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by simonsunnyboy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Atari Box gets official name...
Replies: 11
Views: 2612

Re: Atari Box gets official name...

A decent Steambox with Atari logo why not, but sofar there is nothing but teasers and empty plastics...so I doubt nit will go anywhere.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Welcome to Neon Shooter!
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Welcome to Neon Shooter!

*Moderator note* Moved to "Non Atari" as this has obviously nothing to do with Atari ST or Falcon software.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: bexa64n
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: bexa64n

Nice thing, a reason to power up the Falcon in the near future!
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

Have you managed to find a development environment for ARM which shows you a cycle count for snippets of C code? As far as I remember, the Microchip development tools offer that facility. No but I normally don't dig that deep either. We use IAR compilers at my company. And yeah we went a bit offtop...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

Learned 8051 first, PIC was a pain in the ass and a reason why I thoroughly dislike those devices and do not recommend using them.

Doing Cortex-M devices for a living these days but in C....
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

I learned assembly language for microcontrollers at a university course. I straightly went to apply the knowledge on the ST when Perihelion did his tutorials. I did some small full projects in assembly language but I soon focused on doing inlines for GFA until 2009 and since then I am combining it w...
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

i would love to learn assembly but not really sure where to start to be honest If you want to do this for the Atari ST, google for the Perihelion tutorials. ON a more generic base it is better to start it on microcontrollers like AVR or PIC. After getting the point for those, it is easy to grasp fo...
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

Spekaing for Ataris, if you want to get the job done and finished and 100% speed is not the main goal, using C is a much better way to go. This might be why Cubase has a whopping 2ms MIDI thru latency, and is incapable of driving more than one MIDI out at 8MHz. 2ms latency..wooohoo..you should team...
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

Frank B wrote:You still need to understand assembly for reverse engineering. Very important to verify static analysis and dynamic analysis vulnerabilities in a binary.


Yes, I agree. You have to be able to understand but not necessarily be able to code the whole application on that low level.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

C is a fancy macro assembler - and the best mix is inbetween. Like This ? :) https://github.com/gibs75/demOS/blob/master/EXTERN/ARJDEP.C No certainly not in this fashion. More the way that it automatically updates your indirect addressing right when using structs etc. On a modern platform (non-m68k...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: why use ASM anymore
Replies: 76
Views: 6734

Re: why use ASM anymore

C is a fancy macro assembler - and the best mix is inbetween. Lowlevel stuffs need assembly language but noone sane (except Demo coders) really has the time left to do all our main logic stuffs in assembly language itself, just because it takes more time to develop and test. It is less relevant for ...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Pc1 unpacking rout
Replies: 16
Views: 2904

Re: Pc1 unpacking rout

Thanks for sharing, I am currently working on integrating a different PC1 unpacker into my kernel project. This versions looks a lot shorter codewise and I will give it a go.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The FPGA and non-Atari cores deserve the cover of this forum?
Replies: 69
Views: 5634

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

In general, I'm still pro-FPGA because diversity keeps a user base for the forum. I personally treat it as an oldschool BBS with slightly more content than just Atari. For me this is perfectly fine, my very own BBS would follow such a policy. Narrowminded single topic forums are quite a pest IMHO be...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Trolls in the Atari-Forum.
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: Trolls in the Atari-Forum.

As long as it is not offensive and flaming it it is ok and what we have the Non-Atari section for.
Just ignore it if it doesn't interest you.

My first click is always to the FPGA section and click "mark as read" ;)
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Noobs use C, real programmers use Basic
Replies: 95
Views: 7828

Re: Noobs use C, real programmers use Basic

Well, this thread has actually been pretty inspirational for me, at least. It has led me to complete the Turing test successfully - in basic!!! Here's the listing for you guys to try yourselves: 10 print "What shall we talk about?" 20 input a$ 30 print "Oh, sorry. I didn't realise yo...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Yamaha OPL on Atari STe?
Replies: 40
Views: 22226

Re: Yamaha OPL on Atari STe?

soviet9922 wrote:This thing could be made to work on the st parallel port ?
https://www.serdashop.com/OPL2LPT


There as a disucssion here. Search for OPL2
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: An introduction to MSX BASIC
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Re: An introduction to MSX BASIC

The following site with old books and esp the non-platform specific here might be useful:

https://www.atariarchives.org/

and for your adventure thingy:
https://www.atariarchives.org/adventure/
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 2747

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

Maybe a generic description of the location and what sort of market/meetings took place there mihgt be interesting to read. Maybe a fresh thread?
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996
Replies: 23
Views: 2747

Re: Computer crime in Scotland, 1996

Very interesting time capsule, I was unaware of such big raids on office blocks to collect SIMMs at all.

The rest is more of a sidestory....thanks for posting this.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NetUSBee TOS driver
Replies: 36
Views: 3924

Re: NetUSBee TOS driver

That would be nice to have. There havebeen no reliable USB drivers for TOS sofar except for the single mouse driver.

OTOH I was toild that Netusbee was even not stable under MiNT...so I am wondering.

Will your TOS drivers work on STs aswell?
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GEMDOS on Apple Lisa
Replies: 14
Views: 1664

Re: GEMDOS on Apple Lisa

What an irony as so many people bought Ataris as Macs were too expensive.

From a plain technical and historical point of view, I think EmuTOS on the Lisa would be a must-have and for M68K Macs a nice kick in the butt :)
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 22
Views: 21342

Re: Signatures

12 years necrobump - respect :)
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Noobs use C, real programmers use Basic
Replies: 95
Views: 7828

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." - Edsger W. Dijkstra /thread This is true for old-style linenumbered BASIC. If it had data struct...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How much RAM in your Atari ST?
Replies: 64
Views: 10099

Re: How much RAM in your Atari ST?

I personally think possibilities for 1MB systems have not been maxed out yet and I personally like to see productions being able to run on 512K or 1Mb configs. OTOH it is pretty safe to assume people have 4MB today. Those enthusiasts without the real hardware use emulators anyway and most others wil...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: form_do and dialog box
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: form_do and dialog box

rsrc_gaddr(R_OBJECT, DLG_MOVE, dialog); That should be rsrc_gaddr(R_TREE, DLG_MOVE, &dialog); (assuming that DLG_MOVE is the id of the TREE, not the id of some object) Then "OBJECT dialog" instead of "OBJECT * dialog" - or you are passing the address of an address? Or is the...

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