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by Atarian Computing
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Just bought a U S Atari Mega 4 for $240 US
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: Just bought a U S Atari Mega 4 for $240 US

It does have an expansion card. Could also have an internal HD. They do exist. Ya, I agree its possible but based on the sellers "couldn't test" and 2/4 meg case parts begs the question has much was the seller drinking when he heard the hard disk spin up? Its much more likely that he heard the flop...
by Atarian Computing
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Just bought a U S Atari Mega 4 for $240 US
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: Just bought a U S Atari Mega 4 for $240 US

PaulJ wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:33 pm
So the seller must be hearing things since the mega st doesn't have an internal hard drive. :o :o :o

When looking at the board does it have 2 or 4 meg of memory? :?: :?: :?:
It does have an expansion card. Could also have an internal HD. They do exist.
by Atarian Computing
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

tzok wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:51 pm
SysInfo and GemBench work great on my diagnostic cart, thanks!
Thanks for the confirmation in real life.
by Atarian Computing
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

exxos wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:17 am
Another thought I just had about GB6.. it needs the desktop.inf files on there to boot to medium res...
This would only work with a complex ramdisk. I'll see if there is another way to autoboot.
by Atarian Computing
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

K, here's a very alpha GUI version of my Powershell script. Make sure you have the files to be converted in the same directory as the executable. You can select either 64KB or 128KB. I have not coded any safeguards if the file is larger than the image you are converting to. Expect crashes. Otherwise...
by Atarian Computing
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Some time ago I was asking about possibility of preparing ROM versions of YAART and SysInfo, but with no response. I only know, that it is impossible to just put an PRG file on a ROM. Atarian Computing has put together a tool set to do just that. GB6 is now a PRG on the cartridge. https://www.exxos...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Thanks! No worries :) I also edited my previous post about the sets. Yes, you can load them from what I just realized is a ramdisk it creates. :thumbup: Probably a small request to GB6, is delete the DEFAULT.GB6 file and copy STFM1048.GB6 to a new DEFAULT.GB6 file... Its just so it loads the STFM s...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Heh, thanks :) Maybe I should do a proper write-up of it someday but here's the gist of it: Easy peasy. I really should make a proper program to make cart images. Super cool! So can you still load the GB6 benchmark files like normal then ? Now I gonna have to do a new cart-pcb, so thanks for that! ...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

Here's the latest GB6 in a cart image I managed to squeeze under 64KB. :shock: :shock: :shock: That is just way to cool!!! How you manage that, and so quickly ?! Heh, thanks :) Maybe I should do a proper write-up of it someday but here's the gist of it: 1. One-Part - a ram saver program. This progr...
by Atarian Computing
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS
Replies: 139
Views: 17730

Re: 16BIT ROM CART THOUGHTS

OK so STZIP built a TOS self extracting file in 58K... So the question is, could the RAM drive be created with just 6K left ? I'm assuming a AUTO folder could be created on the RAM drive and the GB6.TOS archive could be run from there so it would auto extract... :shrug: EDIT: Or just copy the GB6.T...