Re: [hatari-users] Question regarding Hatari and MANDALA.PRG

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Title: Re: [hatari-users] Question regarding Hatari and MANDALA.PRG

Sorry, but I have no idea how to use the Mac Terminal to launch a program. For the past many years, I've only used it occasionally to purge the memory when it's getting clogged in the course of a day. The rest of what you write there is utterly obscure to me.

I was only looking for a simple way to use again a quaint little entertaining program that gave me some fun some decades ago, nothing else. When I found this list, thinking that it was conceived for plain users rather than for experts and looking for a simple solution to what seemed to be a simple problem, I had no idea that in order to do this I would have to familiarise myself with hitherto unknown expressions, acronyms, programming languages and libraries and lots more that I have never had the slightest interest in in the course of my whole life.

If you'll allow me an analogy, for many years I have driven cars professionally in the most dangerous conditions, at what most people would consider the most dangerous speeds. And got where I wanted, and never had an accident, and staid alive. Yet my knowledge of mechanics stop at a very vague notion of how moving pistons get an engine running, and let's not even mention the electronics in modern automobiles. If there was a problem with a car, I only wanted a mechanic to replace a gizmo or two and tighten a couple of screws so I could get going again. Else, buy/rent another car, or take a taxi.

So, Eero, I'd like to thank you for your kind efforts, that I think were addressing the wrong person. I'll stay tuned on this list — if anyone in the future comes with a simple solution that doesn't take hours to implement, I'll be happy to give it a try. If I'm still alive, that is.


From: Eero Tamminen
Reply-To: <hatari-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2020 16:03:19 +0200
To: <hatari-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [hatari-users] Question regarding Hatari and MANDALA.PRG


On 1/30/20 7:45 PM, Michel Tavir wrote:

> As with your earlier post, I do not understand. This, in particular:
>> Please run Hatari with "--trace midi" option and
>> check whether it complains about write errors.
> - is there a Terminal in Hatari where one runs such commands?

Use MacOS Terminal and start Hatari from that,
with the "--trace midi" option.

There can be a lot of output, so it's better to
redirect Hatari's trace output to a file with:
 hatari --trace midi  2>  trace.txt

You can then attach that "trace.txt" file to your

Btw. If MacOS has "tee" program, you can view
the output while it's being written to the file
 hatari --trace midi 2>&1 | tee trace.txt

("2>&1" redirects Hatari's standard error to
standard output file handle and '|' passes that
to the "tee" program, which will both save and
output it.)

 - Eero

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