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Here is a great post I found the other day on BYTECellar about various old demos about the Christmas Holidays.
I’ve been a computer guy for a long time now, but I’ve been enjoying Christmas even longer.
I got my first computer, a TI-99/4A, on Christmas morning, 1982. I was 10 years old, and from that Christmas on, it was games and hardware I wanted Santa to leave me under the tree. On through my teenage years, part of my ritual for getting into the Christmas spirit and enjoying the holidays was downloading and watching Christmas demos on whatever system I had at the time (and every platform out there had a few of them).
Enjoying these demos is a personal tradition that I had, sadly, long left behind until last Christmas when I was inspired to seek out one of the demos I remember best, Audio Light’s 1985 musical slideshow for the Atari ST. With the help of an emulator, I captured it to share online with readers.
Here, a year later, I recently brought it up and watched it run through it’s pixellated images and 3-voice musical holiday greeting. As I watched, it occurred to me that it might be nice to gather a few of the other demos I remember from those good ole’ days and present them here, in order to perhaps share some of the holiday cheer that they used to inspire within me.
The following list of demos ranges across a number of platforms of olde. I’ll start with the Atari ST demo I presented last year. Happy holidays, and I hope you enjoy the shows!
Read the full artice at Have a Helping of 8-bit Holiday Cheer!
According to MacRumors, Atari are going to release a arcade joystick for the Apple iPad. Imagine playing Centipede on the iPad with a proper joypad.
Source : MacRumors
What is HxC mount : HxCmount is a piece of software for your Atari ST that transform your HxC Floppy Emulator SD card into a hard disk emulator. Once loaded, you will be able to use a new disk letter (C: for example) exactly as a hard disk partition, the only thing is that the partition resides on a image file on your SD card.
- An hardware Atari ST computer;
- A HxC Floppy Emulator SD card;
- HxC FE firmware version : 18.104.22.168 (see the above link for firmware upgrade. Search firmware).
It has been tested on a regular Atari STE with 512KB of memory, and on an Atari Falcon
You can donwload a copy of this program from here.
This is the latest addition to my collection. Ive wanted to buy one of these for a long while. Here is a brief description of the device taken from the designers website.
The SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator is n universal 3″, 3″1/2, 5″1/4 and 8” Floppy disk drive emulator based on SDCard. Most of disk formats can be emulated bt this emulator. High density (HD – MFM), Double densisty (DD – MFM) and Single density (SD - FM) floppies are supported. Most non-standard and standard track/sectors layout aresupported. Special track formats like Amiga or E-mu tracks are also supported in both read & write access. This make this device very versatile, and thanks to its flexibility, the SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator support most of computers, CNC machines, keyboards and samplers.
I’ve only tried this device on my Amstrad CPC 6128 so far – and i’m really impressed. Not only is the menu operation from the device itself very easy to use, the special menu for the CPC that runs on the CPC itself is also very good.
The HxC emulator can also support many other computers, including…
- Atari ST
- Commodore Amiga
- IBM PC
- ZX Spectrum
- Sam Coupe
- and many more!
As you can see on the photo to the left, the device shows you what disk image you are currently using, as well as the location of the disk being accessed. The photo below shows you that the CPC is accessing the disk image for Roland in the Caves at track 2 of 42 on side 0.
You can see more photos of the device on my flickr page here.
To read more about this device, and to see where you can purchase one from, visit http://www.torlus.com/floppy/