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by joska
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RTC module for MegaSTe MonSTer
Replies: 30
Views: 1945

Re: RTC module for MegaSTe MonSTer

My big question is how TOS "knows" if a clock was factory fitted by Atari as part of the motherboard design (e.g. my Mega STe) or if an after-market third party clock board (as in my STe where I've placed a battery-backed clock between one of the TOS EPROM sockets and the EPROM itself)? T...
by joska
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Videl Inside 2 modes in XaAES
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Videl Inside 2 modes in XaAES

And the running order is NVDI, MiNT and then Videl Inside?
by joska
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Videl Inside 2 modes in XaAES
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Videl Inside 2 modes in XaAES

You have NVDI installed, right? XaAEs does not work with TOS VDI.
by joska
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Videl Inside 2 modes in XaAES
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Videl Inside 2 modes in XaAES

Why do you set bit 15? Isn't that a Centscreen-feature? IIRC Videl Inside works like the other "conventional" screen expanders. It replaces the standard videomodes with it's own. So if you extend 256 colour VGA to 800x600, you select a normal 640x480x256 and the screen expander will modify...
by joska
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: MilanBlaster problems
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: MilanBlaster problems

Yes, can you send me the info concerning the revision of the driver ? I could not find any version number, but the readme is dated May 29th 2000. The original floppy I have (which I btw bought in 2001) is from 1998. There are several differences - MB_BIOS.PRG is almost twice as big as the 1998-vers...
by joska
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: MilanBlaster problems
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: MilanBlaster problems

Ok, problem solved. I had an outdated driver. Neurotoxic sent me his for comparison, and it's a much never version. With this version the cookie is correct, and the extended XBIOS is actually present.
by joska
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: MilanBlaster problems
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: MilanBlaster problems

mikro wrote:I guess Mark_G & joska will appreciate some information how did you manage to do that as they are both missing the fifth bit in the _SND cookie.


Definitely. Neurotoxic, I'll PM you about this.
by joska
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: MilanBlaster problems
Replies: 17
Views: 408

MilanBlaster problems

I've recently started to play with the MilanBlaster I bought 15 years ago. Shortly after I had ordered it Ozk made a driver for PCI SoundBlaster-cards and the MilanBlaster was just tested briefly. Now, the card is working. SAM and AniPlayer plays sounds. But when I'm trying to help mikro debug mxPla...
by joska
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.
Replies: 142
Views: 10663

Re: My new, compact Atari -> VGA adapter.

It's actually a lot longer than 2 seconds, more along the lines of 30 seconds or more maybe? Been awhile since I actually timed one. :) If you have a floppy drive attached but no floppy inserted, booting will take a while. Maybe 30 seconds as you say. However, if there is no floppy drive at all the...
by joska
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RTC module for MegaSTe MonSTer
Replies: 30
Views: 1945

Re: RTC module for MegaSTe MonSTer

Does the need for the Y2K fix or not apply for all sorts of clocks in a plain ST/STe (internal clock boards, RTC modules attached to the MonSTer, clock cartridges etc.)? The Y2K-fix applies to all ST's that does not have the Mega/MegaSTE/Stacy RTC. However, if you use a third party RTC and some aut...
by joska
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: MyAES is here!
Replies: 104
Views: 5083

Re: MyAES is here!

In 1993 so 24 years ago (!!!) I was writing my first gem library, already there was not locking dialog box and I was not the first one to do it, there was several library available already (big (perhaps not a good example!), windom, cflib...), Correct, in the early 90's the germans started to make ...
by joska
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: MyAES is here!
Replies: 104
Views: 5083

Re: MyAES is here!

No it is not the only way to do dialog since TOS4 (even if in this case the implementation is not enough) I want to speak to toolbar, just add toolbar in window and you have your dialog box, managed by system. This is simple. Almost no application use toolbars. The reason is obvious - toolbars are ...
by joska
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Enabling ALT-RAM flags?
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Enabling ALT-RAM flags?

Regarding "Fastload" (fload): this sounds like a nice thing, but since it's an option, what are the disadvantages of not clearing up all memory instead of just the memory for the program itself? The disadvantage is that a few programs might expect RAM to be zeroed when they're started, an...
by joska
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: MyAES is here!
Replies: 104
Views: 5083

Re: MyAES is here!

For compatibility issue, most are link to the use of form_do function, I not plane to fix this, MyAES goal is to not lock at any time the screen and this function is clearly uncompatible with such function, In XaAES form_do does not block any other AES clients. The dialog is placed within a window ...
by joska
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 47th birthday.
Replies: 30
Views: 717

Re: My 47th birthday.

What an awesome gift :)
by joska
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: REminiscence flashback for falcon
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: REminiscence flashback for falcon

But whaaat... how can mxPlay work on the FireBee and not on Milan?! Probably because FireTOS XBIOS is based on GSXB, while MilanBlaster XBIOS is not. If you have some time / motivation, drop me a PM and we can try to debug this issue, it saddens me a lot to realise this fact after such a long time!...
by joska
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: REminiscence flashback for falcon
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: REminiscence flashback for falcon

can you play audio in mxPlay on your Milan? It uses XBIOS only. mxPlay exits silently when I try to play a file. I have only tested the xmp plugin. If so, it should work with SDL as well, if not, you can try different SDL_AUDIODRIVER values Same result with all of the relevant values I'm afraid. Mi...
by joska
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: REminiscence flashback for falcon
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: REminiscence flashback for falcon

Btw is this port supposed to run on Ataris in general, or just Falcons? I just tried it on my Milan but it exited immediately with an error message saying it can't open sound device. I have MilanBlaster XBIOS installed.
by joska
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: REminiscence flashback for falcon
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: REminiscence flashback for falcon

Just tested it on the Afterburner. I really don't have anything to compare it with (no PSU in my CT60 Falcon currently) so I can't say for sure, but the intro sequence looks a bit slow to me. The game itself looks fine though. Sound works, animation is smooth and response is quick. I'd definitely sa...
by joska
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: REminiscence flashback for falcon
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: REminiscence flashback for falcon

Well, maybe some lower-power accelerators would handle this port ( like Afterburner 040 [ there is a good chance it will play acceptable If someone has a complete setup of this I could test it on my Afterburner. The last "CT60-only"-production I tested on it was the port of Mac-Worms, and...
by joska
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QWERYX on a Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: QWERYX on a Falcon

all the way through to actual PS/2 mice that come with a USB adapter, Does this mice work on a computer with real USB? If they do, then your mouse adapter is broken, because these mice should definitely work with it. Ok, you were right... I have taken the power from the floppy post and it did work....
by joska
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QWERYX on a Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: QWERYX on a Falcon

Hmmm... Im confused now. It works on the TT but not the Falcon? Like I said though, the Falcon is using the Atari Mega Keyboard and an Atari compatible Mouse. The TT is using the Qwertyx with a nice AT Keyboard and Genius Mouse from 1340 or thereabouts, but they are flawless. As I said, I don't kno...
by joska
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: My Milan custom case
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: My Milan custom case

Thanks guys. I will post some pictures when it's completely finished.
by joska
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: My Milan custom case
Replies: 6
Views: 428

My Milan custom case

Just wanted to show off something I've been working on lately. I bought my Milan in 2001 and it has never had a proper case. A few years back I rescued a nice aluminium ITX case from the dumpster, this has now been converted to an AT case for my Milan. I've 3D-printed all the internal brackets and m...
by joska
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QWERYX on a Falcon
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: QWERYX on a Falcon

Ok, so there are four wires to the keyboard connector, and the Mega keyboard works. Then there's nothing wrong with the adapter. Only the four wires are needed for a keyboard to work, these are the exact same signals as you find on the TT keyboard. I have no clue why the QWERTX does not work on your...

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