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by penguin
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Games - Compatibility Issues etc.
Topic: Games that support Jaguar controllers?
Replies: 60
Views: 37292

Re: Games that support Jaguar controllers?

Was the PowerPad released before the Jaguar came out though? I know that I got mine when Atari got rid of their inventory in the mid-90's. AtariMania lists Mazewar as the only PowerPad/Jagpad title released before the Jaguar, the Atari UK developed Falcon titles were released years after the Jaguar ...
by penguin
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Adding STE advanced port, jagpad support for games
Replies: 14
Views: 5339

Re: Adding STE advanced port, jagpad support for games

I only use the grey Jagpad on my Falcon. Many people also own Jagpads with rotary controller. Anything else would require an adapter.
by penguin
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: German Atari Magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 6642

Re: German Atari Magazines

...and for those who don't speak German well or want to search more than one issue, go to this site to access many articles from German Atari magazines:

http://www.stcarchiv.de
by penguin
Thu May 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?
Replies: 68
Views: 11550

Re: Solution for higher resolutions on STE?

I always kind of wondered why no one added even the TT resolutions to an STe. Actually what would also be nice (at least for us TT030/Mega STe owners) if there were an outright replacement for the VME bus adapter, something that could make them use more standard things, of course then drivers have ...
by penguin
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: EmuTOS 0.9.8
Replies: 46
Views: 9094

Re: EmuTOS 0.9.8

I did an interview with then-team member Martin Doering back in 2002. The article has some screenshots of EmuTOS 0.5.

http://stcarchiv.de/stc2002/11/emutos-interview
by penguin
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 90
Views: 24903

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

I wrote about your engine in ST-Computer 02/16. A very exciting project - I wish I could send you (and a couple of other developers) back to the 80's :wink: There were just so many games that could've been better...

Anyway, if there are any game projects, I'll be happy to cover them in my magazine.
by penguin
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Gaming databases and ST Metadata
Replies: 19
Views: 5857

Re: Gaming databases and ST Metadata

For what it's worth, you may use the images from AtariUpToDate as well. Not that many game screenshots compared to AM, but still some pics (3200).

My site (which has 9310 apps listed) doesn't have an API either, although it's not a big problem to create one.
by penguin
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: chipmunk (serial numbers database) for Atari computers
Replies: 36
Views: 12800

Re: chipmunk (serial numbers database) for Atari computers

@mikro added N/A Unknown. But there is another problem: blitter in Falcon is integrated inside Combel? :D I will need time for "select blitter according to model"... @1st1 it can be complete separate feature so someone else could implement it. Beside there should be automatization for cre...
by penguin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Number of ataris sold over the years?
Replies: 27
Views: 12486

Re: Number of ataris sold over the years?

mikro wrote:penguin: ehem and how would you explain the lack of higher s/n's? Coincidence? So it just happens that all of us have Falcon s/n < 12000 and some African tribe has the remaining units?


Once those African tribes put them on eBay, you'll finally see Falcon prices drop :cheers:
by penguin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Number of ataris sold over the years?
Replies: 27
Views: 12486

Re: Number of ataris sold over the years?

Still, 13000-14000 Falcons sold with an additional 4164 units in stock is the last official number. Everything else are just estimates until someone from Atari (or Curt's next Atari book) sheds some light on sales figures. Bob Gleadow may not have known the exact number at the time of the interview,...
by penguin
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Number of ataris sold over the years?
Replies: 27
Views: 12486

Re: Number of ataris sold over the years?

deeez wrote:Hi,
ST (M/F/FM/E): 1,000,000
Falcon: 10,000
TT: 5,000


According to Alwin Stumpf, President Worldwide Sales Atari, the number of TTs was around 10000 units in September 1991, with 600-1000 units sold each month:

http://stcarchiv.de/stc1991/10/intervie ... win-stumpf
by penguin
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language
Replies: 160
Views: 27421

Re: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language

Usually when asking for a handout it is a good idea to frame it as a win. In this case the win is goodwill, good PR and community support for any future hardware(?) development to support "retro" gaming. Very, very iffy I admit. The company is almost "virtual". 10 employees... p...
by penguin
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language
Replies: 160
Views: 27421

Re: Help Compiling TOS 2.06/2.08/3.06 in any language

Well, nobody asked Atari (or whoever bought the Atari rights) to open source TOS at the appropriate time. I doubt you'd get any reaction from Infogrames now. So... the parts owned by Digital Research were legally open sourced, but whatever Atari added not. That's why the EmuTOS team took the DR sour...
by penguin
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!
Replies: 192
Views: 22394

Re: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!

For C, there was something similar called ACSpro. Both were of course inspired by the NeXT's Interface Builder. I did not know this. I thought ACSPro is just a library for GEM. Will take a look at this. I really hate having to write a program and 80% of the time is just getting the GUI done. ACSpro...
by penguin
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!
Replies: 192
Views: 22394

Re: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!

And yet another reason is the poor development software offered by Atari. Just a simple C compiler with OS bindings and (sort of) ANSI standard libs. Other platforms had "visual" development systems quite early, while Atari never offered anything like that. Yes, this is badly needed. Just...
by penguin
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!
Replies: 192
Views: 22394

Re: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!

By thinking GEM has something to do with "clean" you miss the point. We are in the Atari world. And this world was very different to Apples world. Where Apple made very strict rules for programmers, Atari made nothing. I personally think that the imagination of the graphic environment has...
by penguin
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!
Replies: 192
Views: 22394

Re: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!

joska wrote:
BlankVector wrote:I would be interested by a list of such software. That would be a great help for newcomers.


Isn't there a Firebee compatibility list? That list would be quite similar to the Milan and Amiga/EmuTOS list.


Sure is:

https://www.atariuptodate.de/en/firebee/
by penguin
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!
Replies: 192
Views: 22394

Re: Dreaming of a Next Gen Atari - one can Dream!

How apple succeded to transform Macs from 68k to PPC and later to x86? That succeeded because Apple fanboys don't care about actual hardware, or even software, as long as a crunched apple is drawn on the machine. On the other hand, Atari users love their old hardware and old binaries. This is why h...
by penguin
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SPRITEChrome
Replies: 5
Views: 5701

Re: SPRITEChrome

AtariUpToDate has quite a few sprite editors listed:

https://www.atariuptodate.de/en/image/
by penguin
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: for every fan: Jack Tramiel and Family (insights)
Replies: 10
Views: 4269

Re: for every fan: Jack Tramiel and Family (insights)

Tramiel's Atari didn't have anything to do with the NES deal which was proposed during the Warner years and the Amiga was not a finished machine. The ST was already in development by the time he heard of the deal between Atari and the Amiga developers. I don't think the bad soundchip hurt the ST and...
by penguin
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: gfa 3.6tt compilier
Replies: 15
Views: 6378

Re: gfa 3.6tt compilier

Strange, when I google for "gfa basic compiler atari", the third page is the Unofficial GFA-Basic Home where I can download all the tools.
by penguin
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Majhong like SDL game
Replies: 57
Views: 17189

Re: Majhong like SDL game

OL wrote:Hello,

I have done a small port of Lopan Majhong game

http://gem.lutece.net/download/lopan.zip

Olivier


Could you put the links to your two ports (Lopan and MinivMac) on your website as well? The download links will otherwise be hard to find after a while...
by penguin
Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Majhong like SDL game
Replies: 57
Views: 17189

Re: Majhong like SDL game

I can't make it run on ste, tt or falcon :/ what are the requirements ? It's an SDL port, so requirements are likely higher than for a "native" application. Works with Aranym (picture) and probably Firebee as well. Since Lopan is pretty much just standard Mahjong Solitaire, I don't think ...
by penguin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST
Replies: 457
Views: 96022

Re: Apollo Team announces developing of Vampire standalone version to run as AMIGA and ATARI ST

Remember that a lot of industrial automation equipments are still working with 68k. And the issue is that this material is not only obsolete but there is no replacement or way to upgrade them. Doing a complete change of automation system cost a hell of money, not only on equipment but also in devel...
by penguin
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: When did you have your first 16bit Atari?
Replies: 50
Views: 21085

Re: When did you have your first 16bit Atari?

Mine was a 520STM with a SF354 in 1988, I sold my C64 to afford the Atari. There were no great bundles in Germany, so all I got was a disk with ST-Basic (that was shortly before Atari Germany switched to Omikron Basic).

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