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by IngoQ
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver

And I can confirm: HDD partitioning and the driver works perfectly under Steem now :)

Thank you for your great support!
by IngoQ
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver

Only idea what comes to mind is that it is fault of Steem SSE. I never had such problems with Steem 3.2 + Pasti. And I guess that in Steem SSE+Pasti combination it would work OK too. So, pls. try with Pasti using it's hard disk options. I tried with Pasti, same result. In addition I mounted the ide...
by IngoQ
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver

UltraSatan driver uses ICD ACSI command extensions, and that's not emulated in Steem, not in Pasti too. Latest Hatari versions emulate it. For Steem you need basic ACSI driver. And you will be able to use it with images of your SD cards, where UltraSatan driver is installed - just will need to inst...
by IngoQ
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Steem
Topic: Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Steem 3.9.1 + PP HDD-Driver

Hiya, I am trying to set up a emulated replica of my physical 1040 STE which is using a UltraSatan and PPs HDD-Driver. I went to set up an HDD-Image in Steem, but as soon as I tried to use PPs partitioning tool (V 1.3) on it, it failed. The tool recognized the device (it showed a device name) but wa...
by IngoQ
Sun May 28, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

I'd say both is required. Of course you're right, I also believe external GPU and VRAM will be the way to go. Let's not forget that 1024x768x8bp equals 768k RAM. Double for high colour, tripple for true colour. But if you want backwards compatibility as well, and be it only not to swap displays all ...
by IngoQ
Sat May 27, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Isn't easier to find another STE with socketed CPU? Just a thought... Of course. But who want's easy? ;) I like my STE, besides of the socket issue it's in perfect condition. No yellowing (or greening in this special case), quite clean and must have been rarely used. I'd say nearly mint condition, ...
by IngoQ
Sat May 27, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS
Replies: 199
Views: 25250

Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Maeke wrote:Tos 1.64? never heard of this one, did you mean tos 1.62? Btw it seems your board is from week 11 year 1992 and i confirm, integrated blitter.


Yep, 1.64 was a typo.
by IngoQ
Sat May 27, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

The Mega STE and Atari TT stuff is all about the Nova VME Bus Adapter that is only MSTE/TT ... The VOFA with Nova or NVDI ET4000/NVDI5 can work in a STE. Ah, I see, so the VOFA (MegaBus) and the Nova (VME) need different drivers? So one driver family per bus, splitting up in drivers for each graphi...
by IngoQ
Sat May 27, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS
Replies: 199
Views: 25250

Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

I am betting mine is an older revision, since it came with TOS 1.60. I haven't checjed the cpu for a socket or not yet. Though probably next 'upgrade' to it will be the capacitors. Mine came with TOS 1.64, and as far as I can tell, no external Blitter. CPU is not socketed, and the DMA is a -001 ver...
by IngoQ
Fri May 26, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS
Replies: 199
Views: 25250

Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

"made in china", like my 3d printer? Like in "obviously not what I thought" ;) So i'm really sorry, but those with a soldered plcc cpu can't have a totally solderless solution to install the booster. And for those where it's not a plcc one......... (not that i'm saying i think i...
by IngoQ
Fri May 26, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS
Replies: 199
Views: 25250

Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Maeke wrote:Wouldn't work, the booster totally replaces the cpu, so it has to be removed.

:oops: Yes, of course not ...

... that feeling, when you discovered the holy grail and someone finds the "made in china" stamp ;)
by IngoQ
Fri May 26, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

As said ... Panther/2 doesn't work in STE/MSTE machines - the adressdecoder gets detected incorrectly. My mistake, thanks :) Additional problem I'm currently facing: The Mach32/Mach64 drivers are only available as 030 versions (for using the Panther/2 alongside a PAK68/3) And what about these? http...
by IngoQ
Fri May 26, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS
Replies: 199
Views: 25250

Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

Just as a side-note: If you have a STE with no CPU socket, Shockwav3 pointed out in another thread ( http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=31713&p=319172#p319055 ) that you could plug a PLCC socket on top of it. If you'd use something like this: plcc68.png I guess it would be possi...
by IngoQ
Fri May 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Thank you all for your input :) So to sum things up: ⋅  The only currently available solution for higher resolutions and/or bitdepths would be using an ISA graphics adapter via an ISA-bridge. ⋅  ISA bridges are probably available in form of the VOFA-adapter (see here: http://www....
by IngoQ
Fri May 26, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Is the CPU in a PLCC or QFP package? If it's the first you could still go with a plugable solution ("just" plug a PLCC socket on top - which would still suck but would be your only solution [as seen on some Amiga 600 speeder cards]) if it's QFP you're ultimately out of luck ... 68 QFP pad...
by IngoQ
Wed May 24, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Those plugin solutions are crap (sorry alanh) ... I have one by GEsoft and it's been the source for a lot of frustration. Best solution would be to remove the original socket, and solder something like this in place: http://i.imgur.com/rMpIAf1.jpg (untested, never produced) Believe me, Exxos STE Bo...
by IngoQ
Wed May 24, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

A STE 68k bus adapter already exists and has been built buy Alanh (originally a memory expansion board). It's a daughter board which plugs on the square 68K of the STE, move the 68K Processor and gives a mega bus. I used one to adapt a H&N multiboard on my STE. See topic : http://www.atari-foru...
by IngoQ
Wed May 24, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS
Replies: 199
Views: 25250

Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

I don't know if you've already answered this question but is the new board planned to have a PLCC "through" socket so as to allow boards like the IDE-doubler (mentioned above) to be stacked on top of it? I was thinking the same thing... in addition, would it be an option to include someth...
by IngoQ
Tue May 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

This sounds intriguing, but I suspect, as soon as I put Exxos' STE Booster on top of it, my little house of cards will collapse, right? Of course, when I come to think about it.... wouldn't that be exactly the same as having a booster in a Mega ST and using a ET4000? Does anyone have experience wit...
by IngoQ
Tue May 23, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

frank.lukas wrote:There is the Speed at 256 Colors with an ST/STE ...


Okay, this is remarkable... although the ET4000 is not accelerated, and because of the external VRAM the blitter is in fact useless, you get results this good? Wow...
by IngoQ
Tue May 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

So, if I get this right it would mean: ⋅  You can easily replicate the MegaBus since it is only the CPU bus on a connector ⋅  afterwards you would connect a MegaBus/ISA Bridge like the Vofa ⋅  or you would use a Panther/2 which basically is both of the above ⋅ ...
by IngoQ
Tue May 23, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wrsonline.de%2Fpanther2.html&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Interesting, so it seems at least to be possible. I found no documentation, but judging by the pictures it would plug in the CPUs...
by IngoQ
Tue May 23, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Higher res on some Atari ST(E) is huge overkill for architecture of machine. Because it is made for then actual RAM speeds, for specific timed bus. Yes, I know. What I hoped to find was something that either replaces the builtin shifter (like for example VBXE does for the 8Bit-Ataris) or an indepen...
by IngoQ
Tue May 23, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 61
Views: 5449

Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Hi there, as the subjet says: I'm looking for any currently available solution for higher resolutions in an STE. It could be internal or external and use current or old (but still available) components. I've read a lot about ET4000 based expansions, but everything I've found so far required the pres...
by IngoQ
Tue May 23, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS
Replies: 199
Views: 25250

Re: STE BOOSTER V1 32MHZ & FAST-TOS

I need to look into it more. Its not high up on my to do list. No of course not. But since there is appearantly no other solution for higher resolutions in an STE, I can at least have some hope ;) Or IS there another solution? I read about Tseng ET4000 cards used in conjunction with a ISA-bridge. B...

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