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  1. You would need an Incognito, which are very rare, or an Incognito 2, which isn't for sale yet. An 800XL would be cheaper and easier. :-)
  2. I read these posts, and have to think about the 8-bit guy. He easily sold over 300 copies of Planet X2 for the C64, on floppy, and each copy came with a digital download. I think they were $40 a piece, and after he sold out, he still offers the digital download for $15. He was able to parlay the success of that one game to a Kickstarter for the MS-DOS version, where he raised of $100,000 on a goal of $30,000. Granted, he has a big following from his Youtube videos, so that helps. And the C64 & MS-DOS audience dwarf the Atari community, so I'm sure that is a big plus. If you are wanting to make money making games, you would be farther ahead switching platforms and expanding distribution to include floppy and digital downloads. As much as I like new software being created for my favorite computer, I'm never going to purchase something from Video61.
  3. I'm loving the new display effects, I feel like I'm back on my old Magnavox monitor. As I was setting up a new machine under the new version I was wondering: Is it possible to bundle up a profile with the support files it needs and share it? For example, letting someone put together a machine with the hardware and firmware, along with disks, and put that together as a file that can be shared. Right now, setting up a U1M machine with a hard drive is very intimidating.
  4. Looks good! I don't know when I'll have time to get pictures, but I'l try this week unless someone beats me to it. There is a layout issue for numbered lists once the number hits two digits, there isn't any space after the period before the text starts.
  5. AmazTools for iOS works well! Is it possible to get a blue background to match the default Atari screen? And what do the symbols above the time mean? The Bip is really impressive, especially for an $80 watch.
  6. I spoke too quickly, I may be able to change the watchface from my phone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amaztools/id1386033880?mt=8
  7. That's really cool! I'm on an iPhone, do you know if I can install the watchface by pairing the watch temporarily with an Android device and then switch back to the iPhone?
  8. If you try to use s-video on a standard 800XL, it will only be black and white because the chroma line isn't brought out to the jack. It's a simple wire to add though.
  9. In '79 Atari did the best that they could have. No one knew what computers were going to do, or what they could do, but Atari knew enough that they wanted to capitalize on the new computer market. Unfortunately, the release of the 400/800 was the last big innovation Atari did. It could be argued that adding midi ports to the ST was a big innovation, but unfortunately, the ST was mostly off the shelf parts.
  10. This guy makes soldering SMD compnents look easy:
  11. I've been playing around with Backblaze's B2 cloud storage. $.005 per gigabyte a month, 3 terabytes would be $15 a month for storage. That's a small price to pay for the piece of mind. The downside is that it would take me forever to upload 3 terabytes at 5Mbps. :-)
  12. Don't tell me how it turns out, I want to be surprised in 13 1/2 hours.
  13. Along with Materola I got the Art of Atari book, and it’s really awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yes, but it was undocumented. I read about it in Antic, and used it to send my girlfriend's cover letters to prospective employees .
  15. One of the best ways forward for Atari at the time was to sell a better designed 1200XL. Add 80 columns support, update the graphics, add the PBI, and release the 1090XL. Give people something they couldn't get with the 400/800, but still make it backwards compatible. Lose the RF. Rebrand the computer line. They would have beat the Apple //e to market by a year, and would have had AtariWriter and Visicalc/SynCalc. Everything a business needs. :-) Even 5 years later Atariwriter was still an amazing wordprocessor even if it was limited to 40 columns.
  16. The printer is pretty good with ink, we guesstimate less than $.50 for a 24"x36" poster.
  17. We have a wide format Deskjet at work, and can print a banner 24” wide by 150’. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Here’s MoparStephen’s video running Wordstar on an Indus: https://youtu.be/Z21kW0uQOyE Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  19. Here’s my pic of your setup: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fzdDqr2wWGGz3bpL8 I guess I never shared my pics or write up about Tandy Assembly! https://gtia.com/2018/11/11/tandy-assembly-was-pretty-awesome/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I use either an Xbox One or USB Xbox 360 controllers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. That's exactly what I've thought, but I don't have the programming chops to pull it off. It should also be able to act as an SIO2PC. Bonus points would be an XEP-80 emulator, using the GPIO pins and a joystick port.
  22. It requires an 8Mb cart, so it will only work on the 8Mb AtariMax carts or the Ultimate cart. It will not work on the Uno or AVG cart.
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