alexh wrote:The Atari ST platform benefits from the Host based disk image selector. There is no need for the LCD and no need for any buttons except eject.
Brume wrote:Just one question: if I buy the cased version of the slim version, I'll remove the floppy drive, but will the cased version will fit in the ST case?
Dal wrote:alexh wrote:The Atari ST platform benefits from the Host based disk image selector. There is no need for the LCD and no need for any buttons except eject.
Not strictly true - where you have games on multiple disks, you need the up/down buttons to change disks. So, yes, you could do without the LCD, but life without the three buttons would not be rosy.
Brume wrote:But after seeing the other answer by alexh, I'm seriously considering the slim version (of course I won't paint my Atari in yellow, but it's a matter of taste).
Just one question: if I buy the cased version of the slim version, I'll remove the floppy drive, but will the cased version will fit in the ST case?
exxos wrote:I brought one of the things over the weekend, just waiting for it to arrive.. not really sure how to use it, I know you save ST image to the card kinda thing...
exxos wrote:though assuming its fitted for drive A (internal) does anyone know if its possible to load floppies from a B drive (external) and save direct to the SD card ?
exxos wrote:I know there are utils to save to ST format (hell, I even wrote one is STOS years ago lol) though I know almost nothing about the emulator..
troed wrote:It has been my intention of fitting my HxC inside an STE, while still keeping the internal drive (a switch will swap drive A/B so the ST can still boot from either). For easy moving of images between my regular computer and the ST I will let the SD card stick out the back.
I have the non-cased non-slim version - and haven't decided whether to mount the LCD screen or not. I've found that I do use the button selection of next/previous disk image more than I thought I would (but then I'm not only using it for ready made disk images). As far as I can see there's plenty of room between the PSU and the disk drive (above the RAM).
troed wrote:I'm quite pleased. As you can see I have full access to the SIM slots - now I just need to move the buttons next to the drive light on the top case, as well as fitting the LCD to below the arrow keys.
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