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by Xyla
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Which FPGA clone to choose?

fidzen wrote:Firebee needs new input!
It's expensive but a lovely piece of HW.


I already have a Firebee on order, but I also wanted a full FPGA ST clone with high compatibility like the MIST. You can never have too many Ataris. :)
by Xyla
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Which FPGA clone to choose?

I decided to go with MIST. It seems my information was outdated... direct SD card access has already been added.
It's at the very bottom of this page: https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-boar ... assStorage
by Xyla
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Which FPGA clone to choose?

Thanks for the reply. I would love to do that but I haven't done any FPGA programming yet.
Perhaps I will try if it's really not that hard. I am surprised no one else is doing this yet though.
by Xyla
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Which FPGA clone to choose?

I'm looking to get an FPGA clone and try to learn FPGA programming. I would like to start with a regular ST core and learn how to make tweaks/enhancements to it. I keep looking at the MIST, but I'm bothered by the fact that it seems to use disk images like an emulator instead of a real filesystem on...
by Xyla
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: No Atari ST core?
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: No Atari ST core?

Ok, next question:

Is anyone currently working on porting the ST core or planning to start soon?
by Xyla
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Controlling the floppy drive LED
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Controlling the floppy drive LED

Thank you!!! I normally use GFA Basic, but for this program I'm using C (AHCCST)... specific information for either or both languages would be helpful.
by Xyla
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Controlling the floppy drive LED
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Controlling the floppy drive LED

A long time ago I used to know how to program the floppy drive LED to turn on and off. Just the LED, not the motor of course. But now I'm sad I can't remember how to do this, and going through my books I haven't been able to find wherever I learned the trick. Could anyone here refresh my memory? Tha...
by Xyla
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari unusable with trackpad in fullscreen mode (Hatari v2.0.0 and SDL 2 on Linux)
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Hatari unusable with trackpad in fullscreen mode (Hatari v2.0.0 and SDL 2 on Linux)

I have installed Hatari on two different Linux laptops now and the mouse cursor moves way too fast in fullscreen mode to be usable. There are several posts about this including a workaround with an SDL 1.2 environment variable and mention that it is fixed with SDL 2. Well I'm using SDL 2 and of cour...
by Xyla
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: No Atari ST core?
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

No Atari ST core?

I'm really confused...

There seems to be no Atari ST core mentioned anywhere for MiSTer...

So why is it called MiSTer then?
by Xyla
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Status of second run Firebees
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Status of second run Firebees

Can anyone tell me what the situation is with buying a new Firebee? I preordered a Firebee for the second run, then there was a huge delay... then there was the issue with the boards not working. I got very, very busy with other things, and I never received any email updates. Now I am trying to figu...
by Xyla
Sat May 09, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: - Ordering New Firebee? -
Replies: 40
Views: 20750

Re: - Ordering New Firebee? -

Will the next batch of Firebees have the problem of 1920x1080 resolution not working with all monitors fixed? I was never clear on whether this was a hardware defect or something wrong in the FPGA. I will admit that the uncertainty of the Firebee working with my monitor was part of the reason I hesi...
by Xyla
Wed May 21, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.

Typically arcade monitors are between 13" and 25", although there are also some rather large medium-res ones out there. I don't think you will find smaller than 13", which is what is used on some cocktail games. The one I am using is 19", standard size for a pre-1990s upright cab...
by Xyla
Wed May 21, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.

Nevermind... I figured it out!

It was a short in the cable. I've got it working perfectly now.
by Xyla
Tue May 20, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.

Hi, Has anyone here ever connected an arcade monitor to an Atari ST? I made a cable, and everything works except the V-sync. I tried it on both the postive V-sync and negative V-sync inputs on the monitor and it makes no difference... I can't get the picture to lock. H-sync is using the negative inp...
by Xyla
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: Firebee manufacturing

I must say after reading this, and from experience ... I am starting to wonder about this. I've had two laptops dead, from the heat of the board causing such problems. Now I know why ... Yep, modern CPUs and GPUs especially can no longer survive the heat stresses from normal operation thanks to lea...
by Xyla
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: Firebee manufacturing

Ok, thank you for addressing my concerns.
by Xyla
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: Firebee manufacturing

The Firebee is produced in Switzerland, that is europe but not EU, ROHS is EU only. I dont know what solder is used, but soldering with an iron at home is absolutely impossible. Oh that's interesting. Well it sure would be great if there was a way to get some produced with leaded solder for sale to...
by Xyla
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Creating ST disks from disk images with modern PC
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Creating ST disks from disk images with modern PC

Hi, I just bought a bunch of new PC components to build a Linux computer, and I discovered that PC motherboards no longer seem to support internal floppy drives. I was planning to create ST disks with this computer... but now I'm not sure it's possible. Of course everyone at the computer store will ...
by Xyla
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Which ports should be cared of first?
Replies: 65
Views: 14537

Re: Which ports should be cared of first?

Well, for me personally, I will say that I am definitely planning to buy a Firebee... but there is a good chance I will buy a Falcon first because of the missing functionality. If certain ports and abilities were finished (MIDI, DSP, and full Videl compatibility), I wouldn't even be considering a Fa...
by Xyla
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Which ports should be cared of first?
Replies: 65
Views: 14537

Re: Which ports should be cared of first?

But I can't see that as a need for a game port, on the firebee ... or midi ... is midi even being used in modern music environment? Wouldn't both of these be better of, by utilizing a mouse port that supports even some modern game tools and translates these to atari's internal? and the same for mid...
by Xyla
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Re: Firebee manufacturing

I had no idea how complex the Firebee PCB was. I'm not familiar with 8-layer boards! I had just assumed it managed to be so small due to today's SMD technology. And yes, I am very concerned about the reliability of RoHS-compliant electronics these days. I had my 2011 Macbook Pro completely fail due ...
by Xyla
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: 1920 x 1080 on Firebee
Replies: 37
Views: 12910

Re: 1920 x 1080 on Firebee

Is there any news regarding this issue? 1920x1080 is a very common resolution these days. The main display I use right now is 1920x1080, and I'd prefer to be able to continue to use it with the Firebee when I get mine. Has it been determined to be a problem with the Firebee PCB, or has it been deter...
by Xyla
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 2756

Firebee manufacturing

I *still* haven't ordered my Firebee yet... but I swear it will be happening soon. :) I have a few of questions about the manufacturing of it. They might seem a bit strange but... I assume the Firebee is made with lead-free solder due to the EU RoHS laws, but I wanted to confirm this. Is the Firebee...
by Xyla
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Strange Audio Squeal Audio & Video Resolution stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Strange Audio Squeal Audio & Video Resolution stuff

You're definitely going to get noise through the Y-splitter like that. There is nothing in one of those cables to prevent signal from the two computers feeding back to each other. It's literally the same as connecting the two computers together with a regular audio cable... not good. The way to conn...
by Xyla
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Post your game patch requests here
Replies: 242
Views: 48454

Re: Post your game patch requests here

Airball
JUG
Dungeon Master
Dungeon Master II

and a second request for Time Bandit.

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