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  1. Hello all I have two ebay auctions running at the moment if anyone's interested: - Atari 65XE with XC12 and games: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303266602735?ul_noapp=true - Atari 1029: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303266616577?ul_noapp=true
  2. I'm about to do some experiments at work that involve light and temp measurements, and thought this would be an opportunity to wheel out AtariLab. However, I've since acquired an Arduino and suspect that this will fit in my office bag more easily, as well as being less obtrusive to the participants... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  3. Marvellous. I shall check out the CPC Wiki forum for some pointers on reviving this creature. Never mind the games - just the keyboard is more colourful than on my XE! I remember playing Roland in the Caves, but I didn't even know that you could get Donkey King for it. Looking forward to exploring the CPC's software collection... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  4. Hi folks I recently picked up an Amstrad CPC464 to add to my collection (while my first computer was a Atari 65XE, I'd been playing around on someone else's CPC for some time before I got the Atari, so it was that which introduced me to home computing in the first place). However, it's not booting up properly so I'm now off in search of some Amstrad forums for advice on getting it up and running again. In the meantime, though, I was curious as to whether any AtariAgers are using CPCs as well. If so, how are you getting on with them?
  5. I have ended up with two of these but only need one, so the other one's available to anyone who wants it. £18 or nearest offer - buyer to collect or pay postage. Will consider swap for the AtariLab Light Sensor set.
  6. It's been sat unused on my shelf for years, so it may as well go to somebody who will make use of it. Was working last time I fired it up,although that was a very long time ago. It's loose but will come with a (tatty) manual and a copy of printer utilities on cassette. Offers welcome (buyer to collect or pay postage - bear in mind that the 1029 is a somewhat weighty beast).
  7. If it's an article from the Daily Mail then I'd suggest taking whatever it says with a massive pinch of salt.
  8. For our A-level Computer Studies classes we used Visual Basic. In retrospect it was great for knocking up Windows applications quickly and easily, but I'd have to agree with gorf68 that it's not a good choice if you want to learn how to program properly. I've since studied some Java, some Pascal, some C, some Prolog and (at the moment) some Python, and think that we should have been made to use one of these back then instead.
  9. A long overdue update - now tried it, and it works nicely.
  10. I always forget to swap the joystick over when I start up WOW. I don't even know how I discovered it was port 2 in the first place, as I wasn't given any instructions with the cart.
  11. Well, I've just ordered one, so we'll soon find out...
  12. I was just about to mention him - as an aside, had a great time at one of his Brighton beach parties, but I didn't get close enough to the DJ booth to see whether he'd brought his Atari along. White Town also used an ST on "Your Woman" (if anyone remembers that one...)
  13. Did anyone else in the UK spot the Atari 800 on BBC News at 6 last night?

  14. Much as I love my Atari 8-bits, using a picture of one in that context (alongside the poor quality of writing in the synopsis) just makes the product seem amateurish. I think I'll hold on to my $1.21, thanks all the same.
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