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It must have gotten deleted and the numbers shifted to keep it contiguous.

 

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20 hours ago, leonk said:

Small update to AVGcart cost - it seems to have gone up to 50EUR from 40EUR

Confirmed and updated, thanks!

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On 4/25/2019 at 10:10 AM, _The Doctor__ said:

best to wait on your cable, the ingot power supply is the only system killer supply for the Atari, and don't use a commodore supply on an Atari ever.

 

Don't use a Commodore power supply on a Commodore either!  :)

 

I do think power supplies would be a good thing to add to this mini-guide. The USB power cable adapters are pretty cool.

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On 11/18/2011 at 9:58 PM, BillC said:

For well built and sturdy you will not be able to beat the 800, unfortunately it will not run later software that requires a 64K or larger XL/XE system. The ability to have 4 players for Mule is in its favor though. There have been discussions about a replacement OS upgrade board which allows the ability to select between 800 mode and XE mode with up to 576K, the design of which is complete and some prototypes built, but which has not been produced. There are also limited upgrades available for this machine.

 

My next choice would be the 1200XL, followed closely by the 800XL. The quality of the XL circuit boards is superior to those of the XE line, and the XLs can be upgraded with extra memory which was their main disadvantage in comparison to the 130XE.

 

The quality of the XE lines circuit board is a major disadvantage when installing mods/upgrades, it is much easier to damage when doing so.

 

Bill

I have a random idea - why has nobody built a remake of the 130XE or 800XL using modern parts like a RasperberryPi or other core to emulate it exactly without being an actual emulator but real hardware - same joystick plugs, same connectors etc.  Seems like it could be a straightforward and simple build plus since all parts are modern creations replacement parts become much cheaper and simpler to find.  Maybe use a simple USB keyboard.  The idea came to me when I added a usb keyboard/mouse to my classic Xbox with an 8bit emulator and was like whoa this is just like a real 8bit almost and the controllers are a lot cheaper to replace than classic joysticks.  OK so I shared.

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Well there's the EclaireXL 

 

Or if you'd rather have all original chips in a modern reincarnation theres the 1088XEL/XLD machines

 

 

 

 

There are other FPGA based devices like MiST and MiSTER that have Atari 8-bit cores available but they dont have Atari specific ports. 

 

 

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On 10/24/2019 at 2:52 PM, Ray Gillman said:

I have a random idea - why has nobody built a remake of the 130XE or 800XL using modern parts like a RasperberryPi or other core to emulate it exactly without being an actual emulator but real hardware - same joystick plugs, same connectors etc.  Seems like it could be a straightforward and simple build plus since all parts are modern creations replacement parts become much cheaper and simpler to find.  Maybe use a simple USB keyboard.  The idea came to me when I added a usb keyboard/mouse to my classic Xbox with an 8bit emulator and was like whoa this is just like a real 8bit almost and the controllers are a lot cheaper to replace than classic joysticks.  OK so I shared.

Can you read carts with the GPIO pins?

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On 10/24/2019 at 8:52 PM, Ray Gillman said:

I have a random idea - why has nobody built a remake of the 130XE or 800XL using modern parts like a RasperberryPi or other core to emulate it exactly without being an actual emulator but real hardware - same joystick plugs, same connectors etc.  Seems like it could be a straightforward and simple build plus since all parts are modern creations replacement parts become much cheaper and simpler to find.  Maybe use a simple USB keyboard.  The idea came to me when I added a usb keyboard/mouse to my classic Xbox with an 8bit emulator and was like whoa this is just like a real 8bit almost and the controllers are a lot cheaper to replace than classic joysticks.  OK so I shared.

Google for RetroPi

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Hello everyone,

 

I've got a UNO Cart for my 800XL and it works great.

 

Next, I'd like to get a multicart for my XEGS in the living room, so here's my question:
Is there any multicart that lets you select and run a game from the menu using the joystick?

 

I do have the XEGS keyboard, but I'd prefer to use it just as a game console (i.e. no keyboard attached) if possible.  Any options out there?

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11 hours ago, newtmonkey said:

Hello everyone,

 

I've got a UNO Cart for my 800XL and it works great.

 

Next, I'd like to get a multicart for my XEGS in the living room, so here's my question:
Is there any multicart that lets you select and run a game from the menu using the joystick?

 

I do have the XEGS keyboard, but I'd prefer to use it just as a game console (i.e. no keyboard attached) if possible.  Any options out there?

Probably more than one. One that comes to mind is AVG cart

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On 11/13/2019 at 10:43 PM, newtmonkey said:

Is there any multicart that lets you select and run a game from the menu using the joystick?

The Ultimate Cart has a joystick driven menu. 

 

On the disk emulator side, a SIO2SD has an onscreen joystick driven menu and a SDrive-MAX has a built in touchscreen. 

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Compared to other old computers, I don't think accessories are expensive.

With a $6-15 SIO2PC-USB you can connect the Atari to the PC and load 99% of the software.

Good stand-alone solutions cost circa $50.

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