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|Monday 10th February 2014||M-C (France)|
20 yers ago, I made an modification inside my 1040 stf : now, it could work as a PC (win 95) or MAC (Sys 7.5 french)... Just for fun !
After 20 years, I''d like to wake up my sleeping beauty nd show it working to my kids...
Who''s got SCSI or IDE adaptator on asci or cartridge connector ?
I''m looking for schematic or buying the adaptator.
|Wednesday 26th December 2012||Doug T.|
Hi - yes if anyone has a 1040 ST I would definitely like to buy it! I have some old 1040 ST disks that I would like to get information from, let me know you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks.
|Thursday 6th December 2012||Jamey Orsborn (USA)|
I also have an old 1040 ST, along with monitor, mouse, external 30MB hard drive. Anyone interested in buying?
|Tuesday 7th February 2012||Paul S (UK)|
The 520STFM was my 3rd computer (after previously having a Commodore C16 then a ZX Spectrum 128+). I had quite a good setup, the standard mouse was replaced with a far more accurate and comfortable Naksha model, as well as a Blitz Turbo external floppy drive and a Citizen 9-pin colour printer.
I did a few bits of graphics and fonts for some lesser know demo groups and even a bit of Sound Tracker music with TCB Tracker, I remember getting an assembler routine that could play the mod files and incorporated that into an existing program that displayed a Spectrum 512 colour image with a scrolling message! I was so impressed with that!
|Saturday 1st May 2010||Mike (usa-texas)|
I have an atari st 1040 with color monitor sc1224 and mouse. Great condition, has been stored for 12 years. I have all manuals....how much can i sell it for?
|Saturday 21st July 2007||Thomsonicus (Poland!)|
heh, I broke quite a couple of joysticks while playing Super Street Fighter 2 on my friend's 520STfm :)
|Monday 27th June 2005||Daniel (Sweden)|
Ahh i got a 520stm myself..still got it in its original box..unfortently its not working due to some damage on a chip and also the floppy is not working and got no mouse.
i upgraded it to 1mb and had around 1000+ discs with games and all kind of programs..have a few hundred left maybe less ;) I also got my cousins 1040STE..its working but have some damage keys on keyboard, and have no mouse. Damn i miss the good ol times :) ATARI RUULES FU** AMIGA ;))
|Thursday 14th April 2005||Robert N. (Kansas)|
I had a 1040STf in high school. It was a great system, and that Mac emulator worked better than you would expect. We had Macs at school, and my friend and I used my 1040ST at home to run the Macintosh verison of Pagemaker to product our school newspaper. In fact, I remember it running a bit better on my 1040ST than it did on the Mac SE at school.
I went all out on my ST...had both monitors and a little switch to switch between them. I also had the Supra 20 megabyte hard drive. I think that thing cost me over $700.00 when I bought it in maybe 1997 or 1998. Ouch.
|Tuesday 3rd February 2004||Henrik Jakobsen (Denmark)|
All of my buddies had an Amiga500. I had an Atari 520 Stfm (bought it in '89). I still have it, but the external floppydrive is malfunction, so I cant use it, though I have the FD-controller interface yet. I remember the good old days, when ST forum zine was around the shops in Denmark... I also recently found my joysticks---> what a great quality they was made of! compared to daily models. Imagine how it would be like, to play summer games on new ones!
|Tuesday 14th January 2003||Mark P (bangor uk)|
Not sure how I ended back here, but a kweschun. Anyone know how the keyboard/mouse/joystick reading chip can be damaged and how to put it right? A local PC shop bizarrely had an ST-TV scart lead as one of the offered products on it's website, so now my atari is alive again in full RGB sharpness :) only half of the discs still work, but hey, it's enough. problem is i get maybe 5 or 10 minutes into a game, if that, and then all the inputs stop working. Gahh!!
Looks like the only two games I can play from now on are Dynablaster and Gauntlet II, with the printer port joystick dongle..
|Friday 17th May 2002||Jan K (CZ)|
the Atari has 640x400 monochrome,
640x200 with 4 colors and 320x200 with
16 colors. Both color resolution are
displaylable on TV .
|Friday 5th April 2002||Mark P (Bangor, UK)|
Mmm, still got one of these (1040) sitting in a cupboard waiting for my soldering skills to improve enough to finally make up a TV connection lead (tricky tricky) as the last known phillips monitor in the world burnt out years ago ^_^ Fond memories, wish I could get it going and work out a way to sync it with my palmpilot.. a machine with twice the processor speed and memory! .....hrm, hands up anyone who remembers the multitude of ST video capture devices? wonder why you can't do it on a palm... :)
On the monitor note, the official site specs box is exactly right - 320x200 in 16 colours, 640x200 in 4 colours (both from 512 palette) and 640x400 in black and white with a special monitor (why the hell TV compatibility for that wasn't available baffles me). You could stretch beyond that to higher resolutions and colours - particularly 320x240 in "512" colours - but only with very fancy programming!
|Thursday 7th March 2002||Orbus (Midwest.)|
The 'Cartridge that could turn it into a Mac' was created by David Small, of 'Small Computing', and came in two flavors:
The original was called the 'Magic Sac', and was nothing more than a holder for two boot ROMS from a Macintosh - Everything else was done in software, and the MS wasen't capable of reading Mac Disks (They provided a transfer program that allowed you to use a macintosh via serial cables to transfer disks.)
The second version was called the 'Spectre GCR', and had a loop-through for the external floppy drives that enabled external floppy drives to read Mac floppies, along with much improved emulation.
As far as I remember, a monochrome ST with 4mb ram (System address limit) could run System 7.5 - but, with less than four MB ram, you can imagine how poorly it ran it.
|Sunday 3rd March 2002||statusbar (Vancouver)|
Yes, the Atari ST had 640x200 16 color graphics mode as well as 640x400 monochrome and a 320x200 256 color mode. The monochrome monitor and color monitors were seperate, and the resolutions available to you were dependant on the type of monitor you had. I used to have both.
|Friday 1st February 2002||PvK (Seattle)|
640 x 200 graphics mode? I don't think so. 640 x 400 yes, 640 x 200, no.