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  1. Well, not quite available yet, but @candle is working on an external version of the U1MB with built-in SIDE3. No way of knowing how long it may be in development but I've heard it may be getting close to being available. Here's a video of the early stages of development from January. External U1MB with built-in SIDE3
  2. Humble Bundle started giving away Surviving Mars: Deluxe Edition Steam keys yesterday. I got a key, but I already own the game, so I don't need it. It was only for three days, or while supplies last. It's still going on and has a little over two days left as of right now. If you want it, go to the link below to get it. Free Game! Once I see they're out of keys or the promotion has stopped, I'll give someone my key, but not until the promo has ended, so if you really want it, go there and get it. I want mine to go to someone that misses out, so I won't give it to anyone that requests it before Noon Monday, June 14 CST unless I see they ran out of keys earlier. Enjoy!
  3. I have to agree with @ParanoidLittleMan. 30+ years later, you're probably not going to find anyone that cares about replacing old floppy disks or is going to have flux copies of old disks, even if the companies are still in business, which is doubtful in all but the most extreme cases. Your best bet would be to find a working cracked or copied version and then copy that back to floppy. Even then, you're going to have to have access to an old PC with an onboard floppy controller in order to copy it back to floppy. And let's say you do, like @ParanoidLittleMan said, how long is your floppy drive going to last? How long is this new floppy going to last? Your all around best bet is to replace your floppy drive with a Gotek or a Goex. Then you can copy an R-Type disk image over to USB or SD card and run it on your ST just as you would a real floppy. I know we're all wired differently, but I've never understood those that want to use decades old media with a finite lifespan when they could switch to digital media that will never wear out.
  4. When everyone says how much better the AVG Cart is, someone will usually point out how the Ultimate Cart is open source and the AVG Cart isn't. That being said, I haven't seen anything new or any updates from the creator in at least a couple of years, so we're left to do it ourselves or do without. Like you, I don't have the knowledge to make changes myself. I still love my Ultimate Cart and I think the menu is head and shoulders above what the AVG Cart has, but I'd be a liar if I said that I haven't been looking longingly at the AVG Cart and the almost constant updates and feature additions it gets.
  5. I was thinking the exact same thing. I remember downloading this from Compuserve at 300 baud back in the day and thinking I was really getting something, then finding out it was some crappy PD shoot-em-up.
  6. That's certainly true. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
  7. If you're looking at archiving non-commercial disks, then there's likely no need to use Pasti. Any simple disk copier would do, as there shouldn't be any copy protection, unless I'm just completely missing something. As for your original list, I would think that most of those, the games for sure, have likely been archived already, but as @ParanoidLittleMan mentioned, a quick look through AtariMania would be the best way to tell.
  8. Now, now, maybe he won't bite this time. Don't give him an excuse to come looking to "correct" you! 😉
  9. If even just half of your proposed changes/additions were to be made, it sounds like a ton of work and almost a complete re-write of the original. I look forward to playing your results though! Keep is apprised of your progress.
  10. You can buy the unboxed CD on ebay for about $25-$30. There's a handful of them on there at the moment.
  11. Well, you've definitely got a point there. Tell three people a story and they'll all retell it differently.
  12. I think Gavin's post above said he'd have v1.5 FujiNets in stock this week.
  13. I guess that may be true, but with worldwide shipping the way it is, it seems like it would still be cheaper to order the FujiNet domestically and the AVGCart from Europe. For that matter, I thought someone had started selling the AVGCart in the U.S.
  14. I'll start off by saying that I'm a hardware guy by hobby and interests, but am not an engineer by any stretch of the imagination, and I've never had any problem following any of Marlin's instructions. Granted, I've only installed UAVs in an 800XL and a 600XL, but both installs seemed fairly easy and straight-forward. I guess, being knowledgeable, I could be making logical leaps based on my knowledge, but I really can't think of anything that was missing and I certainly can't recall any instances where knowledge of building circuits from scratch was necessary.
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