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  1. On 4/16/2021 at 12:30 AM, F.G. Kaal said:

    Not more news from the members of the dutch TIGG other than that they also tried to contact Berry and that the last contact was arround Januari.

     

    The treasurer of the TIGG contacted a community police officer to check at Berry home. The PO talked to one of Berry's neighbors who heared

    from Berry's sister the he was/is in hospital with hart problems, that was about two weeks ago. Big chance that Berry is still in hospital. Unfortunetly Berry's sister or other person from his family had send a reply (yet).

     

     

    He is probably in the hospital near his house.

    OLVG Oost hospital  (last time I visited him there when I was still in NL)

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  2. Just did this easy upgrade to change the display and see the disknames when changing disks. See this link how to do it. Instead I glued the display.  Now have to do the other one for Geneve9640. Happy with these Gotek devices.

     

     

     

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  3. On 2/26/2021 at 11:18 PM, wolhess said:

    I‘m using an OSSC too for my EVPC2/V9938 TI-99/4a system. At the beginning I had the same issue (somtimes a black screen for a second or two). 
     

    Then I played with the configuration of the OSSC with success and since about three months I never had a black screen. It is completely stable.


     

    That sounds promising! I have had no time yet to deep dive into it. Just replaced the 12V regulator and 5V regulator for the HRD3000 to see if those give the issues, but will try OSSC tuning. 

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  4. I had so many issues with the GBS8200 devices, that I decided to buy the OSSC device to see if that works better.  I made my own SCART to DB9 connector (and use the adapter of @Shift838 from DB9 to DIN8 pin plug).  The quality is very good now. (Still need to sort out interlacing mode etc. as it seems the screen is not stable in that mode, i tested Fractal-NTSC and -PAL.

     

    However there is still an issue that I loose the signal for a split second when the Geneve card works longer, i think when it warms up  (but it is much better than with the GBS 8200 device as the screen comes back).

     

    There is 1x regulator 12V I did not change yet. I only replaced the 5V regulators (which made the Geneve itself working stable).. Could the 12V  cause the issue loosing the signal?   In earlier posts I also had to replace some other components. 

     

    PS. The OSSC device is arounf USD 137 on Lazada. 

    More about http://junkerhq.net/xrgb/index.php?title=OSSC

     

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  5. On 1/25/2021 at 3:07 AM, Schmitzi said:

    Hi,

     

    I am (slowly 😀 ) rebuilding my PFM modded Geneve (384+192K) system and I really don´t know what controller/combination to use.

     

    Can/should I use the HFDC for the harddrive only plus adding a BwG (or CC9900) for the (2+HxC) floppy disk drives ?

    Makes that sense for an extra FDD-controller ? Maybe just to have it full or to prevent from any problems ?

    I have some controllers, so it is not the question to save up one. And I have no need for formats bigger than 720KB.

     

    I also want to add an HRD3000 Ramdisk, is it possible to boot from that, instead of the harddisk ?

    Does this make sense at all ? Or just install it without boot, just to have it ?

     

    Is there any use for the TripleTec-Card ? Speech maybe ?

    And use the CC9900 floppy controller instead of the BwG ?

     

    I also have the Myarc 512 KB RAM, but I think there is a special mod to be done, to use it in the Geneve ?

     

    And I will add a RS232, maybe I take the Myarc instead of the TI (?)

     

    I also have an ASCSI2-Controller, but I really do not want to use that because I want to keep my SNUG system complete.

    (if anyone wants to get rid off a WHT-SCSI, I am your man) :grin:

     

    What did I forget ?

     

    thx

     

    If needed, here is a picture:

     

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    More detailed here:

    https://atariage.com/forums/topic/315250-ti-994a-show-your-modded-systems-here/?do=findComment&comment=4734298

     

     

     

     

     

    Hi 

    Last weekend I reconfigured my Geneve setup, this is in the PEB:

    * Geneve 9640 card

    * HRD3000 (Rambo) -- giving issues after a while. Normally I boot from here, then I reformat it (now easy with Gotek)

       (see how to install: https://www.ninerpedia.org/wiki/Booting_MDOS_from_Horizon_Ramdisk)

    * RS232 card (connected to a PC for  CFHDXS1 file transfers to PC-- from TIMODE / GPL)

    * Corcomp DS/DD Controller   (BwG does not work if I remember correctly)

    * Rave99 - Speech in Box

    * 3.5" drive (as DSK2.   "B:")

    * Gotek drive (as DSK1.  "A:")  to boot the Geneve as necessary.

     

    * I have a simple bootdisk

       then FORM123   (to format HRD3000)

     

       then type ASSIGN E=DSK6:

       Copy with a batch important files (AUTOEXEC, QDE, GPL-M-N-O, XBEA 1-6, EA,  CFHDXS1) to E:

       (so it takes 2-3 minutes and the HRD3000 is ready again)

     

     

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  6. On 2/6/2021 at 11:11 PM, globeron said:

    This is good as I am starting to face some issues with disks and disk drives.

     

    Got my 2x Gotek drives SFR1M44-U100K (USD 19 each via Lazada/ seller in China). working in TI and Geneve both as DSK1.  Other drives 5.25 and 3.5 reconfigured as DSK3. and DSK2.

     

    Will do a detaile update later (making notes here)

    Procedure as in the video:

    + need USB-male to male cable (USB-A to -A)

    + need to connect the pins as in the video

       (I used solder and a wire).

    + use software of ST microelectronics (for the driver ST in DFU mode)

    + use FlashFirmware

    + use DFU tool to flash formware .dfu file

    + note during flash loose device, gets recognized again, probably as read protect gets removed.

    + use FlashFirmware software

    + reconfig FF.cfg  to support ti99

    + make .dsk files e.g. with TI image tool to format size supported bij Diskcontroller

    (Eg. I used DS/DD 1.44mb 40 tracks) as my controllers are BWG and Corcomp.

    + call disks   DSKA0000xxxxxx

    DSKA0001xxxx, etc

    Eg.  DSKA0002_MYARCBOOT.DSK

    + copy all files in the root of USB stick (FAT32)

        I used a 8GB Sandisk usb stick.

    + set drive select with a jumper to S0 (3rd pin from fright)

    Select right disk  with buttons on Gotek.

     

    Booted myarc succesfully from gotek. Drive A:

     

    On TI was able to load from Gotek. Also saw content with DM1000 v1.7 and DM3 

    Works with all drives in my system.  5.25, 3.5, corcomp ramdisk, tipi-peb.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    New Gotek drive (mine is SFR1M44-U100K) + Software:

    https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Firmware-Programming

     

    * Follow this video step by step.

     

     

     

    * To recognize the gotek via a USB-A to USB-A  (male to male cable).

       I used a desktop PC as my laptop did not recognize it somehow.

     

    * install the jumpers (I used solderwire to do the 2x connections).

     

    * (see video) again, zip file is here in the post  en.stsw-stm32080.zip,

         to get the STM to DFU mode, you need to overwrite the driver:

       you can download the driver here:

    STMicroelectronics driver (for DFU) - https://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/development-tools/software-development-tools/stm32-software-development-tools/stm32-programmers/stsw-stm32080.html?dl=IeA74PoEIrHrRLeNCYLdWA%3D%3D%2Cm66BcgskYvRqy8mqoNqlDSlf3J4YuteNw91mM8q9ktdDlIGCdN52IjuMWd9HzT4xV1Z9vTIAR4mLi8pYBPrrGjqgG7kCMBixP9so8iWAE8o19KHHQtubkfnYJ%2BMrjJEOwDTCV%2FHzSnOwJg1iZP3l6f%2Ff0OWrN6kRSavLM5HYqcs106janTU4ZkSEY5JGJvdMSRolUOKbJU05fxhfotq0lazbmRqyhnGDvOLh9zGz%2BSFIR9mI5qM%2FZjI2B7QmwsIDHlJ%2BHdGJvUKSot%2FuB7DMwjHHIiF1nn3J1et5CBvMXBG1cA21lw7ZUqkFEiXvtgI6WofrwkqkxK8D2LyKEGJNjg%3D%3D&uid=M0Cl3Ad0yfgfUzP738t0F+0+UhyHejoc

     

     

    * Download Flash Floppy .zip file flashfloppy-v3.23.zip

       latest version is here https://github.com/keirf/FlashFloppy/wiki/Downloads

       it includes a .dfu file.

     

    * Follow the instructions in the video 

       Note: during the "remove Read protection"  I lost my connection to my Gotek

       (let Windows recognize it again and start the DFU tool again)

       and overwrite the firmware

     

    Now you are ready with the Gotek drive and you can remove the jumpers and disconnect from the PC.

     

    Prepare the USB drive (need to be FAT32 formatted):

    * Reconfig FF.cfg  to support ti99

       Copy to the root of the USB drive

       (or in the \FF directory)

     

    * make .dsk files e.g. with TI image tool to format size supported bij Diskcontroller

    (Eg. I used DS/DD 1.44mb 40 tracks) as my controllers are BWG and Corcomp.

    + call disks   DSKA0000xxxxxx

    DSKA0001xxxx, etc

    Eg.  DSKA0002_MYARCBOOT.DSK

    + copy all files in the root of USB stick (FAT32)

        I used a 8GB Sandisk usb stick.

    + set drive select with a jumper to S0 (3rd pin from fright)

     

    Install in the PEB to the diskcontroller

    * I use Gotek as DSK1.  (jumper S0) 

    * using a straight cable connected to the external connector of the diskcontroller

       (I used a BwG controller in my TI-99/4A and a Corcomp Controller in my Myarc Geneve 9640)

       both do DS/DD (thus max. 1.44Mb disks)

     

    Select right disk  with buttons on Gotek.

     

    In the TI-99/4A I used DM1000 v1.7 and DM3 and works with all drives in my system.  5.25, 3.5, corcomp ramdisk, tipi-peb.

     

    In the Geneve I can access it with A:  (or in TIMODE with DSK1.) 

    (reason with jumper S0,  A:  so I can boot the Geneve from Gotek)

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  7. 12 hours ago, arcadeshopper said:

    You won't need most of that because I do it all for you when you buy the drives from my store

    Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk
     

    It is actually simple once you do it 1x time.  One issue i had that my laptop could not load the StM dfu drivers and recognize the device then i used another PC and all good.


  8. 12 hours ago, dhe said:

    1) Looking forward to detailed docs, I'm really gonna need them! 😃

    2) How fast did the Geneve Boot?

    3) Also, even though it does, don't you know the BwG doesn't work with the Geneve! 😃

     

     

    Geneve boots fast enough from Gotek i think little bit faster than floppy but slower than horizon. But happy so far, easy to re-image the horizon as it does sometimes funny.

     

    BwG is used with the TI so i have access to a clock.  Geneve is Corcomp.


  9. This is good as I am starting to face some issues with disks and disk drives.

     

    Got my 2x Gotek drives SFR1M44-U100K (USD 19 each via Lazada/ seller in China). working in TI and Geneve both as DSK1.  Other drives 5.25 and 3.5 reconfigured as DSK3. and DSK2.

     

    Will do a detaile update later (making notes here)

    Procedure as in the video:

    + need USB-male to male cable (USB-A to -A)

    + need to connect the pins as in the video

       (I used solder and a wire).

    + use software of ST microelectronics (for the driver ST in DFU mode)

    + use FlashFirmware

    + use DFU tool to flash formware .dfu file

    + note during flash loose device, gets recognized again, probably as read protect gets removed.

    + use FlashFirmware software

    + reconfig FF.cfg  to support ti99

    + make .dsk files e.g. with TI image tool to format size supported bij Diskcontroller

    (Eg. I used DS/DD 1.44mb 40 tracks) as my controllers are BWG and Corcomp.

    + call disks   DSKA0000xxxxxx

    DSKA0001xxxx, etc

    Eg.  DSKA0002_MYARCBOOT.DSK

    + copy all files in the root of USB stick (FAT32)

        I used a 8GB Sandisk usb stick.

    + set drive select with a jumper to S0 (3rd pin from fright)

    Select right disk  with buttons on Gotek.

     

    Booted myarc succesfully from gotek. Drive A:

     

    On TI was able to load from Gotek. Also saw content with DM1000 v1.7 and DM3 

    Works with all drives in my system.  5.25, 3.5, corcomp ramdisk, tipi-peb.

     

     

     

     

     


  10. 4 hours ago, Ed in SoDak said:

    Wow instant gratification! Thanks!

    Use Disk Manager DM3.x of Fred Kaal

    Ti99-geek.nl

     

    If TIPI is at cru  1000

    Then you can indicate.  1000.DSK1.  (TiPI)

    Or 1100.DSK1. (TI FDC)

     

    Also when the link is empty for DSK1. In CALL TIPI    then still it will look at TI FDC at 1100.

     

    Other disk managers DM1000 etc. still look at TI FDC controller.

     

    (Other option to transfer is CFHDXS1 via serial cable to the PC running HDX server)

     

     


  11. 2 hours ago, globeron said:

     Thank you!

     The display it can be connected to the gotek? I saw the vcc,gnd,sca,scl interface on the display. 

    Just ordered it. Hope everything works, but good thing of lazada ordering can return in 7 days, very good service. (Bit still struggling with my GBS8200 devices, just returned a few, seems all have same issue).

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