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by neanderthal
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Metal Slug (Mission 1) port for Atari STE - Completed
Replies: 39
Views: 2498

Re: Metal Slug (Mission 1) port for Atari STE - Completed

Tested on TOS 1.06 and TOS 1.62 Using my manufactured hard disk unit and Peter Putnik driver. As well, designed to be loaded from AUTO folder, without any other thing into memory (despite P. Putnik hard disk driver). All is ok in described way, This is the price of Neo Geo quality, you need almost ...
by neanderthal
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Metal Slug (Mission 1) port for Atari STE - Completed
Replies: 39
Views: 2498

Re: Metal Slug (Mission 1) port for Atari STE - Completed

W A S D for movement, M big jump, N fire, B grenade seems to work on a real STE Yea about that,how did you load it, tried on my STE but just end up with a black screen after some preload of sprites or something ? Or are you using some weird modern gotek stylish big pseudo drive?..I mean a 3 megger ...
by neanderthal
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IDE HD transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 1495

Re: IDE HD transfer

However a question to Eero here since on the topic of Hatari and IDE drives,is the PSG ioA7 to IDERST emulated? Falcon IDE reset on PSG port A bit 7 write is not implemented yet: https://git.tuxfamily.org/hatari/hatari.git/tree/src/psg.c#n419 //Lazy-ed...Ohh,,that was not good I like to read and si...
by neanderthal
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Floppy boot sector Falcon
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Floppy boot sector Falcon

Somewhere in all the text, did see where TOS looks at NVRAM early on, and noticed something about BLiTTER settings there. But, the Falcon starts up at 8MHz, and switches to 16MHz early on. About that,think 8Mhz is at floppy boot?,,then again just a theory since never checked..Compatible with ST gam...
by neanderthal
Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Floppy boot sector Falcon
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Floppy boot sector Falcon

Ah its that pet project of yours,so no, fixing up a floppy boot sector wont help you since logo already there.Maybe find the A-line route jump or bsr and 'just' skip it? Or replace the particular A-line with say $a000 (A-line init),think it just returns some pointers and stuff and dont do much more?...
by neanderthal
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IDE HD transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 1495

Re: IDE HD transfer

Those adapters can be a bit dodgy since not always programmed with the latest and greatest or as maybe in this case too 'new' so cant handle some old geometries? My NAS build comes to mind,that SATA to USB interface just fixes max 2Tb.Then again snatched it from a broken external HD box.And a big 'm...
by neanderthal
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Floppy boot sector Falcon
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Floppy boot sector Falcon

Had to quick test with Fcopypro:s boot sector guardian,it uses Cconws() for text output and that comes neatly after bootlogo and everything scrolls up as usual.At least on TOS 4.04. Wonder where the memory of some text overwriting the bootlogo comes from?,Might have been when exprimented with RTC vi...
by neanderthal
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Floppy boot sector Falcon
Replies: 28
Views: 1359

Re: Floppy boot sector Falcon

Funky,no one tested that?.Cant remember but should be visible with any floppy boot-sector 'protector'.
I quess the text from boot-sector would be just over-written by the Logo? (partially,think have seen it sometime)
by neanderthal
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Metacomco assembler & Pascal
Replies: 15
Views: 9450

Re: Metacomco assembler & Pascal

I think I only tested the example file and did not do much editing at all on it since had already some version of Devpac which was much easier to use.Actually got the whole thing for cheap on some Atari meeting mid 90:ies or something?.But fun to have and see old soft that still works :)
by neanderthal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: A riddle for Pure-C experts
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: A riddle for Pure-C experts

Hehe,yes,the difference in compilers,a flag here a flag there.Not to mention differences in compiler versions.The future of tweak these old programs and stuff might be hard to repro the binaries as for the first time.Had a hard time to do some identical old mint kernels,if one even can get them to c...
by neanderthal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Starting GEM via ttytab on easymint
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Starting GEM via ttytab on easymint

So popping this up here cause fault traced this a second time and it can take time to figure out. Will save time for the few that might actually still use/install this version of easymint. In fact cant even remember which version it was,maaany years ago XD Kernel 1.15.12(tho I use a own ctrl-C fixed...
by neanderthal
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Best procedure for random numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Best procedure for random numbers

I do remember when played around with Xbios Random that when shifting out the lowest 8bits I got a rather ok 16bit value that could use for a 'antwar' picture on screen that did not repeat patterns.Got the feel of a TV that was not tuned in to any channel(the old analog CRT ones).Must have been on m...
by neanderthal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Incompatibility betweeen MagiC/MiNT for Fcntl(F_GETFL/F_SETFL)
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Incompatibility betweeen MagiC/MiNT for Fcntl(F_GETFL/F_SETFL)

[Oh wait,we are talking sockets.dev not the .xdd for old mint that I use,thats for MagiC right? Yes, or more precisely, about that peculiar difference between sockets.dev and sockets.xdd. Yes have been sort of checking up on your progress since had some strangeness when tested a more update kernel ...
by neanderthal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Incompatibility betweeen MagiC/MiNT for Fcntl(F_GETFL/F_SETFL)
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Incompatibility betweeen MagiC/MiNT for Fcntl(F_GETFL/F_SETFL)

Would that be drivers as in .XIF drivers for the net-interfaces? No, i don't think so. That ioctl is handled by sockets.dev, not by the drivers. Will have to check though if other ioctl constants are affected, too. Oh wait,we are talking sockets.dev not the .xdd for old mint that I use,thats for Ma...
by neanderthal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Incompatibility betweeen MagiC/MiNT for Fcntl(F_GETFL/F_SETFL)
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Incompatibility betweeen MagiC/MiNT for Fcntl(F_GETFL/F_SETFL)

Its also strange that the builtin drivers don't seem to handle it at all. Would that be drivers as in .XIF drivers for the net-interfaces? For do remember that tweaked in ioctl so could change setup(change physical port used) on my 3Com board,not sure how it is called or registered tho since did no...
by neanderthal
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: CAB browser
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: CAB browser

It's funny how long CAB had been developed and yet how super user unfriendly is to today standards. Well,we have grown extremly used to the install thing today and it just works. Many old Atari programs, even professional ones can be real trickery to get working as supposed to. Some CAF oddities co...
by neanderthal
Sat May 29, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Casio F-91W as Atari RTC?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Casio F-91W as Atari RTC?

Ok,,that beats my idea of making a serial driver for my Walltari to set time via my linux-box..Would have been good training to check how modern linux works,maybe tweak with daemons and see how one crashes a modern system XD...
by neanderthal
Sat May 29, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Reading keys - break codes
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Reading keys - break codes

ehh,,like in game style detection or something?,I quess you have to do a own periodic filter like when you reading joysticks and such.ie make filter so it only reacts on changes.ie compare to last read and if same dont do anything,otherwise check what have changed and do what needs to be done. If go...
by neanderthal
Tue May 18, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Swapping Disks/Drive B
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Swapping Disks/Drive B

I did wonder if this was the "problem" but I confess I've only tried a couple of games to test this feature so far. Unfortunately many of the old games were designed like that,and to top it up many of them on single sided floppies since many kept compatible with the old drives. I think Heimdall was...
by neanderthal
Thu May 13, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The DSP and expansion cards (eg. the CT2 issue)
Replies: 60
Views: 2601

Re: The DSP and expansion cards (eg. the CT2 issue)

I've just knocked together a new board design, actually. I wasn't brave enough to try sourcing Platon yet, though. :lol: Welcome to the future, eh? Screenshot 2021-05-13 at 22.37.42.png Can you guess what it is, by the way? :wink: BW And the future contains a 68882 by the looks of it,hehe,I quess t...
by neanderthal
Thu May 13, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The DSP and expansion cards (eg. the CT2 issue)
Replies: 60
Views: 2601

Re: The DSP and expansion cards (eg. the CT2 issue)

Fun trivia: all the CENTEK products (up to the CT2B) had been routed on Atari Falcon in Platon. :) Wow! Just wow! :-) What patience! I'm so tempted to try that for a (small!) project in the future and see how I get on. BW So there was a router/PCB design thing for that kind of stuff on atari?missed...
by neanderthal
Sun May 09, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon DAC volume control
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Falcon DAC volume control

Well there sort of is,tho its called attenuation,resides in $ff893a.w bits LLLL RRRR .... according to my old hardware.txt 0000 = no attenuation 1111 = -22.5 dB in 1.5 dB steps according to datasheet. Was years ago since played around with that but think its correct adress in falcon. Have some local...
by neanderthal
Sun May 09, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Any risk in not removing the dead Dallas chip from the Falcon?
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: Any risk in not removing the dead Dallas chip from the Falcon?

I guess that is already the case but I want some TSR for use with the original TOS. I can boot EmuTOS ofcourse but then I am back at the "TOS from RAM" point. Hmm,,should be doable?,I did some sort of crude y2k hack and intercepted clock handler on a old STE of mine just cause if even set clock pro...
by neanderthal
Fri May 07, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: The DSP and expansion cards (eg. the CT2 issue)
Replies: 60
Views: 2601

Re: The DSP and expansion cards (eg. the CT2 issue)

Well,,progress,,thats good and isolating causes why. So very likely that you have to do parts of DSP decode onboard via adresses and clever HW programming. After all thats what the mobo GALs does in both emulating a plain 68k-bus(tho up-speeded for falcon) and the 030 style DSP access. But very cool...
by neanderthal
Fri May 07, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Any risk in not removing the dead Dallas chip from the Falcon?
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: Any risk in not removing the dead Dallas chip from the Falcon?

And btw,if you are into hardcore fixing stuff you can actually use the clockchip without replacing it.The falcy mobo is a bit of b*tch to desolder stuff from.I did that on my other falcon just cause of the desoldering issue..lol Its a old pc-hack ,same clock on many falcons,some later have the other...

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