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  1. Attached are all the Happy Warp Speed Software .ATRs I have found over the years. I think *only* Version 7.1 had a Side B (Documentation and IBM Xfer Utility + additional PDBs). Has anyone got any other versions they can add for posterity? Happy Warp Speed Software V5.0.atr Happy Warp Speed Software V5.2.ATR Happy Warp Speed Software V5.3.atr Happy Warp Speed Software V6.6.atr Happy Warp Speed Software V7.0.atr Happy Warp Speed Software V7.1 Side 1.ATR Happy Warp Speed Software V7.1 Side 2.ATR
  2. Thanks @DrVenkman. Crystal clear. What you describe is how I understood things. All this talk of connecting to "lifted ends" was confusing me a bit! Perhaps "vacated vias" would be a more accurate description of where you have to solder the connections. I connected mine up exactly as you did, which is in line with the original instructions at http://atariage.com/forums/topic/246613-new-video-upgrade-coming-soon/?p=3432251. I'm not sure if I ever saw the photos showing (incorrect) connections soldered direct to the lifted ends of the inductors themselves that you refer to, though.
  3. Just wanted to clarify matters around the connection to the "lifted ends" of L1 (Luma) and L3 (Composite) on the 1200XL. The original instructions early in this thread were to connect to the pads vacated by the back pins of these inductors and not to the lifted end of the inductors themselves. Did anyone try / get better results soldering direct to the lifted end of the inductors?
  4. David's formatting issue discussed in the following thread turned out to be caused by U21 (3086) http://atariage.com/forums/topic/265289-drive-reads-writes-fine-but-wont-format/?do=findComment&comment=3757248
  5. I had a similar issue and got lots of help here back in 2015. It turned out to be U21 (3086). http://atariage.com/forums/topic/239200-another-strange-1050-fault/
  6. I had the same issues and got lots of help here back in 2015. It turned out to be U21 (3086). http://atariage.com/forums/topic/239200-another-strange-1050-fault/
  7. Recent posts reminded me provide an update on the sticker I was trying to replicate. The attached JPG is as close to the original sticker I could get in the end (and it is very close). The attached PDF has six stickers on one A4 sheet. I had good results printing on to A4 glossy white self adhesive paper. Happy Switch Stickers.pdf
  8. Congratulations on your newly acquired Atari goodness! Are you holding down the "Option" button when you turn the 800XL on?
  9. Have a look at http://www.xl-project.com
  10. Seen loads of 1050s on eBay recently with three way write protect and now Happy fast/slow switch. e.g. http://www.ebay.com/itm/291796357335. Assuming these are Happy remakes (such as those sold by Atarimax) has someone worked out how to add a fast/slow switch to them? If so, does anyone here have any ideas how to do it?
  11. Atari++ emulator "Interfaces to "Hias'" AtariSIO driver, allowing you to connect real Atari hardware to the PC" http://www.xl-project.com
  12. Here are some pictures of the original 1050 Happy Enhancement and Happy Controller. The logic ICs on the Controller are DM74LS00 (Quad 2-Input NAND Gate) and 74LS74APC (Dual D-Type Flip Flop). J11 plugs into the Controller. 4 Outputs on the Controller adjacent to the DM74LS00 (L to R: Grey, Red, Red, Red) go to the J11 pins on the 1050 board and appear to control read/write operations via a three position switch (Always Write/Always Protect/Normal Operation) and 5 outputs adjacent to the 74LS74APC (L to R, Grey, Red, Red, Red, Red) go to the Happy Enhancement and appear to control the Fast/Slow modes via a two position switch. I hope this post is helpful. I would imagine it would be easy for someone with the time/knowledge to produce an exact clone of the Controller, but I wonder if it would be possible to produce a version that works with the more recent Atarimax (clone) Happy Enhancements? Also, is anyone able to post a scan of the original Controller installation instructions (not the Happy Enhancement installation instructions or Revision 7 Software Instructions, which are available)?
  13. I'm not sure if this will be any use to anyone but attached is a jpeg image of the sticker that shows the various positions for the Happy Controller toggle switches. The sticker on the top of my Happy enhanced 1050 had seen much better days. So, I scanned it and did my best to tidy up the image and ensure it is exactly the same size as the original sticker. It looks fine printed by inkjet as a trial, so for the finished article I'm going to (laser) print it on to glossy self adhesive paper like the original.
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