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    Former Jersey Atari Computer Society (JACS) President, Treasurer, Newsletter editor, Disk Librarian

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  1. Check your TV - it should be set for Game mode.
  2. You can build your own wired paddles that work with the FB9 Gold. A pair of 10K potentiometers is required. Discussion thread At the end of this thread, I posted by comments and pictures of my wired paddles.
  3. I bought a XCSOURCE Pickit3.5 a few months ago from Amazon. This is a clone of the Pickit3 and worked fine to program the chip for the SIO2MIDI board. $17.99 on Amazon. Downloaded MPLAB from Microchip and it was recognized as a Pickit3
  4. Tsom, Thanks for posting - especially the pictures. FYI, found this column from Lee Pappas on the early days of Analog magazine http://www.gearrant.com/
  5. FYI you can buy a 2.5A 5V power supply at Microcenter or Amazon for $9.99. You'll need to splice the DIN connector on the new power supply. If you don't want to solder, http://www.8bitclassics.com/ will sell you a power supply with the DIN connector for $14.99
  6. There was an Atari logo in the original Blade Runner movie from 1982 also https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/10/10-things-blade-runner-thought-wed-have-by-now/
  7. You should be able to change this game to use an Atari Touch Tablet. The original Planetary Defense was published in Analog magazine #17, which you is http://www.atarimania.com/mags/pdf/analog_no_17.pdf The game is written in Assembly Language - the source code is very well documented. I modified this game many years ago to use the Atari Touch Tablet, but can't locate it.
  8. Warning - Ingot power supply that could damage the computer
  9. I would explain your problem to Steam customer service and request a refund
  10. As a project builder, not a developer - I just wanted to thank Mytek, Mr Robot, Dropcheck, tschak909 and all the other developers for designing such wonderful projects. You all deserve a round of thanks and are the reason the Atari 8-bit scene is so active 40 years after these computers were introduced. Many of you develop these projects for no financial gain - and that's commendable. Speaking as a former Atari user group president, newsletter editor, disk librarian and treasurer - I know it's a thankless job. Well done!
  11. According to https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardUnoSMD the Arduino Uno SMD operates at 5V
  12. I was able to connect a 1040ST to a Sony KV-20XBR by building a cable that connected HSync and VSync using 2 resistors and 2 diodes. This information may be helpful to you. I've attached my instructions from 1987 Atari_ST_to_Sony_Monitor_cable.pdf
  13. Please ignore my prior post/picture. I rebooted my Mac and I've played FruityPete v1.1 3 times since then and the game works fine.
  14. The Atari 8-bit computers were not well documented when they were released in 1979, but by 1982 they were. For reference, see Atari's Operating System User's Manual, Source Listing and Hardware Manual, DeReAtari and books from independent publishers (Compute!'s Mapping the Atari book and Compute! magazine) and Lon Poole's Your Atari Computer. Many of the best Atari 8-bit games were released by 1982/1983.
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