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by Ragstaff
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE
Replies: 531
Views: 177088

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

Wow, can't wait to load that up and see it in the flesh!
by Ragstaff
Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: C2P speed on plain ST for flat polygons
Replies: 3
Views: 4242

C2P speed on plain ST for flat polygons

I'm curious to know whether the best C2P techniques applied to plain polygon graphics instead of texture-mapped graphics (e.g. Stuntcar Racer) can be faster than the old techniques of rendering 3d straight into planar?
by Ragstaff
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Cho Ren Sha 68k for the Atari Falcon030
Replies: 82
Views: 73566

Re: Cho Ren Sha 68k for the Atari Falcon030

It's a pity in a way as I'd love to see a version on the A1200, but knowing that it won't be comparable to the Falcon will probably be the barrier, most Amiga people would rather avoid the comparison I suspect so won't make it. Megaman X conversion thread is a good read:- snip Thanks, I'll have a br...
by Ragstaff
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Cho Ren Sha 68k for the Atari Falcon030
Replies: 82
Views: 73566

Re: Cho Ren Sha 68k for the Atari Falcon030

Do you have any links? I need a laugh (not at the fact the A1200 can't do this - it's a good machine I respect.... but at the fan boys, yes!)
by Ragstaff
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE
Replies: 531
Views: 177088

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

I'm expecting the next announcement to be something like "I have tweaked the AGTRip tool and engine to rip the background tiles, sprites, music, and enemy AI, and completely port any game to the STE from a youtube video. WARNING it's not perfect yet, need 480p video minimum. I have some ideas on how...
by Ragstaff
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Games - General
Topic: Pacmania STE - New Version
Replies: 123
Views: 131819

Re: Pacmania STE - New Version

Made a quick video just now comparing to the original. Once again I must say this is great work, really appreciate playing a nice version on the STE!

by Ragstaff
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 570
Views: 290983

Re: CT60e is coming :)

Thanks for the link, I am aware of that mod. But to keep the symmetry in performance the DSP would have to be a bit higher than 50mhz wouldn't it? Should be double the 030 speed? Anyway, I'm not a technical guy so I don't want to derail the discussion or make stupid suggestions, it was just a thought
by Ragstaff
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: CT60 / CT63 Area
Topic: CT60e is coming :)
Replies: 570
Views: 290983

Re: CT60e is coming :)

A DSP overclock is like adding another item to the "wish list" from a gumby like myself, I know..... but just a thought. I understand the DSP can be faster than the CPU and most software that uses it will be fine, but in the other direction making the CPU fast can get the threads out of sync and cod...
by Ragstaff
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(
Replies: 139
Views: 57608

Re: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(

The problem is bitcoin is not a very stable currency in terms of its exchange rates to accepted national currencies, so you have to change your prices a lot all the time to make sure you're not losing "real" money. You also need to cash-out a lot if you want to reduce risk of having all your BC cras...
by Ragstaff
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(
Replies: 139
Views: 57608

Re: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(

Wow Troed, something you knew, or are you "Superman of Googling"? It's pretty common knowledge if you have worked in big companies or government organisations. You won't go long without hearing someone complain about a certain manager being "promoted to his level of incompetence", and if you are so...
by Ragstaff
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sealed Atari Games :)
Replies: 11
Views: 22820

Re: Sealed Atari Games :)

I think they're Amiga versions, Mark, and from what I've read no, they weren't as good as the first
by Ragstaff
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(
Replies: 139
Views: 57608

Re: exxos's webshop forcefully shutdown :(

What a fornicating(EDIT that's a word filter substitute there...) outrage, seriously. Just a joke. I wonder which other punishments for life you should receive for making Atari ST "mod chips"? There's got to be more they can do to shut down this terrible behaviour!
by Ragstaff
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Another company that used Atari
Replies: 5
Views: 3256

Re: Another company that used Atari

Interesting! I start to think after seeing all these prominent, senior game devs etc who started off on the Atari that it's simply because our generation is really coming into power ("middle aged, white males"), we are managers, the smart guys our age are fulfilling their potential and becoming seni...
by Ragstaff
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE
Replies: 531
Views: 177088

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

I can't get it to work. I press DEMO1.TOS and after a few seconds it returns to desktop. I can see it writes out something unknown.... but since it return immediately I can't see what else it says. I tried it on both low and medium res. It's a 4Mb normal STE machine. I tried it both from the USB me...
by Ragstaff
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Who invented the border removal techniques ?
Replies: 46
Views: 59289

Re: Who invented the border removal techniques ?

Nice work, very interesting to read through that
by Ragstaff
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: 8-way scrolling system for prototyping games on STE
Replies: 531
Views: 177088

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

Great stuff, really enjoying seeing your approach to work dml
by Ragstaff
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: RIP Bod/Stax
Replies: 50
Views: 29772

Re: RIP Bod/Stax

Mark, thanks a lot for taking the time at this very difficult time for you to post here. I'm extremely sorry for your loss, 41 is a young age :( I didn't know Bod personally but for what it's worth, to me on the other side of the world, he has been someone I very much admired over the years. It seem...
by Ragstaff
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Falcon first steps... (semi)-old Atarian with (semi)-old Atari
Replies: 37
Views: 11433

Re: Falcon first steps... (semi)-old Atarian with (semi)-old Atari

Philip Island, I assume you mean. Yes, it's often cold even in summer, strong wind off the sea
by Ragstaff
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Mega STE FPU upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 7478

Re: Mega STE FPU upgrade

I have a 68882 and a Mega STE, but never got the GAL sorted. Are there people who can help out with that?
Or should I just put it in the Falcon instead...
by Ragstaff
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: Bad Mood : Falcon030 'Doom'
Replies: 2353
Views: 424500

Re: Bad Mood : Falcon030 'Doom'

It will
by Ragstaff
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: IMG to GIF or something else ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5869

Re: IMG to GIF or something else ?

Irfanview will do it, in batch also. It requires a plugin to view img's but that's very easy to install from the irfanview website
by Ragstaff
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DSP upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 4976

Re: DSP upgrade

I think it's not worth it to people to risk their machines or go to a lot of effort just for this upgrade. It's not like a CPU upgrade which has a big reward at the end. Could you just cut the power pin to the existing DSP and piggy back a PCB onto it? The 56724 is not pin compatible with the 56001 ...
by Ragstaff
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Populous 2
Replies: 2
Views: 5672

Re: Populous 2

It may not like the 4mb on the ste
by Ragstaff
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DSP upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 4976

Re: DSP upgrade

Thanks for your response, that's answers exactly the kinds of things I was wondering. I don't know anything about the hardware compared to you but I'm surprised it's that deeply embedded in the chipset, sound hardware etc because I thought when people overclocked it to 64mhz it would have impacts. A...

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