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  1. Probably the only hobbyiest way of going forward is emulation on the Pi. Bring out the GPIO pins to DB9 sockets for joysticks (no analog for paddles though :-(). Too bad Atari800 doesn't have support for the VBXE. Stuff it into an A8 case and hook up the keyboard. BTW, is there anything like this: http://www.vesalia.de/e_keyrahv2[8238].htm for the Atari?
  2. It's interesting because I've never had a problem with real Sega controllers on this machine, 3 or 6 button.
  3. I bought some cheap 6 button Sega controllers off of eBay ($7 a pair) just to have some extra controllers. The weird thing is they stop working on my Rambo 800xl. Unplugging and plugging them back in brings them back to life. Could the memory upgrade mess them up? They work fine in my 600xl with 64K. I should test them on my 130xe and 800...
  4. Here's the adapter you'd want: http://www.radioshack.com/home/index.jsp?stop_mobi=yes I couldn't find the one I bought from Radio Shack online, but I bought it awhile ago, maybe they don't offer it anymore.
  5. Back to my comment, you need a RCA to 1/8" mono adapter, not stereo. :-) Radio Shack should have them.
  6. That 2600 midi interface would work on the A8, you would just have to write the software for the A8. :-). An Atarimax 8Mb cart would give you a megabyte to play with.
  7. Was the single chip completed? What's to stop someone from producing it?
  8. Looking at the different retail options, the Pi is probably the best deal. After adding everything needed it's still $50 though.
  9. Looking over the old playpower.org* information, I got to wondering if it would be possible to use our beloved 8-bit as a base for the device instead of a NoaC. This would give it a rich base of software to begin with. But I don't know if you could emulate an A8 cheaply enough (production cost would have to be in the $2-$5 range). Rights to an OS would need to be secured, but Turbo Basic is in the public domain. The C64 DTV would also be a good starting point, but I like the A8 better. :-) *PlayPower started out in 2009 with a $12 keyboard computer: http://www.wired.com/2009/03/12-computers-ba/
  10. I don't think this is it, but try an RCA female to 1/8" mono jack. Also, try plugging the 800 into some computer speakers or your stereo to make sure it is sending audio out. I use this exact same set up, but with a mono jack.
  11. That's why you need a DNS service like Cloudflare that lets you update your IP in DNS when it changes. You run a little program on a computer on your home network that updates Cloudflare (or any other DNS service that supports dynamic IPs). Exactly how dyndns.org works, except with your own domain name instead of theirs. DNS doesn't know or care about ports or services, it just maps names to IP addresses. (Simplified a bit :-)
  12. This is what you want to do, set up thunderdome.fox-1.nl to point to your BBS IP. Looks like you're using ServageOne for hosting. A cursory glance of the website doesn't tell me what DNS services they offer. If they don't allow you to dynamically set the ip of thunderdome.fox-1.nl, you could use Cloudflare for that. You point the name servers for your domain to Cloudflare, and manage DNS on cloudflare instead of ServageOne. I'd be glad to help you set it up!
  13. Check out cloudflare.com. They offer free DNS hosting, and can support dynamic IPs.
  14. Would it work in /etc/rc.local? sudo nano -w /etc/rc.local Add the above lines Reboot Every time the machine is restarted, the above will run. If you want to run it without reboot, sudo /etc/rc.local will do it (but if you have other lines in there that do other things, that could mess up your machine requiring a reboot anyway :-).
  15. I forgot to post that I received my a week or two ago! Thanks a lot Bunsen! I'm trying to get through the magazine, which I knew German better. :-)
  16. It doesn't roll, just shows it in black and white. I grabbed a Sony Media Converter (DVMC-DA2) and it works correctly. I'll try again once my SVideo cable arrives.
  17. So I have a crappy EasyCap DC60 USB device that I'd like to use to capture video from my Atari 8-bits. Unfortunately, it only shows black and white video! What I've tried so far: Three separate machines (800XL, 130XE, 1200XL) and three power supplies RF to a VCR to the EasyCap. The blue screen comes through fine, but as soon as I put it on the channel it's black and white OS X and Windows A NES worked correctly I noticed on my LCD TV that the video signal never shows correctly the first time, and I have to unplug/plug in the video cord and/or turn on/off the tv until it gets the signal correct. Any ideas? Next would be to try an SVideo cable... (my 800XL has the choma line attached)
  18. The green monochrome monitor shows all the columns and all the lines. The monitor may look ancient but it does the job. It was the first one I've found that shows everything.
  19. Interesting that he's just using a Raspberry Pi and building an interface to the ACSI port. A PBI version would be pretty sweet for the 8-Bits. :-)
  20. I finally got a monitor that works well with my XEP80: Now what? I have Atariwriter80, but I'm looking for software that will run under SDX. I found vt850b1 for a terminal editor, but can't quite get it to work. I would love to be able to telnet to my Linux box and find a decent text editor that works with it.
  21. Apple has a download for the command line tools, but they might have removed the 10.6. The command line tools and brew help when compiling.
  22. We sure have come a long way from Nick Kennedy's original SIO2PC with the MAX232 chip. Looks great!
  23. There is Retro Gamer and PRO© Atari printed, along with The Retrogaming Times Monthly that's electronic. I know I've missed others though. I like the printed stuff, but it's just gotten so expensive. Github handles the expenses for GTIA. :-)
  24. He has a MegaCD interface: https://sites.google.com/site/ataripal/megacd :-)
  25. I've had the idea since before 1999, so I had better just hurry up and act on it. The basic framework for GTIA Magazine is complete. Included in the framework is the Volume 0 release, which is some Zmag/A\zine articles from March of 1986. Analog magazine was a big part of my Atari life back in the 80s, so I'm hoping the GTIA Magazine will help re-kindle some of that excitement. The magazine will be published on the first Tuesday of every month in ePub, Mobi, and Markdown format. But now we need content. Feel free to submit articles on anything vintage electronics (released before 1989) to me at [email protected] or fork the repo at Github and add your submission there. Also, feel free to translate the articles into other languages! More information is available at the GTIA Magazine Github site. Suggestions? Comments?
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