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Article #8 (55 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.time
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.

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