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  1. The first thing I loaded was this demo. You can find the rom here: Pouet.net My last thing to load was my own 5 fps wireframe vectorcube code
  2. I recieved mine today and it's impressive. Very well constructed and easy to use! Quality item. Thanks Lynxman.
  3. because i plan to do MANY erases. but I doubt I would ever use 100,000 in an entire life time! anyway, 100,000 is good. it suggests high quality chips (?)
  4. Lynxman: just out of interest, do you have any idea how many erase-write cycles the chips on your card is rated?
  5. There's no such thing as a "rare" Lynx ROM image, which is one good reason to order a the flashcart No more paying over price eBay sellers for XXXX GAME - **[email protected]@k RARE***
  6. That's really nice! Just recived my tracking number so I should have mine soon. I noticed the static electricity warning on the manual in those pics. Does anyone know if static damage is a real concern? Do I need to be overly cautious when handeling? I was under the impression that modern ICs were not anywhere near as suseptable to static damage as they used to be many years ago?
  7. Has anyone mentioned the c64's SID chip yet? Now that's what I call a great synthetic sound chip, probably the best of tha era (?) Beatiful variation and soft/subtle sound (bass type sounds were esspecially amazing!). I always wished Commodore had included that chip alongside the A500/A600's PCM Paula. Having the option of the two would have been great!
  8. "Payment sent (Lee Chapman - Dubchaser) U.K. " ??? have the payment emails been sent out by Lynxman already? I have not recieved mine yet...
  9. Lynxman: Just sent you my details. thanks.
  10. lynxman: must have been a great personal project, putting all this together! great job.
  11. i agree with the previous poster. no rush, take time and do what you have to do. thanks for the update.
  12. Thanks for the info EricDeLee. I guess I shuld search the forums better before asking questions :-) Rygar's project sounds very interesting but, wow, $500 is a lot of money. Total component costs for similar mods on the GameGear and GBA total around only $20! Perhaps the Lynx mod is needing some specialist hardware though. cheers
  13. Hello guys, I have seen hardware mods for other retro handhelds which enable enable them to be hooked-up to regular TVs or monitors. For example, this mod outputs the GG's video signal to a regular TV set Game Gear video mod So I was wondering, has anyone on the Lynx scene tried a similar mod? if so, where can I find info? Is a similar mod even possible with the Lynx? just curious to know some info on this...thanks!
  14. wow, thanks for the info guys. I had no idea. But I guess they chose the best option with ROM carts. They're certainly better for retro collectors as tape tends to deteriorate pretty quickly.
  15. I was just reading Wikipeadia's Lynx description and noticed this strange statement: "The games were originally meant to be loaded from tape, but were later changed to load from ROM. The game data still needed to be copied from ROM to RAM before it could be used, so less memory was available and the games loaded relatively slowly." "tape"? Can anyone explain this? Was the Lynx originally designed to run its games from a cassette tape, similar to the c64 or something? I couldn't imagine that working very well.
  16. Excellent news!! I've just PM'd you my details (paypal invocing). Please add me to the list for your next batch, I have my money ready for this!
  17. my thoughts exactly. Lynxman...we're all on tenterhooks here! How's it going?
  18. just so you know, you'd have another interested buyer here. will be keeping an eye on this thread for updates!
  19. Thank you very much Tim, this information is just what I needed The SMSPower site looks fvery usful indeed!
  20. Hi guys, I know this place is swarming with highly technical guys who really seem to know their stuff when it comes to hardware, so I thought I'd ask this question here... basically, I'm wanting to do a little Sega Master System coding. Totek sell SMS flashcarts, but I now just need to decide whether I buy a separate SMS system (model I or II) or whether I by one of these little Megadrive > SMS converters http://www.stefan-larsson.se/Images/jpeg/M...s-converter.jpg I already own a Megadrive and due to a lack of space, the MD > SMS converter would be preferable to having to buy an entire new system. But what I want to know is would there be an any noticeable differences in the hardware behavior between the converter and real hardware? Can anyone with knowledge tell me if there are any timing differences, palette/sound issues and such. how does this thing work, is it having its own sound chips the same as a "real" SMS or is it somehow routing the sound through the MegaDrives chips? FPGA Emulation perhaps? srry for my lameness...
  21. thank you guys _very_ much for your replies. lots of very helpful info! I don't know how I missed Tezzer's great log, earlier but I have just now read it and found it very helpful! it's made my mind clear to what I have to do now. I seem to have the crappy MT4264 RAM chips in my XE which is probably why they are now broke. so after reading this forum I have decided to remove and replace ALL 16 of these chips with my 16 Siemens HYB41256-10's. I don't want to keep ANY of those crappy MT4264's... because even if some work ok now they will probably break very soon. I will add DIL socket's first to make testing and replacing chips easier in future. i have just ordered the sockets from eBay, so I will let you guys know how it goes! one thing i'm not sure about. atm i just want to get my XE up and working and adressing 128k (130xe) of memory and I think putting my 16 HYB41256 IC's in BOTH banks will do this ok. (??) *BUT* after I have it working I might want to do the 320XE upgrade. I have read Scott Peterson's 130 > 320 upgrade and it seems to be based on one bank of 64k chips and one bank of 256k chips. does anyone know if the hack will work with TWO banks of 256 chips? or do they have to be one 64 one 256 bank?
  22. Hi Atarians! I am looking for some tips/info/help for me to repair my poor 130XE :-( I have just bought myself an 130XE. Today it worked fine for a short period (about 1 hour). But now when I turn it on it only displays the "Memory Test" screen whith some RAM errors. I don't know what heppened, but I can only think some electric spike happened. Maybe from RF connection from this DUMB LCD TV (CRT is best!) as it was giving me small shocks when I plugged in the Atari's RF cable. Is this possible? I don't know if this will help but here is the RAM Error pattern:- G = Green Square R = Red Square GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GRGRGGGRGRGRGRGR GGGGGGGG 40 Squares Total Can I use this to tell exactly which RAM chips are broken somehow? Does this pattern mean something useful? I'm not a expert but it looks like damaged RAM here or am I mistaken? both ROM blocks passes the test OK (Green) so I'm thinking it's not ROM...? I have 16 old working ATARI STe RAM ICs from upgrade modules. They are model: Siemens HYB 41256-10 (9038). They are same phiysical size and DIP as in XE. Are these compatible with the 130XE? If they are no good where can I find some compatible for XE? I really want to fix this great computer. :-( I hope someone can guide me to get it right. Is there some guides to fixing the XE RAM and some schematics? Thank you for your help! PS: also, is this the best place to ask for this help or is there another forum? (sorry I'm new to Atari scene)
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