[rescue] Weird Silicon Graphics o2 graphics issues

Matthew Haas wedge at lightlink.com
Fri Oct 3 07:10:39 CDT 2003

On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> I only had a 400... but got the 810 disk drive, maxed it out to
> 65K of ram and added a B-Key keyboard..... as close to an 800 as
> a 400 could get...

 I had the "lightning fast" 1010 disk drive, as well as a 1040 cassette
AND 1020 "plotter" all hanging off my 130xe... Atari SIO, rock on! Great
setup... AtariDOS 2.5 (4.0 just never seemed to be as good, even if they
spent $100,000 developing it), and the 400/800 "translator" disk so I
could play all the games. I can't wait for the day when I have enough room
to set it all up again.

 But the nice thing about the Atari 400 membrane keyboard--- it was SUPERB
for playing Star Raiders on. An Atari 400, Star Raiders, one of those tall
QuickShot joysticks (with the axis contacts replenished for better
gameplay), and turn off all the lights... great times!

> Of course now I have 2 Atari 400s, 2 Atari 800s, 2? Atari 800XLs...
> still gotta get a 1200XL... and I'd love to have a coveted 1400XL
> or 1450XLD :-) ... would dig an 815 dual drive....  of course
> those latter three items are carved out of ultra rare Fuji Wood :-)

 I've got 1 Atari 400, 1 Atari 800, 1 "XE GameSystem", and 1 Atari XE
(I might have a 65XE hiding somewhere as well, and possibly have leads on
a 600XL). There used to be an Atari reseller that I used to do business
with, they used to have a couple 815 dual drives I belive... this was many
moons ago.

 Matthew Haas
 Corning/Geneseo, NY

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