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About Ely

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  • Birthday 09/16/1970

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  1. Here in the UK I used my 130XE and 1050 with MiniOffice II to write all my college assignments and Print Shop to do title pages, all printed on a Citizen 120D printer via an SIO to Parallel interface. This was from from Sep 87-Nov 89, then I got an ST and started using 1st Word Plus until I was done with college in 1991.
  2. As I have said on other forums in the past, the best machine was the one you had. My Dad was never going to buy an Atari in 1982 when we go our Dragon 32 for £200, a 400 was £250 + a dedicated tape drive for another £50 and had that keyboard, the 800 with 16K was £500. I loved our Dragon 32, I used it every day, I knew it's limitations but it didn't matter it's what I had access to. I learn BASIC on it, played games and generally lived the mid-80s kid with a computer life. Eventually I bought myself a 130XE in 1987 for £99 and a 1050 for £129.
  3. Jan Beta did a video about this last week for an Amiga; And a follow up q&a and update this week;
  4. Damn, any time I listened to him on a podcast his passion for Atari shone through. RIP.
  5. I’ll donate some money once I’ve got my CC details to hand. I have no problem helping a person in need if I have the means to do so. This is what being part of a community is all about. EDIT: Right I've done that now.
  6. Ah, that makes sense. It's easy to forget the limitations the 8-Bits had when it comes to colours you can actually use at a given screen mode etc vs what the machine as a whole can generate. So I assume you're limited to like 4 colours for the sprites then right?
  7. They are looking great! Can I ask why are you using brown for a lot of it? Is the aim to match the C64 graphics and it’s lovely colour palette? It’s not like the Atari can’t do the greys and reds of the Arcade. Unless I’m missing something.
  8. Thanks for the heads-up. I love the Home-brew section is RG and I was wondering where it was in 208. I’ve donated.
  9. I think this is purely so you can use the port area for the new socket. Certainly that was the case with mine. I was never going to use the modulator again ever.
  10. Loved both of the episodes on YouTube, looking forward to more.
  11. Wow, this is very impressive! It's like I'm transported back 30 years and playing the ST version in my bedroom. Good job all involved. Looking forward to more.
  12. Great read thanks for posting. What I take away from it is that Atari not opening up to 3rd Parties early was a huge mistake and also the lack of 80col mode too. Still can’t imagine how the Apple II got so popular given it’s price. But being from the UK I didn’t get exposed to what was going on in the US from that point if view, nor probably would I have been interested given I was born in 1970.
  13. I always preferred Galaxian & Galaga over Gorl or Phoenix in the arcades they always seemed much more polished to me. Gorf esspecially is glitchy and flickery as though the hardware was being pushed too far. This Galaga demo on the Atari 8-Bits looks amazing!
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