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by PeterS
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: WIP - Catacombs
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: WIP - Catacombs

I remember the old text console based catacombs games. I think there was even a mint version.

That looks good though.

It would be great as a GEM app.
by PeterS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: WiFi on Atari?
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: WiFi on Atari?

I asked about wifi for the Milan many years ago.

Would it be possible to create a wifi pci driver and port the necessary wifi tools from bsd/linux.

Now I wonder if a usb wifi dongle could be used instead.
by PeterS
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Alternative to AUTOSORT?
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Alternative to AUTOSORT?

I've never used any sort tool.

Say I have files A to Z and I want to move Z to just after F then:

Viewing the folder unsorted
create a new auto folder
Copy files A to F
Copy Z
Copy G to Y
by PeterS
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Texel sources available
Replies: 144
Views: 19954

Re: Texel sources available

I use NVDI 5.03 on mint and Texel works fine.
by PeterS
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: FreeMiNT support
Topic: Samba
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Samba

Hi, I have mentioned this briefly on the Mint mailing list last year but I will open it up here to see if others have seen the same behaviour. I use Samba to transfer files from Android <-> Milan and Milan <-> Lubuntu and the speed is about 30k/s Just now and again it works at almost 10x that speed....
by PeterS
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recasing suggestions for STE
Replies: 32
Views: 1347

Re: Recasing suggestions for STE

MegaSTEarian wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:25 pm There are some old network appliances chassis you could use. Cisco ones used to have too many stickers and firm marks on them but other companies’ chassis were quite neutral.
I was thinking along the same lines. Any dvd players or set top boxes that might be big enough ?
by PeterS
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New board: MonSTer
Replies: 662
Views: 252913

Re: New board: MonSTer

It's years since I've used my ST but I think the 1.04 ROMS are soldered so having a switch would be useful. Mine has a T-board 2.06 ROM upgrade in it with a socket soldered onto the 68000 at an angle to clear the keyboard. It's tempting to do some upgrades but I'm not sure if it would get much use.
by PeterS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

Some of the parts arrived so time to start soldering. I realised that an old wireless k&m combo I had in a box has the necessary ps2 plugs and small plastic box that I am hoping I can fit the adapter into. The level converter I got looks like it is bidirectional, it has 5V and 3.3V pins, I am not su...
by PeterS
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MMX
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: MMX

I am converting some old movies from my failing PVR drive using a script on a Linux box. I noticed that this is using MMX and other features. x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX I think the script is using ffmpeg so I guess even apps compiled for Freemint could make u...
by PeterS
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Case
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Case

I don't have a Firebee, I just happened to notice that it might fit. Most normal computer cases are usually much too big.
by PeterS
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: Case
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Case

I was about to chuck a Metronic Sat TV box in the recycling because it no longer works very well, it has to be manually tuned.

I wondered if it was about the right size for a Firebee so I measured it. It's just about 26cm long inside so it might be a squeeze. The backplate would need a bit of work.
by PeterS
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

I didn't think of that. I know very little about the arduino so I am trying to stay close to the original so I have a chance to get it working. My ps/2 wireless mouse failed so I wanted to get it going as soon as possible. However it started working again after 3 hours of fiddling about. No idea why...
by PeterS
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

I've ordered one of these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-SAMD21-M ... 2749.l2649

I've all ready ordered a level converter for between the ps/2 connections and the arduino.
by PeterS
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

by PeterS
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

That's what I thought.

Started looking for a suitable board but got distracted by forcing lubuntu to update to version 20.
by PeterS
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

I found the missing Deb packages for Python 3.7 and installed them and VS Code was able to install the PlatformIO plugin. Hopefully I can get this Arduino app built now but it might need a better Arduino, I think this is a nano clone. If I can get the Mouse usb to ps/2 adapter to work then I might s...
by PeterS
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

I am using Lubuntu 18.04 so I installed VS Code but the Platformio plug complained about python3-distutils being missing. I tried to install it but keep getting a 404 error. So I tried to upgrade Lubuntu but it looks like it cannot be upgraded past 18.04 since they changed the desktop !! Not exactly...
by PeterS
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Re: Arduino experts

Thanks, I wasn't going to spot that.

I have all ready done most of what you describe but I am not clear which samd21 lib to install.

It looks like Platformio needs another ide (VSCode).
by PeterS
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Arduino experts
Replies: 18
Views: 1046

Arduino experts

Hi, I briefly dabbled with an arduino about 5 years ago and I am trying to build the project below but now having much luck. https://github.com/ChrisDeadman/Usb2Ps2Mouse/blob/master/src/main.cpp I moved most of the libs to the folder /home/peters/snap/arduino/current/Arduino/libraries and squashed t...
by PeterS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 13671

Re: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?

The tips on wiring it are lost on me so any help appreciated.

1. purple - straight through 5V power ?
2. black - ground ?
3. blue x2 - serial ? (not sure if my arduino has this)
4. white x2 - clock and data ?
by PeterS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MMX
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: MMX

The mint and emutos communities are quite active so it could be added there unless it is more of a vdi or aes thing. I know that mmu was discussed and not added to vampire because the Amiga doesn't need it. This is why I asked if MMX could be added on its own. I realise there are lots difficulties h...
by PeterS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 13671

Re: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?

I am trying to work out what hardware is needed. 1. ATSAMD21G18 (developed on SparkFun SAMD21 Mini Breakout) This looks like it is obsolete. I have an old Arduino but don't know if it would be suitable. 2. I think the other board is a level converter from 5V to 3.3V 3. USB OTG (on the go) connector ...
by PeterS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Hades / Milan
Topic: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?
Replies: 7
Views: 13671

Re: Arduino USB keyboard adapter ?

Digging up one of my old topics. My wireless ps2 mouse has started playing up. I think it is failing so I had to find a working ps2 mouse and all I could find was my 20 year old wired one which is horrible. So I had another search for an adapter and I think I've found a solution. https://github.com/...
by PeterS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MMX
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: MMX

I think the MMU is missing.
by PeterS
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MMX
Replies: 11
Views: 684

MMX

Just chucking an idea out. I know nothing about MMX but talk about it on the apollo-vampire forum got me interested. It was an Intel idea to speed up graphics processing and depends on software using it though extra opcodes. I wondered if an fpga MMX coprocessor could be created ? No use for old app...

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