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terrorphile
i have been trying to run some .st and .msa images but i cant seem to find a emulator that works with them.
im not fluent with the file format, but i saw somewhere that they are archives
but i have not been able to extract them to see if theres an atari executable
cwaig
.msa is a Magic Shadow Archive - a compressed disk image. You can use this program to convert and MSA image to a .ST image (which is an uncompressed image). The castaway emulator will run (some) .ST images on an SL5500 (but only in the ST's 320x200 mode, and not very fast...).

I've had it run stuff like Pang and Arkanoid2 in the past.....
cwaig
Oh yeah - and you should be able to mount a .ST image on your desktop linux system so you can fiddle with it using the loopback mount method (example for the Arkanoid disk image):

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mkdir atariDisk
mount ARKANOID.ST atariDisk -o loop
ls atariDisk
umount atariDisk


This doesn't work with all atari disk images 'coz there was a lot of funky format fiddling going on at the time.....but it does work with a lot of them.
ScottYelich
I have to admit... STeem is pretty impressive.

I've been begging/pleading with the authors to release the source
for months.

I think I tried STonX ... and it worked, but the mouse calibration
became completely messed up for some reason... so the emulator
was basically unusable.

I was running pdaXrom 1.0.1

Scott
terrorphile
QUOTE(ScottYelich @ Oct 20 2004, 07:09 AM)
I have to admit... STeem is pretty impressive.

I've been begging/pleading with the authors to release the source
for months.

I think I tried STonX ... and it worked, but the mouse calibration
became completely messed up for some reason... so the emulator
was basically unusable.

I was running pdaXrom 1.0.1

Scott

yes i was reading what you wrote on atari forums -i think
it would be very nice if they would, release the source for steem so we could use it.
terrorphile
Cwaig, thankyou very much.
i found this on sunday thinking it would be best thing to use for what im trying to do

im trying to get one of these sound trackers to run
the atari tracker heaven page
through your emulator, but i keep coming up with a problem with libSDL
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castaway:  error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory

i installed the libSDL from your site but even with an older one it still comes back to me with the same problem.
so i dont think it is directly related to the libSDL you have on there.
but i have not figured out a way past this yet.

the good thing about the atari tracker page is that it has alot of different trackers on it
and i can go through an try each one till i find one that works.
well preferably one that produces a file format that other/newer trackers can read.
an with your .msa to .st converter even more.... smile.gif

but i just first need to get past this libSDL problem that i can not seem to get past.
i guess it would be best for me to look through here to see if i can possibly find a thread about this problem.
terrorphile
i got past the libSDL problem i was having but now when runningi get a error
saying
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TOS-image not found, exit!


is there any solution to this?
terrorphile
i found a tos-image @ http://steem.atari.st/download.htm

now it deepens
terrorphile
i have gotten to the gem desktop
now i can not seem to figure out how to access the other files in side it


i did successfully mount the .st file
tho i cant figure out how to access it from inside the gem desktop

i guess i will just keep on trying different things

i have all of the files in /home:
/home/castaway
/home/diska
/home/diskb
/home/rom
/home/Tos206us.img
/home/atariDisk/bbs_ads.txt
/home/atariDisk/file_id.diz
/home/atariDisk/pt_st.prg
/home/atariDisk/pt_ste.prg
/home/atariDisk/sync01.mod

i cant seem to figure out how to access the directory /home/atariDisk/
so i copied all the files in /home/atariDisk/
to /home
so in reality my /home actually looks like this

/home/castaway
/home/diska
/home/diskb
/home/rom
/home/Tos206us.img
/home/Tos 102us.img
/home/bbs_ads.txt
/home/file_id.diz
/home/pt_st.prg
/home/pt_ste.prg
/home/sync01.mod


on top of things i also put castaway and the rest of the contents of castaway-rel inside:
/home/QtPalmtop/bin
so i could just type "castaway" at the bash prompt but it will only run if i type "castaway" inside /home
terrorphile
while i was typing that last post i got the gui working for pro tracker 2.1
i'll be posting images of it here shortly
but they are very dull for some reason
terrorphile
they are pretty dim and it was pretty hard getting a good focus
but here they are
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terrorphile
#2
terrorphile
so now i aim to see if i can get any sound out of it
& how to get samples into it smile.gif
terrorphile
hmm i think i am going to have to find out how to make .st images huh.gif
terrorphile
so after playing with it some more pro tracker was acting crazy
pressing buttons on its own an such
but i loaded this one and it seems to work so far very stabley <? if thats a word blink.gif


i dont know if this ones gonna work tho cuz i cant seem to find a play button!
terrorphile
okay so now im ticked mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif
i didnt know that castaway does not support sound@!!!!!!!!!
No YM2149 sound chip emulation.
ah and to think.......................... i was so close.

thankyou everyone for your help
back to the drawing board
ScottYelich
heheh, ya, keep plugging away.
If this is an X app, you could do an X screenshot (like that last one above?)

There are many sources for ROMs -- all of my Atari's were stolen a year ago.
:-< They even took my original magic sac, etc.

Have you managed to get any sound out of the gadget yet?

Scott
terrorphile
No YM2149 sound chip emulation.
plus it crashed every other load............there was 1 or 2 trackers that ran okay
but the landscape mode just doenst work with tracking....... unless you have a ir keyboard, but i just want to use zaurus keyboard.
plus i already have enuff to carry around w/ me.



so i decided to go back an try atari 800z again an see if it actually does run ms dos w/ sb16 emulation , but i dont have much faith in it.
ar8000
Hi!

How do you had fix the libSDL problem?
i got the same error and don't find a solution :-(

thx
mike
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