: