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  1. After picking up an Arabic NAJM Atari 65XE i started searching for info on it. That led me to someone stating they had a Hebrew Atari 8-Bit (both with keyboard and OS variants). I'm wondering what other Atari 8-Bit computers came with different language variations? Is there a list that shows all different Atari 8-Bit computer keyboard language versions? I tried searching the Forums but only found keyboard variations - not language / OS variants. Would love to find out more (and collect) other Non-English Atari's
  2. While going through a box of Atari stuff I got back in the day, I found this homebuilt power supply: I made a quick schematic drawing; the only component I couldn't get a good view of was the small electrolytic capacitor across the output. I'm guessing it's around 10 or 20uF. Does anyone recognize this design (e.g. did it appear in a magazine or other publication)? Any thoughts on its quality? Based on the schematics I've seen of the "official" power supplies, this one seems simple in comparison—only 7 components! I'm a little short on good XL/XE power supplies. Assuming that the components are still good and I get 5V at the output, would this be a reliable supply to use?
  3. It's tested and works 100% - - Got it with an XEGS off amazon. It was dirty and the trigger seemed to stick. Cleaned it off, re-glued one sticker on the side (other is missing) and put a light coat of vaseline on the trigger "bar" and now the trigger feels normal. Tested it out with Bug Hunt XE (included if desired). Looks fantastic other than the missing sticker. I use an LCD TV and have zero plans of ever using a CRT. Things I'd trade it for: Atari recorders, either model with an SIO pass thru 1010 or XC11 (with PS & SIO if not built in) or ***EDIT 2*** Just going to buy a data recorder. These guys will be up on eBay soon - thanks for looking.*** XF551 (with appropriate PS & SIO) Maybe something else - though, I'm really wanting a good recorder - just make an offer if you have Atari stuff you think I'd dig. ----------------------- edit: In addition, I have Flight Simulator II with it's two books, map and control reference card.
  4. I know this is such a stretch but would there be any possible way to connect my Atari XF551 floppy disk drive to my Windows XP computer? I'd like to transfer Atari files to and from my PC. I really can't get an internal 5 1/4 floppy drive for the XP because they are just too pricey.
  5. From the album: Yes my collection

    I always find myself using this controller over all the average joysticks I have because compared to those it's very fluent. I bought this from whoever sold their Atari XEGS to me. I'd have to say whoever made this deserves an award of some sort. It's just great.
  6. Hello, Last week I bought an Atari XE System, along with several games, at a thrift store. The original power supply, along with the light gun, were included. The console and games were very dirty. I removed the shell and, using compressed air, cleaned the board as much as I could. The metal housing is still attached. I also cleaned the cartridge slot and cartridges using rubbing alcohol. When the console is turned on, I get the green power light. However, the tv only displays a dark green screen. I have tried several different games, as well as re-cleaning the cartridges and cartridge slot, but there's no image other than a very dark green screen. The console displays the dark green screen with or without a game. I know nothing about circuitry or soldering and have no tools. I was hoping to find someone who could offer to repair the console, along with a rough estimate of the cost. I'd love to have the console working and have been an Atari fan all my life. Thank you very much.
  7. I've been using an almost stock 130XE with my Black Box. Like most XE's, the video is pretty good, but still not on par with some of my enhanced 600 and 800 XL's. (My absolute best system for video is a 600XL with the "simple" Sumrall video fix, augmented by a few simple improvements from the KJMann video mods. As such, it lacks all the added parts that can be stuffed into the missing component holes, but as I said it is the best I have and I would put it up against any non-VBXE system. The "Quick and Easy" video upgrade certainly makes a great improvement for the 800XL. And I even previously did the Super Video XE from Atari Classics, but to my eyes, the "Super Video XE" does not make much improvement, and is reasonably complicated to boot. All it did for me was to boost the color intensity make the foreground text really strong. So has anyone found any "simple fixes" to enhance the XE's? My actual complaints are that I get "smudgy" faint vertical bands in the background, and the text is not very crisp. (Note, these are not the normal color clock vertical lines.) Picture below shows the bands. I do have the color set very high for this picture to accentuate the bands, but even at normal levels, it is still pretty noticeable. Thanks, Larry
  8. Hello friends, I am happy to announce that the 11th OFAM - Atari Meeting will take place from 25th September to 27th September 2015 in Germany, 95213 Münchberg, Kirchplatz 7, approximately 35 km away from the Czech border. Would be great to see many of you! http://ofam.de.vu Best regards, Chris
  9. Hi, I´ve made a little tiny project which may not has a really amount of usage for standard user, but some tinkerer could found it useful. I call it simply "KEYCON" - a small adapter PCB for Atari XL or Atari XE keyboard connectors. First let´s take a look of the thing: The PCB is 0.8mm thick and fits also in the original keyboard connector found on all XL/XE mainboards (except 1200XL and XEGS). There are several possibilities to attach a new keyboard connector or directly solder some wire connected to the keyboard. The KEYCON PCB can be used in an Atari XL or Atari XE. Of course you must use a XL keyboard when connected to a XL computer (and same for XE) like usual For diagnostic issues (for example using the Super SALT cartridgdes) the most needed keys are seperate located on the KEYCON PCB. So you can use endless loop tests and quick diagnostics with SALT without connecting a keyboard. This saves the mylar cables from breaking and so on. For each system (XL or XE) you will found the keys RESET, OPTION, SELECT, START and BREAK. For already defective mylar keyboard cables, the main problem is always... how to connect ANY type of substitute to the genuine keyboard connector? Without using direct soldering or many glue it´s not a working solution for a long time. Some time in the past I also use ribbon cables and solder the cables directly to the pads on the mainboard, removing the keyboard connector before. Or, another solution is to use some single row pin heades, they can plugged into the genuine keyboard connector also, but must be fixed. KEYCON can be used for a quick test (just plug the whole PCB with the front side into the existing, genuine connector on the XL/XE) or as a continuous replacement for defect keyboard connections. Below this text you will fine some examples of usage. I will only ship, for interested people, the bare PCB. Everybody has different needs and wishes, and all parts (IDC header connector, single row male header and so on) are easy to get in any electronics store. Tipp: sometimes they´re extremly cheap at shops selling accessoires for Arduino & Raspberry Pi solutions. The final version will have ENIG (immersion gold finish) contacts, will be a little smaller than now (actual: 61x69 mm) and will fit better using an Atari 800XL. I have made a little wrong measurement, final version will fit perfectly. Price for one bare PCB will be from 6 up to 9 Euros, depending on the amount of orders. Please show your interest (with quantity you want) here in this thread or by PN. I will collect responses until October, the 4th (2017-10-04) and then sent infos of final price and order details. Shipping for up to 5 pieces worldwide is 5 Euros. And now some pictures... Please read also the comments between the pics KEYCON plugged into the genuine keyboard connector (Atari 800 XL mainboard) Genuine keyboard connector replaced by a female row precision header. KEYCON plugged into the replacement header. The five "XL" keys are in the same order (except BREAK) like on any standard XL keyboard. With this prototype layout, the PCB can´t be fit into a cased 800 XL. Of course final version will do. This pictures shows ALL pads on the KEYCON PCB used. This is not mandatory of course. For example, if you install KEYCON permanently, the desoldered genuine keyboard connector isn´t useful placed at KEYCON. If you want to use a standard 50 pin ribbon cable as the new keyboard cable, then the IDC male header is needed, otherwise leave these pads empty. It´s on you how you want to use it. Also the tactile momentary switches for the keys named above must not installed, if not really needed. You can break this part of the KEYCON PCB away, if you want. There´s no electronics and special thing on KEYCON. KEYCON plugged into the genuine keyboard connector (Atari XE mainboard) Genuine keyboard connector replaced by a female row precision header. KEYCON plugged into the replacement header. The five "XE" keys are in the same order (except BREAK) like on any standard XE keyboard. In post o. 2 of this thread I will collect all interests and amounts. Best regards, Jurgen
  10. Been looking for an Atari 800 or similar spec XL/XE model. Prefer XL/XE model, but will take the old style too! Ebay prices are either way too out there for me for what's being offered or Sold 'As Is and Untested' which I always kind of read as 'doesn't work and I'm selling my junk to you! Ahahaha!' Also interested in an SD Cart of SD Drive for it, but I'm finding those for more reasonable prices online so not required! Found one from an offer here! Thanks for checking~
  11. Hi! Due some feedback to one of my oldest projects "Sys-Check V2.2" I create two new versions of Sys-Check. They´re simply called Sys-Check V2.2 XL and Sys-Check V2.2 XE Technically there´s no difference to the standard version. The standard version is also offered furthermore. All new versions of the firmware will work on all Sys-Check versions and revisions like ever promised. While Sys-Check V2.2 "Standard" remains usable for all Atari XL computers (except 1200XL) and all XE computers with ECI-Port, the new versions are specialised for XL or XE models only. Both new solutions have distance bolts to have the PCB secured for continuous usage - a lot of users of Sys-Check reported me they never use it for diagnostics, but main time for external memory expansion or a different O.S. like for SIO2BT and others. The reasons for these new versions are: Some XL owner wished to have a Sys-Check version which is not upright assembled to easier access the switches Some XL users want to have the possibility to add a second PBI device, for example a harddisk-interface Some XE users need the possibility to connect a PBI device to your XE computer Here are the pictures of Sys-Check V2.2 XL The PBI connector at the end of the PCB is a 1:1 connection to the computer´s PBI. You can plug, for example, the Turbo Freezer 2011 behind Sys-Check XL and it will work. Of course you got problems when you enable OLD-OS or the memory expansion at the Turbo Freezer device AND also enable OS-ROM external support by Sys-Check and/or the memory expansion by Sys-Check. Only one external OS or one external memory expansion should be enabled. And some pictures of Sys-Check V2.2 XE The XE version has a PBI connector, which is mostly 1:1 compatible to the XL PBI. There are four signals, which aren´t existing at the XE ECI connector: RAS, CAS, EXTENB and RDY (Ready). These signals have a 6k8 pull-up resistor each to gain maximum compatibility. The most actual PBI devices don´t need one of these four signals and run fine. I found only the older Turbo Freezer II with DRAM memory expansion, which won´t run, because it needs RAS for the memory expansion part. But maybe more old PBI devices won´t run. This limitation always exists on any XE ECI to PBI adapters. I will assemble a few units of each version in the next 2-3 weeks. Watch out my most time each week updated info PDF found in this post Jurgen
  12. Good morning, AtariAge'rs! Has anyone ever found or developed a replacement adapter that will allow ICD's MIO to be connected to the 130XE? If so, could you point me to where I can purchase one? Thank you, in advance! --Timothy Kline
  13. I've been messing around with magazine type-in games again these last few weeks, at the minute I'm on Compute!. I came across Meteor Storm and couldn't get it working under XE OS. Tried all sorts but it wasn't happening. MC was the only way, but my MC-fu is weak. Several hours later and I've found a memory move routine that works backwards (necessary in this case). Several more hours later and I've got it working after figuring out how to do addition in MC (very painful). A couple more hours and I've integrated it into the game and it is working fine, to my eternal joy. Fix notes: This game refuses to work on XL/XE systems as originally printed. The reverse scroll of the meteors is achieved by fooling the OS into thinking it is in mode 0 when it is actually in mode 1, and then printing an insert line character at the top of the screen. While this works on the 400/800 OS, under the XL/XE it does something evil to the display RAM, corrupting it and making the game unplayable. To fix this, I have added a small MC routine to replace the print of the insert line character. The MC routine detects the address of the start of screen RAM, and copies lines 23-3 to the next line down in reverse order. A normal memory move wouldn't have worked as the source and destination overlap. And here they are; bootable ATR (Basic required), and the BAS and LST (as a TXT) files for your pleasure. Enjoy! PS, Atarimania are more than welcome to add this to their database as a fixed version. Meteor Storm (XL fixed).atr METEORXL.BAS METEORXL.TXT
  14. I'm selling a bunch of ST games and Atari 8-bit and Mac software on eBay, low starting prices: http://www.ebay.com/sch/alandavies780/m.html - if shipping from here is expensive, I'm happy to ship untracked (at my risk) for people with good feedback or who contact me on AtariAge.
  15. I'm waiting for a replacement PAL 65 XE and I think I am just going to bypass RF and use composite out with a SCART adapter for the display. Am I right that the XE's have theoretically better output than the XL's? This cable is listed as XL only: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2F261035157096%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT%26_trksid%3Dp3984.m1438.l2649 but presumably should work ok with an XE?
  16. We organize voting on AtariOnline.pl for the best game in particular year since 2006. This is 7th edition, for games PUBLISHED in 2012: http://atarionline.p...at=1&ct=nowinki 1. Hopp 2012 2. Robbo "Pandino" 2 3. Tre Robbo 13 4. Tre Robbo 14 - Kraina Lawy 5. Tre Robbo 15 6. Tre Robbo 16 - Kraina ziemii 7. Tre Robbo 17 - Reflex 8. Tre Robbo 18 - Kraina oczu 9. Tre Robbo 19 10. Tre Robbo 20 - Kraina Luster 11. Tre Robbo 21 12. Tre Robbo 22 - Kraina przesuwanych klockow 13. Tre Robbo 23 14. Tre Robbo 24 - Ruchome Dzialka 15. Tre Robbo 25 16. Tre Robbo 26 - Twins 17. Dup li cut 18. Isohunters 19. Biedny Pies Antoni 20. Rocket Rescue 21. Mini Robbo 22. Szybki Bill 23. Amaurote+ 24. Repossed 25. Plan B 26. OilGame Deluxe 27. Rychle Sipy Zahada Hlavolamu 28. Gówno spadajace w dól 29. Realistic Internet Simulator 30. Snakes of Atari Island 31. Tedecujace starcie 32. Order It + 33. Blekitne Nimfy 34. Bored a bit 35. Luki Lak 36. Diabelska pomylka 37. PacMan Arcade 2012 38. W Sieci 39. Midnight Magic 40. Seaquest 41. Scorch Demo 42. Line Runner 43. Gruczol Grubasa 44. Bioptronid 45. Catch a letter 46. Bumpong 47. Asteroids 48. Mazezam 49. Callisto 50. Har'em 51. Ridiculous Reality 52. Mary Poppins 53. Stellar Caverns 54. Game 55. Slider 56. Skiing 57. SLO-QUIZ 58. Caterpillar 59. Keep on Koastin 60. Voyager 61. Boulder Dash Mugen 4 62. Boulder Dash Mugen 5 63. Boulder Dash Mugen 6 64. Boulder Dash Mugen 7 65. Boulder Dash Mugen 8 66. Calamanis 67. Jawbreaker 68. Pani Basia z klatki B 69. Pong Please vote for 10 titles, remember that the order is important because games will get points for place (first on your list - 10 points, second game - 9 points, ... nineth game - 2 points, tenth - 1 point; Authors and publishers can vote for their own games). If you need more details about games look at AtariOnline.pl. However, remember to make yourself familiar with gameplay, don't vote for screenshots! You can vote here, on Atari Age forum or AtariOnline.pl. Thanks in advance! KK2012.zip
  17. Good Morning All, I've recently dug out the Atari XE/XEGS whatever you want to call it from storage hooked it up to find I've got no video from any of the output options. I sometimes get just a blank screen then other times I get a brownish screen, most times I get what looks like v-hold failure with a single white bar except its diagonal & rolling no amount of tweaking the v-hold changes anything also I've got no sound. The guy I bought it from was trying to hook it up & not having any luck but figured it was just him not knowing how to hook it into his modern flat screen. I bought it untested from the counter of a RadioShack after he got frustrated by the clerks trying to sell him $30 worth of adapters so I've never actually seen it working myself. Things I've tried: 1: Multiple screens/outputs/cables. 2: Tested power supply voltages which were accurate. 3: Cart/No Cart inserted. 4: Booting into the self test. 5: Checking for hot chips on the mainboard none are particularly concerning. I can thermal image the entire board later. 6: Just hoping it was waking up from a long slumber. I'd appreciate any ideas as troubleshooting this beast doesn't seem to be covered all that well anywhere nor does a FSM appear to exist. Where would I buy any spares for this machine as I understand some of these parts are exclusive to the XE/XEGS. Thanks
  18. Hi everyone, Just wanted some advise on a Atari XE console i got recently. I live in Australia and grabbed an PAL XE console only. This does not have the keyboard. I have been trying to find crat games but they are near impossible to get my hands on. I have checked eBay US and there are a lot to choose from. Just wondering if it is possible to play NTSC carts on the PAL console? If not is there any mods that can be performed to allow this? Anothing thing. Is there any mod's to attach a regular PC keyboard to the console as I am having heaps of trouble finding one. I am wanting to play around with some SIO to PC type cables and software to load up disk based games. Anyway hope someone can shed some light on this for me. Thanks
  19. I was talking about pulling out some of my old disks on the Atari Museum on Facebook, when I mentioned a program I found years ago called 'TOS'. Basically, it was a simple graphic user interface for the 8-bit computers that allowed the joystick to be used to do some simple functions. I don't have a working 8-bit compatible mouse or trackball to see if it works smoother with those. I'm not sure where I got it or who wrote it. There's not much info in the program itself. Under Desk: Basic, Boot, Info (TOS, v1.0, for public domain, © 1985) Under File: erase, protect, unprotect, rename, format SD, format DD Under view: Directory on screen, directory on window Under Options: Request on, request off If anyone has any information where this came from, please let me know. By the way, the attached screenshot is from within an emulator running as a 130XE, but it originally was running on my stock 800XL using DOS 2.5, a stock 1050 and a standard joystick. I haven't tested it with any other DOS versions, drives or machines. I've attached an ATR file with just the TOS program on it if anyone want to try it. It does require you to load DOS first, but apparently will work with or without BASIC. My original disk had other... er... unlicensed software on it. TOS.ATR
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