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  1. Hi everyone, We had a great time, organising this was lots of fun and a great experience! A big thank you to you all for making it a fantastic weekend. Pics: http://www.mr-atari.com/eurocon2007.htm Looking forward to next year!! Sijmen & Sandra
  2. Hi, Nice to see you are so looking forward to it! We are too and getting nervous by now....... 7 days! Cheers Sijmen and Sandra
  3. Hi everyone, We organise the Eurocon (Classic Games Convention) this year, with a "USED GAMES AND CONSOLES FAIR" on Saturday 3 November 2007, from 11.00 H. - 16.00 H. Entrance is free. Place to be is Hotel Golden Tulip Resort Zutphen, De Stoven 37 in Zutphen. About 35 collectors will bring their stuff for trade. You will find all sorts of games and computers there, from the common ones to homebrew, new made and very rare items! A list of vendors is on the Eurocon homepage: http://www.atari-shop.nl/euroconbeurs.htm Hope to see you then, Sijmen (Mr. Atari) & Sandra
  4. Nice to see every body geussing who did what :-) Well, I did the conversion from AVI to Atari format, using a atari (emulator) with Atari software. Sound is converted with goldwave to 8 bit and then useng (again) Atari software to 4 (!) bit. The tread mentioned by Steve is on Atarimax, where it all started by Allas. The files for looking at it yourself can be downloaded from my homepage. There you find also the gray version demos (matrix reloaded). And the sponge bob demo. http://mr-atari.com/demo/ For the RGB demo you need a CF-card since it uses 8 bit PIO-mode for higher data-rating. Playing the movies takes 60 kbyte / seconds trafic on the parallel data-bus. Cheers, Sijmen.
  5. Hi Guys, Later today I will put some of my boxed cartridges on ebay. Just to keep you posted, I thought dropping a line here at the forum. Search for RIVERRESCUE at ebay. http://search.ebay.nl/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25...assZriverrescue Games are (All in XE style boxes except Carnival Massacre): Ace af Aces Airball Blue Max Carnival Massacre, Thorn EMI (no manual) Crime Buster Crossbow Crystal Castle Lode Runner Rescue on Fractalus Star Raiders II Cheers, Sijmen (aka Mr.A)
  6. 1/ Yes 2/ Yes, but be aware. 100Hz TV-sets are not compatible! I have no experiance with Plasma or LCD. 3/ Yes. Later XE's have the buggy GTIA chip. Especially the 800XE-range. Cheers, Sijmen.
  7. Nice book to see how to hook-up a old school computer you just bought from a fleamarket :-) Cheers, Sijmen.
  8. Just a short post to let you know: -TODAY IS THE LAST PRE-ORDER DAY- If you want a MyIDE + 1MB Flash cheap, order one now...... http://www.atarimax.com/myide/documentation/ Cheers, Sijmen.
  9. I have the same problem with my 1200XL. They need TLC :-) When you don't use it for a few month, keys are starting to fail. But when I press them repeatedly, they start working again. Doesn't a 800XL keyboard fits into a 1200XL? Cheers, Sijmen.
  10. It's the XL-upgraded SIO protocol. 4F is a poll 3 command: "are you there?" The device should answer back and download its (relocate-able) driver. For as I know it's a delevopment upgrade, not applied in (new) devices. Read the 1200XL addendum for explanation of these new command. Cheers, Sijmen.
  11. Some pictures of a real cool XE with CF-card :-) Thank's to Nir Dary (Mini-IDE connector to 2.5" IDE drive or CF adaptor)
  12. Hi Guys, Since most of you read posts here, I just wanted to mention there is a new version of MyIDE-flasher on Atarimax's forum. What is new? -removed the 'copy between partitions'-bug ! -extended vectortable. E483 = JMP HDINIT E486 = JMP HDWRI E489 = JMP HDREA -BYE / E477 coldstarts the OS and keeps it active! -Fully compatible with 'standard' XL/XE-software. -Holding OPTION during reset and then release it: Restart Flash-cart. -It runs on EVERY 64k machine with ANY OS installed. -CBFA = reserved for image-density. 0=128 bytes/s 1= 256 bytes/sector. (Flash-OS only!, Not implemented by the drivers ---yet---). This to make MyIDE-routines more 'open source' for programmers. See you at atarimax. Cheers, Sijmen. P.S. Copy the file bootrom to the folder \MyIDE in maxflash-kit. P.P.S. Read the technical manual from my site, drivers&manuals-page
  13. Replacing the MATH-OS (2k: D800-DFFF) by a other routine called FAST-MATH ROM speeds up standard BASIC too. Perhaps there are more math-rom upgrades, I don't know. This one was released to be exchanged with the separate 2k-IC inside the 800-OS ROMcartridge. But in a XL/XE-system this requires burning a new OS in EPROM (2x8K pre-600XL/800XL, 16k XL/XE or 32k XEGAME) and soldering it in. But could be a option. If you need this FAST-MATH, I have a binairy image of it (somewere). Drop me a mail on my page and come back to you. Cheers, Sijmen.
  14. The internal version work in any A8. But it's called a XE-kit, because it actually fits inside a XE. In a XL, you need to use a 40 pins CPU-ribbon cable to support the interface away from the keyboard (there is no room beneith it). I.E. Any 6502 CPU will do fine. Even a 400/800-CPU-board (if you had room for it) Disadvantage is, that this cool internal interface required soldering most of the times. I'll ask Steven Tucker if you can add the option -BOOTROM in a flash- cartridge other then the MyIDE+Flash. If yes, you can flash-in the latest OS-version for a internal-interface !!! :-) This would be great for beta-testing also! I'll open a new topic about this later. Cheers, Sijmen.
  15. Where did you get that cute little 800XL toy? Did someone make it for you? 860227[/snapback] It's paper cut-out of a basic manual :-) Shown are the graphic-keys. Cheers, Sijmen. Did you checkout the matrix-demo. It runs on a MyIDE-interface. Click on it and you get a MPG captured from my 800XL. Data-rating is 60 kbytes / seconds with 6kHZ IRQ for sound !!!! (this is 200x sio-speed compaired to a stock 1050)
  16. Pre-orders at 49.99 USD (ONLY) are taken until 31-may. go here: http://www.atarimax.com/myide/documentation/ Cheers, Sijmen.
  17. Hi Guys, Stevens MyIDE+flash is cool, but have you seen this??? Just to let you know this is a real cool gadget for XE-users. 2.5"HD or CF-card inside your XE. I even have pictures of a CF-card inserted on the right-side of a XE-console :-) See here for more info: http://home.wanadoo.nl/mr.atari/XE-IDE-KIT/XE-INSTALL.html For questions and how to get one: [email protected] Cheers, Sijmen.
  18. >Ive got a CompactFlash IDE hooked into my internal MyIDE board. That is a great setup. >I had some issues and am going to start from scratch again formatting it - Could >you give me some suggestions on the best utility to use to start over again - Will >the 'sector/head' utility report back correctly with regard to setting my sectors >and such? Ok. best is to use Util32.ATR you can download from my site. Follow the quickguide for the 3.2F interface. This is a fast and clean setup. Images (or ATR's). Check the number of cylinders of your card reported by Fdisk. To enable images, you need 512 cylinders minimum. In this case cylinder 256-512 are reserved for images. Now, If you have gargabe on cylinder-0, forcing the OS to start the HD and crashing the system you need to do this: power up without CF-card. When running plugin the card (do not press reset) and run fdisk. Do a autodetect (if not asked) and save&exit. This will clear the bootarea of the card. Cheers, Sijmen.
  19. Hello all, Just to let you know that I'm online for remarks, questions and tips. http://www.atarimax.com/flashcart/forum/viewforum.php?f=7 Not only for MyIDE + flash, but also for general MyIDE-topics. See you! Sijmen.
  20. The first retrocomputerdag will be organized! 10 September, 11:00 - 16:00 Kayersheerdt, Apeldoorn Close to the A1, Nice location, with drink/snacks! info: www.retrocomputerdag.nl -Free for visitors- Small charge per tabe for sellers/hobbyists Mr.Atari
  21. The ST-mouse works also as a track-ball. Fun to play missile command on your 8 bit, with a ST-mouse attached. (do not forget the: press ctrl-t) Cheers, Sijmen.
  22. buzzing sound: mostly because of bad capacitors in the PSU-circuit. Or due to bad shielding of the computer / RF-wire. But knowing the tank inside the 400 this will not be the case, even a nuclear blast won't disturb this baby Cleaning the cartrige contact with a toothbrush/cleaner does miracles too. Best is to clean the contacts of the cartridge AND atari-slot. Cheers, Sijmen.
  23. When you are toalking about saved BASIC programmes, you can simple load tape and save them to disk. Same goes for binary files. Just enter DOS and copy from C: to D:name.ext Bootable cassettes can be saved with a multi-boot menu. But multiple stage cassettes are difficult. There is a program called transdisk, than can do most of these tapes. Kind regards, Sijmen.
  24. First try the (2) 4051 chips. They are used as isolator to the pokey-chip. If that doesn't work, the pokey could be bad. Check the paddle(0) value in basic with paddle attached. If the value doesn't make sense, your pokey is (almost) dead. Happened only once at my place in a 5200. I thought the joysticks were messed-up, but instead it was the pokey-chip. Cheers, Sijmen.
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