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by joska
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: ST emulators on Milan
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: ST emulators on Milan

Well, the question is what exactly would you run then? Obviously not ST games/demos so that leaves only CPU-agnostic software (perhaps already targeting fast 030/040/060) and that I can already run on my Falcon so I don't need to code it. ;) You could run a large number of the Falcon/HD-fixed games...
by joska
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BAD DMA - Myth or fact ?
Replies: 83
Views: 25534

Re: BAD DMA - Myth or fact ?

Basically you're compensating for a device that does not really work in the STE design by replacing another part with a part that the STE isn't designed for :) That's really not a fix, but a workaround. But if it works, then this does not matter. The most important thing is that it works. I have a 1...
by joska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Milan maximum RAM
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Milan maximum RAM

The Milan can use SIMMs up to 128Mb size (*). However, not all SIMMs works. Maybe the Milan use the four PD ("Presence detect") pins to determine RAM size? These are not implemented on all SIMMs. I remember having a TT-RAM-card in my TT where I would have to manually add jumpers to these p...
by joska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Surviving STs
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: Surviving STs

We just moved and I found a couple more A500's I didn't know I had. They are as prolific as rabbits. I guess cause no one wants them. :-) A500 prices has skyrocketed lately, most likely due to the arrival of the Vampire 500. Much like what happened with the A600 a couple of years ago. Not long ago ...
by joska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: What is fvdi for?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: What is fvdi for?

fVDI is the screen driver for hardware that's not compatible with a real ST/Falcon/TT.

NVDI provides both screen drivers (unused when running on unsupported hardware) and fonts/printer drivers.
by joska
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Very first computer
Replies: 33
Views: 819

Re: Very first computer

Sharp MZ-721 in 1983. A simple computer, but quite fast and with a whopping 64Kb RAM. I learned to program in BASIC and a little bit Z80 on that machine, until I switched to MSX a couple of years later. Edit: Magazines... I used to read a magazine called "Hjemmedata" ("Home computer&...
by joska
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?

Maybe a stupid question, but are yoy sure that your MSTE is running in 16MHz/cache mode?
by joska
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?

NVDI doesn't output anything to screen on a Mach32 or 64 graphics card. All output is handled by NovaVDI. Do you have 2Mb VRAM-card or a 1Mb DRAM-card? There's a big difference in speed between those. Frank's Mach32 is a 2Mb VRAM-card which is the fastest one. These used to be sold as "SuperNov...
by joska
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Where to find replacement cartridge connectors?
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Where to find replacement cartridge connectors?

Fujiyama wrote:UPDATE: yup, found it on their pricelist (hopefully up to date) where it says:
PRS017 PCB ST 40PIN CARTRIDGE 4.00


Thanks, I've sent them a mail. Hopefully they have atleast two in stock...
by joska
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Where to find replacement cartridge connectors?
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Where to find replacement cartridge connectors?

Who knows what Best is selling, their website is totally incomprehensible :) I will send a mail, thanks for the tip.
by joska
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?

If you have a Mach32 you don't need NVDI at all. In that case all screen output is handled by NovaVDI, if you run NVDI on top of that you will only use the GDOS (fonts and printerdrivers) of it.
by joska
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Where to find replacement cartridge connectors?
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Where to find replacement cartridge connectors?

I'm afraid not :(
by joska
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Atari MSTE - NVDI 4 or 5?

Do you need the GDOS (fonts) part? If yes, then NVDI 4. If no, go for 2.51.
by joska
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2592

Re: We redesign the STE

I really disagree: ST got great application software in late 80s and early 90s - software much better then PC counterparts!!! Just compare Signum to WordPerfect... or GEM Ventura to Calamus ;) Yeah, but at the same time as the ST had a few good word processors, the PC had heaps of them. And while t...
by joska
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: GE Soft Eagle (TT clone)
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: GE Soft Eagle (TT clone)

Arne wrote:Why him?


Sorry, Fredi was not involved in the Eagle. He made the contemporary Medusa. My mistake.

Arne wrote:Regarding to Michael Ruge not every add-on card runs in every slot. Need more information here.


What add-on cards do you have?
by joska
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: GE Soft Eagle (TT clone)
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: GE Soft Eagle (TT clone)

Amazing :) Very few of these were sold I believe. Have you tried to contact Fredi?

Edit: Looks like the user AtarimuseumDE has one.
by joska
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: GE Soft Eagle (TT clone)
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: GE Soft Eagle (TT clone)

Do you have one??
by joska
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2592

Re: We redesign the STE

Some people here seem to think that hardware specs sells computers. It doesn't. Maybe it did in 1981 when people expected to have to make software themselves. But hardware specs sold very few ST's or Amigas. Software sold computers, just like today. And by the end of the 80's there was loads more qu...
by joska
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2592

Re: We redesign the STE

I said they were insanely expensive for what you got. Yes, if you look at hardware specs only they were expensive. But if you look at software availability and quality the PC was a much better value for money than the ST or Amiga from around 1988/1989. If all you wanted was games then the ST/Amiga ...
by joska
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2592

Re: We redesign the STE

True. Perhaps if all the multitude of Atari R&D side project hardware had been focused on OS updates instead, it would have been a different matter! Not instead of, but in addition to :) The OP is saying 1987.Wouldnt the cost of a 16mhz rated 68000 along with faster drams in 1987 be a better be...
by joska
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2592

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 joska
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2592

Re: We redesign the STE

People seem to have a problem with TOS. I think its pretty good for what it was meant to do. Its one of the reasons that I am here, having almost given up on trying to figure out the horrendous Amiga OS and being fed up with the obfuscated/virtualized state of things on Windows. TOS is basic, but (...
by joska
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2592

Re: We redesign the STE

So what would you do with the STE? Hardware wise: Add hardware overscan. Other than that the STE is close to perfect IMO. The STE did not fail because of the LMC, DMA sound sample rate or even costs. It failed because it really didn't do anything that the ST already did, and by 1989 (or 88, really ...
by joska
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: A small request...Geneva
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: A small request...Geneva

Maybe you should try a more recent version of Geneva? I seem to remember that I have been running Geneva with EmuTOS (in ROM) in my STE, but I'm using Geneva 006.
by joska
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MEGA ST 2 - what could this strange add on be?
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: MEGA ST 2 - what could this strange add on be?

Yes, if you consider stuffing your Mega full of dust "useful" ;)

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