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by mikro
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

Thomas, I totally get your goal of supporting as wide array of setups as possible but please, for your own good, do listen to people who are far more experienced. If somebody tells you to use this or that it isn't because it's their favourite software or to make a fool of you but because it is reall...
by mikro
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

As I said above, while not ideal this is unavoidable sometimes. E.g. how would you implement a usable paint program in GEM if you can't change the palette? Stick to the default 16 colours? Actually there is a real world example - Pixart. It allows you to choose whether to use local palette (and rem...
by mikro
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: For Sale: Atari Falcon 060 metal badges
Replies: 55
Views: 19597

Re: For Sale: Atari Falcon 060 metal badges

Robson wrote:
BoNuS wrote:I still don't have my badge :( ?

Posted on 03/06/19 as discussed on facebook and envelope photo provided. You asked for non tracked service so I can’t track. Replied in fb too.

The perks of providing user support. :-) I fully sympathise.
by mikro
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

tschak909: AES has its own (one would say standard but it's not 100% true) palette which are you not supposed to change. That goes definitely for the first 16 colours otherwise the menu, dialogs, desktop colours etc get corrupted. So what you can do is to either interpolate using existing colours or...
by mikro
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 58
Views: 2207

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

tschak909 wrote:but only works if NVDI is provided, which is a no-go for this program, as it needs to work on as many systems as possible.

I am at a loss here, what the hell can I do?

I wouldn't be so strict on yourself here. Virtually every Atari user uses NVDI, it has many benefits for basic OS usage.
by mikro
Fri May 24, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: FAO Idek
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: FAO Idek

Btw Idek, have you considered the option to publish your sources somewhere? Maybe others could help you out.
by mikro
Sun May 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)
Replies: 99
Views: 33315

Re: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)

Yes, this applies only to the translated drives. The bug was present as soon as more than 254 * 512 = ~130 KB has been read so you are right, many people didn't have to realise it at all. :)
by mikro
Sun May 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)
Replies: 99
Views: 33315

Re: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)

Beer - cool ;-)

All platforms, not only Falcon.
by mikro
Sun May 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)
Replies: 99
Views: 33315

Re: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)

The issue with ST-Zip/LHarc/Daniel's test app has been fixed. You can download fixed CE_DD.PRG here: https://github.com/atarijookie/ce-atari ... -493739839 (until the next release).
by mikro
Sat May 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)
Replies: 99
Views: 33315

Re: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)

Can you attach your test program/source to https://github.com/atarijookie/ce-atari/issues/193 ? I am able to reproduce the bug but according to the logs it seems more like a translation issue than anything else. So I'm surprised some even/odd address plays a role here.
by mikro
Sat May 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)
Replies: 99
Views: 33315

Re: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)

Daniel: I still don't get it. ;-) At which point CE's driver is allocating a buffer with uneven address? Btw I have been using it with my Falcon030, my scenario is similar to yours (NFS + IDE hard disk) and frankly, I haven't had any reason to miss RAW access to USB/SD card. Translated USB works wel...
by mikro
Sat May 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)
Replies: 99
Views: 33315

Re: Data corruption with CosmosEx SD card (Falcon/SCSI)

Software that does not ensure that their read/write buffers are located on an even address will be hit by corrupted data during reads/writes. As an example, try unpacking a zip located on the shared drive using ST-Zip, or an lzh file with LHarc. While unpacking it will complain about corrupt archiv...
by mikro
Wed May 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Align inside BSS section
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: Align inside BSS section

Daniel is correct, that works only on paper (computer screen ;-)), what is important is how the OS handles BSS segment (and it usually puts it on a word boundary, as mentioned).
by mikro
Wed May 15, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Suggestions on good disassemblers, please...
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

Re: Suggestions on good disassemblers, please...

TT Digger is really, really good but its UI, that is another story. Every time I have to use it, it takes me a good 20 minutes to figure everything out.

Then you can of course use Hatari's abilities, that is my usual choice if I don't need to reassemble it again.
by mikro
Tue May 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Porting SOTB to the Falcon
Replies: 52
Views: 14909

Re: Porting SOTB to the Falcon

calimero wrote:I know this demo. I get impression that Mikro talks about some special Falcon version...

There is a special Falcon binary in the archive, that doesn't qualify? :)
by mikro
Tue May 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Porting SOTB to the Falcon
Replies: 52
Views: 14909

Re: Porting SOTB to the Falcon

Yes it can. Hardware scrolling has nothing to do with the bandwidth. The only restriction is that you have to set the screen address to an even word, so for horizontal scrolling in TrueColor you can't scroll an odd number of pixels per VBL, i.e., 2 pixels per VBL are the minimum. Actually, even thi...
by mikro
Tue May 07, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: UltraSatan - System Clock Set
Replies: 84
Views: 10078

Re: UltraSatan - System Clock Set

Out of curiosity I've looked into the source code and I don't see anything strange. You should make one thing clear: the time / date setting doesn't work at all or doesn't it work only in the CPX? So, if you run the setclock tool, set time/date to present... save... run getclock... do you see correc...
by mikro
Tue May 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05
Replies: 42
Views: 5050

Re: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05

But just for understanding: you mean besides having the JTAG-cable connected to the 2nd Falcon and the CT60e laying outside there has to be put +5V external power on the pins? Which ones exactly? Does that mean I have to modify the cable? Yes. Take a look at the JTAG pins here: http://www.tho-otto....
by mikro
Mon May 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: RPMint Distribution
Replies: 28
Views: 6952

Re: RPMint Distribution

Slightly off topic... Here's my original MiNTOS web page. (My TT is alive again.) https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~steve/mintos.html Btw: maybe it will surprise you but your /sbin/init from MiNTOS 1.4.1 from 1995 (!) is still in use! (thanks to SpareMiNT/EasyMiNT distributions). Just recently I did a sm...
by mikro
Mon May 06, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05
Replies: 42
Views: 5050

Re: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05

kcr2000 wrote:No idea what to do now.

As I wrote you above, you can take any power source of +5V, connect it to the JTAG pins and flash it like that (assuming the chips are really not dead).
by mikro
Mon May 06, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05
Replies: 42
Views: 5050

Re: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05

joska: actually, you are right, I have totally forgotten about this! So yes, the fact it doesn't power on doesn't (dis)prove anything. One really has to try it with something attached to it.

kcr2000: reflash the latest versions, those were the default ones in your ct60e.
by mikro
Mon May 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05
Replies: 42
Views: 5050

Re: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05

That's really strange. PSU shouldn't really be switching off for no reason. Are you sure you haven't touched something on the CT60? Making a short circuit? Because now I read your description again: " in the middle of programming the ABE the CT60e turned off" -- CT60e has no reason to turn...
by mikro
Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05
Replies: 42
Views: 5050

Re: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05

kcr2000: if the only problem is that the ABE flashing has been interrupted in the middle, why not to reflash it again? You don't have to have a working CT60 when flashing it from another Falcon or PC. I would only remove the "broken" CT60e from Falcon MB (so the PSU wont go off), keeping o...
by mikro
Sun May 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Random errors while compiling with the CT60
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Random errors while compiling with the CT60

:cheers:

Don't feel embarrassed, I think except the wasted time this is the best outcome you could have asked for! :) Happy hacking!
by mikro
Sun May 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Random errors while compiling with the CT60
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Random errors while compiling with the CT60

When you mention 'make' ... I hope you are not using the one from Sparemint but at least the one compiled by Vincent? (http://vincent.riviere.free.fr/soft/m68k-atari-mint/archives/mint/make) As you are perhaps aware, there is this issue in the memory allocator in older mintlib releases. Apart from t...

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