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#26 Wally1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:12 PM

Bob,

 

later software likewhat and from what era, exactly?

 

are we talking carts..?

 

thanks



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Posted Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:25 PM

Bob,
 
later software likewhat and from what era, exactly?
 
are we talking carts..?
 
thanks


Software that was released after Omnimon came out. Once the software houses became aware of the capabilities, they started taking steps to minimize the impact.

I don't have any specifics off the top of my head, maybe someone else will chime in.

[edit]
I think most of the Electronic Arts titles don't work with Omnimon.
[/edit]

-Bob

Edited by ryanr256, Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:50 PM.


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Posted Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:43 AM

was it Savage Pond, well something Pond over wrote memory wiping out its data if it found Ominmon.

 

There were quite a few titles out there that were Omniomon protected, as Bob said many EA titles were protected re it.

 

That's why in my post I said its best if you get a simple toggle with needed resistors to switch it fully out and back to the original OS, I was lucky enough to have a triple banked OS made for me so I could swap around back in the day just by a good old switch at the back of my XE.



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Posted Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:47 AM

thanks Mclaneinc



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Posted Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:59 PM

Hi everyone,

 

      I finally got off my duff and did what I've been thinking about for several years.  Just as a heads up there will be a website going active soon that offers a board for sale to support the OmniView/OmniMon chips.  Other boards will be offered too.  Stay tuned.  It should go live in another couple of weeks.  Still working out the kinks. ;)



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Posted Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:01 PM

sounds great

 

keep us posted!



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Posted Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:24 PM

Hi everyone,
 
      I finally got off my duff and did what I've been thinking about for several years.  Just as a heads up there will be a website going active soon that offers a board for sale to support the OmniView/OmniMon chips.  Other boards will be offered too.  Stay tuned.  It should go live in another couple of weeks.  Still working out the kinks. ;)


You have my interest!

:-)

-Bob

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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:50 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the speedscript 80 word processing program, I don't care if I have to type it in myself, I did that with the original superscript.

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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:35 PM

Try this ZIP file.

The Operating System Rom of your Atari Must be Omniview for it to work.

 

Attached File  Speedscript80.zip   104.25KB   71 downloads



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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:54 PM

Thanks for the link. Do you mean for the program to work or for the link to work.

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Posted Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:57 AM

Thanks for the link. Do you mean for the program to work or for the link to work.

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Posted Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:16 PM

Thanks for the link. Do you mean for the program to work or for the link to work.

The program: SPD.OBJ (also inside the "Speedscript80 Orig.atr" image) needs Omniview OS to execute.

The Speedscript 80 program (SPD.OBJ) will make a JSR to $C001. If it doesn't find the expected code, the computer will crash.

 

madi


Edited by Madi, Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:16 PM.


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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:02 PM

I finally found an 800XL with the Omniview80 installed.  It is the omniview256.  Does anyone know where I can find a manual or set of instructions for this OS.



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Posted Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:32 PM

I finally found an 800XL with the Omniview80 installed.  It is the omniview256.  Does anyone know where I can find a manual or set of instructions for this OS.

https://archive.org/...iviewXLXEManual

 

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Posted Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:53 AM

Thanks for the link. 



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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:32 PM

I read that the company that sold omniview would modify your atariwriter plus for 80 columns. Does anyone have a link for a download of that program or does anyone have a copy they are willing to sell?

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:12 PM

I read that the company that sold omniview would modify your atariwriter plus for 80 columns. Does anyone have a link for a download of that program or does anyone have a copy they are willing to sell?

I f you find a copy, let me know.  All my 1200XLs have Omniview and an 80 column Atariwriter Plus would be awesome.



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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 PM

The speedscript 80 looks pretty good. I think the type is easier to read than the Last Word but that is probably due to the screen colors. If Last Word used white on black it would probably be much easier to read.

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Posted Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 PM

The speedscript 80 looks pretty good. I think the type is easier to read than the Last Word but that is probably due to the screen colors. If Last Word used white on black it would probably be much easier to read.

According to the v3.21 manual the screen color in Last Word is adjustable, the default value is 148 but can be set from 0 to 255.



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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:04 AM

I will give that a try, thanks for the info.



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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 AM

Yep: you can adjust the colours live on screen in TLW. There's also a selection of 80 column fonts if you don't like the default.

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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:14 AM

The Last Word is just that.... it's one more reason to Enjoy the Atari.



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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:00 AM

I f you find a copy, let me know.  All my 1200XLs have Omniview and an 80 column Atariwriter Plus would be awesome.

I recommend TLW processor and then use Omniview for programming, etc. Both are only software 80 column anyway, one is just stored in OS rom. To get better you need an XEP 80.

 

By the way, Omniview's colors can be adjusted too. 


Edited by Gunstar, Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:02 AM.


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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:04 AM

was it Savage Pond, well something Pond over wrote memory wiping out its data if it found Ominmon.

 

There were quite a few titles out there that were Omniomon protected, as Bob said many EA titles were protected re it.

 

That's why in my post I said its best if you get a simple toggle with needed resistors to switch it fully out and back to the original OS, I was lucky enough to have a triple banked OS made for me so I could swap around back in the day just by a good old switch at the back of my XE.

This is why the Atarimax 32-in-1 is so cool, it has Omnimon and Omniview and originals and many more on it, no switch required, just hold select at power up and pick an OS from the menu.



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Posted Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:19 AM

Yes, the 32 in 1 was something I wanted but as I'm about to get rid of my hardware its off the list...

 

Thankfully with Altirra I can have any OS I like :)

 

Plus it does not take up any room and does not break my back carrying it...






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