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  1. Since you see he always replies in the Question/answer format, I've found its "best" to keep any inquiries as concise as possible, each "inquiry item" even in point form. Your 6 paragraph reply will probably just get ignored...
  2. I learned in a prior thread where I dumped an 810 archiver ROM that the 'open code' is determined by the first two bytes of the ROM dump: An open code of "1234" would mean the first two bytes of the ROM dump would be $34 then $12 (reversed). So, it would have been trivial for someone cloning the Archiver to modify the two bytes to something easy to remember, which would also help hide the source of the original ROM.
  3. I had an Avatex 2400mnp modem, which even though the line rate was always 2400 baud, it had error correction and data compression with the MNP protocol, so I would set it to 9600 bps on the computer, and easily compressible text would come through much faster than 2400bps. My US Robotics Courier would also always run at 19.2K with the MIO, even if someone connected at a lower speed. Hardware flow control would ensure the modem could tell the computer to pause sending to slower modems, but allowed callers with any speed including data compression. I thought it was simpler overall because the computer was always fixed at 19200bps, and the 'reported' connect speed was only derived from the "connect" string.
  4. The built-n sector copier and Bibo-DOS would be in the drive ROM. (What you get when you boot the computer with no disk present in the drive) If it doesn't do any checksums, it should be as easy as replacing the text strings in the ROM dump and programming a replacement EPROM. Project for a rainy day. PS: "copyer" should be "copier", "(u)" would become "(c)"
  5. Well, if the issue persists even after reverting the drive to stock, something else is amiss.. But first think id look at replacing is the sockets for the ROM, CPU, and 6810 RAM. The original single wipe sockets are easily damaged or "squashed" by insertion/removal of upgrade boards with large pins that result in bad contact with chip pins afterwards. Replacing with machine sockets (aka round/turned) will rule out the intermittent connectivity possibility. A quick test in the stock configuration is to place those 3 chips in machine sockets and then place those into the original sockets and see if it works any better.
  6. With the commodore 1702 I hook up both at once, and can just switch between s-video/composite depending on the application... but most of the time I stay in S-video.
  7. Alignment wont affect formatting success, just the ability for other drives to read the disks. Powering up with no activity indicates something else out of whack, maybe bad connection, flakey ROM or RAM in the upgrade board, etc. I would definitely check if the head is dirty. If I'm doing an imaging session ill usually have the top of the drive open so I can re-clean the head after every few disks...
  8. I havent used prosystem, but ive used regualr SIO2PC with a sector copier on the Atari, and it will just error reading sectors past 65K, but you can still write the rest to the destination floppy, which will format to the normal size. With a copier like MycopyR it will automatically skip through all the 'unreadable' sectors.
  9. I know of programs to temporarily 'convert' a happy 1050 to an Archiver, to be able to use the actual Archiver Editor software, but I dont think such a tool exists for Speedy.
  10. There's some unicode mumbojumbo before the &dn= and hyphens of the filename in the magnet link, and got it to work with my client after removing the unicode characters. Here is a link that should work for those having issues. Maybe AtariAge's standard text editor mangled it. Maybe best to paste in a code block like this? It appears to highlight unicode characters when editing. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:e7fa4e5ddb3dd136fd99a407af5b8abb5a22ebf4&dn=Atari8bitPreservedSoftware2019-07-09 Thanks doc, pulled it down within minutes after figuring this out, will seed for foreseeable future or until superseded. Edit: Nope, copying from my code block and pasting into a non-unicode aware editor still shows a unicode unknown block before the "&dn", after 2019, and after 09.. Hmm... AtariAge definitely mangling it. erg
  11. Important thing to look for regarding the 1200XL power supply is that it is an AC output and not the more common DC output. if it is indeed a 9V 2A AC output, that should be perfectly fine for the 1200XL. The power supply is also compatible with the 400, 800, 810, 1010, 1050, and XF551 if you have one for any of those. Just ensure it's not the less common 15VA version.
  12. Looks like you're using a monitor with luma/chroma (s-video) input, and you've got the composite output going to the luma input. Can you verify if you connect the luma output only that you get a nice clean (but greyscale) image?
  13. I bought some OEM felt pads from Best Electronics, was $15 for 5. (Plus shipping, so most worthwhile if you get some other things too) 5 CO17511 810 / 1050 Felt (Rabbits hair) U$D 15.00 It's the same type of felt you'd find in an Audio cassette (albeit that would not be round). Can anways cut/trim to size. With one drive I repaired, I carefully cut a small circle of felt out of a sheet of it from the craft store, and carefully glued it onto the pressure pad arm with model glue. It was quite fuzzy so it took some trimming to get just right. Definitely ensure it's had lots of time for the glue to dry (24h?) before use to be sure no glue will get on the disk surface. Craft felt is probably not the best, as it's often plastic based. The primary 'usual suspects' for hardware are: Best Electronics http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/ B&C Computervisions aka myatari http://www.myatari.com/ Those two have original stock acquired from various warehouse closures.
  14. @brenski Is it possible to post an ATR example of one of these disks so I may try to test them myself? (Or a link an existing one somewhere) I am not sure what an IanK menu disk is myself. I can try it against a few Happy 1050 and 'hacked' happy ROM's I have, ie "Lazer 1050" and "Happy V3" The "IRATA Verlag" board you refer to may be a "Happy derived" hacked ROM that "mostly" functions like the original happy, but has hacks that enable fast writes with ultraspeed out of the box, and an increased stepper rate. Might break compatibility with software expecting specific behaviour of the original.
  15. I don't have a UDS, but I've read that the UDS doesn't support DNS.... So you'd change your command: ATDTIrata.Online:8005 to: ATDT96.226.245.179:8005 or something close to that.
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