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Atari, ST/TT and mostly Falcon

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Quick Extract v 0.3 released

Hi, just to announce the release of Quick Extract v 0.3. This is a small program that will allow you to easily extract files with just a double click from your desktop. Just install it as an application to open those zip, rar and other archive files. Everything else is explained in the docs. Have fun!

Christos

Christos

 

Attempt at something new.

Have you heard my voice? I guess not, so here is your chance . I tried to make a new video today, of me presenting my atari falcon 060, what sort of hardware I have, how it all looks like etc. I did it in english for the international crowd and I am not sure how it would appeal to people. So express your views, even if they are on the harsh side (I was never a fan of "nothing positive to say..."), So enjoy the vid.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQHWkzJSOgk

Christos

Christos

 

Quick extract 0.5. I'll call it a public beta..

So here's the next version of quick extract. After some complaints about the distribution method this zip file has all the files you'll ever need. Just replace everything and it will work. What's new?   1. It now supports bz2 and tar.bz2 files. 2. Fixed bugs at tar.gz handling, it didn't work as it should but it will now. Hopefully any problems will be found by the users this time. The shortened version tbz isn't supported... i found no need but if you want it added just give me a shout, or

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Christos

 

Random software thread series of posts.

Here is a new blog series I am going to start. I'll be presenting software, applications and utilities mostly, that I use (new stuff in most occasions). It's going to be just a teaser hopefully something that will get people trying the stuff.   So here are the two first:   Highwire:   Highwire is an open source and pretty fast browser that is:   HTML 4 compliant Supports tables, Framesets, caches for images etc. Has CSS support. Among others   Here are two videos showing it off.

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Christos

 

Low Res Magazine.

What happens when two Germans and a Greek meet in Dusseldorf (where the Germans pick up the Greek to get him to Outline in the Netherlands)? Well the idea of a new web 2.0 magazine is born. The Low Res Magazine, hosted on wordpress and visited over 1000 times since its publication 3 days ago.   It was a warm sunny day, the last one of a summer that had caused so much pain but somehow managed to fill our hearts with hope. In that spirit the team had joined IRC. We had the articles, we had the

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Christos

 

Update?

Yeah, not much of an update. I've mostly spent my atari time taking care of my new hard disk and adding a few stuff on it. Take a look at my new desktop.. WIP

Christos

Christos

 

QEXTRACT 0.4

Version 0.4 of QEXTRACT. Some minor improvements in tar.gz handling and full source code included under the WTFPL version 2.   I should have mentioned that you need the files from the ARC folder in version 0.3. This is an update.

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Christos

 

MyAES

Hello, Time for another update and a new adventure . I managed to run MyAES today and I can say that the aesthetics of this software is on a very high level. It makes for an interesting and beautiful working environment for every falcon, Aranym or any Atari capable of 8it colour depth. As you might know, I am running easymint so to run MyAES requires a lot of tweaking. Personally, I like dual boot (triple if you count single TOS) systems so I didn't change anything in the MiNT.cnf file but laun

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Christos

 

What I am up to

Hello, It's been quite a long time since I last posted anything here. There is a good reason for that, I've been quite occupied with making websites and other IT related stuff. We've also spent quite a bit of time in creating our website from scratch. You can find it here: Mindsoft IT solutions . Our english pages are still under construction but we are working on the translations. Either way you can get a feel of what we do.   What does this mean for my Atari stuff. Well things are getting

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Christos

 

Zero 5 - First impressions

Zero 5 is one of the last commercial games to hit the ST. It needs an STE to play but it finds it self on a falcon. The game is a 3d space shooter with fast polygon graphics, an interesting scenario (apart from interesting it's also highly original, evil aliens attack earth for no apparent reason) and there are a lot of missions to complete. The game can be played with either a mouse or a jagpad and since I don't have the second, I can only say that it takes a lot of practice to do anything with

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Christos

 

TeraDesk 3.92

Hello, As you may already know, a new version of Teradesk was released. You can also find attached the Greek translation for this current version. Please contact me for any problems or comments, complaints etc regarding this translation.   Στο συννημένο αρχείο θα βρείτε ένα RSC αρχείο που αποτελεί την Ελληνική μετάφραση του TeraDesk για την έκδοση 3.92. Παρακαλώ επικοινωνήστε μαζί μου για οτιδήποτε σχετικό με αυτή τη μετάφραση.

Christos

Christos

 

Got a jagpad

Today I received a jagpad from http://www.atari-shop.nl/. The pad arrived very well packaged and it's in perfect working order. Many thanks to Sandra for the excellent communication as well. Now on the jagpad. It's not the worse controller I've ever seen but it's definitely not the best. I'll place it in the average. But it gave me the chance to play painium disaster for the first time and I can tell you it's a really good shooter but hard. Also played zero 5 with it. Great improvement over

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Christos

 

What's new?

Well, I finally got a PC 3 days ago. I still can't get used to it. So this small entry is to let you know that I'll probably be posting a few more vids on my youtube channel soon and I'll probably have a few more things to write here.   See ya

Christos

Christos

 

Too bored to update

It appears that I am too bored to update this blog every time I add a video. So here's the youtube channel link. Enjoy!

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Christos

 

New Lowres

Last week we released the second issue of lowres. This time it features twice the number of articles as the last issue and with CiH joining as a writer we get a lot more coverage of the demoscene. Highlights of this issue include: -A mini interview with Curt Vendel about the early days of the ST -An interview with Rygar about Lynx and it's 20 years -E-Jagfest, Xzentrix, Sundown and Alternative party reports-An interview with ggn of D-Bug about HD patches.So go and read it herehttp://lowresmag.wo

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Christos

 

STOT game series

Hi, Regular readers will know about STOT. After Outline 08 we started a series of 3 newly released games for the Atari ST line of computers. The three games are Dma-Sc's Manical Drop, Sh3-rg's Sudokunivers and now is concluded with Piccrosst. Read more about them at the official STOT forum over at atari-forum.com. Link:   http://www.atari-forum.com/viewforum.php?f=53

Christos

Christos

 

Where am I?

Well isn't this a surprise. The readers of this blog suddenly increased, very fast. It got 3000+ views in a few days. I wonder why...Anyway, this isn't why I am writing this. Most of my faithful readers must have missed me so here I am. Well, good news, my CT63 is working perfectly, so is my ethernec and so I am online from the falcon. Bad news, after being cursed by either the jaguar "vocal" community or Candy Candy fangirls (don't ask, I won't tell ) I lost my PC and laptop PC so my only onli

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Christos

 

Easycap DC60.

I just bought myself some new video recording hardware. An easycap dc60. After a few hours of fighting with windows 7 to install the proper drivers I am happy to report it works. Here's the first video...   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdg0S7eE2P0   For a more thorough review look at the next lowres, whenever that comes out!

Christos

Christos

 

Things to expect on the month to come

I haven't updated this for a long time. However my atari addiction hasn't subsided a bit. I just didn't have anything interesting to say.. Now I do. So here are 4 things to expect for this Xmas season... 1. Economic crisis getting worse 2. D-Bug 3. There are some rumours about a couple of demos to be released by the end of the next month. 4. My own pet project for desktop Atari users (yes there are a few, I think).

Christos

Christos

 

It's been a while

It's been a while since I've updated this blog. Reasons? The usual . In the news, STOT is going rather well, I am getting a bit better coding but today the courier came!   After some delay I got the new stuff of the previous blog entry. What was in there? 22Kgrs of Atari things. The seller also included a lot of Atari 8 bit stuff free of charge. Thank you CyranoJ! So here's a list of what I got (Disclaimer: there's a lot of reading to do!)   ST software: Straight Fax 2.0 Diamond Bac

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Christos

 

Pairs by Paradize

As a STOT organiser I am very pleased to tell you that we got our first exclusive. Pairs by Paradize! Thanks a lot guys for this STOT exclusive release! Don't forget to join STOT and enjoy the game!

Christos

Christos

 

Adding an Atari 16/32 to a network with internet.

For a first post I will attempt to describe the process to get the falcon online or to an already established network with the use of a null modem cable. It took me 5 days to get it (almost) properly working and I write this in the hope that it won't take you that long. So here we go!   Windows:   The first thing that you need to do is to change your null modem driver and create an incoming connection. This process is described here so I won't do it again. One thing to know though. When you

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Christos

 

Μετάφραση στα Ελληνικά του Teradesk

Το Teradesk είναι το μόνο open source desktop για του υπολογιστές Atari ST και συμβατούς. Επειδή πάντα ήθελα ο υπολογιστής μου να μιλάει ελληνικά και επειδή το Teradesk είναι ανοιχτό λογισμικό αποφάσισα να το μεταφράσω. Σε αυτό το post επισυνάπτω τα αρχεία rsc τα οποία και πρέπει να αντικαταστήσετε για τις εκδόσεις 3.82 και 3.86-3.87. Θα με ενδιέφεραν πολύ τα οποιαδήποτε σχόλια, θετικά και αρνητικά.

Christos

Christos

 

Low Res and other things

So, I guess you've all read (or haven't) the last issue of lowres. However the webzine isn't without its problems. First of all this blog suffered. Everything I might want to write here can be put there too. So how do I manage those two efforts? Secondly there's the problem that we want to extend the magazine to other non atari platforms, or even to atari platforms we know nothing about. Ny VCS knowledge for example is left somewhere in 1988 when I played Moon patrol and a couple of other games

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Christos

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