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by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Why no SuperVidel
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Why no SuperVidel

alexh wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:35 pm Might be interesting to bring the PiSTorm to the Falcon. Currently it only has a 16-bit external bus, but is that the same as the Falcon accelerator slot?
I think the hardware gurus will tell if it is possible. If PiSTorm made it to Falcon/TT/ST series it would be absolutely wonderful.
by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ATARI FAN # 1 in English is here !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: ATARI FAN # 1 in English is here !!!

Just got my copy, looks really professional.

Looking forward to reading it.
by MegaSTEarian
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Using the Falcon's expansion connector
Replies: 22
Views: 2374

Re: Using the Falcon's expansion connector

Excellent work, keep us posted.
by MegaSTEarian
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Why no SuperVidel
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Why no SuperVidel

I would sure like to see a fresh batch of Falcon accelerators with a graphics "card" solution if possible, the more plug and play the better.
by MegaSTEarian
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: New STe demo: The Star Wars demo by The Arctic Land
Replies: 26
Views: 892

Re: New STe demo: The Star Wars demo by The Arctic Land

Awesome indeed. Looks like it runs on a faster and stronger system than an STE
by MegaSTEarian
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: BeePi 1.1.b
Replies: 31
Views: 1657

Re: BeePi 1.1.b

Note: was wondering if this wonderful desktop and the whole setup could be used in real hardware and what would be needed to run it. Yes, but you almost have to rebuild all the system by hand. I did it on my falcon. With the firebee it’s even more complicated as disk D will become corrupted with ti...
by MegaSTEarian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Found Ebay Links
Topic: Atari Falcon rare pilot production model with serial 31 and white keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Atari Falcon rare pilot production model with serial 31 and white keyboard

This is what I was thinking. Falcon had fixes even after CLab took production over, let alone a Falcon from the first batch. But it makes a good collector's item, I would think (although I'd prefer to get a MK-X or MK-II instead).
by MegaSTEarian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The 3-in-1 monitor adapter for the Falcon030 now available again!
Replies: 38
Views: 21523

Re: The 3-in-1 monitor adapter for the Falcon030 now available again!

And they are really good. Thanks dhedberg and Exxos!
by MegaSTEarian
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Found Ebay Links
Topic: Atari Falcon rare pilot production model with serial 31 and white keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Atari Falcon rare pilot production model with serial 31 and white keyboard

Atari Falcon rare pilot production model with serial 31 and white keyboard https://www.ebay.de/itm/Atari-Falcon-rare-pilot-production-model-with-serial-31-and-white-keyboard/224312451799?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20180213162448%26meid%3De2c992b9c9f1456e89059688...
by MegaSTEarian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

Took sometime reading the thread the ideas, the expansion drivers etc. I also took a good read on Exxos about the CPU direct bus sockets. I guess the sweet spot for maximum performance is to find a way to connect directly on the CPU bus, like the Amiga does with their expansion ports. There are mode...
by MegaSTEarian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB - Falcon QWERTY (US preferred) Keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 50

WTB - Falcon QWERTY (US preferred) Keyboard

As the subject says, I have a Falcon with German keyboard which is ok but since I am using English and US keyboard map, I prefer to match the map with the keyboard.

Let me know if there's a spare for a reasonable price :)
by MegaSTEarian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: [Wanted] Falcon Video Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 3093

Re: [Wanted] Falcon Video Cards

I know that frank.lukas was building nova cards for ISA graphics cards, might want to contact him, he’s a member of this forum.
by MegaSTEarian
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Searching a title 2
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Searching a title 2

Not talking about Phoenix, are you?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vXQO0ibclm4
by MegaSTEarian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can you decipher this Falcon accelerator?
Replies: 24
Views: 996

Re: Can you decipher this Falcon accelerator?

I did some benchmark tests on it: tempImageCNxbd5.gif tempImagemDDSin.gif Looks good if you see the resolution and colour depth. Blitter shows disabled though even at plain 16Mhz. Does that board disable blitter? Does anyone know if this accelerator disables the blitter? I couldn’t find any info in...
by MegaSTEarian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can you decipher this Falcon accelerator?
Replies: 24
Views: 996

Re: Can you decipher this Falcon accelerator?

Looking at the image on the first post, it looks green. Probably there are shadows that make it look black. I will re-open it soon to install some heat sinks and take another look but IIRC it is green.
by MegaSTEarian
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB - Atari Falcon030 IDE HDD holder
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: WTB - Atari Falcon030 IDE HDD holder

maybe there's a hacker|maker-space near you https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/List_of_Hacker_Spaces Will check them out. As I use SSD on my Falcons I have the following challenges to face: - The screw holes do not match the ones on the newer disks - The combination of the IDE to SATA adapter and the SS...
by MegaSTEarian
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can you decipher this Falcon accelerator?
Replies: 24
Views: 996

Re: Can you decipher this Falcon accelerator?

I did some benchmark tests on it:
tempImageCNxbd5.gif
tempImagemDDSin.gif
Looks good if you see the resolution and colour depth.

Blitter shows disabled though even at plain 16Mhz. Does that board disable blitter?
by MegaSTEarian
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

The most interesting solution in the works at the moment has to be PiSTorm. It is a Raspberry Pi with a special hardware bridge that plugs into the 68000 socket and runs a specially modified version of Mushashi (low-level 68000 software emulator). All the Raspberry Pi's ARM peripherals are made ava...
by MegaSTEarian
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

Alan's got a point - name one PCI hardware which is badly needed and not already available in some form. PCI is badly outdated today, so that means usage of obsolete PC hardware anyway. You can say "but it's cheap!" but look at ATI Mach32/64 series - they are also supposed to be cheap. ;) (so the g...
by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

Connectivity is important of course, but then again there’s the driver issue. I thought a PCI bridge was really important 10 years ago, but today I’d frankly prefer a solution such as the pistorm. (And I have most PCI solutions available to the platform already, frankly they’re not that useful in p...
by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

Sorry for reacting like that, I just wish we could have realistic expectations as it undermines what you actually wanted to convey. Which is good spirited. By the way czietz is probably one of the last people in our entire community that actually can write drivers, so saying 'it'll be on the commun...
by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

But what about USB 2.0 or even 3 and wifi for instance? Fast Ethernet? You can even have CPU expansion boards on PCI. These are just ideas/thoughts on top of my head. Also, fast modern storage, CPU overhead sharing with dedicated devices etc. Man I'm gonna tune out of this thread, you're in silly t...
by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

This is totally understood. This is why I spoke about TOS extensions above for the basic functionality and then drivers for the device will come from the manufacturer. I don't think the manufacturer of a PCI card will develop a driver for TOS, though... Well, this part will be on the community Agai...
by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

You've got to ask yourself a question of why you need PCI ? Is it just graphics for a bigger TOS screen ? Is there anything you require for the Atari that's now not available via USB ? Sure, maybe drivers haven't been written, but they could be. PCI opens the gates to much more hardware selection a...
by MegaSTEarian
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PCI for the Atari range
Replies: 46
Views: 1478

Re: PCI for the Atari range

Aside from the effort and costs (that people tend to massively underestimate) involved in the design of, say, a PCI bridge for the Atari, please don't forget that this will be of no use unless hardware drivers are developed, too. As someone involved in the design of the Lightning ST / VME and in th...

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