I have a question regarding where to begin to troubleshoot sio2pc. I have a Mac, downloaded the RespeQt v4 and v3 software, I have an FTDI and a PL2303 USB Serial device (I bought an FTDI one in case it was my PL2303 which was incompatible). Then I purchased the Atarimax Serial two connector SIO board. The lights work on the Atari SIO board when I power up my 130XE. However when loading the RespeQt software on my Mac, configuring it to use the correct serial device /dev/cu.usbserial-FTXPW79C or /dev/tty.usbserial-FTXPW79C, selecting an ATR image for D1:, I never get anything on my 130XE other than that farting / seeking sound then it goes into self test. It never boots any images I select. There are no logs that indicate anything other than Emulation is started. For the heck of it I just loaded SIO2OSX (although it looks like it is not supported anymore so I'd try the 5 minute trial), I get the same thing there. I also tried this on another MacBook and get the same issue. The Serial ports appear to work fine as I can hook it up to my old HST Dual Standard modems and get the AT commands back. Also when I plug in my modem and start RespeQt, I can see the TR and RS lights turn on my modem when I start up the software and open up the serial port. It appears ReqpeQt is opening up my serial port and that it appears to be configured properly.
I would like to know what steps can be done to troubleshoot this. Do I have a bad Atarimax board? With a terminal program on the mac running, should I see anything come back from the Atari Max adapter when I start up my Atari when tries to boot to confirm the Atari Max board is working? I have my RespeQt software running at 19200 baud with No Flow control enabled (in case flow control was messing things up). Again I get nothing from the logs, not sure what I should see as I never used this type of software before. Any help would be appreciated.