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by arf
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Wiki Discussions
Topic: Wiki dead?
Replies: 48
Views: 47111

Re: Wiki dead?

Just for the record, I converted FreeMiNT's wiki (originally in MediaWiki format) to github's wiki quite easily -- mostly done by public scripts. IMO this is the best place to preserve the wiki, another private/temporary hosting site will sooner or later disappear. Unless Github will be the new Mys...
by arf
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Removing a mighty sonic board
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Removing a mighty sonic board

wietze wrote:Ola, I recently became a (humble) owner of an atari falcon. I found that it currently has a mighty sonic board (32mhz cpu and up to 32mb fastram).

Im still a total falcon noob, and am wondering how easy it is to remove this board.

Any ideas?


If you’d like to remove it, I'd like to buy it.
by arf
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D
Replies: 212
Views: 38237

Re: CTPCI and Realtek 8139D

I have the full mint install with the UNIX-like environment (I think). I just don't know what I am doing :-) It's a Unix-like environment.... no one knows what they are doing. Unless the GUI is like blocks of building as in Jurassic Park movie.... "it's Unix I know this"... LOL That one w...
by arf
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: RPMint Distribution
Replies: 25
Views: 4620

Re: RPMint Distribution

susher wrote:Slightly off topic... Here's my original MiNTOS web page. (My TT is alive again.) https://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~steve/mintos.html


Nice stuff, but I can’t download the FTP links – these are dead, e.g. ftp://ftp.earth.ox.ac.uk/pub/mintos/mnts141b.tgz
by arf
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: GDOS performance hit
Replies: 12
Views: 1027

Re: GDOS performance hit

Hi. I'm noticing severe AES slow downs with GDOS active on TOS 1.4 and 1.6. The desktop is running about 50% of the speed it should. All events have a lag to them. It seems to run on 2.05 fine though. I need GDOS for some old apps that won't play nice with NVDI or Speedo. Microsoft Write won't work...
by arf
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Overscan TT
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Wanted: Overscan TT

Surely there must be some schematics for one of these in an old German Atari magazine, or someone must have copied and drawn up the Autoswitch version by now? The precursor of the Overscan ST has been published back then, but Overscan TT is something completely different. It wasn’t published back t...
by arf
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Updated GFA-BASIC Library released
Replies: 34
Views: 20787

Re: Updated GFA-BASIC Library released

dhedberg wrote:Wow! Awesome work! GFA Basic was the first software I bought for my ST (except for some games) and I used it a lot before switching to assembler. I have very fond memories of it and it makes me really happy to see how much you care for it Lonny.


Fully agreed! Indeed great stuff Lonny!
by arf
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: ProgDesk updated (programmable desktop)
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: ProgDesk updated (programmable desktop)

[3][ Can't find the DSK file, | no DEFAULT.DSK found ! ][ Quit ] [3][ Kann die Datei DEFAULT.DSK | nicht finden! ][ Ende ] Oh! german is coming ! Thanks. For this translation, for example PROGDESK is run with TEST.DSK as a destop. This alert is used when PROGDESK can't find TEST.DSK and then, when ...
by arf
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: SYSREC a tool to record system calls of an application
Replies: 13
Views: 1159

Re: SYSREC a tool to record system calls of an application

I have upgraded SYREC and wrote a page about it so you can discover its features. This little tool (less than 9KB) allows you to spy and record every system call of an application and get a text file with all informations. Looks like cool stuff! Any chance that the parameters handed over to the fun...
by arf
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: ProgDesk updated (programmable desktop)
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: ProgDesk updated (programmable desktop)

Cancel Confirm [3][ Can't find the DSK file, | no DEFAULT.DSK found ! ][ Quit ] [3][ Unknown command ! ][Oops !] [1][ PROGDESK: Programmable Shell | Version [3][ File error ! ][Cancel] German: Abbruch OK [3][ Kann die Datei DEFAULT.DSK | nicht finden! ][ Ende ] [3][ Unbekanntes Kommando. ][ Oops ] ...
by arf
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: A couple abandonware apps
Replies: 322
Views: 71240

Re: A couple abandonware apps

TheNameOfTheGame wrote:Yw :cheers: Still hoping Mr. Thomas Much will allow Texel 2.30 to be released. Been asking arf about it but so far no response :( .


Sorry, busy to get stuff done before xmas. Will come back to it in my holidays, hopefully.
by arf
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Notable shareware games?
Replies: 12
Views: 1504

Re: Notable shareware games?

I'm a journalist working on a book about the history of the shareware games scene (working title "Shareware Heroes: Independent Games at the Dawn of the Internet") and I'm hoping you folks can help me out with the Atari ST parts of the story. Specifically, I'd like you to tell me which sh...
by arf
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega ST FPU card
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Mega ST FPU card

Kroll wrote:but I dont see drivers for this FPU card.


Driver Collection
by arf
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ExtenDOS 4 now available for free download
Replies: 35
Views: 6032

Re: ExtenDOS 4 now available for free download

anodyne wrote:I've released the binaries of ExtenDOS 4 as a free download. […]
Think of it as an early Christmas present :D
Roger


Cool stuff! Thanks! :cheers:
by arf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 203
Views: 27203

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Keep on hackin’!
by arf
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SDRAM memory expansion in Atari 1040STF
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: SDRAM memory expansion in Atari 1040STF

Cool stuff! Could you provide hi-res images of the board?
by arf
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: [SOLVED] TT030 + NOVA + Mach64 = four bombs
Replies: 40
Views: 11328

Re: TT030 + NOVA + Mach64 = four bombs

So I have finally done it - picked up my TT (2 MB ST RAM, Rev.J, 08/1992 - one of the last TTs produced) from Jookie, cleaned it up, installed all the hardware mods I had laying around for years and naturally, at one point I had to bump into a trouble. :) So... I installed Thunder+Storm (256 MB), v...
by arf
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Magic mac open sourced
Replies: 52
Views: 17360

Re: Magic mac open sourced

would there be a chance to have a Magic PC with this source ? Unlikely. IIRC MagicPC was not developed by AK, MagiCPC was written by Franz Schmerbeck, who also wrote Signum years earlier. Compiling the emulator itself is no big deal, it only spits a lot of warnings. What's troublesome is that it is...
by arf
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: Atari Falcon 030 / 060 (with CT60e 512MB, CF, ScreenBlaster) - CT60, CT63, CT60e
Replies: 12
Views: 2877

Re: Atari Falcon 030 / 060 (with CT60e 512MB, CF, ScreenBlaster) - CT60, CT63, CT60e

I have always been wondering - where those people (buyers) go then? We've seen so many ridiculously overpriced Falcons sold over the past few years but not so many additions to our user (god forbid coder) base. Do they really just put them on the shelf? There are so many 'other' filter bubbles that...
by arf
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: [CLOSED] Coming soon...Falcon 060 metal badges
Replies: 30
Views: 3349

Re: Coming soon...Falcon 060 metal badges

I’m in!
by arf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk
Replies: 64
Views: 5143

Re: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk

tschak909 wrote:It looks like I will need to write an interrupt driven serial receive routine. I will need to dig in and see what needs to happen for that to work. Has anybody here done anything like that?

-Thom


Did you have a look at HSMODA, ver. 007?
by arf
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk
Replies: 64
Views: 5143

Re: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk

I'm already noticing that even with debugging the redraw issues, the performance eaten by attempting to maintain the screen queue is enough to make the modem miss incoming data. This is even in 25mhz on a TT030. I will probably have to go back to my original mode of literally just painting over the...
by arf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk
Replies: 64
Views: 5143

Re: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk

Assuming I were to peel away the AES bits and just make this a TOS application, what's the correct method to initialize the display, and finally to hand it back to GEM? On modern TOS versions/alternatives, you can’t really use TOS plus VDI only (or direct screen writes), without telling the AES &qu...
by arf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk
Replies: 64
Views: 5143

Re: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk

[…] Using this (and the device specific VDI raster copy functions), you can draw into your own offscreen buffer (device specific format) and blit the result to the screen. Beware that this covers all the basic Atari screen modes, but will not work on e.g. graphics cards of PC offspring that use lin...
by arf
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk
Replies: 64
Views: 5143

Re: Window refresh problems under Geneva/Neodesk

Actually, I have an idea... Instead of using VDI calls to draw the window, I can have the AES do the work by creating user defined objects for my drawn primitives (line, dot, alpha, block erase, paint)...this would allow the AES to maintain the window in its rectangle list, and redraws would just w...

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