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  1. It's hooked to the same television that I've used previously , only issue I had was certain graphics modes would display bars because of the "Chinese" GTIA that I had. The cable I'm using is a Monitor to SCART.
  2. Guess I should have learned my lesson when my DIY UnoCart didn't work, this stuff is too small to solder. Although better equipped this time, I easily removed the older solder , the old Made in China GTIA, installed the socket that came with the Sofia board , which went quite well with the smaller tip and soldering TS100 iron. But I had a hard time fitting the GTIA onto the Sophia board so I decided first to install the new GTIA onto the socket and check if things were OK. They weren't , I get flashing screens sometimes I get a fixed image for a second when pressing down on the GTIA but otherwise images keeps flashing . READY prompt (BASIC) UNOCart boot screen What do you think , should I call it a day and look for a new PAL 130XE ( complete or board with preferrably socketed GTIA ) ?
  3. Out of curiosity and because of the cheap price I'v bought an ESP8266 also. I was wondering if you could elaborate on what your setup is and which bobverter driver you used. My ESP8266 is hooked up also to TX,RX,GND to my 130XE's SIO port and I have an UNOcart which can load BobTerm or Ice-T.
  4. So my UNOcart arrived today which I had ordered from eBay and it works perfect. Does anyone know where I can download bundles of demos instead downloading them one by one from a8.fandal.cz or pouet ? Should I have a look at pigwa ftp's site ? Thus I can conclude that my DIY UNOcart which didn't work is because I have to recheck my soldering Now only have to wait on : Flux Desoldering iron Competition Pro Joystick and I will be able to replace my 'Made in China' GTIA , install my Sophia Rev.C DVI board, and replace the broken Quickshot which came with my 130XE when I bought it from eBay and finally play games. Next up find another eBay STM1 Mouse since the one I bought on eBay seems to be wonkey.
  5. Thanks, it kept failing until I figured out that you have to give the absolute filepath to the base folder. Mads & Mad Pascal is absolutely fabulous, all the examples included will provide me with a lot of learning material , loving it.
  6. Thanks a lot for the quick reply, it works now. Now I'm stuck with the workflow on how to create an Atari executable. I compile the Pascal source with mp sourcename.pas, this creates an sourcename.a65 , which is Mads assembler if I'm correct. Then I should create the executable with : mads source name.a65 , correct ? I'll have another look at the mads documentation also.
  7. Super interesting topic for me coming from a school Turbo Pascal, C , inline assembler 8 bit PC background (and Fortran,Cobol,RPG, bweurk ...) Noob question, I've installed Freepascal via Macports on both my Intel OS X 10.10 Macbook and my PPC OS X 10.5.8 Powerbook and compiled mads and mad pascal successfully. However on both when I try to compile the PasIntro.pas with Mad Pascal 1.5.5 I get the following error : Mad Pascal Compiler version 1.5.5 [2018/04/29] for 6502 Compiling PasIntro/pasintro.pas (0,0) Error: Identifier, number or expression expected but 'unknown token' found Am I missing something , should I've compiled Mad Pascal patched with a diff or what am I missing ?
  8. TS-100 ordered, liquid flux and syringe ordered, desoldering iron ordered, to be continued hopefully next weekend .
  9. @tf_hh I'll be using the socket provided with the Sophia board. I just tried desoldering and gave up before damaging stuff, my solderingtip is way too huge and the cheap desoldering pump also didn't help. Left it like that for now, 130XE still works altough still with the faulty GTIA. Meanwhile I'm watching Flashjazzcat's work in totale awe to get some inspiration Either will check to get better material or check with my friend who's soldering skills are better than mine @Irgendwer Thanks for that usefull info, will simply replace it now since I had to remove it anyhow to install the socket for the Sophia board
  10. So my replacement GTIA arrived yesterday and I will replace it this evening with a socket to install my Sophia Rev.C board. Since I've never desoldered a chip from a computer's PCB before ( I do have experience with small PCB boards ) , what is the general conscencus when using a decent soldering iron ? I've been using 300-370 degrees Celcius up to now to desolder and solder things on a PCB but don't want to ruin my 130XE's PCB. Any advice ?
  11. Just reflashed the STM32 with your attached firmware but no luck, 130XE goes straight to BASIC. I'm going to recheck my soldering , it's the only thing I haven't done yet.
  12. Thanks for the quick reply, ordered one. Indeed upon further research on the topic I linked , they state Defective layouts are those with a production date from 9040 to 9152 (the number placed on the right side of the symbol AMI). Mine is off course 9119
  13. Thanks a lot for that info, I found this topic here http://atariage.com/forums/topic/131365-is-there-easy-test-for-bad-gtia-in-late-model-xe-china/ And indeed mine was made in China Looking further at this link http://atariki.krap.pl/index.php/GTIA mine seems to suffer from a bad GTIA. Oh well, I already had to desolder the GTIA to install the Sophia board and with only a few screws to open the unit , looks I'be installing a new GTIA . Is this the correct replacement for it ? https://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/NEW-Atari-XL-XE-8-bit-computer-games-console-CO14889-01-PAL-GTIA-chip-IC/152383452491?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 the AMI number seems to be different
  14. OK, looks like I posted the same topic twice , aargh. How does one edit his post or remove a topic ?
  15. So as a new member let me first briefly introduce myself. Born in 73 , I grew up with Arcade machines, saw the Atari 2600 arrive in Belgium but received a Colecovision ADAM from my parents in 85 since our local toystore carried those. Found a decomissioned 8086 with the trash outside a DTP firm and since we used PC's at school continued on that route , running a 386DX with DRDOS until 2001. Received hand-down desktops from my friends until I bought a laptop to use for studies and work. Always have been a fan of old technology , Sun servers, PowerPC Macs,Tadpole Sparcstation but the hunger for 8 bit kept haunting and since I always liked the Atari ST look I went and picked up an PAL Rev.1 130XE from eBay hoping to brush the 8 bit assembler I learned in school. It came with a RF cable which I hooked up to a LCD Television set . Looking for a nicer picture I ordered the Sophia Rev C DVI board and in the meanwhile a monitor to SCART cable from here https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/atari/atari-8-bit-composite-video-scart-cable-for-800xl-65xe-130xe-800xlf-1400xl-1450xld-1200xl Sadly enough my 130XE doesn't have sockets for the GTIA so I will have to pick a quiet day to desolder it and install the Sophia board. The issue I found and which I don't know wether it's normal or not is when I use the monitor -> SCART cable in combination with an SIO2PC ( FTDI-serial ) certain demos like Joyride for ex. are really blocky. This is the part where the authors/coders introduce themselves with a picture and it looks awfull on my TV. Here is a close photo I took , only in Altirra the picture looks smooth like the Youtube videos of it. Is this normal behaviour for a 130XE or not ? Should I check other items ? SIO2PC ? RespecQT ? Powersupply ? Monitor Cable ? I did verify Joyride DISK 2 on another television but had the same issues, also see the same issue in other demos.
  16. So as a new member let me first briefly introduce myself. Born in 73 , I grew up with Arcade machines, saw the Atari 2600 arrive in Belgium but received a Colecovision ADAM from my parents in 85 since our local toystore carried those. Found a decomissioned 8086 with the trash outside a DTP firm and since we used PC's at school continued on that route , running a 386DX with DRDOS until 2001. Received hand-down desktops from my friends until I bought a laptop to use for studies and work. Always have been a fan of old technology , Sun servers, PowerPC Macs,Tadpole Sparcstation but the hunger for 8 bit kept haunting and since I always liked the Atari ST look I went and picked up an PAL Rev.1 130XE from eBay hoping to brush the 8 bit assembler I learned in school. It came with a RF cable which I hooked up to a LCD Television set . Looking for a nicer picture I order the Sophia Rev C DVI board and in the meanwhile a monitor to SCART cable from here https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/atari/atari-8-bit-composite-video-scart-cable-for-800xl-65xe-130xe-800xlf-1400xl-1450xld-1200xl Sadly enough my 130XE doesn't have sockets for the GTIA so I will have to pick a quiet day to desolder it and install the Sophia board. The issue I found and which I don't know wether it's normal or not is when I use the monitor -> SCART cable in combination with an SIO2PC ( FTDI-serial ) certain demos like Joyride for ex. are really blocky. This is the part where the authors/coders introduce themselves with a picture and it looks awfull on my TV. Here is a close photo I took , only in Altirra the picture looks smooth like the Youtube videos of it. Is this normal behaviour for a 130XE or not ? Should I check other items ? SIO2PC ? RespecQT ? Powersupply ? Monitor Cable ? I did verify Joyride DISK 2 on another television but had the same issues, also see the same issue in other demos.
  17. Yes, I followed the Excel article and as indicated in the picture my header pins are on top of the S - A side since I have an 130XE. Robin also suggested to recheck my wires, next think I'm going to check my solder points. Funny thing is that I see the STM32 booting based on the LED's but no menu.
  18. Noob first post here. I've assembled my UNO cart following the DIY instructions in the Excel Magazine after purchasing a cartridge breakout board from Robert . However when I switch on my 130XE it just goes straight to BASIC instead of the UNO menu , notice that I haven't connected an SD board yet. I've reverified all 30 wires twice , erased and reprogrammed the STM32 twice , is there a key combination I should press when powering on my 130XE ?
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