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About JamesWD

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  1. Only 2 floppy disk drives for the ST's. Multiple drive units were stand alone and used for duplication means.
  2. Small world, i'm literally up the road from you in Ruislip, I've got all my 16bit Atari's now working due to the lockdown so it's been good in that respect. You exclusively 8bit, they working hard too?
  3. Nice collection. How about AmiBay? Or list everything here and you get an idea on demand. Also is it US only or are you willing to post worldwide etc. ?
  4. I use JAY MSA archiver v1.08: On a real Atari .ST .MSA + other formats to disks and creates images of disks too. https://docs.dev-docs.org/htm/search.php?find=_f
  5. Interestingly the Mean Well PSU above is available in the UK too : https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/embedded-switch-mode-power-supplies-smps/6447203/ For my Falcon I use an spare an oldish ATX power supply mounted externally with embedded on/off switch, imo the PSU is the most important thing when using retro computers, steady voltages and power means you are more than half way there to having your stuff last even longer...
  6. I have a TOS 1.02 (Mega Blitter version of TOS 1.0) just for playing some really old games that I have still have the original disks for. If I were to replace it TOS 1.04 would be the easiest. As mentioned above TOS 2.06 would require some hacking the PCB. Least pain is straight swap to 1.04 (check what ROMs you have inside first 2 or 6)
  7. I only use sandisk for Ultrasatan/Satandisk.
  8. Keep us all posted on progress please, always good to know the various fixes.
  9. Just upgraded my IDE drive to CF card (sandisk) recently on my falcon, had some issues with HDDRIVER both original version I had on my HD (4.xx) and the latest (10.xx) using the CF card. Changed to ICD Drivers works like a charm now.
  10. I've got Sting working fine on Mega 4 and falcon (via Netusbee), also changed plato config file to remove the AT commands and left just DNS name and port for connection. Doesn't work on either machine (unless there are other config required?) . I would presume most people using their atari to connect to the internet use Sting via an Ethernat driver nowadays so would be nice to update Platoterm to cater for these users also.
  11. Yep totally agree, I have all my disks from the mid 90s and to my shock all the original game disks still work (could be that i've always kept them in the house and not in loft with it's damp/cold). They will die one day but while they still work I will wait till they load and make that funny drive sound (the drives will also die one day too). Long live floppies!!
  12. 1Mb unformulated capacity, really just a marketing ploy. Once formatted with boot record, FAT table etc. and depending on track and sectors used actual usable space is ~ 720Kb - 900Kb (the higher you go the more unreliable it becomes).
  13. Did you get this working with Sting yet?
  14. superb game, only played it last week, search for the instructions online as not obvious what the aim of the game is unless you know already.
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