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by calimero
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: Nim (programming language) on the Atari
Replies: 46
Views: 1888

Re: Nim (programming language) on the Atari

The language seems to rely on indentation for grouped statements (obviously inspired by python). I consider that one of the biggest nonsense ever made, and reminds me of early versions of COBOL and FORTRAN... not something that i would call a modern programming language. And what is “modern” by you...
by calimero
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari Santa? What’s your wish?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Atari Santa? What’s your wish?

To see Z-desk finished or at least released as is.

And to see Falcon game based on DML Quake-like engine!

And also Metal Slug finished for STe :)
by calimero
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: REWRITING HISTORY - 'Jack Tramiel lent Amiga $500.000'
Replies: 22
Views: 16367

Re: REWRITING HISTORY - 'Jack Tramiel lent Amiga $500.000'

The only plague being spread is from that Atari Business is Fun book. This is absolutely the worst book on the subject that's ever been published. Do yourself a favor and immediately throw that book out or better yet burn it. Do your own research, which you already have started. Why would you say s...
by calimero
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Professionals
Topic: zDesk
Replies: 126
Views: 58432

Re: zDesk

Does anybody can ask Zorro to publish latest changes? :)
by calimero
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 350
Views: 93839

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

Today I discovered that the arcade game is based on two rounds... that is not the best case, players want more levels, not a second round :( I disagree with that. All the Makaimura games work around two rounds to be able to got a secret weapon to beat the (real) final boss. If peoples have the time...
by calimero
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 350
Views: 93839

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

Galaga 88 is pretty massive!
...playing Galaga 88 on Falcon it is already impressive (I just also played Galaga 88 on MAME/CoinOps/Xbox... - it is prefect on Falcon)

if STe could pool it... :) :) :D

btw
can you restore animated background in Cho Ren Sha? Or it is too much work/complicated...?
by calimero
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 350
Views: 93839

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

...at the end we will see Cho Ren Sha on STe... :D :P 8)
by calimero
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Apple M1 Chip
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Apple M1 Chip

Yes...! other similarity with Atari ST is that new Macs, with M1 chip, does not need an active cooling :D
by calimero
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Apple M1 Chip
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Apple M1 Chip

I do not know if you saw new M1 chip from Apple. It is really innovative approach to computing :) Good article that explain M1: https://erik-engheim.medium.com/why-is-apples-m1-chip-so-fast-3262b158cba2 What I find interesting is that all component of M1 chip (CPU, GPU, DSP...) have linear access to...
by calimero
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Coolest thing you've ever done using your Falcon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1596

Re: Coolest thing you've ever done using your Falcon?

Showing Jpegs and GIFs (downloaded from BBS) blazingly fast using DSP? :)

Not sure if this count, but people was amazed how fast JPG can be displayed back in the days...
by calimero
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: New visitor? Your first three posts need to be approved
Replies: 98
Views: 89083

Re: New visitor? Your first three posts need to be approved

I really like to read All those stories about how we all get in touch with Atari computers... :)
by calimero
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 350
Views: 93839

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

I wonder if Amigas Project X would be doable on AGT? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_QSqJJgsIZo E.g for parallax scrolling at the last two minutes of video there is some nice parallax scrolling with color changes and sky at different speeds... Beside, there is no parallax scroll in entire game but th...
by calimero
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 350
Views: 93839

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

What is “character maps”?

I also find laser very impressive over Parallax background!

Btw
on Amiga you need to use dual- playfields to achieve same effect? (Since background and foreground are overlapping, they are not just lines scrolled at different speed)
by calimero
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 350
Views: 93839

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

Yes, it's a pity that the Videl is still not emulated more properly in Hatari. Multiple viewports would not be emulated, neither would palette switching to achieve more colors, or splitting the screen in different bit depths, for instance 8bp in one part and TrueColor in another. There's not even a...
by calimero
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Replacing Atari Falcon inside (internal) speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Replacing Atari Falcon inside (internal) speaker

You are talking about 3.5mm audio out? Right? I read some of that stuff before but my impression is: - MP3 files, and general audio, from Falcon (without modification) sounds much better than audio from PC or Mac since Atari Falcon have boosted low frequencies at hardware level. This is my impressio...
by calimero
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Jaguar vs Falcon
Replies: 36
Views: 24746

Re: Jaguar vs Falcon

An informative thread about an enhanced version of doom on Jaguar... https://atariage.com/forums/topic/295643-doom-slayer-edition/#comments Is there any “technical” talk about bits, speed and mips :) in thread? All that tech talk mumbo jumbo quickly becomes irrelevant once you begin actually implem...
by calimero
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE
Replies: 350
Views: 93839

Re: [A]tari [G]ame [T]ools - 2D prototyping engine for STE

Yes. The Falcon is probably even better at it, in some ways. The 68k can't run concurrently (much!) with BLiT commands while the 030 can. And with 8bpl you can do more effects of course. And you can run more complex game logic with the extra CPU cycles. ... Cyprian mention some interesting tidbits ...
by calimero
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Replacing Atari Falcon inside (internal) speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Replacing Atari Falcon inside (internal) speaker

Thanks mpattonm for suggestion. Just to be sure: I can connect that Visaton FRWS 5 SC - 8 Ohm speaker directly to audio cable on Falcon motherboard (as replacement for original speaker)? I will not damage/stress motherboard? Beside, I completely understand arguments that speaker is only "half os sto...
by calimero
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Jaguar vs Falcon
Replies: 36
Views: 24746

Re: Jaguar vs Falcon

marss wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:39 am An informative thread about an enhanced version of doom on Jaguar... https://atariage.com/forums/topic/29564 ... /#comments
Is there any “technical” talk about bits, speed and mips :) in thread?
by calimero
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Search Topic does not work!
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Search Topic does not work!

Nice! :)

Thank you for you time!!!

Most appreciate!!!
by calimero
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Professionals
Topic: Replacing Atari Falcon inside (internal) speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Replacing Atari Falcon inside (internal) speaker

Hi, I would like to replace internal Atari Falcon speaker. (I believe that we already have samo topic on atari-forum.com but I can not find it it :( ) I would like to put best possible speaker inside Falcon. But I do not have any experience with full range speakers. I found this web store with dozen...
by calimero
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Search Topic does not work!
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Search Topic does not work!

Mug UK wrote: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:37 pm OK, I've contacted Dal and pointed him to this thread as it could be something else at fault behind the scenes.

What browser(s) have you tried this with? I've only used the latest Firefox for my test searches.
I use: Safari 12.1.2 and
Chrome 86.0.4240.193

On mac os 10.14.6
by calimero
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Search Topic does not work!
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Search Topic does not work!

I try it in another web browser, without being logged in, and it is the same :( (result is like screenshot in first post)

I did not change anything, just type: atari tt
in search bar and set Display result: Topic
by calimero
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Search Topic does not work!
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Search Topic does not work!

... Then must be something with my user? I try to to click on reset. It is same. I simple can not get any result if I choose Display result: Topic ... ...and this is happening for years now; but I never bring this issue publicly. And yesterday I was really struggling to find some old topics so I dec...
by calimero
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Website Discussions
Topic: Search Topic does not work!
Replies: 14
Views: 656

Re: Search Topic does not work!

Mug UK wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:11 pm That's odd as I've just searched the same critera (in quote marks, so I don't get any post with Atari and / or TT) and I receive 1900+ page hits.
Did you set Display result: Topic ? - this one does not work (screenshot from first post)

If you set Display result: Posts - it will work!

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