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by phsstpok
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: Weekly and/or Monthly archives
Replies: 2
Views: 8400

Re: Weekly and/or Monthly archives

Déjà vu

Another new look for Atarimania and again I can't seem to find the news archives.

Am I missing something obvious?

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by phsstpok
Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Updates
Topic: Weekly and/or Monthly archives
Replies: 2
Views: 8400

Weekly and/or Monthly archives

The new look is great. However, I do not see the update archives listed any longer, formerly at the bottom of the main page. Has this feature been removed?

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by phsstpok
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 7907

"Autoboot image" will work with boot tapes. If the emulator was installed using the Windows installer package, then you can also simply double-click the cassette file to achieve the same thing. Of course, the procedure is slightly different for a BASIC program, but the instructions for such .cas fi...
by phsstpok
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 7907

Yep that all looks ok ATARIXL.ROM ATARIOSB.ROM ATARIBAS.ROM - needed to stop rom boot error ALT-e show basic off and patch installed Disk off. Still falls over... any ideass Hmm, fails for me too! If I load a .CAS file the normal way, File-->Attach Tape, then the emulation crashes. Seems AtariWinPl...
by phsstpok
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Basic Atari 800 Win Plus Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 4077

Re: Basic Atari 800 Win Plus Problem

How do I get rid of this warning: "A ROM load error prevented Atari800WinPlus from booting. You should check the rom settings under Atari/ROM Images menu" Also, how do I run games and apps on this emulator? Sorry to ask, but I am a total newb to 8-bit Atari Emulators. Thank you. One thing I would l...
by phsstpok
Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's YOUR Least Favourite Atari Game...?
Replies: 8
Views: 5146

Too many bad games to name one Worst but I hate all games that use one particular sound effect. That's sliding the sound registers from low pitch to high with distortion. You know that shoo-ooh-eeeeee-iii-screech sound.

This is like scratching you fingers on chalkboard to me.

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by phsstpok
Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to connect a joystick VCS 2600 to PC (db9<=>db25)
Replies: 5
Views: 4535

Re: How to connect a joystick VCS 2600 to PC (db9<=>db

Hello I want to connect a joystick ATARI 2600 to my PC, but, what I have found is not so clear. I found this but, ATARI Joystick has only 6 connectors (I have opened mine), and not 7 ...and they do not explain where is 1 and where is 9 .... same for 1 and 25 ... :shock: http://www.jackypc.com/index...
by phsstpok
Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: BASE - Bewildering Atari Software Emporium
Topic: .cas files
Replies: 6
Views: 6628

Hmmm, perhaps I should look at some of those instructions for certain CAS files. Might give me some pointers on recovering a couple more tapes.

Is anyone doing memory dumps of CAS loaded games?

That would be one way to see some of the tape content on real A8 hardware without the loading pains.
by phsstpok
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: BASE - Bewildering Atari Software Emporium
Topic: .cas files
Replies: 6
Views: 6628

Don't get me wrong. Ernest Shreurs did a great job with the CAS format and like I said the CAS format is quite enjoyable when used with an emulator. When it comes to converting tape, well I was glad to recover anything at all of my own material. It was a pretty low percentage due to my using cheap, ...
by phsstpok
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: BASE - Bewildering Atari Software Emporium
Topic: .cas files
Replies: 6
Views: 6628

Re: .cas files

Quite a few game dumps have been appearing on the site as cassette images recently (.cas files). Does anyone have any comments about using this type of file? Yeah, the format is a nice idea but too nastalgic for me. Loading CAS files to an A8 is just as slow as using a genuine tape player. Perhaps ...
by phsstpok
Thu May 12, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: 6502/PC cross-assembler
Replies: 1
Views: 8486

Re: 6502/PC cross-assembler

deathtrappomegranate wrote:Any recommendations for a cross-assembler for the A8/PC?

Windows GUI would be nice, but not essential.
This is the only one that I could find. I haven't tried it myself.

http://members.aol.com/macfalkner/atariindex.htm#ASSI
by phsstpok
Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:52 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: SIO Patch in Emulator - documentation available?
Replies: 14
Views: 23868

At the SIO protocol level, the device identifier is a single byte. So SIO must combine the value in $300 with the one in $301 in a single byte. As I said, it adds both values and subtracts one. Then, for example, $31 + 1 – 1 = $31, which is the identifier for disk drive one. The convention when cal...
by phsstpok
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: SIO Patch in Emulator - documentation available?
Replies: 14
Views: 23868

Re: SIO Patch in Emulator - documentation available?

Notice _ddev (Atari name - DDEVICE, $300) is wrong. It should be $31 for all disk drives. The WriteSector and PutSector routines have the same mistake. I assume the SIO Patch trapped the calls and ignored them. Not sure. I've done enough speculating lately. The exact behavior depends if you are cal...
by phsstpok
Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: SIO Patch in Emulator - documentation available?
Replies: 14
Views: 23868

Re: SIO Patch in Emulator - documentation available?

See my update to my previous post.
by phsstpok
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: SIO Patch in Emulator - documentation available?
Replies: 14
Views: 23868

Re: SIO Patch in Emulator - documentation available?

[See Update below] I looked at the SIO routines and as far as I can tell (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, anyone) the "SIO Patch" is actually an Un-patch. The SIO calls are never bypassed but when the "patch" is activated the false timing latencies get set to zero, well some of them do. The ro...