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by lp
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Peter West
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: Peter West

TheNameOfTheGame wrote:RIP Peter, sadly you have left us too soon :(

My condolences.


So Peter took a turn for the worst and passed?? Suddenly a RIP with no explanation?
by lp
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: reverse string or MIRROR$
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: reverse string or MIRROR$

XOR won't work in the case. You may of misinterpreted the function. ;) Don't know why charles feels the need to derail the topic. As for mirror$() it's very low on my priority list. It's true omikron lacks rinstr() I see why it might be useful there. Maybe he's attempting to port omikron sources to ...
by lp
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: reverse string or MIRROR$
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: reverse string or MIRROR$

I stand by comments about BYTE{}, just as reliable if you know how GFA manages strings internally. If you want your code to look clean and correct the string functions are sufficient. I never code for the interpreter only the compiled end result. Charles asked about asm, so my assumption was he was ...
by lp
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: reverse string or MIRROR$
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: reverse string or MIRROR$

String concatenation and MID$() generate library calls (BSRs) which execute much more code. BYTE{} swapping even with a temporary placeholder generates simple move.b instructions. I don't think this routine requires asm or such optimizations, but I always have fun with such things no matter how smal...
by lp
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: reverse string or MIRROR$
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: reverse string or MIRROR$

An odd size string wouldn't need its center character moved. You can cut the loop iterations in half and swap the characters in the original string and eliminate a$ entirely.
by lp
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: N.AES
Replies: 95
Views: 16885

Re: N.AES

A year ago a sent a mail to Woller with a technical question. I've got no answer. But lp got an answer concering his N.AES patch! I don't like Woller. :x Same experience I had. I emailed Woller several times regarding the status of NAES and never got a single reply. I assumed it was a dead project ...
by lp
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: TT/(STE) reserved screen modes
Replies: 21
Views: 733

Re: TT/(STE) reserved screen modes

The TT has a 256 color gray scale mode and smear mode.
by lp
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: N.AES
Replies: 95
Views: 16885

Re: N.AES

They haven't done anything for like a decade and you need to have the original disk, so I didn't think it was a problem to give the one file. However, I had an email exchange with woller and the "serial number" issue came up. To avoid any problems it was removed from my site.
by lp
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: reverse string or MIRROR$
Replies: 22
Views: 490

Re: reverse string or MIRROR$

simonsunnyboy wrote:Certainly not PEEK or POKE for a loop iterating backwards, taking subcharacters with MID$ and then outputting them to a result.

But it might a hint for lp to add to his GBE.


I can add it to the to-do list. ;)

For maximum speed I'd use BYTE{} as PEEK() works in supervisor mode.
by lp
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: PDF GFA
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: PDF GFA

If a French version is found I can add it to devdocs.
by lp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: reducing the source file,removing empty lines etc
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: reducing the source file,removing empty lines etc

The Basic Omikron compiler stores empty lines and comments in the compiled program. By removing all that is unnecessary, the size of the compiled program can be significantly reduced. A baseline is 255 bytes. Unused octets on a line are compiled, but take up less space than comments. That's why I m...
by lp
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: GFABasic or STOS or other?
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: GFABasic or STOS or other?

... A little over 256 new commands. :O Now this is a but off topic, but is there a documented and working way to put GFA Basic on cartridge? Or Micron perhaps? Just for fun, not for serious coding. GFA was on a rom cart at one time. Probably rare as hens teeth. Very last thing on the page. :) http:...
by lp
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: GFABasic or STOS or other?
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: GFABasic or STOS or other?

It really depends what you are planning on doing. If you want to write games in ST low and line numbers don't prematurely age you, then STOS will do. I use PureC for things BASIC can't do, like LDG modules. I use Devpac assembler for small bits of code where I want an extra boost in speed. That appl...
by lp
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Determining VT52 console dimension
Replies: 35
Views: 899

Re: Determining VT52 console dimension

joska wrote:The C libray getenv() works fine in TOS.


I'm curious if that is a wrapper for shel_envrn() ?
http://toshyp.atari.org/en/008012.html#shel_envrn
by lp
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Determining VT52 console dimension
Replies: 35
Views: 899

Re: Determining VT52 console dimension

by lp
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more
Replies: 541
Views: 46863

Re: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more

Frankly, I am at a lost with Thing!. If you can get it to do AV-protocol, let me know the proper code for it. I tried some tests with my GFA editor since it uses the AV-Protocol. I can't get AV_VIEW to work at all and I get the same result as with phgmap. Thing doesn't throw an alert, however it do...
by lp
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more
Replies: 541
Views: 46863

Re: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more

I just tried phgmap v2.4 and dropped and photo taken with my iPod here at home. When I drop the photo it places it correctly at my house. Cool. However, if I click the thumb, nothing happens. No error message, as if totally ignored. If double click jpg in Thing Desktop v1.27b directory window it ope...
by lp
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more
Replies: 541
Views: 46863

Re: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more

If this image cache is managed locally, which it must be if its put to the local hard drive, then there is a solution. Convert all the spaces to underscores or dashes and it will work everywhere. This is how I would solve it. :wink: It's the path & filename, so the user will have to do that on ...
by lp
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more
Replies: 541
Views: 46863

Re: PH Gmap - Google maps, Street View, Routes, GPX & more

If this image cache is managed locally, which it must be if its put to the local hard drive, then there is a solution. Convert all the spaces to underscores or dashes and it will work everywhere. This is how I would solve it. :wink:
by lp
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Phweather - weather app for Mint
Replies: 131
Views: 24666

Re: Phweather - weather app for Mint

If the path contains spaces, try quotes. I think Thing Desktop will then know what to do.
by lp
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Phweather - weather app for Mint
Replies: 131
Views: 24666

Re: Phweather - weather app for Mint

The flashing progress bar is typical when a codec reports any failure. Sadly, zView treats all errors inside a codec the same and has no way to report exactly what happened. A bad path could cause this.
by lp
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Desktop.inf Mouse double click time ...
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Desktop.inf Mouse double click time ...

Have a look in the the Atari desktop source code, file DESKINF.C if you want to know what's really going on. My 'C' isn't that good, but it looks to me like some sort of external app is required for these settings.
by lp
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: RSC File Reader
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: RSC File Reader

If you malloc() some ram, load file, fix all pointers yourself, that is not embedded. That's duplicating exactly what rsrc_load() does. ;) Every comma (,) in a data statement is converted to a null byte when compiled. I could of told you it would increase in size if stored as bytes in data statement...
by lp
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: RSC File Reader
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: RSC File Reader

Been quite some time since i worked with GFA, but AFAIK it's not possible to embed initialized structures in the listing. If you get this working, let me know, maybe i can integrate it in ORCS You are correct. The best way to embed a RSC file is the INLINE command, then fix it up yourself, but it l...
by lp
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Phweather - weather app for Mint
Replies: 131
Views: 24666

Re: Phweather - weather app for Mint

I think a transparent window background would be very hard if not impossible. This is because the desktop background is another process and phclock doesn't really have correct access to the image to blend them like that. Consider also if you was to drag a window under the phclock window in real time...

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