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by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

Use insaneboot to run mint.prg from D:? Ofcourse any .cnf and .ini shoudl point to D: in that case.
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Getting keyboard data non-blocking
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Getting keyboard data non-blocking

In that case you will have to implement your own IKBD interrupt handler that will parse the keypress packets.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Alternative to AUTOSORT?
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Alternative to AUTOSORT?

Instead of using AUTOSORT, I suggest insaneBoot. You only have the boot tool inside AUTO and the configuration can run the tools from any other folder so no need to sort orders on FAT level but only on config file level. Nice one, does that mean that you can have many boot configurations (MiNT, TOS...
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Alternative to AUTOSORT?
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Alternative to AUTOSORT?

Instead of using AUTOSORT, I suggest insaneBoot.

You only have the boot tool inside AUTO and the configuration can run the tools from any other folder so no need to sort orders on FAT level but only on config file level.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Basic install with Hatari 4MB STE, EmuTOS and XaAES
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Re: Basic install with Hatari 4MB STE, EmuTOS and XaAES

I'm looking forward to it. I haven't tried trimming down the default distribution yet. I also noticed that with TOS 2.06, keyboard and mouse input was a bit more responsive. It is still impressive to see. Due to personal distractions, i didn't test with GEM=ROM further today. I plan to report though.
by simonsunnyboy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

I don'T think it's much of a debate. It is great to have that compatibility layer and that it just works.
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Basic install with Hatari 4MB STE, EmuTOS and XaAES
Replies: 20
Views: 696

Basic install with Hatari 4MB STE, EmuTOS and XaAES

I haven't tested with GEM=ROM but this is a fresh attempt. Setup: Hatari 4MB with EmuTOS 1.0 16MB harddisk image ACSI I started with empty harddisk image and GEMDOS drive under EmuTOS. The latter contained the install package for 000, renamed to FREEMINT.ZIP and a 000 build of unzip(.ttp) from Thors...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM

mfro wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:12 pm Make sure your code is nice and clean and you won't get slapped.

Probably ;).
Where can I find the necessary guidelines then, and if possible a configuration for astyle/indent to help achieving compliance?
Is following HACKING from the git repository enough?
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: C / PASCAL etc.
Topic: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: m68k-atari-mint cross-tools: Vincent's vs Thorsten's build

At least under Ubuntu, Vincent's package is a godsend gift without troubles. Add an apt repository, install the packages and go. Thank you a lot for this! :D I never tried Thorsten Otto's compiler version yet but as I know his tools are normally working I would surely assume the compiler package doe...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: What's in the header of an executable?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: What's in the header of an executable?

I started coding a PC based bootsector tool to apply bootsectors to .ST files etc. I have condensed the information into a C struct. I gathered this information from various sources by googleing and the Atari ST Profibuch. #pragma pack(1) typedef union { struct AtariBootsector { uint8_t branch[2]; /...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: What's in the header of an executable?
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: What's in the header of an executable?

Hi, Could anyone point me to a description of an executable header? Trying to figure out if the code in a bootsector has the 32 bytes header as well. Thx! Bootsectors are something different and NOT GEMDOS exectuables. They don't have BSS, TEXT and DATA for sure and must be PC relative. They have s...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

Well, let's see. Vanilla MiNT network set up pretty easy. Been working with the new snapshot of MiNT a few days, and finally decided it's time to enable the gateway. Easy? No. Laugh if you want :) <snip><snip> Make sense? I would say that if you want to use many Unix-like stuff on Mint, it would be...
by simonsunnyboy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

Indeed, Gluestik works just fine. Dunno what is so 'clumsy' about it. Of course it's better to use the native mintnet TCP/IP framework but Gluestik basically just forwards the requests so there's very little overhead. Sting under TOS and its configuration is 'clumsy', with FreeMiNT and Gluestik it ...
by simonsunnyboy
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

I never had problems with FreeMiNT 1.15, Gluestik and then using STIK compatible applications.
And it is better no doubt, all a reason for my interest in getting up-to-date FreeMiNT up and running.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM

Yes, I am familiar with pull requests. I did this for the FlashFloppy file selector in the past so should be possible here aswell.
I just don't want to invest hours of my free time just to get slapped left and right again in the end.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Why does XaAES depend on having NVDI installed?
Replies: 19
Views: 609

Re: Why does XaAES depend on having NVDI installed?

Then the documentation was entirely misleading and I mixed up the MINT.CNF snippets with the VanillaMiNT quotes.
Which is good because the answer is then: "NVDI is not a requirement."
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Why does XaAES depend on having NVDI installed?
Replies: 19
Views: 609

Why does XaAES depend on having NVDI installed?

From the MINT.CNF I know that XaAES requires NVDI to be installed. As NVDI is a commercial utility, not every user will have it (legally). What is the exact reason why NVDI is required? How about fVDI on Aranym? And would it be possible to resolve that dependency? If fVDi is an alternative, will thi...
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Kernel messages on-screen with GEM=ROM

I will check next weekend to see if I can intercept the GEM=ROM decoding and deactivate this ALERT here. It will need some indicator variable and if statement though. As I am afraid to break things, I would still ask someone with the in-depth knowledge to integrate such patch. Would this be possible?
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: need Help! - Mod Rout. for GFA
Replies: 44
Views: 9593

Re: need Help! - Mod Rout. for GFA

Welcome to the forum!

We have Wizzcat and HMS Soundtracker interfaces available on the Paradize website. Both are STE only.
http://paradize.final-memory.org/gfabasic.shtml

I never found a routine that worked reliably from GFABASIC on STFM.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: FreeMiNT related questions are answered here.
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: FreeMiNT related questions are answered here.

Yes indeed. We shall keep topics separate. I fully admit to being messy myself here. :(

EDIT* I moved subtopics out to separate threads.
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

Me (and probably other users) want to run networking without Sting on an ST class machine beyound UIP tool. Sting setup is very messy and error prone while FreeMiNT could provide something with DHCP and basics in place for common NICs. STING on Mint is just clumsy, not undoable. why bother with it ...
by simonsunnyboy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

Simon, you must be doing something terribly wrong. Today's kernel, 000 flavour: nohog.png Exactly 3327 bytes as @mfro reported. EmuTOS + Hatari then? I unzipped to a regular directory under Linux on the host, mounted this as the GEMDOS drive and copied everything to the harddisk image using Emudesk...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

*EDIT* Seem the NOHOG2.ACC itself makes a difference. I compiled a version from source, with Mintlib a 150K son of a b**** but this one comes up in the Desk menu and keyboard seems to be working. The 6K version from the large distribution zip seems broken. I don't know what you have there, but my v...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

VanillaMint is nice but a) contained outdated kernel and infrastructure and b) was 020+ IIRC. Outdated kernel - yes, sort of. It's old, but it does pretty much exactly the same as the current kernel. But what do you mean by "outdated infrastructure"? I think it was never updated beyond the 2017 ver...
by simonsunnyboy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide
Replies: 102
Views: 3109

Re: How to install FreeMiNT - simple step by step guide

For testing, please do not refer to your selfcompiled version. Test with the binaries that the users are going to use. A lesson I learned hard at my day job. Tracing user bug reports make it necessary to use the exact binaries the users do use. *EDIT* Binary pack I used was from the github.io websit...

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