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Status Updates posted by tschak909

  1. https://i.imgur.com/47tDjqk.gif COMING SOON: #PLATOTERM for the Web Browser! Allowing _anyone_ to access #IRATAONLINE. Thanks to #emscripten, the C source was ported almost verbatim! The mobile #ios and #android terminals will also utilize this code.
  2. https://IRATA.ONLINE/ - connecting 10 retro platforms and counting. https://i.imgur.com/2dotyMT.png #c64 #atari8 #atarist #amiga #apple2 #c128 #zxspectrum #IBMPC #TI994A #apple2gs
  3. #Atari8bit My daughter Nina, played her first game of M.U.L.E. as a Leggite (pink), and she won! I'm very proud of her :) (I was the blue human) ;)   RIjcgCY.jpg

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    2. carlsson


      And she didn't even play the beginner Flapper species. I see you played a full 12 rounds, Standard or Tournament? (TBH I think Standard was a waste of mode, I would rather have wanted a 6 round Tournament for short games)

    3. tschak909


      Yup. Standard, and I'm _VERY_ proud of her. :) 

    4. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      It's pretty impressive

  4. #FujiNet #atari8bit For anyone who has a platform.io dev environment set up (or wants to set one up to track the latest fujinet), I need your help:

    The code in master has long since been refactored to support multiple targets, and I need people to build it now that it's been refactored and see if it runs on your hardware, testing all the major pieces (disk, printer, modem, network).

    If you need help doing so, please comment in this thread.

  5. #FujiNet #ColecoAdam Am a bit stuck with dealing with long running operations on AdamNet and how to properly handle it in the firmware. Will write documentation on how AdamNet works and post to github, in the meantime.

    Hopefully this will be of use to others, and there is a part of me that would hope it would result in others helping.

  6. #FujiNet #ColecoAdam Working on the file picker.


  7. #FujiNet for #ColecoAdam status, am currently in the middle of re-writing the CONFIG code for all targets. The previous version had become too complex, and needed a drastic refactoring. I am also progressing on writing the adamnet version of the fuji device. most commands implemented.


  8. #FujiNet Hey, Hope everybody had a great Christmas!


    I am now in the middle of porting the full network device from the #Atari8bit to the #ColecoAdam, trying to map various concepts that made sense for SIO into something that makes sense for the Adam, such as moving the command frame aux bytes into the send packet.


    You can see in this shot, I have moved over the Atari code and commented it out, working my way down the code and implementing it. I’m hoping to start testing it this week.



  9. #FujiNet proving itself extremely useful printing a sign right next to the trick-or-treats! Happy Halloween! image.thumb.png.7ea18f3949b6485c3f34975de8715310.png

  10. #retrocomputing #Atari8bit In this video, I show how to use Lee Actor's Advanced Music System to compose a piece, in this case, Bach's Invention in D Minor.


  11. @jeffpiep successfully booted Total Replay v4 from a DigitalOcean server using the prototype #Apple2 #FujiNet which is connected to the #Apple2 plus via SmartPort! Yes, this is an Apple2 being booted from the internet. :)


    1. x=usr(1536)


      So that's Atari, Commodore, Adam, and Apple...  On to the Tandy lineup next?

    2. tschak909


      @idolpx is working on moving his C64 project code into FujiNet, so that one is next.



    3. x=usr(1536)


      Ah, cool.  For some reason I thought the Commodore was already pipelined.

  12. While I wait for prototype #ColecoAdam #FujiNet hardware to arrive from @mozzwald, I start work on the software side, writing test programs and bindings to make my job easier when I start to write CONFIG. Here is a tape copier. (p.s. I realized after I recorded that I did not show the test tape being booted. It does boot though.) ;)


  13. 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! 

  14. Nina and I are still writing a page in our diaries on our #Atari computers, each day. I'm up to page 82, and Nina slowly gets better at articulating her thoughts.


    1. jaybird3rd


      Such a great project!

    2. Kiwi


      Cool!  I love when old machines get used for this purpose. 

  15. Does anyone know of any Polish #Atari8Bit forums that can be joined to start a discussion on #FujiNet?

    1. CharlieChaplin











      or forum.atari.sk


  16. 50,000 members, and the same 4 people posting. Welcome to AtariAge ;)

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    2. save2600


      Careful what you wish for Flojo... with such a report, might just find out you're not so unique.   🤣

    3. Flojomojo


      Oh it's not about me, I just love data, charts, and graphs. 🤓

    4. Eltigro


      I'm with Flojo... I love the end of year stats from the What Have You Actually Played threads on the Classic and Modern gaming forums.  I know I'm not unique, and not near the top, but I'm on here pretty regularly.

  17. A week later, and I am STILL mirroring pigwa. Sheezus.

  18. and with the XF551 from @dafivehole, Nina's Atari XEGS is now complete. :) 


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    2. jaybird3rd


      ^ Exactly!  I strongly agree with all of the above.  Classic home computers were closed systems with a limited but intricate set of rules.  They encouraged exploration, and they did indeed help to develop the ability to focus, whether they were used for programming (which is what I was interested in as a kid) or for systematically writing a diary.  I also agree about the need for private spaces; very psychologically important, especially for young kids.  I'm looking forward to reading your article!

    3. dafivehole
    4. RockyRaccoon


      Looks great, and interested in the article!

  19. Anybody experienced with integrating Atari Machine Language and BASIC? Please provide insight on this thread: 


  20. Anybody got an extra ACTION! cartridge? I need to dev some #FujiNet examples.

  21. Anybody here well versed in HTML5/JS/CSS?



    1. save2600


      Seems not very many people are. Just look at the most popular sites today. Inefficient/resource hungry sites abound. Your local and major news websites are the absolute worst. Bloated beyond belief.  :mad:

    2. tschak909


      doesn't help. I need help to improve the keyboard in place @ http://js.irata.online/



  22. Argh! Atari DOS 2.0 skips wildcard code if the device isn't "D:" ($#@$(#@$(#@ :(


    1. zbyti


      life is hard :D 

    2. tschak909


      This is another reason why #FujiNet NOS needs to be done.

  23. Calling all #AtariST hardware and firmware hackers


    It should be possible to make a version of #FujiNet that uses the ASCI port, to act as a full fledged network adapter and virtual disk drive adapter.


    What is #FujiNet? Watch this video here for the #Atari8bit version.


    The Virtual disk drive should be a no-brainer. It is the no.1 use case for the current installed base of FujiNet users, being able to access disk images directly from the network beyond or from a local SD card storage has proven to be the biggest win. It is useful within 30 seconds of coming out of the box.


    The Virtual printer is the no.2 use case, and it provides a complete PDF rasterizer, emulating a variety of printers, so that you can quickly print something on modern printers by just opening it up in the web interface.


    There is a WiFi modem in the firmware, how this would be exposed on the ST, would be up for debate, so I won’t go too far into it.


    But the most powerful aspect of the #FujiNet comes from its network adapter functionality, which is designed in a way similar to a mainframe channel processor, in that the #FujiNet handles all the network protocol arbitration, and presents a nice clean and simple I/O channel that the target computer can sample at its leisure.


    One of the problems with accessing the modern Internet, has to do with lackluster support for modern encryption. Offloading this onto the FujiNet fixes this problem completely, and #FujiNet has support for protocols like TLS(SSL) and SSH out of the box. There is also support for JSON and XML parsing of the channel, which means that coupled with the encryption support, modern web APIs can be directly accessed by FujiNet equipped machines. Wins all around.


    All of this, in a device with an average target price between $60 to $80.


    So why not see if we can bootstrap an effort? There are already efforts underway for the #ColecoAdam, #Apple2, and #C64, in addition to the #Ataribit version which has been in production for over a year, and has over 2000 happy customers.


    What say you all? :) Come to our discord, https://discord.gg/7MfFTvD and let’s talk about trying to make this a reality. -Thom

    1. x=usr(1536)


      This is something I would absolutely love to see happen.  Although the ST world is something that I'm not likely to start getting seriously back into until after mid-2022 (too many A8 projects for now), this would a) condense the functions of multiple peripherals into one and b) leverage existing TNFS infrastructure, meaning that nothing really special needs to be done to get it online for file transfers.

  24. Definitely a work in progress, but I wanted to make a  video to show where things stood with the beta version of the #ColecoAdam #FujiNet, including seeing the CP/M tools. Enjoy :)


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