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by darklight
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: .PAC compressed image format
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: .PAC compressed image format

One of those situations where after weeks of searching, I answer my own question just after posting. It turns out, the compact accessory included with STOS has a 'save as binary' option (instead of the more commonly used 'save as memory bank') - this option uses the .PAC file extension :) So instead...
by darklight
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: .PAC compressed image format
Replies: 2
Views: 143

.PAC compressed image format

Does anyone know what extension / accessory would make compressed .PAC files out of full screen bitmaps, that could be used in STOS?

Or does anyone know the file format of such files?
by darklight
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Hey Atari Gang.
Replies: 3
Views: 3422

Re: Hey Atari Gang.

Hi & welcome to the forum! I don't think people here are hostile. You'll get the odd interloper (usually a fan of another system - and brings that up all the time) that eventually rubs people up the wrong way & it all blows up. Or perhaps someone feels like they've been wronged and posts an "I'm lea...
by darklight
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Hatari
Topic: 970 x 720 .... is that possible ?
Replies: 11
Views: 976

Re: 970 x 720 .... is that possible ?

Original Atari ST low resolution was 320 x 200. So 640 x 400 would be double that, and 960 x 600 would be triple. No idea if that is possible though!
by darklight
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: What is your Favorite 2 or multiplayer Game On ST/e/F030
Replies: 40
Views: 9778

Re: What is your Favorite 2 or multiplayer Game On ST/e/F030

One of the 'F15 Strike Eagles' had an interesting 2-machine link mode where 2 players on two machines could be the two man crew of a single F15, with one player piloting and the other player being the 'Wizzo' (Weapons Systems Officer / Navigator) in the back seat - quite a difficult and responsible...
by darklight
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: The Great Atari ST Game Survey 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 4918

Re: The Great Atari ST Game Survey 2020

1 Civilization
2 Sky Strike +
3 Vroom
4 Lemmings
5 F-19 Stealth Fighter

(Special mentions to Prince of Persia, Blood Money, Turrican 2 & Lotus 2 because I feel bad leaving them off the list)
by darklight
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?
Replies: 5
Views: 5126

Re: Did the Atari Jaguar Leave a Lasting Legacy!?

@christos what do you mean "new role as an ST based console" - I thought the Jaguar was a totally different architecture to the ST line?
by darklight
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Drawing program for Atari ST
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Re: Drawing program for Atari ST

All of these will be limited to 320 x 200 x 16 colours: DEGAS NEOchrome Canvas (my favourite) Or Spectrum 512 will give you 320 x 200 x 512 colours. You're talking about game graphics right? There is modern PC software dedicated to bitmap editing too, it'd probably be easier to convert from modern f...
by darklight
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari ST question
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: Atari ST question

MrPixel you cannot fix a 2018 graphics card to an Atari ST. Graphics cards did exist I believe, but they were all circa late '80s, early '90s, very expensive, and very little software (e.g. no games) will take advantage of them.
by darklight
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

Re: Is this possible?

An Atari ST which was released in 1985 will not be capable of running arcade games released in 1994 or 1998.
by darklight
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Is this possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

Re: Is this possible?

There are lots of arcade conversions on the ST. Almost none of them (except for maybe some early games?) are perfect, most needed to be cut down to the STs graphics / memory / sound constraints.
by darklight
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Does anyone remember this game?
Replies: 13
Views: 4763

Re: Does anyone remember this game?

Was it like a platformer, or a puzzle game, what did you have to do?
by darklight
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Does anyone remember this game?
Replies: 13
Views: 4763

Re: Does anyone remember this game?

by darklight
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 50
Views: 20718

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

jury wrote:
Dal wrote: I could remove all the non-ST/Falcon/TT specific fora from the Active topics feed. Would that help?
Yes, please.
And a yes vote from me too
by darklight
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 50
Views: 20718

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

I don't mean any bad feelings towards the Mister guys, but I think when > 50% of a forums posts are not on the main subject of the forum (Atari 16/32 bit Computers), perhaps they need to be migrated to a new forum. As I type this the active topics page has 50 posts, of which 26 are in the MiST / MiS...
by darklight
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts
Replies: 50
Views: 20718

Re: a simple way to hide all Mist/Mister posts

I am still for outsourcing them completely from AF due to the sheer volume of posts by now. This makes sense to me - it is its own stand alone product - it should have its own forum. My issue is I consume this website via active topics RSS feed - can an active topics RSS feed be setup without inclu...
by darklight
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: FPGA Chat
Topic: What does Atari do better than Amiga?
Replies: 18
Views: 8464

Re: What does Atari do better than Amiga?

Not sure if I understand the purpose of this question. If you are talking base original machines (ST vs A500), then the ST has a slightly higher (was it 10%?) clock speed than the Amiga, which meant a slight advantage to the ST when doing CPU bound tasks. The only application of the top of my head w...
by darklight
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Rideshare services in Brisbane
Replies: 2
Views: 11761

Re: Rideshare services in Brisbane

Uber are here.

Here for a holiday?
by darklight
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!
Replies: 39
Views: 5460

Re: Frontier Elite poor frame rate - booster required!

I remembered Wing Commander Yet another on my rapidly expanding list of must play games that I never did back then. I swear I spend more time finding out about the games and getting them to run on modern hardware than getting down to the business of actually playing them. I think I must be a kind o...
by darklight
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Cheetah Tortoise controller
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Re: Cheetah Tortoise controller

Retro Man Cave reviewed this on Youtube recently. It looks really bad. I recommend that channel though - he does some quality retro content.

Lol I didnt realise DoG linked the review first.
by darklight
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Cheats & Saved-Game Editing
Topic: Armour - Geddon rebalancer?
Replies: 5
Views: 8803

Re: Armour - Geddon rebalancer?

Loved this game, and have recently been thinking about how to hack it. Dont the trainers let you turn on / off different features individually, one of them being infinite fuel? I suppose you aren't asking for infinite. To be honest I only tried the proper game without trainers a few times. I remembe...
by darklight
Wed May 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari 1040 ST Woody - water transfer project
Replies: 30
Views: 8801

Re: Atari 1040 ST Woody - water transfer project

Oh wow. Clint from LGR (Lazy Game Reviewer YouTube channel) would love this.
by darklight
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k
Replies: 16
Views: 11400

Re: how to get multiple colors on a zx spectrum 48k

then why am i getting so much hate for posting about it? i have a genuine desire to learn about this but am tired of logging onto forum after forum. just give me a straight answer...please :? There are much better forums on the internet to ask questions about Spectrum or Atari 8 Bit than the 'gener...
by darklight
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: conversion fear
Replies: 7
Views: 6260

Re: conversion fear

MrPixel wrote:i am no stranger to sarcasm. why is it that when i post on the chat forum, i get flak? getting tired
Not sure who you are talking to, but I was being serious...
by darklight
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: conversion fear
Replies: 7
Views: 6260

Re: conversion fear

*puts my hand up* Hi, my name is Simon. I owned an ST for a long time, then much later got a PC - I never went the Amiga route. I am a veteran of the format wars, obviously the ST side, however I do acknowledge the better hardware of the Amiga. Now, I am setting up a MAME / emulator station, and... ...

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