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by Petari
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 56
Views: 2381

Re: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?

Indeed, people behind KAOS TOS made same question what I made in this thread title, only that 28 years earlier :D Patching TOS was always popular in some circles. And some sold programmed chips too, I guess most in Germany. On the other side, I think that most of patches reflect personal needs of pe...
by Petari
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 56
Views: 2381

Re: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?

Forget that diagnostic card - it is just not compatible with 68010 .
by Petari
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Ideas about OS for 21-st Century
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Ideas about OS for 21-st Century

People just thinking in very wrong way: equalizing PC with Windows . No, in many things they are opposite. Success of PC is in opened architecture, competition between manufacturers. On the other side, M$ made huge monopol with Windows in OS market. Who to blame ? Surely, there were some even illega...
by Petari
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Ultrasatan & external 1.44m Floppy on stock Falcon
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Ultrasatan & external 1.44m Floppy on stock Falcon

Yes, there is SW what can format (partition) cards in way that they can be accessed on PC, MAC and on Atari . That's called DOS/TOS compatible.
No need to bother with floppy images.
http://atari.8bitchip.info/pphdr.php
by Petari
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related

Lotharek current UltraSatan has different design - slots are not one under other, but side by side . I did not use any regulator with ACSI-CF adapter - just took 5V from Atari self. And that worked well with ST 1040, Mega ST (not so good with it's IMP DMA chip), STE and Mega STE + TT . Of course, no...
by Petari
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related

Yes, I was thinking about it, but was not sure. Because Lotherek mentioned something like Pico PSU, for smartphones some years ago. So, Lotherek UltraSatan has different voltage regulators. In classic UltraSatan, to call it so, there is Graetz bridge at start, what self drops some 1.2-1.5 V. Then 5 ...
by Petari
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related

Do not use smartphone chargers for UltraSatan, Satandisk. They have enough power for it, but voltage is too low. I received e-mails in past with complains about bad writings. And that's what happens when there is low voltage from PSU. I never checked that voltage until today - I mean latest smartpho...
by Petari
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 68010 in Mega STE
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: 68010 in Mega STE

Here is how it works with modded TOS 1.62: https://youtu.be/YZYI6ZylMeo Basically, it is same as image what I posted in February - just added some extra Mega STE initialization and new icons. T162LSI5.ZIP Works with 68000 CPU too. Of course, be prepared that many SW will not work. Mostly games, I gu...
by Petari
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Ultrasatan & external 1.44m Floppy on stock Falcon
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Ultrasatan & external 1.44m Floppy on stock Falcon

Some Falcon-ACSI interface exists not, and nobody will make it - like IDE-ACSI or SCSI-ACSI type. That would cost too much. What you can get is IDE-SD card adapter - then can use same SD cards with Falcon and ST(E) (via UltraSatan on them) . So, you need 2 adapters for sure. I have that combination ...
by Petari
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 68010 in Mega STE
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: 68010 in Mega STE

Why should I lower compatibility even more with EmuTOS ?
And really no time for some experimental OS - sorry, but EmuTOS is still it. My Mega STE started making problems, and getting unreliable. So, I need some serious servicing of it this days.