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  1. ATARBAS.ARC Here's A, B, C binary load BASIC. In an .ARC file. Unarc it
  2. https://archive.org/details/compute-magazine Issue 5-2 I think, issue 33 Has 'slalom', but maybe that's not the one.
  3. You have a 1050, so you can see it's approximate size. I would guess 1 mm. I don't have a micrometer to measure it with. Cutting off a 1050 AC adapter plug would be straightforward. You don't have a stock1050 power adapter to get the plug from. Wait.. you have a busted 1050 power supply, Using that would be easier than getting an exact plug.
  4. My 1200XL has the (tiny R in a circle) to the right, next to the "I". What difference is there? Different OS? Has 83S DA 0 25206 153 on the bottom. ( I see the R in a circle is for the splash screen, not the label on the bottom) OK, mine doesn't have an 'R' in circle on the splash screen, just the rolling rainbow 'ATARI'.
  5. line 100 needs a colon in the quotes OPEN #1,4,0,"K:" devices for OPEN are: C: recorder D(n): disk drive E: screen editor K: key press P: printer R(n): serial port S: screen (how?) you can only output to the screen I think E: and K: do the same thing. no E: can only 8, output, 12 keyboard input & screen output 13 screen input & output (from Poole and McNiff 'Your Atari Computer" You had it in the paragraph correct. I think, don't use "E:"
  6. I definitely think you have a better vocabulary than me. red blindness=protanopia. But I don't believe I have color deficit. If you look at the pictures in Yellowman's post a few back, they look black and white to me. Maybe a little not bright white, but definitely not beige or brown, but dark black. OK, I'll take off-white and dark black. The picture in Yellowman's post is accurate. Well... His picture is of a painted XL, so it doesn't count OK. I looked again, how about slightly grey. Well, I see I lose in other opinions. Now a little more. Here's a picture. Clearly shows a little brown.
  7. I don't know anything about spray paints. But the XLs are white and black. The 400/800 are brown/tan.
  8. Best Electronics (408-278-1070) sells entire keyboards. I doubt you can buy just individual keys. Best Electronics 408-278-1070 1:30 PM to 5 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) Mon - Fri I don't work for them. It might help if you show a picture of the missing key place.
  9. 144 also is the error you get when densities are different from what is expected. You have to get a disk directory or something to set the density of the target drive. I don't know if you can read from one density and write to a different drive in a different density. I guess you can. DOS has to know the density it is working in. DOS may be able to keep densities of source and destination, I don't know. I'm still thinking. DOS has to know how to deal with files of different DOSes. I'm sure you can read and write from/to two different DOSes.
  10. get a SIO2PC interface from Steve Tucker site. Then you may need a PC RS232 serial to USB cable to connect your PC USB port to the Atari SIO. https://www.atarimax.com/sio2pc/documentation/index.html Tucker has Atari SIO to PC serial port, and a SIO to PC USB port.
  11. Here's a utility to copy any to all sectors to sectors on a disk or to a file. Has two programs. RW13 is mine RWTEST is also here. The programs are LOAD type from DOS. On a SmartDOS 6.1 .ATR image. SMARTD61.ATR
  12. I see this has no attached file. I don't know how to do it..... I think I did it this time. GRSN1A.ARC
  13. Here's a .ARC of an .ATR with 'TWO56CLR.BAS' that will give you a full colors screen. Atari used .ARC, it was before .ZIP compression.
  14. Here's a pic of mine at the motor like yours. Uhm... can't seem to add a pic. keep trying. that disc in yours just looks like it came off the top of the motor. It doesn't do anything.
  15. I got around to entering my print program in Altirra. Everything was OK, except line 40 PUT #1;A. .... The PUT statement needs a comma, not a semicolon. .... 40 READ A:PUT #1,A Line 100 could be 100 DATA 65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74 to print "ABCDEFGHIJ" You could have ATASCII strings in the DATA. You'd need a 5 DIM A$(10):A$="F":A$(10)=A$:A$(2)=A$. This gives a A$ inited with 10 'F's to access any part of the string, up to 10 characters. That sequence of code comes from 'Your Atari Computer' Poole and McNiff, a way to initialize a string variable and fill it with characters. I forget why that is necessary lots of times, initing a string variable. After initing, you can access any part of the string eg. ? A$(2,9). You could use the string to store stuff and access any part of it in your program. Then 100 DATA STRING1,STR2, STR3,S4,S5,S6,S7,S8,S9,S10 You could READ A$ in the FOR NEXT loop. Atari BASIC knows where you are in the DATA statements, doesn't repeat the STRING1.
  16. The problem with LPRINT is it is a 'line' print, it always puts a 155 at the end. I think a semicolon somewhere fixes that.
  17. You have to load a 'driver' for the P: device. I don't remember how. Maybe not since it is a standard device.
  18. 10 CLOSE #1 20 OPEN #1,8,0,"P:" 30 FOR N =1 TO 10 40 READ A:PUT #1;A 50 NEXT N 60 CLOSE #1 100 DATA 1,2,3,4,5,ANY NUMBER TO 10 ENTRIES THE DATA SHOULD BE THE ASCII CODES FOR THE CHARACTER YOU WANT TO SEND. EG. 65 FOR A "A" It has been a long time, so I think it is correct. The 850 should recognize the "P:" device. You don't want to use "LPT"s. The 'A's in line 40 could be any letter, like "X"
  19. Here's a game I play on emulator (altirra). It originates from an HP41 handheld text game. I wrote it in BASIC, and compiled it with the ABC compiler. The .BAS file will play OK, but is a little slow if I remember. I guess it is for old people like me. I don't do hand-eye action games. The game is played with two seven sided dice (?). You roll the dice and try to accumulate points to goal you set when you begin. If you roll one snakeye, you lose a turn and the program plays. If you roll two snakeyes, you go back to zero points. You hit the spacebar to roll another time. You hit any other key to stop rolling and let the computer play. I set goal of 250 most of the time. Lower goal is faster game. SKNK.zip
  20. Monitor Jack (all but 400, N. American 600XL, XE Game System, SECAM systems): 3 1 5 4 2 1. Composite Luminance 2. Ground 3. Audio Output 4. Composite Video 5. Composite Chroma (not on 800XL,1200XL; grounded on 600XL)
  21. I'm thinking my APE/Reseqt solution is old and cumbersome. The UNO cart sounds great, along with a SIO2SD as better alternatives. You wouldn't be tied to a PC with those. I'm not familiar with the UNO cart, but it sounds good.
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