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by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

Just tried with an SM124 and an STFM, and there is no way to insert the plug upside down far enough for the pins to even reach the holes. The notch effectively stops you from doing this. If you still manage to do this you have used enough brute force to deserve the damage. Maybe it can be done with ...
by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Floppy image
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Floppy image

rockyone wrote:The files are readable with STEEM, although there are read errors when copying on sectors 80 to 83 ,..


Many disk drives, especially "new" ones will have problems past track 79. It's a quite common problem on ST's too.
by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?

No, Atari TOS has never been ported to x86.
by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

As I have said before, and as you mentioned yourself, Atarieterno, it is incredibly easy to plug the 13-way monitor plug into the monitor socket on the ST upside down by mistake. I can't see how this is possible without using a lot of force. The monitor plug has a notch that prevents this, like all...
by joska
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

Get the schematic and check where the signal path splits into one for the RF and one for the DIN. Composite video is generated by the RF-modulator. There are no components between the modulator and pin 2 on the monitor socket. So possibly a problem with the RF modulator, or maybe the video cable. A...
by joska
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon IDE to CF
Replies: 34
Views: 2604

Re: Atari Falcon IDE to CF

A shifted block zeros filled in the front, missing the last part. 2 or 3 blocks (20-100byte ?) in a large file.(i think 100/200mb) Not swaped just moved 1 or 2 bytes furter. Yes, it does sound like your Falcon does not like this CF-card much. You could do the same tests with a real IDE-device if yo...
by joska
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon IDE to CF
Replies: 34
Views: 2604

Re: Atari Falcon IDE to CF

I had a cf that i thought worked, but sometimes parts of the file where shifted 1or 2 bytes away. Exactly how is "parts of the file shifted 1 or 2 bytes"? Are there missing bytes, duplicate bytes, swapped words? Which file is correct compared to the original? And which harddisk-driver are...
by joska
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Floppy image
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Floppy image

See here: http://8bitchip.info/atari/floimgd.php

I have never tested this myself as I don't use Windows, but this should work if the PC has a real floppy controller. USB floppydrives won't work.
by joska
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Cheap, relative fast, accessible interface without hacking the case apart. Good point. Such a device would probably not be very usable as a primary mass storage device, but well suited for data exchange. So yeah, any better way to copy files i'm not aware of? PARCP-USB is a very good choice IMO. I'...
by joska
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

and just need a FAT interface to be included. For skeleton I think the hxc_sdcp source could be used, it already have some browser-like feature, and a FAT32 library, and available here: http://onorisoft.free.fr/retro.htm?atari/falcon.htm You don't need that, TOS already understands FAT (FAT16, MiNT...
by joska
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: What does Atari do better than Amiga?
Replies: 18
Views: 1864

Re: What does Atari do better than Amiga?

So I've been wondering what in the Atari would be good to upgrade the Amiga with. Hardware-wise the Amiga is pretty much superior to the ST. However, there is one really, really annoying thing with the Amiga - the processor status pins are not connected so the Amiga chipset has no way to determine ...
by joska
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe

The ST does have a few different "chipsets" that mostly get along just fine, so my guess is that they assumed it wouldn't be a problem on STE. Exactly. The ST DMA chip is not "broken" or "bad" in itself, it's just the wrong chip in the STE design. The CMOS CPU swap wor...
by joska
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe

Could there be a chance in some situations that extra current draw from the 2 extra SIMMs is enough to push things over a tolerance threshold and cause problems or is it negligible? I don't know. But IIRC the STE RAM is not connected directly to the bus but via the Shifter and MMU, so I wouldn't ex...
by joska
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe

My original March 1990 520 STe is 100% reliable with the Ultrsatan, "bad" DMA chip and all. The original issue was mentioned as being 1040 STe specific IIRC. Correct, you don't have to run into this problem but it seems that it's a very common problem for Ultrasatan users with STE's with ...
by joska
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe

I see it's possible to buy SIPP modules, they're more expensive but not too much prohibitive. Soldeering pis to SIMMs could also be rather easy. But I first have to make sure I need 3 MB more. I'd be surprised if it has SIPs, but even if it does it's not a big problem, just a bit inconvenient. And ...
by joska
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe

Given the SYSINFO screen shot below suggests ungatonipon's STE has TOS 1.06 fitted, then I suspect it is extremely likely it will have DMA issues -- I agree, it's very likely that it has the old DMA-chip associated with ACSI problems. not an issue for running things off floppy (inc. emulators) but ...
by joska
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Recommended hardware tweaks/mods for an Atari STe

That's good to know, didn't know some games would have issues booting from a Gotek. They don't, the problem is that they don't like to run from anything but drive A. If you mount your Gotek internally there should be no problem. Just don't ruin the STE case by cutting it! i am not sure about this, ...
by joska
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Preserving a floppy disk with a logic analyzer and a serial cable
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Preserving a floppy disk with a logic analyzer and a serial cable

You don't have to run Linux on the RPi, there are plenty of alternatives ranging from "bare metal" libraries to RTOS-solutions.
by joska
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Preserving a floppy disk with a logic analyzer and a serial cable
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Preserving a floppy disk with a logic analyzer and a serial cable

Great project :) I see the Kryoflux is quite expensive, but judging from your experiment a €5 Raspberry Pi Zero should be plenty quick enough to handle this.
by joska
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CTPCI and Demos
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: CTPCI and Demos

What broke vcons ? Sounds like a great tool !! I can't remember what happened. A quick search in the MiNT-list did not give any answers. Yes, it was a great tool. Very fast consoles, IIRC it used hardwarescrolling as well. And the most useful thing was that the consoles were still alive if some AES...
by joska
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CTPCI and Demos
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: CTPCI and Demos

So I need to "manually" switch to the Radeon screen after it boot up....because the videl signal is there and does not auto switch. Write a small program that switch off Videl sync and run it from the auto-folder. Best would be to setup a separate spare LCD to see the boot up mesg, so no ...
by joska
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CTPCI and Demos
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: CTPCI and Demos

For the few demos I have tried so far on my CTPCI Falcon, the output is directed to the monitor connected to original videl. Is there a way to direct output to the monitor connected to the CTPCI/Radeon? There is no way to redirect output via the Radeon. The only graphics card that can do this is th...
by joska
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Taskbar Date and Time
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Taskbar Date and Time

I guess the problem is related to the CT60's NV-RAM implementation.
by joska
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Taskbar Date and Time
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Taskbar Date and Time

When I changed this setting from / to . Taskbar displays date and time properly. Thanks! "/" works, just tested on my own CT60. Are you sure it wasn't "\"? Please try setting it back to "/" and test again. And try both bootconf.app and the firetos/CT60 cpx. On firebee ...
by joska
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: NVDI and fonts
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: NVDI and fonts

It can.

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