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by ctirad
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

Ah, that damn Dallas. That is good point, indeed.
by ctirad
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

Is it ok for me to remove the Phantom Se and leave the clock patch in? When the clocks are OK, there is no need to remove the clock patch. The pins that needed to be pulled or cut for the Phantom mod are not going back in So I either create jumpers of some kind or replace the chips. Just create the...
by ctirad
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

The 500Khz clock is created by dividing the 32MHz CLK32 from L102, so the main clock is most probably OK. I'm not sure we can trust your meter at high MHz, though. Maybe will be better to restore the orignal CLK32 path by removing all three wires between a Phantom card, L102 and R234. And replace L1...
by ctirad
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

Are you sure that you measure it right? The 32MHz at right pad of the L102 is an ouptut from Falcon's system clock oscillator (CLK32).
by ctirad
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

The correct readings are following: Right pad of L102 - permanent 32MHz ACIA clocks - allways 500Khz R234 (removed) - 32MHz at both pads DSP (blue wire) - 32Mhz Clock patch: 16MHz at all three outputs (white wires at top) and input from R217 resistor and SDMA (long blue wire). Also note the red wire...
by ctirad
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

It shloud work.
by ctirad
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

So as per the OP I think the only real way to get this Falcon working is to remove this. You don't need to remove it. Just check the 32MHz clock is present on the right pad of (removed) L102 and on both of the wires leading to the point marked (4) on the wiring picture. Also there shloud be 16MHz o...
by ctirad
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon Mod Resurrection.
Replies: 43
Views: 10053

Re: Falcon Mod Resurrection.

There are two pads, that are internally connected togeter. It is 500kHz output clock signal for the ACIA chips (keyboard and MIDI)
by ctirad
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 18165

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

If I had to choose between the Vampire and Firebee I would choose the Vampire. It's a simpler and more flexible design without the limitations of the Firebee. I wouldn't even compare these devices. The Firebee is still more or less a "real thing" with its physical CPU, custom TOS and atar...
by ctirad
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 18165

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

And I don't get another thing. There is a FireBee project which is 100% open project so any one can change/add FPGA firmware or software, change software, (add MiST to the FireBee FPGA for TS compatibility, ...) but almost nobody of the developers care about that.


Excatly.
by ctirad
Thu May 23, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Had an Amiga first, then bought an ST later??
Replies: 20
Views: 3901

Re: Had an Amiga first, then bought an ST later??

I had and Amiga 500(+) a cople of years, then shortly A1200 and CD32, then switched to Falcon. Does it count?
by ctirad
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Sold! Falcon030 Motherboard, 99% working...
Replies: 25
Views: 4987

Re: FS: Falcon030 Motherboard, 99% working...

Well, my offer is 400€ total with the shipping to Prague, EU included.
by ctirad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Boot "Manager" insaneBOOT
Replies: 20
Views: 8423

Re: New Boot "Manager" insaneBOOT

In fact insaneBOOT does not write anything to your HDD/CF! Classic boot managers always reorder the auto folder on each config change which means write cycles. As I'm fully working with CF-cards in my Falcon I try to minimize those. Why? Do you plan to reboot 1000x per day for next 100 of years? ;)
by ctirad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Change font size for high resolution desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Re: Change font size for high resolution desktop

The NVDI can be used together with the fvdi driver. One just need to disable its screen drivers and use it only as GDOS. However, I'd like to avoid using NVDI if possible, because it is still commercial software. I tried to experiment with a font definitions in the fvdi.sys before, but no luck so far.
by ctirad
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Change font size for high resolution desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Change font size for high resolution desktop

I'd like to use large fonts on my 1920x1200 Aranym desktop. What do I need to set up? I'm currently using MINT + FVDI + MYAES + Terradesk.
by ctirad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Magnum ST
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

Re: WTB: Magnum ST

Yes, I've worked on it on and off for a while. Point is to make a MegaBus version and shrunk as much as possible with SMD components. Good. I'm actually doing something similar, based on the XIlinx CPLD, but with added IDE, switchable TOS (2.6/Emutos), and flash rom possibility. I also routed all c...
by ctirad
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Magnum ST
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

Re: WTB: Magnum ST

So you are working on a Magnum ST clone, Josh? Do you plan to add some enhancements?
by ctirad
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8

I see no any sign of damage on the photos. Theere are just some solder flux residue on the pads you circled down. The board is most probably OK and the problem is elsewhere. Most probabaly in the software setup.
by ctirad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Issue with a Soundpool Analog8

Could you post a high res photos of the both sides of the Analog8 board?
by ctirad
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: new Nova drivers
Replies: 146
Views: 69279

Re: new Nova drivers

I'm not sure if I'm in the correct thread, so just FYI. Tested the idek Panther/2 driver with the MegaST + Panther/2 + Mach64 and it works :) I only had to replace bundled menu.prg (illegal instruction) by menu_e.prg.
by ctirad
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Forget it man, I have optimized the s*t out of a bitbanging driver for a linux STB running @33MHz and was able to achieve a mere 20-ish kbytes/s. I'm quite sure, the speed of the Thomson interface is like 55kB/s and its an 8bit machine. It can even play video. Pretty impressive for a device without...
by ctirad
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

But why bitbang, if there is this fast DMA-capable interface? Because it can be done? ;) Anyway, DSP port connected mass storage would effectively break any software, that use the DSP and Falcon audio subystem. The STE can't really use hard disks anyway, or you can use the Ultrasatan (satandisk) ea...
by ctirad
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Re: Falcon sD|SPi interface idea

Interesting. That reminds me a simple SD card interface for the 8bit Thomson, that plugs to the joystick port. Perhaps an enhanced joy ports on the F030/STE could be bitbanged fast enough to emulate SPI as well?
by ctirad
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay
Replies: 107
Views: 42925

Re: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay

Ah, switching from 4MB RAM to 1MB did the trick :)
by ctirad
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay
Replies: 107
Views: 42925

Re: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay

Looks great! But, what TOS and setup to use under hatari? I was able to run the first version, but the 0.2 shows just the black screen. Tried TOS1.62 UK, 1.62CZ and 2.6.

BTW, do you plan to add support for the MIDI input and Hi resolution?

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