H4 What Has Been Tested

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H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by Icky » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:55 pm

There are numerous successes etc around everyones build log but we wanted to make a list of what has been tested so we can cross the list off and know that the H4 is sound.

Please add to the thread if you think there is anything missing that needs testing or if the status / comments need updating. Even if you have tested something on the H4 we haven't listed please also add to the thread.

External Ports from left to right on the H4:

ConnectorStausComments
CartridgeOKDiagcart working
MIDIOKTested by @btl
ST 13-pin monitor socketOKSome builders have opted for this option and it's working
VGA socketOKSome builders have opted for this option and it's working
External floppyOKTested by @btl
ACSIOKNeeded buffer patch or jumpers to work
ParallelOKTested via Diagcart and test cable
SerialOKTested with null modem cable and Diagcart

Internal Ports / Sockets / Jumpers in the H4:

Port / SocketStausComments
SIMM RAMOKUsers are using SIMM after patch
Falcon RAM BoardOKSome users using Falcom RAM board
BlitterOKSeveral builds running Blitters
SMT GLUE and MMUOKI believe there are a few builds working with SMT @PaulJ & @PhilC - there may be others
PLCC GLUE and MMUOKMajority of builds
RTC ClockOKTested by a few people
Floppy A/B switchOKTested by a few people
RGB / MONO SwitchNot workingThis part has some bugs - will add link here
Falcon DAC Brightness SwitchOKDAC needs some patches but the switch work although small jump in brightness
Internal UltraSATAN connectorOKTested by @derkom
Internal Mega ACSI connectorOKTested by @derkom
4x 68000Expansion SocketsOKHave sen FlashClock, SEC Booster and IDE boards in various pics
ROM bank selectorOKWorks between the two banks

Bit more involved enhanced features in the H4:

FeatureStausComments
1.44 HD FloppyOK@Icky has tested
Jumpers for SEC BoosterOKWorking with booster board
PLCC MFP68901OKTested by exxos
R/W line on the Cartridge portNot testedThis one will need a bit of work to test

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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by derkom » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:25 pm

Icky wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Internal UltraSATAN connectorUnknownNot sure if anyone has tested this
This works. Just tested it.

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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by Icky » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:28 pm

derkom wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Icky wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Internal UltraSATAN connectorUnknownNot sure if anyone has tested this
This works. Just tested it.
Thanks derkom have updated the table

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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by btl » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm

MIDI was tested by me, with a keyboard on input and a Yamaha synth on the output using Notator.

Would going online with a NetUSBee prove the RW Line of the ROM Port?

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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by exxos » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:57 pm

btl wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Would going online with a NetUSBee prove the RW Line of the ROM Port?
AFAIK no cartridge has ever been created to use a modded cartridge port to include RW.
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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by Icky » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:58 pm

btl wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
MIDI was tested by me, with a keyboard on input and a Yamaha synth on the output using Notator.

Would going online with a NetUSBee prove the RW Line of the ROM Port?
Thanks btl. Will update the MIDI part in the table.

For the Cartridge RW nothing can test that at the moment. It's a new feature on the port for new carts to use. Without anyone building a cart to use this and software to test at the moment it will stay untested until then. Only test so far is that it isn't affecting existing carts.

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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by btl » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm

Icky wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:58 pm
btl wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:33 pm
MIDI was tested by me, with a keyboard on input and a Yamaha synth on the output using Notator.

Would going online with a NetUSBee prove the RW Line of the ROM Port?
Thanks btl. Will update the MIDI part in the table.

For the Cartridge RW nothing can test that at the moment. It's a new feature on the port for new carts to use. Without anyone building a cart to use this and software to test at the moment it will stay untested until then. Only test so far is that it isn't affecting existing carts.
Ah, i see. Doesn't affect my notator Dongle, at least.

Also, I can confirm that my SF354 works on the external port. One thing to mention, the drive motor on the external drive is active as long the internal drive is accessed.

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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by exxos » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:25 pm

btl wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm
One thing to mention, the drive motor on the external drive is active as long the internal drive is accessed.
Thats a "bug" in the original ST design. I did talk about this somewhere ages ago. It could be fixable with more logic, but I wasn't really sure if it was worthwhile doing. It might fit in the H4's 1.44 GAL, but a problem for another day :)
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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by derkom » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:35 pm

Internal Mega ACSI connectorUnknownHave not seen any reports of this being tested

I just tested this with an UltraSatan Mega adapter. It works.

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Re: H4 What Has Been Tested

Post by exxos » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:47 pm

derkom wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:35 pm
Internal Mega ACSI connectorUnknownHave not seen any reports of this being tested

I just tested this with an UltraSatan Mega adapter. It works.
Thanks, I updated the table :)
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