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Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:03 pm
by tuxie
Do you have an GAL Prommer ?

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 pm
by Icky
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.

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:17 pm
by troed
I'm very happy with my TL866CS

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

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 pm
by czietz
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.

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:22 pm
by Icky
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.

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:33 pm
by czietz
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.)

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:56 am
by frank.lukas
For the 4MB ATI MACH64 you need a special Driver for it from Idek ...

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:45 pm
by Icky
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.

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:25 am
by officer960
Payment sent for Lightning VME for Atari Mega STe (720kb driver floppy). Can’t wait!

Re: Lightning VME open Order

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:27 pm
by officer960
My Lightning VME arrived yesterday and after having the same tight fit as @troed the device was installed. I installed the drivers on my
MSTE, TOS 2.06, 4mb, UltraSatan.

I got a USB mouse to work. My computer would acknowledge most of the USB thumb drives, a SD card and USB floppy drive in USB.ACC

However, when I “Install Device” I can not get any of the USB thumb drives, SD cards or floppies to work properly. They show they are empty (there are files on them) and I can not copy files from the MSTE to any of them.
The USB.ACC also recognizes my DVD RW Drive but ExtenDOS 4 does not see it.

I have verified multiple times that XBoot is running the Lightning drivers in the order listed on the WIKI (ExtenDOS after STORAGE.PRG, etc).

What am I doing wrong?