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by leonard
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ATARI demo nominee in Meteoriks Awars 2015!
Replies: 4
Views: 3960

ATARI demo nominee in Meteoriks Awars 2015!

I'm more than proud to see that "We Were @" demo is nominee in two categories of Meteoriks Awards 2015 ( "Public Choice" and "Best Low End Demo" ) https://2016.meteoriks.org/nominees#nominees-7 https://2016.meteoriks.org/nominees#nominees-8 Please note two others ATARI ...
by leonard
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: We Were @ - wrong colors
Replies: 8
Views: 13259

Re: We Were @ - wrong colors

ggn wrote:What people call surprise... I call a huge 2-week email backlog. With Leonard nearing a nervous breakdown ;).


exactly :)
by leonard
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: We Were @ - wrong colors
Replies: 8
Views: 13259

Re: We Were @ - wrong colors

Cyprian wrote:I'm also positively surprised that it works perfectly on my Mega STE :)


It's not a surprise :) MegaSTE asked a lot of work on each screen just because of a small difference in blitter timing
by leonard
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 8656

Re: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD

Cyprian wrote:fixed with the latest CosmosEx firmware.
Flip-O demo works ok now.


enjoy good old flipo!
by leonard
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: We Were @ - wrong colors
Replies: 8
Views: 13259

Re: We Were @ - wrong colors

is it party or final version? This is a random issue ( and we get it on the compo big screen but no one noticed because it was the first time they see it :))

Final version is supposed to have fix:

http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=66702
by leonard
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART
Replies: 26
Views: 10427

Re: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART

1 HD Upscaler from Amazon (Scart input HDMI output) Oh I didn't even spoke about upscaler because I though it was always bad. But maybe i'm totally wrong on that point. If it works with great quality, that's a very good choice because I can use almost any HDMI monitor I guess. Anyone with an upscal...
by leonard
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART
Replies: 26
Views: 10427

Re: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART

and then resolder the wires to VGA instead


I've read somewhere else someone adding resistors on R,G and B but maybe it was for an amiga. Could you confirm you just connect VGA connector without adding any resistors?
by leonard
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART
Replies: 26
Views: 10427

Re: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART

@catmando: it seems I have to build a specific VGA cable right? It's not a big deal, but is there a list with "SCART ready" monitors? ( so I don't have to build any cable?)
by leonard
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART
Replies: 26
Views: 10427

Re: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART

@catmando: terrific!
by leonard
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART
Replies: 26
Views: 10427

best LCD monitor working with ATARI SCART

Hi, My SC1424 monitor died few month ago. I tested an LCD TV with a SCART input I have at home. It worked, but colors are totally different in SCART mode with the ATARI. It's awfull! Did anyone know a good PC monitor reference, supporting a SCART input, and have decent color when used with a STE ? t...
by leonard
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 8656

Re: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD

in your left log, almost all offsets are multiple of 256 ( $00 at the end ). this should not happen! ( right values are from the right log ). Maybe you should investigate on that. It's like cosmoex driver only reads multiple of 256 bytes?
by leonard
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 8656

Re: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD

ok your binary dump seems ok. I just do another check: when I decompress the MSA file (when I load it) I check that no tracks is bigger than 5120 bytes ( if bigger I display "bad msa" file). If any track is bigger than 5120bytes it's certainly because of bad MSA decompression Are you aware...
by leonard
Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 8656

Re: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD

As I said in my previous post this is a basic check: just compare first values of MSA to ensure it's a 10 sectors, 2 sides, 81 or 82 cylinders. But if your MSA is working with emulator, the check is ok and your image is ok too :) that's why I don't understand. The only way is to trace the code and l...
by leonard
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 8656

Re: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD

I can't debug it myself. I guess someone already runs the demo with cosmoex. What's the difference with your ST? what do you mean by "STm" ? Is it a STE?
by leonard
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best emulator for debugging
Replies: 20
Views: 8779

Re: Best emulator for debugging

I'm surely not very objective but you can use SainT for sure! Personnally I did all my ATARI coding with SainT ( assembling on PC, my tools generate my demo in MSA format, and I run SainT). I wrote and debug all "We Were @" demo using SainT and my PC toolchain. Anyway Steem is really cool....
by leonard
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD
Replies: 18
Views: 8656

Re: CosmosEx and 520 STm - Flipo Demo HDD

looks strange. first message means that the file itself is not found. (I use a findfirst with "flipo*.msa" to find either flipo.msa or flipo_p.msa) the second case means that MSA file is not a flipo demo. The test is really basic, it just check MSA header to see if it's 2 sides, 10 sectors...
by leonard
Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: List of Scene related Commercial Games ST/e
Replies: 19
Views: 8704

Re: List of Scene related Commercial Games ST/e

could be interesting to rewrite the list with nickname/crew for each game
by leonard
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: SNDHRECORD
Replies: 11
Views: 12698

Re: SNDHRECORD

All tunes were played on ATARI STE, without any emulation. Total playing time of all tunes is about 14 days.


This project is just brilliant! Congratulations!
by leonard
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ATARI HDD low level info
Replies: 47
Views: 16251

Re: ATARI HDD low level info

But direct FDC has advantage that you can simply do something useful (animation for instance :-) ) you're right: in my demos I always decompress during the floppy loading. (so decompression is CPU "free") If I use TOS for floppy read, the initial "apple" loading bar in the "...
by leonard
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Flipo Demo HDD version!
Replies: 8
Views: 6132

Flipo Demo HDD version!

Hi, As some people asked and it was quite simple to do, here is a small PRG that runs Flipo Demo in HDD. Just put the PRG in the same directory of any flipo MSA file ( original MSA or my patched MSA ), and enjoy :) http://leonard.oxg.free.fr/SainT/Flipo_HD.prg If you don't have the MSA, you can get ...
by leonard
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ATARI HDD low level info
Replies: 47
Views: 16251

Re: ATARI HDD low level info

For example, we had a MU-Law compression tool we used for Jaguar, and it worked pretty well. You might wanna look into something like that. Yes could be fast but I really needed almost 0% cpu in my music driver, because of all effects Player take an average of 1/3 of raster line. Unfortunatly no re...
by leonard
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: "We Were @" final version!
Replies: 6
Views: 4060

"We Were @" final version!

I'm pleased to announce you the final version of We Were @ demo After the hardware survey, there is two new big features: - run on MegaSTE too! - run from HDD or Floppy! Download it from the pouet.net page! http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=66702 A big thanks to GGN/D-Bug and spkr/Checkpoint for h...
by leonard
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ATARI HDD low level info
Replies: 47
Views: 16251

Re: ATARI HDD low level info

CiH wrote: :cheers:


and MegaSTE owners will see the demo too! Was really a pain to make the 4 cycles slower blitter works in every fullscreen :)
by leonard
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ATARI HDD low level info
Replies: 47
Views: 16251

Re: ATARI HDD low level info

@mike: to keep it simple: In "We Were @", every effect are running in 1MiB, the second MiB is used for music ( 800KiB of un-compressed PCM samples) If you unpack the two floppies, you get 4.1MiB of data! so I can't keep the two floppies in memory in a "unpacked" form, just a part...
by leonard
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ATARI HDD low level info
Replies: 47
Views: 16251

Re: ATARI HDD low level info

It took years to reach some level and get experience don't worry for me I have a small exp in atari ST. Thanks to GGN advice, I'm using the GEMDOS for best compatibility with every hardware. (not a big deal in my demo because I have plenty of free RAM with the 4MiB version) ULS is really nice, I he...

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