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About tschak909

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  • Birthday 10/24/1978

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    IRATA.ONLINE system operator. Software Development, I also have extensive production experience on various artistic media. Also roast my own coffee.

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  1. What are you using for your dev environment btw? -Thom
  2. Ok, that is arguably the best bitmap graphic I've _EVER_ seen on a Channel F.
  3. Here's pictures/etc on the Frob: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-2600-vcs-frob-26_29983.html -Thom
  4. I seriously want to give stephena and those who volunteer on Stella a huge hug. It has become, by and large one of the most accurate emulators I've ever seen. The last 1% has been an absolute bitch, for sure. -Thom
  5. Some did use an IBM PC with a homemade romulator. Doug Neubauer, for example did this when programming Solaris. Another common setup was an Apple II with a romulator, a commercial romulator/prom setup was the Frob, which consisted of a language card replacement that provided shared RAM that could be written into directly. So you could e.g. assemble in Merlin directly to RAM, and then turn on the VCS to test. The Frob had a lot of other little bits to it too, like a EPROM programmer, for making prototype carts. -Thom
  6. That's an incredibly varied question. I have answered this before on this board, do some searching. But basically, any computer, with a 6502 assembler, a text editor, and at the very least, an EPROM programmer, with an appropriately wired cartridge could have been used as a development system. Nice to haves: * A romulator (RAM on a cartridge, with ability to latch data into it via parallel or serial port, or via writing into shared memory area on computer bus) * a logic analyzer (to catch hard to find bugs, especially if the analyzer has a decent trace history, a la HP 1611) * an Atari 800 for graphics editing (otherwise, it's graph paper) etc. This is a hard question to nail down, because this was a period of time in which the VCS's third party market was literally pried open by Activision winning a pivotal court case against Atari. There were no development tools given by the first party vendor, so you literally had to fashion your own. Thankfully the VCS is a simple enough system that with a bit of brain grease, you can cobble SOMETHING together with what you may have lying around... today, things are so much simpler: * Stella has the best VCS debugger on planet earth. * web platforms like 8bitworkshop.com give you a real time assembly and display, so you can literally mold display kernels in real time. * fast cross-assembly times (fractions of a second) * bigger and badder co-processors and bus stuffing techniques to increase display fidelity * more memory available via bank-switching etc. -Thom
  7. Yup, don't care what number is in use, we can change it to whatever. I still need to deal with the typeset manual, and see what needs to be done to get it to something that Albert can print. I need to also figure out what to do for all the different touch drivers. I can't fit them all into 16K, it's just not possible. What I'd like to do is put each version of platoterm with a touch driver statically built, on the cartridge, and have a simple menu to select the appropriate one, as doing the initial calculations to handle bank switching etc for the touch driver will be _very_ problematic, as many of the touch drivers require pokey IRQ interaction... Does anyone else have a potential solution? -Thom
  8. IRATA.ONLINE - one on-line service for #retrocomputing, many platforms. 13 seperate emulators running each version of #PLATOTERM, connecting, and participating in a #PLATO teleconference, with screen share and chat. No voice-over, had a cold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9f8Vy9g7yM
  9. IRATA.ONLINE - one on-line service for #retrocomputing, many platforms. 13 seperate emulators running each version of #PLATOTERM, connecting, and participating in a #PLATO teleconference, with screen share and chat. No voice-over, had a cold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9f8Vy9g7yM
  10. IRATA.ONLINE - one on-line service for #retrocomputing, many platforms. 13 seperate emulators running each version of #PLATOTERM, connecting, and participating in a #PLATO teleconference, with screen share and chat. No voice-over, had a cold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9f8Vy9g7yM
  11. IRATA.ONLINE - one on-line service for #retrocomputing, many platforms. 13 seperate emulators running each version of #PLATOTERM, connecting, and participating in a #PLATO teleconference, with screen share and chat. No voice-over, had a cold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9f8Vy9g7yM

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Irata, the greatest planet there is! 

  12. Here is a video of PLATOTERM 0.5 beta running on an ACTUAL 1040STF, * TOS 1.02 * NO NVDI * NO HSMOD * NO ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES * NO OS PATCHES * RTS/CTS handshaking and yet, it's running respectably at 19200bps -Thom
  13. How do I get the old "My content" ???

    1. wongojack

      wongojack

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      "Content I Posted In" is the closest

    2. Albert

      Albert

      You can also customize these, save your customization, and set one as your new default if you'd like. 

    3. tschak909

      tschak909

      noted. Ok. :) Thanks guys.

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