1. Not old. Vintage. :)

WHEN AN ATARI MEETS AN ORIC IN A DARK ALLEY

Discussion in 'SIG: Atari 8-Bit Hardware' started by nysavant, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. by nysavant
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    Andy, you didn't have anything to do with this did you? :loopy:

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  2. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Good gawd...Where's the bucket...

    (actually its quite funky)
     
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    I wouldn't do it to my main machine but could be a cool little project if you had an old case and keyboard.
    Although why you'd want to make an A8 look like an Atmos.... well that's another question lol
     
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  4. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Looks funky as said Al, machines looking like others machines is all part of the fun...
     
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    I reckon it might be a future project for Andy. But when you turn it on it dual boots to either a ZX81 or C64 :)
     
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  6. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Ha ha, that would be an awesome machine...If only..

    My fave would be a triple boot, Atari, C64 and Amiga...All in one package..Yeah I could do it with the Pi 400, just not until the emu's get some love given to them..
     
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    You can't beat a bit o red n black, lads!

    Most appealing - if it floats yer boat or gits yer goat, folks.

    I wonder if the tape loading is suddenly suitably "flaky"?!
     
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    All out of goats and wellies for their back legs..
     
  9. by M.D.Baker
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    I think it would look good if the paint job was more even and professional. It just looks poor to me due to the job, not the colors. Though the keyboard is painted better than the case. And it needs a name badge! Maybe this is an unfinished project picture? Though I guess the badge would need some careful repainting itself; the red 'ATARI' and the raised Fuji are fine, but the grey color background would need to be painted black. I'd only do something like this to an XE that desperately needs it though, XL's and 400/800's should never be repainted, IMHO, except with the original color of paint, if necessary. They are just perfect the way they are, I think.

    Though there is this old proto/mock-up of an 800 back when Atari was trying to convince IBM the 800 line should be their PC line. I LOVE the look of it chaps! It would certainly look at home in a clean-room lab!


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