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Date: 1988-07 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Light Gun Wanted  
 
1.  Stan Lackey  
 More options Jul 2 1988, 12:33 am
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From: lac@Alliant.COM (Stan Lackey) -
Date: 1 Jul 88 15:33:19 GMT
Local: Sat, Jul 2 1988 12:33 am
Subject: Re: Light Gun Wanted
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>> Come On Atari and market the light gun seperately for people like me!

I am also interested in 3D glasses, and am prepared to write any assembly
code necessary to drive them.  Wouldn't stuff like battlezone or 3D breakout
be great!  I could also see a version of Basic with 3D plot/drawto
statements...

-Stan


 
 
2.  Christopher Chiesa  
 More options Jul 3 1988, 2:55 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: cfchi@bsu-cs.UUCP (Christopher Chiesa) -
Date: 3 Jul 88 05:55:18 GMT
Local: Sun, Jul 3 1988 2:55 pm
Subject: Re: Light Gun Wanted
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In article <2@alliant.Alliant.COM>, lac@Alliant.COM (Stan Lackey) writes:

> I am also interested in 3D glasses, and am prepared to write any assembly
> code necessary to drive them.  Wouldn't stuff like battlezone or 3D breakout
> be great!  I could also see a version of Basic with 3D plot/drawto
> statements...

Likewise!  I've been into stereo all my life, have done stereo in various forms
on computers (including a "cross-eye"-viewable stereo drawing program right h>
here on my good ol' Atari), and would *LOVE!* to have a pair of those "glasses"
to mess with!  

Count me another vote in favor of marketing 'em separately!

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1450 XLD complete for sale  
 
1.  Rich Andrews  
 More options Jul 2 1988, 5:31 am
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From: r@jolnet.UUCP (Rich Andrews) -
Date: 1 Jul 88 20:31:20 GMT
Local: Sat, Jul 2 1988 5:31 am
Subject: Re: 1450 XLD complete for sale
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yes there were a few of the 1450 systems made.  They had to exist so that
pictures for advertising could be made.

Engineering also had to have some made so that developers sould start writing
applications for the voice syth.  One developer that actually had one was
Dave Small (at least i think it was dave).

rich andrews

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AlfCrunch archiving utility  
 
1.  George Seto  
 More options Jul 5 1988, 7:31 am
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From: eul@dalcsug.UUCP (George Seto) -
Date: 4 Jul 88 22:31:57 GMT
Local: Tues, Jul 5 1988 7:31 am
Subject: Re: AlfCrunch archiving utility
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In article <7@cup.portal.com>, firepl@cup.portal.com writes:
> The following is an ARC'd file containing AlfUnCrunch (DZ), AlfCrunch (LZ)
> and documentation.  Are you sick of the horrible speed and bugs of ARC?
> AlfCrunch is a lightning fast machine language compression/archive utility
> that incorporates the Lempel-Ziv compression algorithm.  It is much more
> efficient than ARC and the speed is stunning.  It is clearly the sucessor
> to ARC on the Atari 8-bit series.  ENJOY!

> --Ron   firepl@cup.portal.com              "I'm not an actor,
>         sun!portal!cup.portal.com!fireplace    but I play one on television."

  Can you advise if the files are compatible with ARC for the ST and IBM
 using CRUNCH? I was able to look at the ARC file which was supplied.  
 Was this file CRUNCHED with the AlfCrunch? If so MANY thanks. One other
 question. Are sources available? I am working on a GIF viewer. and the GIF
 pics are LZ compressed. IF they are maybe I will have a go at making a GIF
 viewer. If anyone else has worked out a Viewer for GIF, or would like the
 Documentation explaining the format of GIF, please advise. Thanks.

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XE supercarts. and compatability  
 
1.  mgh  
 More options Jul 7 1988, 12:08 pm
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From: m@ho4cad.ATT.COM -
Date: 7 Jul 88 03:08:09 GMT
Local: Thurs, Jul 7 1988 12:08 pm
Subject: Re: XE supercarts. and compatability
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A friend of my just bought a left over 1200xl and we too were concerned
if it would work with the new supercarts....Wel we tried a few games
and sure enough it worked like a charm. The only supercart we tried was
Blue Max and it worked fine. The rest of the games we tried were the
standard carts like Pacman  etc. Hope this eases some of your concerns.

BTW anyone out there in NET LAND know if Commnet Systems the maker of
Forem are still in existance?? I'm trying to purchase a version of
Forem to run on the 8 bit but can't obtain a copy anywhere. I've been
looking for messages on the net by Matthew Singer the author of Forem
but have not seen any message from him either. Any help on this would be
greatly appreciated.

                                        Matt Hetman


 
 
2.  Neil Harris  
 More options Jul 9 1988, 7:52 am
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From: n@atari.UUCP (Neil Harris) -
Date: 8 Jul 88 22:52:51 GMT
Local: Sat, Jul 9 1988 7:52 am
Subject: Re: XE supercarts. and compatability
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Comnet Systems, makers of FoReM:

Comnet Systems
50 Eaton Road
Framingham, MA 017901

BBS: 817-877-8756

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3.  Jim Tittsler  
 More options Jul 8 1988, 9:13 am
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From: j@atari.UUCP (Jim Tittsler) -
Date: 8 Jul 88 00:13:54 GMT
Local: Fri, Jul 8 1988 9:13 am
Subject: Re: XE supercarts. and compatability
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In article <8807060549.AA21@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU>, PHR@URIMVS.BITNET ("Ray C") writes:

>    Will the supercarts work on a 1200xl?  I would especially like
>  to know about the games that were written by Accolade.  [...]

Yes, the cartridges should work on a 1200XL.

Just to make sure there were no problems, we had someone try the three
Accolade titles (Hardball, Fight Night, and Ace of Aces) on a genuine
1200XL today, and they all worked.

Jim Tittsler, Atari Corp.  {ames, portal}!atari!jwt


 
Daisy-Dot II and 24-pin printers..  
 
1.  jhs  
 More options Jul 8 1988, 6:51 am
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From: j@MITRE-BEDFORD.ARPA -
Date: 7 Jul 88 21:51:01 GMT
Local: Fri, Jul 8 1988 6:51 am
Subject: Re: Daisy-Dot II and 24-pin printers..
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Speaking of Daisy-Dot II, does anyone know if there is a version for
24-pin printers?  I saw enough using 9-pin emulation on my 24-pin Fujitsu
printer to conclude that I would LOVE to have a version of DDII that could
use the full 24-pin resolution!!!  As it is, the character height is a bit
off, so pagination doesn't work right, and of course the resolution isn't
quite as good as the inherent resolution in the 24-pin printer's internal
Letter Quality font.

Maybe what I should really be asking is if anyone has a font editor for
24-pin printers like the Fujitsu or the Epson LQ-1500/2500?  The two-pass
printing probably isn't really needed, as the logic of the 24-pin printers
accomplishes much the same thing in one pass using the finer pin spacing
instead of carriage motions.

Then again, I'm probably the only kid on my block with a 24-pin printer on
a $70 computer...

-John Sangster / j@mitre-bedford.arpa


 
GIF  
 
1.  "Jim Shaffer, Jr."  
 More options Jul 8 1988, 9:04 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: SHAFF@BKNLVMS.BITNET ("Jim Shaffer, Jr.") -
Date: 8 Jul 88 00:04:00 GMT
Subject: GIF
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An Atari 8-bit GIF viewer is on CompuServe.
I haven't downloaded it yet, though.
If I should happen to download it (I don't have much use for it right now),
I'll try to uuencode it and post it.
I'm assuming that it's public-domain, since it's in their data libraries.
But then again, Antic has files in Compu$erve's data libraries and they're
not PD.

Don't look for me to post it soon, though. As I said above, I don't have a
use for it. Also note the substitution for 'S' in CompuServe a few lines
above :-)


 
 
2.  DiMasi  
 More options Jul 9 1988, 3:13 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: n@ihlpm.ATT.COM (DiMasi) -
Date: 8 Jul 88 18:13:51 GMT
Local: Sat, Jul 9 1988 3:13 am
Subject: Re: GIF
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> An Atari 8-bit GIF viewer is on CompuServe.
> ...

Could someone explain, just what _is_ GIF?

Nick DiMasi
Uni'q Digital Technologies (Fox Valley Software subsidiary;
   ^          working as a contractor at AT&T Bell Labs in Naperville, IL)
(  | this is an accent mark, supposed to replace the dot over the 'i')


 

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