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  1. I already set up a mini A8 like this with a Raspberry Pi Model A and atari800. I use it for PAL software since I'm in the US, but it doesn't "feel" right. I did replace the boot image with the 1200XL Atari image, and set it to boot straight into atari800. The hardware and software side is easy, it's the IP that makes an Atari 800 mini hard. Pretty cool and small, but it's in a generic Pi case. The Model A doesn't have a lot of case choices.
  2. Uniterm is your friend, it got me through my last few years of college, connection to CMS and VMS. :-)
  3. Do you hear any beeps when you turn it on? The Atari needs to load DOS from the disk, and it sounds like that isn’t happening. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I tested my generic 6 button controller, and couldn't get it to mess up like it did before. But, I've never had any issues with real Sega Genesis controllers, 3 or 6 buttons. I prefer to use the 6 button controller, it's smaller than the 3 button.
  5. Wow, that's awesome that you found that. I had the same issue with a generic six button, so I stopped using it. This does not occur with a true Sega 6 button controller. BTW, I need to check, but I think the generic 6 button controllers only exhibit this behavior on memory expanded machines.
  6. My opinion would be to put the cart port between the joystick ports, if that’s possible. It would be cool to have the supports for a SSD in case someone wants to put a PC ITX board in the case.
  7. It walks you through those steps. Really nothing to troubleshoot, it just works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. It's actually two commands typed at the command line: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" brew install atari800 An average user should be able to copy and paste two lines... :-)
  9. No affect with different power supplies and SIO cables. :-( It sits on the long farting noise like nothing is attached before going to self-test. I know what the normal SIO sound should be with its long beep. Same response on two different machines. I guess next I need to open it up!
  10. My 850 doesn't seem to be working anymore. I'm assuming the ultimate test is to try to boot with the 850 being the only device on the SIO chain, but this doesn't give me a response either. Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Most games have been fixed for the XL/XE. How many games aren't fixed?
  12. Get an 800XL. They are plentiful and will run almost everything (as long as it doesn't need more than 64K). Build an SIO2PC-USB with a $5 FTDI chip and some header wires (search the 8-bit forum for more info). Use with Aspeqt for a disk drive. That's all you need to get started. Once you enjoy it, then you can look at other upgrades and equipment.
  13. Somewhere I read that we have the Tramiels to thank for dumping old Atari 8-bit stock in Europe in places such as Poland.This allowed a resurgence in the 8-bit in the late 80s.
  14. I've been meaning to try this with Altirra and http://parsec.tv but my 5Mb up speed at home doesn't quite cut it. Maybe someone with a better home connection can try it?
  15. I went to upgrade my Incognito 800 today, and am running into "Cannot identify hardware". I've tried booting off a disk image and using the Side loader to run uflash, but end up with the same issues each time. The PBI Bios is showing as 1.61 and the Incognito BIOS is showing as 1.00. Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting? The machine appears to be working fine, except for the fact that I can't run almost anything from the NYD2018 set of discs. That's the reason I started down the path to upgrade. I'm using Incognito_Firmware_Update_071216 from Jon's site.
  16. I don't think a mini-ITX board will fit: pi-top A pi is 85MM long, which means there would need to be at least 65MM under the keyboard to fit a mini-itx motherboard. And then the motherboard will probably have vertical clearance issues.
  17. This poll was to get an idea of who currently has a VBXE, nothing more. For those planning on buying on, they can vote in the poll once they buy it/install it.
  18. I had two reasons to install my VBXE: Better picture. Mine is plugged into a GBS8220 and then into an LCD monitor. This is the big reason, 80 COLUMNS! I've wanted 80 columns ever since I used AppleWorks on the Apple //e. Even more so once I got to college and needed to access the mainframe. I don't count graphics 8 80 columns either. Do these reasons violate the spirit of the A8? I don't think so.
  19. In hindsight it's good that there weren't two SIO ports. Not that people didn't have have a lot of devices, but because we would have had even more devices that you couldn't daisy chain, like the XM301 and SX212.
  20. I thought davidcalgary29's question deserved a poll.
  21. I don’t think Atari or Commodore wanted their machines to be viewed as game machines. Keeping the one button standard allowed the computers to use currently made joysticks with minimal engineering effort. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  22. The main reason was ease of use. This was the dawn of video games, and multiple buttons made games harder to play for novices and was intimidating. Look at discussions back in the day over the Defender control scheme. Once the NES was released it became the go to machine to play games, and computers took the backseat. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. So what do I do with the RevA boards? :-)
  24. Did I miss something about Sophia outputting DVI?
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