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Everything posted by gozar

  1. Already added the chroma connection to use with the separate jacks on my 1702, but that cable looks really nice.
  2. I've been meaning to build a cable for SVideo from my 800XL, but haven't gotten around to it.
  3. I have a Dell 20" with composite input, but it looks like crap. That's why I dug out my Commodore 1702 monitor, looks so much better!
  4. The Clearpic mod looks pretty doable. I've done a few of the mods to my 800XL, and the output looks really good. It looks amazing compared to the 1200XL, lol!
  5. Oh! That makes sense. Since I've never used a 1200XL, I just assumed the Sparta carts would fit. :-) Now to figure out why my MyIDE+Flash won't boot. Plus I have to do something about the video, it's painful compared to my 800XL!
  6. There are a couple of Basic Training articles from Analog: http://www.atarimagazines.com/analog/issue72/basic_training.php http://www.atarimagazines.com/analog/issue78/basic_training.php I seem to remember a series of articles where the end result was a Space Invaders game, but I can't remember where...
  7. It doesn't go through the case at all. I guess it would allow for access to the inside, but there isn't anything there.
  8. Geez, hate replying to myself... Spartdos X does work. MyIDE+Flash does not. I get my initial boot menu, but no matter what I select it won't boot from the drive.
  9. Oh, and HISIO.COM reports incompatible OS. I thought it worked with all of the XL/XE OSs?
  10. I pulled up each of the main chips and re-seated (re-sat? :-) them and the gibberish went away. I can boot it into MyDos just fine. I tested it with Action! and didn't see any problems. I also found a bonus, apparently it has a Newell 256K upgrade installed! But.... Spartados X doesn't boot, and neither does my MyIDE+Flash. Also, it looks like the previous owner cut out a square above the cartridge port. Any idea why? (See attached pic)
  11. And I forgot to attach the picture... :-)
  12. I decided to fire up a 1200XL I bought years ago, and it doesn't work right. I can get into the memory test, and it completes it fine. Nothing else works, I get gibberish on screen right before it locks up. Attached is a screen shot when I first turn it on with nothing attached before it goes into the hardware test. Where should I start?
  13. That's what I was thinking, at first. Then I noticed that I can change memory locations when I compile with the SET directive. Any idea where the options are stored in memory? I just want to set the left margin and turn off the screen.
  14. Is there a way to save the config in Action!?
  15. As a big fan of Arkanoid, this is amazing! Plays very well on my 800XL. I like the small touches, such as the little bit of momentum the ball has when resting on the paddle before game start. Any way of putting our score on the game screen?
  16. I'm working on writing my first game in Action!. It's a two player game, and the players are identical except that they are mirrored. I'm storing the shape data in a BYTE ARRAY, is there a trick to flipping my player?
  17. All fixed! I emailed Steve and replied with an answer to his question. After I replied I thought I better try the original ROM again, and it didn't work either. I desoldered the socket and re-soldered it back in and everything works now! My dream 8-bit system is pretty much finished! (Thanks to everyone, and to Steve for replying on New Year's Day!)
  18. Kyle22 is the winner, the two white wires were there and the other is my RAMBO upgrade. I've tried booting holding down SELECT. And also pressing RESET. Next is to email Steve. :-) Thanks all!
  19. I finally have gotten around to installing my WarpOS upgrade. Desoldered the OS, installed the socket. Tested it with the original ROM, machine boots up. Installed the WarpOS board and soldered the 3 wires and I get nothing. Where should I start checking connections? p.s. Does the WarpOS start up without a keyboard attached?
  20. I'm not looking at one to replace the 8-bit as much as a peripheral for the 8-bit. Total hardware costs for using it off of the SIO port would be less than $50 (case, adapter, Model A RPi, misc. cabling). Everything I mentioned could be done with an SIO2PC cable and a computer, but that takes up a lot of desktop space. The Altirra emulator looks pretty nice to try if you do pick up an x86 computer, just wish it ran under Linux. :-)
  21. After I fixed my reading comprehension, I understood because I have one of the adapters. :-) Is there one that works on the XL PBI just for the cartridge ports?
  22. Oh! I see my mistake now! Reading comprehension failure... Along the same lines, something like that would be useful for the XL series.
  23. My MIO doesn't have any, but http://www.atarimuseum.com/faqs/HARD_FAQ.HTML#ddmio says that it should: Am I confused on what they are talking about?
  24. Coming into this late, and just thinking out loud... I don't understand the hostility to the Raspberry Pi as a peripheral to the Atari. The GPIO pins are not 5V tolerant, so they would require some additional work, but I think you could hook a RPi up to the PBI. Once there, you have an easily programmable device to be whatever you want (although it appears there would be additional work to be done to properly mirror the Antic chip). Options that I'd like to see (but would still keep it an Atari): Storage device: should be very quick over the PBI Terminal app for the 8-bit to access Linux on the RPi (this doesn't ruin the Atari feel, it's just like if you are using a term program to access a BBS). Network access - networked games and BBS access. A reworked R: driver that allows you to perform http gets and puts for API services. Access Twitter, for example. Then move on to graphics and sounds (although then you are beginning to step outside of being an Atari)... I think networking would be very useful (especially with a wifi adapter in the RPi). The RPi Model A is $25, hopefully it could be connected to the PBI for a total cost of under $40. Thinking about it further, it might work better as an SIO device if it's not being used for graphics and sound. Or maybe I haven't been keeping up with things and these ideas have already been shot down... :-)
  25. I bought a Falcon awhile ago off of Ebay, and was able to play around with it for a while. I put it aside, and now when I boot it up it's not recognizing the hard drive. I'd hate to have had the hard drive fail before I was able to back it up (it came with some interesting software, including Cubase (with the dongle)). Anything I should try before I just replace it? Should I replace it with a ide->CF adapter or just go with an IDE flash drive?
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