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by Petari
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: TOS after 32 years - what could be done better ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2541

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: 78

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: 57
Views: 2541

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: 86

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: 1054

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: 57
Views: 2541

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: 119

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: 57
Views: 2541

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: 57
Views: 2541

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: 57
Views: 2541

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

Forget that diagnostic card - it is just not compatible with 68010 .