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by exxos
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS
Replies: 26
Views: 1417

Re: BLITTER RE-CREATION THOUGHTS

I wonder if someone could try and compile this with a Xlinix device ? If it works and it can run with 5V tolerant IO.. then those devices may be also a option to explore...
by exxos
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: 1 step forward... 2 steps back...

:o :shock: :o :shock: :(

STFM top case should fit ok as well.
by exxos
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS

I think some people like him not so much :P Have a picture of me instead ;) :lol:
by exxos
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: 1.44 Floppy mod kit new revision
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: 1.44 Floppy mod kit new revision

Test PCBs came last week.. So built up today and now under testing :)

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EDIT:

I've got 2 spare of these PCB's.. If anyone want one, £12 each plus postage (will include the GAL with the PCB only).
by exxos
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS

I'm not at home to check right now.. but if its a RSC file, couldn't it simply be swapped for other TOS104 RSC files ?
by exxos
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Re: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS

I believe Peter mentioned earlier that the easiest way is to take the german language version as a basis, because it usually has the longest texts. Assuming all text fields are plain ASCII and have a fixed location, you could build a table with position and length of the text fields regarding to th...
by exxos
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS

In light of Petari's TOS mods, there is huge work in patching files for other languages as already mentioned in another thread. So what if a simple program ( I could write in VB6 for PC) which would dump all the text into a text.label, then allow a second box to enter updated text. this way, anyone ...
by exxos
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS105 ROM
Replies: 33
Views: 607

Re: TOS105 ROM

That looks super cool! Will do a ROM for my STFM soon! Was 105 the one with the updated desktop also ?
by exxos
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: New PeST batch 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: New PeST batch 2018

26 now in stock :)


https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0109


Likely be last batch for a while again, so get them while they in stock :)
by exxos
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: Dead Exxos PSU out of the blue
Replies: 21
Views: 280

Re: Dead Exxos PSU out of the blue

SMD ceramic capacitors are sensitive to mechanical stress, e.g. when the PCB is (even slightly) bent. They can fail "short" in that case. So if these capacitors are on e.g. a supply rail, after the failure they will get a lot of current. => Smoke. True, though they are on a tiny PCB so that shouldn...