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by mpattonm
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST2VGA and GBS 8220 VGA Input - Its possible? Its tested?
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: ST2VGA and GBS 8220 VGA Input - Its possible? Its tested?

Very possible and tested. On a side note: do not expect miracles from GBS8220. In stock configuration, there are some nasty picture deformations around moving objects, i.e. mouse cursor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wfPCxqwfoI Various HW hacks can make it bearable, but not good enough. Luckily, ...
by mpattonm
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Atari STE DMA chip C398739-001A
Replies: 0
Views: 88

WTB: Atari STE DMA chip C398739-001A

Please PM me if you have one to sell/trade.
Thank you.
by mpattonm
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New Internal Falcon PSU for CT60, CT60e, CT63...
Replies: 45
Views: 31453

Re: New Internal Falcon PSU for CT60, CT60e, CT63...

I've managed to modify this psu and connect it to more devices and use it with Supervidel. See here (everything looks like home made bomb) link . Don't mind burns on heatshrink tubings (I shrinked them with simple matches). In short psu might be better with: more sturdy power button / socket mount ...
by mpattonm
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Split case screw posts
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Split case screw posts

Dissolve some gray ABS plastic bits in acetone and use it as glue/filler. Put a drop or two in each crack and tighten the post with zip tie. Put a drop or two in screw hole as well then. Let it dry well - at least 48 hrs.
by mpattonm
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOEX for ST in the making
Replies: 50
Views: 5180

Re: GOEX for ST in the making

In other forum a user is having trouble with a Goex he recently purchased. Probably the Goex is just fine, but the point is that we could help him more if the schematics would have been available. Actually that's why I came here to ask for the schematics in the first place. All right, I am not goin...
by mpattonm
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOEX for ST in the making
Replies: 50
Views: 5180

Re: GOEX for ST in the making

I still fail to understand your motivation. Would you please tell me why do you demand schematics to be released, exactly?
by mpattonm
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOEX for ST in the making
Replies: 50
Views: 5180

Re: GOEX for ST in the making

ijor wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:51 pm ...and can't run the original FF firmware...
Of course it can and it does.
ijor wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:51 pm ...this also means, among other things, that users won't be able to upgrade the firmware directly from FF new releases.
Your assumption, that you present as fact, is simply wrong.
by mpattonm
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Power LED
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Power LED

Thats one nice looking machine BTW
by mpattonm
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Atari STE Blitter objects demo (new record)
Replies: 88
Views: 5302

Re: Atari STE Blitter objects demo (new record)

Anima wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:16 pm Edit: btw: thanks to Centuriontech for the easy "plug and play" PSU.
Wow. It is my pleasure and great honor I could serve you!
by mpattonm
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOEX for ST in the making
Replies: 50
Views: 5180

Re: GOEX for ST in the making

ijor wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:33 pm Are the schematics available? (Hope mpattonm is still around to answer)
Hi, I do not plan to release schematics any time soon. Maybe same day, but not today.
by mpattonm
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60 memory test strangeness
Replies: 21
Views: 5990

Re: CT60 memory test strangeness

The CT60 has this ability, but I don't know the specs of how the external bus clock is output, Rudolph didn't utilize the MC88LV926DW AIRC. Think that's way at first he supported removal of the clock patch in his installation guides. Have a look at the CT60 schematic (page 3): http://powerphenix.co...
by mpattonm
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60 memory test strangeness
Replies: 21
Views: 5990

Re: CT60 memory test strangeness

tksm wrote: Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:35 am True problem is CLOCKPATCH if you wuld like use ct60 then please remove clock patch! and make sdma mod.
IMO this is a pure nonsense.
by mpattonm
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60 memory test strangeness
Replies: 21
Views: 5990

Re: CT60 memory test strangeness

I'll try to test it on my CT60/63 just to be sure but it's very unlikely it will behave differently. Indeed, I am sometimes seeing similar issue on original CT60 too. I doubt it is CT60e related. Now reading this thread I am beginning to think the moments I have seen the issue were those I have lef...
by mpattonm
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e crash on cold boot
Replies: 6
Views: 5531

Re: CT60e crash on cold boot

Time to time I get same issue different pattern tho. Hard reset fixes it. I am thinking this could be related to short reset line delay, but I have not investigated that any further, as the occurrence is intermittent and not very frequent.
by mpattonm
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon mobo - What are parts L102 and L104?
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Falcon mobo - What are parts L102 and L104?

IMO they are ferrite beads.
by mpattonm
Wed May 06, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Problem wth Falcon
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Problem wth Falcon

XRESET signal is common active low signal that resets every subsystem in your Falcon. It is directly wired to CPU, FPU, Combel, SDMA, DSP, SCSI, WD1972, Videl... you name it. So this is not your problem. You problem however may be some dried capacitor on mainboard or in PSU. They do not usually leak...
by mpattonm
Tue May 05, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon Troubles
Replies: 66
Views: 5683

Re: Falcon Troubles

if you plan to replace it, use 74LS06 instead.
by mpattonm
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: NetUSBee
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: WTB: NetUSBee

Sneak peek prototype photo. If everything goes well, this new product will be released after the weekend.
by mpattonm
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Vixen signed poster
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Vixen signed poster

I had to google "Wichsen" translation. Now I see why. Well it kinda makes sence :)
by mpattonm
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Vixen signed poster
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Vixen signed poster

Thank you man. My game!
by mpattonm
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: NetUSBee
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: WTB: NetUSBee

I might have few USBee (no LAN interface version) units in stock in few days. Stay tuned, you might find it worth the wait.
by mpattonm
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOEX for ST in the making
Replies: 50
Views: 5180

Re: GOEX for ST in the making

Sowden wrote:This looks like a neat device, and way more sleek than a Gotek looks like. Is OSD being planned for this in the future?
Yes, take a peek at Amiga mount version: https://centuriontech.eu/product/goex-on-pills-drive/
by mpattonm
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOEX for ST in the making
Replies: 50
Views: 5180

Re: GOEX for ST in the making

Short answers are: I do not force anyone to make a donation, I encourage people to consider making one. There is a difference between the two isnt it? Unlike you I find more then fair to publish such a notice on a product page. Another point is - I do not support HxC installation on GOEX. It was nev...
by mpattonm
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: (SOLVED) Falcon needs reset to boot after power-on
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Falcon needs reset to boot after power-on

One of the capacitors in reset circuit has dried to the point it lost some of the capacity and it it is no longer holding reset line down long enough till 5V power line is up, stable and all bus transceivers ready. Its pretty common and well known issue. EDIT: Its C7 that needs to replaced, preferab...

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