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by Atari030
Mon May 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended accelerator options for ST
Replies: 27
Views: 787

Re: Recommended accelerator options for ST

There are 020 accelerators that kick around, but they aren't that common. 030's accelerators are rarer than rocking horse doo doo. I'm not sure why Exxos managed to get more out of the STe, there are a few threads on the subject and he has a forum on his website that explains it. I think he is worki...
by Atari030
Mon May 21, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended accelerator options for ST
Replies: 27
Views: 787

Re: Recommended accelerator options for ST

Exxos makes accelerators for the machines you have. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/ Next step would be to to use ppera's hard drive adapted games, this will sort compatibility out. http://atari.8bitchip.info/fromhd2.php Running stock/original games may be an issue as not all are wri...
by Atari030
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Games
Topic: One last thing
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: One last thing

I will give it a whirl on my Falcons. :-) Luckily my name isn't John, but I do know a few.
by Atari030
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: One last thing
Replies: 15
Views: 1654

Re: One last thing

Evil Australians? What a novel title, what is the back story?
by Atari030
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: faulty video output stfm
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: faulty video output stfm

G'day, video shifters should be the same across the board. Check the CO number. My first thought would be PSU. I have been working on two mega's doing the same thing. Turned out the PSU was failing. Recap might fix it.
by Atari030
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ScreenBlaster II and III differences?
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: ScreenBlaster II and III differences?

I wish the new beat three in one unit worked with this software, so easy and it integrates nicely with TOS and MAGIC.
by Atari030
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ScreenBlaster II and III differences?
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: ScreenBlaster II and III differences?

Without hardware? I think mine is English, I will have a look when I get home.
by Atari030
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ScreenBlaster II and III differences?
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: ScreenBlaster II and III differences?

I don't think there are any. I have SBII and use SBIII software and I think the only difference is the software version. Could be wrong though....
by Atari030
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Red Screen (of death)
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Red Screen (of death)

Back when I was working retail I gutted a ton of VGA cards and the like for PC's, cache RAM all that stuff. Luckily I have enough to replace all in this one. I tried the piggy back, no luck. Either Freddie is shot or more than one RAM chip. My money is on RAM being the biggest red screen contributor.
by Atari030
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Red Screen (of death)
Replies: 4
Views: 1385

Re: Red Screen (of death)

I am working on a 130xe with the same fault now. I have socketed everything bar the RAM and freddie so far. I plan to get a syscheck cart from atariage rather than desolder all the ram and guess. The syscheck cart looks like a good option as long as you have the external bus. Not all 64k xe's do.
by Atari030
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: James Pond - Millennium Interactive
Replies: 28
Views: 4192

Re: James Pond - Millennium Interactive

Both were great, pockets was just pure playable eye candy.
by Atari030
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Atari Box gets official name...
Replies: 11
Views: 2263

Re: Atari Box gets official name...

Let them build it, if it is any good, great, if it isn't we haven't lost anything. I'm not sure why all the negative comments before we even see it. I can wait.
by Atari030
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sony Optical MO Disk Drive on Atari
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Sony Optical MO Disk Drive on Atari

Competition to ZIP drives etc, etc. From what I remember they were supposed to be pretty fast, comparatively. It should work like any other SCSI removable disk medium.
by Atari030
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: James Pond - Millennium Interactive
Replies: 28
Views: 4192

Re: James Pond - Millennium Interactive

Would have been nice to see JPII written for the STE. JP was OK, but never grabbed me like Gods or Magicboy.
by Atari030
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari Mega ST 4 disk or boot problem
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Atari Mega ST 4 disk or boot problem

Megas use a higher rated PSU than an ST, external PSU's use their own supply, unless you run it off the keyboard. So my bet would be PSU. The 4700 cap is easily replaced and worth doing too.
by Atari030
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: Bird to be alive demo
Replies: 6
Views: 3385

Re: Bird to be alive demo

Just cranked it out on my stock Falcon. Nice work.
by Atari030
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520 STM - video
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: 520 STM - video

I just got mt Mega2 up and running, but the PSU went poof. Luckily I had some PSU's for external CDRoms floating around. Hotwire it and away it wet. I got desktop. Cost me a few new caps. But RAM it was. Now for the PSU.
by Atari030
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520 STM - video
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: 520 STM - video

Good to know I'm on the right track. :-) I buzzed out the RAM on me Mega4 and all good, so it looks like a case of faulty chip. Mega4 has 32 1mbx1. This might take a while. I tried piggybacking too. I'm half tempted to get a marpet board and disable the onboard RAM. I have to go get spares today to ...
by Atari030
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520 STM - video
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: 520 STM - video

From the looks of it, RAM. I have progressed to a black screen with white boarders toying with it. Unfortunately, with a Mega 4 that is a ton of RAM. What board revision are you running?
by Atari030
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520 STM - video
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: 520 STM - video

I'd be interested to see if anyone has come across this one too. I have a Mega4 doing near the exact same thing.

I'll let you know if I work it out.
by Atari030
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Tape drives for atari 800
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Tape drives for atari 800

I don't know why, but this thread feels like 1981. What are you doing with it?

Here is an option for you;

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/270145-diy-sio2usb/

A ready made one is here;

https://www.lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=108
by Atari030
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch
Replies: 166
Views: 28059

Re: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch

That is a widescreen resolution. Is the Falcon giving you res info or the monitor?
by Atari030
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Tape drives for atari 800
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Tape drives for atari 800

It is cheaper than a XF551, any day of the week. :D SIO2USB would be a better well.option. I tink it can emulate tape loading, but I haven't tried. Disk emulation works really well.
by Atari030
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Tape drives for atari 800
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Tape drives for atari 800

No. There is no way to hook into the SIO port, that I know of. If you could mod it, it would end up being more expensive than a $29 1010.
by Atari030
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Tape drives for atari 800
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: Tape drives for atari 800

XC12 or 1010 will work, there are very few after market ones that I am aware of and ebay should yield the 1010 or 410 pretty cheap, I would imagine.

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