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by atc
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Site Comments, Suggestions, and Ideas
Topic: Error in tutorial #10...
Replies: 2
Views: 11343

Re: Error in tutorial #10...

Ah, no need to apologize, my friend! :D With such a huge series, this sort of thing will happen to any writer. ;) We thank you for the series!
by atc
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Site Comments, Suggestions, and Ideas
Topic: Error in tutorial #10...
Replies: 2
Views: 11343

Error in tutorial #10...

This tutorial has an error in it: m The attribute byte is a byte that defines certain attributes, and defining both foreground and background colors. The byte follows the format: * Bits 0 - 2: Foreground color o Bit 0: Red o Bit 1: Green o Bit 2: Blue * Bit 3: Foreground Intensity * Bits 4 - 6: Back...
by atc
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....
Replies: 9
Views: 20252

Re: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....

Yiiippeeee! I got it! This was pretty darn tough, not because it involves complicated programming and implementations but because there are so many points of failure, lol. One tiny error in your compiler/linker options, one bit off, one incorrect field, etc and you are destined for either a nasty me...
by atc
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....
Replies: 9
Views: 20252

Re: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....

I certainly can, but it will be a big space hog. First, I tried some ideas of my own, which failed. Then I tried the *exact* code and settings from these two tutorials I linked earlier: m m I think you'll get a better idea from those links, since they list all the code and describe the settings to t...
by atc
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....
Replies: 9
Views: 20252

Re: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....

Straight from the VCProj file: BaseAddress="0x100000" RandomizedBaseAddress="0" FixedBaseAddress="1" It DOES boot and run without incident. But I'm quite convinced that something is wrong with the header itself and maybe the configuration (causing clipping/corruption of...
by atc
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....
Replies: 9
Views: 20252

Re: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....

Oh, sorry. Visual Studio Pro 2008. Should be exactly the same as VC++ Express compiler & linker afaik.
by atc
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....
Replies: 9
Views: 20252

Re: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....

Yup. I just realized further increasing the aforementioned numbers gets rid of the local vs global variable problem! :shock: Even though it technically "works", that's a nasty thing to rely upon. I need to figure out the correct way to do it overall.
by atc
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....
Replies: 9
Views: 20252

Multi-boot/PE problems from hell....

I hope I'm not asking you kind folks too many questions, and I hope it's not (for some reason) inappropriate to repost something from another forums. But for some reason I'm having serious problems, which I thoroughly describe in my post below. Apparently, I have much bigger fish to fry than working...
by atc
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Question about intention in tutorials...
Replies: 7
Views: 16797

Re: Question about intention in tutorials...

That makes a bit more sense! Please post your example whenever you can. I'd love to look at it and get a better idea of what I'm up against. I did, however, make a rule for myself before starting this: NO copying outside code. Otherwise, I don't really learn jack. Inspiration is fine, and learning b...
by atc
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Question about intention in tutorials...
Replies: 7
Views: 16797

Re: Question about intention in tutorials...

Yes, please! If it's excessively large, you can always attach it in .cpp/.c or whatever you've saved it as. I didn't hear that you don't need to load DLLs here. That was some other website where I read that, and I questioned the idea. Good to know before I wasted any time expecting it to work. I fig...
by atc
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: C and C++
Topic: Linked Code in external File
Replies: 20
Views: 42499

Re: Linked Code in external File

erazzzor, ich kann ein bißchen Deutsch. 8) Wenn du ein Problem mit Englisch haben, sendest mir ein PM. Mein Deutsch ist vermutlich nicht genug für komplizierte programmierung Themen, jedoch glaube ich wir können die Sprachbarriere überwunden. Es tut mir leid wenn mein Grammatik ist schlecht! :lol:
by atc
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Graphics Programming
Topic: 2d & 3d programming
Replies: 2
Views: 13512

Re: 2d & 3d programming

Maybe, just maybe... :wink:

<cool-idea>
An operating system graphics API with built in, native 3D rendering. No need for an add-on, external API, or anything else. The OS is just fully 3D-ready right "out the box". 8) Do you realize what that implies?
</cool-idea>
by atc
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Question about intention in tutorials...
Replies: 7
Views: 16797

Re: Question about intention in tutorials...

Yes, you got all of it I think. Half of my confusion was from mixing up which demos went with which tutorials. The other half is probably my bad insomnia, lol. Staying up for 24-48hrs has become all too common for me, lol... But yes, I see now the tutorial kernel is a PE. The Neptune loader is even ...
by atc
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Advanced OS Development
Topic: Question about intention in tutorials...
Replies: 7
Views: 16797

Question about intention in tutorials...

I've been reading the kernel/C++ tutorials, and noticed a bit of a blank. What exactly is the plan for deployment of the kernel, HAL, runtime, etc? You go over a lot of deep design theory, and then there's just some demos to download at the end which have already implemented things ahead of what is ...
by atc
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Beginning OS Development
Topic: Multi-stage booting problems... :(
Replies: 14
Views: 25353

Re: Multi-stage booting problems... :(

EDIT: Finally figured out the trick to getting Grub to work. So problem solved. I also made my PE kernel multi-boot compliant so Grub loads it with ease! Now I like Grub so much, I'm going to stick with it. I've automated Visual Studio and my build process all the way up to automatically putting the...