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  1. Just placed my order for Volume 1. Looks great!
  2. I saw that the notification for more in stock went into my Spam folder. NOOOOOOOOO!!! Looking forward to being able to order some.
  3. I know that I have been unable to find more than a couple scanned issues of ST Informer. I used to subscribe way back when and wish I had hung onto my issues - though I had never seen that tabloid newspaper format, only a more traditional magazine style.
  4. It would be really cool if someone did a mock-up like some people do when imagining what a new version of macOS or iOS will look like. I also regret selling my Falcon. I had a TT at one time as well *sigh*. Those, along with a Jaguar CD were, in retrospect, really dumb to let go of.
  5. When the Falcon came out I was in college at UMaine which had a huge AppleTalk Network on campus. I remember thinking how cool it would be to be able to connect to the network and print to the laser printers at the library. Instead I made due with trying to configure software to get online using my 2400 baud modem. I never got it working reliably.
  6. It always seemed weird to me that a company known so much for cost-cutting would have added ports to these machines without any plans to use them. I have no idea what cost the ports would add to each unit but it has always just struck me as odd.
  7. Hey there. I had an XEGS with XF551 disk drive (the Atari-made drive that cosmetically matched the XE series). I had the system with gun, keyboard, Bug Hunt and Flight Simulator. The game I played the heck out of was Micro League Baseball. Of course, one would need to be a baseball to enjoy that - and it is a strategy game, not an action game. Some other games I remember really liking: Ultima IV, The Eidolon, Star Raiders, Lode Runner, Telengard. I used AtariWriter for my writing needs and had a disk subscription to Antic, so I looked forward to exploring those disks.
  8. Congrats! My main computer up until high school was an XEGS, which is essentially a repackaged 65XE as you're probably aware. I would think a great peripheral to get would be an UNO cart or other SD card solution. Then you could try out a lot of games. What types of games do you like? The games you mention are classic arcade games so in that vein I would say the following are well done arcade ports or arcade style the Atari 8-bit: Joust Blue Max Pac Man Dig Dug Donkey Kong Gyruss There are really too many great games to narrow down too much! Check out Antic and Analog magazines online to get good reviews and some fun programming projects to do. Enjoy the new machine!
  9. Please put me on the list for a cased version of the card. Thanks!
  10. I found the CX78s to be a bit too small for my tastes. They are uncomfortable (for me) for lengthy gaming sessions. They look cool, though, and are definitely better than the PainLines. A better solution for me has been the Seagull 78 adapter from Edladdin with a Sega Genesis controller. I can even make the jumps in Scrapyard Dog now 😃.
  11. Noticed that there was a new video on YouTube about the Falcon. Well done and I enjoyed it:
  12. At some point I really got into this game. Obviously not as good as the Lynx version or platformers on other systems, but I still found it a decent game. It helped that I had a re-wired Genesis controller to play it with, I think. Then I got to the end of the game... and that about killed any further desire I had to play it after failing the puzzle the first time.
  13. Microleague Baseball? Though that is a management, not an action game. But I would think it would work well with the Jagpad. Hardball is the only other baseball ST game that comes to mind but I only played that on 8-bit.
  14. I was always surprised, based on Jack Tramiel's ability to cut costs, that Atari wasn't more of a force in the PC clone world. Did they not put enough of an effort into it because of the ST? Why did they not put more effort behind it, I wonder?
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