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by Petari
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Atari SW programming: on real HW or in emul/debug. ?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Atari SW programming: on real HW or in emul/debug. ?

Yes, Notepad is easy for use, and actually you can set what font to use. But it becomes slow with longer files - over 200 KB . I have some 800 KB long ASM sources. Funny how simple thing like inserting new line can take 3-4 seconds on 4 GHz machine :shock: So, I use then rather Wordpad.
by Petari
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Atari SW programming: on real HW or in emul/debug. ?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Atari SW programming: on real HW or in emul/debug. ?

I looked some introduce posts recently, and seen many who talked about planning doing some programming on real Atari machines. This reminded me on discussions about where (on what) is better to perform programming of Atari SW - what can be making complete new SW or just updating, improving existing ...
by Petari
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hi from Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Hi from Ireland

... If you remove the keyboard of the Mega ST and switch it on, the computer won’t boot up and sits there sending alert-beeps to notify you that the keyboard is disconnected That pretty much describes my Falcon at bootup. Hope it's a disconnected cable, rather than a dead keyboard microcontroller. ...
by Petari
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?

I have a PDF of the ST Profibuch. My description would be: "An overwhelming 1500 page behemoth of knowledge". But then i still could not even read a single value from the Disk and get the expected value. .... I take it as complement to Atari :D Machine is so complex that really needs very-very long...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?

Micro, can you give some %-age of games not working with CT2 at 50 MHz ? Should try my later adaptations, those after 2013 . 1 game is really not enough to make some reliable conclusions. There is always code which can fail at higher CPU clock. It is not much present. Maybe 5-10% of games will crash...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?

... i struggle with GEM/TOS. There are few resources for learning, and even fewer "gurus" to learn from. Also, much software is written in assembler, and i am just not good at that. What i tried was a tool for viewing/editing/creating partitions on the ST, but i could not even get it to read the pa...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: 4mb STFM with accelerator - was there an equivalent way back when?

I'm sure that one of main, if not exactly the main reason for much less accelerators for Atari ST , STE than for Amiga was the lack of universal expansion port on them. It just made such upgrades complicated, basically most of users needed to send/bring Atari to specialist who could perform it. Inst...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?
Replies: 14
Views: 650

Re: Adapted games: what makes them incompatible at >16 MHz?

I don't think that only difference is CPU clock. In CT60, CT2 68060 CPU is used, if I'm not wrong (could not find exact descript. of CT2 right now) . And that CPU is not 100% compatible with 68030. For instance instruction movep is removed. And that's used in many games. The result is almost certain...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?

Yes, I think that this is good description of main possible and common routes. In this years, when machines go very old, I think that partial route is what is and will be most popular. Just because first one - all original becomes hard and costing. Floppies, drives, monitors are main problem. "Uber"...
by Petari
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: A BIt of Advice Please
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: A BIt of Advice Please

There is no Atari model, TOS version what can play all games. Actually situation is even absurd with some titles - will crash with 4 MB RAM for instance, while work fine with 512 KB RAM. But there is more of it what needs 1 MB RAM. Booster will make some games working better, but some will not like ...