Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Sep 2016 22:29 UTC, submitted by leech
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The pinout of that 68K Game Shifter, however, does not match the Shifter IC in any of the Atari ST computers. But incidentally, the never released Atari Panther was to be a Motorola 68000 based game console. Furthermore, the Panther prototype board features a chip conspicuously marked 4118!

So after the cancellation of the Panther development in 1991, I may well be first person for 25 years to be looking at the design of its shifter chip.

I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories. Great work!

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RE[2]: Nostalgia
by zzarko on Thu 8th Sep 2016 22:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Nostalgia"
zzarko
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2011-01-09

So far 520ST 1MB with integrated HxC and S-Video/Composite output, 1040STFM, 1040STe 4MB, 2x MEGA 1, 130XE, 2x 800XL, 600XL, 2x XEGS, and a proud owner of Falcon for a few months now ;)

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RE[3]: Nostalgia
by leech on Fri 9th Sep 2016 02:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Nostalgia"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

My current list of Ataris.

1) 800XL Stock(my first computer, still works great!)
2) 600XL Stock
3) 130XE Stock (I have the excellent SD2SIO plugged into it)
4) 800 (I need a power supply for this, I think)
5) 1040 STf (This has some weird video issue I need to track down)
6) Mega STe (my first ST, sadly I think it bit the dust, now has TOS 2.05 because I swapped out the one from...)
6) 2nd Mega STe, Currently trying to figure out how to best mount the CosmosEx inside it, currently has an UltraSatan attached
7) TT030. This one needs TOS 3.06 in it, and has 4mb of TTRAM and 2MB of ST ram, needs to be upgraded.
8) Falcon, upgraded to 14MB of ram, running 160gb IDE SSD with a HxC 'Floppy' in it. Also has a NetUSBee in it so I can get networking through FreeMiNT.

I actually ended up buying 5 50mhz FPUs to place in the Mega, TT and Falcon, they seem to work just fine.

Such brilliant machines.

Oh yeah, and I have a Jaguar and JagCD connected to the TV next to the 130XE ;)

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RE[4]: Nostalgia
by LaceySnr on Fri 9th Sep 2016 08:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Nostalgia"
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2009-09-28

Have you checked out the UIP Tools for the NetUSBee? Super easy way to get file transfers happening from within TOS.

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