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by darklight
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Drawing program for Atari ST
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Drawing program for Atari ST

All of these will be limited to 320 x 200 x 16 colours: DEGAS NEOchrome Canvas (my favourite) Or Spectrum 512 will give you 320 x 200 x 512 colours. You're talking about game graphics right? There is modern PC software dedicated to bitmap editing too, it'd probably be easier to convert from modern f...
by darklight
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari ST question
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Atari ST question

MrPixel you cannot fix a 2018 graphics card to an Atari ST. Graphics cards did exist I believe, but they were all circa late '80s, early '90s, very expensive, and very little software (e.g. no games) will take advantage of them.
by darklight
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Is this possible?

An Atari ST which was released in 1985 will not be capable of running arcade games released in 1994 or 1998.
by darklight
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Is this possible?

There are lots of arcade conversions on the ST. Almost none of them (except for maybe some early games?) are perfect, most needed to be cut down to the STs graphics / memory / sound constraints.
by darklight
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Does anyone remember this game?
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Does anyone remember this game?

Was it like a platformer, or a puzzle game, what did you have to do?
by darklight
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Does anyone remember this game?
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

Re: Does anyone remember this game?

by darklight
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 38
Views: 5075

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

jury wrote:
Dal wrote:I could remove all the non-ST/Falcon/TT specific fora from the Active topics feed. Would that help?


Yes, please.


And a yes vote from me too
by darklight
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 38
Views: 5075

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

I don't mean any bad feelings towards the Mister guys, but I think when > 50% of a forums posts are not on the main subject of the forum (Atari 16/32 bit Computers), perhaps they need to be migrated to a new forum. As I type this the active topics page has 50 posts, of which 26 are in the MiST / MiS...
by darklight
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 38
Views: 5075

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

I am still for outsourcing them completely from AF due to the sheer volume of posts by now. This makes sense to me - it is its own stand alone product - it should have its own forum. My issue is I consume this website via active topics RSS feed - can an active topics RSS feed be setup without inclu...
by darklight
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: What does Atari do better than Amiga?
Replies: 18
Views: 2952

Re: What does Atari do better than Amiga?

Not sure if I understand the purpose of this question. If you are talking base original machines (ST vs A500), then the ST has a slightly higher (was it 10%?) clock speed than the Amiga, which meant a slight advantage to the ST when doing CPU bound tasks. The only application of the top of my head w...
by darklight
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Rideshare services in Brisbane
Replies: 2
Views: 10980

Re: Rideshare services in Brisbane

Uber are here.

Here for a holiday?
by darklight
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!
Replies: 39
Views: 3340

Re: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!

I remembered Wing Commander Yet another on my rapidly expanding list of must play games that I never did back then. I swear I spend more time finding out about the games and getting them to run on modern hardware than getting down to the business of actually playing them. I think I must be a kind o...
by darklight
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cheetah Tortoise controller
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: Cheetah Tortoise controller

Retro Man Cave reviewed this on Youtube recently. It looks really bad. I recommend that channel though - he does some quality retro content.

Lol I didnt realise DoG linked the review first.
by darklight
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Cheats & Saved-Game Editing
Topic: Armour - Geddon rebalancer?
Replies: 5
Views: 3941

Re: Armour - Geddon rebalancer?

Loved this game, and have recently been thinking about how to hack it. Dont the trainers let you turn on / off different features individually, one of them being infinite fuel? I suppose you aren't asking for infinite. To be honest I only tried the proper game without trainers a few times. I remembe...
by darklight
Wed May 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari 1040 ST Woody - water transfer project
Replies: 30
Views: 5840

Re: Atari 1040 ST Woody - water transfer project

Oh wow. Clint from LGR (Lazy Game Reviewer YouTube channel) would love this.
by darklight
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k
Replies: 16
Views: 5143

Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

then why am i getting so much hate for posting about it? i have a genuine desire to learn about this but am tired of logging onto forum after forum. just give me a straight answer...please :? There are much better forums on the internet to ask questions about Spectrum or Atari 8 Bit than the 'gener...
by darklight
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: conversion fear
Replies: 7
Views: 3971

Re: conversion fear

MrPixel wrote:i am no stranger to sarcasm. why is it that when i post on the chat forum, i get flak? getting tired

Not sure who you are talking to, but I was being serious...
by darklight
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: conversion fear
Replies: 7
Views: 3971

Re: conversion fear

*puts my hand up* Hi, my name is Simon. I owned an ST for a long time, then much later got a PC - I never went the Amiga route. I am a veteran of the format wars, obviously the ST side, however I do acknowledge the better hardware of the Amiga. Now, I am setting up a MAME / emulator station, and... ...
by darklight
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Upscaling recorded videos
Replies: 4
Views: 4547

Re: Upscaling recorded videos

I take it you cant just record directly in HD (full screen) to start with? Might sound like a silly question, but there are still people who record in 240 "because why record in a better resolution than the original hardware?" Well there is one incredibly good reason - playback looks like ...
by darklight
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Paul Woakes
Replies: 13
Views: 6875

Re: Paul Woakes

Oh man, thats sad. I was only just reliving my Mercenary (on the speccy) memories a couple of weeks back. Seriously that game was amazing. Damocles was good too - very impressive. What a genius programmer - should be as well known as Braben & Bell.

The guy needs an epitaph, from Benson.
by darklight
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Underwater music in ST games
Replies: 6
Views: 4125

Re: Underwater music in ST games

James Pond?
by darklight
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: We redesign the STE
Replies: 69
Views: 11435

Re: We redesign the STE

What IBM did with PC was atrocity! In lack of GUI each program set his own set of shortcuts! ... but wrongly use Ctrl as main shortcut key instead of Windows key... Windows key was only introduced in 1994, and only ubiquitous with Windows 95. I don't think it was IBM's place to impose UI guidelines...
by darklight
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: 'communication problem with people'
Replies: 30
Views: 5431

Re: 'communication problem with people'

Are most people more interested in emulating Atari on mobile, rather than desktop? I cant say I am, but perhaps I am of the previous generation...
by darklight
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: 'communication problem with people'
Replies: 30
Views: 5431

Re: 'communication problem with people'

Just my 2 cents worth here - AtariZoll you tend to write longer posts than usual - very long posts actually. You seem to take a lot of words to say something that could possibly be covered in a much smaller post - which is ok, I understand communication not in your own language can be an issue. Its ...
by darklight
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: GFABasic or STOS or other?
Replies: 15
Views: 5389

Re: GFABasic or STOS or other?

Boo hiss! STOS is amazing, and if you are looking at writing games, then I'm sure the library of extensions for STOS will blow away anything available for GFA. However I'll concede that the editor & support for GFA will be much better. I believe the best resource for STOS nowdays is [Exxo's STOS...

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