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Date: 2001-01 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Scott Adams text adventures with graphics  
 
1.  Steven E. Posey  
 More options Jan 1 2001, 1:21 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: "Steven E. Posey" <stevenNOSPAMpo@yahoo.com> -
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 11:17:20 -0500
Local: Mon, Jan 1 2001 1:17 am
Subject: Re: Scott Adams text adventures with graphics
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The SAGA games I've played on the Atari had a really bad flicker to the
graphics that made it difficult to concentrate on the game.  You were
supposed to be able to tune your monitor to where the flicker went away, but
I could never get rid of it, so I stuck with the text-only versions.

You might want to just e-mail Scott and ask him about them.  He's real good
at responding to fan mail.

BTW:  Scott has released a new game, Return to Pirate's Island 2, that he's
offering for $19.95 US on his site.  Sounds like a lot of people are
enjoying it.

Steven

LLpwhite <llpwh@cs.com> wrote in message

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Help for Atari (sort of) newbie  
 
1.  Darren Fricker  
 More options Jan 1 2001, 2:17 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: "Darren Fricker" <dar@pclose.freeserve.co.uk> -
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 17:16:42 -0000
Local: Mon, Jan 1 2001 2:16 am
Subject: Help for Atari (sort of) newbie
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I had a 2nd hand 800XL years ago for a very short time before I fried it by
plugging in the wrong power supply (from a C64 disk drive) so my memory of
commands etc is extremely patchy.

I've got hold of Xformer & a few disk images but cannot for the life of me
work out or remember how to load any of the things.  I can get the DOS menu
& assign an image to another drive (eg, D2) but can't get past there.

Any help (ie, a step by step idiots guide) would be greatly appreciated as I
want to wallow in 8 bits for a while.

Cheers.

Darren.


 
 
2.  RHamiIton5  
 More options Jan 5 2001, 8:02 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: rhamiit@aol.comedy.com (RHamiIton5) -
Date: 04 Jan 2001 23:01:44 GMT
Local: Fri, Jan 5 2001 8:01 am
Subject: Re: Help for Atari (sort of) newbie
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>"Darren Fricker" dar@pclose.freeserve.co.uk asks:
>I've got hold of Xformer & a few disk images... (snip)
>I can get the DOS menu & assign an image to another drive
>(eg, D2) but can't get past there.

Pretty broad question... that DOS menu probably has a command list which
includes "L"oad a binary file for .EXE or .COM applications. You will need to
reboot the XFormer with Basic enabled before you can LOAD, SAVE, etc any of the
many basic programs. Try here for some helpful instructions:

You get better info from specific questions rather than a globas request. Which
version of XFormer?

-Ron

Inform everyone that communications have completely broken down.


 
 
3.  Pairman  
 More options Jan 5 2001, 8:25 am
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From: "Pairman" <pair@notrash.alberta.com> -
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 23:25:39 GMT
Local: Fri, Jan 5 2001 8:25 am
Subject: Re: Help for Atari (sort of) newbie
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And if the Xoom account is too slow or whatever there problem is, A mirror
is @

"RHamiIton5" <rhamiit@aol.comedy.com> wrote in message

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Sio2PC or APE  
 
1.  Rick Cortese  
 More options Jan 1 2001, 2:38 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: "Rick Cortese" <ricor@netmagic.net> -
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 09:36:51 -0800
Local: Mon, Jan 1 2001 2:36 am
Subject: Re: Sio2PC or APE
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"R Stag" <stagge@home.com> wrote in message

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> Hi,  Im getting ready to build my Interface.  I was wondering what
> software is better?  Sio2PC or APE?

> Im looking to do file transfers mainly. I may also use the PC to boot
> the atari with.

> I was just wondering what has its strenghs and weakness.

For me it was mostly about the system I am running the software on.

On an old laptop with only a 1.4 meg drive, SIO2PC works well since it is
small and integrates well in that envirionment.

On a larger system with giga byte HD and a lot of files, APE has an easy to
use interface for selecting disk images so file managment is less of a
hassle.

Somewhere in between would be a toss up. For example, if you just want to
use SIO2PC on an old 286 with 40 meg hard drive for 5-10 disk images it
would be about as close as you can get to a tie.

It is also a tie if you are using application or programming software on the
Atari. I have a tendancy to use either Sparta or MyDOS with a decent sized
image, so the file handling or swapping drives doesn't really present a
problem.


 
FS: Atari 800XL  
 
1.  Michael A. Jacobs  
 More options Jan 1 2001, 3:06 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: "Michael A. Jacobs" <michael.jac@prodigy.net> -
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 14:05:16 +0000
Local: Sat, Dec 30 2000 11:05 pm
Subject: FS: Atari 800XL
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I have several Atari 800XL computers for sale.  These are the consoles only,
no power supply.  All are in good working order.  $15 each plus shipping.

If you are interested, let me know.  Thanks


 
Atari BS WebSite  
 
1.  Lonny Pursell  
 More options Jan 1 2001, 3:56 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.sys.atari.st
From: Lonny Pursell <f@SYNTAX.ERROR> -
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 13:52:38 +0000
Local: Sun, Dec 31 2000 10:52 pm
Subject: Re: Atari BS WebSite
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Not sure what "BS" stands for in your subject line, but here in
the US it's often a slang for "bull s**t".  Just thought I'd
tell you that, I don't think that is what you intended.  lol

__________________________________________________________________
Lonny Pursell    atari AT bright DOT net    


 
 
2.  Shiuming Lai  
 More options Jan 2 2001, 4:49 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.sys.atari.st
From: "Shiuming Lai" <l@zetnet.co.uk> -
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 19:22:17 -0000
Local: Tues, Jan 2 2001 4:22 am
Subject: Re: Atari BS WebSite
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"Lonny Pursell" <f@SYNTAX.ERROR> wrote in message

...

> Not sure what "BS" stands for in your subject line, but here in
> the US it's often a slang for "bull s**t".  Just thought I'd
> tell you that, I don't think that is what you intended.  lol

Over here in the UK it used to
stand for British Steel.

Shiuming Lai


 
 
3.  Bravo Sierra Computers  
 More options Jan 3 2001, 10:35 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.sys.atari.st
From: Bravo Sierra Computers <bensm@teleport.com> -
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 05:34:58 -0800
Local: Wed, Jan 3 2001 10:34 pm
Subject: Re: Atari BS WebSite
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On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Lonny Pursell wrote:

> Not sure what "BS" stands for in your subject line, but here in
> the US it's often a slang for "bull s**t".  Just thought I'd
> tell you that, I don't think that is what you intended.  lol

My Initials for Ben Smith, my Handle from BBS Days, Bravo Sierra and my
Business: Bravo Sierra Computers. Atari Reseller.

==Thanx==
===Ben===

> __________________________________________________________________
> Lonny Pursell    atari AT bright DOT net    

Atari 8 Bit, ST & Jaguar Hardware, Software, Books & Accessories(503)256-9974
DownLoad FREE Catalogs at ftp.teleport.com/vendors/bensmith/ or by WebSite at
or try Ben's SubDomain at
Catalogs Requested by & Received Through E-Mail at bensm@teleport.com or a@benjamin.net Specify 8 Bit, ST &/or Jaguar!

 
.CAS supporting Atari 8bit Emulators  
 
1.  Bernd  
 More options Jan 1 2001, 6:50 am
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From: Bernd <Ban@gmx.net> -
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 22:45:36 +0100
Local: Mon, Jan 1 2001 6:45 am
Subject: .CAS supporting Atari 8bit Emulators
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Hi folks,
which Atari8bit Emulators supports .CAS file types
which are made from Atari data tapes (Atari 410).
I like to convert from tape to PC and wanna make sure that
8bit emulators support this filetype.
Atari800Win or Xformer2000 support it??

Bandie


 

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