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by Arne
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: N_AES030.SYS missing
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: N_AES030.SYS missing

Thanks Robson. Exactly the one I needed. Finally found some time and a SCSI CD-ROM that can read CD-RWs. I investigated the SETUP.GSC and couldn't find a hint where to put NAES_030.SYS into the source path. So I tried the root and setup found it. Installed N.AES 2.0 with this setting: https://www2.p...
by Arne
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Floppy integrity testing.
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Floppy integrity testing.

On the PC (DOS) I used VGA-Copy (freeware by now) for formatting floppies. Whenever it marked a track as "weak" then the reliability was at least questionable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA-Copy https://moenk.de/pages/vgacopy.html BTW: got the same problems over here :roll:
by Arne
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: RAM upgrade

It only seems to see 2Meg, or actually it appears to see 4Meg but only use 2Meg according to sysinfo... "Total ST-RAM 4096" "Free ST-RAM 1801" Never had that on a 4MB machine. There are two RAM tests built in TOS. The first just checks how many banks are available and what their...
by Arne
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: RAM upgrade

I'm a analoge/RF engineer so I got all the tools and experience soldering, At least someone with knowledge finally :D I do however I lack a lot in the area of adressing memory, do I bend out the A9 legs of the 514400's - wire them all to a 68 resisor soldered to the MMU pin 64? I'm not sure how the...
by Arne
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAM upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: RAM upgrade

The 8chip (8pcs 514256 SMD) mainboard is probably the easiest to upgrade. I've done it with one of my 1040STFM and if you have access to a hot air station (for unsoldering) and you know what you are doing then I do not recommend the 4MB SIMM solution as it needs much wiring. Replacing the 514256 wit...
by Arne
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon diagnostic cart
Replies: 20
Views: 4152

Re: Falcon diagnostic cart

mpattonm wrote:https://easyeda.com/nplanel/Atari_Test_Kit_All_in_One-3e1f99cffcd74894ac7c5511bc35f41c
Dead simple to build, Falcon test image already included, works out of the box.


Of course it works out of the box: it's a copy of my design.
by Arne
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2" Disks
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: 2" Disks

Thanks guys! I thought that it was for Japanese niché market as they did not use IBM, Macs, STs, Amigas back in the 80s/90s and had their own machines like Sharp X68000, FM Towns... Always hoped to get a disk drive for these disks but in the end it probably wouldn't have a shugart bus either. @fmh: ...
by Arne
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2" Disks
Replies: 10
Views: 989

2" Disks

Some 20+ years ago I bought som 2" (2 inch) disks on a local computer fleemarket (pre ebay era). Does anybody know where they were used? Google wasn't helpful here at all.

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by Arne
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: N_AES030.SYS missing
Replies: 2
Views: 709

N_AES030.SYS missing

Just wanted to install N.AES 2.0 from CD-ROM and GEMSetup complained it cannot find n_aes030.sys. 8O
Where do I get it?
by Arne
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Very Sick MSTE - Need some help to bring back to life if posible
Replies: 14
Views: 3041

Re: Very Sick MSTE - Need some help to bring back to life if posible

4 bombs on 2.06 indicate missing FDD. Ribbon cable not connected/connected upside down?
by Arne
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

Regarding MiNT and long filenames - you need this stuff only if you planed to use Unix command in MiNT, otherwise long filenames is not needed. I want to use GCC 7.x so I have partitioned the CF card to a couple of FAT16 BGM partitions, two F32 FAT32 and one LNX partition with HDDRUTIL. Is there an...
by Arne
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

But I HATE TTPs. Hey, we got mouse support from the beginning in '85. Why fall back to ancient command lines... :wink: To be able to unpack archives created after 1998? Sure! Never had problems with STZIP26. Never! But never used it on anything else than plain TOS. You can use one of the GEM fronte...
by Arne
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

@arne did you use STzip? Better use zip.ttp for unziping stuff on Atari. Yes, STZip 2.6 Anyway: how can zip.ttp put long-filenames into a 8.3 filesystem better than STZIP? .. STzip is old and sometimes is source of problems... But I HATE TTPs. Hey, we got mouse support from the beginning in '85. Wh...
by Arne
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

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by Arne
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

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by Arne
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

3rd try with NVDI 5: we got a winner :D
So when it comes to Xaaes than consider that NVDI <> NVDI.

I will try to find my NVDI 4 disks and have another try with them. Not sure if they are still readable.

Thanx Joska :cheers:
by Arne
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

2nd try with Falcon #2: stock Falcon030 with 14MB and IDE Drive (C: 60MB, D: 67MB) + external 100MB SCSI ZIP (E:) for data exchange with PC. Using HDDriver 10.13. Just repartitioned the HDD to the above scheme. So it's a clean install. Extracted all 6 VANILLAn.ZIP to the ZIP - gives me unzip problem...
by Arne
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: How to install MiNT?

Tried VanillaMint today on a 14MB F030 and got problems, too. Will have a look tomorrow again. BTW: which NVDI should be used on a F030 with standard Videl graphics? I tried 3.31 and got a distorted desktop with VanillaMint and an error code (think it was -134 but I'm not sure.). NVDI 3.31 works fin...
by Arne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please

Bad news, i thought i may have been on to something :( Good news. You don't have to unsolder the FDC! If anyone has a SHIFTER for sale i am in the UK and would be happy to pay for one. My IC is "C025914-38A PH23-024 6M1 41" I have seen a few but slightly different numbers and not sure wha...
by Arne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please

Hi, just an idea about "project 2" (1040): Double- , well better triple-check that floppy ribbon cable is connected in the correct direction. From my Falcons i know that there´s no "security slot" and so the floppy connector can be mounted in both directions... Latz I really thi...
by Arne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Repairing an ST with dead floppy & ACSI
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: Repairing an ST with dead floppy & ACSI

v01d wrote:I don't know the hardware well (...)
Does anyone have suggestions as to what I should try next?


Yes... definitely: do not try anything without proper knowledge! Or do you dare to repair your TV set?
Give it to someone capable of repairing it.
by Arne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please

Would you mind elaborating on what difference i would be distinguishing and what to look for please as i dont have a colour monitor. White screen on a TV/SC1224 can mean that the CPU cannot access ROM. White screen on a SM124 should mean that it can access ROM. The reason is the hardware and TOS. A...
by Arne
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Hello to all, My first Atari Projects so general advice please

Projects A is a 520STFM C103414-001 REV 1.1 (2 chip ROM not sure but maybe TOS 1.04??? Fault = Hanging at white screen History = None, came to me missing screws and bottom ROM IC overheating. Tried = Removed ROM'S straightened bent pin and replaced, (No more over heating but no change), tried remov...
by Arne
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dead Falcon resuscitation
Replies: 42
Views: 8926

Re: Dead Falcon resuscitation

Now it would be the right time IMHO to connect a LA to the data/address lines on the internal expansion port and see if the CPU accesses ROM.
by Arne
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Defective MST board
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Defective MST board

Hi, I've got some MegaST boards for repair and one drives me crazy. It's got additional sockets for CPU and PSG. Blitter removed, both solder-bridges closed. I checked the whole 4-IC chipset in a 1040STFM board. Works flawlessly. I can see two problems that might be connected to each other somehow. ...

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