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  1. Hello Nezgar Thanks! I looked everywhere, except where I should have... Sincerely Mathy
  2. Hello Nezgar, guys In the link they don't seem to mention how many of those feet you get for that price. Sincerely Mathy
  3. Hello guys Don't they all make a pact with the devil...? Sincerely Mathy
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    Hello Michael Thanks. I'll compare it to "mine" and if I agree, I'll put yours up. Sincerely Mathy
  5. Hello @Mq. Let me tell you about the perfect time to work on Dude Story. You'll be surrounded but the Who's Who of the Atari 8 bit scene. The surroundings are very nice, the people are very nice. It lasts a whole week this year. And yes, it's not around the corner, but it takes me an hour longer to get there than Google maps tells me it would taken you. And that's when I'm not counting the time it takes me to pick up luckybuck. It'll take place from Sunday the 12th until Sunday the 19th of September, in 08485 Lengenfeld, Germany. O yes, and it's called the Fujiama. Sincerely Mathy
  6. Hello x=usr(1536) You can also use the original schematics which you can find on my Docs page. That is if you can read them. Sincerely Mathy
  7. Hello x=usr(1536) I know. There's no way around that, unless you are willing to do an internal upgrade of the 600XL to 64kB. But that's not what this discussion is about. The redesigned 1064 would be a solution for those who do not want to do an internal upgrade. The methode mostly used at the moment is that all expanded memory in the computer is disabled. Not main memory. Yes, but the one that brings the 600XL to 64kB would be very small and can be used with every external upgrade that can be used on the 800XL. Meaning you only need one person to redesign the 1064. Let's say a couple of people all design their own external memory extensions, for instance: - Person A - Person B - Person C If these people would want their external memory upgrades to work with both the 600XL and the 800XL, they would have to make two versions of that external memory upgrade. With the redesigned 1064, they would only need to develop one version that you could plug into the 600XL (with the redesigned 1064) as well as the 800XL. (But not at the same time, of course. :-) ) Sincerely Mathy
  8. Hello Bob, guys Way back when I used my BlackBox a lot, I used the MIO extender board to create a flexible connection between my XE's and the BlackBox. That way, if I somehow moved the XE, the connection would hold. Plus it gave me more room between the BB and the XE. An redesigned 1064 could be just a short board, no(t much) wider than the PBI connector, that plugs directly into the 600XL, maybe with two rubber feet, with a passthrough on the back. Sincerely Mathy
  9. Hello manterola, guys On a 800XL that would switch the internal 64kB off. Not sure if it could/would do the same in an XE. Either way, you "loose" 64kB, either internal or external. That would bug the hell out of me. With a small redesigned 1064, you could basically turn the 600XL into an 800XL. Eliminating the need for two different external memory expansions, one for the 600XL and another for the 800XL. Sincerely Mathy
  10. Hello x=usr(1536) Yes Yes Sincerely Mathy
  11. Hello 1200XL M.U.L.E. Both Thomas and Harry looked to see if they still had either a kit or a ready to use version. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have either. But the file on my special stuff page shows you all you need to reproduce one. Sincerely Mathy
  12. Hello guys Hmm, I guess most of you are not getting my point. Let me try to explain some more: - Not everybody wants to open their 600XL to upgrade it to 64kB of main RAM. And some of us aren't able to upgrade the 600XL to 64kB. And for some reason don't want to send it to someone who does. - The 1064 is hard to come by. And size wise it's probably as small as they could have made it way back when. A new replacement could be much smaller. - There are plenty of devices that can act as an external memory upgrade. Some even let you configure them as main RAM. But can they provide 64kB of main Ram and at the same time offer the rest of the available RAM as a RAM expansion? - Memory expansions ($D301, Axlon, etc.) and only 16kB of main RAM often just isn't gonna cut it. What I would like to see is a small 1064 replacement. That plugs into the 600XL to get 64kB of main RAM. And since the small 1064 replacement would have a PBI passthrough, you could plug an existing external memory expansion into the small 1064 replacement and you'd have an XL with 64kB of main memory and what ever amount of expanded memory ($D301, Axlon, etc.). Plus you would not need different versions of an external memory upgrade ($D301, Axlon, etc.) for the 600XL and the 800XL. It's cheaper to build a small 1064 replacement that can be used with any external memory expansion ($D301, Axlon, etc.) plus an external memory expansion ($D301, Axlon, etc.) than it is to build two different external memory expansions ($D301, Axlon, etc.), one for the 600XL and one for the rest. Sincerely Mathy
  13. Damn, why do I keep looking, now I can't resist... You were in the closet? Don't worry, we accept all sexual orientations, as long as the person in question is nice to the rest of us. Sincerely Mathy
  14. Hello guys As most of us know, you need 64kB of main memory for most memory extensions. But some of us are reluctant to open up the 600XL to replace the two 16k RAM chips with two 64k RAM chips. And the 1064 are hard to come by sometimes. That's when the following idea popped into my mind: Would it be possible to design/realize a 1064 replacement, using modern hardware to make the device smaller, that could also be used with any external expansion that requires 64kB of main memory? With this redesigned 1064, the 600XL should look like an 800XL to all devices connected to it (via whatever port/bus) and should be able to handle every piece of hardware the 800XL can handle, without any restrictions the 800XL doesn't have. Sincerely Mathy PS as always, this is just an idea. If you like it, please realize it. I'm not able to. I just come up with the (dumb) ideas.
  15. Hello guys "ignore" is a nice option. Just added XXL to it, because of his attitude. Maybe we should all ignore not only what he says, but also what he does/produces. Sincerely Mathy
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