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by arf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: Second CPU for audio processing?
Replies: 31
Views: 554

Re: Second CPU for audio processing?

How much would a low-end ARM SoC package cost? Would it be easy to integrate? Use a Raspberry Pi Zero as the ZX Spectrum Next does? Vocore2 : complete MIPS computer, 128 MB RAM, 580 MHz, USB, Ethernet, GPIO, under 10$: c. 2x2cm It could be used for much more than just audio processing: (un)packing,...
by arf
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hello from the USA
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Hello from the USA

PaulJ wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Good morning folks, my name is Paul Jacobs and I live in the USA, Rhode Island to be exact.
Welcome to the crowd!
by arf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?

so why it wouldn't work on the CT2 where the only difference is 030@50 MHz? What exactly are you getting when you run it? 'Doesn’t run' isn’t really the most information-overloaded error description :-) A black screen? Garbled graphics? Unplayable controls? A message saying "too many MHz, will stop...
by arf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Re: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?

I don't remember seeing a lot of accelerator cards for the ST in magazines or anywhere else.[…] I think the professional market was just lost out on. For the MegaST there were plenty of accelerators advertised in ST magazines in Germany. The AdSpeed, the Hypercache, the GE, ... most of ’em 68000/16...
by arf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Re: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?

Having the different case meant a lot. Remember, this was in times of SM124 monitor, that has no stand. That and an STFM together on a desk isn't easy to deal with, I mean, even if you have books to rise the monitor up you still have to give space for the cables hanging out the back of your extra d...
by arf
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Re: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?

I was more just idly wondering how a slightly faster, 4mb STFM maybe with a blitter would have differed from a Mega ST back then? Apart from the case... The MegaST ran at the same speed than the 1040ST(E/F/FM). The only advantages, besides the case, were the internal expansion port and the blitter,...
by arf
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: The "perfect" TT?
Replies: 20
Views: 946

Speed comparison TT (was: The "perfect" TT?)

And what software you would run on PC in 1991.? :D The question here was how much performance you get per $$$. And the TT would’ve been good in 1989, but not in 1991 any longer. There were many comparison reviews in magazines of Amiga 3000, TT and some Mac back in 90s. (I could search and scan it i...
by arf
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: The "perfect" TT?
Replies: 20
Views: 946

Re: The "perfect" TT?

You have to remember that when the TT was on the market 32MHz was considered a high clock speed. High end PCs at the time (costing a lot more than the TT) had only just got the 80486 processor running at 33MHz. Sun UNIX workstations, costing close to 10 times the price of the TT were either 32MHz 6...
by arf
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: The "perfect" TT?
Replies: 20
Views: 946

Re: The "perfect" TT?

Petari wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:46 pm
What makes me wondering: is there some modded, improved TT TOS made ever ?
Depending on what you define as improved: yes. TOS 3.06 modded for PAK68, and another TOS 3.05 modded for some other accelerator card. What has been changed is unknown to me.
by arf
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Falcon hardware on a ST.
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Falcon hardware on a ST.

But I was thinking more of not doing DMA at all and offloading the data onto the DSP SRAM like can be done on Falcon. Of course I never use DSP myself so no idea software side of how it all works or exactly what the SRAM is for. Okay, if I get you right, you basically don’t want a coprocessor (in t...