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  1. Mathy, did anyone ever port your code to using MIO rather than Black Box? The latter is pretty hard to find now. Or, if I knew anything about Python, writing a module that would allow for the choice of a local VLC player instead of the Spotify code might be interesting. Basically turning an A8 into a giant VLC remote with local playback through the SIO audio pin. And giving you a choice of players to feed through the Sio2pc/USB connection.
  2. Which would also mean spending a couple of hours re-ripping the CDs. Pass.
  3. If I really worried about sound reproduction fidelity, I wouldn't be targeting MP3 files in the first place.
  4. That question is one of the ones that pops up every time. And that's probably why nobody had bothered. But that actually frustrates me. The other 8 bit communities have working solutions. Why don't we?
  5. At the risk of beating a dead horse.... I've been looking through threads of audio add-ons that exist for the 1088 projects, and knowing Fujinet can see and process certain kinds of Internet data... Has anyone come up with a hardware module that would plug into SIO, PBI or ECI, or onto an existing A8 based circuit board that could grab A) FAT formatted SD Card or CF Card loaded with MP3 files B) Online MP3 stream of any existing Playlist (such as from another computer in the house streaming via VLC) C) Directory of MP3s from a computer using any SIO-USB solution? I know it's been talked about for at least seven years or so, not least because the Apple and Commodore groups *have* working solutions. I don't care *how* it's implemented, I just want to stream an SD Card loaded with Christmas music from my Raspberry Pi on the top floor to the A8s in my basement. I guess I just don't understand why it's been so hard for A8s to gain this capability, when we've known since 1979 we can at least get mono audio off of a cassette player. And maybe that's what I have to do. Stream from VLC acting as a server in one room to a laptop, phone, or tablet in the basement with an old school audio cassette adapter and a pair of POKE commands. Thoughts?
  6. Ordered Ynxa and the Christmas cart. Thanks Fadest!
  7. Just out of curiosity, and feel free to smack this down as impossible, but would it be difficult to add the appropriate sprites to make Millipede out of Centipede? I realize the behavior of the DDT canisters are a different ball of wax, and have no idea how much free space (if any!) you had left on the card after completing the basic Centipede code
  8. Got mine yesterday and spammed the Atari Lynx group on Facebook with 30 unboxing photos. Sorry, Igor! Patiently (ha!) waiting for the Ynxa Deluxe pre-orders!
  9. Genius! Love it! I'll download it and give it a try as soon as I can!
  10. Thom was kind enough to show me where to alter the code. From the root directory in fujinet-pc, it's /lib/http/httpService.cpp - change "8000" and recompile the file for each instance you want to run. Now I have one instance with a web service on 8881, and a second on 8882, both running over SIO2PC/USB cables.
  11. Stupid question time! I compiled and got this working on a 32-bit ARM Chromebook (Samsung Chromebook 2, Exynos CPU). In theory, since I have two SIO2PC/USB adapters, I could run two instances (from individual directories) - but how do I change the default web server? localhost:8000 will always go to instance 1, is there a place where I can set, say localhost:8001 for instance 2? Or :8001/:8002? Second dumb question - this being an armv7 system, Altirra won't work. Period. Atari800 works - is there a way to mate the two?
  12. Somebody broke sound in Gates of Zendocon from 0.971 to now. Doesn't seem to work in 0.98 or this 0.99 version. The laugh of Zendocon is my first test for sound compatibility.
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  14. Put me down as interested when the time comes to order from a larger batch. If you can do any sooner, I can test on 600/800 XL with RAM upgrades via PBI, but most of my machines are stock, or just have slight video upgrades (monitor jack in 600, svideo in the 65XE). The exception is the 800, with an Axlon RAM board.
  15. Out of curiosity, and because I only skimmed the thread, is there a list of which models this works in? What have people had success with, including upgrades?
  16. I need more time reading, and less time chasing kids. Turns out I *have* the Mf you speak of, in the blue binder, but it's incomplete. Eight tapes, sixteen quizzes, but two of the Dorsett "Practice Folders" are missing. Still, I'm in touch with Kevin; sorry it's a partial, but hey, right more tapes, right?
  17. So, if I have the inserts for Spelling, SP, who needs them for scanning? Also, W - Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary, levels 5-6 Mn - Mathematics, levels 1-6 Mf - Mathematics, levels 4-8 Ma - Mathematics, Basic Algebra
  18. Will there be any options for users in the United States, or elsewhere in the Americas?
  19. Thanks, James! I haven't had the entire case open in a very, very long time, but I know the original video cord for TV display has been cut off. That's the only thing I would vouch for right now. If I get time tomorrow, I will try to get the entire case opened up and photographed.
  20. So I got my father's Atari 800 out again recently, and tried to start figuring out just what upgrades he had done to it, and how they might be useful. He told me at one point, and this was something like 30 years ago, that he was trying to get the 800 so that it would work like an XL (I had the 800 XL). The OS board has had work done on it, and the #2 memory card has a switch. Using SysInfo, it shows a 1920K (!) Axlon RAM bank. Searching AtariAge last night, I couldn't find a way to get into that bank for testing it, but I was able to use a couple of ATR files off of my SIO2SD to get it to successfully create a RAM disk. But I still have no idea what the actual capacity is. Here are some photos. All cards in the Atari 800 with the top off. OS Board RAM from slot 1 RAM from slot 2, with physical switch
  21. Ok, that's what I thought. Just haven't made time to do the mods and add an OS switch yet. But, it did work!
  22. So, since this post I tried Remix 2.0 and got *nowhere* with it. I also reimaged a micro SD card to take a bare bones install of Android and made more progress. It seems to be much happier communicating to Google's servers over Wi-Fi to set my account, download and update apps, compared to the really low download speeds I was getting with wired Ethernet out if the same router. Anyway, I downloaded SIO2BT, did the bluetooth handshake in the settings app, opened the SIO2BT app and it accepted the connection. As with my SIO2PC tests I booted a stock XE with a souped up SIO2SD connector that also allows a Serial port connection and SIO traffic to pass through. That second connector is where I successfully placed the SIO to BT module. As with my first test, I had the basic system boot from a disk image with one program on it, while data for that program was delivered from the Pine64, a little distance away. Now I will not say these tests are conclusive, they are, actually, just a start. But the XE was able to read, edit and play back a song from a data file delivered over Bluetooth. The loading times were pretty high, which means I have 8quite a bit of investigating to do to fine tune the complete process. So for those keeping score: Pine64 with Ubuntu and Serial to USB adapter was a complete success. Pine64 running Android 5.1.1 and SIO2BT was successful, if laggy. Remix OS - no definitive answer. Other OS'es?
  23. Only sort of Atari related as I go through old boxes and need new labels... What are recommended USB label printers (probably for Windows 8 or 10)? I was looking at the Brother QL series, but I know Dymo is still in the field. Even Zebra, but those seem pretty high end.
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