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  1. basic off option maybe? Our "option" keys would be very grateful to you, knowing they do not need to be (o)pressed so much during mount and boot sequence.
  2. this is cool! but is there a way to upload own image? i can't see any upload button/file selector.
  3. i second this. swap images/disks would be very handy indeed. When swapping mounted slot with not mounted slot you simply move the mounted disk to desired location. This is probably not the right thread for FN improvement ideas, but i'll add two more anyway 1) can we please get basic on/off switch with a push of a key in FN menu? - It's few lines of code. Since Basic is enabled by default on stock XL, and most of the programs do not require it, one need to hold Option key pressed for quite a long time if there are few atr images mounted. Sometimes it takes 30-60 seconds in my case. http://www.wudsn.com/index.php/productions-atari800/tutorials/tips 2) would it be possible to increase number of hosts? With the growing number of publicly available hosts, the list gets full quite fast and one needs to remove some hosts in order to try new ones out. to all Fujinet developers: you are doing amazing work. keep it up! Marco
  4. you are very welcome! maybe just extract .com and .doc and put it in a dos atr bundle of your choice. html viewer was not written for command line DOSes though, but should work in SpartaDos (I am huge fan of SDX nowadays). Been using BiboDos 6.4F for many years as it was very popular in Europe (also supported XF551 drive/DSDD disks). Maybe I will rewrite HTML viewer/converter to run as command line tool and make it faster. btw, It had built-in support for 80 columns by Itay which was very nice feature. Will check out the bug reporting thread for sure. thanks!
  5. received my Fujinet just this week. What an amazing device! great job, @tschak909 and the rest of the team. Been playing with FJ and so far I am very happy about it despite few issues. I understand many features are still in development, so no biggie. Few suggestions for files to be put on SD card: - SECTCOPY.ATR - selection of few good sector copiers, my favourite being Copy2000 (supports 360k disks on XF551 and can copy/format flawlessly atr's via SIO2SD device) HTML13.ZIP - simple html viewer/converter I wrote some 20 years ago (html was way simpler back then, haha). It's not the fastest viewer (no read/write buffer) but did the job back then. There is also a doc file attached. Marek SECTCOPY.ATR html13.zip
  6. I'd be interested in one. $50 would be reasonable price.
  7. received my copy. It's awesome, lots of interesting articles from Atari world. Great article on POKEY (The C distortion in POKEY sound generator)!
  8. @800_Rocks check this out: http://turgen.sourceforge.net/index.html not sure whether it supports audio tracks but looks like a powerful cassette SW for 8bit Ataris.
  9. hi Darren et al, is this book still available for order? I checked kickstarter page but could not find a button to pledge... thanks, Marco
  10. link is broken. here is working one: http://atari.panprase.cz/?action=detail&co=6607
  11. oh ok, so there is side B on #136. good to know, seems like my floppy disk came corrupted. Will download side B from abbuc website. thanks!
  12. Hey Annomatik, check my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1X9LkEKsIg i jumped on the BBS train just a few weeks ago. Still a lot to explore for me Fire me a PM if you need any help or have more questions about the setup. cheers, Marco
  13. I received my copy yesterday as well. It looks great! Love the 40 pages printed magazine + nice cover and the game Another Pong. However, i can't read side B of the disk - might be there is only side A published?
  14. keep it up! always good to see a new game on 8bit Atari
  15. SpartaDOS X. on a cartridge. real time clock. subdirectories. large ATR support. 128/256/512byte per sector support. file timestamps. allows to easily configure external RAM (512KB/1MB). VERY low memlo. FILE TIMESTAMPS. batch files. quick boot. HDD support. APT support. command line parameters. high speed SIO routines. the list goes on... did i mention file timestamps? This is the DOS that rules them all. The ONLY drawback for me is that it cannot read 360k (DS/DD or Quad) disks formatted by BiboDos 6.4 - it just reads 707 sectors (ataridos double), and not all 1427. And boy i have tons of these from 90-ies...
  16. thanks John, you have a great BBS. Keep it up! I wish more people are using BBSes but well, it's a thing of the past... I am still very curious to explore the world of BBS, since this is something i was not able to do when i was young. I am still struggling to download anything off any BBS, but i guess i am just doing something wrong. thanks for kind words... yes i spent a lot of time (and fortune) to get proper picture for my 800XL (tried several LCDs, upscalers, video cables, etc.), until i settled with this configuration which works the best for me: - UAV built in 800XL: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260267-the-uav-rev-d-video-upgrade-thread/ - Atari to Svideo cable (friend of mine built it for me, but it can be bought from Lotharek's site as well): https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=198. The trick here is to use svideo and not composite video (yellow RCA). I use USB powered speakers for sound - Ambery svideo to VGA converter: https://www.ambery.com/vitoxgacoscs.html - i tried and experimented with many other upscalers/converters from ebay, but this one is the best, hands down. - VGA cable from ambery to LCD - 17" LCD with VGA input oh, and the session was captured by iPhone SE. Not the best video capturing device, but works ok
  17. Hey James, i'm using this wifimodem: link ~ 31USD, Atari CX-87 cable: link ~ 20USD and ICD P: R: Connection bought off ebay for ~50 USD (it's similar to Atari 850, providing R: handler). Wifimodem has a firmware that allows to have several addresses stored in phonebook (ATP command): see the complete listing of commands here: https://github.com/bozimmerman/Zimodem so far i tried Bobterm and ICE-T, going to give other programs a try, but i like ICE-T the best so far just because of 80 column support, which is godsend in case browsing on non-atari BBS'es. Also the speed is amazing, you can scroll back and forth through the text with OPTION/SELECT keys. Amazing software. Kudos to Itay Chamiel.
  18. Yesterday it was my 1st time on the BBS from Atari 800XL machine. I'm having a blast! going to explore these sites soon... http://sfhqbbs.org/ataribbslist.php and also would like to give plato a try. are there any other tools/games to try? anything that uses telnet/modem connection? ah yes and i recorded also a short video of ICE-T connecting to BBS: https://youtu.be/K1X9LkEKsIg cheers,
  19. very interested in Volume 2 of this book. 800xl was my first computer, so volume 1 is not that appealing to me... anyway, good job with this book, it looks fabulous!
  20. there are some amazing effects during turbo cassette loading. Also, this is a great demo production from mid 90's! AFAIK, folks that created that demo did not even have a disk drive (cassette recorders only)! It's unbelievable.
  21. thank you both! i ended up using COPY /B for now which works perfect for backing up thanks to setting +A attribute.
  22. hello folks, i realized it might be good to backup my SDX files on SIDE2 CF card - i have 7 APT partitions (d3 through d9), 512 bps, 65535 sectors each. This equals to 32MB file. I used fdisk for partitioning and also using AspeQT/RespeQT via SIO2USB (from Lotharek). I know Aspeqt can create and mount files this big, but the question is how can i dump or backup my original partitions.... i tried HDSC - sectorcopy in SpartaDos X, which should theoretically do the job, but it takes several hours to copy 32MB partition. I ended up with few errors too. I guess there might be some other way how to do this. I recall i've done this already via some dump functionality - it was superfast - i just simply cannot remember what tool I used (all i remember it looked like FDISK). Any hints? thank you kindly, Marco
  23. Dynakillers and Dynakillers unchained... http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=1796 http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=6729
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