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by simonsunnyboy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NetUSBee TOS Ethernet
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: NetUSBee TOS Ethernet

Uiptool should work without configuration.
However it does not provide generic network access, only the file transfer facility.

Setting up STIng is a p*** ** *** a**. So good luck on that.
Use real TAB spacing for the ROUTE.TAB (do NOT use 7UP to edit it!)
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Tempest 4000 on PC....oh dear
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Tempest 4000 on PC....oh dear

I works 100% with Xbox 360 controllers so it should work with the Steam controller too.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Tempest 4000 on PC....oh dear
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Tempest 4000 on PC....oh dear

I bought it and played for 3 mins sofar. It works okay and I think it is about what I expected. I will play more until I decide if its crap or not. Nothing brainblasting high tech, just as expected. Otoh I couldn't track down any other decent PC remakes of Tempest that work well. There was one aroun...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cheetah Tortoise controller
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Cheetah Tortoise controller

I agree, RetromanCave is good but LGR and 8BitGuy are even better.
I personally also watch the Nostalgia Nerd from time to time...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Joysticks Mega STE
Replies: 15
Views: 1079

Re: Joysticks Mega STE

The existing stick just needs some additional wires from the switches to a DB9 connector. Just disconnect the Pi or whatever device handles its switches and put the switches directly on the port.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari 520STFM joystick port fault
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Atari 520STFM joystick port fault

And test the joystick on some other system. Maybe it is not the ST but the joystick (happened way too often for me in the past)
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Transfer Elite save games or memory state between computers
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Re: Transfer Elite save games or memory state between computers

If it wa a ROM you couldn't save :P

But yes, you can simply use the in-game save/restore mechanism to save to your disk image.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue May 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Mega STe differences ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4391

Re: Mega STe differences ?

Outside of the discussed topics, the MSTE does not have the Extended Joystick ports.
I noticed problems with Jagpad read attempts in the past. It is best to disable any EJP related register accesses in case a MSTE is detected.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon May 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe / Falcon
Replies: 46
Views: 6559

Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Looks interesting. Will there be a combo release? Buy both Atari and STEAM version?
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Current purchasable USB Keyboard to Mega STe options
Replies: 28
Views: 3435

Re: Current purchasable USB Keyboard to Mega STe options

Before getting too excited, this product only connects USB mice and joysticks to the ST NOT keyboards . The device understands USB and services the 9-pin digital ports or the 2 analogue inputs for the mouse. The ST is totally unaware of USB here. The device shown plugs into the joystick or mouse por...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue May 08, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: General GFA questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: General GFA questions

Don't believe Charles. Spriteworks is not only a set of tools but provides lots and lots of routines to use from GFABASIC code. There is a large document describing the additional commands, each with a code snippet how to make use of the routines. It's just a matter of reading the docs and calling t...
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: ray's lz77 and lz78 packer
Replies: 22
Views: 9410

Re: ray's lz77 and lz78 packer

As a side note, those packers/depackers were never intended by Ray as the most effective packers. He did them to have a tradeoff in packed data size and depacking speed with a small depacking routine.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 03, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Raspberry Pi baremetal port?
Replies: 49
Views: 6118

Re: Raspberry Pi baremetal port?

MIDI is not the main application for most of us. But it would be interesting to see a native driver for its special requirements.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Floppy Disk Preservation
Topic: How to copy multiple files at once?
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: How to copy multiple files at once?

Use a RAM Disk with only one floppy drive as long as RAM permits.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Is asking questions a thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: Is asking questions a thing?

No, your questions are (so far) mostly Atari ST related. MrPixel always referred to non-Atari platforms.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems
Replies: 51
Views: 6757

Re: foss-north 2018: Atari ST Free Operating Systems

Great slides giving a spot-on overview of everything Atari! Well done and maybe something to answer many FAQs.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Raspberry Pi baremetal port?
Replies: 49
Views: 6118

Re: Raspberry Pi baremetal port?

Hatari with a dedicated reduced Linux base without fancy shells and extra GUIs would be cool to have. I don't see the point in investing into a truely on-the-hardware implementation. Esp. if this leads only to a clone without true Atari ST hardware capabilities. For a speedy clone, a fancy Aranym in...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue May 01, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: GFA editor
Replies: 14
Views: 2025

Re: GFA editor

I don't have a linker for GFABASIC. To which tool are you referring?
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Creating sound
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: Creating sound

The machine code used must be PC-relative for use with GFABASIC. Otherwise you have various options to call it, CALL, C:, RCALL Supervisor is up to you, you can set it from the machine code but normally you would do beforehand from your GFA. Check http://paradize.atari.org/ for lots and lots of exam...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Creating sound
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: Creating sound

If yo uwant to do music, it is easier to use a suitable tracker and create a SNDH music file. These can be replayed with GFABASIC without having to program individual SOUND and WAVE statements.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Creating a game - Adding pictures, animation and sound
Replies: 9
Views: 2200

Re: Creating a game - Adding pictures, animation and sound

Grafx2 is a great pixel paint program for the PC. It can import and export multiple Atari file formats.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Coders - Atari ST, new Facebook group.
Replies: 14
Views: 1981

Re: STOS Coders - Atari ST, new Facebook group.

We also have a GFABASIC group at FB totally supplemental to the forum here. I don't see the problem...if you don't use Facebook, there is noone to force you to join its groups. That is totally up to the user. Let the users decide.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Monochrome to color display
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: Monochrome to color display

Modern monitors cannot cope the with Atari St color modes without additional fuzz. For Europeans, the easiest way is to acquire a SCART connector lead for the ST and use a SCART capable TV or monitor. One can use SCART->HDMI converter boxes but your mileage will vary. A direct solution for VGA monit...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Menus - How to do selections with diffrent outcomes
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Re: Menus - How to do selections with diffrent outcomes

a) You cannot assign values in the ON ... GOSUB statement, only evaluate variables. b) ON ... GOSUB only works with numerical variables, not strings. c) I wonder if your REPEAT statement is valid, the canonical form is REPEAT ... UNTIL without the LOOP, LOOP is only used with DO ... LOOP statements....
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NetUSBee USB storage driver download
Replies: 83
Views: 6951

Re: NetUSBee USB storage driver download

Excellent, I will try it out when I have some spare time over the weekend.

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