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  1. 22,000 This one is kind of a stinker; beautiful game, though, if they had had more time to work on gameplay it could have been a good addition to the library!
  2. With nothing on the internal connector and either drive on the external, I get the same misbehavior. I also tried with a DF0/DF1 selector installed and set to boot from DF1, and that did not work. With the Gotek on the internal connector and the original Amiga floppy attached to the external port, nothing changes, gotek works but external doesn't. With the commodore floppy on the external port, when you pop a disc in the floppy spins it a half-revolution, but the OS doesn't seem to be polling it. When I boot into Sysinfo with both drives connected, it only shows 1 drive. I don't know if Sysinfo usually reports empty drives, so it doesn't tell me if it thinks it's empty or just not there. I'll need to figure out which signals do what in the steps that activate and use a floppy drive. It seems that one of them is not getting through to the OS.
  3. Thanks for the tips! I checked the 12v and 5v pins on the connector with the multimeter, and both are working. The Gotek boots up, and also recognises when the floppy cable is turned around incorrectly, so enough pins are working for that to happen. I swapped out the CIAs and problem persists; external Gotek turns on but doesn't seem to get recognised. I'll go about beeping out the signal pins end-to-end to see if there's an obvious break, thanks again!
  4. Hi, Amiga experts In short: I may have zapped my external floppy port by connecting/disconnecting drives while the machine was powered up. That's just a guess. The external drive powers on but is not recognised, neither with the floppy drive installed nor a Gotek. Can anyone suggest which components to check on the motherboard or the port itself? This is the what the connector looks like inside the case: I don't see any obviously damaged components, and that row of capacitors passed checks for continuity with the multimeter. Context: Recently I got my first Amiga 500, and was having fun getting to know the machine. I ordered an external floppy and a Gotek drive, and was able to make a couple of Workbench and game floppies to play around with, booting from the internal drive. At some point during my experimentation, the external floppy drive stopped working. It powers up with the Amiga, but won't recognise the Gotek or real floppy drive. The Gotek works fine when connected to the internal connector, as does the mechanical drive. I've swapped the ribbon cables between internal and external as well to check those, and they both work fine on the internal but not on the external. I sounded out all the pins from the external floppy's connector to the ribbon cable connector inside the enclosure with my multimeter, and everything goes through. I've come to the conclusion that the issue must be between the port on the back and the CIA somewhere.
  5. Nice! Vectrex is boss level, and that is a fantastic price for a working model
  6. Got a nice deal on a PAL 800XL, my first Atari 8-bit computer (not counting the 5200). I have no way to feed it software yet, but I fell in love instantly. Such a beauty! Honestly, just doodling in BASIC on a nice big CRT with this thing justifies the price so far 🙂
  7. I've checked, and the games on the Amiga seem to be mostly soccer- or snooker-related. Also, I've been led to believe that the Atari ST is the tool for music creation! (a disgustingly filthy ST 520 will definitely be my next purchase)
  8. I bought a filthy, nicotine-stained Amiga 500 off ebay and used it to practice de-yellowing. I think it turned out alright: I never had an Amiga and know nothing about them, so now I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.
  9. I got a 55" CX at the beginning of the year when my Series X showed up. No regrets, everything about the LG flagship sets is amazing. The Series X is a happy camper with these panels.
  10. 484,425 Hard mode is absolutely frantic, 10/10 will play again!
  11. 72,475 Single-controller run, back home to my 5200! I can't recall ever being more disoriented playing a video game, this was brutal! :-D
  12. 155,175 two controller game (still on the road)
  13. It’s a New 3DS XL; not so new nowadays, but still 3D and very much XL! I brought it on the road so I could finish off Link Between Worlds during quarantine, but then realised I wouldn’t get back in time to play in round 17 so I installed a 5200 emulator on it. Turns out, the emulator (A5200DS) is pretty good!
  14. 103,425 Two "controller" game. Not exactly my preferred platform for Atari 5200 games, but when you're away from home you take what you can get!
  15. aw man, I'm traveling and don't have access to my dual controller holder!
  16. 64 The screen flashed “MAGNIFICENT” as I dropped the last spooks off at the post office.
  17. 60 It was a hot LZ at the last shelter, most of the targets were loaded but four of our UN "diplomats" (ahem) succumbed to the evil munitions of a kind of smart-bomb-satellite thing the Bungelings sent after us. This is a diplomatic mission!!
  18. Thanks for the feedback, all. I would be very interested to hear what (if anything) @atarimac might have built into Atari800MacX to address this, and whether that could be useful for the MiSTer Atari 800 core devs.
  19. 21,230 I never did get past those second round rocks. I bet there's a new, exciting scene after that and it definitely isn't my significant other getting turned into soup again!
  20. 24,717 made a little progress, but man this game is unforgiving. I can't remember ever being so humiliated by an Easy mode.
  21. Hi, Atari Age tl;dr: When you boot up your trusty ol' Atari 800, can you type at speed without losing keystrokes? I've noticed an issue when using some Atari 800 emulators and the otherwise excellent MiSTER Atari800 FPGA core: When you type quickly, keystrokes tend to get lost. This only seems to happen when touch typing. My theory is that key-down and key-up events overlap, for example when typing "the" you'll hit the "h" before you've completely released the "t" key. This is admittedly sloppy typing but something that modern keyboards and OS's have no issue with. Interestingly, this affects the venerable atari800 emulator but not the Atari800MacX emulator on macOS. I've opened up a GitHub issue for the MiSTER Atari 800 core, but can't be sure how the original hardware behaved without some input from people who actually have it!
  22. 19,602 They call that Easy Play?! Anyway, always great to get out the track-ball! BTW, that was a sadistic tease saying the spider wouldn't come out on Easy. I spent my entire game running away from that lunatic.
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