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I ordered an extended basic 2.7 cart from arcadeshopper.com. I just tried the cart and it appears to be corrupt, when you select anything from the menu screen, you just get scrambled junk. I went to the arcadeshopper.com contact web page and there is no email contact and a login for Wordpress?!? is presented when you try to click contact info. I know this is a small community , does anyone happen to know who runs arcadeshopper.com?

 

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Yes how about me.. arcadeshopper :)

 

how about arcadeshopper@gmail.com or sales@arcadeshopper.com for email addresses. Thanks for letting me know my contact us page is hosed, I'll get that fixed..

 

I test every cart before it leaves so a few questions to answer.

 

1- Do you have 32k memory expansion in your 4/a?

2- Does your computer have issues reading cartridges at times? If so have you tried reseating it a few times?

 

Greg

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Yes how about me.. arcadeshopper :)

 

how about arcadeshopper@gmail.com or sales@arcadeshopper.com for email addresses. Thanks for letting me know my contact us page is hosed, I'll get that fixed..

 

I test every cart before it leaves so a few questions to answer.

 

1- Do you have 32k memory expansion in your 4/a?

2- Does your computer have issues reading cartridges at times? If so have you tried reseating it a few times?

 

Greg

Hi Greg,

 

1) No , I do not have a 32k memory expansion

2) I have tried reseating. I have a bunch of carts, I have been trying a few of quite of few of them today and they all seem fine, I don't think its the computer.

 

Disk Manager 2.1 was the only thing I have been able to run from the 2.7 cart, everything else just shows a blank screen or garbage.

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Hi Greg,

 

1) No , I do not have a 32k memory expansion

2) I have tried reseating. I have a bunch of carts, I have been trying a few of quite of few of them today and they all seem fine, I don't think its the computer.

 

Disk Manager 2.1 was the only thing I have been able to run from the 2.7 cart, everything else just shows a blank screen or garbage.

 

Most of it requires 32k ram. You may be able to get into Extended basic by booting the cartridge from a cold boot (Power off to power on) while holding the spacebar.

 

Do you have a disk system or just cassette?

 

Greg

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Most of it requires 32k ram. You may be able to get into Extended basic by booting the cartridge from a cold boot (Power off to power on) while holding the spacebar.

 

Do you have a disk system or just cassette?

 

Greg

 

I have a disk system. I tried to get into extended basic by cold boot, the menu comes up to select extended basic , selecting it results in a blank screen. The game menu does not come up either.

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I have a disk system. I tried to get into extended basic by cold boot, the menu comes up to select extended basic , selecting it results in a blank screen. The game menu does not come up either.

 

Ok good we're getting somewhere. The last revision of Xb27 did some menu stuff that required 32k and it must also require it to enter XB. The Game menu definitely requires 32k.

 

I can send you a floppy disk with the version that doesn't have that issue and you can downgrade the cart to that version. OR you are welcome to return it to me and I can do it for you and send it back n/c. OR if you have a way to do file xfers from your PC to the TI I can just email the files..

 

Greg

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I think I want to upgrade my computer to 32k :-)

 

 

Ok good we're getting somewhere. The last revision of Xb27 did some menu stuff that required 32k and it must also require it to enter XB. The Game menu definitely requires 32k.

 

I can send you a floppy disk with the version that doesn't have that issue and you can downgrade the cart to that version. OR you are welcome to return it to me and I can do it for you and send it back n/c. OR if you have a way to do file xfers from your PC to the TI I can just email the files..

 

Greg

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I think I want to upgrade my computer to 32k :-)

 

 

Jim Fetzner is the man with the SAMS cards.. http://atariage.com/forums/user/27541-ksarul/

or I have them unassembled on my store.. some soldering required..and parts location.. OR maybe someone will want to sell their 32k card if they get a SAMS..

 

Greg

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Hi Greg,

 

1) No , I do not have a 32k memory expansion

2) I have tried reseating. I have a bunch of carts, I have been trying a few of quite of few of them today and they all seem fine, I don't think its the computer.

 

Disk Manager 2.1 was the only thing I have been able to run from the 2.7 cart, everything else just shows a blank screen or garbage.

 

One 32K option you might consider, Inside the console.

 

It's my understanding that Marc Hull has done this modification for multiple users. I also hear he does a great job at a fair price.

I think this is a good option if you don't have a Peripheral Expansion Box or a Nano-PEB and are uncomfortable doing it yourself.

 

I cannot speak for the man, so you might want to send him a personal message and inquire.

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I ordered an extended basic 2.7 cart from arcadeshopper.com.

It does say "32k Memory required" in the description on arcadeshopper (at least now). ;)

 

Most have the Memory Expansion - one way or another. These days you can't really live without it (I try but that's me).

 

I guess it may be a common pitfall for many newcomers. Getting a working console for 20 dollars and then having to pay much more to get it to do "anything", - well, smallest of bummers.

 

;)

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It does say "32k Memory required" in the description on arcadeshopper (at least now). ;)

 

Most have the Memory Expansion - one way or another. These days you can't really live without it (I try but that's me).

 

I guess it may be a common pitfall for many newcomers. Getting a working console for 20 dollars and then having to pay much more to get it to do "anything", - well, smallest of bummers.

 

;)

I wish it was $20.00. With the Console, a handful of carts and a couple joysticks, the PEB, a disk controller card, the lotharek drive, the basic cart and now the memory, I will be in at around $550.00 USD. Luckily, I already had a monitor!

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As it was back in the 1980's, the console was always the low cost entry point. That's how they got you. Thankfully the 'sticker shock' of the add-ons today is not what it was like back then. The PEB alone was almost $1500!

 

Luckily it sounds like you on the home strait. Once you get that 32k card you'll be all done.... until the next new cool idea comes out :)

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That one should work on a standard console--I test the ones I build on a bare console before I send them out. Arcadeshopper usually does the same. Did you burn your own? Which cartridge board did you put it on? It uses the Red boards. . .

Yes I test everything I sell before I send them out. Happy to replace it if it's one of mine.

Greg

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I will be in at around $550.00 USD. Luckily, I already had a monitor!

 

I'm thrifty by nature, some would just say cheap, I can't argue that point. ;) Now when it comes to hobbies, you really can't focus too much on 'final costs', because someone ALWAYS comes out with another gadget to empty your wallet... right Jim? :grin: I really try to avoid counting up how much I've dumped make that INVESTED into my TI, because in the end, the enjoyment I've gained far out-weights the money I've spent here and there over the years.

 

Over the past few years in the TI forums here I've had the ability to meet some real nice and talented people, I've gotten to expand my TI in ways I never imagined in the 80's would ever be possible. Really, it's amazing when you think about it... were talking a 35 year old computer here with goodies that are keeping it new and exciting. If that does't blow your mind, nothing will. I'll tell you this, I don't have any 'excitement' over my toaster-class PC.

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