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How to start MyIDE II first time
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Author:  pkapas [ Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:23 pm ]
Post subject:  How to start MyIDE II first time

I could not find documentation, how to use MyIDE II first time. I connected it to ATARIMAX PROGRAMMER, noting happaned, just I saw ZzzZz!

Thanks for valuable instruction, if any

Author:  mr-atari [ Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to start MyIDE II first time

Yes, that is correct.
Manuals, videos and such are here on the forum.

What do you want to do with it?
The programmer is if you want to alter the flash-content of the MyIDE-][.
Reading you are a first time user:
You don't want to do this for sure.....

Normally you put in a CF-card, with XEX-files.
Boot on your atari, use the fat-loader and play games.

Here on the forum are some video's how to use the advanced options of MyIDE-][.


Author:  pkapas [ Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to start MyIDE II first time

Thanks Sijmen,

Yes, I am "fresh" in this group.

I forgot to write I wanted to put files into the MyIDE II through ATARIMAX PROGRAMMER. It reported the 512kB limit I could not verify the presence of Flash memory. .
I would like to see what is on the Flash Memory card, in other words, to see the list of files what I am moving into it.. Also It would be nice to use Atari800Win Plus 4.0 to see how the MyIDE is working. Is there some application for it?
Before I put the cartridge into ATAR 800XL the verification of files in ?GB Flash Memory will be desirable also. It is not really practical to switch MyIDE there and back between the PROGRAMMER and the ATARI 800XL.
By-the -way! I found, the best to use a 4GB flash memory. I connected 16GB Memory. Probably it is not a problem, just how I could read somewhere it needs some special steps to access.

Thanks, Peter

Author:  mr-atari [ Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How to start MyIDE II first time

Hi Peter,

You need to load the MCW first, that has a memory bar to see how far it is filled.
You can not extract the cartridge-content as MCW, only as binary dump.

Your content as MCW-file can be found here:

See screenshot of my BETA workbook.
240k used, programmer disconnected ZzZzZz..

The latest stable firmware can be found here:
MCW file is in the advanged user download.

Now a days I use altirra as emulator.
It's a very powerful emulator that supports MyIDE-][ hardware.
(you need the binary dump and use it as firmware image)


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