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  1. Hello Frederik Just so nobody misunderstands this: You can update you entry as long as the deadline has not been passed. Sincerely Mathy
  2. Hello Albert But you have to find them first, or does that not require human interaction? Sincerely Mathy
  3. Hello guys And then there was the decision to scrap the ECI from the American 65XE. Instead of just removing it/leaving it off, they chanced both the PCB and the bottom case. BTW IIRC I read an article in ANALOG Computing years ago that Atari left chroma of the video connector on the 800XL because they wanted to make space for a second audio signal (as in stereo). Sincerely Mathy
  4. Hello Albert Please don't move over the old stuff. It'll break any links to those threads that are used outside of AtariAge and you will probably miss quite a few. Plus it's a hell of a job moving all the old hardware development threads over. Sincerely Mathy
  5. Hello SS, guys The 600XL did have +5VDC because of the 1064. In it's shortsidedness, Atari killed a lot of features and stuff, doing only what it thought would be "needed". The 800XL doesn't need the 1064 and there were no other PBI devices planned (read: they were killed before they hit the market), so it didn't need +5VDC on the PBI. And since plugging a 1064 into the back of a 1064 makes no sense either, the 1064 also does not have the +5VDC on its PBI. Atari did a lot of nice things, but they also did a lot of things that most of us now would call "plane stupid". Sincerely Mathy
  6. Hello Albert Would this new forum be a subforum of the Atari 8 bit computers forum, just like "Atari 5200 / 8-bit Programming", "8-bit High Score Club" and "RespeQt SIO2PC Software"? Sincerely Mathy PS seems like "remove link" doesn't do what it should do.
  7. Hello guys The 800XL also doesn't have 5VDC on pins 47 and 48. This can be cured easily, so why wouldn't it be just as easy to fix that on the 1064. BTW the original schematics can be found here. It would be nice if somebody could come up with a way to easily connect and disconnect the wire from the Sys-Check that takes 5VDC from the joystick port. Sincerely Mathy PS The Doctor was faster...
  8. Hello guys BTW Bernd/BigBen and HARdwareDoc should be in the left most picture. The photo isn't very clear, but I guess Bernd is the second person from the left and HARdwareDoc is the guy standing with his back to the camera, to the right of the ladder (way in the back). Sincerely Mathy
  9. Hello BigBen Oops, sorry, but you guys usually share a table, so I was very close. BTW where you say "module" you probably mean "cartridge". CU at the Fujiama in five weeks. Sincerely Mathy
  10. Hello Steve Best way to get to know everybody is to hop on a plane at the end of next month and come over for a week. We're a nice bunch of people! You should meet us! Sincerely Mathy PS we don't only play games, some of us fix stuff, some of us write code and our combined knowledge of the Atari 8 bit computer is AWESOME!
  11. Hello Steve If I'm not mistaken, this is HARdwareDoc's 800XL. The five buttons plus the display above it are part of SIO2SD. The four buttons with the display above it is part of "Bios4config". With it, you can switch Stereo (dual POKEY) on and off, choose between IIRC up to 16 OSses, etc. Sincerely Mathy
  12. Hello Manterola Next year the Fujiama will last from Thursday to Sunday, as usual. This year it'll last a whole week. Or twice as long. If you have to travel from afar, like you, traveling costs are relatively high, so the longer you can stay... Sincerely Mathy
  13. Hello Steve A couple of the people you might know: Red T-shirt with Atari Logo: Yellow_Man Blue T-Shirt: luckybuck Black T-shirt: 8bitjunkie Grey T-Shirt on the right hand side: Bunsen Barely visible at the bottom: Artax (one of the forces behind SIO2USB (not SIO2PCviaUSB!!!!)) But, are you implying that you do not know my Atari 8 bit meetings page? Sincerely Mathy
  14. Hello guys (m/f) Just a bit over five weeks to go. Sincerely Mathy PS below are some pictures krupkaj took last year.
  15. Hello guys I wasn't sure if I had ordered from MacRorie or not, so I looked for the receipt. He's running "the Brewing Academy" BTW. I hope Bruce will be selling his stuff to him... Sincerely Mathy
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