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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:44 am

Hi folks,
here's the link to the latest version of Ultimate Virus Killer, which is version 9:
http://www.uvk2000.com/

It's a FREE download :bouncy:

and essential stuff for all Atarians!

Best wishes,
Dave. :D
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:26 am

Hi Gang,
a new posting on the Notator group gives this link:

http://joo.kie.sk/satandisk/

No-it doesn't mean that Atarians have sold their souls! :shock:

But it's a new project for using MMC and SD memory cards -up to a whopping 4 GIG instead of existing hard drives
:bouncy: :bouncy:

Sounds interesting!!!

Dave.
:D
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby Neo-Classical Guitar Man » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:42 am

Looks like a good project for my soldering iron to tackle, although not until next year at the soonest (way too much stuff to deal with right now).

I suppose it can be mounted internally without much trouble? Just need to source the parts now.


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:52 am

Hi again folks,
there's more news about Satandisk here:

http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=9975

Looks like it's going to be available very soon!

Dave. :D
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:09 pm

...And Satandisk is shipping and the first owners are road testing them now.
Here's this from the Atari Midi users forum:

Satandisk is a Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard adapter for Atari 16-bit
computers, such as the Atari ST. It is out of the pre-production stage and units
have now been shipped to most customers. It is an interface that allows the
connection of an SD or MMC card to be attached to the ACSI (Hard Disc) port of
Atari Computers, and has been tested to be compatible with TOS versions 1.02 to
2.06. The maximum supported size is 4GB. The device appears to the system as any
regular ACSI attached hard disc, and can be formatted and partitioned with AHDI
compatible hard disc utilities.


And this from another happy user:
I tested my new SatanDisk on the weekend and it works just like a hard drive. I am now configuring it to load my programs etc. so I am not running my Notator from the SD yet but expect to be using it later on next week when
I return from a business trip. So far there are no problems. The assembly looks professional. There is no manual to speak of but Jookie has a mini manual on the net. Probably someone� maybe me!- should put together a proper manual to pull together all technical information which is on
Jookie�s web site and the SatanDisk website. One note: You cannot remove the SD card with the system powered. In addition the SatanDisk did not come with a power supply I was under the impression that the SatanDisk would steal
power from the Atari but a 7.5 to 12VDC PSU is required and I had to hunt around to get one.


Thanks to the users group for this one: you can start checking it out or even building your own one (details and FREE schematics on the Satandisk site listed above).

Best wishes,

Dave.
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:23 am

Hi folks,
here's another FREE download resource for progs and applications:
http://atari.music.free.fr/

Enjoy!

Dave. :D
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:18 pm

...and have a look at this site:
http://atari.nvg.org/

which under the hardware section shows how to adapt an XG soundcard into your Atari! :bouncy: :bouncy:

(some soldering skills and electronic knowledge required :?)

Dave.
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby Neo-Classical Guitar Man » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:22 pm

I've seen that soundcard article before I think many years ago, although I am not sure if it only handles MIDI or whether audio sequencing was possible, even if only stereo?


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:53 pm

I think it's just MIDI only, allowign for full GM stuff without even needing an outboard expander.

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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:52 am

Here are some new hardware upgrade links, courtesy of Neo Classical Guitar Man (for which many thanks):
http://hardware.atari.org/netusbee/netus.htm
http://hardware.atari.org/vids/P1010405.html
http://www.digitalera.co.uk/catalog/Compact_Flash_IDE_Adapters-53-1.html


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:52 pm

Here's news from the Atari forum on hardware development.
It's still going on!
http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=12516&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
And some pics on what's been achieved so far:
http://download.experiment-s.de/Suska-III%20Classic/Images/Prototype/Images_20071121.zip

Note that these are rather large pics, and the site is not quite up to date, but there's a lot on offer for those with engineering skills.

Best wishes,

Dave. :D
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:12 pm

Hi again gang,
here's Mario Beecroft's download ftp site, with everything you need for Atari MIDI work: sequencers, editors and utilities:

ftp://gem.win.co.nz/hall/midi/

and lots more stuff on the parent site:

ftp://gem.win.co.nz/

Dave.
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:13 am

And another Atari site full of useful stuff:
http://www.jaapan.de/en/uptodate.php?page=multi_midi

Dave.
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:04 am

Here's an interesting site with all sorts of info on various Atari systems:
http://www.atari-korps.co.uk/index.php

Dave. :lol:
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:42 am

Here's a virtual PG-800 editor for Roland JX8P, JX10 and MKS70 synths:

http://www.home.zonnet.nl/m.tarenskeen/jxeditor.htm

plus the newest version of Uni-man, a universal synth editor:
http://www.home.zonnet.nl/m.tarenskeen/uni_man.htm

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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:54 am

And some more useful downloads from these guys here:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/backroom/MIDI.HTM

and some links and further applications will be found here:
http://microkit.free.fr/Atari/Midi-apps/

and in case you haven't already seen this, one of the largest archives of Atari MIDI stuff is here:
http://archive.cs.uu.nl/pub/MIDI/PROGRAMS/ATARI/

with a mirror site here:
http://ringtail.its.monash.edu.au/pub/midi/PROGRAMS/ATARI/


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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:47 pm

Hi gang,
it looks like the Atari Workshop has finally disappeared from sight.
The URL for them comes up as not found.
http://www.atari-workshop.co.uk/
Does anyone know anything about this and can confirm?
If true, then Barrie's our last resort!

I should also point out for our U.S readers the following link:
http://www.myatari.com/
which is the link to B & C computers in the U.S. They have a large range of stuff on offer, although by European standards their prices seem a bit high (which is understandable), their hard drives and peripherrals look reasonable in price.
You got to work with what you got, I suppose......


Dave.
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:22 pm

Here's another archive from the University of Michigan, which is still up and running:

http://www.umich.edu/~archive/atari/Music/

Lots of free downloadable stuff here!

Dave.
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Thu May 08, 2008 11:31 am

Hi folks,
just talking to Barrie today and he pointed out that the ST now dates back to 1985. That means we're using technology that will soon be a quarter of a century old!! :shock:
I have to admit that when BOTH my Macs threw a wobbly two weeks ago it was very reassuring to fire up my faithful Atari and everything worked fine. :angel:
And if they do conk out , getting them fixed is a lot cheaper (YAY) and quicker (double Yay :bouncy:) than my local Apple centre :roll:.
Sometimes I think we forget how lucky we are.
So in 2010, I'll try to plan a 25th anniversary bash or get together for Atarians.
Best wishes,

Dave.
a Mega STE, 3 STEs and an STFM -still working!
I G3 Mac now behaving itself, a G5 Mac in dry dock :x
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Re: FAQs for all Atarians

Postby David Etheridge » Sun May 11, 2008 4:25 pm

Here's another link to a U.S company specialising in Atari products:
http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/

who have lots of stuff for all Ataris including hard drives and repair bits down to component level.

Can't be bad at all! :D

Dave.
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