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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 (634)

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 (678)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

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 (726)

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 (707)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

ASAP v3.1.5 – Another Slight Atari Player

August 18th, 2013 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 3.1.5 (2013-08-17):

  • Android: fixed playback on Android 4.1+, disconnecting headset pauses playback, updates position and avoids “process not responding” during seek, starts in root directory if there’s no memory card.
  • GStreamer plugin gets autoplugged (read: SAPs play in GStreamer-based players).
  • WASAP plays music to its very end.
  • Fixed crash on malformed RMT files.
  • Restored Audacious 2.x compatibility.
  • DEB packages.
  • foobar2000 `*.fb2k-component` package.

Download: ASAP v3.1.5 (626)

source: asap.sourceforge.net

Atari Głuchołazy 2013 (2K13) party results

August 1st, 2013 No comments

This is the official demo party results from the Atari Głuchołazy 2013. See also the Atari Głuchołazy 2013 homepage for more informations.

Graphics Compo:

  • 1. Fred by Piesiu
  • 2. Glazy2013 by Rocky
  • 3. Pszczelak by Rocky
  • 4. Wampirek by Rocky
  • 5. Ogrodnik by Nosty

Music Compo:

  • 1. Chip Spring Tune by LiSU
  • 2. Far Away by stRing

Code Compo:

  • 1. Wielbłądy 2 by Lamers
  • 2. Lashes of flashes by TDC

Download:

source: atari.org.pl/party13/

ASAP v3.1.4 – Another Slight Atari Player

April 30th, 2013 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 3.1.4 (2013-04-29):

  • Android: plays in background, can switch to next/previous/random file, opens M3U playlists, file selector can display metadata, “back” returns to parent directory.
  • WASAP fixed to avoid occasional deadlock when opening files during playback.
  • VLC plugin compiled for OS X.
  • 64-bit RPMs.
  • Fixed time detection for CMS.
  • Windows Explorer displays titles for RMT, TMC, TM2.
  • “Show information about the currently playing file” restored after Winamp/XMPlay restart.
  • TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit plugins don’t depend on libz-1.dll.
  • asapscan calculates SAP fingerprints (contributed by Jakub Husak).
  • Experimental ASAP2WAV in Perl.

Download: ASAP v3.1.4 (723)

source: asap.sourceforge.net

FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.1

April 25th, 2013 1 comment

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:

  • Added Atari 8-bit formats: IP2, IMN, ICN, DIN, IRG, IR2, VZI. Added “DEGAS Elite” icon (ICN). Fixed decoding of IPC. Thumbnail provider implemented for Windows 2000/XP. Fullscreen mode in HTML 5.

Download: FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.1 (721)

source: fail.sourceforge.net

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.1 released.

March 25th, 2013 No comments

SNDH archive v4.1 released – 3726 SNDH files (total 7003 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 v4.1 (621)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

AspeQt v0.8.8 (Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt)

March 18th, 2013 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:

  • Up to 15 disk drive emulation.
  • Up to 6x SIO speed (125,000bps)
  • Support for ATR, XFD, PRO and ATX (preliminary) disk images.
  • Mount folders as emulated disks.
  • Disk image explorer.
  • Directly boot Atari executables.
  • Text only printer emulation with PC print, save, and ATASCII font support.
  • Cassette image playback.
  • Multilingual GUI (English, Polish, Slovak, German, Turkish and Russian)
  • AspeQt client module (AspeCl) for Atari, communicates with the server and performs a variety of remote operations.

Changelog:

  • Added an option (Options/Emulation menu) to selectively enable/disable filtering of underscore character from file names in Folder Images (Ray Ataergin)
  • Fixed a problem where “Unmount All” menu item was only unmounting the first 8 images. (Marcin Sochacki)
  • Updated Polish language translations (Marcin Sochacki – TheMontezuma)

Download:

source: aspeqt.sourceforge.net

Stella v3.81 (multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator)

March 7th, 2013 No comments

Stella release v3.8.1 for Linux, MacOS X and Windows is now available.

Changelog:

  • Added support for TIA RSYNC writes, thanks to Omegamatrix of AtariAge. This allows the recently released “Extra Terrestrials” ROM to run, as well as improving emulation of “Fatal Run” and several other test ROMs.
  • Fixed typo in TIA HMOVE writes, thanks to Thomas Jentzsch. This fixes the constant collision issues in “Kool-Aid Man”, and several other homebrew ROMs.
  • Fixed sound issues on OSX PPC machines (all sound was in little-endian format, but PPC is big-endian).
  • The OSX DMG archive now contains proper modification dates.

Download: Stella v3.81 (686)

source: stella.sourceforge.net

AspeQt v0.8.7 (Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt)

February 1st, 2013 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:

  • Up to 15 disk drive emulation.
  • Up to 6x SIO speed (125,000bps)
  • Support for ATR, XFD, PRO and ATX (preliminary) disk images.
  • Mount folders as emulated disks.
  • Disk image explorer.
  • Directly boot Atari executables.
  • Text only printer emulation with PC print, save, and ATASCII font support.
  • Cassette image playback.
  • Multilingual GUI (English, Polish, Slovak, German, Turkish and Russian)
  • AspeQt client module (AspeCl) for Atari, communicates with the server and performs a variety of remote operations.

Changelog:

  • Updated Turkish translations.
  • Updated the AspeQt documentation.
  • Added Folder Image boot support for MyDos, MyPicoDos and SpartaDos. AspeQt now offers an option to switch between those 4 different DOSes automatically. The user no longer needs to supply the required DOS files or the file containing the boot sectors ($boot.bin) as AspeQt includes them and switches from one DOS to another through the UI. The context menu (right clicking on a mounted folder image on D1:) will present a window with DOS selections. By choosing a DOS and clicking Apply on that window will switch DOSes and the next reboot of the Atari will boot selected DOS from the Folder Image. For details of the switching mechanism, the limitations of, and more, please see AspeQt documentation.
  • Changed the color and boldness of the Folder Image names to visually differentiate them from other file images.

Download:

source: aspeqt.sourceforge.net

ST-Paint Beta (27/01/2013) by Peter Jørgensen

January 29th, 2013 No comments

ST-Paint is a Drawing program that lets you make Atari St picture on Windows based PC.

ST-Paint is still in a beta phase and it’s made by Peter Jørgensen same author of the program Ym2149 Tracker.

Note from the author:

  • Normal full screen is finish.
  • Add a second full screen mode, an oldstyle edit mode.
  • Full screen view.
  • Quick save.
  • Quick Load.
  • Recent file list (remember the last 10 files loaded / saved)
  • Change the plane view window.
  • On Screen Display.
  • Save default startup palette for low/mid res.
  • Load/Save most Degas over/under scan picture.
  • Load/Save Neo over/under scan picture. (Neochrome file header had reserved space for width and height, i don’t know if they was ever used, but they are now)
  • Some error fixing.

Note:

  • In this beta only the first 3 screen is open, and the clipboard can only hold 15 clip.

Download: ST-Paint Beta (27/01/2013) (536)

source: fedepede04.dk