[vcf-midatlantic] Atari XE game system

Andy Meyer ysgdhio at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 11:32:30 EDT 2020

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 2:09 PM David K via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> My understanding is the XE is supposed to boot to Galaxian as a built-in
> game

Missile Command

and if the keyboard is attached it should automatically boot and let
> you choose between BASIC and Galaxian.

BASIC should boot automatically when you power the machine on.
To start Missile Command, hold Select and then power on.

See the Owner's Manual http://www.atarimania.com/documents/atari-xegs.pdf

I have no insight as to why Star Raiders works and other carts don't.
I guess you have some faulty RAM and the Star Raiders cart simply takes up
less RAM
than the other carts, thereby avoiding the damaged memory.

Good luck,

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