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by mjvans
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Ataribox Gone Already?
Replies: 22
Views: 4666

Re: Ataribox Gone Already?

Haha that keyboard looks very ZX Spectrum except for the F-keys. The Atari VCS looks like a success already. And Infrogrames, the question real Atari or not is not relevant, in my opinion it is the community who makes it an Atari. Just like when i bought the 800XL Atari was owned by Warner company. ...
by mjvans
Sun May 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Game coding
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: Game coding

You forgot the LOOP it has to be a "DO .. LOOP UNTIL"
by mjvans
Wed May 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Game coding
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: Game coding

I found ST Format issue 35 had GFA Basic on the cover disk and in the magazine even an article about moving sprites.
by mjvans
Wed May 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Game coding
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: Game coding

Hey WireLord55 an advise from an old Atarian: try to set a simple goal for a project. A complete game is in my opinion a bit too much to start with. You should learn the programming language first. In the days before the internet we got all our info from magazines, books and ofcourse the local atari...
by mjvans
Wed May 02, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Floppy Disk Preservation
Topic: How to copy multiple files at once?
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Kobold can do that copy files with use of memory buffer

http://milan.kovac.cc/atari/software/index.php?search_word=kobold
by mjvans
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Creating sound
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: Creating sound

DMASOUND is used for playing recorded music on the STe. Sound is for playing notes using the ST YM sound chip. Combine with WAVE command for sound effects. it sounds retro and is fun but takes time to create something yes example: ' sound voice 1, volume 15, note G, octave 3, 1 second sound 1,15,8,3...
by mjvans
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Creating a game - Adding pictures, animation and sound
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Re: Creating a game - Adding pictures, animation and sound

Freeware xnview on Windows can convert almost anything to PI1 and on the atari imagecopy is also my favourite picture converter Here how to load a pi1 in GFA: degas("ATARI.PI1") ~INP(2) PROCEDURE degas(fname$) scrn%=XBIOS(2) rez%=MALLOC(2) pal%=MALLOC(32) IF LEN(fname$)=0 END ENDIF OPEN &q...
by mjvans
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: [SOLD] Gotek for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Gotek for sale

interested
i pm you
by mjvans
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The 3-in-1 monitor adapter for the Falcon030 now available again!
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

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

It looks like something very usefull indeed.
by mjvans
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cerco Lettore floppy interno o esterno Atari Mega STE
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Cerco Lettore floppy interno o esterno Atari Mega STE

Google translate: Hello, the floppy reader of my Mega STE seems to have gone haywire. I do not know if it depends on the Atari or the same reader (does anyone know how to identify this problem? But beyond that, I look for an internal or external floppy even for a fee. Does anyone know where to find ...
by mjvans
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: *OUT OF PAPER error
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: *OUT OF PAPER error

Code: Select all

OPEN "I",#1,"mid:"
a$=INPUT$(256,#1)
PRINT a$
CLOSE #1

Tried this and it works perfect on real Falcon030.
Can't help you with the emulator. Maybe your midi-in is not configured to the right hardware don't know how that works in STeem.
by mjvans
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: *OUT OF PAPER error
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Re: *OUT OF PAPER error

What are you trying to achieve?
What is the XXX value. Maybe you open a channel to a printer?
open "I",#16,"filename.txt" for open file for reading
open "I",#16,"LST" or "PRN:" for open printer
you could use input #16,a$ for reading from a file
by mjvans
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: new toys
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: new toys

Yesterday the OSSC (Open Source Scan Converter) arrived here. It is sort of deluxe upscaler like Framemeister. The OSSC is a device which converts analog video (VGA, RGB Scart) signals to digital hdmi/dvi video signal. For me this is an extra impulse for the retro hobby. I got a huge professional NE...
by mjvans
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: new toys
Replies: 3
Views: 846

new toys

https://s25.postimg.org/cwp3lc0r3/GFA_ASM.jpg My "new" toys. Happy to add a real 1040STfm (TOS 1.0) to my Atari computer family. I had a 520ST in the past but it's gone long time ago. Still have many ST game disks, most of them did not work on my Falcons. I'm also very happy with this GFA...
by mjvans
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: rediscovered my lost books
Replies: 0
Views: 728

rediscovered my lost books

In the times before there was internet we got our computer information from magazines and books. I got a bookcase with 2 meters of Atari (8 and 16/32 bit) books which I bought in that time. I had an Atari Falcon030 book but it was lost for many years. I searched everywhere and even when I moved 4 ye...
by mjvans
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Atari ST games in Swedish List
Replies: 1
Views: 1864

Re: Atari ST games in Swedish List

Unique Development was a software house from sweden (Substation, Obsession) . Not sure they made their games in swedish also if that is your criterium.
by mjvans
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Reproduction of Falcon's box
Replies: 90
Views: 26683

Re: Reproduction of Falcon's box

Shock and horror! I found my original Falcon's box today in the dustbin at my parent's house.
My brother had been cleaning the attic.
I took it out and the cardboard is not broken, but man that was close to destruction!
Not sure I have to rescue the foam it takes so much space.
by mjvans
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: How are people mounting these?
Replies: 12
Views: 4313

Re: How are people mounting these?

DeskTopper has not won beauty contests but it has always been a handy space case. It has internal SCSI flat cable and external cable to Falcon connector at the back. DeskTopper before with two SCSI CD and now with CosmosEx. I had original DeskTopper bracket still lying around. http://img.photobucket...
by mjvans
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: For Sale: Atari ST Book
Replies: 28
Views: 7375

Re: For Sale: Atari ST Book

What a beauty. It looks so modern. Can you believe its 25 years old tech. How futuristic would an Atari book look like now when they were still in business.
by mjvans
Tue May 17, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Trionoids - Columns Clone for the Falcon - RELEASED!
Replies: 56
Views: 25435

Re: Trionoids - Columns Clone for the Falcon - RELEASED!

Works fantastic. very good feel to the gameplay.
Thank you and respect!
by mjvans
Fri May 13, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Dune II / OpenDUNE for Falcon (and TT)
Replies: 140
Views: 37357

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

The sound from my Falcon: http://falcon060.free.fr/divers/opendune-mt32-falcon.mp3 The result with Opendune 0.7 32Bits is identical. It would be interesting to hear the version of mjvans with its SC-88vl! ok i managed to produce an mp3. SC-88vl version: http://tempsend.com/D0743BCB5D Still not comi...
by mjvans
Wed May 11, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Dune II / OpenDUNE for Falcon (and TT)
Replies: 140
Views: 37357

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

On my Falcon 14Mb/VGA the intro runs but it is squashed using only 1/3 of the screen.
Midi sounds great with Roland Soundcanvas SC-88vl.
Only after the intro I can select play game and then the Falcon freezes to a halt.
by mjvans
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Can Atari backup to DAT DDS-3 Tapes? HP SureStore.
Replies: 2
Views: 1290

Re: Can Atari backup to DAT DDS-3 Tapes? HP SureStore.

also take a look at Diamond Back 3 software
by mjvans
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Gfa init a high res Truecolor or 256c mode on falcon
Replies: 18
Views: 8602

Re: Gfa init a high res Truecolor or 256c mode on falcon

maybe it is because you use mode% as integer (4 bytes) and not 2 byte word mode& as I see in most examples but it is not logical it should not make difference.
I can't run your code at the moment my Falcon is not in working state.
by mjvans
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Internet troubles caused by recent terrorist attacks
Replies: 19
Views: 5728

Re: Internet troubles caused by recent terrorist attacks

Didn't notice anything of slow internet here in NL but also watched more tv than internet. The good news is I got my CosmosEx today! It was here yesterday already, but I missed the postman. That was very fast as I got message it was sent saturday. Total border control comes with traffic jams. I'm af...

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