• Atari St, ect..

    From Necromaster@80:774/1 to All on Mon Dec 12 13:08:35 2016
    What do you guys/gals consider the best ST PC ever produced? I am playing around with an ST/Falcon emulator but have no idea what I am doing as I have never owned any of them.

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  • From Lobo@80:61/0 to Necromaster on Mon Dec 12 16:57:00 2016
    Re: Atari St, ect..
    By: Necromaster to All on Mon Dec 12 2016 01:08 pm

    What do you guys/gals consider the best ST PC ever produced? I am playing around with an ST/Falcon emulator but have no idea what I am doing as I have never owned any of them.

    Dunno which was the best but that one 520ST or so was somewhat back in the
    day considered 'ala Amiga 500' or something about. I was into Amiga so ST was
    to me 'looking familiar', like a lost brother of Amiga but never tinkered with
    it except with emulator nowadays like Hatari.

    What to do with such? Maybe check the bases like Atariage and similar for
    some DEMO stuff and such, that would be interesting, unless you attempt to
    run some olde software, like I keep trying DeluxePaint through WinUAE but
    hehe, that is yet to produce anything better than the 'raster ball'. :)




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  • From Necromaster@80:774/1 to Lobo on Mon Dec 12 19:54:48 2016

    What do you guys/gals consider the best ST PC ever produced? I am pla around with an ST/Falcon emulator but have no idea what I am doing as have never owned any of them.

    Dunno which was the best but that one 520ST or so was somewhat back in the day considered 'ala Amiga 500' or something about. I was into Amiga
    so ST was to me 'looking familiar', like a lost brother of Amiga but
    never tinkered with it except with emulator nowadays like Hatari.

    I am using Hatari and so far it seems to work good. But like I said, I ve never owned a real Atari St/Falcon, ect.. I only ever owned 8-bits, Atari 800xl and Atari 65xe :)

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  • From Night Stalker@80:519/0 to Lobo on Mon Dec 12 19:55:00 2016

    Dunno which was the best but that one 520ST or so was somewhat back in the day considered 'ala Amiga 500' or something about. I was into Amiga
    so ST was to me 'looking familiar', like a lost brother of Amiga but
    never tinkered with it except with emulator nowadays like Hatari.


    The Atari ST Falcon was designed to try to be a comparable replacement to the Amiga but they just couldn't quite cut the mustard when it came to video production and sound sampling .. the Amiga was superior

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  • From Lobo@80:61/0 to Necromaster on Mon Dec 12 22:08:00 2016
    Re: Re: Atari St, ect..
    By: Necromaster to Lobo on Mon Dec 12 2016 07:54 pm

    never owned a real Atari St/Falcon, ect.. I only ever owned 8-bits, Atari

    Hehe, I had A2600 but then C64 came forth. :D
    Joysticks were reused however but briefly as they were so blister inducing
    happy that you had to wear gloves to survive that. But then..Quickshot came
    and the rest is legendary... :)




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  • From Lobo@80:61/0 to Night Stalker on Mon Dec 12 22:12:00 2016
    Re: Re: Atari St, ect..
    By: Night Stalker to Lobo on Mon Dec 12 2016 07:55 pm

    the Amiga but they just couldn't quite cut the mustard when it came to video production and sound sampling .. the Amiga was superior

    Hehe, I agree. Although I do remember back in the day that design was very
    similar, software was ported to it as you could find Amiga titles on ST and
    graphic/sound wise ST was not so bad at all but I do agree, Amiga was the
    thing. ;)




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  • From Night Stalker@80:519/0 to Necromaster on Tue Dec 13 12:35:00 2016

    I am using Hatari and so far it seems to work good. But like I said, I
    ve never owned a real Atari St/Falcon, ect.. I only ever owned 8-bits, Atari 800xl and Atari 65xe :)


    Hatari runs great ..but the downfall is any program that tries to access any serial port immediately hangs the emulation.. They need to integrate tcpser
    or something similar to enable legacy serial port via TCP/USB connections

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  • From bcw142@80:603/0.2 to Night Stalker on Tue Dec 13 20:53:00 2016
    On 12/12/16, Night Stalker said the following...
    The Atari ST Falcon was designed to try to be a comparable replacement
    to the Amiga but they just couldn't quite cut the mustard when it came
    to video production and sound sampling .. the Amiga was superior

    Yes, but the MIDI was better on the ST. I did play with a number of ST's and found that one feature was better, so for music the ST really was better. I
    did pretty good with a midi box I bought for the Amiga as well which I still have somewhere. Still the ST's was built in. Needless to say I have a number
    of MIDI instruments (mostly keyboard based).

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