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by mancity12
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD TV with Atari ST connected via SCART
Replies: 22
Views: 7037

Re: LCD TV with Atari ST connected via SCART

Dont suppose you could make me one? Id happily pay you for it :D
by mancity12
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD TV with Atari ST connected via SCART
Replies: 22
Views: 7037

LCD TV with Atari ST connected via SCART

Hi, I currently have my ST connected to a CRT TV, which is fine. However, I am looking at connecting it to a LCD screen, so I can have all of my machines/ consoles connected to the same TV. I tried my ST on several LCD TV's I have, and all but one worked. The one what did not work (connected via SCA...
by mancity12
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive

Found and fixed the problem :D

The ribbon has a tear in it, exposing the wire. I have put insulation tape on and it now works fine.


Cheers for the help everybody
by mancity12
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive

I only disconnected one cable (keyboard) mate. I didn't even touch any of the others.

BTW - I have read your guide, I was using it at the time as soon as I realised it did not take SIMM memory :) .
by mancity12
Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive

Ok cheers.

Does this mean if the cable is damaged, I need to get a standard 34-pin cable and solder 34 joints to the board or is there another way?
by mancity12
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive

Is it the standard 34-pin ribbon cable that the ST takes do you know?
by mancity12
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive

Hi guys,

It's more a problem that my floppy drive doesn't seem to be working that I need to fix, but thanks for the info.

I could not get the case-sized metal shielding off to see the motherboard, but it did look very much like that one in the picture of your link.
by mancity12
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Problem with the Internal Floppy Drive

Hi guys, I have a 520STFM and recently bought 4MB of 30-pin SIMM memory in upgrade it. I took the machine apart (very carefully) to realise it didn't take that kind of memory :oops: . Anyway, I have accepted to just leave the machine as is. So I put everything back together (I removed the casing, ke...
by mancity12
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

Advertised as tested on an ST :lol: .

I could have sent it back, but glad I fixed it as I needed a joystick.
by mancity12
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

Right lol, I thought the joystick worked perfectly, however... The player 1 wire (the joystick has 2) didn't allow you to move down, and player 2 left. I found out it was the actual wires on the joystick themselves though. I took the wire of a megadrive joystick and soldered them to this joystick an...
by mancity12
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

Good news! I took my ST apart to solder it this morning, but just before I started, another joystick came, similar to the arcade one I posted a link to and this time it had a system switch on and works perfectly :D . The solder joints look pristine and I think they are new (pretty sure this ST came ...
by mancity12
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: External floppy drives
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: External floppy drives

Dont suppose theres a cd-drive that can be connected to the Atari ST and I can put all my stuff on cd's?
by mancity12
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

Have found another thread about re-soldering the joystick port joints and a link to the Wiki.

Dont suppose anyone has the images for that Wiki that seem to have been removed?
by mancity12
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: External floppy drives
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: External floppy drives

Is there any other way for disk imaging then guys?

I have an old pc with a floppy drive, but I need to give it away, which means I will only have a laptop (new one with Windows 7)
by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

Iv'e just tried and my standard 3-button, 6-button and un-official megadrive controllers all work!!!


W.T.F
by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: External floppy drives
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

External floppy drives

I know you cannot use USB floppy drives for burning data onto for use on an ST, however, can you use any other type of external floppy drive like this one for example - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Toshiba-external-Floppy-disk-drive-/320709734515?pt=UK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_LaptopDrives&hash=item...
by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

Cant et these joysticks working, it's really cheesing me off now :?
by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

But I have a joystick that works perfectly on my ST though?
by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

Anybody? This is quite a problem, because I cannot keep buying more joysticks in the hope that one [i]may[i] work in the end. I have just got another of the above joysticks (long story - ordered 2 off e-bay thinking they were the same ad and ended up having to buy both! - Mobile phones aren't good f...
by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

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by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

3 of them have the same problem where the buttons work, but the movement of the stick does not.

I have another stick that works fine though. The joystick I put a link to does not have any swtches on it for different systems :roll:
by mancity12
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?
Replies: 40
Views: 7441

Re: Anywhere to buy new joysticks (UK)?

I have just tried a joystick that the movement would not work on my Atari ST (fire buttons ok) on a Megadrive and the joystick works fine on the Megadrive. Any ideas why I cannot nove up, down, left or right on my ST and how to fix it? It is quite annoying lol. Here is the joystick in question - htt...
by mancity12
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Game Creator
Replies: 24
Views: 12352

Re: STOS Game Creator

Thanks alot for the tips :D

I finally managed to do it, my mistake was thinking a full stop was a comma when un-archiving a file!
by mancity12
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Game Creator
Replies: 24
Views: 12352

Re: STOS Game Creator

Right :oops: Im not new to programming and computers. Im new to Atari ST's and the BASIC language, but I have abit of knowledge on newer languages and computer systems. So, im trying to try the very FIRST tutorial in the manual, to simply load a sprite (for god sake!), it says, under Section 2 "...
by mancity12
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Game Creator
Replies: 24
Views: 12352

Re: STOS Game Creator

Just ordered Alcock's Illustrated BAsic off Amazon, as recommended in the STOS manual, so will give that a read first :) .


Thanks for the help.

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