Jump to content

GRC7800

New Members
  • Content Count

    8
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

6 Neutral

About GRC7800

  • Rank
    Combat Commando

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I totally agree. Paper tape, punch cards, etc. are really fascinating. As for cassettes, what I found interesting, is that with all their shortcomings, which primarily boil down to speed, they hold up pretty well. From what I hear, and it's mostly anecdotal, floppy disks (both 5.25 and 3.5 inch) have more problems with corrupted data than tapes. And I was surprised to find that tapes are still used for data storage today! https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/why-the-future-of-data-storage-is-still-magnetic-tape
  2. During the pandemic, I developed an inexplicable obsession with my program recorder. I never had one growing up. I grew up with disk drives and just bought my first 1010 last year. As a method of data storage and for loading software, I find it incredibly interesting. Anyway, I'm trying to find a copy of a piece of software from 1983 published in the UK by English Software. It's called A.C.E. Atari Cassette Enhancer. Atarimania does not have a dump. a8preservation.com says that it is preserved, but it doesn't seem like you can download from that site in order to use the software. (Or am I missing how to download the file?) http://www.a8preservation.com/#/software/release/2632 Is anyone aware of a dump of this program? Or willing to share it here for people to use? I'd also be interesting in learning of any similar programs if anyone is aware of them. Thanks in advance!
  3. During the pandemic, I developed an inexplicable obsession with my program recorder. I never had one growing up. I grew up with disk drives and just bought my first 1010 last year. As a method of data storage and for loading software, I find it incredibly interesting. Anyway, I'm trying to find a copy of a piece of software from 1983 published in the UK by English Software. It's called A.C.E. Atari Cassette Enhancer. Atarimania does not have a dump. a8preservation.com says that it is preserved, but it doesn't seem like you can download from that site in order to use the software. (Or am I missing how to download the file?) http://www.a8preservation.com/#/software/release/2632 Is anyone aware of a dump of this program? Or willing to share it here for people to use? I'd also be interesting in learning of any similar programs if anyone is aware of them. Thanks in advance!
  4. Problem solved! Thanks, guys!
  5. So I recently encountered a problem controlling my SDrive-Max from the touchscreen. For whatever inexplicable reason, I was messing around with the settings in the "Cfg" tab. I believe I essentially unselected all the options, namely: Rotate, Scroll, BootD1,1050, Blank, and SaveIm. I can't recall if I hit Save or Exit, but it must have been Save. Anyway, immediately afterwards, the screen orientation flipped upside down. Not a big deal, obviously, but after that, the touchscreen is almost completely unresponsive! I say almost, because when I tap on the blue Ready Screen at the bottom, it goes fullscreen. I can of course control most features from the Atari menu, except I can't select New allowing me to insert a blank disk. I have tried resetting the SDrive-Max using Shift+Clear, but that does nothing to the touchscreen. I don't know that it is relevant, but I didn't build it myself as I'm bad with electronics. I purchased it already assembled. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  6. Here is the link mentioned in the video. It’s a veritable treasure trove!!! http://www2.gvsu.edu/brittedg/BasicProgramming.txt
  7. Can we get some love for Warren Robinett's BASIC Programming on the VCS? It's understandably, although unfairly in my view, WAY under appreciated and misunderstood. Anybody out there have positive views of this cart they would like to share? Sample programs you created? Care to share what you learned, if anything from this classic?
×
×
  • Create New...