Trying to get a BBS running

Over the last few days, I've attempted to get a BBS up and going on one of my 8-bits. The original plan was to find a BBS that would run under SDX. I have an older MyIDE+Flash cart with a 256MB IDE drive which isn't being used right now …

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VBXE and Ultimate 1MB success!

After several hours of troubleshooting and beating on it, I'm proud to show off my successful installation of the VBXE along with an Ultimate 1M:

Success

It feels weird using the 800XL on an VGA LCD screen, almost like I'm in emulation. To convert the VBXE output to VGA I'm using …

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VBXE to GBS-8200 to VGA monitor is a success

After much troubleshooting, I now have VGA output from an 800XL!

VBXE in Action

The VBXE plugs into the 5 pin connector on the GBS-8200, which then goes out as VGA. Unfortunately, the Apple monitor doesn't have a VGA plug, so I have an adapter to convert it. Looks very good!

Now to …

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Old fashioned fun

This past Friday, as a last day before break fun activity, I brought in an 800XL with some classic games. We ended up playing Castle Crisis for almost the entire time, all on a big 70" LCD TV. I was afraid the high school students would get bored with it …

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The Gozar Retro Museum

There is an HTML5 authoring tool for OS X called Hype, which makes it pretty easy to create interactive websites. I've got a bunch of retro equipment, so I figured it would be cool to use Hype and create an online museum of my stuff. So I give you:

The …

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Learning cc65

Tonight I've taken my first plunge into finally learning cc65 and writing software for the A8. I'm attempting to convert my ten liner from the ABBUC 2014 contest over to c. Here's the first part, it redefine's the character set to be inverse:

/************************************************ 
 * Crack My Luggage - C version
 *
 * My attempt …
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The original Xbox is an awesome emulator machine

I modded my Xbox a long time ago, and over the years forgot about it, leaving the Xbox to sit on the bottom shelf. It waited patiently for years until I stumbled across a post on AtariAge about using the Xbox with emulators that piqued my interest.

Upon firing up …

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Fired up my Colecovision Adam for the first time

At some time I picked up a Colecovision Adam (complete) with several books and datapacks. I was disappointed Donkey Kong wasn't in the box, but Donkey Kong Jr. was. As I was cleaning and arranging my basement lab, I decided I had better at least try out the Colecovision.

When …

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