I recently discovered Mikey Walters's Atari BASIC series, and my sons and I went through the tutorials, learning a lot about Atari BASIC along the way. We typed in most of the program, but I also wanted to try Mikey's revised version.
I downloaded the BASIC files for Mikey's game …Continue reading
I have mentioned it before, but the FujiNet is a really cool device that sits at the crossroads of two of my main interests: Atari computers and computer networking.
Thom Cherryhomes is one of the project's leads, and he has some great videos about the FujiNet.
I bought one a …Continue reading
My Vader 2600, the first system I modded with UAV, was not known good when I started. In fact, I bought it because the seller listed it as nonfunctional, and these things seem to run forever so I didn't believe his ad for a nonfunctional 2600.
The modified Vader has …Continue reading
The FujiNet is a very cool peripheral available for 8-bit Atari systems.
Somewhere along the way, I learned of the ability to telnet over the FujiNet.
The requirements are simple:
For the first requirement, I have a FujiNet device.
For …Continue reading
As I mentioned in my previous update, my Vizio TV does not like the UAV's composite output: the 5200's output is very jumpy. The 2600's output is not solid either, but it acts differently from the 5200.
Somewhere in the last month, I learned about RetroTINK products, which are designed …Continue reading
Since completing the UAV & power mods on my 5200, I have noticed that the 5200's video output is very jumpy on my Vizio D43fx-F4 TV. I took a slow-motion-video that demonstrates the problem.
I have learned that Vizio TVs often have trouble with the composite output produced by the UAV …Continue reading
Recently, a friend came over and we modified his spare 4-port 5200 with both the power mod and UAV (composite only), and the only thing we didn't finish was soldering the UAV onto the 4050. The results on his system were pretty good, and they gave me the confidence to …Continue reading
A while ago, I bought the excellent Incognito for my 800 and installed it into my system. I have used it mostly for cartridge emulation, but recently my children have started to program the 800 in Atari BASIC, so I needed to come up with a better way to save …Continue reading
I am an Atari fan.