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by AtariZoll
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: New Sh*t Game Time video: TOP BANANA (Amiga - STINKER ALERT!)
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: New Sh*t Game Time video: TOP BANANA (Amiga - STINKER ALERT!)

OK, someone feels insulted here. I tell you what makes feel me bad: titles like this here. That sensationalist tone. Like you discovered something extra interesting, I seen tons of bad games, not just how they look, play, I seen their crap code too in many cases, and that's something what only few p...
by AtariZoll
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IBM formatted diskettes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: IBM formatted diskettes?

Verbatim 2HD - DD OK Maxwell 2HD - DD OK NO-NAME 2HD - DD OK Apple MacOS Installation Floppies 1.44 - DD OK Verbatim 2HD factory `IBM-FORMAT'ed - DD r/w problems EDIT, I should have stressed, factory preformat causing difficulties here. Tom Problems are certainly not because IBM-FORMAT. May be low ...
by AtariZoll
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Games - Compatibility Issues etc.
Topic: Battle Hawks 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Battle Hawks 1942

You need to try it with different TOS versions. And give here more details about exact Hatari version, settings, TOS verison used.
Grey is missing - and what color is there then instead it ?
by AtariZoll
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

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

And it just goes on ... Shadow of the Beast ST conversion is not that bad. It is playable pretty well. I would say that is medium quality. It could be done better, but not much. And it was discussed here about it a lot. We just need to understand that most of it was done for profit. Some, maybe new ...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IBM formatted diskettes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: IBM formatted diskettes?

`IBM FORMAT' remains mystery to me. Tom Simply, that means floppy formats (multiple) used by IBM PC computers. Better said by PC DOS. In beginning it was 360 KB on 5.25 inch disks. Then they went on HD 5.25 drives, and capacity was 1.2 MB. And finally on 3.5 inch HD drives - 1.44 MB. What is common...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

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

No, some people missed it completely by reading what they want to read. I did not write ALL games.... I wrote a game. I don't think anyone can improve ALL bad ST games even if that person has several lifetime. I meant that adding music will not make bad game good - and that is clear in my text. Act...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

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

My guess is someone like Pp can improve a game by giving it stereo music and better sound, smoother game play etc making the game better overall. You missing it completely. If some game is so bad, adding music will change not much. Smoother gameplay is sometimes relative easy, and sometimes you wou...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Need a link to someone who mods STs
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Need a link to someone who mods STs

You mean hard disk type SD card mass storage or floppy emulator ?
I can do it, but need your location, of course.
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

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

This is worst ever thread in this forum. Worst as much as most of mentioned games here. Really, should not use that word just like that, just because some game is poorly made. Don't be afraid, there are always many even worse :mrgreen: I mean, if this would be title of some news article, I would not...
by AtariZoll
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: There are tons of BEST of threads, how about the WORST ST games?
Replies: 29
Views: 1051

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

There are hundreds of much much worse games than those you listed.
And no, we don't need worst game lists. They just don't deserve our time. Why talk about crap, when there is plenty of quality games barely known.
by AtariZoll
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: New Sh*t Game Time video: TOP BANANA (Amiga - STINKER ALERT!)
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: New Sh*t Game Time video: TOP BANANA (Amiga - STINKER ALERT!)

I don't see the point of threads like this. We know that there is plenty of crap games around.
What about pointing on some less known gems ? I know a lot of them. Like: http://atari.8bitchip.info/SCRSH/potswco.html
Videos of playing thru all 6 levels on page.
by AtariZoll
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors

I don't keep all my hard disk adaptations on 1 SD card. 1080 of it would probably take some 600-800 MB. But there are statesaves, and 1 of it takes half or 1 MB. So, it may be that only one game, what some plays little more may take 20 MB. And we are over 1GB already. Streaming videos ? It's not str...
by AtariZoll
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors

... 1Gb is not really a limit with these machines, you'd struggle to fill up 1Gb on an ST... The only real downside is slow writing, around 600kb/s IIRC. 1GB is nothing today. Sorry, but you don't live in year 2017. And yes, only that slowness is good enough reason to not use it. Why 1 adapter for ...
by AtariZoll
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1266

Re: Atari Falcon advice

A quick question ... does the Falcon read PC formatted 720k floppys or 1.44mb formatted one's? I've formatted a 720k floppy on the PC and put some Atari stuff on it but I get a read error on thew Falcon ... the Falcon formats and reads floppys OK Yes, it reads at PC used floppy formats (as logical ...
by AtariZoll
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: SCSI2SD V5.06b and MegaSte instability - blocks and sectors

This is not driver problem for sure. Actually, in case of ACSI - and Mega STE's internal ACSI-SCSI adapter is that, driver self has minimal influence on reliability. Because all is done with DMA chip. I would try termination for case. But more likely it is just some kind of HW incompatibility betwee...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Atari Falcon advice
Replies: 29
Views: 1266

Re: Atari Falcon advice

There is much cheaper recent driver, TOS/DOS compatible, very simple partitioning, usage:
http://atari.8bitchip.info/pphdr.php
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: BeeKey Atari on a key and now BeePi
Replies: 148
Views: 22834

Re: BeeKey Atari on a key and now BeePi

Welcome and thank you for testing Beekey. USB2 pendrive are vers slow, explaining the long time to create the persistence but also to copy all the files which are modified, especially the disk images. Second boot should be faster. USB3 pen drive are a better solution for a constant use. I meant cre...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: BeeKey Atari on a key and now BeePi
Replies: 148
Views: 22834

Re: BeeKey Atari on a key and now BeePi

Installed on 8GB Pen drive.
BeeBox.jpg

It started well, Internet access too. Don't know why creating couple GB persistent area on Pen drive takes so long. Restart of PC was problematic too.
But overall great achievement. I need to test some Atari SW in it ...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT030 clone - is it possible ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1332

Re: TT030 clone - is it possible ?

Indeed, I can not say about %-age of SW what will not work on non-68030 CPU. The fact is that they removed some instructions like movep. And I think that Apollo is even much less compatible. CPU emulation on other, fast CPU is something, what should be not so hard, because we have already SW for tha...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT030 clone - is it possible ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1332

Re: TT030 clone - is it possible ?

There is one big problem (beside price) with 68060 in case of TT clone - it is not 100% SW compatible with 68030. What means that plenty of SW will need patching to work on it - starting with TOS self, of course. Maybe better way would be using some new, multi-core CPU as fast 68030 emulator - if it...
by AtariZoll
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Rogue
Replies: 53
Views: 2579

Re: Rogue

I think that we should not waste more words on Mastertronic release. Done in 1988 - they didn't fix that it work on higher TOS version, contrary, they made it even worse. Those changes (16 bytes) in ROGUE.PRG make no sense, it's most likely damaged data.
by AtariZoll
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sorry for the SPAM
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Sorry for the SPAM

Yes, it happens to me often. And for others. I think that staff should take care about, and if can not solve to put some notice about, on visible place.
by AtariZoll
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Optimized 16 color palette
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Optimized 16 color palette

,,, The only question I have with this palette is how close can the ST reproduce the colours. I don't currently have a cable to connect mine to the TV to see what it looks like. As is known ST can display 512 colors, STE 4096 . In this case - optimized palette for 16 colors only - 512 colors is eno...
by AtariZoll
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GAMECART, a hidden register in the STE
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: GAMECART, a hidden register in the STE

Ok, that's a point. But there are some tricks to write while reading, see many existing omport cardridges like scanner, midi interfaces, etc. ... Yes, there are tricks, but only because HW designers were forced on it. Myself designed EPROM programmer for cart port somewhere in 1988, and of course w...
by AtariZoll
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Rogue
Replies: 53
Views: 2579

Re: Rogue

Now i have tried my Mastertronic release with two of my ST's... one with TOS 1.02 (or 1.04?) and one with 1.0 and it still crashes when defeatingt an enemy and shows 4 bombs. Worth mentioning might be that both ST's use 1mb of RAM in case that causes problem with the program? Crashing ? It may be d...

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