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 Post subject: Atari 400 and Flash Cartridge Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:07 pm 

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Hi,

I'm hoping there are still active users around. I have two old Atari 400 systems, and my goal was to get some games working, especially the multiplayer (multijoy) games like Asteroids.

1. I have the flash cartridge and have tried writing several ATRs to the 8MBIT cartridge but I get the "This selection requires 64k RAM!" error every time I try to load them. Am I out of luck? My 400s are both just standard ones. Would a 400 with the 48K memory addition work? Should I buy an 800 or 800XE/XL?

2. I have also tried using just some XEX files, but while they load I just get garbled screens. Any tips for getting XEX files to work on the 400? Is there a setting in Maxflash Cartridge Studio that I'm missing?

Thanks for any help,
Dan


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 Post subject: Re: Atari 400 and Flash Cartridge Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:57 am 
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Hi dan,
I know for ATR-support, you need a 64k machine, so XL/XE only.
XEX-files, should load, if they stay inside the 16k RAM a 400 has.
Scrambling up the screen is a number one indication that it already loads into screen (upper) ram and soon will hit non existing ram.
But ROM-images should normally work, so, asteroids as rom, would not be a problem.
Grtz,
Sijmen.


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 Post subject: Re: Atari 400 and Flash Cartridge Newbie
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:36 am 

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Thanks Sijmen.

Can you point me at a ROM or XEX that you think should work? I can't seem to get any to work so far.

-Dan


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 Post subject: Re: Atari 400 and Flash Cartridge Newbie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:38 am 
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I have browsed and zipped the 8k roms I could find.
Games, Utilities, demo's and unreleased.

In theory, they should work.
Since the atarimax supports or in fact is an 8k LEFT-cartridge.

Grtz,
Sijmen.


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 Post subject: Re: Atari 400 and Flash Cartridge Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:48 pm 

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Thank you so much! All of these seem to work great. :)

-Dan


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