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by BlankVector
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: Atari Test (and others...) cartridge!
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: FOR SALE: Atari Test (and others...) cartridge!

crashman wrote:Finally, we've got a case, thanks to Lee!

Excellent :D
by BlankVector
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: Atari Test (and others...) cartridge!
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: FOR SALE: Atari Test (and others...) cartridge!

Hey, that's pretty cool 8-)
- Is it possible to easily update the cartridge contents, for someone who owns an EEPROM programmer?
- Would it be possible to update the cartridge contents from Atari software, or definitely impossible?
by BlankVector
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe / Falcon
Replies: 42
Views: 3963

Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Great job, Orion_! Very good multiplatform game :D
by BlankVector
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MSTE 16MHz
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: MSTE 16MHz

czietz wrote:Another idea would be to make a ROM port cartridge that enables 16 MHz + cache at boot.

Clever 8)
by BlankVector
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 720k Floppies with Windows 10 and a USB Floppy drive.
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: 720k Floppies with Windows 10 and a USB Floppy drive.

I've been reading that USB floppy drives can't read or format 720k disks... But I also read that sometimes they can? They can. At least, mine can. - Writing 720 KB floppies is always possible - Reading Atari ST 720 KB floppies works sometimes, but fails if the floppy has been low-level formatted wi...
by BlankVector
Mon May 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems
Replies: 51
Views: 5361

Re: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems

English subtitles are now available. Be sure to turn subtitles on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ieOWEQXhU
by BlankVector
Thu May 10, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems
Replies: 51
Views: 5361

Re: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems

SDL reports keyboard events both when a key is pressed and when a key is released, but there is no clean way to detect a key *release* in TOS. I don't know how SDL solves this, but it seems to be room for improvement here. SDL for Atari can use several drivers for keyboard input. It can be selected...
by BlankVector
Wed May 09, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems
Replies: 51
Views: 5361

Re: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems

Dosbox would be great to have on the FireBee, Milan 060, Hades 060, Vamipre, ... I compiled it long ago, and I was even able to run a few very old MS-DOS games (I can't remember which ones... Maybe Pac-Man or something like that). DOSBox for MiNT BUT ⋅  It is extremely slow, even on ARAny...
by BlankVector
Thu May 03, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems
Replies: 51
Views: 5361

Re: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems

Thanks to everyone for all your kind words :D Actually Faucon2001 has done a huge step forward in this area. Tell more about this. Is there a link? Just in case: There are many hyperlinks in the PDF. Just click project names, pictures... and your browser will open the relevant page. BTW, Faucon2001'...
by BlankVector
Tue May 01, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems
Replies: 51
Views: 5361

foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems

Last week, I made a presentation at foss-north 2018 , in Gothenburg, Sweden. Subtitles will be available soon. Main topics were GCC, EmuTOS, FreeMiNT, emulators... but also, many software and exotic hardware. Basically, it shows what can be done with FreeMiNT distributions, on various hardware. You ...
by BlankVector
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: SMSPlus for the Atari falcon
Replies: 34
Views: 5337

Re: SMSPlus for the Atari falcon

The PSG is emulated using the YM-chip, because they're fairly similar. Periodic noise is approximated when possible, and the noise channel is simulated by using free channels or by enabling noise on some other channel with roughly the same volume. Exactly what I had imagined to do! I would love to ...
by BlankVector
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Best ST joypad?
Replies: 42
Views: 18583

Re: Best ST joypad?

Thanks Foxie for this precise information. I don't know why Atari chose to connect to pin 5. It could be used as some kind of clock signal for something that isn't a joystick. It could also be used for auto-fire. You could reliably input one nibble of data each time the keyboard processor reads the ...
by BlankVector
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Best ST joypad?
Replies: 42
Views: 18583

Re: Best ST joypad?

(speaking about Pin 5 of ST Joystick port 1)
Foxie wrote:That pin is essential for reading the mouse and joystick.

How is this possible, since normal joysticks don't use the Pin 5, and the mouse is plugged in the other port?
by BlankVector
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Best ST joypad?
Replies: 42
Views: 18583

Re: Best ST joypad?

I always prefered to use a game pad for platform games and want to have a separate button for jump and fire. I hate to use joystick up for jump. I never got any precision in the game by using this. See there a non-destructive solution to jump with button 2 with a SEGA Master System pad. With minor ...
by BlankVector
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEX 3.0
Replies: 46
Views: 5845

Re: CosmosEX 3.0

This really looks excellent!
by BlankVector
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ST display ratio
Replies: 11
Views: 5125

ST display ratio

Hi, I wonder what is the correct display ratio for ST Low / Medium video modes. The goal is to use correct ratio in screenshots / videos. You can easily help by measuring the actual size of the 320x200 screen on your monitor. My monitor is 16/10, and the image is slightly distorted, even in 4/3 mode...
by BlankVector
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The FPGA and non-Atari cores deserve the cover of this forum?
Replies: 69
Views: 6606

Re: The FPGA and non-Atari cores deserve the cover of this forum?

Atari ST emulators (Hatari, Steem, ARAnyM...) and FPGA clones (Suska, FireBee, Atari ST core for MiST) are totally legitimate here, as that's Atari-compatible stuff. But IMHO, non-Atari cores for MiST are out of topic here.
by BlankVector
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The FPGA and non-Atari cores deserve the cover of this forum?
Replies: 69
Views: 6606

Re: The FPGA and non-Atari cores deserve the cover of this forum?

I must agree with you. Even if that FPGA stuff is interesting, it is completely unrelated to Atari machines or operating systems. That is particularly visible in "Active topics", where we mainly expect to find Atari stuff.
That's just my opinion, anyway.
by BlankVector
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GEMDOS on Apple Lisa
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: GEMDOS on Apple Lisa

You should port EmuTOS on Lisa... and add support for Lisa external harddisk... Well, I already considered that... Very possible to load EmuTOS from floppy on Lisa, as it haves enough RAM :) One would just have to recompile EmuTOS for non-Atari hardware, and write a floppy bootloader for Lisa. And ...
by BlankVector
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware
Replies: 57
Views: 6334

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Freeware

Excellent! I hope that other software will follow this good example.
by BlankVector
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New game released : Supa Zazai Da
Replies: 7
Views: 3429

Re: New game released : Supa Zazai Da

Great game!
by BlankVector
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: EmuTOS Cartridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: EmuTOS Cartridge?

Look at the readme inside emutos-cartridge-*.zip. It is a special EmuTOS version, as a 128K diagnostic cartridge for the ST ROM-port. Due to size limitation, it does not contain AES/Desktop, only EmuCON command-line interpreter. But that's enough to run textmode TOS programs, or AUTO games, and even...
by BlankVector
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Atari Links
Replies: 63
Views: 239587

Re: Atari Links

A few more:

Atari Hardware
HxC Floppy Emulator -> http://hxc2001.free.fr/floppy_drive_emulator/

YouTube channels
Vretrocomputing -> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG4S3P ... dN-tpGQthA
by BlankVector
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Bash on TOS
Replies: 14
Views: 2075

Re: Bash on TOS

If I can figure out the right way to bind CTRL I can at least get nano working, which would be neat. I’ve tried TERM=st52, vt52, and Geneva. I'm not sure to understand the issue with Ctrl key. Ctrl is a dead key, it can't be used alone (at least with TOS/MiNT functions). Maybe you have trouble with...
by BlankVector
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Bash on TOS
Replies: 14
Views: 2075

Re: Bash on TOS

I also found some recently-ported tools to MiNT over here that claim to also work with TOS through MiNTlib. That's my page. Indeed, that software also run on plain TOS, because it is compiled with MiNTLib. MiNTLib is smart enough to use MiNT features if available, or fall back to TOS features other...

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