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  1. Thread: Videobrain

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    Really? I never knew that. Too bad none of the...

    Really? I never knew that. Too bad none of the games seem to push the system, they're all super primitive.
  2. Thread: Videobrain

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    To me it seems like a Fairchild Channel F with a...

    To me it seems like a Fairchild Channel F with a keyboard and an expansion port. I'm sure MUCH better games could have been made but I doubt it could do much more than some of the later Channel F...
  3. Thread: Videobrain

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    At this point I'm going to say it was most likely...

    At this point I'm going to say it was most likely prototype only (I'm sure it was at least in development). Maybe some escaped or were given to employees to take home for testing, but I doubt it had...
  4. Thread: Videobrain

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    I'd really like to know if APL/S really does...

    I'd really like to know if APL/S really does exist. I've had someone tell me they had it back in the day, but I'm still not 100% convinced. I mean at least TWO demo carts have turned up, but not...
  5. Thread: Videobrain

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    Did you get this one? ...

    Did you get this one? http://www.atariprotos.com/othersystems/videobrain/hardware/expander1/Expander1%28black%29_1.jpg

    I never knew that design existed. My Expander 1 is #29!
  6. Thread: Videobrain

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    Videobrain

    Any Videobrain collectors here? I have a small VB section on my website that I'm in the middle of updating. If anyone here is a VB collector and has new information or pictures for me to add, let...
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    I thought they already were in the TOSEC archive....

    I thought they already were in the TOSEC archive. That's where I got mine from.
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    Anyone have a spare XT power supply? If not,...

    Anyone have a spare XT power supply? If not, what's the best place to get one? I see some on ebay but who knows how good they are?
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    I think that's it. The power supply is getting...

    I think that's it. The power supply is getting old. Everything appears to work, but who knows if something is flaky and I'm just not seeing it?
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    No, just the XT IDE. In my system I have: 1....

    No, just the XT IDE. In my system I have:

    1. ATI EGA Wonder
    2. Floppy controller
    3. XT IDE
    4. A Six Pack memory card clone of some sort
    5. Suncom joystick card
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    Ok my friends helped me do a lot more research...

    Ok my friends helped me do a lot more research and testing on this. Turns out that it really is the power supply. We tested the voltage draw and it's pulling around 60W when fully loaded which is...
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    Yes its that one. I think its an original that...

    Yes its that one. I think its an original that came with the system and not a 3rd party
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    Ok it turns out it wasn't the power supply or the...

    Ok it turns out it wasn't the power supply or the motherboard, it's the floppy controller card! Something on that card must be bad. What's the best place to find a replacement?
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    Really? Hmm... I'll have to take a look around...

    Really? Hmm... I'll have to take a look around my room and see what I might have. Any likely candidates I should check?
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    I think I'm going to have someone replace all the...

    I think I'm going to have someone replace all the caps on the +5V line and see if that fixes things. I also have someone who is going to loan me their XT power supply so I can see if it's the power...
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    If I had one. :)

    If I had one. :)
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    In person it's loud, trust me. The guy in...

    In person it's loud, trust me.

    The guy in this video seems to have exactly the same problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_h-NAIxrlk

    So it's either a failing power supply or a bad cap on...
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    IBM 5150 Whistling Sound

    A while back I had posted that I have an IBM 5150 which was making a high pitched whine/whistle from its speaker. I thought the problem was a bad/failing power supply but it turns it isn't the PS...
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    Ok looks like the two games I selected were...

    Ok looks like the two games I selected were somehow formerly CP/M games. So Claus changed the extension to .COM and they seemed to work.
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    Tried the tool today. It makes .bin files, but...

    Tried the tool today. It makes .bin files, but they don't seem to work right with Claus's menu system. Not sure if it's the file or the device though.
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    I tried running the tapetool in Ubuntu using mono...

    I tried running the tapetool in Ubuntu using mono like they suggested but it threw errors. Not sure what's going on, I'm going to have to try in Windows I guess.
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    Since we already know how the header works (Claus...

    Since we already know how the header works (Claus looked into it), could we make one and appended to the beginning of the file somehow?
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    So we need the parameters for converting .wav to...

    So we need the parameters for converting .wav to .bin then. I wonder if it matters if it's a 1200 or 300 baud wav file? I would assume so, but I'm not an expert on this stuff.
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    Ok I'll have to check that tapetool2 program out....

    Ok I'll have to check that tapetool2 program out. Looks like that may be the only way to do this.
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    So it's starting to look like we need a specific...

    So it's starting to look like we need a specific wav2bin for the sorcerer then. Well someone obviously figured it out as .bin files exist. Too bad we don't who made them or how.
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