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by mikro
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon 14MB - 4 bombs on or right after Memory Test
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Falcon 14MB - 4 bombs on or right after Memory Test

Or it could be the PSU, it's possible the trouble will reappear.
by mikro
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Disable HDD on Mega STE?
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: Disable HDD on Mega STE?

Well, you don't see the Atari logo - clearly TOS isn't able to boot. So my first try would be reseating the TOS chips, perhaps some others as well (RAM, for instance).
by mikro
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Magic OS under the CT63?
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Magic OS under the CT63?

Surprisingly, quite "simple" projects, nothing OS related. For instance: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... usictagger
by mikro
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: XBoot 3.21
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: XBoot 3.21

Wow, that's what I call dedication. :) Great job!
by mikro
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: Magic OS under the CT63?
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Magic OS under the CT63?

IIRC there were also other files to patch - in MagiC's XTENSION folder and perhaps some others. Look carefully into the ct404 archive.
by mikro
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: SuperVidel
Topic: SV file testing program?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: SV file testing program?

That improvement has been included in a public release, described as "Contains PMMU-optimized drivers for better performance" on their web. There's nothing magical about measuring its performance, just allocate a chunk of memory in ST-RAM and "OR" it with 0xA0000000. That will give you access to SV ...
by mikro
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best C2P routine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Best C2P routine?

It matters for the case I described above - if you can push bytes (coupled as a series of longs) instead of words, you have to push only half of the data => 2x faster transfer. It's tricky. For instance, when drawing full 320x200@16bit screen and you compare it to 030@50 MHz + TT RAM + C2P, it's rea...
by mikro
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Troubleshooting network setup on aranym
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Troubleshooting network setup on aranym

Installing Ubuntu in VirtualBox indeed showed me the problem - I forgot to change "Type = ptp" to "Type = bridge". So yes, I shot myself in the foot with the very same thing which would help you - the default freemint snapshot settings. ;-)
by mikro
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Troubleshooting network setup on aranym
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Troubleshooting network setup on aranym

The one that works now is 00:41:45:54:48:30 This is the default address used/generated by Aranym. Had you used the official FreeMiNT package for ARAnyM you would have spotted this long time ago. ;-) Everything now working again, i can ping the host from aranym, and also the other way around. I also...
by mikro
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Best C2P routine?
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Best C2P routine?

C2P on Falcon, for generic cases, can be faster only in one case and that is when the actual conversion is as fast as copying bytes to ST RAM. And that can be the case only if there is a faster CPU than data bus clock with source instructions and data located in TT RAM. Otherwise word high colour ac...
by mikro
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: XBOOT III 3.20 ENG - Patched!
Replies: 38
Views: 15693

Re: XBOOT III 3.20 ENG - Patched!

So now XBOOT is shown for the 2nd time when using MAGXBOOT? Because that really *is* annoying. ;)
by mikro
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Selectric 2.02 - replacement file selector
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Selectric 2.02 - replacement file selector

Selectric has only one huge disadvantage: doesn't show long file names. But I loved it anyway, Freedom2, Boxkite etc always seemed too bloated / unstable for me.
by mikro
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEX 3.0
Replies: 217
Views: 98466

Re: CosmosEX 3.0

You are correct Daniel, your device is exactly what is needed HOWEVER - it is for a different cable. CE 3.0 works with 50-pin IDC cables.
by mikro
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: zDesk
Replies: 124
Views: 54303

Re: zDesk

Yeah, it is in a pretty good shape but unfortunately, it doesn't contain all the changes presented in Zorro's last videos. What is a shame because many of them very superior to what any other desktop offers.
by mikro
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEX 3.0
Replies: 217
Views: 98466

Re: CosmosEX 3.0

That hole is fine. However it is for a different purpose, the floppy column (IIRC). The problems appears when you connect the IDC 50-pin header to CE. As for termination, if you have CE internally connected, you need an external terminator, if you have CE externally connected, you need to put back t...
by mikro
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Coming soon
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Re: Coming soon

As I could help with beta testing, I can tease you guys - it is a pure gem! Really nice work there, Jo Even!
by mikro
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: CosmosEx
Topic: CosmosEX 3.0
Replies: 217
Views: 98466

Re: CosmosEX 3.0

I have some kind of tutorial in the works but one important thing to note (which I didn't know before my build) - the adapter as is requires you to remove one plastic column from the top case! This was a big no-no for me but it was already too late. So now I have my Falcon open. :-/ Perhaps I'll buy...
by mikro
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Demos
Topic: JOY version 1.1 released!
Replies: 20
Views: 1929

Re: JOY version 1.1 released!

Discussed literally a few days ago here: https://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.p ... 52#p405452 :)

It's really important not to make any assumptions, as you can see on your or sporniket's example, a lot of time wasted for nothing.
by mikro
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Easiest way to have two ROMs in MegaSTE/TT?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Easiest way to have two ROMs in MegaSTE/TT?

czietz, that's really an ingenious idea! That's exactly what I would have hoped for. I'll try to ask around if somebody has the programming equipment so I don't have to start from scratch.
by mikro
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Easiest way to have two ROMs in MegaSTE/TT?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Easiest way to have two ROMs in MegaSTE/TT?

Being mostly a Falcon user, I'm not very fluent in hardware options in STs. In my MegaSTE I have TOS 2.06, in my TT TOS 3.06, I'm happy with them but I'm also very happy with EmuTOS usage. EmuTOS would help me a lot when installing new software (built-in hard disk driver!) so I'd love to have it swi...
by mikro
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Falcon game: Gravon - looking for disk download in english
Replies: 30
Views: 6482

Re: Falcon game: Gravon - looking for disk download in english

Maybe an interesting trivia, the company I work for, https://bisimulations.com, is the spiritual successor of OF - we develop simulation software for various military organisations, some of the code can be traced back to the 90s, as programmed by the Spanel brothers. :)
by mikro
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Blitter routine OK on STE, KO on Falcon (skew register)
Replies: 24
Views: 1655

Re: Blitter routine OK on STE, KO on Falcon (skew register)

I think the best you can do here is to post a small test prg which someone can run on real hardware and report results to you (I understand you are using an emulator for your tests).
by mikro
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: MegaSTE not displaying text files at all (4 bombs)
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: MegaSTE not displaying text files at all (4 bombs)

And what happens exactly? What happens if you open them in a text editor? My guess would be that you have a corrupted newdesk.inf file.
by mikro
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05
Replies: 65
Views: 20744

Re: New CT60 Boot ROM 1.05

There seems to be quite a few betas floating around. I can put them on https://github.com/mikrosk/ct60tos if somebody has them archived. My biggest regret is that I had quite a few of them already available on atariforge.org but didn't archive the files, only source code.

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