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by Xyla
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: I screwed up my XaAES resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: I screwed up my XaAES resolution

Thank you, I booted into plain TOS and deleted the file. Everything is good again in 16-bit color mode.

256 color modes definitely do not work for me at the resolutions I've tried. Has anyone else tested 1366x768 256 mode?
by Xyla
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: I screwed up my XaAES resolution
Replies: 3
Views: 867

I screwed up my XaAES resolution

I just got my Firebee and unfortunately after trying to find the best resolution I made it so it won't boot to the desktop. 1366x768 256 color mode set through modes.prg does not seem to work... it freezes with garbled text at the point it should show the XaAES splash screen. How can I reset the res...
by Xyla
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: The last MIST
Replies: 107
Views: 12372

Re: The last MIST

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the MIST feels like a real whatever-core-you-are-using. It's really wonderful to have that real hardware feeling and also to have the power to make it whichever machine you want. You know what would be really amazing?... If someone manufactured a laptop case ...
by Xyla
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: Combining cores
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Combining cores

It's pretty common situation. If one core has a better module then it's copied to another core. Sometimes you need to adjust the signals to match the new module with the core. You are saying it's a common situation to do something like take an Atari ST core and add a sound chip that was never used ...
by Xyla
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: Combining cores
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Combining cores

Has anyone ever done weird experiments with trying to combine hardware from different cores? Things like adding the FM sound chip from a Genesis/Megadrive core to the Atari ST core? I really have no idea how feasible something like this would be but I'm very interested in the idea.
by Xyla
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: The last MIST
Replies: 107
Views: 12372

Re: The last MIST

This isn't a "decision". It's just that the MIST doesn't sell anymore (agreed, you obviously bought one :D ). So Lotharek has plenty of them in stock since quite some time now. The fact that they don't sell means that his stock will last pretty long. And if it doesn't last for long since ...
by Xyla
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: The last MIST
Replies: 107
Views: 12372

Re: The last MIST

Yesterday I got my MIST... and I love it. Today I read this... and I am now sad. I hope you will reconsider and this isn't the end of MIST. I thought about buying a MISTer but it's ridiculous there's no Atari ST core!!! I know, I know, "I can port it". I considered attempting that (even th...
by Xyla
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Which FPGA clone to choose?

fidzen wrote:Firebee needs new input!
It's expensive but a lovely piece of HW.


I already have a Firebee on order, but I also wanted a full FPGA ST clone with high compatibility like the MIST. You can never have too many Ataris. :)
by Xyla
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Which FPGA clone to choose?

I decided to go with MIST. It seems my information was outdated... direct SD card access has already been added.
It's at the very bottom of this page: https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-boar ... assStorage
by Xyla
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Which FPGA clone to choose?

Thanks for the reply. I would love to do that but I haven't done any FPGA programming yet.
Perhaps I will try if it's really not that hard. I am surprised no one else is doing this yet though.
by Xyla
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Which FPGA clone to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Which FPGA clone to choose?

I'm looking to get an FPGA clone and try to learn FPGA programming. I would like to start with a regular ST core and learn how to make tweaks/enhancements to it. I keep looking at the MIST, but I'm bothered by the fact that it seems to use disk images like an emulator instead of a real filesystem on...
by Xyla
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: No Atari ST core?
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: No Atari ST core?

Ok, next question:

Is anyone currently working on porting the ST core or planning to start soon?
by Xyla
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Controlling the floppy drive LED
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Controlling the floppy drive LED

Thank you!!! I normally use GFA Basic, but for this program I'm using C (AHCCST)... specific information for either or both languages would be helpful.
by Xyla
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Controlling the floppy drive LED
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Controlling the floppy drive LED

A long time ago I used to know how to program the floppy drive LED to turn on and off. Just the LED, not the motor of course. But now I'm sad I can't remember how to do this, and going through my books I haven't been able to find wherever I learned the trick. Could anyone here refresh my memory? Tha...
by Xyla
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari unusable with trackpad in fullscreen mode (Hatari v2.0.0 and SDL 2 on Linux)
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Hatari unusable with trackpad in fullscreen mode (Hatari v2.0.0 and SDL 2 on Linux)

I have installed Hatari on two different Linux laptops now and the mouse cursor moves way too fast in fullscreen mode to be usable. There are several posts about this including a workaround with an SDL 1.2 environment variable and mention that it is fixed with SDL 2. Well I'm using SDL 2 and of cour...
by Xyla
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: No Atari ST core?
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

No Atari ST core?

I'm really confused...

There seems to be no Atari ST core mentioned anywhere for MiSTer...

So why is it called MiSTer then?
by Xyla
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Status of second run Firebees
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Status of second run Firebees

Can anyone tell me what the situation is with buying a new Firebee? I preordered a Firebee for the second run, then there was a huge delay... then there was the issue with the boards not working. I got very, very busy with other things, and I never received any email updates. Now I am trying to figu...
by Xyla
Sat May 09, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: - Ordering New Firebee? -
Replies: 40
Views: 22420

Re: - Ordering New Firebee? -

Will the next batch of Firebees have the problem of 1920x1080 resolution not working with all monitors fixed? I was never clear on whether this was a hardware defect or something wrong in the FPGA. I will admit that the uncertainty of the Firebee working with my monitor was part of the reason I hesi...
by Xyla
Wed May 21, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.

Typically arcade monitors are between 13" and 25", although there are also some rather large medium-res ones out there. I don't think you will find smaller than 13", which is what is used on some cocktail games. The one I am using is 19", standard size for a pre-1990s upright cab...
by Xyla
Wed May 21, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.

Nevermind... I figured it out!

It was a short in the cable. I've got it working perfectly now.
by Xyla
Tue May 20, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Connecting arcade monitor to Atari ST... no V-sync.

Hi, Has anyone here ever connected an arcade monitor to an Atari ST? I made a cable, and everything works except the V-sync. I tried it on both the postive V-sync and negative V-sync inputs on the monitor and it makes no difference... I can't get the picture to lock. H-sync is using the negative inp...
by Xyla
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Firebee manufacturing

I must say after reading this, and from experience ... I am starting to wonder about this. I've had two laptops dead, from the heat of the board causing such problems. Now I know why ... Yep, modern CPUs and GPUs especially can no longer survive the heat stresses from normal operation thanks to lea...
by Xyla
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Firebee manufacturing

Ok, thank you for addressing my concerns.
by Xyla
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee manufacturing
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Firebee manufacturing

The Firebee is produced in Switzerland, that is europe but not EU, ROHS is EU only. I dont know what solder is used, but soldering with an iron at home is absolutely impossible. Oh that's interesting. Well it sure would be great if there was a way to get some produced with leaded solder for sale to...
by Xyla
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Creating ST disks from disk images with modern PC
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Creating ST disks from disk images with modern PC

Hi, I just bought a bunch of new PC components to build a Linux computer, and I discovered that PC motherboards no longer seem to support internal floppy drives. I was planning to create ST disks with this computer... but now I'm not sure it's possible. Of course everyone at the computer store will ...

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