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Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Universal Atari Modding Case
Replies: 102
Views: 37724

Re: Universal Atari Modding Case

Cheer up!! Fight, the life always demands to fight for it at some time. You are not alone, it is very important to occupy the mind with positive thoughts: Atari is a good hobby and here you have us from all the places in the world. Greetings from Seville (Spain). Apologies for the nego guys! ... Ye...
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Universal Atari Modding Case
Replies: 102
Views: 37724

Re: Universal Atari Modding Case

Sadly been unwell. Diagnosed with Aspergers at age 39 - just a few weeks ago, and I have been struggling with obsessive worries about work / coping with life.
by bid
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: PAK68/3, FRAK/2 & PuPla
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Re: PAK68/3, FRAK/2 & PuPla

More here!! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRAK-2-for-ATARI-ST-Family-Absolutely-Unique-Stuff-/172667065036?hash=item2833c252cc:g:trUAAOSwlndZEZAU and http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PUPLA-2-for-ATARI-ST-Family-Absolutely-Unique-Stuff/172714321381?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26alg...
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 67
Views: 15128

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

While it's been talked about elsewhere and just my 2-cents in.... it still would have been greatly fascinating had they actually implemented the Jaguar chipset with the Falcon together as planned and we would've had an amazingly capable system. This is exactly what I was expecting! ... and although...
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: REWRITING HISTORY - 'Jack Tramiel lent Amiga $500.000'
Replies: 20
Views: 10775

Re: REWRITING HISTORY - 'Jack Tramiel loaned Amiga $500.000'

but Dave Haynie seems to be main source of claim that Atari ST is based on Commodore 900! There is no other evidence of this that I could found except repeating of Dave Haynie: I read elsewhere that Shiraz originally began with a different chip to the 68k, and also an alternative sound chip was ori...
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: REWRITING HISTORY - 'Jack Tramiel lent Amiga $500.000'
Replies: 20
Views: 10775

Re: REWRITING HISTORY - 'Jack Tramiel loaned Amiga $500.000'

I highly suspect that Jack was no hero, and actually tried to make pretty rotten and dirty deals. AFAIK, his 'business method' was to take no prisoners, and ethically speaking, I think he played a fairly nasty game. I suspect that this 'backfired' in the USA market of dealers for ST sales, which was...
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 67
Views: 15128

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

Wowser!! What you seem to have discovered, is that the "Falcon" codename was for the 68040 microbox with build in card slots, and the true next gen machine. Sparrow, is what the ST Cased 68030 cut down, baby falcon, which was released ... possibly using up IC's and parts from inventory. I'...
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

frank.lukas wrote:You can connect your ACSI HDD to your Atari TT on the ACSI Port, test the drive and install a driver ...
Swap the drive over to the Mega STE and it should be boot up ...


Hi Frank. I'll give this a try, and also a maybe re-format / partition / add driver again, and see what happens.
by bid
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

Press (and keep holding) <Alternate> ... Thanks, this information is very useful. I did try looking for this info, and ended up trying to read a PDF of a MSTe manual, which is pretty interesting, but lengthy, and in the end it was getting very very late. Again this morning I have tried all combinat...
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

Dang! ... I held ALT key down, and I got the 4 drive partitions again.

No idea if this is repeatable?
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

OK. I put the TT's PSU onto the MSTe, and no change. Its likely not the PSU.
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

I'm going to try swapping out the PSU
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

The PSU is brand new, I ordered it from AtariFreakz and its unused.

However, I do have an old one in my TT, so I could try swapping them over. I would not be suprised if the PSU was a poor voltage?
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

I sure love you guys!

This is the area around the WD chip ... as you can see, I have jumpered the ASCI connector 0 to 7
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

Yep. I've had the floppy cable in every imaginable variation.

I've currently got a TT floppy (another Epson 380) plugged in, using the TT's floppy cable, in the same orientation as it was working in the TT.

I've guessing that you mean turning the floppy connection 180 degree's and re-inserting it?
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

Hmm. I tried pressing ALT or something like that, and I managed to get all four drives to desktop. ... Now it wont do it again!!
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

Just tried TT floppy, with the TT cable in the MSTe, and same 4 bombs.
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

I did'nt know about this bug! ... On my Mega, if you take the drive A out, you get a desktop with no icons! I have a floppy drive installed in the MSTe however. I made the floppy cable myself, so I decided to take one out of the TT and try it. Floppy does work. And with CONTROL held down, I can get ...
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

Dammit. My other HD (which has ICD Ad-SCSI inside) does not work either. Without a Floppy in, the MSTe is picking up HDDriver, which is on both the Megafile, and my other Hardisk. However, on boot, after HDDRIVER has loaded, it says 'no partitions found' and then I get 4 bombs. Its not the drive, as...
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

Thanks for the info. I have added the jumper to the MSTe, and now it detects my MegaFile!!! However, upon booting with MegaFile attached to MSTe, I am encountering 4 bombs. ... I am guessing whatever I had on there for the MEGA4 does not like interacting with the MSTe! I've tried booting MSTe with <...
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

I use a G540 programer from china via USB and Windows 7. Its great and cheap ... Frank, I really appreciate the tip, as I don't want to spend loads, and I'm likely only going to try to make a few bits and bobs (again to save money). I think to make the original satan disk, an XILINX JTAG programmer...
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

This is great! ... I've PM'ed for AJAX, and I am soon about to order 1. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/tl866cs-usb-universal-programmer-with-9-adapters-high-performance-for-12000-ics/272241214469?hash=item3f62d74405 TL866CS USB Universal Programmer , and 2. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xilinx-Platform-USB-D...
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter
Replies: 95
Views: 35727

Re: Alternate TT hi/VGA adapter

Mine also came, and I am very grateful! ... The build quality is excellent, and I am looking forward to trying it when I get a free moment!
by bid
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega Ste hardware problem
Replies: 28
Views: 4410

Re: Mega Ste hardware problem

As this MSTe has no case, I am thinking of trying a 1.44MB floppy drive in it. However, I am guessing its not just as simple as switching DIP switch 7 to on and installing a PC drive. - I have a few PC floppies lying around, so I am going to try them. ... I think I did mod the drive select on one on...

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