Most worthwhile stfm mods?

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Most worthwhile stfm mods?

Post by PeteW » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:06 pm

I'm in the middle of completing the original scope of my 520 stfm restoration and upgrade work. At the end of this, it will be a 520 STFM with 4mb of RAM and a gotek drive.

I'm pretty certain my next purchase after that will be a v1.5 accelerator and a fast TOS upgrade.

But beyond that, is there anything more worth doing? It's purely going to be used for retro gaming and running demos so I don't want to get too carried away!

Thoughts/recommendations?

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Re: Most worthwhile stfm mods?

Post by exxos » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:26 pm

New PSU or re-cap, STFM video fix...
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Re: Most worthwhile stfm mods?

Post by PeteW » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:28 pm

What's the video fix?

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Post by exxos » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:31 pm

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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Re: Most worthwhile stfm mods?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:06 pm

Beyond what you've done/got planned, and the recapping, I'd probably add Satan/Ultrasatan or CosmosEx

Satan/Ultrasatan for hard disk, CosmosEx for HDD, FDD,USB, Networking, remote access etc.

Satan/Ultrasatan can be found here: https://www.arananet.net/pedidos/product/satandisk-v4/ and here: https://lotharek.pl//productdetail.php?id=47

CosmosEx can be found here: http://atari.sk/cosmosex-3-0/

Other options are PS/2 & USB mouse adapters, or laser mice: http://www.lavago.de/computer-loesungen.html

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Re: Most worthwhile stfm mods?

Post by Petari » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:35 am

Hmmm... what I see here mentioned is not really mod or upgrade. PSU recap and video fix are fixes. UltraSatan or some other externally attachable device is not mod too :D
1. TOS ROM upgrade - if it is not 1.04 but 1.02 or God help us 1.00 - then it is almost a must. And when doing it may go straight with switchable TOS solution. So can select diverse versions. It is simple for TOS 1.00-1.04 and modded TOS 1.xx . If want 2.06 needs simple + logic.

2. HW Overscan mod - very simple and cheap. That's really STFM mod, since not possible on STE . Just to add that it self needs TOS 1.04 .

3. IDE hard disk adapter. Can be combined with TOS 2.06 logic.

There were some others like mod for faster serial port. But this years that's not something what you can really use.
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