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FireTOS addon archive
2019-08-12:
The ACP-Team collected a set of useful software, prepared to give you best singletasking experiences on your FireBee right from the start.

In July we published the brandnew FireTOS addon archive on firebee.org. This collection of programs is designed for easy singletask working on the FireBee. Yes, there are people who prefer working under TOS and we know that there are also "pure (Fire)TOS users" on the Bee; so for those not running MiNT this collection may be very helpful.
Similar to the „Language-Disks“ known from Atari we prepared some essential programs which can be used directly on an SD card (as floppy replacement) or from partition „C“ on mass storage devices like CF card, harddisc or SSDs connected to your FireBee.
You will find included a controlpanel server with some useful cpx modules, the helpsystem ST-Guide, a texteditor, a calculator, a screenshot utility and also programs for flashing the FireBee ROM and patching NVDI.
As a „Bonus“ we created a nice set of new icons for your TOS desktop.

You can download the new addon archive for FireTOS (only 2,2 MB) from our new firebee.org addon page .


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Atari 8-Bits at the FireBee
2019-05-01:
"Atari800" is an emulator for Atari 8-Bit Systems like the 400/800, the Atari XL/XE-Series or the 5200. At 13th of April 2019 the version 4.1.0 was released by Miro Kropáček.

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The Emulator for the FireBee works via SDL and the assembler core was excluded in the FireBee version. Beside the fact that this is the first version for the FireBee, the main news in v4.1.0 are that the emulator can now ...

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Up-to-date information about the ACP project Q1/2019
2019-03-31:
It's the right time again to give you some information about the state of things in ACP. Last year we neglected the flow of information a little, and some of you got the impression that nothing was happening anymore with the FireBee.

But the opposite is true, so we want to give you an update about the things that are currently being worked on.

• Delivery of the 2nd series
We are still busy to deliver the computers of the 2nd series. With all the things that went wrong with this batch (power transformer issue, case production - the final cases were delivered to us this January etc.) the resulting huge delay also caused an incredible mess. Some pre-orderers believed they wouldn't get a device anymore; others we had to chase down with multiple mails, posts or on other channels because their personal data had changed. At any rate, the efforts are huge. We are doing the best we can though to ...

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Mailsystem reorganized
2018-06-12:
We have migrated our complete mailsystem and all communication problems should be a thing of the past.

In the last years it sadly occured on and off, that our mailserver got listed at some few blacklists and our mails thus went into your spamfolders or in some few cases got directly discarded by your mailservers. On the one hand this was due to the atari.org mailadress which was not configured correctly (SPF, which was previously not needed for years). On the other hand there are indeed some competences missing to configure the Linux machine correctly on which the firebee.org mail server was running. The system was adoped from now inactive people and despite great efforts the problems could not be solved.

Additionally atari-home.de cancelled all their mail services (presumably because of the new GDPR) by end of ...

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Shipping and new Orders
2018-05-30:
About the situation and availability of the hardware

In recent weeks, we have seen a noticeable increase in pre-order with sometimes unsolicited remittances from "new customers". We would like to clarify again the current situation.

The 2nd series of FireBees is currently sold out. We have been delivering them for some time now (unfortunately very slowly). All new orders are placed on a waiting list. In case of withdrawals during the shipping process, the machines will be assigned according to this list. In addition, binding pre-orders are of interest for a possible further series of FireBees. The more people pre-order the more likely such a series will be produced in the future. An early delivery will not be possible for new customers.

The normal procedure is to ...

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FireBee on GitHub
2018-04-16:
After some long months with no public access to our Firebee sources, we finally moved everything to GitHub.

Since last summer the situation with Atariforge became more and more unstable. Sadly the AtariForge services seem not to come back in time anymore. Nevertheless we like to thank Rob Mahlert for the years of support he gave for free to the community. Now everything we got is collected and online again at GitHub. Special thanks goes to Miro Kropáček and David Gálvez who cared about that non-acceptable situation, and uploaded everything to the new repository at GitHub that Markus Fröschle created some months ago. Gladly Mikro had a full AtariForge backup for us, and also every new developments from 2017 are online now. Including several new FPGA and BaS developments which binaries we will publish in the upcoming weeks and ...

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Linear Classic icon set for Teradesk updated
2018-03-02:
The new version 1.54 represents a major upgrade of the of the 48p. Linear Classic icon set for Teradesk.

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A total of 364 icons are now available with 121 new or updated icons (81 folders, 24 programs, 12 files and 4 devices).

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The Linear Classic set shares most of the pictograms with the ...

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FB-Basic icon set 1.54 update
2018-02-26:
Just after the FB-Basic 1.50 major release, a minor upgrade for the FB-Basic icon set for Teradesk is arrived.

This "quick fix" release solves a few issues: some icons not included in 1.50 were added, the default HD was renamed to "hard disc" to comply with Teradesk’s naming rules and 2 duplicate icons were deleted. To keep compatibility with old teradesk.inf configuration files, a new experimental "harddisk" icon was added to the set. Finally, the teradesk.inf file was updated to reflect changes in the cicons.rsc file.

Download: FB-Basic-154 (.zip 424kB)

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FB-Basic icon set for Teradesk updated
2018-02-01:
One year after the initial release, the FB-Basic icon set for Teradesk receives a major update.

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With the new 1.5 version, the total number of icons is up to 360, with more than 100 new entries.


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All the icons are available in 48p. with 256, 16 and 2 ...

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Firebee.org Server Problems
2018-01-28:
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


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GFA Basic v3.7 beta
2018-01-18:

GFA Basic v3.7 has reached beta testing stage and is available also for the FireBee. New features include:
- Added all missing AES calls up to AES v4.1, plus some N.AES calls.
- Added the most commonly used Bios, Xbios, Gemdos, VDI, and NVDI calls.
- Some new general purpose commands not related to the operating system.
- Just over 256 new commands.

It’s now possible to write medium to large application without having to write bindings. The beta is available at the newly reworked website. Follow the download link at http://gfabasic.net/

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