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by ijor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 60 problems
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Megafile 60 problems

Are you in Europe or in the USA? I would be ok with shipping it to Continental Europe, just not the USA. Sorry, I'm not in Europe. Btw, what happens with the floppies? I understand you can't read them on the PC. But they do read fine on the ST? Don't you have your files on floppies, or all the valu...
by ijor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 60 problems
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Megafile 60 problems

While I appreciate all the help in your email, I am afraid I am just not knowledgeable enough about Atari, TOS, ACSI, SCSI to feel that comfortable messing around with the Megafile, setting up HD emulators and the like. I just want to get my 1040ST up and running and get all my old programs and dat...
by ijor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 60 problems
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Megafile 60 problems

Thanks for this. Problem I have is getting those utilities on a floppy disk that the Atari can read. I have no atari modem and I can’t find a floppy drive for my Windows PC that is compatible with the Atari. Is it possible to buy these utilities on an atari compatible floppy disk. Can you provide a...
by ijor
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 60 problems
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Megafile 60 problems

So if I understand what they are saying, they say that they are confident the only problem is that the stepper motor is misaligned but that otherwise the disk is ok. They also say they can't read anything because they don't have a compatible controller. Honestly, I don't understand how they can be s...
by ijor
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOTEC or HXC
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: GOTEC or HXC

So as you can see this is not a "power" question.... On the other side, the HxC Gotek firmware is currently more experimental, this is currently my playground :wink: , as it is more retro computing oriented. I am testing/experimenting some new concepts/features. That's why it may appears more advan...
by ijor
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Newbie with FPGA and MiSTer dev question
Replies: 22
Views: 3798

Re: Newbie with FPGA and MiSTer dev question

I would guess as a buffer that you can pass back to the linux system, maybe a byte sized array of 32 to 64 elements, and from the linux end, if it changes then it outputs it to the console, that way you can place a zero terminated ASCII string and it would be output to the console (unless there is ...
by ijor
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: MiSTer and Mega ST keyboard...
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: MiSTer and Mega ST keyboard...

Has anybody tried to connect Mega ST keyboard to the MiSTer (for FX CAST)? Do you want to connect it to the Linux side? As other mentioned, there are adapters for normal (non Mega ST) keyboards. The Mega ST keyboard connector lacks the reset signal that the other ST keyboards have. I don't know if ...
by ijor
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?

I contacted Coolerguys tech support and they confirmed the PSU is regulated. So may be it wasn't enough power after all. May be the specs I have are wrong and the drive needs more than 2A.
by ijor
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?

Although, I just clicked on your Amazon link and it should also have worked with the "Coolerguys" PSU over there, since that also (according to the specs) can provide 2 A on the 12 V. :? Not sure if it was an issue of enough power or possibly the PSU is not regulated (good enough) since it is targe...
by ijor
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?

Molex connector might be difficult. For example, Meanwell also has a few "laptop computer PSU style" power supplies with multiple outputs (GPxx series), but you would have to change the connector. Do you know how much current your HD needs on 12V, particularly the peak current during startup? Accor...
by ijor
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GOTEC or HXC
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: GOTEC or HXC

The Gotek is definitely more powerful, although the HxC has at least one feature that the Gotek has not. The HxC supports two drives at the same time with a single unit, the Gotek only one. HxC is FPGA (Altera MAX) ... That's the first HxC generation. It it a very old design. It's not standalone and...
by ijor
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?

Really just the host adapter? Or host adapter + hard disk? Iirc, my ICD host adapter does not use the 12 V rail at all. Sorry for not being clear. Yes, including a hard disk as well. I do am considering switching to a SCSI2SD, but I would like a PSU capable to drive a real hard disk as well. When I...
by ijor
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Which power adaptor to use for ICD ACSI host adapter?

Hi, The power supply for my old ICD host adapter is gone and I am looking for something to replace the PSU. I first tried with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Coolerguys-100-240v-Molex-Power-Adapter/dp/B000MGG6SC but it didn't work quite well. Not sure if those power supplies are not reg...
by ijor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 336
Views: 159440

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

I don't need the entire analog I/O board, wouldn't fit in my intended case anyway ... so I just built the audio part from the (easier to read) 5.2 schematic You would need to fool the core into thinking that the analog board is connected. At the minimum ground GPIO1 pin 10 by connecting it to pin 1...
by ijor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 336
Views: 159440

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

Booting from HDD without an empty floppy image should be fast, because the ST should see the HD and ignore the floppy drive, but it seems this image isn't properly recognized by the driver, it is reported as not identified, even if it works fine. I think this is more an issue of this specific image...
by ijor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 336
Views: 159440

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

I tried to mount a 256 MB HD file, but had no luck, the ST hangs on boot after detecting Device 0. Which driver are you using? Does the image work under emulation? Or how you do got that image? Currently there seem no way to unmount an image, as far as I see the only way to unmount it is to reload ...
by ijor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 336
Views: 159440

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

Coffea wrote:I still get no sound with this core .. every other core seems to work fine.
128mb sdram, hdmi video & analog audio connection.
How are you connecting the analog audio? The core won't output analog sound if it doesn't detect the analog I/O board.
by ijor
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 336
Views: 159440

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

FX CAST 0.17 core. Experimental support for hard disk images : http://atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=34554&p=355935#p355935 Hard disk support was tested mostly with ICD PRO driver, but should work with most ACSI compatible drivers. Note that this wasn't tested thoroughly yet . It might be diff...
by ijor
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: Core development workflows - time saving advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Core development workflows - time saving advice

Compilation could be even slower if it wasn't because Sorgelig implemented some shortcuts in the SOC/HPS interface. Try compiling some of the Terasic samples that have a full SOC/HPS interface, and synthesis takes ages!
by ijor
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 60 problems
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Megafile 60 problems

Found a way to get a disk image from the Megafile. If I go the UltraSatan route, will the 1040ST be able to boot from a disk image? You have to write the image to the SD card, not just copy the file. And it might not boot because the boot code might be specific to the Megafile. But these are very m...
by ijor
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: STF US keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Wanted: STF US keyboard

Hi,

I"m looking for a fully working STF US keyboard. If it is like new, or even brand new, even better.

It has to be an US keyboard, and shipping is to the US.
by ijor
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 60 problems
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Megafile 60 problems

I agree with tzok. Boot from a floppy with an HD driver and try to access your disk somehow. Try some sector editor and see if you can read any sector. See if the drive is detected at all. Also, just in case, verify that the Megafile 30 has a compatible controller. Which drive is in the working Mega...
by ijor
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: I/O Board
Replies: 436
Views: 231345

Re: I/O Board

Sorgelig wrote:There is a potential limit of SDRAM bandwidth preventing to make more advanced cores, so secondary 40pin connector is mostly for secondary SDRAM but currently it's not used.
Very interesting! Just out of curiosity, did you build and already tested a secondary SDRAM board?
by ijor
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Floppy Disk Preservation
Topic: Floppy Disk Stream Image Repository
Replies: 272
Views: 86212

Re: Floppy Disk Stream Image Repository

Is there an easy way to splice tracks from .SCP files together? I tried exporting BB to KF Raw, and they looked all over the place. I could pick and choose the correct/better looking tracks, and the resulting game still played, but, like I said, it looks odd. Please don't, or at least don't upload ...
by ijor
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Megafile 60 problems
Replies: 57
Views: 6532

Re: Megafile 60 problems

I have found a lot of floppy disks which have all of my programs and some of the SNG files I need in order to move forward. I am thinking that a Satan or Ultrasatan is the way to go rather than trying to replace Megafile drives. If you can recover most of your stuff from floppies and nothing critic...

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