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From: aa399 (Len Stys) Subject: Q & A - Jun.87 - Dec.87 Date: Wed Jan 24 19:48:15 1990 Time Capsule - Q & A - Jun.87 - Dec.87 -------------------------------------- Question Subjects Date Posted ----------------- ----------- 1030 Express Jun.30,1987 Cobra Command Jul.26,1987 Multi-User Systems Aug.20,1987 1030 Express (setting time) Aug.14,1987 International telex dir. Aug.20,1987 Percom Data disk drive Aug.20,1987 XM301 Modem Aug.20,1987 Basic BBS Aug.20,1987 Atari 400 Aug.20,1987 Multi-User for 6 bits (RE:) Sep.04,1987 ST Drives to 8-bits Sep.07,1987 2600 cartridge Oct.01,1987 Cartridge/Tap to Diskette Sep.13,1987 Monochrome Vs. Colour Sep.15,1987 1040ST vs. MEGA keyboard Oct.01,1987 Q & A Board Sep.24,1987 International telex dir. Oct.08,1987 BBS's Oct.12,1987 Serial printer to P:R: Oct.13,1987 TTL Compatible Oct.25,1987 TAP BBS Oct.25,1987 Megamax C on 520ST Nov.13,1987 Sending to XM301 modem Nov.03,1987 Sales Nov.04,1987 DB-15 Nov.04,1987 Okidata printer with 1040? Nov.13,1987 Degaelite, load a new font? Nov.13,1987 Video editor program? Dec.12,1987 Cartoons on the 1040ST Nov.19,1987 Video Interface for 1040ST? Dec.06,1987 -From:ac441:qa:551923297:554515297:1030 express Is there any word processor that can write a text file that can be uploaded to the e-mail section of Free-net usingExpress 1030? I have tried Atariwriter +. It works for very small files. When recently trying to upload an appx. 3000 byte file, half of the file uploaded and I then got logged off. This happened on several tries. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Tue Jun 30 09:44:00 1987 ** The problem is more likely to be with Free-Net than with your word processor. Let me check on that. Until we know for sure, there are ways around the problem. One is to break up your file into sections and label them logically (File, File-cont., File-cont.3, ect., for example). Another is to tie up the network and enter your whole file On-Line. Be creative about it. There must be a way that you will find usable. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ae501:qa:552201889:554793889:COBRA COMMAND MY QUESTION IS THAT THE BBS CALLED COBRA COMMAND IS THAT A PRIVATE BBS. IF NOT THEN HOW DO YOU GET THROUGH? THANKS, RYE ** Answered by JAMES CLASPILL (aa274) on Sun Jul 26 13:14:23 1987 ** yes cobra command is private. you need to know a member in order to get on that bbs. jim claspill aa274 co-sysop -From:ae501:qa:552955762:555547762:MULTIUSER SYSTEMS IS THERE A WAY THAT I CAN MAKE MY ATARI INTO A MULTI USER COMPUTER(I MEAN LIKE TO HAVE ANOTHER USER CONNECT BUT NOT BY A MODEM).ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRITIATED. THANKS RYE ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Aug 20 10:42:09 1987 ** Since this is being done so much and so publicly with the ST line, I'll assume that you are asking in relation to the 8-bit line (400, 800, 1200XL, 600XL, 800XL, 65XE, or 130XE). I know of nobody who has marketed a system for networking Atari 8-bit computers, but it may have been done. Check the Atari SIG's on COMPUSERVE and GENIE. Incidentally, the quickest way to find something is often to go into 'chat' modi in the SIG and ask for it. Your co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ab842:qa:553317952:555909952:1030 express (setting time) i was pressing random keys, one night, and found that i was able to set the clock in the upper right-hand corner. my trouble is, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID! i'd like to be able to set the clock for the time of day, but i can't seem to find the combination, again. i don't remember if i was online, or not, at the time this happened. i don't know if i used a control key combination. all i know is that i was able to reset the clock. since most of the keys are taken up by regular 1030 express commands, i don't have many left to try, but i just can't seem to find it. can anyone help, here? tanx ** Answered by JIM HAYNES (aa268) on Fri Aug 14 03:27:32 1987 ** I use express 1030 all the time and to date have found no way to set the time. After recieving your msg I checked with others who also use this program and they had no answer either. If you do find a way to do it, Please let us know. as of now, ya got use scratching our heads! ATARI SYSOP, Jim Haynes aa268 -From:visitor:qa:553676428:556268428:INTERNATIONAL TELEX DIRECTORY Although I understand it is possible to send Telex messages using a personal computer, how can one obtain international Telex numbers? As far as I know, only the Library of Congress in Washington has an international Telex directory. But they refuse to answer directory questions over the telephone. So, is there an online source for international Telex numbers available to the general public? ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Aug 20 10:15:51 1987 ** Your best bet is to find a company that uses telex and make friendswith someone who has access to their directory. I am assuming that you have a valid reason for wanting this info. It is probably illegal to use TELEX without being a subscriber. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ae302:qa:554260115:556852115:PERCOM DATA DISK DRIVE I HAVE A PERCOM DATA DISK DRIVE AT88. IT IS A SINGLE DENSITY DRIVE. I HAVE IT HOOKED UP TO A STARNDARD SHUGART DRIVE ALSO. THE CONTROLER FOR THE DRIVE ALLOWS AN ADDON SLAVE DRIVE. SINCE PERCOM IS OUT OF BUSINESS, I NEED TO GAIN SOME INFO ON UP GRADING THE DRIVE TO DOUBLE DENSITY. THE UPGRADES AVAILABLE FOR THE 810 AND 1050 ARE NOT USABLE WITH THIS DRIVE. PERCOM HAD ADVERTISED IN OLD ISSUES OF BYTE AND COMPUTE ABOUT A DOUBLE DENSITY DRIVE FOR THE ATARI. I AM WONDERING IF YOU KNOW WHAT CONTROLER THE DRIVE NEEDS? IT HAS A WD 1771 FD CHIP IN IT ( THE SAME AS THE 810 ). WHAT CHIP IS NEEDED TO UPGRADE. DO YOU KNOW ANY ONE WHO MIGHT HAVETHIS INFO THANKS PETE HALLER ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Aug 20 12fMi*: 1987 ** Try writing directly to PERCOM. Just because they no longer support ATARI doesn't mean that they are out of business. If that doesn't work, try putting the same question on the Atari SIG of COMPUSERVE or GENIE. Or try asking Gary at B & G Electronics (521- 2855). Let's support him: he's the last reputable Atari store in the Cleveland area! Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ae501:qa:554507321:557099321:XM301 MODEM IS THERE A WAY FROM BASIC TO ENTER A CODE TO THE XM301 MODEM THROUGH BASIC WITHOUT HAVE ING THE 850 INTERFACE I MEAN LIKE TO OPEN A CHANNEL TO THE MODEM AND ENTER CODE IN TO IT. THANKS ......................................RYAN ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Aug 20 10:02:27 1987 ** YES! The first thing you need is something called a "T-handler". It is a machine language program that tells your computer how to talk to a 1030. One such program was presented in ANTIC, an ATARI-dedicated magazine, a year or two ago. Check with the user groups for a magazine library. Another source might be the TAP disk library if you are a member: their disk with AMODEM71 on it includes a program that boots in the handler built into the 1030 itself. Once you have the handler in your computer, just OPEN #x,12,x,"T:" and you're in business. Incidentally, don't try to use an 850 with your 1030--it won't work. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ae454:qa:554962632:557554632:basic BBS I have a Program that auto answers now on th Xm301, Then I Know How to send Characters, but how would I let the person calling see what he is typing at an input? And Would I use Get #1 or Input #1 for String characters? Thanks if you can help. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Aug 20 09:54:05 1987 ** Use GET#1, then immediately follow it with PUT#1. (I'm assuming you OPENed one modem channel for two- way transfer.) That allows you to echo his words back to him AND TO PROCESS EACH CHARACTER AS HE SENDS IT! This last can be important for keeping files smaller when the caller deletes things, and for single-key responses. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ae728:qa:555047118:557639118:ATARI 400 I HAVE A FRIEND THAT OWNS A ATARI 400 COMPUTER WITH 16K MEMORY AND A ATARI 410 CASSETE RECORDER. IS THERE ANY WAY HE CAN PUT HIS RECIPES ON CASSETTE AND CALL THEM UP WHEN HE WANTS THEM? ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Aug 20 09:36:17 1987 ** Yes, but with a cassette the process is tricky, unreliable, and slow.Don't get me wrong. It's worth the effort if he can't afford a disk drive, but one can't expect miracles. The easiest method to learn is to write a program for each recipie that prints it to screen, then SAVE"C:" it. To get it back, find the beginning,LOAD"C:", then RUN and the recipie will be displayed on the screen. Most of the program lines will look like: 10 PRINT "THIS IS A LINE THAT WILL PRINT ON ONE," 20 PRINT "AND THIS, ANOTHER SCREEN LINE." If you want to "break up" display of a recipie that is more than one screen long, or treat the recipies as data accessable from one program--a good idea with cassette; you don't get as many bomb-outs--learn BASIC from any GOOD tutorial or your local user's group. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:aa338:qa:557545694:560137694:Multi-user for 6 bits (RE:) Just thought I'd stop in and say in reply to the person who was interested in multi-user system for the Atari Supra has a little device called Micro-Ney (ooops, Micro-Net) that allows one to hook up to 8 8 bits to share disk drives printers, etc. Probably the closest thing to a multi-user system availab le to the Atari. I've called a few BBS's that have more than one node. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Fri Sep 4 02:51:57 1987 ** Thanks for the additional answer! Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 -From:ac849:qa:558012193:560604193:ST DRIVES TO 8-BITS Is possible to interface an ST drive (either SD or DD) to a 130 XE. I'm not interested in using ST programs, I just want to use the 3 1/2 inch disk. Would a special DOS be needed or would one of the after market (Sparta or MYDOS) be used. Thanks Frank ac849 ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Mon Sep 7 11:54:48 1987 ** While it is "possible" to use a 3-1/2" drive with the 8-bit computers, I have not yet heard anything about it except as vapor-ware from Atari. The problem is that you would need to do a lot of design work if nobody esle has done it for you. Primarily, you need an SIO to 3-1/2" interface. On the bright side, if you can get the device attached, SpartaDos is extremely likely to be able to run it. I think that's what the ATR expansion boxes used, and they could run anything that was available back then. Have you looked into an ATR-8000? If you can find one, that might solve the interface problem. Good luck. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for ask. (Thanks for asking.) -From:ae728:qa:558402673:560994673:2600 cart. I have just got a 130xe computer and I have many Atari 2600 cart. and the 2600 machine. There are many cart. that I enjoy playing but I don't want to keep both systems. Is there any way I can play my 2600 game cart. on my Atari 130xe computer? ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Oct 1 10:48:45 1987 ** To the best of my knowledge, and that of my associates, nobody has developed the hardware needed to use 2600 cartridges with the computer line. That doesn't mean it can't be done, it just hasn't been. Another side to your question is whether to keep both systems: I think you should. If you are at all hooked on the computer, you will soon discover that you really need a good monitor to make the best possible use of it. That will free up your TV for the games, again. For now, there's no rush. There is no law against hooking up TWO game switches to the back of your TV! Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:aa201:qa:558442515:561034515:Cartridge/Tap to Diskette One of the NON-Modem members of our sig support staff would like to know if there is a program that will transfer the programs and files from a Cartridge or Tape to a diskette. He uses both the 800XL and 1200XL systems. Doc White, aa201 Science Fiction Sig Sysop ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Sun Sep 13 12:42:43 1987 ** There are software systems to do both. Check the Alpha Systems adds in Antic and Analog or hunt around for old copies of K-DOS (for tape back up) and Cart. Clone for the cartridges. Note, however: the Supreme Court has ruled that backing up ROM's is illegal under copyright law due to the "permanent" nature of the storage medium. Tapes and Disks are OK because of deterioration and easy accidental erasure. Transferring tape to disk is questionable, but can be defended on the Atari due to the unstable nature of the Atari tape drive system. Obviously,distributing copied software is illegal and not in our best interests: How much new Atari 8-bit software have you seen lately? Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:visitor:qa:558668521:561260521:Monochrome vs Colour Which is cheaper: Buying an Mono ST or a Colour ST? I mean, if you guy one, then buy the other monitor later on, will the price come out the same? I seem to get the idea that the colour system is cheaper because you pay about $150 more for the colour system, and the mono monitor costs about $175, while the colour costs about $250. A mono can be had for about $475 A colour can be had for about $625 the difference there is $150. So, take the mono system with the colour added later on: $475 + $250 = $725 Now, the colour system with the monor added later on: $625 + $175 = $800 You save $75 if you buy the colour system. Now, this is from just one store. I would like to know if this logic holds true for most stores. Thank you very much. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Tue Sep 15 10:15:56 1987 ** If you can, indeed, get a color monitor for only $250, then go with the monochrome system and the color monitor.The $150 difference between the systems seems to be standard, but the best price I've seen on the monochrome monitor is $129--only about $120 less than your price for the color monitor. Rule-of-thumb: check the price differences for monitors and systems, then buy the less expensive product of the pair with the greater difference. Incidentally, you may be able to get a better price on the monochrome system by shopping around. I cannot recommend any one store in my position of FREE-NET Sysop. I do recommend buying locally, however: a few long- distance phone calls in case of trouble can easily eat up the "lower price" you can get from the mail order companies. Good luck with your purchase. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:visitor:qa:559455616:562047616:1040 ST KEYBOARD VS MEGA KEYBOARD I have heard that the keyboard for the new mega ST is a better keyboard that the one for the 1040. Has anyone any information on this. Thanks. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Oct 1 11:00:09 1987 ** While I have no direct experience, I have it on good authority that: 1) The arrangement of keys is the same. 2) The Mega keyboard "feels" better--more like a typewriter. --Rick Snivel 3) It's more convenient: you can sit back and use the Mega keyboard in your lap. --Gary Schmitz Hope this helps. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 -From:visitor:qa:559455922:562047922:Q & A Board It would be nice when reading through the messages to be able to take up where you left off instead of being put back at the beginning and have to start all over. A great board. Keep up the good work. I am new to telecomputing and am really enjoying it. Thanks. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Sep 24 21:36:54 1987 ** There is a quick way to use the FREE-NET menu's: 1. Capture whole menu -- including prompts if necessary; 2. Print the menu; then 3. Refer to the printed sheet to make your selections -- you don't need to see the number on screen to choose it! Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 P.S.Thanks for the compliment. -From:visitor:qa:560704969:563296969:Subj: INTERNATIONAL TELEX DIRECTORY Although I understand it is possible to send Telex messages using a personal computer, how can one obtain international Telex numbers? As far as I know, only the Library of Congress in Washington has an international Telex directory. But they refuse to answer directory questions over the telephone. So, is there an online source for international Telex numbers available to the general public? ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Oct 8 11:27:28 1987 ** The dates and position of this Q & A entry have been changed due to a need for a complete update: Most of the things you want to know about Telex are now available on line on the service. Signing up and accessing Telex are almost as easy as going on line with them. Prices range from $.35/minute for U.S. calls to $6/ minute for some overseas calls. For further information, please contact our "resident Telex professional": Tom Wolfe ac262 Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Again, thanks for asking. -From:ac150:qa:560838236:563430236:bbs's why can't i get through to most of the atari bbs's listed? i have tried most all of them.although idon't have a modem yet, i want to be sure i cqan have bbs's to talk to. i also anm interested in upload/download also,what 300 baud modem do you suggest i buy ** Answered by JIM HAYNES (aa268) on Mon Oct 12 00:53:33 1987 ** First of all, How did you leave this question if you don't have a modem yet? second of all I would suggest you get a modem that will at least handle 1200 baud. ATARI SYSOP, Jim Haynes aa268 -From:ae302:qa:561019543:563611543:SERIAL PRINTER TO P:R: I JUST BOUGHT THE P:R: CONNECTION BY ICD. IT WORKS GREAT WITH MY PRINTER, BUT I ALSO HAVE AVAILABLE TO ME A APPLE IMAGEWRITER (FROM A MAC). THE MANUAL FOR THE P:R: MENTIONS A WAY TO CONVERT ALL PRINTING TO THE R: DEVICE. IT DOESN'T SAY HOW. IT MENTIONS A SPARTA DOS FILE CALLED SPRINT. UNFORTUNATELY I AM NOT AN OWNER OF SPARTA DOS. WHAT CAN I DO. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY PD UTILITIES THAT WILL SWITCH THE OUT PUT FROM P: TO R:? THANKS PETE ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Tue Oct 13 15:03:28 1987 ** I am not familiar with any public domain program you can use, but I'm sure there are such. Check with the User group s listed elsewhere in the At5ari ari SIG for about their disk libraries. An alternative may be to use the "print- to -disk function found in most word processors. For the filename, you would then use "R:"-- even if you have to backspace to do so. You may also want to use R2: for the serial porrinter so you don't have to disconnect your modem to use theit. John E. Suchy Your Co-sysop aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ac937:qa:561913930:564505930:TTL COMPATABLE WHAT DOES IT MEAN TTL.COMPATABLE. AND IS THE 8-BIT'S SIO PORT TTL COMPATABLE. I HAVE A DIAGRAM OF A TTL TO RS-232 INTERFACE I WOULD LIKE TO BUILD IF POSSABLE. ALL I GET WHEN I CALL ATARI IS THEY WELL CALL AND YET THEY HAVN'T. ANY HELP JOHN WILL BE GREAT FULL. AC-937 RICH ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Sun Oct 25 03:35:40 1987 ** TTL is a particular family of computer chips whose major feature is the logical definition of "low" or "false" as between 0 and .4 volts, and of "high" or "true" as between 2.5 and 5.0 volts. "TTL compatible" means that -- in your case -- the part of the circuit that attaches directly to the computer shares these definitions. RS-232 defines high as 10 to 12 volts, and low as -10 to -12 volts. The TTL to RS-232 adapter basically converts voltage levels from one standard to the other. The Atati SIO port does use the TTL definitions of high and low. One word of caution, however: you must make some provision for selecting the Serial port as opposed to any other peripheral or you will be sending all disk drive and printer accesses out the port. I bought a product called "R-Verter" a few years ago that was supposed to work this way, but never could get it to function. Good luck and let us know if you get it going. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 -From:ac264:qa:561938124:564530124:tap bbs The TAP bbs 228-7335 is back up. Call now. Its running on a 520ST. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Sun Oct 25 03:55:56 1987 ** Thanks for the info. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 -From:ae962:qa:562259968:564851968:Megamax C on 520ST The Megamax C manual expects the user to know a LOT about detailed operations never explained in any books I know. How do I learn about "streams", "exception vectors", "polylines", "Generalized Drawing Primitives", and "NDC to RC transformation"? Learning C is not enough: you must know other things to use Megamax C to its potential. Perhaps there are books to read on this? ** Answered by JAMES CLASPILL (aa274) on Fri Nov 13 19:05:50 1987 ** THERE ARE MEETINGS BEING HELD AT CWRU EVERY MONTH. THE MEETINGS DEAL WITH PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES YOU CAN LEAVE EMAIL TO EITHER JAMAR BAMMI OR ANDY NICOLA. THEY ARE BOTH INVOLVED WITH THE MEETINGS. OR LEAVE ME EMAIL AND I WILL CHECK FOR YOU. JIM AA274 -From:ae501:qa:562367405:564959405:SENDING TO XM301 MODEM I WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO SEND LETTERS LIKE "G" WHICH WOULD MAKE THE XM301 GOIN AUTOANSWER MODE.I CAN OPEN THE PORT WITH NO PROBLEM AND I CAN TELL THAT IT IS OPENED BECAUSE WHEN I OPEN IT THE MODEM MAKES A SOUND THAT COMES OUT ON THE T.V. WHICH I CAN HEAR WHEN I USE 1030 EXPRESS.I WAS TOLD TO USE XIO COMMANDS BUT THE GUY DIDN'T KNOW WHICH ONES TO USE,AND HE TOLD ME TO CALL PHANTOM THEATRE I CANT GET A CONNECTION TO IT! IF YOU CAN HELP THIS WOULD VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY MUCH APPRITIATED!!! THANKS, RYAN WILKINS(AE501) ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Tue Nov 3 23:42:20 1987 ** First, don't worry about what you are sending after you are on line; the modem probably ignores command characters unless dis-connected. Package programs, such as Express, are designed to avoid such problems if they exist at all. Second, if you are doing your own modem programming, you need to refer to an Atari Basic reference manual (Sams puts out a very good one)--or to "De Re Atari" for machine language (available from some mail order houses). The XIO commands are strictly BASIC; machine language is much trickier. Finally, don't depsair if any given BBS won't respond with your XM301 -- it works ONLY at 300 baud, which some boards now refuse to allow. If you can't get on TAP (228-7335) or FREE-NET (368-3888 for those who are using a friend's autodial), leave me a personal message at aa271. Good luck. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:visitor:qa:562537344:565129344:SALES I HAVE AN ATRAI 800 XL HOME COMPUTER. I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH IT AND WOULD LIKE TO SELL IT. IS TY[DHERE ANY MARKET FOR TJ[DHEM? AND DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO WILL BUY IT? ALSO THANK YOU ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Wed Nov 4 00:03:14 1987 ** If the newspapers haven't helped, especially the Trading Times, try the user groups. CACE is known to have a swap table at their meetings. Good luck! Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ab064:qa:562942456:565534456:DB-15 I am looking for a source where I can get a male D-15 connecter or adapter. If an adapter, it would need a female D-9 on its other end. Or perhaps a Y-cable with a D-15 male to two D-9 fms. Does anyone know where I can buy such a critter? Radio Shack sells only D-9 or D-25 connecters. Thanx, Don ab064 ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Wed Nov 4 00:07:41 1987 ** If you can't find it at Surplus Electronics (Prospect near 14th in Cleveland), Euclid Radio (in Wickliffe) or Superior Electronics (in Parma); then call B & G Electronics on Madison in Lakewood. As a part used in Atari computers, B & G has developed a reasonable source for the part. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ae258:qa:563298454:565890454:OKIDATA PRINTER WITH THE 1040ST? HELLO THERE! I HAVE AN OKIDATA 292 PRINTER WHICH WILL DO 14 COLORS. I ALSO HAVE AN ATARI 1040ST WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO HOOK UP TO THE OKIDATA. I HAVE ALREADY "HOOKED" IT UP, BUT AM UNABLE TO GET THE PRINTER TO PRINT COLOR FROM THE 1040ST. DO YOU KNOW HOW I WOULD BE ABLE TO GET A PRINTER DRIVER FOR THE 1040ST? CAN I CREATE ONE? THANK YOU. ** Answered by JAMES CLASPILL (aa274) on Fri Nov 13 19:38:58 1987 ** YOU MITE BE ABLE TO USE THE DRIVERS FOR THE OKIDATA 10 OR THE 20 YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND THIS ON THE LOCAL BBS IF NOT LET ME KNOW AND I WILL SEND THEM TO YOU. JIM AA274 -From:ae258:qa:563298726:565890726:DEGAELITE, LOAD A NEW FONT? HELLO AGAIN, I AM FILLED WITH QUESTIONS. I HAVE CREATED A NEW FONT - RUSSIAN, FOR MY 1040ST USING THE DEGAELITE FONT EDITOR PROGRAM. I HAD NO TROUBLE CREATING AND SAVING THE NEW FONT BUT I CANNOT SEEM TO LOAD THE NEW FONT TO HAVE IT SHOW UP ON THE SCREEEN WHEN I STRIKE THE KEYS. THE OLD ORIGINALLY ENGLISH FONT SHOWS UP. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO LOAD A NEW FONT? I TRIED SEVERAL TIMES, SEARCHING FOR A WAY TO LOAD IT, AND I AM STILL UNSUCCESSFUL. THANKS AGAIN. ** Answered by JAMES CLASPILL (aa274) on Fri Nov 13 19:19:27 1987 ** THE FIRST THING IS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE SAME RESOLUTION AS THE PIC YOU ARE TRING TO LOAD.P1 PIC IS LOW RES,P2 PIC IS MED RES AND P3 PIC IS HIGH RES. YOU WILL FIND THESE AS A EXTENDER AT THE END OF THE FILE NAME. EXAMPLE IS ATARI.P2 THE P2 MEANS THIS IS A MED RES PIC. TO LOAD THIS YOU HAVE TO BOOT DEGAS UP IN MED RES IF YOU BOOT UP IN LOW RES YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LOAD THIS PIC. THE NEXT THING AFTER YOU BOOT DEGAS IS TO CLICK ON LOAD PIC. YOU WILL NEXT SEE A DIRECTORY OF PICTURES TO LOAD YOU CAN HAVE P1,P2 AND P3 PIC ON THE SAME DISK BUT ONLY THE PICTURES IN THE SAME RES. THAT YOU ARE IN WILL SHOW UP IN THE DIRECTORY.YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CLICK ON THE PIC. YOU WANT YOU LOAD AND HAVE IT LOAD. IF YOU ARE STILL HAVING PROBLEMS LEAVE ME EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW. JIM AA274 -From:ae258:qa:563299006:565891006:VIDEO EDITOR PROGRAM? I HAVE HEARD THAT THERE IS A VIDEO EDITOR PROGRAM FOR THE ATARI,-ST. HAVE YOU SEEN OR HEARD OF IT? I HAVE HEARD IT IS A SHAREWARE PROGRAM FROM WEST GERMANY. DO YOU KNOW HOW I CAN GET A COPY OF IT, OR WHERE I CAN GET ADDRESSES OR PHONE NUMBERS OF THE WEST GERMANS WHO ARE PRODUCING THIS SHAREWARE? I WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE A TRIP TO W. GERMANY THIS YEAR. THANKS. ** Answered by JAMES CLASPILL (aa274) on Sat Dec 12 18:38:40 1987 ** THE BEST PLACE TO FIND SUCH A PROGRAM IS ON GENIE OR COMPUSERVE I HAVE TALK TO A COUPLE OF PEOPLE AND THEY ADVISED ME THAT THERE ARE A FEW EDITORS ON THESE SERVICES JIM -From:ae258:qa:563890217:566482217:cartoons on the 1040st I LIKE DOING ANIMATED CARTOONS ON MY ATARI 1040ST, BUT THE TIME BETWEEN SLIDES IS TOO LONG. I AM USING A PROGRAM, DSLIDE, WHICH ALLOWS THE PROGRAMMER TO CODE A SCRIPT FILE WHHICH CONTROLS THE ORDER AND SPEED AT WHICH EACH SLIDE IS SHOWN. WHEN I CODE THE SCRIPT FILE FOR 1 SECOND BETWEEN SLIDES, BECAUSE OF I/O TIME IT TAKES 3 SECONDS. DO I NEED A HARD DRIVE, OR ANOTHER PROGRAM TO DISPLAY MY SLIDES? I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW THEM AT LEAST 3 SLIDES PER SECOND. THANKS. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Nov 19 02:19:55 1987 ** For a limited number of slides, there is a program that will load all of them in at once, then show them at just about any speed by "page flipping" instantly from one to the other. I don't know the details. For larger shows, only more memory or a hard disk will do. Both of the above answers are based on the assumption that you have already ruled out the professional animation packages such as Aegis. aa271 John E. Suchy Your Co-sysop Thanks for asking. -From:ae258:qa:563890563:566482563:VIDEO INTERFACE FOR 1040ST? I HAVE HEARD THAT THERE IS A SHAREWARE PROGRAM FROM WEST GERMANY WHICH WILL ALLOW ME TO OUTPUT TO A VIDEO TAPE DECK MY GRAPHICS FROM MY ATARI 1040ST AND ALSO ALLOW ME TO DOWNLOAD SINGLE FRAMES FROM A VIDEO PLAYER TO MY 1040ST? HAVE YOU HEARD OR SEEN SUCH A PROGRAM? THANKS. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Sun Dec 6 10:52:07 1987 ** "Shareware", by its nature, is software only. On the ST, the things you are asking about have to be hardware; there are NO VIDEO IN/OUT jacks on your computer. Nor is there any mention of these functions in recent newsletters from Germany. However, there are some American products you might be interested in: Computereyes, a popular digitizer for the 8-bit Ataries is now available for the ST. There is a box available for any ST with a TV output that taps into a composite video line to give standard video out. Note that most 1040ST's don't have the TV out so this probably won't help you. I have not yet heard of any standard video out devices for the 1040ST's. Good luck in your search. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking. -From:ae501:qa:564273673:566865673:aa271 HI JOHN, IT'S RYAN WILKINS I WAS THE ONE WHO HAD ASKED ABOUT HOW TO SEND TO THE XM301!!! WELL I FOUND OUT AND I'L TELL YA. FIRST YOU NEED TO OPEN THE HANDLER (NATURALY) SECOND YOU NEED TO "POKE 7,27" THIRD YOU NEED TO "PRINT #x;"ESCAPE G"(PRESS THE ESC KEY TWICE THEN TYPE G). FOURTH YOU NEED TO "POKE 7,0" THEN YOUR ALL SET AND READY TO GO. JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW IN CASE SOMEONE ELSE ASKED YOU. LATER, RYAN WILKINS (WIZKID) ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Thu Nov 19 02:14:20 1987 ** Thanks for the tip. ____-______-______-______-______-______ This Time Capsule file was produced by Len Stys. It may only be reposted with the following information included: REPOSTED FROM: The Cleveland Free-Net Atari-SIG (216)/368-3888 type 'Go Atari' at any menu (C.A.I.N.) ____-______-______-______-______-______ --
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