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BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Finally BeePi has reached its final development stage with a new host system and complete GEM configuration for a smooth experience.

What's new ?
- RaspBian Stretch light host system.
- Hardware accelerated video driver 30% faster.
- Wifi setup tool and more practical network setup.
- Standard Raspi-config for 3rd party hat compatibility..
- Compatible with Pi-top and Raspberry Pi 3 B+.
- New splash screen.
- Optimized host boot in 7 sec.
- New app to quit to the host system : Right click on the desktop, Tools, Quit to host.
- GEM Video mode selector, Printer, Samba share and hardware setup.
- Updated Emutos 9.9.1, FVDI driver and Shutdown for EasyAraMint.
- Updated standard apps.
- ssh root@beepi use the good terminal emulation.
- Print to pdf file both from Aranym and Hatari.
- Updated Hatari 2.0 with scaling (SDL2).
- Tos 1.62 US is the default TOS for Hatari instead of Emutos.
- Unified shortcuts for Aranym and Hatari : altgr + F12 for setup menu, altgr+Q to quit, altgr+R to reboot. F11 for Help and F12 for Undo (Aranym only)

Please read carrefuly wahtsnew.txt instruction for installation and watch the video tutorial.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZxV7vKWdGg

As always your comments and feedback are welcome.

BeePi 1.0 : https://mega.nz/#!Mlc3VAYB!3bL2lEJuAhFEA3qBrauZshmIRJ5WnjlN4HWSIIUs6AE

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:23 pm

Thanks! Will try this out.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby MiggyMog » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:40 pm

OOhh, nice work!
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby ryo » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:58 pm

thanks

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Postby BlankVector » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:01 pm

Great job :)
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Mug UK » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:10 pm

A reason to use something other than a Pi image file crammed full of emulators and ROMs for oodles of systems - many thanks!
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Postby dhedberg » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:20 pm

Fantastic! Thanks!
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Atari030 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:23 pm

Brilliant. Can't wait to give it a go.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby mzry » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:37 pm

Been waiting for this, thanks for your hard work!
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Postby wongck » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:56 pm

congrats on the latest release. :thumbs:
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Estrayk » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:21 pm

Great ! I'll test soon
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby JoeAtari » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:51 am

Here is my blog post about what I have been able to accomplish so far with BeePi:
http://www.falconproductions.us/blog/st ... i-top.html
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby brainois » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:00 pm

Hello
I installed and ran BeePi successfully on my RaspberryPi 3B.
It feels smooth and nice!
I have many floppy disks of the french "ST Magazine" (carefully stored in boxes) and a USB floppy disk reader. When I plug the floppy disk reader, it is working ans seems to read the disk.
But when i double click on the a: icon, its is still empty.Is there sth to do to be able to read atari formatted floppy disks?
Secondly, I also have .st images of floppy disks. How can I read it from BeePi.
Thank you for your help.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Playmobil » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:11 pm

Normally you just need to double-click on your .ST, then Aranym will close and Hatari is launched with your disk inside A:

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby brainois » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:54 pm

Hello,

Aranym forces a reboot indeed, but the reboot stop at the linux login terminal. I use root/beepi credentials, but then the prompt appears and nothing happens...

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:48 am

brainois wrote:I have many floppy disks of the french "ST Magazine" (carefully stored in boxes) and a USB floppy disk reader. When I plug the floppy disk reader, it is working ans seems to read the disk.
But when i double click on the a: icon, its is still empty.Is there sth to do to be able to read atari formatted floppy disks?
Secondly, I also have .st images of floppy disks. How can I read it from BeePi.

You can’t read real floppies directly from an usb floppy drive with BeePi. It won’t work. BeePi can only deal with disk image.
You first need to convert your floppy into a disk image (.st , .msa ...) , and copy it into h:/Applications/floppy folder.
From here, and only from here, a double click on the disk image will launch Hatari and boot the image.
An other option is to start Hatari with the right click menu / tools, open Hatari setup with alter+F12, choose the emulation config you want (STE mono, STE color, STE color with borders ...), and load your floppy image.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby DOB » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:52 pm

Excellent work. I have it running and will test it out.

Thank for making this.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby ryo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:27 pm

Hello. Good job.

But I have a problem. There is no sound. I followed the instructions in the manual by changing the value in the rc.local file

The Pi is failing now. Can you help me?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:10 pm

Using Beepi I get significant slow-down when accessing the microsd card. Perhaps I need a faster one. Any recommendations?

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby damanloox » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:26 pm

Is there any way to make it work with real Atari mega/TT keyboard...?

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby christos » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:32 pm

damanloox wrote:Is there any way to make it work with real Atari mega/TT keyboard...?


Yeah there is. There are a couple of projects that use an arduino to convert an atari kbd to a hid device.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby ryo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:56 pm

ryo wrote:Hello. Good job.

But I have a problem. There is no sound. I followed the instructions in the manual by changing the value in the rc.local file

The Pi is failing now. Can you help me?

Thank you in advance.


i found.

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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:53 am

ryo wrote:
ryo wrote:Hello. Good job.

But I have a problem. There is no sound. I followed the instructions in the manual by changing the value in the rc.local file

The Pi is failing now. Can you help me?

Thank you in advance.


i found.

Good. It coud be interesting for other users to explain how you solved your issue.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:59 am

TheNameOfTheGame wrote:Using Beepi I get significant slow-down when accessing the microsd card. Perhaps I need a faster one. Any recommendations?

The specs and quality of the SD card is important. Generaly I avoid the "no name" or cheap brand cards as I had too many bad surprise.
Use a fast class 10 SDXC UHS-I card for the best performance. I personnaly use Sandisk cards.
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Re: BeePi 1.0

Postby Faucon2001 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:06 am

damanloox wrote:Is there any way to make it work with real Atari mega/TT keyboard...?

Yes you have various options, allready done or DIY.
Tynenouth software sells an interface for Atari keyboard to USB :
http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/2015/12/day-21-atari-st-usb-keyboard-kit.html

On atari forum de, Chocco transformed a dead 260ST with Beepi and did the keyboard interface with an Arduino board.
https://forum.atari-home.de/index.php/topic,14723.0.html
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