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by siriushardware
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 6193

Re: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows

Thanks both, although you both seem to agree that Christer hasn't yet incorporated portmidi into his Windows 'spin' of Hatari, so I will just have to be patient and wait until he or someone else is able to do that.
by siriushardware
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 6193

Re: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows

I went to antarctica.no which seems to be a generic family interest website / blog run by Christer and his good lady - even after letting my browser translate the site to English I did not manage to find anything there related to Hatari - the closest I got was finding a folder in 'stuff' called 'Ata...
by siriushardware
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 6193

Re: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows

So it looks as though what I would call the 'Mainstream Binary' for Windows does not currrently include the portmidi patch, even in the latest build. Sorry to have to ask because I know Windows is not used by any of the devs, but what are the steps to build Hatari for Windows with the portmidi libra...
by siriushardware
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 6193

Re: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows

I actually use the Linux version of Hatari on which MIDI implementation has been flawless for my purposes since about midway through V1.9.x. I'm trying to help someone else whose USB midi interface does not appear to be detected or used by Windows Hatari although it is identified in Windows Control ...
by siriushardware
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 6193

Re: Hatari MIDI for OSX and Windows

What's the current state of play with MIDI on Windows versions of Hatari? What sort of interfaces does it support, for example, -Old school PCI / PCIe cards based on Roland MPU-401, typically found at I/O address 330H? -'Game port' MIDI interfaces, which typically emulate the above interface and are...
by siriushardware
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

Apparently, you are fortunate enough to have a monitor plug which behaves as it should. There are others around which can be inserted upside down with so little effort as to make this a problem from time to time. The plug on my RGB SCART lead is one of those.
by siriushardware
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound

Yes, check for +27V on C714 +Ve near the line output stage as well as at the power supply. Also check the voltage with respect to 0V on both sides of R707 which goes to pin 5 of IC701, and on both sides of R605 which goes to pin 1 of IC601. The voltage on both ends of both resistors should be about ...
by siriushardware
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound

Thanks for the pointers - it turns out I did have both versions of the SM124 manual in my offline stash. We'll wait for Chandler to catch up again and grab himself a copy of the MT21 manual if he doesn't already have it.
by siriushardware
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound

True, but there are some basic things which can be checked without one. Of the three, the MT-21 seems, naturally, to be the most complicated.

However, we can say that the input SMPSU seems to be working as the power LED is on, and the audio amplifier is working - both run from 12V.
by siriushardware
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

Joska, just try it for yourself, virtually no force is required, and nothing needs to be bent. The offset pin (13) disappears neatly into the 'slot' meant for the groove in the outer shield on the plug. The remaining 12 pins form a perfect rectangle which, as far as the socket is concerned, looks ex...
by siriushardware
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound

Ok, that is a -bit- unhelpful, no point in our trying to talk you through it if that is not the circuit of your monitor. I had a little phase a while ago where I was trying to collect all of the diagrams available for the Atari stuff that I personally have, so I'll have a hunt through to see what I ...
by siriushardware
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

As I have said before, and as you mentioned yourself, Atarieterno, it is incredibly easy to plug the 13-way monitor plug into the monitor socket on the ST upside down by mistake. --The setup was working --It got disconnected and moved --Now it doesn't work. I strongly suggest you double check the or...
by siriushardware
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound

Maybe one small step at a time? You say the tube neck doesn't glow on a working unit, I'll take your word for that, they are sometimes very very dim. In most cases if you put all the lights out and look, you can see at least a dim glow which will give you some confidence that the tube heater is bein...
by siriushardware
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: SM 124 black screen BUT power LED ok and sound

Could you be a bit clearer - are you saying you have another PCB and when you put that in the monitor it does work and the tube heater does glow?
by siriushardware
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Game-Boot from B:
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Game-Boot from B:

I'm not aware of a software patch which does this, but I could be wrong. If you don't want to physically hack the drive select line tracks coming from the YM and pass them through a changeover switch (the usual way to do this), another way would be to have two switchable versions of the same TOS, on...
by siriushardware
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY Monitor cable problems
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: DIY Monitor cable problems

And another thing which comes up from time to time, make sure you have not accidentally plugged the 13-way monitor plug into the ST monitor socket upside down. It is easier to do than you might think, and goes in the wrong way up with very little difficulty. The usual symptom is a black screen and a...
by siriushardware
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE boot grey desktop now changing to green - grey
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: STE boot grey desktop now changing to green - grey

But anyway, a monitor connection via RGB is infinitely preferable (better quality) than the RF signal or even composite video, which, depending on your exact problem, may well suffer the same occasional colour loss problem as the RF connection.
by siriushardware
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe - Bad DMA Chip
Replies: 166
Views: 33767

Re: STe - Bad DMA Chip

For the record. my STE has the 'good' DMA IC and standard CPU and has always 'just worked' both with an ICD based HDD unit (before that broke down with a fault on the ICD host adaptor) and with an UltraSatan, which is what I bought to replace it. Between the two (A special IC produced only for a cer...
by siriushardware
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STe - Bad DMA Chip
Replies: 166
Views: 33767

Re: STe - Bad DMA Chip

I don't want to rock the boat, but what happens when you combine a 'Good' DMA IC with a 'Good' CMOS CPU? Anyone tried that?
by siriushardware
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ATARI STE 1MEG NOT WORKING!
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: ATARI STE 1MEG NOT WORKING!

I take it you are saying it's dead WITHOUT the Ultrasatan connected now? One possibility is that if any of the parts of the system (STE, Ultrasatan, Monitor) were already powered at the moment you connected them together you may unfortunately have damaged something - there is an unwritten rule that ...
by siriushardware
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari ST hardware problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: Atari ST hardware problem

i bought a new shifter ic and will wait for it first before checking the rams For reference, unless you happen to be a playboy millionaire, always try the things you can try which don't cost any money first, such as removing and re-seating the socketed ICs. The idea that 'FS' might mean 'Faulty Shi...
by siriushardware
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari ST hardware problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: Atari ST hardware problem

Can't help you specifically with that fault but like mlynn1974 above I notice the socketed RAM ICs are a different brand to the original ones still fitted directly in the board. What this says to me is that someone diagnosed a RAM fault and started to change RAM ICs until the fault was fixed - at wh...
by siriushardware
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520STFM, no picture through RGB SCART
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: 520STFM, no picture through RGB SCART

There's a recess at the opposite side of the monitor socket into which the odd pin out (pin 13) will comfortably fit if you present the plug to the socket upside down. With the exception of pin 13, the pin layout of the 12 other pins is a perfectly symmetrical rectangle which looks exactly the same ...
by siriushardware
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter
Replies: 175
Views: 22109

Re: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter

OK, I didn't lay hands on my broken ICD interface yet but from DrCoolZic's Pictures and the knowledge that mine did not have a battery backed clock, I can say that mine is some version of the AdSCSI. It looks very like the one in the middle of DrCoolZic's second picture a couple of posts ago. Unfort...
by siriushardware
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter
Replies: 175
Views: 22109

Re: Reverse engineering of some ICD Link adapter

While finding out how to best add initiator ID capability to my ICD AdSCSI plus ( not ICD Link!), I reverse-engineered one or two of the PALs. The resulting files were tested successfully in my host adapter. @siriushardware: Which ICD host adapter do you have? It's not quite within reach at the mom...

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