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Author Topic: Format a disc on Atari 800XL  (Read 1101 times)

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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #25 on: 09:18, 20 November 18 »

Looks like the Atari beats the C64 by far.  8)


Not exactly a massive achievement... Oh look, I can jump higher than an elephant can. :D

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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #26 on: 11:49, 20 November 18 »
Great explanation as to what happened with the C64 piece of .... goodness

Thanks for the quotation and link.
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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #27 on: 12:03, 20 November 18 »
The music trick can be done with any disk drive, not just C64 drives.

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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #28 on: 12:09, 20 November 18 »
Certainly.


But C64 users had the time to get bored and do it...  :P

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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #29 on: 17:26, 20 November 18 »
Thanks for the quotation and link.
It explains why we CPC users always rightly made fun of our C64 friends by saying that our CPC 464 loaded (nearly) faster from tape than a C64 from disc. And man they got upset when I got my CPC 664 with a real disc drive... :-)
But one cool bit with the C64 disc drive was that you could make "music" with it (with its mechanics). Not good for the drive, but it was just a C64 anyway, a „Brotkiste“...
Well, if not as a disk drive, I knew the 1541 had to be good for something  ;)
Also, they had the first multi core / multi processor system - certain programs (mandelbrot set / appleman computation) used the 1541 cpu as well  8)


EDIT: Well, the BBC Micro also had multi processor support... 
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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #30 on: 17:31, 20 November 18 »
Not exactly a massive achievement... Oh look, I can jump higher than an elephant can. :D

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I think SIO is pretty cool - the precursor of USB  8)
And that stuff is much older than C64 / CPC... all of this was designed over 40 years ago.
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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #31 on: 09:20, 21 November 18 »
Very true, however, I'd consider SIO to be the pre-cursor to RS232 rather than USB.

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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #32 on: 14:59, 21 November 18 »
RS232 was introduced 1960.
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Re: Format a disc on Atari 800XL
« Reply #33 on: 15:40, 21 November 18 »
RS232 was introduced 1960.

Yes, but not for computers. It only got introduced as a computer interface with the arrival of the IBM PC in the 80's.
However, the inventor of SIO was in fact involved in the development of the USB standard, so LambdaMikel's statement is correct.

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