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by joska
Wed May 24, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Shockwav3 wrote:Then it's not secured properly but instead handled carefully ;)


Sorry, I was not clear.

When the case is closed, the RAM card brackets are sandwiched between the motherboard and the keyboard. The card can not move. I'd say that's pretty secure.
by joska
Wed May 24, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Shockwav3 wrote:Lemme guess ... ACA620 or the like ... where secured properly means fixed with screws ... not so sure if that's an option on STE/MSTE.


No, not ACA620. It's just a RAM-card. It is not fixed with screws, it only rests on some plastic supports that prevents it from rattling loose.
by joska
Wed May 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

If it's the first you could still go with a plugable solution ("just" plug a PLCC socket on top - which would still suck but Why would that suck? The RAM-card in my A600 has been working flawlessly for years with this solution. If the card is secured properly then I see no downside in usi...
by joska
Wed May 24, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New production of STE 30pin simms.
Replies: 35
Views: 949

Re: New production of STE 30pin simms.

Some cheap simms back then also used faulty drams for parity and the like. I've seen worse - I had a set "back in the day" that I nicked from a broken soundcard. They looked a bit odd, and upon inspection it turned out that the parity "RAM" was actually just logic that generated...
by joska
Wed May 24, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

There is the Speed at 256 Colors with an ST/STE ... http://atari-forum.com/download/file.php?id=31860&mode=view I just noticed the redraw errors. Random bytes are zero. What kind of setup is this running on? I have noticed the same problem with my VoFa on the STE, but not on the Mega. Happens i...
by joska
Wed May 24, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Okay, this is remarkable... although the ET4000 is not accelerated, and because of the external VRAM the blitter is in fact useless, you get results this good? Wow... Well, I believe the blitter can still be used, as the framebuffer is within blitter address space. But I don't know if it actually g...
by joska
Tue May 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

atari66 wrote:I guess those adapters could latch onto any Atari, and get a AT slot outside the box for a ET-4000 card.


I believe this card is for the PAK/FRAK only. It's a combination of the PuPla buffer-card for the PAK/FRAK and the Panther ISA adapter. PuPan :)
by joska
Tue May 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

I know people have fitted my booster to the MEGA, but don't think with a gfx card. I have a V1 booster in one of my Megas, and it is working with a Titan Reflex graphics card. But it does not work with my VoFa, if I connect the VoFa the Mega does not boot at all. But as you might remember, the boos...
by joska
Tue May 23, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New production of STE 30pin simms.
Replies: 35
Views: 949

Re: New production of STE 30pin simms.

Your missing the point still :roll: No, but I think you are. Just because it works for *you* and others, does not mean its "good to do so" So *exactly* what kind of problems does it cause? Can you be specific? It is still bad design and shouldn't be done period, and shouldn't be done rega...
by joska
Tue May 23, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New production of STE 30pin simms.
Replies: 35
Views: 949

Re: New production of STE 30pin simms.

Its one of the most basic electronics fundamentals that you don't leave floating pins, its like "day 1 stuff". You also have to understand *why*. In this case it does not matter. The status of the data bus on the parity chip does not affect the circuit at all. You can insert SIMMs with pa...
by joska
Tue May 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New production of STE 30pin simms.
Replies: 35
Views: 949

Re: New production of STE 30pin simms.

Some sites listed them as FPM, some didn't. Same with some datasheets. So wasn't really sure either way, so thought I would just try them and see. The Huyndai (?) datasheet confirms that these are FPM. I think virtually all 30 pin SIMMs have FPM-DRAMs. Also, I don't think I've ever come across a 1M...
by joska
Tue May 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 35
Views: 970

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

Yes, I know. What I hoped to find was something that either replaces the builtin shifter (like for example VBXE does for the 8Bit-Ataris) or an independant graphics adapter that is solely usable via a driver and comes with its own RAM and acceleration. There is currently only ET4000 based solutions...
by joska
Tue May 23, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New production of STE 30pin simms.
Replies: 35
Views: 949

Re: New production of STE 30pin simms.

A lot of them are FPM simms, I tried a bunch of them a while ago and they didn't work. If they did not work then it was not because they were FPM SIMMs. The majority (all?) of 30 pin SIMMs are FPM and works perfectly fine in the STE. You probably know this, because the DRAMs used in your own SIMMs ...
by joska
Mon May 22, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: "New" release, V-Desk for MiNT
Replies: 0
Views: 114

"New" release, V-Desk for MiNT

Some of you oldtimers may remember a small program I released back in 1997, V-Desk. Unfortunately the sources were lost in a diskcrash, and I abandoned this project. Some compilable sources surfaced recently, and I decided to fix it up and release a working version of V-Desk. http://joska.atari.org/...
by joska
Mon May 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Nova VME Bus Adapter Building Files ...
Replies: 245
Views: 51955

Re: Nova VME Bus Adapter Building Files ...

Idek Tramielski wrote:The following DACs should work:

ATT20C408


Thanks Idek, I found one of those (a 2Mb) incredibly cheap :) So now "all" I have to do is to build the interface.
by joska
Mon May 22, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: ftp.funet.fi/pub/atari mirrored
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: ftp.funet.fi/pub/atari mirrored

dbsys wrote:I guess this was a wise decision.


Seems like most of the old ftp-sites are offline now, so I guess it was about time.
by joska
Mon May 22, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Backgrund image in Teradesk
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Backgrund image in Teradesk

Kroll wrote:What do you think about it ?


Good investigation :) I have posted this on the MiNT-list.
by joska
Sun May 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Backgrund image in Teradesk
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Backgrund image in Teradesk

Does it work when you use the Videl and not the graphics card?
by joska
Sat May 20, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Backgrund image in Teradesk
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Backgrund image in Teradesk

Strange... Try to delete teradesk.inf and reboot.
by joska
Sat May 20, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Backgrund image in Teradesk
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Backgrund image in Teradesk

Same version as I'm using. Desktop pattern and colour is completely ignored by XaAES here, XaAES background is always displayed. What MiNT/XaAES version are you using?
by joska
Sat May 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Backgrund image in Teradesk
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Backgrund image in Teradesk

You just display your desired background in fullscreen using zView, ImageCopy or similar and then press Control+Alt+:. XaAES will now replace the desktop root object (background) with this image. The settings in Teradesk are ignored.
by joska
Sat May 20, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Backgrund image in Teradesk
Replies: 24
Views: 737

Re: Backgrund image in Teradesk

Not sure what you mean. There are no settings. Control+Alt+: is an XaAES feature, and XaAES will display this background regardless of which desktop you use.
by joska
Wed May 17, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: ftp.funet.fi/pub/atari mirrored
Replies: 4
Views: 452

ftp.funet.fi/pub/atari mirrored

Hi,

The Atari-section of ftp.funet.fi used to be quite popular back in the day. It has been read-only for at least a decade now, I decided to mirror it just in case. http only, no ftp I'm afraid.

http://joska.atari.org/ftp.funet.fi/
by joska
Fri May 12, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e + Time&Date problem
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: CT60e + Time&Date problem

This is a bug in Didier's patched xcontrol.cpx. The solution is to not use it to change date/time :)
by joska
Wed May 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Nova VME Bus Adapter Building Files ...
Replies: 245
Views: 51955

Re: Nova VME Bus Adapter Building Files ...

frank.lukas wrote:The Falcon Nova is ATI MACH64 only.


Do you happen to know which RAMDACs the Falcon driver supports?

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