i was just looking through your list of tapes for the Atari 800 are these all in .cas format because i cannot find hardly any tapes on the net for 800 stuff???
i just wantd to know because i want to start doing some video's for the 800
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Just so you know not all the games listed under his "cassette" section are actually cassette games.
General rule of thumb. ".bin, .rom" files are usually cartridges. These can be set easily from the main configuration screen (it will ask you to pick the cartridge type when you exit). Some games require you to set the computer type to "Atari 800" but most will run under the default.
".cas" are cassette files. The only ones that will work are the ones that are self-booting and not "Atari basic" titles. I really need to fix this in atarixlbox. I took it out not realizing how many self-booting "basic" titles there are. But all the rest will work.
".xex,.exe., or .com" files are executables. Typically these are pirate rips because atarimania has yet to find a version in it's "original" format.
".atr, .pro, .dcm" are disk titles. If you get them from Atarimania then the game was actually released in "disk" format. There are alot of ".atr" files out there which are really executable files converted to boot as a disk.
".bas" is a basic program. Basic needs to be enabled for it to run.
It is usually a good idea to go into the "computer specific settings" if you pick something besides a cartridge. If the game is from the "USA" pick NTSC, anywhere else pick "PAL" for the region. If the game boots to a DOS screen and you see the message "please type 1 letter", then chances are it's a basic game. So set "enable basic" to yes.
There is probably more, but that is it off the top of my head.