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by joska
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IKBD-to-USB?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: IKBD-to-USB?

(oh, and the clock stuff is a great idea - the Pi Zero has WiFi, so I could get it to set the clock from an NTP server) Please note that TOS will only use the keyboard clock on machines with no RTC. E.g. it will only be used on ST and STE, not Mega ST/STE, TT or Falcon. And if you add another USB U...
by joska
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IKBD-to-USB?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: IKBD-to-USB?

If you want to use both the original keyboard and the USB2IKBD keyboard at the same time, you have to separate the original keyboard completely from the ST. The reason for this is that the IKBD protocol transmits packets, and only keypress/release packets are single bytes. All the other are multiple...
by joska
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IKBD-to-USB?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: IKBD-to-USB?

I've got the Pi Zero arriving tomorrow for a bit of tinkering on the project. I do have one quick question which isn't entirely clear reading through... can the internal keyboard also be connected at the same time as the Pi Zero? This is what CosmosEx does. Take a look at the CosmosEs sources to se...
by joska
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I just bought an Atari Mega ST4 with hard drive in it!
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: I just bought an Atari Mega ST4 with hard drive in it!

With an ECL-to-VGA adapter you can use this card with a VGA monitor. 1280x960 in monochrome :) Add an Ultrasatan and you have a great machine for GEM-stuff.
by joska
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: ct60 with a pico psu - startup problematic
Replies: 30
Views: 2360

Re: ct60 with a pico psu - startup problematic

Not very useful I guess, but I have also noticed this problem on my CT60e. Occasionally it's not possible to switch on after having switched the Falcon off using the power-button. Seems like the power-on/off circuit doesn't latch. I have to powercycle the 12V-brick, then I can power on. However, I h...
by joska
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: scsi2sd! is it compatible with ICD AdSCSI ST?
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: scsi2sd! is it compatible with ICD AdSCSI ST?

It will work well as long as you remember to disable parity on the SCSI2SD.

Btw I have a SCSI2SD and writing speed is rather poor, around 500Kb/s IIRC. The Ultrasatan is not much more expensive and much faster.
by joska
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Dead Falcon - no boot / coloured screen only
Replies: 38
Views: 2913

Re: Dead Falcon - no boot / coloured screen only

I second that, hot-air is the only sane option. Only if you have experience with it. I've had one for years but have so far been unable to desolder anything with it without destroying something. If I have to desolder a broken SMD component I do it pin by pin by heating the solder pad with my solder...
by joska
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Printing Codes
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Printing Codes

Looks like ESC/P with some printer specific extension. There were lots of these "back in the day" when standards weren't taken so seriously.
by joska
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 38
Views: 2674

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

AnthonyJ wrote:Per user preference if it’s easy to do, or script like this if not seem fine to me.


There are phpbb plugins that allows user-defined newsfeeds, maybe Dal should look into those.
by joska
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 38
Views: 2674

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

Cyprian wrote:ok, updated and working version in my first message


And it is working perfectly fine with Chrome/Tampermonkey :)
by joska
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 38
Views: 2674

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

Good idea, but unfortunately it does not work on my setup (Chrome/Tampermonkey) :( Syntax checking complains that "'$' is not defined.".
by joska
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I just bought an Atari Mega ST4 with hard drive in it!
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: I just bought an Atari Mega ST4 with hard drive in it!

Btw there is an expansion card of some sort in this machine, maybe a graphics card. Post pictures when it's arrived and opened :)
by joska
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I just bought an Atari Mega ST4 with hard drive in it!
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: I just bought an Atari Mega ST4 with hard drive in it!

As far as I know Atari never produced any Mega ST with an internal hard disk. That is correct, but there were several third-party solutions. E.g. ICD sold an internal SCSI host adapter for the Mega with (optional maybe?) bracketry to install a 3.5" SCSI-disk. I had a Mega 4 with IDE-adapter an...
by joska
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Floppy Drive SF314 7pin DIN power connector
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Floppy Drive SF314 7pin DIN power connector

These drives draw very little current, and you can safely power it from a USB phone charger or similar small 5V PSU. Or make a splitter cable for the STM powersupply and power both the STM and the drive from it. I did that for years with my own STM and old-style (large button) SF314. Of course, you ...
by joska
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: using external floppy disc drive to tranfer
Replies: 15
Views: 7450

Re: using external floppy disc drive to tranfer

With TOS 1.04 and later this is correct. Previous TOS-versions does not create DOS-compatible floppies.
by joska
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

I'd rather say that the two people you're referring to are unfortunate enough to have broken/incorrect monitorplugs. Out of curiosity I checked my SM124's and all the 13-pin DIN-connectors I've used for various cables and adapters, and none of them can be inserted upside-down without the use of a ha...
by joska
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Dead Falcon - no boot / coloured screen only
Replies: 38
Views: 2913

Re: Dead Falcon - no boot / coloured screen only

In any case, for the sake of simplicity, it can be replaced with generic 32.000MHz part, your Falcon would boot with it and you would only loose RGB output and of ability to run most demos. Or lift the right side (the one pointing towards the fan) of L102, and connect the DSP-clock to the lifted si...
by joska
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: What would a modern TOS look like today?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: What would a modern TOS look like today?

AtariSociety wrote:Made me think... if Atari kept alive and was still making computers today, what would our OS look like?


TOS-2019.png


AtariSociety wrote:Would be cool if TOS evolved more like the Amiga OS did and that we could be in the same arena....


It did, it's called FreeMiNT :) And unlike AmigaOS it's free and open source.
by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

Just tried with an SM124 and an STFM, and there is no way to insert the plug upside down far enough for the pins to even reach the holes. The notch effectively stops you from doing this. If you still manage to do this you have used enough brute force to deserve the damage. Maybe it can be done with ...
by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Floppy image
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Floppy image

rockyone wrote:The files are readable with STEEM, although there are read errors when copying on sectors 80 to 83 ,..


Many disk drives, especially "new" ones will have problems past track 79. It's a quite common problem on ST's too.
by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?

No, Atari TOS has never been ported to x86.
by joska
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

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. I can't see how this is possible without using a lot of force. The monitor plug has a notch that prevents this, like all...
by joska
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: STfm without video signal through the DIN port.

Get the schematic and check where the signal path splits into one for the RF and one for the DIN. Composite video is generated by the RF-modulator. There are no components between the modulator and pin 2 on the monitor socket. So possibly a problem with the RF modulator, or maybe the video cable. A...
by joska
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon IDE to CF
Replies: 34
Views: 3083

Re: Atari Falcon IDE to CF

A shifted block zeros filled in the front, missing the last part. 2 or 3 blocks (20-100byte ?) in a large file.(i think 100/200mb) Not swaped just moved 1 or 2 bytes furter. Yes, it does sound like your Falcon does not like this CF-card much. You could do the same tests with a real IDE-device if yo...
by joska
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon IDE to CF
Replies: 34
Views: 3083

Re: Atari Falcon IDE to CF

I had a cf that i thought worked, but sometimes parts of the file where shifted 1or 2 bytes away. Exactly how is "parts of the file shifted 1 or 2 bytes"? Are there missing bytes, duplicate bytes, swapped words? Which file is correct compared to the original? And which harddisk-driver are...

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