Annotation of frontvm/README, revision 1.1.1.2

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1.1.1.2 ! root        2: FrontierVM 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111
1.1       root        3: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                      4: This thing uses code from:
                      5: 
                      6: Reverse-engineered Atari ST frontier (David Braben, etc)
                      7: Hatari (http://hatari.sourceforge.net),
                      8: Scale2x (http://scale2x.sourceforge.net),
                      9: All the other shit i wrote myself (like the 68k assembler
                     10: and disassembler) are GPL (i guess...).
                     11: 
1.1.1.2 ! root       12: 
        !            13: FrontVM2 addendum:
        !            14: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        !            15: 
        !            16: FrontVM2 has discarded the uae cpu core of hatari and instead compiles the
        !            17: frontier 68k crap to native assembly language. This is done either by generating
        !            18: a grotesquely huge C source file, or generating i386 asm directly.
        !            19: 
        !            20: If your computer is not i386 compatible, and you have loads of ram (it uses
        !            21: 2 or 3 hundred megs of ram compiling the huge generated C file with gcc-3.x)
        !            22: then type:
        !            23: 
        !            24: $ make -f Makefile-C
        !            25: 
        !            26: Otherwise use the i386 one, which does not eat tons of ram, and generates
        !            27: a smaller and faster binary:
        !            28: 
        !            29: $ make -f Makefile-i386
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                     31: Some special keys:
                     32: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                     33: 
                     34: 
                     35: F11    - Toggle fullscreen.
                     36: F12    - Open the emulation menu.
1.1.1.2 ! root       37: Ctrl-D  - Dump 68k registers.
1.1       root       38: Ctrl-M - Toggle mouse grabbing.
                     39: Ctrl-Q - Quit.
1.1.1.2 ! root       40: F      - Toggles some debug info & fps readout.
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                     42: If you have a middle mouse button then pressing it should toggle
                     43: mouse grabbing also.
                     44: 
                     45: Changes
                     46: ~~~~~~~
                     47: 
                     48: * 4096 colour palette (was 512 in ST version).
                     49: 
                     50: * dynamic colours are always allocated. frontier used to allocate 14
                     51:   dynamic colours for scenes which typically want 25-35 colours. now
                     52:   all these colours are available. this basically means frontier is
                     53:   now 256 colours from a 4096 colour palette.
                     54: 
                     55: * New option: Light/dark space colour.
                     56: 
                     57: * Fixed ST FE2 bug: milkyway was not visible until after a hyperspace.
                     58: 
                     59: * 'Scale2x' mode, which can be activated in the screen section of
                     60:   the big F12 menu thingy.
                     61: 
                     62: * ripped out the crappy sound code. sfx are now 8 or 16 bit 22khz
                     63:   wavs in sfx/, and music doesn't exist for the moment.
                     64: 
                     65: 2004.05.16 - Option 'Icon beeps' had no effect in ST frontier. Fix this.
                     66: 2004.05.16 - Remember option 'light/dark' space in savefiles.
                     67: 2004.05.16 - Default to 'very high' detail level.
                     68: 
                     69: 
                     70: Savefiles should remain compatible with those of the atari ST version.
                     71: 
                     72: ------
                     73: 
                     74: Bug reports, patches, legal threats welcome.
                     75: 
                     76: -- 
                     77: tom@moretom.net
                     78: 

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