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4 hours ago, moonlight_mile said:

Here is my bobterm break key solution.  Lol. 

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What is that? Looks like a balled up piece of gum. And how does that stop you from hitting the break key? 🤣

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It is some sticky tack.   This way the break key feels different than the other keys so I know not to press it. Lol

 

I though of just popping it out but just did that so I know not to touch it. 

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You know...

 

If you used just a touch less sticky tack, and used it to secure a thumb tack on top of the break key with the spike pointing up, you'd have a real effective means of retraining muscle memory!

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You know, I bet some semi-brilliant person with a 3D printer could come up with

an insert to go under the <break> key and keep it from being pressed. Make it

easy to install/uninstall so you could regain access to it when needed.

 

Just a (semi-random) thought.  :)

 

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19 hours ago, DarkLord said:

You know, I bet some semi-brilliant person with a 3D printer could come up with

an insert to go under the <break> key and keep it from being pressed. Make it

easy to install/uninstall so you could regain access to it when needed.

 

Just a (semi-random) thought.  :)

 

Paradroyd came up with a mod for his break key that is similar to your idea.

As a side note...The Express Cart is a great solution as it provides a great term program that's similar to Bobterm and there's no break key bug.

 

The only downside is that the cart is rare (although the bin/car image can be found). @Amis is working on a limited run of these cartridges for free to the "regular" Atari 8 bit BBS Users.

 

-JP
 

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The Bin and Rom are up for download on southernamis.ddns.net:23 working well on Altirra and Atari800macx.. Here is the software manual as well. Bit of a heavy project load so behind in porting to an ATR. Anyone have some spare time?

Express!.pdf

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The thing with the break key is that 99% of the time you'll be fine and avoid it, but that bloody 1% just does your head in! ;)

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10 hours ago, Amis said:

The Bin and Rom are up for download on southernamis.ddns.net:23 working well on Altirra and Atari800macx.. Here is the software manual as well. Bit of a heavy project load so behind in porting to an ATR. Anyone have some spare time?

Express!.pdf 6.6 MB · 0 downloads

Great work... will  have to try it out on one of the AtariMax carts.... assuming I can find my programmer. ;)

 

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3 hours ago, Mazzspeed said:

The thing with the break key is that 99% of the time you'll be fine and avoid it, but that bloody 1% just does your head in! ;)

That's because you took the half-assed route and got a 600xl.

 

If you had gone all the way and got the 1200xl, you wouldn't be having this problem. ;)

 

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Just now, Tillek said:

That's because you took the half-assed route and got a 600xl.

 

If you had gone all the way and got the 1200xl, you wouldn't be having this problem. ;)

 

Here in Australia, I've never even 'seen' a 1200XL in real life! I'm pretty sure they were never sold here.

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Express! does have a slight baud rate issue and the last version has some upload/download protocol issues. So I use the older cart version not the newer one...

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