Weight: 0.3 kg
Ultimate is one of the best ATARI 8bit internal upgrades ever, invented by my great friend, Sebastian Bartkowicz aka Candle`o`Sin - http://spiflash.org/ . Instalation of this upgrade takes me approx. 5 minuts and even rookie can handle it at home - without finding a professional technician and extra costs!
It's easy, it's simple, it's FUN! Also, in the present version some fixes were applied in comparison to the initial release. Now it's 100% "safe and sound". Of course, what would be a bundle of wires without software support ?
Dear all, it is about time to visit AtariAge / AtariArea forums, isn't it? :-)
Inside BOX :
INSTALLATION STEP BY STEP:
Disclaimer: If you are not familiar with soldering or you do not have proper tools, please LET a pro technician do it for you or send me your ATARI BOARD for installation. Upgrade installation cost is 15€ only. Contact me to arrange installation. Otherwise, please remeber - wrong tools usage or low skills may damage atari and ultimate; any damage/harm to your hardware is NOT subject of any kind of warranty.
General rule of pin identification - click for larger picture
READY! You can power on Atari, enter setup (HELP + RESET) and adjust all you want!
Ultimate + SIDE 2 - partitioning / formatting compact flash
Q: I saw a battery on the pictures of Ultimate, what is it for?
A: Ultimate has a battery backed up RTC, so your XL/XE will get a current time and date on every restart and not the year 2000 ( after settings in Sparta DOS - commands DATA, TIME)
Q: Will Ultimate work in 600XL?
A: Yes. as long as 600XL has 64kB of RAM
Q: Cannot load *.ATR files with SIDE CONNECTED
A: Enter Ultimate bios and set following options. Press "S" to save config. Press and hold "L" to load from SIDE.