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by Scottinnh
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: New TV, Vizio D24-D1, works OK with Atari 600XL
Replies: 1
Views: 1830

New TV, Vizio D24-D1, works OK with Atari 600XL

TL;DR -- Vizio D24-D1 (2015 Model) works decent with RF on Atari 8-bits. It has composite, but no S-video... A downside is "normal" unstretched video doesn't fit the screen, so black borders all-around. The "zoom" option loses part of the main display (not just the overscan, but ...
by Scottinnh
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using GFA Basic In 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 8688

Re: Using GFA Basic In 2016

exxos wrote:Those pros and cons look backwards to me.


Fixed. They were not backwards, but it was unclear which language was under PROs..
by Scottinnh
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using GFA Basic In 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 8688

Re: Using GFA Basic In 2016

I see both sides, and really IMO it's about more than GFA, it's any form of legacy programming. My opinions (disclaimer: I don't code on Atari at all) (EDIT: clarification; wasn't clear which the PROs/CONs referred to) PROS (of GFA) * the notion that C requires "experience" (lots of consu...
by Scottinnh
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using GFA Basic In 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 8688

Re: Using GFA Basic In 2016

I see both sides, and really IMO it's about more than GFA, it's any form of legacy programming. My opinions (disclaimer: I don't code on Atari at all) PROS * the notion that C requires "experience" (lots of consultation against reference docs until concepts become muscle memory) ** percept...
by Scottinnh
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: How to edit simple Basic programs outside atari800 emulator?
Replies: 4
Views: 4424

Re: How to edit simple Basic programs outside atari800 emulator?

Very old thread, I know, but sometime after this post, this software appeared: http://joyfulcoder.com/memopad/ http://atariage.com/forums/topic/245258-aac-ascii-atascii-converter-for-our-modern-computers/ It's for Windows, but might run under WINE. I know of no other ATASCII related editing tools (t...
by Scottinnh
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari re-entrant
Replies: 14
Views: 3959

Re: Atari re-entrant

Welcome back! My experience mirrors yours about exactly... I got a 1200XL in 1983-4. This after spending several years at the shopping malls, where my parents would always find me at whichever store had the 400/800 home computers. That meant Atari (or if the store didn't carry them, then play with a...
by Scottinnh
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gripe... Atari and open source
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Gripe... Atari and open source

troed wrote:Fwiw, the models for the 3d printing I'm doing currently (replacement PSU plate holding a PicoPSU and internal version of Unicorn in place) will be published. I'm not sure they'll be of use to anyone but myself but you never know..


Cool, thanks.
by Scottinnh
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gripe... Atari and open source
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Gripe... Atari and open source

Lot of HW stuff for Atari was made before Eagle era. There were no open file formats established. Today, the problem is that most uses SMD components, what is not easy for soldering. So, most popular is to order finished product. From my side: look in Hardware/Guides section for IDE IF + Flashable ...
by Scottinnh
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gripe... Atari and open source
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Gripe... Atari and open source

Hey all. I wrote this without coffee. Please don't kill me.. It's meant to be positive, not ungrateful. I'd love to see more crossover between folks interested in atari HW, and open source. :-) ---- Searching for Atari PCB design files (gerbers, Eagle files etc) is incredibly frustrating because eit...
by Scottinnh
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Python on Atari platform?
Replies: 40
Views: 7370

Re: Python on Atari platform?

Apologies for resurrecting an old topic, but since this thread ranks in Google for the subject, I thought I would add interesting updates (awesome work by the amazing Jeffrey Armstrong) Python 3.3 on Atari 3 part series): http://jeff.rainbow-100.com/?p=193 http://jeff.rainbow-100.com/?p=238 http://j...
by Scottinnh
Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM limits in Atari machines and related
Replies: 32
Views: 4680

Re: RAM limits in Atari machines and related

For those who might not believed it: I finally got hold of a Martin Wevelsiep ST-RAM extension: I will try to contact Martin through the German forum - hope he hears my shout for help. :o Are these things for sale anymore? If not, can we "clone" them (document, reverse engineer, pop some ...
by Scottinnh
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New ST hardware projects interesting to develop?
Replies: 67
Views: 15216

Re: New ST hardware projects interesting to develop?

Small and simple, but is it practical? would this be viable to attach and code to an existing serial port? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251032642695?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 could some code be written to allow devices to access the protocols and maybe be seen on the de...
by Scottinnh
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project rePAK
Replies: 59
Views: 12718

Re: Project rePAK

Sorry to raise an old thread, but I just wanted to remark that (even though I don't know what this is!) this kind of project is amazing, much respect for not just doing this, but also getting it open-sourced. There are lots of DIY schematics of Atari hardware abound, but half of it gets lost on free...
by Scottinnh
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New ST hardware projects interesting to develop?
Replies: 67
Views: 15216

Re: New ST hardware projects interesting to develop?

I'd love to see a floppy and HD emulator/server hosted on the Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone Black. By that I mean, a bootable SIO2PC type interface for the ST. The Pi could become a general I/O services module (Ethernet over serial, Midi, floppies, HDs, even the hardware accelerated thingie for PC Ditt...
by Scottinnh
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FYI - hardware build, SCART added to arcade RGB VGA converte
Replies: 0
Views: 871

FYI - hardware build, SCART added to arcade RGB VGA converte

Not sure if this helps anyone in ST land, but it might serve as a build template etc.

http://hackaday.com/2012/11/22/adding-a-scart-input-to-a-console-vga-converter/
by Scottinnh
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi $25 ARM computer
Replies: 28
Views: 4487

Re: Raspberry Pi $25 ARM computer

I got mine in July... Neat. Brought with me on vacation... Hotel tv only had composite video, but the pi did a fine job playing movies to it. If you're learning to code, the Pi makes choosing Python all the more easier. There are other options but Python is so well designed and has fewer contradicti...
by Scottinnh
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: raspberry pi as internal file server?
Replies: 26
Views: 3820

Re: raspberry pi as internal file server?

Weighing in as an armchair electronics guy (translated: read a lot but no experience)... :) First, is the 20ns timing absolute? Can not some kind of buffer chip acknowledge commands and also put things on hold? 20ns is faster than RAM was at the time... No way would the old hd of the time report dat...
by Scottinnh
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: new network card for ST/TT/mega ST /Falcon, anybody?
Replies: 72
Views: 9423

Re: new network card for ST/TT/mega ST /Falcon, anybody?

Yes, I have been holding out on this upgrade, but I could use one also.
by Scottinnh
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari st series computers conversion PC
Replies: 506
Views: 153656

Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

IMHO, your 2 cents are correct. I understand little about the Teensy. But the Arduino, I think, although far more powerful than required, is the ideal board for the job. And I will tell (bore) you why:- (ahem) The Arduino doesn't have proper USB, only a USB->serial chip. So you'll have a hard time ...
by Scottinnh
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Biggest flaw in Atari ST's design
Replies: 250
Views: 42891

Re: Biggest flaw in Atari ST's design

Biggest flaw was ignoring the efforts of the Yost/Hudson group. To think how close they were to launching 3D Studio on the ST... But what killed it was lack of a FPU. You can't take your developers for granted unless you are Microsoft... Even they can't do that anymore.
by Scottinnh
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Adding an RGB input to a cheap generic NTSC TV
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Adding an RGB input to a cheap generic NTSC TV

A story - almost a tutorial - for how one hardware hacker got cheap Chinese TV's to work with RGB inputs (such as that from a Atari ST, or Sega Genesis w/RGB). Does not look like a newbie friendly tutorial - high voltages! Still, a fun read, and looks relatively easy to do (for someone who really kn...
by Scottinnh
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AtariST > VGA converter cable
Replies: 31
Views: 3066

Re: AtariST > VGA converter cable

Jthere are a handful of VGA/LCD threads on here - some are 17 pages long - with the answers spread over multiple posts. Any LCD TV/panel mentioned in posts 3 years ago will probably not be available any more. True, that.. But false that it has no use. There are comments here about searching for the...
by Scottinnh
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AtariST > VGA converter cable
Replies: 31
Views: 3066

Re: AtariST > VGA converter cable

Just a comment on ST to VGA... this would be a great topic to answer in a Wiki. A table of ST models, with 1 column for the CRT solution, and a second column for the LCD solution. Pick your model, and focus on the answer for just that model.. there are a handful of VGA/LCD threads on here - some are...
by Scottinnh
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AtariST > VGA converter cable
Replies: 31
Views: 3066

Re: AtariST > VGA converter cable

FYI - DIN-13 plugs and cables are EXPENSIVE. If you search, try "Kenwood 13 pin" not just Atari. They're about $9 to $15 shipped in QTY 1. There was a seller somewhere - I could find it again - with AWESOME prices on 13-pin plugs... but he only sold in quantity FIFTY. Way too much for me. ...
by Scottinnh
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AtariST > VGA converter cable
Replies: 31
Views: 3066

Re: AtariST > VGA converter cable

There is some discussion of this on the Amiga forums also.... There is a 2009 Dell monitor that syncs low. You need 15KHz horizontal...

In the days of CRT, any MultiSync would do it.

You have more choices for success if your ST is European. Better outputs.

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