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Date: 1987-09 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Address/phone for CDY Consulting.  
 
1.  jhs  
 More options Sep 1 1987, 4:27 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: j@MITRE-BEDFORD.ARPA -
Date: Mon, 31-Aug-87 15:27:11 EDT
Local: Tues, Sep 1 1987 4:27 am
Subject: Address/phone for CDY Consulting.
| | | | | | |
I believe CDY most frequently advertises in ANALOG Magazine these days.
With the gradual shift in interest toward 16-bit machines, they may not
advertise as much currently as in former years.  Anyway, their address
is

                CDY Consulting, Inc.
                421 Hanbee
                Richardson, TX 75080.

Phone is (214) 235-2146.  David Young, the proprietor of CDY, is usually
available in the evening to take orders and/or answer technical questions
about his company's products.

-John Sangster / j@mitre-bedford.arpa

(I have no finanicial interest in or connection with CDY other than as a
customer.)


 
More wierd questions...  
 
1.  Virgil Sealy  
 More options Sep 1 1987, 4:46 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: s@xyzzy.UUCP (Virgil Sealy) -
Date: Mon, 31-Aug-87 14:35:26 EDT
Local: Tues, Sep 1 1987 3:35 am
Subject: Re: More wierd questions...
| | | | | | |

In article <1@canisius.UUCP> vaug@canisius.UUCP (Tom Vaughan) writes:
>Would someone please tell me where I can get a good VT100
>emulator for my  Atari?  I have just joined this news group
>and missed the parent articles about the emulator and Kermit.
>It woul be most appreciated!

>Tom
>--------------                                                 --------------

I too would like to know where I can get copies of a good emulator, and
 the UUDECODE program (in source) for my Atari.  I am also new to the net
and am having some trouble getting started.

Thanks,
Virgil Sealy


 
 
2.  rshuford  
 More options Sep 14 1987, 5:03 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: rshuf@well.UUCP -
Date: Sun, 13-Sep-87 16:03:40 EDT
Local: Mon, Sep 14 1987 5:03 am
Subject: Re: More wierd questions...
| | | | | | |
Sender:hplabs!well!rshuford

Perhaps someone on the network knows whether, and if so how, one can
still obtain programs from the Atari Software Program Exchange.
In that collection used to be a program called Chameleon, which I'm
told could do a fair VT52 emulation.

.....Richard S. Shuford
     hplabs!well!rshuford
     BIX: richard
(Comments back to me by mail, please.)


 
 
3.  Harald Striepe  
 More options Sep 15 1987, 2:19 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: stri@muscat.UUCP (Harald Striepe) -
Date: Mon, 14-Sep-87 13:19:45 EDT
Local: Tues, Sep 15 1987 2:19 am
Subject: Re: More wierd questions...
| | | | | | |
In article <3@well.UUCP> rshuf@well.UUCP (Richard S. Shuford) writes:

>Perhaps someone on the network knows whether, and if so how, one can
>still obtain programs from the Atari Software Program Exchange.
>In that collection used to be a program called Chameleon, which I'm
>told could do a fair VT52 emulation.

>.....Richard S. Shuford
>     hplabs!well!rshuford
>     BIX: richard

APEX is dead.  ANTIC  has taken over a major portion of their catalog,  but
I remember that in their catalog in the middle of their magazine it was
noted that the CHAMELEON stock was getting low.

John Dunning's K65 posted on this net contains the best VT100 emulator so
far, and also includes VT52 emulation.
You have a choice of scrolling 40 columns, or 80 columns in GR.8 mode using
fairly legible 4 bit cells.

>(Comments back to me by mail, please.)

--
Harald Striepe
Digital Equipment Corp., SPG Mktg, Sunnyvale, CA
decwrl!muscat!striepe, decwrl!dec-rhea!dec-canvas!striepe, CANVAS::STRIEPE

 
simple downloader...  
 
1.  jhs  
 More options Sep 1 1987, 5:06 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: j@MITRE-BEDFORD.ARPA -
Date: Mon, 31-Aug-87 16:06:22 EDT
Local: Tues, Sep 1 1987 5:06 am
Subject: simple downloader...
| | | | | | |
The following is approximately what the Avatex modem user manual provides
for a dumb ASCII terminal program to get on the air with.  It may or may not
work "right out of the box" for you but you should be able to get it working
with a little experimentation.
------------------------------c-u-t---h-e-r-e---------------------------------
10 GOTO 300:REM Dumb Terminal Prog.
100 STATUS #3,AVAR:IF PEEK(747)=0 THEN 200
120 GET #3,CHAR:IF CHAR=0 OR CHAR=10 THEN 200
130 PUT #4,CHAR
200 IF PEEK(764)=255 THEN 100
210 GET #2,KEY:PUT #3,KEY:GOTO 100
300 REM I/O Setup for Dumb Terminal.
310 OPEN #2,4,0,"K:"
320 OPEN #3,13,0,"R:"
330 OPEN #4,8,0,"E:"
340 XIO 34,#3,192+48+3,0,"R:"
350 XIO 40,#3,0,0,"R:"
360 GOTO 100:REM Go to it!
------------------------------c-u-t---h-e-r-e---------------------------------
The above just does a loop that checks for an incoming character (line 100)
and if it gets one, slaps it on the screen (line 130), then checks the
keyboard for input (line 200) and if it sees that a character was pressed
(loc. 764 not = 255), slings it out to the outgoing side of the R: device.

*****> If you are adventuresome, you can turn this simple program into a
version that can capture a file off the modem.  One way to do this would
be to change line 330 to open a file "D1:YOURFILE.EXT" or whatever.  Be
sure to close the file first; in fact, my standard practice is NEVER to
OPEN a file without CLOSING it first -- saves a whole lot of dumb error
messages.  The program below has this feature added.  Possibly the simplest
way to capture a file is to press BREAK, change line 350 to have a
device:filename specification inside the quotes, and type "RUN" again.
Then type the command to send the file.  When it has finished being sent,
press BREAK, type CLOSE #4, and that should do it.
------------------------------c-u-t---h-e-r-e---------------------------------
10 GOTO 300:REM Dumb Terminal Prog.
100 STATUS #3,AVAR:IF PEEK(747)=0 THEN 200
120 GET #3,CHAR:IF CHAR=0 OR CHAR=10 THEN 200
130 PUT #4,CHAR
200 IF PEEK(764)=255 THEN 100
210 GET #2,KEY:IF KEY=
220 PUT #3,KEY:GOTO 100
300 REM I/O Setup for Dumb Terminal.
310 CLOSE #2:OPEN #2,4,0,"K:"
320 CLOSE #3:OPEN #3,13,0,"R:"
330 CLOSE #4:OPEN #4,8,0,"E:" <---- change E: to your Dn:FILE.EXT
340 XIO 34,#3,192+48+3,0,"R:"
350 XIO 40,#3,0,0,"R:"
360 GOTO 100:REM Go to it!
------------------------------c-u-t---h-e-r-e--------------------------------
This may or may not work without fiddling, but it ought to be reasonably easy
to get it working.  And it surely is the simplest way to get a downloading
capability -- as well as learning a lot in the process!  If you get it
working, let me know and I will send you uudecode and a fancier terminal
emulator or two.

-John S., jhs@mitre-bedford.


 
1050 schematic needed  
 
1.  store2  
 More options Sep 1 1987, 9:45 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: sto@ihlpf.UUCP -
Date: Tue, 1-Sep-87 08:45:36 EDT
Local: Tues, Sep 1 1987 9:45 pm
Subject: Re: 1050 schematic needed
| | | | | | |

In article <6@mhuxu.UUCP>, dav@mhuxu.UUCP (Rick Nelson) writes:

> My 1050 disk drive died recently and I'm wondering where to get schematics.  

One source of parts and schematics is American Techna-Vision.  They have the
SAMS service manual for the 1050 for $19.50.  They have IC's, circuit pack
assemblies and complete drive mechanisms.  Their address is:

                        American Techna-Vision
                        15338 Inverness St.
                        San Leandro, CA 94579
                        1-800-551-9995 or
                        (415)-352-3787

They accept credit cards. They also do repair if you can't figure out the
problem.  Service rate for the 1050 is $85.

Hope this helps...

                                        Kit Kimes  
                                        AT&T--Information Systems Labs
                                        ...ihnp4!iwvae!kimes


 
OmniCom  
 
1.  vaughan  
 More options Sep 2 1987, 9:20 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: vaug@canisius.UUCP -
Date: Tue, 1-Sep-87 20:20:02 EDT
Local: Wed, Sep 2 1987 9:20 am
Subject: Re: OmniCom
| | | | | | |
In article <1@topaz.rutgers.edu>, wilm@topaz.rutgers.edu (Ray Wilmott) writes:

> I've just read John Sangter's article about the new
> shareware version of OmniCom and saved the accompanying
> program. Now the big question - will it work with the XM-301
> modem, and if so, could somebody out there PLEASE either post,
> or send me, the appropriate handler that needs to be prepended
> to it? Much thanks in advance.

Please do, and any info that will help in getting it going!

Thanks!
--------------                                                 --------------
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Atari and Federated  
 
1.  Charles A. Schwartz  
 More options Sep 2 1987, 9:46 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.st, comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: c@dasys1.UUCP (Charles A. Schwartz) -
Date: Tue, 1-Sep-87 20:46:19 EDT
Local: Wed, Sep 2 1987 9:46 am
Subject: Re: Atari and Federated
| | | | | | |

As a computer consumer, and the proud owner of an Atari ST, I would like
to withhold my opinion as to whether or not Atari buying the Federated
chain was a good move.  I would like to say that being in New York, finding
well stocked Atari stores are few and far between.  There are a few stores
here and there that stock Atari computer hardware and several of the more
popular titles.  Unfortunately there are only one or two stores in my area
that stock a relatively full line (I only know of two such stores and they
are at least an hour away by car).  More and more of my purchases are having
to be done by mail order.  The point behind my message is that Atari is
obviously going to stock the Federated store chains preferrentially with
their products.  What will happen to the supply of Atari computer equipment
(both hardware and software) in other areas of the country?

Charles Schwartz                 {allegra,philabs,cmcl2}!phri\
Big Electric Cat Public Unix     {bellcore,cmcl2}!cucard!dasys1!cas
New York, NY, USA                CIS: 73765,416  DELPHI: CSCHWARTZ
                                 Genie: XPC14910

"Beam me up Scotty!"


 
BASIC XE  
 
1.  SAULNIER  
 More options Sep 3 1987, 12:20 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: SAULN@cg-atla.UUCP (SAULNIER) -
Date: Wed, 2-Sep-87 11:20:45 EDT
Local: Thurs, Sep 3 1987 12:20 am
Subject: BASIC XE
| | | | | | |

        I purchased "BASIC XE" from OSS some time ago, and I realized
that I NEVER use atari BASIC anymore.  My question is, can I yank out
the ATARI BASIC rom(s) and do a straight swap with the "XE" roms?  I
would like to free up the bus connector for other uses, but can't
because this cartridge is ALWAYS installed.  Has anyone ever done
this??  (I could handle more than a straight swap if someone has
the exact procedure.)

        Thanx in advance.


 
 
2.  Harald Striepe  
 More options Sep 4 1987, 9:39 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: stri@muscat.UUCP (Harald Striepe) -
Date: Thu, 3-Sep-87 20:39:31 EDT
Local: Fri, Sep 4 1987 9:39 am
Subject: Re: BASIC XE
| | | | | | |

In article <7@cg-atla.UUCP> SAULN@cg-atla.UUCP (SAULNIER) writes:

>    I purchased "BASIC XE" from OSS some time ago, and I realized
>that I NEVER use atari BASIC anymore.  My question is, can I yank out
>the ATARI BASIC rom(s) and do a straight swap with the "XE" roms?  I
>would like to free up the bus connector for other uses, but can't
>because this cartridge is ALWAYS installed.  Has anyone ever done
>this??  (I could handle more than a straight swap if someone has
>the exact procedure.)

        OSS'S BASIC XE is a 16K BASIC that bank-switches a portion of its 8K
        physical address space.  In addition, it makes use of the 8K RAM
        shadowed by the cartridge through disk loaded extensions.  This
        allows the versatility of a 24K language while only occupying 8K of
        the limited 6502 address space.  In extended mode, it stores its
        program code in the extra 64K of RAM banked on the 130XE, using the
        main memory for data storage only.  Alternately you can kleep
        program and main line data storage in the main bank, and do extended
        storage of data chunks in the banks (explicit bank numbers can be
        used with peeks, pokes, bloads etc.).

        You can see that this would not be a simple ROM replacement, since
        you would also have to graft the banking logic.

        A simpler approach might be to use ICD's 130XE bus adapter that
        converts the 130XE cartridge and extended slot to the straight 800XL
        type connector,  while adding two (vertical) cartridge slots.  The
        second slot is intended for the R-TIME8 cartridge.
--
Harald Striepe
Digital Equipment Corp., SPG Mktg, Sunnyvale, CA
decwrl!muscat!striepe, decwrl!dec-rhea!dec-canvas!striepe, CANVAS::STRIEPE


 

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