Atari Portfolio T2 P I N Program Help

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  1. ENDO-HUNTER

    ENDO-HUNTER Well-Known Member

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    I have a ATARI PORTFOLIO inbound and would love to have the T2 PIN PROGRAM. Can anyone help me achieve this? I searched google but cant find the program anywhere. Thanks in advance. Mike
     
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    For that I believe you'd need the parallel interface, which allows transfers between PCs and the Portfolio, first item on page here.


    I found mine on eBay a while back, with box and software, for well under the $50 that Best wants. I haven't done anything with it yet, but someday...

    Also, you may have some problems with the software side on the PC, as the software that comes with the Portfolio is ancient. (MS-DOS 3.3 days, anybody?) There's more info here. Apparently USB-to-parallel adapters don't work, so you'll need access to an older PC with those ports on-board. As for the OS side, you could try setting up a virtual DOS machine with VirtualBox, which is free, but requires some futzing around and also requires a set of MS-DOS 3.3 software to install on the VM. I tried using VirtualBox under XP to allow communication with an old home controller over serial but only got it to work once. My solution was to make a 40MB partition on the hard drive, load DOS 3.3 on it, then use a boot manager to allow me to boot from it. That works well.

    As you can tell, operations like this require knowledge about the ancient OSes from computing's dark days...or knowing someone who knows that stuff.
     
  5. ENDO-HUNTER

    ENDO-HUNTER Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the information. Mike

     
  6. Andymac84

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    Is there only one Atari portfolio or are there several versions?
    And the portfolio was definately used in the movie?
     
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