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  1. I just used Super Glue. I do not use this unit very often if at all - My daily is a 7800 with A/V mod. So I can't comment on how durable it is.
  2. @54018,52 I am now running DietPi with no desktop and have Atari800 immediately boot at startup. I have not messed around with anything since then because it works as I wanted to. Dedicated Atari800 PiZero that does everything I wanted. Can't recall all I did at the moment.
  3. Picked up two of them on sale @ $9.99/each from MicroCenter last week. For the price, well worth it, but I have not had a chance to play with them just yet.
  4. Tried it out on my Pi Zero W Atari800 set-up in PAL and worked flawlessly. [email protected] this is a tough game. Very enjoyable and great work!
  5. If it's this Blaze, this thread might help. 2600 games need to be *.bin. 7800 games need to be *.a78
  6. Well... I was on a mission. A painful, yet satisfying mission. I successfully got one of my Pi Zero W's to run Atari800 smoothly. I installed DietPi with no desktop and no additional features except OpenSSH so my PC can talk to it when needed. Set the GPU memory at 256 and CPU is defaulted to "On Demand". So pretty much stock except for GPU setting. Atari800 runs flawlessly so far. Been testing it last night and today and have not found any issues so far. Mostly *.xex files. Need to do more testing with other, especially *.atr files. Been very pleased with the performance. Only oddity: For the first min or so, games/sound are choppy. After that - smooth as could ever be for a emulator. I even compared run times of games and sounds with videos of actual hardware of same games and could not tell the difference.
  7. Anyone know why I would be able to use keyboard input on the terminal but not within Atari800? I installed DietPi on one of my Pi ZERO W's with no desktop. As minimal as it gets. Boots super fast into terminal. Terminal works fine and I can start Atari800, but the keyboard input is not responsive within Atari800. When I back out of it using ctrl-c or ctrl-x, I see all my keystrokes are being entered in the terminal. EDIT: NEVERMIND! Just figured it out. I have to run it with sudo command. Apparently I need to work on my user permissions.
  8. I tried Rasp Pi OS and the Atari800 emu on a Pi Zero W. It works, but there are nuances. Choppy sound and slight delay in activity as well as slow controller response. Probably milliseconds, but definitely noticeable. Ended up swapping the MicroSD into a Pi 3B and it runs flawlessly. Would be interesting to see how the PICO controller can handle an Atari 8-bit emulation based on the videos from the other link.
  9. "...the Pico uses a 3.3V GPIO. This could be seen as a con, but many components can be used with 3V and 5V voltages, and those designed for 5V can still be used with 3V via a voltage divider or a logic level converter board."
  10. Left one turns auto-fire on/off and right one switches buttons two and one (non-Atari option). So for Atari, right one does nothing and 2nd button does nothing.
  11. Has anyone who rcvd their units been able to modify the 2nd button to work for the 7800? I'm still patiently waiting for mine to arrive, but was interested to see if any successful progress has been done to get these to work with the 7800 two button games.
  12. I have not attempted to run any 5200 roms, but have had no issues sound or glitches with 800/XE/XL ROMS. I did however swap my microSD card into my PI 3B because the PI ZERO W just isn't up to par on speed for the emulation. Choppy play and sound experiences. PI 3B runs as smooth as an emu on PI could. Currently have - a PI ZERO W connected to my TI-99/4A for TIPI/PI add on - a PI ZERO v1.3 and PI ZERO W as extras - a PI 3B for ATARI emulation (for now)
  13. Update on my set-up. I've been using the directional pad on the mini-wireless keyboard with success, but it's not a good way to play games. Too cramped and tiny. So I tried to hook-up one of my Retro Atari USB joystick I purchased from the late and great Curt Vendel a while back. My pi would not recognize it even though it could be seen. After some research I found I just needed to install standard joystick driver. So for those who might run into this same issue, here is all I needed to do: sudo apt-get install joystick Optional: jscal /dev/input/js0 (Calibrate the Joystick) jstest /dev/input/js0 (Test the Joystick)
  14. Well, I would have to say that I need an idiot's guide as well. Took me a while to figure out what I was doing as I had not played around with Pi's in a while. I have just enough UNIX knowledge to be dangerous, but am in no way full of knowledge. Steps I took. This is not in any way fully detailed, just a high level of what I did. 1. I installed Raspberry pi OS on a 32GB micro-SD using the Raspberry Pi Imager app for Windows 10. 2. Performed OS update and all package updates 3. Installed the ATARI800 Debian package made for the Pi 0,2,3 4. Located the executable and created a shortcut on the desktop 5. Executed the app Everything just worked.
  15. I am not experiencing this with F9 - immediate shutdown of emulator when I push F9 everytime.
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