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Outrun New Year Music Demo for the Atari ST by Peter Jørgensen

February 27th, 2017 No comments

Outrun New Year Music Demo for the Atari ST by Peter Jørgensen

The music has been converted by Peter Jørgensen aka. fedepede04 aka bionic nerd, using a special version of Project Ymer, that can exported its tracker scores to YMT files.

It’s a Pure YM2149 Sound, no Samples, no Sid, Synth Wave, or Phaser sounds.

Download: Outrun New Year Music Demo (78)

source: bitmania.de

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SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.6 released.

August 17th, 2016 No comments

SNDH archive v4.6 released - 345 new/updated SNDH files (437 subtunes) – (total 9893 tunes)

Ever since the birth of the Atari ST, different chip music formats have had different ways to use them. If you are coding a chip music player for the Atari ST you would have to use dozens and dozens of special ways to replay music.

But in the mid 90′s, BDC of Aura crew became tired of this inelegant system and decided to fix the issue once and for all. He then created the ‘SNDH’ file format. SNDH is actually the original songfile and replaycode with a header bolted on top of the music and replayer. The header has a unified calling interface no matter what type of chip music is hidden beneath it, and it has extended datas about the music.

Download: SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.6 (144)

source: sndh.atari.org

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Atari Dos: SpartaDOS X v4.48

July 27th, 2016 No comments

SpartaDOS X (or SpartaDOS 4.0) is a disk operating system for the Atari 8-bit family of computers, that closely resembles MS-DOS. It was developed and sold by ICD, Inc. in 1987-93.

Ten years later SpartaDOS X considered abandonware has been picked up by its enthusiasts, and developed further. These unofficial revisions, incorporating many of the utilities written since 1992, cleaning many identified problems and including numerous improvements.

Highlights:

  • Improved compatibility of 1 MB RAMBO and 576k Compy Shop RAM extensions with the internal BASIC on XL/XE.
  • CAR.COM: added support for the Weronika cartridge: to run the dedicated programs, use CAR /F filename.ext;
  • INIDOS.SYS should now work for SIDE2.
  • Fixed a major bug in the S_VBXE driver, which caused occasional hang ups after the Reset key was pressed.
  • CON.SYS: 80-column mode can now survive a warm reset.
  • CHKFAT.COM: new command line tool to verify FAT file systems compatibility with our FATFS driver
  • New program: MD5 hash tool
  • SC now version 1.0.0

Please read the release notes (the whatsnew.txt file) for full information.

The new SpartaDOS X 4.48 runs on the following hardware platforms:

  • intSDX128 and intSDX128 “flash”
  • IDE Plus 2.0 interface (*)
  • Maxflash 1Mb
  • Maxflash 8Mb (*)
  • Maxflash MyIDE+Flash
  • MyIDE II RAM
  • MyIDE II ROM
  • SIC! Cartridge 256k (*)
  • SIC! Cartridge 128k
  • SIDE HDD cartridge (*)
  • SIDE2 HDD cartridge (*)
  • SuperCart cartridge (*)
  • Ultimate1MB (*) (**)
  • Turbo Freezer 2005 (*) (***)
  • Altirra and Atari800 emulators

(*) – includes MAN on-line help
(**) – also use with Incognito board and Turbo Freezer 2011
(***) – use with Freezer ROM only

Dowload: SpartaDOS X 4.48 with Toolkit (193)

source: sdx.atari8.info wikipedia

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SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.5 released.

August 3rd, 2015 No comments

SNDH archive v4.5 released - 355 new/updated SNDH files (1731 subtunes).

Ever since the birth of the Atari ST, different chip music formats have had different ways to use them. If you are coding a chip music player for the Atari ST you would have to use dozens and dozens of special ways to replay music.

But in the mid 90′s, BDC of Aura crew became tired of this inelegant system and decided to fix the issue once and for all. He then created the ‘SNDH’ file format. SNDH is actually the original songfile and replaycode with a header bolted on top of the music and replayer. The header has a unified calling interface no matter what type of chip music is hidden beneath it, and it has extended datas about the music.

Download: SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.5 (382)

source: sndh.atari.org

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Atari Dos: SpartaDOS X v4.47

February 12th, 2015 1 comment

SpartaDOS X (or SpartaDOS 4.0) is a disk operating system for the Atari 8-bit family of computers, that closely resembles MS-DOS. It was developed and sold by ICD, Inc. in 1987-93.

Ten years later SpartaDOS X considered abandonware has been picked up by its enthusiasts, and developed further. These unofficial revisions, incorporating many of the utilities written since 1992, cleaning many identified problems and including numerous improvements, are:

  • v4.31 (2005)
  • v4.39RC (2006)
  • v4.40 (a leaked-out beta, 2006)
  • v4.41 (Feb. 2008)
  • v4.42 (Dec. 2008)
  • v4.43 (Apr.2011)
  • v4.44 (Jun.2011)
  • v4.45 (Nov.2011)
  • v4.46 (Jan.2013)
  • v4.47 (Feb 2015)

The new SpartaDOS X 4.47 runs on the following hardware platforms:

  • intSDX128 and intSDX128 “flash”
  • IDE Plus 2.0 interface (*)
  • Maxflash 1Mb
  • Maxflash 8Mb (*)
  • Maxflash MyIDE+Flash
  • MyIDE II
  • SIC! Cartridge 256k (*)
  • SIC! Cartridge 128k
  • SIDE HDD cartridge (*)
  • SIDE2 HDD cartridge (*)
  • Turbo Freezer 2005 (*) (**)
  • Ultimate1MB (*)
  • Incognito board (*) (***)
  • Altirra and Atari800 emulators

(*) – includes MAN on-line help
(**) – use with Freezer ROM only
(***) – compatible with Ultimate1MB images

Dowload:

source: sdx.atari8.info wikipedia

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YMT-Player v1.01 + Source by Peter Jørgensen (aka: Fedepede)

January 20th, 2015 No comments

YMT-Player is a player that allow you to play Project-Ymer YMT files (Windows) on the Atari ST. The program is made by Peter Jørgensen aka. fedepede.

What is Project-Ymer YMT files ?

YMT files are like the YM/AY files. Music files where you sampled data from the sound chip register (YM2149/AY8910) in a certain interval, instead of having a dedicate player. Up to now (to my knowledge), there have only been YM/AY player that could play tune/score files, that was sampled at 50HZ, but the YMT player can play files up to 300hz (there are some 50hz+ tunes/scores include in the examples)

The advantaged of AY/YM/YMT format, is that to replay these tunes/scores cost very little CPU power, so if you need a lot power for a eg. a 3D demo, when it could be a wise choice to use it, because it leaves most of the CPU power for 3D calculations and the graphic etc, and the disadvantaged is that it use a lot of memory, and also that it is nearly impossible to make a routine that can capture and use the SID sound and Samples etc. It is also why those files need to be hand made, that is the reason why YMT-Player only support pure YM2149 sound.

The zip archive contains the Floppy/HD version and Sources.

Changelog:

Ymt-Play Ver 1.01 Release Date 16.Jan.2015

  • Reactivate the clear screen function when the program start.. I deactivate it ,  so I could tested the program, but I forgot to turned on it again.

Download: YMT-Player v1.01 + Sources (368)

The Program in action on Youtube.

source: fedepede04.dk

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YMT-Player by Peter Jørgensen (aka: Fedepede)

December 29th, 2014 No comments

YMT-Player is a player that allow you to play Project-Ymer YMT files (Windows) on the Atari ST. The program is made by Peter Jørgensen aka. fedepede.

What is Project-Ymer YMT files ?

YMT files are like the YM/AY files. Music files where you sampled data from the sound chip register (YM2149/AY8910) in a certain interval, instead of having a dedicate player. Up to now (to my knowledge), there have only been YM/AY player that could play tune/score files, that was sampled at 50HZ, but the YMT player can play files up to 300hz (there are some 50hz+ tunes/scores include in the examples)

The advantaged of AY/YM/YMT format, is that to replay these tunes/scores cost very little CPU power, so if you need a lot power for a eg. a 3D demo,  when it could be a wise choice to use it, because it leaves most of the CPU power for 3D calculations and the graphic etc, and the disadvantaged is that it use a lot of memory, and also that it is nearly impossible to make a routine that can capture and use the SID sound and Samples etc. It is also why those files need to be hand made, that is the reason why YMT-Player only support pure YM2149 sound.

The rar archive both contain a Floppy and a HD version.

Download: YMT-Player (486)

The Program in action on Youtube.

source: fedepede04.dk

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Graph2Font v3.9.9.3 (Lite/Full) & Atari Graphics Studio v2.9.9

November 24th, 2014 No comments

TomaszTebeBiela has released an update of the program Graph2Font v3.9.9.3 and the Atari Graphics Studio v2.9.9.

This project began many years ago as a simple graphics converter for Atari but over the years the features are significantly increased. The converter runs under Windows.

Download:

source: g2f.atari8.info

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.4 released.

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

SNDH archive v4.4 released – 4261 SNDH files (total 8268 tunes)

Ever since the birth of the Atari ST, different chip music formats have had different ways to use them. If you are coding a chip music player for the Atari ST you would have to use dozens and dozens of special ways to replay music.

But in the mid 90′s, BDC of Aura crew became tired of this inelegant system and decided to fix the issue once and for all. He then created the ‘SNDH’ file format. SNDH is actually the original songfile and replaycode with a header bolted on top of the music and replayer. The header has a unified calling interface no matter what type of chip music is hidden beneath it, and it has extended datas about the music.

Download: SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.4 (370)

source: sndh.atari.org

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ASAP v3.2.0 – Another Slight Atari Player

June 24th, 2014 No comments

ASAP is a player of 8-bit Atari music for modern computers and mobile devices. It emulates the POKEY sound chip and the 6502 processor.

The project was initially based on the routines from the Atari800 emulator, but the current version has a completely new original emulation core.

Changelog ASAP 3.2.0 (2014-06-23):

  • Reduced amplitude by half to avoid clipping on loud tunes.
  • Silence detection regarded GTIA and COVOX sounds as silence.
  • asapconv supports conversion to one WAV/RAW/MP3/XEX file per subsong.
  • File Information window in the foobar2000 plugin.
  • Updated the XBMC plugin for the new XBMC.
  • OS X VLC plugin no longer requires OS X 10.8.

Android changes:

  • Android 4.4 can now read the memory card.
  • Switch to the next song when the current one ends.
  • Playback couldn’t be resumed after a while of pause.
  • Search files using on-screen keyboard.
  • Removed HTTP playback.
  • Files with duplicate titles were lost in the details view.

Download: ASAP v3.2.0 (328)

source: asap.sourceforge.net

AspeQt v1.0.0 Preview-6 (Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt)

June 12th, 2014 No comments

AspeQt is a cross-platform, free and open source Atari 8-bit serial peripheral emulator. The name is an acronym for Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt, Qt being the cross-platform application development framework used by AspeQt.

AspeQt emulates various Atari 8-bit peripherals like disk drives and printers via an SIO-2-PC cable. If you are familiar with software like Sio2Pc, APE, Atari810, AtariSIO etc., you probably won’t have any problems getting used to AspeQt.

Even though AspeQt is not fully mature yet, it is easy to use and, despite its shortcomings, has many features that you may find useful, the highlights being:

  • Cross-platform GUI with drag and drop support.
  • 15 emulated disk drives with support for 512 bytes per sector disk images.
  • High speed operation up to 6 times faster than the normal speed (With compatible OS / DOS)
  • Ability to use PC folders as emulated disks.
  • Disk image explorer for viewing and modifying disk image contents.
  • Ability to run Atari executables directly without using disc images and Doses.
  • Printer emulation with preview and ATASCII support.
  • Cassette image playback with custom baud rate.
  • Ability to save and restore AspeQt sessions with its UI settings..=
  • Normal and mini UI modes.

Version 1.0.0 Preview-6 (May 23, 2014) (Ray Ataergin):

  • Windows registry entries for AspeQt are now stored under “atari8warez.com” registry tree, the program will automatically migrate settings on the next run. Existing AspeQt session files storing session settings are not affected by this change
  • Code needed to compile AspeQt under Mac OS X is added (David Voswinkel – optixx) (see compile.rtf file included with the source archive)
  • Folder images are now emulated in DOS 2.5 disk format rather than DOS 2.0 This gives more unique sector numbers to work with before they are re-used in a circular fashion.
  • Fixed the “Not a binary file” error loading certain executable files.
  • Text conversion is now OS platform aware (Win, Linux, OS X)
  • Explorer Window Stay-on-top feature is now user selectable and persistent across sessions.

Download:

source: aspeqt.sourceforge.net

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.3 released.

January 25th, 2014 No comments

SNDH archive v4.3 released - 4107 SNDH files (total 7719 tunes)

Ever since the birth of the Atari ST, different chip music formats have had different ways to use them. If you are coding a chip music player for the Atari ST you would have to use dozens and dozens of special ways to replay music.

But in the mid 90′s, BDC of Aura crew became tired of this inelegant system and decided to fix the issue once and for all. He then created the ‘SNDH’ file format. SNDH is actually the original songfile and replaycode with a header bolted on top of the music and replayer. The header has a unified calling interface no matter what type of chip music is hidden beneath it, and it has extended datas about the music.

Download: SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.3 (369)

source: sndh.atari.org

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Graph2Font v3.9.8.7 (Lite / Full version)

October 21st, 2013 No comments

TomaszTebeBiela has released an update of the program Graph2Font v3.9.8.7.

This project began many years ago as a simple graphics converter for Atari but over the years the features are significantly increased. The converter runs under Windows.

Download:

source: g2f.atari8.info

FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.2

September 17th, 2013 No comments

FAIL is a viewer of pictures in native formats of Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Atari Falcon and Atari Portfolio computers.

Currently the project includes:

  • Fail2png – portable command-line converter to PNG files.
  • FAILWin – viewer for Windows.
  • Thumbnail providers for Windows Explorer and GNOME (Linux)
  • Plugin for XnView.
  • (de)coder for ImageMagick.
  • Plugin for Imagine.
  • HTML 5 based viewer.

Changelog:

  • New formats: Interlace Character Editor font (ICE), GEM Bit Image (IMG), Multi Palette Picture (MPP).

This is the last release of FAIL. But don’t worry! We are just renaming our project to Retro Computer Image Library (RECOIL), because we are going to support formats from 8-bit and 16-bit machines other than Atari. Stay tuned!

Download: FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.2 (406)

source: fail.sourceforge.net

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.2 released.

September 3rd, 2013 No comments

SNDH archive v4.2 released - 3921 SNDH files (total 7389 tunes)

Ever since the birth of the Atari ST, different chip music formats have had different ways to use them. If you are coding a chip music player for the Atari ST you would have to use dozens and dozens of special ways to replay music.

But in the mid 90′s, BDC of Aura crew became tired of this inelegant system and decided to fix the issue once and for all. He then created the ‘SNDH’ file format. SNDH is actually the original songfile and replaycode with a header bolted on top of the music and replayer. The header has a unified calling interface no matter what type of chip music is hidden beneath it, and it has extended datas about the music.

Download: SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.2 (397)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today