_The Doctor__ wrote:
Cool to know 3.5F and 4.3 have no bugs! 4.8.0A is so darn close to being perfect you can taste it...
it really is a shame to have to image twice... I tried it and it does work but takes forever to move images when you have to do it that way.... Glad to know there is a work-around....
The other work around is using a PC tool which you can find on the forum somewhere. Then you can -in batch!- transfer all your images at once to your MyIDE Card
No prompt to hit Y was discovered after time passed not doing images.. I was thinking why is it not moving the file over... ... and it crept into my head... it used to prompt you if you wanted to do this... so I hit Y and ta-da!...
Well you find out! Thankfully! But this is -I guess- also addressed in the manual of this Bios revision (not checked). It's a cosmetic 'flaw' that you are not prompted to press Y. I agree, but as soon as you know it, it's not considered as a bug (for me).
What is the last version that can be used on MyIDE+Flash1... I know you had something where it flashed part of it and put the other part on the drive for some version and it worked, a nice how to would be cool on that....
The last version is this 4.8.0A ... All previous versions are not as powerful as this one. I also remember a version where you had to boot 3 sectors from a SIO device, and the rest was loaded from your CF card or harddisk. But all those versions were not as powerful as this 4.8.0a
We're still trying to figure out how we had regular disk based spartados on this way back... I know there was a driver but all I find now is the one for apt and sparta x..... I wanted to use sparta 3.3c on this again....like back in 2006 I think it loaded from floppy and then the myide1 was alive! at some point it might have been hacked into the bios itself.... not sure. don't remember the details... just know I wish to do it again...
This is not possible; and it wasn't possible in the past. You can run SpartaDos disk version (3.3a) when you use MyBIOS in Eprom inside your atari. It is never possible with Flash-version of MyBIOS, since SpartaDos disk version and MyBIOS Flash version use the same RAM. There is a SpartaDos clone though, which is called BeWeDos. This Dos is written by BEWESOFT (Jiri Bernasek) and it uses the same File System as SpartaDos, so it can be an interesting alternative if you need to use the Flash Version of MyBIOS.
IIRC the first version of SpartaDos (1.0 or 1.1 or so) disk version also can be used, but... I believe that is so buggy, and not entirely compatible with SpartaDos file system, that it is not considered as a serious choice.
Even with MyBIOS in rom you are limited to SpartaDos 3.3a, since that is the only version that does NOT have a high speed SIO loader in side. Which means that it uses the OS SIO-Vector. This is absolutely needed for MyIDE/MyBIOS. As soon as a DOS forces it's own SIO-Vector you can not use MyBIOS; this makes sense, since MyBIOS is an adapted OS version, where the Sio-Vector points to the IDE-handler. As soon as a DOS bypasses this SIOV (which is always the case with High Speed SIO) the IDE handler isn't found anymore.
a thread showing "The Best MyIde1 bios and drivers" that lists file links or redirects to the these versions would be awesome. I feel so sad when I talk to endless people who have tossed the myide1 into the spares bin never to be used because they couldn't navigate all this stuff... they end up buying something completely different..... I liked making a MyIDE and then buying one later on...
I'm still a huge fan of MyIDE 1. In fact I use the MyIDE 2 like it is a MyIDE 1; and sometimes I take benefit of the features a MyIDE 2 gives, but most of the time MyIDE 1 functionality is far enough for me.
I do not recognize any of your complaints. I think both MyIDE 1 and MyIDE 2 are more than excellent products, and I find the support on this forum, and Mr. Atari very good. If you need any help with it, ask... and I'm sure people here are glad and willing to help you.
One last thing: you also could flash your MyIDE 1 cartridge with the latest version of SDX and the APT drivers written by FJC. This means you can not use the functionality of MyBIOS anymore, but you get another kind of device back. Can be powerful and interesting too.
I have 4 MyIDE 1+flash interfaces (the blue ones) with the Stability fix. Two of them are spares, and the other two are in use. One of them is with SDX like I described above, and the other one is with MyBIOS and FAT32 loader; this one uses an 1GB dongle, and the SDX one has a CF card reader on top.
Next to that collection I have a few green and a few blue MyIDE 2 interfaces, which all kind of interesting stuff in the Flash part of the interface (like MyBIOS, a fast accessable SDX 4.47, several coding cart roms, tools ...) It's awesome.
So please don't see my reply as an attempt in proving that your point of view is wrong; I try to change your focus from the possible (little) bugs to the power this little device gives you! It's awesome!