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  1. Hey guys....I’m still alive....sorry for the black-out. well the personal issues are settled...(divorce, new GF and very happy now....) However, I’m still in the process of some home improvement which is eating up most of my spare time and worse....I switched jobs which turned out not to be the best of choice...(too many hours in the evenings). ANYWAY. Just when I’m about to gear up getting production done in China.....corona happened.... which i guess might slow things down.....however....I have every intention of getting some prototypes built over there, test and evaluate them and finally get them produced in numbers....so ....I’ll keep this updated....
  2. Honestly, if I do find some time I will use it to finally get production of AntiX going...which is an idea I did get to work successfully.... (A8 stuff)
  3. Sadly I never got my set up to work, and now I lack so much time.....
  4. Will there be a 2020 ? Hopefully with more A8 machines ?
  5. Yes the Atari Handheld Touch Me was sold after Simon BUT the idea for Simon was stolen by Ralph Baer from Atari’s arcade version of a Touch Me. So the original idea will always be Atari’s however, Ralph did improve it by using color lights and more pleasant sounds. thanks for posting about that video and indeed I had already seen it while searching but regretfully it doesn’t give a clue about how to open it without damaging it. luckily, I already found the problem. The battery connector was simply bad, a common issue I believe. This one looks like poorly resoldered. Maybe a battery had been leaking although I see no evidence of that. Anyway I spliced a new connector into the original wires and it works fine now, but I’d still like to open it to solder the wires properly to the PCB.
  6. I just receive a little gem I always wanted to own in the collection. It’s Atari’s handheld version of Touch Me. Regretfully it is completely dead. I hope it’s a simple issue with the battery connector so I want to have a look inside but before I damage the old plastic case, does anybody know how this is supposed to be opened ?
  7. Hey there, I have a loose cartridge Shadow of the Beast that feels very sad because I never use it anymore since owning the SD cart. Therefore it is looking for a better home.... let me know if anyone is interested, shipping from The Netherlands.
  8. Please name which Atar arcade games in the 70s used POKEYs ? none did sir as it got out only in 1979. Further IMHO, Atari Coin-op never managed to pull very much from POKEY at all. Centipede is just a number of fairly simple sounds. The best they did was with Star Wars...but they used 4 POKEYS and a TI voice synth controlled by a separate CPU. But ven wth 4 POKEYs they didn’t think of creating true stereo but added a simple fake stereo phase shifting set-up. nah...POKEY was used meagrely by Atari coin op, but then again, how well was it used in the A8 machines in 1983 ?
  9. Yes I think those resistors are only there for Apple chargers or something like that.
  10. Yeah I understand what it means but not why it was posted....
  11. In my 35 years of electronics I haven't found one 78XX go bad like that. You might be confusing this with other Atari power supplies which do NOT use 78XX's but other voltage regulators instead. These control a power transistor and THOSE DO go bad and can short input to output.....like the famous Ingot does....
  12. So.....did anyone watch the video.......and can explain me why this works ?
  13. I am positive I measured level changes in the S signals during boot-up. This is what causes the machine to crash, because the result of this toggling between 0 and 1 means AntiX is switching between ANTICs during boot-up.... If this is because of VBXE detection: you cannot have a VBXE AND AntiX inside your machine at the same time, so if one chooses for AntiX there is no use in sensing VBXE........would this open up the route to two versions of your firmware ?
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