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What is Supermon?

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Hi,

 

I recently got an 800XL and when I press OPTION on startup, instead of going to the SELF TEST menu, it goes to a SUPERMON page. There's not a great deal of info about SUPERMON on the net except a review in the Atari magazine archives.

 

Can anyone provide more info on how to use it?

 

Cheers,

Don

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SuperMON is a post market mod. Your computer should have a metal switch. The advantages of SuperMON is when it is turned on, you don't need a Translator disk to run Atari 800/400 software. Also it has a built in Screen Dump feature too (like a print screen), but I can't remember how to activate that. Its been like 30 years. SuperRAM is also another option that may come with the computer which included a 256k ram upgrade. 

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It's great when you get a quick answer to your questions that only takes 17 years!  

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But if someone does a search the case is closed for this thread, it actually was answered for all to see.

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Past few weeks have left me convinced that there is a secret contest going on, for the biggest necro-bump.  I think this one wins.  I have "only" been here for 19.5 years.

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they'll never beat the necro responses for the first couple posts... at least this one was relevant.

You are correct. I think we have a contest. In this instance though, it's a new member answering questions in the order they were received. Kudos!

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Ive long suspected some of us are into 80’s computing because we’ve recently mastered 70’s computing.  That could be me Im talking about dunno

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Slightly related, I wonder if Ultimon II will see the light of day, last time I spoke to John it was near finished but he was starting or involved with a new business, he mentioned that nearer release I could have a play with it but then all went quiet.

 

Obviously I hope John is ok and all things are rosy but it would be nice to see a new machine code monitor..(forever the wannabe hacker)

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There is also a version of Supermon called Printmon. The P: driver in the OS is rewritten to drive a small interface plugged in joystick port 2  (4 on 400/800) and the std centronics connector on a printer ie a cheap printer interface.

It falls over if programs make direct calls SIO interface bypassing the P: driver eg: paperclip.

 

Still have a few unpopulated boards here.

 

James

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