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by fragedthewife
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Help to make 13 pin din to VGA
Replies: 9
Views: 5649

Help to make 13 pin din to VGA

Okay so I'm using a very old CRT display as a monitor simply using the RF output. Not only is this taking up much room but I already have a VGA monitor sitting next to it which I might as well try and use. I have a VGA TO VGA cable which I will happily cut one end off and solder up a 13 pin din plug...
by fragedthewife
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

The Gotek unit arrived running the HxC firmware and it works very well indeed.
Simply add a folder on a usb drive in the format .ST and no more discs. I'm super impressed with this and will have some fun
playing around with this tonight.

:)
by fragedthewife
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Cant you just flash the latest firmware for support of the new formats?
by fragedthewife
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

I sent an email to the authors of HxC and they confirmed native support which is an absolute bonus if you ask me. I think the biggest problem will be how to identify the menu's which include multiple game on 1 iso image. Not sure how others do this? Looking forward to receiving this and providing so...
by fragedthewife
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

So If I'm right and well I'm probably wrong but reading the site for the HxC firmware that is loaded onto the Gotek's then it works out the box with formats .ST .MSA .STT .DIM .STX

Tell me I'm reading that right ?

http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/
by fragedthewife
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

So many demos and so many games and so little working floppy discs to keep writing images too.

What software is required to convert .ST .MSA files to work with the Gotek with HxC?
I might as well get some converted in advance.
by fragedthewife
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

While waiting on the Gotek unit to arrive I have played around with this for the last few days using my new floppy drive and a pile of discs. Honestly I'm in my element, using a windows XP PC and writing disc images, I also found out that my old Atari 2600 Joy stick works on the Atari STe. Played so...
by fragedthewife
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

I have purchased the HxC Gotek unit which will arrive next week some time. I can see the benefits from both units however I will try this and most likely also purchase an UltraSatan unit. My replacement floppy drive arrived and seems to work fine. I have come across a slight issue, on the STe the de...
by fragedthewife
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

Thanks for the swift reply's, So the UltraSatan Is this simple to connect up and can it be fitted in place of the OE Floppy drive? What is the process to load images ? is this stored onto SD cards ? and will it run image files in .MSA and .ST Im ready to buy either or I just want to make sure I get ...
by fragedthewife
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Advice on disc emulator and recomendations
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Advice on disc emulator and recomendations

While I patiently wait for a new driving arriving from e-bay I understand that the future holds little for Floppy discs. The way forward seems to be using a floppy disc emulator for storage using SD or USB memory. Question is that I see 2 popular choices but i know little to nothing about either. I ...
by fragedthewife
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Back to basics with Atari
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: Back to basics with Atari

Thanks for all the information, I have ordered a new drive from e-bay that is listed to be compatible I can only wait and see what arrives and take it from there.
by fragedthewife
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Back to basics with Atari
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: Back to basics with Atari

Okay so a bit of an update. I can format a disc on the STe using its own internal drive. It will open up and display no contents just usable space. The disc is a 720k DD variety. I have a window XP Computer with built in floppy drive which I wanted to use for file transfer and to help me make discs....
by fragedthewife
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Back to basics with Atari
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: Back to basics with Atari

Super, I will give this a try later today to get a spec of the machine.

Many thanks I will let you know how this works out.
by fragedthewife
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Back to basics with Atari
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: Back to basics with Atari

Okay So going down the route of a card reader emulator to replace the drive seams to be the best answer, This unit is around £80 GBP from ebay. I have read that it can have issues with a certain version of tos, How can I find out which version my machine is running? Id love to try and get the SYSINF...
by fragedthewife
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Back to basics with Atari
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Re: Back to basics with Atari

This is the board inside.
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by fragedthewife
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Back to basics with Atari
Replies: 13
Views: 3779

Back to basics with Atari

My last post had me dig out my old Atari stfm 1040 which will not read discs. this has now ended up as work in progress as i damaged the ribbon cable for the FDD Anyways I got reading this forum and spent some time digging over old posts. I read about the ste being the better machine, some hours lat...
by fragedthewife
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

Re: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults

Slight update , I went and made a purchase of a 512 STe on ebay which is supposed to be in working order, I feel this may be a better starting place.
by fragedthewife
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

Re: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults

Interesting, I will look over this and may ask some questions for the ones who have tried this out.

Thank you :)
by fragedthewife
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

Re: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults

So this will be a challenge, I will order something up and remove the ribbon cable and set about restoring my ST back to former. Once I resolve this I will get a drive and test it again. Ah the woes to revive our youth. As before can a HDD be used instead of the floppy ? or am i complicating things?
by fragedthewife
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

Re: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults

I'm struggling to find a 34 pin ide header

I can find 40 pin type but nothing 34 pins :(
by fragedthewife
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

Re: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults

Okay that's super thanks for the reply's, I literately took the ribbon right off the board and although I can sit it in place and push it down the chances of it being good are probably slim and would only come back to haunt me at some point i'm sure. I think your idea of breaking away the plastic an...
by fragedthewife
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: help to replace ribbon cable and other faults
Replies: 12
Views: 3541

help to replace ribbon cable and other faults

So I guess all our first posts start with, 25 years ago I put away my Atari St. True story. I'm Chris by the way :) :cheers: Well yes i hit that age where nostalgia and living some of my childhood memories seems important. My Atari STfm which was upgrade to 1mb got shelved a long time ago and has be...

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