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by alexh
Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Buying Atari Falcon
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Once every 3-4 months, usually stock 4mbyte with 60Mbyte hard drive. About 150 UK pounds
by alexh
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE - atari 13 pin din monitor plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

by alexh
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Steem for MacOS X???
Replies: 10
Views: 5239

I was going to say that PowerPC chips can compile and run code in little endian, however that feature seems to have been removed from the latest Mac OS even though it's still in the Chip :( I guess there would be an enormous amount of context switching between modes as it Multitasked a bit of OS... ...
by alexh
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help with MegaST to SCART
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

If you post it to me, with the return stamps, I'll do it and return it. If you want it tested it will take ~1 week, otherwise 48hrs. (I am working away from home weekdays with no Atari ST).

PM me if you want me to do it.
by alexh
Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help with MegaST to SCART
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Hmmm, yeah, good qualitative reasoning... but most (all?) SCART cables do not have resistors on the RGB lines. IMHO there should be a 1K Ohm resistor between 12v and pin 8 on the SCART to avoid accidently shorting 12v to ground in your telly (fizz, fizz, bang, bang!), but I bow to the knowledge of t...
by alexh
Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help with MegaST to SCART
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

I dont know where you got this cable, but it's not wired up correctly.

http://www.algonet.se/~guld1/hardware/atari-scart.html

I dunno about the resistors thing, but if you have them handy I'd use them.
by alexh
Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help with MegaST to SCART
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

What is the wiring of your 13-pin D to SCART cable? Wiring up R, G, B is the easy bit. You need to also have ground wired to several pins in the SCART and you need to have composite video AND you need the RGB sense pin (also sometimes called Fast Blanking) wired up to a voltage (perhaps through a re...
by alexh
Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Not really more "expensive" if you use a microcontroller based design. Might require a bit more development (which you could define as more expensive). But for a MCU design, the hardware cost is about the same. Heh heh. The most expensive part in the IDE flash card adapter (based around a Mario Bec...
by alexh
Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

I know it's more difficult to build, but personally I like much more adapters that go in the hard disk port, and not anywhere else. Yeah but compact flash IS is an IDE device. The DMA port (Hard disk port) is ASCI which is a subset of SCSI. It would be easy to make ASCI to SCSI host adapters (ala L...
by alexh
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Mario's interface goes in the CPU socket.

Take the CPU out, plug it into the board, plug the two back into the motherboard.
by alexh
Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Interesting "endian" swap trick with the cables :)
by alexh
Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Is there anything wrong with Bigdos?

I notice there is some note about IDE and 1Mbyte?
by alexh
Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

the IDE port plugs directly on the CPU bus I know that Mario's one does, but what about the Paksud version that MugUK has bought. http://www.rsi.pl/paskud/ I am sure that this plugs into the cartridge port and is therefore incompatible with any of the current HD tools, and I doubt you could boot fr...
by alexh
Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

How does the other IDE interface work? Plugs into the cartridge port? Any wires / soldering?
by alexh
Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

Current BOM (bill of materials) means that I probably require a sale of 30 to break even (not including the NRE). If it goes ahead, it will probably come with a licensed copy of HDDriver 8.16 and a get-you-going formatted low size flash card. This will push the price up, but ensure that the author o...
by alexh
Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe Compact Flash Adapter
Replies: 25
Views: 4506

STe Compact Flash Adapter

I was thinking contacting Mario Becroft and asking if he would allow me to produce a limited number of his Atari STe IDE adapters. Failing that design my own. It was my intention to slightly modify the design so that it directly accepts Compact Flash Cards without an adapter. Would anyone be interes...
by alexh
Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari ST to VGA Adapter (Color Mode)
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

This cable would work on a monitor that supported 50Hz vertical refresh and 15KHz horizontal refresh rate. i.e. some of the Amiga monitors by Microvitec or good NEC multisync ones.

You might want to connect up Mono-detect? Then you could also use Hi-Res?
by alexh
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST composite video problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1414

If you have a dual input monitor, or a KVM you can get High Res just by creating a 13-pin DIN to 15-pin D VGA cable. You'll never get anything other than GEM or well behaved games to work though your PC card... Anything that uses overscan almost certainly wont work. Not sure why it doesnt work at al...
by alexh
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Burning TOS 2.06 onto EPROMs
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

All good EPROM programmer software supports splitting 16-bit data into two 8-bit ROM's.... look for the option in the GUI.
by alexh
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Menu Disks
Topic: Most memorable hack/crack.
Replies: 45
Views: 31639

The most memorable crack for me was the Automation Crack of Dungeon Master. My mates ST was an STe and it didnt work on the STe unless you held down the number key as the intro was loading... and even then the colours went nuts etc. for a bit.

There may have been a v2 but I never had it.
by alexh
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is storing disks in lofts okay?
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Couldnt help to store them with a dessicant like Silica Gel packs.

Remember to put the Gel packs on the radiator for a couple of hours every now and again to dry them out.
by alexh
Thu May 26, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTD: Falcon
Replies: 1
Views: 711

WTD: Falcon

An original Atari Falcon in reasonable condition preferably with UK keyboard, but not essential. Any spec. Must be reasonable price. Will be loved and used by the Thalion Webshrine & Fans.
by alexh
Thu May 26, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Mega STe Owners Read Here?
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Mega STe Owners Read Here?

I'm not the vendor, I just spotted it

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... eName=WDVW
by alexh
Wed May 04, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anyone seen this before a mega st 4 in a tower?
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Is that a home made jobbie, or is it an ATW800?
by alexh
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tos 2.06 in a STE
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Yeah they are Zero Ohm links.

The position of the links is dependant on the EPROMS you used

http://bales.online.fr/atari/files/text/tos_ste.txt

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