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#51 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 PM

You can swap ATRs (for two-sided disks, etc) using the swap button on the XEL-CF3 as well, as with the SIDE2 swap button. :)

 
 
I was just reading up on doing this! I need a MAP file containing a simple list of disk numbers and files to mount like this 

D1:GAME Disk 1 Side 1.atr
D2:GAME Disk 1 Side 2.atr
D3:GAME Disk 2 Side 1.atr
D4:GAME Disk 2 Side 2.atr
D5:GAME Save Disk.atr

 
on a 2 atr title, pressing the button just swaps d1 and d2, what happens on a 3 or more atr title?



#52 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:06 PM

on a 2 atr title, pressing the button just swaps d1 and d2, what happens on a 3 or more atr title?


The whole series is shifted down and wrapped around, so the first press of the button results in:

D1:GAME Disk 1 Side 2.atr
D2:GAME Disk 2 Side 1.atr
D3:GAME Disk 2 Side 2.atr
D4:GAME Save Disk.atr
D5:GAME Disk 1 Side 1.atr
...and so on.

#53 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:10 PM

OK That makes sense, thanks! 

 

I should document all of this stuff somewhere, before I forget it.



#54 Stormtrooper of Death OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2019 5:18 PM

As there is no more news about the Side 3 cartridge, i suppose that the project is stopped. I then buy the Side2 cartridge.



#55 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2019 7:20 PM

I'm tired of dead SD cards..... CF cards forever!



#56 V-Cool OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:59 PM

It is still listed on the "in development" section of his website.  But, he has released a few things since this one was supposedly started.  I too was waiting for the Side 3.  Surely someone is friends with Lotharek and could tell us something?



#57 mytek OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:57 PM

When things aren't going well, is when people grow silent. Judging by the time that has elapsed without an update, strongly suggests that something more than a minor bump in the road was encountered.

#58 SoulBuster OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:14 AM

It might be just as simple as the need to deplete the Side 2 stock.



#59 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:36 AM

As the person supposedly tasked with developing the loader for the device, I can tell you that I've heard nothing in two years and haven't yet seen any hardware.


Edited by flashjazzcat, Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 AM.


#60 scotty OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:11 PM

As the person supposedly tasked with developing the loader for the device, I can tell you that I've heard nothing in two years and haven't yet seen any hardware.

 

I assume the same is still true with the Incognito 2?



#61 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:04 PM

I assume the same is still true with the Incognito 2?


Correct.

#62 scotty OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:12 AM

Correct.

Well crap.



#63 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:18 PM

Personally, I do not like the move to SD cards. We need to keep the parallel ATA port and use those cheap adapters if you must use an SD card. Every SD card I have seen is slow, especially at 1.x MHz. CF slot allows for adaption for real IDE hard drives. It's a 1:1 connection. I do not like an SD card as the ONLY option on ANY Atari related things.

 

Exception: The Carts are fine. They are not used for rapid data transfer as is a hard drive. I do not 'hate' SD cards, but I believe they have their purpose. CF cards and the pure IDE/ATA interface have a different (and faster) purpose.

 

@Candle: Are you still alive? Hopefully.

:)



#64 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:55 AM

He's alive.

#65 V-Cool OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:00 PM

Thanks for popping up for an update flashjazzcat.  I wish it was better news but it at least tells us something.






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