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by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?

I don't think that only difference is CPU clock. In CT60, CT2 68060 CPU is used, if I'm not wrong (could not find exact descript. of CT2 right now) . And that CPU is not 100% compatible with 68030. For instance instruction movep is removed. And that's used in many games. The result is almost certain...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?

Yes, I think that this is good description of main possible and common routes. In this years, when machines go very old, I think that partial route is what is and will be most popular. Just because first one - all original becomes hard and costing. Floppies, drives, monitors are main problem. "Uber"...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: A BIt of Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: A BIt of Advice Please

There is no Atari model, TOS version what can play all games. Actually situation is even absurd with some titles - will crash with 4 MB RAM for instance, while work fine with 512 KB RAM. But there is more of it what needs 1 MB RAM. Booster will make some games working better, but some will not like ...
by Petari
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?

Mega ST was intended for professional users in first place. Separated case and keyboard is big advantage, and there is space for expansions. And no RF modulator, color encoder - so works only with monitors and rare TVs (then) with RGB input. Later STFMs had blitter too - but not all. Some people mad...
by Petari
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hi from Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Hi from Ireland

Since it was not powered on for many years it is sure that electrolyte capacitors are very weak. Just don't turn it on before replacing most of them - in PSU in first place - because more damage can happen.
by Petari
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Internal Gotek/FlashFloppy and external disk drive
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Internal Gotek/FlashFloppy and external disk drive

Here is pretty much confusion caused by different pin layouts. Well visible on given link: http://old.pinouts.ru/HD/InternalDisk_pinout.shtml I recommend that if have ohmmeter follow signals from Atari PSG chip - Drive Sel A and Drive Sel B and connect Drive Sel A to Drive Sel B of Gotek - assuming ...
by Petari
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: What if Commodore and Atari had merged
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: What if Commodore and Atari had merged

Well, John Lennon couldn't become president of USA because was born in wrong place. But everything other is 'so highly likely' :lol:
Or rather likeable :roll:
by Petari
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Internal Gotek/FlashFloppy and external disk drive
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Internal Gotek/FlashFloppy and external disk drive

SF314 is set as drive A, because it was first drive for older ST machines without internal drive. Need to change line what leads to drive select (as A) to drive B line at Atari floppy cable. That can do in drive or in Atari .
by Petari
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Practical TT upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Practical TT upgrade?

... F030 stuff could possibly be re-arranged or patched (PPera Im looking at you! :mrgreen: ) and certainly new software could be made aware of the changes in address mapping, etc. (TOS 5.01 anyone? :D ) ... There is big difference between TT and Falcon: first has 32-bit data bus, second 16-bit. Th...
by Petari
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Halt Catch Fire depicting computer industry Atari ST SE2
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Halt Catch Fire depicting computer industry Atari ST SE2

I watched first season and partially second one. Surely not realistic or historically accurate.
Atari ST was visible only once, for short, but main characters never shown using it. Most of it happened with C64 in first season.