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  1. Too be fair the ATARI 800XL did have a few minor faults Slow ass ATARI 1010 XC11/XC12 were probably the slowest of data recorders i ever known for any of the 8 bits THE ingots were just plain junk No S-VIDEO OUTPUT (least it's only 1 wire mod job)
  2. LMAO how is it great put together machine when the PSU were notorious for going bang and taking the machine with it When the basic shipped with it was utter crap often missing some of the basic commands (unless you buy something similar to Simons' BASIC ) When multiple revisions of SID and VIC II were notorious for over heating and going bang with failures When the 1541 floppy disk drive cost as much as the C64 and yet as or slower then data cassette drive (without Epyx-Fast-Load-for-Commodore cartridge) When the god awful VIC II chip often produced terrible video output with jail bars and vomit inducing color banding on text like being on a LSD trip
  3. Got one this mainly for other home computer in my collection The two home computers that give me video grief are the Commodore C64 and PLUS4 with their god awful video noise color banding on text/jail bars/horizontal waving lines That's why i'm always atari fanboy first coz i don't have to put up with piss fucking poor cheapskate rubbish
  4. Just wondering what are good solutions for reducing as much mains power line noise I already have ferrite cores placed on all psu inputs/outputs and on all possible video cables
  5. Just so i get right idea what type of mains fuse to fit
  6. The only problem with that if something happens to him or the game then it's lost forever that's why it's best to get it out in the wild asap
  7. Just another elitist hoarding scumbag who cares nothing about atari only he's own greed
  8. No ATARI is ever bad to use unless it's just plain broken😁
  9. I can read file types ATR”, “ATX”, “CAS”, “COM”, “BIN”, “EXE”, “XEX”, “XFD”, “TAP but couldn't find any info on ROMS or anyway to load them?
  10. And you also forgot 1541 drive that costs as much as the C64 yet as slow as the a tape drive In fact add epyx fast loader for more expenses just to get reasonable speed and dir function basic never really had C64 was a joke of a general home computer it was only ever good for games when reliable
  11. You also forgot the terrible video quality from S-VIDEO with piss poor jail bars since the VIC20 up to last C16/PLUS4
  12. Lots of strange behavior dunno if it's the fault of the SDriveMax or the CAS dumps here:https://archive.org/details/Atari8bitPreservedSoftware2019-07-09 Ninja (1986)(Entertainment USA)(GB)[cassette] loads until block 10 then needs keyboard input otherwise wont load then loads to block 183 then wants keyboard input otherwise wont load then loads to block 183 again and game loads finally Lone Raider, The (1983)(Atari)(GB)[cassette] loads until block 12 then needs keyboard input otherwise wont load then loads to block 85 and game loads Zone X (1985)(Gremlin Graphics)(GB)[cassette] stops around block 10 with boot error Eastern Front (1941) (1981)(APX - Atari)(GB-US)[cassette] loads perfect first time
  13. If you meaning in awe of game cover art and other screenshots of other formats yes Then after multiple failed loads only to find the Atari version is poor no
  14. No Just tried Atari_Smash_Hits_Volume_1 from AtariMania and both sides work fine
  15. I did request one in this forum and that's the one i got
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