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ker (OP)

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Atari v1.1.0
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:36:44 am »
Dingux-atari v1.1.0 recompiled and packed as OPK.

You can download it here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/c35bxd2e22pj59w/dingux-atari.opk

Source code: https://github.com/kerheol/dingux-atari

This is my first port ever. Feedback and advice are welcome  :)

Changelog:
[27-04-2014]
- Removed all copyrighted content
- Emulator looks for Atari bios in $HOME/.atari/roms/ directory. It cannot launch any rom without correct bios

[28-04-2014]
- Joystick support in menu
- New splash and default thumbnail pngs
« Last Edit: May 25, 2014, 03:41:25 pm by ker »

TimeDevouncer

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 08:59:15 am »
Thanks compadre! ;)
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surfi80

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 09:31:05 am »
Ker you are a crack  8)

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BAFelton

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 09:36:37 am »
Thanks !

zear

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 09:59:40 am »
@Ker
I am forced to remove the link to your opk, because it contains copyrighted BIOS inside, and this is against the forum rule #2 #3. I see your emulator is creating a folder structure in $HOME/.atari/, so it should be able for the users to put their bios of choice in there on their own instead.

I have backed up your original link, in case you need it.

However, I would also like to give you the feedback on your port. I understand that this is your first port, but here is the stuff I found that should be improved:
* Removing the redundant menu options. For example, the clock frequency option is left from the Dingoo A320 port and modifying it causes the emulator to crash.
* Using the joystick in the menu makes the emulator to reject any input for a while (including analog and D-PAD).
* There are several copyrighted Atari logos in both the emulator menu (screenshot) and game icon. We would have to reject the opk from the official repository for that very reason. In my opinion it is better to remove the screenshot altogether - it doesn't bring anything to the emulation. As for the icon, you can ask around the graphics artists in the community to design a pixelart version of the console hardware - as long as that has no logos and isn't a photograph of the device, there should be no legal issues with it.

If you are interested in polishing the quality of your emulator, take a look at these guidelines for good GCW Zero ports.

ker (OP)

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 10:01:27 am »
@Ker
I am forced to remove the link to your opk, because it contains copyrighted BIOS inside, and this is against the forum rule #2. I see your emulator is creating a folder structure in $HOME/.atari/, so it should be able for the users to put their bios of choice in there on their own.

I have backed up your original link, in case you need it.

However, I would also like to give you the feedback on your port. I understand that this is your first port, but here is the stuff I found that should be improved:
* Removing the redundant menu options. For example, the clock frequency option is left from the Dingoo A320 port and modifying it causes the emulator to crash.
* Using the joystick in the menu makes the emulator to reject any input for a while (including analog and D-PAD).
* There are several copyrighted Atari logos in both the emulator menu (screenshot) and game icon. We would have to reject the opk from the official repository for that very reason. In my opinion it is better to remove the screenshot altogether - it doesn't bring anything to the emulation. As for the icon, you can ask around the graphics artists in the community to design a pixelart version of the console hardware - as long as that has no logos and isn't a photograph of the device, there should be no legal issues with it.

If you are interested in polishing the quality of your emulator, take a look at these guidelines for good GCW Zero ports.

Thank you zear. I'll try to fix all this. Any help or hint are welcome  ???
« Last Edit: April 27, 2014, 10:03:40 am by ker »

zear

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 10:10:10 am »
Any help or hint are welcome  ???
If you need any help, feel free to join our IRC channels #gcw (regular talk) and #opendingux (development) on freenode.net. Details: http://www.gcw-zero.com/irc

doglush

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014, 01:10:09 pm »
@ker : Thanks for this great emulator ! Not a big fan of the frontend but it do the job.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2014, 05:09:43 pm by doglush »

ker (OP)

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 02:50:11 pm »
I've reuploaded the OPK to Mediafire. I've removed all bios and all images with Atari logo. zear take a look when you can please and tell me if it's now ok to recover the link.

I'll continue working on the emulator to solve the rest of issues you commented.

Thank you a lot for your help. All this is very funny!!!  ;D ;D ;D

zear

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 06:17:08 am »
I've reuploaded the OPK to Mediafire. I've removed all bios and all images with Atari logo. zear take a look when you can please and tell me if it's now ok to recover the link.
Everything is fine now. Link restored. Thank you!

Gab1975

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 10:12:52 am »
Hi Ker,
I made two pngs for your porting... I hope that you'll like them! :)
« Last Edit: April 28, 2014, 10:14:46 am by Gab1975 »

surfi80

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 10:20:46 am »
Hi Ker,
I made two pngs for your porting... I hope that you'll like them! :)
this is giving me ideas, I will custom wallpapers ....Bravo! Don Gabriel
Ps: ker thanks again
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ker (OP)

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 11:28:00 am »
Hi Ker,
I made two pngs for your porting... I hope that you'll like them! :)

Thank you! OPK updated with new pngs and joystick support in menus.

Gab1975

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2014, 11:46:48 am »
Thank you! OPK updated with new pngs and joystick support in menus.

Thanks to you for your work... later I will try your latest opk release! :)

AtariHERO

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2014, 01:31:47 pm »
selecting run atari program and pointing to a xex crashes the emu for me
« Last Edit: April 28, 2014, 01:33:45 pm by dingoolover »

Gab1975

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2014, 02:24:09 pm »
I made a quick test... I tried more than twelve ".a52" ROMs (Atari 5200) and in all cases the emulator stops to operate (error message) after the initial Atari logo...I tried some ".atr" ROMs (Atari 800) and they seem to work pretty well...
- the joystick support in the menu seems to be "buggy", probably a bad calibration with the joystick deadzone;
- the ROMs folder position isn't saved and every time that the emulator starts up the ROMs path is reset.

PS: I would not be judgmental, but I would give you a little help to improve your work! :)

AtariHERO

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2014, 02:29:25 pm »
I made a quick test... I tried more than twelve ".a52" ROMs (Atari 5200) and in all cases the emulator stops to operate (error message) after the initial Atari logo...I tried some ".atr" ROMs (Atari 800) and they seem to work pretty well...
- the joystick support in the menu seems to be "buggy", probably a bad calibration with the joystick deadzone;
- the ROMs folder position isn't saved and every time that the emulator starts up the ROMs path is reset.

PS: I would not be judgmental, but I would give you a little help to improve your work! :)

you may have to change machine to 5200 on the menu to run a52 files

have you tried running executables (.xex) files?

ker (OP)

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2014, 02:34:06 pm »
I made a quick test... I tried more than twelve ".a52" ROMs (Atari 5200) and in all cases the emulator stops to operate (error message) after the initial Atari logo...I tried some ".atr" ROMs (Atari 800) and they seem to work pretty well...
- the joystick support in the menu seems to be "buggy", probably a bad calibration with the joystick deadzone;
- the ROMs folder position isn't saved and every time that the emulator starts up the ROMs path is reset.

PS: I would not be judgmental, but I would give you a little help to improve your work! :)

Any help is welcome!!

You are totally right. Joystick support is not perfect. I just tried to do something fast to avoid menu delay reported by zear. I want to add more funcionality as save last folder, but first I just want to learn how to do a nice port. Current OPK has a lot of Dingoo stuff.

I'm looking for documentation to learn C language also :-P

you may have to change machine to 5200 on the menu to run a52 files

have you tried running executables (.xex) files?

I don't know anything about Atari emulation. I've tested a Super Pacman .xex and it works ok.

Current OPK doesn't contain Atari bios. You must put them inside $HOME/.atari/roms/ directory. I don't know if system warns you if it can't find this bios files. Perhaps this is the problem?

Gab1975

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2014, 05:05:17 pm »
I don't know anything about Atari emulation. I've tested a Super Pacman .xex and it works ok.

Current OPK doesn't contain Atari bios. You must put them inside $HOME/.atari/roms/ directory. I don't know if system warns you if it can't find this bios files. Perhaps this is the problem?

No, I tested only the ROMs with .a52 extension, later I will attempt with the .xex ROMs...
Yes I know, the bios files are needed and I put them in roms folder... I tried also to load the .a52 ROMs without bios and in this case the emulator stops to operate immediately (the Atari logo doesn't appear)

PS: I re-uploaded the pngs with little changes...

Gab1975

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Re: Atari v1.1.0
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2014, 06:40:39 pm »
I tried to load some .xex ROMs... using the "Load Cart 5200" option, in the main menu, it's unable to use this format (the ROMs.xex aren't visible/selectable)... using the "Cartridge Management" option, in the Atari menu, the .xex files are visible, but when I try to "Insert Cartridge" the system replies: "unknow cartridge format"

 

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