Your Retina, Atari and You, Part I

Bro! Don't!

or: How to connect my Atari ST to a modern Monitor and other fun activities

We all know that situation: your new(ish), shiny(ish) Atari ST just arrived - but apparently there‘s no way to get this thing to display a picture anywhere. No HDMI port, no DVI port, no VGA - heck, what where those Atari guys even thinking?


Porting Ilmenit's Mona to the Atari ST

Yes, some image degradation happened over the centuries. What can one do

Ever since I saw Ilmenit’s fantiastic, highly artistic intro Mona I have been entertaining the thought of making an Atari ST port. Here’s how it came into existence.



Blaster sprites, Advanced


Update on emulator issue, Oct 31st, 2018

Atari legend Nicolas Pomarède points out that it doesn’t really make sense to combine the NFSR and FXSR bits the way I do. And he’s right!

My mistake was relying on emulators while writing this, and using the NFSR and FXSR bits this way was the only way I could make it work. So…


Someone to figure out what is going wrong here. Please email me your findings at - thanks in advance!

v 1.04, Oct 23rd, 2018 - There was bug in X clipping when showing fewer than the 16 rightmost pixels. It displayed fine in STEem, which is why I missed it.