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  1. @mytek Does the joystick connector on the XEP-80 have all the necessary lines to run your XEP-80-II in a XEP-80 case? Or would you need to find new joystick cables to use this?
  2. Thanks for everybody's input. So for non-game software, it's only going to work if the software uses the joystick to control it. Which would mean it wouldn't work with programs like word processors unless it had cursor control from the joystick, which most don't.
  3. Is anybody familiar with the Suncom Icontroller Joystick Controller? Here is a recent ebay auction for one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/274824720885?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT It was suppose to work with the Atari but I've been trying to find out more about it. Did it need a software driver, etc?
  4. Waiting for Bob to say "Well, I got a whole shed full of them! Doesn't everybody have a stock pile of these?"
  5. Things are generally fine here except for an occasional incident or certain individuals. Any forum that has more than a few people are going to have flame ups and personality conflicts. There are certain individuals here that I am not always thrilled with but I would say 99% of the regulars contribute positively to the Atari product experience. The ones that are really here to cause drama eventually leave.
  6. Every Atari computer manual is online. Most of them can be found on Atarimania.com.
  7. Auction is not cheap but there are a couple of Home Computing Journal disks here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/203490790258?hash=item2f60ff0b72:g:aIAAAOSwXKNgw7e4
  8. Can you possible scan it at a lower size? Maybe at 100%. This is what it looks like now when I open it up at it's actual size.
  9. Some stuff came out in the late Eighties/early Nineties that was released as shareware that a lot of people missed and are unaware of. A lot of it is only mentioned in user group magazines. I've been scanning the Dal-Ace newsletters (will post soon) that mentions stuff I never heard of and is in any Atari 8-bit on-line databases.
  10. No, Unfortunately. There is a game mentioned in the Random Access flyer that's sounds interesting as well. I tried searching for it but couldn't find anything.
  11. There is some interesting stuff here included a couple of 8-bit programs I have never heard of and couldn't find any reference to on the Internet.
  12. Here are some Atari 8-bit flyers I scanned while scanning the Dal-Ace newsletters. Tic-600_flyer_Crystal_Cable_Company.pdf Random_Access_Dallas_Microcomputing_Dragon_Technologies.pdf Newell_Industries.pdf Metropolitan_Computer_Products_Inc_Atari_Flyer.pdf Dos_Checker_flyer_H_Hafele.pdf Computer_Skills_Metro_Amiga_Computer.pdf Dal-Ace_User_Group_flyer.pdf ACUGD Dallas user group disk library.pdf Aladdin_Collection_flyers.pdf
  13. The Dynacomp Paper Boy came out before the arcade game. When I say the arcade game I was pissed that it wasn't anything like the Dynacomp version. I demanded my quarter back.
  14. I went to a few meetings located in a computer store in Meriden, CT. From what I remember, it was not well organized. They had pirated software sitting around which I was able to copy stuff from. I thought it was weird since they sold Atari software. I did buy my ST from there but my memories are vague. I later joined an ST user group that was better organized. They also were anti-piracy. I would have loved to have gone to the better run user group meetings.
  15. Got mine today. Thanks Mr. Robot. And of course thanks Abbuc team.
  16. The two links don't work unless you cut and paste them into the address bar.
  17. Come on. It adds to that retro feel. 😁
  18. No. Sorry to give that impression but I see the smiley. It's one of the things I do not like about the Internet. So much gets lost in a conversation over the Internet that is seen and mostly understood in a in-person (or phone) conversation. But I do see people being a little harsh (or at least a little lazy in their communication) about Ben. I do understand people's point of view as a customer but it's important to understand the situation Ben's in. For example I do believe he doesn't even have a cell phone nor any means of taking a picture and sending it to them, which is for many people, incomprehensible.
  19. Ben might have a room of stuff at best. Brad has a big warehouse of stuff.
  20. Interesting. I stand corrected. I just assumed there was not considering the cost. Media mail can bring up issues though because of all the restrictions it has.
  21. Because if you ship with media mail there is no tracking and takes forever. So if it gets lost it all falls on Brad. I do understand why he does this as much as it sucks.
  22. Just a heads up. I am in the middle of scanning the large collection of Dal-Ace newsletters. Of course it is going to take a while. I am focusing on scanning them first, then I will start posting them. I did post a few on archive.org. I am doing the missing issues first and then I will go back and scan a few of the mis-aligned issues that have already been posted. Hopefully we can get all the magazines and disk images all in one place in an organized manner. There are a number of issues with errors in regards to the issue identification. For example, there are two August, 1983 issues, one actually being the September, 1983 issue.
  23. Yes Ben is a bit quirky but he is working out of some storage place, selling Atari stuff he got of Atari users years ago switching to PC/Macs. If your expecting Amazon/Walmart/Sears service your being (no offense to anyone) a bit naive. I have bought from Ben a couple times and all went well. Yes, his payment methods are outdated and quirky but Ben is in a restricted situation which makes things difficult for him. Many of the scans of manuals/boxes and disk images I have put out there on varies Atari sites have come from Ben and I was grateful to be able get these programs from him so that others could have access to them.
  24. BITD (as in early 2000s) I got my 1200XL for $5.
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