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#4246781 What do you use your cartridge port for?

Posted by vattari on Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:49 AM

For anyone who’s interested, there’s sound, sampler, clock and diagnostic cartridge options available here:


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#4245109 Looking for a simple, simple, simple ASCII editor

Posted by vattari on Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:53 PM

If you don’t need it to be resident, I recommend Qed.

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#4244183 Whole bunch of 4:3 LCD SVGA monitors

Posted by vattari on Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:51 PM

I bought my 2007FP to use it's S-Video input with my 130XE. Sadly, the internal conversion in the monitor is really, really bad. I ran the S-Video from my 130XE into my Framemeister and the picture is much, much, much cleaner. Maybe I just have a bad unit? It's possible.
I'm way more interested in this awesome opportunity for the 15 kHz input capability.

I use this exact model with an OSSC. Handles Line 5x mode perfectly.
I agree the s-video processing is subpar (I run it through an Extron upscaler now)

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#4236748 Atari 1064

Posted by vattari on Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:59 AM

My introduction to the Atari 8-bit line was a friend’s 600XL with the 1064 expansion. I thought it ruined the aesthetics of the computer (which is why I bought an 800XL later).
I got a 600XL a couple years back and performed the internal RAM upgrade some months back. The 600XL has new found appeal for me now. ;)

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#4225644 FlashFloppy v0.14 Gotek drive newbie help please

Posted by vattari on Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:32 AM

I would recommend installing the latest firmware firstly. The newer version 1.0 can be downloaded from here:

Copy the UPD file to the root directory of your USB. With the computer powered off, press and hold both buttons on the Gotek and then power on the computer. The Gotek will read the update file and update the firmware (you’ll see “UPD” displayed on the LED display while its upgrading).

In the zip file, you find a generic CFG file and an Atari ST AUTOBOOT.HFE file that you can copy to the root directory of your USB. This will give you the File Selector that will start when the drive is set to slot “000”.

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#4214603 SIO2SD Problem

Posted by vattari on Wed Feb 6, 2019 6:48 PM

I encountered this problem the other day with my 1200XL and an SIO2SD.
I was using a 9VAC 1A power supply (an Australian one) as I couldn’t use the 9VAC 3A power supply I received with it from the US - the unit would power down mid read.
I dug out an Australian PSU for an 1050 disk drive and used that with the 1200XL and SIO2SD. The SIO2SD is powered by the SIO port so it was obviously drawing more power than the 1A PSU could supply.

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#4207327 The UAV Rev. D Video Upgrade Thread

Posted by vattari on Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:06 PM

I thought I’d share some photos of my UAV installation in my 1200XL. I wish I had done this sooner!





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#4204832 Atari 600xl 64k memory upgrade methods

Posted by vattari on Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:23 AM

I recently performed this one:

(Having some photos, rather than ASCII art, helps ;) )

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#4170975 That man has no clue ...

Posted by vattari on Wed Dec 5, 2018 1:53 PM

Passion and possibly profit are just some things that motivate people to continue to undertake these projects on 30 year old hardware. Chris post as he works through a problem is something that others may benefit from (or simply ignore if it isnt of interest).
The best part of these forums is the exchange of ideas. The more technically knowledgeable members will delve into a level of investigation that many of us arent capable of, even if its on getting a floppy drive working. The worst part of these forums to people taking their grievances public. Most people will prefer to read the former.

#4107141 USB options for ST/Falcon?

Posted by vattari on Thu Sep 6, 2018 1:59 PM

For USB storage, there is also Alanh’s Unicorn adapter.


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#4077783 Suggestions for a good CF reader for Side 2 cart.

Posted by vattari on Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:34 PM

I use one those SD to CF adapters with my SIDE2:


I did have one adapter fail though after removing the card regularly. Other this combination, along with the cheaper SD cards, give you better value for money without compromising performance or reliability.

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#4077191 side 3

Posted by vattari on Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:56 AM

I can vouch for this. I use one of these interchangeably in my SIDE2 and MyIDE2.

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#4049255 New development: GTIA in CPLD

Posted by vattari on Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:23 PM

Simius, have you considered designing a STophia ? I mean....a Sophia (like) PCB for the Atari STs Video Shifter ?

Id kill for a direct DVI output on my Mega STE ;)

I have no clue if this woud be much harder to do ? Maybe it could even provide extra graphics modes (which I _would_ find useful on the ST ;)


Looks like someone was attempting this over at the Atari Forums:


#4047788 TOS mods/improving 2018

Posted by vattari on Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:33 AM

Of course it is possible. And it is not something hard. But, please don't use words EmuTOS if want to motivate me :)  And especially don't ask that I make simething like it - because then compatibility will fall down to inacceptable level (sorry, but that is what is with it).  At the moment, I think that minimal amount of letters is OK, will add there possibility to change refresh rate.  But if you give me some concrete hint, what to add I will consider. I will not look what EmuTOS shows after reset - partially because they may accuse me for plagiarism. What I will do must look different.

It would be useful to see on the splash screen:
- CPU type and speed
- Available RAM

(Understandably, these might be of more use in emulators where those two may change regularly but still nice to see).
Is adding support for Alt-RAM possible in TOS 1.xx?

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#4038592 SCSI2SD in SupraDrive Case

Posted by vattari on Thu May 31, 2018 9:05 AM

Some ST controllers don't support parity, so that is good news. I was thinking of putting one in my TT and possibly my original Link/MegaSTE.

I've got one of these in my TT, and used another externally with a Falcon.  If you do get one, I'd recommend version 6 as it allows for more virtual drives.