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Zap! last won the day on January 17 2010

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  1. The XT has always been very special to me, because it was the first PC and first anything with a hard drive that I ever had. I foolishly sold it in 1994, and have been looking for another for while now. Found a XT lot on Craigslist for $400 that was about an hour away from me, in NJ. I offered him $300, he took it, and I picked it up on Tuesday. In the listing was a "hard drive does not work," but it sometimes worked when I shook it. It's since been formatted, but is still shaky. It's a 20MB. I ordered a XT-IDE, which is a much better solution for the long term. Overall, it was in great shape. Slightly dusty inside, and a few scuff marks that I got off, but that was it. It has several cards, but no Game Port. One card looks like it has a coaxial cable port (third one from the right). In the lot, I got the following: IBM 5160 XT IBM 5153 CGA monitor AOC International Spectrum Series VGA monitor (dated August 12, 1994) Original manual Belkin Power Authority II surge protector Two Model M mechanical keyboards Two mice, one being a trackball Box of random disks Anyway, here's some pics. I'm overjoyed with happiness.
  2. Thank you for that, gonna use it. If there's anything left out that you think I could use (such as speeding up the XT), please let me know. Otherwise, I'm gonna use this.
  3. Pretty much what the title said. Just the necessary stuff. I only remember how to set the path and the old "PROMPT $P$G" line. I remember ECHO, but I don't know if that's available in DOS 3.10. Most of the stuff I searched the web for only has stuff in there that's specific to later DOS versions or for computers with sound cards, but I want to stick to the time period for the old 5160 XT.
  4. It's been released for the C64. https://cdr64.itch.io/krakens
  5. Well, it wound up selling for $305. It remains to be seen if this is the norm, or if it's just two rich guys in a bidding war. I'll be closely watching other auctions. Strangely enough, there's another Devil's Third auction going on right now with 25 bids. It's got two days to go, and the bid is currently at...wait for it...$305! https://www.ebay.com/itm/265172276065?hash=item3dbd7fd361%3Ag%3ALzIAAOSwKqdgrFoG&LH_Auction=1
  6. I didn't receive mine yet, but I did get this e-mail on April 20th: Greetings! I'm writing to give you one last update on your AtariAge order that contains one or more new pre-order games. We now have everything we need to finish these games (the labels arrived a week ago), and we're building, testing, and labeling games as fast as we can. We expect to start shipping the new Atari Jaguar games first, since they were made available to purchase first, after which we'll get all the remaining pre-order games shipped. We are finishing up the Jaguar games this week and plan to start shipping them early next week. Thank you for your continued patience with your order. I know it's taken quite long to get these out the door, and it's not something I'm terribly happy about! In the future I will absolutely not order so many boxes, manuals, and labels at the same time, as that slowed down this process immensely. Basically, one issue with any one item would hold up the entire order, and with so many items being printed, there was a lot of back and forth between myself, the printers, and various designers who worked on these items. We plan on releasing a smaller number of games late spring/early summer and then another smaller batch late summer/early fall. And those games won't be pre-orders, they will just go on sale once everything is ready. At any rate, orders will start shipping soon, and when your order ships you'll receive an email with the tracking number. I've been posting periodic updates with photos in this forum thread on AtariAge, and will continue to do so as I get these games completed and out the door: If you have any questions, as always, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you and take care, ..Al
  7. Actually, I am only 95% certain that I owned the Astrocade with the people (bottom box). I'm trying to find the exact eBay listing through WorthPoint but have been unable to do so so far. The only thing that I know for sure is I sold it on eBay around March-May 2008. The only known picture that I have of the Bally I owned is of the side of the box. This picture was taken in the mid 2000's.
  8. Thanks for the quick and helpful responses! Unfortunately, I sold my boxed Bally in 2008. I had the one on the bottom (with all the people playing arcade games). Since it's the rarest (besides the Montgomery Ward variant), finding one will prove to be difficult. eBay is no help as of now.
  9. As far as I know, there were three variations, with two being similar. I had the one with all the people standing. Can anyone tell me if there are any more, which came first, and which are the rarest? Thanks in advance!
  10. Must have the box, and the specific variation with the people on the front, and include all original accessories and instructions.
  11. No new updates in a while. I hope it still comes out this year.
  12. And now in May of 2021, prices of the NA version are completely off the charts. Here's one with active bids, currently at $305. https://www.ebay.com/itm/284302468755?hash=item4231bf6693:g:okUAAOSwCOJgqBDJ
  13. I bought two at around that price roughly a dozen years ago. Looking back, I wish I had bought more.
  14. I enjoy Playongo's Channel. Not to be mean, but I must ask. Is he a really old looking 30 year old, or a really young looking 50 year old? Not many people's ages completely stump me, but his certainly does.
  15. I actually bought EMR from AA about a decade ago. Sadly, it still sits in my room, unplayed. My Atari has been broken for as long as I remember. Maybe it's just the a/c adaptor, but one day soon I'll fix it.
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