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by Petari
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Making Atari ST SW around 1987
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Making Atari ST SW around 1987

This is intended as some kind of reminder for those which were active in those years, and probably as something new for those who like to talk about not clean coded, so not good SW, who now talk about making it platform independent ... So, what someone, some firm, crew who decided to make some Atari...
by Petari
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: A worrying trend?
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: A worrying trend?

I don't think that this will be some trend. And consoles are different from home, personal computers. Some 10 years ago sites with old games for DL were shut down more-less regularly , and then it stopped, and that got called abandonware. + many of copyright owners made it PD legally . And Atari peo...
by Petari
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: GAME ZONE
Topic: Anyone had luck with Secret of the Monkey I. on TT, Falcon ?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Anyone had luck with Secret of the Monkey I. on TT, Falcon ?

I digged little in code, and saw some bad things in Timer-A part. Corrected version is here. Works fine on Falcon. Should on TT too, I guess.
atari.8bitchip.info/TestMe/SMIFX.ZIP
by Petari
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: GEM in 2018 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 341

Re: GEM in 2018 ?

@petari: let's just agree to disagree on this and move on. Neither will convince the other he's right. We have different goals with what we're doing. Yes, that's what some call nice solution. But I would rather to hear some arguments - for instance why you think that SW accessing HW is bad, and why...
by Petari
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: GEM in 2018 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 341

Re: GEM in 2018 ?

... I think there is room for hardware like ST's running GEM. Its more advanced than some are using today. PI is good for getting stuff done easily, and gets people into hardware and software, but thats all cheating and lazy IMHO. Next step real computer system , maybe even Z80 based as proper star...
by Petari
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: GEM in 2018 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 341

Re: GEM in 2018 ?

Actually, there was more of SW like Gemulator: TOSWIN, and Aranym is it actually.
by Petari
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: GEM in 2018 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 341

Re: GEM in 2018 ?

... I think the EmuTOS team has done an excellent job of creating a legal open source clone of TOS. That's the only choice for me if I want something I can legally build on top of. Besides ARM is not exactly compatible with the 68k, so I don't have to worry too much about badly written software tha...
by Petari
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: GEM in 2018 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 341

Re: GEM in 2018 ?

I don't think that EmuTOS is right way - well, unless they change their approach and make it more compatible with existing SW. I have some ideas how to make some hybrid concept: It is not only GEM - what is mostly UI, graphic part of TOS. GEMDOS is terribly outdated, or better said, it was never rea...
by Petari
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Falcon hardware on a ST.
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Falcon hardware on a ST.

There is some kind of mixer (crossbar) in Falcon too, for 3 source sound mixing. Indeed better than Microwire in STE . In any case some proper mixer is needed. But I don't think that Falcon DSP is good idea now. SW what uses it will be not ST(E) compatible anyway, so I don't see the point. Better us...
by Petari
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: GEM in 2018 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 341

Re: GEM in 2018 ?

Let's face it: GEM for PC was not success. And it is not developed in last 2 decades + . Even Atari people, who wanted some better OS, GUI, Desktop went on other solutions - MagiC, Mint ... There is BeeKey for PCs https://sites.google.com/site/emaappsarch/news/beekeyaranymonakey But that's basically...