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by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: GEMDOS on Apple Lisa
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: GEMDOS on Apple Lisa

What an irony as so many people bought Ataris as Macs were too expensive.

From a plain technical and historical point of view, I think EmuTOS on the Lisa would be a must-have and for M68K Macs a nice kick in the butt :)
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Signatures
Replies: 22
Views: 18297

Re: Signatures

12 years necrobump - respect :)
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Noobs use C, real programmers use Basic
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Noobs use C, real programmers use Basic

"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration." - Edsger W. Dijkstra /thread This is true for old-style linenumbered BASIC. If it had data struct...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How much RAM in your Atari ST?
Replies: 54
Views: 7032

Re: How much RAM in your Atari ST?

I personally think possibilities for 1MB systems have not been maxed out yet and I personally like to see productions being able to run on 512K or 1Mb configs. OTOH it is pretty safe to assume people have 4MB today. Those enthusiasts without the real hardware use emulators anyway and most others wil...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: form_do and dialog box
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: form_do and dialog box

rsrc_gaddr(R_OBJECT, DLG_MOVE, dialog); That should be rsrc_gaddr(R_TREE, DLG_MOVE, &dialog); (assuming that DLG_MOVE is the id of the TREE, not the id of some object) Then "OBJECT dialog" instead of "OBJECT * dialog" - or you are passing the address of an address? Or is the...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Amstrad CPC Advocacy (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)

Some feel free to rename, discussing Pros and Cons contains advocacy so i don't see the problem.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Porting SOTB to the Falcon
Replies: 29
Views: 1932

Re: Porting SOTB to the Falcon

I love the idea of porting some Amiga stuff to Archie and Falcon but honestly SOTB is a crap game. Why not pick something really missing on the platforms?

Wing Commander?
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Amstrad CPC Advocacy (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)

Because this drifted into CPC advocacy and has no content on Locomotive Basic graphical features anymore. The graphics command discussion belongs in the old thread, generic CPC good or bad here.
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New game released : Supa Zazai Da
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: New game released : Supa Zazai Da

Very very nice - and according to the readme utilizing some C/ASM code I did but never put to practical use yet.

Thanks CVSD for featuring Paradize at least as a routine supplier in a time when we don't have our releases.

Yay, fresh STE gaming :)
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Amstrad CPC Discussion (was: Graphics in Locomotive basic)
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Graphics in Locomotive basic

if CPC users can brag about one thing, it's their BASIC interpreter ;) The CPC - and especially the 6128 - is one of the best 8-bit machines. Low price, good performance, built-in floppydrive, 80-column screen, easily expandable, cp/m and some really good games. Locomotive BASIC is rather good too,...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Pure-C library output
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Pure-C library output

I am looking forward to it.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Pure-C library output
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Pure-C library output

Source code please because I would like to have such a stub for use with gcc :)

AHCC and Pure C claim to be binary compatible, I never tested this and the last time I was using AHCC, Henk Robbers was very willing to help out and debug issues. He even fixed some things directly in AHCC...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Graphics in Locomotive basic
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Graphics in Locomotive basic

C64 certainly cannot draw dots and lines without pokes from BASIC 2.0 - if CPC users can brag about one thing, it's their BASIC interpreter ;)
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?

Yes, why is this not on Github? Or is the Github source even outdated?
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?

That wasn't obvious :(

I miss a readme how to compile here...anyway I got somewhere after locating the binary references in the makefiles.

I now have HXCFEMNG.PRG compiled from the latest GitHub sources and a loader/OUT.ST file, i think that is the AUTOBOOT.hfe equivalent?
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?

Sometimes I feel I'm talking to myself here. EDIT: As soon as YouTube finishes processing, you can see a video of HXCFEMNG.PRG running from hard disk and exiting to the Desktop. This is on the MegaSTE, though. I don't know if they are compatibility issues with the Falcon. https://youtu.be/ec60gYgVu...
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?

But that is is hardware access solution, hence the initial question. I want to operate the HxC without having to press the buttons in some use cases

So the answer seems to be: No, there is no image selector available that is compatible with a harddisk.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Graphics in Locomotive basic
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Graphics in Locomotive basic

I think there are commands to draw points and lines, select pen colors. And it is possible to redefine the character set, SYMBOL command IIRC.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?

You can fill all available "slots" using the autoboot software with several disk images. When using Atari, just select your desired image with "previous" or "next" buttons from the HxC hardware. You can also browse the directory with the SD LCD display version of HxC, ...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?

Why do you have to reboot to get into the selector, anyway? Can't you simply run HXCFEMNG.PRG? I'd have to check but iirc (for my Gotek with HxC firmware at least) the program also runs from HD. (Of course the floppy images themselves have to be on the USB stick / SD card.) That would be the way to...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: HxC Floppy Emulator
Topic: Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Floppy image selection runnable from harddisk?

I plan to upgrade my Falcon with a HxC compatible solution and it would be nice to be able to change the floppy image selection without having to reboot the machine all the time into the AUTOBOOT.HFE. Is there a HxC compatible software for the Falcon to select floppy images on the SDcard from harddi...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari, opening .ST
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Hatari, opening .ST

Martinus wrote:Indeed, then it works. Leads to my next question:

How do I use .ST's on a real Atari using disk (or equivalent)? I guess I have to "unimage" it but how to do that?


On a real Atari, use JayMSA to write the images back to disk.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: GEM-Write, GEM-Graph, GEM-Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: GEM-Write, GEM-Graph, GEM-Paint

ST Computer magazine never reviewed the applications before 1989 so atleast here in Germany they were not available. The mentioned indicator also classifies 1stWord and Doodle as Public Domain but they corrected this 1 or 2 issues later and said, "Only buyers of the original 520ST package could...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: GEM-Write, GEM-Graph, GEM-Paint
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: GEM-Write, GEM-Graph, GEM-Paint

In an early issue of the German magazine ST Computer from 1986 there is a notice about this.

As the mentioned applications were unavailable at that point, Atari will provide 1STWord+ and Doodle as replacements, atleast for Germany.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Survey 2018 for a new batch of CosmosEx and MicroCosmos.
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Survey 2018 for a new batch of CosmosEx and MicroCosmos.

Atarieterno wrote:
simonsunnyboy wrote:Lotharek will build and sell them, I am sure.


I hope that stay true to the motto "Power without the price", just as Jookie maintained it.


Lotharek always has very reasonable prices and he is reliable.

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