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Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:56 pm
by terriblefire
I've grabbed a TOS Rom Module from the Exxos store and I'm planning to do a festive firmware version for the TF530.

I will reuse a pin from the SPI port on the TF530r2/3 and decode the ROM for y'all.

I'll also make it part of the standard firmware set. Thank Exxos for nagging me on this one :)

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:09 pm
by exxos
:bravo:

I wonder if you could do a "bare bones" ST firmware, just thinking I can look it over see if I can spot anything (assuming there is still some odd issues)

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:21 pm
by terriblefire
exxos wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:09 pm
:bravo:

I wonder if you could do a "bare bones" ST firmware, just thinking I can look it over see if I can spot anything (assuming there is still some odd issues)
Yeah I can do that. Where is the best place to plonk the fast ram?

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:25 pm
by exxos
terriblefire wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Yeah I can do that. Where is the best place to plonk the fast ram?
I would disable it for a bare bones version.. lets just get the CPU itself happy before adding other stuff.

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:28 pm
by terriblefire
exxos wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:25 pm
terriblefire wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Yeah I can do that. Where is the best place to plonk the fast ram?
I would disable it for a bare bones version.. lets just get the CPU itself happy before adding other stuff.
In that case its just the code for the Bus CPLD. everything in there is needed except for the ata.v module.

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:20 pm
by terriblefire
Wiping some Roms ... gonna try EmuTOS on the ST later. Any particular vintage better than another?

I think the TF530 is not the best choice for the ST. A5 is not wired up to the bus CPLD. Which means no IDE without a mod.

A5 is wired up on the TF534. Which was always aimed more at the ST.

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:24 pm
by exxos
terriblefire wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Wiping some Roms ... gonna try EmuTOS on the ST later. Any particular vintage better than another?

I guess later versions the better.. I never really used it..

Why not just use TOS206 as its the thing which is mostly used anyway.

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:28 pm
by terriblefire
EmuTOS has IDE Drivers built in. and some other bits and pieces.

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:34 pm
by PhilC
TF, I have a 530 I got from you via eBay, I've only done the sockets so far but intended to use it on an ST. Am I better to quit whilst ahead and get a 534 from you?

Re: Which tos for the TF530 on a stf?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:07 pm
by terriblefire
TBH i'd build the thing since its already half built. The sockets are the worst bit.

Then i'd buy a TF534 from one of the "gang" when its out.... or wait for a TF538....