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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 ONLINE  

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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.



#66 ZuluGula OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:08 AM

Candle just become active again on polish Atari forum and we exchanged couple of messages. The good news is, that he is still working on Atari projects, and we will see some new hardware from him soon. The bad news is that he has limited time to dedicate for this hobby. He is still working on Side3 and next version of Incognito.




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