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Everything posted by gozar

  1. Here's where I made the connections to the CPU on my 1200XL: Of course, I can't remember where each one goes, but if you're doing a 1200XL upgrade it's easier than I thought to follow the traces on the motherboard. (The electrical tape is because that pin is almost on the resistor.)
  2. I think if there is a cartridge in it, then it will only show 40 squares.
  3. I used male to female jumper wires for mine.
  4. It looks like they're planning on releasing this as a cartridge so anyone can make games for it and distribute them as downloads to anyone else that has the cartridge. That doesn't mean you can't do a game on cart with it, but it's not really going to stop any complaints since anyone with this cart will still want to buy downloads...
  5. I lucked out, my 1200XL already had 28 pin sockets, so it was really easy. (Especially once I stopped trying to over think it. :-)
  6. Duh, why do I always make things hard then they are. I didn't want to solder onto the CPU directly, and didn't realize how easy it is to trace the cpu pins out to a pad to solder onto. U1MB is installed in my 1200XL. If you told me 20 years ago that I would have a 1MB Atari, I would have laughed in your face. :-) Thanks everyone!
  7. Where did you make the CPU connections?
  8. This does look amazing, especially if it can be produced for under $20. Just shut up and take my money!
  9. You were able to get a USB gamepad to work under Wine? How'd you do that, USB support doesn't exist in Wine. Gamepad support is automatic under Ubuntu with Atari800, just be sure to have the gamepad plugged in before started Atari800. I've used a 360 controller, NES USB controller, and SNES USB controller.
  10. If you're familar with the command line in msdos, then any of the unixes command lines will be very familiar. A few gotchas: Under Unix: Use forward slash (/) for directory delimeters instead of backslash (\) Commands use the hyphen (-) before program arguments instead of forward slash (/) ls brings up a directory listing cp - copies files (must have a destination) mv - moves or renames files Check out this crash course: http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book/
  11. I know it's somewhere in the last 131 pages of this thread, but will there be an option to turn of full window drag? (Or is it too early to worry about? :-) Looks really amazing, can't wait to see what apps get written.
  12. I found the AX11015, which looks like you can communicate with it over serial, and it will take care of all of the TCP/IP stuff for you. Once Joey_z finishes this PBI board just hang it off of one of the serial ports. Or buy a Lantronix box. :-)
  13. An Arduino would be too limited, plus too expensive. $15 for an Arduino, another $10 for ethernet (or $40-$50 for wifi!), $5 for SD reader. You're only $5 away from the price of a Pi which would have 512MB of RAM. Add a case and power supply for the Pi and you're up to $50. With something like the Pi (it doesn't have to be a Pi, but it's probably the cheapest) you can use it for so many other things. The more I think about it though, the "server" software would just need to be written so it's portable. Then you could use Windows, Linux, a Pi, a Beagleboard, whatever.
  14. http://www.atarimagazines.com/v3n9/Parallel_Bus.html http://www.atarimagazines.com/v3n10/parallelbus.html http://www.atarimagazines.com/v3n11/parallel_bus.html http://www.atarimagazines.com/v3n12/toolbox.html :-)
  15. Would it have a pass thru so I could still use my IDE+?
  16. It only takes four wires to connect the SIO to a Raspberry Pi. For network file access I'd just use a regular drive number and have the Pi present the network directory as a SpartaDos or MyDos formatted disk. Telnet would be pretty easy, That hard part is writing the software for the Pi. Then extend it even further. 80 columns, either through the SIO or wire some GPIO pins to a joystick port ala the XEP80. With the right software you should be able to even get advanced graphics modes by letting the Pi drive the display. I envision this working for games by having the Atari send to the Pi the graphics data (backgrounds and sprites) and then the Atari has to send very little data to change the display. Use a new device, like G:, and use CIO access. You can then send sprite data at the beginning of your program to the Pi, then during the game the Atari would only have to send a few bytes to the Pi to tell it to put sprite 0 at x,y location. The Atari can even turn off ANTIC for a speed increase. Bonus points for adding an automatic video switcher, where the Pi can switch the video from the Atari or from the Pi. And if you wire into the joystick port you would be able to do the network play, although I don't know how the other person would see the screen. A $50 solution for the Atari that opens up networking and other fun stuff. Too bad my coding skills aren't up to the task. You could plug Flash drives into it to mount, have wifi access to the Atari, write a music player that the Atari uses to play MP3s on the pi. And then, the ultimate insult. Install an Apple //e or C64 emulator on the Pi, and write some software to send the Atari keyboard and joysticks to the Pi. It really reminds me of the ATR-8000. Just call this the ATR-16000. Or ATR-Pi.
  17. I buy everything now, it helps to put things into perspective: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/apps I eat fast food a lot, spending $5-$8. I used to balk at spending $.99 for an app, until I realized I just spent $1.25 for a pop that will be gone in an hour, where an app I'll have for awhile.
  18. Ok, I need to check this out! His manuals are the best technical manuals I've ever read. (And I need to pick up some Mac ROMs so I can get my Spectre GCR running. :-)
  19. Mine was an 800XL for Christmas of 1984 with the 1050 disk drive (and DOS 3). Upgraded both later to a 256K Rambo for the 800XL and the US Doubler for the 1050 and bought a 1025 printer at some point. Today it houses the AtariMax 32-in-1 OS, some sort of video mod I did (which among other things added Chroma, the machine looks amazing on my 1702), an IDE+ with 2GB CF, and ILS KRH so I can use an IBM Model M keyboard.
  20. Check out maker clubs, it seems that there is a lot to the maker movement that reminds me of the computer movement in the '80s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maker_culture
  21. I want to change the colors of certain lines in graphics 0 in cc65. Assembler can be embedded in cc65, but I can't figure out how to get started. Does anyone have any examples of use?
  22. I'm so surprised how the original XBox just works. And it's dirt cheap, I'm watching a few auctions now to get another one for the living room TV.
  23. I saw an eBay listing for the Omnimon OS upgrade, which had a different default font. In my 800XL I have a Warp 32-in-1 installed, so I'm thinking it would be cool to install a few OSes with different default roms. Any idea what's the easiest way to change the rom in an OS dump?
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