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by Petari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Doing game hard disk adaptation
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Doing game hard disk adaptation

I looked it better. DL-ed STX image from Atarimania - and it is different/later version of game, what just runs faster.
Flicker fix. is not activated on ST(E), right.
But will add it to new release, as later version flickers too on faster CPU clock.
by Petari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Has anyone thought of recreating the Milan
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Has anyone thought of recreating the Milan

Honestly, I don't see that many people will be interested in recreating some rare computer. What has small SW base too, I guess.
As may see, even recreating ST is pretty much problematic.
by Petari
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Hard disk driver update plan
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Hard disk driver update plan

Updates which allow 1GB partitions and lower RAM usage are in biggest part in TOS, and only smaller part in hard disk driver. Actually, it works fine with my very old DOS partition compatible driver, what needs program BigDOS, just now without it, what means faster work, less RAM usage and better co...
by Petari
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Doing game hard disk adaptation
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Doing game hard disk adaptation

I have original disk of Virus, and adaptation is based on it. Copy protection was really simple, and I played it pretty much at time (around 1988) . What causes slower rotation of ship at start is added flicker remover, and that's noticeable especially on TT. The goal is to have normal screen genera...
by Petari
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Not like I wanted it anyway...
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Not like I wanted it anyway...

Cat is cat, so wants milk. I guess you need to put on table something scarier than those zombie magazines :mrgreen:
Maybe puppie :lol:
by Petari
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: When is a ST not a ST anymore ?
Replies: 34
Views: 981

Re: When is a ST not a ST anymore ?

This is just a matter of how you look on things. Simple case: is STE a ST ? The right answer can be: is, and not. Little better is looking it from compatibility side, and than you may see that STE is very-very compatible. But not 100% . And if you look that even more deep, will see that incompatibil...
by Petari
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS FAT 16 filesystem improving progress
Replies: 1
Views: 122

TOS FAT 16 filesystem improving progress

http://atari.8bitchip.info/tos105.html I'm thinking about selling programmed TOS chips with this. Preferable is quad TOS in 29F004 or similar chips (4 Mbits, so 512KB per chip), so can have 4 different TOS versions switchable. There is need for more work on supporting SW - partitioner, driver. And ...
by Petari
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Video direct access
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Video direct access

That's bad idea. And when you say "starts something like a Bootloader" then make it act like that - so like it is loaded from disk. Otherwise must perform plenty of HW initialization what TOS performs normally - and it is there. You want to "check if interrupts are working" - certainly work not when...
by Petari
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Video direct access
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Video direct access

Sorry, but it is not clear is there active TOS ROM. "so for wie can access the Rom" , then : "At the moment we habe no TOS available, the Core loads a Booloader from the flash" The question is: is it jumps right after reset to Booloader (really should be more precise with typing) code or it jumps to...