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by Plymouth
Mon May 21, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Steem
Topic: Printing with Steem v 2.61
Replies: 19
Views: 9282

Re: Printing with Steem v 2.61

Woohoo! Successfully printing at last! :D

alexh gave the final tip that solved the problem! (Changing file mode bits) :cheers:

By the way Ant, I'm in no way insulted at being shown a picture of a parallel port :wink:
by Plymouth
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari CD ROM
Replies: 26
Views: 4197

Atari CD ROM

I've got an old CD-ROM from the FaST club, but my Linux based PC doesn't recognize the format.

Does anyone know what format was used on ST CD-ROMs?
by Plymouth
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST Parallel Port comparison with PC Parallel Port
Replies: 2
Views: 456

ST Parallel Port comparison with PC Parallel Port

The literature that came with the ST claimed that the printer port was an industry standard port. However, the way Atari implemented it was almost but not quite standard! This means that I can't get Signum to print from an emulated ST running on my Linux PC. Can anyone shed light on exactly how the ...
by Plymouth
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Emulator File Backups go bad!
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Emulator File Backups go bad!

Problem solved! :D

The write permissions had been changed. Changing them back was quick and easy...

I'm just curious as to why the file permissions changed in the first place...
by Plymouth
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Emulator File Backups go bad!
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Emulator File Backups go bad!

I've been rearranging my harddisk, and so made backups of important files to CD However, I note that upon reinstallation of the STeem emulator files, said files are no longer runnable! All the data files related to the ST are fine. By going back to the STeem website and collecting new copies, I can ...
by Plymouth
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SH205 Upgrade Query
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: SH205 Upgrade Query

Agreed, there are indeed plenty of better hard drives available now. However, thanks to Atari's decision to use a weird sub-version of the SCSII interface :evil: , I am having difficulties finding a drive that will work with the ST...
by Plymouth
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SH205 Upgrade Query
Replies: 4
Views: 591

SH205 Upgrade Query

I've got an old (ancient?) SH205 hard disc drive

The ST hard disc interface was apparently almost but not quite industry standard :roll:

Taking a peek inside the casing, I see that actual drive is a Tandon TM262

Is it reasonable to fit a more modern drive into the casing and expect it to work?
by Plymouth
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC plugin board ST
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: PC plugin board ST

Doesn't sound like it would fit my requirements: I was hoping for hardware that included the ST's version of the parallel/printer port. Apparently, this was almost, but not quite industry standard. I've got an application that will only operate with the ST's version of the port. Does anybody know of...
by Plymouth
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC plugin board ST
Replies: 4
Views: 631

PC plugin board ST

I remember ads being placed in a small circulation subscription only magazine (I think it was called something like ST Applications), for a PC plugin board that was essentially an ST.

Does anybody have any info on this please?
by Plymouth
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Hard Drive Icons
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Hard Drive Icons

What is/was the maximum number of hard drive icons accessible on the ST desktop?

Currently I've got 10 such icons on the ST desktop representing 10 logical drives running under STeem, but I can't create another. Is this a limitation of the ST or STeem?

TIA
by Plymouth
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Replacing 720K floppy with USB port
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Replacing 720K floppy with USB port

Since it's getting increasingly difficult to find 720K floppies, and even HD floppies look like going the way of the dinosaur, I was wondering about the feasibility of replacing the ST's floppy drive with a USB port, in order to make the transfer of data between a PC and an ST quick and painless usi...
by Plymouth
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC/ST networking Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: PC/ST networking Question

Yeh, good idea about the floppies ppera. In an ideal world, that's the route I'd have taken. That solution has two flaws however: 720k floppies and ST disk drives. I don't think either are manufactured anymore, and they're becoming rarer than hens teeth! I'd rather not have to fart about with networ...
by Plymouth
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC/ST networking Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: PC/ST networking Question

My idea isn't for the ST to print over a network, as it will be connected directly to the printer. That's part of the reason for the slowness of the print output... the ST (running Signum!2) takes very exact and direct control over the print process, resulting in very high quality print output. Cons...
by Plymouth
Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC/ST networking Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: PC/ST networking Question

Thanks for the suggestion Simon, but I don't think it'll work: Ghostscript/Postscript is a page description language, which is likely to get confused by the output of Signum, which I suspect must produce its own version of Postscript in order for it to be able to output very high quality technical f...
by Plymouth
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC/ST networking Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: PC/ST networking Question

Yeh, sorry Simon, I should have been a little more forthcoming in the explaination of my difficulties,,, I'm actually running an emulated ST on a PC with a Linux OS. The emulator is STeem. The ST program I'm running on STeem is Signum!2 (probably the greatest program ever). Although I can create Sig...
by Plymouth
Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC/ST networking Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

PC/ST networking Question

I need to transfer data between my PC (running the Linux operating system, NOT the Wankows money grabbing system), and an ST, so as to enable me to print from the ST. Any advice on how to connect them please?

TIA

Tony
by Plymouth
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Signum versions 2, 3 and 4
Replies: 0
Views: 608

Signum versions 2, 3 and 4

Can anybody tell me what improvements were made on Signum!2 in versions 3 and 4?

(I find it difficult to be believe that Signum!2 could be improved!)

TIA

Tony
by Plymouth
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: need a signum file converter
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Re: need a signum file converter

Signum itself should convert the file to ascii (use the Save ASCII option under the file menu) However, if you're attempting to save a document that contains anything other than ordinary text, you're going to be sorely dissapointed, as ASCII was only designed to deal with very basic alphanumeric cha...
by Plymouth
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: All format Graphics Program
Replies: 3
Views: 3727

All format Graphics Program

Does anyone know of an ST program that enables any and all graphics to be displayed on screen, regardless of format - ie will allow the display of graphic formats not normally available on the ST?

Cheers

Tony
by Plymouth
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Scanning Software Request
Replies: 13
Views: 1680

Scanning Software Request

Does anybody know of Atari ST scanning software that will work with the Mustek 600 CP flatbed scanner please?

Cheers

Tony
by Plymouth
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ALT key + numeric keypad combination question
Replies: 1
Views: 435

ALT key + numeric keypad combination question

When I was using Signum!2 (probably the best program in the world) on the ST, I used to assign characters to the numeric keypad, and access them using the ALT + numeric key pad key (eg ALT + 1 or ALT + 5 etc). I'm now using Signum!2 on an emulated ST running on PC hardware, but cannot get the ALT + ...
by Plymouth
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Centronics/Printer port Query
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Centronics/Printer port Query

There is some slight difference between the ST centronics printer port and a PC centronics port, but I don't know the details

Would anybody be able to supply detailed info on this please?

TIA

Tony
by Plymouth
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Other BASIC
Topic: Fast BASIC Assembler
Replies: 20
Views: 8189

Fast BASIC Assembler

Hi, I've got FaST BASIC running on an emulated ST within a Linux environment I want to learn 68000 assembly language, and so want to use the in-line assembler that comes with FaST BASIC Trouble is, I've mislaid the f**king manual! :roll: Does anyone remember how to invoke the inline assembler please...
by Plymouth
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Parallel port query
Replies: 20
Views: 5070

Re: Parallel port query

I think you're right! In the "About" section "General Info" section, there is a label that just states "Steem Engine v3.2 built Oct 22 2004" But I've just noticed there's also an "X Readme" section, which states that this is an STE emulator for X... the X vers...
by Plymouth
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Parallel port query
Replies: 20
Views: 5070

Re: Parallel port query

Nope, STeem 3.2 on Debian Linux

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