Orphaned Computers & Game Systems

Vol. I, Issue 2    August 1994

Wish List

by Adam Trionfo

Magic Lamp

Ideas will be listed in the hope that a reader can help another to find what is being searched for. Not every item submitted will be put on the wish list (although some may be repeated), but as many as possible will be. The item wanted doesn't even have to exist. For examples, just read the following. I wish that...

Don't be afraid to ask for something that seems totally weird, or just not possible. There are some strange goings-on in the world, and I have been surprised by many of the items that I have seen or read about. Also, "8-bit" refers to any computer, so if you know how to hook up a hard drive to a TI, write in. If you can hook one up for an Atari, write in. What I am trying to say is: Use your knowledge for the benefit of the community.

Without cooperation from readers, this cannot exist. So if you can help, send along your information.

Readers Come Through!

To tell the truth, I was surprised that I received any answers to last issue's Wish List, but I did! I got the answers through e-mail. Thank you for helping out. It is this exchange of information that is so important. Here are the results:

If you would like to hook a hard drive up to your ColecoVision Adam, contact Adam's House. They also carry disk drives, but very few. Adam's House, Route 2, Box 2756, 1829 Country Road, #130. Pearland, TX, 77581-9505. Phone: (713) 482-5040.

If interested in a hard drive for your Atari 8-bit, contact: Computer Software Services, P.O. Box 17660, Rochester, New York, 14617. Phone: (716) 429-5639. BBS: (716) 247-7157.

How about a hard drive for your Commodore 64 or 128? Contact: Creative Micro Designs, Inc., P.O. Box 646, East Longmeadow, MA, 01028-0646.

It is possible to use audio cassettes with the Adam. This is what I did: Drill holes in the top of the cassette, where the Adam data pack has holes. Take a blank data pack and record it onto the blank cassette using a stereo. I used a 60-minute audio cassette. I sacrificed tapes on the first few tries, but it will work!