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by joska
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Nova VME Bus Adapter Building Files ...
Replies: 231
Views: 47201

Re: Nova VME Bus Adapter Building Files ...

Any updates on the Falcon version? I'm still interested.
by joska
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: N.AES
Replies: 77
Views: 10217

Re: N.AES

Impressive! It is obviously running on a very fast emulated machine, but still impressive. I did not know about the Mini V Mac port, I'll try that one tomorrow on my CT60. MiniVMac MacII (color) emulation as diplayed is too slow on CT60, MiniVMac Mac Plus emulation is ok on CT60 I got lots of redra...
by joska
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 3D printed Falcon VGA adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: 3D printed Falcon VGA adapter

An update with three different version - the straight one shown in the first post, and two 90 degrees angled one, left and right versions. The angled versions saves a few cm behind the Falcon, nice if you have a crowded desk like me.
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: N.AES
Replies: 77
Views: 10217

Re: N.AES

Impressive! It is obviously running on a very fast emulated machine, but still impressive. I did not know about the Mini V Mac port, I'll try that one tomorrow on my CT60.
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 3D printed Falcon VGA adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 313

3D printed Falcon VGA adapter

I broke yet another wire in my makeshift VGA adapter tonight, so I decided to print a case for it. I could have bought one, but the 3D printer is too much fun :) Also, all other adapters I've seen is lacking proper support, putting a lot of strain on the Falcon video connector. Falcon VGA adapter - ...
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e, Not measuring up.
Replies: 51
Views: 2666

Re: CT60e, Not measuring up.

mikro wrote:i.e. using a DVI -> HDMI cable. Very neat.


Neat, yes. But AFAIK HDMI does not carry the VGA signals like DVI does, so you can't use the dual screen feature of SV (probably the most awesome thing about it!). With DVI you can just use a cable like this:

DVI splitter.jpg
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e, Not measuring up.
Replies: 51
Views: 2666

Re: CT60e, Not measuring up.

1st1 wrote:For my own single piece I only would need a driller and a file/rasp.


Wouldn't it be easier to just adjust the model before you print it?
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon serial numbers
Replies: 55
Views: 3364

Re: Falcon serial numbers

Well, it's a sticker so no rocket science to remove "D/C" and put "J" there. ;) Sure, but in that case someone has taken great care in removing the old sticker. There's no scratches or residues. And why replace the sticker? Unfortunately I can't say if this board has had any fac...
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon serial numbers
Replies: 55
Views: 3364

Re: Falcon serial numbers

Interestingly, you're second person to to tell me this (rev. J from 7/93). Rev. D/C PCB was approved on 16/03/1993 and the same month production began. Then follows E on 02/03/1993, F on 30/04/1993, NTSC G, NTSC H/PAL G, NTSC J/PAL H on 04/08/1993 and that's the line where the document ends. We hav...
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon serial numbers
Replies: 55
Views: 3364

Re: Falcon serial numbers

I'd love to know whether there were any Atari (!) Falcons in revision later than D/C. From what I've seen I think there weren't. C-Lab later produced Ks but it seems that Atari never really got past D/C. One of my Falcons has motherboard revision CA401332-003-REV-J. Produced in July 93 according to...
by joska
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Freedom, the file selector
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Freedom, the file selector

I would recommend trying Freedom 1.15 too. It had less features (bloat...) than 2.x and was also a lot more stable.
by joska
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e, Not measuring up.
Replies: 51
Views: 2666

Re: CT60e, Not measuring up.

Well, you'd need to modify it anyway, because there is no cutout for the DVI connector. You can load the STL file into SketchUp (or whatever you prefer) and modify it to your liking :)
by joska
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: SuperVidel
Topic: Solved: CT60/CT63e won't boot with Supervidel
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Solved: CT60/CT63e won't boot with Supervidel

Faucon2001 wrote:Mint memory violation is because you should have memory protection activated at boot.
Or deactivate it in mint.ini or change memory flag of the offending program.


No, this is something that happens if you try to run XaAES with TOS VDI.
by joska
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 539
Views: 90905

Re: New board: MonSTer

All seems to work fine initially (the TOS 2.06 desktop's "Blitter" option in my Mega STe is no longer greyed out, so I can turn it on and save the desktop settings). 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 thes...
by joska
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT and MSTe PSU
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: TT and MSTe PSU

Gaiyan wrote:Could this be modded for PicoPSU and TT?: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATX-20-PIN-to-A ... 1025150787


No need to modify it, the TT PSU connector is a standard AT connector. Just don't insert it backwards :)
by joska
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)

This is odd... I have no problems with XaAES after switching to a VGA bootmode. We should compare our setups in detail. I'll send you a mail.
by joska
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e, Not measuring up.
Replies: 51
Views: 2666

Re: CT60e, Not measuring up.

Here's the STL file for the "final" version. I've moved the 12V connector to the power socket cover, fitting two switches and a DC jack inside the switch hole was a bit tight. I also changed the button holder, it now accepts 8x8mm switches, like this: http://www.taydaelectronics.com/media/...
by joska
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?

I wondered if anyone had used an Arduino to connect a USB keyboard/mouse to a computer with ps/2 sockets. Not to my knowledge, but sure it can be done. You would need a USB host shield, or an "Arduino" of some kind that has USB host capabilities, because it would be tricky to bitbang both...
by joska
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)

I'll try to set it from CT60CONF.CPX but I wouldn't hold my breath for it. It seems like CT TOS does not use the video setting from NV-RAM at all, even when "replace NV-RAM" is unchecked in ct60conf.cpx. On my Falcon NV-RAM was set to VGA, 80 column, no linedoubling, 2 colours. But when b...
by joska
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Almost there... (XaAES crash and

wongck wrote:IIRC, this was only required when you flash your firmware.


No, it's true in all cases where you have TT-RAM in a Falcon. NVDI is also required when using XaAES, unless you're using a graphics card of some sort.
by joska
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)

Did you make sure that the BOOT video mode - not XaAES video mode - is a VGA mode? Also, what happens if you let the TT-RAM-test finish? Does the TT-RAM pass the test?
by joska
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Almost there... (XaAES crash and Mint reboot)
Replies: 18
Views: 633

Re: Almost there... (XaAES crash and

Change boot videomode to a VGA mode using ct60conf.cpx and reboot.

And you *are* using NVDI, right? With nvdi.prg starting before mint.prg in the autofolder?
by joska
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon mods?
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Falcon mods?

I studied electronics briefly in 1994-1995, apart from Ohm's and Kirchhoffs' laws I have forgotten most of it :) If there was a capacitor between clock and ground I wound assume the intention is to smooth the ripples that can occur in the clock signal. Sounds a bit like a hack though.
by joska
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Falcon 040 Afterburner for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Falcon 040 Afterburner for sale

It is deliberately designed to allow the usage of the stock PSU, and to fit cases the the CLAB Mk X, Desktopper, DDD etc. It is also - unlike the CT60 - designed to allow the usage of more than one expansion board. So it makes little sense to fit it inside a stock case.
by joska
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon mods?
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Falcon mods?

mikro wrote:it connects a resistor to Ajax pin #14 (GND) from one side and put it on the clock line of the SDMA from the other side while not cutting anything. Is it some kind of shield or grounding?


It's a terminator.

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