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  1. Undoubtedly that works fantastic. I thought I would sneak mine in above it: ...and I thought it all looked nice (accept the time the drill jumped and make a nasty scratch. Then I realized I need to take a file and remove some material from the top overhang lip to make things fit perfectly. It is REALLY REALLY close as is and with some slightly loosed case screws I can us it in its current form. But removing a small amount of material from the area marked with the arrow will make it perfect.
  2. I see your other pictures and everything looks really well done... but this adapter/dongle on the outside gave me a great idea. One could unscrew the posts from the internal part of the DVI adapter and reattach them with little braces larger than the hole that could press against the inside of the case when tightening down this exterior adapter. It would pull the internal adapter forward against these braces and provide a "sandwich" fit. I spent some time deciding how I would mount my DVI adapter and hadn't considered the use of an external adapter to sandwich it in place. --- Wish I had seen your pictures prior.
  3. Glad to hear it... almost 40 years later and that OPTION KEY / BASIC wonkies is still catching people... me included at times. Oh Atari! How I love your quirks.
  4. Rub it in why don't you. Let me have my fantasies please.
  5. ...sounds like we see a trend developing --- ability to change these keys was long overdue! LOL. Lucky you! I just want to get my hands on one to look it over more than anything. I did get a cheap HDMI to USB capture device which has been wonderful for hooking my Atari up and displaying it on my computer monitor in a window. Ultimately I will use the HDMI toy more than the PI... and it was like $90 cheaper. LOL.
  6. Amen. --- Making these keys adjustable has been so long overdue. I have toyed around with the idea of building a fake Atari using the atari800 and the new Raspberry PI 400 --- but look at the wonky function keys: Here your default turbo key shares F1 for instance. If I ever do build this thing i would want the Function keys on the top right --- similar to the XE series. So with any luck --- all specially assigned keys would be easily re-mappable. This PI is only one example of a keyboard/computer. Others exist.
  7. I wonder why compile this release specifically? It has pre-compiled binaries available from the exact same download location. Now if you are compiling the current MASTER then I COMPLETELY understand as FINALLY there is "support for remapping START, OPTION, RESET, SELECT and EXIT keys." I can't stand the order they are in by default. I greatly prefer F2=Reset, F3=Option, F4=Select,F5=Start,F6=Help/Exit,F7=Break. It has honestly been one of my greatest pet peeves with atari800 forever. If that is interesting to anybody this was the commit: https://github.com/atari800/atari800/commit/1123bcfdae0969d7e7839b91ce4192d20e892771 Obviously make your adjustments before compiling.
  8. Native by default 6502 mode whichever that is. LOL.
  9. That is what I read somewhere but it sounds like you would still promote that configuration which is good to know. I wonder if Simius would build with 6502s or empty sockets for 6502s. It might bring the manufacturing costs down and save him from having to source the W65C816. A socket might make it a rather tight fit in 800xls. Still... I never asked. I am happy to have the W65C816. It gives me something else to learn and play with... although it is SO FAR back on my proverbial back-burner that I might be dust before I get enough knowledge to play with it.
  10. It was my understanding that very few people owned one of those.
  11. ...and I am not so sure how much of a legitimate concern that is. So far, so good, and I have spent some time throwing software and tests at this thing. If one plans on doing everything that anybody every has done to an Atari I'm sure that person would discover issues. Yet, I won't be using it in this way. My thought process likens it to wanting to run software that requires VBXE or any other add-on. I don't have the VBXE. I can't run those things. It's ok that I can't run those things. I see it less as "incompatible" and more like "inability." There isn't much difference but one of those makes me feel better because the other makes me feel like my Atari is broken in some way. LOL!
  12. Well... in terms of compatibility the same author of Sophia is the author of Antonia (Simius.) He also makes a device called IDE+ which is a PBI IDE interface (HDD) with RTC, SDX, HDD, etc, etc, etc. But there is no wrong answer here. And I believed this installation a bit cleaner, easier, and more able to be reversed with my skillsets: Than what this would have been for me:
  13. So far I would say not many. I might get some improved IDE+ speeds in SDX but aside from that I have read only about the possibility of rare compatibility problems in 6502 mode.
  14. I just got my Antonia card and figure I will share some info I don't see printed anywhere else: This is the power consumption on my 800xl with stock hardware This is the power consumption on my 800xl with Sys-Check providing the OS switcher and RAM upgrade This is the power consumption on my 8000xl with Antonia providing the OS switcher and RAM upgrade I have amost cut my power usage in half. Are there similar numbers for the U1MB I wonder? Ultimately it would be a bit apples vs oranges as the U1MB tries to do many more things - but these numbers are interesting all the same. The Antonia has replaced almost a dozen chips in my computer and the results are what you see. Not frequently mentioned, if you have a computer with a bad chip(s) - this might be a further good solution for the repairs as well. I would rather buy this than source replacement RAM for instance and there are entire threads here on the forum of people rebuilding the delay line (U29 800xl) from PCB for instance.
  15. So much of this rings true for me as well --- and then we diverge. I was aware of some of these other things and simply never had the resources. Now upgrading the old Atari - every upgrade is a childhood dream come true. I've said it before; it is a mighty fine thing to make a few of the inner-child's dreams come true. Admittedly it is a nice piece of hardware that I wouldn't mind owning. For me I see the SIDE3 as being an extension or add-on of U1MB. I know it can be run on its own but it is rarely mentioned without marketing the U1MB along with it. If I had the later I most certainly would own the former; but I never wanted to hard wire solutions into a single Atari computer. That works for some, but it hasn't been my desire. I would rather use components between multiple machines and so I went with external RAM upgrades, external OS switches, external HDD, external rtc, external SDX, and even external HSIO support (most of which all coming from the IDE+.) After all of this I was missing 1) ROM/CAR support and 2) SIO stuff. As far as SIO, regardless of what else you own, everyone should own a cheap SIO2PC cable... its like $6 USD. Understandably some might not want to be tethered to their PC/MAC and so here its hard to walk away from the value of the Fujinet. It provides the SIO drive emulation that a person might want AND also brings SIO2BT AND of course the Fujinet wireless networking and tools. I have found different parts of it buggy but so far every suggestion I have made to the authors has been responded to promptly and most often repaired or implemented. This leaves only the low priority ROM/CAR support. Low priority because I already have SDX and most (all for me so far) CAR/ROM files I have found in ATR/XEX format. So when you get this far its hard to justify either of the solutions the OP was discussing. There are no features they bring to the table that I am missing and neither can replace the solutions I currently have. So I would suggest grabbing a cheaper and simpler multi-cart solution at that point. I was looking into this recently. I can't speak myself having not ordered from him myself but the people here I trust and respect have said I can trust Lotharek: https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=157 I built a device cheaply... though it doesn't sound like you would want to do the same:
  16. Um... Here you are: https://github.com/atari800/atari800/blob/master/DOC/INSTALL Start with line 12 this time. I usually don't like answers that say read the manual but... seriously, read the manual.
  17. Here you are: https://github.com/atari800/atari800/blob/master/DOC/INSTALL Start with line 62
  18. Yeah its odd working that way but with continued use you can get used to it. My LCDs, when running DVI, allow me to set a 4:3 ratio. Doing things this way it doesn't really matter what the Sophia outputs - it always looks right. That includes the Sophia rev.C. When I bought the Sophia 2 I thought I would put it in my everyday case because it was an improvement over the rev.C --- a couple weeks later I switched. The rev.C fit better in my everyday computer and the monitor aspect ratio leaves everything else the way I like it.
  19. Here's a nifty trick when building something that is already in the repos. apt-get build-dep atari800
  20. Viola. https://github.com/atari800/atari800/releases/tag/ATARI800_4_2_0 No this did not help you compile - but if it is just the latest release you are after one of these might/should work.
  21. Used many emulators - vastly prefer atari800 - but that is mostly because (like others have said here) the menu resembles Atari. I do wish the menu was organized differently though and that might be a compile project for me in the future. As it stands though - if you want to launch an emulator on a minimal system without a desktop to make a fake-atari... or pi-atari... or what have you... its a good choice. I have a binary of Atari++ around and I just don't care for it. If you are going to supply a GUI... please... make it a better GUI then Atari++ provides. Regarding the launch though... .desktop files are portable... so I am going to attach one. atari800.desktop No... I didn't pick a pretty Icon... but when I double click this it launches and I can right-click and tell it to stay in the dock and it does. Hope it works for you. Desktop files (launcher files) are text documents. Feel free to edit it and point it towards your favorite icon... or I think you can right-click > properties... something like that. When you are happy enough with your launcher, dropping it in ~/.local/share/applications should make it appear in your Applications menu. Cheers.
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