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by mikro
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Looking for a Dayna SCSI/Link Ethernet Box ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Looking for a Dayna SCSI/Link Ethernet Box ...

Finally got all my Atari hardware together (moving between three different cities, even continents, is always fun) so I could do some tests with hardware I haven't seen for a decade. :) IMG_20180617_210834.jpg IMG_20180617_165916.jpg This is Falcon+CT60e@85 MHz+DP0901 via the FreeMiNT driver by Roge...
by mikro
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI does this work with a ST
Replies: 33
Views: 5519

Re: RGB to HDMI does this work with a ST

I was about to post my test results but guess what - my PSU by Exxos has broke in the very same moment, can you believe that? I have another STs available but I had all configured in the STE in question, damn it.
by mikro
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Games
Topic: PMDoom music?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: PMDoom music?

Doug's music code in BadMood is pretty nice. There's support both for playing the music through MIDI, and Doug's CPU-side soft synthesizer that AFAIK takes only few percent of CPU. Yeah but wasn't the music specially preprocessed and/or tweaked for his player? I mean it's not a universal player whe...
by mikro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Games - Compatibility Issues etc.
Topic: Falcon & Games
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Falcon & Games

I don't see anything out of ordinary -- setting up the sound system, switching the cache off, setting up the Blitter and CPU to 8 MHz, installing its own exception vectors. The only interesting thing would be to know how exactly he is reconfiguring the PMMU and why.
by mikro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Atari800 Falcon/TT030 port
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Atari800 Falcon/TT030 port

Generally speaking, even CT2 with a 030@50 MHz is not very powerful for that kind of job. You can fool around in BASIC but anything which requires graphics is too slow right now.
by mikro
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: PMDoom music?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: PMDoom music?

AFAIK the only 'port' with music is Doug's BadMood. The biggest problem with all the games (Doom, Hexen, Duke Nukem 3D, ...) from that era is that they require significant resources to emulate SoundBlaster instruments and stuff. Yes, the DSP is an ideal candidate for such job but it requires some de...
by mikro
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: New SuperVidel & some ideas for future development.
Replies: 31
Views: 5092

Re: New SuperVidel & some ideas for future development.

What about making the new SuperVidel PCB in the way that it doesn't prevent putting the upper shielding when used with the CT60e? I don't mean it's tallness -- there's a few millimetres going out of the PCB to the keyboard direction and this alone prevents the upper shielding fitting nicely back. I ...
by mikro
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Anyone to convert a Z80 music player?
Replies: 70
Views: 6252

Re: Anyone to convert a Z80 music player?

* The parser does not like spaces in expressions, so stuff like "dc.w 2 + 3" will stop parsing at "dc.w 2" ("+3 is treated as a comment). Very confusing * The assembler does not auto-align addresses, so a "dc.b $ff / dc.w $ffff" will produce $ffffff instead of $ff...
by mikro
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Wiki Discussions
Topic: Wiki dead?
Replies: 41
Views: 11107

Re: Wiki dead?

I must admit that I don't like github wiki. Like the rest of github it's not very usable for non-developers, mediawiki-wikis are much easier to use and navigate for "normal" users. Maybe it's because I didn't bother really with the overal UX. There's plenty of beautiful wikis on github. O...
by mikro
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Need idea to do something faster
Replies: 27
Views: 1160

Re: Need idea to do something faster

Maybe it's just me. There's at least two of us then. :-) I completely agree, it always takes a non-trivial time to re-read the manual on every occasion I need it to do something more complex but on the other hand the outcome is usually useful so I have learnt to live with that confusing anger towar...
by mikro
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: uip-tool
Replies: 150
Views: 41639

Re: uip-tool

The code is out there in Bitbucket. Can you please write some sentences about rebuilding from source? The atarid application (the web UI) wants to include some files from jqwidgets, which, as I found out, is a commercial HTML and Javascript UI framework. There's an evaluation version available, tho...
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparrow inspection
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

Re: Sparrow inspection

mzry: see my previous posts -- I can't use the standard NVRAM tools as they fail to accept the Sparrow as a NVRAM equipped machine. But yes, it's possible the NVRAM is the culprit here.
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparrow inspection
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

Re: Sparrow inspection

Did I say the last post? All right, two bonus pictures. The Sparrow running the HxC file manager and (thankfully!!!) Parcp-USB: IMG_20180601_122006.jpg IMG_20180601_125720.jpg This has allowed me to do further (software) testing as until now I had it connected to TV a couple of meters away from my l...
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparrow inspection
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

Re: Sparrow inspection

The last post for now... Sparrow's imperfections. :) IMG_20180531_225722.jpg As there are no holes on the case, the bracket has to be mounted purely by screws. And since the screws are too tall, how do you install them? :) IMG_20180531_230201.jpg Not sure how much it's visible but the "teeth&qu...
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparrow inspection
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

Re: Sparrow inspection

RAM card looks a bit dated, I think even more than the original one found in Falcon. This is a 14 MB model:

IMG_20180531_223415.jpg

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While I was at it, I tested a Falcon RAM card and thankfully, it works without an issue:
MVIMG_20180531_231634.jpg
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparrow inspection
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

Re: Sparrow inspection

Misc motherboard components: IMG_20180531_222917.jpg It looks like a younger brother to the (in)famous SR98. Not sure whether this was really the original PSU as the original owner had claimed to be it a 110V machine, what is clearly not. Anyways, as you can see, it's a truly ST/E compatible PSU jud...
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparrow inspection
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

Re: Sparrow inspection

Apologies for the delayed post. As promised, here is a few photos and information I have gathered so far. I'm going to split it into several posts as AF bullies me about the post size, number of attachments etc. Let's start with the motheboard: IMG_20180531_222520.jpg IMG_20180531_223324.jpg As you ...
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Marijuana Mail 0.1.75
Replies: 21
Views: 1282

Re: Marijuana Mail 0.1.75

What a nostalgia hit. :-) Welcome back! Would be cool to have SSL support -- I'm not sure whether there is another Atari email client able to read GMail etc messages? Ideally via IMAP?
by mikro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Need idea to do something faster
Replies: 27
Views: 1160

Re: Need idea to do something faster

Out of curiosity, why would you want an optimised routine for task like this?
by mikro
Thu May 31, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sparrow inspection
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

Re: Sparrow inspection

Jeff_HxC2001 wrote:
mikro wrote:. my HxC started to behave...

How ?

No worries Jeff, you helped me to fix it on your forum. I guess you will find the information that your Atari ST Manager runs on the Sparrow flawlessly as interesting. :)
by mikro
Wed May 30, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Wiki Discussions
Topic: Wiki dead?
Replies: 41
Views: 11107

Re: Wiki dead?

Just for the record, I converted FreeMiNT's wiki (originally in MediaWiki format) to github's wiki quite easily -- mostly done by public scripts. IMO this is the best place to preserve the wiki, another private/temporary hosting site will sooner or later disappear.
by mikro
Mon May 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI does this work with a ST
Replies: 33
Views: 5519

Re: RGB to HDMI does this work with a ST

Glad I had ordered the converter earlier and now it's on its way to me. :) I second StEeLz, there's no reason why it shouldn't work -- there's no TV crap anywhere, just pure R/G/B signals converted to the HDMI standard. But after hearing Evil's experience I wasn't so confident anymore, glad to hear ...
by mikro
Sun May 27, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Controlling the TT sound system.
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: Controlling the TT sound system.

Btw, there's a similar tool for given task: http://paradize.final-memory.org/tools.shtml (Atari ST Harddisk Menu)
by mikro
Sat May 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI does this work with a ST
Replies: 33
Views: 5519

Re: RGB to HDMI does this work with a ST

All those cheap HDMI converters; I've bought a ton of them and none have done 50 Hz motion. They have either dropped every second field of the PAL signal or added a de-interlace that merges fields. Either way, the end result is 25 Hz motion. Not good enough. Excuse my lack of proper eyesight :) - s...
by mikro
Sat May 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Glad to see some action packed game for the STe!

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