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by simonsunnyboy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: GEMDOS test issue
Replies: 0
Views: 141

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: 2
Views: 307

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: 2
Views: 307

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: 289

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: 364

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: 364

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: 513
Views: 110706

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: 68
Views: 4766

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: 1644

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: 1644

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: 1644

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.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Menu Disks
Topic: Help with Pompey Pirate menus
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Help with Pompey Pirate menus

Hey I remembered my details to sign in correctly... wahooo Welcome back! ;) As far as I know Apple has a very restrict policy on emulators in general. I'm quite sure there is no such emulator as of yet. Mainly because we have quite a few Apple users on here, and I am sure, those would have tried an...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Menu system for harddisk AUTO folder? ==> RELEASED
Replies: 37
Views: 9997

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

Those games probably need GEM to be initialized to work.

My menu does not use any custom keyboard routines and only uses TOS system calls to poll the input.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: MINT: We don't make this easy do we?
Replies: 49
Views: 3088

Re: MINT: We don't make this easy do we?

I don't need the UNIX stuff really. I just wanted to multi task GEM stuff. Mainly so I can have a web browser open at the same time as a text editor and FTP program. I was also wondering if the web browser would work faster under a multi tasking environment, although unlikely given that jpeg decodi...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: STing Driver coding
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: STing Driver coding

I am totally unaware of Sting driver internal documentation. However the STIK API is the one Sting does provide to applications.

Maybe it is easier to write a custom driver outside of Sting that conforms to providing the STIK API by itself?
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Elite (Firebird)
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Elite (Firebird)

On my cracked copy the password was "Welcome" .....I have a copy with files visibile and all but it still asks for the password.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SPRITEChrome
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: SPRITEChrome

The ST version of Advanced OCP Art Studio was said to have a sprite editor. From practical work with pixel artists myself, I know they prefer regular paint tools like Neochrome or Degas over dedicated sprite editors. It might be wrong for oldschool professional software houses. But those probably ke...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Anyone Recommend any PD/SHAREWARE games ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5281

Re: Anyone Recommend any PD/SHAREWARE games ?

*Leech mode active* Thanks, Lotek :)
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC

I'll use that! Thanks alot :)
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Anyone Recommend any PD/SHAREWARE games ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5281

Re: Anyone Recommend any PD/SHAREWARE games ?

Now that was a necro bump deluxe ^^

back ontopic, where are the Neon Lights disks to be found these days?
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC

Thanks for the complete but large solution. I'll revert to the more simplistic approach. What is necessary for a single line assembly statement? I'll probably just do what I did in the past in assembly: move #$2700,SR ; stop irq system ... move #$2300,SR ; reenable irqs My code is game/demo stuff so...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Re: Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC

Inlining some asm would be ok if I get the according snippets. I'm not too firm with the weird syntax of inline assembly with gcc.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC
Replies: 11
Views: 958

Interrupts disable and reenable with GCC

The thread topic describes all. What is the proper syntax to disable interrupts and how to reenable them if they were active with methods usable by GCC? It should work with baremetal or TOS code, using MinT calls is not desired.
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Booting from shared drive
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Booting from shared drive

I don't have a CosmosEX yet but that would be a primary usecase - to boot from a share on my NAS.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: for every fan: Jack Tramiel and Family (insights)
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: for every fan: Jack Tramiel and Family (insights)

It is quite sad to see those two last quotes in effect as of todays. users demand for 20years nothing sophisticated, and decent office PCs are indeed more pricy compared to home stuff with the same capabilities.

Thinking of the overpriced Dell and HP machines at my office :(

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