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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby roland » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:41 am

Hi Dave,

Yes, there were other updates. The FPGAUTILS.ROM has also changed. I'll send you a current copy of my SYSTEM directory.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby CMcDougall » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:58 pm

hoglet wrote:On that subject, is there anything else to include in V10?

all good the games I played 8)
what should I concentrate on with this lot.... :shock:
Boobs sounds good to me!! :lol:
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:29 pm

CMcDougall wrote:
hoglet wrote:On that subject, is there anything else to include in V10?

all good the games I played 8)
what should I concentrate on with this lot.... :shock:
Boobs sounds good to me!! :lol:

But we already have MAN WOMAN!

It's a but hard to read some of the labels.

*RUN HOH Adventure caught my eye.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:21 pm

Hi Colin,

Great, old new software .... :lol:
You're lucky this time, it are only C12 tapes ........ :wink:
There are a few unfamiliar titles which I marked with '>':

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:42 am

oss003 wrote:Hi Colin,

Great, old new software .... :lol:
You're lucky this time, it are only C12 tapes ........ :wink:
There are a few unfamiliar titles which I marked with '>':

cas.png
Greetings
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About: Cassette #9 Vortex

I have a feeling this was my attempt to write a game in the style of the Vortex as featured in the quaint 80s BBC TV series The Adventure Game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HLX2weZfkA

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:51 am

CMcDougall wrote:Boobs sounds good to me!! :lol:


For the life of me, I have no idea what this is! Probably something very mundane :(

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby Multiwizard » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:01 am

oss003 wrote:Hi Colin,

Great, old new software .... :lol:
You're lucky this time, it are only C12 tapes ........ :wink:
There are a few unfamiliar titles which I marked with '>':

cas.png
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Hi,

I also got Crazy Kong on tape, I never did manage loading it... :(

I just notice in the list PROTECTOR, does anyone know this program/game?... :?


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:02 am

jonno wrote:I have a feeling this was my attempt to write a game in the style of the Vortex as featured in the quaint 80s BBC TV series The Adventure Game.
Was it playable or just a demo?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:08 am

Multiwizard wrote:I also got Crazy Kong on tape, I never did manage loading it... :(
I just notice in the list PROTECTOR, does anyone know this program/game?... :?

Crazy Kong could be Acorn Kong, a listing in Your Computer en Protector is probably Defender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0f3d7drrE

If you can't load it, just record the tape and upload the WAV file, maybe it can be restored.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:11 am

roland wrote:Yes, there were other updates. The FPGAUTILS.ROM has also changed. I'll send you a current copy of my SYSTEM directory.

Yes please.

I was also thinking we should release the current beta5 AtoMMC3 ROM as v3.00.

As soon as we do that, we'll find a load of bugs, and can release 3.01 :lol:

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:14 pm

oss003 wrote:
jonno wrote:I have a feeling this was my attempt to write a game in the style of the Vortex as featured in the quaint 80s BBC TV series The Adventure Game.
Was it playable or just a demo?

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It was playable, but as you can imagine, after 1 or 2 goes, it would be rather boring!

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:17 pm

oss003 wrote:
Multiwizard wrote:I also got Crazy Kong on tape, I never did manage loading it... :(
I just notice in the list PROTECTOR, does anyone know this program/game?... :?

Crazy Kong could be Acorn Kong, a listing in Your Computer en Protector is probably Defender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0f3d7drrE

If you can't load it, just record the tape and upload the WAV file, maybe it can be restored.

Greetings
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I thought that The Protector (MicroMania) was in the archive, but I just looked and don't see it?

I do have this on cassette somewhere (I hear Colin groaning again!) but it wasn't with my old 8bit micro stuff. Need to raid my music collection in case it is mixed up in there if it is needed.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:19 pm

oss003 wrote:
Multiwizard wrote:I also got Crazy Kong on tape, I never did manage loading it... :(
I just notice in the list PROTECTOR, does anyone know this program/game?... :?

Crazy Kong could be Acorn Kong, a listing in Your Computer en Protector is probably Defender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0f3d7drrE

If you can't load it, just record the tape and upload the WAV file, maybe it can be restored.

Greetings
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Crazy Kong on my Cassette#11 is a magazine typed in listing.. seem to remember it was one of the better mode 4 graphic games I spent hours keying in :D

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi Jonno,
jonno wrote:I thought that The Protector (MicroMania) was in the archive, but I just looked and don't see it?

I do have this on cassette somewhere (I hear Colin groaning again!) but it wasn't with my old 8bit micro stuff. Need to raid my music collection in case it is mixed up in there if it is needed.

It is in the archive, under its original name of Defender (which I guess was then changed for legal reasons).

By the way, how are you currently using/searching the archive? With Atomulator?

Some further tips, if you've not already stumbled across these:
- To search, press S
- To filter, press 5,6,7 or 8.
- For help, press ?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby jonno » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:26 pm

hoglet wrote:Hi Jonno,
jonno wrote:I thought that The Protector (MicroMania) was in the archive, but I just looked and don't see it?

I do have this on cassette somewhere (I hear Colin groaning again!) but it wasn't with my old 8bit micro stuff. Need to raid my music collection in case it is mixed up in there if it is needed.

It is in the archive, under its original name of Defender (which I guess was then changed for legal reasons).

By the way, how are you currently using/searching the archive? With Atomulator?

Some further tips, if you've not already stumbled across these:
- To search, press S
- To filter, press 5,6,7 or 8.
- For help, press ?

Dave


Hi Dave,
Yes I am using Atomulator..thanks for the tips on how to drive the menu system :)
I only discovered < and > by chance!

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:35 pm

well, after making a D90 tape last night from 2/3 of the tapes, then converting to .WAV tonight, 900MB later, splitting up the noise
& it's still not letting me make easy fast .hqUEFs :roll: :x
so, put on my Atom, it does not like them either, boost x9 or 16x :shock: , use right channel.....
..... we have a pair of boobies :P & a house 8)
jOHNSpICS.png
^^ tits! ^^

files from first 9 of 30 so far are:
HOH 2900 CE86 0003 BA so 3BA long (Haunted House Adv pt1 (ldr))
HOH 2900 CE86 000C 9E to 359E (Haunted House Adv pt2 (main))
GNOOFS 2900 c2b2 C 0C (3500)
BOOBS (pic above)
AU ATOM COMP. (house pic above)
CATTERPILLAR 2900 C2B2 last 3000 7 49
ROAD RUNNER 2900 c2b2 last 2 92
CATTERPILLAR 2900 C2B2 last 3000 7 49
CRAZY KONG 2900 C2B2 last 3B00 12 C0
SCREEN DUMP 8000 8000 last 9700 17 FF ,failed >block F @3m.33s (have included part to see if worth saving...)
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:53 am

Cheer's Col and John,
CMcDougall wrote:HOH 2900 CE86 0003 BA so 3BA long (Haunted House Adv pt1 (ldr))
HOH 2900 CE86 000C 9E to 359E (Haunted House Adv pt2 (main))

These are protected BASIC programs, missing the last 0xFF byte.

If you poke that in they work:

*LOAD HOHH 2900
?#359E=255
OLD
RUN

Also, line 5 is a REM with a VDU 21 control code, so to list:
LIST 10,
CMcDougall wrote:GNOOFS 2900 c2b2 C 0C (3500)

This is MONSTER from C&VG already in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:AU ATOM COMP. (house pic above)
BOOBS (pic above)

Priceless pieces of modern art.

Actually, the Acorn User one is missing from the archive.

I thought we had done all the magazine type-ins, but clearly not, as we only have two programs from Acorn User in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:CATTERPILLAR 2900 C2B2 last 3000 7 49

A very good version of SNAKE that I can't find in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:ROAD RUNNER 2900 c2b2 last 2 92

A simple racing game that I can't find in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:CRAZY KONG 2900 C2B2 last 3B00 12 C0

This is Acorn Kong from Your Computer, already in the archive.
CMcDougall wrote:SCREEN DUMP 8000 8000 last 9700 17 FF ,failed >block F @3m.33s (have included part to see if worth saving...)

I looks like a screen dump of the house picture.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:07 am

Maybe the Disassembler on tape 12 is the missing one from Bug Byte or Hopesoft.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:56 pm

Dave,

Egghead in Space, Jet Set Willy 1 and 2 are generating an error when you press space after selecting the input options.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:00 pm

oss003 wrote:Egghead in Space, Jet Set Willy 1 and 2 are generating an error when you press space after selecting the input options.

Hmmm, they aren't for me in Atomulator. And I think I checked them on my New Atom as well.

Can you try on Atomulator?

Is it possible the floppy controller or memory configuration is creating a gap in the memory map on your system?

Dave

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby roland » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:14 pm

Hi Dave,

These are the files that I have in my SYS folder with an updated FPGAUTIL, JBOX and AtoMMC3 ( @ 4MHz).

Updates in FPGAUTIL are mostly MAN, VGA80 and VGA32 commands. JBOX2015 contains the statements TURBO and WP to switch between 1 and 2 MHz (with a little tweaking I can also switch between 1 and 4 MHz) and switch write protect (#Axxx, #C000-#FFFF) on and off.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:16 pm

Hi Roland,

Thanks for those - I'll check for differences, and merge them in tomorrow.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:41 pm

Hi Roland,
hoglet wrote:Thanks for those - I'll check for differences, and merge them in tomorrow.

I'm a bit confused, and I'm just wondering if you have uploaded the wrong files.

It looks like the files are from 15/11/2015.

For example, ATOMDOS refers to JBOX21.ROM rather than JBOX2015.ROM, and INIT refers to MMC4MHZ.ROM rather than ATOMMC3.ROM.

The files here seem more recent:
http://diy.acornatom.nl/download/SYSTEM.ZIP

(Specifically check the version of JBOX that ATOMDOS loads....)

Code: Select all

Archive:  SYS.zip
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
      840  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/ATOMDOS
     4118  1970-01-01 01:00   SYS/ATOMMC3.ROM
     4118  2013-11-24 14:27   SYS/AWROM11.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/AWROM12.ROM
    16406  1970-01-01 01:00   SYS/CDEF-DOS.ROM
       61  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/COPY2RAM.BIN
      282  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/COPY2RAM.SRC
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/DOSROM.BIN
     4118  1970-01-01 01:00   SYS/FPGAUTIL.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/GAGS23.ROM
     1085  1970-01-01 01:00   SYS/INIT
     4117  1970-01-01 01:00   SYS/JBOX2015.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/JBOX21.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/JOSBOX.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/MMC2MHZ.ROM
     4118  1970-01-01 01:00   SYS/MMC2TUBE.ROM
     4118  1970-01-01 01:00   SYS/MMC4MHZ.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/PCHARME.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/SALFAA26.ROM
     4118  2015-11-15 10:17   SYS/SDDOS325.ROM
---------                     -------
    83279                     39 files

Also do you have any idea where you got the ATOMMC3.ROM from, as it's different to any that I have released. Did you make some customizations that need pushing back to github?

Dave
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby roland » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:48 pm

I'll have a look at it this weekend. But most of the files are the ones that I use.
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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby hoglet » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:15 pm

hoglet wrote:Also do you have any idea where you got the ATOMMC3.ROM from, as it's different to any that I have released. Did you make some customizations that need pushing back to github?

OK, I see where this has come from.

It's built from the last commit on the 25th March.
https://github.com/hoglet67/AtoMMC2/commits/Tube

I'll refresh this to the latest version, which has one small fix to a bug with PTR at 4MHz.

ATOMMC3 .ROM and MMC4MHz.ROM are the same build, just with different filenaname and load addresses.

I think to avoid this confusion in the future, I'll call the current build the "official" V3.00 and then religiously increment the minor version on each commit.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:38 pm

hoglet wrote:Hmmm, they aren't for me in Atomulator. And I think I checked them on my New Atom as well.
Can you try on Atomulator?


That was in Atomulator .... :(
The good news is that the games are running fine on my real Atom :)
so I guess I have broken Atomulator... :-?

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:37 pm

Hi Dave,

I have another addition for release 10 of the Software Archive in the SYSTEM directory....... BRAN10.ROM
When you start ATOMDOS, 8 roms and the original Atom DOS are loaded.
You have 8 roms but you have to switch them manually because BRAN is merged into the AtoMMC rom which is not available in DOS mode.
If you have a Floating Point which looks at #1000 for a rom, you can load and use BRAN at #1000.

ATOMDOS and BRAN10.ROM have to be added to the SYSTEM directory.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby roland » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:44 pm

Hi Kees,

You can also include a patched FP rom so that is already works after loading Atomdos. That makes it more usable.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby oss003 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:52 pm

It is working at the moment so the CDEF-DOS.ROM already contains a Floating Point rom which is patched for #1000.

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Re: Atom Software Archive

Postby roland » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:59 pm

Great. That is settled than =D>
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