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by Zarchos
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari and Amiga dev coming from modern systems
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Atari and Amiga dev coming from modern systems

@Zarchos: Well, I was basically looking into the frustrations of learning to set up a programming environment for mainly M68k C=/Atari machines, but what the hell! I have an Archie too, an A5000. I have been itching to use it and even started reading the Peter Cockerell book you mentioned. However,...
by Zarchos
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari and Amiga dev coming from modern systems
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Atari and Amiga dev coming from modern systems

Oh well I am again going to talk about the Archie. Systems pre RISC PC.(So, that's ARM2, ARM3, ARM250 based machines). They all have either RISC OS 2 or RISC OS 3. Switch an Archie on, it works straight out of the box. No fancy little strange pieces of code to add, and that not everybody will have o...
by Zarchos
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: BIN purchase on Ebay, what is that exactly
Replies: 1
Views: 102

BIN purchase on Ebay, what is that exactly

Hi all.

Saw this, saw the price, brain had a sudden 'purchase DMA'.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162639957643

Now I wonder how good it is ... I think it is but well I do not own a TT yet ...
Any idea ?

I bought the job lot (5 units).
If anyone wants one, just let me know.

Xavier.
by Zarchos
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 100
Views: 25910

Re: Acorn Archimedes

And with hardware features never used at the time, only recently uncovered (indirectly thanks to me, again, as I asked Steve to come back to the Archie after so many years, to see if he could complete writing that, and he did !) : https://youtu.be/2gr2YhaXYsk where I can find a presentation from th...
by Zarchos
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 100
Views: 25910

Re: Acorn Archimedes

Thanks Zarchos, what machine so interesting and so unknown unfortunately for the rest of the World outside of U.K.. Which is why it is mybeloved machine. Under rated, almost hated in its own country because of the educational bit, and high price (but hey ! high performances too) so 'for the posh pe...
by Zarchos
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: New Sh*t Game Time video: TOP BANANA (Amiga - STINKER ALERT!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

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

OP, well English isn't my mothertongue but I have seen this acronym used to mean 'Original Poster' (in the thread) and that means you in this thread. And yes I am one of your suscribers, the very same one who offered to give you a fully tested, expanded, crammed with games, BBCA3000 (value : about G...
by Zarchos
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 100
Views: 25910

Re: Acorn Archimedes

Acorn was never interested by distribution outside the UK, except maybe in New Zealand or Australia, and it seems even over there, if it was a small success, in a way it is thanks to the CEOs of the companies importing and promoting the machines there. RISC OS and the accompanying RISC OS documentat...
by Zarchos
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 50
Views: 4379

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

So on Archi you have 8bit chunk mode but you can not choose colors? It is like 8bit pallet... (half of ST color palete)? You have only 16 entries so the other 240 colours are derivated from your freely selectable 16 base colours. Still, it is possible to have some interesting 256 colour palettes. h...
by Zarchos
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: AMIGA: MIST vs Pi3 vs Vampire/real Amiga (4000?)
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: AMIGA: MIST vs Pi3 vs Vampire/real Amiga (4000?)

I agree.
I have so many things to tell you about my beloved Archimedes, but I refrain from doing that on an Atari forum, as I am a gentleman.
(From the Scottish definition : 'a gentleman is a man who knows how to play the bagpipe, but who refrains from doing so').
by Zarchos
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 50
Views: 4379

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

I really thought the Falcon had a 256 colour mode, chunky ... exactly like the Archie, but with a true freedom for selecting them (unlike the Archie). In reality this mode is planar ? What the heck they had in mind ? Ok I have just checked : chunky is only for truecolour modes. Ootch, that's a lot o...
by Zarchos
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 50
Views: 4379

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

It is in French, but use Google translate.
About some French programmers, the Jaguar and the Falcon, and the name 'Sparrow' appears ...
I knew I had read it many eons ago, glad I found it back.
http://www.obsolete-tears.com/anecdotes ... er-67.html
by Zarchos
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)
Replies: 29
Views: 3897

Re: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)

OK thanks. I agree you can always find some good infos here and there, but from my ASM learning experience, I remember I would have prefered to be pointed to the RIGHT book from the start, written by sbdy who, it was obvious, actually mastered the topic, and had spent a lot of hours doing good, opti...
by Zarchos
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 50
Views: 4379

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

@penguin great infos! Very pleasing to see ST in such variaty of applications. Regarding RISC: only RISC like CPU in Atari product was Tom and Jerry in Jaguar. Transputers (ABAQ and ATW) was... Transputers :) OK so you mean they never thought of using a MIPS chip for example, or an Intel RISC chip ...
by Zarchos
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 50
Views: 4379

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

Very interesting thread. Last week I received some Computer Shopper magazines, and there is an interview of an Atari representative expressing the idea Atari is probably going to use a powerful RISC chip for their next machines. Any infos about that ? I can find the issue and scan the article if you...
by Zarchos
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay
Replies: 29
Views: 1611

Re: Three Sparrow Mainboards on EBay

Hmm, all of them seem to have missing the following parts: CPU, RAM card and TOS chips. The most expensive one has the NVRAM chip missing, too. So I'd say until I make a dump of my working Sparrow TOS in 2018 the buyer is stuck with a non-working machine for sure. But the price is way too high for ...
by Zarchos
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)
Replies: 29
Views: 3897

Re: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)

Same question to you, Sorgelig, to try to learn HDL ...
by Zarchos
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)
Replies: 29
Views: 3897

Re: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)

Yes, a warm welcome, and hats off to you ! Which books or online tutorials would you advise to study for sbdy who'd like to learn HDL ? Having already a good knowledge about chips because the 'learner' would already know ASM etc ... I mean sbdy who already knows how a computer works etc ... Thanks i...
by Zarchos
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: New Sh*t Game Time video: TOP BANANA (Amiga - STINKER ALERT!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

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

Sound is brilliant, graphics are truely original, sprites are customisable (at least on the Archie). It is unconventional, and as a weirdo, proud of my madness, I worship its authors ;-() We might end up in the same psychiatric hospital, who knows ? https://youtu.be/o4G6x2M7MVw See a weird demo they...
by Zarchos
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: New Sh*t Game Time video: TOP BANANA (Amiga - STINKER ALERT!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

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

I must really be a weirdo, because I find this game so strange it becomes interesting.
To be honest I only played it on the Archie, and it is the original platform it was developped on (and uses 256 colours).
by Zarchos
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: any one use both Atari and Amiga
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: any one use both Atari and Amiga

Get a TF accelerator board ;-)
by Zarchos
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)
Replies: 29
Views: 3897

Re: Introducing the VeriSNES (FPGA-based SNES)

It seems that it took him a substantial portion of his lifetime to create this core and i dont expect him to release it for free, although others decide to do so. If it would be an easy task to create such a core, we would have multiples already as an open source core. It takes obviously a lot of e...
by Zarchos
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: ST(E) Clones (Suska / MiST)
Topic: Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 100
Views: 25910

Re: Acorn Archimedes

I believe so, but not on this FPGA ... in order to reach a level of power a real order of magnitude superior ;-)
by Zarchos
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recapping -which type of electrolytic capacitors?
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: Recapping -which type of electrolytic capacitors?

To me it is obvious it is a good thing to change some components when you knwo if they fail they are going to damage some important chips.
For example in the C64 PSU.

But let's not start a fight ;-)

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