@Truck @mmu_man @zwangseinweisung @_Adoru_ the extended joystick ports on Atari STE act a bit like GPIO ports so that's why you can make something like that. But it won't use any DMA, it's all on the CPU. Advantage: cheap, drawback: slow.
On ST it's better to use an ACSI-SD adapter like the UltraSatan. But it's a bit more expensive (~80€).
@Truck @mmu_man @zwangseinweisung @_Adoru_ Note that most of time, the fact it doesn't use DMA won't really be an issue, since there is no multitasking on TOS/GEM (every disk access is a sync call). But for this demo, well.. I used the DMA to parallelize the loading of data ;)
Actually the disk DMA is very fast and takes priority over the only other DMA access, which is the ST's blitter.
I have ... wanted it not to be, but... well, he DOES do development mainly in Windows (if he is still at Funcom, which I _assume_ he is.)
Personally I think that's half the reason he's the only one doing ORIC demos, but... well, that may also be partially because one of the other major people who did them passed away a number of years ago (Twilite, who gave me my ORIC.)
@mmu_man @zwangseinweisung @fenarinarsa @_Adoru_
The whole thing is a huge joke because of my little rant on PS' "Mystery Demoscene Theatre 9000" one day about how I feel about Bad Apple being used in video players and submitted to demo compos.
A few years ago at Outline someone submitted a really good video player for native ST, but it was as a VIDEO PLAYER, not a demo. That I'm fine with! "Hey, I made a really good video player! Play videos with it!"
But ... you know. "Here's a demo, and I didn't even make my own content" ... bah! I am not a fan (:
I am apparently in the minority here (:
And thus, the new Bad Apple, with Truck images and Comic Sans and ... yeah. It was a huge hit at Vortex (: People were a BIT upset they couldn't see me react to it on a livestream, though (:
@fenarinarsa @mmu_man @zwangseinweisung @_Adoru_
I'm fine with it being a benchmark! In fact, that's a pretty decent benchmark... though of course someone might try to fiddle with compressing the data to gain speed that wasn't there, not that anyone has ever done that (early windows graphics cards, VW emissions tests, I'm SURE we can find tons more (: )
But, all these "demos" that have been done for other platforms saying "I made a demo!" and then they don't make another one, and... bah!
Anyway. I said my piece, and people listened, and maybe some agree, and maybe some don't, but so long as people are CREATING things I'm happy.
(overall (: )
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