Okay, this far I can follow. It is basically an adapter to convert Stacy expansion slot to Mega Bus.Atarian Computing wrote: ↑Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:34 amThe whole idea is to utilize the unused and unpopulated expansion slot, which is 100% compatible with Mega Bus. There are no 41612 connectors available anywhere. That is the same as a VME connector but with 24pins in 3 rows. This is why I have to make an adapter with 3 header strips and route the signals to two 34-pin floppy connectors that carry the signals to the Mega Bus via ribbon cables. End result should be that any Mega ST expansion card should work.
And here I loose youAtarian Computing wrote: ↑Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:34 amThe point of the DIP64 socket was to eliminate a redundant Mega Bus adapter to be able to use AlanH's MonSTEr card. You would have STaceX -> Mega Bus -> Alan's DIP64 adapter -> MonSTEr. By providing a DIP64 socket that connects directly to the STaceX we would eliminate one step and save space.
It is my understanding (and I might be wrong), that solutions like Magnum ST and Monster disconnect the CPU from the bus to be able to intercept lines and signals. To make these work you would need to do the same, or am I wrong?