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by mrbombermillzy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PhotoChrome v6
Replies: 125
Views: 59013

Re: PhotoChrome v6

PM sent to Doug with the details! ;)
by mrbombermillzy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: 970 x 720 .... is that possible ?
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: 970 x 720 .... is that possible ?

As to having Hatari VDI mode with more than 16-colors: ⋅  TOS needs to support it for you to be able to use it, but TOS 1.x & 2.x support only 1-4 planes, i.e. max 16-colors ⋅  TOS v4, which supports 256-color planar mode & 65K HiColor mode, doesn't work with Hatari VDI ...
by mrbombermillzy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: 970 x 720 .... is that possible ?
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: 970 x 720 .... is that possible ?

On a similar vein, have there been any thoughts about a higher than 16 colour VDI screen emulation in Hatari?
by mrbombermillzy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

Try to clean up the card contacts with a pencil eraser to remove oxidation. Also try to beef up the GND line between the ISA slot and PSU. Thankyou. I will do, I will add it to the extensive list (see below!) I'm confused as to why you're still trying to diagnose with obviously broken cables. There...
by mrbombermillzy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

OK. Have moved the cables again. The Mach32 worked and was pretty stable, but was still with similar style artifacts. However, the ET4000 card, I have tested for 15 minutes or so and is still running perfectly: P1030627.JPG So, at this stage, Im thinking the Mach32 has either driver problems or is d...
by mrbombermillzy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

:(

That sucks.
by mrbombermillzy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

The bootorder must be right ... You can not use the MACH32 Software with the ET4000 !!!! Perhaps I didnt make it clear from my last post, but yes all the files were changed for the ET4000, I didnt just swap the card and left the software the same! Ive done the software swapover quite a few times no...
by mrbombermillzy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

Well, it STILL could be GPU/RAM artifacts. However, I had absolutely no output from the card, then it did (99%) work AFTER playing around with the cables. By the time the Mach32 was completely failing to output a signal, I swapped in the ET4000 and it didnt display anything either. Infact, I got som...
by mrbombermillzy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

So like I said, I thought that the IDC ribbon cables to the VME riser looked a bit kinked and old. I unplugged both of them and gave them a bit of a flex and re-seated them. On booting EmuTOS (again thanks for this fast way to test czietz) I got a display on the Mach32! It turns out all the driver p...
by mrbombermillzy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

OK thanks, I can at least work with that as a quick definitive test.
by mrbombermillzy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

Its a big NO! I looked into the site Frank posted. Its more of a workaround for sharing the VME with Lightning. I didnt see any other info of any relevance there. I then tried the latest floppy bootable EmuTOS. I didnt see any options for choosing a particular display (TT or VME). Even had a look fo...
by mrbombermillzy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

Thanks for the link Frank. I dont have the Lightning adapter, so thats not an issue. I will double check what I am doing again with the linked site. @czietz: Thats good to know as a definite conformation to save me going crazy if its a hardware fault. May have to create EmuTOS boot disk if I cant ge...
by mrbombermillzy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT
Replies: 20
Views: 531

ISA GFX Card not displaying in TT

Like some others here (Im looking at you Leech. Dammit we even nearly have the same avatar!lol) I have been in lockdown and have dug out my VME<>ISA board along with 2 ISA GFX cards to try and get working. Now from what I can gather, having never tried this before, as long as I have the Emulator.PRG...
by mrbombermillzy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PhotoChrome v6
Replies: 125
Views: 59013

Re: PhotoChrome v6

Just thought Id ask Doug...any chance of 'patching' photochrome to calculate for TT Low/Med resolutions and maybe an option for higher line colour counts (e.g. 64-256)? I dont necessarily need the display program, if that helps. :) Im currently working on a TT display system and need support tools f...
by mrbombermillzy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Fastest way to move 256 words on 68030 TT for 4096 colour display
Replies: 33
Views: 3010

Re: Fastest way to move 256 words on 68030 TT for 4096 colour display

@elliott: Hmm.. It sounds very much like what I was doing. Id like to think Ive posted enough of an explanation above, but to explain again, I am writing palette data for raster line 2 as soon as the shifter has displayed the beginning of raster line one. Sort of chasing the beam as soon as its been...
by mrbombermillzy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Fastest way to move 256 words on 68030 TT for 4096 colour display
Replies: 33
Views: 3010

Re: Fastest way to move 256 words on 68030 TT for 4096 colour display

If you arrange image to so that px 1 is colour 1, px2 is colours 2.......px255 is colour 255, px256 is colour256 then as you chase the beam you are extending the length of time you have with each write - it will still lag behind but it may be just enough, you write the colour to colour 1 so now you...
by mrbombermillzy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Fastest way to move 256 words on 68030 TT for 4096 colour display
Replies: 33
Views: 3010

Re: Fastest way to move 256 words on 68030 TT for 4096 colour display

Ok. Just thought I would post an update. Ive been mulling over how best to make the most of this. Im not going to let it beat me so Ive decided to continue, but in a slightly different direction. So, as a recap, I tried to change the complete palette every raster, to give a chunky display system tha...
by mrbombermillzy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Algorithm to count colors/line and globally
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Algorithm to count colors/line and globally

Well, if its any help, Ive just finished coding a 'visualisation' style program on the Atari TT which is very similar. I may be able to help with some aspects. However, my needs were slightly different so therefore was the method. Im not sure its the most efficient, either. My program takes a 24bpp ...
by mrbombermillzy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: FS: ATARI Prototype Sparrow Rev. A
Replies: 25
Views: 1836

Re: FS: ATARI Prototype Sparrow Rev. A

To be fair, I understand completely where he is coming from. e.g. I did loads of tests, with plenty of documenting on how to attempt a ~1024x600 resolution out of a Commodore 128. I posted close up photos to show pixel count, method; I even put up photos of the V/H sync pulse. Then one of the board ...
by mrbombermillzy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg

OK. Thanks Thorsten. I can possibly use this, thanks for showing me the netpbm package. Its quite vast. I have some time over the wekend (well, hopefully!) so will check out the above suggestions. However, Im in two minds to just code the required sort routines for myself in assembly, because I real...
by mrbombermillzy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg

Nice one! Thanks. I will have a play with this tommorow and see how it goes. :cheers:
by mrbombermillzy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg

@uko: Thankyou. Thats very kind. I would like to take a look at what you have. It sounds very useful. :)
by mrbombermillzy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS Sprites 600 Loader Patch
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: STOS Sprites 600 Loader Patch

Nice work! ;)

What editor are you using there?
by mrbombermillzy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg

@Thorsten: Im just reading through the netpbm docs. Am trying to find if they do a basic colour per line count.
by mrbombermillzy
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg
Replies: 18
Views: 1407

Re: Wanted: Colours per line routine/prg

Well, what I am EXACTLY looking for is a prg that both counts (and displays) the number of colours per line of an image AND compares and displays the number of colour changes from the previous line.

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