PDA

View Full Version : What Atari computer do you own



Olds-kool gamer
April 6th, 2009, 06:57 AM
What Atari computers do you own (not consoles) and which is your favorite and why?

My collection:-
Atari 400 x 3pcs 1 MIB
Atari 400 (48k Ver) MIB
Atari 800 x 2pcs
Atari 600XL MIB
Atari 800XL x 5pcs 2 MIB
Atari 65XE x 5pcs 3 MIB
Atari XE GS x 3pcs 1 MB
Atari Portfolio
Atari 1050 x 2pcs 1 BNIB
Atari 1010 x 5pcs 1 MIB
Atari CX12 x 5pcs 3 MIB
Atari 520STFM x 2pcs 1 x MIB

My favorite has to be the original Atari 800 (circa 1980) with the Atari 400 coming a very close second. :)

It just looks so "retro" and for such an early computer, its capabilities were just amazing. The build quality is fantastic and it really feels like Iím using a piece of working historyÖ

carlsson
April 6th, 2009, 08:01 AM
I only got a boxed 800XL and a loose 130XE. Dunno which one I prefer over the other. The 130XE has more memory but a less tactile keyboard, cartridges in the rear instead of a top-loading one, and a slightly different geometry. The last part may be important when it comes to storing computers in drawers: one drawer may have the exact right dimensions to fit one machine but impossible to fit another one.

Since the 800XL is boxed (away), I suppose it means my favorite is the 130XE since it is the only one I have readily available. ;-)

gerrydoire
April 6th, 2009, 08:09 AM
I have both the Atari 400 and 800, both brand new, not mint, but as close.

Never been used, so they look very nice :D

Unknown_K
April 6th, 2009, 09:24 AM
I have a bunch of Commodore but only one Atari (1040stf). C64 stuff is on freecycle but I have yet to see anything Atari related.

Edit: I did get a 65XE a few weeks back, waiting on some parts to fix it (dead ram and who knows what else)

Olds-kool gamer
April 6th, 2009, 09:35 AM
I only got a boxed 800XL and a loose 130XE. Dunno which one I prefer over the other. The 130XE has more memory but a less tactile keyboard, cartridges in the rear instead of a top-loading one, and a slightly different geometry. The last part may be important when it comes to storing computers in drawers: one drawer may have the exact right dimensions to fit one machine but impossible to fit another one.

Since the 800XL is boxed (away), I suppose it means my favorite is the 130XE since it is the only one I have readily available. ;-)

I like the 130XEís but Iím finding it very difficult to get hold of.:(

dorkbert
April 6th, 2009, 10:32 AM
A couple of Mega STs and Mega STEs, a MegaFile 20, a 1040ST, and PS3000 (the oddball with floppy drive) Interestingly, no cable for the MegaFile :(

Amigaz
April 6th, 2009, 10:49 AM
1x Atari 1040STF
1x Atari Falcon

carlsson
April 6th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Olds-kool, I'll try to keep you in mind next time I spot something like this:
http://www.tradera.com/Atari-130XE-auktion_86195420

FYI, 100 SEK = £8.50 + postage, although this Atari was sold without power supply so untested. It was probably a minor bargain, but generally loose Ataris don't go higher in Sweden despite being rather uncommon to spot. If it had been a loose C64C or even better C128, bids would have been at least 50-100% higher.

Olds-kool gamer
April 6th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Olds-kool, I'll try to keep you in mind next time I spot something like this:
http://www.tradera.com/Atari-130XE-auktion_86195420

FYI, 100 SEK = £8.50 + postage, although this Atari was sold without power supply so untested. It was probably a minor bargain, but generally loose Ataris don't go higher in Sweden despite being rather uncommon to spot. If it had been a loose C64C or even better C128, bids would have been at least 50-100% higher.

Hi carlsson,

Thanks for that.
That’s still a lot cheaper than they would go for here in the UK with or without a Power Supply.

I have some spare PSU’s so that wouldn’t be a problem.

What I’m unsure about is here in the UK we use PAL I so I know the video will be OK but I'm unsure about the sound. If anyone can shed any light on this I’d appreciate it.:)

Olds-kool gamer
April 6th, 2009, 11:18 AM
1x Atari 1040STF
1x Atari Falcon

Re: Atari Falcon…
You have now made me officially jealous.:rolleyes:

Of all the computers on my wish list that one is right up there…

They come up "very rarely" here in the UK and when they do the prices are very, very high.:(

Vint
April 6th, 2009, 11:31 AM
When I first started to collect 8-bit machines I knew I must have Atari represented in my collection. First I went after the machines I previously owned in the 80's and then branched out to machines I never had, like the TI99/4A, Apple II's, and Atari. On a tight 'collecting' budget I wanted an 800 but settled for a good deal on a 600XL with a bunch of extras. Next I bought an 800XL in such fine condition it still had the protective film on the buttons. I still have not been able to get a fine condition and working 800 in my self imposed price range. I also would like to round out my 8-bits with a nice 400 too. I'm really not interested in Atari's after the 800XL, mainly just because one cannot collect every model from every manufacturer - - or can one? The wife has recently put the clamps on my collecting for a while because she wants 'stuff' for the house. You know how women are. I can just as easily sit on the floor to play with a nice vintage computer, she prefer's a couch and chairs. So, I'm supposed to curtail my spending on important stuff while she stocks up on dumb things like furniture and appliances :rolleyes:

Here are my fine condition 600XL and 800XL Atari machines :)

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=176

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=177

Olds-kool gamer
April 6th, 2009, 11:55 AM
When I first started to collect 8-bit machines I knew I must have Atari represented in my collection. First I went after the machines I previously owned in the 80's and then branched out to machines I never had, like the TI99/4A, Apple II's, and Atari. On a tight 'collecting' budget I wanted an 800 but settled for a good deal on a 600XL with a bunch of extras. Next I bought an 800XL in such fine condition it still had the protective film on the buttons. I still have not been able to get a fine condition and working 800 in my self imposed price range. I also would like to round out my 8-bits with a nice 400 too. I'm really not interested in Atari's after the 800XL, mainly just because one cannot collect every model from every manufacturer - - or can one? The wife has recently put the clamps on my collecting for a while because she wants 'stuff' for the house. You know how women are. I can just as easily sit on the floor to play with a nice vintage computer, she prefer's a couch and chairs. So, I'm supposed to curtail my spending on important stuff while she stocks up on dumb things like furniture and appliances :rolleyes:

Here are my fine condition 600XL and 800XL Atari machines :)

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=176

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=177

Hi Vint,

I know where youíre coming from regarding the "better half"

Most of my stuff is in the attic.:(

I mean whatís more important paying the bills or getting that elusive retro find?

I donít think itís viable to collect every model from certain manufacturers, even if money was not too big an issue for me itís a matter of space. Atari has over 30 models alone and Apple times that by 3.

If you can someday get hold of an Atari 800/400 you wonít regret it. They really have a tangible retro feel about them. They come up every so often here in the UK but they arenít cheap and if theyíre boxed the price shoots up still further.

carlsson
April 6th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Re: Falcon, here is a homemade tower project. It is said to be fully functional, just not completed. Dunno what it will end at; real Atari collectors won't be that interested even though the motherboard is a Falcon '030 one.

http://www.tradera.com/Atari-Falcon-030-auktion_89002576

As for sound from a PAL-B or PAL-G computer, I think modern TVs can handle any sound subcarrier. In particular as many even handle NTSC composite video!

NathanAllan
April 6th, 2009, 02:55 PM
600XL
800XL
Four different ST's of different flavors, the 520ST gets the most use of them. The 800XL for the 8-bitters.

Love them all the same, though.

ahm
April 6th, 2009, 08:04 PM
Here are my 800XL and 520ST at the 2006 VCF East (http://ahm.ath.cx/photos/VCFE3.0/DCP_0006.html).

I think I prefer the 800XL. I've got a 1050 floppy drive to go with it.
But the cartridge you see with the cable coming out the top is an Atarimax "MyIDE+Flash" (http://www.atarimax.com/myide/documentation/) IDE interface,
and the silver box behind the 800XL is a 1.6GB (yes, gigabyte) IDE hard drive.
So I don't really need to mess with floppies very often.

Andy

justjunk
April 6th, 2009, 09:03 PM
130xe my first and favorite
800xl boxed but not new
xegs boxed with lightgun, keyboard, etc. (complete) purchased by me at a Chicago Atarifest (probably their last one in Chicago).
1200xl
600xl
800
520st
1040st
tt030 (functioning but someone ripped out the sim ram)
some spares (in storage) and not readily inventoried.

8bit drives:
1050
810
xf551
indus gt (with the carry case)
again some spares.

many magazines - mostly Antic and Analog (not complete but not missing many) a few others (odd bits mostly) including some local ug news letters.

plus odd bits and pieces - a patch, tote bag, coffee cup, t-shirt

I will probably be thinning out my collection/accumulation in the next year or so. Not sure what exactly I will keep to represent Atari but probably only 8bit kit.

Amigaz
April 6th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Re: Atari FalconÖ
You have now made me officially jealous.:rolleyes:

Of all the computers on my wish list that one is right up thereÖ

They come up "very rarely" here in the UK and when they do the prices are very, very high.:(

Not sure if it's something to be jelous of...the Falcon is a pretty useless machine if you as me.
An Amiga 1200 with the same specs is far more usefull and better built

Trooper
April 7th, 2009, 12:09 AM
My collection of Atari computers consist of the following:

Atari 400 PAL (CIB)
Atari 400 NTSC (CIB)
Atari 400 NTSC (CIB but with replacement keyboard)
Atari 800 PAL
Atari 800 NTSC (CIB)
Atari 1200XL (CIB)
Atari 600XL (CIB)
Atari 800XL PAL (CIB)
Atari 800XL NTSC (CIB)
Atari 65XE
Atari 130XE
Atari 520ST
Atari 520STFM
Atari 1040STFM
Atari 1040STE
Atari Mega ST2
Atari Mega ST4
Atari Falcon
Atari Falcon (in parts)
SWP ATR8000 (Not technically an Atarimachine but closely related)

I also have loads of diskdrives, tapedrives, printers and other......crap :)


Not sure if it's something to be jelous of...the Falcon is a pretty useless machine if you as me.
An Amiga 1200 with the same specs is far more usefull and better built

Seeing your name I find it hard to believe that you are 100% unbiased ;) I think the Falcon is a great machine and much more fun to use than the Amiga 1200. On the other hand, who the heck have these machines for "useful" purposes? ;) :)

carlsson
April 7th, 2009, 12:32 AM
The big question is which applications take advantage of the DSP, so it does not remain a cool, geeky thing. Without it, the Falcon '030 would just be another 68030 computer at a rather hefty price for its time. Previously I have price matched it to the Amiga 4000 but perhaps a beefed up 1200 can also be a good comparison.

Tomas Berndtsson (http://tomas.nocrew.org/DSP/DSP-main.html) has made a web page about what the Motorola DSP56001 is and what it can be used for. He mentions sound and image processors like MPEG, 3D calculations and so on. While probably theoretically correct, I'd need to see practical examples and comparisons with what a CPU itself could do. I suppose it is a bit similar to the GPU's in graphics cards of today, very fast at performing particular operations.

Amigaz
April 7th, 2009, 02:39 AM
My collection of Atari computers consist of the following:

Atari 400 PAL (CIB)
Atari 400 NTSC (CIB)
Atari 400 NTSC (CIB but with replacement keyboard)
Atari 800 PAL
Atari 800 NTSC (CIB)
Atari 1200XL (CIB)
Atari 600XL (CIB)
Atari 800XL PAL (CIB)
Atari 800XL NTSC (CIB)
Atari 65XE
Atari 130XE
Atari 520ST
Atari 520STFM
Atari 1040STFM
Atari 1040STE
Atari Mega ST2
Atari Mega ST4
Atari Falcon
Atari Falcon (in parts)
SWP ATR8000 (Not technically an Atarimachine but closely related)

I also have loads of diskdrives, tapedrives, printers and other......crap :)



Seeing your name I find it hard to believe that you are 100% unbiased ;) I think the Falcon is a great machine and much more fun to use than the Amiga 1200. On the other hand, who the heck have these machines for "useful" purposes? ;) :)

Actually I'm quite inbiased...not in any Amiga or Atari camp
A true Amigan wouldn't use old pc's from the era when the Amiga existed..it would be like sleeping with the enemy ;)

The thing I don't like with the Falcon is it's clumsy OS and pain in the ass upgrade path :eek:

Trooper
April 7th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Haha ok I see what you mean :)

About the Falcon I don't really know anything about trying to upgrade one or how much use they were back in the day. Even though I really wanted one back in 92-93 I never had the kind of cash needed to buy one and nowadays I don't really use my computers I just have them standing around looking cool :mrgreen:

I did like the Atari OS much more than the Amiga counterpart, all comes down to what you're used to working in I guess :)

tezza
April 7th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Well when I started collecting I was only after the 800 as I considered it a notable "classic" machine. I soon found 800s were extremely rare in New Zealand. They were too expensive to import and besides, PAL ones would need to come from Australia (where they are also rare) or Europe.

I decided then to settle on a 800XL (http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/atarixl800.htm) as the next best thing. I got one of these, and was surprised how impressed I was by it.

After I got an Amiga 500, I felt I really needed to get the competition to be fair so I picked up an Atari 1040ST FM (http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/atari-1040ST.htm).

Then someone gave me an Atari 130 XE (http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/atari130xe.htm).

Finally, an untested Atari 400 (http://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/atari-400.htm)came up on Trademe, our local equivalent of eBAY. I snagged this, and remarkably it went.

So I've ended up with four Ataris. Of all the ones I've got, the most treasured is the 400. It is real vintage. It's design, rugged construction and age make it a true classic.

Tez

gerrydoire
April 7th, 2009, 05:24 AM
Atari 520ST Computer new in original box.

What would a computer like this be worth?

I'm looking to buy one, need a general idea what one like this would cost.

Thanks!

Olds-kool gamer
April 7th, 2009, 05:26 AM
My collection of Atari computers consist of the following:

Atari 400 PAL (CIB)
Atari 400 NTSC (CIB)
Atari 400 NTSC (CIB but with replacement keyboard)
Atari 800 PAL
Atari 800 NTSC (CIB)
Atari 1200XL (CIB)
Atari 600XL (CIB)
Atari 800XL PAL (CIB)
Atari 800XL NTSC (CIB)
Atari 65XE
Atari 130XE
Atari 520ST
Atari 520STFM
Atari 1040STFM
Atari 1040STE
Atari Mega ST2
Atari Mega ST4
Atari Falcon
Atari Falcon (in parts)
SWP ATR8000 (Not technically an Atarimachine but closely related)

I also have loads of diskdrives, tapedrives, printers and other......crap :)

Seeing your name I find it hard to believe that you are 100% unbiased ;) I think the Falcon is a great machine and much more fun to use than the Amiga 1200. On the other hand, who the heck have these machines for "useful" purposes? ;) :)

Wow!!! that puts my collection to shame.

Most impressive sirÖ:-D

Olds-kool gamer
April 7th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Re: Falcon, here is a homemade tower project. It is said to be fully functional, just not completed. Dunno what it will end at; real Atari collectors won't be that interested even though the motherboard is a Falcon '030 one.

http://www.tradera.com/Atari-Falcon-030-auktion_89002576

As for sound from a PAL-B or PAL-G computer, I think modern TVs can handle any sound subcarrier. In particular as many even handle NTSC composite video!

Hi carlsson,

Thanks for the info, Iím not really into custom rigs. I like my computers to be exactly as they come out of the box.
Once you start making holes in the cabs and adding non OEM parts it kinda loses its appeal to me.


Not sure if it's something to be jealous of...the Falcon is a pretty useless machine if you ask me.
An Amiga 1200 with the same specs is far more useful and better built
I guess itís because of its rarity value. I donít know much about Falconís other then most people Iíve talked to love them. Now youíve mentioned it I donít think Iíve actually seen any specific Atari Falcon software?
I absolutely loved my A1200, when the 16bit wars started I was definitely an Amiga boy and I remember paying £399 for the cartoon Classics pack, back in the late 80ís that was a heck of a lot of money

Zeela
April 7th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Troop: That's a quite impressive collection of Ataris...

I have limited myself to:
Atari 260 ST CIB
Atari 520 STM
Atari 520 STE CIB
Atari 520 STe 1040 upgraded
Atari 1040 STe
Atari Mega ST 4
Atari Portfolio

I also have two Compumates that turns the Atari VCS/2600 into a Computer

I'm more of a Commodore-man... :)

barythrin
April 7th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Troop: That's a quite impressive collection of Ataris...

I also have two Compumates that turns the Atari VCS/2600 into a Computer


Ditto on the comment to Troop. Obviously a very complete Atari collection there.

Compumate? Didn't know about those. That's a really cool gadget. I'll have to look around for one.

Atari isn't something I've completed and I still want some of the newer systems to see if I can get some soft-synth/midi controller things up.

I have:
Atari 400 (replaced keyboard kit and original keyboard)
Atari 800
Atari 800XL
Atari 600XL
Atari 1200XL
Atari Portfolio

Think that's it.. I can't remember if I have another newish Atari from a recent grab or if it's the 1200 or something else.

Trooper
April 7th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Thanks for your kind replies everyone. I did forget a couple of machines in my list :) I do have an Atari 260ST (CIB) a loose Atari 260ST two Atari 800XE's (CIB) and 2 Atari Portfolios (NIB) also. Probably have some other computers I have forgotten but right now everything is pretty much packed up in boxes and not that easy to dig out :)

Zeela: I've seen parts of your collection and you have a shitload of great stuff in there. If we get a similar thread under Commodore you'll have me beaten big time :)

NathanAllan
April 8th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Atari 520ST Computer new in original box.

What would a computer like this be worth?

I'm looking to buy one, need a general idea what one like this would cost.

Thanks!
If I were to come across one like what you are describing, I would offer no less than $200 for it. NIB means the seals were never broken, and the thing is really brand new.

There's nothing at all wrong with used Atari machines, they tend to age well. You can get open and used for around 30-40, easy. Mine were like that, and though the floppy drives were messed up, they work like champs.

Nathan

PacMan
April 9th, 2009, 04:22 AM
This is turning in to a Swedish thread =)

My Atari Collection:
Atari 400 (Not so mint but it works)
Atari 800 (Excellent condition, in a working setup with 2 working 810 diskdrives, an 850 interface with a 9pin printer and an APE interface)
Atari 600XL (Looks OK, does not work)
Atari 800XL (4 of them in different state of deterioration)
Atari 65XE (Looks good and works)
Atari 130XE (2 of them, one is original and the other one is... *eehh* modified)
Atari 800XE (Works but looks like hell. Will need a good do over before being presentable)
Atari 1200XL (An extremely well kept unit, keyboard looks new and only shows very little yellowing)
Atari XE GS (With gun and the hole shebang)
Atari Portfolio (Very nice little toy, I actually use it to write notes during meetings)

In addition to this I also have a number of 810 and 1050 drives, a few modems a number of 850's and a lot more i can't remember right now. No 16-bit or higher computers though, I try to collect 8-bit stuff only.

/P

Zeela
April 9th, 2009, 04:30 AM
This is turning in to a Swedish thread =)

...

Atari XE GS (With gun and the hole shebang)

...

I try to collect 8-bit stuff only.Yes, we swedes seems to collect a lot! I too try to limit myself to 8-bitters, but every now and then a newer machine makes it into my collection. Everybody should have at least three 16-bit machines: Amiga 500, Atari 1040 ST and Sinclair QL (if this counts as a 16-bit machine ;) )

And, I really want an Atari XE GS!!!

Luzur
April 9th, 2009, 06:20 AM
i own 2x Atari 520 and 1x Atari 1040 and if it counts an Atari 2600.

carlsson
April 9th, 2009, 06:22 AM
Heh. Out of those three you mention, currently I only own a QL (Zeela's old one IIRC) and I am considering selling it. There was a buyer here on the forum but I have neglected to send any pics to him. :-/

I try to get as many different machines as possible. If two computers pretty much can run the same games, ideally I would only obtain one of them although I must admit I have duplets of several similar computers. The more I think about it, I believe I only own six systems of which I only have one working unit each: Amiga 1200, ZX Spectrum, Sinclair QL, COMX 35, Intellivision and TRS-80 CoCo.

leaknoil
May 3rd, 2009, 07:45 PM
I have two 800's and a TT030

Also have a Indus GT floppy drive which I always wanted as a kid but, could never talk the parents into. I just like watching the track readout go while it reads the disks. Totally pointless but, very cool. I even got the carry case and applications with it.

Its funny I really wanted a 800 as it was the first computer in my home as a kid. When I got it I played with it for an hour or so and haven't really messed with it since. Maybe someday I'll find a reason to set it up again. Bit of a waste sitting there in a closet.

gerrydoire
May 3rd, 2009, 08:29 PM
I have two 800's and a TT030

Also have a Indus GT floppy drive which I always wanted as a kid but, could never talk the parents into. I just like watching the track readout go while it reads the disks. Totally pointless but, very cool. I even got the carry case and applications with it.

Its funny I really wanted a 800 as it was the first computer in my home as a kid. When I got it I played with it for an hour or so and haven't really messed with it since. Maybe someday I'll find a reason to set it up again. Bit of a waste sitting there in a closet.

Do what the rest of us nuts do, set it up on a table, and stare at it with love in your eyes... hehehehehehehe :mrgreen:

I own an Atari 800, waiting to get a floppy drive for it.

Raven
May 3rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
I only have an Atari 2600..

leaknoil
May 3rd, 2009, 09:32 PM
Do what the rest of us nuts do, set it up on a table, and stare at it with love in your eyes... hehehehehehehe :mrgreen:

I own an Atari 800, waiting to get a floppy drive for it.

I only have so many tables and way too many computers. Tables are way more rare then computers in my house. In fact I've taken to using computers as tables.

I am sitting next to a Sun Enterprise 150 with a Sun v480 on top of it. Which makes a great surface for the SGI O2 sitting on it that I'm installing IRIX on atm.

PrintStar
May 5th, 2009, 09:26 AM
I have a small collection of 800XL, a 130XE, and some 520/1040STs. Nothing particularly interesting, except...

I also have an Atari TT030 which has been upgraded quite a bit. My TT has 64MB TT-RAM (on an aixTT card) and 4MB ST-RAM. I have a Galaxy VME graphics card that's currently running at 1280x1024x64k. It can be a fun machine, but I no longer have the time to mess around with it that much. I used to use it quite a bit as one of my two main desktops (the other being a PC) along with an Atari SLM804 laser printer. Now it sits on a shelf.

gerrydoire
May 5th, 2009, 11:18 AM
I only have so many tables and way too many computers. Tables are way more rare then computers in my house. In fact I've taken to using computers as tables.

I am sitting next to a Sun Enterprise 150 with a Sun v480 on top of it. Which makes a great surface for the SGI O2 sitting on it that I'm installing IRIX on atm.

I'm mostly target Excellent to New Vintage Computers, which means I don't have alot of computers :+>

I recently bought a brand new Atari ST computer.

Micom 2000
May 6th, 2009, 04:18 AM
I was an ST fanatic for many years. Still am. I used to spend about $30 a mounth anxiously awaiting the next issues of ST Format, St Review, and Atari User, with the included disks. While I still have the copies of Format and Atari user, my copies of ST review, my favorite, disappeared in one of my moves. I do still have all the disks tho. As well as much software and hardware. While I do have an ST Mega4 now, I never acqured the 3 most desirable. The ST/Mega E, the Falcon and especially the TT . I saw one at a Toronto Atari Users Group Fair in the mid-90s and was blown away by it.

That started me on this troublesome vintage computer fetish after first expanding to the 8-bit Ataris, of which I still have a considerable number of machines, some sealed software and many books (I sold my 800 and 400 about a year ago). After that it just went out of contol, first with the "main "home computers" and then with almost any vintage computer. At one point I had to rent 2 storage spaces to accomodate the overflow from my 1 bedroom apartment.

" Damn You, Sam Tramiel " !!

Lawrence


I have a small collection of 800XL, a 130XE, and some 520/1040STs. Nothing particularly interesting, except...

I also have an Atari TT030 which has been upgraded quite a bit. My TT has 64MB TT-RAM (on an aixTT card) and 4MB ST-RAM. I have a Galaxy VME graphics card that's currently running at 1280x1024x64k. It can be a fun machine, but I no longer have the time to mess around with it that much. I used to use it quite a bit as one of my two main desktops (the other being a PC) along with an Atari SLM804 laser printer. Now it sits on a shelf.

billdeg
May 10th, 2009, 04:48 AM
The Atari I *use* the most is the 2600, but I have a lot of the earlier Atari computers, printers, drives, etc.

I'd say that the 600xl is a waste of space, and I don't have "newer" Atari's other than an ST.

bd

leehanken
May 10th, 2009, 06:15 AM
At the moment I have working:

Atari 65XE + SIO2SD Floppy Drive Replacement

Atari Mega ST 2Mb + 1 Gb Satandisk Hard Drive Replacement +External Floppy

In storage (and looking for a new home) I have:

Atari ST FM 1Mb (Won't detect floppy drive)
Atari ST 520 FM
Atari ST 520 (plain 520 not FM)
Atari Megafile 60Mb Hard drive
Atari Mono Monitor (Picture off centre)
2 x Broken Atari 800XL

twilitezoner
May 14th, 2009, 02:45 PM
I still use my Mega4 to play Atari and Mac games through the Spectre GCR emulation. I recently backed up a ton of old 3.5 disks and only had 1 that was unreadable.

400
800
800XL
520ST
1040ST
Mega4ST

barythrin
May 14th, 2009, 02:55 PM
That's very cool, hadn't seen that emulator (I wasn't an Atari user). http://www.atarimagazines.com/startv4n2/mac_and_pc.html very neat for ST users to have the ability to emulate 8086 and Mac. That would have gotten folks pretty far it seems (although I'm not sure what the half-screen selection the GCR gives you really means).

jens
May 16th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Well, my Atari collection is about 16/32 machines, so it just features the ST-line.
I use my computers, so they have upgrades or even sit in replacement casings.
From the collectors' point of view only few of them are interesting, from the users' point of view they are great.

520 ST+, TOS 1.x (don't know it exactly), one meg of ram.
1040 ST in a DDD Desktop case with selectable TOS 1.00 and 2.06, four megs of ram and PS/2 keyboard.
Mega/STe, TOS 2.05, four megs of ram, 500 megs hard drive, matrix graphics card which supports 1280x960 monochrome resolutions on an STM or TTM monitor for use with Cubase.
Mega/STe, TOS 2.06, four megs of ram, 130 megs hard drive.
TT 030, TOS 3.06, four megs of ST-ram, 16 megs of TT-ram, two gig hard drive, Ethernec networking card. Running MagiC. Attached to Atari PTC 1426 monitor or Atari TTM195 ecl monitor.
TT 030, TOS 3.06, two megs of ST-ram, 64 megs of TT-ram, four gig hard drive, Ethernec networking card, Nova graphics card, running MiNT OS.
Falcon 030, TOS 4.04, 32 mhz via FX-card, fourteen megs of ST-ram, 120 gig hard drive, Ethernec, external CD-rom drive, Jagpad. Running MagiC.
Falcon 030, TOS 4.04, 32 mhz (and the fast-ram) via Mighty Sonic 32 accelerator card, fourteen megs of ST-ram, 32 megs of fast-ram, ten gig hard drive, CD-rom drive, Syquest 44 drive, built into a Rocke tower with external Steinberg Falcon Digital Interface, Jagpad. Running MiNT.
ST-Book, TOS 2.06 (ST-Book edition), one meg of ram, many damages including keyboard, mouse and hard drive foil cables, so no hard drive.
ST-Book, TOS 2.06, four megs of ram, 80 meg hard drive.
Milan Atari Clone, Milan TOS, 64 megs of ram, 40 gig hard drive, internal CD-rom drive. Running MiNT.

My best liked machine is the Fx-Falcon which I use for ICQ, IRC, FalcAmp (mp3 player), looking at demos, playing (few) games.


The big question is which applications take advantage of the DSP, so it does not remain a cool, geeky thing. Without it, the Falcon '030 would just be another 68030 computer at a rather hefty price for its time. Previously I have price matched it to the Amiga 4000 but perhaps a beefed up 1200 can also be a good comparison.

Tomas Berndtsson (http://tomas.nocrew.org/DSP/DSP-main.html) has made a web page about what the Motorola DSP56001 is and what it can be used for. He mentions sound and image processors like MPEG, 3D calculations and so on. While probably theoretically correct, I'd need to see practical examples and comparisons with what a CPU itself could do. I suppose it is a bit similar to the GPU's in graphics cards of today, very fast at performing particular operations.
Well, regarding music issues first there's the possibility to play mp3 files on a standard Falcon (16 mhz 030, four megs of ram), or that of Cubase Audio Falcon that does recording on the 68030 and playback of the other tracks (up to 16) on the DSP (also on a standard Falcon).
In graphical ways you can see the DSP decode JPGs inside CAB, one of the web browsers for Atari 16/32 and do the same via an auto folder program for some graphics programme (don't know which unfortunately - I think it's RePro Studio or such).
Then the game Crown of Creation makes excessive use of the DSP, and probably there's a lot of DSP code in some Falcon demos.


The thing I don't like with the Falcon is it's clumsy OS and pain in the ass upgrade path :eek:
Well, it depends on which upgrade to make.
The CT60 speeders just plug into the Falcon Bus and there you go with up to 100 mhz on a 68060, the hard drive can easily be exchanged for 120 gig one, and ethernet can be attached to the cartdidge port.
So nothing about pain in the ass.

About the OS:
TOS is in Rom and can be enhanced by loading things from hard disk. It is something between the Amiga Kickrom (which is quite primitive in comparison) and the Amiga OS (which is quite comfortable in comparison).
Or in short, a graphical disk operating system.
Don't want to talk about replacement OS's or enhancements, as this would go way off-topic.

kickback999
November 29th, 2009, 04:50 AM
I have a falcon with 14mb ram 420mb hard disk. Looking to get a 68060 accelerator that fits in the falcon case so it can run quake (nd team fortress) if anyone has one available.
Also want a netusb for it.
Also got a 4mb STE and a powerdrive slimline hard drive (20mb)
btw jens falcamp is rubbish it doesnt do stereo aniplayer is better.

random_rodder
November 29th, 2009, 03:35 PM
I have:

1 - Atari 800XL
1 - Atari STfm

Don't use either much... yet. Don't have the time right now.

Olds-kool gamer
November 30th, 2009, 08:34 AM
I have:

1 - Atari 800XL
1 - Atari STfm

Don't use either much... yet. Don't have the time right now.

Make the time...;)


There's nothing worse in the world than an unloved Atari!.

They've got so much to give, just like a faithful pet but without the added hassle of taking them out for walks and feeding them.

You KNOW it makes sense...:p

docred
December 1st, 2009, 01:53 PM
Let see...


Atari 800
Atari 800xl
Atari 600xl
ST 520
ST 1040

I like the Atari equipment, but like Random_Rodder said, just haven't made the time to 'play' with them much. Big respect for the 800 for its graphics capabilities at the time.

@jens : very impressive collection, my compliments :)

exoshell
December 1st, 2009, 09:21 PM
My humble collection:

800XL x2
130XE
XEGS
1040STF (needs a new floppy drive)
MegaSTE with 2 MB RAM, 44 MB hard drive and SpectreGCR cartridge

random_rodder
December 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
Make the time...;)


There's nothing worse in the world than an unloved Atari!.

They've got so much to give, just like a faithful pet but without the added hassle of taking them out for walks and feeding them.

You KNOW it makes sense...:p


LOL, yeah, I know what you mean.

My problem is more of not knowing much about them at this point as neither came with docs, and not having enough time to do proper research. I got the 800xl off eBay with power supply and two cart games back in May. Made a S-Video cable from some directions I found on the net. I have no floppy drives yet, so I can't call it a complete system. Thinking about just going with a SOI interface and using my PC as a server.

The ST I got back in June, locally off Craigslist. It came with an extra external floppy, modem, power supply and monitor - paid $30 and got to see it work before I left with it. Again, no software. Though I can do without the monitor. A guy I know made me a VGA adapter compatible with my ST and my Tandy CoCo3 collection (using different cables of course). I just installed SainT on my laptop to play around with it, so I'm still not familiar with that either.

After the holidays I'll get time to dig into my Atari equipment.


Later,

Brian

Micom 2000
December 2nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
Wow your collection would have any ST fan like me drooling like a child for candy.

I don't have a Falcon, or an STE for that matter, only a Mega 4 and the gamut of other earlier STs and peripherals. DSP has always remained a bit of a mystery to me altho most Atari music-pros rave about it. The NEXT also has it with a proprietary connector but for the most part it seems to have disappeared off the development radar. Altho I have a couple of Amiga 1000s, a 2000, and 3000, they never excited me too much. I must admit I don't have or tried a 1200 nor Toaster and pehaps that makes a difference. Also in Music capabilities ST tended to be the leader altho a bit less in the US.

Lawrence


Well, my Atari collection is about 16/32 machines, so it just features the ST-line.
I use my computers, so they have upgrades or even sit in replacement casings.
From the collectors' point of view only few of them are interesting, from the users' point of view they are great.

520 ST+, TOS 1.x (don't know it exactly), one meg of ram.
1040 ST in a DDD Desktop case with selectable TOS 1.00 and 2.06, four megs of ram and PS/2 keyboard.
Mega/STe, TOS 2.05, four megs of ram, 500 megs hard drive, matrix graphics card which supports 1280x960 monochrome resolutions on an STM or TTM monitor for use with Cubase.
Mega/STe, TOS 2.06, four megs of ram, 130 megs hard drive.
TT 030, TOS 3.06, four megs of ST-ram, 16 megs of TT-ram, two gig hard drive, Ethernec networking card. Running MagiC. Attached to Atari PTC 1426 monitor or Atari TTM195 ecl monitor.
TT 030, TOS 3.06, two megs of ST-ram, 64 megs of TT-ram, four gig hard drive, Ethernec networking card, Nova graphics card, running MiNT OS.
Falcon 030, TOS 4.04, 32 mhz via FX-card, fourteen megs of ST-ram, 120 gig hard drive, Ethernec, external CD-rom drive, Jagpad. Running MagiC.
Falcon 030, TOS 4.04, 32 mhz (and the fast-ram) via Mighty Sonic 32 accelerator card, fourteen megs of ST-ram, 32 megs of fast-ram, ten gig hard drive, CD-rom drive, Syquest 44 drive, built into a Rocke tower with external Steinberg Falcon Digital Interface, Jagpad. Running MiNT.
ST-Book, TOS 2.06 (ST-Book edition), one meg of ram, many damages including keyboard, mouse and hard drive foil cables, so no hard drive.
ST-Book, TOS 2.06, four megs of ram, 80 meg hard drive.
Milan Atari Clone, Milan TOS, 64 megs of ram, 40 gig hard drive, internal CD-rom drive. Running MiNT.

My best liked machine is the Fx-Falcon which I use for ICQ, IRC, FalcAmp (mp3 player), looking at demos, playing (few) games.


Well, regarding music issues first there's the possibility to play mp3 files on a standard Falcon (16 mhz 030, four megs of ram), or that of Cubase Audio Falcon that does recording on the 68030 and playback of the other tracks (up to 16) on the DSP (also on a standard Falcon).
In graphical ways you can see the DSP decode JPGs inside CAB, one of the web browsers for Atari 16/32 and do the same via an auto folder program for some graphics programme (don't know which unfortunately - I think it's RePro Studio or such).
Then the game Crown of Creation makes excessive use of the DSP, and probably there's a lot of DSP code in some Falcon demos.


Well, it depends on which upgrade to make.
The CT60 speeders just plug into the Falcon Bus and there you go with up to 100 mhz on a 68060, the hard drive can easily be exchanged for 120 gig one, and ethernet can be attached to the cartdidge port.
So nothing about pain in the ass.

About the OS:
TOS is in Rom and can be enhanced by loading things from hard disk. It is something between the Amiga Kickrom (which is quite primitive in comparison) and the Amiga OS (which is quite comfortable in comparison).
Or in short, a graphical disk operating system.
Don't want to talk about replacement OS's or enhancements, as this would go way off-topic.

Olds-kool gamer
December 3rd, 2009, 08:55 AM
LOL, yeah, I know what you mean.

My problem is more of not knowing much about them at this point as neither came with docs, and not having enough time to do proper research. I got the 800xl off eBay with power supply and two cart games back in May. Made a S-Video cable from some directions I found on the net. I have no floppy drives yet, so I can't call it a complete system. Thinking about just going with a SOI interface and using my PC as a server.

The ST I got back in June, locally off Craigslist. It came with an extra external floppy, modem, power supply and monitor - paid $30 and got to see it work before I left with it. Again, no software. Though I can do without the monitor. A guy I know made me a VGA adapter compatible with my ST and my Tandy CoCo3 collection (using different cables of course). I just installed SainT on my laptop to play around with it, so I'm still not familiar with that either.

After the holidays I'll get time to dig into my Atari equipment.


Later,

Brian

I go through "System stages" myself i.e.

One Month I'm using my Commodore's, then I might stick with Atari's and then Sinclair's and so on.
Having over 34 different Retro Computers, I don't expect to ever use them as much as I'd like, I just don't get the time these days.:( I'll give it a break over Christmas and stick with the Next Gen consoles, as most of my friends & family are not interested in Retro stuff. :cry:

Persevere with the Atari's, as they have a special place in gaming history, you won't be disappointed.

Emulation is good but nothing gives you that warm nostalgic feeling you get when you use the real thingÖ :inlove:

random_rodder
December 3rd, 2009, 05:09 PM
Emulation is good but nothing gives you that warm nostalgic feeling you get when you use the real thingÖ :inlove:

Truer words have rarely been spoken. I just use emulation to get my feet wet (though they're pretty dry right now...) so I can become familiar with them. I grew up with the Tandy CoCo's (had a 1, 2 and 3), some friends had Atari 400's and one had an 800, two family members had Tandys, another had a TI, some other friends had Apple II's (as well as school) and one had a Coleco Adam. Considering the number of Atari's I've been around, it's the one I'm LEAST familiar with, especially the ST; never turned one on til this past summer.

As far as my overall collection goes, it's something like this:

1 - grey CoCo1
1 - white CoCo1
2 - CoCo2's
1 - CoCo3 w/128k (in the process of being packed into a Model III case...)
3 - CoCo3's w/512k

Have misc software and hardware for these, incl. MPIs, etc.

1 - TRS-80 Model IV (which I had to rebuild the keyboard on due to a 10lbs box of books falling on it during shipping, breaking the PC board in two places and a hole completely thru it...)

1 - Tandy 1000

2 - TI-99/4A's w/speech paks, with various cables, some cartridges and documentation

And of course the afore mentioned Atari units. And I won't bother mentioning the umpteen PC based machines...

All of them get some attention, none get the attention they deserve....


Brian

jens
December 6th, 2009, 05:26 AM
btw jens falcamp is rubbish it doesnt do stereo aniplayer is better.
That's true if you have joint-stereo files. FalcAmp plays real stereo properly.

@jens : very impressive collection, my compliments :)
Thanks. :-)

Wow your collection would have any ST fan like me drooling like a child for candy.
Well, most things came over the years from that point in time on when people learned I use those things and gave me their old stuff.
I'm still waiting for a Hades Atari clone and for enough money to think about a CT60 and Supervidel. As I heard of a shop that still has some untouched Atari Falcon machines in original packaging for 700,- euros or so, I think about maybe building up a 'new' machine. ;-)

AB Positive
December 18th, 2009, 08:19 AM
I have nothing in the ST line, but I do have my beloved 800XL... 1050 drive, plus a SIO2PC setup (serial - I still have one of those on my desktop) and a fair amount of carts. Only rare one is Inhomesoft Baseball though.

Bill_Loguidice
December 18th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Atari 400 with enhanced full stroke keyboard and 56K memory
Atari 400
Atari 800
Atari 1040STe Enhanced
Atari 1200XL
Atari 130XE
Atari 520STFM Enhanced
Atari 800XL
Atari Falcon030 Computer System Expanded
Atari XE Game System (XEGS)

I also have a Compumate for the Atari 2600, so that sort of counts. ;-)

My favorite of those? Tough call. If it were working 100%, it would probably be the 1200XL for its look and feel, but on the 8-bit side, probably the 800 for its features and age.

Here's my full list of systems/platforms that is relatively up-to-date: http://www.billandchristina.com/vgamecomp/systems.htm

martyg
December 23rd, 2009, 12:05 AM
(Not listing multiples or peripherals)

Atari 400
Atari 400 with full stroke keyboard
Atari 800
Atari 1200XL
Atari 600XL
Atari 800XL
Atari 1090XL expansion bus
Atari 65XE
Atari 130XE
Atari 800XE
Atari XEGS
Atari 260ST
Atari 520ST club pre-release
Atari 520ST-M
Atari 1040ST-F
Atari 1040ST-FM
Atari TT
Atari Falcon
Atari 386SX laptop
Atari Portfolio

Marty
ClassicGaming.Com

Atari Gaming Headquarters
www.atarihq.com

Electronic Entertainment Museum (E2M)

Millie.T.Cook
January 25th, 2010, 10:52 AM
What Atari computers do you own (not consoles) and which is your favorite and why?

My collection:-
Atari 400 x 3pcs 1 MIB
Atari 400 (48k Ver) MIB
Atari 800 x 2pcs
Atari 600XL MIB
Atari 800XL x 5pcs 2 MIB
Atari 65XE x 5pcs 3 MIB
Atari XE GS x 3pcs 1 MB
Atari Portfolio
Atari 1050 x 2pcs 1 BNIB
Atari 1010 x 5pcs 1 MIB
Atari CX12 x 5pcs 3 MIB
Atari 520STFM x 2pcs 1 x MIB

My favorite has to be the original Atari 800 (circa 1980) with the Atari 400 coming a very close second. :)

It just looks so "retro" and for such an early computer, its capabilities were just amazing. The build quality is fantastic and it really feels like Iím using a piece of working historyÖ

Atari 800 was my favorite as well.

cbm
January 27th, 2010, 11:36 AM
Atari 400 16K
Atari 400 16K w/ B-Key Keyboard
Atari 800XL

Thomas Olivaux
February 1st, 2010, 09:08 PM
Hello

There are some great Atari collections there!

For the moment, I own:

Atari 520 STe
Atari 1040 STf
Atari Mega ST4

For the moment, I'm looking for a 800XL as it was THE computer for a friend of mine when he was young, I'd like to make him this pleasure.

See you,

Thomas

kickback999
March 8th, 2010, 11:57 AM
What you mean Falcon expanded, with what?



Atari 400 with enhanced full stroke keyboard and 56K memory
Atari 400
Atari 800
Atari 1040STe Enhanced
Atari 1200XL
Atari 130XE
Atari 520STFM Enhanced
Atari 800XL
Atari Falcon030 Computer System Expanded
Atari XE Game System (XEGS)

I also have a Compumate for the Atari 2600, so that sort of counts. ;-)

My favorite of those? Tough call. If it were working 100%, it would probably be the 1200XL for its look and feel, but on the 8-bit side, probably the 800 for its features and age.

Here's my full list of systems/platforms that is relatively up-to-date: http://www.billandchristina.com/vgamecomp/systems.htm

Bill_Loguidice
March 8th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Honestly, I'd have to look again to see all the stuff the Falcon has. It was pretty loaded when I got it. I believe it was part of a fairly sophisticated music setup.

GeneGrady
March 9th, 2010, 11:14 AM
I used to own the Atari 400-I believe it was. Mom though it away when I moved out. She also threw away 7 Gretzky rookie cards. Thanks mom.

kickback999
March 31st, 2010, 04:38 PM
Honestly, I'd have to look again to see all the stuff the Falcon has. It was pretty loaded when I got it. I believe it was part of a fairly sophisticated music setup.

Would seriously recommend having a good play with that there sounds like you've got an enviable setup.

My mum also threw out the 520stfm with 1mb upgrade, a broken stfm, 2 monitors and loads of original games (still got 2 black bags full of original boxes in the loft though)
Thank god my dad saved the st hard drive, mice, joysticks and the falcon.

cavebear53
May 11th, 2012, 11:23 AM
I have these in mine collection:)
1 Atari 400 My first computer 1982
2 800XL's
1 1010 program recorder
1 1050 disk drive
1 XMM-801 printer
And they all Work.

tipc
June 4th, 2012, 12:53 PM
busted up 520stfm I pulled out of the garbage. No floppy drive. I think I have the p/s even, but it's detached from the 'puter and I never played w/it, strangely enough.

I suffer from sever Atari ST/TT/Mega/Falcon envy. I think it's one of the, if not the coolest computers of the 80s. It just so bloody rocks. And so does my heap. Hope to get it working eventually. Or acquire new Atari stuff altogether.

I do have some Mega chips I bought off ePay too. I think NOS replacements or what have you.

tipc
June 4th, 2012, 12:58 PM
how could I forget. I *did* own the remnants of the Lynx I bought new years ago. I took it apart, years ago, and left it that way. The lcd had a bubble on the screen, not sure if that was evidence of a catastrophic defect or not. Maybe that's why I chucked it. I think I chucked it.

tipc
June 4th, 2012, 01:00 PM
oh and incidentally I'm in the market for all sorts of ST/TT/Mega/Falcon parts and basket cases. Possibly even Lynx stuff too. Shoot me a pm if you have anything you want to sell. I'm in New Jersey (for now...).

cchaven
June 4th, 2012, 03:24 PM
I've got the following:

Atari 400
Atari 800 (with Bit-3 "Full-View 80" videocard)
Atari 600XL
Atari 800XL
Atari 1200XL
Atari XEGS
Atari MegaST-2

I've got various Atari and Indus disk drives, plus modems, printers, 850 interfaces, hard disks and such for them..but I'd have to say that the original 800 is my favorite of them. I usually use it with the Indus GT floppy drives and various DOS versions. It's such a capable system, and once you include the ROM/RAM slots as expansion slots, plus all of the external add-ons, it's quite expandable as well. I used to love driving up to Toad Computers outside of Anapolis, MD and seeing what kind of 8-bit stuff they had stashed away.

Attached is a sign still displayed here locally, an electronics shop proclaiming that they are an authorized Atari dealer, though it's a bit faded after all this time.

Jeff

animekenji
July 7th, 2012, 11:39 AM
I have at least one each of Atari 400, 800, 1200XL, 600XL, 800XL, 65XE, 130XE, 520 ST, 1040 STf, Mega ST 2, 1040 STe, and Falcon 030.

jvas
July 26th, 2012, 04:06 AM
I have:
- 800
- 800XL
- 130XE
- 1200XL
- 1040STf (2x)
- 1040STE
- MegaST (1, 2, 4)
- MegaSTE (2x)
- TT030
- Falcon030 (2x)
- Falcon060 (Falcon030 + CT60 + CTPCI + EtherNAT + SuperVidel is coming)
- FireBee (currently at the customs)

Consoles:
- 2600 Light Sixer + CompuMate keyboard
- 7800 + waiting for the XM module (http://www.atarimuseum.com/videogames/consoles/7800/expansion/)
- XEGS + Keyboard
- Jaguar 2x + CD unit
- Lynx I, II

PC:
- PC4
- Portfolio (2x)

animekenji
July 26th, 2012, 02:23 PM
Add a Mega ST 4 to that list. I also have several models of Atari and Sears 2600, 2 5200's, a 7800, a Jaguar and a Lynx. Just wanted to add those for completeness.

bennyroger
September 21st, 2012, 09:36 AM
My Atari's:
400, 130XE, 2xXE game with keyboards, 2x Atari STFM 520 (one is upgraded to 2.5mb), Atari ST 260 with TOS on disks, Atari STE 1040(4MB), Atari Falcon 030 14Mb.
Game systems 2x Lynx, one is brand new in sealed box, different 2600's from the first to the last

My favourite is the STFM 520 which I have upgraded, modded and had a lot of fun with it. The STE never got the same use, and the Falcon is barely used at all......

marcoguy
September 21st, 2012, 09:46 AM
I have one 520STE that I'm currently in the process of trading away.

Crypticalcode0
September 21st, 2012, 11:50 AM
A 800XL with some peripherals.

mac512
September 21st, 2012, 01:44 PM
My Atari computers, not counting 2600s, perpherals and repeated ones:

- 400
- 800
- 600 XL
- 800 XL
- 65 XE
- 130 XE
- XEGS
- 520 ST
- 520 STfm
- 1040 STf
- Mega ST 4

Atari computers were the most popular home computers in Chile, but didn't have one (Apple II at home) so i played a lot of games at my buddie's house (way more fun than the A2). Second to them were the Sinclair line of home computers: ZX81, TS1000 and Spectrum. Apple and Commodore were too expensive for chilean families.

Have a nice day.

Jose

jltursan
October 2nd, 2012, 11:10 PM
Here's my list:

- 400
- 600XL
- 800XL
- 1200XL
- 800XE
- 130XE
- 520 STfm
- Mega ST 2
- Falcon030

I've also several consoles and peripherals; but I suposse that they don't count as computers...

MaTel
October 14th, 2012, 06:02 AM
I have only 3 Atari-Computers

1x 800XL with some optimisations ( Stereo / S-Video / Memory-Expansion [ RAMBO+Compy-Shop ] / Oldrunner+XL-OS Switch )
1x 1040STf
1x 1040STfm

carlsson
October 14th, 2012, 07:11 AM
I traded away my boxed 800XL. Instead I have gained a loose (NTSC) 800 and a boxed 520STm, in addition to the 130XE that I've once started with. So a net sum of three Atari computers.

Nama
October 14th, 2012, 08:27 PM
400. The one I always wanted as a kid, because I knew I'd never be able to afford an 800.

keirawatson
October 17th, 2012, 03:05 AM
I have
520 STFM with no floppy or psu inside
1040 STFM
STE with 4mb ram

Amiga is better but i like my STs.

Sent from my GT-S5830 using Tapatalk 2





Step by Step (http://www.stepbystep.com/)|All About Technology (http://technology.stepbystep.com/)

barythrin
October 17th, 2012, 01:17 PM
That's weird. Your phone is tagging any post you make? What's the advantage of that vs a regular browser? Seems like a likely gateway to spyware/malware which there is some recent news about on the android platform. (http://www.zdnet.com/android-malware-fud-and-the-fbi-7000005874/)

khisanth
October 17th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Have an 800 which does not power up, 65XE and 520STFM

Though I have hardly touched any of them just yet, though i certainly plan to soon. Clean them up and get them up and running

ClausB
October 18th, 2012, 02:03 PM
4 400s
2 800s
1 5200
1 600XL
1 800XL
1/2 XEGS

My Collections (http://pwp.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=87&subpageid=350988&ck=)

Mr.Amiga500
October 29th, 2012, 11:44 AM
(I don't know why people would care what Ataris I've got, but I'll list it anyway...)

I've got:
3 800 XLs - 1 with ALPS keyboard, 2 with "type 4" keyboards (1 is "dead" - won't turn on)
1200 XL

Peripherals:
SDrive NUXX
2 1050 disk drives (1 is "dead")
ATARI TRAK-Ball
various cartridges, some new (Ballblazer, Blue Max, Rescue on Fractalus boxed in perfect condition)

Two of my 800 XLs came boxed and one was "new", in absolutely pristine condition. Here are a couple comparison photos:

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2584/800xlbox1.jpg
http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5599/800xlbox2.jpg