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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.
  15. UK TT if you have a friend in the UK who could buy it and post it for you : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Working-Atari-TT030-in-Very-Good-Condition-Collectors-Item/362619367130?hash=item546dcc6eda:g:pyIAAOSwzCNcsGBm&frcectupt=true
  16. NetusBee would be the easiest or Hydra (a NetusBee without the USB ports). Hydra with Sting is what I use, superb.
  17. had to do this recently (quickly edit sting config files again and again and again), everest is what i used.
  18. LOL, i don't think anyone uses a modem with steem, why would you want to? I've thought of plugging my ancient modem into my ST but as it's hooked up to my PC as a slave network device (i.e. interneted) it sort of defeats the purpose.
  19. Title says it all, if you have one spare or are willing to part with one in return for lots of cash cheers p.s. will be to the UK
  20. Satandisk doesn't always pick-up after switch on i.e. proper cold boot. Let the desktop come up hit the reset button and satandisk will be picked up. There is a fix for this but it's more of an inconvenience than a problem.
  21. No it doesn't work on a Falcon, bombs out after the spectre splash screen comes up. Works on a TT although no SCSI drive can be used.
  22. Just a suggestion but I would strongly recommend bypassing the internal power supply and use an ATX supply from a PC. My falcon used to do very weird things at random times and occasionally not boot at all. I then ran it from an external rock solid power supply and all my problems disappeared. I'm not saying this will cure your issue but while your messin with the inards use a different PSU during your mending process.
  23. I have a Satandisk (from the orginal batch) and I can totally recommend them. Best thing i've bought for my ST for a very long time. Makes PC >ST and ST > PC very easy with the right software. All on memory cards so different HD configs for different tasks and easily swapable (not hotly though). It will be money well spent, and no I don't have any affiliation with the manufacturers. Enjoy
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