Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Atari talk, or the life and the universe and things. Just keep it clean!
User avatar
PhilC
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2069
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by PhilC » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:56 pm

Its been a busy Christmas, doing lots of other things But have had 30 mins here or 40 there, so managed to fit in a few quick jobs.

So far I've done:

Upgraded an STFM to 1mb
Recapped two PSU's
3d printed two Gotek brackets and installed flash floppy
Started the cleanup of the STFM and will likely sell it with 1mb, Gotek, etc.

Lots more to do, including finishing off the video on the STF remake, before making it's new desktop type case. Getting my Pak's working etc.
If it ain't broke, test it to Destruction.

terriblefire
Moderator Team
Moderator Team
Posts: 1505
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 pm
Location: Glasgow, UK
Contact:

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by terriblefire » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:23 pm

I upgraded an STFM from 512K to 1Mb. Then i got IDE working on the TF534 with EmuTOS.

Other than that i've been bed bound with flu.
———
I get cranky when asked to repeat myself.

stween
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:10 pm

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by stween » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:32 pm

I pulled my Atari STe, a ton of floppies, and an Atari Jaguar out of storage. 24kg in all, to ship to my current place. My own christmas presents for myself!

kodak80
Posts: 161
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:14 am
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Contact:

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by kodak80 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:16 pm

I spent time removing TOS 1.6 ROM chips from an STE which were solder to the board directly. Now waiting on the new IC sockets to arrive and solder in.

Fixed a Roland D-5 Synthersizer keyboard which I was given. Just needed a capacitor replacing to fix the sound output. Now need to find time to learn to play the thing. Plan is to connect it to my Falcon and Cubase.
Atari Falcon 030 | Atari 1040 STE | Atari 1040 STFM | Atari 1040 STF | Kryoflux & Supercard Pro Flux boards
Admin of Atari ST Review Magazine Archive: http://www.chillichai.com/atari-st-review

User avatar
PhilC
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2069
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:22 pm

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by PhilC » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:30 pm

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:23 pm
I upgraded an STFM from 512K to 1Mb. Then i got IDE working on the TF534 with EmuTOS.

Other than that i've been bed bound with flu.
Hope you feel better soon TF, if not, get a bed mounted soldering iron and scope :-)
stween wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:32 pm
I pulled my Atari STe, a ton of floppies, and an Atari Jaguar out of storage. 24kg in all, to ship to my current place. My own christmas presents for myself!
Ouch, 24kg, hope its not too expensive to ship but can imagine you are looking forward to it all :-)
kodak80 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:16 pm
I spent time removing TOS 1.6 ROM chips from an STE which were solder to the board directly. Now waiting on the new IC sockets to arrive and solder in.

Fixed a Roland D-5 Synthersizer keyboard which I was given. Just needed a capacitor replacing to fix the sound output. Now need to find time to learn to play the thing. Plan is to connect it to my Falcon and Cubase.
Cool, not seen a D5 in a while, I've got a Kawai K4 here that needs some more attention.
If it ain't broke, test it to Destruction.

User avatar
dhedberg
Posts: 92
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:21 pm
Contact:

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by dhedberg » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:28 pm

Hardware-wise no, but made some good progress on my next Falcon030 demo to be released at Sommarhack 2019. 😁
Daniel, New Beat - http://newbeat.atari.org. Like demos? Have a look at our new Falcon030 demo and feel the JOY.

stween
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:10 pm

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by stween » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:37 am

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:30 pm
stween wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:32 pm
I pulled my Atari STe, a ton of floppies, and an Atari Jaguar out of storage. 24kg in all, to ship to my current place. My own christmas presents for myself!
Ouch, 24kg, hope its not too expensive to ship but can imagine you are looking forward to it all :-)
The shipping for the lot was just shy of 50 quid, which to be honest isn't terrible. I threw on a few quid's worth of loss/damage insurance too, though, because these things are important to me (compared to when I'm buying for parts off ebay!)

Some of the weight comes from old manuals and the like. I'm looking forward to rifling through all my old disks: games I'd forgotten, saved games from 25 years ago, cover disks, boot disks, etc!

rcamp48
Posts: 95
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:14 am

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by rcamp48 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:43 pm

Yes, I am getting an SH204 hard drive minus the dead hard drive , got lots of scsi, rll, and mfm drives to put in it , also got an ultra satan disk to try out not sure which I will use more, but I will get back to you all abut that one.

User avatar
rubber_jonnie
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 1498
Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Location: Essex
Contact:

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:55 pm

Done a little before Xmas, but added a SIMM typ RAM upgrade to my 520ST, the onboard RAM is just not playing.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

User avatar
PaulJ
Trusted Guru
Trusted Guru
Posts: 855
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:14 am
Location: USA

Re: Did you get anything Atari/Retro one this Christmas?

Post by PaulJ » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:05 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Done a little before Xmas, but added a SIMM typ RAM upgrade to my 520ST, the onboard RAM is just not playing.
I think the real question here RubberJ is were you able to get any Magic Smoke out of the floor tile? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Post Reply

Return to “CHAT FORUM”