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  1. Yes, I purchased it from AmigaStore: https://amigastore.eu/638-laser-upgrade-kit-for-atari-stm1-mouse.html It's pretty easy to do the upgrade, it's just a matter of removing some screws, then removing the ball housing and inserting the laser housing in its place. I cannot recommend it for a couple of reasons: 1. The 3D printed ball cover(now laser cover) barely fit(really loose) and came off during normal use. I did manage to get the original ball cover back on with some fiddling. 2. I tried all three of the configurations and the only one that worked swapped the vertical movement (up was down and down was up) - so I had to cut and modify the header pin connectors. When I did get the movement fixed any vertical movement temporarily went the opposite direction before the mouse would right itself in the correct direction. This made it very tedious to select dialog buttons, or to have any accuracy with the mouse. So imagine trying to play Lemmings or Sundog with an inaccurate mouse. This effect was noticeably worse on my STE, but was much better on this 1040STF. Perhaps a firmware issue with the laser upgrade - I don't know. I much prefer the Tom and Jerry solutions, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Amiga-Atari-XE-XL-ST-C64-C128-Mouse-Gamepad-Joystick-USB-adapter-TOM-Rev2/233834776173?hash=item3671a3866d:g:rXAAAOSwr7ZW6~aI I really liked the idea of keeping the original mouse as I'm sure we all do, just a shame it doesn't work that well. On the other hand, maybe I just got one that had a damaged IC and other people have had better luck.
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    Wanted to see if anybody could use them before I donate them to an electronics retailer. Just pay for shipping and you can have them - I'm only shipping within the US because of C19. I believe these can be used as replacement memory for latter A500 Motherboards as well as some variants of Atari ST - there is 24 of them. I believe these are similar to the above These are also memory chips for A500's but for earlier models - I don't remember which ones exactly Rev.6a and before possibly? Spare socket for Atari ST Blitters(Possibly the GLUE and MMU too). Known as the 'Funky' Socket according to Exxos(Chris) Two chip UK Rainbow TOS 1.04 Six chip US Rainbow TOS 1.04 The holy grail! The rare 2 MB Fat Agnus for A500(and I think A2000 as well) 2 - 1MB SIMM's for Atari STE's Various chip converters.
  3. Bump. Fixed up some stuff.
  4. Well if eBay is allowed to be used as a gauge: https://www.ebay.com/itm/amiga-500-computer-w-power-supply-video-cable/393109305109?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Mine is a bit nicer than that offering in my opinion, but I would prefer to give someone here a more reasonable deal.
  5. The Good: Amiga 500 Rev.6A MegAChip upgrade - 2 MB Memory Rom switcher 1.3 & 2.1 Gotek Drive with 8GB usb stick with some things on it – PM for more info Trap Door cover Side door cover – Rare these days New, modern power supply The Bad: The Rom switcher – It changes the rom every time the power is turned on, or reset. The Ugly: Nothing too bad here, looks good for it’s age. There was a battery leak at some point on the memory expansion, but it hasn’t affected the board. The rom switcher doesn’t function how it was originally intended and switches every time there is a soft reset(Ctrl+ left A + right A) or any time the power is switched on. Some games like Star Wars only work with the 1.3 rom so to use the Gotek you must be using the 2.1 rom before selecting a rom dependent game – a pain I know. I’m including some spare chips(Gary, Paula, Denise, and a CIA) keep them or sell them. I’ve tested the keyboard as best as I can(See picture). I'll consider any reasonable offers.
  6. The Good: 1MB Memory Blitter Chip Gotek Drive with an 8GB usb stick, has some things on it – PM for more info Switchable ROMS - TOS 1.04(Rainbow) and TOS 1.02 Original mouse with laser upgrade installed Original disk drive included(not attached to the Atari) Power cord A scart cable for video Not as Good: Missing the key for the Numpad 0 Has the badge of a 1040STE but this is actually a 1040STF The case has been painted The Keyboard was retrobrited badly, and now has hair like scratches on every key – A good case against retrobriting This has been a great computer for me, but I’m scaling back. I’ve tested the keyboard and everything seems to work ok. I can’t confirm if all of the function keys are all working, I can confirm F1, F7, and F8 are working – those are the only ones I use. I’m also including the guts of the ball mouse in case someone wants to put them back and replace the laser. I'll consider any reasonable offers.
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    I know most everyone probably has 10 copies of each of these, but maybe there are some folks who don't. Anyway, free just pay shipping - I'm guessing for most places in the US it would be under $4-5 Ute.
  8. Interesting. We could make the enemies always spawn near Bruce - Maybe that should be an option in the settings menu....
  9. On a separate topic, we would like recruit some volunteers for help with the music and intro screens. Philsan had a nice conversion of the C64 screen as long as we had permission from Spark the original designer. Or would Philsan or others be interested in creating a whole new intro screen? Thoughts or ideas?
  10. As it is now, it's more challenging than the C64 version. We are tweaking it for a better balance. We will probably need a few play testers in the future to get some feedback. Of course we'll keep everyone posted when we're near that stage.
  11. Yeah, DMX was very cool to let us have the levels and let us copy his ideas. Fantomas also wanted to do a Bruce Lee 2 Atari port. So that will probably be the next effort, again time pending and that will probably require much more coding.
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