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by PeterS
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon screws
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Atari Falcon screws

Has anyone ever fitted threaded inserts and used proper screws instead of self-tappers ?
by PeterS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: VISION 4.1a is out!
Replies: 63
Views: 2325

Re: VISION 4.1a is out!

Hi Peter, for infill, I think it is a limitation of the v_contourfill API which may even crash on some VDI because of last parameter set to -1 For button slow to respond, I did not see a difference with other applications; could you elaborate? If I click on a Button (OK) as I normally would, nothin...
by PeterS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: rsync in SpareMINT
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: rsync in SpareMINT

This is a known issue with rsync on mint. I get the feeling it has completed the job, it just never exits. That's correct. Alan Hourihane sent me a fixed binary years ago where this problem was solved, but it doesn't look like the patch has been distributed. The SpareMiNT rsync is still non-functio...
by PeterS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: VISION 4.1a is out!
Replies: 63
Views: 2325

Re: VISION 4.1a is out!

I have tried Vision before on the Milan with Minat/XaAES and it had issues. I just tried the new release.

1. The infill painting doesn't work, it just adds a single pixel horizontal line.
2. The button is dialogue boxes are a bit slow to respond, requiring a press and hold to get them to work.
by PeterS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Clock speed switch on Milan
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Clock speed switch on Milan

frank.lukas wrote:20% more speed ...

That is nothing. 060 upgrade brings more speed ...


I all ready have the 68060. Had it for longer than I can remember.
by PeterS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Clock speed switch on Milan
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Clock speed switch on Milan

I plan to use a 6-pin IDC plug and ribbon cable a bit like this http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/idc-ribbon-cable-12

What I might do is leave the jumper on pin 1 and put the cable on pins 2 and 3

One switch position will connect pins 2 and the other will connect pins 3.
by PeterS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Clock speed switch on Milan
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Clock speed switch on Milan

I had a look in my junk box and found a DPDT slide switch that might fit in the spare D Connector slot in the case.

It will need about 8-10 inches of wire to reach the jumpers. Would this be too long ?
by PeterS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Clock speed switch on Milan
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Clock speed switch on Milan

Inside the Milan there are jumpers to set the clock speed. Mine is set to 25MHz. I don't use 30MHz because of the scsi scanner. It would nice to be able to quickly switch to 30 when I'm not using the scanner. Could a switch be added so that it can be easily changed before booting ? For 25MHz, jumper...
by PeterS
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: rsync in SpareMINT
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: rsync in SpareMINT

This is a known issue with rsync on mint. I get the feeling it has completed the job, it just never exits.

It also has another issue with timestamps and summertime. I am hoping some fixes in the mint developers pipeline will help.
by PeterS
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm rebooted
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: STfm rebooted

I swapped the disc in the EZ Flyer for the "boot" one instead of the one labelled "backup" and it booted into TOS2.

The display has some vertical bands as well as the flickering.

Is this bad capacitors ?
by PeterS
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm rebooted
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: STfm rebooted

I put the T board boot floppy in and it booted to TOS2 and the hard drive was detected and seems to be intact. :D 4Mb of RAM is working and plugging the mouse a few times has removed some oxidisation from the pins so it is working more reliably. The screen is still flickering badly and is blurred. I...
by PeterS
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm rebooted
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: STfm rebooted

Some contact cleaner lubricant seems to have fixed the reset button.

One of the clips on the simm adapter has broken so I will glue the simm in with a small spot of hot melt glue. Not my favourite but it sets fast and can be removed if needed.
by PeterS
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm rebooted
Replies: 3
Views: 249

STfm rebooted

I just turned on my ST for the first time since about 2000. It is plugged into a scart connector on my modern tv. First suprise, it flashed blue and white and then booted and gives a desktop picture. It's a bit shakey, the cable is very old. The mouse needed a twist of the wire but works. Reset butt...
by PeterS
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: New TT + FALCON/ST PC-like case.
Replies: 49
Views: 4017

Re: New TT + FALCON/ST PC-like case.

Would it be possible to have an almost plain back with just the square holes cut and supply templates for ST/STE/Falcon allowing people to drill the holes that they need ?

It might make the project cheaper and simpler.
by PeterS
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 135
Views: 8990

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Implement all Falcon signals on VGA connector and no problem - if someone need old DB19 it can make VGA <> DB19 adapter. E. g. I am using SM124 sometimes with my Falcon (I have original Atari DB19 <> DIN13 adapter for this). Unfortunatelly, there are no NC pins on VGA pinout. They are all either si...
by PeterS
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 135
Views: 8990

Re: Beginning of very long journey

For instance use a 1GB card even if it can't address all of it or use SATA instead of IDE. I do not want to dissapoint you, but SATA is most likely not going to happen. By the way what do you feel as limitation of Falcon PATA implementation? To me, this seems like one of the least problematic chapt...
by PeterS
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 135
Views: 8990

Re: Beginning of very long journey

I wonder how much of the design/routing was "copied" from the STe or TT to help reduce their development time ? Are there any features that you could omit or replace with something simpler/better ? I know you would want to avoid feature creep but it might make it simpler in terms of compon...
by PeterS
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Milan headcount
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Milan headcount

joska wrote:Troll is the most up-to-date mail client now. Yes, it's GUI is a bit peculiar but works very well when you figure it out.


I downloaded the latest Troll to give it another try.

I got it to connect to my mailbox then it locked-up and lost all it' settings. Back to MyMail.
by PeterS
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The SECRET VIDEO MODE in an ST: 400 lines in COLOR (and with 72 Hz)!
Replies: 81
Views: 9710

Re: The SECRET VIDEO MODE in an ST: 400 lines in COLOR (and with 72 Hz)!

So does that mean the available video modes would become:

Low : 320 × 200 (16 colour), palette of 512 colors
Med : 640 × 200 (4 colour), palette of 512 colors
High : 640 × 400 (mono)

Secret : 320 × 400 (4 colour), palette of 512 colors
by PeterS
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: webradio on falcon
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: webradio on falcon

I gather FalcAmp has always been Falcon specific because it used the DSP.

Could it be made more general for 060 users or wouldit be too much for the cpu ?
by PeterS
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Milan headcount
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Milan headcount

I remember trying to stream with CAB and Aniplayer back at the Millennium. It didn't work.
by PeterS
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Milan headcount
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Milan headcount

I thought you meant a radio streaming app.
by PeterS
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Milan headcount
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: Milan headcount

I was wondering about the Radio.

I use MyMail but it looks like development has stopped. I asked Erik if he would open source it but he said it needs a clean-up before he does.

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