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by ryan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The SECRET VIDEO MODE in an ST: 400 lines in COLOR (and with 72 Hz)!
Replies: 81
Views: 11115

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

I'm sure EmuTOS could be hacked up to get VDI to render to it. It certainly can be. This is EmuTOS in 320x400x4 colors: emutos_320_400_4colors_.jpg (160x400 is too small however to display the Desktop.) Neat. Needs taller icons, too I guess. But great work. So basically it's just med-res 'turned ar...
by ryan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The SECRET VIDEO MODE in an ST: 400 lines in COLOR (and with 72 Hz)!
Replies: 81
Views: 11115

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

I'm sure EmuTOS could be hacked up to get VDI to render to it. But aspect ratio of 320x400 would look pretty strange. I suppose one could use the 8x16 font with it, though.
by ryan
Wed Aug 01, 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: 11115

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

It's absolutely awesome, and given that there are far fewer STes than STfs out there, really not that big of a deal if it's not supported on the STe.
by ryan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: GEM-Write, GEM-Graph, GEM-Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 2648

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

Hi, Interesting read indeed, some dispute over property rights of the user interface used. I have also found these pages devoted to GEM. DRI developed the GEM orginally for CP/M under PC, while for ATARI they made M68K port, but somehow the GEM apps were never ported. Perhaps, they could be ported ...
by ryan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva
Replies: 242
Views: 78575

Re: Geneva

Setting up on GitHub with a GPL type license would be in keeping with what EmuTOS, etc. have done. Change management can happen using Git and GitHub pull requests. It'd be great to have this stuff preserved for prosperity in a place everyone can look at it, anyways. Even the Apple Lisa OS sources ar...
by ryan
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva
Replies: 242
Views: 78575

Re: Geneva

What about getting the source code up on Github? I donated money thinking that was a goal. Release process may have moved quicker with more hands involved. If there is no intent on open sourcing, I frankly wouldn't mind my money back. This will eventually happen, however Dan wants to first clean up...
by ryan
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva
Replies: 242
Views: 78575

Re: Geneva

What about getting the source code up on Github? I donated money thinking that was a goal. Release process may have moved quicker with more hands involved. If there is no intent on open sourcing, I frankly wouldn't mind my money back.
by ryan
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva
Replies: 242
Views: 78575

Re: Geneva

Any update on the availability of the source code?
by ryan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The Falcon's confusing history
Replies: 67
Views: 15011

Re: The Falcon's confusing history

⋅ GEM is not the operating system, it's a graphics kernel ⋅ GEM is a more or less verbatim, stripped down (but otherwise mostly 1:1) copy of the earlier GKS (ISO/IEC 7942) standard, suitable for small machines ⋅ DR's merits go merely to getting rid of floating point op...
by ryan
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva
Replies: 242
Views: 78575

Re: Geneva

I shot some money over. Thanks for making this happen.

I am looking forward to seeing the source code and seeing what I can do to get it to build with newer compilers and tools.
by ryan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 509
Views: 146606

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Too late to get one? I expressed my interest on this forum over a year ago I believe, but don't check things often enough and seem to have missed the orders :-(
by ryan
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: m68000 reverse engineered
Replies: 53
Views: 10228

Re: m68000 reverse engineered

100% cycle exact is of particular use to people doing arcade machine implementations. Many games, demos, etc. used cycle timing tricks to get the maximum out of their hardware. And it's also really just really cool to go back and see how these old CPUs were designed. As for NXP/Freescale (and now Qu...
by ryan
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: m68000 reverse engineered
Replies: 53
Views: 10228

Re: m68000 reverse engineered

There is a separate thread for Apollo. This thread was supposed to be about the reverse engineered m68000, which is a different topic, and very cool.
by ryan
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: m68000 reverse engineered
Replies: 53
Views: 10228

Re: m68000 reverse engineered

There is no cycle accurate 68k core. It's a worthwhile goal to emulate it completely. And a great hack. And completely different skills from what Apollo people are doing.
by ryan
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST
Replies: 457
Views: 95875

Re: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST

FireBee is really great computer and it could be made a lot more compatible with the old software as it is and still faster as it is if somebody would develop for it. But comunity is ignoring it. There is almost no FPGA development at all. MiST is different story. There is a lot of development. But...
by ryan
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST
Replies: 457
Views: 95875

Re: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST

Well if the Apollo core is truly what they say it is, performance-wise, then they deserve every penny they get and I can understand why they won't release it open source. And it truly would be amazing if they could get an ASIC manufactured, though I really don't know who the market for such a chip w...
by ryan
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MIST user base
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Re: MIST user base

HDMI is a big one for me.
by ryan
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST
Replies: 457
Views: 95875

Re: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST

At the point that you replace both the CPU and the graphics chipset, how much of the original machine is there and worth keeping? They should just go full FPGA, make something built around a large FPGA that can be mounted in a Mini-ITX case and can run either the Apollo core with supporting VHDL cor...
by ryan
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MIST user base
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Re: MIST user base

Many of the Zynq devices have a hefty enough ARM core to run a full Linux. So one could use the full USB stack on Linux, not to mention its block devices, etc. to support the core running on the FPGA. Much of the firmware on the MiST right now would be unnecessary. There are Zynq dev boards that shi...
by ryan
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: MIST user base
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Re: MIST user base

The Zynq series from Xilinx is an SoC combining ARM core and FPGA. Could be used in a similar way.
by ryan
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: Most wanted new MIST cores (possible poll)
Replies: 55
Views: 12815

Re: Most wanted new MIST cores (possible poll)

I suspect Sharp X68000 core would be too much for the FPGA that's in there now. Lots of heavy duty custom chips in the X68000. But I'd love to be proven false.

I vote for SNES.
by ryan
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: MiST
Topic: MIST user base
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Re: MIST user base

I love my MiST but a successor machine with HDMI (or at least DVI) output would be nice -- it's hard to find a TV that takes VGA these days. I understand there's licensing issues with HDMI, but it's getting to be necessary. Also the FPGA in there is quite old now. With more gates it should be possib...
by ryan
Mon May 09, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari midi compatibility
Replies: 87
Views: 41225

Re: Hatari midi compatibility

It might be Aranym that I'm thinking of with /dev/sequencer. But I do recall attempting to use Hatari with my (hardware) MIDI setup and finding it not workable. But this was also about 4 years ago.
by ryan
Fri May 06, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari midi compatibility
Replies: 87
Views: 41225

Re: Hatari midi compatibility

Last I looked at the MIDI support for Hatari under Linux it wasn't really usable. a) /dev/sequencer isn't really the way MIDI is done under Linux these days and b) if I recall it was write-only, couldn't do read. I doubt it would actually work for running anything with timing, etc. Aranym has simila...
by ryan
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Project : desktop case for ST and Falcon
Replies: 44
Views: 12203

Re: Project : desktop case for ST and Falcon

If this case could be fitted with rack ears to fit in a 19" rack, I'd be game, even at that high price.

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