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by joska
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: [SOLVED] TT030 + NOVA + Mach64 = four bombs
Replies: 40
Views: 3982

Re: TT030 + NOVA + Mach64 = four bombs

Maybe you should try to remove the Lightning and see what happens?
by joska
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon dead CPU replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: Falcon dead CPU replacement

i have a falcon with a dead cpu (someone tried to insert a speeder an ripped some pins apart. Sounds like someone has attempted to install an Afterburner or Mighty Sonic. Can you post some good, high-resolution pictures of the CPU? It might be fixable. A friend of mine (goev on this forum) broke a ...
by joska
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 2" Disks
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: 2" Disks

Could that have been an Amstrad/Schneider PCW with 3"-disks?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_PCW
by joska
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTerm rewrite using GODLIB
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: PLATOTerm rewrite using GODLIB

Are you keeping it compiling also with GCC? That has much better error checking than Pure-C which is sometimes very useful. But Pure C is the only C-compiler with a decent debugger. Being able to step through source-code with the generated assembler showing at the same time beats every other debugg...
by joska
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

Arne wrote:On TOS I always try to use the oldest NVDI as to me it seemed that newer versions are memory hogs.


In that case I would recommend NVDI 4, at least on the Falcon.
by joska
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

If installing MiNT for the first time I probably don't have a filesystem capable of long-filenames. Yes, it's unfortunate that MiNT is using long filenames for files that are supposed to be located on the boot partition. I reported this quite some time ago, maybe it has been fixed. However, it does...
by joska
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

But I HATE TTPs. Hey, we got mouse support from the beginning in '85. Why fall back to ancient command lines... :wink: To be able to unpack archives created after 1998? Do not use ST-Zip to unpack modern archives. It will only cause problems. You can use one of the GEM frontends for ttp-packers, th...
by joska
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

I tried it under Hatari (maybe I need a real Falcon for it to work?) Not if Hatari emulates a real Falcon. In that case MiNT would never know the difference. I set it up to be 16Mhz 68030 with 14Mb RAM. Put VanillaMint on a HD floppy image and used an empty folder as HD. MiNT does not work from Hat...
by joska
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

Tried VanillaMint today on a 14MB F030 and got problems, too. Will have a look tomorrow again. Please send me a more detailed report if you do. BTW: which NVDI should be used on a F030 with standard Videl graphics? I tried 3.31 and got a distorted desktop with VanillaMint and an error code (think i...
by joska
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

You did not follow the instructions. If you did, it would have worked. VanillaMiNT was developed on exactly the same hardware as you use, a stock Falcon030.
Please read the instructions closely and try again.
by joska
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

You can also try VanillaMiNT. Just read and follow the installation instructions carefully.
by joska
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: How to install MiNT?
Replies: 32
Views: 1247

Re: How to install MiNT?

From what I read this was supposed to be easy but I couldn't get anywere, even after several hours or trying. I can't imagine this was the stuff Atari wanted people to use for the Falcon. Installing MultiTOS (Atari's MiNT-"distro") was a lot easier than installing the current official MiN...
by joska
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: MiSTer
Topic: FX CAST Atari ST core
Replies: 75
Views: 6329

Re: FX CAST Atari ST core

Amazing! Is there any chance to get this core on the MIST as well?
by joska
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Advertising Atari with sexy girls.
Replies: 45
Views: 2314

Re: Advertising Atari with sexy girls.

ICS wrote:If you don't like this thread, stay out of it.
That's how easy it really is.


Yes, just looking another way would be easy, wouldn't it?
by joska
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Advertising Atari with sexy girls.
Replies: 45
Views: 2314

Re: Advertising Atari with sexy girls.

I find this entire thread sinister. I see no problem in posting vintage ads where hot girls are used to sell products. They did that 30 years ago. What I *do* have problems with is people idolizing this TODAY. It has nothing to do with "political correctness" or "being offended",...
by joska
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Advertising Atari with sexy girls.
Replies: 45
Views: 2314

Re: Advertising Atari with sexy girls.

ICS wrote:Did she give consent? We will never know.
Do we care? Pfffffffft!


I believe this is the first time I've reported a post on this forum. I have also at times wondered if #metoo really was necessary but now all doubt is gone.
by joska
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: Strange screen bug in 1920x1080 with Aranym and Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Strange screen bug in 1920x1080 with Aranym and Mint : solved

In fact the resolution is rounded down automatically to 1920x1072, even if you declare 1920x1080x32 in FVDI.SYS it appears in XaAES folder as 1920x1072x32. Is it XaAES or FVDi which does that, I don't know, but it seems that real 1080p is not possible by nature. So it doesn't seems to be a bug, but...
by joska
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 179
Views: 17603

Re: Beginning of very long journey

next please. :) Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to "prove" that there will be problems with a 56301. It's just that whenever something's updated and improved it's *never* as easy as one thinks. There are *always* unexpected problems that can't be solved by the "easy" fixes on...
by joska
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Falcon TOS EPROM?
Replies: 39
Views: 2398

Re: Falcon TOS EPROM?

When cold booting an Afterburner, you are booting a completely unmodified TOS 4.04. CPU is running in "safe mode" (no caches), no fast-RAM etc. The AB driver then kick in. It detects fast-RAM, sets up a PMMU tree, copies TOS to fast-RAM, patches TOS and then performs a "soft" reb...
by joska
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 179
Views: 17603

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Frankly, I'd be interested to know about other cases. Are you sure you are not confusing it with a software bootstrap? I.e. that you use either Dsp_ExecBoot() or NoCrew's bootstrapper to install your code instead of the one by Atari but that is not the same problem. I'm specifically talking about D...
by joska
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 179
Views: 17603

Re: Beginning of very long journey

So as far as games/demos go, if they don't rely on some dirty practices (like writing beyond RAM space relying on the fact it's mirrored or overflowing the stack -- ask Hatari guys!), they should be fine. What about software that does not use TOS functionality but handles this itself: I'm sure stuf...
by joska
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 179
Views: 17603

Re: Beginning of very long journey

But on the other hand, the performance benefit is really high, someone might be tempted to write a new code for it. (I know what you are probably saying now :wink: ) I think that when you spend this much work on a project, the goal should be clear first. So is this going to be an improved Falcon030...
by joska
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 179
Views: 17603

Re: Beginning of very long journey

Switching DSP to 56301 will be a little setback, but hey - its a fun project and thats where the fun is. So back to the schematics. Awesome. Just want to mention it - in this case some minor changes to the TOS are going to be needed. If TOS needs to be changed to work with the 56301, how would comp...
by joska
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Beginning of very long journey
Replies: 179
Views: 17603

Re: Beginning of very long journey

mikro wrote:Of course but that is Videl's job, not SDMA's. They both share the clock for different tasks.


Yes, I did not read the original question, just the "Why there is the need of Videl's 25.175 MHz"-part. My mistake.

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