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Everything posted by gozar

  1. Altirra Basic and Deluxe Invaders are my two most used programs in the 8K slots. The other slots have Atari Basic and Assembler/Editor.
  2. It makes sense that Time Warner Atari would have been looking at this since the Apple IIc was released with an option for an LCD screen that looked almost exactly like this one in 1984. To really make it work Atari would have had to release an 8-bit with a built in disk drive.
  3. Lol, I lurk more than I talk though, but I’m always in there. ##atari is very active. Come by and stay awhile. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Probably be easier to grab a USB battery pack, the lipstick looking ones would give you almost 3 times the amount of power of a 9 volt.
  5. Since you already have an SIO2SD device, you don't really need the SDrive, unless you want to load tape images.
  6. During my freshman year of college I used Daisy Dot to create a fake pay stub so I could get a parking sticker for my car. :-)
  7. The problem with the XEP80 isn't the lack of color or the slowness, it's the difficulty in finding a monitor that will work with it. I have one old green screen CRT that allows me to use my XEP-80: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/226123-xep80-working-now-what/?p=3003936 An XEP-80 Emulator running on a Pi Zero would be a lot more useful. :-)
  8. This is the idea I had. A computer with a USB port for each 8-bit, and each 8-bit using a simple SIO2PC-USB. The server computer would be able to address each 8-bit individually, booting the machines, allowing communication between 8-bits, and supplying network access. The hardware is already done, only software needs to be written. Along the same line, it would be cool to write the software for a Pi to mimic an XEP-80, along with additional graphic modes. Joystick port would probably not be fast enough for games, but it would be for 80 columns. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. SDX works on an 800XL, using either the original cart, Dropcheck's SDX cart, or an Atarimax/Uno/Ultimate/AVG cart (but you lose the cartridge passthrough).
  10. How would this 6516 compare with the released 65802? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I'll probably re-connect the next time I'm in there. It would be nice to have some sort of software/hardware solution so I don't have to add a switch to the case. I wonder if I could mount a switch on a board to go into one of the slots since I have two free because of the incognito. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. When I had my machine open I soldered across the current switch to disable it, so the 800 always thinks the door is closed. I unplugged the speaker. :-) One of my 800s I bought had a switch installed for a hard reset, I need to open it up and see how it's connected. The switch is very handy, more than I thought it would be.
  13. Google attempts to show you the most relevant results, and apparently Google thinks you are more interested in the country and not the bird. :-)
  14. Check out the FastDiv3 version of Star Raiders: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/243904-star-raiders-source-code-to-be-released/?p=3357462 Explosions slowdown fixed. :-)
  15. Yes, I've heard of it. :-) That label is a lot better than mine.
  16. I have one on a VBXE and one on my Original Xbox, and they both work really, really well. I haven't tested the latency, but I don't have an artifacts.
  17. I don't think so, but I used DOS 3 for the longest time. It was what came with my 1050 and I didn't have a modem or local BBSes, so basically, there was no way to change DOSes. After I installed the US Doubler in my drive I moved to SparaDOS, and by that time I had access to DOS 2.5 and MyDOS. Those were needed so I could use TurboBasic XL.
  18. I think part of the reason is that you had the pirated version, so the helicopters never fired. Try the version here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/227376-interesting-issue-with-a-wavy-navy-atr/?p=3026370
  19. I'm sorry, I don't think I can take you seriously after seeing you rate Wavy Navy with a C. :-)
  20. This is really nice, especially since I bought Ape (for DOS!) back in '93 and have gotten the upgrades and drivers up to the current version without any additional charges. Twenty six years, wow....
  21. It's a common expression using in English. Also used are Bon Appetite and Hors d'oeuvre.
  22. IMHO, you would be better off adding an UAV instead of rebuilding the missing circuit: https://thebrewingacademy.com/collections/atari-800-xl-xe-xel-xld/products/tba-ultimate-atari-video-uav-board-for-400-800-xl-xe I have one in an 600XL and the output is fantastic.
  23. Yeah, don't do that. 1.44MB disks have a different coating than 720KB disks, and will be very unreliable as a 720KB disk.
  24. My favorite part of the video is where he asked others what they didn't like about using their 8-bit computers back in the day, and almost all of the complaints were because they were Commodore people and not Atari or Apple. :-)
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