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by Zippy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Total Apathy Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Total Apathy Demo

It's only 28 years late! Thanks to Showaddywaddy for putting this together and for the great nostalgic intro. :)

total-apathy.msa
by Zippy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: 'Clean-up' after a warm reset
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: 'Clean-up' after a warm reset

One of the first thing TOS boot code does is to execute the RESET instruction. This instruction does assert the reset signal. At board level it is the same as pressing the hardware button. Yup, but I wasn't sure if the reset button would also reset other hardware chips in addition to the 68000, chi...
by Zippy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: 'Clean-up' after a warm reset
Replies: 9
Views: 1404

Re: 'Clean-up' after a warm reset

If you clear the 3 "memval" system variables (@ $420.w, $43a.w, $51a.w), or even just the first one at $420.w, then jump to the reset vector in $4.w it should do a BIOS cold boot rather than warm boot. From supervisor mode: clr.l $420.w move.l $4.w,a0 jmp (a0) but without the actual hardwa...
by Zippy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Aura.PRG source code unprotected needs recompiling
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Aura.PRG source code unprotected needs recompiling

That will definitely not work as whoever did the protection on this knew what they were doing. There's some bizarre stuff in this like creating the copyright message with a load of random byte moves. It has an encrypted disk protection check, self modifying code + it hides the reference to the prote...
by Zippy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Any new 32" TV that works with an ST via RGB SCART?
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: Any new 32" TV that works with an ST via RGB SCART?

Updating this in case anyone else is looking for a new TV to use with an ST. Turns out the Sony 32WD756BU does work OK with my Mega ST, if I use a SCART cable with the resistors. My old cable that I've had for years didn't have the resistors and worked OK with most other TV's over the years, but not...
by Zippy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Any new 32" TV that works with an ST via RGB SCART?
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Any new 32" TV that works with an ST via RGB SCART?

I'm currently using my ST with a Toshiba 24" LCD TV with built in DVD player, picture is OK but something isn't quite right with the frame rate as scrolling is a bit jerky. But it's fine for text stuff and the display is stable unlike most other TV's I tried around the time I got this one, with...
by Zippy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Atari Legend Forum
Topic: RIP Steve Bak
Replies: 7
Views: 4577

Re: RIP Steve Bak

Managed to find the article shown , big enough to read :

https://archive.org/details/ST_Amiga_Fo ... B/page/n11
by Zippy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 31
Views: 10334

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

New upload here :

https://ufile.io/usch7
by Zippy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 31
Views: 10334

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

I still have it, will update the thread when it's ready.
by Zippy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Old ST scene letters scans
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Old ST scene letters scans

OK I updated to Winrar 5.60 and have uploaded another archive in RAR format, maybe this one will work better. Also corrected a couple of mistakes in the readme.txt file...

https://ufile.io/4e4x0
by Zippy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Old ST scene letters scans
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Old ST scene letters scans

Strange, I created the archive with Winrar 5.50 (64 bit). Of course it is a dodgy pirate copy so maybe that's the problem. :)

They're using jpg format on the http://gotpapers.untergrund.net/ site so I think it's OK to use as the stuff will only be going on there.
by Zippy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Atari Legend Forum
Topic: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP
Replies: 28
Views: 9032

Re: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP

I made a selection of scans of old letters , including a load from Des, you can download from the link over here :

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=35141
by Zippy
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Old ST scene letters scans
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Old ST scene letters scans

As suggested by lotek_style I made these scans for http://gotpapers.untergrund.net/ so maybe some will appear on there, but I thought you guys might like a little preview. You can download from https://ufile.io/j65y3 , password "zippy2019" There's a readme.txt file inside the archive that ...
by Zippy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: List of non proper games dumped
Replies: 29
Views: 4460

Re: List of non proper games dumped

What was wrong with Iron Lord? Is it just the various bugs that are in all originals?

Does anyone know how to make the protection check appear in Fate Gates of Dawn? Maybe someone has a saved game just before it appears or something?
by Zippy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: EIZO on eBay UK
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: EIZO on eBay UK

I gave it a go and unfortunately it doesn't sync to ST low or medium res, only high res. So if anyone else is wondering the EIZO FlexScan L350 doesn't work with the ST. Thanks anyways, was cheap enough to be worth a try. :) I also got one of those little adapter boards that plugs into the ST monitor...
by Zippy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Atari Legend Forum
Topic: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP
Replies: 28
Views: 9032

Re: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP

Zippy: Can submit those to gotpapers? http://gotpapers.untergrund.net/ Amazing that anyone is still interested in that old stuff... I'll contact them and see what they think. I have a bag full of all the old letters (from contacts and some of the stuff sent to the Cynix PO Box) but I doubt they'd b...
by Zippy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Atari Legend Forum
Topic: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP
Replies: 28
Views: 9032

Re: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP

And last one for now...

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by Zippy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Atari Legend Forum
Topic: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP
Replies: 28
Views: 9032

Re: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP

And a bit of a rant from Des, all in good fun. :D

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by Zippy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Atari Legend Forum
Topic: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP
Replies: 28
Views: 9032

Re: RIP Des AKA Juggler from the PP

Just spotted this too! Bad news... I used to talk to Des regularly back in the ST days. Definitely one of the nicest and most friendly guys I knew back then. I still have my Pompey Pirates keyring somewhere, the only one made for a non-group member. :) I found a few old letters too... if you right c...
by Zippy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Floppy integrity testing.
Replies: 4
Views: 2673

Re: Floppy integrity testing.

If you tick "Verify Destination" in FastCopy 3 or 4 then it should verify after format. For more thorough testing you could try that diagnostic util we recently discovered over here : http://atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=104&t=34517 it has a "Floppy disk integrity test" opt...
by Zippy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: [SOLD] For sale: BREAKIN’/BEYOND THE BORDERS
Replies: 4
Views: 7432

Re: [SOLD] For sale: BREAKIN’/BEYOND THE BORDERS

You can still buy them at https://www.microzeit.com/ and there's a 30% discount code active for this week only "30yearsthalionanniversary".
by Zippy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Atari ST Diagnostic Disk (Heavily Protected)
Replies: 10
Views: 9903

Re: Atari ST Diagnostic Disk (Heavily Protected)

Some details on the protection and a cracked version over in this thread :

viewtopic.php?f=104&t=34517
by Zippy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Ultima III that Works?
Replies: 23
Views: 14720

Re: Ultima III that Works?

^^ That's the error you get when the disk in write protected, if you have the disk (or image in the emulator) write enabled then you won't get that error.
by Zippy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 31
Views: 10334

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

Here it is again :

https://ufile.io/76sm0
by Zippy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Floppy Disk Preservation
Topic: Atari ST Protection Techniques Special Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 4890

Re: Atari ST Protection Techniques Special Edition

Cool, good to hear you got it working again.

Did you manage to find any other marks on that disk by manually rotating it fully around to view it all?

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