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by darklight
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Steem
Topic: Serial port
Replies: 4
Views: 12010

Serial port

Hey guys, I want a program on my PC to be able to talk to a STOS program running in Steem. It is entirely possible my problem is with STOS, not Steem, so I've also cross-posted to that forum here . I've configured my Steem serial port to be a file on my PC. I can write to this file in STOS by printi...
by darklight
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: The Atari ST/E Youtube thread
Replies: 49
Views: 23679

Re: The Atari ST/E Youtube thread

not mine but from "Nostalgia Nerd" youtube user: Atari Jaguar Story (Who is he? Is he member of this forum?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61Nz0vkxO-M 42 minutes! I don't think he is a member, but his videos really are top notch - well worth watching. He covers lots of retro aspects too - not jus...
by darklight
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE
Replies: 531
Views: 158685

Re: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE

Ha ha lol! That would be great, please implement immediately.
by darklight
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Something worth sharing
Replies: 17
Views: 7697

Re: Something worth sharing

Never had a problem with an ST (apart from an ominous buzzing noise coming out of the PSU that got louder the longer it was turned on), but my speccy just flat out silenced the downstairs radio when it was turned on. I cant express how angry I got when my mum told me to turn it off. She wanted some ...
by darklight
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Atari in films
Replies: 75
Views: 48912

Re: Atari in films

SteveBagley wrote:For those who like spotting these things, there's an Atari ST quite visible at the start of the latest Jason Bourne movie.

Steve
This seems odd in 2016 - is there an '80s / '90s flashback scene or something?
by darklight
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My "new" STE
Replies: 35
Views: 27669

Re: My "new" STE

The ST range really was the best looking computer wasn't it. What a good looking machine.
by darklight
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Never Ported respectively released for ST
Replies: 153
Views: 104456

Re: Never Ported respectively released for ST

Steve Bak explained in an interview that Microdeal big boss wanted expressly an amiga version with huge sprites. Can you please get a link for this - I want to read more about Microdeal. Argh nevermind, I guess this was a magazine interview... Oh dlfsilver, there are some funny comments by you on a...
by darklight
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music
Replies: 6
Views: 5994

Re: WHICH IS BEST? 6 versions of The Chaos Engine player select music

Argh, well I think the Amiga wins this one, I feel dirty saying that out loud, on here. Sorry. Hey Zeusdaz, I know it must be a pain to set up, but these sorts of videos benefit from playlist links in the description - like in Gaming History Source's videos. (eg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5peDO...
by darklight
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Flight Sims
Replies: 44
Views: 13464

Re: Flight Sims

I played the ST Format cover demo of MiG 29 Fulcrum - I thought it was really nice, the first flightsim where I realised mouse control was better than digital joystick. It was quite nice dogfighting in that game, you could hang around behind an enemy plane quite nicely as it rolled trying to get rid...
by darklight
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Flight Sims
Replies: 44
Views: 13464

Re: Flight Sims

Yes Thunderhawk! Great graphics and quite smooth too if I remember. Plus nice cinematics also - a very polished game.
by darklight
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Flight Sims
Replies: 44
Views: 13464

Re: Flight Sims

The ST had some great flight sims. Yeah the frame rate wasn't great, and got worse towards the end of the machines life when they tried fitting too much in. Some great examples are F-16 Combat Pilot, F-16 Falcon, F-15 Strike Eagle (1, 2 & 3), F-29 Retaliator. Plus you've got Carrier Command and Armo...
by darklight
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Steem
Topic: Problems with Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 7532

Re: Problems with Windows 10

Hmm, I had a similar experience with Steem recently - I'm on Windows 10 (not sure if that is important though) and Steem crashed at a particular point during a game. Each time I restarted Steem it played the exact same thing & crashed immediately again. A reinstall did fix it.
by darklight
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Biased eBay guide
Replies: 14
Views: 4390

Re: Biased eBay guide

I'm not seeing much fanboyism here? He's talking about A500 v STFM - by far the most common models at that time - I think that's fair, right? Most of those statements ring true for me, and I was firmly placed in the ST camp at the time & since. What are you're problems with that he's saying?
by darklight
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Best Original ST Color Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 6125

Re: Best Original ST Color Monitor

The only monitor I had was the Phillips CM8833Mk2 - it was really nice had stereo speakers and came with a tv tuner too.
by darklight
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Atari email archive 1982 - 1992
Replies: 3
Views: 2587

Re: Atari email archive 1982 - 1992

Yes I know that, but there are mentions of the 8-bit Atari hardware, so I was hoping for ST content too. Well actually I saw mentions of POKEY chips, but it looks like they used in their arcade cabinets too, so maybe there is nothing to do with computers in there. I still think someone may find it a...
by darklight
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Atari email archive 1982 - 1992
Replies: 3
Views: 2587

Atari email archive 1982 - 1992

Hey everyone I found on reddit an interesting page containing internal emails in Atari between 1982 & 1992. They cover the ST years, but I haven't yet seen any mention of STs yet. There are however lots of technical information on gaming hardware, I'm sure it'll be interesting for some of you guys t...
by darklight
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: From bedrooms to billions movie
Replies: 4
Views: 2714

Re: From bedrooms to billions movie

Hi exxos I enjoyed this one too, and am looking forward to The Amiga Years sequel that is currently being worked on, even though it isn't ST focused. I hope they don't just bag the ST in it.
by darklight
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Recording games in emulators
Replies: 12
Views: 11025

Re: Recording games in emulators

I tried FRAPS (v3.5.99) with Steem 3.7.2 and beta 3.8.0 and it just works, of course. Fullscreen or not, 50fps, nice big avi movies. I'm using up-to-date Vista for the record (got that one :roll: ?) Huh, well you know what? I got it working too :) I think I didn't realise the startup options only a...
by darklight
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Recording games in emulators
Replies: 12
Views: 11025

Re: Recording games in emulators

Wow thanks for all the suggestions guys - this has got to be one of the nicer places on the internet! :) Unfortunately I'm no closer to actually including Atari footage in any videos I produce. I should have mentioned I am using Windows, my preferred emulator is Hatari (much closer emulation of the ...
by darklight
Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: New STOS Editor?
Replies: 8
Views: 15422

Re: New STOS Editor?

Oh hi! Yes it was me, I dropped it for more exciting projects unfortunately. It was a Windows program that allowed you to edit STOS sourcecode to be run on an Atari.
by darklight
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Recording games in emulators
Replies: 12
Views: 11025

Recording games in emulators

Hey everyone, I've been meaning to make some YouTube videos including ST games, and have been trying to record emulators with little success so far: Steem - FRAPS will not record this at all (to do with how Steem writes video to the screen?) Hatari - FRAPS will not record (same reason as above?) but...
by darklight
Sat May 02, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Flashback on atari ST....
Replies: 154
Views: 47122

Re: Flashback on atari ST....

Yes this explains why their code base couldn't be ported to the ST, not 'is it possible to write Flashback for the ST?'.
by darklight
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: ST-umped
Replies: 12
Views: 6135

Re: ST-umped

Hi Exxos - from memory to run a .bas file you must have the same extensions (assigned the same letters) as the original author's setup - is this the case here?
by darklight
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ST in a music video
Replies: 3
Views: 26303

ST in a music video

Just saw this song Rangers by Randa on tv here in Aus. The video has a few shots of an ST (in need of some all brite treatment I think). Nice to see some live for the machine still :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXY9woAJdRw
by darklight
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: FireBee
Topic: An Atari ST2 ? cool look, but real?
Replies: 18
Views: 10894

Re: An Atari ST2 ? cool look, but real?

I think it looks great, as a piece of concept art. Very slick. Given that it is designed as a PC case, its practical use is kind of meh.

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