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Some things for Atari 8bit from Lotharek

April 5th, 2019 No comments

Some things for Atari 8bit:

  • P-COVOX is a very simple device, 4channel, discrete component digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that fits under PIA chip. It isn’t as Hi-Fi as modern sound cards, but it`s perceptiom may be a lot better than a POKEY  – especially playing MODs or NEO files
  • Simple Stereo V2 – New version of the Simple Stereo now all in one. I replace my old version of Simple Stereo + U-Switch, the features are the same.
  • 64k RAM Module (Replaces base ram of 64KB in all 8bit ATARI, upgrades ram in 600XL to 64KB, PCB thickness is 0,8mm)

The 64k RAM module also replaces Multiplexers, DRAM, Delay Line C060472 and so on in XL series, the Delay Line is no longer available as spare parts.

source: lotharek.pl

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

Atari 800 XL (VBXE/U1MB/Stereo Pokey/Side2) my Favourite Games

March 24th, 2019 No comments
my Favourite Games

Atari 800 XL (VBXE-RGB/U1MB/Stereo Pokey/Side2) my Favourite Games

My Atari 800 XL Hardware Configuration:

  • VBXE (RGB output)
  • Ultimate 1Mb
  • Stereo Pokey
  • Side2 Cartridge

You can buy this additional hardware from this site: lotharek.pl

Favourite Games:

  • Bosconian
  • Time Pilot
  • Scramble
  • Popeye
  • Bomb Jack
  • Ms Pacman
  • Pacman
  • Pitfall II
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros
  • International Karate Enhanced Edition
  • H.E.R.O.

Gallery:

Download: my Favourite Atari Games (109)

AVG Cartridge for 8bit Atari + PDM Audio Player Video

March 12th, 2019 No comments
AVG Cartridge for 8bit Atari

First of all i have to thank Filippo Santellocco (Philsan) for this unexpected gift that i really appreciate.

AVGCART – SD multicart for 8bit Atari features:

  • Supports CAR files up to 1MB (most bankswitching types are implemented)
  • Supports XEX files.
  • Supports ATR files (read/write) – support is limited due to cartridge port constraints.
  • SIDE emulation (works with U1MB and SpartaDOS X)
  • Firmware is upgradeable via SD card.

Keyboard reference:

  • arrows to navigate the list, with CTRL jump to beginning/end of page/list
  • BACKSPACE for parent dir
  • ENTER and letters choose item
  • TAB to select multiple ATR files (right cart button to cycle them afterwards)
  • ESC disables cart and resets Atari
  • / for recursive search, use ESC to return to full navigation
  • SHIFT-S enables SIDE CCTL registers and resets

Use left cart button to return to file selector (after reset), right cart button resets current cart’s bank (also cycles ATR files)

Titles of the songs in the video:

  • AC/DC – Back in Black
  • Narada Michael Walden – Tonight I’m Alright
  • Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Sucker Punch (Dubstep Remix)

The songs are complete from beginning to end but for reasons of length of the video i have cut the songs.

The video can be only downloaded, because Youtube and Facebook have blocked the video streaming for copyrighted content, really ridiculous as the audio tracks are not complete and certainly not faithful to the original.

My personal note; the only two home computers that i follow with passion are Commodore & Atari.

…have a good listening

Download: AVG Cartridge PDM Player Atari Video (115)

source: atariage.com

Atari SAP Music Archive online repository

December 17th, 2018 No comments

Atari SAP Music Archive (ASMA) is a Atari XL-XE music collection. It is one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

ASMA archive now uses an online repository, where it is constantly updated.

source: ASMA Repository

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Graph2Font v4.0.2.1 (Lite/Full) & Atari Graphics Studio v3.0.1

January 22nd, 2018 No comments

TomaszTebeBiela has released an update of the program Graph2Font v4.0.2.1 and the Atari Graphics Studio v3.0.1.

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 v4.7 released.

January 7th, 2018 No comments

SNDH archive v4.7 released – 323 new/updated SNDH files (1209 subtunes) – (total 10238 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 v4.7 (568)

source: sndh.atari.org

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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 (400)

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 (518)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

Atari Dos: SpartaDOS X v4.48

July 27th, 2016 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.

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 (567)

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 (763)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

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 (672)

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 (875)

The Program in action on Youtube.

source: fedepede04.dk

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

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 (742)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today