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by stephen_usher
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress
Replies: 106
Views: 1097

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:23 pm
Sorry Pete, newbie on the ST here, what are the keyboard shortcuts?
Hold down the Alt key and use the cursor keys. Alt-Insert is mouse button 1 and Alt-Clr/Home is button 2
by stephen_usher
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Icky - Progress
Replies: 246
Views: 2355

Re: Icky - Progress

So, as suspected, a NULL modem cable.
by stephen_usher
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: New video connector ?
Replies: 23
Views: 231

Re: New video connector ?

Have you thought about using a DB9, as the CGA standard used.

Surely you only need:
  • R
  • G
  • B
  • VSYNC
  • HSYNC
  • Composite Sync
  • +5V
  • Ground
  • High-res detect
You can use an adapter cable to make up anything else you need. (Sound could be on a separate jack plug.)
by stephen_usher
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Why does my juice turn into some new life form ?!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Why does my juice turn into some new life form ?!

Mould doesn't have to be colourful, however this is probably something like gelatin coming out of solution if it's only a couple of days and it's in a fridge. Out of a fridge, it could be bacterial or fungal as weak sugar solution with some protein is basically yummy. More likely bacterial in that t...
by stephen_usher
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Atari SW programming: on real HW or in emul/debug. ?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Atari SW programming: on real HW or in emul/debug. ?

So... no-one using vi(1) or emacs(1) ? :D I must admit that if I were developing using an emulator I'd probably want the full UNIX/Linux toolset, such as make(1) and a revision control system. The assembler would probably have to be gas though. Of course, these days you can install Linux (Ubuntu and...
by stephen_usher
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Happy birthday, Linux!
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Happy birthday, Linux!

I remember building my first Linux kernel on a second hand 386SX33 machine with 4MB of ISA RAM and an IDE disk after installing Slackware in 1994/5. It took 2.5 days to compile the thing!
by stephen_usher
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: The "perfect" TT?
Replies: 20
Views: 651

Re: The "perfect" TT?

Of course, you're looking at the wrong market segment. The TT was initially aimed at the UNIX workstation market and not the generic PC market. The TT wasn't as fast as the Sun SPARCstation 1 but was double the speed of the Sun 3/80. The prices of these workstations was around £15000, as opposed to ...
by stephen_usher
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 48
Views: 2356

Re: SUGGESTIONS

I must admit that I don't know anything about the interfacability other than people on other projects mentioning it. If it's not possible then it's not possible. It was merely a thought as this is a suggestions thread.
by stephen_usher
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 48
Views: 2356

Re: SUGGESTIONS

I was just wondering, given a lot of the slow-down for the ST is due to sharing the memory between the CPU and video sub-system, would a redesign using dual ported RAM for the screen memory be a good idea? I already talked about adding ram to shifter a few posts up.. But surely that different to ha...
by stephen_usher
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 48
Views: 2356

Re: SUGGESTIONS

I was just wondering, given a lot of the slow-down for the ST is due to sharing the memory between the CPU and video sub-system, would a redesign using dual ported RAM for the screen memory be a good idea? Of course, for full compatibility the wait states would have to be emulated but in other modes...