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by Womble
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Just bough a Falcon
Replies: 5
Views: 3622

You have two alternative with the PSU It is a 240V and the sticker was wrong so someone corrected it or Its really a 110V and they wanted to sell it easier so they altered it. Depends where you are in the world, but if you are in the US and can give it 110V you wont do any harm if it wants 240V, it ...
by Womble
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why was the Falcons Max Mem 14MB?
Replies: 6
Views: 1778

Why was the Falcons Max Mem 14MB?

.... and not 16MB.

16MB makes more sense from a binary perspective, 14MB is a bit of an odd number in computer land.

Can anyone shed any light?
by Womble
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 51
Views: 16410

Just turned 31, seems I fall into the most crowded age group.
by Womble
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 30 PCB - Image
Replies: 14
Views: 3351

Megafiles are loud too - they have a fat 3inch(ish) fan at the back that growls round at highspeed. The drive itself seems to make a bit of a racket when spinning up but settles down after 10-15 seconds. Apparently at the time they were on sale there were far better (faster, larger, cheaper) 3rd par...
by Womble
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: How much are you willing to pay for a Falcon?????
Replies: 26
Views: 7121

I bought my falcon on an auction site when I lived in NZ, it was part of a large lot of Atari stuff, and I paid the equiv of 91 pounds for it. Which works out as 134.511 EUR or 180.573 USD Considering it came with a 4MB STE, and an external SCSI HDD for the falcy I thought it was quite a good deal. ...
by Womble
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Free Atari Gear - Cambridge UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4938

At a guess that would cost several hundred Euros, some of the machines are rather well built.
by Womble
Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Free Atari Gear - Cambridge UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4938

Last call, last call, before it all goes in the bin later this week. Felicemaggie never replied to my IM so it along with the Acorn stuff is teetering on the brink of oblivion.

:cry:
by Womble
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Free Atari Gear - Cambridge UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4938

Felicemaggie - that A1200 is yours for the taking, have PM'd you the details.
by Womble
Tue May 29, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Free Atari Gear - Cambridge UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4938

Aly gets the Atari gear - sounds like something interesting could come from the megafile 30. :D The Acorns and the Amiga 1200 are still up for grabs - anyone want to save them from the local tip? I used to strip down and clean stuff I picked up so a lot of it is probably mint condition. I didn't act...
by Womble
Mon May 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Free Atari Gear - Cambridge UK
Replies: 16
Views: 4938

Free Atari Gear - Cambridge UK

The time has come, I am in Oz, my folks in the UK and they are tired of having all my old stuff in their loft. So I need to find a good home for the following 1xSTE (4MB I think) 1xSTFM 1xMegafile 30 The STs work, the megafile I am not sure about, its been 6 years since I last set eyes on any of it....
by Womble
Thu May 03, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Someone burn this Lamer!
Replies: 23
Views: 5405

I actually asked him how useful these would be as surely Cubase needed a dongle to work. His reply was that "he got his mate to copy them and while copying he fixed them so they wouldnt need one".

Yerright!
by Womble
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: floppy "driver" disk needed for SH204 HD?
Replies: 29
Views: 6531

Yes the driver is the only way to go. TOS doesnt have any built in ability to handle hard drives, when the ST boots it queries the DMA port, a connected drive with a driver correctly installed will respond with the information the ST needs to boot up with the drive active. The fact the driver cant f...
by Womble
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Changing an STE's PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Seems to me you are going to be trading weight for bulk. Surely the amount of weight you remove is more than replaced by the weight of an external PSU and power lead. Even if you manage to get one of the feather weight Amiga PSUs to work - they are huge!!! Like carrying round a shoebox to save the 4...
by Womble
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Spectre GCR 3.0
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

I would be very surprised if the GCR you are selling is still missing ROMs after 20 years. The fact that it survived this long means it was probably bought and used. Open up the cart - the lid just wiggles off. If there are 2 large sockets without chips in them then you do need ROMS. If there are no...
by Womble
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Some Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

There is no circuit really - you just connect the LED to the 2 pins, BUT you do have to make sure its connected the correct way round, it is a diode after all. The cathode is always the longer of the 2 legs of the diode, and the anode the shorter. If you have trimmed the legs already then if you hav...
by Womble
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Where can I buy an ide interface for my STe ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Honestly Ebay is your best bet - such interfaces were never produced commercially to my knowledge and all of the homebrew atari procuders have long given up. Economies of scale do not exist in atari land anymore - so these add ons are usually horrendously expensive and sell in very low numbers. Ever...
by Womble
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to Connect a 9pin Atari Joystick to A Pc ???
Replies: 10
Views: 4785

There might be a 9-pin to USB adapter out there somewhere but that's about your only chance. Well these would just be serial ports hanging off a USB connector - so its still going to be expecting serial ie (RS232 protocol) chat on the wire. ST joysticks were simple switching devices - ie connect pi...
by Womble
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How to Connect a 9pin Atari Joystick to A Pc ???
Replies: 10
Views: 4785

Umm old ST joysticks are not serial devices - so its not going to work.
by Womble
Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Jochen Hippel's updated version of "Enchanted Land"
Replies: 4
Views: 3681

Would love to see the actual cubase files for this, just out of interest.
by Womble
Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hey guys, im new and.....
Replies: 2
Views: 909

The best way is to just try it - the cartridge was only a security dongle so if the software looks for it and doesnt find it then it will not load - will probably tell you that it is missing the dongle. Its possible that the software has been hacked to remove this check but the only sure way to find...
by Womble
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help!!! Identification needed!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

Thats what I thought - but it doesnt have enough pins for a 68000, its a 20 pin DIL and thats a fair few short of a 68000. ICD did make stuff for the Amiga but extensive googling has come up blank. Are the black things on the right edge on the photo jumpers? Its hard to tell from the top down view. ...
by Womble
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mystery atari host adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 4888

Ah but the fact it has a dma connector on board and an internal 50 pin connector means it cannot be mfm or rll as they have two ribbon cables with edge connectors to the hard drive. A 50 pin connector means at least scsi 1 compatible. Thats a good point - yeh I seem to recall that the drive in my m...
by Womble
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mystery atari host adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 4888

I am 90% sure it wont work with a SCSI disk - its recognising the drive ID tag from the HDD firmware but it cant control the read/write head/arms. Adaptors of this vintage wanted MFM drives - which modern SCSI drives are not. The adaptor is most likely to be out of an old Atari HDD so its really an ...
by Womble
Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My first ST.....And....
Replies: 12
Views: 3419

In one of my recently aquired ST Formats there is a 4 page feature one ram expansions and how to install them - lots of photos, not for your specific upgrade but they were all pretty much the same in the way they attached to the motherboard - will take some good photos of the pages and send them to ...
by Womble
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Drivers for MightySonic32 needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3367

Any chance of some photos - alas the only surprise in my falcon was a dead moth. :cry:

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