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  2. Ugh - I feel so stupid so forgive my questions. Select ‘Master’ in partitioner on what, and how? I’m obviously missing something here. How/where do I format a new FC for use as a hard drive in the Falcon with my adapter? I understand when you say I can (eventually) get access to the FC from Windows to write over the files I want, I’m just totally stuck on how to get to that point. Do I have everything I need (HW and SW) and I’m just not understanding the initial steps, or do I still need to acquitre additional resources to accomplish this?
  3. Thank you for your reply, and yes, 2 GB not TB. LOL So I'm not sure where I start with your solution. I have to get some type of ACSI adapter to attach to the Falcon (with an SD or CF), where I'd put drivers needed to format/partition an IDE CF card within TOS? If so, is the card used with the ACSI adapter writable from Windows and readable from the Falcon (unlike the IDE CF situation I have currently)? Even if I get that far and have successfully set up a fresh CF with 4 1GB partitions, how do I go about getting the SW I want from my 2 GB collection on my laptop onto it?
  4. Hello... it's been years since I've been on AA, and this is probably the first time I'm seeking advice in the Falcon/ST/TT section. :-) I purchased a Falcon030 over 10 years ago for my vintage video game/computer collection. Once received, I hooked it up to make sure it worked, and then it hit the shelves for a decade as my hobby waned. I've recently gotten the bug again, and have started re-assembling many of my favorites from my collection. I decided to take this machine out and try and see what I could do with it. It didn't take long to realize it wasn't much besides booting. I got the RAM check screen, the the bee, then the default 40 column green desktop showing floppy options A: and B: only. Upon opening the machine, I learned what I had is a 4 MB Falcon with no HD. I did some YouTube and google research and this week became the proud owner of a 16MB (14MB) upgrade, and CF adapter/prepped 4 GB CF card from Best Electronics in CA. Can't believe they STILL have stuff like this in stock for sale! I did the installs today, and the RAM is working fine and I can boot to the CF card Best Elec sent with the adapter. The provided software seems limited to some demos and utilities spread across the four 1 GB partitions. I have a 2 TB library of ST/TT/Falcon games/demos/software as a "HD image" (stored as a directory) on my laptop, and I'm trying to figure out how to create a new CF card with this data I have ready to go. I put the "Best" CF in my reader and Windows didn't recognize it and wanted to format it (No! Bad Windows!). I cancelled out of that and ejected the card. I have seven other 4 GB "Transcend" brand CF cards, which is the same brand as the Best CF card which works, coincidentally. I formatted one as a 1 GB drive in FAT format and copied over some of the software (including the files in the "root" folder, which included the following: 5060HZ.ACC CONTROL.INF DESKPIC.ACC DESKPIC.INF DESKTOP.INF LEEME.TXT NEWDESK.INF STHIGH.GFB STLOW.GFB STMID.GFB XCONT_UK.ACC When I swapped out Best's CF for this freshly written one and boot up, it again goes back to what I saw upon the original testing with no HD showing (albeit it has the 14 MB ram). I've tried finding info on how to do this, but everything I've been able to find seems to indicate that the HD formatting/partitioning/etc needs to be done from the Falcon side. Is this the case? I don't have any floppies :-( and with Best's CF in the adapter to boot from, I obviously can't format one of the new cards. I keep seeing mention of "HD Driver" as a great resource, but that appears to be Atari-based software, correct? Is there any way to format/partition/write a CF card from a Win 10 machine and have it be bootable/readable device on the Falcon with my adapter. I apologize if I've overlooked or missed answers to this problem and appreciate any links to what I may need to read up on alongside/instead of direct answers. Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to help me out with this.
  5. I am currently (finally) starting to sell off a huge collection I've amassed over the years. The collecting and gaming bug has left, and it's time to let everything go back out to the wild. I hope to list a number of things each week, and I'll try and remember to list them here as well for anyone looking for certain items. I'd obviously like to recoup some of the fortune I paid on this collection, but I'd also like to know these items are going into the hands of other collectors who will appreciate and enjoy them. There's no telling what I'll be offering week to week as I work my way through the boxes and closets of items. It's not made easy due to the fact that the wife kind of shoved everything away willy nilly a few years back because I wasn't using them anymore. :-S Some weeks (like last week) will have some treasures, some weeks like this not as many, but hopefully there will always be a combination of items to appeal to many. So - here we go with what's out there for week #2 so far: Custer's Revenge (Atari 2600, 1982) - CIB (relist) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907585450?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Kung Fu Superkicks (Atari 2600, 1989) (relist) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907586436?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Gremlins (Atari 2600, 1984) (relist) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907665613?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Atari 2600 - Remote Control Wireless Joysticks - GameMate 2 - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907736811?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Nintendo Gamecube Gameboy player - NIB - sealed http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907739232?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Jakks Pacific - Atari 2600 PnP 10 Video Classics - NIB / 2009 http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907746612?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Ergo Brick 386sx-16 - IPVBRICK386SX16 http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907799944?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 IBM PCjr - Mouser - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907801920?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 IBM PCjr - Mine Shaft - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907803400?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 IBM PCjr - Scuba Venture - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907805405?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 IBM PCjr - Crossfire - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907807697?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 IBM PC / PCjr - Jumpman - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907806711?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 IBM PC / PCjr - King's Quest - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907810332?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Atari Taco Bell game CDs - 4 pack - sealed (2010) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907871593?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Jakks Pacific Super Pac-Man Collection - 4-in-1 - PnP - Sealed http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907874145?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Starpath/Arcadia complete standard tape collection - Supercharger - Atari 2600 http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907878529?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Sword of Saros (Atari 2600, 1983) - Starpath/Arcadia http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907880400?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Survival Island (Atari 2600, 1983) - Starpath/Arcadia http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907881190?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Starpath/Arcadia - three games - Atari 2600 (1982) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907882198?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Phaser Patrol (Atari 2600, 1982) - Starpath/Arcadia http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907883080?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Stella Gets A New Brain, Version 2.0 (Atari 2600, 1999) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907887762?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 TI 99/4A Jungle Hunt (TI-99/4a, 1983) Atarisoft http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907907501?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 IBM PC PCjr Lotus 123 - NIB sealed http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907909012?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 TI 99/4A Mini Memory cartridge/ Assembler cassette - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907910370?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 TI 99/4A Anteater by Romox - CIB sealed (1982) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907911628?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 TI 99/4A Rotor Raiders by Romox - CIB sealed (1982) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907912908?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 TI 99/4A Princess and Frog by Romox - CIB sealed (1982) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907913865?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 TI 99/4A Hen Pecked by Romox - CIB sealed (1982) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907915619?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 TI 99/4A Peripheral Expansion Box (PEB) - RS232/Memory/Disk http://www.ebay.com/itm/131907926929?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  6. Very strange. Ok - well, here are the direct links for anyone interested: loose Arcadia Supercharger http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900473283?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Kung Fu Superkicks - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900495734?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Philly Flasher / Cathouse Blues - CIB - sealed http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900499269?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Beat 'em and Eat 'em / Lady in Wading - CIB - sealed http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900501160?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Custer's Revenge - CIB http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900502779?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Actionauts proto - CIB - signed - 88/250 http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900516557?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 X-MAN - PAL - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900543484?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Pengo - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900581866?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Chase the Chuckwagon - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900585214?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Crazy Climber - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900588139?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Beat 'em & Eat 'em - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900589471?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Gremlins - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900590372?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Video Reflex - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900591124?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Video Jogger - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900591862?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Spy Hunter - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900592575?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Rubik's Cube - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900594346?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Q*bert's Qubes - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900595563?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Q*bert's Qubes (Colecovision) - loose http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900596194?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  7. That's weird - the link is bringing it up for me. Can you see this listing? If so, you can click on "seller's other items" from there. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-2600-Arcadia-Supercharger-loose-working-/131900473283?hash=item1eb5e17fc3:g:zOoAAOSwqfNXpfSt
  8. I can't believe I let 6 days go by on these listings and didn't even think to post here. :-S Please check the following items if looking for some 2600 rarities. http://www.ebay.com/sch/timstereb/m.html?item=131900516557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
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    I've got my copy up on eBay currently. Listing ends in about 24 hours. http://www.ebay.com/itm/131900516557?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  10. Thanks Mirage... that was a great list. Loaded a few already! :-) --Timster--
  11. Hey all, I got my latest toy last week - a new iMac with OS X Snow Leopard. This is my first real foray into the world of Mac, and it's taking a bit of getting used to, to say the least. LOL I've seen there are many different emulator choices out there, but a lot are dated. I was hoping to avoid downloading, trying, and discarding lots of abandonware and/or not really good software by coming to the experts first. What emulators are best for this platform? And I'm interested in them all, from Mame to Atari to Nintendo to Sega to even new stuff, if possible. What do y'all recommend? --Timster--
  12. Got my e-mail today too! WOO HOO! This can take the place of Duke Nukem Forever that was pushed from May 3 to June 14th.
  13. Hey - thanks. Yeah, that is a cool touch for when friends are over or in this case to shoot a video. Whenever I'm up there playing anything though, it's normally only one machine at a time. I actually don't think I'd want to have everything going at once very often because that would probably use up a lot of juice. It does create a nice ambiance to have multiple machines going though - especially if they've got arcade-y type games with noisy attract screens running. It was kinda funny that I had so many things running, I couldn't even remember the one screen was showing the 3DO. --Timster--
  14. LOL. Ironically, the games are all on shelves above and below everything you saw, collecting dust. But I agree 100%! What's the use of having all this stuff if it's not readily usable! --Timster--
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