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by Wayne123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Very first computer
Replies: 56
Views: 5826

Re: Very first computer

btw I always wonder why anybody buy over priced Apple II, especial in mid/late 90s? How Apple was better then C64? I must admit that I never saw Apple II, here everebody had C64, ZX, Amstrad, even BBC, later STs and Amigas (only few Macs). If you just use a basic Apple II, sure that it can be compa...
by Wayne123
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Very first computer
Replies: 56
Views: 5826

Re: Very first computer

calimero wrote:
I got ST in 1986. so C64 and Apple II and even Mac (with 9" 512x342 Screen) look like toy :D



Try eating your lunch while using one of the original Macs, flicker drives you crazy. The Atari paper white monochrome screen was awesome.
by Wayne123
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST - FPGA ST
Replies: 1810
Views: 346959

Re: MiST - FPGA ST

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by Wayne123
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST - FPGA ST
Replies: 1810
Views: 346959

Re: MiST - FPGA ST

Awesome job on the MiST skins, looks great.
by Wayne123
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: The last MIST
Replies: 107
Views: 15123

Re: The last MIST

It's unfortunate that development on most cores appears to have stalled now, especially on the ST and Amiga cores, but I guess that's the nature of relatively niche projects At least the MiST has an ST core, I have a FPGA Replay Arcade and the ST core has been promised for a long time now, unless i...
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 32
Views: 3690

Re: Surviving STs

MiST also has a high rez SM194 compatible mode, I have not used it though.
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 32
Views: 3690

Re: Surviving STs

Is that how much Falcons are going for these days? I remember them selling for about £500 not too long ago. I reckon you could find a TT for less than that, if you could actually find one at all. Another saving with the TT is that you can use the video output in high-res mode. A Falcon needs a Supe...
by Wayne123
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: The last MIST
Replies: 107
Views: 15123

Re: The last MIST

Thanks for making the MiST, I really like mine. I don't regret my purchase at all and I think the price was great for what I got, nice case, MIDI ports and an Atari ST Core.
by Wayne123
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 32
Views: 3690

Re: Surviving STs

I guess it depends on what you consider cheap, I am comparing ST prices to what Amiga 500s sell at. Here are some sold listings from Ebay. I got my 1040STF in like new condition, in a box for much less than what Amiga 500s go for lately. Those MegaSTE's were fairly priced I'd say. https://www.ebay....
by Wayne123
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 32
Views: 3690

Re: Surviving STs

They go fro pretty cheap on Ebay in the U.S., Amigas are getting expensive here. There are two U.S. dealers who bought up a lot of Atari inventory, Bruce at B & C Computervision told me he had over 1000 ST computers. Cheap in the US? I don't know where you get that idea... ST stuff costs a lot ...
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Very first computer
Replies: 56
Views: 5826

Re: Very first computer

First Computer was a Texas Instruments TI 99 4/A, then a Commodore 64, Plus 4, Commodore 128 and finally an Atari ST. The ST remained my only computer for the next 7 years until I bought a PC, I kept my Atari for about another 8 years and only recently bought another one. The ST was the first comput...
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 32
Views: 3690

Re: Surviving STs

They go for pretty cheap on Ebay in the U.S., Amigas are getting expensive here.

There are two U.S. dealers who bought up a lot of Atari inventory, Bruce at B & C Computervision told me he had over 1000 ST computers.
by Wayne123
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I borked my 520ST Help?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: I borked my 520ST Help?!?

If it will help Bruce at B & C ComputerVisions has diagnostic cartridges listed on his website. http://www.myatari.com/ataristh.txt
I imagine Best Electronics has them also.
by Wayne123
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 6226

Re: We redesign the STE

I used to use Publishing Partner and later Pagestream from Softlogik for DTP, I remember having to tell the print shop that the files I want printed were made on a PC, I told them the disk was from an Atari ST once and they refused to even try and print from my disk. I remember buying a used Canon P...
by Wayne123
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 6226

Re: We redesign the STE

Yes Federated Group lost a lot of money, it was a good store but a tough business, the next two companies, (Silo and Circuit City) that moved into my old Federated Groups building also went bankrupt, they were the same type of business. I understand why Atari bought them, they had trouble getting sh...
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 6226

Re: We redesign the STE

I am surprised nobody (or only a few people) refer to the Acorn machines in this thread. After all they are what everybody was looking for : - Powerful CPU - Efficient usage of memory bandwith (Please name a processor which can access 32 bits in 1 cycle (ok : after the 1st access to 32 bits taking ...
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 6226

Re: We redesign the STE

I never claimed PC sales were less than Atari and Amiga sales, you could find a PC easily, I said they were insanely expensive for what you got. This was really one of the big problems with PCs back then. I remember buying a PC around the mid 90s, and I paid something like £2000 for it ($2600). It ...
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 6226

Re: We redesign the STE

It was early 90's before you could get a decent PC that didn't suck without breaking the bank, Windows 3.0 and 3.1 made the PC practical for the average user, And were was Atari then? At the same spot as in 1985... THAT was their problem. Microsoft, IBM, clone makers... They had all been spending a...
by Wayne123
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 6226

Re: We redesign the STE

In the U.S., back in the late 80's game systems like the Nintendo NES were taking the games market away from computers. The Atari ST was mostly unheard of or thought of as a toy. Apple flooded the schools here with there Apple II computers so that is what kids were exposed to, the PC computers of th...
by Wayne123
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Modern OS-es, pros and contras, experiences with ..
Replies: 50
Views: 6086

Re: Modern OS-es, pros and contras, experiences with ..

That was a very interesting video, I will watch the other linked ones later today. Thanks for the links. I hope you will find videos and IDEAs from Bret Victor also interesting. For start take a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QJytzcd7Wo longer but very interesting: "Bret Victor The ...
by Wayne123
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Chat forum [FR]
Topic: Les dingues pro Amiga ne savent plus quoi inventer
Replies: 8
Views: 2105

Re: Les dingues pro Amiga ne savent plus quoi inventer

The one really big advantage that the Amiga 1200 has over the Atari falcon is that you can easily find them.
by Wayne123
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer - Case Universal v5.2 - 3D printed
Replies: 30
Views: 4238

Re: MiSTer - Case Universal v5.2 - 3D printed

Very nice, thanks for making the files available.
by Wayne123
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Modern OS-es, pros and contras, experiences with ..
Replies: 50
Views: 6086

Re: Modern OS-es, pros and contras, experiences with ..

Please do watch Alan Kay presentation of Xerox system (link in my previous post): there is NO APPLICATIONS and there is no FILE FORMATS at all! There is set of function for manipulating data (In video that I linked there is animation of bouncing ball that can be edited with "predefined" f...
by Wayne123
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Buy / Sell MiSTer Expansion Boards
Replies: 198
Views: 31807

Re: Buy / Sell MiSTer Expansion Boards

Thanks, just placed my order.
by Wayne123
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Modern OS-es, pros and contras, experiences with ..
Replies: 50
Views: 6086

Re: Modern OS-es, pros and contras, experiences with ..

I use Windows 7 and Linux Mint 18.1 on my newer computers, I have a couple of Macs also but I use Windows for photo and video editing, I have Windows on my 40TB media server but I want to transition it to Linux. I am not a fan of Windows 10.

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