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  1. I opened up my ST to find this mess. What is this upgrade with connector from Zubair interfaces? I have no experience with ST upgrades. The shielding is very bent up and there is electrical tape to prevent shorts here and there. Should I make sure I keep all the shielding in place or can I leave some out when I reassemble?


    I wanted to see if it was a 6 chip ROM since I have a ROM 1.4 upgrade for that, but it’s a 2 chip. I believe I tested it when it was whole as ROM 1.0 or some other ROM too low rev to work with my UltraSATAN. While I have it open, what is the best upgrade for compatibility and easy of use? I understand that there are some sacrifices with every version. And any suggestions where I should buy said upgrade? I’d like something that autoboots without a floppy in the built in drive.


    Or is it a moot point to worry about the UltraSATAN when I just got one of those new ST Disk adapters from Spain?


    And FINALLY, should I recap the PS while I’m in here? Heard it’s a good idea. The caps on the motherboard look ok and are refreshingly through hole, while I was expecting to have to surface mount recap. I am planning to leave those alone. 


    Oh but wait! I just noticed it’s a 1040ST motherboard here! I did test it to have 1mb RAM when it was whole but I just figured it was an upgraded 520ST.


    Thanks ST people!




  2. I got this in an Atari Service lot. Is it a regular part of the 400/800 personality cards? The name I’m quoting is simply from Best, which seems to have the one of the only links I could find to this Atari part number. 




  3. These are the cool Infocom folio versions in good condition. Enchanter is complete. Seastalker is complete aside from the badge, which is basically a cutout of the circle with the orca you see on the inside flap of the packaging, and made of similar paper. 


    I'd love to trade them for other software I want to keep, but I'm mainly into Apple II software. I'm also into all manner of video game collecting, from Odyssey to Xbox, so if you have something interesting or a bunch of titles to choose from, let's talk. 


    Otherwise, happy to sell these. Just PM interest. 





  4. I dumped a couple of unusual carts I have handy with the Backbit Chip Tester Pro. This is my first Commodore capable dumping device. 


    I came up with these two BINs. Pix of the carts also attached. Whoops, I reversed the names on the photos.


    I am Macsexual and I couldn't figure out how to run the cartconv utility included with VICE. 


    Both carts start up on real hardware. 

    C64 diagnostics.JPG

    C64 Pagefox Italiano.JPG

    C64 - PageFox Italiano.bin C64 - 64 Doctor Triologic.bin

  5. On 6/20/2020 at 4:31 PM, Cleaner said:

    Hi everyone,

    I have some Atari itens on sale.

    Atari 2600 Darth Vader (not functioning) + 2 joysticks


    Games: Air Sea Battle, Spider Man, Air Raiders, Crack Pots e Defender.

    Rare games: Bachelor Party e Condor Attack.

    All games are "AtariMania" brand.


    I'm selling them on Mercado Livre e OLX.


    I think you would like to know that ;)

    This is not the place for this post. I would be happy to see the mods delete it. It would be suited for the Marketplace, but there isn't even a link. 

  6. Looks awesome all set up!


    eBay is still the pricing standard, since it's sort of public. A lot of commerce has headed to Facebook, yuck!You might get some interest fishing around there than here in the not growing sale forum. There is the challenge of finding the right FB groups to advertise in, and the endless comments and questions. It's not very straightforward but somehow it still happens. 

  7. There is no chance in the taking of the photos of the prototypes. Only action! Xevious seems to be signed by the programmer. I actually also have the source code on green bar but have not figured out a way to scan it without tearing the seams or spending forever doing it myself. Plus it's super wide and wouldn't fit on my scanner. Eventually it will get scanned.


    So happy the forum has drag and drop. 




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  8. What are the minimum specs for the computer that can use this as far as TOS version and memory?


    Does it require a TOS boot disc for systems that don't autoboot to TOS or can it be used without a floppy disc?


    Do I need any connectors or cables that don't come with the device?


    I'm very interested. I've never gotten my Ultra-Satan to work because my ST has the wrong TOS version. I might be able to upgrade it, but I'd rather have an easier to use device.


    Thanks for creating this neat device!

  9. I really can't hang onto my spares forever or hope someone has the insight to buy them at Classic Game Fest or PRGE, the two shows I bring stuff like this to. $10 opening bids for 3-8 manuals. No carts or software are included.


    Also listed a bunch of other Atari 8-bit stuff as BINS, so check my store if you are in the market.




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