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About 7800

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  • Birthday 09/14/1976

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    Miserable SOB
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    Westchester County, New York
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    Old School BMX, Vintage Electronics, Vintage Mattel/Kenner Toys. MOTUC figures.
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    Twin Famicom
    Sega Megadrive
    PC Engine Core grafix II
    (all with Everdrives)
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    Super Famicom (with Everdrive)
  1. Unrelated... But I recently bought a minty //c external disk drive from ebay. Obviously it's plugged into the Drive B port. What I didn't realize until after messing around with it, is that both drive ports are part of the same "SLOT". I was getting confused with slots and ports. LOL! So Slot 6 is for the disk drives and apparently the computer recognizes which one is Drive A and Drive B. So now that I figured that out... I decided that I'm going to get some disks, copy GEOS (A GUI OS for the //c) from my emu on to a disk, and boot from it on Drive A. From there, I should be able to open other disks from Drive B via GEOS. I guess the whole point of GEOS is to theoretically make it easier and more interactive as opposed to using BASIC commands. I do think it's kinda cool using and GUI and a mouse with a computer that was ultimately designed to mainly function from BASIC.
  2. Or if you only need one drive... the floppy emu, open up your //c, disconnect the original floppy drive from the motherboard, and plug in the floppy emu. Run the ribbon cable right out of the back where the alternate disk drive port is. I like the AB Switch idea though.
  3. I have an old PowerBook 170 that I'd like to convert into a fully functional, modern laptop computer/emulator using Raspberry Pi. My goal is to keep the aesthetics of the PowerBook the same (for the most part), but naturally I want to use a modern, color 10" LCD. Right now I'm just trying to make sure I can continue to use the keyboard and trackball before I jump into this project. I took apart the PowerBook already and discovered that trackball is a single unit that plugs into the bottom of the keyboard via ribbon strip. The top of the keyboard also has two ribbon strips that plugged into what I assume was a control board or something. Has anyone here done any old computer hacks that involve a laptop keyboard conversion to USB? If so, what can you share with me that could help me out with this project? Thanks in advance.
  4. Yes, the Behr Bonz. Oh, I didn't know that. Oh well... another project I guess. Does it at least have a footprint for a reset button?
  5. Ordered one the other day, developer contacted me right away and was awesome to deal with. Can't wait to get it.
  6. WOW! This is good to know. I ordered my Megacart at least 4 years ago... haven't heard from the developer since I emailed him requesting a status update, which was about two years ago. I will look into this Behr- Bonz cart. Hopefully I can get one in 2017.
  7. Fair enough, but I own most of the Everdrives and have never, ever had a compatibility problem or any other issue with them. I play them all on the Japanese systems though so... not sure if that has anything to do with it... or maybe it's just luck.
  8. So... It would seem that because there are so many 7800 variations out there, it is one of the main reasons why it's difficult to get this thing working 100%. ??? Does this make sense or am I stating the obvious? I have an Everdrive for almost every other system I own, NES, SNES, Megadrive, etc. They all work awesomely and I don't recall reading about any development issues for them.
  9. Wow... haven't been on here in a while, I see things haven't changed. I feel you. I was excited about this thing when I first heard about it, now I couldn't care less about it. I understand the technical delays, but since money was put down on it by so many people... this "project" should be prioritized. The best thing would have been NOT to take money for it. I actually think people should be refunded. They can always buy it if and when it does get completed... and I'm sure they will. No need to hold people's money hostage until then.
  10. Oh boy, It's been a while since I built that. I belive I bought a joystick like this one, but there are so many to choose from. Just make sure it comes with a wire harness. It is best to solder them right to the board, but I suppose you could always strip some of the insulation off of the Proline wiring and twist the new joystick wires to the correct corresponding wires, then tape them up. https://www.focusattack.com/sanwa-jlf-tp-8yt-joystick/ Then you have to pick out a joystick ball top. https://www.focusattack.com/controls/joysticks/joystick-accessories/balltop-handles/ Then you will need some push buttons. Again, there are so many to choose from... Also, you will need to wire these up yourself. I used network cable pieces and soldered them to the Proline board where the button contacts are. https://www.focusattack.com/controls/pushbutton/by-hole-diameter/28-575mm-1-1-8/happ-competition/ Hope this helps.
  11. Not really. I mean... not sure how much more in-depth I could go regarding a Proline controller hack. I did mine the half-assed way. Take apart a Proline, stuff the guts into another encasement, splice into the wires with arcade components, etc.
  12. So, I haven't really been following this page. Can anyone give me a quick update on this project in the form of YES or NO answers? - Is this any closer to being finished and released? - Once loaded onto an SD card, will all the original 7800 games be playable? - Is it still going to have HOKEY to support games with POKEY sound? Thanks in advance.
  13. All I know is, I was late to the pre-order party and didn't pay into this. I'm glad I didn't. I lost interest in it about 2, maybe 3 years ago. I don't think I would ever use it anyway. it would just be another Atari item collecting dust with the rest of my collection.
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