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by Greenious
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520ST External Floppy only
Replies: 36
Views: 1119

Re: 520ST External Floppy only

Side select is din pin 2 and floppy pin 32 I *think*, and yes, in theory connecting these should do it...
by Greenious
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: AMIGA: MIST vs Pi3 vs Vampire/real Amiga (4000?)
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: AMIGA: MIST vs Pi3 vs Vampire/real Amiga (4000?)

I don't see what the problem really is. If a particular core or clone becomes "too big" for the general clone forum, we'll put it in it's own sub-forum. But until that happens all related subjects are more than welcome to discussed here. Particular cores/clones do tend to be discussed in w...
by Greenious
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST

On the contrary, it's of great interest. I'm just suggesting another solution for the controller. Reusing the original controller is a missed opportunity IMO. Unless you plan on creating a mouse replacement as well of course. Btw I don't suggest to connect a USB keyboard to the ST. I suggest suppor...
by Greenious
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.
Replies: 96
Views: 7727

Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

Troed is still developing the software in that video, which is really tricky* and hijacks a bunch of TOS stuff :P It's my intention to have a shortlist of apps which work as they should, and hopefully then continue expanding. (A desk acc which just switches resolution _with reboot_ is easy) /Troed ...
by Greenious
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Troubles with 1040STe locking up or bombing out
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Troubles with 1040STe locking up or bombing out

Ok, so just saw the YAART memory test application. Ran it on my STe and after maybe an hour, it bombed with 4 bombs. Pic in case it helps: https://s12.postimg.org/rrk61xbpp/IMG_1459.jpg So memory problem? Or could this still point to something else? I'm not so sure this indicates a memory problem. ...
by Greenious
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520ST External Floppy only
Replies: 36
Views: 1119

Re: 520ST External Floppy only

Find the fault first. Trying to construct something new working out of something broken and you don't even know what's broken is likely just going to take an even longer time.

It's only 14 pins on the floppy cable. Start by checking it with a multimeter. And then do the same with the connector.
by Greenious
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST

Cool!

Good luck & keep us updated!
by Greenious
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520ST External Floppy only
Replies: 36
Views: 1119

Re: 520ST External Floppy only

SF354 is singlesided, another potential problem with gotek, I am not sure it routes side select to the drive...

I still suspect a faulty cable or connector though, even if singlesided the drive should be recognised.
by Greenious
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Closing windows in Magic, prevent booting Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Closing windows in Magic, prevent booting Magic

Holding down alt during boot should bypass all autofolder programs, or rename the files to PRX instead of PRG in the autofolder.
by Greenious
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The Double Click Software Atari ST Internet Archive Museum (Official)
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: The Double Click Software Atari ST Internet Archive Museum (Official)

Thanks for providing an interesting piece of Atari history! And welcome!
by Greenious
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520ST External Floppy only
Replies: 36
Views: 1119

Re: 520ST External Floppy only

What model is the external drive you bought?

My guess at this point would be connection issues. broken cable and/or broken connector...
by Greenious
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST

All ST/STE/TT/F030 use the same keyboard, although with different looks/iterations.

And the basic schematic of the keyboard can be found here: http://dev-docs.atariforge.org/files/Me ... 9-1987.pdf
page 8 or 9 I think.

I've seen another schematic of the keyboard elsewhere aswell.
by Greenious
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST
Replies: 43
Views: 2717

Re: Mega ST keyboard and 1040 ST

You could reuse an Atari IKBD, or buy the IC (HD6301) and program it with IKBD firmware, (I believe the firmware can be found in the STeem archive aswell as elsewhere) and use the same schematics and matrix Atari does. The thought has crossed my mind to do just that and build my own keyboard inspire...
by Greenious
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors

I assume it is the Atari Mega STE SCSI controller you are using. Many SCSI interfaces for Atari are somewhat limited. All of Atari's own controllers, aswell as many others cannot adress more than 1 gb. However, the internal SCSI interface of the Mega STE can be modded to handle larger sizes, I do no...
by Greenious
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Atari Falcon advice

HD Driver is the best, yes. But for a stock Atari the free alternatives like ICD Pro or even atari's own AHDI works fine.

I wouldn't worry too much about it initially, once you are up and running and start running into the limitations of the free stuff, you'll know what you need and want to pay for.
by Greenious
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Atari Falcon advice

No need to install any OS... TOS is already there... :D As for "essential software", have a look here: https://sites.google.com/site/stessential/ It's basically what users here have more or less agreed upon through discussions. Under HDD Tool you'll find what you need to prep your HDD. Wit...
by Greenious
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recapping -which type of electrolytic capacitors?
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: Recapping -which type of electrolytic capacitors?

Maeke wrote:May be true for psus, but here he asks for motherboards.


Sorry, you are correct.

No, low ESR caps are more or less only a requirement in some high power amps and switched PSUs, on the motherboard there is nothing that requires it that I can think of.
by Greenious
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recapping -which type of electrolytic capacitors?
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: Recapping -which type of electrolytic capacitors?

If you replace your caps with equivalent caps, they'll likely last as long, or longer, than the current ones has. So why complicate matters? As for low ESR caps, I've said in another post that they are a waste in standard regulated PSU's. ESR becomes a factor with increasing frequency. Standard regu...
by Greenious
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Electronic Arts disk numbering for their European releases
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Re: Electronic Arts disk numbering for their European releases

I think there should be some link between the two numbering schemes, atleast system identifier and such could be the same? https://www.c64-wiki.de/images/thumb/2/23/Archondisk.jpg/400px-Archondisk.jpg Archon for c64 on 5.25 floppy, 102402 http://mocagh.org/ea/archon2-disk.jpg Archon 2 for Apple II o...
by Greenious
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Electronic Arts disk numbering for their European releases
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

Re: Electronic Arts disk numbering for their European releases

Atleast the first 20-30 or so games are not in publishing order. My guess is that the numbering scheme is something EA came up with a couple of years into business? http://www.atarimania.com/st/boxes/hi_res/zany_golf_electronic_arts_us_d7_4.jpg Zany golf here with a number - 178902 which doesn't fit...
by Greenious
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GAMECART, a hidden register in the STE
Replies: 22
Views: 1142

Re: GAMECART, a hidden register in the STE

Ok, that's a point. But there are some tricks to write while reading, see many existing omport cardridges like scanner, midi interfaces, etc. ... Yes, but since you need to get inside the computer and solder to use these extra rom select lines, you can just aswell solder a few extra lines and do a ...
by Greenious
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GAMECART, a hidden register in the STE
Replies: 22
Views: 1142

Re: GAMECART, a hidden register in the STE

Truly impressive!
by Greenious
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Hardware Overscan
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Hardware Overscan

If I get this right... There was the "original overscan", with 236 byte scanlines at 50hz and 234 at 60hz. Later the same authors produced Autoswitch with 224 byte scanlines at 50 and 60hz, which is better for GEM. Later Lacescan, by different authors, was based on the original circuit an...
by Greenious
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Hardware Overscan
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Hardware Overscan

I fixed the manual. It was too big to attach here so it's hosted on my site. Let me know if that's ok. http://www.atariancomputing.com/downloads/manuals It's perfectly OK! And thanks for taking the time to fix it! :D Btw, I did miss you were making the lacescan mod, I'm going to order one from you ...
by Greenious
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Hardware Overscan
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Hardware Overscan

I don't know if you noticed or if it's relevant but I made a small batch of LaceScans: http://atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=31463#p323697 At last some pics. I also found pics of Autoswitch in French ST Mag 050. Oh, you want pics! Sorry, I didn't pick that up earlier. There are some threa...

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