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AspeQt v0.8.6 (Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt)

January 20th, 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 the English language manual.
  • Minor re-grouping of drive slot buttons.
  • Added directory print capability to image explorer window (Ray Ataergin)
  • Added boot capability from a Folder Image. Simply copy the DOS.SYS and DUP.SYS files from a DOS diskette to a PC Folder, mount the PC folder to drive slot#:1 as a Folder Image and boot your Atari. Currently only Atari DOS has a built-in support. MyDos will be supported on the next release. (Ray Ataergin)
  • Dropped ApeTime support from AspeQt. AspeCL is now the only supported Time/Date client
  • Remote Control software for AspeQt (see AspeQt documentation for more info) (Ray Ataergin)
  • Implemented auto-commit remote toggle capability to AspeCL, it was previously documented as “in development feature” (Ray Ataergin)
  • Implemented remote image file creating/mounting capability to AspeCL, it was previously documented as “in development feature” (Ray Ataergin)
  • Implemented remote image file mounting capability to AspeCL, it was previously documented  as “in development feature” (Ray Ataergin)
  • Tested and fixed AspeCL client SpartaDos X date/time handling (this was not previously tested as I did not have SDX back then) (Ray Ataergin)
  • Updated AspeCL client code to accomodate SDX drives 9-15 (Ray Ataergin)
  • Updated AspeCL server code in AspeQt to accomodate SDX drives 9-15 (Ray Ataergin)

Download:

source: aspeqt.sourceforge.net

Atari ++ v1.71 (Atari 8 bit emulator)

January 18th, 2013 1 comment

The Atari++ Emulator is a Unix based emulator of the Atari eight bit computers, namely the Atari 400 and 800, the Atari 400XL, 800XL and 130XE, and the Atari 5200 game console.

The emulator is auto-configurable and will compile on a variety of systems (Linux, Solaris, Irix).

Download:

source: xl-project.com

Atari SillyVenture 2k12 Calendar for the new 2013 year

January 9th, 2013 No comments

This is a calendar in PDF format made by Marcin Dworaczek (a.k.a. mOOnie / MSB) for the new, 2013 year.

All the graphics were presented on the latest SV2k12 edition, and come from the following authors: Piesiu, Ripek, Rocky, Ooz, Ukko, Templeton, Odyn1ec and Bracket.

Download: SillyVenture 2013 calendar (794)

source: sillyventure.eu

Atari Dos: SpartaDOS X v4.46

January 4th, 2013 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)

The new SpartaDOS X 4.46 runs on the following hardware platforms:

  • intSDX128
  • intSDX128 “flash”
  • Maxflash 1Mb
  • Maxflash 8Mb (contains MAN on-line help)
  • Altirra and Atari800 emulators
  • Turbo Freezer 2005 (contains MAN on-line help, use with Freezer ROM only)
  • SIC! Cartridge (256k version contains MAN on-line help)
  • IDE Plus 2.0 (contains MAN on-line help)
  • Ultimate 1MB (contains MAN on-line help)

SDX Toolkit:

  • Set of additional programs, drivers and utilities
  • Set of SDX command descriptions for MAN utility (excerpts from the User’s Manual).

SDX images for SIDE:

  • Customized SDX images with SIDE driver are available at Jonathan Halliday’s website.

Dowload:

source: sdx.atari8.info wikipedia

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

New Years Disc 7th edition (2013) for Atari XL/XE

January 4th, 2013 No comments

This is the 7th edition of the New Years Disc for Atari. In this issue you can find a lots of interesting things to begin a new year with our beloved Atari.

In this issue you can find:

NYD2013 Disc 1 – multidisc.atr:

  • Hello 2k13 by PPs
  • Frosty animation (Beware it’s mature ware!) by CharlieChaplin
  • Fireworks by CreatureXL, 505 and Flash
  • Xmas 2012 animation by CharlieChaplin
  • Chicks on Chips by JAC!
  • Doomsday demo by Inspiration Soft
  • Happy 2013 by Sikor, Miker & his wife

NYD2013 Disc 2 – Blowjobb part.atr:

  • A bootable disc with a DOS. When it’s ready loaded type in: N* and press RETURN.

NYD2013 Disc 3 – 320k animation.atr:

  • A nice animation from miker. You’ll need at least 320k on your machine!

NYD2013 Disc 4 – multidisc.atr:

  • Happy New Year animation (Needs at lease 128k!) by miker
  • Sprite multiplexer  by playsoft

NYD2013 Disc 5 – ipc viewer.atr:

  • After booting you’ll get into a viewer, where you can load ipc pictures. More about the whole thing can be read in the designated readme file. Synthpopalooza did a great job here. Simply press D and you’ll see, what pictures are on this disc to load them.

NYD2013 Disc 6 – ipc pictures.atr:

  • Another disc with ipc files on it. Load them with the viewer of disc 5.

NYD2013 Disc 7 – multidisc.atr:

  • Rough Rider by XXL & Irrlichtproject
  • Dice 2013 by Sikor & Miker
  • Rolling Stars by MaPa & PG

Download: New Years Disc 7th edition (2013) (643)

source: pouet.net

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

Atari SAP Music Archive (ASMA) v3.6

December 30th, 2012 1 comment

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 v3.6 contains 4630 tunes, 315 of which are new! Moreover, ASAP has been updated to the latest version and SAPMaker has been recompiled to run under the latest Windows.

Download: Atari SAP Music Archive v3.6 (859)

source: asma.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

AspeQt v0.8.5 (Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt)

December 30th, 2012 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:

  • 8 disk drive emulation.
  • Up to 6x SIO speed.
  • 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, Turkish and Russian)
  • AspeQt client module (AspeCl) for Atari, downloads information from the host to the Atari. Time/Date is an example with more functionality to come in the future.

Changelog:

  • MainWindow of AspeQt is now fixed and can not be re-sized manually. Minimum screen resolution required is 800×600 for a proper fit on the display. Use of 1024×768 is recommended.
  • Tooltips are added to display extended mounted image information.
  • Added option to display/suppress message log window, setting is saved in registry/session file.
  • Increased the supported drive numbers from 8 to 15 for SDX compatibility.
  • Added option to display/suppress additional drives, setting is saved in registry/session file.
  • Fixed SDX incompatibility of Folder Images.
  • Added browsing capability for Folder Images. This release only allows read-only support with drag and drop file copying from the Folder Image. Multiple Folder Images can be mounted.

Download:

source: aspeqt.sourceforge.net

ST-Paint Beta (27/12/2012) by Peter Jørgensen

December 28th, 2012 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:

  • Windows mode (not complete)
  • Clipboard : Remember the last 15 clip.
  • Color Replacer : Use to replace a color somewhere in the graphic.
  • Poly Line: Load/save Neochrome picture / Load Degas Under/Overscan Picture*
  • Some other functions have been change, like the undo buffer in the polygon function, (now while drawing a polyg, and undo you will remove the last point, when finish the polyg and undo, you will remove the hole polygon.

Download:

source: fedepede04.dk

Atari VCS/2600 Demo: Liquid Candy/Noice

December 13th, 2012 No comments

Liquid Candy is a new cool demo for Atari VCS/2600 by Noice released at the Silly Venture 2012.

Run the .bin file in your VCS-emulator of choice (for example Stella), or use a Harmony or other cart to run it on the real thing!

Release info:

  • Name: Liquid Candy
  • Platform: Atari VCS/2600 PAL, 16kb ROM
  • Release Date: 2012-12-08
  • Code: Shadow/Noice
  • Music: Ilmarque/Trilobit

Download: Liquid Candy by Noice (606)

source: youtube.com

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

ASAP v3.1.3 – Another Slight Atari Player

December 7th, 2012 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 3.1.3 (2012-12-04):

  • foobar2000 plugin plays files inside ATR disk images.
  • VLC and AIMP 3 plugins support RMT and FC in addition to SAP.
  • Audacious plugin can edit AUTHOR, NAME and year, upgraded to Audacious 3.3.
  • GStreamer plugin handles TIME, AUTHOR, NAME, DATE and seek, compiled for Windows.
  • Fixed JAD file for the Java midlet.
  • Created RPMs for VLC and GStreamer.
  • Experimental Windows 8 port.

Download: ASAP v3.1.3 (329)

source: asap.sourceforge.net

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v4.0 released.

November 5th, 2012 No comments

SNDH archive v4.0 released. 121 SNDH-files added or updated!

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 v4.0 (584)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

Ym2149 Tracker 14.00 Beta

November 4th, 2012 No comments

Peter Jørgensen has released a new Beta version of his YM-2149 Tracker for M$ Windows. The sound chip YM-2149 is used in Atari ST/E/Falcon series.

New Function in Beta 14.00:

  • Mixer control.
  • Stereo.
  • Simple reverb.
  • Startup directory.

Beta 14.00 – note from the author:

The Ym2149 version 14.0 Beta is probably the most important update that I have released. I have change how the program handle the sound thread and that have improve the stability of the program very much.

Sometime when changing device / export to wav /sampling frequency, etc. the program would hang, but that should be gone now.
I have rewritten the Ym2149 emulations, so it should be closer to that of a real Ym2149 chip. I have also made a mixer window, where you can change stereo/ mono mode, reverb, and output volume of the channels. plus a lot more. I have also remove a numbers of smaller errors.

Download: Ym2149 V14.00 Beta full packed (with Ym files) (860)

source: bitmania.de

SNDH Atari ST YM2149 Archive v3.4 released.

October 9th, 2012 No comments

SNDH archive v3.4 released. 73 SNDH-files added or updated!

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 v3.4 (815)

source: sndh.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

ST-Paint by Peter Jørgensen

September 23rd, 2012 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.

Download:

source: fedepede04.dk

Atari Demo: SillyVenture Jacktro 2012 (Sv2k12)

August 16th, 2012 No comments

This is a Atari STe Jacktro by Paradox for the SillyVenture Party 2012 (7th-9th December at Gdansk/Poland).

The Sv2k12 is dedicated  to all Atari fans – from Atari 2600 up to the Jaguar, right thrugh to the newest Falcon clones.

Download: Atari STe Jacktro by Paradox (542)

source: sillyventure.eu