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by simonsunnyboy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: A good & working net browser?
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: A good & working net browser?

I could imagine a simple rule set: - force loading of mobile site versions - do not render CSS, only decode it, use hardcoded Atari optimized CSS (atleast provide an option like this) - incomplete Javascript implementation, only the features that are really necessary (an Atari must not be able to ru...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Windows build with SDL2 support?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Windows build with SDL2 support?

Thank you, I will give it a try.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Windows build with SDL2 support?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Windows build with SDL2 support?

Where can I find an up-to-date build of Hatari for Windows with SDL2 support? The official release only seems to provide SDL1 as the controls in the GUI are missing.

Thanks!
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The Atari 8bit corner
Topic: Atari 8 asm/cc65 help needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Atari 8 asm/cc65 help needed!

*Moderator note* Atari 8Bit stuff goes into this section.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: converting a SNDH into a VGM sound file
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: converting a SNDH into a VGM sound file

.YM file format samples direct register dumps of the YM2149 registers (16). IIRC a register dump for every 50hz tick is stored. As sample playback requires much faster rates, so any digi samples on a STF cannot be captured this way. OTOH replay is easy, "every 50hz copy register content to chip...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: converting a SNDH into a VGM sound file
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: converting a SNDH into a VGM sound file

It's probably impossible for generic SNDH as each SNDH file contains a driver written in m68k to program the YM2149 chip through interrupts. They do not contain simple register data to play back.

Maybe .ym files can be converted.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: MicroCosmos sad news...
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: MicroCosmos sad news...

This is probably a case of the faulty DMA access. Try the devices on different ST machines, STF preferrable.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Atari Interactive is working on a new console
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Atari Interactive is working on a new console

I see potential for a Steambox with some exclusive titles.
The whole thing only has a chance if it has access to a large software library. So a closed 2600-only system won't do IMHO.

I'm waiting for more news but I personally think this could be interesting.
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Games - Compatibility Issues etc.
Topic: Games that support Jaguar controllers?
Replies: 57
Views: 24345

Re: Games that support Jaguar controllers?

Most Paradize titles beside Pooz support the Jagpad aswell.

Penta
Nuclear Waste Dump
Attackwave
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Adding STE advanced port, jagpad support for games
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Adding STE advanced port, jagpad support for games

Any proper analogue joystick interface allows calibration of middle and maximum positions. On the PC I never experienced stable analogue joystick positions unless it was a digital pad wired up to act as the analogue axis. For practical gaming use on Ataris, IMHO support for the digital jagpads is en...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: German Atari Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 1702

Re: German Atari Magazines

Is it possible to move these to a proper server?

It is a PITA to download through these portals with handbrake pulled and no possibility to continue a stopped download.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat May 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Possible collab for 2D platformer on Falcon or Jaguar...(artwork here)
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Possible collab for 2D platformer on Falcon or Jaguar...(artwork here)

Orion_ is absolutely right.

Another note, on a unacclerated Falcon, you will be happy to get some small sprites with 25fps on 320x200 Truecolor running. Don't expect the Falcon to deliver 320x200 fullscreen videos at 50fps for full frame updates.

Bus bandwidth, not system RAM is the limitation.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat May 27, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Get images from pc to DEGAS+?
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: Get images from pc to DEGAS+?

Grafx2 can import and export most basic ST file formats such as PI1, PC1 and NEO.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: TOS compliant reboot from C
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: TOS compliant reboot from C

IIRC there is a BIOS compliant way without having to explicitly access system adresses.
use the BIOS call to read the exception vectors for the reset and then use Supexec() from XBIOS to actually call it.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: GEMDOS test issue
Replies: 0
Views: 285

GEMDOS test issue

One of the first things I tried with my brandnew MicroCosmos was to run the GEMDOS test program. On my shared drive, a single "fail" occurred. Do I have to worry, is this a temporary problem or a known issue? TOS version : 0206 Running from drv: O Tested drive : N ... Fsfirst, Fsnext, Fset...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Powering options for the CosmosEX Mini/MicroCosmos?
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Powering options for the CosmosEX Mini/MicroCosmos?

Addendum after the first test run, powering through the MicroUSB seems to work.
by simonsunnyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Powering options for the CosmosEX Mini/MicroCosmos?
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Powering options for the CosmosEX Mini/MicroCosmos?

As my CosmosEX Mini/MicroCosmos was recently delivered, what ways are there to power the device properly? There is a Mini USB port near the ACSI connector but as Jookie already told me, it is a very tight fit for most cables. Is it possible to power the device through the Micro USB of the RaspPi? A ...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Guides
Topic: marco555
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: marco555

Hello and welcome! No you cannot connect a SIO device easily to an ST or STE. There are probably solutions to connect through the serial port but you cannot readily procure such equipment and software. I faintly remember some solution from 87 or 88 with a custom software. But I am unaware about the ...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue May 02, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LPT to USB printer adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: LPT to USB printer adapter

Not yet but the dot matrix interepreter software from the RWAP project could be tailored to run on the CosmosEX aswell Only a special device driver is necessary for printing to an ACSI printer. IIRC Atari Laser printer support is planned for the CosmosEX. There is a discussion around this somewhere ...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon May 01, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LPT to USB printer adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: LPT to USB printer adapter

It might work with HP or classic Epson printers. I don't know.

In general, the retroprinter by RWAP is going to be a pricier but technically better solution:
http://www.retroprinter.com/
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEx - new device for your Atari ST
Replies: 521
Views: 115794

Re: CosmosEx - new device for your Atari ST

My order has been placed before I change my mind ;)
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 78
Views: 7140

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

This is a great effort. If it brings more games to the ST, it is more than welcome.

Sometimes, as a coder, the fun is still in reinventing the techniques ;)
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Gemdos $b (CCONIS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2024

Re: Gemdos $b (CCONIS)

It is completely unnecessary to dig into the buffers themselves. Polling the contents out of unwanted contents is the clearest, safest and most portable way when a direct "clear buffer" call is not available.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Gemdos $b (CCONIS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2024

Re: Gemdos $b (CCONIS)

No need to be so complicated. There is no need to mess with TOS own buffers. Just use the system calls as they were meant to, here in C but this is easily translated to bare m68k: void flush_kbd(void) { while(Bconstat(2) != 0) { (void)Bconin(2); } } reading is simple as uint32_t key = Bconin(2);
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Gemdos $b (CCONIS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2024

Re: Gemdos $b (CCONIS)

I personally have much better experience reading keys with the BIOS. Bconstat() to check if there is any and Bconin() to read the value. It also gives scancodes if decoded properly.

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