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I have a Mega ST and I’m interested. Any recommendations on where I can acquire a compatible ET4000 graphics card?
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Frank.lukas I have your MegaSTE VME interface.. can you post up or send me some benchmarks that have been had with that. I have not had a lot of luck getting it to work well, and I have a 4mb machine.

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NVDI ET4000 or NVDI5 is tricky. So better use the VOFA Nova driver -> https://www.silicon-heaven.com/atari/nova/VOFA/
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frank.lukas wrote:NVDI ET4000 or NVDI5 is tricky. So better use the VOFA Nova driver -> https://www.silicon-heaven.com/atari/nova/VOFA/

was that for me frank? so with the vme I can use the VOFA driver? ok.. will give it a try.

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Sorry. no VOFA is only Mega ST Bus ...

You must try the T0 or T4 or T8 with your ET4000 card. It is indirectly what RamDAC your ET4000 card have on it.

Bootorder is: 1. emulator.prg, 2. menu.prg or xmenu.prg, 3. sta_vdi.prg and the two BIB files.
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The VOFA ET4000 CPU Version is ready for 260/520 and 1040ST ...

I have also a Version turned 180 degrees the CPU Socket.
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Nice!!! Will it works with 1040stfm? Or just ST? Will buy it!
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Yes it works with ST, STF and STFM ...

You have to socket your CPU or solder a socket on top of the CPU and you have to solder +5V, +12V and GND to the VOFA Adapter. If your ET4000 card need -12V you have to solder this as well. The -12V Line you can find on the Mainboard in the serial circuit.
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Buyed thanks!
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what is the reference of the cables you use for extension from the adapter to the vga card ?
I embedded the VGA card inside my Mega STe but sometimes the card won't be recognized, I guess it's because the cable are a bit too small in length and the cables are too tight. I would like to order longer cables to get rid of this problem but I don't know which one and were to find them
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Mega STE is Nova Adapter, this tread is about VOFA Adapter ...
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Is it still possible to purchase this?
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All sell. I have to buy more pcb´s ...
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Bummer. I'll keep an eye out in case there is another run. Thanks!
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I often make adapters and they work great ...
Since I work https://aduk.de/services/custom-software-development/ , and often have to do it)
It also works great with MonSTer board.
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I made a new PCB internal for the Mega ST Bus ...
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I have also new ready build up old design adapter or pcb sets.
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Nice. Needs relocator board for the 68k socket now ;)
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frank.lukas wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:24 am Yes may be ...

I have one -> https://forum.atari-home.de/index.php/t ... #msg252690
How much for the custom vofa and the cpu relocator board?

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CPU relocator pcb comes in one or two weeks ...
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some picture ...
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Wow, very nice.
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Which begs another question, still available?
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