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by penguin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ZXR 0.1c (updated)
Replies: 33
Views: 3683

Re: ZXR 0.1c (updated)

The initial goal for me was to make it run "good enough" on Falcons/TT, since there are better emulators which could be used on high end machines (I ported x128 many years ago; runs in a window or fullscreen, but likely fails on the Coldfire). Since there seems to be some interest, I migh...
by penguin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Draconis/Light of Adamas English manual released
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Draconis/Light of Adamas English manual released

I found my old source files for the Draconis manual on by hdd backup. This is the translation I did for M.u.C.S. and Jens Heitmann back in 2000. The archive includes the English language manual for Draconis 1.7 and all associated programs (Light of Adamas, Marathon Mail etc.). The manual is in papyr...
by penguin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Magic mac open sourced
Replies: 52
Views: 14589

Re: Magic mac open sourced

It's exciting if it leads to the ST version of Magic being open sourced. Yeah but these guys are saying the emulator AtariX is exciting as itself. Which is what makes me confused since we already have Hatari as a multi platform emulator. Hatari can't be compared to AtariX. AtariX is more like STEmu...
by penguin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2" Disks
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: 2" Disks

Some 20+ years ago I bought som 2" (2 inch) disks on a local computer fleemarket (pre ebay era). Does anybody know where they were used? Google wasn't helpful here at all. https://www2.pic-upload.de/thumb/36170721/2inchDataDisk.jpg This one used 2" disks: https://www.sony.net/Fun/design/h...
by penguin
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: What is the latest Papyrus version?
Replies: 23
Views: 9498

Re: What is the latest Papyrus version?

If you compare it to other FireBee tested/compatible apps, you will see the "beta" a lot. It refers to FireTOS obviously. Speaking about the FireBee, I see this on AtariUpToDate: Compatibility: No errors found. Actually, creating a table in a text document crashes the program immediately....
by penguin
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video
Replies: 21
Views: 3291

Re: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video

anyway, I completely agree with Penguin-e! If you look at https://www.atariuptodate.de/en/office/ there are bunch of specialized software. If you look at Amiga users, I get felling that Amiga had nothing except games, nothing that can compare to Signum, STad, DynaCADD, Technobox, STeve, ProText (Ge...
by penguin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video
Replies: 21
Views: 3291

Re: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video

Sadly, computers are reduced to game machines especially in nostalgia videos. If you get your information only through YouTube, you'll just get the impression that the ST was a lesser Amiga. The TT was sold in the UK, so there must be some that were purchased... but obviously it sold better in Germa...
by penguin
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Read about the Atari company history
Replies: 27
Views: 6005

Re: Read about the Atari company history

Sega got done for copying/using the 9 pin digital joystick ports. My understanding is Sega paid as a settlement. No. Atari did not have a patent on that port, it predated Atari. If they had a patent, Atari wouldn't hesitate to sue almost anyone. There was no lawsuit against rival computer, console ...
by penguin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Gfa-Basic Library
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: Gfa-Basic Library

There are no BIOS/XBIOS/GEMDOS libraries, because there is no need for such a library. Same with AES, though GFA FlyDials and faceVALUE make programming GEM apps much more easier.
by penguin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ZXR 0.1c (updated)
Replies: 33
Views: 3683

Re: ZXR 0.1a (new Speccy emu)

Just tried it out with Hatari Falcon emulation/14 MB ST/64 MB TT ram. The TAP dumps of Jet Set Willy and Skool Daze didn't work (black screen), while the SNA of a text adventure did start up but didn't recognise any keys. It's not using the original Spectrum font, I assume? Manic Miner (https://www...
by penguin
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ZXR 0.1c (updated)
Replies: 33
Views: 3683

Re: ZXR 0.1a (new Speccy emu)

Just tried it out with Hatari Falcon emulation/14 MB ST/64 MB TT ram. The TAP dumps of Jet Set Willy and Skool Daze didn't work (black screen), while the SNA of a text adventure did start up but didn't recognise any keys. It's not using the original Spectrum font, I assume? Manic Miner (https://www....
by penguin
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Aegis Animator
Replies: 6
Views: 2981

Re: Aegis Animator

If you have contact with Jim, can you also ask him about Munch? It was a snake-like game released via German magazine ST-Magazin. The cover disk hasn't been located yet and afaik it wasn't released elsewhere.
by penguin
Fri May 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STylus (Atari ST Pad)
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: Atari STylus (Atari ST Pad)

Your best bet would be contacting Curt Vendel of atarimuseum.com. He's probably also the only one who could dump that TOS version.
by penguin
Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: German Atari Magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 7267

Re: German Atari Magazines

68000er, GFA Club Nachrichten, ST Vision, PD Szene and Atari Special are here:
https://archive.org/details/@mjaap

Worth noting is 68000er issue 02/88 which has photos of the first prototype ST that Shivji assembled.
by penguin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: SMSPlus for the Atari falcon
Replies: 34
Views: 9435

Re: SMSPlus for the Atari falcon

I haven't tested your port, but I ported SMS+ myself about a decade ago, and it does 50FPS on the CT60 (25MHz bus) using 5bpp C2P. It think it drops to 25FPS in TC. I remember playing SMS Shinobi on your port! I do like these SDL port - of course they require a powerful Atari or an emulator, but it...
by penguin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Dune II / OpenDUNE for Falcon (and TT)
Replies: 140
Views: 46501

Re: Dune II / OpenDUNE for Falcon (and TT)

@nanard

Just thought I let you know that I reviewed your OpenDune port for ST-Computer magazine (sorry, German only)
http://st-computer.atariuptodate.de/ind ... =currentde
by penguin
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Magic mac open sourced
Replies: 52
Views: 14589

Re: Magic mac open sourced

It is look like that now, when Ulf Dunkel decide to close Calamus and iCalamus further development, that Andreas decide (or both, together with Ulf) to publish MagiC and AtariX source code :) Andreas did send AtariX to anyone who asked though and ASH is still selling MagiC Mac X. He even plans to o...
by penguin
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Unknown extension (for me..)
Replies: 13
Views: 3565

Re: Unknown extension (for me..)

Thank you for your work:-) Here's the list of programs, seems like older versions , but, all are or freeware or abandoned, so I can't see any problem to post it here:-) They all sound familiar. Just search for them in the UTD and you'll see a list of public domain disks and CDs which include these ...
by penguin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee and old soft
Replies: 16
Views: 5047

Re: Firebee and old soft

Yes now I understand. EDIT: And no, there are no emulators. Is it working? http://www.atariuptodate.de/en/5951/68kemu http://www.atariuptodate.de/en/509/hatari-atari Yes and no. Some programs won't run without 68kemu, like Artis 4.0. Hatari/Atari is a straight port with no optimizations. AFAIK, it'...
by penguin
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Falcon emulation in Hatari 2.0
Replies: 28
Views: 8380

Re: Falcon emulation in Hatari 2.0

GFA-Basic 3.7 includes support for the Jagpad as well. I helped Lonny with testing on a Falcon. His program displayed the various bits triggered by button presses.
by penguin
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee and old soft
Replies: 16
Views: 5047

Re: Firebee and old soft

I want buy my first Atari, but I don't understand clearly... On main page of firebee.com I see text "A FireBee is similar to an Atari Falcon and works very much like that. It will run most of the Atari compatible software that would run on a Falcon." Is it true or false? Firebee has emuto...
by penguin
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: GEM-Write, GEM-Graph, GEM-Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 3076

Re: GEM-Write, GEM-Graph, GEM-Paint

Those programs were announced in 1985 but not released to my knowledge. I can't find any reviews for these programs, at least in German magazines. Write and Paint were supposed to be bundled with the ST. Atari did release 1st Word, Doodle and Easydraw though and various public domain paint programs ...
by penguin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: GFA-Club Nachrichten on the web
Replies: 3
Views: 3183

GFA-Club Nachrichten on the web

For those who don't follow the GFABASIC group on Facebook. I acquired 18 issues of the German GFA-Club Magazine + two newsletters by GFA and put them online: https://archive.org/details/@mjaap There are at least two more issues which I don't own. The magazine is in German language but these are sear...
by penguin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: What is the latest Papyrus version?
Replies: 23
Views: 9498

Re: What is the latest Papyrus version?

The information about FireBee version is taken from http://www.atariuptodate.de/en/266/papyrus but now as I'm reading it again, perhaps the "beta" word refers to FireTOS version. ;) If you compare it to other FireBee tested/compatible apps, you will see the "beta" a lot. It refe...

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