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#26 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:11 PM

Could somebody point me to some info what this board does exactly ? I think it "freezes" the Atari, dumps it memory into a file that you can later load back again ? So it would be nice for f.i. hi-score game practice. But what are the other features (if any). Everyone seems to know exactly what it does...I probably missed it :D

 

But I am surely interested in one already :)



#27 guus.assmann OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:25 PM

Hello Level42,

Please have a look over here: http://www.horus.com.../atari/#freezer
It's the place of the software designer.....

BR/
Guus

#28 HiassofT OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:28 PM

Could somebody point me to some info what this board does exactly ? I think it "freezes" the Atari, dumps it memory into a file that you can later load back again ?

Yes, that's one of the functions. You also get a 512k RAM upgrade, the possibility to run a couple carts from it's flash, a built-in monitor and several other things.

Nir did a nice video about some of it's features, you can view it here:

Some more info is on my website: http://www.horus.com/~hias/atari/

And if you like to read stuff here's the manual (which doesn't cover the features I added since the last official release though, like presets / "menu" for the CartEmu) http://www.horus.com...3.10-130330.pdf

so long,

Hias

#29 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:55 PM

Great info, thanks Hias and Guus !

Yes I want one :D



#30 dl7ukk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:30 PM

Hi

 

"Abbuc in Berlin" Regionalgruppe Berlin hätte Interesse für 4 bis 6 Stück

 

"Abbuc in Berlin" regional group Berlin would have interest for 4 to 6 pieces



#31 tf_hh OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:15 AM

I already own 3 Turbofreezer and some varies of the prototypes :), but I´m also in for one or two  :thumbsup: 



#32 FULS OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:25 PM

I'll take 1 please!



#33 Markk OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:22 PM

I'm interested in one piece

 

gruss Mark



#34 tane OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:03 PM

Interested.

 

Yes, that's one of the functions. You also get a 512k RAM upgrade, the possibility to run a couple carts from it's flash, a built-in monitor and several other things.

 

It seems that only have 1 saving slot. It could be added as new feature for the second design.



#35 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:04 PM

Interested in one.



#36 HiassofT OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:44 PM

It seems that only have 1 saving slot. It could be added as new feature for the second design.

With the new 3.11 software (not officially released yet, latest preview is here: http://www.horus.com...are-160509.zip)you can save one snapshot to the internal freezer memory and up to 8 snapshots to the 512k ramdisk - everything with battery backup. If you have a 1MB RAM upgrade (eg U1MB) and use that instead of the 512k RAM upgrade from the freezer you can store up to 16 snapshots there - but this won't be battery backuped then, of course.

I'm very busy with work ATM but I think I should find some time this autumn to rewrite the docs and finally do the official 3.11 release.

so long,

Hias

#37 SvenCarstensen OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:36 PM

Hi all,

once again a small update:
The boards of the old version from 2011 are now almost there, but are currently hold at customs
I've talked to santosp about whether I can build on his version and he kindly allowed me that.

Thank you santosp for that!

All those who are interested so far, I will contact you as soon as I can foresee a timetable.

Many thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions!

So long

Sven



#38 IndusGT OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 1:24 PM

Thank you!!!!



#39 pancio OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 2:28 PM

Please, don't forgot about me! I want to buy 1 or two!

 

Thanks,



#40 Heaven/TQA OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 3:40 PM

What is the difference to the 2005edition?

#41 HiassofT OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 11:46 PM

What is the difference to the 2005edition?

See http://www.horus.com.../atari/#freezer

The Turbo Freezer XL/XE 2011 is a complete redesign of the previous 2005 model (see below) offering a lot of new exciting features:

  • Separate, cheap, adapter boards allow you to plug your Turbo Freezer into both an XL and XE computer
  • Adapter boards are equipped with a PBI passthrough connector so you can still connect PBI devices (like harddrive interfaces)
  • Xilinx XC95144XL CPLD, a total of 1MB flash memory and 1MB of battery-backed RAM
  • Built-in battery-backed 512k RAM upgrade (RAMBO compatible, can be enabled/disabled by a switch)
  • Extended cartridge emulation, adding support for Atarimax compatible banking and stackable SpartaDosX carts
  • Hardware and software support for Stereo POKEY systems
The documentation, software (including source), schematics etc. are available at the usual location:
http://turbofreezer.horus.com/


The battery-backed RAM made it possible to create the cartemu preset/menu feature and also means your snapshots (to freezer RAM or ramdisk) and debugger command history are preserved on power-off.

so long,

Hias

Edited by HiassofT, Wed Aug 1, 2018 11:49 PM.


#42 atarixegs OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 6:00 PM

What about price? (ca)



#43 SvenCarstensen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 9:43 PM

Hi,

 

What about price? (ca)

 

the price is currently not 100% clear, but I estimate 65€ +/- 5€.
But it's only an estimate so far!

 

So long

 

Sven



#44 atarixegs OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 6:52 AM

So 1 for me, please :)



#45 tzeb OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 2:42 PM

I am interested in two please!



#46 morelenmir OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2018 12:23 PM

I always thought this was a very cool-sounding device. Depending on the final price I would be interested in one.



#47 Old_School OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 5:00 AM

Please count me in for 2 pcs.  I 've been looking quite a while for this "magic" device. :)



#48 doug0909 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 6:26 AM

I assume there's no freezer device which would work on an XEGS...

#49 HiassofT OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 1:18 PM

I assume there's no freezer device which would work on an XEGS...

I guess it could work if you modded your XEGS to have a PBI (or ECI+cart connection, like on XEs).

But I don't have any XEGS to test myself so can't guarantee it'll work.

so long,

Hias

#50 tane OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 6, 2018 2:08 PM

Crossing fingers for the multi-saving slot firmware will be available in next batch.

 

Attached File  ChangeLog.txt   12.57KB   46 downloads

 

- add ramdisk block selection to save/exec/swap ramdisk functions.
  0-F select these corresponding PORTB values:
  $E3, $C3, $A3, $83, $63, $43, $23, $03
  $E1, $C1, $A1, $81, $61, $41, $21, $01

 






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