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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2013, 14:03:33 PM »
Who is the developer of this device? Curt Vendel company szergy? I've seen introductions for more than 5 years and never seen one in real live....
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2013, 14:26:44 PM »
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Who is the developer of this device? Curt Vendel company szergy? I've seen introductions for more than 5 years and never seen one in real live....

Yes, Curt Vendel has been doing this on his own. It's way behind schedule because of other people letting him down.

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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2013, 14:36:15 PM »
Working units have been demoed at video games events like CGE.  They still have a few things to work out but the project is closer to completion. 
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2013, 23:58:37 PM »
I think the project has hit a wall unfortunately. Curt needs to get himself someone to replace Groovey Bee, who's latest endevors have proven less than spectacular. But seeing the crowd he now hangs with...it's no surprise his productivity level has drop like a duck shot out of the sky...unless you call porting old worn out games that were hardly smash hits back in the day productive.

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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2013, 00:02:43 AM »
He had working units demoed at CGE but there still are some bugs to work out.  I hope Curt is able to solve whatever issues he has bumped into.  His last update was last month over in Atari Age:

[font=georgia:2hmwbbee]Hi guys,
 
  Not much to really report, things are moving along well, Perry want to do some synth test code for the Yamaha chip and things are being checked on the final rev board designs.  I want to make another run shortly but each time costs a lot so with all of the test run boards, fixes, changes, updates and then going back - its costing a lot to do this, so going to do another test board set run is being held off for really try to shake out any other changes and such, plus the firmware updates still need to be addressed, so there is much to do but I just wanted to check in and say hi.
 
  Also, I've said this again, there is nothing wrong with people asking about how things are coming along with the XM, I'm not the greatest when it comes to posting updates, but also there is not much to update that would be a major interest to everyone, its just very boring design changes now to iron out compatibility and functionality issues.  So please, cut people a brake if all they want to do is ask.
 
  Everyone have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
 
 
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2014, 22:03:56 PM »
For those who have been eagerly waiting for their XM's (like me), it appears Curt wanted to surprise everyone by releasing the XM for the 30th Anniversary of the 7800 this coming June.  Unfortunately, the surprise is spoiled.  So, I guess we have something to look forward to this summer! 
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2014, 22:39:16 PM »
I'll believe it when I have it in my hands.

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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2014, 23:09:47 PM »
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I'll believe it when I have it in my hands.

I'm sure there are many folks who feel the same way.
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2014, 23:54:03 PM »
Shame he has to deal with the whole mess practically on his own.

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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2014, 23:55:53 PM »
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Shame he has to deal with the whole mess practically on his own.

That's why it has also taken so long.  It'll be nice to have it for the 30th Anniversary, though.
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2014, 00:03:27 AM »
Providing he can get it ready by then. Remember, curt is still dealing with serious health issues and if he is smart, he's not overexerting himself.

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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2014, 00:04:58 AM »
Yep, I know.  He has kept pretty quiet likely because of that. 
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2014, 20:40:36 PM »
I wanted to add a brief update.  Curt is undergoing surgery #6 for his heart issues tomorrow.  This, of course, has kept on delaying the release of the XM.  He is hoping to add an update next week and some pictures.  I will keep an eye on any updates and add them here. 
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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2014, 20:50:57 PM »
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Shame he has to deal with the whole mess practically on his own.

I put forth that he should appoint a volunteer for communication.  He doesn't know me from a hole in the wall so I don't think my suggestion went anywhere.  Seems like it would solve some problems, though.

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Re: Atari 7800 eXpansion Module (XM)
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2014, 20:54:48 PM »
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Shame he has to deal with the whole mess practically on his own.

I put forth that he should appoint a volunteer for communication.  He doesn't know me from a whole in the wall so I don't think my suggestion went anywhere.  Seems like it would solve some problems, though.
I've PM'd him and offered to post updates for him if he thinks it is a viable option. 
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