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February 28th, 2024. Videos   #7 , # 8 , # 9 , # 10 and  # 12 are now also with English subs!

January 29th, 2024. Videos #4 and #5 now have English subs as well.

January 3rd, 2024. Video #3 from my set of Roland D-20 videos now also has English subtitles.

December 31st, 2023. In the NY eve finally started to supply my Roland D-20 videos on personal YouTube-channel with English subtitles. Do not be trivial, started from Video #2.

December 24th, 2023. Just in the Christmas eve published new version of my D-20 sound banks, patches and libraries reader. In version 3.3 added support of SysEx files.

November 06th, 2023. Last October brought me several fantastic discoveries regarding Atari soft, please see below one-by-one:

- finally latest version of nice editor SynthWorks for Roland D-20 was healed from dongle usage and now we have fully working version 1.6 ! Will test it on real hardware next days.

- was found Steinberg CD from German computer magazine Keyboard 10-1999, where were published latest version of Steinberg soft including SynthWorks series

- also the same days I found in the net scanned original SynthWorks manual for Roland D-20 on English.

- and finally - all Notator sequenser users were complaining, thet second part of manual is missing, so here os it.

June 28th, 2023. My program AvPingalo get new version 3.0, you can download it here.

June 12th, 2023. Several updates:

     - updated picture of ship, where I'm working now.

     - Internet connection checking and logging program was updated to version 2.8 .

March 03rd, 2023. Finally successfully hosted my web-application and my Photo Sessions page is interactive again. Welcome!

February 22nd, 2023. Our mystical friend Steven Seagal patched one of the earliest tos102uk version to show mushrooms clouds instead of  bombs. This version was included to his latest STeem SSE release 4.1.2 and of course this image was added to my TOS Images Collection.

February 19th, 2023. Just completed another Harvard CS-50 Pytrhon courses and was awarded by relevant Certificate.

December 26th, 2022. Another TOS image came from beautiful Sweden - that was 1.06 Swedish version. Many thanks Ingjald Atlinger for ripping and contribution! Added to my TOS Collection.

Also made some housekeeping in Broken TOS section of Collection - added comments, found duplicates and excluded one working version.

November 25th, 2022. Another seldom TOS image came from UK and contributed by our new friend Jon Brown. This is disk version 1.00 (but names itself as TOS VERSION 19). With STeem emulator it requires STe mode. It was added to my - the best in the world (as per Jon) - TOS Collection.

November 16th, 2022. Last days I got several TOS in a sequence. First of all our English-Swiss comrade Mark Usher ripped images from his Atari machines and shared with community. Now I added to my TOS Collection images of TOS 3.05 (Swiss-German) and TOS 3.06 (Swiss-French). Big human thanks to Mark !

And second - I visited AtariMania web-site and found some images, which were missing in my Collection, but now were tested and added. Details are below:

- 2 versions of TOS 1.7 (from different sources)

- patched German TOS 1.02 called also FastLoader TOS

- Spanish TOS 1.2 , вwhere typo in words 'bytes' were corrected (im previous version I have they were written as 'byttes')

- pre-release TOS 1.04 - UK/Spanish/Swedish/French versions

November 02, 2022. Published new version 2.7 of Internet logging program AvPingalo.

August 18, 2022. Two new EmuTOS versions - 1.2 and bugfix 1.2.1 , both were included to my TOS Images Collection. Respectively image recognition program AvROM was updated to version 2.9.4 to understand latest EmuTOS images. And another program - AvPingalo was a bit improved and updated to version 2.6 - all my progs are available here.

May 27, 2022. Renewed current vessel picture.

January 30, 2022. My program AvROM was updated to version 2.9.2 - some cosmetic changes.

January 28, 2022. Provided the known contributors names to the images, which were added to my TOS Images Collection. They will appear as a hints.

January 28, 2022. Finished with global cleaning and correcting of my site, now should look a bit better. Also today long time promised to Mikro images for TOS 2.07 (for Atari-Sparrow, Falcon preceeder) and 2.08 (for ST-Book) were added to my TOS Images Collection. Unlucky I didn't get both of them working, but will trust Mikro, that they are OK with Hatari-emulator.

Sempetber 22, 2021. Update my current vessel picture. Look here!

August 07, 2021. Completed Harward Univercity online course Computer Science CS-50x and got relevant Certificate . And my final project was to make my Photo Sessions page interactive, now it is much more convenient for visitors to look for a certain country/city. Check it here ! What's next ?

July 24, 2021. Recently published EmuTOS version 1.1 found containing bug, so on 19th bugfix version 1.1.1 was out. As usual all relevant images were added to TOS Collection and also I updated my program AvROM viewer to support latest EmuTOS version.

April 28, 2021. New found Atari TOS images are going one-by-one! Today we have one more addition (thanks to spanish comrade Adolfo Fernandez) - finnish version 1.0 (actually patched German). Was added to TOS Collection.

April 27, 2021. While I'm studying, camrades from the rest of the world working hard to replenish my TOS Collection. So, Daniel Hedberg found on his hard-drive one more pre-release of TOS 1.4, then Robson (by the way - author of Hungarian EmuTOS) dumped French TOS 3.08 from his ST Book. This TOS doesn't work with Hatari emulator, but Robert ensured that it is working on a real ST Book (as well as US and German images), so all of them were added to TOS Collection. Also Arpad Beszekes made timefix patch for TOS 1.04 - it was added to Utility part of relevant TOS.

April 26, 2021. Cannot stop with education. Now enrolled to genuine Harward Univercity online course Computer Science CS-50x.

April 21, 2021. Continuing self-education. Now completed CompTIA A+ Certification.

March 07, 2021. Successfully passed courses from ProSound Music as follows: "Musical Sound Engineering. Recording, mixing and mastering in a modern studio".

December 28, 2020. Latest release of EmuTOS version 1.0.1 was published December 06th, images were added to TOS Images Collection, TOS recognition program AvROM was updated to work with this release.

Semtember 04, 2020. Newest release of EmuTOS version 1.0 , images were added to TOS Images Collection , TOS recognition program AvROM was updated to work with new images.

June 02, 2020. Several updates:

- One camrad from Croatia shared image of TOS 1.06 , which was added to our TOS Images Collection .

- Update of AvPingalo to version 2.2 , now maintained Internet failure log and automatically save it on daily basis and on exit.

- New program PalmRUS, could be used to open binary font files Palm OS 4 и Palm OS 5 (low-rez and hi-rez fonts are supported) and find there fonts bitmap tables.

April 07, 2020. Another Roland D-20 video: Connecting to PC.

March 25, 2020. Published new video about Roland D-20 - Sequencer.

March 04, 2020. Two new Roland D-20 videos published - Voices and sounds и Drums. Polyphony .

February 17, 2020. Recorded first video about Roland D-20 - Work with rhythm patterns and published it on fresh-created YouTube-channel. Currently on Russian, English subtitles will follow.

February 02, 2020.One more update of AvD20 Reader - in version 3.1 was realized support of native Synthworks semantic files *.SEM, and also showing/saving/printing of sound list from supported sound banks and libraries.

January 27, 2020. Another update of AvD20 Reader - in version 2.6 some cosmetic changes. Information is showing now more logically.

January 12, 2020. English help file for SynthWorks Atari sound editor for Roland D-20 was found somewhere in the net (just put this file instead of original, German help.doc).

January 02, 2020.Update of AvD20 Reader - in version 2.5 added support of Roland D-20 sound banks, created by CagedArt's editor, and possibility to check SynthWorks and CagedArt's sound banks for errors.

November 04, 2019. Found that we have already new version of the best Atari-shell program - TeraDesk, version 4.08 was published. For updates look here .

October 22, 2019. Another version of EmuTOS - 0.9.12 was published recently. Added to my TOS Images Collection . And also my program AvROM updated to recognize this EmuTOS version.

July 28, 2019. New version of EmuTOS - 0.9.11 was published in June. Added to my TOS Images Collection . And also my program AvROM updated to recognize new EmuTOS version.

March 24, 2019. Program AvFonts was updated to version 4.1 - some cosmetic changes.

March 20, 2019. Further development of program AvFont , now version 4.0 is published. In this version were involved keyboard layout files. We can convert keyboard files between LVA *.KBD and MiNT based files *.TBL .

March 17, 2019. Program AvFont was updated to version 3.0 - added possibility to set font name while converting LVA->GDOS and Geneva-fonts support. Compatible Geneva- and Degas Elite fonts were added to attached Atari fonts collection .

March 17, 2019. Corrected Russian fonts were updated also in MiNT/XaAES project.

March 11, 2019. Created a new program AvFonts, which can view any of LVA or GDOS fonts and convert fonts between those types. With the help of AvFonts found old bug in LVA 6x6 font. This error was also exist in AvLVA 6x6 font, so new version of AvLVA fonts - version 2 - was issued. Respectively started to update all involved projects - EmuTOS (latest build), and MiNT.

February 05, 2019. New and very nice presentation from Frédéric Sagez and Vincent Rivière about Atari ST History - please look here.

February 03, 2019. New TOS Image just arrived ! This is pre-release of TOS 3.00, it has blue screen during boot process and called TT TOS BLUE, many thanks and respect to Comrade Daniel Hedberg from Sweden.This image goes to our TOS Images Collection .

December 25, 2018. Just before Christmas, EmuTOS Developing Team issued version- 0.9.10 . I added new version to my TOS Images Collection.

Furthermore, during last year, comrades czietz and leech published respectively German TOS 3.01 and US TOS 3.05 , while our German friendThorstenOtto made hard work to create Spanish versions of TOS 2.06 and 3.06 . All those images were addd to TOS Images Collection.And I also updated my TOS recognition program to support all those new images.

April 16, 2018. Published picture of my current ship.

January 29, 2018. Reposting message from ACP-group:

Firebee.org Server Problems

Sadly the project is facing bigger server issues at the moment. Since last Thursday the domain firebee.org is not accessible and our mailboxes are not reachable. Today it turned out that this is a serious problem, that might take another week or two to get solved. Our admins are working at the problem.We like to assure you that the ACP is still active, and that we try to get back completely online as soon as possible. In the meantime you can access firebee.org by the IP adress http://84.20.240.129/fb-bin/ and reach us by our fallback mailadress acpinfo (at) atari-home (dot) de

January 26, 2018. Our friend Vincent made a small YouTube video about testing EmuTOS on a real Atari ST. He is speaking French, but there already some subtitle translations.

December 16, 2017. Attention - HOTFIX - Vincent Riviere found dangerous bug in latest EmuTOS release, so new version 0.9.9.1 was issued immediately. Please use the new one instead ! My TOS Images reader program and TOS Images Collection were updated respectively.

December 13, 2017. You can download new version for your hardware from project homepage or from my TOS Images Collection.

Major changes:

- AES: Allow mouse cursors to be loaded at boot time

- EmuDesk: Add 'Desktop configuration' dialog

- EmuDesk: Allow configuration of window/desktop backgrounds

- EmuDesk: Allow desktop window file mask to be specified

- EmuDesk: Omit unused desktop menu items

- EmuDesk: Open new window with Alt+doubleclick on folder

- General: Automatically build snapshot releases when a commit is pushed

- VDI: Add blitter support for horizontal line drawing

- VDI: Add blitter support for filled rectangle drawing

- VDI: Add blitter support for raster graphics

Respectively my TOS Images recognition program AvROM was updated to version 2.3 - you can download it here.

November 01st, 2017. Another good surf in Internet - citizen of almost independent Barcelona, Mr. crashman, published 2 images of Spanish TOS - 2.06 and 3.06 - we never seen them before. Was added to our TOS Images Collection as well.

October 31st, 2017. New version 3.9.3 of the best AtariST emulator Steem (SSE) was published recently.Downloadable from project page.

October 29th, 2017. Spanish friend tteclado published to Community Spanish version of Atari TOS 1.02, which was added to ourTOS Images Collection . Many thanks, tteclado, let's fill our TOS Collection together!

June 02nd, 2017. On the relevant page added German manual for Roland D20 (Volumes 1&2).

May 17th, 2017. New project - AvLVA - another Russian screen and keyboard driver for Atari platform. Now keyboard layout is PC-compatible! Please see details there. Also some cosmetic changes were made in 8x8 Russian Atari font (added [C], [R] and [TM] signs). Above keyboard layout and font changes were made for all involved projects - AvLVA, EmuTOS and MiNT/XaAES and will be added to the new builds soon!

April 28th, 2017. Added EmuTOS version 0.9.8 into my TOS Collection and updated my program AvROM to recognize new EmuTOS version as well.

April 26th, 2017. New version of EmuTOS 0.9.8 was published by Roger Burrows today.

Main features:

- Support for desktop shortcuts

- Support for formatting floppies

- Support for user-assignable desktop icons.

Here you can get this new version.

March 13th, 2017. Latest news from Atari world:

- New STeem SSE version 3.9.1published by famous AtariST programmer Steven Seagal.

- EmuTOS team added feature to create application links on Desktop.

February 19th, 2017. One more article about Atari XL/XE editor was added to AtariST page.

January 15, 2017. After long-long time request, finally option of Floppy Formatting was added to the latest snapshot of EmuTOS build. 256K ROM images could be downloaded here.

December 25th, 2016. Steven Seagal (not the one, who got Russian cityzenship recently) published new version 3.9.0 of his famous AtariST emulator - STeemSSE, which can be downloaded from his site.

December 16, 2016. New version of my program AvROM- 2.1 - added recognition of EmuTOS 0.9.7 images.

November 27, 2016. Checked all 512K EmuTOS images with Hatari emulator - updated relevant cells of the TOS Images Collection table.

November 26, 2016. Good news for Atari-community:

- EmuTOS Developers Team released version 0.9.7 . Now we have two new Languages - Swedish and Norwegian (keyboard only).

As usual - there are lots of improvements and bugfixes. Among the improvements I can highlight two - support of new MBR-partitions and EmuCON2 as separate application. Details are here. New version added to my TOS Images Collection .

Djordje Vukovic released TeraDesk version 4.7 - you can download binaries and sources from his page, to have Russian version just replace resource files (still not changed from previous version) and hypertext manual.

November 16, 2016. English friend exxos Rui shared TOS 4.01 image from his Atari - it was missed before in my TOS Collection. Many thanks, exxos !

July 14, 2016. Update of Programs page:

- Added Pingalo program (to check Internet connection)

- Updated AvROM program (to check version and nationality of Atari TOS and EmuTOS ROMs).

June 07, 2016.German friend Christian Zietz found pre-release of German TOS 1.04 and shared it. With my greatest thanks I will add it to the TOS Images Collection.

May 21, 2016. EmuTOS development team released version 0.9.6 . As per attached info it has more than 70 various improvements and updates. Among them worth to be mentioned following :

- Now you can download EMUTOS.PRG .If you run it - after your Arari booting - you can test new OS without reprogramming of ROM chips orusing emulators (but EMUTOS.PRG will work with emulators as well). There is no exit from the program, as it completely over-writing RAM, so to exit you need only reboot your machine. Could be started manually or from AUTO-folder. Download contain EMUTOS.PRG on all possible EmuTOS languages and also mutlilanguage version.

- Also in the new version MIDI support was added.

You can get version 0.9.6 here. And also from a page TOS Images Collection...

March 06, 2016. Another success of EmuTOS development team - now MIDI is working good. Snapshot with this and many others fixes is now available for download .

February 18, 2016. As I have some complaints, that basic Synthworks editor program manual in on Russian only (and stil not all users are speaking Russian ;-) - I translated it to English. Relevant link is updated on Atari ST page. Also full manual version link was placed there instead of Russian translation.

February 16, 2016. Next housekeeping of my site. Following done:

- As oldSteven Seagal site is not available anymore, corrected all related links to the new one. Also edited link for project STeem (Steven Seagal edition).

- On a page TOS Images Collection fixed all utilitys' links (now I placed all necessary utilitys on my site and they are ready for download). Further improvement about TOS images data.

February 15, 2016. Continue to make housekeeping in my TOS Images Collection - versions TOS 3.XX and 4.ХХ were tested with emulator Hatari , and then check those TOS by TeraDesk. Some of them foung not working and moved to Broken TOS part.

February 14, 2016. Before in my TOS Images Collection in the early EmuTOS versions was missing information about TeraDesk reports. It was because earlier EmuTOS versions didn't allow to run TeraDesk from drive C:\. Now I run TeraDesk from drive A:\ for those versions and - voilà - we got reports! Reports were added in the relevant cells in our TOS Collection.

February 13, 2016. On Atari STpage added limk - basic manual for Roland D-20 sound editor by CagedArt.

October 25, 2015. New vesrion 0.9.5 of EmuTOS was released. Was done great job and lots of bugs were fixed. Also added to my TOS Images Collecion.

June 08, 2015. Small 'housekeeping' in my TOS images Collecion :

- Replaced word 'corrected' to 'edited' for some images. Actually 'corrected' images are not better that 'non-corrected'.

- As Great Emulation Master Steven Seagal allowed now to use STeem with floppy-based TOS images, I made some testing and cleaning in my TOS Images Collecion and removed some duplications.

May 10, 2015. Realized another idiot's dream - tried magic car called KARAKAT in suburbs of Novgorod. Pictures are here!

April 20, 2015. Two great news from EmuTOS developers :

- fixed old bug which didn't allow to use HDD emulation with EmuTOS under STeem.

- Russian EmuTOS version now has ability of keyboard layout switch.

There is no release for the moment, so I didn' include current build to our Collection, but users can download this build directly developers page.

April 11, 2015. Another TOS Images Collection addition - our friend Micro shared with folks fresh-ripped from his Mega STE , Swiss German TOS version 2.05 .

March 06, 2015.Published EmuTOS version 0.9.4 - with my pleasure was added to our TOS Images Collection!

February 23, 2015. Several years ago bros Hayward stopped to work with STeem, ... but good work is never disappear - the flag is now in new reliablle hands - Mr. Steven Seagal is continuing the job as STeem SSE (Steven Seagal Edition). His web-page also mentioned in my also mentioned among my Links.

February 2, 2015. All Photo Sessions update complete. Corrected some dates. Enjoy !

January 26, 2015. Second part of Photo Sessions update.

January 21, 2015. Photo Sessions page updated.

November 17, 2014. Comrade conty9 finished mixing of Jössonligan first movie, now you can download movie here.

October 16, 2014. Updated Russian translation ofTeraDesk for version 4.06 - new Resource file and hypertext help.

June 24, 2014. Updated page European Walkway - added info for Belgium and Great Britain.

June 14, 2014. On the My Project page added info about translated movies.

June 10, 2014. Coming back after lo-o-o-o-o-n-g silence. Here is the news summary:

- Were published two new versions of EmuTOS - 0.9.2 and 0.9.3, thus were added to my TOS Images Collection.

- To the same place added pacthed German TOS 1.02, which was found in Poland by erOS, so I published it as erOS.

- My program AVMonitor now has version 3.5 - still not published on the site, as it useful only for local tasks.

- As per «Swedish OlsenBanden» project made translation of 3rd movie - Jönsson League Gold Fever (Jönssonligan får Guldfeber), hope also will make a soundtrack soon...

- By some objective reasons, didn't make any other translations/soundtracks. Also some movies, planned for translation, were already translated by other people.

December 31, 2013. Last day of the year out of AVMonitor version 2.0 - lots of changes. And in the very last minutes finished translation to Russian TeraDesk 4.05 resource and hypertext help files.

December 19, 2013. New version of AV-Client program - 2.0

November 29, 2013. Issued two new programs - AVMonitor v. 1.0 and AVClient v. 1.0, but as they have sense for ny current ship only, I didn't published them.

November 28, 2013. Published new version of SuperHub Viewer. Version 3.0 is able now to find last non-empty session, which is quite useful.

November 06, 2013. New project - Swedish Jonssonligan. First movie (Varning för Jönssonligan) subs were translated to Russian (also many thanks to my friend from Finland Marko Mäkelä, who made Swedish-English translation.

July 24, 2013. Another update of The European Walkway . Filles Portugal data and found No. 7 - Germany. Now only No. 8 - FInland - is missing.

July 23, 2013. Guestbook is working now, welcome !

July 20, 2013. As my site has now new hosting, some changes were applied. Now all links are internal, because I could store all my files in one place. New counter. Gusetbook is coming....

July 17, 2013. EmuTOS version 0.9.1 was publishedand added to TOS Images Collection .

June 28, 2013. The European Walkway was updated. Found country No. 3 - France. Now only 2 countries to go - No.7 Germany and No. 8 Finland.

February 28, 2013. Published EmuTOS version 0.9.0 - you can find versions for all available machines and countries here - in my TOS Collection .

February 07, 2013. Djordje Vukovic published new version of his TeraDesk 4.04, so here you can get Russian resource file and Russian hypertext help for this new version.

January 21, 2013. Fixed broken links (some songs and Notator tutorials were unavailable). Published couple of interviews in mp3: