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  1. 17 hours ago, JihemB said:

    Hello.

    I'm in France with a (PAL) RGB Atari 7800. I received my Concerto this week and wanted to give it a try...

    I'm unfortunately not able to play any ROM I tried so far 😞

    I tested with the following SD cards : 

      - EMTEC 2Gb

      - Transcend Micro SD 4Gb (class 10) + SD Adapter.

     

    My concert has firmware 0.95.

    This his some of the behaviours I get

    - The game starts to load but the console freezes between 10% to 80%. I have to power off/power on the console.

    - The game starts to load but the console freezes between 10% to 80% then the display becomes scrambled. I have to power off/power on the console.

    - The game starts to load after reaching 90%, if displays funny ">0%" or "=0%" until "A0%" until the console freezes. I have to power off/power on the console.

    - The game seems to load 100% but I get scramble display at the end.

     

    I tried with some .a78 attached to this thread (such as arkanoid_concerto.a78millieandmolly_demo_concerto.a78) with no luck.

     

    For the record my console plays fine genuine "Pole Position II", "Hat Trick", and "Joust" cartridges as well as 2600 games from my Harmony cartridge.

     

    I'll can take pictures of the screen or perform any operation that you'll suggest but it may require 3 or 4 days between the request and the moment I access my hardware.

    That´s pretty much how Concerto works on my PAL (non-RGB) console, too. Seems like it´s NTSC only at the moment...


  2. i have quite some trouble with Concerto on my PAL-machines: one of them won‘t play any 7800roms, the other 7800 machine plays only a handfull...

     

    is this just me, or is PAL-support problematic at the moment?

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  3. 2 hours ago, motrucker said:

    If you think the C-64 is such a bad computer, why in the world did you buy one? Since so many have lasted thirty five years, I wouldn't be to hard on them.

    To address the heat problem, just remove the cardboard "RF shield", and maybe add a couple of heat sinks (to the PLA and VIC chips). That will work wonders.

    The Epyx Fastload is good for speeding up disk access, but there are a lot of other options from Jiffy DOS to a Warp Speed cartridge. Jiffy DOS has the advantage of leaving the cartridge port empty for other use though.

     

    i haven‘t said it‘s a bad computer, i said its build quality is poor


  4. Never had a C64 back in the day and just recently bought one. While i´m of course impressed with the amount of software/ games available and especially with the quality of the homebrews i´m really a bit shocked by the piss-poor built quality of the Commodore itself:

    - cardboard shilding? really?

    - heat problems 

    - power brick is more of a fire hazard than anything else + it´s glued together (!)

    - and that disc drive is slower than a dead dog

     

    So: is there anything i can do about the heat problems and about the terrible power brick? Bought a Epyx Fastload Cart already to get that disc drive spinning...

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  6. I have Der Düsseldorfer Ei Atom-Uhr for Atari ST but I need disk driver or manual.

     

    It's a device that connects to the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany's national metrology institute, that transmits exact atomic time.

    More infos (in German, you can use Google translate) here: http://www.stcarchiv.de/stc1990/12/duesseldorfer-ei

     

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    The only thing I found is a hint for a similar software that might help:

    http://ralfzimmermann.de/dcf_time/index.html

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