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I've just managed to purchase an Atari 1040STFM. Growing up I started with a 600XL (which I still own) and then moved onto a 520ST, but sold it in the early 90s (always regretted selling).

 

Picked it up yesterday, owner stated it had been in a cupboard since the mid 90's Cleaned it up last night, it's come up perfect, cleaned dust and grime from the ST and mouse.

 

Owner said it powered on, but he couldn't get a picture on his modern LCD TV. Plugged it in via the RF cable as I don't have a composite cable (ordered yesterday) and immediately got a picture using the same VHF channel as my 600XL uses. It came with all the Powerpack games, loaded them and all works fine, but can't wait to ditch the RF cable.

 

Can't remember many of the games I had when I was younger, but do remember, Test Drive, Outrun.

 

Next task is to determine which solution is the best to bypass the floppy drive and use an SD/USB solution to load games. I note games are available at http://www.atarimania.com/pgemainsoft.awp?type=G&system=S Any other locations worth looking at?

 

 

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Thanks, you can tell I'm a newbie.

 

I've now ordered UltraSatan and composite cable, now need to wait for delivery

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Not to hijack the thread, but since you bought an UltraSatan and someone asked about the Gotek

 

If you get one of those emulator floppies, and then use the Gotek firmware.. what is the difference between that and the UltraSatan outside of the LCD display?

 

James

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Not to hijack the thread, but since you bought an UltraSatan and someone asked about the Gotek

 

If you get one of those emulator floppies, and then use the Gotek firmware.. what is the difference between that and the UltraSatan outside of the LCD display?

 

James

Ultrasatan works as a hard disk, so you can use software developed/adapted to hard disk.

 

And the gotek (flashed with HxC firmware) works as a floppy drive, so you can load ST and MSA (and some STX) images like if they were real floppies.

 

There are tons of games adapted to hard disk, but they may need extra ram, and some games are only available in image format (so you need to write them in floppies).

 

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