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  1. Reading your post, it's not the flash-content or MyBIOS that does this, but the CPLD-core firmware. MyBIOS runs, but cartridge-access is corrupt. I send you an email with some jteg-bin files. I do not want to get hung-up users or non functional MyIDE-][ cartridges..... I have to find the files first, moved to a new computer and did not transfer all my files. You need the atarimax-USB programmer to update the CPLD firmware. N#5 is a test version, you got that from me I assume. Most likely with video-keyhole enabled. 20130303 is current, 20120907 is from the first few batches. You have to ask Steve what the exact difference is. What I know is something about wait cycles after RD5 before the CPLD becomes active. So any changes to the original MMU-timing will screw things up and reading this thread, not only MyIDE-][.
  2. In B16: You can call the welcome screen (or force an powerup-cycle) using shift+control+caps. Then you can also read the MyBIOS messages about the MENU or INTERFACE being detected or not. I'll PM you a pre-test B17 when ready, currently running into IO-problems getting SIO2BT to work stable....
  3. MyIDE-][ (atarimax-forum: You said the cartridge does not powers-up? So I guess you mean, nothing happens. But, you should at least get the atarimax-menu..? This means the cartridge works (is getting power) if not, something else is wrong.... With atarimax-menu: When nothing happens when you select an item: -> signals are of specification. Generated by the MMU or added hardware Old MyIDE (3.1 or with 1Mb flash) have non intelligent IO, they should work fine indeed.
  4. Late reply, we were on holidays..... Default for images is indeed protection ON, this because some game-disks will format or write back when protection is disabled...... So the default is ON. You can easily set it to OFF, after selecting the IMAGE [enter] just press P, then C It's only one keystroke more before you boot. When booted, just do [shift] [control] [P] and wait for the beep. Or if you want default Protection = disabled, you can put that game not in image-space but partition space. When you do not need the disk, simple change the partition-ID from 1 to - (nothing) Disadvantage it that you can't swap disks as easily as in image-mode..... See example of my setup. So when I want to boot the 16MB-disk1 I Swap A with C or want to use SpartaDosX Swap A with G.
  5. The manual is on the atarimax forum Remember: Hotkeys are time-delayed, hold >2 seconds to activate. Start with the [HELP]-key. Thanks for the update guide, I will do that soon too. Easy Peasy.....
  6. I haven't come to this yet, I have used it for memory-expansion/repairs until now.
  7. Better go for the newer 4.9 B15, its build for MyIDE-][ and does not need the hassle of running setup on CF cards..... It has also the 512k bin file to upgrade your myide-][, older firmwares are included. http://www.atarimax.com/flashcart/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1585
  8. I haven't come to this yet, I have used it for memory-expansion/repairs until now. ProWizard knows it all. I'm sure the manual is a help too. You need a tool to flash the eeprom.
  9. -removed post- 4116 use 12 and -5 volt......
  10. Hi Phaeron, Hmmm, "Hard disk setup" seems to be erratic too. 1/ When I load a file as HD, 16GB is sets CHS to 33069/15/63. I change that to 31002/16/63, the real values of a 16Gb card. Click OK and OK, enter the setup again and the 33069/15/63 values are back. 2/ Now from the emulation, when I do the "Identify-command", I get 16383/16/255 back. ??? I'm running Windows_10_Home / test30 Can you have a look at this (and my previous post)? Thanks. Later, Sijmen.
  11. Hi Phaeron, Running test30, still having weird issues with MyIDE-][ v.s. real hardware. This is what I found, again the status bits. When a running card is removed, bits are fine, so 111x.xxxx -> 000x.xxxx But when I insert a card altirra directly goes to 111x.xxxx The real hardware does 100x.xxxx (card inserted, waiting for power-up/power-cycle). Then, to (re-)power-up, you need to first write 0 (reset), then 2 (power on), then 3(init IDE, show primary IDE-registers). Writing 3 (without the 0/2) or 2 (without the 0) will do nothing. Registers will show $FF status stays at 100x.xxxx Writing 3 after 0 (without 2) will only power-up the card, but not init IDE, registers stay at $FF, status 101x.xxxx P.S. After power-up and init-IDE are complete, writing 2 will select the secondary IDE-registers. Don't know if you have implemented this, MyBIOS does not use these registers, perhaps others do. Sorry for the inconvenience.... Grtz, Sijmen.
  12. Yes, syscheck-2 plugs into the expansion port (XL or XE), cartridge slot can be used for something else, like MyIDE-][. I bought it to be an easy-way to upgrade memory on the system currently in use. But also for fixing Atari's that won't boot anymore (ram problems) What I know is that Side is more SDX oriented, so for heavy dos-users (not gamers). MyIDE has the option to load/emulate rom-files so it acts as the real cartridge. Both have their cons and pros. But from the IDE-part of the hardware they are basically the same. Grtz, Sijmen.
  13. You should try the 4.9 version on one of your MyIDE-][ some day. I think you will find the improved layout of the HELP-menu and effective support of other software due to the delay-key routine very helpful. Current beta version is #14 :-)
  14. Sure, you mean something like this? They are brand new, just or going to be added to the collection of atarimax stuff. :-) I have this since 2 weeks, it's awesome!
  15. Why not jump over to the atarimax-forum about MyiDE-][ and read all about it. MyBIOS is specially designed to drive MyIDE. 4.8 is originally compiled for the older MyIDE-1 cartridges 4.9 specific for MyIDE-][ I can confirm that syscheck-2 can be used for external an ROM-bios and it has 512k XE-ramdisk on board as bonus :-) Grtz, Sijmen.
  16. Hi Phaeron, I found a small issue with MyIDE-][ emulation. Presentation of the status-bits 7,6,5 in register $D50E are incorrect when the card is pulled. (e.g. remove harddisk in devices). After removal the real hardware locks into "wait for reset" state, removing all bits. Altirra does not remove bit 6 & 5 I see. So with card and powered-up the bits are 111x.xxxx Remove card should be 000x.xxxx, altirra does 011x.xxxx x are undefined bits and float most of the time. I was testing the hotswap-support and came across some weird behavior, this explains it :-) Grtz, Sijmen.
  17. Perhaps you should upgrade to MyBIOS 4.9, that seems more compatible. It's on the atarimax-forum, MyIDE-][ Be sure not to run programs under MyBIOS that also use the OSRAM (C000-FFFF). That will surely crash the systems since it runs from that space. You can check on the emulator if it did, but also emulate MyIDE and see where it freezes... Later, Sijmen.
  18. Thanks for checking, I really got the values I mentioned, but now all is back to normal. I checked all drives just now with ".traceser on" and all act normal..... strange.... except IndusGT. IndusGT in the pulldown-list: -the only one I can select 288RPM,68k and it comes up with 47 cycle/byte or 38k. In Altirra 2.70 I get 68k (pokey divider $06). How do I upgrade the drive from 38k to 68k ?
  19. Can you check the diskdrive emulation? I still see strange behavior when selecting drive-speeds. Generic 57k emulation runs at 30 clock/byte (in 2.70 this is 32) and indusGT does not like to do 68k.... Thanks :-)
  20. Quick update, IndusGT now answers in 47 cycles/bit (38080 baud). Serial trace attached as spoiler: Real Indus_GT: Sorry, I opened the box and it's not a GT..... seems to be a Rana Sytems 1000.
  21. I have a indus GT, got it years ago in a lot found in the neighborhood, but never tried it though...... My current UHSIO tries command $3F first. On no/bad reply it tries 3 baudrates, sending status commands with bit_7 set. Pokey deviders $10, $06, $00 aka XF551, IndusGT, Mr/|\ I'll download and try the update today. Perhaps I dig out the drive I have too and try on real hardware. Curious what and how the drive response. Later and thanks for the update! (P.S. Any plans on supporting external clock?)
  22. I found some strange behavior while testing my UHSIO-routines on serial-IO. Using Altirra 2.80-test19 Took me a while to pinpoint the problem, but I found it...... Seems that the Indus-GT drive now works on 128k, bit_7 commands. Guess this is not correct. But a nice addition to the drive firmware. This emulates Mr-/|\ speed on my homebrew SIO2Arduino :-) Phaeron, how did you know this...?.... Later! Sijmen.
  23. Thanks for the update :-) I still have to get used to the Device-tree. Quick report: I noticed slow CF/IDE-access, so I examined the hard disk setup box. The Solid-state (fast) is now un-ticked and the Spinning platter (slow) is ticked. I can change this, but after OK and do Settings again, its ticked slow again....
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