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by Fox-1
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: DIY: new cell for NVRAM chip
Replies: 155
Views: 82983

Re: DIY: new cell for NVRAM chip

wongck wrote:is there only 1 wire needed or another wire I can't see ?


The red wire is the +3V connection. The other connection on the RTC Module is likely connected to ground. Connecting the ground (0V) of the new cell to ground of the Falcon (that wide trace at the edge of the PCB) will do.
by Fox-1
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari ST on modern flatscreen working
Replies: 53
Views: 16560

Re: Atari ST on modern flatscreen working

why people bother with these very cheep converters why spend when you just need to nick the skybox from the living room :coffe: you find them all day long at flee markets and car boot sales Why? Because we don't use such Skybox' over here, car boot sales are rare and you won't find any (or close to...
by Fox-1
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Sound of the Atari click?
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Sound of the Atari click?

http://youtu.be/qZc06_3OyII

Skip to 3:42 and listen carefully.
by Fox-1
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MEGA ST keyboard with Caps Lock LED
Replies: 33
Views: 7893

Re: MEGA ST keyboard with Caps Lock LED

Isn't that from one of the Atari PC models though? True, it is technically an "Atari keyboard"... It has "Atari" on it and it came with an " Atari PC4" so it's definitely an Atari keyboard :-) Technically it's an AT style keyboard (10 "F" keys and 5 pin DIN c...
by Fox-1
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Link II
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: Link II

Below is their 1985 address. It's likely been changed at the meanwhile. ICD, Inc 1220 Rock Street, Suite 310 Rockford, IL 61101-1437 U.S.A. Many products (and properties?) were transferred to Fine Tooned Engineering years ago. Good luck on contacting them. FTe P.O. Box 66109 Scotts Valley, CA 95067 ...
by Fox-1
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MEGA ST keyboard with Caps Lock LED
Replies: 33
Views: 7893

Re: MEGA ST keyboard with Caps Lock LED

wongck wrote:I don't remember seeing any cap lock led on any Atari keyboard.


Any?

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by Fox-1
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Why did you buy your first ST/STE/Falcon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5084

Re: Why did you buy your first ST/STE/Falcon?

Never bought any ST. Got the 1st one, an Italian 1040STFM, many years ago, when I bought some new internal ST floppy drives to use with the Atari 8-Bit. Seller threw in the ST for free. It appeared to be a brand new one, however, not boxed. Got 2nd one from a Dutch Atari 8-bit magazine that went out...
by Fox-1
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: is this an 8 bit source file?
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: is this an 8 bit source file?

a real st is way cool!!! A real 8-bit is way cooler :-) anything i should know about this code ? whats at mem location 765 ? I suppose you mean "764". It holds the value of the last pressed key (hardware register value, not ASCII). A value of "255" means no key pressed. Location...
by Fox-1
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: is this an 8 bit source file?
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: is this an 8 bit source file?

The source in ASCII format (not ATASCII)

BASYNTH.ASC


I'm in doubt it's useful for anything other then running on Atari 8-Bit though as it's more or less directly programmed on the POKEY hardware.


edit: Yes, it was a tokenized Atari 8-bit source
by Fox-1
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST keyboard raster (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: ST keyboard raster (US)

However I think it isn't of much use I'll post my re-created ST raster schematic anyways. I needed it for a non-ST project so only drew the essential part that I needed.


ST Keyboard raster (Fox-1).png



edit: re-uploaded after correction
by Fox-1
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST keyboard raster (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: ST keyboard raster (US)

1024MAK wrote:I take it you mean here... viewtopic.php?f=15&t=19292#p167334Are these any better?


Yes! (to both the url and the "these are better")

Many thanks. Now I have at least a reference to redraw the part that I need.
by Fox-1
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST keyboard raster (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

ST keyboard raster (US)

Anyone has a schematic of the ST keyboard raster? I know it's out there. Saw it on Allison's "flickr" site but unfortunately in a too low resolution to be usable. There is one in the MegaST schematics but it's a non-US keyboard. Please no links to online schematic archives if you're not su...
by Fox-1
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Best looking 8bit computer?
Replies: 89
Views: 24426

Re: Best looking 8bit computer?

by Fox-1
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: [Atari 800] - The big Atari 800 thread
Replies: 21
Views: 3967

Re: The big Atari 800 thread

I understand that Atari 800 was quite popular in USA, Polen, Germany and Czech Republic, perhaps Holland too. My question is, Atari 800 must have been incredible popular in Polen, because almost all new games and demos is from Polen. Why? Great comnmercials or what? Atari 800 was never popular in P...
by Fox-1
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First PAK board attempt...
Replies: 460
Views: 50466

Re: First PAK board attempt...

As a quick solution: Since the floppy drive bombs seem to be a constant factor, try to power it from another power supply. Just the floppy drive. Make sure you connect both grounds from both power supplies before switching them on. Double check these ground connections as some switching power suppli...
by Fox-1
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: [Atari 800] - The big Atari 800 thread
Replies: 21
Views: 3967

Re: The big Atari 800 thread

Retrogamer_ST wrote:Some questions...

* Did A8 had hardware scrolling? It scrolls even smother then the ST.


Yes it has

Retrogamer_ST wrote:* How can the coulurs look so extremly good?


An extra chip that may be considered a co-processor: ANTIC (in conjunction with the GTIA).
by Fox-1
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First PAK board attempt...
Replies: 460
Views: 50466

Re: First PAK board attempt...

With all the symptoms you mentioned I'd immediately suspect the power supply. It looks like it can't handle variable loads very well anymore. Adding some extra capacitors at strategic positions reduce the stability issues but there's only one way to find out if it will be enough to solve it complete...
by Fox-1
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: My Falcon, my treasure, my treasure...
Replies: 28
Views: 5223

Re: My Falcon, my treasure, my treasure...

aacheron wrote:And to use external scsi2 as a file exchange solution. I've found some SCSI->IDE converters at a high prices! (200$ or more)


You may consider this: http://a4000t.com/store/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=180
by Fox-1
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Verify unknown board?
Replies: 44
Views: 4048

Re: Verify unknown board?

could replace the 68000 socket Why replace the whole socket? Just remove the broken pins and cut the plastic that connects them to their neighbors and use a header (or old socket) to cut the pins you need. Plug the existing pins, together with the added replacement pins, in a dummy socket to line t...
by Fox-1
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Atari Falcon NVRAM and Fan replacement service in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: Atari Falcon NVRAM and Fan replacement service in German

wongck wrote:That's a better option. !!

Not if you're in Europe.
by Fox-1
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?
Replies: 22
Views: 7826

Re: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?

Has anyone out there tried this pcd-50b SCSI Card Reader? Its at this page: http://a4000t.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=180 I'm using these for a while now. Not on Atari ST, but anyways... To use it you need a SCSI host adapter which provides parity and ter...
by Fox-1
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTE, HD Floppy (again)
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: MegaSTE, HD Floppy (again)

Did th OP read the MegaSTE HD upgrade documentation, and read which revision board he has? Yes, as you can read in an earlier message, the OP has the Atari upgrade docs and added the required jumper wire from the 68000 to the PAL. I don't know the revision number of my board but it's at least an ea...
by Fox-1
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTE, HD Floppy (again)
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: MegaSTE, HD Floppy (again)

Wiki is wrong. The 02-02 is not the Ajax. I insist that it looks like the OP doesn't have an Ajax. I don't know what to believe. One doc writes about "only Ajax works", some others claim "WD1772 is not o.k, but WD1772-02-02 is", and again another one says "80% of the regula...
by Fox-1
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTE, HD Floppy (again)
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

Re: MegaSTE, HD Floppy (again)

Does the Format High density appear under the GEM format dialog box? Yes, but I suppose it always does with TOS 2.06 as long dip switch 7 is set. Looks like TOS is asking the FDD to try DD first and then HD if DD cannot be read properly. No. With a HD floppy inserted, trying to format in DD almost ...
by Fox-1
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: DIY: new cell for NVRAM chip
Replies: 155
Views: 82983

Re: DIY: new cell for NVRAM chip

DarkLord wrote:PS Love that sig....

A few weeks ago, when the BBS went bye bye, I didn't like it that much :-)

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