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by DarkLord
Wed May 31, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)

Congratulations - looks like all the hard work is paying off.

For a nice setup like that, I'd be tempted to go with an Ultrasatan
or CosmosEx. :)
by DarkLord
Sun May 28, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)

Understood. :) Hopefully, the updated ST Ram will do the trick. Clock signals can drive you crazy. I don't know if you followed that message thread here when I was working on my Pak board (it's overly long, bloated and I tend to ramble! :) ) but I had an issue where my setup would spontaneously cras...
by DarkLord
Sun May 28, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)

Holger Zimmerman, probably the main guy behind the Pak boards does visit these forums occasionally. Perhaps you can get some help from him. He did help me with my Pak board, up to and including making an English version of the modified TOS v3.06 chips. One of the big things I had to do was add extra...
by DarkLord
Sat May 27, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: MegaST + Panther/2 (+ PuPla/2)

Congratulations on getting things going. I know how fun it is - I started out with a
damaged Pak 68/3 board and installed it in my STacy.
by DarkLord
Sat May 20, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Petition: Open Source Geneva + Neodesk
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Re: Petition: Open Source Geneva + Neodesk

All good news. Let's keep our fingers crossed. :)
by DarkLord
Fri May 12, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: WIFI for all ataris over serial!
Replies: 58
Views: 4021

Re: WIFI for all ataris over serial!

There used to be Darkforce BBS http://www.darkforce.org/index2.html. I connected to it once with my ESP8266 for the retro BBS feeling. But it seems to be down now. We're still around. Note my sig - we had to change our port because of out of country probes. It's now 520 instead of the usual 23 for ...
by DarkLord
Sun May 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Petition: Open Source Geneva + Neodesk
Replies: 18
Views: 1847

Re: Petition: Open Source Geneva + Neodesk

Signed as well.
by DarkLord
Thu May 04, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I replaced my Stacy display
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Re: I replaced my Stacy display

Okay, thanks for the clarification. :)
by DarkLord
Wed May 03, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I replaced my Stacy display
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Re: I replaced my Stacy display

I must be looking at this wrong. If the "before" is first and the "after" is second,
it honestly appears that the original display looks better to me.... :)
by DarkLord
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Tweety Board stereo mod for STFM
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: WTB: Tweety Board stereo mod for STFM

Hard to find these days, but you do see them pop up every now and then.

There was a message thread where someone had posted the schematics
to make your own.

If you're good at soldering you might be able to make your own.
by DarkLord
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari optical mouse
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Re: Atari optical mouse

I disagree - if the ST mouse was ergonomic, modern mices would use similar form :) What makes you think that modern PC mice are ergonomic? ;) I have been through my share of mice the last decade, in search of something that does not make my forearms and wrists ache. The ST mouse is not any worse th...
by DarkLord
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: EmuTOS 0.9.8
Replies: 46
Views: 3701

Re: EmuTOS 0.9.8

Thanks for all the (continued) hard work on this guys! :)
by DarkLord
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Yerzmyey - "aTTraction" (an album on various ATARI 16/32 computers).
Replies: 16
Views: 6148

Re: Yerzmyey - "aTTraction" (an album on various ATARI 16/32 computers).

Oh wow. She's gorgeous. :cheers:

Think I'll put her as a background, fire up Hextracker and
Zen out, contemplating Life, the Universe, and Everything... :)
by DarkLord
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: 8 channel MODs
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: 8 channel MODs

Hextracker rocks! The author even took time to get it
working with my Pak 68/3 equipped STacy. Can't
say enough good things about him and Hextracker.

Righteous STuff. :)
by DarkLord
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60(e) + bus acceleration
Replies: 17
Views: 1356

Re: CT60(e) + bus acceleration

Isn't that what the motherboard mods "back in the day", did for the Falcon anyway? Acting like a Nemesis or Phantom? I'm pretty sure my Falcon's MB has the bus accelerated as well as the DSP , etc,.... Never had a problem with it that I can tell. PS This is with the original CT60 series th...
by DarkLord
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: BCS SouthWest Retro Gaming event video
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: BCS SouthWest Retro Gaming event video

Nice. As I said, I sure wish I could have gone. Dang big pond in the way,
wouldn't ya know it. :)
by DarkLord
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon mods?
Replies: 22
Views: 1499

Re: Falcon mods?

That's probably why then Mikro, I do have all 3 mods in place, although I'm not sure
about the other speeds. Apparently, since I've not seen many problems, it is pretty
balanced. :)
by DarkLord
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon mods?
Replies: 22
Views: 1499

Re: Falcon mods?

The comments about the DSP are interesting to me. I have the motherboard mods done on my Falcon as well. Bus, DSP, etc. However, when Mark Duckworth did the mods on my board, he said that the DSP wouldn't tolerate going more than 40mhz, that 50mhz caused crashes. IIRC, he told me at the time it was ...
by DarkLord
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ATARI depacking benchmark
Replies: 35
Views: 2927

Re: ATARI depacking benchmark

Oh, the STacy is an Atari portable (although at its weight, "luggable" might be a better description!). :) It's not a TT at all. It's pretty much a standard TOS v1.04, 8mhz 68000, max 4 meg ST at heart. I installed a Pak 68/3 accelerator board in it. That gives it TOS v3.06, a 40mhz 68882 ...
by DarkLord
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: BCS SouthWest Retro Gaming event video
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: BCS SouthWest Retro Gaming event video

Looks like a lot of fun. No actual ST's there (I saw the Amiga) or did I just
miss it?

Sure wish I could have gone. Thanks the for the video! :)
by DarkLord
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Fastest 060 clock?
Replies: 26
Views: 2080

Re: Fastest 060 clock?

<snapping fingers> !

That was it. :)
by DarkLord
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Fastest 060 clock?
Replies: 26
Views: 2080

Re: Fastest 060 clock?

95mhz is as fast as I can get with my setup. I can get 100mhz, but then
its not stable. I get random crashes when running some software...

I think Gullime (sp?) had a water cooled tower setup that went higher
into the 100+ mhz range at one time, IIRC.
by DarkLord
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ATARI depacking benchmark
Replies: 35
Views: 2927

Re: ATARI depacking benchmark

Sorry I'm late to the party. :) Here's my 40mhz 68030, 40mhz 68882, TOS v3.06 equipped Pak 68/3 STacy. (does the routine take advantage of FPUs?) P1010006.JPG BTW, how do you cleanly stop the test? I ran it from an 2gig SDcard in my Ultrasatan. I tried q, s, x, esc, <control> q, s, x, etc. PS Dal, s...
by DarkLord
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Amiga 500 vs Atari STE... I couldnt resist
Replies: 25
Views: 2828

Re: Amiga 500 vs Atari STE... I couldnt resist

That just made my day. Gonna go flood a few mailbox's with the link.

:)
by DarkLord
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I replaced my Stacy display
Replies: 12
Views: 1588

Re: I replaced my Stacy display

Excellent! (and well done!). :)

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