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by mikro
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Daniel/New Beat
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Daniel/New Beat

Yup, Daniel and Chris nailed it. It's not about money, really. What Kickstarter can't offer is exactly what has been mentioned -- the time. All right, if I say I'm going to finish my ScummVM port so it would run on stock Falcon and Kickstarter could deliver say 10,000 EUR for it, fine, I could take ...
by mikro
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Daniel/New Beat
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Daniel/New Beat

I second Steve, you've done quite a few amazing things! :) By the way, now you're mentioning Willie's, any chance to finish it? Or at least release source code?
by mikro
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Keyboard connector
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Keyboard connector

Yes, it's quite straight-forward to desolder it, I replaced the connector on my Falcon a while ago.
by mikro
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Screws!
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Screws!

I have this info saved from the Falcon service manual: 6 screws (50) in the upper shield 3 screws (80) in the front of the shield/printed circuit board assembly 4 screws (80) at corners of power supply 3 screws (150) in the round holes (floppy) + standoffs (130) 9 screws (80) holding the shield 4 sc...
by mikro
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: TWEAKS & FIXES
Topic: Motherboard capacitors - which to replace?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Motherboard capacitors - which to replace?

OK, I have now had fun replacing capacitors on my ZX Spectrum boards (x3) and changing these to composite video. This was my learning ground and all are now done and working. I have also replaced the capacitors on 2 ST PSUs and they work well. Still working up to replacing my Falcon NVRAM. :thumbup...
by mikro
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Disk On Modules and Falcon. Questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Disk On Modules and Falcon. Questions.

I have a vastly different experience than rpineau. I'm using DOMs in all my Falcons -- small, reliable, directly connectable to the 44 pin connector. Simply hassle free.

On the other hand, find a good CF is like looking for needle in a haystack so no, for me are DOMs the only option.
by mikro
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: ST PSU NEW BATCH IN THE MAKING
Replies: 20
Views: 1367

Re: ST PSU NEW BATCH IN THE MAKING

Thank you Chris, I could finally make my Falcon PSU (and other stuff) order. Nearly 100% things I wanted (only ones missing: FALCON 030 14MB ST-RAM CARD and Falcon030 RTC replacement NVRAM but I don't need them so badly).
by mikro
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Who designed the Atari chipsets ?
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Who designed the Atari chipsets ?

Shiraz is certainly alive as he made a greeting to one of the Silly Venture's video openings. You can find it on YouTube.
by mikro
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Falcon issues
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Falcon issues

HD Driver, if it's something at least remotely recent (>= 7.x) will definitely work on Falcon.
by mikro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: ST PSU NEW BATCH IN THE MAKING
Replies: 20
Views: 1367

Re: ST PSU NEW BATCH IN THE MAKING

Woo-hoo, one little step towards the Falcon PSUs, fingers crossed!