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  1. I've put together a basic video tutorial up on how to get Windows 10 onto a USB SSD and onto your Atari VCS, basically a roll through the instructional pdf:
  2. I've installed 32GB ram. Been digging in the bios trying to set increased amount of dedicated video ram. Can not figure out how to do it. Where is that setting? Also, is increasing vram beneficial?
  3. Can someone share a link or have any step by step directions how to install Windows 10? Thanks.
  4. Hi guys, So I managed to achieve booting natively on the VCS with 4K output - now you can do the same! These are the instructions on how to boot macOS Mojave 10.14.6 on the Atari VCS. What you need beforehand: 2 x 16GB USB Flash Disk (recommended brand Sandisk) A spare Mac/Hackintosh (ideally) to download and edit files A copy of MountEFI https://github.com/corpnewt/MountEFI A copy of Opencore Configurator A copy of Clover Configurator USB keyboard and mouse (attached to VCS) (Optional) 32GB DDR4 RAM for laptops (Optional) 250/500GB M.2 SATA SSD Getting a copy of macOS Mojave: If you have a Windows only system you can follow this guide to make a bootable USB stick but download Mojave instead of Catalina: https://pureinfotech.com/create-macos-bootable-usb-windows/ If you have a Mac, you can grab a copy of macOS using this script and running it in Terminal: https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS Most of the following instructions were run on a Mac: To run script, right-click gibMacOS.command and select Open. When you run the script it will show you a list of available downloads. You must select the 'full install' of Mojave 10.14.6 (18G103) (which usually is around 6.52GB). Once it has downloaded you need to create the Mojave installer on the USB. To do this type this in Terminal: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume Once it's done, you'll need to copy the following attached EFI folder onto your USB stick's bootable EFI partition. The file is a ZIP so must be decompressed first. First you must run MountEFI to mount the USB's EFI partition. Right-click to open MountEFI.command script and then select your USB's number in the Terminal list. Type in your password, and your EFI root directory will appear in your Finder. Select the EFI partition and drag the EFI folder you downloaded into root. You'll need to then run Opencore Configurator (right-click to Open) to add in your unique system UUID and board serials. So select the config.plist under /EFI/OC/config.plist and edit it. Go to PlatformInfo on the left, and select Datahub - Generic - PlatformNVRAM tab on the top. Select generate underneath the UUID field on the right. It should create a unique system UUID key. You'll need to also do this for your system Serial Number and MLB field keys on the left. If your Serial Number or Board ID doesn't generate, you'll need to get a copy from Clover Configurator. Simply run Clover Configurator, go to the SMBIOS section, select the Mac model using the arrows key on the bottom right corner highlighting iMac19,1 and then simply copy the Serial Number on the left to Serial Number in Opencore, Board Serial Number on the right to MLB in Opencore Configurator, and the ROM value to the two ROM value fields in Opencore Configurator. What you should end up with is something looking like this. Then Save the file. Make sure the top half of Databub section on top does NOT contain a UUID key or any other keys. Preparing the VCS BIOS: To make macOS bootable on the VCS you'll need to make it Hackintosh-friendly. These are some of the settings. But first we must boot into Atari VCS pressing Esc key with the magic words 'Piano18482' for Supervisor mode. Once in, change the BIOS to the following settings: Boot Configuration > Fast Recovery > Off Peripheral Configuration > Trust Platform Module > Disabled ACPI Table/Features Control > HPET Support > Disabled CPU Related Setting > SVM Support > Enabled, SVM Lock > Disabled, SMM Code Lock > Disabled Above 4GB MMIO > Enabled H2OUve Configuration > Disabled Boot > USB Boot > Enabled, EFI Device First > Enabled AMD PBS > Discrete GPU's Audio > Keep HW Default Setting Press F10 and reboot into BIOS Administer Secure Boot > (enter password) > Enforce Secure Boot > Disabled Press F10 and reboot Installing macOS To install macOS, simply plug in your Mojave USB stick and boot the VCS by pressing ESC key. You should be able to see your USB Flash shown on top in BIOS. Select it and it will boot the Opencore bootloader in the VCS. At the boot page, select Install macOS Mojave icon on your keyboard, and it will run the installer. When it finishes, it will ask you to install on to which device. I used another Sandisk USB flash drive but you should be able to use any drive. Select the Disk Utility, give it a name and format the drive as APFS format. Then quit Disk Utility and select Install Mojave in the menu for your USB drive. Once the installer completes, you'll need to run it a 2nd and 3rd time. The VCS will reboot and you will need to hit ESC key again to re-select your USB stick to reboot. Once installation is completed, you'll need to just copy your Mojave USB's EFI folder to the Mojave drive of your macOS installation using the methods above, so you can boot from your main drive. That's it! EFI.zip
  5. Weird question: I know you can install Windows on the new VCS, but can you install DOS? Not DOSBox or an virtual machine running DOS, but just DOS? Anyone tried? I've actually been wondering if it was possible to run DOS on a new PC without using some sort of emulator for a week or so now. Might as well ask here.
  6. Just a proof of concept...a bit slow...and without audio (needs a seperate fix...havent done it yet). Source: https://github.com/myspaghetti/macos-virtualbox Virtualization has to be activated in the BIOS of the VCS. The Atari team should really activate AMD SVM (BIOS setting) in the next update!!! 😛 EDIT: I just have 8Gbyte in my VCS. MacOS needs at least 4Gb, video takes another 2Gb...and Linux Mint needs RAM too. So I might buy some RAM MacOS Catalina on the Atari VCS.mkv
  7. It also reset my overclock settings (VRAM, MHz, etc). I'm unable to restore my custom settings due to not having the bios password anymore (Piano18482 is no longer the valid password). Also made me reset my Windows 10 password.
  8. One of the key points about the new VCS over a normal console is that you can run other platforms on it, via PC-mode. e.g. Windows 10, Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Linux, ChromeOS. Many modern games need Windows 10. For this thread, Windows games - natively installed, or installed via a service. The most popular games service is probably Steam, but I shop around for games. Another option for cheap Windows games is also GOG.com, or via Humble Bundle. You can't install really old Windows games on Windows 10 directly. It's all 64-bit now. That PC-mode is a dual-boot function, rather than a virtual machine which may have been the case, with Sandbox. You install the alternative O/S onto a USB disk (USB 3.1 is fast, but even better if you use an SSD drive of course.) Here, Atari demonstrated the VCS a few months ago running the ever-popular Fortnite game, under Windows 10. Of course, one has to buy/install that alternative O/S, and Windows 10 Home is also cheap if you shop around. Some gamers just prefer to use a keyboard and mouse, and the machine has 2 USB ports under the front edge. In PC mode any USB device should work, as it supports USB 3.1, and so this opens up a lot of interesting options. * I am not connected to the Atari company in any way.
  9. Long story short I cloned my pc hard drive onto an m.2 for use in the VCS. Only problem is that I need to download a bunch of drivers (wifi, sound, graphics etc). I'm new to the whole pc mod community this is really the first one that I've ever tinkered with. Anyhow I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction as to which drivers I need exactly, I think wifi is probably most important bc that'll get me online to dl the rest but I'm not totally sure where to look for that. A friend told me that I should look based off the wifi chip. Like I said tho I'm new to all this and learning as I go so help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Also on another note my fav VCS games so far are Sir Lovelot and Danger Scavenger. Super pumped ab the VCS, have had it for a couple weeks now and haven't really touched my Switch/Xbone/PS4 since.
  10. I have Windows 10 installed on the internal SSD and 32GB RAM. Can anyone recommend some free PC games to try? Preferably things that arent online first person shooters. Hidden gems?
  11. I'm mildly interested in it as a media/streaming/emulation box, using the OtherOS capability. But I can't find any information on actual benchmarks. Has anyone loaded another OS on this thing yet and run 3dMark/Passmark/etc? The closest thing I can find is this but this is another SBC using the same APU.
  12. Zoyx

    Bootloader

    I've been messing around with the Clover Bootloader installed on a USB thumb drive. Some success. If I have the thumb drive connected, it boots into Windows on my m.2 drive. If I remove the thumb drive, my VCS will boot into AtariOS. The next step is to figure out how to add AtariOS as a boot option for Clover so I don't have to remove the thumb drive. Anyone else working with a bootloader?
  13. For this thread, LINUX games - natively installed, or installed via a service. One of the key points about the new VCS over a normal console is that you can run other platforms on it, via PC-mode. e.g. Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Linux, SteamOS, GamerOS. (Even AtariOS installed to another disk). The most popular games service is probably Steam, but I shop around for Indie games. As SteamOS is only an older version of Ubuntu, it can be problematic, due to out-of-date drivers etc.. The VCS chip is far newer than the last release of SteamOS. IMHO it is better to use Ubuntu directly, and install Steam client as normal. I use an external USB 3.1 SSD. Some gamers just prefer to use a keyboard and mouse, and the machine has 2 USB ports under the front edge. In PC mode any USB device should work, as it supports USB 3.1, and so this opens up a lot of interesting options. The first demonstration is linked here. This is not my video. I myself also have Ubuntu Linux running on my VCS, as a dual-boot. He also posted a follow-up.
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