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  1. It works!! Thank you so much, tmp! AVGCART is now a perfect fit for my needs.
  2. I will report back when I get home from work. 👍
  3. I hadn't been checking on firmware updates, so I was elated to see the addition of the SDX-stacking function. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to work at all. Here's my setup: -NTSC Atari 65XE (no ECI port) -AVGCART (firmware 0025, EXTRAM not enabled) -FujiNet There are a couple cartridges (AtariWriter, Microsoft BASIC) that have a strange boot-time conflict with the FujiNet, so I'm wanting to use SDX with the offending cartridges stacked on top so that I can defer their bootup and avoid the conflict. As instructed in De Re AVGCART, I have copied an SDX image into the _AVGCART folder on the SD card, with the proper filename; I've tried several versions, in fact (attached to this post). The problem manifests like this: -AVGCART boots up into the file picker -I navigate to a desired utility cartridge and execute the CTRL-SHIFT-RETURN key chord --If FujiNet is off or not plugged in, the bootup fails and the Self-Test ROM is active, as if a cartridge were not present at all --If FujiNet is on, the bootup fails with a message of "Error: No DOS" The bootup fails consistently no matter which utility cartridge I choose. I wonder if the stacking function is sensitive to the SDX hardware version (as listed here). I originally tried the SIC! Cartridge version, since it contains the manpages, but the problem persists with the "Altirra and Atari800 emulators" version too. I have not yet tried the other versions, but my hopes are not high. SDX449_siccart_256_full.CAR SDX449_siccart_full.CAR SDX449_sdx128.car
  4. Okay, I circumvented my issue by enabling the RPM Fusion free repository, which has up-to-date Stella, and the emulator installed and starts up just fine. I still wonder, though, why the .rpm from the Stella website does not work out of the box
  5. On Fedora Workstation 34, x86_64: I'm trying to install 6.5.3 with the RPM archive from the github.io site, but this is the response I get: I'm not familiar with the RPM packaging process, so I don't know how minor the issue might be.
  6. Very cool! I'll check those out.
  7. My apologies if this question has already been answered (this is a very long thread, and my search terms have not clarified things much): I recently received an AVGCART and have gotten it preliminarily set up. Besides emulating game cartridges, my other big reason to use AVGCART is to dive into using SpartaDOS X. I noticed on tmp's YouTube channel a video showing off Action! being run as a stacked cartridge on top of SDX (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vc6JYne79o). Perhaps I have simply not read the manual closely enough, but is the ability to use stacked cartridge images currently in the production firmware? In any case, I give hearty thanks for such a well-made device!
  8. Rescue on Fractalus! What a wonderful game!

    1. doctorclu

      doctorclu

      The alien still jump scares me.  :D

  9. My brother got me a copy of Robotron: 2084 for Atari 8-bit for Christmas, and I had to contend with finding a halfway comfortable way to hold two controllers at once. Good game, though.

  10. I recently bought an NTSC Atari 65XE and have been having fun with BASIC and a copy of Video Easel. I plan to expand the computer with a FujiNet and one of the SD-based multicarts, but in the meantime I'd like to have ready access to a few good little games. In particular, I'm looking for: -Star Raiders -Pac-Man -Asteroids I live in the USA and can pay by PayPal. Thank you in advance for any offers!
  11. I got a 65XE this week and ran my first USR() function. It crashed the Atari, lol.

  12. I'm wanting to make a custom pair of Atari paddles, and I'm confused by a detail of the controller schematics (excerpt posted below). The pots in the paddle circuits are drawn with small arrows next to the wipers, circled in red. The arrows point in the direction of lower resistance, but I don't know what meaning they're supposed to convey. Does lower resistance correspond to clockwise or counterclockwise rotation? EDIT: Ah, I didn't look hard enough. A search for "clockwise" in this forum suggests that clockwise rotation lowers the resistance.
  13. I've never heard of any precautions to follow with the TIA voices. The only thing that would happen from setting both to 15 is that the sound would be loud.
  14. Oh my gosh, this is wonderful, Andrew! I was wanting to use BYO today, and lo and behold you've come out with a new version! This is great. heeho.bin
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