[rescue] Weird Silicon Graphics o2 graphics issues

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri Oct 3 09:38:44 CDT 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 08:10, Matthew Haas wrote:
> 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.

ouch... how could I forget my 1050 disk drives.... and my 130XE :-)
Also have a SWP Systems ATR8000 with hard disk interface (but no
software to low level format a hard drive :-( ).

I too hope to have some time/space someday to get mine set all back up
again... there were some great games on the old Atari 8 bits....

Also later in life picked up a "truckload" of C64/C128 stuff...
including a large amount of original games....  I'm much more of an
Atari person... but there were some titles that were only available
for C64, as well as some titles that were simly done better on the
C64 (Gyruss comes to mind).

>  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!

I have Star Raiders... played Star Raiders... but never got into it as
much as some.... it is really a big name classic title for those boxes..
popular in it's day... but I was never crazy about it as most... but it
was fun...

> > 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.

ooh... I drool over the though... :-)

-- Curt

> ---
>  Matthew Haas
>  Corning/Geneseo, NY
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