another convention for TXG
story that is a little late but I think
you like it. Finally there
was another nice party in Germany from 16 to
18 May 2003. It was the
next "8-bit vor 12 Party" only the name has
changed. I drove on Friday evening to this
location. It looked very simple but I got lost because this small village was not
on the map. After calling R.I.K./F2 and
getting an explanation I then found the
There were already
some 8-bit/16-bit users there and I started to
unpack my Atari 8-bit stuff.
I got a beer and waited for TWW/MNX to arrive,
he wanted to ride his motorbike and got
lost as well, but later he arrived safely.
Then I walked
to some people to talk to them and watched
what they were doing. Erhard was still coding
in assembler on the 8-bit. He is programming
a new sector copier. This should have some great
features and can handle 16 MB drives.
We talked a lot
and played with my Ethernet project.
Also we played some nice games like SuperFly,
I must say it's very addictive and lots of
fun. We now really had
some time to talk about Atari and relax with a pizza and a beer...
In the morning
Foundation Two arranged a nice breakfast
with some good coffee, we needed that...
We watched some demos and games on the 8-bit.
Everybody was very interested to see them. We
watched demos for at least an hour.
This time there
was an Atari Falcon030 user, too. He connected
his Falcon to a local network we made with some
laptops to share all Atari related things. I
copied my complete FTP server with 8-bit software
and the latest pictures of Error In Line and
set up an FTP server on my laptop there so the
people could get the files and upload their
Atari things, so I had some new things to put
on my FTP server back home.
was connected to the Ethernet with a ROM-port
PCB that was connected to a Pocket Ethernet
adapter. Although I have this hardware myself
I didn't have the time to build a network at
home to test it. So for me it was nice to see
how it worked.
In the afternoon
tWh of Foundation Two was preparing for his
barbecue. He is the absolute master and brought the
famous "Thuringer Bratwurst" like he did at
Error In Line 3. Seems this will become a tradition.
The event was
pretty cool although it was two days and small.
But these kind of meetings are nice because we
are all very good friends... Later in the
evening after we ate some pizza (again)
we connected a monitor to my laptop and watched some Futurama cartoons. These are very
cool and everybody had a good time.
we went to a small restaurant and got something
to eat. Later we played some games on the
8-bit and Falcon030.
About 16:00 we
helped Foundation Two to clean the place and
we took our group photo with the MNX flag
and, of course, two real 8-bit machines. Then we
left for home. I arrived home late in the evening
and the next day I had to work again, but
it was worth it to drive for four hours to this
place in Germany.
I'd like to thank
Foundation Two for this nice event and I hope
there will be another one next year.