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by Nimrod
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Call for (not so technical) questions -- Atari's product manager 1991-96
Replies: 30
Views: 3727

Re: Call for (not so technical) questions -- Atari's product manager 1991-96

You should squeeze in a question about the licensing of TOS. Who licensed it? What licensing terms? Rights to sub-license etc...

Another questions (observation) comes to mind!

Was the Falcon modeled after the NeXT? Same processor + DSP! Was the idea to produce a cheap NeXT?
by Nimrod
Mon May 22, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STM PSU pricing poll
Replies: 13
Views: 1589

Re: STM PSU pricing poll

If you have a STM with 2 drives you have 3 separate power supplies + long cables. Getting rid of that is worth something. AUX = +5v/2A USB plug? I would do 2x of these. 50-75 is a bargain. 75-100 is still fairly easy to sell. 100-125 is sounds expensive but if it looks good I would buy it. +125 ... ...
by Nimrod
Sun May 07, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Atari Falcon 030 - found - closed
Replies: 15
Views: 2412

Re: Atari Falcon 030 - wanted

You can drop in a STFM/STE keyboard into a Falcon, right?
by Nimrod
Sat May 06, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch
Replies: 136
Views: 15948

Re: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch

Curious. Can you set a video mode on the Falcon to get the equivalent of overscan if connect to a SM124?
Might be relevant as I have a well adjusted SM124 in storage.
by Nimrod
Fri May 05, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch
Replies: 136
Views: 15948

Re: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch

As I apparently just became a Falcon owner I would like to reserve one as well.
by Nimrod
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Extra PSG sound chip?
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: Extra PSG sound chip?

I had (have?) such a upgrade. It was a piggyback thing with a extra chip that gave a out 3 individual channels of sound. One for each channel... so not mono, not stereo... trio sound? So you got 3 RCA out connectors and you had to choose which two channels to combine to be either left or right. Not ...
by Nimrod
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Future source-code patches for TOS 2.06/3.06
Replies: 78
Views: 6844

Re: Future source-code patches for TOS 2.06/3.06

Surprising what you can find. On the Atari HQ CD I found the License agreement for TOS 3.06 for use in the Medusa040. File: TOS_LICN.RTF License expired 12/31/1999. (No signing date) Highlights: License cost 40$ per copy up to 500 units 30$ for each copy above that. Minimum 25 licenses at 40$ = 100...
by Nimrod
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Future source-code patches for TOS 2.06/3.06
Replies: 78
Views: 6844

Re: Future source-code patches for TOS 2.06/3.06

Surprising what you can find. On the Atari HQ CD I found the License agreement for TOS 3.06 for use in the Medusa040. File: TOS_LICN.RTF License expired 12/31/1999. (No signing date) EDIT: must be 1995 Highlights: License cost 40$ per copy up to 500 units 30$ for each copy above that. Minimum 25 lic...
by Nimrod
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Does anyone know what this component is
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Does anyone know what this component is

Is that a normal STE? Why is the Blitter missing???
by Nimrod
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Future source-code patches for TOS 2.06/3.06
Replies: 78
Views: 6844

Re: Future source-code patches for TOS 2.06/3.06

Hmmm... is this a case of better to ask for forgiveness than permission? Asking Atari(?) to GPL sources might result in a negative answer. Still thinking of sending Atari an email at least to ask for clarification if they still retain the original sources and IP. If they do, and the code is the jumb...
by Nimrod
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language
Replies: 150
Views: 14817

Re: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language

Considering Atari is focused on games and the Atari brand I believe (think/guess) it should not make much difference to them. This is a OS not a game. Retro computing may be really sexy but it's not a money maker. What could they expect to collect? 10k€? Peanuts! They would not recover their own cos...
by Nimrod
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language
Replies: 150
Views: 14817

Re: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language

Would anyone object if I sent an email to the CEO of Atari asking for TOS to be open sourced?
by Nimrod
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)
Replies: 152
Views: 17895

Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

A original Atari ST TOS 1.0/1.02 or 1.04 will not work with a 010, 020 or 030 CPU, you must install 6x 27C256 Eproms with EmuTOS in the ST machine ... I think I might have confused you guys. I'm talking about the original Boot ROM... from 1985. Not a specific TOS. The roms would load any TOS from d...
by Nimrod
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)
Replies: 152
Views: 17895

Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Would a system with a 68030 be able to boot EmuTOS from floppy with the original Boot roms? A original Atari ST TOS 1.0/1.02 or 1.04 will not work with a 010, 020 or 030 CPU, you must install 6x 27C256 Eproms with EmuTOS in the ST machine ... I think I might have confused you guys. I'm talking abou...
by Nimrod
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)
Replies: 152
Views: 17895

Re: Open Source 68K Accelerator Project(s)

Would a system with a 68030 be able to boot EmuTOS from floppy with the original Boot roms?
by Nimrod
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520STFM surface mount chips?
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: 520STFM surface mount chips?

Thanks for the reply's. Well now I know what to expect. The case is in excellent shape, looks brand new, so I will probably get it anyway.

I just found a Atari Falcon in excellent shape offered for 690€ here in Finland. Too bad it's beyond my budget at the moment.
by Nimrod
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx - new device for your Atari ST
Replies: 531
Views: 133725

Re: CosmosEx - new device for your Atari ST

The PayPal is now blocked until I resolve it with them - this came sooner than expected. They got the money people sent, but it won't release them to my account until I send them the documents... (it's in the 'withold' state). I ran into the same problem a while back. The limit for annual transfers...
by Nimrod
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520STFM surface mount chips?
Replies: 3
Views: 962

520STFM surface mount chips?

I've been offered a working 520STFM that I am thinking of using for parts. The plastic is in great shape. However, I have a feeling it might be one of the late production models with surface mount chips. Have only seen pictures and can't open it up. Is there any way of telling what type of motherboa...
by Nimrod
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solder - what to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Re: Solder - what to use?

It seems this was a good questions to ask. Doing a bit of Googling suggest it is a very bad idea to mix old style lead solder with new lead-free solder. (Search: "mix lead free solder") Apparently mixing solders can cause solder joints to fail... which is kind of bad. Recommendations I fou...
by Nimrod
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solder - what to use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2364

Solder - what to use?

I just realized I haven't soldered anything in about 15 years. I'm proficient at soldering and de-soldering so that should not be a problem... but there are clearly more solder options available today! Is there anything worth avoiding? I still have some old lead based solder somewhere so I will prob...
by Nimrod
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL
Replies: 40
Views: 9818

Re: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL

OK. Here is the board.

... and it's alive! Haven't seen this prompt since 1985!
Surprisingly the TOS on disk still boots from the single sided drive!
by Nimrod
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL
Replies: 40
Views: 9818

Re: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL

Got it! The attachment was lost due to me being a new user.... and the resolution/file size was too big.
by Nimrod
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL
Replies: 40
Views: 9818

Re: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL

Just to clarify. Here is the board before cleaning. Fairly standard except for the boot ROMs. Confirm Glue and many others socketed. Not bad condition considering stored in a dusty garage since 1989. Disassembled and cleaned everything including washing the case with soap and water. Except for some ...
by Nimrod
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL
Replies: 40
Views: 9818

Re: ST-238R ST-225 Megafile 20 30 MFM RLL

Hi guys! New here. My main machine back in the late 80's early 90's was a Atari 520ST (M = modulator, USA 1986 model) upgraded to 1MB, TOS 2.06, a SM124 + overscan and a Megafile 30. I was at the end using it mainly as a terminal emulator for dialing in to University UNIX and VMS systems. Long story...

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