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by mikro
Tue May 14, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: STE DAC FPGA issues
Replies: 16
Views: 331

Re: STE DAC FPGA issues

Personally, I don't find the possibility of breaking the system so terrible if it would be possible to always reuse the original ICs (to gain 100% compatibility). If you decide to use FPGA alternatives then yes, one gain is the ability to run the ST(E) on higher speeds but the far more important gai...
by mikro
Tue May 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: MONGREL EDITION (version 2)
Topic: True 16MHz Mode
Replies: 47
Views: 863

Re: True 16MHz Mode

exxos wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:30 am
So I don't really get the confusion ?
Oh, now I get it. I totally overlooked the fact that the reference ST doesn't have a Blitter! Thank you for the detailed explanation.
by mikro
Tue May 07, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: MONGREL EDITION (version 2)
Topic: True 16MHz Mode
Replies: 47
Views: 863

Re: True 16MHz Mode

I wanted to ask earlier but seeing the Falcon numbers made me nearly sure... don't you find that 1000% blitting increase suspicious? Now, compared to the Falcon, it's just a little over 100% (what I find believable) but what I certainly don't find believable is that Falcon has a 1000% faster Blitter...
by mikro
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: TT030 replacement case fan and where to connect
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: TT030 replacement case fan and where to connect

DONT just plug it straight in. You will be able to plug just the +5V and GND pins of the socket into the connector to power the fan. Here is a picture of the pinout of the Noctua 3 pin so you only plug the red and black part of the socket in and not the yellow. Why 5V? Isn't the fan linked in the p...
by mikro
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Problems with Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Problems with Mint

Yeah, it should run on the ST as well. As mentioned, try to strip it down, ideally to only MINT.PRG without any modules.
by mikro
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Atari Falcon 030 Board mysteries
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Atari Falcon 030 Board mysteries

It's PowerUp 2 (CPU @ 32 MHz) + basic clock patch.
by mikro
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: What on earth is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: What on earth is this?

Lesson learned. I just wish it wasn't exactly this way but could have been worse.
by mikro
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: What on earth is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: What on earth is this?

Perhaps I should have specified that this happened out of the blue, i.e. the PCB had nothing even remotely similar there before. I simply started desoldering and it appeared like a plague. :) Bad news - the pad is indeed gone. Good news - fortunately that pin is not connected. Still, never seen anyt...
by mikro
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: What on earth is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

What on earth is this?

So I recapped the TT PSU, was waiting only for PC111 opto to make the job complete. Arrived today, so hooray to desolder the old one... I swear to all Gods of Electronics, I didn't do anything else than hot-aired the PCB: IMG_20181115_143749.jpg It can't be scrubbed off by isoprohyl alcohol, it seem...
by mikro
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 14
Views: 1016

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

Do you know if the compiler tool chain etc. will run under MiNT natively? i.e. Can you develop on the real hardware still? Absolutely. gcc 7.x is quite slower than the ancient 2.95 but it does work. I know the few people who are keeping Linux m68k seem to be cross-compiling and then running on emul...