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by EmpireAndrew
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: eBay deal gone bad
Replies: 30
Views: 1207

Re: eBay deal gone bad

Any item in its original packaging can be damaged by some serious event. However that packaging was not even close to reasonable. The box was made out of soft cardboard so wouldn't resist anything (should be proper stiff thick cardboard) and a few bits of scrunched up newspaper is not packaging mate...
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 1134

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

This is why I'm against advising every owner to replace the caps in their machines that are showing no problems. While there's nothing wrong with swapping them out in concept, a lot of people are not good with soldering and risk damaging their pride and joy. What's easy for one person is not easy fo...
by EmpireAndrew
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: The Atari ST (and others) and the Creative People
Replies: 66
Views: 2425

Re: The Atari ST (and others) and the Creative People

I bought volume 1 which as with most Kickstarters was very late. Or at least felt like it was. For the price paid for such a low print run book I was amazed at the physical quality, the printing, the page layout, the binding etc. A very high quality item that again, given the print run and price, wa...
by EmpireAndrew
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Guess whats cooking today #1
Replies: 11
Views: 673

Re: Guess whats cooking today #1

I look forward to this!
by EmpireAndrew
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RETRO-BRITE...Best Process So Far
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: RETRO-BRITE...Best Process So Far

I use this which says 35% on it (my bad I thought it was 40%) and I dilute it 10:1 and it seems to work as well as the 3.5% stuff I had bought previously so it's probably 35%:

http://amzn.to/2xv6G2g
by EmpireAndrew
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RETRO-BRITE...Best Process So Far
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: RETRO-BRITE...Best Process So Far

Although more expensive, I found the safest method is to immerse the whole machine in hydrogen peroxide. I buy 1 gallon of 40% concentrate for $40 and mix it 8:1 with water ending up with 5% solution. It never dries out this way hence safe, and takes about a day or two of slightly cloudy days (I fin...
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: some items from Atari STE Turbo Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Wanted: some items from Atari STE Turbo Pack

I've managed to locate the rest of the items so I've updated the original request to reflect the remaining 4 discs I'm now after!
by EmpireAndrew
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: some items from Atari STE Turbo Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Wanted: some items from Atari STE Turbo Pack

Bump!

Still looking!
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Framemeister troubles with my STE
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Framemeister troubles with my STE

I don't know about your specific issue but the Framemeister does work with the STE if you have the right cable, which needs a resistor.
See this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=30275
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay
Replies: 39
Views: 3365

Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Good food is French or Italian, the rest is to feed only. Personally I think real Chinese food kick everyone's butt. But then I consider French food to be nice but way overrated and fussy and hence prefer Italian. And a lot of Italian dishes are based on Chinese dishes, including all pasta and pizz...
by EmpireAndrew
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT030 clone - is it possible ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2130

Re: TT030 clone - is it possible ?

Well it did if you bought a video card...
by EmpireAndrew
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT030 clone - is it possible ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2130

Re: TT030 clone - is it possible ?

Emulator on a cheap fanless Zotac Zbox is the way forward for what you want. Then you can work on stuff like higher resolutions and fixing and improving software. You'd have to do that anyway with new hardware so if you don't even get the software done it's a dead project. While I appreciate liking ...
by EmpireAndrew
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: some items from Atari STE Turbo Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Wanted: some items from Atari STE Turbo Pack

Basic, Hyperpaint II, Music Maker II and STOS disks: http://www.atarimania.com/st/boxes/hi_res/atari_520ste_turbo_pack_atari_(uk)_d7_12.jpg http://www.atarimania.com/st/boxes/hi_res/atari_520ste_turbo_pack_atari_(uk)_d7_13.jpg http://www.atarimania.com/st/boxes/hi_res/atari_520ste_turbo_pack_atari_(...
by EmpireAndrew
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Protext (boxed with manual)
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Wanted: Protext (boxed with manual)

I'm looking for an original boxed copy of Protext, ideally as late a release as possible (6.6 or 6.5?) but a little earlier considered if cheap enough.
I'm in USA but obviously open to paying shipping from wherever necessary on top of the item price.
by EmpireAndrew
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Sonnet Crescendo 7200 PCI accelerator
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: Wanted - Sonnet Crescendo 7200 PCI accelerator

I never knew people put them in Amigas!
This explains why I see PowerPC accelerators going for silly money on eBay then...
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The game is on (can we make MiNT/TOS this pretty?)
Replies: 79
Views: 4886

Re: The game is on (can we make MiNT/TOS this pretty?)

Good grief...

When he arrives at work is there straw and a drinking trough outside for the horse this cowboy rode in on?
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The game is on (can we make MiNT/TOS this pretty?)
Replies: 79
Views: 4886

Re: The game is on (can we make MiNT/TOS this pretty?)

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine where we were discussing his old boss's attitude of 'you shouldn't comment your code, it should be plain enough that everyone can instantly see what it does.' Well, sure that's fine in theory... Haha! I'm curious as to the age of his old boss. Thi...
by EmpireAndrew
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Anybody remember this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: Anybody remember this?

I bought a Jaguar brand new from Game in the early 2000s.
Was cheap but not quite that cheap.
Sold it on a few years later...
by EmpireAndrew
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: How to lock/close thread ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3746

Re: How to lock/close thread ?

There are a few people on this forum that have to argue with one another and try and one-up one another because they feel they are always right. Winning an argument over the internet, whether on email or in a forum, virtually never happens. It's entirely pointless to keep a thread alive by feeling t...
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The different flavours of the STe ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: The different flavours of the STe ?

Although the Falcon top with a gaping hole for the floppy looks a bit... inelegant I'll say, it's certainly more useful in these days of dwindling floppy drive supplies...
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Processor comparisons
Replies: 131
Views: 7490

Re: Processor comparisons

That sounds realistic.
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Something positive, for change
Replies: 54
Views: 2661

Re: Something positive, for change

Idiotic or not they are not your comments to delete, it's just that Google has given you the tools to censor the speech of others, which is absolutely wrong. I strongly disagree. Its *your* youtube channel, where you are trying to get across *your* message, and grow *your* community. Other people c...
by EmpireAndrew
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Something positive, for change
Replies: 54
Views: 2661

Re: Something positive, for change

Google owns the service you post comments on (in the case of YouTube) so that makes it their site and their computer and they can delete whatever they like. If google don't care about a negative comment but the person running the channel does, they can delete it. Because it's their channel. The beau...
by EmpireAndrew
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: MINT: We don't make this easy do we?
Replies: 90
Views: 8045

Re: MINT: We don't make this easy do we?

Regarding web pages. What I hate the most is that Atari related pages and forums dont support browsers available on Atari computers. This forum is barely usable with NetSurf. It was a lot better about 2 years ago before last changes were done = probably upgraded. If we wont take care by ourself to ...
by EmpireAndrew
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: MINT: We don't make this easy do we?
Replies: 90
Views: 8045

Re: MINT: We don't make this easy do we?

The average user doesn't really know or care We can't expect the average user to understand how things work, they just know their phone battery gets sucked up along with their bandwidth allowance, and that they can't quickly check a page at subway stops as the thing takes too long to load. The soci...

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