STYX DS

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    STYXDS is Atari ST emulator programmed by Kyuran, the author of Croco DS and PenkoDS.

    The very first release 0.1a is able to run most games at 60% speed allowing you to enjoy Xenon 2, Rick Dangerous, David Braben's Virus and many more...



    01a features (rough translation from author's website)

    - .ST files support
    - sound
    - DLDI support

    How to :

    copy Atari ST TOS and .ST files in the root or /roms/st directories of your card, patch the .nds with DLDI and... that's it! :-)

    Tos 1.xx and 2.xx should run ok, but note that I used v1.02. Make sure to rename the file to tos.bin

    Don't forget this is an early alpha release. There are many bugs, I'm quite aware of that.

    Author's website : http://deadketchup.kyuran.be
    File : http://media.kyuran.be/temp/styxds-dldi-v01a.nds
     


  2. mthrnite

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    Oh, man, I'm jonesin' to play Virus again.. Superb!
     
  3. Elrinth

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    ooo Popelous and Dungeon Master! [​IMG] sweeeet
     
  4. rest0re

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    WHAT! THE! FUCK! omfggfokdsfsko ATARI ST this is so great, hope creator continues this emulator... DAMN DAMN DAMN .. i love deadketchup dude [​IMG]
     
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    !!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I grew up with an ST, seeing it emulated on GBA/DS is one of those things I'd always hoped would happen but never seriously thought it would. And now it has! Gods, Timebandits and Dizzy on the DS, how cool would that be?! (Okay so Gods was 2 discs and won't work well on a tiny screen so maybe not).
    (sorry for the emoticon flood, I was lost for words)

    Much much love for the developers [​IMG]
     
  6. FAST6191

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    Nice, more emulators are always welcome.

    @Elrinth (or anyone else that might know) I never played the Atari version of Populous, how does it compare to the amiga/dos ones?

    ooh a quick search tells me cannon fodder also appeared on the ST.

    Two of my favourite games seem to be within reach now.
     
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    It's practically the same as the Dos one. [​IMG] (with the exception that IIRC it doesn't need the "passwords off the instruction book" to load the game)
     
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    its not amount of disks.. its quality of emulation [​IMG] it doesnt matter if gods is two discs.. but yea. gods.. i own that game .. original. nice cover [​IMG]
     
  9. Psyfira

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    rest0re: Your post confuses me. I was just running down a thought train, I don't mind if it doesn't support 2-disk titles (it might even do it already, I don't know), what they've done so far is more than enough to keep little me happy. (and incidentally I have the original too in my bookcase, with our old savegame backup disc in there as well [​IMG] )
     
  10. kev3458

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    Sweet. Dungeon Master old school all over again [​IMG]!
     
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    sorry my native tongue is not english but i still got good grade from matriculation examination [​IMG] i love that simon bistley artwork but its bit homosexual.. some bodybuilder type guy fighting with monsters [​IMG]
     
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    I was wondering if anyone got mouse support to work? I was able to load some games but coudn't find a way to run them from TOS since the mouse cursor was just sitting there, right in the center of the game PRG file [​IMG] Other than that this really has a great potential - most of adventure and RPG games should be playable just fine (if you could use a mouse that is). I think this emu deserves a mention on the front page, don't you? [​IMG]

    EDIT: I'm using R4 and TOS102(US)
     
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    I can't test it myself, but I assume the split rectangle beside the floppy disc lets you pick whether the touch screen controls the mouse or the keyboard. Tap the upper half of it (the bit that looks like a screen) and then see if that switches the touchscreen to mouse mode.
     
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    Thanks for the tip Psyfira but I already tried that. I did actually made some progress when I discovered that swithcing the "Key layout" to mouse allows you to control the cursor with D-Pad (but not by touching your screen). Unfortunately, this works only sometimes and when it does, you do actually get to run the game from TOS, but don't get past the intro screen - since the emu is running in a "mouse" mode you can't press the SPACE key (or any other key at that matter), thus you're stuck again. When you try to change the key layout on the fly it garbles the game screen and you have to reset the emulator. Bugger - I was so close :'(

    EDIT: Added a sadder smiley to better express my sadness [​IMG]
     
  15. Methanoid

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    No updated version since 0.2 in March [​IMG]

    This was the one emu that I was waiting for to buy my own DS (and not just play with my son's DS). I'm so surprised that no-one here is excited or seems interested in ST emulation on a DS? [​IMG]

    If he isn't using Cyclone for the 68k core and did then the thing would be even faster?
     
  16. Elrinth

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    I recently packed in my Atari ST into the storage... Don't have anywhere to put it [​IMG] But oo I will have to download and try this when I come home today [​IMG]
     
  17. 4ppleseed

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    Amiga was better [​IMG]


    (Now bring me a working Amiga emu for the DS and I'd be over the moonstone.)
     
  18. Psyfira

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    Who said noone was excited, we're just quiet about it [​IMG] I came in here thinking the topic had been revived because there'd been an update, lol never mind. I'm not going to fuss when people are doing this stuff in their free time. [​IMG]

    The EZ-V and Styx don't get along particularly well, so I spent ages swapping OS's and disk images to find out which ones do and don't work. Forget the keyboard, and it won't run anything with a fancy menu on the front (like the multi-game Automation packers), but I had limited sucess with games with trainers (the ones that load to a plain screen with a "press t for trainer" option) and an image of one of my old discs. Crystal Castles is way easier than I remember it being as a kid [​IMG] It takes about 5 minuites to crawl through the (mostly black screen) intro of Magic Pockets, but once the game loads it runs okay.

    Nice reminder though, I started writing something to add it to the Wiki but it was down at the time and I forgot about it. Now where on earth did I save that txt file...?
     
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    The author responded to an email and told me an update would be forthcoming "soon". Nice to get a response from an author!
     
  20. dudereno

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    Good job Methanoid. Please keep us posted if their are any new developments.