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Hi all, I'm trying to upgrade the TOS on my 520STFM from 1.02 to Rainbow TOS (1.06). The chip vendor is understandably a little vague on how to do it, is there HOWTOs available on how to do it? It appears there are 6 chip (28 pin) versions of TOS 1.06, so should it be a case of a straight swap, or do I have to mod it for 2 chip? Many thanks
Just curious. Anyone using EmuTOS on EPROM on real hardware? Sounds like quite a project. I watched some videos of it in action on YouTube. The only concern I could see was that DRI's GEM icons are not exactly attractive compared to the Atari's versions we're all familiar with.
I've noticed that there's some memory and TOS upgrades floating aroud for the STE. I was thinking of putting some extra SIMMs in mine, but when I had a look inside the machine I found that it had slots for SIPPs rather than SIMMs. I'm presuming that the two types are not interchangeable as they're physically different - unless there's some kind of adaptor that I can use to fit SIMMs to SIPPs? (If so, that would be quite helpful as the only memory upgrades I can find use SIMMs!) Still on the subject of upgrades - is there any reason to upgrade to TOS 2.06 (which I've also seen on sale)? Of the sites that I've looked at, some mention compatibility problems with software written for earlier TOS - so do you think this makes the upgrade more trouble than it's worth? The other option, I guess, is to leave the TOS currently in the machine as it is and find a TOS 2.06 emulator for my PC instead.
I was talking about pulling out some of my old disks on the Atari Museum on Facebook, when I mentioned a program I found years ago called 'TOS'. Basically, it was a simple graphic user interface for the 8-bit computers that allowed the joystick to be used to do some simple functions. I don't have a working 8-bit compatible mouse or trackball to see if it works smoother with those. I'm not sure where I got it or who wrote it. There's not much info in the program itself. Under Desk: Basic, Boot, Info (TOS, v1.0, for public domain, © 1985) Under File: erase, protect, unprotect, rename, format SD, format DD Under view: Directory on screen, directory on window Under Options: Request on, request off If anyone has any information where this came from, please let me know. By the way, the attached screenshot is from within an emulator running as a 130XE, but it originally was running on my stock 800XL using DOS 2.5, a stock 1050 and a standard joystick. I haven't tested it with any other DOS versions, drives or machines. I've attached an ATR file with just the TOS program on it if anyone want to try it. It does require you to load DOS first, but apparently will work with or without BASIC. My original disk had other... er... unlicensed software on it. TOS.ATR