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by Encolpius
Fri May 20, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: Stevie Wonder Extension
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Stevie Wonder Extension

This gave me an idea. Rather than hardware scrolling, why not just throw RAM at it and ersatz it with the blitter? I was considering, when I got the time, attempting to do an ersatz parallax scroll by basically blitter copying each layer, back to front, from x=0 to x=CurrentPlace to logic,x=320-Curr...
by Encolpius
Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

Error 82. Okay, according to my STOS manual that's an illegal instruction. Which means one of my assembly language functions has gone wrong. I haven't tried Hatari as an emulator. I have tested on STEEM 3.2 and a real STE. It could be an emulation issue. It should also work on TOS 2.06 because the V...
by Encolpius
Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

And this is the latest build of Warriors of Light for those of you who might want to give it a go. Yes, there are several levels but only the prison level will work because I haven't got round to drawing the decorations for the cave wall set. Though all the other assets are in place. I've also throw...
by Encolpius
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: What would it take?
Replies: 22
Views: 3134

Re: What would it take?

Anything involving Jeff Bezos is a no from me. Ditto any other Silicon Valley tech types. They've done enough damage what with social media (which was a mistake).
by Encolpius
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Proper Stereo in Quartet.
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Proper Stereo in Quartet.

The player code I use can send the Quartet music to either the soundchip for mono playback, a Replay cartridge if someone has that, or the STE's stereo RCA outputs. If you pick the latter, and I do, then it assumes you want tracks 1 and 2 exclusively on the left channel and 3 and 4 exclusively on t...
by Encolpius
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: New STOS modules, including syncscroll
Replies: 8
Views: 3328

Re: New STOS modules, including syncscroll

Hey, Notwithstanding that Facebook is a tool of the apocalypse, there's a very helpful and active STOS user community group on there who can give you support around this kind of thing. Perhaps check it out if you get stuck. Not for me there isn't; I got 30 days' Facebook Jail for advocating the chr...
by Encolpius
Mon May 17, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New project: ATX motherboard for the Atari ST
Replies: 30
Views: 5313

Re: New project: ATX motherboard for the Atari ST

Very nice, but if you start putting RGB lights all over it I may have to murder you.
by Encolpius
Tue May 11, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS STE vertical shooter: I need help please
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: STOS STE vertical shooter: I need help please

Hmmmm. Do we even need hardware scrolling for a vertical shmup? Here's how I would approach it. Basically, assuming that the user has a 1 meg STE with TOS 1.62. This gives us about 800 kb memory to play with. Firstly, I'd reserve a bank of length 160*the height in pixels of your playfield, as work. ...
by Encolpius
Thu May 06, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine

Vinyl!!! Me too! I've become fixated upon early 70s acid folk, jazz fusion and prog rock. Only first press will do ;) Current coding entirely fuelled by King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra and John Martyn! And yes, the sprite routes would be great for that kind of thing, although prepare to switch 1...
by Encolpius
Thu May 06, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS STE vertical shooter: I need help please
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: STOS STE vertical shooter: I need help please

As regards the crashing, what Tom said about adjacent physic and logic addresses might be to do with that also. Standard STOS commands and the most used extensions (Missing Link, Misty, Control, etc.) will automatically clip this, but if you try to paste, esp. with the blitter, an image to a coordin...
by Encolpius
Thu May 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine

Hey Michael, I'd love to see the code for this. Have you written a pure STOS shell for it? At the start of the year I wrote some STOS code to create generated assembly code to analyse and then draw sprites really fast. I'm not quite sure why, but it was extremely satisfying. Glad to see you're stil...
by Encolpius
Tue May 04, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS STE vertical shooter: I need help please
Replies: 36
Views: 7617

Re: STOS STE vertical shooter: I need help please

Can I also add to this that the blit copy command in Asa Burrows extension isn't the best. It for some reason does everything one bitplane at a time in four separate operations which is rather inefficient. This may result in sprites or scenery appearing discoloured about halfway down. I can post you...
by Encolpius
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine

Hey Michael, I'd love to see the code for this. Have you written a pure STOS shell for it? At the start of the year I wrote some STOS code to create generated assembly code to analyse and then draw sprites really fast. I'm not quite sure why, but it was extremely satisfying. Glad to see you're stil...
by Encolpius
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Proper Stereo in Quartet.
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Re: Proper Stereo in Quartet.

Welp, I suppose it's cheaty stereo by doubling up tracks 2 and 3 then. I was under the impression that it was the pitch shifting that was the real CPU bear. Once you've got the values to pass to the DMA for each track, can't you just create the left stereo channel with something like "t1 OR t2 ...
by Encolpius
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Proper Stereo in Quartet.
Replies: 11
Views: 2627

Proper Stereo in Quartet.

Hello there. I have been slowly but surely scratch-building my dungeon crawler game for STE and one of the things that it has is music in Quartet for intro, credits, cutscenes, etc., because it's the only tracker that isn't positively user hostile and I've got pretty good at composing with it. It ha...
by Encolpius
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

Few observations: Settings screen lists only numbers, not options Music started only after visiting Settings screen After coming back from Setting, bottom of the two lower main screen buttons is missing Game crashes if settings.cfg file is not writable In the game play itself, direction buttons nee...
by Encolpius
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

I had two times TOS error #48 after change keys setting, not in game but after reloaded game. I think that's my SD card who make troubles :( . Wol don't see allways when i use the mouse keys , it's not easy to move an item. I'll try with my other STe. Hmmm, I might look into that. The item moving i...
by Encolpius
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

MM41 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:05 pm I use an old (very old HDDriver version) with my Satandisk,
but i can try with my other STe (SCSI HD+Link2 and ICD driver)
I use HDDRIVER on my STE and there isn't any problem with it with an Ultrasatan. Whereabouts does it freeze or bomb exactly?
by Encolpius
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

MM41 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:24 pm Thanks Encolpius ,
downloaded and just moved in, nice :D .
I have to do a test with another ST (mouse or hard drive driver problems on my STe with WOL)
Which driver are you using, and what problems are these?
by Encolpius
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

Finally, Warriors of Light v0.63E is here. This is the update that includes freestanding decorations and chests. It was too big to fit on a single disk image so I made it a zip. There are two levels included here with two different wall sets. I don't know if you can get to the second one; I may have...
by Encolpius
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

EDIT: Re chakrams, I wanted to get some slightly more unusual weapons. I thought the standard thrown weapon would be a knife but that's boring, so I made it a shuriken. But that also is boring, so you have a chakram. What about razored boomerang? Just remember not to offer your throat when it retur...
by Encolpius
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

I wanted monsters and i am served :D move into the dungeon is fast despite all monsters animation :D the new graphics are very nice Musics are disturbed when mouse is moved, take and put items are difficult some time (mouse key redundancy ?) :x @ NGF: the ruby key works at home (stair to cave level...
by Encolpius
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

I'm glad people like it. I'm going to overhaul the objects system soon enough. It's clunky because it relies on STOS sprites. On one hand, I had no choice if I were to have the cursor turn into an icon of the object, but I'm thinking I might want two separate banks, one for the item in hand and the ...
by Encolpius
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Dungeon Crawling
Replies: 65
Views: 46310

Re: STOS Dungeon Crawling

This isn't dead, just so you know. I've had a lot on my plate but this is version 0.62. Now featuring monsters that move around and behave in different ways, a slick new interface, and some wall sets that actually look like they might finally. You will need more than 1 MB to run this. I've checked. ...
by Encolpius
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: FOR SALE: MEGA STE Keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 8813

Re: FOR SALE: MEGA STE Keyboard

Yes please. I have a Mega STE and I'm having awful trifle with an Eiffel. The mouse just cuts out after a few seconds and I've to unplug and replug and this is regardless of the Eiffel. In UK. I would love to know how that is going? I just bought an eiffel3 is that what your using? I was hoping to ...

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