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by siriushardware
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari unusable with trackpad in fullscreen mode (Hatari v2.0.0 and SDL 2 on Linux)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

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

To definitely resolve whether this is an SDL problem or a Hatari problem, try installing SCUMMVM and a compatible game such as 'Beneath A Steel Sky' or 'Flight Of The Amazon Queen' - both available in the repos of most distros. In fact I think if you install either of those games they will install S...
by siriushardware
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: External hard drive issue with ST (can't write to drive after power down)
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: External hard drive issue with ST (can't write to drive after power down)

Many years ago I started to have issues with the original Sony SCSI drive fitted in my 'Power Computing 900' HDD, which was powered by an unbadged Amiga power supply supplied with the drive. Since it seemed like a drive problem I replaced the drive with a more modern one and that worked for a while ...
by siriushardware
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari and external SCSI
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Atari and external SCSI

clh333, for what it is worth I think it is OK (and desirable) to continue all discussion about one particular narrow issue into one thread, even if the thread has been dormant for quite a while. If the old information is still directly relevant and useful then what's the problem? I would rather find...
by siriushardware
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Thanks mrbombermillzy, I have also noticed that the SSI title 'Demon's Winter' was available for the ST, but, although it is an RPG it's unclear from the wikipedia page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon%27s_Winter ..whether it is a D&D / AD&D derived game or not. I don't see the D&...
by siriushardware
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Is Speedball 1 better than Speedball 2?

No, I think both games were great but Speedball 2 has logical and worthwhile extra features compared to the original.

I would also say the same about Xenon 1 and 2, another duo of titles from the Bitmaps.
by siriushardware
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Thanks Smonson, I'll look around for Hillsfar. Anyone know of any others? Edit: I've just been on a journey around the internet, and with the strange exception of Hillsfar, that whole series of SSI and Westwood licensed D&D games only seems to have been available for the Amiga (And other platfor...
by siriushardware
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari and external SCSI
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Atari and external SCSI

I don't see a 5V regulator on that PCB, so: If you have a meter, measure for a short between the + pin on the power connector and (as seen in your picture) the upper left pin (pin 20) on the 74HCT245 IC next to it. There should also be a short between the - pin on the power connector and the lower r...
by siriushardware
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

(Originally posted in the wrong section...) Like a lot of people from my generation I was heavily involved, for some years, in playing the actual Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop / paper and pencil) game. Now remembered as nerdy in the extreme, it was actually a great experience with a good, imaginati...
by siriushardware
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TOS: Now and When
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: TOS: Now and When

Does somebody know any other programs that requires TOS v1.00, or is there already a list of them? My original disc copy of 'Arkanoid' which came with my STFM (with TOS1.0) does not run on later TOSes because it reads the mouse X position directly from the system memory location where TOS keeps it....
by siriushardware
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitor for Atari520ST
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Monitor for Atari520ST

The model is stated to be 520ST (No 'M' in the model number) so I assumed that this was a model which does not have RF or composite video out, hence the advice to obtain a SCART cable. My own STFM (with an integral floppy drive and modulator) actually has the letters 'FM', very small, on the model n...
by siriushardware
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monitor for Atari520ST
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Monitor for Atari520ST

melongrower, we can't see where you are in the world but if you have a TV which has a SCART connector on the back you can buy a cable which goes from the 13-pin monitor socket on the rear of the machine to the SCART socket on the TV. Search online for 'Atari ST SCART Cable'. That will allow you to u...
by siriushardware
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: Bank switching in Cubase 2?
Replies: 15
Views: 10113

Re: Bank switching in Cubase 2?

Silly question, but do you have things like program change, control change and System Exclusive enabled both in the Keyboard MIDI settings and in Cubase? It is quite normal for System Exclusive to default to DISABLED on synths and keyboards, so that may be why your Casio is not responding to an othe...
by siriushardware
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TOS: Now and When
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: TOS: Now and When

To keep the machine looking neat I would suggest you keep to a six-chip set and just replace the existing 6-ROM TOS1.0 with TOS 1.04 in 6 * 27C256, as you suggest. My original STFM is running with exactly that upgrade. If you plan on using any sort of HDD solution or substitute that's the best reaso...
by siriushardware
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: UltraSatan Second SD Card to transfer data between PC and Atari STE
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: UltraSatan Second SD Card to transfer data between PC and Atari STE

The card supplied with the UltraSatan uses the ICD PRO drivers which only handle / understand the native Atari HDD format, so there is no facility on your present setup which will allow it to read or write to a second, DOS formatted card. As wongck said, you need to use some other driver to gain the...
by siriushardware
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: [Hardware Dev]How make FX sounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: [Hardware Dev]How make FX sounds?

The YM doesn't have native commands for doing that sort of thing, so your Arduino has to send sound modifications to the YM channel playing the sound while the sound is playing. To add vibrato or pitch bend, your sketch will have to change the fine pitch of the YM channel playing the note in real ti...
by siriushardware
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: The Music Studio - Activision
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: The Music Studio - Activision

From what I remember, The Music Studio unfortunately does not offer the facility to output a MIDI sync packet/message. There are some other items of software which can play Music Studio .SNG files which probably can output a MIDI sync stream such as "MIDI Music Maker", a handy bit of share...
by siriushardware
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari 520STFM - L51 Inductor
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Atari 520STFM - L51 Inductor

If L51 is glowing, just fitting another L51 will only damage the new L51. Your actual problem is a short-circuit on the 5V supply rails beyond L51. On the circuit diagrams I have, L51 is shown upper left on sheet 5 of 5 - it is an inline filter on the +5V supply rail. The only thing which could caus...
by siriushardware
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE - hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: STE - hard drive

As the owner of a Lotharek-built Ultrasatan and STe I can say that they work well together, but my STe has (and has always had) the '001' DMA like JG53_Jaguar's does. I can recall at least one thread where someone with an UltraSatan, STe and non- '001' DMA tried every reasonable thing before fixing ...
by siriushardware
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!
Replies: 75
Views: 6832

Re: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!

Well done on finding that faulty filter. I have to admit that's a long way from being the first thing I would have thought about, but your persistence has paid off. At least you don't have to replace the Optocoupler after all. Are they to prevent voltage spikes from coming in and destroying the othe...
by siriushardware
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!
Replies: 75
Views: 6832

Re: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!

The schematic gives it away: These are not simple inductors. True, although the fact that the drawing represents them as normal inductors is misleading. But yes, I've only just noticed the words 'T Filters' near those components. In the light of that clarification from Czietz, it is actually possib...
by siriushardware
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!
Replies: 75
Views: 6832

Re: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!

Just check one thing: With -nothing- connected to the MIDI IN port on the computer, do you still have your measured short from MIDI IN pin 5 to 0V on the MSTe? I just want to be sure that the short you are measuring is not actually down the connected MIDI cable, through the equipment at the other en...
by siriushardware
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!
Replies: 75
Views: 6832

Re: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!

The default state for the output device in the optocoupler is OFF, so that means that with the power on to the machine and no MIDI IN activity you should measure a steady HIGH state (5V) on pin 4 of U302. If you then connect a midi source and generate a blizzard of MIDI activity (rolling the pitch b...
by siriushardware
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!
Replies: 75
Views: 6832

Re: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!

I share your preference for 'proper' desoldering tools - I use an electrically assisted one (one with an electric pump which applies constant suction through the hollow tip) myself, although they are usually a bit more expensive than your handy 10 Euro tool. Since I work in electronics repair there ...
by siriushardware
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!
Replies: 75
Views: 6832

Re: MegaSTe hardware problems -help locate it please!

Since you've replaced the 7406 (which was one possible avenue of enquiry) and you still don't get consistent behaviour maybe now is the time to either substitute the power supply (perhaps with an appropriately wired ATX PSU) or recap your existing PSU. If you do use an ATX unit be extra careful not ...
by siriushardware
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Most catchy st tune ever
Replies: 74
Views: 26234

Re: Most catchy st tune ever

Sorry, I can't pick one. Mad Max was my first Atari ST chiptune hero, but later joined by the likes of Tao, Cerror and 505, and too many others to mention. Just like to say a quick thank you Atari tunesmiths everywhere for what they did / what they do. It's appreciated.

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