New acquisition: MyIDE ][

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Chip Hageman
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Here is my latest acquisition- an AtariMAX MyIDE ][ cartridge. This is basically an all in one solution for the Atari 8-bit line. It acts as a hard drive as well as tape, disk and cartridge emulator. It also expands the systems memory out to 512k (bank switched). I was hoping to get a review up soon.. but apparently I have misplaced all of my Compact Flash cards. So, I'll need to pick one up and try this puppy out. The functionality seems pretty promising, so I have high hopes that this may be the killer app for the Atari 8-bit computer line... time will tell.
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Chip Hageman
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Looks great Mark.. I've seen

Looks great Mark.. I've seen some videos of the side loader in action and it seems a bit more straight forward. Here is the setup video for the atarimax device.


* Compact Flash Hardware Interface
· Full Software Power Control
· Hardware Media Change Detection
· Completely new hardware design by Atarimax
· Upgradable Hardware Core via Card Edge JTAG Interface

* 512kB On-Board User Customizable Flash Memory
· Complete Maxflash Studio & USB Programmer Integration
· Complete Menu Customizability using Maxflash Studio Workbooks

* 512kB On-Board Application SRAM
· Develop advanced applications w/o requiring internal RAM upgrades

* Mr-Atari's MyBIOS Included
· New MyIDE-II MyBIOS w/ Full "Hot Swap" Media Change Support
· Upgrade/Change MyBIOS by just updating you Maxflash Studio Workbook
· Purchase includes MyBIOS technical support from Mr-Atari

* Available in Clear, Red, Blue and Green Cases
* CNC Machined Case Openings
* Professionally Assembled Immersion Gold PCB
* Hardware Support from Atarimax
* Real Lifetime Warranty

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Mark Vergeer
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Moving from console gaming to home computer gaming - 8-bit-style

How to venture into the world of 8-bit home computers?

All you want to know about the Commodore 64 home computers
http://www.lemon64.com/
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/commodore/8bit-emulation-faq/part1/
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/commodore/8bit-emulation-faq/part2/
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/commodore/8bit-emulation-faq/part3/
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/commodore/8bit-emulation-faq/part4/

All you want to know about the Atari 8-bit computers
http://www.atariage.com/
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq/

All you want to know about ZX Spectrum computers
http://www.worldofspectrum.org

All you want to know about MSX computers
http://www.faq.msxnet.org/

Solid state storage solutions for Atari-8bit computers
http://www.zaxon.eu/side.html
http://www.zaxon.eu/sd2iec.html
http://www.zaxon.eu/divide.html
http://afs.atari.org/sio2sd.htm

Solid state storage solutions for C64
http://commodore-gg.hobby.nl/innovatie_mmc64_eng.htm
http://store.go4retro.com/products/uIEC_SD.html
http://1541ultimate.net/content/index.php

Storage solutions for the ZX Spectrum
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/zxplus3e/interface.html

Site for vitage C64/Amiga hard & software
http://www.vesalia.de/
http://www.protovision-online.de

Emulation:
Commodore 64
http://www.c64forever.com/
http://www.viceteam.org/
(freeware without the fancy menu en software)

Amiga
http://www.amigaforever.com/
http://www.winuae.net/
(freeware without the fancy menu en software)

Atari
http://www.emulators.com/xformer.htm
http://www.virtualdub.org/altirra.html
http://www.zerstoerung.de/
http://atari.kensclassics.org/a8emulators.html

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Mark Vergeer
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My SIDE cart

I love solid state storage solutions for the older computers. This is one for the Atari line of home computers. Very curious after yours Chip!

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Rob Daviau
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Nice!

I love using modern tech in combo with old tech to get the most out of our classic consoles and computers!

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Mark Vergeer
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Got something similar

It is called the sio2sd, great device. Also got a flash card.

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