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  1. Perhaps you can consider the API I defined for TCP/IP socket communication over SIO: http://abbuc.de/~montezuma/Sio2BT Networking.pdf More Info: There are some code examples here: http://abbuc.de/~montezuma/SIO2BT.zip
  2. And when the SIO splitter is powered with an external power supply, devices getting power over SIO (like SDRIVE-MAX or SIO2BT) are powered on all the time, regardless if Atari is on or off.
  3. It was not my intension to blame you or mytek. I actually love the Dreamblaster sound coming from Atari I just wanted to say, that it was a challenge for me, since I assumed that the MIDI board is working and didn't expect such an issue. Although I was pretty sure that I didn't brake anything (I got the instructions here on how to connect the wires) and there was no soldering required (I used "jump wires"), but you never know... I checked the connections on the MIDI XEL II board with a simple multimeter expecting to find possible cold solder joints, but the board was soldered very well. Then I looked at the diagram and at the S2 Dreamblaster and found an inconsistency with what I measured on MIDI XEL II. I checked it several times (having in mind that the board was tested and working) and realized that I must be right... Normally I'm not questioning experts, but I was out of other ideas, so desperate times call for desperate measures.
  4. No problem. It can happen to everybody. It was a kind of challenge, because I purchased a prebuilt MIDI board with Dreamblaster from a colleage, who claimed that the board was fully tested by him and perfectly working. Luckily the fix is very easy, so the boards with a flaw can still be used with a Dreamblaster after a simple correction.
  5. So far the theorie. Now the practical part. I have just corrected the connection (unsoldered both PINs and soldered a connection for the left audio channel with a flexible wire. GND is anyway bridged, so no need to solder extra GND) and voila - music on both channels.
  6. A picture tells more than 100 words: The two PINs marked in red are incorrectly exchanged.
  7. I think I found a reason for my problem with S2 Dreamblaster and I'm afraid it is a bug in the layout of the MIDI XEL II board The MIDI XEL II diagram is OK and it shows that both audio channels (and /RESET signal) are expected on the same side of the M1 header: S2 Dreamblaster diagram and board are consitent with that: Now we take a look at the files uploaded to the OSH park: What we see is that the left channel is on the opposite side (SOLDER SIDE, the second PIN from the down side on the left). It is exchanged with the GND. Picture on the right side shows that right channel and the /RESET are OK. Has anybody tested it before? Perhaps I'm wrong?
  8. I finally connected the MIDI board (with S2 Dreamblaster) and prepared an ATR with the player and example midi files from: https://ataribits.weebly.com/midi.html I can hear the MIDI sound only in the right channel (although the Stereo POKEY works OK). Is it normal ? Or is it my Dreamblaster damaged ?
  9. What I meant is the LED provided by the Realan 80 case. On the picture below it is not connected at all: I though it would be nice if the LED would present SIO activity, but the J3 header has seperate PINs for READ/WRITE activities. My guess is that it should be safe to connect it to PINs: 5 and 6 (SIO READ). Does it make sense?
  10. Thank you! And how can one connect the HDD LED (Realan 80 case)? To the header J3 PIN5 and PIN6?
  11. Hi, I want to connect the MIDI XEL II (with Dream Blaster S2) to 1088XEL and it is a little bit confusing to me. 1) Regarding SIO - do I understand that I should connect PINs belonging to the following headers? MIDI XEL II J1 PIN 2-7 1088XEL J5 PIN 2-7 2) Regarding AUDIO. MIDI XEL II J2: PIN1 - /RESET PIN2 - LEFT OUT PIN3 - GND PIN4 - RIGHT OUT PIN5, PIN6 - LED Where do I connect "PIN1 - /RESET" ? Where do I connect PIN2, PIN3, PIN4 ? The AUDIO header on the XEL 1088 board has only OUTPUT pins Can I ignore pins: PIN5, PIN6 ? What is the purpose of this LED ?
  12. Weronika (Veronica in polish) is a project from Zenon/DIAL: http://www.serious-dial.atari.pl/zzone/weronika.html The project was advertised at AtariAge as Veronica: You can watch Nir's video to find out more about it:
  13. Are such formats related to any ATARI compatible disk drive? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_floppy_disk_formats
  14. One more thing recommended for Atari 400 is a SIO Hub/Switch (with external power supply) from Lotharek. This way you may select a game on SIO2SD / SDRIVE-MAX / SIO2BT, etc. (powered from the hub) and powering on the Atari will trigger loading a game.
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