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Re: My "new" STE

Postby EmpireAndrew » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:08 am

I know what you mean...
I started out with the standard Atari joystick, found it too stiff so cut the rubber boot off. That died quickly.
I then had a quickshot turbo(?) something or other that looked like a smoothed over fighter plane stick. Got it from Argos iirc and returned it within 6 months as that died but got it swapped to this fully micro switched Cheetah which never broke.
I remember a friend had something called a "bug" or something which you held in your hand and it had a tiny joystick on top with two fire buttons near the bottom of the front that the hand holding it was supposed to use. Hated the thing.
Never took to the Competition Pro either although I only heard good things reliability wise. I preferred trigger fire buttons though...
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 4GB IDE2SD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby Arne » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:37 am

EmpireAndrew wrote:I'd love some sort of Silicon Graphics machine (Indigo2 or Crimson) and an UltraSparc station

I got a purple Indigo² (R4400-250MHz, 192MB RAM IIRC), a Fuel (R12000, 2GB) and a Blade 2500 (2 "Jalapeno") stacked somewhere here...
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby EmpireAndrew » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:20 am

The Fuel was the fastest of the single CPU sgi machines I think?
At least the real sgi machines, with mips processors.
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 4GB IDE2SD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby Arne » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:43 am

EmpireAndrew wrote:The Fuel was the fastest of the single CPU sgi machines I think?

Almost. Tezros were available with a single R16000.
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby EmpireAndrew » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:42 am

Ah! I know very little about the sgi range tbh.
Was fascinated by them back in the day, real dream machines.
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 4GB IDE2SD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby skeezix » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:16 am

An Indigo is cheap nowadays... but the Cube is costly :)

Best Elec is great! Been around forever .. I think he bought out a closing Atari warehouse so has\had a lot of new in box, but also does refurbsbetc. Superb quality ... costly but worth it

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Re: My "new" STE

Postby Mindthreat » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:15 pm

I know you're loving this! I've been on the fence about jumping and just getting a completely new STe from B&C but he's been swamped and I've got a million things going on anyway so I wouldn't have the time to even really play around with it. Birthday is coming up though so I may have to treat myself ;-)
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby EmpireAndrew » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:08 pm

Go for it! :)
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 4GB IDE2SD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby ataristguy » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:01 am

Nice machine-get your significant other prepared-you'll fill up a whole room before you know it!
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby EmpireAndrew » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:42 am

Yeah, I was going to stop at two, the STE and a TT, but as I want to write apps I think I can justify a Falcon for comparability testing purposes, lol!
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 4GB IDE2SD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Re: My "new" STE

Postby skeezix » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:39 pm

Thats how all hobbies work .. first hits free ;)

I've been keeping an eye for an inexpensive Falcon for years, and those two words don't go together apparently .. just as well, I'm compelled to reduce the collection, not add to it :(

I always worried over the comparative advantage of the straight ST machines; ie: retro is mostly for gaming, so ideally you probably want a TOS1.02 STF (larger case to handle mods, highest compatibility, no external power brick..) .. maybe even ideally the UK or US TOS for max compatibility.

An STE should be pretty compatinle, but not perfect, right? ie: They came early enough and had pretty widespread support, but some of the earlier games misbehave on the STE IIRC. IS it an issue, or irrelevent? (and I imagine any of the earlier good games have been re-released, or hacked to work on STE anyway .. especially see the hdd projects to mod the games to work from hdd etc.)

For development a TT or Falcon is tops (or perhaps a Firebee, or MiST, or ARanyM, or Hatari, or..) .. even a Mega ST* would do just fine; well, any of them will do, but while we're wanking.. might as well go for the best :)

So while I'm letting machines go (sniff!), I'm keeping a core; just debating.. should I angle towards an STE, or a strict ST? (for gaming.. for dev, I do have a FireBee and MiST).
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