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by Methanoid
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 233
Views: 75150

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

Hi I found the original announcement from last year and wondered if there is anything happening with regard to the limitations (some of which I wasnt fussed about personally but these ones below are pretty useful to have added.....) - ST/STFM only. No STE functionality. No Blitter. *** - No hard dis...
by Methanoid
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM Floppy Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: STFM Floppy Issues

Thanks, I also note that when it gets to desktop there are no FDD icons at all!?
by Methanoid
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM Floppy Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 780

STFM Floppy Issues

Hi Can't resist buying STs on eBay (now owner of two STEs and an STFM). My new STFM produces a solid picture and keyboard works fine and it gets to desktop no issues but nothing loads on the FDD. Now I know they often fail but this doesn't seem to even be trying to read a disk. If I insert a disk, I...
by Methanoid
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Diagnose Monitor Related Fault
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Diagnose Monitor Related Fault

Doh... looks like the previous owner used this to get it fixed... I thought I had editted the post above but obviously it didnt "take"....

It works perfectly. Now I have two STEs :-)
by Methanoid
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IKBD-to-USB?
Replies: 48
Views: 6796

Re: IKBD-to-USB?

Displaced... any news on this?
by Methanoid
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Diagnose Monitor Related Fault
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Diagnose Monitor Related Fault

Pics of the main board where the monitor connects would also be great. My mainboard is like this guys - http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3506 with the same bodge from the factory Two pics attached. One is monitor area, one is modulator. Looks a little "dirty" on the modulator. h...
by Methanoid
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Diagnose Monitor Related Fault
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Diagnose Monitor Related Fault

I bought a clean STE from eBay with a known fault, described by the original owner as in the attached picture. It sounds to me like some sort of grounding fault? But I admit I have no idea where to start. I have a multimeter with continuity buzzer. Can some experts give me some ideas where to start ...
by Methanoid
Mon May 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 326
Views: 72444

Re: Newbie questions

wolfme wrote:
Methanoid wrote:5) RTC board - Wiki says dont need this if you connect to net and use that for time. No RJ45 anywhere so only if I buy a compatible WiFi dongle yes?


Uh, did i miss somenthing? Is there a new DE10 Nano board out?
Mine has RJ45 LAN...


Yeah I didnt spot it at first :shrug:
by Methanoid
Tue May 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 326
Views: 72444

Re: Newbie questions

3) IO Board - this does analogue VGA and sound - it holds fan and powers that - anything else I need this for? 4) USB hub - is this just a USB hub or something special? 5) RTC board 6) 3D Printed cases - they look nice. Presumably the finer the printer I get this done on the better the final look. ...
by Methanoid
Tue May 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 326
Views: 72444

Re: Newbie questions

Trying to work out which bits are needed and what they do, to cost it all up before buying 1) De10 Nano - 100% needed and SD card of course. Is there a max size of supported SD card? 2) Ram board - some cores don't need but serious use means I need this 3) IO Board - this does analogue VGA and sound...
by Methanoid
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B
Replies: 40
Views: 29263

Re: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B

On most STf and all STe there are jumpers on board to route the DS0 and DS1 signals to appropriate pins of external FDD connector. You mas use them, together with a DSx jumpers on the internal FDD. Yes, but I understand those jumpers are never populated. So you still need some minimum soldering and...
by Methanoid
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: External Disk Drive As Main Drive?
Replies: 74
Views: 45048

Re: External Disk Drive As Main Drive?

What 1024Mak and Dal have done is different (and confusing me). Mak's seems less work and less dangerous... What is the advantage of Dal's then? I tried to read http://www.atari-wiki.com/index.php/Drive_Select_Swap_Mod but in 3 browsers the page loads nothing (yet the Wiki index shows there is text ...
by Methanoid
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B
Replies: 40
Views: 29263

Re: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B

That was what I thought could only be done by messing with some switch on the AY8912 chip? It depends on exactly which computer. But you need to swap the drive selection signals. In some cases it is just changing some straps. Oh that sounds less PITA... I have two STE's - both with CA4003290 boards...
by Methanoid
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B
Replies: 40
Views: 29263

Re: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B

Sorry if I am being dumb but do you mean that firmware is irrelevant, as long as HXC manager is used then the drive gets selected as whatever I want (A or B) and the internal drive just acts as the "other" one? Exactly ! I'm not sure you are talking about the same thing. If you want to sw...
by Methanoid
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B
Replies: 40
Views: 29263

Re: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B

Sorry if I am being dumb but do you mean that firmware is irrelevant, as long as HXC manager is used then the drive gets selected as whatever I want (A or B) and the internal drive just acts as the "other" one?
by Methanoid
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B
Replies: 40
Views: 29263

Re: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B

And FlashFloppy? The free firmware
by Methanoid
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B
Replies: 40
Views: 29263

Re: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B

I was able to get the cable to work without changing any straps inside my 1040STF. The GoTek/HxC works well as drive B and the internal floppy is still Drive A. The only little issue I have is that I have no way to update the 'slots' in the HxC. I have to open my 1040STF and plug the HxC into the d...
by Methanoid
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB keyboard/mouse interface
Replies: 72
Views: 25212

Re: USB keyboard/mouse interface

dupe
by Methanoid
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB keyboard/mouse interface
Replies: 72
Views: 25212

Re: USB keyboard/mouse interface

Nobox This is great if it allows USB keyboard and mouse.. Can I suggest some possible improvements/expansions? 1) If the mapping of USB keyboard to ST was stored as a text file it could be easily adapted for ANY other mappings. These could then easily be inserted without needing to recompile. 2) If ...
by Methanoid
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B
Replies: 40
Views: 29263

Re: HxC External floppy cable, works as A and B

Given there seem to be zero sources of these plugs for ST floppies with 14 pins... I wonder if some sort of bodge might be possible? If we know the correct pin sizes (??) , first we put some paper over the ST socket to make it easy to separate after, then we slot the pins into the ST socket with pre...
by Methanoid
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TOS, Roms and ROM Fixes...any GUIDE?
Replies: 76
Views: 81971

Re: TOS, Roms and ROM Fixes...any GUIDE?

According to this site
http://matsp888.no-ip.org/~mats/Text/Co ... htm#type_2

27C1000 can be written as Eprom and popped into STE with no jumper changes needed???
by Methanoid
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 589
Views: 184907

Re: New board: MonSTer

A question before I worry too much about how much later in the year these are available again.... does the Monster bypass the DMA issues that seem to plague some STs?
by Methanoid
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB HID interface
Replies: 33
Views: 18887

Re: USB HID interface

[dupe]
by Methanoid
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB HID interface
Replies: 33
Views: 18887

Re: USB HID interface

Everytime I search I find great projects like this which have died.... Is anyone? Did anyone? I'd love to be able to use a modern mouse on an STE, maybe even use my regular PC KB & Mouse via a KVM switch...
by Methanoid
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 3 Bombs Help? Address Error
Replies: 0
Views: 2194

3 Bombs Help? Address Error

Plugged my working 4Mb STE into TV today and got continually 3 bombs and a slight buzzing noise on TV (might be unrelated). That means "Address Error". I searched here and tried the following all with no change 1) Removed and reseated Ram 2) Removed Ram and tried 2 of 4 chips (various comb...

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