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Date: 2000-03 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
NTSC/PAL Question..?  
 
1.  lewis  
 More options Mar 1 2000, 5:00 pm
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From: "lewis" <l@lewislewis.demon.co.uk> -
Date: 2000/03/01
Subject: NTSC/PAL Question..?
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bowling <mbowl@tampabay.rr.com> wrote in message

...
> Will cassette tape programs -- that were distributed in the U.K. for the
> British Atari 8bit market -- work on an American Atari 8bit NTSC setup?

> --mb

Hi
Check out my post 'I have been offered' posted 1/3/00 The manuals listed
contain
all the atari info you will need
Lewis

 
Wanted: Atari xf551 Disk Drives! Buy or Trade!  
 
1.  Benjamin Smith  
 More options Mar 2 2000, 5:00 pm
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From: bensm@user2.teleport.com (Benjamin Smith) -
Date: 2000/03/02
Subject: Wanted: Atari xf551 Disk Drives! Buy or Trade!
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find it hard to keep up with NewsGroups.

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Is there a free atari 800 emulator for the mac?  
 
1.  Bryan Nelson  
 More options Mar 3 2000, 5:00 pm
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From: Bryan Nelson <bryw@ix.netcom.com> -
Date: 2000/03/03
Subject: Is there a free atari 800 emulator for the mac?
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I would just love to play M.U.L.E. and I'm having a little trouble
finding an Atari 800 emulator for the Mac. Is there one? Also a site
with matching roms would be great too. Thanks.

 
Hasbro is a Kook  
 
1.  Mike Kohary  
 More options Mar 4 2000, 5:00 pm
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From: Mike Kohary <mkoh@earthlink.net> -
Date: 2000/03/04
Subject: Re: Hasbro is a Kook
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ilas@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:

> Lots of quite large firms still use DOS exclusively. DOS software tends to
> be stable and makes it easy to train non computer literate staff how to
> use apps.
> I know large legal practices who still use WordPerfect for DOS on 386
> machines they bought years ago. It works fine so why change? Likewise,
> lots of travel agents use DOS packages for flight bookings etc.

I can't believe this thread is *still* alive with people answering this
rhetorical question, which I posed over a month ago.

Folks:  90% of all PCs are running some form of Windows.  Semantic
anecdotes about people who still use DOS are unnecessary - don't you
recognize rhetoric when you see it?  The point was:  someone was talking
about a deficiency of the PC, it was pointed out that there was no such
known deficiency, and the original someone came back with, "I was
talking about DOS".  In this day and age, the response, "Who the ****
uses DOS anymore" was meant to indicate:  "Using a deficiency of DOS to
point out the shortcomings of the modern-day PC is like using a
deficiency of the Edsel to point out the shortcomings of the modern-day
automobile".

Of course *some* people still use DOS.  But they are so few that their
significance is negligible to the point at hand.  Remember, this was all
about an argument that the *Jaguar* is the premeire gaming machine today
- better than a Playstation, better than a PC.  Well yeah, I guess a
Jaguar is superior to a 386, which was about the last time DOS was in
widespread use.

I didn't think it needed to be spelled out like that, but there you have
it....

Mike
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XE/GS Manual/Help Needed  
 
1.  Steve Sweet  
 More options Mar 5 2000, 5:00 pm
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From: Steve Sweet <s@sweet3.freeserve.co.uk> -
Date: 2000/03/05
Subject: Re: XE/GS Manual/Help Needed
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Hi Maverik

>I tried this after the "boot error" message was received, but received an
>Error 21 when I tried to use CLOAD.  The manuals for the cassettes I am
>trying to load all state that I should use the boot up method...

I jumped in the middle of this so i'm p'ing in the wind.

Try holding start to disable basic, or was it option?.
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        Regards from STEve & his nice warm cosey PAK'd MegaSTE.
 *  MegaSTE 40Mhz 68030, 68882 FPU, 4+16 Meg RAM, SCSI II, MV-300  *


 
An optical allusion that will astound you, works on all spec pc's:) 2166  
 
1.  Steve Sweet  
 More options Mar 6 2000, 5:00 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: Steve Sweet <s@sweet3.freeserve.co.uk> -
Date: 2000/03/06
Subject: Re: An optical allusion that will astound you, works on all spec pc's:) 2166
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Hi All

>Run this file, and after 20 seconds of looking at optical visuals you will
>WANT to ring all your friends...damn amazing!!!

Looks like this Trojan horse has reached the 8 bit groups, it wont do much
harm here though will it. 8~)
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        Regards from STEve & his nice warm cosey PAK'd MegaSTE.
 *  MegaSTE 40Mhz 68030, 68882 FPU, 4+16 Meg RAM, SCSI II, MV-300  *


 
looking for info on 6502 to 65816 upgrade  
 
1.  Richard Cortese  
 More options Mar 7 2000, 5:00 pm
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From: "Richard Cortese" <ricor@netmagic.net> -
Date: 2000/03/07
Subject: Re: looking for info on 6502 to 65816 upgrade
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Vkoslak <vkos@my-deja.com> wrote in message

...
> What all is involved with this upgrade?
> are there any compatibility issues other than
> things just run too damn fast?

You have to find one of the following kits; Dataque, FTE, or a 65802 chip.
> what is the fastest 6502 based chip i can use on
> an atari 600xl or 800xl?
1.79 mHz.
> the 65816 is apparantly available from
> old appleII gs and super nintendos,
> should i just get one o these from a flea
> market and part it?

Not pin compatible with the 6502. so no sense in getting one. If you find a
65802, you can can plug that into an older 800 processor board.

> Would it be possible to get some kind of
> extension to the gtia? id like at least a 320x240
> graphics mode with 256 color support. :)

Bob Wooley did a graphics upgade, 2nd GTIA chip. Kind of involved, but
~doubles the amount of screen ram<?> and adds several new modes.

> Ive had and used my atari for years, but ive just
> recently gotten interested in modifying it.

> Id like to work on the 600xl just because i use my 800xl,
> so some kind of memory upgrade will be in order too.

IMO: Find some 44256 chips or their equivalent and upgrade the 600xl to 64k
for a starter.

> Once I get one of my ataris fixed up to run real fast,
> id like to program some fun software to take advantage of
> my upgrades. so being compatible with some kind of programming
> language would be neccesary. whether thats basic, c++ or
> assembler. any particular one of these better suited for what
> im trying to do? I used to program in atari basic alot, but its
> been years. I program mostly in perl now.

Action! is one of the favorites, but you may have trouble finding a cart.

A lot of us have other little nicities to make the system just a bit faster,
things like new OS roms that have fast floating point routines.

IMO: If you do end up downloading some things like Pascal from the
archive.umich.edu you will want to build some flavor of SIO2PC cable to get
it to your 8 bit.


 
docs..  
 
1.  Greg Goodwin  
 More options Mar 8 2000, 5:00 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: "Greg Goodwin" <Greg.Good@p0.f2.n8.z8.fidonet.org> -
Date: 2000/03/08
Subject: docs..
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FamilyNet HQ: Telnet:\\209.217.2.202

Am I to understand you are needing docs to the 800? If so, please respond to
d@swbell.net .
Doctor Clu
Dallas Texas (972)-496-0650


 
Transfering Atari.ATR Files to real Atari  
 
1.  Russg  
 More options Mar 9 2000, 5:00 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: "Russg" <r@en.com> -
Date: 2000/03/09
Subject: Re: Transfering Atari.ATR Files to real Atari
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No, Anadisk won't read/write A8 single dens disks on the pc.
Also, I forgot to mention ataridsk only works on MyDOS or
other DOS 2.5 type DOSes (Smart DOS is another one), but
must be double density DOS.
Russg

 
F/S Non Auction Atari  
 
1.  BobKlaas  
 More options Mar 10 2000, 5:00 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: BobKlaas <bobkl@sisna.com> -
Date: 2000/03/10
Subject: F/S Non Auction Atari
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Atari 800XL in good working condition.  $25.00 shipping included.
Atari 130XE in good working condition   $30.00 Shipping included
Atari 1050 Disk Drive in good working condition $20.00 Shipping included

Atari 850 Interface $25.00 Shipping included.
Indus double density disk drive clean condition  $30.00 shipping
included
Atari XF551 Disk drive in good working condition $41.00 shipping
included
Atari P/D software on an IBM readable CD-Disk, has the majority of the
first
Pool Disk and 3 U.S. Club libraries on it price $20.00 shipping included
anywhere
in the world.

I have a couple Atair 1040 STe's in good working condition, one with
color monitor 1 with
Monochrome Monitor open to offers, no software for these but they do
work.
1 ea 720k double sided 3 1/2 inch drive for the ST, with cable built in
power supply.

Above Items come with cables and power supplies. Atari 8-bit items come
with a 30 day
no questions asked gurantee.

bob


 

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