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by Petari
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

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: 338

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: 1537

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: 2326

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
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM

Fine. But then will need extra PSU for 3.5 inch drive - Atari's is not enough strong. 2.5 inch may work well if Atari PSU is on good condition. I used my 520 ST with diverse 2.5 inch drives in period 1992-2000 .
by Petari
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: PC mouse refresh rate
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: PC mouse refresh rate

Yes, that's known problem with current (O)LED technology. And btw. same was present with early LCD displays. Was not called burning, but basically same thing - degradation after some thousands of hours usage. Progress seems to be not so fast in all areas .. Main reason why it can be better is simple...
by Petari
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM
Replies: 19
Views: 1783

Re: Determined to add internal IDE to my STFM

I'm sure you will solve placement of it in good way. Usual problem with IDE in old computers in last years is: what CF cards are good for. What disk or CF card, maybe some IDE/SD adapter you plan to use ? Lot of CF cards may have writing problems, what is caused by not really proper signal timings o...
by Petari
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: PC mouse refresh rate
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: PC mouse refresh rate

You guys are going into wayyyy to much detail. Jerky mouse pointer on modern computers: Combination of 60hz & lack of desktop Vsync To fix: Get a 120hz monitor or higher Done :) I think that using better driver SW will cost 'little' less :D Why should I get 120 Hz monitor when I don't have anything...
by Petari
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: PC mouse refresh rate
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: PC mouse refresh rate

Human visual perception has limited speed. It needs time to process incoming visual. That's mostly some kind of intellectual process. And needs much more effort and energy than optical part of view. And that's why 24 fps makes already good impression of movement. But new tendencies are to go on more...
by Petari
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: PC mouse refresh rate
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: PC mouse refresh rate

"The most fundamental difference between CRT and LCD is that the latter (usually) doesn't redraw the complete image every frame. LCDs only update the difference. That's what sample-and-hold is about. Some LCDs have a strobed backlight (and some OLEDs have black frame insertion) which effectively doe...