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  1. 35 minutes ago, bfollowell said:

    I'd be interested if it weren't for the SMD. A recent project has shown me that my age and a slight tremor, while not really affecting me for normal soldering, really play heck with me doing any decent surface-mount soldering.


    I'm hoping either @reifsnyderb offers boards with the SMD components installed (like santosp did with the XE remake) or authorizes someone else to do so. @MacRorie perhaps? I can't do SMD either, but I am almost literally drooling at the prospect of a re-imagined 600XL joining my remade XE that I built.

  2. 9 hours ago, mimo said:

    Calm down, did anyone say that the game is being disabled for NTSC?

    It may simply be that it doesn't work 

    Exactly, I was not suggesting some kind of video discrimination.. I understand that a stock NTSC system is simply incapable of running some PAL games. But that chip swap renders many games playable (including the file version of Albert).


    There are games that do check the hardware and abort, I was simply hoping the cart release isn't one of them.

  3. Another vote for the standard 7-pin DIN power connector. Most of us already have one (several?) and modern USB adapter cables are readily available for those who don't. Plus, the hole in the case is already the correct size for this plug.


    The aforementioned XE remake board offered solder holes for both the 7-pin and barrel power jacks. Perhaps you could implement something similar?

  4. 10 hours ago, reifsnyderb said:

    That would be cool.  Once the 800XL is working it would be just a matter of making up another board with minor modifications to the schematic.  (The same could be done for the 600XL, too.)  Currently I have access to an Atari 2600, 5200, 800, and 800XL.

    I would be happy to donate (or at least lend) a 600XL to help facilitate development of that replacement board.

  5. 7 hours ago, _The Doctor__ said:

    gotta love shipping too. fools and their money is a phrase, so is a sucker is born every moment... some such phrases echo through history, coming and going.


    Well, it is coming from Egypt...

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