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by simonsunnyboy
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Steem LE
Replies: 27
Views: 969

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: 1260

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: 1153

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: 211

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: 1160

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: 325

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: 833

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: 1160

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: 1160

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: 1160

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: 5647

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: 5647

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: 5647

Re: Processor comparisons

Acorn Risc Machine in the beginning, someway around 92 or 93 (Zarchos, correct me), it was renamed to Advanced RISC Machine.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Processor comparisons
Replies: 131
Views: 5647

Re: Processor comparisons

Yes, the ancestor of all modern ARM IP cores.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Inquiry about 'generated sprites' techniques used on the ST and the Falcon
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Inquiry about 'generated sprites' techniques used on the ST and the Falcon

Chunky or not, sprite data can be pregenerated for bitplanes as well. We call this technique "preshift".
Combining preshift with creating a direct algorithmn to apply the preshifted data should be possible aswell. I also think that's the way the real-big-sprite demos on the ST do work....
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Processor comparisons
Replies: 131
Views: 5647

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* :)
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Ataribox
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Ataribox

Yeah, Zotac style is great. I own a Dell Alienware Alpha with Win 8 and for my uses, it is great as a Steambox. But this is also a reason not to buy the Ataribox for me, even if it is a Steambox. The Alienware does all Atari stuff via emulation and PC stuff via Steam. And it has a mobile NVIDIA chip...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Ataribox
Replies: 12
Views: 2250

Re: Ataribox

"current gaming content" - my bid for a Steambox is rising....and IMHO the only way it might get actual sales.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: gcc 7.1 for the ST series
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

Re: gcc 7.1 for the ST series

In the past I had various issues with non-packaged Linux apps that were dynamically linked. Package build on superhyper Fedora something but does not work on stable Debian, because of dynamically linked libs that are unavialble etc.... For software packages not coming from the distribution, I think ...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: gcc 7.1 for the ST series
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

Re: gcc 7.1 for the ST series

Statically linked binaries for 64 and 32bit to be placed into /opt would be ok for me. As long as it does not want obscure dynamically linked libraries, I personally will not need fully fledged packaging although it is nice to have. Maybe you can team up with Vincent Riviere?
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LPT to USB printer adapter
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: LPT to USB printer adapter

My good old Laserjet 1200 directly works on my Falcon through classic LPT connection. I only have to use a PCL-5 driver from NVDI.

As long your LaserJet still supports PCL, it should work. Maybe the port is lacking?
A flexible gateway solution would be great ofcourse.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: gcc 7.1 for the ST series
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

Re: gcc 7.1 for the ST series

That sounds great, esp. the improved code generation! Are Ubuntu packages coming, or is a build from source required?
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Optimized 16 color palette
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Optimized 16 color palette

Thanks to Bonus, over at FB, the following post came to my attention.

I think this is a very interesting concept and I'm looking forward to see Atari ST graphics man to try this out.

db16_v1_analyze.png


http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12795
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Steem SSE 3.9 bug reports
Replies: 39
Views: 4784

Re: Steem SSE 3.9 bug reports

*Moderator note*. Locked, please add bug reports to the support subforum instead: viewforum.php?f=112

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