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  1. I was thinking about RomDos, so did a search on it here on AA. I found this thread and the RDos version that Curt had posted and decided to play around with it. I did get it working. Seems to work fine with Basic XL (but not BXE) using the translator A to provide a ram OS. Results: BXL with RDOS 0.0 Fre(0)=36373 BXL with MyDos 4.x Fre(0)=31599 BXL with Dos 2.5 Fre(0)=31986 Atari Basic with Dos 2.5 Fre(0)=31986 (just for comparison) IIRC, I read a Bill Wilkinson article about using OSS Dos XL with a SuperCart, and "hiding" a chunk of the Dos under the BXL cartridge (regular Basic can't do this). So I suspect that is what this version of MyDos does. I need to find that article to refresh my memory. This may also be in the BXL manual. (?) This is different than the original RomDos in the 800 RamRod, but the concept is similar. Reading through this thread, MyDos version 3.016 is also a newer version of RDos? Is it posted somewhere? 3.016 is not the same as 3.16.
  2. Glad you posted this -- I have one that I want to do.
  3. Do you have a Windows printer? My solution is to use APE (from Atarimax.com); gives a wide range of printing options including printing Atascii listings. If you can use a PC with your Atari system, this solution works well! Quite a few Atarians use a small (even very old) laptop to serve this need. In addition, APE gives great ease of use to ATR's from the power of Windows. I rarely use floppy disks anymore. (RespeQt gives many of these features and is improving all the time.) I don't know much about SIO2SX other than it exists, if you are a Mac user. The typical "ya-but" to this is that some folks don't want to have a PC "tethered" to their Atari. It's never been an issue with me. I welcome the idea of not having an extra printer on my desk.
  4. Smart Dos -- widely available. Several published in magazines. There was an early type-in from ANALOG -- SNAIL. Basic + ml, IIRC. Many disk editors had these utilities.
  5. I have one of the rerun Maxi's. But the track layout is not compatible with the typical XF disk -- it does (I think) IBM style where the tracks are alternated on sides A then B. XF numbers tracks 1-80 on side A, then 81-160 on side B. (Think I said that right, and the IBM style is actually more efficient.) Anyway, since I had 200+ XF style 720K disks, the Karin became less than useful to me. If anyone wants it (U.S.), make me an offer (via PM). Here's a thread with a lot of Maxi info:
  6. Have not seen that type before. Just curious -- what benefit would these offer over conventional precision sockets? (I'm assuming that users would not be swapping 40 pin IC's frequently.) But the only downside that I see is that they are pricey.
  7. Here's a "shot in the dark:" You might try the CSS IBM/ST disk reader. http://nleaudio.com/css/Files.htm This was written for the CSS XF551 upgrades, and it only will READ, not WRITE. This works great on my CSS upgraded drives, but I've never tried it with a HyperXF drive. It was written for an Atari Dos system, but probably will execute OK with SDX.
  8. Awesome! That is an excellent addition!
  9. Yes, I'm aware of the discussion of bugs in the MyDos ramdisk code. Yet, I've never had an issue, so I continue to use it. I did show one time that it is inadvertently capable of formatting your D1:, but never has happened in normal usage. I've used all of the common 4.5x MyDos versions and never seen much difference. I guess I use 4.55/B4 because it is the last one out and presumably has fewer bugs. (?)
  10. @1050 I'm curious... My usual use for autorun is to load the MyDos ramdisk. I'm running Beta 4 using RAMDISK.AR0, and it works fine. I've also tested the 4.55/4 that was patched by Jon for the 65816 use, and it also works with .AR0. Maybe there is a bad version in circulation? Posting as a DCM would help prevent errors, maybe? (I say that because Puff's 4.50 is a DCM and it can't be corrupted inadvertently.)
  11. BITD there was a utility called CASDISK or something like that. IIRC, it did exactly what you are asking about -- made a boot tape into a boot disk. But I do think it only worked on single-stage tapes. I've looked but don't find it now in my stuff, but maybe someone else has it archived. Edit: There was also a similar utility(s) from the UK, I think. Maybe published or sold by Page 6 magazine? I remember that this one never worked on my NTSC systems. But you might have better luck.
  12. FWIW, my doctors say that 90 is now a very reasonable goal for most folks. (And I plan on being in that group!) -Larry
  13. @NISMOPC You beat me! Received mine -- #14! Nice looking cart! -Larry
  14. Well, the quick answer is that I like the IDE+2, but you make a good point -- it may not be necessary with this device to get the same functionality. I'll certainly be eager and willing to try it using the built-in capabilities. That said, glad it will have a pass-thru!
  15. I'm genuinely excited about this developing story! I'm older and now in the camp where soldering is very difficult + the portability would be terrific. Hope this comes to fruition. Planning on a PBI pass-thru (for IDE+2, etc.)? -Larry
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