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  1. Actually we spent a lot of time straightening them up as much as possible. Are they 100% perfect ? no, but unless your going to invest several months of your life in doing something which nobody cares about. I did a lot of colour corrections on them as well. I spent a lot of time doing so and got them as good as can be. There was a trade-off between "noise" and losing image quality as well. A lot got stuff got manually edited which took ages. Removing marks and creases etc, took huge amount of time. I have higher resolution scans and a lot of pages were even redone, but why spend the time when there was only me who cared about preserving them in the first place. The "scanner background" you are referring to , nope, that was because I couldn't find a way to export all the image to pdf with anything which didn't actually crash. Nobody came forward to help. The border was down to the PDF processing not the scanning. These all took several months of myself and girlfriend to do, but with comments like that, makes me wonder why we even bothered. Such as people generally do these days.
  2. Have a look here https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1171 and here https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=330 and here https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=71 Anyone who wants to keep up with current news, just visit my forum... I don't post much here (or anywhere else for that matter) as I just end up repeating myself when stuff has already been talked about before.
  3. STF remake seems to be taking shape https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=19
  4. Test layout is about ready for a small run of boards... So if anyone wants to get on board with helping then please watch the main thread in my forum... I need people willing to invest a bit of cash and time in building , testing, debugging etc. This board is Tweaked STF type design. It is currently about half the size of the normal motherboard in order to keep costs down prototype runs. There is no RF modulator, and the 32MHz generator circuit is simply been replaced with a 32MHz oscillator chip ( like on the MEGA ST). The RS232 circuit has been simplified now using more integrated solution, but does the same job, using the lot less bits! The ROMs have been replaced with a single 16bit ROM. The CPU is now a PLCC CPU. The RAM is reusing old Falcon RAM cards, either 1MB or 4MB.There is also been various tweaks around the board which I won't go into again. For those who want to yet again start with a, why don't I do this or that type discussion, then please see it all has already been talked about in great lengths.. The first step is to create a working clone and then build upon stable platform. People either help at this stage of the project, or it never goes ahead and never gets improved on. Is entirely depends on support from the community. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=19
  5. Maybe someone has a archive of the site I can host it ?
  6. A few kits are now in my store.. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0133
  7. I've come up with a solution to replace the horrid push switches.. My test boards have gone out so hopefully I will get some feedback soon on them. I have one in my own JR and it works fantastic and really pleased with the "clicky" result. Read more about it here.. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=663 I have also designed a JR PAL board (who hasn't right ? ) where I am waiting for the PCBs to arrive so I can build the more final board. The bulk of the work is done I think now. Read more about it here with my investigations... https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=701 If there is any interest I will get a run of both boards made in the near future.
  8. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=387
  9. It's that time of year when the crash screens gets updated. Not only have I a few videos this time around, there are now around 70 more cool crash screens for your viewing pleasure. http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/crash/index.htm
  10. A lot of people are having difficulties assembling this, and I don't really blame them either as it is a bit of a nightmare..I got 100 of these made (which wasn't cheap!) ready to "solder in" and go. These are ideal if people want to add blitter to STFM etc. STORE LINK https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0113
  11. The STFM project is here.. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=45 I am still trying to get 32MHz working on there. That is probably 12 months away as I have little time to work on it these days.
  12. PCB is almost finished.. Basically the STE booster with more stuff... We have 8MB of Fast-RAM (32Mhz). 32MHZ 68000 CPU. Fast-Flash 32MHz flashable ROM banks (probably 4 or 8 ROM banks). Simple IDE interface. Also this booster can be set via software or switches. Settings are stored in the small ATTINY flash chip. So if you select TOS206 and write the setting to the tiny-flash, then the STE will boot with TOS206. Also the booster can be turned on/off with software which saves having to mount switches. Progress can be seen here. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=373 Please don't "nag" when this will be finished, I've got like 20 projects on the go already... and no I am not adding anything else to this, so don't ask! Also my simple STE V1.5 plug in (same as V1 STE booster but plug in) is almost finished. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=46
  13. Have a look here.. http://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/psu/index.htm and here. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=9
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