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    Broken VLM

    That Jaguar is full of surprises. Thanks guys.
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    Broken VLM

    Hmm, it seems that there really was something strange going on... no matter what I do, I'm unable to replicate the "ignoring" pattern - now whatever effect I choose, it always works. Out of curiosity, what is that "CD+G" mode? If I understand it correctly, VLM - set/keep current VLM effect, VLM R - random VLM effects but that CD+G... no clue. It produces only blank screen, sometime with coloured borders.
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    Broken VLM

    Stephen, thank you very much! I was able to select 1-4 which finally showed some FFT-driven wave forms in the rhythm of the music. It seems that most of the effect are far from optimal, at least as far as music processing goes (incl. that starfield 9-1 posted above)
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    Broken VLM

    Hey guys, after a really long time I have managed to get back to my Jaguar. Since some time I have the CD unit as well. Can't remember the last time I tried VLM but when I did today, I couldn't understand how to get it working. Basically I insert Tempest 2000 audio CD (what else, right?), I see the menu, can control volume, start/stop playback, ... but that damn VLM wouldn't do a thing (see photo). In the centre something looks like a movement but that's pretty much it. Reading everywhere that it should be really just plug & play I'm wondering what could go wrong here? Audio is obviously working, so the next thing which comes into my mind is broken A/D converter or something similar. Has anybody experienced something like this?
  5. Accidentally found this thread, nice. Anyway, I wonder what happened to this brave plan?
  6. Will do as soon as I'm back in Europe (a few months left...). In the meantime I just repeat my offer, I'm offering a Falcon keyboard (DE/UK/US variants available) for a Sparrow one. I remember seeing many Falcons offered on eBay with Sparrow keyboard, there must be one available somewhere. :-P
  7. Oooh, lucky you. I've got a working Sparrow but "only" with a Falcon keyboard. :-(
  8. Going to assemble all questions this weekend so this is your last chance. :-)
  9. So no one really owns one? Best Electronics used to sell them, I'm sure there's someone.
  10. I'm pretty sure this is violating some rule but I wouldn't do that if it wasn't important! Please take a look at http://atariage.com/forums/topic/267374-call-for-not-so-technical-questions-ataris-product-manager-1991-96/, an unique opportunity to ask something about less known corners of the Jaguar (or generally, Atari) history.
  11. I'm pretty sure this is violating some rule but I wouldn't do that if it wasn't important! Please take a look at http://atariage.com/forums/topic/267374-call-for-not-so-technical-questions-ataris-product-manager-1991-96/, an unique opportunity to ask something about less known corners of the Lynx (or generally, Atari) history.
  12. (dunno how to properly announce it also for Lynx/Jaguar fans out there, should I copy&paste it to the related forum?) Hi guys, one day I was browsing some old Atari documents and noticed a name I had seen before -- Jerry Smith. Quick search has revealed it's one of the Atari's main guys after the Tramiels, i.e. a person who had to approve every hardware modification, PCB change, issue new revisions, talk to the HW/SW guys and the Tramiels, simply to make sure the production of the given Atari goes as planned. One way or another I managed to get in touch with him and he agreed to participate in an interview (still not sure whether it will be written, via skype or both). So I'd like to brainstorm some questions, as the title suggests, he spent the worst and best times at Atari, during production of the TT/MegaSTE (perhaps only took over), Lynx, Falcon and Jaguar right to the bitter end. So far I've been thinking about: - the famous "how many Falcons is out there" - what was the deal with C-Lab, did they really produce new units (I think so) or just bought old stock from Atari - who was responsible for cancellation of the Falcon? Was it because of poor market performance, lack of developers (moved to Jaguar?) - can you remember the Falcon hardware engineering team, who had designed it? - can you think of some way to obtain ASICs, schematics etc for the Falcon ICs? - were there any plans to stay in Jaguar business after the JTS merge? As you can see, mine are mostly Falcon specific, so anything Lynx/Jaguar/Tramiel related is more than welcome. Remember it's stuff from 20 years ago so have mercy.
  13. Thanks a lot. Isn't there a way to control this using software? Now that stereo is controlled using U-Switch it would be pretty awesome to have this controllable from the setup menu.
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