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by simonsunnyboy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: micro cosmos information?
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: micro cosmos information?

The sidemounted card slot is for the Atari accessible card used as an ST harddisk. The slot below the ACSI connector board must contain the RaspPi boot image with the CosmosEX software. You can power the whole device through the RaspPi MiniUSB connector. left of the HDMI output. You should power the...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Reservoir Gods
Topic: New project(s)?
Replies: 13
Views: 9419

Re: New project(s)?

What a necrobump xD

The Reservoir Gods haven't been active on ST/Falcon since 2006 or so, 10 years by now. Those still active moved over and are now working for Reboot on the Jaguar.

OTOH I'd be more than happy to hear they are still working for ST/Falcon.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST keyboard with unrsponsive keys
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Mega ST keyboard with unrsponsive keys

I will give the cleaning a try with some isopropanol when I find some free time.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: [Hardware Dev]How make FX sounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: [Hardware Dev]How make FX sounds?

Get a datasheet of the YM2149 and program its registers accordingly. There are chip sound effect editors for the ST. Use one to configure your soundeffect and then read the YM register contents. The real good chiptunes on the ST use timers to quickly change the YM register contents. Try tracing the ...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST keyboard with unrsponsive keys
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Mega ST keyboard with unrsponsive keys

I have a Mega ST keyboard connected to my Falcon (thanks to Beetle). A few keys, notably 7// and äÄ do not respond but I cannot identify a complete scanning column on the keyboard matrix.

Is it worth to just try cleaning the keyboard, keycaps and the bubble foil inside?
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Paradize forum
Topic: [Tool] Atari ST Harddisk menu
Replies: 4
Views: 10519

Re: [Tool] Atari ST Harddisk menu

When rewiring my Falcon to use SCART today, I noticed that my HDmenu has video problems on RGB screens while it seems to be working fine on VGA. Can someone comfirm or deny this?

Are there users of the tool a Falcon with RGB screens instead of VGA?

If there are issues, I will have to investigate.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Network support ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Re: Network support ...

There are NE2000 adapters connected to the ROM port indeed. I once had one and it worked with Sting. Addendum: I think the Ethernec does something similar aswell, ISA card connected to ROM port. See http://hardware.atari.org/ether/ I would suggest using something existing that could work directly wi...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: uip-tool
Replies: 99
Views: 27963

Re: uip-tool

From looking at the sources, maybe you can implement a sort of resource compiler?
Keep HTML and Javascript files external for easier development and testing. These files are just linked into the Atari executable as a final step, a sort of compiled-in RSC file.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Menu system for harddisk AUTO folder? ==> RELEASED
Replies: 44
Views: 13099

Re: Menu system for harddisk AUTO folder? ==> RELEASED

A oneliner maybe but the result will not be ok for others who want the Falcon to go back to their particular resolution.

If I add this feature, it will be a switch in the configuration menu so the user has to actively activate this particular behaviour.

Opensource might be an option too.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Menu system for harddisk AUTO folder? ==> RELEASED
Replies: 44
Views: 13099

Re: Menu system for harddisk AUTO folder? ==> RELEASED

Maybe it is possible, practically I don't have time to investigate or change the menu system.

I boot my Falcon from ST-LOW as any other ST does.

Maybe flipping a small tool into the AUTO before the menu would help, something that sets ST-LOW sort of permanently (until the desktop does its thing)
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Clear up stack noob question
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Clear up stack noob question

It is similar to PUSH and POP instructions found on Intel processors.
Otherwise your stack will grow endlessly.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: How creat a YM file?
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: How creat a YM file?

Hatari can record playing YM sound as .ym files. There are options in the GUI.

Take note that YM does not store all information, only VBL timed snapshots of registers. Higher frequency tone effects and samples/digi drums get lost.

I would not recommend using the YM format, use SNDH instead.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Steem LE
Replies: 29
Views: 1715

Re: Steem LE

the "Advanced/Expert" switch is the best option, in my opinion. Nice work, anyway! I agree, concentrate on that approach with builtin switches. Multiple builds to install are a PITA for the user as I know from Hatari where it was necessary in the past to have seperate executables to run S...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: IBM formatted diskettes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: IBM formatted diskettes?

As other people have already written in this thread: Do not use HD floppies in a DD drive. Even those you think you have formatted successfully in your ST will not work reliably. Regardless of whether it doesn't say "IBM format" on them. As for your observation: For the disks that were pr...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 520ST External Floppy only
Replies: 36
Views: 1809

Re: 520ST External Floppy only

Maybe you could also add your Gotek jumper and overall settings? I'm sure more SF354 will find a new life through such a swap. I myself have one broken SF354 at my parent's attic.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sorry for the SPAM
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Sorry for the SPAM

It is a known problem to Dal and affects all of us. I am awaiting a solution aswell.

Double posts have been removed in the mean time.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?

I think the limit is even 32767 bytes....an ugly way to having to deal with Malloc and RESERVE is to use a array:

DIM tunedata%(25000) ! 25000 longs = 100 000 bytes
tuneptr%=V:tunedata%(0)

IIRC .. it has been 6 or 7 years since I coded GFA...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: You CAN browse modern sites on an Atari :)
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: You CAN browse modern sites on an Atari :)

This is a reason why I advocate for an Atari browser that does not blindly interpret CSS.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Quite happy with my new tune :)
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Quite happy with my new tune :)

Nice oldschool vibes :) Looking forward to the music disk aswell!
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?

There are plenty tutorials for GFABASIC.

On the C side, I started a library of various former GFABASIC inlines to be used from gcc.
It is unfinished but you can check it out on GitHub. There is also SNDH and Modfile support.

See https://github.com/simonsunnyboy/stlibs4gcc
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?

The flashes are controlled by reading YM channel volume registers. No, source code is not available. Yes, i ported the SNDH routines to C aswell, mainly for AHCC. I am unsure on gcc, maybe that one is still on my todo list but not too complicated. Mainly pasing arguments through registers have to be...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?
Replies: 16
Views: 1469

Re: Do I need to learn assembly to make a music disk?

Lots of music disks have been made with GFA and some small inline assembler.
I did one years ago: https://demozoo.org/productions/73565/


It is entirely possible with C aswell.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Processor comparisons
Replies: 131
Views: 7397

Re: Processor comparisons

As I deal daily on my job with Cortex-M core devices, it is a pleasure to get the constant positive reminder of the Archie :)

Talking about lowlevel assembler and what the IAR compiler produces, I can only tell that I would be unable to produce that tight assembly code myself.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Processor comparisons
Replies: 131
Views: 7397

Re: Processor comparisons

No horizontal blank interrupt? And I remember so many great demos on the A3000 with raster bars.....Brothers In Arm come to mind *oh the memories* :) Back to the Archie, I think it could have been Armaxess as well. My supply on Archie demos was limited, I never got more than what my brother bought ...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Processor comparisons
Replies: 131
Views: 7397

Re: Processor comparisons

Acorn Risc Machine in the beginning, someway around 92 or 93 (Zarchos, correct me), it was renamed to Advanced RISC Machine.

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