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  1. Someone is already doing one, also based on the XEGS architecture..
  2. I have to say, your 3D model work is really superb! I have been struggling trying to create a multiple part enclosure that could be 3D printed, which is functional and aesthetically pleasing, and am extremely inspired by your work. Kudos!
  3. Finally got some 3D printed thumbstick ATARI joystick caps for the analog-to-digital sticks done.. also created a harness so I can use them as a normal joystick on any ATARI (or as the second joystick). Now with this slight derailment behind me, back to the portable enclosure build.. EDIT: @Mr Robot asked what material I used on the thumbstick cap, and it is currently Nylon 12 and pretty solid, so not flexible. I am going to try a print with TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) and see how that works too. I just don't want to get too distracted on the cap, so I can concentrate on the enclosure.
  4. I have 3, pulled from ATARI 800xl's, if someone needs one..
  5. Back in the day, when we were working on the N64, we used SGI's to do all the content and development. On the SGI, we used softIMAGE for our modeling and animation, and wrote our own custom tools to export and extract assets into our custom N64 runtime code. Back then, the official development kit was SGI Indy based, so both programming and content creation were using the same environments.
  6. I use a 74LS139 and the CI (CasInhibit) line on my ATARI 67XEPortable to enable $D6xx and D7xx to expose the RAM at those addresses, to the system. This is the RAM my BIOS uses to avoid using normal system RAM for functionality.
  7. Bought a new soldering station about 2 weeks ago and I can't say enough great things about it! I have always been using Weller irons, but this one has made my soldering experiences more enjoyable: It has two channels that can be controlled independently, so I have a desoldering tweezers, along with the micro-soldering iron that came with this set. I also bought a beefier iron when I need to apply a lot of heat. The WPT 90 iron is extremely light and heats up almost instantaneously. The drawback, it is not a cheap station, but for how much soldering I do, I feel it was worth it. I don't know how long lasting this model is, but my previous Wellers have really been work horses.
  8. It's not a digital stick, it's an analog stick that is being treated as a digital stick, via the resistors.
  9. I totally understand and agree with this desire.. it is exactly the reasons why in my project, I decided to only use 'REAL' ATARI VLSI chips, even if you could reduce most of the original chip set to a FPGA architecture. Not there is anything wrong with using modern solutions, but I also feel strongly about the 'REAL' aspect.
  10. Made some PCBs and built up one of these thumbsticks, to replace my current digital one.. I modeled a thumb-stick cap, in the style of the original ATARI joystick.. it's being 3D printed now..
  11. Not to keep this thread alive, but actually I am quite amazed by Bradley and how well he does run his business. At least from my orders, which have been random ICs, some misc plastic items, populated PCS and other random bits.. The next day after ordered and paid for, the box has been shipped via Priority USPS Mail. That must be a pretty large warehouse but must be well organized to be able to pull those items, package them up (he ships the ICs in foam sections, inside anti-static bags) and shipped out. All within a day or two. I totally understand there have been some people who had very different experiences and seem to be extremely vocal about it.. but I honestly feel we are not hearing the voice of the majority. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong.
  12. This is one of the best post I've read on AtariAge in awhile. I enthusiastically support this statement.
  13. I am disappointed that this article is very one-sided and doesn't interview people whom had much different interactions with Bradley/Best. Yes, buying from him is "different" than people's expectations these days, but if you understand that and work with Bradley, it can be a very pleasant experience. I for one, have order lots of items from Best, and there are times Bradley would tell me I would need to break up that order over a period of months (ordering ICs and motherboards for my Atari Portable project), and so that's what I would do. The results? He would respond right away to emails, I would pay right away, and the next day the package would be in the mail, well packed and perfect when it arrived. I understand that other's might have had different experiences, but I don't believe I am one of the few that have had great results.
  14. Okay, fair enough. I've built up a PCB that can interchange with my current joystick, that extends the connector by one more pin (adding +5V), and once I get the board back, I'll test it in my portable. Thanks!
  15. This is the 67xep's BIOS UI. The cursor keys and joystick 1 allow navigation through the menus, and once selected, options can be modified or executed. The built-in Disk Directory menu is something I wrote to allow FAT32 partitions on the CompactFlash card to be utilized to set drive contents (via ATR files, which are supported) and launching executables. I also wrote a built-in mini-monitor, with memory views, disassembly and breakpoint support. There is also a status line at the bottom of the display, that will show basic help and output, when appropriate for the current menu. It also doubles as a command line (if you press ESC) where you can type commands and jump right to that menu item.
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