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by Zarchos
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Chat forum [FR]
Topic: Shadow Of The Beast sur Acorn Archimedes
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Shadow Of The Beast sur Acorn Archimedes

Je viendrai reprendre point par point ce qui est évoqué ici, mais concernant dlfrsilver regardez comment il se fait remettre en place partout où il va cracher sur l'Atari ST et raconter que des conneries : Ici sur Gamopat : http://www.gamopat-forum.com/t92194p720-guerre-st-amiga-fight#2733159 Voilà ...
by Zarchos
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: New EP music-album entirely on the Raspberry Pi :)
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: New EP music-album entirely on the Raspberry Pi :)

Can you tell us more about the OS and apps you used on the Pi ? Thanks.
by Zarchos
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

About FPM memory to get a high memory bandwith ... the ARM and its memory controller were designed with that in mind, but could the 68000 or 68020 at the time use this feature ?
I believe not, and it is one of the reasons Acorn designed their own CPU, IIRC.
by Zarchos
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Programs born on Atari, Amiga, Mac, Archimedes... and then ported to Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 4357

Re: Programs born on Atari, Amiga, Mac... and then ported to Windows

calimero wrote:@Zarchos thanks!

Added.


You are welcome.
I am a bit surprised you don't list the GFA BASIC ported to Windows ... (and also AMOS from the Amiga, and the BBC BASIC).
by Zarchos
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Programs born on Atari, Amiga, Mac, Archimedes... and then ported to Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 4357

Re: Programs born on Atari, Amiga, Mac... and then ported to Windows

From the Archimedes : - Sibelius (Music Notation Software) ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibelius_(software) ) - Artworks (Vector graphics package by Computer Concepts) ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArtWorks ) (Windows version called Xara Photo & Graphic Designer.) - Ovation Pro (Desktop Pub...
by Zarchos
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The 3-in-1 monitor adapter for the Falcon030 now available again!
Replies: 22
Views: 1531

Re: The 3-in-1 monitor adapter for the Falcon030 now available again!

Interested.
Please pm price for 2 units with shipping to France, thanks.
by Zarchos
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

All the talented coders I know left the archimedes 10 years ago. I've not seen anything interesting retro wise on the platform. It's the most inactive retro platform of them all. Out of curiosity I've looked on pouet and it's even worse. It seems the scene died in the 2000s. Guess what ? Contrary t...
by Zarchos
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

Arm32 is dead now. There's no arm64 port of RiscOS which is the future. There's no high end hardware. It's a hobby platform like the Amiga and the ST. At least the ST has EmuTOS and the Amiga has Aros. There's no open source equivalent on the archimedes. I know all about the mess behind the RiscOS ...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

Dude. RiscOS is dead as a dodo. I'm sorry, if you think RiscOS is a healthy software ecosystem you're deluded. The ST and Amiga scene is way more vibrant. You need to face reality. It may be fun as a retro platform but it is not commercial. Oh yes, more vibrant, I will not say 'no'. It is why I enj...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

Well you can't buy an Acorn Archimedes these days either. It's dead as a dodo. Switching to an archimedes would not have been a sane choice. It had zero future. Again you are missing the point : there has been new hardware, ARM based, able to run RISC OS and the Archimedes and RISC PC software, app...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

The arch was doomed from the get go. It was not popular outside schools in the UK. I only knew one other archimedes user. I have a 5k and a risc PC but they don't mean as much to me as the Amiga or STe. I prefer the STe / TT and Falcon to the archimedes. I'd prefer smashing my head off a brick wall...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

The arch was doomed from the get go. It was not popular outside schools in the UK. I only knew one other archimedes user. I have a 5k and a risc PC but they don't mean as much to me as the Amiga or STe. I prefer the STe / TT and Falcon to the archimedes. I'd prefer smashing my head off a brick wall...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

I'll add that's all very nice to want ultra cheap machines : no wonder the company then has no money to spend on R&D. I bet when selling a computer, Acorn made more than 3 times the margin Atari had on theirs. Same for Apple (here I think it is even more). This might explain that. You can't have...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

The archimedes was simply too expensive in 1990. My first STe was 259 GBP in 1990. How much was an arch back then? 1100? GBP599 ex VAT for the BBCA3000 and you could find it at GBP549 ex VAT. http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/docs/Acorn/Brochures/Acorn_APP87_RetailPriceListApr90.pdf And wi...
by Zarchos
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: We redesign the STE

I am surprised nobody (or only a few people) refer to the Acorn machines in this thread. After all they are what everybody was looking for : - Powerful CPU - Efficient usage of memory bandwith (Please name a processor which can access 32 bits in 1 cycle (ok : after the 1st access to 32 bits taking 4...
by Zarchos
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

But I think that I will finish here in day-two, not because insults, threats, but because forum leadership is so poor. If there is leadership at all. Bye bye 8) Seconded. Please try to use delay on your web cam to post a picture on FB of yourself while you are still warm and dancing at the end of t...
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

Wrong, wrong ... If I do alone some project, then it is complete different case than here, where is asked for contribution of others. And asked for opinion. I gave mine, and then some silly talk started by Joska in first place. Do this, but don't expect that everyone will be excited and especially ...
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

I've checked the schematics again - wiring Busy to Init (IOW) seems to be the only thing we need - you don't need to read from the OPL2 - so this way we could use the parallel port OPL2! Already ordered the OPL2LPT - I'm excited to see how it compares to my C64 SFX Sound Expander (modified to OPL2)...
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

AtariZoll, you made a big mistake. You will see.
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

*MODERATOR NOTE* Such direct threatening is not tolerated here.
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

AtariZoll wrote:Sorry, that 'expert' was not for you, but OP.


I propose you present some apologies.
This is a warning.
Believe me, you'd better do.
I am not in a mood anymore now with disrespectful people like you.
by Zarchos
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

Sorry, that 'expert' was not for you, but OP. If it is about the parallel port not being bi directional, this sound add on, to me, should receive infos, not send some to the Atari. Now what a fuss and strange behaviour. The kit costs 35€. It is certainly worth studying it. Yes it could be used in a...
by Zarchos
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

I posted in Atari music, thinking for people who like specific sonorities, they might find it interesting. Of course yes it will need some work, for example to integrate in a soundtracker. I think there must be some sources of soundtrackers (in C) on the PC using this chip, so adding that to an ST s...
by Zarchos
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

Received answer from the seller, after I ask if commented source code is available :

'
Hi Zarchos,
Thanks, and that would be great !
Have a look at this repository : https://github.com/pdewacht/adlipt
for all code.

good luck !
Serge
'
by Zarchos
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2637

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

The problem isn't the driver (although there can be an issue with PC vs. Atari parallel port compatibility). The real problem is usage -- even for the target audience (PC/DOS users) there's been only a handful of games patched. For Atari you would need to literally *create* support for that sound c...

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