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Article #609 (635 is last): From: Michael Current
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Atari800Win 2.5 released Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG) Date: Sun Jan 17 21:36:20 1999 Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 00:13:23 CST From: email@example.com (Rich) (This appeared to not go out the first time). http://www.cris.com/~Twist/atari800win Here is what's new in this version: 12-05-98 Ver 2.5 (a "beta" release) * Consider this a beta release. It has not been tested extensively. I will be releasing again soon to sync up with the general Atari800 code base and address some other issues of my own. * Any "sticky key" problems should be fixed on slow machines * Warmstart reappears on F5 as if by magic :-) * Arrgh! ATR images formatted while loaded into the emulator were getting corrupted headers (they were reformatted as XFD). Modified SIO code so that any valid ATR image (even megadisks) can be reformatted by Atari800win. * Added option to load Atari executable files individually instead of requiring a disk image. This will NOT work for files that require Atari DOS. I more or less lifted Ken Sider's routines right out of MakeATR (actually I initially wrote a multi-segment loader myself, but it sucked, so people can thank Ken for this feature). When you do this the EXE will replace the disk mounted in drive 1. * John Frias contributed some icons (mine are retired to no artistic talent land now). * Fixed a problem with the R-TIME cartridge returning the incorrect month. BTW This should come as a surprise to no one, but the R-TIME is not year 2000 compliant. * Fixed a small timing problem on keyboard input. * Blank scan line option added for some video modes. Read the readme.txt for why I still think this is a *really* stupid idea. * Built a new ZLIB DLL which appears much less touchy about alignment. I highly recommend you use the one included with Atari800win as your DLL in general (slightly larger but works much better). * Drive status can be set directly from the disk drive dialog. This is mainly so images can be switched to read-only on the fly for some demos. You cannot use the dialog to override actual file permissions - if the file is read-only to the OS, then it will always be read-only to Atari800win (and that's by design, not omission). * Corrected small joystick bug that prevented the keypad from working as joystick on port 1 while a real joystick was used on port 2. * Inserted a completely bogus wait after DDraw SetDisplayMode that corrects garbage sometimes left on the screen. This very much looks like a DDraw bug. The delay may not be long enough for all systems. Email me if you still see window garbage on your display. * 640x480 is now a "no visible menu" mode. Use F10 to get a menu (or the keyboard accelerators - e.g. Alt-A + L is Atari/Load Exe). Let me know if you find this a problem - I could make it configurable. 800x600 and up still have menus.