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  2. A lot of this stuff wasn't even tested against a /4. The /4 also doesn't do ROM only carts (or at least the one that I have doesn't.)
  3. Thread: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/257923-replacing-4116-ram-with-4164-for-reliability/
  4. Here's what the copy protection looked like on Red Baron back before it was put on cart... Anders actually figured out some of this protection that Larry Hughes with Quality 99 Software did another variant of before. It was actually pretty ingenious... and he changed/improved it with Red Baron Flight Simulator on disk. Copy-C, if it was available back then, could have easily just copied the whole disk. PC99 vs Red Baron.pdf
  5. I respect your opinion. I just don’t necessarily agree with it. Let’s take preservation out of the realm of computers, and say, old houses. Or old schematics for tube radios. Or old paintings that go into a museum. There’s plenty of room for preservation of something without widespread distribution. Museums often hang pictures up for the public to see that belong to someone else, but the owner of the piece reserves the rights to sell merchandise like print copies. The public can still appreciate it, experience it, just can’t take it home. Now, what if the picture was left in someone’s house and then they had a fire? Nobody would have experienced the picture, photographed them standing next to it, saw what it looked like, been able to buy a print copy of it, etc. For all intents and purposes, it’s like a copy of vapor ware or becomes urban legend. Preservation for a picture means bringing it out and making it known, copying it and making prints and selling these to people so it gains widespread knowledge. The point is that it’s preserved, or put into other media, so that it’s not lost. Do owners of paintings do this preservation because they are required to? No, on the contrary, it’s done for the greater public good. They know that the people that created these works originally intended them to be shared, known, and talked about. They know that the more people know, experience, and have exposure to the work, the better known it becomes, and that does increase the value. Atari is the ultimate owner of these ROMs and can release them tomorrow. In the meantime, they’ve abandoned them, and left them in the hands of a few individuals who really don’t seem to understand preservation for the public good. Atari was a public facing entity that had much impact in many people’s lives. Should a video game that they made and abandoned be treated like a newfound Picasso that the owner allows copies to be made of? Just some food for thought. The owners of the cabinets don’t own the data on the ROMs at all. It’s not theirs. In a sense, are they able to dictate the public good of keeping that game rom contents from being preserved? Or, does the public good dictate that it be copied and some sort of preservation applied to it in case something happens to those cabinets? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. So, were Spad XIII and Red Baron the same program?
  7. Yep it was. I wrote the original message you quoted in 2014. [emoji23] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Sorry to bump a 5 year old thread, but another old image was "released": https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/04/after-a-lost-atari-rom-leaks-retro-fans-ask-was-it-stolen/?comments=1&post=37263307
  9. The one I have borrowed has software 2.0 on it. I see above you guys have 1.2 and 2.2. Here's the 2.0 ROM. I'm still looking for a manual and PSU specifications for "The Interface" by Kantronics. The sidecar doesn't need a PSU, but "The Interface" terminal unit does need one. Also need guidance on hooking it up to my shortwave so I can see if it still decodes RTTY and CW. kantronics20.zip
  10. Does anyone have the manuals and software for this? Looking at possibly hooking that Kantronics RTTY unit up.
  11. Bravo, Tursi. All this literally blows me away. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. The YouTube rabbit hole stuck again... it thought I'd enjoy to watch this video (gotta admit, it's really neat: )
  13. And Tombstone City, The Attack... and more
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