Back in the 80’s and 90’s I used to write software for users around the campus, before networks, so all were pretty much stand along. So I have a nice collection of routines that I would reuse. Even ended up making a menu system, and applications that would run in the background. All is VisualBasic or QuickBasic, it was great fun at the time.
Ended up using DosBox to create a means to run all my old software, including the development system with all the libraries. So nice to see, and see how far the world has come.
Biggest issue is networking, trying to use some of the old programs to interact with the real world and send info over the network. Not really working yet, but haven’t given up.
Even got AtariWin box working.. Was able to create lots of image files from old Atari disks. Very cool.. Trying to find a way to do Apple II disks nexts..
Starting rebuilding an Atari computer to revive old software that I used to write for the Atari Users Group in Miami, D.A.U.G. (Dade Atari Users Group). Already have an emulator running on my Windows Machine (Lenovo), just need to get some disk images created.
Have picked up some external devices that I really hope with the conversion.
So far I’ve had to purchase two used Atari 800XLs to get one that work, my old one was used for parts as well (total of 3). I have a 1050 floppy drive, but it doesn’t appear to work, so I’ve purchased 2 more from eBay, thus far one has arrived and works a little better, but isn’t reading any disks. The second one seems to have been lost in the mail, waiting for the outcome of that.
But look for future downloadable disk images in the future, just don’t know how far in the future.
Following instructions found on internet was able to fix in less than an hour. I did spend a few days trying to back everything up.