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by Total Eclipse
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ST book or STacey?
Replies: 15
Views: 3710

Technically it doesn't say that it has a colour screen, rather that it can have 16 colours at 320x200 - which it can, providing it's hooked up to an external monitor (assuming you can actually do that to a ST Book???)
by Total Eclipse
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Dungeon Master v1.2
Replies: 17
Views: 3406

the game has some difference, if my mind is Ok :oops: - you can drink directly to fountains - you can knock the doors Sounds familiar - I know that the Amiga version allowed you to knock on walls to discover hidden rooms, as did the PC version. I might have the PC one lying around if anyone wants it?
by Total Eclipse
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: First ST bought
Replies: 22
Views: 5072

Back in 1989 (when I would have been 15), I went to the Computer Shopper Show with my Dad. He already had a 1040 STfm, mainly used for DTP work. Because of this, he didn't have much time or inclination for games, so all I could do was play on his ST using the games that were bundled with it. Anyway,...
by Total Eclipse
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Menu Disks
Topic: Last few Superior Disks missing
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

They're exactly the same one's I was mising, though (whisper) I didn't think AL had an FTP these days? :o
by Total Eclipse
Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: What is the St game with the best music?
Replies: 36
Views: 10926

If we're talking "Chip Tune Only", then I'd vote for Speedball and Beyond The Ice Palace . Some other noteworthy chip tunes are Bubble Bobble (I can't read those two words together without the music playing in my head) and some of the tunes from Lemmings Non chip-tune, I'd vote for Gods - I'd reboot...
by Total Eclipse
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: SainT
Topic: Small refresh rate problem with Saint 1.85
Replies: 13
Views: 8012

I can select 100Hz properly now, but I cannot get Saint to sync down to 50Hz Really ? Even if you set the "VBL Sync" option to "2" ? ( just at the right of the frequency combo box) I've got a similar problem - I've got an LCD monitor that works "officially" at 60, 70 and 72Hz (I can run SainT at 75...
by Total Eclipse
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: ST piracy articles
Replies: 42
Views: 10695

BTW, the funniest quote so far has to be from "David Crothley" - "Even me Dad tapes stuff from Radio 3 and he goes to church every Sunday". :lol:

LMFAO!
by Total Eclipse
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: ST piracy articles
Replies: 42
Views: 10695

You guys must have had a great time, driving around in your BMW's with leather suitcases stuffed full of tenners :D

I rememberd the ST/Amiga Format one, not read the rest yet.

Were TEX ever really hackers though?
by Total Eclipse
Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Reversing the aging process...
Replies: 15
Views: 5160

Spraypainting the case eh? :D I'm sure I remember reading an article about Jeff Minter in ST Format, and it included a few photo's. One was Jeff with one of his ST's (or was it a Falcon?). The main case was totally black, and each line of the vents at the top was a slightly different colour, going t...
by Total Eclipse
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: standard scsi hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

To follow on from this, I just remembered that I have my old external SCSI drive from my Atari days.

Should I be able to connect this straight up to a SCSI card in a PC and retrieve the data?
by Total Eclipse
Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Wide-Ultra SCSI drive to an ICD Link controller?
Replies: 14
Views: 3581

I've found that some drives like that are designed to work with specific hardware (e.g. drives designed for specific servers) won't necessarily spin up when connected to a regular PSU. However, in most cases you'll find there are some extra jumper pins on the drive. In one case I had a drive that wo...
by Total Eclipse
Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Smooth scrolling
Replies: 6
Views: 2833

Unfortunately there is little we can do for restrictive refresh rates, the only option is to increase run speed so the ST matches the PC refresh rates. That messes up sound and makes most screens far too fast. Well fortunately the TFT screen I've just ordered contains a TV tuner, so it might be pos...
by Total Eclipse
Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Smooth scrolling
Replies: 6
Views: 2833

Processor speed is not a problem (XP2100+)

The text I've noticed it on is the Cuddly Demos main screen, and that's smooth as silk on a real machine. :?
by Total Eclipse
Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Steem
Topic: Smooth scrolling
Replies: 6
Views: 2833

Smooth scrolling

Can someone give me some pointers of the best way to get STEEM to scroll smoothly on my machine? Currently I run fullscreen, 100Hz with VSync enabled. Reading a scrolling text seems to give a double image of the letters, a couple of pixels apart, and the whole text stutters or tears approx once ever...
by Total Eclipse
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: What Hardware do you have???
Replies: 115
Views: 40155

Hmmm, gotta think back now, because a load of my old stuff is still at my parents. 1 x TI 99/4A 1 x Atari 65 XE (complete with an 810 floppy drive - that's one HUGE peripheral) :) 1 x Atari 1040 STFM (along with mono monitor, Power Computing Blitz Turbo FDD and a 40MB external HDD) 1 x Amiga A500+ (...
by Total Eclipse
Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 40mb in an atari ste
Replies: 43
Views: 9213

Simbo I know we spoke about this in a different topic (memory speeds, etc). For a Mega STe, I'd be inclined to agree that faster memory would give improved performance in 16MHz mode, but for a standard 8MHz STe, surely 120ns memory should be fine, and give no performance difference whatsoever over f...
by Total Eclipse
Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: what is a "FORGET ME CLOCK II"????????
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Cyrano Jones wrote:Anyone got the software for this? I've got the cart but no disks....
I will have the disk somewhere (the cartridge and the ST are at my parents). It'll take a while, but I'll bear it in mind when I recover my machine from them.
by Total Eclipse
Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: what is a "FORGET ME CLOCK II"????????
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

The Forget Me Clock plugs into the cartridge port, and provides a battery-backed clock for the ST. A small program in the Auto folder sets the system time each time you boot up. Some versions also had a pass-through port, enabling you to plug in another cartridge along with the FMC. As for price - I...
by Total Eclipse
Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ripping graphics
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

Grazey / PHF wrote:could you send me it ?

Grz
Just sent it by PM.
by Total Eclipse
Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ripping graphics
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

Grazey / PHF wrote: Actually... .maybe there's a WHDLoad copy of the Amiga version ? That would make things easier.
Why would that make things easier (he wonders, as he points to the newly downloaded WHDLoad copy of Xenon 2) :?
by Total Eclipse
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ripping graphics
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

I just took a look at the util you posted to the other thread. Unfortunately it only grabs whole screens, not the differences, so I'm no better off that I was grabbing screenshots from Steem. I got in contact with a bloke on an Amiga forum who wrote a program to browse through WinUAE savestate files...
by Total Eclipse
Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: 2.5" IDE cables - anyone know where to buy them?!
Replies: 2
Views: 1823

You could always try Power Computing - the hard drive cables for the Amiga will work - take a look at Power Computing HDD leads
by Total Eclipse
Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: ST Games
Replies: 20
Views: 5175

BTW, why play DM using an MS dos Emu when a windows port is freely available, from somewhere that escapes me at present. :? Really :o I know there's a "port" - Dungeon Master Java. That's based on the original DM game, but doesn't have the original maps (AFAIK). A full-on windows version would be p...
by Total Eclipse
Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ripping graphics
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

Hmm. I've taken a quick look at the Adrenaline Ripper, though I'm not totally sure whether it's going to work or not. The only version of Xenon II I've found with a GEM readeble FAT is the Automation version. I need to give this some more testing, but failing that, are there any other suggestions?
by Total Eclipse
Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Ripping graphics
Replies: 10
Views: 4059

Ripping graphics

Hi all. I'm not sure whether this is the best forum for this - I'm wanting to rip some graphics from a ST game - Xenon 2 to be precise. I wanted to get some of the tile sprites making up the screens, so I can produce a mock up. The only way I've been able to use so far is to take screengrabs of Stee...

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