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  1. Thanks. I adjusted the color pot and the color is good now. Unfortunately, now the keyboard seems to be half working. I've tried reseating the cable, which looks like it has a good connection, but some of the big keys (Option, Select, Start) and some of the letter keys aren't working. I am getting a replacement for it now. Anyone happen to know anybody that will refurbish old XE keyboards? I would rather send it to someone so that they can fix it and give/sell it to someone else rather than throw it away. Please let me know. Thanks.
  2. Hi guys, Recently purchased an Atari 65XE that has the Omniview XE roms in it. Things seem to be working ok, but when I power the machine on, instead of the READY screen being blue, it is green. Video seems to be ok, so I am wondering if it may be due to the ROM. Looking at the manual, it seems you can change the colors for 80 column mode, but I didn't see anything for changing it in 40 color mode. I wanted to use this 65XE as a gaming machine so that I could put my 800XL away, but the color issue seems to be affecting other graphics modes as well. I should note, other colors seems fine. I am using the composite (monitor) port with a composite cable. I have confirmed the cable works ok with the 800XL. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks. Cliff
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    From the album: ATRMenu

    Screenshot of atrmenu.py, a menuing system I wrote for sio2linux.

    © Free to use/distribute.

  5. Hi guys. For anyone using SIO2Linux, I wrote a menu system using python and ncurses that should make selecting files for SIO2LINUX a lot easier. Here is a link to the menuing system: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5fxz9VjCX_CdWM5aWV5UUxobVk/view?usp=sharing You can find SIO2Linux here: http://www.crowcastle.net/preston/atari/ Here is the usage: usage: atrmenu.py [-h] [-d DIRECTORY] [-s SERIAL] [-i SIO2LINUX] Atari Menu optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -d DIRECTORY, --directory DIRECTORY Directory where your .atr files reside (default is current working directory -s SERIAL, --serial SERIAL Directory where your .atr files reside (default is /dev/ttyS0 -i SIO2LINUX, --sio2linux SIO2LINUX directory where sio2linux resides (default is current working directory.) Screenshot:
  6. Thanks. I have been looking at a few ideas over the past few days and hope to get started again over the next week. I am in the process of moving though, so it could easily get thrown on the shelf until that is done. =)
  7. Unfortunately, I am not sure if I am going now. My daughter, who usually loves going to pinball/video game conventions, now suddenly doesn't want to go. She has flip-flopped a few times though, so there is hope...
  8. Hey guys, I wanted to see if anyone was going to the White Rose Pinball show next week in York, PA. I may be looking to buy an older EM table if the right one comes around. I'll probably have on my AA or CGE shirt and my CGE hat, so if you see me, say hi and maybe we can play a game of pinball. I should be there Saturday. Website is here if you are interested: http://www.theyorkshow.com/ Cliff
  9. Heh. After 5 years, I finally came back to this thread because I had lost the code for the games I had written. Thank goodness for AA! Hoping to relearn bB to write some new games.
  10. Thanks for the welcome guys. So, is there a BB installer now?
  11. Hey guys. It's been a while, but I think I am ready to get back into Batari Basic and write some new games. Wrote a few before that I posted here under the user Cliff Friedel. I look forward to checking out the games that everyone has made over the past few years, talking to some of the people who worked with me in the past, and maybe make some new stuff! Hope to talk to everyone soon! Cliff
  12. Put up videos of CGE 2012 including speakers and the VGH Museum. Enjoy! Check them out here: http://www.youtube.com/user/cfriedel123/videos

  13. Ok guys. Finally got some of the videos up and running. Just go to my youtube channel and you can view the ones I got finished. 8 so far including 5 speakers, the videogame history museum, the freeplay arcade, and more. More will be coming soon. Click the link below to be directed to the videos. If you like, please feel free to subscribe. Hopefully everyone had as great a time at CGE as I did and more will come next time. Thanks. Cliff Youtube Channel Vids: http://www.youtube.com/user/cfriedel123/videos
  14. Just got back. I will be posting coverage of the event as soon as I can get it all organized and ready to go. I'll put the link here and crosspost it a couple of places so people can check it out.
  15. I will be posting everything in the next day or so. It was a great event. I got a lot of pictures, HD videos of selected speakers, coverage of the CG Museum, and some live UStream stuff (although the video on that is a little choppy). I will post links here once everything is edited and up.
  16. Great event! If you didn't know me, I was the guy recording everything with the iPhone. I plan to put up a lot of the coverage here in the next day or so. I will post the links here once I do. The speaker presentations that we went to, I got on the HD camera, so those look pretty good. The stuff I got on UStream that wasn't live was also good. The live stuff is really choppy from the internet being so bad in the Plaza. Learned some valuable lessons about vlogging events that I hope to use for the future. Hope you guys enjoy them!
  17. If anyone is interested, I will be vlogging the trip from PA to Vegas, Vegas to PA, and the CGE2K12 event. I will post links as the audio and video become available. Hope to catch some of the AtariAge people out there along with the events and expo floor. Should be an awesome time. Check it out if you can! Cliff
  18. Leaving tomorrow for the 36 hr. drive to Vegas! Can't wait! See everyone there. Cliff
  19. We just got Kickstarter approval to have get project funding for our vlog of CGE 2K12 and our trip there. If you are interested in helping our project, click on the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1072084515/classic-gaming-expo-2012-vlog-coverage Our goal is to give the best coverage of the event, our trip there, and Las Vegas that we can!
  20. I will definitely be there. Had a blast in 2010. Glad to see it is in the Plaza instead of the Tropicana this time. Felt like you had to walk to the edge of the Earth to get there =). Hope to see all of you there.
  21. It stuns me how often TI stuff appears in these posts. I've never seen any in the wild that I recall... ever. Even in the 80's and 90's when I was pioneering the thrifting and yardsaling for games. I am in the same camp. I would LOVE to run across an old TI machine at a flea market. I never had one, but used to see them in stores and mess with them once in a while. Loved them.
  22. Got this yesterday at a thrift store for $12. Been looking for a TV Pong Machine for quite a while and was excited to still see it had the box!
  23. I plan to go. Trying to get another friend to go too. If you have never been there, it's not CES or anything, but it is a lot of fun. They have a really nice auction towards the end, a free arcade, a bunch of bands that normally play, a really nice retro museum, and a lot of panels with people that built the games you grew up with. Last one I went to in 2010 had Stephen Crane who was great to talk with and ask questions. Only bad part of the whole thing is I got beat in the auction on an original M.U.L.E. for the Atari 800XL with the original cover. Anyway, if you can, go. If nothing else, it's frickin VEGAS! Supporting things like this is what keeps these conventions going =)
  24. Love Bowling! One of the games my 5 year old and I love to play on Atari.
  25. Best Game: Probably Pitfall II because it really added depth to what the first Pitfall was. Worst Game: Pac-Man. I hated that game the day I spent $30 and opened it. I hate it now. Worst conversion of a game to Atari ever! In my opinion, that and ET caused the 1984 crash, regardless of all the other crap flowing into the market at that time.
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