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by penguin
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hex-a-hop
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: Hex-a-hop

Tested it on my MacAranym setup, XaAES 1.5.5, . Playable both in windowed and full screen mode, but in windowed mode I have to hold the mouse button longer to register.
by penguin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Atari cd collections online
Replies: 16
Views: 9036

Re: Atari cd collections online

Four late CDs uploaded (reader disks for ST-Computer): https://archive.org/search.php?query=cr ... omputer%22
MuCS Disc 2000: https://archive.org/details/MUCSDisc2000
by penguin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Firebee: the long game?
Replies: 29
Views: 1607

Re: Firebee: the long game?

For example, is there a desire to try to rebuild a small mass of TOS users to keep the OS alive? As vido wrote, the issue is not a lack of goals or wish lists, but of developers. It's unlikely that donations could persuade someone given that Atari projects these days are largely driven by passion. ...
by penguin
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMS2 Cartridge?
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: SMS2 Cartridge?

It was reviewed at the time (e.g. http://stcarchiv.de/stc1995/02/sms2), but probably not that popular given that it wasn't Linux and incompatible with TOS.
by penguin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: Tempest 4000 on PC....oh dear
Replies: 21
Views: 3358

Re: Tempest 4000 on PC....oh dear

The reviews basically say if you've not played anything since Space Giraffe then it's cool (but pricey) but if you played TxK on any platform it is little more than that game re-branded. Anyone played Polubius PSVR? I have T4K on the PS4 and yes, it's basically TxK rebranded and in higher res with ...
by penguin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Other BASIC
Topic: From Commodore Basic to GFA/Omikron
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: From Commodore Basic to GFA/Omikron

The main thing is that instead of PEEK and POKE for 16-bit memory access you can use DEEK and DOKE, and for 32-bit memory access you use LEEK and LOKE. This is true in both GFA BASIC and STOS. While that's true, you wouldn't replace Peek/Poke with Deek/Doke when converting C64 basic. Peek/Poke were...
by penguin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

It is a piece of atari history, it's absurd that some anal interpretation of a sub category guideline is used to refute the article. Yes, it means that the UK Atari magazine history ends with ST Format (Atari World doesn't have a Wiki page either). It's not like Atari Computing was a fanzine printe...
by penguin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Other BASIC
Topic: Atari ST basic question
Replies: 12
Views: 1163

Re: Atari ST basic question

I really wouldn't bother with Atari ST basic. There are too many bugs to mention: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_ST_BASIC It was bundled with my first ST (can't remember the revision) and I found it cumbersome. When used to Sinclair or BBC BASIC, STOS or GFA BASIC is a far more useful language...
by penguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

The reviewer linked to the guidelines for magazine articles, but these were clearly written with publications like Nature in mind (should be published for a long time, cited in science, translated into multiple languages etc.) and are heavily debated. Kelstar (which has a Wikipedia entry) doesn't me...
by penguin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

Tried my best to write an article about Atari Computing. Unfortunately, after sitting in the review queue for three months it was declined. If you'd like to edit or improve the article, please have a look: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Atari_Computing No idea how you can add more "publish...
by penguin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: TTOS BLUE (TOS version 3.00)
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: TTOS BLUE (TOS version 3.00)

Some more screenshots. The Blitter option is replaced by the Cache option in the menu. There's also a high density option in the format dialog. Both features fit with the description of TOS 030 of German media.

tos.blue.png

tos-highdensity.png
by penguin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: TTOS BLUE (TOS version 3.00)
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: TTOS BLUE (TOS version 3.00)

You found the missing link between TOS 1.04 and TOS 3.01! According to article from that time, developer machines were given to various companies. Here is an interview with various publishers: http://stcarchiv.de/tos1990/06/impressionen The TT-TOS is still called TOS 030 at that point, although it m...
by penguin
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Atari Legend Forum
Topic: RIP Steve Bak
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: RIP Steve Bak

That's sad. RIP, Goldrunner is still one of my fondly remembered games. And as a Germany magazine (I think it was Power Play, Happy Computer or ST Magazin) wrote "Scrolls nochmal, Steve" Scroll it again, Steve! ;) Happy Computer 8/88, a two page article about Steve Bak. I have also fond m...
by penguin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Heim Special Line Disks
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Heim Special Line Disks

Thanks nagual for the zip file. All the disks read ok in steem. I made a zip with the files in folders instead of .ST files. It seems disk 9 is missing from your zip though. I checked on the CD-ROM "The Very Best of Atari Vol. 2" and disk 9 in the folder S_LINE is empty. So maybe we don't...
by penguin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?
Replies: 15
Views: 2848

Re: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?

I suppose MagiC! was a sort of port of the platform .. available on PC and Mac there was GEMulator as well, which had an Atari ROM board on a PCI card for PC Not really. GEMulator: Emulator, with TOS-ROM board for legal reasons. MagiC PC: Emulator, with MagiC built-in. MagiCMac 68k: Like Aladin or ...
by penguin
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?
Replies: 15
Views: 2848

Re: Exist any Intel x86 port of Atari TOS?

That was quite interesting reading. It seems that if digital research had won the lawsuit vs apple we may have been using Gem instead of Windows today. It's a shame since the concept and understanding of GUIs were so new back then, basic things like drop down menus could be patented, which today is...
by penguin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Iceblox Plus
Replies: 47
Views: 4121

Re: Iceblox Plus

Crashes for me on Hatari 2.1 if the emulated ST has more than 1 MB. I do like the level graphics though :)
by penguin
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: A couple abandonware apps
Replies: 322
Views: 71350

Re: A couple abandonware apps

I've never heard of Freedom 2.5 - if there was, it never appeared on public domain disks or in ST-Computer magazine.
by penguin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: ZXR 0.1c (updated)
Replies: 33
Views: 5781

Re: ZXR 0.1c (updated)

The initial goal for me was to make it run "good enough" on Falcons/TT, since there are better emulators which could be used on high end machines (I ported x128 many years ago; runs in a window or fullscreen, but likely fails on the Coldfire). Since there seems to be some interest, I migh...
by penguin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Draconis/Light of Adamas English manual released
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Draconis/Light of Adamas English manual released

I found my old source files for the Draconis manual on by hdd backup. This is the translation I did for M.u.C.S. and Jens Heitmann back in 2000. The archive includes the English language manual for Draconis 1.7 and all associated programs (Light of Adamas, Marathon Mail etc.). The manual is in papyr...
by penguin
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Magic mac open sourced
Replies: 52
Views: 17401

Re: Magic mac open sourced

It's exciting if it leads to the ST version of Magic being open sourced. Yeah but these guys are saying the emulator AtariX is exciting as itself. Which is what makes me confused since we already have Hatari as a multi platform emulator. Hatari can't be compared to AtariX. AtariX is more like STEmu...
by penguin
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2" Disks
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: 2" Disks

Some 20+ years ago I bought som 2" (2 inch) disks on a local computer fleemarket (pre ebay era). Does anybody know where they were used? Google wasn't helpful here at all. https://www2.pic-upload.de/thumb/36170721/2inchDataDisk.jpg This one used 2" disks: https://www.sony.net/Fun/design/h...
by penguin
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: What is the latest Papyrus version?
Replies: 23
Views: 10793

Re: What is the latest Papyrus version?

If you compare it to other FireBee tested/compatible apps, you will see the "beta" a lot. It refers to FireTOS obviously. Speaking about the FireBee, I see this on AtariUpToDate: Compatibility: No errors found. Actually, creating a table in a text document crashes the program immediately....
by penguin
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video
Replies: 21
Views: 4329

Re: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video

anyway, I completely agree with Penguin-e! If you look at https://www.atariuptodate.de/en/office/ there are bunch of specialized software. If you look at Amiga users, I get felling that Amiga had nothing except games, nothing that can compare to Signum, STad, DynaCADD, Technobox, STeve, ProText (Ge...
by penguin
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video
Replies: 21
Views: 4329

Re: Nostalgia Nerd - Atari Falcon video

Sadly, computers are reduced to game machines especially in nostalgia videos. If you get your information only through YouTube, you'll just get the impression that the ST was a lesser Amiga. The TT was sold in the UK, so there must be some that were purchased... but obviously it sold better in Germa...

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