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by mlynn1974
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Looking for a particular menu disk
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: Looking for a particular menu disk

Hunter is on PP95 but it doesn't look like Freddie Krueger:
http://stonish.net/Pompey-Pirates-223#st111
I can't see Freddie Krueger on any Automation menus either.
by mlynn1974
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)

I looked back at an old demo I made with STOS 2.5 (Discovery Pack Edition) before I had the STOS Compiler and it worked by having the basic file as AUTO.BAS in the STOS directory. In the AUTO folder there was a program called SUPER.PRG which I definitely didn't write. It looks like a loader for the ...
by mlynn1974
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)

The AUTOEXEC.BAS has to be in the root directory not in the STOS directory. Simply copy the AUTOEXEC.BAS into the root and it will work.
You may have to move your icons and resave the DESKTOP.INF so that the correct icon is displayed on the desktop.
by mlynn1974
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)

To run the script have an AUTOEXEC.BAS

This could be a duplicated version of STOS\DEMO.BAS -or- the contents of AUTOEXEC.BAS could be:
10 RUN "STOS\DEMO.BAS"
by mlynn1974
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: I watch this & instantly respect dml more
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: I watch this & instantly respect dml more

Yes respect for DML and anyone that can write DSP code. The Saturn's DSP came out at least 10 years after the Moto 56k, so I expect it is a bit more advanced. There is an earlier video by that guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8plen8cLro The Saturn was a great console but there are some cludges ...
by mlynn1974
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?

It has actually bugged me since 1985 that the start of the tune used in Lazy Jones is from an old Hoagy Carmichael song "Lazy Bones" ('Lazy Bones, sleeping on the job, how you going to get your days work done...'). I personally like David Whittaker's music but I think copyright was a bit vague in th...
by mlynn1974
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?

Zombie Nation also settled out of court when they sampled Lazy Jones by David Whittaker for their song "Kernkraft 400": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernkraft_400 "Though permission for the sampling was not initially granted, Florian Senfter ("Splank!") paid an undisclosed sum to David Whittaker fo...
by mlynn1974
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Philips CM8833 MK2 small issue - graphics movement
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Philips CM8833 MK2 small issue - graphics movement

Does the ST do the same if attached to a TV via Scart? That would point to an anomaly with the ST rather than the monitor. Some CBM 1084 monitors (based on the Philips CM8833 MKI) used to have a problems because of insufficient shielding around the speakers. My 1084 monitor used to squawk occasional...
by mlynn1974
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

:D Fantastic work Zippy! :cheers: This was a bit out of my league. It works nicely. I think after nearly 30 years it is reasonable to be able to run it without the rest of the magazine and without STX disk format. It must have been compressed a bit if the original was 44k and the cracked version is ...
by mlynn1974
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

Is the RN internal check immediately before the stuff there from $215e or has it already run already and it just jumps to $215e for the checks? It has already run and it just jumps to $215e for the checks. Sometimes the depack can corrupt if it goes over itself I think that's what's happening. Do y...
by mlynn1974
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

Thanks for the info Zippy! I tried copying back the Dec0de version back to a copy of the .STX disk image and the ran GC3 on it, but it freezes when reading Track 0 Sector 6. Either that or just remove the internal manually with the usual MOVE.L #KEY,DO then BRA.S to end of the internal code. I thoug...
by mlynn1974
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

I'm having difficulty with INTRO3.PRG Medway Boys GC3 says: Magic no = 3C61D378 Sorry but this is an external Rob Northen Dec0de says it is "Copylock Protection System series 2 (1989) by Rob Northen (variant a)" Vectors anti-hijacking: No Key disk usage: yes Serial number: $9fbceacc Serial usage: Pr...
by mlynn1974
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

Nice work! :cheers: And here is INTRO2.PRG "Graphics by Rob Northen Computing" - I've never seen that before. :lol: INTRO2.PRG compressed with Pack Ice v2.4 is 56896 bytes long. Uncompressed: 214644 bytes. INTRO3.PRG is protected with Copylock Protection System series 2 (1989) by Rob Northen (varia...
by mlynn1974
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

I have basically rewritten the intro using the graphics extracted using the Ultimate Ripper and the massive 5 frame animation using Steem Debugger. I use the Quartet Replayer by Rob Oct 1990. Each frame on the animation is 128 pixels high and is displayed for 8 frames. I have only tested it on Steem...
by mlynn1974
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 5V supply through joystick port?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: 5V supply through joystick port?

I'm not an electrician, but I would be a bit sceptical about using the joystick port as a continuous power feed. There is diversity when using a simple joystick which is on or off and sending signals depending on user activity. Could the adapter be drawing too many Amps which could damage the wiring...
by mlynn1974
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Brexit and purchasing
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: Brexit and purchasing

I am also on an Arcade Forum and there was a big discussion about importing from Europe because of Brexit and the change of import duties from the US. The main problem seems to be around VAT and a blanket +20% imposed by eBay. As we are dealing with Vintage Computer parts being sold by private selle...
by mlynn1974
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

Dec0de doesn't find anything it can remove in INTRO.STU at least. Some of the things on the disk are packed with LSD! packer. All of the first disks were protected by Rob Northern. Maybe the intros have been wrapped using his protection too? It would seem so: Here is an extract of the Steem Debug lo...
by mlynn1974
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

4-7 have been extracted and 3 is easy to get, but why not 1 and 2? 4-7 are available here: https://demozoo.org/sceners/49333/ Mug UK ripped all the Quartet music and someone else converted them to mods which is great. I know they're not great demos but it might be nice to make a compilation with all...
by mlynn1974
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: New STe demo: The Star Wars demo by The Arctic Land
Replies: 40
Views: 2264

Re: New STe demo: The Star Wars demo by The Arctic Land

Very nice demo. I enjoyed that. The Star Wars Scroller has a nice draw distance. Did you use Photochrome for the graphics or is it all custom code?
by mlynn1974
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: MIDI Software and Hardware
Topic: STeem/Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 5287

Re: STeem/Windows 10

To convert my disks I used my ST to create .MSA disk images and wrote them to standard 79 track, 9 sector, 2 sided disks. If a disk was 820k (82 tracks, 10 sectors, 2 sides) I would do side 0 to 420k, side 1 to 420k then copy them to the PC one at a time. I then joined the 2 .MSA disk images to one ...
by mlynn1974
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: How to edit CPX window title
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: How to edit CPX window title

I take it a .CPX is an accessory for TT/MegaSTE? Is there a .RSC file for the titles? A better way would be to have a language pack string and select the resource file depending on the selected language. Is it this one? https://sites.google.com/site/stessential/cpx/taschenrechner The string Taschenr...
by mlynn1974
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDP 30FD drive belt replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: MDP 30FD drive belt replacement

Hi Tom, Yes it seems they used single sided drives until late 1987. Double sided long button drives by at least April 1988. STFM Power Pack, Discovery Pack and various retailer bundles came out with the STFM (Orange and Green lights) around September 1988. Those were direct drive and not belt driven...
by mlynn1974
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDP 30FD drive belt replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: MDP 30FD drive belt replacement

I have cleaned the drive heads with Cotton Buds and removed dirt and dust from the platter and eject mechanism, but no luck. It'll only read single sided disks. Connecting an external double sided drive works and I can scan double sided disks on that using Fast Copy 3 without errors so I think that ...
by mlynn1974
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: MDP 30FD drive belt replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: MDP 30FD drive belt replacement

If anyone is interested I bought the replacement drive belt from Cool Novelties. I tried to make the belt into a perfect circle to estimate its circumference. I think it is about 30mm radius so its circumference is approximately 188.5mm. It is about 3mm wide. First I had to scrape off bits of old be...
by mlynn1974
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: STE - Strange sound issue - No sound at desktop but ok when loading games?!
Replies: 9
Views: 632

Re: STE - Strange sound issue - No sound at desktop but ok when loading games?!

I don't know if this helps but there is a relationship between the FDC Controller and the sound chip. https://info-coach.fr/atari/documents/_mydoc/FD-HD_Programming.pdf On page 4: The last schematics on the left shows the connection of the PSG (sound chip) to the low asserted DRIVE0*, DRIVE1*, SIDE0...

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