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by mikro
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?

Another option is to remove the sockets on the CT and solder it directly to the CTEX. That would raise it only a couple of mm. I think even removing the headers on the CTEX alone could be helpful (i.e. just solder-trough 'raw' long pins), something like this: s-l1600.jpg Funny trivia: I was going t...
by mikro
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Soundpool programs
Replies: 19
Views: 1080

Re: Soundpool programs

The irony is that with today's tools any protection removal (Cubase etc) must be a question of a couple of afternoons. The enemy is not the difficulty anymore, spare time is...
by mikro
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?

I've only ever seen one CTEX for sale and you beat me to it! See my "CTEX thread": http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=34016 - I'll gladly let it go as there's very little use for it as is (you can't mount anything on top of the CT60 because one of the case's columns is in...
by mikro
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 98
Views: 4376

Re: Beginning of very long journey

c) D-sub HD 15F, the ordinary VGA connector Pluses: Available, cheap, consistent look, woud allow you connect VGA displays directly. As VGA conn is much narrower then DB19, there could aso be some smaller connector, such as mini-DIN, placed right next to it. Such a conn could provide signalling mis...
by mikro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: For sale: BREAKIN’/BEYOND THE BORDERS
Replies: 0
Views: 87

For sale: BREAKIN’/BEYOND THE BORDERS

Selling my copies of the well known books about the origins of the ST/Falcon demo scene. Volume 1: https://www.microzeit.com/atari-store/books (15 €) Volume 2: https://www.microzeit.com/atari-store-1/volume-2/ (20 €) Prices do not include shipping costs but you still get quite a bargain there (appro...
by mikro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?

I don't see a reason why it shouldn't be doable, the CTPCI works exactly that way. IMHO it's more interesting to find a way to produce a correct CTEX PCB (so it's possible to mount more expansion boards on the CT60), with today's possibilities to produce basically anything for no cost in China &...
by mikro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Mounting a CT60 with ribbon cable?

There's definitely one strong reason and that is that your CT60 wont be attached to the motherboard anymore. ;-) So unless you invest some time into custom brackets (or whatever), you would need to learn to live with not very pleasant look at your Falcon (open, full of insulation, ...) There are oth...
by mikro
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60 + CTEX + ScreenEye review & experiments
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: CT60 + CTEX + ScreenEye review & experiments

Here's a follow-up to the CTEX confusing origin and the /EXPAND signal problems. Rodolphe had indeed never done a single prototype of the CTEX. So that explains all the issues - I still think the idea is great, just needs an adjustment or two. So for that reason you can find CTEX Eagle files here: h...
by mikro
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon 060 badges
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Falcon 060 badges

IMG_20180812_091041.jpg

alexh: the original badge is indeed with raised texture and as you can see, this is not the case for the 060 one. It's actually a bit lighter than on the photo.
by mikro
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: STinG driver (TCP/IP networking for TOS) for USB2LAN adapters
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: STinG driver (TCP/IP networking for TOS) for USB2LAN adapters

eth.udd and asix.xif are included in the FreeMinT binary snapshots available at https://freemint.github.io/. I don't know, though, why they package the asix.xif driver into the "megaste" folder of all places. That would be me. For some reason I had included that driver for STE/MegaSTE onl...
by mikro
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 98
Views: 4376

Re: Beginning of very long journey

I really hope that with somebodys' help I will be able to interface _WE signal somehow to CPU and thus allow in-system ROM updates from a user space. The switching between the two TOSes would also be possible if A18 adress line is handled by TTL flip switch interfaced from CPU. Maybe Mikro can help...
by mikro
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon 060 badges
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Falcon 060 badges

It's Beetle (also here on AF), I'm not sure whether I should publish his real name but I know him, yes. I'd take two more (I have one already).
by mikro
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: SuperVidel
Topic: Original video clock to SuperVidel
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Original video clock to SuperVidel

Thanks instream, that's exactly what I was looking for. Will do some comparisons. :)
by mikro
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: 3D - F030 vs Amiga 1200
Replies: 220
Views: 57712

Re: 3D - F030 vs Amiga 1200

I wouldn't be surprised if that massive 3D part is a complete fake. ;-) Compare the other 3D parts, those look far more believable. That one you mentions reminds me of this Atari800 demo: http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=3591 (and as you would have guessed, it's not that massive either ;-))
by mikro
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fast Devpac Question...
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: Fast Devpac Question...

If you're using Steem (i.e. PC), maybe you shoud consider working in vasm - in that case only the sky's the limit. :)
by mikro
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 98
Views: 4376

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Are you also going to change the three infamous clock routes into something more reliable? Especially the SDMA path is insanely long, unbuffered and prone to noise and signal reflections from everywhere. Apart from some clever clock patches there's only one hardware solution I'm aware of which solve...
by mikro
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How Falcon troubleshooting should *not* look like
Replies: 3
Views: 250

How Falcon troubleshooting should *not* look like

Hi guys, if you want to be amused, read on. :) Sharing my experience so maybe someone else can learn from it although I doubt someone here is equally retarded as I am. A week ago I changed wiring in my CT2 Falcon because, well, it looked horrible, wires were dirty, old and most importantly - loose a...
by mikro
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: La(te)st ST-Guide, 1stGuide and JPEGD
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: La(te)st ST-Guide, 1stGuide and JPEGD

It's up to you but AFAIK dev-docs contains also source code, this is a binary only archive.
by mikro
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Platon 2.3 English
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Platon 2.3 English

ThorstenOtto wrote:
mikro wrote: I think the only thing worth fixing is the file selector redraw bug


Maybe just simply use a replacement file selector, that saves/restores its dialog background?

Thorsten, that was one hell of an idea! Using Selectric has definitely solved it, thanks!
by mikro
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: La(te)st ST-Guide, 1stGuide and JPEGD
Replies: 3
Views: 175

La(te)st ST-Guide, 1stGuide and JPEGD

Sometimes I use these tools and often I wondered what are the la(te)st versions as there is so many of them circulating around. Outcome of my curiosity is this: ⋅ ST-Guide 02/1997 (1.5e) ⋅ 1stGuide 06/1997 (packaged as 07/1997...) ⋅ JPEG decoder 25/12/1994 (the most pop...
by mikro
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Manual for Lattice C
Replies: 95
Views: 30491

Re: Manual for Lattice C

These are probably not needed but I have processed Greenious remaining pages for Lattice C 5 Vol1, 2 and 3. :D Volume 1 - https://mega.nz/#!5FUgGZQb!rqtEL1QedJbBVvnto8fs68a6iNVJ9N7AZ4wk99Snffw Volume 2 - https://mega.nz/#!UMkkwD7J!H1hdgBRqFqrUuh4PaEcPeBzVtkS5Uhf8RKyZmhDKuVE Volume 3 - https://mega....
by mikro
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Platon 2.3 English
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Platon 2.3 English

You are right. I didn't want to imply that fixing for XaAES is on the table -- I think the only thing worth fixing is the file selector redraw bug (which happens only in TOS 4.x; TOS 3.x works good). That prevents some serious usage (unless you memorise the position of every quit/cancel button :D).
by mikro
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Platon 2.3 English
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Platon 2.3 English

I'm processing some 'old debts' and found out that this software is not only not available in English but also all its public versions are German, older than 2.3 and without the parts library. Back in the day, this kit must have costed hundreds of DMs. It works very well even on the CT60 however the...
by mikro
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter
Replies: 173
Views: 16457

Re: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter

ijor wrote:@mikro: Is that and ICD Link, or a Link 9X? I would guess it is the latter.

I'm sorry, I should have been more specific. I didn't realise those are different. It's Link 96, in its MegaSTE variation.
by mikro
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter
Replies: 173
Views: 16457

Re: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter

czietz wrote:In this video (I think it's an ICD Link I) you can see that indeed there is a MACH110 CPLD inside:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqFtKQKb2Ao

Indeed:

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