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  1. I'll have to see if the ribbon is any good. After all this time in a hot attic I'm going to say no. But oddly enough I think I have a spare for the xdm somewhere.
  2. I found CE, but the sound is weird. I have the mod for extra sound channels, but at first I get no sounds then I get a little music, but it sounds like something is missing. Maybe I have a bad rom? I also found Gaplus, but it won't load on my Powerpak.
  3. I picked up a free Atari lot today. The lot consisted of an XDM121 Printer (boxed), a 1027 printer, 410 tape drive, and a Rana 1000 disk drive (well and a Mac Plus, but that's not Atari). I can't test the printers beyond powering them on because I don't have any programs to print from (they look to be in really good shape so I assume they work), the 410 won't rewind or forward tapes so I assume the belt is melted like most 410's these days. The Rana 1000 drive will attempt to read the disk, it goes to track 0 from 39 where it starts when I turn it on (well, there's no power switch on it anymore, but thankfully it's always on) but then I get a short beep and a BOOT ERROR message. The disks also don't seem to want to eject so I have to pry them out. I assume the drive head needs cleaning and aligning, but that's beyond me to do. I suppose it could also be the disks I tried (they came with), as I have no idea if they're actually good or not. Is a Rana 1000 worth trying to save? I already have a few working disk drives as is (two 810's and a 1050).
  4. High Score: 299,250 Low Score: 760 And I just thought this was funny. Can't cut it closer than that!
  5. All my protos are backed up in multiple places. Years ago I lost a valuable email archive due to a hard drive crash (all my late 90's/early 2000 programmer interviews), so I learned my lesson.
  6. I have an Atari 800 with Incognito installed. I'm running my 800 as an 800XL through Incognito. I performed the modification that allows The!Cart to function and it does just fine, but today when I tried to enter the programming menu (ESC) I got a garbled screen. It works just fine on my 1200XL, so it's not The!Cart that's the problem. Is there some sort of memory conflict with Incognito, or is it just not possible to use the flasher on an 800?
  7. By far. I wanted to cover the game thoroughly because I can't release the rom. Hopefully it gives everyone an idea of how it plays.
  8. It only took me five years. Enjoy! http://www.atariprotos.com/7800/software/toki/toki.htm
  9. My review is up: http://www.atariprotos.com/7800/software/toki/toki.htm
  10. Just the PAL proto. The fixed NTSC version is a hack of the proto so it doesn't fall into the scope of my page.
  11. That's one of those protos that I need to know more about. Was it actually released in Europe on disk? Is the proto that's out there a disk to cart conversion or a real prototype? The history behind that one is murky.
  12. No, but a few of us were given the prototype rom for various reasons (bug fixing, reviewing, etc.) with the explicit instructions not to give it out to people. He may not own the rights to it, but I'm going to stand by his wishes as they were part of the price for having access to the prototype. Although in reality I'm almost 100% sure that he wouldn't care if the rom was given out at this point as it appears he'll never do whatever he had planned for it. That being said, my Toki review is coming along quite nicely, I hope to have it done by tomorrow. Since I can't give it the rom, the review is more of a complete walkthrough than a simple review. I hope to give people a sense of what the game is like even if they can't actually play it.
  13. Selling on AA is a privilege, and you sir have just lost it.
  14. I figured it out. A7800 has F12 as the screenshot key. It just stores it in a different directory and doesn't say it took a screenshot so I never noticed until I read the instructions. BTW this game is HARD with the keyboard. If it wasn't for save states I'd never get far enough to see all the levels.
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