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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: 239

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: 1351

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: 58
Views: 3638

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...
by Petari
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Ideas about OS for 21-st Century
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Ideas about OS for 21-st Century

I agree that personal and business SW should run on different OS. I really can not even think about what all must some business OS fulfill, so I will focus only on personal OS - what of course can be used for instance in schools, smaller firms, basically everywhere where is no high security risk. Ve...
by Petari
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3638

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

Some asked very much for TOS 2.06 in 1992. I called some HW guy, and he asked about 100 DEM for it in 2 EPROMs. I just laughed - he said that it costs more in Germany - yes, the legal version, I said. He just copied it, nothing else. 1 week later I found it on one BBS, so got it free - sadly without...
by Petari
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3638

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

Indeed, people behind KAOS TOS made same question what I made in this thread title, only that 28 years earlier :D Patching TOS was always popular in some circles. And some sold programmed chips too, I guess most in Germany. On the other side, I think that most of patches reflect personal needs of pe...
by Petari
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3638

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

Forget that diagnostic card - it is just not compatible with 68010 .
by Petari
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Ideas about OS for 21-st Century
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Ideas about OS for 21-st Century

People just thinking in very wrong way: equalizing PC with Windows . No, in many things they are opposite. Success of PC is in opened architecture, competition between manufacturers. On the other side, M$ made huge monopol with Windows in OS market. Who to blame ? Surely, there were some even illega...
by Petari
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Ultrasatan & external 1.44m Floppy on stock Falcon
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Ultrasatan & external 1.44m Floppy on stock Falcon

Yes, there is SW what can format (partition) cards in way that they can be accessed on PC, MAC and on Atari . That's called DOS/TOS compatible.
No need to bother with floppy images.
http://atari.8bitchip.info/pphdr.php
by Petari
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Advice for UltraSatan, Satandisk users - PSU related

Lotharek current UltraSatan has different design - slots are not one under other, but side by side . I did not use any regulator with ACSI-CF adapter - just took 5V from Atari self. And that worked well with ST 1040, Mega ST (not so good with it's IMP DMA chip), STE and Mega STE + TT . Of course, no...