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Date: 2004-02 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
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1.  Michael Current  
 More options Feb 1 2004, 5:44 pm
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Date: 01 Feb 2004 08:44:19 GMT
Local: Sun, Feb 1 2004 5:44 pm
Subject: Welcome to comp.sys.atari.8bit!
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who knows how well this thing works?  
 
1.  Daniel Miller  
 More options Feb 1 2004, 9:54 pm
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From: Daniel Miller <dac@mediakingx.com> -
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 07:52:35 -0500
Local: Sun, Feb 1 2004 9:52 pm
Subject: Re: who knows how well this thing works?
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On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 17:41:24 +0100, "Marius & Hester Diepenhorst"

<grove@zonnet.nl> wrote:
>

>Is there anyone here with some experience with this piece of technology?

No, I can't speak to using a RealTime cartridge personally, but I can
tell you that I am very happy with previous cartridges I purchased
from Sunmark. I purchased InstaDOS and MultiGames 02.

RealTime looks to me like it would have limited use to someone who
doesn't use SpartaDOS. It does the time/date-stamping of files in
SpartaDOS. And then you can evidently read the time from your own
programs, but this feature is only going to work for those who have a
RealTime cartridge. If the cartridge supported BeweDOS I might get it,
or maybe if the wizards of Sunmark crammed in some Atari BASIC
extensions like autoline renumbering, or maybe if the cartridge also
offered memory expansion (is that possible?) then I would get one.

But I will say that the quality of Sunmark products is very high in my
experience.


 
 
2.  SgtSilicon  
 More options Feb 2 2004, 10:49 am
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From: foolspicedham_melbo_@hotmail.com (SgtSilicon) -
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 01:39:31 GMT
Local: Mon, Feb 2 2004 10:39 am
Subject: Re: who knows how well this thing works?
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I have an original ICD Realtime-8 cart, but it is not Y2K compliant.
Is there a way to make it so or is there a knock-off that is?

On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 07:52:35 -0500, Daniel Miller

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3.  russg  
 More options Feb 2 2004, 11:51 am
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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 21:32:56 -0500
Local: Mon, Feb 2 2004 11:32 am
Subject: Re: who knows how well this thing works?
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SgtSilicon <foolspicedham_melbo_@hotmail.com> wrote in message

...
> I have an original ICD Realtime-8 cart, but it is not Y2K compliant.
> Is there a way to make it so or is there a knock-off that is?

Uhm...  Seems like the RT8 will work OK, that it is the TDLINE that won't
work.  FTEDOS 3.2g or f had a Y2K TDLINE.  And Tom Hunt wrote one also.  Of
course, this is SpartDOS only.
You can find Tom's CTHTDLINE at my site:

Of course, it has been so long since I used the RT8, I could be wrong.

 
 
4.  SgtSilicon  
 More options Feb 5 2004, 2:27 pm
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Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 05:27:41 GMT
Local: Thurs, Feb 5 2004 2:27 pm
Subject: Re: who knows how well this thing works?
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Thanks for the info.  I guess in all honesty it isn't that important
to me make work but it's hard to accept that the little bugger has
been defeated.  If you know what I mean.

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004 21:32:56 -0500, "russg" <r@MUNGEen.com> wrote:

>SgtSilicon <foolspicedham_melbo_@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>...
>> I have an original ICD Realtime-8 cart, but it is not Y2K compliant.
>> Is there a way to make it so or is there a knock-off that is?

>Uhm...  Seems like the RT8 will work OK, that it is the TDLINE that won't
>work.  FTEDOS 3.2g or f had a Y2K TDLINE.  And Tom Hunt wrote one also.  Of
>course, this is SpartDOS only.
>You can find Tom's CTHTDLINE at my site:
>
>Of course, it has been so long since I used the RT8, I could be wrong.

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Another world (was: Best graph. games...)  
 
1.  Daniel Miller  
 More options Feb 1 2004, 10:22 pm
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From: Daniel Miller <dac@mediakingx.com> -
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 08:20:41 -0500
Local: Sun, Feb 1 2004 10:20 pm
Subject: Re: Another world (was: Best graph. games...)
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On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 20:51:36 +0100, Andreas Magenheimer

<magea@students.uni-mainz.de> wrote:
>Nope,
>it was not Delphine software that ported it to the A8. The unfinished A8
>version was done by someone from Poland in his spare time (afaik he
>coded this demo in a few hours)...    -Andreas.

There was a whole period of advanced Atari 8bit programming that I
like to call "the Polish Renaissance" that occured after most 8bitters
in North America stop using their machines, I think like from 1988 to
1995 or so. It is amazing the quality of the stuff that came out,
whether it was Another World or the port of Barbarian or SOS Saturn or
whatever.

 
 
2.  |<evin  
 More options Feb 2 2004, 6:44 am
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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 16:44:50 -0500
Local: Mon, Feb 2 2004 6:44 am
Subject: Re: Another world (was: Best graph. games...)
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On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 08:20:41 -0500, Daniel Miller

<dac@mediakingx.com> wrote:
>There was a whole period of advanced Atari 8bit programming that I
>like to call "the Polish Renaissance" that occured after most 8bitters
>in North America stop using their machines, I think like from 1988 to
>1995 or so. It is amazing the quality of the stuff that came out,
>whether it was Another World or the port of Barbarian or SOS Saturn or
>whatever.

Very interesting.  I thought I was one of the last hold outs on the
8-bit.  I was still using one in 90/91 when I switched to the Amiga.
One cool thing about the amiga was you could switch into "pal" mode
via software, but on the atari it required some hardware hacks, so
most of the euro software was unusable on the 8bits.  

I would love to check some of this other software out.

kvn


 
 
3.  Daniel Miller  
 More options Feb 5 2004, 6:44 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: Daniel Miller <dac@mediakingx.com> -
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 04:43:08 -0500
Local: Thurs, Feb 5 2004 6:43 pm
Subject: Re: Another world (was: Best graph. games...)
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On Sun, 01 Feb 2004 16:44:50 -0500, "|<evin" <nos@nospam.org>
wrote:

>Very interesting.  I thought I was one of the last hold outs on the
>8-bit.  I was still using one in 90/91 when I switched to the Amiga.
>One cool thing about the amiga was you could switch into "pal" mode
>via software, but on the atari it required some hardware hacks, so
>most of the euro software was unusable on the 8bits.  

>I would love to check some of this other software out.

Can you write ATRs to disk? You could start here:



 
 
4.  |<evin  
 More options Feb 6 2004, 1:20 am
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From: "|<evin" <nos@nospam.org> -
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 11:20:35 -0500
Local: Fri, Feb 6 2004 1:20 am
Subject: Re: Another world (was: Best graph. games...)
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On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 04:43:08 -0500, Daniel Miller

<dac@mediakingx.com> wrote:
>Can you write ATRs to disk? You could start here:

>

wow, very impressive.  It's too bad these games weren't available in
the US (in the 90's).  Some of the black andwhite games look like they
were done in gr.8?  I didnt think any games were done in this mode.  

kvn


 
 
5.  machf  
 More options Feb 8 2004, 11:50 am
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From: machf <no_me_j.ma@terra.com.pe> -
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 21:48:37 -0500
Local: Sun, Feb 8 2004 11:48 am
Subject: Re: Another world (was: Best graph. games...)
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On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 11:20:35 -0500, "|<evin" <nos@nospam.org> wrote:
>On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 04:43:08 -0500, Daniel Miller
><dac@mediakingx.com> wrote:

>>Can you write ATRs to disk? You could start here:

>>

>wow, very impressive.  It's too bad these games weren't available in
>the US (in the 90's).  Some of the black andwhite games look like they
>were done in gr.8?  I didnt think any games were done in this mode.  

Wasn't Choplifter done in GR.8?

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