Atari 800 finally tested, using home theater projector
drlegendre at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 23:42:20 CDT 2016
Did you get my last couple mails? I have the carts you need, and sent you a
list of the others I have on-hand.. didn't hear back.
Maybe hit the /dev/null or..?
On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 7:52 AM, Pete Lancashire <pete at petelancashire.com>
> The 1027's problem is the type 'pallets' fail by falling off. I have not
> seen one taken apart
> and it was a long time ago I was offered one. It would be interesting to
> see if one could
> rebuild them.
> BTW the Teletype 40's have a similar issue, the type belt disintegrates.
> one that has not yet come apart, sadly needs a new ribbon
> The plotter is pretty cool considering what a commercial one cost.
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 11:21 PM, Eric Smith <spacewar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps five years ago, a friend gave me some Atari 8-bit gear,
> > including an 800, 800XL, 1020 plotter, 1027 letter-quality printer
> > (which is undoubtedly no good now), and a 1050 floppy drive, but no
> > software. The stuff has been in storage in my mother's basement until
> > recently. I just kludged up a composite video cable for it, and tested
> > it on a home theater projector. Without software, I can only test it
> > with the built-in "Memo Pad", but it seems to work:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/22368471@N04/25892477424/
> > Now I'll look for BASIC and Star Raiders cartridges. It should be fun
> > playing Star Raiders on the big screen. That was the first game I ever
> > played on an Atari 800, back in 1979.
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