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by sarnau
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: Atari and Music.
Replies: 119
Views: 18684

Re: Atari and Music.

Yes, Michael is – of course – still with us. There are actually very few engineers, who left the group.
by sarnau
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: Atari and Music.
Replies: 119
Views: 18684

Re: Atari and Music.

C-Lab/emagic did have a fun rivalry with Steinberg though - he told me some fun stories back in the day! As far as I can recall, Charlie Steinberg showed him the fundamentals of sequencer programming, and Gerhard went off and wrote his C64 sequencer Gerhard and Chris had a C-64 software and offered...
by sarnau
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: maxon pascal
Replies: 4
Views: 3270

Re: maxon pascal

Yep, here the info directly from the original authors website http://hspascal.fihl.net/History.html : HSPascal was sold under the names ⋅ "Maxon Pascal", Maxon gmbh, Germany, with integrated IDE ⋅ "High Speed Pascal" through HiSoft, England, using there very n...
by sarnau
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Atari ST essential software (The List)
Replies: 392
Views: 114477

Re: Atari ST essential software (The List)

TurboAss/Bugaboo are at https://github.com/sarnau/TurboAss
by sarnau
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST with weird keyboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 968

Re: ST with weird keyboard.

They were quite popular at the time (I had them on an Atari as well). See this article: http://www.stcarchiv.de/stc1989/03/neue-tasten
by sarnau
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?
Replies: 47
Views: 9937

Re: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?

I have to nominate Street Gang... I remember working on it. It has my copy protection, but I also helped with QA. I've actually played through all levels: the "trick" is to be passive and not e.g. punch people in wheelchairs – yep, that was actually a thing. The performance of the game was...
by sarnau
Tue May 09, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STBook/STylus test board found
Replies: 6
Views: 1565

STBook/STylus test board found

I just found this board in the basement. Am I correct: it looks like a test board for an ST Book?

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by sarnau
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Wiki Discussions
Topic: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?
Replies: 12
Views: 21505

Re: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?

I don't remember the Joystick code. However, it did have blitter support and STE. My guess with the MIDI code is that you have to launch the MIDI app on a second computer linked via MIDI to the Atari (MIDI Out => MIDI In). The 4-player joystick adapter on the parallel port might also be supported, b...
by sarnau
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Wiki Discussions
Topic: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?
Replies: 12
Views: 21505

Re: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?

Cool that somebody found this version. Yes, we also added a level editor. But I left the copy protection intact to avoid any unnecessary trouble. Maybe somebody removed that one...
by sarnau
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: Why doesn't the likes of Steinberg just let us have abandonware cubase??
Replies: 21
Views: 15055

Re: Why doesn't the likes of Steinberg just let us have abandonware cubase??

C-Lab applications went into Emagic, which was bought by Apple in 2002. So, it is possible that the copyright is now with Apple. I did the original "SL" part of Notator SL and work on Logic before it even became 1.0. But I also don't know where the old sources even could be. Every now and ...
by sarnau
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Rambank II by T. Heier installation
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: Rambank II by T. Heier installation

Hmm, einfach mal bei Thomas anfragen: http://www.thomas-heier.de und ihm Grüsse von mir ausrichten...
by sarnau
Mon May 25, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Giana Sisters STE - New Game!
Replies: 338
Views: 74420

Re: Giana Sisters STE - New Game!

Well it actually scroll in 128 pixel steps so maybe it can be called a scroller :wink: I don't understand why it was done that way. Even a 16 pixel scroller would have been much better. The answer is actually quite simple: time to market. As a developer you typically didn't have time to do everythi...
by sarnau
Sat May 16, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Wiki Discussions
Topic: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?
Replies: 12
Views: 21505

Re: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?

Sorry to necro-post, but when selecting your character, pressing left or right on the keyboard actually brings up "MIDI JOY0" and "MIDI JOY1". I'm not sure what it refers to, but it leads me to believe there was some special adapter for Gauntlet that could be made to allow a ful...
by sarnau
Thu May 14, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Wiki Discussions
Topic: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?
Replies: 12
Views: 21505

Re: 4P Gauntlet wiki Entry: wrong!?

I'm not sure if there was ever a hack or crack or any type of 'ack' for the game, but the original version is 2P only! There actually was a hack - I did it... I added 4 player support, fixed some issues with the rendering (there was a redraw issues of the last row), added support for the blitter (w...
by sarnau
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Req : SOKOBAN Source (Delta Force)
Replies: 4
Views: 3933

Re: Req : SOKOBAN Source (Delta Force)

If you just care about _any_ Sokoban clone, I have an old source on my website http://www.sarnau.info/software:think_and_work_sourcecode
by sarnau
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Atari ST ROM fully commented ROM listing for BIOS/XBIOS
Replies: 5
Views: 5198

Atari ST ROM fully commented ROM listing for BIOS/XBIOS

I've done that a while ago, but always forgot to share it: a fully commended TOS BIOS/XBIOS listing for TOS 2.06, TOS 3.06 and ST-Book! The 3 switches allow to see the differences between all these TOS versions. https://gist.github.com/sarnau/e5f3438c69a2ec968c67#file-tos206-206stbook-206-asm Here t...
by sarnau
Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Floppy Disk Preservation
Topic: All you always wanted to know about the WD1772
Replies: 23
Views: 11739

Re: All you always wanted to know about the WD1772

While we are talking about the $F7 character: It is interesting to note that the byte placed after a $F7 character is written unchanged by the write track command. For example $F7 $F7 is not interpreted as a double checksum each with 2 bytes, but as a 2 bytes checksum followed with $F7. If you use ...
by sarnau
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Fast 15q16 decoding in m68k
Replies: 11
Views: 3448

Re: Fast 15q16 decoding in m68k

On a 68000 the cycles for lsr are depended on the number of shifts. To shift 16 bits down, this is many times faster:

Code: Select all

   clr.w d0
   swap d0


For an asr, you would add an ext.l d0.
by sarnau
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST-BOOK ROM dump?
Replies: 199
Views: 35630

Re: ST-BOOK ROM dump?

TOS 2.08 access memory at $D40000 during boot up which bus-errored in Hatari (possibly incorrectly -- my MegaSTE happily allows me to read from there) unless I set it up as a 14MB hybrid. And it needs to be in High-res. it's possibly that Steem might also be buserroring incorrectly too, can you set...
by sarnau
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST-BOOK ROM dump?
Replies: 199
Views: 35630

Re: ST-BOOK ROM dump?

simbo2 wrote:ill be around again soon as i have net at home again


The file only has 11292 bytes of data, the rest is 00 bytes. Doesn't look like the right one.
by sarnau
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: whats wrong with emagic logic??
Replies: 15
Views: 4492

Re: whats wrong with emagic logic??

The userbase of Logic on the ST was so small compared to the Creator/Notator old guard and the Cubase clan! The use of Cubase was heavily perpetuated by the availability of cracks! Cubase v2 MCA was ubiquitous, and in my opinion, the greatest single crack of all time (discuss!) :D It feels like ema...
by sarnau
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Netusbee reopen factory.
Replies: 75
Views: 15410

Re: Netusbee reopen factory.

Sure, one unit.
by sarnau
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Floppy Disk Preservation
Topic: Copy Protection details
Replies: 44
Views: 21438

Re: Copy Protection details

Weird, I looked at the code. Maybe I somehow got an image of an incomplete hack?

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