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by Petari
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS

I'm not at home to check right now.. but if its a RSC file, couldn't it simply be swapped for other TOS104 RSC files ? Yes, just need to extract those other RSC files from other language TOS versions. Assuming that order of objects is same, it will work. And, since Desktop Info is in RSC file too, ...
by Petari
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Ideas to create other languages versions of updated TOS

Yes, somewhere in 1993 I translated TOS 2.06 based on German v. - as said because text is usually longest in German. There were no sources then, and now situation is little better. I have well disassembled TOS 1.04 and 1.62. I learned some things in all those years. Most important is that some 98% o...
by Petari
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS105 ROM
Replies: 33
Views: 590

Re: TOS105 ROM

I plan to put this updated Desktop in all versions. And boot progress indicators too. This is actually not real 1.05 - just demonstration/test version how it looks. People may see better how TOS handles RAM allocations.
by Petari
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS105 ROM
Replies: 33
Views: 590

Re: TOS105 ROM

Here are 2 YT videos where can see what new is in - considering boot flow and added memory usage values in Desktop Info. https://youtu.be/r3SSagYt-ec https://youtu.be/SlumPA1967g Second one is with running game starting from AUTO folder. This should be final updates (well, logo must be not red :) ) ...
by Petari
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 56
Views: 2302

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

Well, I looked little about that lost piece of RAM after exiting some APP. Overall, code for RAM allocation and free is is pretty messy. When you start *.TOS it adds 14 bytes to basepage start address, where stays for me useless 'PATH= ..' . When start *.PRG, it adds much more, for AES workspace nee...
by Petari
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The roots of bad knowledge, using not proper SW
Replies: 0
Views: 44

The roots of bad knowledge, using not proper SW

Some here would say: "Google is evil" :D So, I typed 'atari corp' in Google, looking for some good and simple logo, what can use in TOS mods, and got this page as third hit: https://www.emuparadise.me/Atari_ST_ROMs/ST_Tour_(19xx)(Atari_Corp.)[a]/119066 Don't know why I did not exit immediately, inst...
by Petari
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 56
Views: 2302

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

Didn't people complain how TOS 2.06 boots too slow, and asking to make it faster. Then I removed some tests there ... Now you asking for more tests in TOS 1.xx :lol: OK, I agree that it may be useful, especially this years when machines are very old. But there is RAM test in all TOS versions, surely...
by Petari
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: WANTED - Any empty ST case (st/f/m/e/mega/etc)
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: WANTED - Any empty ST case (st/f/m/e/mega/etc)

I have it, but guess that shipping will cost too much . STm case.
by Petari
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Let's play cartoons on STE, TT, Falcon
Replies: 14
Views: 1010

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

... No sound of course, but it plays very smoothly. The first file, the episode about the pink panther selling the magic elixir seemed to do better with the color encoding than the 2nd file. The second file was about the pink panther vs the painter. Yep, I'm for smooth playback of video in first pl...
by Petari
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 56
Views: 2302

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

... The hard part is to create the images, which is done. The easy part is to write it into an eprom. This is not an atari-specific task. ... Surely, writing to EPROM is just a rutine job. But that 'creating the images' sounds not good. I think you meant coding changed TOS (or whatever OS). That ma...