Thanks for all your comments. This particular version will die as soon an I release a MyBIOS compatible version (ULTIMON II; basically splitting ULTIMON from the OS, fixing bugs and re-documenting the changes), that should then open up possibilities for other hardware. I am just having a play with my favourite old computer and hopefully making others happy in the process.
Not tested yet... but I read the manual last night. What exciting features!!!!
I did not read every letter of it, but I was wondering: does it still support PBI devices or are these routines gone... since you spoke about OS B vectors etc. I suppose it will not support PBI devices. I would like to combine this with my BlackBox.
If this OS satisfies me for my coding projects (I still do everything on the real thing, no crossassemblers etc.) ... I would like to make a donation for this work; like it was 1985... but first let me test it out!
We can get more deeply into fixing it for you when we see how ULTIMON II works.
Just playing around with it and I'm having not vast amount of luck halting games etc, some halt and are either locked or the keyboard does nothing or they simply throw all sorts of player garbage and the display is unusable.
Is this an emulation thing?
Again lets see how ULTIMON II will perform. There is no emulation involved.
Thanks for the filez John....Hows things going since you left the Atari scene (post computer support)
lastly, isn't it true that one of the futureware programmers (of sidewinder fame) helped you design 'Ultimon', Paul Carr unless i am mistaken
I knew both John Sosta and Paul Carr very well, none of them had anything to do with ULTIMON, they were into games, I was into the technical side, as I already had Electronics qualifications. I did some programming on the Atari ST with Paul just to learn C (no products came from it). I never have been into games but I absolutely love playing Atari Space Invaders, in fact its what made me dig the old equipment out.
Nowadays I am a professional software developer I spent 15 years developing robotic and diagnostic software for General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Cars, Land Rover; after the massive decline in the UK car industry I was left with no work so I decided to reboot my career and currently I have many projects on the go; PC, Linux, Mac and iPhone/iPad for the Estate Agent business. I have programmed in 12 different languages my favourite being C#. I maintain my own Linux servers.
Edited by john.lawson, Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:13 AM.