+Stephen Moss Posted December 21, 2021 Share Posted December 21, 2021 Hello everyone, after many years my project to update the key components of the Jaguar documentation is finally here, given version number 10. No doubt you are keen to know what has changed so as an overview... Index: Indicates which documents have been updated and where practical indicates which sections of them have been added/had significant changes (except for the SoftRef). The document names are all links, so clicking on them will open the relevant document, also all updated documents (not just the SoftRef) now have a table of contents which are also links taking you to the relevant section of the document, so no more scrolling to find it. IMPORTANT! I know you want to get to the good (or possibly bad) stuff but there is important information regarding the text colour coding used in the revised documents on page 2 that you should familiarise yourself with first. Getting Started: No real changes but added information about newer development hardware/software, i.e. SkunkBoard & JagStudio, old news for many of you but useful for those who are not up to date with what's available or taking thier first look at Jaguar programming. Qsound: Other than the TOC, no real changes apart from the removal of contact data for the company that developed it at their request. SoftRef: One or two small changes, big changes are... 1) The information from the HWBugs document has been moved into the (hopefully) relevant sections of the SoftRef, if there is a problem with something you want to know about it there and then not have to remember to scurry off to another document to check for issues. Although this represents a big change to the document as it is all relocated original text, not new or significantly changed information it is still Black text, but is instead highlight by a Caution symbol. 2) The outdated (struck through) data has been removed. TechOver: As I recall No real changes, but added info on SkunkBoard. TechRef: Lots of additions here, i.e. cartridge port & power specification, plus links to Schematics and some other bits. Big changes regarding some aspects of identification and reading controllers, specifically advanced controllers. The way Atari did it made sense back then when Microcontrollers were slow and low pin count but meant Advanced controllers would not work with the Team-Tap, these revisions would make those that plug into the standard Jaguar controller port Team-Tap friendly. The Other Documents folder contains some other Jaguar related documents including a partial CD unit test document, and the original 1995 Atari versions of the updated documents for reference. You can find the updated documents in my Jaguar dropbox folder here (Jaguar Documents V10.zip) along with what is probably nothing new to most people here... Jag3DStudio - 3DSCONV - Atari N3D converter (convert objects to J3D & N3D) and 3DSPOV (Raytracer). jagdev_102 - BelBoz PC dev kit N3D render - render for N3D Objects Polytool - Can't remember excatly, but more 3D stuff I think PC_Devtools - Some Original Atari development files & SkunkBoard Standard (User) & Full (Design) releases. UPDATE 23/12/2021: I updated the Zip file today. There are no real changes to the contents as far as those who have already downloaded it are concerneced excpt the the fact that I forgot to add bookmarks in addition the the TOC for easy navigation within teh updated documents - there is always somehting you forget. 10 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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