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by simonsunnyboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari 520STFM joystick port fault
Replies: 6
Views: 317

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: 296

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: 2077

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
Replies: 31
Views: 2139

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: 2781

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: 1138

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: 7829

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: 4398

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: 1402

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: 714

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: 4583

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: 4398

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: 1390

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: 1216

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: 1216

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: 1534

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: 1333

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: 957

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: 684

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: 35
Views: 3274

Re: NetUSBee USB storage driver download

Excellent, I will try it out when I have some spare time over the weekend.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: New IDE For Dev' ?
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: New IDE For Dev' ?

AFAIK there is no custom made IDE for Atari ST crossdevelopment, only toolchains. I personally use Qt creator (thanks mfro for the suggestion), Vincent Riviere's crosscompiler toolchain and Hatari as a debugger. Hatari does not plug in so you cannot use the IDE to debug but otherwise it is a terrifi...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: [ASM] Fast Muls and Divs Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: [ASM] Fast Muls and Divs Help

*Moderator note* Yes it has as you need at least 3 manually approved posts before they appear automatically.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Looking for YM Format FULL documentation
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Re: Looking for YM Format FULL documentation

The YM format is known for not capturing sampled data correctly as it samples the registers at 50Hz, too slow for true digi sample replay. Otherwise IMHO these are the most complrte descriptions I have seen sofar, esp. the one by skeezix. I doubt there are documents going even deeper. If you find t...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Looking for YM Format FULL documentation
Replies: 10
Views: 2648

Re: Looking for YM Format FULL documentation

The YM format is known for not capturing sampled data correctly as it samples the registers at 50Hz, too slow for true digi sample replay. Otherwise IMHO these are the most complrte descriptions I have seen sofar, esp. the one by skeezix. I doubt there are documents going even deeper. If you find th...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: uip-tool
Replies: 150
Views: 42652

Re: uip-tool

I tried packing my stuffs with ST-Zip and it took a loong time even with compression deactivated. Not to mention STZip crashed for me with weird Mint kernel messages, I think directory recursion didn't do it any good. But basically that is the way to go, bundle stuff in container files and transfer...

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