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by Atari030
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 11316

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

The device might be set to slave, not master.

What fixed the old bird in the end?
by Atari030
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 11316

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

My eyesight is pretty average these days too. Exxos and a couple of others do low profile coin cell NV replacements that would suit well for docketing in a standard Falcon case. So once you get it working if you want to put it back together there are good options.
by Atari030
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 11316

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

Correct. And it isn't hard to buzz them all out. I think only 10 or so pins are connected.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 11316

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

To mu knowledge, the Falcon will not boot without an NVRAM chip, if it is flat that is fine, but it won't post without one.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 11316

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

It would be a 74F04. Have a look here;

viewtopic.php?t=16181

It might be a good idea to check voltage levels on the PSU too.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 11316

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

Have you tried resetting the NVRAM? Two things that might be worth a look, the clock patch, which is the loose wire you refer too. I can't make out the IC, but it might pay to go over that and make sure it is right. How long was it before you installed the NVRAM that you last booted the Falcon? It c...
by Atari030
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM to DVI/HDMI project
Replies: 85
Views: 12029

Re: STFM to DVI/HDMI project

There will be people lining up for this. Great work.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 2315

Re: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive

Good stuff, another Falcon flying again.
by Atari030
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement
Replies: 90
Views: 11316

Re: Falcon NO display after NVRam replacement

The ground pin on the NVRAM is stubborn, mine didn't go well. No boot after I put the socket and replaced the NV chip. I flooded the ground pin and off it went. I could see what the issue, visually, though. My next step would have been to bridge ground and buzz all the lines out using the schematics...
by Atari030
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM to DVI/HDMI project
Replies: 85
Views: 12029

Re: STFM to DVI/HDMI project

Ripper, mate.
by Atari030
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 2315

Re: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive

Looks like it was only ever intended for the PC. You only need drive select to be changed.

http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?26 ... -drive-mod

Quite a bit of shenanigans. I'd probably try another drive.
by Atari030
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari ST HELP PLz
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Atari ST HELP PLz

That looks like an Evesham micros RAM upgrade. The old ST mags used to flog them when 512k became a bit prohibitive.

Exxos makes 4mb upgrades you can use. 4MB is trickier than 1MB as it requires an extra address line.

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/
by Atari030
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive
Replies: 18
Views: 2315

Re: Problem Replacing a Falcon 030 Floppy Drive

There are a ton of 1.44 drives you can use with a Falcon. I use a Panasonic in my tower. I have had success with Sony, Teac and Mitsumi drives as well. Have a look on the PCB, there will most likely be a pair of solder tabs or jumpers labelled D0 D1. Switch that, plug in, fire and forget. You could ...
by Atari030
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My home office (Atari Falcon & PC)
Replies: 17
Views: 9636

Re: My home office (Atari Falcon & PC)

I'm loving this thread. Jo, that looks like a airport control tower. And yup, way too tidy, Anima.
by Atari030
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STFM to DVI/HDMI project
Replies: 85
Views: 12029

Re: STFM to DVI/HDMI project

Just when you think things can't get any better...... brilliant.
by Atari030
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: SOLD:Atari Falcon 030 on eBay Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: SOLD:Atari Falcon 030 on eBay Australia

Most of the gear that gets passed around down here is on word of mouth. STFM's can be got for $50 if you know the right shady bloke and $200 if you resort to ebay.
by Atari030
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: SOLD:Atari Falcon 030 on eBay Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: Atari Falcon 030 on eBay Australia

The owner just bought a Falcon off a mate here, in Melbourne. This must be his older one. Looks like Tos 4.01 or 02.
by Atari030
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Bad Mood : Falcon030 'Doom'
Replies: 2347
Views: 282459

Re: Bad Mood : Falcon030 'Doom'

NetusBee or Ethernec network support would be pretty cool too. Not that you haven't done enough already, Doug. ;-)
by Atari030
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: GEM Games
Replies: 7
Views: 3082

Re: GEM Games

Alas, it won't. I'd love to play that in 800 x 600 on my Falcons.
by Atari030
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How many Falcons were sold?
Replies: 42
Views: 10592

Re: How many Falcons were sold?

Tassie used to have a few Atarian's. Fujination springs to mind. Melbourne has half a dozen that I know of and only two have Falcons.
by Atari030
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How many Falcons were sold?
Replies: 42
Views: 10592

Re: How many Falcons were sold?

It is amazing to think that number is so low. I can remember seeing a Falcon in toys R us, here in Melbourne. I fell in love with Falcon's the first time I used one and had to have one.
by Atari030
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How many Falcons were sold?
Replies: 42
Views: 10592

Re: How many Falcons were sold?

Not a good time to tell everyone my second Falcon cost $50? Back around 2000ish. It had a cooked accelerator and a couple of broken traces. I bought it for spares and got it working.
by Atari030
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cross platform gaming
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Cross platform gaming

Weird, I was just watching that yesterday. Stunt car racer still sits on my all time top ten list. Brilliant game and better on the Atari IMHO.
by Atari030
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Bad Mood : Falcon030 'Doom'
Replies: 2347
Views: 282459

Re: Bad Mood : Falcon030 'Doom'

Firstly, I am downloading everything on a PC, unzipping it there and transferring to the Falcon via USB Parcp. I have ensured I have DOOMU.WAD and it's the correct filesize (12,408,292) when checking in Windows. I am using Bad Mood v0.37. Do you also have the other files present? BMT1.WAD and the t...
by Atari030
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Demo scene
Replies: 28
Views: 10056

Re: Demo scene

I used to hang with a few Amiga nuts back in the 80's and 90's. When all those ST demos came out doing all the things they said it couldn't do, it was pure gold. There were things the Atari could do better, just not as easily. That is when it showed off programming talent. I used nail their butts to...

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