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by mfro
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Editing a message
Replies: 85
Views: 2376

Re: Editing a message

I can't help but seeing just childish stubbornness. On both sides.
by mfro
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Do you think the limitation to RE-edit the messages in Atari-forum is appropriate?
Replies: 19
Views: 630

Re: Do you think the limitation to RE-edit the messages in Atari-forum is appropriate?

Is there any national or international legislation for the "right to be forgotten", that is, if a user decides to end their participation in a discussion forum and asks the forum administrators that all their interventions be eliminated. There is. And - at least in theory - it's the same ...
by mfro
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Editing a message
Replies: 85
Views: 2376

Re: Editing a message

mfro: but this could be easily avoided - you just post "I have updated the original list with XY" and you get both - the first post containing all information + your "news entry" with notification. As for why to edit the first post, I can imagine a couple of reasons: 1.) it is c...
by mfro
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Editing a message
Replies: 85
Views: 2376

Re: Editing a message

Contrary to what appears to be popular opinion, I personally belief that locking posts after a certain time - whatever the original targets might have been - is a good thing to have. Not so much because of the (potential) dangers someone would/could render answers to nonsense by modification of the ...
by mfro
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Extend the sound system for MiNT
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: Extend the sound system for MiNT

... Firebee probably could do it, but it would require a lot of CPU time to do that ... The FireBee could easily do it (and much more), probably even without any noticeable CPU load. It has a fully AC97 2.0 compatible audio subsystem including mixer and the ColdFire µC even brings fully AC97 compat...
by mfro
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: Project announcement: libcmini
Replies: 62
Views: 30202

Re: Project announcement: libcmini

Thank you for your interest in libcmini. How to fix that without installing a whole mint subsystem ? Thanks in advance. You do not need the whole 'mint subsystem', gemlib should be enough. If you do not want to install that either, you can still skip the build of the test programs: make libs startup...
by mfro
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 231
Views: 74855

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

... unfortunately its closed source so no one else can pick it up and improve on it, bug fix it / extend it... ... and that's not the whole truth as well. The author has clearly stated the intention to open source his work once he's satisfied with the code and has decided for a license. Sometimes a...
by mfro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

... I can't see why it wouldn't be possible to have a separate shifter framebuffer for this purpose, and use the existing blitter to blit the framebuffer to the desired location on the actual screen... I don't see the benefit with that when we already have nicely working native Falcon video modes (...
by mfro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

... But it seems it loads the FPGA config from flash ... That is indeed the case. But it's the ColdFire µC (i.e. its firmware) that bit-bangs the FPGA configuration into the chip, so it is definitely doable to reconfigure the FPGA on the fly from the CPU with a config loaded from disk. Register con...
by mfro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

and what about porting Mist cores to FireBe but as 'addon'? I mean, to allow to run cores in parallel with ColdFire processor, in GEM window. Maybe would be worth to create kickstarter or a bounty project. This would require partial reconfiguration (a feature that allows to replace only part of the...
by mfro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

Basically, it is a (much - about 40x - faster) Falcon with a ColdFire instead of the 030 processor. That may be an issue being so fast.... Will there be issues with the older software ? Or after that we get into the same old argument.... need now software developers for new software? Sure. This is ...
by mfro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

But we should not be blind for see alternatives. I certainly agree. But then, we shouldn't be blind to see what it really is: an Amiga. I'm not (and never was) in the epic Atari vs Amiga wars, but people should realise that the Apollo/Vampire running TOS they see right now on YT and elsewhere is an...
by mfro
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

FireBee can use Atari hardware, like mouse, keyboard for example. As for future; how can you declare a NO for FireBee? just to clarify, "can't have Atari compatible hardware" - by hardware I mean hardware registers. It means that applications (games/demos) which use direct access to the h...
by mfro
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

... nearly nobody understands that the Vampire uses the same FPGA as the FireBee does for 10 years now ... Just to honour the truth: to my knowledge, this isn't true anymore. At least if we talk about the announced V4 (that appears to become your only choice if you don't want an Atari with a Commod...
by mfro
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

My understanding is that cores >x14 are experimental builds and not guaranteed to run on every Vampire V4. Shown graphics is a little misleading (although I can understand developers are proud of any extra speedup they achieve).
by mfro
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

... the vampire is currently faster ... it is. Slightly. and can do more than the firebee. can it? To my knowledge, it currently lacks ST/Falcon compatible video modes and does not support any Atari OS except EmuTOS for Amiga? We're back at the lack of FPGA developers in the Atari community...
by mfro
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: 68080 Apollo Core
Replies: 101
Views: 9984

Re: 68080 Apollo Core

... Yes, I understand what you're saying but I still think that the Vampire is a better design *today* than the Firebee. The Firebee was developed almost 10 years ago, I doubt that the same choices would be made today. I would agree to an extent. The limits of the Firebee are the limits of the Cold...
by mfro
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Creating off-screen display?
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Creating off-screen display?

What drawing routines do you need?
Lines? Thick lines? Circles? Bitmap?

If nothing too complex, it's pretty easy to create your own offscreen drawing routines.
by mfro
Sat May 18, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: MiST
Topic: MiST core and firmware changelog
Replies: 128
Views: 77314

Re: MiST core and firmware changelog

slingshot wrote:
brunosilva wrote:hi

not possible to add zip compression like mister? :)

In a 64K microcontroller?
Good luck for that :)


Not .zip, but LZ4 on an ARM in 84 bytes: https://community.arm.com/developer/ip- ... -and-later
by mfro
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: STZIP - Cannot Write File
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: STZIP - Cannot Write File

I think I have seen the same thing as well. If I'm not mistaken, that isn't STZIPs fault but caused by the original packer that packed directories in a mode that doesn't allow STZIP to create files inside when it comes to unpacking. Look at the read/write permits of the created directory - if they a...
by mfro
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Unable to register due to "suspicious" email address
Replies: 17
Views: 4490

Re: Unable to register due to "suspicious" email address

spiny wrote:
mfro wrote:That's not how phpbb antispam works.



incorrect. We have wildcards setup to match email addresses and disallow common spam formats.


Then why don't you setup that said feature? At least more reliable than arbitrary wildcards?
by mfro
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Unable to register due to "suspicious" email address
Replies: 17
Views: 4490

Re: Unable to register due to "suspicious" email address

That's not how phpbb antispam works. It uses the blacklist at https://www.stopforumspam.com/search . Lookup e.g. @btinternet.com and you'll find several hundreds of hits. If your email address is among them, you found the root cause. If it's in there, its either because your password has been on one...
by mfro
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Ghidra loader scripts
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Re: Ghidra loader scripts

...I added a database for MiNTLib as provided by Vincent Rivière's m68k-atari-mint cross-tools. Currently it only contains the standard C library for the 68000 target. mintlib.fidbf needs to be copied to Ghidra/Features/FunctionID/data. When loading a program built using this MiNTLib version, Ghidr...
by mfro
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee: the long game?
Replies: 53
Views: 9120

Re: Firebee: the long game?

So we have now Combel SCSI and DSP not present (lack of vhdl programmer ) We have firetos (tos 4.04 modify) who exist but due to license can not be open sourced We have Emutos (Tos by the book) open source written by excellent but few programmer Basically correct. But if you judge an OS by the numb...
by mfro
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: NetUSBee USB drivers download
Replies: 88
Views: 17775

Re: NetUSBee USB drivers download

Then I ran into the dreaded "40-folder" glitch that requires the FOLDRxxx.PRG patch. I added to the AUTO file but found out it must be loaded before any of the USB drivers. No problem. With HDDRIVER, there is no need for FOLDRXXX.PRG (the same applies to CACHEXXX.PRG as well). HDDRIVER ca...

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