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hueyjones70

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  1. The SDrive and the SDrive max would be infinitely more useful to the casual user like me if you could designate it as drive 2 then if you were using a word processor or spreadsheet program you could save the files to the SDrive. There may be a way to do that with SpartaDOS or some of the other DOSes but I am not familiar with them.
  2. You can copy files to the SDrive but once you have done it I'm not sure how to access them.
  3. I'm planning to use the same cables that I use with my Atari computers. My monitor of choice is a Commodore that has luma, chroma, and composite inputs.
  4. I recently purchased my first 7800 and I plan to install the UAV right away. I noticed that the online instructions have a S-video connector pictured for luma/chroma and RCA connectors for composite and audio. Has anyone done this mod and used the 5-pin DIN.
  5. I bought two 800XLs foe $63 plus $42 shipping. Both are working.
  6. The "easier to repair" depends on what needs repairing. The mechanical key switches are sometimes hard to find and semi expensive. The circuit boards are easy to repair most of the time.
  7. Is there a thread that discusses the FN's capabilities and operation.
  8. Will these units be available for purchase?
  9. I recently purchased an 800XL for parts or repair. It will not boot to basic. It will boot with a PAC MAN cart and a POLE POSITION cart. It will not boot with a STAR RAIDERS nor a BASIC cart. With no cart it boots to a blue screen with a white square but no READY prompt. The RAM and the 40 pin chips are the only ones with sockets. Does anyone have a hint where I should start desoldering chips and installing sockets?
  10. I am very late getting to this topic but I would definitely plan to purchase one of these. The ability to utilize the cartridges is a big plus.
  11. Nevermind, I found out that there were two pegs in the center of the long sides that were held together by friction only. Gentle pressure with a flat blade screwdriver got the pieces to seperate.
  12. Does anyone know how to disassemble an Atari tracball? I have removed the screws from the four corners but something is silll holding upper and lower cases together. I need to give it a thorough cleaning.
  13. The 512K memory upgrade, operating in the 256K mode will allow an 800XL equipped with Omniview80 to run the 80 column version of Atari Writer Plus. I also have a 1200XL that has been modified with the 800XL OS and Omniview 80 that will run AW+80. After posting this I found where Nezgar had posted similar information.
  14. Thank you for that file. When I configure the RAM to 256K the 800XL acts just like a 130XE. I can run a Newell modified version of Atari Writer Plus that was written for 80 Columns using OmniView80 and the very old SpeedScript character font. The Rambo and Wiztronics upgrades don't use separate Antic access and the program will not run with them. The Newell 256KXL memory upgrade will run the program but they are very rare. I have only had two since I have been tinkering with Ataris. I still have one and I sold one. (BAD MOVE). If I can get this memory upgrade to work on the 1200XL I will have IMO the perfect Atari machine.
  15. I did fly hueys for 25 years in the Army & National Guard
  16. What response is the target query looking for?
  17. Thanks for this, I believe it is just what I need. Can I copy a file from an XDOS disk to a DOS 2.5 disk..
  18. OK, by numerous attempts using trial and error, I figured out why I couldn't get to BASIC. I was operating in my OMNIVIEW 80 OS and there was no BASIC. I still don't know how to use the XDOS commands. I would like to be able to copy files at least.
  19. I have installed the 512K RAM upgrade in an 800XL. I would like some help in using the commands to change the configuration from 512K to 256K. I have downloaded the file containing the files and I have loaded the ATR onto a S-Drive. I have even loaded the file on the 800XL. That is where my success stops. I do not know how to get out of the XDOS environment back to BASIC or to anywhere else. I am not familiar with XDOS. I have downloaded all of the information I could find with the DOS commands. The only thing I have been able to do with the DOS is load the menu.
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