Well, I was basically looking into the frustrations of learning to set up a programming environment for mainly M68k C=/Atari machines, but what the hell!
I have an Archie too, an A5000. I have been itching to use it and even started reading the Peter Cockerell book you mentioned.
However, it needs repairing (usual battery damage has eaten through the CMOS IC part of the mainboard). It will boot to a command prompt but has no stored settings and wont remember any commands. So its basically sat in the corner for sometime when I can get the board repaired. Sad really. Wont really do much on it for a while, as I have more pressing projects to do.
mrbombermillzy wrote:@mikro: As it stands at the moment, as much as I think Dougs routines are absolutely hardcore optimized and amazing, I believe I would struggle to get to grips with the whole C setup, as I dont really have a 'working' (as in not having to constantly check the C language and GCC syntax manuals every line) knowledge of the C language.
Currently I have a notion to use something like STOS basic for rapid prototyping and then just replace it function by function with assembly, if I can get the timings good enough to begin with. This is probably what I will go with, unless someone really convinces me that going the C route would be far more productive from what Ive said about my knowledge of the language.
@Zarchos: Ive previously prowled around the stardot.org forums to try to work out the problem. Its the ROM chip that cannot be accessed, so it wont recognise any commands let alone load drivers for a HDD or boot OS3. Believe me, I gave it a good try and exhausted all the options.
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