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by mlynn1974
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Jukebox (STOS)
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Jukebox (STOS)

Thanks for the feedback. I didn't try it with EmuTOS or TOS v2. Just a normal STFM\STE with up-to TOS 1.62
Running from the desktop seems to be a good idea.
by mlynn1974
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Demos - General
Topic: Jukebox (STOS)
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Jukebox (STOS)

I have converted one of the first demos I typed in from Your Sinclair Magazine in 1987 to the Atari ST. It includes 6 tunes converted from the Spectrum to the ST using my STOS YM Play Routine. Sorry about the lame scroller. I wanted a 1 pixel horizontal scroller but I was never any good at doing any...
by mlynn1974
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Floppy Disk Preservation
Topic: A tool that automatically rips Atari ST cracktros that are not in file form
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: A tool that automatically rips Atari ST cracktros that are not in file form

Brilliant! This is a very useful tool. I always wondered how to detect how such intros are stored. It could be continuous tracks on one side, or possibly could some loaders alternate side 0, side 1 for each alternate track?
by mlynn1974
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine

Hi Thomas, Yes this is pure STOS. I have attached an example of this with source code. The tune included is Hydrofool (ingame) from the Spectrum 128k. There are some restrictions: 1. I couldn't find any YM2, YM3b or YM4 examples to test with, 2. I couldn't find any non-interleaved examples to test w...
by mlynn1974
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS .YM Format Replay Routine
Replies: 2
Views: 176

STOS .YM Format Replay Routine

I am writing a STOS .YM Format Replay Routine. Why you may ask when most tunes are available in SNDH format? Well, I personally like it and it is so that I can replay Spectrum 128k tunes on an ST, and maybe put them in a demo. I really wanted to write the routine in assembly but when I read the YM s...
by mlynn1974
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: wooden keyboard case
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: wooden keyboard case

That's a wonderful keyboard! I like the way the braided cable was attached and secured.
Would it be possible to use an ST keyboard as a cheap keyboard for a MegaST?
by mlynn1974
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: 680x0
Topic: More strange observations in game code
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: More strange observations in game code

That's the last longword of the default video memory address on a half-meg ST. It's a rather strange thing to check because the game will inevitably write to video ram at some point and why would the value at that address be non-zero? Could it be part of the copy protection so that if the copy prote...
by mlynn1974
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Most catchy st tune ever
Replies: 80
Views: 70347

Re: Most catchy st tune ever

Almost anything by Mad Max:
1. Ooh Crikey Wot A Scorcher: There Aren't Any Sheep In Outer Mongolia,
2. Leavin' Teramis (in-game 8, as used in Maggie 5 intro),
3. Seven Gates of Jambala Main Theme (as used in The Tridi Demo in The European Demos).
by mlynn1974
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: Why Amiga users hate Tramiel family?
Replies: 20
Views: 964

Re: Why Amiga users hate Tramiel family?

I don't think Amiga users hate the Tramiel family it's just some journalists were pushing their own agenda. Most of the users would just ignore what they said. The history of Commodore and Atari Computers is so inextricably linked that both companies should be proud of what they achieved. In my opin...
by mlynn1974
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: For sale / Wanted
Topic: WTB: Floppy Cable
Replies: 0
Views: 86

WTB: Floppy Cable

I won a Discovery Cartridge on eBay, but I need an extra floppy drive cable.

One of these but cheaper than £49.50:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Atari-ST-to- ... 3735955090

Back in the day one of these would have been about £6!
by mlynn1974
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Games - Requests
Topic: Looking for a particular menu disk
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Looking for a particular menu disk

Hunter is on PP95 but it doesn't look like Freddie Krueger:
http://stonish.net/Pompey-Pirates-223#st111
I can't see Freddie Krueger on any Automation menus either.
by mlynn1974
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)

I looked back at an old demo I made with STOS 2.5 (Discovery Pack Edition) before I had the STOS Compiler and it worked by having the basic file as AUTO.BAS in the STOS directory. In the AUTO folder there was a program called SUPER.PRG which I definitely didn't write. It looks like a loader for the ...
by mlynn1974
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)

The AUTOEXEC.BAS has to be in the root directory not in the STOS directory. Simply copy the AUTOEXEC.BAS into the root and it will work.
You may have to move your icons and resave the DESKTOP.INF so that the correct icon is displayed on the desktop.
by mlynn1974
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: STOS
Topic: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: STOS autorun (when a disk has the STOS folder on it)

To run the script have an AUTOEXEC.BAS

This could be a duplicated version of STOS\DEMO.BAS -or- the contents of AUTOEXEC.BAS could be:
10 RUN "STOS\DEMO.BAS"
by mlynn1974
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: I watch this & instantly respect dml more
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: I watch this & instantly respect dml more

Yes respect for DML and anyone that can write DSP code. The Saturn's DSP came out at least 10 years after the Moto 56k, so I expect it is a bit more advanced. There is an earlier video by that guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8plen8cLro The Saturn was a great console but there are some cludges ...
by mlynn1974
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?

It has actually bugged me since 1985 that the start of the tune used in Lazy Jones is from an old Hoagy Carmichael song "Lazy Bones" ('Lazy Bones, sleeping on the job, how you going to get your days work done...'). I personally like David Whittaker's music but I think copyright was a bit vague in th...
by mlynn1974
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Ym rockin'
Topic: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Copyright for SNDH Music? Would this bother anyone?

Zombie Nation also settled out of court when they sampled Lazy Jones by David Whittaker for their song "Kernkraft 400": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernkraft_400 "Though permission for the sampling was not initially granted, Florian Senfter ("Splank!") paid an undisclosed sum to David Whittaker fo...
by mlynn1974
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Philips CM8833 MK2 small issue - graphics movement
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Philips CM8833 MK2 small issue - graphics movement

Does the ST do the same if attached to a TV via Scart? That would point to an anomaly with the ST rather than the monitor. Some CBM 1084 monitors (based on the Philips CM8833 MKI) used to have a problems because of insufficient shielding around the speakers. My 1084 monitor used to squawk occasional...
by mlynn1974
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

:D Fantastic work Zippy! :cheers: This was a bit out of my league. It works nicely. I think after nearly 30 years it is reasonable to be able to run it without the rest of the magazine and without STX disk format. It must have been compressed a bit if the original was 44k and the cracked version is ...
by mlynn1974
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

Is the RN internal check immediately before the stuff there from $215e or has it already run already and it just jumps to $215e for the checks? It has already run and it just jumps to $215e for the checks. Sometimes the depack can corrupt if it goes over itself I think that's what's happening. Do y...
by mlynn1974
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

Thanks for the info Zippy! I tried copying back the Dec0de version back to a copy of the .STX disk image and the ran GC3 on it, but it freezes when reading Track 0 Sector 6. Either that or just remove the internal manually with the usual MOVE.L #KEY,DO then BRA.S to end of the internal code. I thoug...
by mlynn1974
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

I'm having difficulty with INTRO3.PRG Medway Boys GC3 says: Magic no = 3C61D378 Sorry but this is an external Rob Northen Dec0de says it is "Copylock Protection System series 2 (1989) by Rob Northen (variant a)" Vectors anti-hijacking: No Key disk usage: yes Serial number: $9fbceacc Serial usage: Pr...
by mlynn1974
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

Nice work! :cheers: And here is INTRO2.PRG "Graphics by Rob Northen Computing" - I've never seen that before. :lol: INTRO2.PRG compressed with Pack Ice v2.4 is 56896 bytes long. Uncompressed: 214644 bytes. INTRO3.PRG is protected with Copylock Protection System series 2 (1989) by Rob Northen (varia...
by mlynn1974
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Demos - Requests
Topic: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?
Replies: 12
Views: 1094

Re: Has anyone extracted Stampede 1 and 2 intros?

I have basically rewritten the intro using the graphics extracted using the Ultimate Ripper and the massive 5 frame animation using Steem Debugger. I use the Quartet Replayer by Rob Oct 1990. Each frame on the animation is 128 pixels high and is displayed for 8 frames. I have only tested it on Steem...
by mlynn1974
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 5V supply through joystick port?
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: 5V supply through joystick port?

I'm not an electrician, but I would be a bit sceptical about using the joystick port as a continuous power feed. There is diversity when using a simple joystick which is on or off and sending signals depending on user activity. Could the adapter be drawing too many Amps which could damage the wiring...

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