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  1. Today I finally found time for my 2600 and followed new instructions in this thread. I removed configuration jumpers from UAV and directly soldered the signals. Unfortunately my UAV is directly soldered in place of CD4050, but I decided to keep it here. Thanks to everybody, especially to @alex_79
  2. @tf_hh @Bryan Do you know if cd4050 wiring in NTSC and PAL 2600jr consoles is the same? If the UAV is only designed to work with the NTSC 2600jr, it would explain the wrong colors...
  3. persistent option for baud rate would be cool 👍
  4. In short: you don't need the patch (the only exception, you would still need one is the 800 mode, since PBI is not available in this mode). One more remark: HSIO+BT is a mode, where Incognito code will try to load with 57600 baudrate and if this does not work, it goes down to 19200 SIO2BT mode is only for 19200 The original SIO2BT modules could be configured for 19200 (default) or for 57600. Fujinet in SIO2BT mode (after long press 'A') support 19200, however if you short press 'A' button in this mode, it will toggle between 19200 and 57600. The baudrate is not stored persistently, which means, after a long press, it always starts with 19200.
  5. The SIO2BT setting is older then 6 months. I do not have Atari at hand, but I quickly searched the internet for any picture showing SIO Driver settings. It can have following values: disabled / HSIO / SIO2BT / HSIO+SIO2BT
  6. Just in case someone else is looking for the ROMs in the future. You can find the original OS rom here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/atari800/files/ROM/Original XL ROM/xf25.zip/download And you can use customize it to work with SIO2BT using a patcher: SIO2BT Patcher release: https://github.com/TheMontezuma/SIO2BT_OS_Patcher/releases SIO2BT Patcher Description: https://github.com/TheMontezuma/SIO2BT_OS_Patcher If you are not sure what the parameters are for, use default values 🙂
  7. Now that you have a zip file with original ATARI roms, you can use a patcher and customize it to work with SIO2BT: SIO2BT Patcher release: https://github.com/TheMontezuma/SIO2BT_OS_Patcher/releases SIO2BT Patcher Description: https://github.com/TheMontezuma/SIO2BT_OS_Patcher As I mentioned in the above post, Incognito firmware from @flashjazzcat supports SIO2BT by means of PBI device, which is available only in XL/XE mode. If you want to use SIO2BT in 800 mode, the only way is to use a patched OS.
  8. Incognito supports SIO2BT in XL/XE mode -> Enable PBI and change SIO Driver settings to SIO2BT. There are no special plugins required.
  9. Yes, I basically commented out the code related to the start-up sound and recompiled it. Attached is the gcb file and all compiler generated files. MIDIctrl_PIC12F1572_NO_INTRO.zip
  10. Today my programmer arrived. You saved my time (and disk space) with the info that I only need IPE. Thanks! 👍 I watched the video with some hints on programming: and changed the power settings accordingly: Now everything worked and I was able to program the PIC. The hex file I prepared with the MULE theme worked! However the music is very silent in the first phase and louder in the second phase. One would need to tweak the MIDI file a little bit... Then I flashed the "silent" version of the software and verified that there is no boot-up theme, but I can still play MIDI sounds with a MIDI Player.
  11. Thanks It has: 1MB RAM Sophia RGB Stereo Covox SIO2BT SIO2SD Bios4Config ( http://www.8bit-retro.de/hardwaredoc/projekte/hardware/bios4config/bios4config.html ) SIO2SD and Bios4Config have identical blue displays (I also replaced the LED in the keyboard with a blue one), so I don't need an extra light in the room 😉
  12. Nothing special, but it requires separate power supply lines, otherwise the washing machine turns off 😜
  13. For using higher baudrates for SIO2BT with Sparta Dos X, you need to configure it (additionally to SIOSET WAITACK 16). Example: sets a HSINDEX 8 (corresponding to ~57600) to disk 1 (SIO2BT dongle needs to be configured for 57600 with btcfg.com or with BTCONFIG.XEX or if you use Fujinet, 'A' button toggles between 19200 and 57600, when the device is in "SIO2BT" mode)
  14. I'm also curious I found an interesting article (in polish) about making music "covers" of the Atari chip tunes: The author (Gades) created a few of them: He used the tunes from the http://asma.atari.org/ archive and converted them to MIDI files (using the tools he wrote). The MIDI files were generated automatically, so it can happen that you need to apply some manual work to them. But the goal of these MIDI files was not to listen to them, but to use them as a base for creating music covers. Here is Gades' pre-converted collection of the MIDI files: https://atarionline.pl/pliki/gades_asma_38_mid2.zip This is where I found the M_U_L_E MIDI file
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