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  1. Hi Kay. I couldn't find a link to the interview on here (this AA post). I got to it by going to the last podcast and navigating back to the main menu. Here's the link for anyone who can't find it: https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-interview-392-dorothy-siegel-pioneer-in-computer-music Thanks! Love the podcast, as always.
  2. He had my attention with CP/M 3 in ROM and the SD card. Please be real... please be real...
  3. If you're interested, Ben Heck made his own Dina-like system, but his could run Sega Master System games because the TI chip used in the SMS is backwards compatible.
  4. There was a similar thread on vcfed.org, along the lines of "What would the world be like if Microsoft hadn't happened?". I personally think that clones would have happened with or without IBM, it just would have been a clone of whatever worked best for the cloners. Before IBM, Taiwanese cloners were making tons of Apple ][+ clones. Apple sued, but I don't think that did any good... the only reason those went away is because they could make more money cloning 5150 boards instead. And if CP/M hadn't taken over as the Numero Uno OS, then something else would... maybe a CP/M clone. Or something completely different and original. I read somewhere that prior to IBM coming onto the scene in 1981 that the actual #1 computer company was Tandy (I was shocked too!) that we'd be working on machines evolved from the TRS-80 Model 4 machine with a 64-bit GUI based on LDOS instead. Actually that sounds more interesting than what we ended up with.
  5. A decent Adam emulator would be welcome. All the ones I've tried seem to get about 80% there, but are missing some features that ultimately make them barely useable. It's like they got the colecovision part working and lost interest.
  6. I have one of the original ones, with the external floppy drive. I'm think I've located a good multisync LCD for it but it hasn't arrived yet. I'd like to make this my one and only ST. I have two others, a 520STfm and a 1040STf... I no longer have room for all this. I like the smaller one because of the footprint and the fact that its the original model. I've tried, briefly, to figure out what my options are, but that was a few years ago and I'm sure things have changed. So, what are the recommended upgrades? It has TOS in ROM, but I'd like to get a better version. Or maybe a switcher board for more than one TOS version. As much RAM as possible. USB port? SD card reader? PS/2 mouse adapter? I'd also like to put a high density floppy drive in the external drive if possible... would that just need a 1.44Mb mechanism and a floppy controller chip upgrade? Is there a blitter available? Is the BEST Electronics keyboard upgrade any good? My original STfm, before it died 20 years ago, had a 4096 color mod board and 4Mb of RAM in it. Is there something like that? My other option is stuffing a raspberry pi in it, but that seems... dirty, somehow. But also compelling. Any help (and links!) would be awesome. Thanks!
  7. I've been watching your progress on Facebook. I'm *very* impressed! You've banged this out pretty fast, too. My game? Ten years and counting. My daughter is 9 and my son is 6, so you can see what happened right there. LOL
  8. I really liked the look of your version of Flappy Bird, there were a lot of nice graphical touches (like who, besides you, would have made the pipes have more than one solid color?). I look forward to what you can do with Venture, one of my favorite CV games!
  9. I have to say SimCity. It was the only game I imported from Europe for my Atari ST. It was the only game I bought three times (ST, Amiga and IBM-PC). It was that good. Populous was amazing. Star Raiders sold me on the Atari 400 and Kings Quest sold me on the Atari ST. But I think I put more hours into SimCity than any other game in that decade. Other runners up were Empire (bought that on my Amiga and then on the ST), Rogue and Shanghai. But the 90's were dominated by Civilization. And the 00's. And the 10's. On track for the 20's. Dammit, Sid Meier!
  10. I gotta say, whenever this topic pops up on my screen, I feel far more excitement than a grown man should. No idea why it matters so much to me, maybe as a "screw you" to the C64 boys 'cause they've had GEOS and Wings for so long and its time they were bested. I'm not usually like that (hence my room full of Atari, Apple, Commodore, TRS-80s and more retro stuff) but this program is so sweet. You've got a first-class program here, Flashjazzcat.
  11. Looking forward to what you come up with next. This is really well done!
  12. Geez, just skip over it if you don't like it. Computer purists are boring. Seems like you're in the minority here.
  13. Yes, what Jetboot Jack said. I really enjoy your work, taking the simple VCS graphics and giving them a proper C64 treatment... lots of little details and embellishments! Looks wonderful. 😁
  14. Any way to trick it? LOL I hope they offer it at some point (soon!)
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