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by mlynn1974
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari repair in UK/Europe?
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Atari repair in UK/Europe?

This chap has had very good mentions on UKVAC:
http://www.retroclinic.com
by mlynn1974
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari 1040 Ste prices ?
Replies: 11
Views: 407

Re: Atari 1040 Ste prices ?

I don't know what's happening with prices. This STE was advertised at £399.99 but today it has been reduced by £170 to £229.99 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264814536346 I pointed out it was in terrible condition with missing keys and missing badge, and he doesn't even mention the TOS version or DMA ch...
by mlynn1974
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Super Hang-On Enhancements
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Super Hang-On Enhancements

We all know and love Super Hang-On and there is a version with a number of improvements: http://www.klapauzius.net/Old_Games.html#SuperHangOn Has anyone ever considered improving the music player on the intro to use STE sound? When I first saw the Power Pack version I assumed it was a sample playing...
by mlynn1974
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: New STOS modules, including syncscroll
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: New STOS modules, including syncscroll

Hi Thomas,

That's wonderful. Thanks for that. This opens the door to lots of demo effects to be written in STOS. :cheers:

Regards,
Michael.
by mlynn1974
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Digital Department
Topic: Help me to rip a module Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: Help me to rip a module Please

That's great! Definitely one for the new_modules directory on my phone.
by mlynn1974
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Kid friendly ST games
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Kid friendly ST games

Postman Pat - http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-postman-pat_10271.html Hong Kong Phooey - http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-hong-kong-phooey-no-1-super-guy_21525.html Scooby Doo - http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-scooby-doo-and-scrappy-doo_11168.html Probably loads of Teque/Hitec ...
by mlynn1974
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Protector
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Protector

Medway Boys Protector 3 was quite short lived. We went from using Medway Boys Protector II to IV.
by mlynn1974
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Can't find Spellbound Dizzy anywhere!
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Can't find Spellbound Dizzy anywhere!

It's available on D-Bug Menu 41B. Officially missing: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-spellbound-dizzy_11326.html All Code Masters games are Distribution Denied on World Of Spectrum and for good reason. Code Masters still exist and are still a bit strong on copyright, even on the lowly Spect...
by mlynn1974
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Demos
Topic: Duck
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Duck

Sounds like the Birdie Nam Nam demo from the Budbrain Demo on the Amiga:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd4wBnt19Tg
Did someone convert it to the ST?

Yes, NPG Megademo as you say converted as We Wanna Eggs:
https://youtu.be/Po4uEsg7KqI?t=594
by mlynn1974
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions

It would be handy to test this STE with a known working TOS ROM, and get a dump of that one to see what is wrong with it.
by mlynn1974
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STe SD card reader on the Extended Joystick Port
Replies: 45
Views: 2762

Re: Atari STe SD card reader on the Extended Joystick Port

That is a brilliant idea! It's hard to believe in this day of 32Gb memory sticks actually on an ST a 32Mb partition would be very useful.
by mlynn1974
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions

I think an upgraded TOS is fine. TOS 1.62 fixes a few bugs, notably the ability to boot in medium res with the standard setting in DESKTOP.INF As stormzy said there might be defective resistors somewhere, that could be difficult to trace or problems with the WD1772 chip. Do you have a volt meter? Co...
by mlynn1974
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions

Yes if you have one or if you can borrow one connect an external drive with the external disk drive connector on the back of the STE. Boot the machine with a formatted floppy disk in drive A: and another disk in drive B: and see if you can see the filename extensions on DRIVE B: The DMA chip will ei...
by mlynn1974
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions

Which version of TOS and which DMA chip does this machine have? Can you connect a Drive B: and see if that works normally? If it does could you dump your version of TOS to disk, and file compare it with a known working good version of TOS for your language. I'm not a fan of these mods. Although ther...
by mlynn1974
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions
Replies: 29
Views: 882

Re: Atari STE: Drive A: diplays files with cryptic extensions

Can you run programs from GEM? If you can try to run Fast Copy 3 and use its directory listing to see if it also shows corrupt filename extensions.
by mlynn1974
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Non Atari Platforms
Topic: any one use both Atari and Amiga
Replies: 12
Views: 12894

Re: any one use both Atari and Amiga

I got my first ST in May 1990 and upgraded to an STE in September 1991. I got an A500 in 1992 for games and demos and an A1200 in 1994. I used the Amiga for games, demos and even upgraded it to use an A570 CD ROM. My A1200 was very cheap because I got it when Clydesdale were closing their shops. I e...
by mlynn1974
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Great to be back
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Great to be back

Since May 13th I've missed the Atari-Forum. Thanks to Dal and everyone who brought it back, hopefully we will all benefit from the upgrade! :cheers:
by mlynn1974
Fri May 08, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Interest check: Atari 4160ST badges
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Interest check: Atari 4160ST badges

Does it cost a lot to make the first one or is it much more expensive to make variations? It would be nice to have the model on the badge like STf, STe or STFfm like the originals. How many memory configurations were there? 130, 260, 520, 1040 and 4160 Atari never made 2080 (2Mb) and 2600 (2.5Mb) ba...
by mlynn1974
Sun May 03, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Help with ripping music from ST demos / games
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: Help with ripping music from ST demos / games

I have written a basic guide on how to rip and replay Mad Max, David Whittaker, Jas C. Brooke and Rob Hubbard formats: http://www.lynn3686.com/musicrip.html I had some fun ripping Pac-Land today. I never saw the Fuzion/Positivity mega-ripper. Other formats I should consider are: Count Zero, Big Alec...
by mlynn1974
Sat May 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Games - Compatibility Issues etc.
Topic: Ballerburg
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: Ballerburg

I have never seen this game before but I have just tested it on STeem 3.2 (1Mb, Monochrome, STF) with TOS 1.0 (English) and it runs fine.
Are you using the German Language version of TOS 1.0? Maybe try the English Language version of TOS 1.0.
by mlynn1974
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: _vbl_list $4CE.L to $4EA.L
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: _vbl_list $4CE.L to $4EA.L

Thanks Thorsten. I didn't know that.
by mlynn1974
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: 680x0
Topic: _vbl_list $4CE.L to $4EA.L
Replies: 2
Views: 492

_vbl_list $4CE.L to $4EA.L

I was ripping a few David Whittaker tunes at the weekend to refresh my memory and I noticed the reference player puts the play routine on one of the vbl_list vectors $4CE.L to $4EA.L. https://st-news.com/issues/st-news-volume-2-issue-4/education/the-sts-memory-map/ A total of 8 longwords that are ex...
by mlynn1974
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Trying to reverse engineer the game “Méwilo”
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Trying to reverse engineer the game “Méwilo”

I have disassembled Mewilo.PRG using Easy Rider 4 from the German version to avoid copy protection: https://www.myabandonware.com/game/mewilo-6w3#Atari ST The loader kicks off about label L01BD: It uses the file extension declared here: L01C3:DC.B '.tot' I don't know if that's useful. As ThorstenOtt...
by mlynn1974
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Devpac RORG Directive??
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Devpac RORG Directive??

Devpac 3 can generate non-Atari Executables. If you enable "Options > Format: GST linkable" then this program will assemble without error: section code lea mydata,a0 clr.w -(sp) trap #1 section data org 60000 rorg *+8 mydata: dc.b 'FINDME',0 If you assemble this as an Atari Executable you will get o...
by mlynn1974
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Digit Tracker from Galactic
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Digit Tracker from Galactic

Packed in The Ultimate Soundtracker Collection 1:
https://demozoo.org/productions/77710/
I don't know if that's the demo version. It looks commercial to me.

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