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  1. I could never get it to boot into TT emulation. Turned out to be a bad rom image some sites are offering for download.
  2. From my notes: The TT030 has a "T" style SCSI chain. This means the internal HD is one chain and the SCSI port on the back is the other. Both chains must be terminated. To clarify, the internal drive must be terminated. If you use the external SCSI port, remove the terminating resistor packs from the motherboard. If you do not use the external SCSI port, the terminating resistor packs should be left on the motherboard.
  3. Perhaps someone here can help? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1619945831452530/
  4. Rescued a broken HP all-in-one that doesn't print anymore, but the scanner part works fine. Spent the time to re-scan the material. The manual says v3.0 on the cover but there's a chapter about v3.5. Scanned the v3.5 compiler manual as well. Then made them searchable. Can find them at https://docs.dev-docs.org/ Regarding v3.6, it added support for TT030 video modes, meaning the editor itself would function in those modes and limited FPU support. Also a couple of new commands. There's a read me file on the v3.6 disk, but it seems to be incomplete. Does anyone have some v3.6 addendum pages laying around? Merry Christmas. 🎅🎄😉
  5. Switch 8 -> on = Disables the DMA sound hardware My TT arrived with this switch set wrong by the dealer. Not sure where his switch 5 info came from, but Cattamaran manual states: Set DIP switch # 1 to ON (as shown). This informs the system that you have installed a CyReL CaTTamaran 48 MHz accelerator module in your Atari TT030.
  6. Had the entire English v3.5 manual scanned at one point and then lost it when the SSD hard drive bricked.
  7. Sounds like a general assumption not based on experience. I did write a disclaimer "Won't work on all old programs." Sure some trial and error is required. I've had the TT030 since 1991 and great success with tweaking the header bits. Obviously I'm not trying to make games and demos run in fastram, but for productivity software and most gem applications, it works quite well.
  8. My system is 10mb STram/64mb TTram. Can't say I ever ran out memory. There are users out there with way more fastram than me. It probably depends on what you plan to do with the system and what types of programs you plan to run. My system runs MiNT and with multitasking the extra ram helps. If you are going to stick to single tasking TOS, then a setup like mine is overkill.
  9. Some bits in the program header can be adjusted to allow old software to allocate fastram or place the program itself in fastram. A small utility can be used to manipulate these bits or some of the more advanced desktops like Thing Desktop have this feature built in. Won't work on all old programs. https://freemint.github.io/tos.hyp/en/gemdos_programs.html
  10. The latest version of GFA is 3.6 and if you don't mind reading PDFs checkout: https://docs.dev-docs.org/ See 'out of print books' link.
  11. Cheers for the effort, but sadly it appears unreadable. Quite a few sectors including the directory sectors contain "SORRY, THIS SECTOR CANNOT BE READ FROM FLOPPY DISK BY ST RECOVER."
  12. You are correct all versions of GFA format the code. Next best thing to a space is the short form of a comment, a single quote (').
  13. https://www.facebook.com/groups/gfabasic/ http://www.atari-forum.com/viewforum.php?f=69 https://gfa-basic.forumactif.com/ http://www.atari-wiki.com/index.php/GFA_Tutorial No annoying line numbers. Has a proper editor and includes a compiler.
  14. I experienced the adam via a next door friend who's parents seemed to have deep pockets. It ended up with a none working tape drive or all the tapes ended up zapped, not sure which. Ultimately it was tossed in a corner and probably discarded. Had it been even remotely interesting I would of tried to acquire it from my buddy or new. I was not impressed at all. Instead I was hell bent on getting an Atari 800 and that's when my computer journey began.
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