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Post by Riskyflier » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:02 pm

Good Morning All!

I'm a fond user of early 80's retro hardware. I first started with the ZX81, moving onto the ZX Spectrum (48/128) and fondly remember playing "Formula 1" with my parents and other siblings. Nothing like playing "Turbo Esprit" around the streets of Romford.
I moved onto the Atari STFM whilst at college, with "Obliterator" as my favourite game until I got the "Stunt Car Racer" bug.

Not wanting to be left behind, I also opted for the Commodore Amiga (Don't hit me!!) and remember using that for everything else.

I currently own Atari STE 520, 2 x Atari 520STFM (With 1 quite Ill I'm afraid), 1 x Amiga 500, 2 x Amiga 500 +, 1 x Amiga 600HD and 1 x Amiga 1200 (with accelerator), 1 x Spectrum 48k (Rubber Keyboard), 1 x Spectrum +2A and various consoles.

I'm using the ST more and more (kids love it) (Bubble bobble and Interceptor anyone?), when I'm not flying in VR (DCS World), otherwise,
work takes up a lot of my time.

So that's me
Atari 520 STFM x 2, 520 STE, AMIGA 500, 500+ x2, A600HD, A1200 ACA Accelerator, ZX Spectrum 48 (RK), ZX Spectrum +2A

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Post by exxos » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:39 pm

:welcomewave:

No harm to mention Amiga, a lot of people here in those machines even myself :lol:

What is wrong with your poorly ST FM?

I think my favourite racing game is supercars 2 :) I really wish they released a track editor with it, it would have been totally awesome! You
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
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Post by Riskyflier » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:52 pm

Hi Exxos!,
I just love these machines. Yes everything is dated, but there is something special about them.

The poorly STFM?
Well its an extremely clean machine, no dust, pure case and keyboard.
But when I switched it on a couple of weeks ago, some smoke started coming out of the case.
Upon inspection, L51 lights up like the sun. Power light is on, no keyboard light, some interference on the screen.

But as its next to the power supply, I'm guessing the supply has had it. But I could be wrong.
Too much current going through the inductor? Or just a plain failed inductor.

I've been trying to find another L51 replacement (I'll need to confirm the motherboard revision), but I'd love to get this machine up and running.

:)
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Post by Riskyflier » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:54 pm

oh, btw - I couldn't get on with Supercars. Lotus III and Jaguar XJ220 on the Amiga floats my boat :)
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Post by exxos » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:56 pm

Could you take image of the inductor,?

The power supply is failing like mad with these machines in recent years.

Yes, there are of course a lot of games for these machines. While I mostly play PC games, albeit mostly 3, these are actually pretty old games. I do like the combat racing type of games, but a lot of the games now the graphics are so realistic it just seems like driving around town, which I do all day anyway, to driving around some other down on a racing game does not really appeal to me :lol:
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Post by Riskyflier » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:16 pm

Yep I'll post a photo later when at home. :)

With games I always recollect my dad' response to any new game.
I'd wanted to buy JET for the Atari ST when it came out. It was £50!
It was a lot of money for me, and I needed my dad to say it was ok.

He asked me to justify it in a sentence, so I blurted out "Its got great graphics and is a flight sim!"
I'd justified it, and then went and bought it.....but was a pile of Tosh lol!

From then on, whenever I'd mention a new game, he would always reply "Great Graphics?" with a great smirk on his face :)
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Post by exxos » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:26 pm

:lolbig:

Yes games were expensive, I think I paid something like £30 for Chuck Rock when it first came out, but it was a nice game ;)
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Post by Riskyflier » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:08 pm

Hmmmmm.
Well it seems that issue with the L51 has gone away.
Disassembled the ST and went looking for the issue.

It's fine! Yay... I have 3 functioning Atari STs now, ...but I will probably buy a replacement power supply for it just in case.
It's a Mitsumi...

Are the ones you have all interchangeable?

Many thanks
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Post by exxos » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:05 pm

Riskyflier wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:08 pm
Are the ones you have all interchangeable?
The ones I sell are for STF/M/E.
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

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Post by Riskyflier » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:53 am

The PSU in the current machine is a Mitsumi. I was just wondering if it matters what make/type goes back into the ST.

But regardless, just ordered a PSU and Video Recap kit...

Cheers!
Atari 520 STFM x 2, 520 STE, AMIGA 500, 500+ x2, A600HD, A1200 ACA Accelerator, ZX Spectrum 48 (RK), ZX Spectrum +2A

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