README.MiNT
author Patrice Mandin <patmandin@gmail.com>
Sun, 31 Oct 2004 13:15:33 +0000
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No need to try to emulate analog axis when SDL support digital hats
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     2 ==============================================================================
     3 Using the Simple DirectMedia Layer on Atari
     4 ==============================================================================
     5 
     6 ==============================================================================
     7 I.  Building the Simple DirectMedia Layer libraries:
     8     (This step isn't necessary if you have the SDL binary distribution)
     9 
    10   Do the classic configure, with --disable-shared --enable-static and:
    11 
    12     Tos version (should run everywhere):
    13       --disable-threads
    14     Tos does not support threads.
    15 
    16     MiNT version (maybe Magic, only for multitasking OS):
    17       --disable-pthreads --enable-pth
    18     Mint and Magic may supports threads, so audio can be used with current
    19     devices, like Sun audio, or disk-writing support. Like Tos, interrupt
    20     audio without threads is more suited for Atari machines.
    21 
    22   Then you can make ; make install it.
    23 
    24 ==============================================================================
    25 II. Building the Simple DirectMedia Layer test programs:
    26 
    27   Do the classic configure, then make.
    28 
    29   Run them !
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    31 ==============================================================================
    32 III.  Enjoy! :)
    33 
    34   If you have a project you'd like me to know about, or want to ask questions,
    35   go ahead and join the SDL developer's mailing list by sending e-mail to:
    36 
    37 	sdl-request@libsdl.org
    38 
    39   and put "subscribe" into the subject of the message. Or alternatively you
    40   can use the web interface:
    41 
    42 	http://www.libsdl.org/mailman/listinfo/sdl
    43   
    44 ==============================================================================
    45 IV.  What is supported:
    46 
    47 Keyboard (GEMDOS, BIOS, GEM, Ikbd)
    48 Mouse (XBIOS, GEM, Ikbd)
    49 Video (XBIOS (Fullscreen), GEM (Windowed and Fullscreen))
    50 Timer (VBL vector, GNU pth library)
    51 Joysticks and joypads (Ikbd, Hardware)
    52 Audio (Hardware, XBIOS, GSXB, MCSN, STFA, /dev/audio if threads enabled)
    53 Threads (Multitasking OS only via GNU pth library)
    54 Shared object loader (using LDG library from http://ldg.atari.org/)
    55 Audio CD (MetaDOS)
    56 
    57 - Driver combinations:
    58 Video   Kbd     Mouse   Timer   Joysticks Joypads
    59 xbios   ikbd    ikbd    vbl(2)  ikbd      hardware
    60 xbios   gemdos  xbios   vbl(2)  xbios     hardware
    61 xbios   bios    xbios   vbl(2)  xbios     hardware
    62 gem     gem     gem(1)  vbl(2)  xbios     hardware
    63 
    64 (1) GEM does not report relative mouse motion, so xbios mouse driver is used
    65 to report this type event.
    66 
    67 (2) If you build SDL with threads using the GNU pth library, timers are
    68 supported via the pth library.
    69 
    70 ==============================================================================
    71 V.  Environment variables:
    72 
    73 SDL_VIDEODRIVER:
    74 	Set to 'xbios' to force xbios video driver
    75 	Set to 'gem' to force gem video driver
    76 
    77 SDL_AUDIODRIVER:
    78 	Set to 'mint_gsxb' to force Atari GSXB audio driver
    79 	Set to 'mint_mcsn' to force Atari MCSN audio driver
    80 	Set to 'mint_stfa' to force Atari STFA audio driver
    81 	Set to 'mint_xbios' to force Atari Xbios audio driver
    82 	Set to 'mint_dma8' to force Atari 8 bits DMA audio driver
    83 	Set to 'audio' to force Sun /dev/audio audio driver
    84 	Set to 'disk' to force disk-writing audio driver
    85 
    86 SDL_ATARI_EVENTSDRIVER
    87 	Set to 'ikbd' to force IKBD 6301 keyboard driver
    88 	Set to 'gemdos' to force gemdos keyboard driver
    89 	Set to 'bios' to force bios keyboard driver
    90 
    91 SDL_JOYSTICK_ATARI:
    92 	Use any of these strings in the environment variable to enable or
    93 	disable a joystick:
    94 
    95 	'ikbd-joy1-[on|off]' for IKBD joystick on port 1 (hardware access)
    96 	'xbios-joy1-[on|off]' for IKBD joystick on port 1 (xbios access)
    97 	'porta-pad-[on|off]' for joypad on port A
    98 	'porta-joy0-[on|off]' for joystick 0 on port A
    99 	'porta-joy1-[on|off]' for joystick 1 on port A
   100 	'porta-lp-[on|off]' for lightpen on port A
   101 	'porta-anpad-[on|off]' for analog paddle on port A
   102 	'portb-pad-[on|off]' for joypad on port B
   103 	'portb-joy0-[on|off]' for joystick 0 on port B
   104 	'portb-joy1-[on|off]' for joystick 1 on port B
   105 	'portb-anpad-[on|off]' for analog paddle on port B
   106 
   107 	Default configuration is:
   108 		'ikbd-joy1-on' (if IKBD events driver enabled)
   109 		'xbios-joy1-on' (if gemdos/bios/gem events driver enabled)
   110 		'porta-pad-on portb-pad-on' (if available on the machine)
   111 
   112 	port[a|b]-[pad|joy?|lp|anpad]-* strings are mutually exclusives.
   113 	On such a port, you can only use a joypad OR 1 or 2 joysticks OR
   114 	a lightpen OR an analog paddle. You must disable joypad before
   115 	setting another controller.
   116 
   117 	The second joystick port on IKBD is used by the mouse, so not usable.
   118 
   119 	Descriptions of joysticks/joypads:
   120 	- Joypads: 1 hat, 17 buttons (Atari Jaguar console-like).
   121 	- Joysticks: 1 hat, 1 button.
   122 	- Lightpen, analog paddles: 2 axis, 2 buttons. The 2 buttons are those
   123 	  affected to 1 button joysticks on the same port.
   124 
   125 ==============================================================================
   126 VI.  More informations about drivers:
   127 
   128 Xbios video:
   129 	Video chip is detected using the _VDO cookie.
   130 	Screen enhancers are not supported, but could be if you know how to
   131 	use them.
   132 
   133 	ST, STE, Mega ST, Mega STE:
   134 		320x200x4 bits, shades of grey, available only for the purpose
   135 		of testing SDL.
   136 	TT:
   137 		320x480x8 and 320x240x8 (software double-lined mode).
   138 	Falcon:
   139 		All modes supported by the current monitor (RVB or VGA).
   140 	Clones and any machine with monochrome monitor:
   141 		Not supported.
   142 
   143 Gem video:
   144 	Automatically used if xbios not available.
   145 
   146 	All machines:
   147 		Only the current resolution, if 8 bits or higher depth.
   148 
   149 IKBD keyboard, mouse and joystick driver:
   150 	Available if _MCH cookie is ST, Mega ST, STE, Mega STE, TT or Falcon.
   151 
   152 	Hades has an IKBD, but xbios is not available for video, so IKBD
   153 	driver is disabled.
   154 
   155 Gemdos and bios keyboard driver:
   156 	Available on all machines.
   157 
   158 Mouse and joystick xbios driver:
   159 	Available on all machines (I think).
   160 
   161 Joypad driver:
   162 	Available if _MCH cookie is STE or Falcon.
   163 
   164 PTH timer driver:
   165 	Available with multitasking OS.
   166 
   167 VBL timer driver:
   168 	Available on all machines (I think).
   169 
   170 Audio drivers:
   171 	Cookies _SND, MCSN, STFA and GSXB used to detect supported audio
   172 	capabilities.
   173 
   174 	STE, Mega STE, TT:
   175 		8 bits DMA (hardware access)
   176 		STFA, MCSN or GSXB driver if installed
   177 	Falcon:
   178 		8 bits DMA (hardware access)
   179 		Xbios functions
   180 		STFA, MCSN or GSXB driver if installed
   181 	Other machines:
   182 		STFA, MCSN or GSXB driver if installed
   183 
   184 	STFA driver:
   185 		http://removers.free.fr/softs/stfa.html
   186 	GSXB driver:
   187 		http://assemsoft.atari.org/gsxb/
   188 	MacSound driver:
   189 		http://jf.omnis.ch/software/tos/
   190 	MagicSound driver (MCSN,GSXB compatible):
   191 		http://perso.wanadoo.fr/didierm/
   192 	X-Sound driver (GSXB compatible):
   193 		http://www.uni-ulm.de/~s_thuth/atari/xsound_e.html
   194 
   195 -- 
   196 Patrice Mandin <pmandin@caramail.com>
   197 http://membres.lycos.fr/pmandin/