Q & A - Aug.89 - Jan.90From: Len Stys (aa399)
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From: aa399 (Len Stys) Subject: Q & A - Aug.89 - Jan.90 Date: Tue Feb 27 11:28:56 1990 Time Capsule - Q & A - Aug.89 - Jan.90 -------------------------------------- Question Subjects Date Posted ----------------- ----------- Printer Aug.15,1989 Need help reaching Library Aug.15,1989 Omnicom and sx212 Aug.15,1989 Determ Aug.15,1989 Draw and Fill (XIO) Command Aug.15,1989 Flash Aug.15,1989 BASIC print Aug.16,1989 Schematic XM301 Aug.16,1989 Re: Percom Disk Drive Aug.24,1989 Re: Schematic XM301 Aug.24,1989 SX212/DeTerm... Aug.31,1989 Shadow and Flash Sep.07,1989 MIDI help!!! Oct.22,1989 Re: Video Interface-1040ST? Nov.05,1989 Music Studio Info Nov.28,1989 PM?! Jan.15,1990 -------------------------------------- -Article #161 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ah292 -Subject: printer -Date: Tue, 15 Aug 89 12:57:00 GMT Is there anyway I can use my okimate 10 printer with my ST? or do I have to buy another printer. -** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Sun Jul 2 03:07:58 1989 ** The Okimate 10 is designed to work with the Atari 8-bit and Commodore 8-bit and has interfaces to work with these two systems. It is not Rs-232 compatable and there is no way, as far as I know, to connect an Okimate 10 to an Atari ST. However, the Okimate 20 is designed to be hooked up to an ST, I believe and has more colors, also. |Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp| Thanks for asking...... -Article #162 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ah881 -Subject: 130XE NEEDS HELP REACHING CPUB LIBRARY -Date: Tue, 15 Aug 89 12:57:08 GMT I USE 850 EXPRESS! (VERSION 3.00p) I've been told that what I need is an emulator-- the name "Omni" was dropped. I can't use my modem to dial up the Cleveland Public Library. Any hints? Please leave E-mail. -** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Fri Jul 7 02:02:41 1989 ** I would assume what you are referring to is a VT-100/ANSI emulation program called OMNICOM. It is an 80 column VT term program available in the public domain at local BBSes. The documentation (the program is not very self-explanatory) can also be found on one of the local boards as far as I know. You might try: Part-Time 582-1196 The Basement 381-7859 Thanks for asking |Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp| -Article #163 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: visitor -Subject: omnicom and SX212 modem -Date: Tue, 15 Aug 89 12:57:17 GMT Can anyone tell me if they know if Omnicom will work with the SX212 modem. I'm thinking of getting one and need to talk with a VAX computer at work. If it does work, what handler will I need? -** Answered by PHILLIP CHOW (aa400) on Mon Jul 17 11:12:47 1989 ** Omnicom was made to be used with an RS232 type modem. If you are currently using a P:R: Connection/850/MIO with your SX212 then it is possible. If not you can try to substitute the handler your SX212 use (it should have come on the disk with the modem) in Omnicom. -Article #164 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ah241 -Subject: Determ -Date: Tue, 15 Aug 89 12:57:26 GMT I'm trying to getting Determ to work with my 800 and Sx212 but I'm not having much luck. I've tried about 3 or 4 handlers none of which have work. I even tried the program on my friends 800 and 850 inter. It still did not work. I downloaded it again, and it still did not work. The only thing I can think of is that I need more memory. ( i only have 48K) p.s. I have ver. 1.59 ** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Tue Jul 18 16:49:52 1989 ** I can't determine what the problem is. DeTerm is supposed to work with the SX212, I believe. I don't have an SX212, so I can't test anything with the 212. There are some SX handlers I have seen around in an ARC, SX.COM and SXATH.COM, those might work. If you don't have luck with any of this, you could try downloading BobTerm. It is also a very good term program and better suited to a more experienced user than the cursor- controlled DeTerm. It also gives you more buffer and better protocols for file transfer. It is compatable with modules (1.1) and has a CP mod. -Thanks for asking |Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp| -Article #165 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: visitor -Subject: DRAW AND FILL (XIO) COMMANDS -Date: Tue, 15 Aug 89 12:57:37 GMT I have heard and seen it in the books about an XIO command 18. It's supposed to fill in a graphic with color. How can I do this? Please explain. Thank you for any information. -** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Mon Jul 31 04:01:23 1989 ** The DRAW or FILL command is simply a command to fill in all points from the one selected to the right to the next plotted point. To make this clearer. + + + A B C if you did an XIO 18 at point A, you would get this: +++++++++++++++++++ + A B C In my experience, I have not had much use for this command. It will not fill a closed object like the fill commands in a paint program. The disadvantage to this command is that you must load the values for the coordinates into memory before calling it. loc.90 is the row coordinate and 91,92 is the LSB/MSB for the column. You must also set loc.695 to a non-zero number to enable the fill. The other drawing commands can be executed from XIO also. This acts like a call to a library of OS routines including commands to various devices when needed. Thanks for asking. |Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp| -Article #166 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ac365 -Subject: Flash -Date: Tue, 15 Aug 89 12:57:47 GMT I have an Atari Mega ST 2 using FLASH on a Supra Modem 2400. I am having troube sending the break signals for activating 2400 baud on this system. Any suggestions? Control C and Alt B DO NOT WORK -** Answered by PHILLIP CHOW (aa400) on Sat Aug 5 07:13:37 1989 ** To send a break signal using Flash 1.6 or any version you need to press the Shift - CLR/HOME keys. Thanks to Todd Donovan for this info. PMC ^ aa400 -Article #167 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: visitor -Subject: BASIC Print -Date: Wed, 16 Aug 89 21:57:24 GMT When I'm in BASIC, how do I list the program to a printer? Currently using a 130XE w/320k BASIC REV C, and SpartaDOS X. Todd Wilkens SW, CA. -** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Thu Aug 10 15:31:24 1989 ** Fortunately, BASIC on the Atari is very flexible. The LIST command can be diverted to any peripheral. Normally, LIST means, LIST "E:" or list to the editor. You can change this to LIST "P:" and it will list to the printer, or you can use LIST "D:myprog.bas" and it will LIST the file to a disk where it can be read in normal text format. Also, ENTER is the inverse of LIST, but you can only ENTER from a legal input device, like the disk or a modem (R:). Thanks for asking. |Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp| -Article #168 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ab408 -Subject: SCHEMATIC XM301 -Date: Wed, 16 Aug 89 21:57:34 GMT HELLO, DOES ANYONE KNOW IF SCHEMATICS ARE AWAILABLE FOR THE ATARI XM301 MODEM. MINE KEEPS THE PHONE LINE OFF HOOK WHEN NOT IN USE. WHEN IN USE IT WORKS FINE. THANKS. -** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Tue Aug 15 02:22:38 1989 ** Neither I nor any of the other SysOps have any idea where you would get such a thing. If anyone has any information on this, please send it to aa384, or aa399. [Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp] -Article #169 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ae454 (Paul Simundza) -Subject: Re: PERCOM DISK DRIVE -Date: Thu, 24 Aug 89 22:56:34 GMT the Problem With the Percom Is Something With the Directory and the Ending Sectors, There is A File on COmpuserve That Will FIx It Once You patch the Boot Sectors on all your percom disks.... Paul Simundza(ae454) Answered by Doug Wokoun (aa384)... Thank you for the information. [Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp] -Article #170 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ae454 (Paul Simundza) -Subject: Re: SCHEMATIC XM301 -Date: Thu, 24 Aug 89 22:57:58 GMT I have had the Same Problem When i used my Xm3o1, The Way I Solved it Was to Unhook it for a Few Minutes Before booting games so It wouldn't send the Sound of the games and booting through the fone and Picking it up, Its a Common Problem, Caused by Periphrerals Drawing power from the Computer... paul Simundza, (An Atari User...ha) Answered by Doug Wokoun (aa384) Thank you for the information... [Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp] -Article #171 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ag792 (Lance Gentile) -Subject: SX212/DeTerm... -Date: Thu, 31 Aug 89 15:46:25 EDT A while back someone asked about compatability with the sx212 and DeTerm... Well when i first u/l'd DeTerm to Part Time i only sent up the .COM file itself. The version i had was ARCed and contained a file called "DTSX.COM" i'd assume it simply had a handler tacked on the end of it, and i'm sure the SX.COM file works fine, but if not i can obtain that file and send it up somewhere... z_D! - Answered by Doug Wokoun (aa384) Thank you for the information... [Doug Wokoun|aa384|Atari SigOp] -Article #172 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ac365 (Todd Donovan) -Subject: Shadow and Flash -Date: Thu, 7 Sep 89 17:17:01 EDT I just got Shadow for my Mega 2. It is a background file transfer program. I can get everything work fine(atleast loading) when I boot from a floppy. Unfortunately I have a hard drive and would like to boot from it. I have moved the various key files around with no luck. Also I get a TOS system crash when I try to run Flash and Shadow together- two programs that are made for each other. Any Suggestions? -- -Todd_ ***ac365*** -Answered by Doug Wokoun (aa384) Thanks for answering you own question. We are posting this with the included answer so that anyone with the same problem can see your solution. Message #xx (xx is last) Date: Thu, 7 Sep 89 01:00:21 EDT >From: ac365 (Todd Donovan) Subject: Delete Please Delete my previous question about Flash. I tried something and it worked. In order to allow flash to work from a hard drive, one must delete EVERYTHING out of the 'Auto' folder, create a new auto folder, install shadow first then reinstall your hard disk driver programs. Acually you don't or can't delete the hard driver or else your loose your hard drive. You move those files elsewhere, clear the folder, install shawdow so that it has the earliest date, and then copy the driver stuff back in. BADLY WRITTEN MANUAL - no help AT ALL! Thanx -- -Todd_ ***ac365*** Thank you for the information..... -Article #173 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ai100 (Jason Kraley) -Subject: MIDI help!!! -Date: Sun, 22 Oct 89 18:52:41 EDT Could someone tell me if there is a MIDI program available for an Atari 800XL... I own a Yamaha PSS-480 keyboard, and I wish to in- dulge in it's MIDI capabilities... Thank you for any information.... 10-13Trkr(c1989 Jason Kraley ai100 (Trekker) -** Answered by Len Stys (aa399) ** MIDIMATE and MIDITRACK II was developed by Hybrid Arts. MIDIMATE is the only MIDI interface currently available for the Atari 8-bit computers that I am aware of. The MIDIMATE interface is nothing more than a small metal box with a cable that plugs into the free serial I/O port on your Atari and jacks for MIDI in, MIDI out, sync in, and sync out. It comes with a two six-foot DIN cables that connect its MIDI jacks to the MIDI-compatible instruments, getting all the power it needs through the serial cable. MIDIMATE has MIDITRACK II software supporting it. I do not know if Hybrid Arts released any more software for it but was supposely working on it a few years ago with a modem. MIDITRACK II is similar to a computerized version of a professional sixteen track tape recorder except that it has far more featurs and records how an instrument is played rather than the sound of the instrument itself. The storage capacity is said to be over 3000 notes. MIDITRACK II allows you to only enter notes through the music keyboard not the computer keyboard. It is not recommended for a beginner in music but for a professional only. For musicians, MIDITRACK II's capabilities are extensive with well over 100 commands available. Some of the commands are listed under these categories: Editing transpose a track quantize a track punch in or punch out set note duration set velocity change relative velocity copy, delete, combine tracks perform real time editing or step by step choose whether to play or record program changes and pitch wheel mod wheel and start/stop info specify which chanels MIDI should listen to Track select, turn on or off or solo any of MIDITRACK II's sixteen tracks name tracks protect and unprotech tracks save and restore info on track settings Channel specify which MIDI channel to use for each track Sync select one or five sync modes: internal, external I, external II, MIDI, and single step determine how an external clock will be used Tempo allows you to set, save or recall current tempo choose visual and/or audio metronome to help you keep time MIDI set synthesizer patch number set current MIDI mode send local on/off command Disk save sequences to and from disk get a list of sequences stored format a new disk make a backup copy of a sequence disk or MIDITRACK II itself MIDITRACK II is hard to use and the manual gives quite a bit of information but is poorly written. MIDITRACK II is again not recommended for a beginner but does the job for professionals. The MIDIMATE interface has a list price of $200.00 and the MIDITRACK II software has a list price of $150.00. It is very expensive and it just might make more sense to buy an Atari ST. However, a few months ago, Antic was selling MIDIMATE and MIDITRACK II for half that. Also, Antic has been reportedly "going out of business" so you may want to give them a call and see if they have any left over that they might want to get rid of for a cheap price. Thanks for asking! Len Stys (aa399) Atari SIGOp -Article #175 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: af338 (Nick Visic) -Subject: Re: VIDEO INTERFACE FOR 1040ST? -Date: Sun, 5 Nov 89 11:39:11 EST if you don't have a 520, then the cheapest way to record all your picture/animation to tape is to buy a product called the video-key. this give you standard rf and also color composit output. this way you can hook up to any tv, monitor or vcr. as for reatreiving (soorry) signals, you have to buy a product called vidi-st. this is a hardware product that plugs into the cartige port. it runs about 100 dollars. from what i have heard, it sounds like a verry nice piecte of hardware. i wish i conuls could have one. nick *** Answered by Len Stys *** Thanks for your help! -Article #176 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ai100 (Jason Kraley) -Subject: Music Studio Info -Date: Tue, 28 Nov 89 14:23:39 EST Can someone tell me everything that is available for the Music Studio by Activision--The XL/XE Version? Exactly how good are its MIDI capabilities... And also, would a Yamaha PSS-480 keyboard be able to converse with Music Studio? 11-25Trkr(c1989 thanx... -- ai100 Jason Kraley (Trekker) Director of Full Force, Inc... -*****Answered by Len Stys (aa399)***** I regret to say that the Atari 8-bit version of Music Studio does not have the feature of MIDI interfacing. I have read many articles on Music Studio and no one seems to know why they did not include this feature. It could have been easily compatible with Hybrid Arts' MIDITRACK but Activision did not choose to include it. The Atari ST version of Music Studio does have the MIDI feature and that is where you may have gotten confused. The only two MIDI software programs available that I know of is MIDI MAX which comes with an interface, M.M.S. software with powerful editor, A.M.S. to M.M.S. file converter program, instruction manual, sample song files, and two six-foot MIDI cables. MIDI Max retails for about $225.00. Also, there is MidiTrack II & III available for about $175xD each. Don't hold me to this but I think your keyboard will work with the MidiTrack software as long as you buy the patch filer as well. Thanks for asking! Len Stys (aa399) Atari SIGOp -Article #177 (177 is last): -Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions -From: ai100 (Jason Kraley) -Subject: PM?! -Date: Mon, 15 Jan 90 16:44:36 EST Can someone give me a simple basic program(short of course) which sets up and initiates P/M graphics to work in a program using Gr. 8/24 after I load a picture in memory.?? I'm a dullard when it comes to P/M programming... 1-15Trkr'90 thanx -- ai100 Jason Kraley(Trekker) Director-Full Force, Inc... Welcoming the 199O's... -Answered by: Doug Wokoun (aa384) on 15-Jan-90 at 16:43:44 Check the Information Base under the Atari Library menu for a set of items called the Atari Technical Reference Manual. One of the chapters is on P/M Graphics and should give you much help including an example program for setting up PMGs. Also, Basic XE has commands for handling PM/Gs is you have the money to dish out for the cart and they are much faster than what you can do with Atari Basic... Hope this helps.... Thank you for your question.... /-] Doug Wokoun [-] aa384 [-] Atari SigOp [-/ - ____-______-______-______-______-______ This Time Capsule file was produced by Len Stys. It may only be reposted with the following information included: REPOSTED FROM: The Cleveland Free-Net Atari-SIG (216)/368-3888 type 'Go Atari' at any menu (C.A.I.N.) ____-______-______-______-______-______ --
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