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by Petari
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Mega STE, explosive boot
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Mega STE, explosive boot

Recap of PSU is good thing, but it seems rather that you have some bad contacts. So, should do usual PLCC chip removing and cleaning contacts, checking connectors.
by Petari
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1256

Re: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?

I made better TOS 1.04 mod for 68020/30 + TOS 1.62 mod for STE machines with CPU upgrade. In both cases it works with 68000 CPUs and those with large stackframe - so 68010/20/30 . TOS 1.04 mod uses AES and Desktop from 1.62 - because that's the only way - and of course start address is not $FC0000 b...
by Petari
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1256

Re: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?

A small thought... 020 CPU support in TOS104. As most know, forced to move to TOS206 to use the 020 CPU. That will not work because of used Line-F emulator in Desktop. What would be another flaw of TOS - it was used to make all it fit in 192KB ROM space - Line-F emulation is basically subrutine cal...
by Petari
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: ROM UPGRADES
Topic: STFM C070789 6 CHIP TO 2 CHIP CONVERSION
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: STFM C070789 6 CHIP TO 2 CHIP CONVERSION

What is best solution in case of ST is to have TOS switch with extra logic for TOS 2.06 - then can use older TOS 1.xx and 2.06 , And it can be more than 2 TOS version - like 1.02, 1.04 , 2.06 + some patched ... All it can fit in 2 (Flash)EPROM chips. And to add that 2 ROM for 2.06 is not same as 2 R...
by Petari
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Let's play cartoons on STE, TT, Falcon
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Let's play cartoons on STE, TT, Falcon

I meant player SW what is linked in very first post in this thread. There is video too ...
by Petari
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS mods for more free RAM
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: TOS mods for more free RAM

My biggest TOS mod, what can be really useful: http://atari.8bitchip.info/tos105.html Yes, it can even save some RAM too. But more important is more efficient work with hard disks, mass storage. Now I need to put it in my Mega STE - what will need probably some extra patches, to make that machine wo...
by Petari
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: NES Maker (make your own Nintendo game)
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: NES Maker (make your own Nintendo game)

Doing SW/games on much stronger machines with emulating target platform is actually not new thing. Psion used that system for Sinclair Spectrum - they made some kind of emulator of it on VAX, back in 1983. That can significantly improve productivity and tracing of SW.
by Petari
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: NES Maker (make your own Nintendo game)
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: NES Maker (make your own Nintendo game)

Why not then doing some Atari game ? There were diverse 3D shooter construction kits, adventure construction kits and who knows what all ...
by Petari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 39
Views: 1256

Re: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?

Long filenames need more space, more computing power. I think that it was too early for it in 1985. No need for some NAMES.INF file - I mean, that may be one solution for LFN, but it is solved without that in Win95, and that way is supported already by Mint - with special attribute combination as fl...
by Petari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: A 35 year old Atari 2600 record just fell and not in the good way.
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: A 35 year old Atari 2600 record just fell and not in the good way.

There are diverse ways to cheat in some game. In article was talk about polaroid photo as proof for made record. Certainly very hard to make some editing of it without traces. But, you can do some nasty tricks with SW and even HW. In case of some console with cartridges it is little harder to add so...