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New and hello. Also please help

Postby Lambouk » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:45 am

Hello all,
After many, many years since my last ownership I've just bought an Atari 1040st for a bit if nostalgia. The thing is how to I get games of the internet onto my st? I have a windows 10 laptop and I'm happy to buy a USB external floppy drive (if that's the way to go). Also I've read something about memory cards? Please could someone help me?
Thanks
Steve

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Re: New and hello. Also please help

Postby mpattonm » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:49 am

Welcome.
Very briefly: USB FDD is generaly no-go for transferring files onto unmodified ST, as most of the games comes on floppy formats USB FDD simply does not handle. IMO easiest way for you to start would be to buy cheapest Gotek drive available, install HxC firmware on top of it and install that in your ST replacing internal FD drive. Gotek drive uses USB flash drive, which you can happily load with many games on using your laptop and (any) current OS. Many people went this way, search the forum for more information.

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Re: New and hello. Also please help

Postby Lambouk » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:06 pm

Thanks for the help. Is a Gotek easy to install and set up? Is there SD memory card option?
Thanks
Steve

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Re: New and hello. Also please help

Postby Lambouk » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:27 pm

Hi. Thanks for the help and advice.
Are Gotek's easy to install/setup ? Also can you fit a SD card into the ST like you can in a Amiga 600???
Thanks.

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Re: New and hello. Also please help

Postby mpattonm » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:36 pm

I dont mean to be hard on you, but you make me ask - did you already search forum? All your answers are there.

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Re: New and hello. Also please help

Postby Lambouk » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi. Yes I've searched but was a little confused.
Unless I just didn't find the right threads


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