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Atari, ST/TT and mostly Falcon

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Netus Bee

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

Christos

Christos

 

Coldfire

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.

Christos

Christos

 

Back to Atari?

So, it was recently pointed out to me that I haven't updated this for quite sometime. So I started Winjam, put on some tunes from the sndh archive and here I am. This has been a strange time for me, lots of obligations, lots of things to do, lots of things to think.. The worse is passed. But some of it will go on. Maybe from September I'll be more relaxed? We'll see. So what have I been doing (Atari related)? Talking in #Atariscne in IRCnet, writting in forums, testing apps for the upcoming

Christos

Christos

 

System Audio Manager - SAM

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

Christos

Christos

 

Low Res issue 3 has been released.

Phew, after a 2 week delay we managed to pull another issue. As usual this webzine features a lot of demoscene content but also non sceners will find it interesting. It's hard to find highlights in this issue but let me tell you what I've done (yes I am lazy)   JagCF. Zerosquare and SCPCD talk to us about it. Reboot. They explain their philosophy, their views on the jaguar and their plans to support the 16/32 machines. Gemworld. What's new in applications and stuff for your Atari ST/TT/Fal

Christos

Christos

 

Why I have been quiet and what I have been up to

Hello people, 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

Christos

Christos

 

STING: Atari to PC

Here is a new version of a null modem TCP/IP connection between the atari and a PC this time with the use of the STING stack. I don't see a reason why it wouldn't work with an ST or Mega STE but as usual some things are beyond us.I only have a falcon to test. Setting up the Atari: First it is imperative to install and install properly the HSModem serial port drivers. To do that we place DRVIN.PRG in the auto folder late in the running order but before the drivers and the stack. After tha

Christos

Christos

 

Ubuntu 11.10. Oneiric Ocelot and MiNT 1-17-0

It's been over a few weeks since I decided to move over to Ubuntu from windows. I have a dual boot system but I booted on windows only twice. One time to check something in the hardware from a windows only program, and another to see if it still works. I think I can do all the things I want from that, at the moment at least. Unfortunately I didn't find something like dscaler in order to record videos for my youtube channel so I guess I'll have to learn mencoder. Avidemux seems to be a pretty go

Christos

Christos

 

Falcon Hardware Wish list

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'

Christos

Christos

 

XaAES video

A video of MiNT + XaAES + Teradesk running on 768x576 on the Falcon.

Christos

Christos

 

STOT game dev compo

Thorn, Simonsunnyboy and I, decided to start a small gamedev compo for the fun of it. The game doesn't have to be from a coder, a text adventure written in a text adventure creator would be great. Seeing that many people have some game idea they started working on in the past we thought of offering a chance to fame and glory if you decide to complete it. Like I said it doesn't have to be fancy or anything. Just fun for you!   Anyway, here's the link:   http://forum.dbug-automation.co.uk/cg

Christos

Christos

 

A trip to Falcon Demos

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

Christos

Christos

 

Low Res Mag issue #4

As I promised some time ago, we have released the issue 4 of our free web based magazine. This time it features a lot of event reports, the unveilling of our new logo by Greyfox (whom we'd like to thank once again) and the usual view on the atari st scene and community. Also work has started on our 5th issue with some surprises. Hopefully I'll be able to let some of them sneak in as they are being completed. As usual I should say what I have written, because this is a personal blog after all!

Christos

Christos

 

Outline 08

Just came back from Outline 08 the super Atari and not only party! It was a great experience and I am so looking forward to attending next year. Havoc, earx and the rest of the s Dutch f don't even think of not holding that. I really enjoyed meeting and talking with the people there. Maybe I can visit another party this year? Here are some crappy cell phone pics.

Christos

Christos

 

Outline 09

It's been a day since Outline 09 ended and I already miss it. The organisers did a great job there and I'd like to thank all of them for the great time we had there. It was great! I've attached some pictures I took in this blog so take a sneak peek at how great it was to be there!

Christos

Christos

 

Falcon Games

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:

Christos

Christos

 

My MegaSTE

In OL08 I got a MegaSTE. And at home I made a composite cable for it. This is it:

Christos

Christos

 

Falcon Games Part 2 - More commercial

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

Christos

Christos

 

STOT website

My good friend kRadD has done it this time. The new STOT website is up at http://www.npoi.de/page.php?2 . Bookmark it and enjoy the content. Also not to let it slip by, this is your last chance to participate in STOT season 1. The final game is on and it's the Bitmap Bros classic Xenon II.

Christos

Christos

 

Falcon Demos I put on youtube

Time to start uploading demos. Those of you who happen to know some things about me know I am a big demoscene fan. So here's my first video grab of a Falcon demo: . Here's it's Pouet page and Paranoia website under reconstruction. As usual other demos I might record in video will appear as comments under this post. Enjoy.

Christos

Christos

 

Falcon Games Part 3 - The Classics

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

Christos

Christos

 

Atari XrhSThs

Once upon a time in a tiny little country called Greece an Atari magazine was born, by Atari users (some of them employees of Atari.gr) but nonetheless Atari enthusiasts. Here you can find a scan of a falcon test... most of you can't read greek but that shouldn't be a problem... should it?   Oh... the quality of the scans is.. hmmm.. bad... Maybe if I am not bored later on I will rescan them.

Christos

Christos

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