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by alexh
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A Simple (?) Virtual Floppy Drive?
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: A Simple (?) Virtual Floppy Drive?

So the hxc firmware supports more ST file formats on a gotek than it does on the hardware it was originally designed for? The original hardware is an FPGA (+ PIC?) whereas the Gotek is an ASIC. The FPGA probably has a custom state machine rather than a CPU (or a PIC?) whereas the Gotek has an ARM C...
by alexh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: ST Format / Unix article
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: ST Format / Unix article

ST User was the other mag more power user orientated but later became games orientated.

I believe you have to be looking about 1990 which is when I *think* Unix first came to Atari ST computers on the newly released TT030.

http://www.atarimania.com/atari-magazin ... er_17.html
by alexh
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Questions about ATW800 hdd install
Replies: 21
Views: 998

Re: Questions about ATW800 hdd install

Any news?
by alexh
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New "secret" project status
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: New "secret" project status

Daimakaimura (Ghouls n Ghosts)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiueyjrrhNA
by alexh
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: MIST 1.3 plus
Replies: 33
Views: 2896

Re: MIST 1.3 plus

FTDI is a maker of USB<->Serial bridges. So presumably it is a term used for a USB<->Serial adapter board?
by alexh
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Questions about ATW800 hdd install
Replies: 21
Views: 998

Re: Questions about ATW800 hdd install

# # Global parameters: # ms#count Maximum partition size in sectors (***DON'T CHANGE***) # :@@=Parameters:ms#32767: 32768 sectors * 512 bytes/sector = 16Mbytes Is there a later version of SCSICAP on later releases? With a bigger value for this parameter? If this files really is used during formatti...
by alexh
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Questions about ATW800 hdd install
Replies: 21
Views: 998

Re: Questions about ATW800 hdd install

What are SCSIFMT.RSC and SCSICAP? Are they the partition layout?
by alexh
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Questions about ATW800 hdd install
Replies: 21
Views: 998

Re: Questions about ATW800 hdd install

The formatting utility that comes with the 1.1 distribution is buggy and will corrupt your drive due to data wraparound. Try to format using the utility that comes with the 1.2 distribution
by alexh
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: ct60e - beware RF inteference
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: ct60e - beware RF inteference

mzry wrote:I noticed that internal PSUs, Picos etc

Pico ATX is an external PSU not an internal. Isn't it? Sure it is. Or is it half and half?
by alexh
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Accelerated Amiga Core?
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Accelerated Amiga Core?

Yaqube did the AGA core and some work on the Paula floppy support but i was under the impression that there was still enough MiniMig in there too require them to open source releases
by alexh
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Accelerated Amiga Core?
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Accelerated Amiga Core?

If I understand it that is using the 020 core from Yaqube which isn't open source yet AFAIK.

Technically any release (bitfile) which uses any MiniMig RTL has to provide source for all parts of the design because of the MiniMig licensing.

So that bitfile for FPGArcade hasn't been released anywhere.
by alexh
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: about the blitter ^^
Replies: 27
Views: 5975

Re: Re:

Sorry for going off topic

Cyprian wrote:SNES (which was released only one year after A500) was a twice or more better.

Not true. SNES = 1990, A500=1987 (but A500 chipset dates to 1985) so 5 years
by alexh
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Internal Falcon PSU for CT60, CT60e, CT63...
Replies: 12
Views: 1178

Re: New Internal Falcon PSU Mount for CT60, CT60e, CT63...

I wonder if someone could implement something similar to the switchless Kickstart/TOS switchers?

I think they used to clip to two places on the motherboard and latch the switch position when you held down a key during a reset?
by alexh
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: [SOLD]: CT60 + 512MB RAM + Pico psu (on ebay)
Replies: 53
Views: 3191

Re: [SOLD]: CT60 + 512MB RAM + Pico psu (on ebay)

If you want I have the HeliOS Manual here. (The OS of the transputer)

It may be a version which post-dates the ATW but a nice thing to have if you want it?
by alexh
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...
Replies: 99
Views: 7029

Re: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...

The Union Demo predates the STe and the discovery of Wake-up States. Probably not a good test?
by alexh
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...
Replies: 99
Views: 7029

Re: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...

So the conclusion is that it's all in dlfsilvers head and it's a normal PAL STe?
by alexh
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: [SOLD]: CT60 + 512MB RAM + Pico psu (on ebay)
Replies: 53
Views: 3191

Re: [SOLD]: CT60 + 512MB RAM + Pico psu (on ebay)

I really hope that Robson gets his pay day
by alexh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Genesis / Megadrive core ported to MiST
Replies: 97
Views: 9113

Re: Genesis / Megadrive core ported to MiST

This is called "asynchronous design" where any random signal used as a clock. That's what i wrote above. I think ijor is talking about when you have two (or more) clocks in your design which are different frequencies but you can make them (rising) edge synchronous. In that situation you c...
by alexh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...
Replies: 99
Views: 7029

Re: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...

i mean CPU speed. I really feel the blitter being used while on my 2 others STE, the feeling is not there. Not sure what that could be. Could one be 60Hz and the other two 50Hz? Or one have Rev XXX of TOS with a software optimisation not present in the TOS the other two have? Like troed said the At...
by alexh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Genesis / Megadrive core ported to MiST
Replies: 97
Views: 9113

Re: Genesis / Megadrive core ported to MiST

I have no experience with the Altera toolchain or I would offer to help. I'm strictly a Xilinx man
by alexh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...
Replies: 99
Views: 7029

Re: Argh! My new STE may have a DMA issue...

troed wrote:
dlfrsilver wrote:4) This STE reacts faster than my 2 others STE. I was a bit surprised when i powered this "new" STE.

I don't know what you mean with "reacts faster" but no, there's no real difference, otherwise all cycle exact demos would break.

He must mean it powers on quicker?
by alexh
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Came across this on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Came across this on ebay

It's an external hard drive caddy. It dates post 8-bit. Probably not Atari. Certainly NOT a computer
by alexh
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amiga forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Amiga forum


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