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by Petari
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Virtual Floppy Image TOS mod
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Virtual Floppy Image TOS mod

Little demonstration: https://youtu.be/o1rY8HSEAXM Working with floppies today is not only obsolete, but very troublesome, frustrating because unreliable old drives and disks. I made special TOS mode, what supports mounting ST floppy image files from mass storage like UltraSatan, then booting with m...
by Petari
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

... I see. Basically using a hardware bug/feature to get something working. :-) Not exactly. Cartridge port is designed to be read only. Any write command to it's address area will cause bus error. But devices like this must write some parameters out. I designed some 30 years ago EPROM programmer f...
by Petari
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: Ethernec drivers & NetUSBee on TT: I think I see the problem.

'Write by reading' is necessary in case of Atari cartridge port. Which normally allows not write. So, some tricks are used to make possible write. For instance reading some area will write part of address as data.
by Petari
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Doing game hard disk adaptation
Replies: 10
Views: 471

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: 70

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: 643

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: 471

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: 554

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: 1093

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...