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by alanh
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

Fujiyama wrote:EDIT: it looks like I might have mixed up the wire colours. I'm doing a double-check now, but feel free to comment the above.


Yes, it looks like your header connector is completely reversed, making all the connections wrong. Please double check them.
by alanh
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

I do have another problem (though this may be at my own ignorance): when I run M_ALTRAM.PRG from the AUTO folder I get these strange black boxes replacing icons and other window elements. This happens whenever I select one of the memory options (2 MB ALT-RAM, 4 MB ALT-RAM or 6 MB ALT-RAM) then rebo...
by alanh
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Eiffel adaptor installation help
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Eiffel adaptor installation help

Sorry, no idea. It's not my board so I'm not sure what those pins are for.
by alanh
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI
Replies: 489
Views: 68078

Re: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI

Yes.
by alanh
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI
Replies: 489
Views: 68078

Re: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI

Fujiyama wrote:There was some talk about USB up-/downstream a while back, and incompatibilities with certain USB hubs. Not sure about the details, but this was straightened out with later versions of the Unicorn which had some additional circuitry to resolve this, wasn't it?


Correct.
by alanh
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI
Replies: 489
Views: 68078

Re: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI

Yes, I've used a USB DVD drive myself with Anodyne Softwares ExtenDOS v4 software.
by alanh
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI
Replies: 489
Views: 68078

Re: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI

Powered hub is better. And multiple USB devices can be used just fine. There is no keyboard driver.
by alanh
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI
Replies: 489
Views: 68078

Re: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI

Honestly, I'd buy a USB hub. Plug that in, and get it in a better location that you don't have to mess about directly at the Unicorn.
by alanh
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RTC module for MegaSTe MonSTer
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: RTC module for MegaSTe MonSTer

The DS1307 works fine too, it's compatible with the DS1338, but the DS1307 is 5V only so you'd need to pick up 5V from somewhere else.
by alanh
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

I'd attach directly to pin 10 on the ACSI port itself, the clip will fit into the DMA port on the right side to ensure you are picking up the correct signal.
by alanh
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

JBLOCK is documented in the README.
by alanh
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

You don't type "TOS" in capitals. For a TOS partition you don't type anything at all.
by alanh
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

You don't need to format anything these days as long as you trust the device. IDE doesn't need formatting. All that does these days is map where bad sectors are.
by alanh
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

A newer version certainly would help. You can even try the demo versions to double check.
by alanh
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

Read up on IDE. There is a primary and slave device. It's always been that way. If you use a single card adapter, it's usually primary/slave selectable with a jumper anyway. The CF card works in the same way.
by alanh
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

I didn't mean on the MonSTer board, I meant your IDE-CF card. If you get two bombs, then it's likely something is on the card that the MegaSTE is trying to boot from, and crashing. Hold the ALT key down to avoid booting from the device which would allow the MegaSTE to see it at 00:00. Which would be...
by alanh
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

First off, it looks like the CF card is plugged into the secondary slot as it's appeared at 01.00. You should move it to the primary as you only have one card.

Secondly, to boot, you need to make sure it's partitioned as "TOS ONLY" in HDDRUTIL.
by alanh
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 541
Views: 102945

Re: New board: MonSTer

You've got ACSI pin 10 wrong. It's the other side.

There are two ACSI pins on the MonSTer for daisy chaining other hardware that needs interrupts, saving them having to connect to pin 10 on the ACSI port as well.
by alanh
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Atari Abaq
Replies: 28
Views: 5571

Re: Wanted: Atari Abaq

Do you have the link to the post ?
by alanh
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3447

Re: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout

So AS is going low in S1, that just looks wrong.
by alanh
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3447

Re: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout

The only time the CPU runs faster than normal is like I said in my previous post which is where /AS reaches the bus slightly early, or /AS will go high slightly earlier than a stock machine. Though only Alan can answer how he has monster running. Without more information it would just be near endle...
by alanh
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3447

Re: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout

The only time the CPU runs faster than normal is like I said in my previous post which is where /AS reaches the bus slightly early, or /AS will go high slightly earlier than a stock machine. Though only Alan can answer how he has monster running. Without more information it would just be near endle...
by alanh
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3447

Re: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout

Falcon has IDE already, and it works fine.
by alanh
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout
Replies: 43
Views: 3447

Re: 1040STe+ (STe w/ 286 CPU) PCB layout

btw sure would be great if the schematics and the gals/pals files were recovered, this would allow us to reproduce the ide system atari was planning to use on the st line, the existing designs have a flow since they don't work if the cpu is boosted (from what i saw on ebay, the ide card for the meg...
by alanh
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI
Replies: 489
Views: 68078

Re: NEW USB Host Controller via ACSI

Awesome. All my changes had been committed anyway.

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