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  1. Thanks, I was already afraid it was a conflict with the networking signals. The text from the Jaguar docs you posted only mention that SCK, WS, TXD and RXD are connected to the cartridge port. But on the cartridge port schematics I have there are also UARTI and UARTO signals which are the same as UART TXD/RXD. So all the signals from the DSP port are indeed also on the cartridge port. Since the Catbox is a similar device, you would indeed expect that the Catbox has the same problem. Robert
  2. After being stuck in the Christmas mail, my GameDrive finally arrived after the holidays 😊 But due to 2 toddlers running around the house I only just got the change to fire up my Jaguar and use the GameDrive. My Jaguar uses a Scatbox to connect to a 1084 CRT monitor (The best use for a Commodore monitor is of course to connect an Atari to it 😋). But when turning on the Jaguar (without CD drive) with the GameDrive in its slot, I only got a screen with the RetroHQ logo but not the QR-code screen as explained in the manual. Hhhmmm, I tried some Jaguar cartridges to make sure there is nothing wrong with the Jaguar itself, which all worked. Back to the GameDrive but that is still stuck in the RetroHQ logo screen. Then I dug-up my spare Jaguar, checked if it worked with regular cartridges, and plugged in the GameDrive. On this Jaguar, the GameDrive is also stuck in the RetroHQ logo screen. In the GameDrive manual is written that JagLink network play is not supported and the ScatBox also provides a network interface. Could this be the problem even when networking is not used? Thus I back to long term storage to find a SCART cable and connected the Jaguar directly to an LCD TV without Scatbox. And behold, there was the QR-code screen and I was able to install the GameDrive firmware to activate it and run several ROMs without problems. After playing on the TV for a while, I connected the Jaguar back to the CRT monitor using the Scatbox, but also after activating, the GameDrive still hangs in the RetroHQ logo screen. Thus has anybody else used the GameDrive in combination with a Scatbox (or Catbox) and can confirm it is (not) working? Or is it a known issue that the GameDrive does not work with a Scatbox? If it is confirmed that the GameDrive does not work together with a Scatbox, is this a technical limitation or can this be solved. If you want, I can lent you my Scatbox to investigate. If this is a technical limitation, I have to make myself a new "Jaguar PCB connector->1084 video cable" as the picture quality on an LCD TV is terrible 😁 Robert P.S. Thank you very much for creating the GameDrive. Apart for the Scatbox problem, it is a wonderful device giving me much pleasure 🥰 😊
  3. Aegis Defenders is free for two more days on Humble Bundle.
  4. It is not the regular Thimbleweed Park game but the spin-off Delores: A Thimbleweed Park mini-adventure that is free. Robert
  5. Are you sure? I can not find "Manual Samuel" on GOG at all?
  6. Manual Samuel free for two days on Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/manualsamuel-free-game
  7. Regions of Ruin currently free to keep on steam.
  8. The Killer bundle is back but unfortunately it is missing the "SNK 40th Anniversary Collection" and "The King of Fighters XIV" that was in the "sold out" version of the bundle. But the "Atari Vault" is still there so now is the chance to get legal copies of the 100 Atari Arcade and 2600 games you already have on your hard-drive 😁 https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/killer-bundle-12 Robert
  9. Totally off-topic, this is what happens when an opea singer covers Disturbed's metal cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence":
  10. Not games and not strickly Atari but probably still interesting for a lot of us, some Fusion Retro Books PDFs are currently free (Ocean, US Gold and Olivier Twin History, Amiga, C64, ZX-Spectum in Pixels): https://fusionretrobooks.com/collections/pdf Robert
  11. The only Atari 7800 game on steam "Rikki & Vikki" is now with 90% discount only €0.81: https://store.steampowered.com/app/893690/Rikki__Vikki/
  12. Yeah, my copy is currently waiting at the post office waiting to be picked up after handling over €24.33 (around $26.77) import taxes and administration fees. Together with the $24.99 shipping, the shipping+taxes is almost as much as the price of the game itself. But I'm sure it will be totally worth the price 🙂 As compensation for the import taxes I took advantage of the 90% discount to buy the steam version too 😁 With the current price (till 3 December) of the steam version there is no reason to not buy it. Robert
  13. Why not? ExoDOS provides a torrent and comes with preconfigured DosBox/ScummVM for easy playing. But I'm sure you can extract the files to run it on a real DOS computer. Now I only need to find about 500GB of free disc space to download it 😋 Robert
  14. Does renaming it to "Game Drive" mean running demos like Bad Apple is no longer supported? 😁😋
  15. I only back if it is available as Jaguar CD Cinepak disc 😁
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