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Atari 1040 STe or Atari Falcon?


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#1 pixelmischief OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2018 2:08 PM

I need to slim my desk footprint down to one of these machines and I can't seem to do it.  So, I am looking for help and opinions.  My priorities are (most important first):

 

Games (Play, Testing)

Programming (Games, Utilities, Viewers)

Office (Writing, Lists, Layout)

Art (Pixel, Vector)

Tracking (MOD)

Sequencing (MIDI)

 

Thanks!



#2 bfollowell OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2018 4:01 PM

I've been looking for for an STe for a while now, but all I can seem to find are STfs and STfms. I'd love an STe and I'd consider killing for a Falcon!

 

And here you are, wondering which one to retire to storage! Now you're just showing off.

 

Good luck with your heartbreaking decision.

 

Seriously, I'm not sure how well the Falcon does with games compatibility. If it were decent, or at least on par with the STe, I think I'd probably keep the Falcon on the desk. Just my two cents.



#3 SoulBuster OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2018 4:25 PM

Keep the one with better graphics output, i.e. more desktop space, since you do development.  Keep the other handy for a quick change out if needs be.



#4 oracle_jedi ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2018 10:43 PM

Buy a larger desk.



#5 MrMaddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 7, 2018 11:07 PM

The Falcon sounds better suited for art/music & productivity apps. Plus you can get adapted ST games that run on a Falcon...



#6 ParanoidLittleMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 8, 2018 1:37 AM

"Buy a larger desk" - yeah, and then will need to buy (build, rent) bigger house/apartment because no place for it :-D

Ahh, and will need to pay more for heating :P

There are people with many retro machines, some have like 50 of them. Hard to believe that there are desks with place for all it. What I do is: put one at time on desk :)

Yeah, some extra work, but I guess that this is how ordinary people solve many things.

 

Falcon would be more suitable for tasks you listed, but I'm not fan of it. Whatever we do, will not change World - this are dinosaur computers, and I don't see why I would use some Atari for Art (paint SW for instance) . 

What is really interesting for me is pulling out max from limited HW, OS, making old SW easier to use - means mostly make it runnable from mass storage, fixing some flaws. Making some utilities for now needed tasks ...


Edited by ParanoidLittleMan, Thu Nov 8, 2018 1:39 AM.


#7 pixelmischief OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 8, 2018 9:41 AM

What is really interesting for me is pulling out max from limited HW, OS, making old SW easier to use - means mostly make it runnable from mass storage, fixing some flaws. Making some utilities for now needed tasks ...

 

You're doing the best work on that front and you have asked on numerous occasions for testers.  So, which of the two will make me most useful to you in that capacity?



#8 ParanoidLittleMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 9, 2018 1:43 AM

Thanx. At moment I have both machines, so can do tests with them. Of course, additional testing is always welcome. I leave decision to you.






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