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by joska
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Resolution boosting thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Resolution boosting thoughts

The simplest hack would be to support three monochrome monitors on the R/G/B outputs, it should be so easy to do for someone who knows about VDI. While this would be possible, it would be far from easy. There are two ways to do this with ET4000: 1. Use it's bitplane mode. However, that would limit ...
by joska
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Resolution boosting thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Resolution boosting thoughts

czietz wrote:However, I think that some of the Mach's acceleration is in fact used by Nova VDI. Maybe someone with a Mach32 or Mach64 can help you here?


Correct, Nova Mach32/64 driver use hardware acceleration. The ATI-cards are a *lot* faster than ET4000.
by joska
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Resolution boosting thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: Resolution boosting thoughts

czietz wrote:- The ET4000's output is not interlaced. Where did you read otherwise?


ET4000 also supports interlace. I remember using interlace to get decent resolutions in 16-bit with Crazy Dots in my old TT.
by joska
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch
Replies: 160
Views: 22091

Re: VGA adapter with Blow Up and VGA/RGB switch

dimfil wrote:Has anyone found a solution for XAAES yet?
MyAES is working OK with BlowUp but somehow I prefer XAAES over MyAES on my stock Falcon.


Videlity is working fine with XaAES, and allows the use of an external pixelclock.
by joska
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Noobs use C, real programmers use Basic
Replies: 17
Views: 907

Re: Noobs use C, real programmers use Basic

"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration." Bullsh*t :) Programmers that are irreparably "damaged" by BASIC would never have become...
by joska
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: What hapened to atariforge? dev-docs moved.
Replies: 48
Views: 3084

Re: What hapened to atariforge? dev-docs moved.

Speaking as someone who has mirrored sites in the past (http://storage.atari-source.org/atari/mirrors/), I would have been really surprised to find out someone was upset that I did that. Never seen your site before so I don't know if it has been publicly known. But if it is - don't be surprised if ...
by joska
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware
Replies: 57
Views: 2676

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware

Gribnif wrote:I don't think (trying to remember from 25 years ago) there is a lot of CPU-dependent code, though. If you send me stack traces/disassemblies surrounding crashes, I can also look into it.


I'll do that as soon as I can. As for CPU-specific code - I guess you invalidate the cache at some points?
by joska
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware
Replies: 57
Views: 2676

Re: Geneva and NeoDesk 4 Released as Donationware

My hope is to release occasional updates and, more importantly, the source code, so you can all compile your own and contribute fixes. Great stuff :) There are some things I'd like to fix/change, one of them is to get it running on my Milan060. Are you still using PureC? Or have you switched to ano...
by joska
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT and MSTe PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 2897

Re: TT and MSTe PSU

These are great - loads of current and very stable voltage. I power four computers and one monitor at once from a single brick.
by joska
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT and MSTe PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 2897

Re: TT and MSTe PSU

I am all set to make the conversion but I just read some old warnings by Exxos. PicoPSU's are designed for modern computers that works at a much higher speed with lower tolerances and much higher power demands than our old Ataris. I read exxos' warnings, and while they were interesting they were al...
by joska
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT and MSTe PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 2897

Re: TT and MSTe PSU

Many PicoPSU clones does not have -5 or -12, which the isa graphics card may need. That said, I have only good experiences with PicoPSU. I've used them in several machines with good results. I would be surprised if they were any worse than the original, 80's design PSU's.
by joska
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TT and MSTe PSU
Replies: 28
Views: 2897

Re: TT and MSTe PSU

Don't worry, it's +5V on both the TT and AT connector. I guess it's not used by the TT PSU simply because it's not needed.
by joska
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111404

Re: CT60e is coming :)

80W is more than enough. My Falcon/Afterburner/Eclipse/spinning disk draws around a quarter of that.
by joska
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 562
Views: 119025

Re: New board: MonSTer

You need to remove the original TOS ROMs. I guess it fits physically, but ask Alan about that.
by joska
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 562
Views: 119025

Re: New board: MonSTer

Joska, do you mean you have MONSTER working with EmuTOS on your STM? I have a DIY flash/IDE-solution on my STM, this was before the MonSTer was available. However, I have a Mega ST and an STE with MonSTers, and EmuTOS is working perfectly fine in both. And could someone explain AltRam to me in dumb...
by joska
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee and old soft
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Firebee and old soft

Is it working? http://www.atariuptodate.de/en/5951/68kemu This only emulates the CPU, and is used to run applications that does not run under the ColdFire "68k". No other hardware is emulated, so this can't be used to run games or any other software that expects hardware to act as on a ge...
by joska
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 489
Views: 111404

Re: CT60e is coming :)

I'm not a fan of the external PSU bricks but I guess I have to join the hurd and get exactly that. The Falcon/CT60 does not require much power. You can fit a 12V/5A brick inside the case with ease, especially if you replace the harddisk with a CF/SD-card. That's easier than finding a good quality A...
by joska
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Graphics in Locomotive basic

The MZ had a scrolling editor from the beginning (late 70's). But yes - 80 column is a huge advantage for the CPC compared to most 8-bits. Together with the built-in diskdrive this is one of it's strongest points. But the editor *is* poor, something that was commented on in reviews when the CPC arri...
by joska
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Graphics in Locomotive basic

Well, true, in the sense that you have to press COPY when you reach the line that interests you. Is this so bad? Compared to just edit the line directly - yes. Editing on e.g. Microsoft Basic on the MSX is *much* more comfortable. The CPC should be the ideal 8-bit machine to program in BASIC on. Go...
by joska
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Graphics in Locomotive basic

Gryzor wrote:Granted, I've not used others extensively, but what's wrong about the CPC's editor?


It's a line-editor. I guess this is fine if you're used to it, but when you're used to a fullscreen editor it's quite awful. Most 8-bits had better BASIC editors than the CPC.
by joska
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)

if CPC users can brag about one thing, it's their BASIC interpreter ;) The CPC - and especially the 6128 - is one of the best 8-bit machines. Low price, good performance, built-in floppydrive, 80-column screen, easily expandable, cp/m and some really good games. Locomotive BASIC is rather good too,...
by joska
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari st series computers conversion PC
Replies: 510
Views: 162807

Re: Atari st series computers conversion PC

Would it be possible to insert the Teensy in the signal line (sorry, poor use of language) so that the ST keyboard still sends signals to the ST but if you DIDNT power the ST and plugged the USB connector to a PC it would become a USB keyboard only? Yes, that's possible and can be done in many ways...
by joska
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Graphics in Locomotive basic
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Graphics in Locomotive basic

cpcwiki.eu is *the* CPC-resource.
by joska
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee and old soft
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Firebee and old soft

(video is still slow, People probably say that because they use 32-bit modes as they think more is better. But it's not. 16-bit means 50% less traffic on the flex-bus (CPU->FPGA) which is the real bottleneck. I'm using (well, "using" as I'm not really using my Firebee anymore. But that ha...

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