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by Petari
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: STF REMAKE PROJECT
Topic: SUGGESTIONS
Replies: 55
Views: 3880

Re: SUGGESTIONS

Yes, I think that improved shifter together with faster RAM and MMU + other chips is much better solution than some added ISA or PCI card - which will need some logic too to put them on bus of ST . 8 bits/pix mode is what would be interesting, and is present in TT and Falcon too - that means 256 col...
by Petari
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: The "perfect" TT?
Replies: 20
Views: 1146

Re: The "perfect" TT?

IDE on TT is faster than SCSI, and nothing can change that. The reason is simply that SCSI DMA (not same as ACSI DMA, which is even slower) has it max transfer rate. With 32 MHz CPU IDE can about 6 MB/sec. Surely SCSI with its DMA will not occupy CPU 100%, but you need special SW what can benefit fr...
by Petari
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Atari ST Power Pack - a request
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Atari ST Power Pack - a request

I converted STX of Overlander + Starglider + Super Huey to ST, because it seems not copy protected. atari.8bitchip.info/TestMe/PowerPackStargliderOverlanderSuperHuey.zip Will look others for protection ... Btw. Overlander STX image at Atarimania (separated game release) is buggy version - it crashes...
by Petari
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Atari ST Power Pack - a request
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Atari ST Power Pack - a request

... Does anyone have .st format copies of the original disks? I played these games for months before getting any others and even though some of them aren't great, I'd still like to play them again for old times sake :) You can not make ST format copies of original copy protected disks. What you nee...
by Petari
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Seen on eBay: UK TT Keyboard: Offers.
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Seen on eBay: UK TT Keyboard: Offers.

TT keyboard = Mega STE keyboard. Silly prices are what we will see more and more.
There is way to use ST, STE keyboard on TT, Mega STE - just need proper cable, conn. and add couple cheap components (for auto reset) .
by Petari
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Making Atari ST SW around 1987
Replies: 0
Views: 188

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: 523

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: 324

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: 1154

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: 1154

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...