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About marakatti

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  • Birthday 12/19/1975

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    Atari ST user since 1990, preserving Atari ST/TT/Falcon030 software for Atarimania.

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  1. The same happened for ST last year. Many popular games were downvoted and someone 'maintained' his favourite list in our top 25. Not sure if there's protection against this kind of hackers. I suspect Amiga evangelists but can't say for sure. I would have hoped that people would have grown up by now. Sadly not...
  2. Very sad news indeed. He was a fuel to my passion on researching Atari when i first started in the mid 90's with my Finnish Atari page. He always had time to answer my silly questions, helped with photos and everything. I've learnt so much from him. Without Curt i wouldn't have started my hobby as an Atari ST software historian, software cataloguer and preservator. A true hero who will be deeply missed. RIP Curt and thanks for everything. My condolences to his family.
  3. We Love Atari part 2 book is a very good source for such information.
  4. Apex Media http://www.leonik.net/dml/sec_apex.py
  5. Photochrome version 6 says it can handle up to 226,981 colors on STE
  6. It is a PC board called Falcon Speed similar to this one https://www.ebay.de/itm/Atari-Falcon-Speed-by-Sack-electronic-/113865766411 You can run DR-DOS, MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 with it if you have the software.
  7. Hundreds of games and demos uses horizontal palette splitting which allows for example to have one 16 colours palette for things like score panel and another 16 colours palette for other screen area. Huge amount of games and demos also uses rasters to create colour gradients which in many cases break the 16 colour barrier by itself. Gods game engine for example can display over 50 colours on screen on standard STe.
  8. I agree that without DSP Falcon is not that much faster. But DSP chip really makes the difference here. It makes Falcon to perform many things Mega STe would never able to do (16bit multichannel sound, texture mapping, hicolor imageprocessing if you're not in a hurry, amazing demos compared to ST and a few nice games). The soundsystem in Falcon armed with ACE tracker for example, is a piece of art compared to other machines at the time. If you set desktop to 256 colours it's still pretty snappy, and you can create larger screen resolutions than STe monochrome with software like blow-up. So it's good for document processing or DTP. Also let's not forget a possible FPU which speeds up some graphics apps, esp. rendering considerably. Mega STe also can have one, but the support is very limited. As an owner of both machines i would say that if you enjoy painting, doing tracker music, listen to MP3 files or watching some ancient video clips, or having other serious software which depends on having colour, Falcon is way to go. If you want to play ST games with Ultra Satan or similar hard disk solution, listen to the MOD files or go for MIDI sequencing, Mega STe is pretty much ST gamers dream, only missing an ability to use JagPad.
  9. Money transferred and i also sent my address for you in email. Thanks
  10. Hi, interested in PD2001 Buch set of 10 disks and the ST One disks, shipping to Finland. Is PayPal ok?
  11. Yes, i can do it for you. I have the software to convert images to a single pdf file.
  12. They did Hades Nebula aswell. Haven't seen anything else for the ST. http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-hades-nebula_9508.html
  13. Ok, hopefully you find someone. This is a rare piece of Atari software history. If things change let me know
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