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by alexh
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Paul Woakes
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Paul Woakes

I was just saying I lost most of the summer of 1990 (or was it 1991) playing Damocles. Totally immersed. Looking back the worlds were very "empty" but at the time I was transfixed.
by alexh
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Decapping fundraisings
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Decapping fundraisings

The problem associated with decapping old chips and turning them into verilog is that they used lots of "nasty" tricks which cannot be directly implemented in an FPGA today. The circuits have to be interpreted and somewhat re-designed. It is essential that the decapping take place but it i...
by alexh
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released
Replies: 42
Views: 2613

Re: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released

Thanks for all your hard work

I say the intro beats the original

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=23282
by alexh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Gotek, HXC and more
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Gotek, HXC and more

You cannot use 1.44mb mode with an unmodified Atari ST. However you can use HxCMount for huge images. I have 1.44(!) MB HFE-format floppy disk image (i.e. 80 tracks, 2 sides, 18 sectors) that I use with my unmodified ST and a Gotek with HxC firmware. Normal DSHD (1.44MiB) floppy disk drives spin at...
by alexh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Gotek, HXC and more
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Gotek, HXC and more

A Gotek USB based FDD emulator is a cheaper alternative to the HxCFloppyEmulator SD Card emulator.

Both can use a firmware which gives them HxC capabilities.

FlashFloppy is a free open source firmware with capabilities slightly lower than HxC but is being actively developed.
by alexh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Gotek, HXC and more
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Gotek, HXC and more

I guess Gotek (with HXC) is for me the way to go Try flashfloppy first? It is free after all. Not as good but free. I find Ultrasatan way too expensive (2.5 the price of Gotek) One is a hard drive the other is a floppy drive! Ultrasatan is a good purchase. CosmosEx is even better (that's a HDD+FDD ...
by alexh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Writing Atari ST programs onto floppies with PC
Replies: 24
Views: 25205

Re: Writing Atari ST programs onto floppies with PC

You could use a USB -> serial port bridge.

Or use a Gotek floppy disk emulator with HxC firmware or FlashFloppy firmware
by alexh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Writing Atari ST programs onto floppies with PC
Replies: 24
Views: 25205

Re: Writing Atari ST programs onto floppies with PC

Martinus wrote:Are there any solutions when the drive is connected thru USB?

Only expensive custom USB floppy controllers such as Kryoflux@€99 or Supercard Pro@$99

The cheapest mechanism is a serial link from the PC to the Atari and use the Atari to write the disks back.
by alexh
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

http://powerphenix.com/CT60/english/sdram.htm - Must be PC-133. PC-100 is not recommended. - Must support a CAS LATENCY (CL) of 2. CL = 3 may work with PC133... - Must be UNBUFFURED. - Must be populated with 4 logical banks chips (2 banks, obsolet, are refused). All DIMM > 32MB use 4 banks chips. - ...
by alexh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Faucon2001 wrote:A standard Pico PSU 120W.

I'm not a fan of the external PSU bricks but I guess I have to join the hurd and get exactly that.
by alexh
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

alexh wrote:#takemymoney

He did and my CT60e has arrived. Just waiting on a 512MiB PC133 DIMM and ATX PSU.

What PSU are people buying for their CT60e?

This looked interesting :

https://www.hdplex.com/hdplex-nanoatx-p ... -explained
by alexh
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Depends what you mean by MMU. If you mean 680x0 MMU then no.

The Atari ST chipset has a part called the MMU but it isn't what you might consider as a real MMU.
by alexh
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

The vampire doesn't have a 680x0 compatible MMU and the author says it never will have which means it will only (at the moment) be (mildly) compatible with an LC060 which I don't believe is falcon compatible. I believe you need a 680x0 MMU for a Falcon?
by alexh
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Everyone who pre-ordered got a private email from Willy with the price and how to order. Send him a PM
by alexh
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Internal Falcon PSU for CT60, CT60e, CT63...
Replies: 27
Views: 5278

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

My CT60e is on it's way and I too would like a good solution to an internal PSU.
by alexh
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: "speccy" ports
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: "speccy" ports

There is/was a great technical article by the people who wrote the (unreleased?) Atari ST version of Jet Set Willy. I can't find their website anymore but I did find the quote: My friend Carl Whitwell and I (Paul Taylor) produced the Atari ST version of Jet-Set Willy for Software Projects, circa 198...
by alexh
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari - RISC OS raspberry pi version?
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Hatari - RISC OS raspberry pi version?

I wonder if the Hatari on RiscOS experience is much different to Hatari on Raspbian on the same Pi?
by alexh
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

by alexh
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

It is a known rumor that some producers tested chips from the same production runs and marked them differently, according to stability with different speeds. This may be the case here. But they are marked with the same speed (50MHz). And the numbers on the side of the chip (the ones where the 002/0...
by alexh
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

I would expect Freescale chips to have been done on a newer node than the Motorola ones They have the same mask version number. There is no PCN that I could find. The only PCN after the announcement of the MC status of the 1E41J mask (by Motorola) was from 2013 which announced the MC68060RC50 would...
by alexh
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

BTW: Interested to see how quick the exxos stock is depleted...... I've always wondered why he (Exxos) sells two types of 060. 004/006 and 002 Really there´re any difference? There are. Later revisions generally produce less heat, and can work stable when overclocked. Not true. The ones he sells ar...
by alexh
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Survey 2018 for a new batch of CosmosEx and MicroCosmos.
Replies: 15
Views: 1168

Re: Survey 2018 for a new batch of CosmosEx and MicroCosmos.

I don't think Jookie can make any more himself due to the changes in European law surrounding electronics manufacture, it's just too expensive.

I think he could sell it in kit form but not assembled.

If he got someone outside the EU to manufacture them perhaps he could sell them I'm not sure.
by alexh
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111319

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Thanks Willy. Money to be sent ASAP.
by alexh
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: CPU/Processor Upgrade for the Atart ST
Replies: 30
Views: 1447

Re: CPU/Processor Upgrade for the Atart ST

The Apollo team are supposed to be working with an Atari owner to make Vampire 500 work in ST(fm). Also the TF530 is being developed to work on Atari ST(fm).

The ST must have a socketted DIL 68000
by alexh
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Falcon emulation in Hatari 2.0
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: Falcon emulation in Hatari 2.0

Some people have in the past complained the automated builds of the Windows Hatari development versions can have issues but..... they are available

http://antarctica.no/~hatari/latest/

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