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by simonsunnyboy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New program: "Serial Disk"
Replies: 38
Views: 10663

Re: New program: "Serial Disk"

Can't tell on the fault message. It should directly work on Linux if you have the Mono environment installed. Try giving it as an argument to the mono exectuable: $ mono ./serialdisk.exe <<option>> The serial port info should point to a Linux serial port /dev/ttyS0 or something like that. A DOS/Wind...
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Very first computer
Replies: 32
Views: 746

Re: Very first computer

Atari 520STM with single sided floppy in 1987, my brother bought it. First game seen was Starglider, played Breakout from Happy Computer 10/87 and MacPan First code from myself has not survived, must have been around 1990 in GFABASIC. My brother started with some ST-BASIC before he went into GFABASI...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FlashFloppy vs HxC
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: FlashFloppy vs HxC

If HFE is fine, it is not much of a problem.
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FlashFloppy vs HxC
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: FlashFloppy vs HxC

Yeah, "sectors per track", my typing finger shortened the words compared to what was in my mind ;)
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: FlashFloppy vs HxC
Replies: 15
Views: 828

Re: FlashFloppy vs HxC

FF firmware doesn't support PASTI/STX nor 11 Sector disk images. I have contacted its author and forwarded any info (mainly DrCoolZic's PDF) I had about these two problem, so it should be corrected. As I looked at the code the main problem was with sector gaps. Since this is a "VS" thread...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Boot sector and memory crushing
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Boot sector and memory crushing

I never had problems with calling GEMDOS or (X)BIOS from bootsector code. Years ago Grazey/PHF provided me with a skeleton to write bootsectors to floppies. I use it since then. One of my earliest uses was for the Atari Forum Demo bootsector. Source below, exchange the actual bootsector code between...
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Atari ST Game Sound FX Sample Archive?
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Atari ST Game Sound FX Sample Archive?

Many sampled intro musics were also streamed directly from disk. So it is possible you will not find the complete digi track in memory.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Atari ST Game Sound FX Sample Archive?
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Atari ST Game Sound FX Sample Archive?

Not all ST games use sampled sounds. Many just use YM register settings to provide sound effects. This requires disassembly of source code to obtain their values and contexts.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laser printer for 16/32 Atari
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Laser printer for 16/32 Atari

The HP LaserJet 1200 works on my Falcon with NVDI and Atari Works. I am not sure about newer models but as long as there is the Centronics interface and the printer is PCL compatible, it should work. The Centronics is probably the greater problem. I doubt that Centronics->USB will work with Ataris.
by simonsunnyboy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: EmuTOS 0.9.9
Replies: 131
Views: 4873

Re: EmuTOS 0.9.9

Maybe a generic compatibility layer could be provided as an optional AUTO patch?
Something that adds some TOS quirks only on demand to EmuTOS. But no void functions returning values please xD
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Was choosing DR for TOS really good solution ?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Was choosing DR for TOS really good solution ?

I think it is quite simple. Atari was looking for a GUi to use in a timespan of about 6-9 months back in 1984. DR had one almost ready, GEM, while Microsoft could not deliver. I am pretty sure the Tramiels did not bother to try getting Mac OS instead. Finally there was no other solution available in...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2614

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

Back on topic

Daniel Ilgen told me via FB:
"Won't work on the ST unfortunately - we are missing Autofeed and Init on the Parallel Port. (OPL2LPT is using the same schematic as this: http://www.raphnet.net/electronique/adlib/adlib_en.php)"
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2614

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

Watch your words, all of you. Matters will be dealt with. :oops: Now back on topic I googled a bit on the Adlib programming model and foudn this document here: http://www.shipbrook.net/jeff/sb.html It says the Adlib registers are write only so from the parallel port view of the device it seems only ...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: EmuTOS 0.9.9
Replies: 131
Views: 4873

Re: EmuTOS 0.9.9

ThorstenOtto wrote:
Eero Tamminen wrote:Btw. Here's a short allegorical summary of this whole discussion


ROFL :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

:mrgreen: I fully agree, couldn't stop laughing for 2 mins.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2614

Re: Additional OPL2 sound through parallel port ?

Nice for old PC use, worthless for Ataris as there won't be any software available. Atari ST games have no code that can be rerouted (like the port access with the driver there) nor rewritten (as that patching tool does). They would require driver code from scratch. I would like to see some but as w...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: EmuTOS 0.9.9
Replies: 131
Views: 4873

Re: EmuTOS 0.9.9

How official is the TOS.HYP, http://toshyp.atari.org? It feels to be the the most modern and correct description of TOS features available.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Atari file system support for Linux ?
Replies: 50
Views: 16204

Re: Atari file system support for Linux ?

A FUSE based userland driver might be interesting to have. I never had success with the existing Linux kernel support for Atari partitions.
by simonsunnyboy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Going into demo creation in 2017?
Replies: 28
Views: 1727

Re: Going into demo creation in 2017?

Saying GFA is not good enough to program any demo in is like saying with 16 colors you can't make good gfx (and there are enough 16 color gems to proof otherwise) So ASM is faster, true, but putting the rest down feels to me like disrespect, sorry. Anybody should be able to make a demo in whatever ...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HxC Slim mount for Atari ST
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: HxC Slim mount for Atari ST

This is a great idea. Too bad I sold my HxC Slim just 2 weeks ago because I had no reasonable way to mount it in my STE.

Would a version without Atari producting faceplate be possible? In such a case the HxC Slim could be fitted to non-Atari cases.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Symbol listing in Hatari debugger?
Replies: 25
Views: 1288

Re: Symbol listing in Hatari debugger?

I am not sure if an SDL based debugger ui would help that much, as I do copy and paste information in and out of the debugger console with the terminal emulator possbilities.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: etv_term vector
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: etv_term vector

This evaluation thing does not help with true source level debugging. The symbols Hatari reads just don't provide such information. For this, you would need to read the debug informations, and then re-implement about 90% of gdb. Good luck with this ;) No problem, it is just a matter of adding some ...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: etv_term vector
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: etv_term vector

Well how does Hatari know that I want $6163 to be a uint16_t instead? Esp. if it is part of a structure? This evaluation thing does not help with true source level debugging. I do not wat to dig everything behind data to know how to interpret the raw memory dumps. So I add code to provide this infor...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: etv_term vector
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: etv_term vector

Exactly what I need then, I only have to hookup my existing code to the vector...
see viewtopic.php?f=51&t=29249#p293615 what I am using with slight improvements.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: etv_term vector
Replies: 22
Views: 1103

Re: etv_term vector

... So I think all should work, and it is the place to add an atexit() handler aswell, making the thing really useful... Remember that you can't expect to (reliably) call GEMDOS functions from the etv_term vector. So its usefulness might be pretty limited. The output is all NATFEATS calls, I am usi...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Hatari
Topic: Hatari debugging with DRI symbols, ignore .a files
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Hatari debugging with DRI symbols, ignore .a files

Host: gcc version 6.3.0 20170406 (Ubuntu 6.3.0-12ubuntu2)
Atari target: gcc version 4.6.4 (MiNT 20170417) (GCC)

The latter as provided by Vincent's Ubuntu packages for 17.04

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