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About bongomeno

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  • Birthday 10/20/1993

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    BASIC, Pascal, C, C++, PHP, Javascript, Assembly
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    Some planet in another universe. The one next to yours...
  • Interests
    computer programming
    retro computing
    Atari computers
    heavy metal
    video games
    computer history
    Atari computers
    and more Atari computers
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    I am testing my new VCS game!
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    I will be choosing between my usual Runescape07 or Dark Cloud. Otherwise, I might mess around with peoples VCS homebrews!
  1. Thank you I will have some fun with those links.
  2. Thank you! I will download these games after work.
  3. I have also been looking for good real time stratrgy games to play on my 1020stfm. Any suggestions? I am a fan of Age of Empires and would enjoy something similar. The following games look fun, but I cannot find dumps. Any help finding them would be appreciated. Conquest http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-conquest_8978.html Conquest II The Viking Hordes http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-conquest-ii-the-viking-hordes_28847.html Biohazard http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-biohazard_8721.html Dark Side http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-dark-side_9072.html Dark Sat http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-dark-sat_9074.html Conquest of Japan http://www.mobygames.com/game/atari-st/conquest-of-japan While downloading games from Atarimania, I noticed that most of the files are in .stx format. As I understand it, this is some sort of copyright protection for archived files. The only way I know to extract the files to a floppy is with Steem and Pasti. Is there an easier way to achive this? I use the floppies on my 1040stfm. Another issue is that half of the games I download from Atarimania cannot be viewed/extracted with Steem, but are playable. Is this part of the copyright protection?
  4. I have re-designed my entire website to run on the server I wrote in QB64 (qbasic). I would appreciate any reviews/opinions and forum sign ups! :D geekbasic.com

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Your link would have been clickable if you would have used:



  5. Have you played Gameboy games on your Atari today? I have. Take that Nintendo users...

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    2. bongomeno


      There is a magnificent Gameboy emulator for the Atari ST. I was able to play the games I created in C which are quite small. I also tested the 1997 Nintendo Game and Watch series for the gameboy! http://bodo4all.cwsurf.de/atari/stemboy.html



    3. bongomeno


      The sokoban it came with also worked.

    4. bongomeno


      I am doing this on my 1040St with 1 meg of ram.. :D

  6. Is there any way I may purchase a cable or adaper for the software, PARCP? (http://joy.sophics.cz/parcp/parcpdoc.htm)
  7. Hello, I am looking for information on programming the parallel modem port of the Atari ST. I would prefer to use GFA BASIC or ST BASIC, but I also have Mark Williams C and ALICE. My goal is to be able to check for, receive, and send data. Thank you for any information!
  8. With a little digging, I also found this sio to serial cable: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221383887073 Perhaps I could use Qbasic and Atari BASIC to achive my goal of having data I/O between Atari8bix and x86 pc without having to use any old modems and related software?
  9. Thank you for your replies! They are very helpful. Will I have to enter special modem commands for them to communicate directly without a phone #?
  10. Hello Is it possible to connect my x86 pc modem (the one in my old laptop for example) directly to the xm301 modem and use the XE TERM (I have XE TERM and Telelink 1) software to transfer files between the computers. If so, what x86 software should I use? I would prefer DOS sofware. Are there any decent adapters/cables available to connect the 800xl parallel bus to a pc parallel port or serial port? How hard would it be to connect a serial port between a x86 pc and an atari 800xl controller port for data transfer? I imagine I could use DOS TCP/IP stack libraries with QBASIC to create slave software that could use a serial port to allow the Atari to make queries to the internet through the x86 pc.This way, i can use a x86 compatable thin client (AMD GEODE) as a medium between the Atari and an Ethernet modem. The advantage to this is that the thin client only consumes 12v and is very small. This could also be used as an external hard drive. My thin client (WYSE terminal) has about 32mb rom and 128mb ram with AMG GEODE processor. It has a parllel port, two serial ports, and 4 usb. I successfully installed msdos and freedos on the thing. I am considering just buying a sd card/cartridge setup for my 8 bits, but I would still like to employ my xm301 and sx212 for SOMETHING. Thanks for any info or tips.
  11. This is some pretty original, but fat sounding music.

  12. I am developing a server side scripting language / http server with QB64 (qbasic). Check out my progress here http://www.petesqbsite.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3818

  13. My new Qbasic forum is now secure for public use! I have spent the past few days making sure of it. http://www.geekbasic.info/

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      Now we can all leave AtariAge! There's no more need for it. Goodbye AtariAge. We're leaving!

    2. Gemintronic


      Wow. Is it a requirement to register as a sex related body part or slang thereof?

  14. Come check out my fnew forum. It is coded in a custom scripting language/webserver that was made in QB64(qbasic). I have been working on fixing security flaws all day and have fixed most major issues (with the help of hackers on 4chan) so this should be safe to use. http://www.geekbasic.com:81/mainforum.gbws

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