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  1. Does anyone know if there's another way to reach biobern other than private message here on the forums? I'd like to get one of these new 3d printed shells for my original THE!CART. I sent him a message a few days ago but I suspect he doesn't come here very often. 


    If anyone can put me in touch with biobern or if there's anyone else that can 3d print one of these for me I'd really appreciate it! 😄

  2. Answering my own question in case it helps anyone else..


    I tracked down a manual in German and translated a few sections after a few educated guesses, not sure if there's a better way to do this but I can search the entire SD card now using these steps:


    1. Press right arrow to switch to the 2nd mask (for some reason the next step doesn't work if I'm on the 1st mask)

    2. Press ctrl+left/right arrow to jump to the beginning or end of the mask string

    3. Type in your search mask, e.g. RAIDERS*

    4. Press ? to begin searching all folders, a search message appears on the display and the sio2sd leds light up until the search is complete 

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  3. Hi everyone, I read somewhere that sio2sd has a search function but I can’t find any documentation or info online anywhere. Does anyone know how to initiate a search with sio2sd? I assume it’s somewhere in the app since the device itself seems to have a bit less functionality. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

  4. 1 hour ago, JR> said:

    Switch to the working position and boot to basic.  At this point pressing reset should just immediately returns to ready(warmstart). At this point flip the switch, then flip it back.  What happens when you press reset now?  Immediate jump to ready(warmstart)....pause before ready (coldstart), or something else?

    I followed your steps and switched to the working position and booted to basic then pressed reset which initiated a warmstart. I flipped the switch and flipped it back, now pressing reset just goes to a warm start. Here’s a pic of what an initial start looks like and what it looks like when I first flip the switch in case it helps. 



  5. 7 hours ago, JR> said:

    Hard reset maybe. Try flipping it, then flipping it back after booting. Then press the reset key.

    I tried that but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. I flipped the switch and booted to nothing. Then flipped it back and still nothing. Then pressed reset and got the pause before ready prompt. And now when I press reset it just resets back to the ready prompt. 

  6. I don’t understand the need for a chroma mod. I have a cable that I plug into the monitor port of this 800xl which has 3 rca connectors that go directly into the chroma, luma and audio ports on the back of my commodore monitor. The picture looks really good, is the mod you’re referring to supposed to make it even better?


    I’ve tried booting the computer with this mystery switch flipped on but the computer won’t boot. If I flip the mystery switch after running a game or basic it just garbles and freezes the screen. I also sent a message to the previous owner of this xl on Craigslist but he said he has no idea what that switch is for. 


    Anyway thanks for your help and ideas. If you have any other suggestions please let me know!

  7. Hi fellow Atari lovers,


    I picked up an 800xl today and after bringing it home I noticed a switch on the back. When I opened up the case and took a closer look I see two thin wires soldered to two resistors. 


    The machine works fine when the switch is in one position but the video goes weird when I switch it to the other position. 


    Does anyone know what this mod is for? I’ve attached a few pics below. 







  8. Yes that's exactly the same reply he sent me by email. I immediately replied back to ask if he accepted payment at the same email address or another email address but he hasn't responded.


    Does anyone know if he accepts PayPal and if he uses the same email address or a different email address for PayPal?

  9. Thanks for the tips. I tried Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog. It seems that the volume on one of my channels is lower than the other for some reason. It's gotta be something in the Genesis, I'm thinking it wouldn't be an easy fix so I'm just going to live with it.

  10. Thanks for the responses guys. The console works perfectly with real carts as well as any games loaded through the Everdrive. Do you know of any games that I can play to test stereo sound? Maybe that test rom that I'm using is screwy?

  11. Hi everyone, I've searched for an answer to this but I can't find anything anywhere :(


    I have a model 2 genesis and I've purchased 2 different A/V cables for it, one from amazon and one from Lukie games but neither of them produce stereo sound. I'm using the HD Retrovision test rom from here to test the sound. I'm loading the rom through an Mega Everdrive.


    From everything I've read it sounds like the model 2 should play stereo through the A/V cable. Does anyone know why this isn't working for me? If you have a genesis model 2 and an A/V cable can you let me know if you have stereo sound?


    Thanks in advance for any tips/help/advice!

  12. I'm trying to build the sd2arduino and it's working if I use the reset button and no LCD but for some reason if I switch config.h to the select button with LCD I get an SD init error. Any idea what might be causing that? I get the error with the same SD card that works perfectly with config.h set for reset button and no LCD..


    I tried building an sio2microusb and I'm hitting a wall there too. All I get is a row of dark boxes on the LCD..


    Any suggestions for either of these issues are greatly appreciated.


    I'm using an arduino mega 2560. I've tried both the arduino Ethernet shield with sio2arduino and the adafruit SD breakout board with sio2microusb. Help please!!

  13. sloopy - I see the confusion. My mapping wasn't from the Atari to PC it was from the ports described on Steve's website to the ports avaiable on the board I purchased. I'm assuming Steve already crossed the lines as needed...


    Van - thanks again for the quick response and clarification. I'm sure it will work once I've configured Aspeqt to use CTS as the handshake method

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