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Re: R_J Progress

Post by PaulJ » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:18 pm

Give it hell Rubber_jonnie.

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Re: R_J Progress

Post by PaulJ » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:56 pm

R_J, how are things going with the board? Guessing your getting close to applying power!!. Enquiring minds are querious. :?:

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:09 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:56 pm
R_J, how are things going with the board? Guessing your getting close to applying power!!. Enquiring minds are querious. :?:
Unfortunately my Christmas plans to get things going have crashed and burned! Thankfully not literally burned (No magic smoke thankfully), just figuratively.

We were supposed to have a tradesman round to tile our downstrairs bathroom, kitchen and the little hall that joins the two. He just didn't turn up, no phone call or message, nothing, just didn't arrive.

Since it was the 2nd person to let us down (The first at least told us he wasn't going to be able to do it), we decided I'd just do it myself. It's coming along nicely, and I hope to have it done by Saturday, but it just hasn't left me time to get the STF remake patched. I also got a bit distracted with a broken ST, which I have managed to resurrect and is now rocking 4MB ram in a SIMM upgrade, Just needs TOS 1.04 burning onto ROM and it's rocking. Oh, and a decent PSU....

Might get some time on it Sunday/Monday though, and it is tantalisingly close to power up!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Re: R_J Progress

Post by PaulJ » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:50 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:09 pm
PaulJ wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:56 pm
R_J, how are things going with the board? Guessing your getting close to applying power!!. Enquiring minds are querious. :?:
Unfortunately my Christmas plans to get things going have crashed and burned! Thankfully not literally burned (No magic smoke thankfully), just figuratively.

We were supposed to have a tradesman round to tile our downstrairs bathroom, kitchen and the little hall that joins the two. He just didn't turn up, no phone call or message, nothing, just didn't arrive.

Since it was the 2nd person to let us down (The first at least told us he wasn't going to be able to do it), we decided I'd just do it myself. It's coming along nicely, and I hope to have it done by Saturday, but it just hasn't left me time to get the STF remake patched. I also got a bit distracted with a broken ST, which I have managed to resurrect and is now rocking 4MB ram in a SIMM upgrade, Just needs TOS 1.04 burning onto ROM and it's rocking. Oh, and a decent PSU....

Might get some time on it Sunday/Monday though, and it is tantalisingly close to power up!
RubberJ, its also a lot harder to let the magic smoke out of tile!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: R_J Progress

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:46 pm

I know, but I've been trying to get that magic smoke from tiles with my angle grinder :D
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800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: R_J Progress

Post by PaulJ » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:14 pm

RJ, now that you've master magic tile smoke how ya doing with the ExxosAtari board? If your fearful I believe there is protection available on eBay. Magic smoke is similar to flux smoke... one shouldn't breath it...
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Re: R_J Progress

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:14 am

It's not been powered on yet, I have a pile of patches to do before that, BUT it was back on my workbench the other day, so things are getting closer to happening!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: R_J Progress

Post by Icky » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:26 am

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:14 am
It's not been powered on yet, I have a pile of patches to do before that, BUT it was back on my workbench the other day, so things are getting closer to happening!
Would be interested to see how you tackle / approach the patches now with hindsight. We were blazing along hacking away at those patches without much thought of asthetics and neatness. :)

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Re: R_J Progress

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:21 am

Icky wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:26 am

Would be interested to see how you tackle / approach the patches now with hindsight. We were blazing along hacking away at those patches without much thought of asthetics and neatness. :)
Yeah,part of what I want to do is make the patches as neat as I can based on the stuff everybody else has done. Just struggling to get a sufficient piece of time to get some good progress. ATM my Atari time is a little bit here and there, it's pretty frustrating.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, 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

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