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by Petari
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Installing a new SCSI HDD into my MSTE
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Installing a new SCSI HDD into my MSTE

francouai wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:57 pm
ok, but why I'm getting only 569mo?
Maybe because that's size of first partition. Or who knows. I don't think that it is relevant. Things are that there is no other driver SW than mine what can access more than 1 GB with Mega STE internal adapter.
by Petari
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Installing a new SCSI HDD into my MSTE
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Installing a new SCSI HDD into my MSTE

Mega STE internal adapter can access max 1 GB hard disk space, so all partitions together, what can access may be max total 1 GB.
It's not matter of SW, but HW.
Solution: http://atari.8bitchip.info/modmste1.html
by Petari
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM

sety wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:30 am
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I'd also be interested in purchasing a copy of your driver. Do I just send you an email?
Yes, and I will send it via e-mail too.
by Petari
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM
Replies: 19
Views: 280

Re: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM

There are IDE autoboot extensions for older TOS versions available: http://atari.8bitchip.info/astams.php
At bottom of page.
by Petari
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hey there..
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Hey there..

Welcome to 16-bit World :D I'm sure that that silly board will learn to behave eventually :lol:
by Petari
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...

I will be not popular among some people because of following: while I dealt with different versions of Mint my impression was that it is rather something experimental, not really user friendly OS with some really annoying flaws which could be fixed if authors would have more testing platforms, will ...
by Petari
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: TOS startup sequence.
Replies: 17
Views: 485

Re: TOS startup sequence.

Something I noticed during latest TOS 1.04 improving (faster boot, GEM state saves) : Stays for 1.04 and 1.62. RAM test executes very fast - under half sec, even with 4 MB RAM. Not real test, more just check for how much ST RAM is inserted/present. After it comes clear of complete RAM, and code for ...
by Petari
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Using Atari ST(E) without floppy - can be good way
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Using Atari ST(E) without floppy - can be good way

Looks impressive! I reckon saving is blocked during disk I/O though? Yes, and it is not recommended to do it in middle of any disk operation, not even when file selector is opened, for instance. Because disk content may change in time between saving state and restore. User needs to take care to not...
by Petari
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Using Atari ST(E) without floppy - can be good way
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Using Atari ST(E) without floppy - can be good way

https://youtu.be/LivmcJQl51w That's early demo of faster startup and how state save and restoring works . What is not visible in video is: save goes by holding down left shift+Ctrl + pressing key 1-9, or 0. Will save complete RAM, screen parameters + couple other things. Restore is with holding down...
by Petari
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Using Atari ST(E) without floppy - can be good way
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Using Atari ST(E) without floppy - can be good way

Memory is not changed, but reset signal goes on peripheral controller chips and resets them too. What means that you can not read their original state then. And keypress detection is just one of possible problems with SW not using TOS functions. For instance reading exact values of MFP Timer's regis...