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Date: 2003-03 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
new tools for myide  
 
1.  Marius Diepenhorst  
 More options Mar 1 2003, 12:01 am
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From: "Marius Diepenhorst" <grove@zonnet.nl> -
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:03:30 +0100
Local: Sat, Mar 1 2003 12:03 am
Subject: new tools for myide
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Hi Folks,

Today I finished version 1.0 of MySwap.

It works great with myIDE 3.0 AND 3.1
with this tool you can swap your partitions between D1..D8

There is a file version, and a disk version available. Especially the disk
version might be VERY interesting... I suggest you write this disk version
on IMAGE 1 of the MyIDE images. You always be able to switch your partitions
without disconnecting your harddrive etc.

Wanna have the stuff? Mail me!

Marius


 
MyPicoDos 3.0 available  
 
1.  Marius Diepenhorst  
 More options Mar 1 2003, 12:08 am
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From: "Marius Diepenhorst" <grove@zonnet.nl> -
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:10:02 +0100
Local: Sat, Mar 1 2003 12:10 am
Subject: Re: MyPicoDos 3.0 available
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Micro Sparta Dos is really cool:

BUT (!!!!!)

It is NOT compatible with myide. It seems to do have some kind of own
sio-routine (even with high-speed sio off) ... and that's why myide is
getting confused.

I'm gonig to write a new game-loader for spartados.

Marius

"TXG" <t@xs4all.nl> schreef in bericht
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space shuttle tragedy  
 
1.  Steven Posey  
 More options Mar 1 2003, 3:32 am
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From: Steven Posey <steven.po@pardee-med.org> -
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 13:32:38 -0500
Local: Sat, Mar 1 2003 3:32 am
Subject: Re: space shuttle tragedy
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They have.  It's called Orbiter, and can be found at

Best of all, it's free :-D

Steep learning curve, but navigating around (and docking with) a space
station is really cool.  Not a fully mature program (you can fly right
through the space stations if you miss the docking port!) but overall
worth the time to check it out -- and it can be played right from a CD
if you choose to burn it there.

I still play Activision's Space Shuttle from time to time.  Lots of
fun.  And to Andreas Magenheimer -- yes, you do have to fly the
shuttle into orbit, and you do have to land it at the cape.
Activision managed to cram a LOT of detail into that game.

Steven

On 10 Feb 2003 15:39:41 -0800, r@yahoo.com (rtdos) wrote:


 
xep80ttl  
 
1.  Bob Woolley  
 More options Mar 1 2003, 3:50 am
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From: "Bob Woolley" <atari@directvinternet.com> -
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 10:42:55 -0800
Local: Sat, Mar 1 2003 3:42 am
Subject: Re: xep80ttl
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Actually, one of the things I liked about the hack is that you didn't need a
lot of special code to use it. You could swap ANTICs and just write to it as
if it were stock. Sort of a screen flipping with no flicker - you just need
a screen draw routine for each screen. The main ANTIC used normal memory and
the ghost ANTIC had his own separate RAM that was write enabled with ANTIC.
No VBI is required per se - each ANTIC/GTIA is always active and producing
video from its own DL and RAM, enabled or not (sorry, no DLIs or P/M
graphics are available in the ghost display).

The mod was published in mid 1990 in the SLCC Journal.

I was thinking that a better hack would be to sync up two complete machines
(or three?) Not so much wiring involved to do that - maybe two ICs in each
box.....

Be pretty cool to feed three machines into the component jacks on a
monitor - one for LUMA and two for COLOR.

Bob

"Shawn Jefferson" <shawnjeffer@shaw.caREMOVEPLS> wrote in message

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2.  Solar Influx  
 More options Mar 1 2003, 10:06 am
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From: solarinf@aol.com (Solar Influx) -
Date: 01 Mar 2003 01:05:54 GMT
Local: Sat, Mar 1 2003 10:05 am
Subject: Re: xep80ttl
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as a ponderer of tohught and a witness to the success of those thoughts
allready accomplished by another and others..

standing on the shoulders of giants.. but seems the giants are bored..

phonetic is correct

solar


 
 
3.  Mathy van Nisselroy  
 More options Mar 6 2003, 10:58 pm
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From: "Mathy van Nisselroy" <mathy.van_nissel@post.rwth-aachen.de> -
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 14:58:00 +0100
Subject: Re: xep80ttl
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Howdy Bob

Why don't you try tro squeeze some color out of the XEP80?  According to the
data sheets of the NS405 (main controller inside the XEP80) it can be done
quite easily.  Data sheets are available at freetrade.com I heard.

BTW will there ever be a next issue of Atari Classics?  I've payed for 4
more mags and 2 more disks IIRC.

CU                                            Mathy van Nisselroy


 
 
4.  kenames  
 More options Mar 7 2003, 9:28 am
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From: kena@pacbell.net -
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 00:27:43 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 7 2003 9:27 am
Subject: Re: xep80ttl
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hi Mathy,
  don't feel alone. 4(?) years ago I sent a years subscription fee but
never got any magazines at all. I hope to someday.

Ken

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003 13:58:00, "Mathy van Nisselroy"

<mathy.van_nissel@post.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
> Howdy Bob

> Why don't you try tro squeeze some color out of the XEP80?  According to the
> data sheets of the NS405 (main controller inside the XEP80) it can be done
> quite easily.  Data sheets are available at freetrade.com I heard.

> BTW will there ever be a next issue of Atari Classics?  I've payed for 4
> more mags and 2 more disks IIRC.

> CU                                            Mathy van Nisselroy

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5.  Solar Influx  
 More options Mar 7 2003, 3:25 pm
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From: solarinf@aol.com (Solar Influx) -
Date: 07 Mar 2003 06:24:21 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 7 2003 3:24 pm
Subject: Re: xep80ttl
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>  Mathy van Nisselroy,

i reaad your texts on the xep80 .. very nice... the whooley xep ttl upgrade is
very nice and concise..  your analysis of the thing is very intersesting..  i
wonder.. thanks..
solarInflux

 
atari mags (was XEP80 TTL)...  
 
6.  Andreas Magenheimer  
 More options Mar 11 2003, 3:47 am
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From: Andreas Magenheimer <magea@students.uni-mainz.de> -
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 19:47:19 +0100
Local: Tues, Mar 11 2003 3:47 am
Subject: Re: atari mags (was XEP80 TTL)...
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Well,
paying for some Atari magazines and never receiving them, seems to be
normal, when the publisher has *any kind of* problems. Me, I paid for
the "final" 6 issues of New Atari User (there were some ads here in csa8
by Les Ellingham), that was 35 british pounds or 105 german marks some
years ago. these final issues of NAU never saw the light of day (and I
never got my money back)...  -andreas.

kena@pacbell.net schrieb:


 
xep80ttl  
 
7.  Matthias Reichl  
 More options Mar 7 2003, 11:36 pm
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From: Matthias Reichl <usenet-20030@hias.horus.com> -
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 14:36:50 +0000 (UTC)
Local: Fri, Mar 7 2003 11:36 pm
Subject: Re: xep80ttl
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On Thu, 6 Mar 2003 14:58:00 +0100, Mathy van Nisselroy wrote:
> Why don't you try tro squeeze some color out of the XEP80?  According to the
> data sheets of the NS405 (main controller inside the XEP80) it can be done
> quite easily.

NACK. The datasheet mentions that you could use the intensity output
of the NS405 to switch between two colors (instead of halfbright/
fullbright). And then, the output would still only be at TTL level
(no PAL/NTSC color bursts...). Another point: the intensity attribute
is stored on a per-character basis. So the most you could get out
of the XEP80 is eg to switch between "white on black" and "blue on
black" characters. Connecting a TTL monitor (like CGA) would be
doable, but anything else (especially color PAL/NTSC composite
output) would really be a mess.

IMO this minor improvement would not be worth the effort.

> Data sheets are available at freetrade.com I heard.

They _were_ available at partiminer/freetradezone. I just checked
today and they are only available for paying subscribers (in other
words: lots of cash...) :-(

so long,

Hias


 

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