Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 79 / DECEMBER 1986 / PAGE 10

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Bug-Free XL?

The July 1986 issue of COMPUTE! says that the bugs in Atari BASIC have been corrected in the 130XE, but occur in earlier models. I bought an 800XL and it came with the bug-free Revision C BASIC ROMs. What gives?

- Jerry Bridgman

You're correct. The last 800XL computers manufactured have the same Revision C BASIC found in the 130XE and 65KE. The simplest way to tell whether an 800XL has Revision B or C is to turn it on and type this line in direct mode (without a line number):


If you have Revision B BASIC, your best bet is to order a Revision C cartridge by sending a letter to Atari at this address:

Atari Customer Relations

390 Caribbean Dr.

Sunnyvale, CA 94088