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by Frank B
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Beyond Brown - "new" website for Atari tech and stuff!
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Beyond Brown - "new" website for Atari tech and stuff!

I love it! It has blast processing(tm) ;)
by Frank B
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: TT030 VGA picture quality
Replies: 45
Views: 3854

Re: TT030 VGA picture quality

Mine is a bit more low tech. It’s a crappy old 15 inch VGA monitor with digital controls :) The controls remember their state per screen mode. I use them to adjust the position etc of the screen. The monitor doesn’t half make a noise when you turn it on though!
by Frank B
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE vs. Falcon Blitter incompatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: STE vs. Falcon Blitter incompatibility

Ever tried hammering colour register 0 with it and checking the output on the Falcon? You can see where videl is stealing cycles from the blitter. I've been doing some comparison stuff lately on the Amiga/Ste/Falcon. The Falcon blitter is equivalent to the ST one at 12 mhz not 16. It looks like blit...
by Frank B
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Games which benefit from 16 mhz + cache on the Mega Ste
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Games which benefit from 16 mhz + cache on the Mega Ste

On a related note, Jim Power runs at 60 fps on the TT!
by Frank B
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Games which benefit from 16 mhz + cache on the Mega Ste
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Games which benefit from 16 mhz + cache on the Mega Ste

Anything 2d which runs better? :)
by Frank B
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Games which benefit from 16 mhz + cache on the Mega Ste
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Games which benefit from 16 mhz + cache on the Mega Ste

Hi.

Which games see the best speedups when running on a Mega STe?
by Frank B
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: movea.b movea.w why these exist?
Replies: 23
Views: 1401

Re: movea.b movea.w why these exist?

adda doesn't set CPU flags.. you can do address arithmetic without changing the state.. eg you could do a beq twice in a routine.
That wouldn't work for normal arithmetic. :)
by Frank B
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The SECRET VIDEO MODE in an ST: 400 lines in COLOR (and with 72 Hz)!
Replies: 81
Views: 10639

Re: The SECRET VIDEO MODE in an ST: 400 lines in COLOR (and with 72 Hz)!

Certainly is. Do you have more details?
by Frank B
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: GEMBENCH 6
Replies: 125
Views: 35425

Re: GEMBENCH 6

Hmm, so according to the latest build (26), my TT is slightly slower than a STE at Blitting? . Blitter hardware performance in the OS is around 5.6 times faster than a stock 8 mhz 68000. According to GEMbench it's 8x faster whicih might be a corner case, The OS is treating planes one at a time duri...
by Frank B
Sun May 20, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay
Replies: 29
Views: 6376

Re: Turbochip - 7-channel YM+DMA replay

That's really cool!
by Frank B
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 10512

Re: why use ASM anymore

You still need to understand assembly for reverse engineering. Very important to verify static analysis and dynamic analysis vulnerabilities in a binary.
by Frank B
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 10512

Re: why use ASM anymore

Because it's a specialist skill and it's valuable to an employer. Basic programmers would be lost reverse engineering anything for example. Even mobile developers seem to lack low level skills these days.
by Frank B
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: How not to use an Amiga
Replies: 17
Views: 3054

Re: How not to use an Amiga

All it takes is for an Amiga nutcase* to see this and we'll have endless videos of ST machines being trashed. It's an asshole thing to do to working vintage equipment.

*They're not all nutcases obviously!
by Frank B
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: How not to use an Amiga
Replies: 17
Views: 3054

Re: How not to use an Amiga

joska wrote:
Foxie wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saa7QvMqI48


What an assh0le.


Agreed.
by Frank B
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Magic mac open sourced
Replies: 35
Views: 9060

Re: Magic mac open sourced

Yeah. I was able to build it on my mac. There's a binary version in the archive for those that want to play with it. You just need to pull the repo with "git clone https://gitlab.com/AndreasK/AtariX"
by Frank B
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Magic mac open sourced
Replies: 35
Views: 9060

Re: Magic mac open sourced

mikro wrote:Check this out guys: https://gitlab.com/AndreasK/Atari-Mac-MagiC-Sources

The next stage: MagiC sources for all platforms (Atari, Milan, Hades, Mac...)


Hell yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
by Frank B
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: NVDI 5.03 installation.
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Re: NVDI 5.03 installation.

I had to move some files around to get my installation work. I have my installation as a ZIP on the link below. https://www.dropbox.com/s/pct1uo7vc54ikz8/2.1_X4%20Upgrade-Training_Support%20CMM.ppt?dl=0 I think you've attached the wrong file ;) BTW Anyone had any luck getting NVDI to work with the ...
by Frank B
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Magic mac open sourced
Replies: 35
Views: 9060

Magic mac open sourced

https://gitlab.com/AndreasK/AtariX

Would be great if magic for the ST also makes it!
by Frank B
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Melon 64 question
Replies: 7
Views: 1995

Re: Melon 64 question

Your login won't work on it. You will have to register for the site. The admins just run the same software on their servers.
by Frank B
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

LOL. What about issues 1-20? :D
by Frank B
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

I knew at least a couple of members of Access at the club. :)
by Frank B
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

It is possible. I never met DML in all the time I went there :) I met him years later. Hi Doug :D I also wrote the intro to the unreleased last issue of PB :)
I eventually released it 30 years later ! It's here https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/ ... /index.htm :)
by Frank B
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

Yep. Kinning park club. Quite a few people used to kick about there. Some of the guys from Cynix on the ST and Access on the Amiga.
by Frank B
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

No Iain and Peter? :) Were they at the Barras? I don't recall those names, but my memory is getting as dodgy as the stuff that went on at the Barras. :) I'd never seen that PB disk mag either, strange that I never knew those guys considering the amount of time I spent hanging around at the Barras. ...
by Frank B
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 3913

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

He's on here but I don't know how active he is.

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