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by Petari
Thu May 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: RSC to assembler source capable SW ?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

RSC to assembler source capable SW ?

I know 2 SW what can generate assembler S file from RSC : RSCTOASM and ORCS resource editor. Unfortunately none of 2 is flawless. Need lot of additional corrections to make S files proper, and some RSC files are too hard for them. So, question is: is there some other SW for this purpose available ? ...
by Petari
Thu May 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Are Bypass Capacitors REALLY needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Are Bypass Capacitors REALLY needed?

It's just that you need to watch half hour long video, or rather talk with little video, often some commercials, to maybe learn something what can learn after 2 minutes of googling and read some article - max in 5 minutes.
by Petari
Thu May 24, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Are Bypass Capacitors REALLY needed?
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Are Bypass Capacitors REALLY needed?

I really don't see what was the point. Are such videos REALLY needed ? Some people benefits from them, for sure. I did not hear everything new. Both things are important - layout and capacitors. But it's much better to have them as much possible close to chip pins. I often solder them there directly...
by Petari
Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: I digged little in TOS, AES, and seen not good thing
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: I digged little in TOS, AES, and seen not good thing

I disassembled AES part of TOS 1.04 - what was something what I did not plan earlier. Partially because changing here mentioned RSC handling, partially for making it shorter by optimizations, and partially to change not really good section layout in TOS ROM. Start of it was troublesome - it appeared...
by Petari
Sun May 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: I digged little in TOS, AES, and seen not good thing
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: I digged little in TOS, AES, and seen not good thing

Most of text is static. No much editable ones. Editable should go in RAM, of course. And code for it should be not complicated, since order of txt items in memory must not follow order of objects on screen - so can put all static txt to end, and then just setting pointers to ROM addresses.
by Petari
Sat May 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: I digged little in TOS, AES, and seen not good thing
Replies: 4
Views: 168

I digged little in TOS, AES, and seen not good thing

... again. Is it me negative, or that could be really solved better ? So, there are couple RSC structures in TOS, which contain all txt, objects, menus for Desktop, File Selector etc. In 1.04 it takes about 16KB ROM space. They go, when AES is initialized in RAM, with some changes - coordinates depe...
by Petari
Fri May 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: AES 3.4 into Tos 2.06/3.06
Replies: 19
Views: 809

Re: AES 3.4 into Tos 2.06/3.06

Sometimes it's slower not because new code is slower really, but because some new things are added in same routine, and that usually means slower resulting work. And AES and TOS have many of multi-function/parameter calls. For instance text outprint, where can set really lot of styles, sizes and oth...
by Petari
Fri May 18, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: AES 3.4 into Tos 2.06/3.06
Replies: 19
Views: 809

Re: AES 3.4 into Tos 2.06/3.06

I tried that fastboot TOS 2.16. It just boots not ACSI hard disk, so I really don't get what that fastboot means, and why is it in name, and not AES from Falcon something. Indeed unfinished, as some things make it crash. Now, considering complain of tuxie that no OS changes - really ? I made some 3-...
by Petari
Tue May 15, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: IC deterioration
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: IC deterioration

Things are that for some decades there is already general rule about 'consum' electronic - including home, office computers, TVs and like: There are more failures in first couple months than usual - what is caused by manufacturing errors. Then, about 10 years failure count is low. After 10 years it ...
by Petari
Sat May 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: IC deterioration
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: IC deterioration

Humidity (in air) is what harms chips with plastic case. No wonder that industry and military package is much better.
And I guess that there may be internal degradation too - nothing is 100% stable over time. Then, every power on or off is shock, what makes more harm than days of work.