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by Eero Tamminen
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Bugger! by Reservoir Gods
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Bugger! by Reservoir Gods

In would be nice if the Reservoir games keyboard input handling could be fixed. From EmuTOS "incompatible.txt": Program: Reservoir Gods games (Bugger, Bunion, SkyFall, Sworm) -------------------------------------------------------------- Error: panic Bug analysis: Games use an undocumented...
by Eero Tamminen
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Planning a PLATOTerm port for the Atari ST, some questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Planning a PLATOTerm port for the Atari ST, some questions.

By using a minimal C-library instead MiNTlib, one can get small binaries also with GCC. GCC can produce significantly faster code than something ancient like Pure-C, and it has also much better error checking & reporting than Pure-C (many of the optimization passes rely on code correctness, old ...
by Eero Tamminen
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Long Filenames
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Long Filenames

You don’t necessarily need to format a partition "into" Minix or Ext2 to have long filenames. you could use VFAT on existing GEM/FAT partitions with MagiC (and I guess with MiNT, too). Plain TOS can then also access the data there, it’s just that longer filenames are shortened. But everyt...
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released
Replies: 138
Views: 19556

Re: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released

I commited a while ago a quick fix to Hatari source for this issue when VDI-mode is NOT in use. I'll think about better fix later.
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Port of a game - Barrage
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Port of a game - Barrage

Thanks! I tested this in Hatari: hatari --memsize 14 --tos etos512k.img --machine falcon --dsp none --cpuclock 32 --cpu-exact off --fpu 68882 ./barrage.prg It doesn't seem to matter what CPU is used (030/040/060) and it doesn't require MMU or cycle exact emulation, but FPU is needed. For emulation s...
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Long Filenames
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Long Filenames

An one needs to format some partition with a file system that support long filenames (not DOS/TOS one, but minix or ext2 etc). And with a desktop (or console program) that supports long file names, one can then rename them. I think most fancier desktops should support long file names, but maybe even...
by Eero Tamminen
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Atari file system support for Linux ?
Replies: 65
Views: 23974

Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

Hi Eero, I've tested the tool with other hardware - everything seemed okay. Obviously the SD card reader in my notebook is supported weakly under linux. Ok, so the driver is using some really slow mode for accessing the card, or it's just written in very inefficient way. That can happen for Linux s...
by Eero Tamminen
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: The last MIST
Replies: 113
Views: 17188

Re: The last MIST

I think there is still room for improvement. For example colorful pictures like Spectrum 512 or Photochrome are not displayed correctly (try to run some PP patched games which display the box graphics at the start). The games/demos which open the borders also do not work. Spec512 and overscan "...
by Eero Tamminen
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Memory snapshots
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Memory snapshots

Ok, in that case Nicolas needs to take a look at that, I'm not myself using IPF/Caps library.
by Eero Tamminen
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Atari file system support for Linux ?
Replies: 65
Views: 23974

Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

Writes cannot be cached like reads can. They could be buffered by kernel, but that would mean that writes haven't been pushed to card when the write command has finished. I.e. if you would eject the card, the data wouldn't be there, although file system might show it. How do you do the "raw&quo...
by Eero Tamminen
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Amikit style blob/OS for Atari?
Replies: 45
Views: 1101

Re: Amikit style blob/OS for Atari?

Actually when I attempted VanillaMiNT on my TT it just crashed on start up. Or maybe I was trying it in Hatari first. MiNT will crash with Hatari TT emulation. To use MiNT with Hatari TT emulation, you need one-liner patch to disable bus errors from accessing SCC regs which aren't yet implemented b...
by Eero Tamminen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Atari file system support for Linux ?
Replies: 65
Views: 23974

Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

When you say that tool takes less time on Windows, is it to this same MMC card, and to same partition on it? (MMCs may have some faster flash at beginning which is optimized for FAT file systems.) And do you have same amount of free space in both cases before doing the test? Flash media does wear-le...
by Eero Tamminen
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: How to get Hatari working on High Sierra ? (OSX)
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: How to get Hatari working on High Sierra ? (OSX)

That just hard-codes a different value, i.e. it would break things for others. A reasonable patch would detect the controller and set controller specific values.
by Eero Tamminen
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: How to get Hatari working on High Sierra ? (OSX)
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: How to get Hatari working on High Sierra ? (OSX)

What kind of patch you have for PS3 pad? I've never tried one on Linux and I'm wondering whether there's anything similar to OSX...

(Not going to look into before this crazy heat wave ends, it's too hot to do any coding, but after that... :-))
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Atari file system support for Linux ?
Replies: 65
Views: 23974

Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

frank71 wrote:Furthermore reading and writing SD-Images is boring slow. Maybe you can improve it.


Through what interface you're writing and on what device/media? And what's the block size you're using for the writing?
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!
Replies: 39
Views: 1592

Re: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!

For ST, I would recommend "Star Glider II" from "Argonaut Software" instead of "Elite Frontier":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starglider_2
http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st ... 10221.html

(Still got the original box for the game here! :-))
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released
Replies: 138
Views: 19556

Re: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released

Now for the Falcon mode, how do you force a VGA mode at boot? I didn't find good documentation about Falcon screen mode setup in NEWDESK.INF file, so only ST/TT resolutions are currently supported by --tos-res. I.e. for Falcon you need to have GEMDOS HD directory with suitable NEWDESK.INF file and ...
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: LaTeX from RIEMANN II
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: LaTeX from RIEMANN II

AdamK wrote:There are (probably vastly outdated) SpareMiNT LaTeX packages. But you'll need heavily accelerated machine (mostly because of RAM requirements) for it to be usable.


I used TeX/LaTeX (command line versions) on 4MB ST in early 90's. What's a "Rieman II" version of LaTeX?
by Eero Tamminen
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released
Replies: 138
Views: 19556

Re: Hatari 2.1.0 has been released

I'm able to reproduce this. Hatari supports nowadays INF file overloading also for floppy/HD images, not just GEMDOS HD drive. When override is used without GEMDOS HD being C:, Hatari cannot just override suitable parts of the existing INF, it has to use Hatari default INF file (there are separate o...
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Aranym for Beginnner's
Replies: 35
Views: 1439

Re: Aranym for Beginnner's

EmuTOS Aranym version should work better with Aranym than TOS v4: https://sourceforge.net/projects/emutos/files/emutos/0.9.9.1/emutos-aranym-0.9.9.1.zip/download [GLOBAL] TOS = EmuTOS = emutos-aranym.img ... It boots faster, and if one wants to use hard disk image instead of directories, EmuTOS work...
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Memory snapshots
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Memory snapshots

It meas that IPF floppy disk information in the memory snapshot is incompatible with your Hatari version, so Hatari will skip restoring that data.

Most likely it's produced with a Hatari version that used an earlier version of the external IPF/Caps library.
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Upscaling recorded videos
Replies: 4
Views: 1732

Re: Upscaling recorded videos

Yes, both BMP and PNG are lossless compression methods. However, PNG compression is very heavy at highest compression level (which is the default), and can cause Hatari to skip frames if automatic frame skipping is enabled (it's enabled by default). If BMP takes too much space, one can try telling H...
by Eero Tamminen
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari TT030 and system V
Replies: 326
Views: 92416

Re: Atari TT030 and system V

Thomas added initial read-only SCSI support to Hatari week ago: https://hg.tuxfamily.org/mercurialroot/hatari/hatari/rev/0ea699fbcee8 And option to enable it: https://hg.tuxfamily.org/mercurialroot/hatari/hatari/rev/0bdd1b83f34e Is read support enough? I think that like MiNT, ASV needs also (attache...
by Eero Tamminen
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Tool to dump STe ROM?
Replies: 25
Views: 3193

Re: Tool to dump STe ROM?

So I tested both your and Mikro's tools and they both fail too, creating empty files. Then I noticed a message from Hatari - "GEMDOS Fwrite() failed due to invalid RAM range 0xe00000+262143". Looks like a problem with Hatari's hostfs driver. It works fine on emulated drives. Note:It was a...
by Eero Tamminen
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: We won!
Replies: 24
Views: 1789

Re: We won!

Great demo, and it works also with EmuTOS! :-)

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