What TOS Version fo you like best?

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What TOS Version fo you like the best?

TOS 1.0
1
2%
TOS 1.02
6
13%
TOS 1.04
11
23%
TOS 1.06/1.62
11
23%
TOS 2.05
0
No votes
TOS 2.06
19
40%
 
Total votes: 48

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What TOS Version fo you like best?

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This Poll is for ST only. Not Falcon/TT computers. Also state why you like it over all the other TOS'S. Now these are TOS you would put in your everday machine.
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I voted 2.06. Although not the most compatible tos for playing games I still think it's a much better improvement over previous tos. Hence the bigger version number I guess. I imagine that Atari didn't write any tos to be incompatible with any previous tos so any games that won't run on 2.06 were written wrongly using undocumented variables.
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Post by teh3pwner »

what PaulB said :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Nyh »

KAOS TOS 1.4.2
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Post by ppera »

TOS 2.06 is far the best. 2.05 should not be on list, because of bugs.
1.04 is most complete from 192KB TOS-es.
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I like whichever TOS is in my 1040STf :D . I couldn't tell what version it is though. Never checked because I've never had any issues with anything.
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I said 1.02 - but only because that is what is in my original STFM :)

If anything, you could have to say 2.06 for serious use and possibly TOS 1.0 or 1.02 for gaming compatibility (ignoring STE only games or excessive blitter use)
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bullis1 wrote:I like whichever TOS is in my 1040STf :D . I couldn't tell what version it is though. Never checked because I've never had any issues with anything.
Hmm... then you used not much programs, really.
Someone remembers GFA Paint and his direct ROM jumps? It worked only with German TOS 1.0 (just an example).

Other thing: for starting some PRG so, that it load some document at start just drag and drop doc. icon to prg. icon. Only TOS 2.0x. In TOS 1.04 you may associate extension (filetype) with some PRG (TOS, APP). In TOS 1.02 it works only when they are in same DIR (or PRG is on A)...
Not to mention better work of never TOS with hard disks etc.

Honestly, I see only one reason to like some older TOS - rainbow :D
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ppera wrote:Hmm... then you used not much programs, really.
I only use it frequently for the following:
-gaming
-chiptunes (trackers and players)
-Cubase and Master Tracks Pro
-watching demos
-Deluxe Paint

Other progs I use occaisonally work as well, like STOS, and the only driver I have loaded, MetaDOS (for my CDAR 504) works fine too.

My about screen does not have a Rainbow fuji on it though, so it's not that version.
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Post by tobe »

2.06 despite the lack of rainbow TOS (must be a serious TOS, or a straight TOS ;)).
1.62fr is my second favourite for historical reasons and also for its gayness :)
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Post by simonsunnyboy »

2.06 - fewest bugs, IDE support, memory check and most usable desktop

If it has to be a 1.x version, I'd go for 1.04 as it has fewest bugs in the 1.x range.
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Simon's still peeling his orange :lol:
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I voted for 1.02 because it's most compatible with games. :)
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Post by PaulB »

I always thought tos 1.00 was the most compatible. Please correct me if I'm wrong?
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ppera wrote:Honestly, I see only one reason to like some older TOS - rainbow :D
Damn! I voted for 1.62 without thinking too much about it, then realised reading that comment that the rainbow effect was in my mind's eye while voting :P
Anyway, I never had a chance to use 2.06 on a real machine and got used to the limited TOS 1.2 desktop on my old STFMs. The 'new' STE with 1.62 seems basically the same interface-wise.
I used to use Kaosdesk and Teradesk sometimes, but they had their problems iirc.
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I voted for TOS 1.04 - it has less bugs than the previous TOS versions, but it boots much faster than TOS 2.0x (and that's something quite important when you're the author of a ST emulator ;-)). IMHO you shouldn't have added TOS 1.06 and 1.62 to the list since these are STE TOS versions only - and you've asked for favourite ST versions only.
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Post by teh3pwner »

i think he meant all ST series (stf stfm stm....)
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teh3pwner wrote:i think he meant all ST series (stf stfm stm....)
Well, I personally don't count STEs as ST series, especially here because you can't put a TOS 1.06/1.62 into a normal ST... but since a STE is more similar to a ST than a TT or Falcon, this is a matter of opinion.
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I voted 1.62 because it's right there when I switch my STE on & doesnt require pulling your STE to bits and replacing chips etc...

I would have liked it if it had 2.0X from factory with the swishy Icons and menus, but it never did so...

I think the rainbow on the Atari logo is cool too, until you wiggle the mouse & realise how crap atari's code must be (the rasters jump!)

but then you got that from 1.4 onward...
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MiggyMog wrote: I think the rainbow on the Atari logo is cool too, until you wiggle the mouse & realise how crap atari's code must be (the rasters jump!)
Intensive mouse moving can slowdown machine very much.
So, timing of rainbow may fall... But sayin' because of that, that it is crappy coded... ROM place is limited. People spares their mouses usually :D
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ppera wrote:
MiggyMog wrote: I think the rainbow on the Atari logo is cool too, until you wiggle the mouse & realise how crap atari's code must be (the rasters jump!)
Intensive mouse moving can slowdown machine very much.
Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about that. On some ST Format coverdisk or something there was a little GEM utility that displayed a progress bar representing the CPU usage... waving the mouse in circles brought it up like halfway or more... not encouraging!
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Yeah Desty especially given that IKBD is there to prevent the keyboard,mouse & Joysticks chewing up CPU time!
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MiggyMog wrote:Yeah Desty especially given that IKBD is there to prevent the keyboard,mouse & Joysticks chewing up CPU time!
Just tested it on windows, 2400 pentium... 10% cpu usage
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can someone post that program?
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christos wrote:Just tested it on windows, 2400 pentium... 10% cpu usage
Guess it depends on what you were waving the mouse over... if it was something listening for it on the Windows message loop, it might be doing a lot of pointless work (e.g. when you move the cursor over a Flash control in your browser, the Flash player's own internal message loop does stuff, changes the cursor probably, maybe highlights a button, all on top of the Windows message loop and of course, whatever the hell the browser is doing as well).

Grr mouse :)
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