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by Bikerbob
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: WIFI for all ataris over serial!
Replies: 134
Views: 36868

Re: WIFI for all ataris over serial!

A user of my firmware has successfully used a similar looking RS232 level converter board, albeit with a ESP-01. Depending on the type of Atari you also need an adapter 25-pin RS232 to 9-pin RS232. Mega STE.. so I am good. Cool. I think I will pick that up. I guess I could use the usb port and then...
by Bikerbob
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: WIFI for all ataris over serial!
Replies: 134
Views: 36868

Re: WIFI for all ataris over serial!

Would this pairing be pretty much complete? Just need to connect the four lines and done?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ESP8266-NodeMC ... 2602851995

James
by Bikerbob
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 585
Views: 176465

Re: New board: MonSTer

Please do more boards! I would like one for my MSTE!!

James
by Bikerbob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari on OSX PPC?
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Hatari on OSX PPC?

Was just a thought Bob, I really love this laptop .. I am using it right now to login. I think the keyboard is one of the best ever made and its small clean and works really well.. and what can I say.. I love my retro computers. I just thought it might be cool to run on this to try it .. My only Int...
by Bikerbob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QuadTOS selecting issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: QuadTOS selecting issue

Thanks for the responses fellows. I have some with windows as well. I am using a TL866c programmer, which I got because it can also do the GALs I need for several projects. I also have the trusty willem which I have used for lots of 8-bit projects but would not work with GALs.. I could use either fo...
by Bikerbob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QuadTOS selecting issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: QuadTOS selecting issue

Just to add a quick ask at the end of this thread because it is related. I was trying to get a good deal on some 27c4001 chips and was not completely paying attention and I bought some OTP versions of the chip. One time programming.. they have no UV window and cannot be erased once programmed. This ...
by Bikerbob
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari on OSX PPC?
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Hatari on OSX PPC?

I was not able to get 2.2.1 to run on my G4 1.2ghz laptop.

What is the last binary that does? Would assume this machine would be able to run it pretty well.

James
by Bikerbob
Thu May 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari 1.8, Windows, how to change drive letter in file selector
Replies: 20
Views: 5989

Re: Hatari 1.8, Windows, how to change drive letter in file selector

Fantastic! I will do this! Thanks guys! This makes life much easier.. I can create links down to where my USB drives would normally be.. and if its pluged in the link will work! :)

James
by Bikerbob
Wed May 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari 1.8, Windows, how to change drive letter in file selector
Replies: 20
Views: 5989

Re: Hatari 1.8, Windows, how to change drive letter in file selector

Did this ever get updated?? Really?? I would do it, but I dont know how. Thats crazy.. I am now starting to use Hatari as a testing platform for my setup on my real machine. I have a cosmos and I use USB drives.. so all my programs are on a USB drive.. Hatari is on my drive F: on the PC and I wanted...
by Bikerbob
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

I tried you method Tzok, it did not work for me. changing the jumper on the FDD did nothing. Sorry I followed your post and it did not work for me on my Mega STE. you say if one drive is internal.. then pin 6 should always be grounded. SO you are says W401 - AS LONG AS THERE IS AN INTERNAL DRIVE.. s...
by Bikerbob
Tue May 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

Thanks for the attempt scsilord, but that diagram confuses me a bit more.. lol The internal floppy gets both D0sel and D1sel to pins 10 and 12 respectively ALWAYS. W401 and W402 as stated before, only control the external port. The 14pin external port Pin 5 and Pin 6 seem to be the D0sel and the D1s...
by Bikerbob
Tue May 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

Disassembled the floppy ..blew through it and we are working again. I have the external drive working as drive A with w401 and w402 pins 1-2 connected and also internal drive ID set to 1....but the internal is receiving all the same signals and I can see the heads move etc. So all I am doing is send...
by Bikerbob
Tue May 07, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

Well, on my Mega STE, I have got the external Gotek working.. but in order to do it I had to kill the power to the internal drive. If I leave the drive on, and have it set to Drive 2 it still operates.. drive 1 the external also operates.. and the real floppy drive head will move and I am thinking t...
by Bikerbob
Mon May 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

Not tried it on an STF. Cant help with that. But I thought of cutting the power as well. because if I route the jumpers one way or the other both are on.. if I turn off the internal.. then the external just works as A.

James
by Bikerbob
Sat May 04, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

OH well.. looks like I pooched the drive somehow.. not sure how.. guess when its that old.. connecting and disconnecting can hurt.. Now the drive only works intermittend

:(
by Bikerbob
Fri May 03, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

ok, so next chance I get.. I will wire in the drives D0 and D1 jumpers into my switch and try again.. fingers crossed.

James
by Bikerbob
Fri May 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

yeah.. thanks Tzok, just spent some time reading the schematic. On the Mega STE.. the way I read the schematic there is no way to disable DS0. and no ST as far as I am aware can have two external drives as there is no daisy chain on the FDD circuit. The internal drive gets both D0 and D1, I assume t...
by Bikerbob
Fri May 03, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

Not arguing with you DoG, but what is the point of the jumpers then? In effect only 401 is needed.. I have now done tests.. that W402 is pointless because like you say its fixed.. SO.. why did they bother with the jumpers? So I think I can do the same switch.. I now just need to go from 14,15,16 on ...
by Bikerbob
Fri May 03, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks

anyone take a look at this for me please?

With 401 and 402 in the 2-3 position everything works.. Internal as A external as be.. in 1-2 position for both I would have thought it would reverse.. but now I get it trying to access both drives.. what am I missing??

James
by Bikerbob
Thu May 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: UltraSatan - System Clock Set
Replies: 84
Views: 11656

Re: UltraSatan - System Clock Set

Just as a test John, have you removed the battery and used it without it there? Does the clock reset each time you cycle on the machine?

Let the machine run for 30min.. turn it off and see does it go back to the same start time.. at least you then know the machine is getting the time from it.

James
by Bikerbob
Wed May 01, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PAK68/3 and FRAK/2 schematic
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Re: PAK68/3 and FRAK/2 schematic

I would do a PAK and a FRAK for my megaSTE if I can get gerber or PCBs.. or better yet I would guy if it was produced and sold. Put me on any list.

OH crap, just figured out this is also just for a DIL pkg not a PLL right?

James
by Bikerbob
Wed May 01, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!
Replies: 63
Views: 19200

Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

Hey I call at least once a week.. do I get a chance each time I call???

James
by Bikerbob
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Magnum ST
Replies: 13
Views: 1781

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 Bikerbob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM upgrade for a Mega STe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Re: RAM upgrade for a Mega STe?

I am going to assume software is not at the point where you show it a schematic and it figures it out for you???

Atari-home.de? damm.. really need to learn to read german to enjoy this hobby.. KILLN me!!


James
by Bikerbob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM upgrade for a Mega STe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1449

Re: RAM upgrade for a Mega STe?

czietz wrote:Afaik there was a Magnum STE which used a PLCC plug so you could insert it directly into the CPU socket of an STE/Mega STE.


czietz I found the files, but I dont know enough how to get boards done.. are mach XL files for board creation?

James

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