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TT030 Demos?

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:32 am
by elianda
Hello,

lately I saved a TT030 from the trash at the university.
Since that I tried to get some demos running but it seems that about 95% does not work. In most cases it crashes or the Screen just turns black and then it crashes...

So is there a list or so of TT compatible or even TT demos?
Darkness and Oddstuff runs so far.

Ciao...
...Micha

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:26 am
by Frank
Yeah it's not 100% st compatible.

I haven't tried a lot of stuff mine it but anything packed makes it fall over.

Cheers for saving it from the trash. Binning a TT is sacrelidge :/
Pretty good save :)

Frank

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:42 am
by Mug UK
Could be a multitude of reasons why the programs don't work .. a lot of demos (early ones) wouldn't work with 4MB as they addressed the screen at the 512K direct memory address ($78000) and other such short-cuts.

As for "demos written for the TT030" .. unless some groups released, them, I'm not sure any existed. I've seen source code somewhere that enabled the 16Mhz option when a MegaSTE was used - but that was only for the depack routines!

Re: TT030 Demos

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:42 am
by NiceGuyUK
I just wished I lived near a university that had TT030's going spare. Still trying to salvage a Falcon I got from eBay....

Re: TT030 Demos?

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:53 am
by thothy
elianda wrote:So is there a list or so of TT compatible or even TT demos?
Darkness and Oddstuff runs so far.


I remember a "Starwars" demo that was written for the TT. I once tried to run it on my Falcon and one could see the Millenium Falcon flying over the screen, but it crashed very soon. So this is probably one of the only demos that exclusively runs on the TT...

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:32 pm
by Nyh
AFAIK Grotesque 030 By Omega will work on a TT. And I hacked crapman so the file version works on a TT (and 1 meg machines).

Nyh

TT Demos

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:11 pm
by ICS
There are a few demos for TT:

Grotesque (the one called OMEGAFIN.PRG)
TT Wars (that's probably the Star Wars one)

And several smaller screens and stuff:
Scape, Gouraud.prg,
Yet Another Bytero, Glasstro and Orion Beta from TSCC
Diag TT (from Atari)
ADEBUG 3D TT Demo from Brainstorm
Shiny

Don't remember any others, but there could be more.

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:53 pm
by The Flying Egg
Nyh wrote:AFAIK Grotesque 030 By Omega will work on a TT. And I hacked crapman so the file version works on a TT (and 1 meg machines).

Nyh


Actually, when I coded the Grotesque demo... It worked quite well on a TT030... I coded it specificly to work on STE and TT030 as I had both of the machines myself.
I did have some mail conversation with some guy some years ago, who hacked it so it worked on a Falcon 030... Maybe it was this version you hacked back?
But still, the original version works perfectly on a TT030.

I do have a TT030 (with the sources for the Grotesque demo on it). Havn't started it in a lot of years though. Don't event think I got a working mose for it...

I did love the Motorola 68030 CPU... Some of the stuff you could use the pipeline and cache for on that CPU have still not been seen on any other CPU... Like coding a program so some of the commands actually got executed during the time that another command was being processed, so it actually looke like one of the commands took 0 clockcykles!
Fun and scary at the same time!