jvas wrote:What about compatibilty?
jvas wrote:How do you want to use your old peripherials without the connectors?
Like what? A Jaguar Pad is the only thing I can think of. Most STfm users never had one and almost no applications supported it.
jvas wrote:at least transfering data from your old HDD to the SD card
You use your computer (PC/Mac) and a SCSI card.
jvas wrote:LAN is not just for "browsing the net". You can also use ftp.
Surely it's a "do it once" thing and from then on you FTP painlessly using a GUI on your main computer and transfer the files using the SD card.
jvas wrote:With higher CPU frequencies (I don't know the maximum) a web browser/email client can be used too.
You really are a masochist
bullis1 wrote:instead of a useful computer
Be realistic. EVERYONE interested in the Atari ST has a second computer. It long since stopped being a "useful computer" and now brings joy and nostalgia to those who used one when they were younger through it's applications, games, demo's and programming challenges.
Just out of interest, what did you all do with your extra I/O on your ST?
I bet a lot of musicians would snap up a MiniSTE
Musicians have long since moved to a different platform.
PaulB wrote:all you'd be making is the equivalent of an Atari ST console that has a keyboard
With a floppy drive that uses .ST files on an SD card. A hard drive and a scandoubler (31KHz VGA out). Ability to use modern keyboards and mice without adapters.
Beyond that, it should be possible to recreate extra classic Atari hardware in the FPGA such as MegaSTe's 16MHz 68k, a Nova style gfx card etc. etc.