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by ctirad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 14091

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

If I had to choose between the Vampire and Firebee I would choose the Vampire. It's a simpler and more flexible design without the limitations of the Firebee. I wouldn't even compare these devices. The Firebee is still more or less a "real thing" with its physical CPU, custom TOS and atar...
by ctirad
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 14091

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

And I don't get another thing. There is a FireBee project which is 100% open project so any one can change/add FPGA firmware or software, change software, (add MiST to the FireBee FPGA for TS compatibility, ...) but almost nobody of the developers care about that.


Excatly.
by ctirad
Thu May 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Had an Amiga first, then bought an ST later??
Replies: 20
Views: 3367

Re: Had an Amiga first, then bought an ST later??

I had and Amiga 500(+) a cople of years, then shortly A1200 and CD32, then switched to Falcon. Does it count?
by ctirad
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Sold! Falcon030 Motherboard, 99% working...
Replies: 25
Views: 4498

Re: FS: Falcon030 Motherboard, 99% working...

Well, my offer is 400€ total with the shipping to Prague, EU included.
by ctirad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Boot "Manager" insaneBOOT
Replies: 20
Views: 7247

Re: New Boot "Manager" insaneBOOT

In fact insaneBOOT does not write anything to your HDD/CF! Classic boot managers always reorder the auto folder on each config change which means write cycles. As I'm fully working with CF-cards in my Falcon I try to minimize those. Why? Do you plan to reboot 1000x per day for next 100 of years? ;)
by ctirad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Change font size for high resolution desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Re: Change font size for high resolution desktop

The NVDI can be used together with the fvdi driver. One just need to disable its screen drivers and use it only as GDOS. However, I'd like to avoid using NVDI if possible, because it is still commercial software. I tried to experiment with a font definitions in the fvdi.sys before, but no luck so far.
by ctirad
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Change font size for high resolution desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Change font size for high resolution desktop

I'd like to use large fonts on my 1920x1200 Aranym desktop. What do I need to set up? I'm currently using MINT + FVDI + MYAES + Terradesk.
by ctirad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Magnum ST
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: WTB: Magnum ST

Yes, I've worked on it on and off for a while. Point is to make a MegaBus version and shrunk as much as possible with SMD components. Good. I'm actually doing something similar, based on the XIlinx CPLD, but with added IDE, switchable TOS (2.6/Emutos), and flash rom possibility. I also routed all c...
by ctirad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Magnum ST
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: WTB: Magnum ST

So you are working on a Magnum ST clone, Josh? Do you plan to add some enhancements?
by ctirad
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8

I see no any sign of damage on the photos. Theere are just some solder flux residue on the pads you circled down. The board is most probably OK and the problem is elsewhere. Most probabaly in the software setup.
by ctirad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8

Could you post a high res photos of the both sides of the Analog8 board?
by ctirad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: new Nova drivers
Replies: 145
Views: 64241

Re: new Nova drivers

I'm not sure if I'm in the correct thread, so just FYI. Tested the idek Panther/2 driver with the MegaST + Panther/2 + Mach64 and it works :) I only had to replace bundled menu.prg (illegal instruction) by menu_e.prg.
by ctirad
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Forget it man, I have optimized the s*t out of a bitbanging driver for a linux STB running @33MHz and was able to achieve a mere 20-ish kbytes/s. I'm quite sure, the speed of the Thomson interface is like 55kB/s and its an 8bit machine. It can even play video. Pretty impressive for a device without...
by ctirad
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

But why bitbang, if there is this fast DMA-capable interface? Because it can be done? ;) Anyway, DSP port connected mass storage would effectively break any software, that use the DSP and Falcon audio subystem. The STE can't really use hard disks anyway, or you can use the Ultrasatan (satandisk) ea...
by ctirad
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Interesting. That reminds me a simple SD card interface for the 8bit Thomson, that plugs to the joystick port. Perhaps an enhanced joy ports on the F030/STE could be bitbanged fast enough to emulate SPI as well?
by ctirad
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay
Replies: 107
Views: 36807

Re: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay

Ah, switching from 4MB RAM to 1MB did the trick :)
by ctirad
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay
Replies: 107
Views: 36807

Re: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay

Looks great! But, what TOS and setup to use under hatari? I was able to run the first version, but the 0.2 shows just the black screen. Tried TOS1.62 UK, 1.62CZ and 2.6.

BTW, do you plan to add support for the MIDI input and Hi resolution?
by ctirad
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SDRAM memory expansion in Atari 1040STF
Replies: 13
Views: 2656

Re: SDRAM memory expansion in Atari 1040STF

Great! :cheers:
by ctirad
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon DSP mp2 replay frequency
Replies: 16
Views: 7443

Re: Falcon DSP mp2 replay frequency

fenarinarsa wrote:Since the Falcon seems to use only 15625Hz in RGB, I guess it cannot generates standard 15kHz NTSC without help of an external sync.


Jus note, there are a slight hardware differences aoround the main 32MHz oscillator between PAL and NTCS Falcon boards.
by ctirad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Nova Adapter ...
Replies: 32
Views: 8040

Re: Falcon Nova Adapter ...

Rustynutt wrote:Think the Magnum card uses a different address.


NOVA Falcon + Magnum works, so you can have 8MB RAM total (or perhaps even 10MB?). Same thing for the Blow-UP FX alt RAM.
NOVA allways eats 4MB of the address space normally used by ST-RAM, regardless the physical VRAM size available on the card.
by ctirad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon's 16bit bus myth - 32bit vs 16bit war
Replies: 62
Views: 15697

Re: Falcon's 16bit bus myth - 32bit vs 16bit war

No, that is impossible. While the the both cards would be interconnected by the same 16bit expansion bus, there is no way how they could run on any higher speed.
by ctirad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Phantom accelerator (by Phanatic).
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Phantom accelerator (by Phanatic).

This looks like a proper schematics of my updated clock-patch.
by ctirad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD capable of 100 Hz?
Replies: 12
Views: 1491

Re: LCD capable of 100 Hz?

You wouldn't be the first to suggest that. :) I know, we have been arguing about it several times ;) I even have something like ~8 years old code which does that universally for "every' demo. Was it even released? I'm definitely interested in such code. - many (mostly RGB) demos hook on VBL, i...
by ctirad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Phantom accelerator (by Phanatic).
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Re: Phantom accelerator (by Phanatic).

As micro said. The device is extremely simple. One 50Mhz crystal oscillator, 74F00 for 50/32Mhz switching and one 74F04 as a clock output buffre and 32Mhz to 500Hz clock divider on the main device and 74F04 + SN7404N on the clock patch. However, the installation required some skills. Unfortunately, ...
by ctirad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD capable of 100 Hz?
Replies: 12
Views: 1491

Re: LCD capable of 100 Hz?

What about to patch the VGA100Hz (and PAL) demos to output regular VGA timings? As a side effect it will make them BUS accelerator compatible.

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