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_The Doctor__

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  1. dowloaded 4.49b fresh from the server, flashed a different super sparta cart... did not touch the environment or config.sys so as to use default set up.... manual device con64.sys loaded manual con 64 same thing happens with poke 82,0 light blue flash screen cleared and margin not set... due to gr.0 call of sparta dir directory prints and on return right as prompt appears screen clears..... these problems do not occur with the other sparta images... 4.47 is fine... 4.48 is fine... 4.49b fail
  2. well I reflashed... and it is the same .... set up your copy to con 64 and do a dir:*.* /w and see what happens..... some segment loaded games with a title screen will flash blue in between now.... I am using NTSC machines.. after re reading the release notes it says this was on 4.49b the change was made... Like I said I love all the bug fixes it is more stable as I have found but the gr.0 call is just not worth it... I would rather the software I am using or I myself change the mode.... otherwise I would prefer that sparta return me to whatever mode I was using before sparta was called... if I am in a mode I don't want sparta taking me to gr.0 I want to stay in whatever mode I am in... If it were subtle I would not have noticed...it does not happen in 4.48 or 4.47 .. if I set my screen color to white on a black background or black on a white black background I don't want it flashing light blue either... I will use a different cartridge and re flash it I am using super sparta carts by the way on real hardware... not an emulator... heck I poke 82,0 to get more on the line and it clears the screen and resets the margin.... I am starting to believe the mantra... if it ain't broke don't 'fix' it... I will reflash with the default included config.sys changing nothing using a fresh cartridge do a manual con 64 followed by a poke 82,0 and perform dir car:*.* and see what happens
  3. re-flow the cartridge solder joints and do a search on these very forums as a good number of 1200XL have some grounding issues etc. on the port and the fixes were covered in a number of threads in detail with explanations ....
  4. It would be nice to see Space Ranger as well....this is where ideas start.... and better things come later!
  5. The software required basicxl, oss os/a+ or oss dosxl at the time to run. The different programs and pack were on disk....
  6. all of that is true... no reason all options could not be explored.... SPARTA TEAM! SpartaDos 4.49b has so many positive changes that I love but it is annoying me now.... it's clearing the screen on returning from commands, for example from 64 and 80 column displays, certain games and software blam where'd it go?.... it's really bad I have no idea why the change was made to make it clear screens but it busts things up I am not used to having this happen... this is really bad behavior.... reading a screen or directory and boom it dissapears.... title screen comes up and boom blue flash and it's gone.... this clear screen thing is a BAD idea..... please put it back to the way it was...... so many great improvements, more stable, more accurate and then face palm one step to far and messes up big time with screen clearing... it's calling gr.0 for no reason.... terrible.... if something exits badly and it scrambles the screen hitting reset usually solves it.... if it scrambles more than that we have bigger problems, a better behaviour would be to look at the mode on entry and restore it on exit....
  7. A+, I will be ordering soon..... thank you for publishing a fix
  8. looks like times change now I must find all those posts and ask to delete or edit them.... I don't want any bad things happening.... indeed the belts of today are made of edpm and the dressing/conditioners have changed as well.... it will over soften older compounds and destroy them.... I have never soaked anything even with the older dressings just got things damp and wiped them off and then went about printing.... but the new stuff is designed for totally different materials today...... so my 50 year old can of dressing is done.... and no one carries any of the old dressings.... in fact a few of them are considered hazardous and were pulled from shelves 16 years or so ago..... this leaves me with one last hope.... mineral oil..... thats right good ole mineral oil... not spirits..... I will give it a shot..... looks like I will be joining the ranks of the 1027 less if I can't find a substitute or we can get replacement bands.. sad day indeed.... keeping everything well lubricated is key so he has good advise.... I read the part about boiling the stamp.... I am going to experiment with mineral oil..... perhaps a hot mineral oil bath..... it seems reasonable....
  9. My understanding was he turned on the atr8000 without a disk then was unable to see disk that was inserted after until Atari cold start in sdx With MyDOS etc. no disk at start with atr8000 and was able to access disk inserted afterwards with Atari not requiring cold start.... if that is the case my thoughts seemed reasonable.... by the time this is all said and done I think I am going to have everything hooked up all at once again... mio black box atr8000 myide a mess of floppy and hard drives......this room is going to be an even bigger mess! should never have taken anything down..... I inevitably have to find it and put it all back together again anyway....
  10. Don't be sorry, we all want more including the original poster... he wants others to do cracks and add them too
  11. clean the cartridge port on the computer carefully and the card edge on the cartridge top and bottom. blow on both then insert and retry... leave on for 15 minutes then press reset... always used the cartridge with a disk.. disk did not work without the cartridge...
  12. If you intend to keep them instead of replacing might you label the boards so later on the problem doesn't manifest itself after everyone has forgotten about it or it gets sold or passed on... or maybe a fix it yourself instruction mod be made... this could become a real headache/mystery in a few short years....
  13. please tell us the belt dressing you used so no one uses that brand and ruins their printer... something isn't right if the dressing melted the band... in fact I will ask that all reference to it be removed from the forums if newer dressings destroy rather than preserve the bands! That's insane..... I will try some armor all vinyl restorer and protectant and see if that harms it..... I have used vcr-belt dressings and some ancient auto belt dressings for years on these.... Please inform what you used that melted your bands maybe all new auto products are harmful....
  14. you open it from the bottom..... slow and painful.... working your way around serveral times....it is glued..... no easy way.... it is a fine line to use any solvent so I don't suggest it... I will dig one out and show you a pic... razor blade then utility knife and then a super thin pry bar... a little patience and pressure on the shell. work it work it... you cut the glue straight down from the bottom then you take a thin sharp long screw driver and go in thru the power cord panel near the very bottom side and separate the top from the bottom by cutting the remaining glue from the inside right next to the cord panel each side then the length of each side the far side is normal a couple of flexings in your hands (I used two screwdrivers....on to cut and pry and one to help hold thing open.... you can see I took the fuse out... you can replace the fuse or wire in a fuse holder or reset-able fuse drill a hole from either left or right long sides on the cord end of the block. glue it up and you can replace or reset a fuse at will. ok, so you see nothing broken and you can glue it shut again and it looks just fine no one should ever throw an Atari power supply away... they are cake to fix.... you can avoid blowing fuses by connecting the barrel plug to the device before plugging in to the wall. The only supply to toss is that epoxy filled piece of crap ingot style boat anchor....
  15. in the meantime could a work around proggy be made that simply performs a sector read, name it ini8000. then if you need it put it in the config or startup.bat..... then it's all good.
  16. yeah, 135 maybe 170 all day long..... but this looks exactly like an old ebay listing I have seen within the last year or so... be careful
  17. of course display would have to be properly calibrated first though..... ducks and runs as fast as he can....
  18. It wouldn't be the first time they've been either incorrect, mislabeled something, or didn't describe what they were doing correctly.. emkay is correct to a degree... the illusions are only truly on some of the examples.... on others it is an effect.... depending on the persons understanding and acuity. while watching I clearly saw a difference between those perceptions. True illusions take advantage of the optical interpreter of the brain and forces it to filter input incorrectly... for example disappearing items arise in the primary visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes information about static and moving objects. so a blinking dot in the center of a screen surrounded by static or non blinking dots usually equally spaced from that center dot will cause the static non blinking dots to disappear / fade in and fade out while you are staring at that central dot.... that is an illusion..... and very effective that being said I still would love to see more demos using all of these technics....
  19. would still love to have the switch be 3 position able to do this,,,, pos 1 slot 1 pos 2 slot 2 pos 3 slot 1 and 2
  20. Whatever happened to this project? 16mb atr's of the magazines for us to see and read on a real Atari? And what of the Actual Antic Magazine Disks? Or the TYPE-INS? or the ANTIC Software disks? You know the ones They actually sold. Like ANTIC EDUCATION: Games, Math Drills etc? Please don't get me wrong all the oh there are scans blah blah blah kind of defeats the purpose... the idea was to do it all on the Atari in some fashion, since the magazine was mostly text like all magazine are.... In fact between newsroom/printshop and other offerings even downconverted picture of a sort could have been had.... Such disappointment to see the project gone and the fine work thus far gone.... It was looking good then blam links gone and that was it... Wouldn't this be a worthy candidate as a community project? It would be nice not to have to run to another computer but rather use our Atari to for all of it!
  21. comes and goes wreaks of bad solder joints and the xf is notorious for this... you need to reflow the power, sio connectors, and anything that looks the slightest bit suspect... remember these are thin weak PCB traces. do clean careful work and don't be afraid of flux!
  22. sounds like he wanted some one to do it as he was currently to burnt out to do it himself....
  23. Can't hurt to try! .... it's worked with whatever cart I have thrown at it..... but I haven't had a Fort Apoc cart in years... it's possible the protection will slaughter the translator..... those translators in conjunction with the outlined method used should get the job done. and since we provided a complete set of roll your own solutions you may experiment and make a custom translate disk yourself. One last note.... I did run in to a cartridge that would access the sio and if it found a drive it crashed.... I turned off the drives after loading one of the translators and all was fine... That was not mentioned in the kit..... There may have been another thread where luckybuck and myself touched on more of this and posted some more software... hope it works for you
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