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_The Doctor__

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  1. first line of the trouble list I made. Glad you nailed it! COngrats!
  2. The point is a direct utility to handle conversions between all, and why not? There are plenty of people using all manor of DOS out there... MyDOS still has quite a following as does DOS XL and OSS A+ etc etc... DOS 3 is rarely used but DOS 4 has been used a bit over the years. DOS XE not as much but still got some use. Part of the journey that someone programming such utilities would get is a deep dive into what each DOS does best... who knows it might lead to some other DOS being born down the line. I don't understand why folks argue against useful utilities... AtariDOS.SYS is not the answer that's pretty evident. The utility will need to be able to reset SIO and the XF to get some of the more problematic DOS types to be read by the XF551. Should prove a fun challenge or diversion for the project.
  3. Perhaps a long stay in the USA or some other territory would help....
  4. might be cool to have a util to handle ALL DOS variants directly rather than the current methods of loading this driver or that and then loading whatever DOS as a stepping stone to finally get something to your target DOS....
  5. encoding and bits per cm are upped with the turbo mods not the speed of the tape in the transport
  6. 1) Make an Indus RAM Charger 40/80 Col. Terminal disk www.retrobits.net/atari/indus.shtml 2) Boot your Atari with the terminal diskette in the drive 3) After DOS XL has booted, run E.COM for 80-column terminal or F.COM for a 40-column terminal a) Insert the CP/M system diskette into the drive b) While holding down the Drive type button on the indus, press Error button c) A message of Indus CP/M and a request for pressing Return will appear on the screen. If nothing happens, there is probably bad memory or the system disk is not correct and will need to either be fixed (boot fix util) or replaced. d) After pressing Return, the CP/M command prompt should appear (A>) Now you can issue DIR to obtain a list of files on the disk or any other cp/m commands you wish to execute on a given disk... pretty much the same using trub term
  7. oh my 😮 would anyone really expose their machines to the world with Administrator credentials or leave Root open to all? say it ain't so Joe! hmmm Format drive C:? Y/N N Now formatting drive C looks like ansii sys has had N re-assigned as Y sorry but it's all gone now... DERP! seriously though, it's not like cookie monster is coming to the 8 bit... or is it... gimme a cookie!
  8. it's not that hard to desolder this stuff... I don't get it.
  9. which why the d*mn thread should have it edited to say... What's the latest Atari related thing(s) you've bought? or What's the latest Atari related thing(s) you've bought anywhere?
  10. The flicker people see is usually because of mixed pixel size modes and intensity differentials, if the mode doesn't change but dithering is alternated flickering is way less noticed even at higher intensity. There is less chance of a dropped field/frame as well. hard to do properly years ago but a modern tool on win86/64 or lin86/64 etc. could make the method childs' play
  11. Name(userid) and Password has worked forever... fail shared password 2 times and only local network access should be permitted, local network access should allow user to re-enable... please don't go the annoying route of making everything read only until overridden by the user... a real hack or person attempting to do something malicious would simply change the flag/access and have their way with it in any case... it was stated this is a key/encrypted capable device and could do secure connections... so packet sniffing script kiddies shouldn't be able to get or see the name(userid)/password I despise default lock-down conditions, they are all simply tissue paper, hmmm back your data up, that's what I've heard since carbon copy paper came into existance...
  12. PDM files used to play just fine on my NTSC 130XE (unmodded) with AVG cart... don't know why that would break... must be encoding or memory not cleared etc...
  13. If the device works on the 800 all by itself and with other Atari peripherals... but will not with that particular splitter... I'd blame the splitter... it's modifying something not according to standard... People have reported that the splitter helped them achieve divisor zero on machines that still have filter caps on them (XL/XE) when it won't reach that divisor without the splitter... that indicates slew/rise/fall are modified in some way... anyone looked at the splitter and see what it's made of?
  14. i think ndary explained why some beeped and others didn't during one of his demo's.... might have been SIDE cart though... or someone chimed in about it...
  15. sadly lag is cumulative... converter lag plus display lag... many new TV's are crap and lack any real performance... you may have to select gaming modes or turn off all the bells and whistles that supposedly make the picture great....(filters,processing,night mode,film mode,etc) this may include sound processing as well... turning off lip sync delay and dolby/dts blah blah blah
  16. last heard he threw them out... kinda made me feel sadness... yes it was sickening sadness...
  17. f*ck, select during power on/reset get's the MIO config screen... grrrrr. why does every device these days use already used and established console/hot keys... there are so many other combos to choose from... maybe it's time for a 'commonly in use' hot key chart...
  18. slightly more power draw of one over the other or components that are slightly more tolerant of noise than another.... bottom line... power conditions matter and you solved it. This is more common than you think... and often the last thing though of.
  19. reversed hook up of pokey #1 for pokey #2? somethings amiss.
  20. are these encoded at 50hz or 60hz? or both?
  21. too much pressure is a bad thing.... I'd still check it and adjust....
  22. You don't need to take cartridges apart to dump them...
  23. Let's not forget SDX's PCLINK driver... see how that fairs across the the #fujinet universe... time to pop on over to the RespeQT thread and see if the fix is complete for the corner flashers and what not... last thing that was always an issue was the TOM's drive settings on other devices in NTSC land... I think super speedy's latest firmware addressed NTSC timing issues... Don't know if there's anything useful in all that but hey can't hurt... I just wish such fixes propagated to SIO2SD etc etc....
  24. star color printers were popular back in the day, I wonder if I still have one laying about... slightly different commands, but great output. Star Micronix or something like that. Nice stuff, I and some friends also used the Panasonic KXP's with the color kits. again slight differences in commands... Might be a way for fujinet to set the differences with a condensed replacement of the subtle command character differences as opposed to complete modules swaps... not sure but maybe that would help if space becomes and issue.
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