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  1. Isn't it a ghost and goblins clone for Atari 8 bit with spooky characters?
  2. It looks like the clones in aliexpress. Edit: I clicked the link and redirected me to aliexpress...
  3. Check if pins 8 and 10 are shorted in the converter. My guess is that the wii2hdmi converts RGB to HDMI, not S-video or composite to HDMI, so the converter by shorting 8 and 10 forces the Wii console to output RGB signals which are the signals the converter is expecting. Check it out, to see if my hypothesis is correct... If not, I would love to have a converter for less than 10 dollars and make it work. So I will consider to get one
  4. My understanding of the splitter is that the first connector is for the Atari computer. So it should go there. Now given the shape of FujiNet, the only other option is connecting the FujiNet to the last port (#4), blocking all other ports, except the one that goes to the Atari. Like in the picture. Another option is using a standard SIO cable to connect on side to the "back port" of the FujiNet and the other side direct to the Atari computer (or to the splitter)
  5. The issues with other devices in the SIOchain is not that easy to solve (I guess) since it works sometimes, and it does not work 10 seconds later. I did multiples test yesterday and the results were weird. The only consistent observation so far it that when normal speed is used there is no problems (I tried stock 1050 and AVGcart thru SIO). Some examples of weirdness: - I used a 800XL patched rom with Hias high speed code and unmodified 1050, everything works as expected. But if I used the speedy 1050, the speedy boot the first time. Then I do cold reset, and this time FujiNet boots up. Cold reset again, Speedy 1050 start to boot, cold reset, now the FujiNet boots. Sometimes I killed the booting process with another cold reset so the boot did not finish, but that the sequence still happened... very weird. -I did the same test, but now with a U1M installed computer. Using Atari XL OS it works as expected. Switching to QMEG OS (which supports HS) it is very different behavior. The first boot you can hear a very short SIO noise, then nothing for about 10 seconds or a bit less: 1050 static, computer displaying the cursor, zero SIO noises, and after that the speedy 1050 starts the booting process. I cold reset the computer, and this time I got a bunch of "boot error"s in the screen pretty fast. I turn the computer off and I got the same boot errors (unless I turn off the FujiNet). Notice that in this case FujiNet never takes control of the booting, it only prevents the speedy 1050 to boot. If I wait enough or try enough times I can get the 1050 speedy to boot again, but still when it works It goes thru that 10 second waiting period. More testing is necessary, but I guess I need to test checking the debug console.
  6. The same happen to me, but with a speedy 1050 drive. I get boot errors, but if I turn FujiNet off the 1050 boots. I'll do more experiments, I don't know why but I suspects it is something to do with high speed.
  7. Oh no.. you are one of the chosen ones that got a RAM320XE/576... stop bragging.... This combination is not that bad either :
  8. I have installed the UAV on top of a cd4050 by soldering only the 4 pins or 5 pins needed signals to the shoulders of the cd4050 pins. Another option is, as you mentioned, soldering the cd4050 on top of the UAV. You can get rid of the pins and jumpers of the UAV and create the jumpers directly in the UAV board using solder and/or wires so the jumpers are now hardwired and at UAV board level. That way the cd4050 will have enough clearance.
  9. Maybe a Discord new to FujiNet "channel" might help us to provide support and feedback and share experiences with FujiNet.
  10. But I would like to put my hands on a Wico one to modify it to be true trackball.. I am almost sure it is possible, and it is a matter of bypassing all logic and just send the (buffered) signals from the phototransistors to the joystick port.
  11. I don't have the Wico, but I have both Atari Branded Trackballs CX-22 and CX-80 (trak-ball) and I am super happy with both. I really like the look of the CX-80 since it matches the XL line better. On the other hand, I read that Wico does not have "True TB" mode and always emulates joystick... maybe someone can confirm that.
  12. It should work... The PC serial to SIO Atari does not work because they use incompatible voltage levels, so that means you need a voltage level converter, which it is totally possible (I actually did that years ago when serial ports were common in computers) I still use it that cable , but I needed to add a USB to Rs232 serial cable making everything more complicated. Now it is super easy and cheap to just use a usb to serial adapter like the ones I linked before, those already have the right voltage levels to make them talk with the Atari SIO port
  13. Same happened to me but in 1990... Maybe you can run @warerat firmware checksum program (dl850rom.xex) and discover which 850 firmware version you got, and report back to this topic:
  14. I think that serial cable won't help you at all (unless you own an old computer with Rs232 serial port). The most economic solution is to get something with USB interface, like the ones in this list: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20201022061700&SearchText=usb+serial+ftdi Like this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000479540191.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.68fc324a2AayPC&algo_pvid=e75223a6-b955-48d1-926d-82c7aa771fec&algo_expid=e75223a6-b955-48d1-926d-82c7aa771fec-11&btsid=0bb0623616033763564048718e0ae2 or this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001393032400.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.68fc324a2AayPC&algo_pvid=e75223a6-b955-48d1-926d-82c7aa771fec&algo_expid=e75223a6-b955-48d1-926d-82c7aa771fec-25&btsid=0bb0623616033763564048718e0ae2 An then connect ground to the SIO connector ground (pin 6), TX to DataIn (pin 3) and RX to DataOut(pin 5). You will also need to install RespeQt (or similar) in the PC or Mac computer. This is the most economical solution that will allow you to load almost everything that is available for Atari 8 bits.
  15. Here is where the phonebook can be useful to have a phonebook (maybe preset to the more common Atari BBS) . Many people never used AT commands to connect to BBS, they used the dialing menu and phonebooks of terminal programs. Edit: I was trying to refocus the attention to the Fujinet device, but I realized this is also off-topic (not hardware related). Sorry
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