Last week I got the Atari 600XL that I bought on the evil auction site, and was pretty happy with it. But wasn’t a lot I could do with just a few game cartridges I bought from another seller (only 3 of the 6 worked.. see my last post about that rant)
Today the Atari XF551 floppy drive arrived! 🙂
Now I can load and save stuff finally! First thing I did was make a backup copy of the DOS 2.5 disk. As I write this, I’m trying to format some old floppies, but but seem to be having some problem and noticed the were the old “Steals” brand. Steals is a long gone computer chain, kind of like Staples, that sold a LOT of marginal quality computer items. Thanking about it, it was common to have two or three bad disks straight out of the box when they were new.
So I’m going to have to go find some better 5.25″ disks to use, move their files to modern media if need be. But a couple disks formatted to Atari DOS ok. So the next step is to try writing some of the disk images I downloaded to my PC to the Atari formatted disks using an format emulator program I found..
So I’ll see how that goes and post about it later, but for now, my Atari is working, talking DOS and chirping away happily, so I kind of feel like Christmas 🙂