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tuxie
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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by tuxie » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:03 pm

Do you have an GAL Prommer ?

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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by Icky » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 pm

tuxie wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Do you have an GAL Prommer ?
No prommer. Open to suggestions of which one is best.

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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by troed » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:17 pm

I'm very happy with my TL866CS

http://autoelectric.cn/EN/TL866_main.html

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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by czietz » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 pm

I second troed's suggestion regarding the programmer.

As for the GAL: easiest way is to reuse the one already in your Nova adapter. They are reprogrammable. I you want to get a new one, you'll need a GAL20V8. Note that there are several options which file to use. To better suggest you the proper one, please tell which machine (MegaSTE/TT?) and which type of graphics card you are using.

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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by Icky » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:22 pm

czietz wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 pm
I second troed's suggestion regarding the programmer.

As for the GAL: easiest way is to reuse the one already in your Nova adapter. They are reprogrammable. I you want to get a new one, you'll need a GAL20V8. Note that there are several options which file to use. To better suggest you the proper one, please tell which machine (MegaSTE/TT?) and which type of graphics card you are using.
Thanks for the advice. Machine is TT and card is ATI Mach64.

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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by czietz » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:33 pm

OK, if your Mach64 has only 2 MB of RAM, you can use the TT_MACH.JED file contained in the download archive and be done.

The more universal solution (for all machines and video cards, incl. Mach64 with 4 MB of RAM) is OGFA.JED. OGFA = One GAL fits all. However, to use the OGFA GAL, two hardware patches (simple wires) are required on the Nova, like shown here: http://wiki.newtosworld.de/index.php?ti ... afikkarten. Ignore the German text and scroll down to the photos.

(Note that the HW patch is not required for TT_MACH.JED.)

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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by frank.lukas » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:56 am

For the 4MB ATI MACH64 you need a special Driver for it from Idek ...

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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Post by Icky » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:45 pm

Thanks tuxie, troed, czietz and frank.lukas for your help.

Got myself a shiny new TL866II Plus. Programmed GAL as OGFA and performed the hardware patches on the Nova board.

All working well.

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