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Christos

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#4226282 Yamaha sound chip

Posted by Christos on Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:12 AM

Pokey is more metalluc sounding and it is amazing in sound effects.


#4200246 What would a modern TOS look like today?

Posted by Christos on Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:06 AM

Emutos is reported to be working on the PI, so that's good!




#4199601 AppleTalk/LocalTalk driver for Atari ST's

Posted by Christos on Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:01 PM

They are just RS422 ports, not much in the way of cost.   I'm sure it was more than made up for in the PR benefits, but its a shame it was never utilized.  Sure there is Ethernec and other LAN solutions but it would've been a big plus to have been able to use an ST on a AppleTalk network and access Appleserver shares or even the possibility of printing to a Laserwiter...    While Atari's have TCP/IP, doing something like having a Netbeui stack or to be able to access SMB protocols and access a Windows share from an ST would also be a big plus.

 

You can access samba shares from an ST. If you have lots of RAM and run mint you can also have nfs. I remember reading that it was possible to use the RS422 port as a serial port but nothing about Appletalk compatibility.




#4185015 Escape 2042, any news on release date yet?

Posted by Christos on Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:11 AM

I find it absolutely incredible that somebody from Greece has the balls to preach about morality of socialized medicine, after the cluster*uck Greece threw upon European Union (that we're still paying for now, and for decades to come). I guess I've really seen it all now :ponder:

But let's not bring politics into games...

 

 

For the record, I grew up in an actual socialist regime in the family of a doctor (with lots of first-hand unwanted (but ultimately unavoidable) experience). I've seen how people simply die while on the waiting list for MRI or chemotherapy, not to mention absolutely desperate people showing up at our doorstep, not knowing what to do, after they've been told that their spot in the waiting list should come up in 18 months. And about a thousand other instances that I overheard from next room.

 

 

Here in U.S., I've experienced myself, if I need MRI at 1 pm, I'll have one by 4pm. No waiting list, nothing. Show up, pay up, shut up. Done. If I want 3 independent opinions, I can have them usually within few weeks, even with specialist I never saw before. Good luck with that in socialist medicine ...

 

I find your naivety about the Greek crisis and its causes quite charming to be honest. You are right about the waiting list though. It was about 3 days for a non emergency MRI that cost me 35 euros (and 250 more for the state or something close to that anyway).

 

As for the game, I just bought it, so I will let you know.




#4183428 Atari ST Games Ported to the Jaguar

Posted by Christos on Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:22 AM

 

Robocop 1 would be lovely. Robocop 2 would be nice as well. Robocop 3 ... it's hard to want that one, even from a completionist standpoint.

 

 

 

And Robocop 3 is the best one, in my opinion at least. Great 3d engine (DID rocks), nice graphics, variation in game styles.




#4183249 Idea for Multi-Button Controllers and the ST/TT/Falcon

Posted by Christos on Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:54 AM

That is quite possible. I ve done it with an Arduino and a Dual shock controller.

It is much easier than what you are thinking though for MD pads. You just need to map the C button pin to the pin 1 of the joystick port and unmap the pin that blocks the st keyboard. It is a simple electrical connection thing. I could look for more information if you'd like.


I still prefer joysticks though.


#4182569 Escape 2042, any news on release date yet?

Posted by Christos on Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:09 PM

 
Only an idiot, or someone who has never needed it or known someone who did, would fight against that.

What CJ said. I would also add someone with a god complex, who can't inagine needing it and someone who doesn't want to live in a society that believes that everyone is important and deserves a chance at life.
I had a chance to play the ST version and it rocks! I ll buy it for my mste as a xmas present.


#4173363 Two player rotary support with Zerosquare?

Posted by Christos on Sun Dec 9, 2018 9:46 AM

First I'm used, now I'm flogged? :_(


Great now my head is stuck on sweet dreams playing on repeat...


#4172933 Is anyone interested in Cricit , an Atari ST Cash Register Software

Posted by Christos on Sat Dec 8, 2018 2:37 PM

Whoever gets it, please make a disk image of it. I would love to take a look at it.


#4162733 STNICCC

Posted by Christos on Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:30 PM

Also this is Leonard/oxg, it is by definition beyond more optimizations, especially automatic ones.


#4162583 STNICCC

Posted by Christos on Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:47 PM

And here is the original.

 

 

One of my favourite STE demos.

 

Great work porting this over swapd.




#4152063 What was the Jaguar truly capable of?

Posted by Christos on Wed Nov 7, 2018 12:40 AM

In all seriousness, the jaguar can probably do much more impressive effects than the neo geo due to sheer processing power. But the amount of graphics and data the neo geo could access are on a whole different level.


#4150624 What was the Jaguar truly capable of?

Posted by Christos on Mon Nov 5, 2018 9:02 AM

Re: Neo Geo.... I don't know about the Jag, that's what the falcon can do:

 




#4143709 What was the Jaguar truly capable of?

Posted by Christos on Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:30 PM

The more I try the jag, the more I think that what was missing was C++. The whole atchitecture lends itself to oop more than anything.
Other than that, documentation and libraries are everything.


#4138114 New YouTube documentary about the Falcon

Posted by Christos on Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:41 AM

Well this video had mr kizzas input so you know. I dont mind his videos in general. Like any amiga fan though he cant do anything that isnt in comparison to it.