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sikor
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« on: August 08, 2009, 02:27:45 pm »

So, I have simply question: is it anywhere C like tools for jaguar programmers to downloads? I don't know assembler of MC68k. C language is easier for newbies on Jaguar programming.
O.K. Second idea - short tutorial for newbies, but not in form of tutorial.  My idea is best programmers show us how to write simple game, step by step, with commentar. I think, that weakle period will be o.k. for everyone. For example:
Part one: environment - how use it
Part two: what we need to compile program for Jaguar
Part three: first source...
I think, that good example will be Pong for one player - we can learn about make sources in simple project and step by step build new games, more complicated than it.
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SpiderJerusalem
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 03:22:19 pm »

So, I have simply question: is it anywhere C like tools for jaguar programmers to downloads? I don't know assembler of MC68k. C language is easier for newbies on Jaguar programming.

There is an ancient version of GCC for Jaguar straight from Atari. Also there's the removers' C library which includes a gcc cross-compile enviroment!

O.K. Second idea - short tutorial for newbies, but not in form of tutorial.  My idea is best programmers show us how to write simple game, step by step, with commentar. I think, that weakle period will be o.k. for everyone. For example:
Part one: environment - how use it
Part two: what we need to compile program for Jaguar
Part three: first source...
I think, that good example will be Pong for one player - we can learn about make sources in simple project and step by step build new games, more complicated than it.

Any takers? Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 03:29:05 pm »

Welcome Sikor.  Smiley

Ok, here is the guy who made a great website for people starting like you and me...
http://www.hillsoftware.com/atari/index.html

He has a video on that site showing how to create the programming environment, and how to make a simple program.  Great stuff!!

There are other Jaguar programming areas.

There is the Jaguar Sector 2 programming area..
http://www.jaguarsector.com/index.php?showforum=13

I suggest Jagware, though I have not got into this place as much yet, they are dedicated to hardware and software development.
http://www.jagware.org/index.php?act=home

There is the Jaguar Homebrew Yahoo group
http://gamesource.groups.yahoo.com/group/jaguar-homebrew/

And sometimes you will find programming nuggets on Atariage
http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showforum=14

This Jaguar Programming area on Atariage does not see much use, but has a lot of good questions:
http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showforum=54

Would love to know of other places myself.  Smiley

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doctorclu
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 05:19:30 pm »

This link on Atariage was pretty good..  getting a Win95/98 Jag Dev setup going.
http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=99653

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GT Turbo
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 09:18:31 pm »

Hello,

If you want to code in C, look at SebRmv (Removers) library :

http://removers.free.fr/softs/download.php


GT Turbo Smiley
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sikor
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 09:21:36 pm »

O.K.
I'll try it in free time. Thanks for info.
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Mr Morden
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 08:31:24 am »

Well, I use DOSBox and Notepad++

I have all the old DOS tools setup to run directly from a DOSBox conf file, and I have a key combination in Notepad++ to run DOSbox with this conf file, assemble and link (outputting all errors to a text file), copy the binary to a VJAG/ROMS, and then quit.

Set DOSbox's "cycles" to something stupidly high (like 400000) and hey presto! 2 second assemble/link times with none of that nasty DOSBox crashing on the 2nd or third run at MadMac.

Nice and friendly, and easy to set up, with possibly the BEST text editor ever written.
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