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Re: I finally have a TT!

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So the reason the TT isn't the Sony's ultimate home is because I had a brand new in box Atari TTM195 on the way from B and C Computers which arrived today.
It's amazing how much brighter the image on the Sony is, and how many adjustments it gives you (the TTM195 gives you brightness and that's it) plus the curvature of the TTM195 makes stuff in the corners difficult to read (like the trash can if I move it down there).

But... it's period correct and I get the higher res with no side effects. What do I mean by that? Well, It works perfectly with the CaTTamaran accelerator active, which the adapter in the thread "Alternate TT High Adapter" did not, at least not on an LCD flat panel, it distorted whenever I dragged windows around the screen, with the TT running at 48MHz, but was perfectly fine at the stock 32MHz. No such problems with the TTM195. I didn't get a chance to try that adapter with the Sony as it (the adapter) died but I have the other (original?) ECL adapter on the way.

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1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 8GB HDD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Re: I finally have a TT!

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They are lovely. I should drag mine out.

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Any pics?
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1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 8GB HDD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Sexy work :) But it all begs the question.. you getting down to some TOS coding, or Cubase, or .. just screwing around? :) After all this, I'm curious what will come out of it :)

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The intention is to use it for coding TOS apps.
The STE is for games.
But...
The time to do it is going to be a challenge (isn't it always?) what with work, personal life etc.
Plus I have another project that will eat uo the majority of the remaining time (this will be the problem) but the Atari gear is very related to it so don't worry, it won't end up under a dust sheet!
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 8GB HDD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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So far the only thing I've done is get the new hard disk (SD card) working, plus the Ultra Satan for transferring stuff from the PC.
Other than the hard disk driver the only other thing on the hard drive is the Cattamaran driver and NVDI5!
I've also been trying to get the Cyrel Sunrise card working but that's proving to be a challenge...
Once I get that working, or give up on it, I want to get MINT on there.
Then load up the apps.

Bought plenty of books (that I once threw away!) on coding the ST.
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 8GB HDD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Poor old thing has been in the shed for yonks. I will drag it out next cleanup and fire it up. They are lovely and crisp.

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I have found these Graphics cards can be problematic, I acquired a Matrix TC 1006 which did not have the drivers for Mega STE so swapped it for a AlberTT which is nowhere near as good, but all the software bugs where ironed out.
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I think Matrix TC cards are Atari TT only , no MegaSTE ...
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Correct Matrix TC is TT only.
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Great work, very envious of your time, patience and the end result, nice one!

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I put VanillaMint on my TT last night, exactly the same install as my stock Falcon - and it boots 3-4x quicker! In fact it boots quicker than the Falcon in 060 mode, absolutely astonishing. Must be a combination of the internal SCSI2SD and the higher bus speed.

By the way I recommend re-capping the PSU. The Exxos webshop has recap kits for it, very easy to to.
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Hey Andrew,

Question about your TT case. Is it a later revision without the metal shielding with the red inner lining on the top case? Because I have the red stuff and I'm not sure how that would react to a batch in oxi+peroxide...
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It does have the red (iron?) coating.
It did not react with the peroxide, the fluid didnslightly change color to an orange tint but I think that came from the rusty LED holder that was still in there.
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 8GB HDD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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Excellent. Good to hear, thanks.
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To be clear I put it in a bath of peroxide, not the retrobrite paste.
1977 VCS Heavy Sixxer (Boxed)
1990 Atari 1040STE, 4MB, UltraSatan, TOS 2.06, TT Touch -> Atari SC1435 Colour CRT Monitor
1991 Atari TT030, 2/64MB, Int 8GB Gigafile SCSI2CF, TOS 3.06, CaTTamaran Accelerator -> Atari TTM195 19" Mono CRT Monitor
1993 Atari Falcon030, 14MB, Int 8GB HDD, TOS 4.04 -> Atari PTC1426 Color CRT Monitor
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EmpireAndrew wrote:To be clear I put it in a bath of peroxide, not the retrobrite paste.
Yeah, that's what I've done as well. Much better results. I've had success with oxy in the mix as well.
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Wow! Very nice job on the restoration and congrats on the TT. That is a killer setup.

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very attracting TT andrew! :-)
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I still maintain that the TT030 is the finest looking machine Atari ever released. The Mega STe (my first Atari ST) was great too, but the white casing for the TT is just lovely.

I need to retrobrite mine, it's starting to yellow a bit.
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Oxy Clean works great on my plastic white vintage motorcycle fenders. Additionally added some bleach to the mix (outside), maybe sped up the process, might be harsh on the TT case.

Catt's can be fussy. Can't see under the fast ram card, does this have the daughter 030 card, or later with the 030 on the PCB.

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What I used on my Amiga 4000 is a UV light + some hair cream. Usually it would take 2 or 3 treatments, but it definitely helps. I have this really weird 130XE that needs it too. The bottom half is almost completely brown, with a weird swirl to it... like they didn't mix in the ABS plastic right. The top looks new, and the keys are a little brown, but I found washing them seems to get whatever filth off of them pretty well.
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