It's obvious that falcon gaming videos are rare in this world. This will change soon. With the help of SSB, whom I thank, I made a composite video cable for my falcon and I recorded the first video last night. You can find it
. It's from the game Running which as you can tell is a Doom clone. Unfortunately there is no audio there but this will change in the next videos, I totally forgot I need an audio cable as well..
Trilobit have released a new demo for the VCS in the oldskool demo compo in Assembly 07 that is being held in Finland. I am once again impressed by these guys. The name of the demo is TOM/JONES
The demo is best viewed on a real PAL 2600.
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.
Some of you may wonder (yeah right) why I have been quiet and not updated the blog for some time. There are various reasons, the uni has been taking much of my time and I' ve found myself reading about automobile design in relation to materials selection, Li-ion batteries and superalloys (yes you guessed it when I grow up I will be a materials scientist). However unfortunately that is not the main reason, some things that happened on a personal level have managed to take the fun
When I got my Falcon, a very nice program came with it. System audio manager or SAM for sort. So after being a bit too tired to do anything with my Falcon the past few days, other than watching demos for the relaxing and enjoying effect they have, I toyed today with this little program.
One of it's primary functions, is to assign samples to various operating system's operations, such as opening a window or alert boxes and system errors. So I used a few samples of computers speaking and the res
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
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
When you go back to the days of the Arcades or to the VCS there are a few games that come to mind. Pacman, Defender, Asteroids, Pong. Everyone who makes a game starts from one of these and Falcon coders are no exception. So this is the topic of todays tour into Falcon gaming.
I will start with one of my favourite games, Double Bobble 2000 by Reservoir Gods which is a remake of.. come on! You don't need me to tell you that, do you? It has upgraded true colour graphics and beautiful digital audi
It's time for part 2. I finished the last one with a platformer, time to get to the FPS genre.
And when we speak about Falcon FPS's there is one game that comes to mind. That game is Running. Running is a doom clone that has very few to envy from it. Now you will probably thing I am a difficult person but fps' s make me dizzy and turn my stomach upside down, make me want to run straight to the bathroom, you know that short of thing. But either way I had to try Running no matter what. so I loade
Time for a blog update!
Contrary to popular belief, the Falcon has a small library of more than 100 games. Most of them were originally released as shareware or freeware but there are some commercial ones. In this first post about falcon gaming I will write a small list and a few comments about the commercial games I' ve played. For screenshots and descriptions I will refer you to tof's excellent site.
Not surprisingly Atari was the first to fund or release games for the falcon. These include:
I spent this morning watching a few demos for my favourite machine and although this topic has been covered extensively in the scene related websites and publications (diskmags, online even in print) such as the DHS website or the Alive Atari scene diskmag, I thought I should write a few words too, from a personal viewpoint. If you don't know what is a demo take a look here.
My first contact with the demoscene was when I got my Falcon. Among with the software I got with came three demos. One w
Just a small list of things I want and I can somewhat afford. A realistic wish list you could say
I want an fpu. A 68882 PLCC capable of operating at 25MHz. I found a 16Mhz one for 8.90 Euros. It is supposed to work up to 33Mhz so I guess it will work.
PhantomS. PhantomS is an overclocking accelerator for the falcon030 speeding everything to 25Mhz. And when I say everything, I mean the CPU, Bus, Videl etc providing a serious speed increase. It costs 35 Euros and also provides a clockpatch. I'
My most recent find is a 486/40Mhz Dos, PC I got for free. It has a 250Mb HD a CDROM and two floppies. A 3.5" 1.44 floppy marked as drive B and 5.25" one marked drive A. Oh and a sound blaster 16bit sound card. Upon opening it up I was surprised to see it had virtually no dust inside. Unfortunately it has limited RAM memory, 3.7 MB's, I would need to upgrade it. It will eventually end up being used for wireless access but till that happens I am pondering on the possible uses for it, especially f
What do you thing of it? For some strange reason the snapshot program displays this in the screen and I do not know how to avoid it. Maybe start a console to capture it?
MiNT + XaAES + Teradesk + Taskbar + Toswin2 + Clocky +fracIRC.
Oh and please don't comment on the time and date. It' s just a matter of a dead RTC.
I stumbled upon something really nice a few days ago. OL, of MyAES fame and one of the recipients of the Coldfire evaluation boards, has managed to run MiNT on Coldfire! You can read about it on his blog about GEM, GEM development and the Coldfire Atari clone. It is of course wonderful news about the future of the platform.
Looks like that Stimpy has perfected his NetusBee adaptor, an ethernet and usb adapter for any Atari with a cartridge port. In his web site you can find a video of usb in action. If I understood correctly his adapter is/will be priced at 60 pounds or 90 euros. Also I believe that Coda is working on usb drivers for various devices. I suggest that you contact Stimpy first before you press the "add to basket" button. Now all I have to do is collect some money and all my internet connection problems
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!
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
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.