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  1. Isn't the two-port and the four-port power supply the same part? I didn't think there was any difference. Allan
  2. Allan

    LOL !

    If somebody choses 'Buy it Now' won't the seller have to pay 5% of $1,000,000. Ouch!! Allan
  3. FYI: When I tried it on the 5200 it was on the easy mode. Allan
  4. I just tried it on my 5200 and it doesn't seem to work. Allan
  5. I have one of these. I never used it. I've had it for a couple of years now and have never seen any magazines or anything with any of these bar code programs. All I ever see is just the readers themselves. Allan
  6. Even if it was, that would be a penny more than they need to get. And I think it would be a little more than that, not much, but a little - and every little bit counts. So are you saying that you'd rather wait until the auction is over and get surprised by the seller for maybe some crazy amount for handling? (unless you can get a price from them before hand through email) I'm not much of a gambling person so I'd rather know up front what the final cost is going to be. I know you can't tell what the shipping is going to be exactly but the more acurate the final cost is, the better. I'm just so damed tired of crazy handling fees. It's gotten way out of hand! (No pun intended. ) Allan
  7. Why should EBAY get a percentage of the HANDLING charges?? That's what you are saying if you want people to "include" them into the starting bid. Does EBAY pack the item for me or wait in line at the post office? If not, then they already got enough money from me! At least the buyer wouldn't get this huge surprise handling fee. And considering what eBay charges for the end few (not the posting fees) what could it really amount to? Maybe a penny for a $10 auction. Better than $5 handling few on top of the shipping fee. Allan
  8. Handling charges are suppose to be added into the auction starting bid! Handling charges are suppose to be added into the auction starting bid! Handling charges are suppose to be added into the auction starting bid! Handling charges are suppose to be added into the auction starting bid! Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! Get my point. This isn't directed at anyone here. Just an overall frustration that people don't do this. People shouldn't start something at $1 and then charge $1 to ship and $3 for handling. Allan
  9. I sold a TI99/4A last year on eBay and if I remember correctly, the shipping was about $13. I forget where I shipped it to but it was far. The TI is kind of heavy. It might actually cost that much depending on from where. Allan
  10. Don't forget Bounty Bob Strikes Back is not on the MultiCart. Unfortunately these two games are must haves. Super Pac Man can be had here at Atari Age but not Bounty Bob. You'll have to find it on eBay or in the wild. It's unfortunately very expensive when you find one. Allan
  11. If you are going to use the IIgs at all you should get the IIgs monitor (if it really is a IIGS monitor). They really are nice and for $8 you can't beat it. Just use some kind of cleaner to get the writing off. 7.6 is going back pretty far. It depends on what's on there already, 7.5, 6.?. 7.6 was a really good OS. If you can, try to get a version of it. You might be able to find a really cheap CD of it. (that is if you have a cdrom player in the mac.) You should be able to get a CDrom external player for almost pennies as well. Nobody wants these anymore. The IIe should come up in Basic just like a Commodore 64 or Atari 800XL/130XE. If Basic doesn't come up when you turn it on, there is something wrong with the computer. Allan
  12. On the IIGS you need to get a copy OS 6. This was the last (and best) version put out by Apple in the early ninties. The IIGS cannot use any of the Mac monitors. There was a special RGB monitor made for the IIGS. I don't know the specs but I know for sure you can't use any of the Mac monitors. You can usually find a IIgs monitor for cheap but the problem is shipping because of the weight. Point on the Apple menu and click on 'About This Computer'. Yes you would have to get the install disk to upgrade if it's not 7.6 (The highest version you could use with this computer.) Although I think it is free on Apple's site. If you have a 3 1/2 drive on your PC and there is a PC disk translater program on the Mac you might be able to download on disc and upgrade it that way. It would probably take a lot of disks though. If you have a program that will format your disks for Macintosh on your PC even better. That all depends on your PC. Many older PC's will easily read 800K discs. You can of course even format as 800K in Windows 3.1/95/98. I don't know about later Windows versions. Since there are so many different PC's the only way to know is to try it. No you can't connect Apple 5 1/4 drives to PC's. Even if you have a very old PC with a 5 1/4 drive it won't work. Totally different formats. There might be some kind of hardware device like on the Commodores for this but I have never seen one. There was one model of a Macintosh that had a PC built right into it. I think you could format both on that machine but I am not sure. www.ultimatemac.com Allan
  13. Go to www.Atarimagazines.com and do a search for word processors and reviews. Then you can make a good comparison. There might even be an article comparing a bunch of them at once. here's from a quick search. I'm sure there's more. http://www.atarimagazines.com/v5n10/sevenw...processors.html Allan
  14. Didn't he ask how to boot a game 'cart' though? He may have also meant games on disk but since he asked about game 'carts', I just gave him instructions on running carts which is the same as any system not counting the extra slot. It's pretty simple. Seems to me that the right cartridge slot was a big waste. I wonder if there could have been anything more interesting developed to use it. Monkey Wrench was cool but that was it. I think there was one more cart made for the right slot but I can't recall what it was. Would make a great harddrive slot for the MyIDE hardrive interface. You could run your hardrive and still have the left cart slot left for games or some other utility like a DOS or clock cart or something. I wonder if Atari had somethings in mind when they designed it. Allan
  15. Just put the game cart into the left cart slot and turn on the machine. The basic cart is for running and writing basic programs. Allan
  16. Allan

    NES tutorial

    I don't know if anybody has seen this yet but here is a link to an NES tutorial. There is also a link to a GBA tutorial on the main site. http://snow.prohosting.com/gbaguy/nesasm.htm Allan
  17. Allan

    Holy Cow!

    The box isn't even that hot. Allan
  18. Here is the best assembly language book for the Atari 8-bit computers hands down. IMOHO. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...item=2063338893 Allan
  19. Allan

    New member...

    I didn't catch this the first time I read it. You got Bounty Bob in a Connecticut Flea Market for $20? Just a minute. Doooouuuuuuuu!!!!!!!! Sorry. If you tell me where this garden of eden flea market is I'll tell you how to play 5200 Asteroids. Allan
  20. Allan

    New member...

    So what do you have, a 4-port or 2-port? If you have a 4-port you'll have the funky switch box that you plug the power adapter cord into as well as the cord coming from the 5200. These switch boxes sometimes go bad so if you plug everything in and your 5200 doesn't work don't blame the 5200 to quickly. If you have a 2-port you have one less thing to go wrong because it uses a standard switch box that you can still buy at Radio Shack. (Just don't ask a clerk for help. ). Allan
  21. Do you have any experience in programming at all? If yes, it would not be a waste of your time and if no, it still would not be a waste of your time, although it would be a lot harder. What system would you want to program for? 5200, 2600, 7800, colecovision, intellivision, Vetrex, Lynx? I don't have a lot of experience in this but if I had to guesstimate what are the hardest (and easiest) systems to program for I would put them in this order from easiest to hardest: 1. 5200 (due to 5200BAS basic compiler and tons and tons of docs.) 2. Vetrex (due to the 680? processor being a 16-bit processor and lots of docs.) 3. Lynx 4. 2600 (due to lots of docs and examples and of course the stella list) 5. Colecovision (due to lack of docs and examples) 6. 7800 (due to lack of docs and examples) 7. Intellivision (due to lack of docs and examples but just got a lot better due to this: http://spatula-city.org/~im14u2c/intv/sdk1600/ ) Let us know what system you would like to write for. Allan
  22. Try the forth item down from the top. http://www.atariage.com/store/Hardware.html Allan
  23. Allan

    Bounty Bob on Ebay

    For that price I'll download the rom for one of the Atari Computer emulators and play it on my computer. Then I can buy all the new 5200 games and still have plenty of money to spare. Allan
  24. Hi Karl, Do you want to go with Assembly or with Calamari's 5200BAS Basic compiler? Well if you want to try 5200BAS, here's the link to Calamari's site. http://www.azstarnet.com/~jeffryj/5200bas.html There you should find links to DASM and TASM cross-compilers if you want to program in assembly. Also here's a whole ^%*& load of docs. www.atariarchives.org DeREAtari is especially useful. Allan
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