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Hello, I'm currently a newbie to Batari Basic and Visual bB for the Atari 2600 and had only begun to set up both programs. I installed both Batari Basic 1.5 and Visual bB build 568. So far according to the Windows 10 installation method I had extracted both zipped files and placed them together in a folder labeled "Atari2600". From there I launched the Visual bB configuration wizard and ran the install_win batch file. From there I am able to launch the Visual bB however I get error windows claiming to be script errors. I'm able to skip or ignore these messages and go into the program, from there everything appears to work as normal and I'm able to compile my code which at the moment has only been a playfield. When I test my code in the built in emulator, I'm then presented with an error regarding the file which will not allow me to run the code. Could I have possibly made an error while installing both programs or made an error with the configuration wizard? Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
Hello there, I used to be a C64 and Amiga owner but having recently purchased a C64 mini and never having tried the Atari 8 bit micros (used to have VCS back in the day) I have been playing a lot of emulation (Altirra) of the 8 bit Atari Micros and have pretty much decided to go and secure an 800XL from Ebay. I haven't purchased the machine yet but have purchased a CX24 joystick and Sdrive Max with Sd card setup. Am I right in thinking that I won't need to purchase a machine that comes with a tape or disk drive as the Sdrive max can emulate both? Do I also need to get some kind of cartridge solution as well for playing cartridge backups? (whats the difference between Uno cart/ Ultimate cart etc) and which is the best one to get? I am no use with a soldering iron( I have arthritis ) so is there a memory solution for 800XL which is just plug and play? to allow me to play newer demos etc? Forgive all the questions but just want to make sure getting the right things without spending heaps of money. Thanks for any help you guys can give