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by tjam
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picked up 3 Atari Falcons
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Re: Picked up 3 Atari Falcons

I'm curious where you got the sequence number from and what that means - does that mean it was the 31st unit produced, period? Or just 31st in a certain period of time? I'm surprised I haven't hit upon much info on these yet. You'd think if there were 'pre-production' or demo units out there someon...
by tjam
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picked up 3 Atari Falcons
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Re: Picked up 3 Atari Falcons

Seems to have sequential numer #31. So it's very early model 8) Also PCB is unpopulated from left side of the case fan... Something missing from early models? No, My European model has some IC/resistor/stuff populated on the left of the fan while my USA model does not. I think it something to do wi...
by tjam
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Picked up 3 Atari Falcons
Replies: 15
Views: 1746

Re: Picked up 3 Atari Falcons

Here are some pics - the pics of the motherboard are from within one of the 'B' units -- the one with the Falcon grey case but white keyboard. Don't know if these help - the board looks like the standard Falcon board, although with ROM/PROMs that are labelled. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders...
by tjam
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: PicoPSU ct60e
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: PicoPSU ct60e

Hello, after receving my ct60e, i decided to run it with and ATX psu. Now, i have fine system, everything installed on an SD card. It's time to move forward. I bought a picoPSU-160-XT and the power supply that goes with it. working fine. But when i tried to close the original falcon case, it looks ...
by tjam
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Ataribox
Replies: 26
Views: 13397

Re: Ataribox

That's exactly why i got one. I have no interest for modern gaming stuff at all. Just want to have an Atari branded hardware and use it as my emulated Atari environment. Just give me my overpriced Windows-clone in December, that's all i ask :P Well, not sure if it's overpriced for what it offers ha...
by tjam
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 15635

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

My personal experience with PMMU enabled on TT and ct60 is, that with that enabled, more software to crash than without. So PMMU support sounds a nice freature, but I idiot think, that many people will be unhappy enabling that memory protection feature in MiNT, when their favourite legacy GEM appli...
by tjam
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Keyboard and monitor recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 3501

Re: Keyboard and monitor recomendations

The mega st keyboard has ways to repair bad keys. It fortunatley has a solid pcb instead of a mylar. You can spray a little contact spray(not wd40) in the switches to clean the >30yo contacts on the inside. Or Desolder and remove all the switches and solder in new cherry black/red/brown/blue switch...
by tjam
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Keyboard and monitor recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 3501

Re: Keyboard and monitor recomendations

wongck wrote:if you ask me, I have no idea.
I screwed up my TT keyboard while trying to 'fix' it. :oops:
I use my STFM keyboard with my TT.


Ah, ok... I guess I need to open keyboard and check it out. Some keys are unresponsive, but usually they work when you hit them with excessive force.
by tjam
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Keyboard and monitor recomendations
Replies: 19
Views: 3501

Re: Keyboard and monitor recomendations

A common problem with the MegaSTE/TT keyboards is damaged tracks of the mylar which results in some keys stop working, but that's easy to fix. Out of curiosity, how would you fix it? :-) Dexterslab done it before on his TT. http://www.mr2.net/marknias/atari_tt030.html#Keyboard I have Mega ST keyboa...
by tjam
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Joystick Introduction!
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Re: New Joystick Introduction!

I will give my opinion: I would like two new joysticks, one that corresponds to the retro aesthetic (Atari in this case) and another that is truly ergonomic (PlayStation type) and that includes an auto-fire button; I would buy both if its price is reasonable, for other prices there are already alte...
by tjam
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT63/CTPCI black screen at boot
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Re: CT63/CTPCI black screen at boot

This is scary. I have a CT63/CTPCI with one slot, that have a Radeon card. I am considering adding EtherNat. Is it risky? Can just adding it cause the CT63 to go bad? I can only speak from my experience, but somehow it was CT63+EtherNat combo that broke up both boards. Rodolphe suspected thermal is...
by tjam
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 567
Views: 219969

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Does somebody have recommendation for cooler with fan for 68060? btw is it possible to have 68060 without fan inside Falcon? (without overclocking of course...) Chipset coolers (45mmx45mm) are perfect. 060 is designed to work without active cooling, so you should be able to use it without fan. This...
by tjam
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 15635

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

I'm not anymore conviced to ColdFire, when we have alternatives like 68080. Would be cool to get rid CF and have integrated 68080 wit FB Well... we have alternatives for emulation like PC running Aranym. 68080 is hardware emulation and I really don't see reason to buy 499,- euros emulation board wh...
by tjam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Best (safe) way to pull out ct60e
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

Best (safe) way to pull out ct60e

Hi, compared to ct60, ct60e seems to sit quite tightly on falcon mobo because it snaps to falcon PSU connector. I'm afraid to use excessive force to pull it out and there's no really room to try loosen plastic PSU connector lip on falcon mobo underneath ct60e before pulling board off. I'm asking bec...
by tjam
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 15635

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

VAMPIRE V4 standalone price was anounced: https://www.vesalia.de/e_vampirev4sa.htm 499.90 € ugh... That's quite much for emulation board. You can just buy Raspberry pi 4 for about 40,- euros and I bet it's faster for 68k emulation than Vampire v4. I don't know enough about hardware vs software emul...
by tjam
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT63/CTPCI black screen at boot
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Re: CT63/CTPCI black screen at boot

I had similar issues with CT63/EtherNat combo ten years ago... Rodolphe fixed CT63 by replacing one Xilinx chip on it (if I recall correctly). I think there was some problem with CT63/EtherNAT/expansion card combination, because both CT63 and EtherNat went bad, when this happened. How do you contac...
by tjam
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT63/CTPCI black screen at boot
Replies: 14
Views: 2132

Re: CT63/CTPCI black screen at boot

Hi Already tested booting without CTPCI and VGA connected to video => black screen ! I hope my CT63 is not damaged ! In that case, then it does seems so. :( Sounds like it is toasted, i just fried both my ct60/ctpci not long ago, and was extremely bumbed. These are very delicate boards! We got to b...
by tjam
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 567
Views: 219969

Re: CT60e is coming :)

dhedberg wrote:Some of them are full 060:s but an older revision, some of them are LC or EC versions, i.e., missing MMU/FPU.


https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/ ... /index.htm

Some are probably 68040 cpus.
by tjam
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 567
Views: 219969

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Just out of curiosity, are there any reliable sources for 68060 CPU's? According to lore almost every 68060 from China is fake, especially if advertised as genuine Rev. 6 CPU. There's couple of sellers at ebay who list their products as real Rev. 6 version, but I don't know if chinese CPU market is...
by tjam
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Moving my BBS from Mega 4 to Raspberry Pi/Hatari
Replies: 23
Views: 6004

Re: Moving my BBS from Mega 4 to Raspberry Pi/Hatari

That's nice :) Are you aware if there's decent list of telnet based BBS systems somewhere (Atari, Amiga etc) ? Go to AtariAge and under the 8bit section look for the permanent message base, "Atari 8bit BBS's". Doctor Clu there maintains a list that is updated periodically although you may...
by tjam
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: https for atari-forum.com
Replies: 37
Views: 18961

Re: https for atari-forum.com

Except NetSurf, no Atari browser was updated for the last 15 years or so. No CSS*, no JavaScript* and unless you go for a real bare bone website design, the classic Atari browser running on Atari hardware simply won't handle a website. I certainly won't go back to a time of table-based layouts with...
by tjam
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: https for atari-forum.com
Replies: 37
Views: 18961

Re: https for atari-forum.com

1st1 wrote:Hello, atari-forum.com is one of the last websites I use which I use which is not encrypted by HTTPS. Could it be changed? Let's-encrypt HTTPS certificate is for free, only needs to be renewed every three month.


But you can't use Atari with HTTPS websites.
by tjam
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee: the long game?
Replies: 53
Views: 10950

Re: Firebee: the long game?

Is there any plans for new FireBee batch?
by tjam
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Moving my BBS from Mega 4 to Raspberry Pi/Hatari
Replies: 23
Views: 6004

Re: Moving my BBS from Mega 4 to Raspberry Pi/Hatari

I'm always wanting to find meaningful uses for my retro machines, having a real Atari running a bbs sounds brilliant :) There are a handful of us loonies who are dedicated to it. You'll find even more among the 8bit crowd. :) That's nice :) Are you aware if there's decent list of telnet based BBS s...
by tjam
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 567
Views: 219969

Re: CT60e is coming :)

now CT60e comes without a CPU, so... where are people supposed to get one? Chinese ebay sellers are full of fakes. You need full CPU with MMU and FPU. There are different revisions of 060's (I'm aware of Rev.1, Rev.5 and Rev.6) and they're manufactured with different die sizes and later revisions a...

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