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About griff3125

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  1. I like the new enhancements, any chance of releasing a version with your hacks but without the speed hack? Maybe it's because I'm so used to the original version, but the additional speed really throws the whole thing out of whack for me.
  2. I'm glad I resisted the urge for anything with the Atari name splashed on it. It's an impressive looking machine, and the reviews have been alright, but there's just no software support for it. The main push is their "Atari Collection" which has been on Steam and other platforms for ages, dirt cheap. Then they have developers pushing $30 home brewed games, that aren't even finished...... "Congratulations, you've gotten this far, now wait for additional levels in the future!". It just feels like a half baked project, which is a shame, because I'd love to see the Atari name popular again, but this ain't Atari .
  3. The original 800 is fine, I know on my 1200xl I had to do the 5vt line mod and the s-video mod, probably the same for the 800xl.
  4. Yep, it 's getting out of hand. At this point I'm more inclined to believe it's just fake auctions and media hounds. An invisible statue, a chicken McNugget, just makes no sense.
  5. That's very odd, it's a long shot but remove all but one of the memory boards, and swap it with another to be sure. Also try cleaning the ROM board contacts. That machine's a tank, I'd be very surprised if you blew a chip just swapping the keyboard.
  6. Well, if a package of Oreo Supremes can fetch upwards of $90,000, a $600 1200XL it looking pretty tame . https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissakravitz/2020/02/20/supreme-oreos-are-selling-for-4000-on-ebay/?sh=1367089a5b8e
  7. This is amazing, thank you so much for your ongoing contributions, much appreciated!
  8. Thank you all for the breakdown above, I figured as much but was secretly hoping there was a hack to make the banks accessible all at once for the games that require more memory. Wishful thinking, thankfully I have a 1200xl for the other stuff, but I prefer my 800 . Happy Thanksgiving all!
  9. Is the Atari 800 Mosaic memory board used strictly for a ram drive and coding perks? It's brings the 800 up to 64kb's of RAM, is there any way to use the full 64 to have xl games recognize it? My gut feeling is no, and none of the docs suggest so, but it's a question that's always been nagging at me. Thanks for any insight!
  10. I'm pretty sure I played it on my 1040 back in the days.... It was a 3D game, in color, I think polygon based, it reminded me of the old Mac game Colony. You start off in a space suit on a lunar surface, you have to make your way to the base while shooting bug like creatures. Once in the base, I don't remember much, but it's 3D and kept reminding me of Colony. I thought it might have been called "Infection" or "Infected", something like that. If this rings any bells, I'd love to find it. Thanks! FOUND IT minutes after posting, of course. It's called INFESTATION, great game..... Cheers!
  11. Fantastic job, looks like it came out of the box that way, very clean, and great locations. Now if only there were a way to divert the front joystick ports, that cable dangling out the front always annoyed me.
  12. Why not just go with an SD Drive Max? https://thebrewingacademy.com/collections/atari-800-xl-xe-xel-xld/products/atari-sdrive-max or this if your prefer it in an 810 case (there is also a 1050 version) https://www.vintagecomputercenter.com/product/atari-810-sdrive-max You can grab all the software here (one of the many places)..... http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/?idx=6 It's a hell of a lot more convenient and very quick. Short of the above, if you want to copy images to floppies, you'll have to do a PC to Atari interface with the SIO2PC interface..... https://www.8bitclassics.com/product/sio2pc-universal-interface-usb-interface-w-sio-jack/ Anyhow, hope this helps.
  13. The only thing I could find is that it's some sort of pattern generator, short of that, no screenshots or videos. Given it's rarity, it might be very worthwhile to send it to someone, and get it transferred to a file.
  14. Thanks, just ordered a generic kit, much appreciated!
  15. For clarification, attached is the highlighted rivet / standoff in question.
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