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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 14:34
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By AmigaHope
Yup. C= was a rare company at the time in that...

Yup. C= was a rare company at the time in that they pursued low margins. Almost every other computer company at the time took far higher profit margins in order to have more of a war chest for things...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2020, 09:22
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By AmigaHope
WHDLoad exists for exactly this purpose. It's a...

WHDLoad exists for exactly this purpose. It's a toolkit that implements a virtualized Amiga environment with software floppy replacement, as well as a standard method of applying compatibility...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 September 2020, 11:00
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By AmigaHope
Even the 1987 X68000 was better than AGA (though...

Even the 1987 X68000 was better than AGA (though AGA could win in displaying static HAM8 images).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 September 2020, 08:23
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By AmigaHope
Not really. Yeah it had to bruteforce its...

Not really. Yeah it had to bruteforce its bitmaps, but it supported tilemapping in hardware and had a killer sprite engine, all at color depths that blew the Amiga away.

So for 2D...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2020, 23:46
Replies: 42
Views: 2,142
Posted By AmigaHope
I wouldn't mind a C=-built A4000T myself. xD

I wouldn't mind a C=-built A4000T myself. xD
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 September 2020, 16:04
Replies: 33
Views: 2,070
Posted By AmigaHope
Almost totally unknown in Japan, mostly due to a...

Almost totally unknown in Japan, mostly due to a near-total lack of Japanese language support in the OS.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 August 2020, 10:34
Replies: 16
Views: 1,781
Posted By AmigaHope
I think the Amiga could've done pretty well in...

I think the Amiga could've done pretty well in Japan if it had had Japanese support baked into it from the start. Unfortunately it was born in that time period where Japanese support existed as weird...
Forum: support.Games 26 August 2020, 07:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,032
Posted By AmigaHope
So there's speech in the game?

So there's speech in the game?
Forum: support.Games 26 August 2020, 07:53
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By AmigaHope
Amiga version of Bards Tale III sucks anyway....

Amiga version of Bards Tale III sucks anyway. Best to use a save editor to port your BT2 characters into the C64 version. (Strangely, the C64 version of BT3 is better than all the ports to more...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 August 2020, 07:51
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By AmigaHope
By cracking sound, do you mean sound coming from...

By cracking sound, do you mean sound coming from the audio output, or a cracking sound literally coming directly, physically from the computer?

If the sound is coming physically from the computer,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 August 2020, 07:43
Replies: 43
Views: 5,567
Posted By AmigaHope
The thing is the data cache was only 256 bytes,...

The thing is the data cache was only 256 bytes, which meant it was only really helpful on repeated operations on the same set of data. It helps a lot on some very specific algorithms, but in general...
Forum: support.Games 25 August 2020, 07:21
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By AmigaHope
It doesn't even matter if you added a CDDA...

It doesn't even matter if you added a CDDA command emulation as Paula is probably already busy playing game sounds. The only way it would work is if you had another audio device hooked up to play the...
Forum: support.Games 25 August 2020, 07:16
Replies: 31
Views: 2,032
Posted By AmigaHope
Anyone noticed any differences in the 1M version...

Anyone noticed any differences in the 1M version other than the intro?
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2020, 07:14
Replies: 272
Views: 15,737
Posted By AmigaHope
If they ever get to spin an ASIC it will be the...

If they ever get to spin an ASIC it will be the godliest 68k ever produced by far. I dream of such a day. Like original Athlon/Pentium III levels of performance.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 August 2020, 07:04
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By AmigaHope
Note that no matter what, booting from 3.1 ROM...

Note that no matter what, booting from 3.1 ROM will require a small boot partition to bootstrap the 3.9/3.1.4 memory image that will enable the larger partition sizes.

Also, as others have noted,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2020, 06:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By AmigaHope
Your head bobs in real life when you run, but...

Your head bobs in real life when you run, but your eyeballs autocorrect for it by keeping whatever you're looking at centered. The problem is that when looking at a screen, the game has no idea what...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2020, 06:48
Replies: 326
Views: 26,476
Posted By AmigaHope
Just based on the math we established that the...

Just based on the math we established that the 060/50 could probably do the 32X version if given fast enough access to a graphics card that had a simple blitter (to do the 2D landscape background,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 August 2020, 06:18
Replies: 43
Views: 5,567
Posted By AmigaHope
Even then, a 68030 isn't that much faster than a...

Even then, a 68030 isn't that much faster than a 68020, as the 68030 is basically just a 68020 with 256-byte data cache added on, along with burst mode support via that cache, plus an integrated MMU....
Forum: Games images which need to be WHDified 25 August 2020, 06:01
Replies: 62
Views: 10,502
Posted By AmigaHope
This is on the executables from the author's old...

This is on the executables from the author's old geocities site? I seem to recall most of them at least *ran* on my A4000 back in the day.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 August 2020, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By AmigaHope
Apidya is IMHO the best Amiga shooter. It gets...

Apidya is IMHO the best Amiga shooter. It gets Gradius-style gameplay down right in a way most euro-shmups didn't.

The Amiga hardware really couldn't do good 90's shooters but Apidya captures very...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2020, 21:09
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By AmigaHope
Best to just sample on something else tbh. Just...

Best to just sample on something else tbh. Just about everything these days has a halfway decent ADC in it. No sense trying to replicate the crappy parallel port samplers of old. With good samples...
Forum: support.Other 07 August 2020, 10:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By AmigaHope
Only the C= A4000Ts shipped with a HD drive....

Only the C= A4000Ts shipped with a HD drive. Escom/Quickpak ones shipped with DD drives (well, HD drives used only as DD drives) as they couldn't easily source the half-speed HD ones.
Forum: support.Other 06 August 2020, 18:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By AmigaHope
Many A3000s also shipped with a high density...

Many A3000s also shipped with a high density drive.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 August 2020, 18:05
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By AmigaHope
The only machines that support true slow ram...

The only machines that support true slow ram without hacks are The A500 and OCS A2000. You might consider A600 and A1200 PCMCIA RAM to be slow ram since it goes through Gayle, though I don't know if...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 August 2020, 16:56
Replies: 61
Views: 4,637
Posted By AmigaHope
The only way for a dongle to render the game...

The only way for a dongle to render the game near-uncrackable is if it provides some sort of enhancement to the hardware itself that the internal hardware can't do. Some sort of inexpensive but...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 August 2020, 16:39
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By AmigaHope
This. ^^^^^ If the driver is even remotely...

This. ^^^^^ If the driver is even remotely properly coded, setting a 24-bit DMA mask in the RDB will make it work.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 August 2020, 07:57
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By AmigaHope
Short answer: Anytime I have real fast RAM. ...

Short answer: Anytime I have real fast RAM.

Long answer: Depends on colors/resolution. If I'm working in a lores screenmode in best fetchmode there's always some free time left over for the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2020, 10:43
Replies: 43
Views: 5,567
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah you could, but why would anyone do that?...

Yeah you could, but why would anyone do that? "Sorry, your program can run, but we won't let you run it."

The most I've ever seen is a warning "Hey your system seems kinda slow, don't blame us if...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 August 2020, 13:44
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By AmigaHope
"Gamma" being another term for "release...

"Gamma" being another term for "release candidate", it could well turn out to be 99.9999% identical to the public release of 1.2
Forum: Amiga scene 01 August 2020, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By AmigaHope
At this point, who knows? The rights got shifted...

At this point, who knows? The rights got shifted around a lot after the Gateway/Amiga Inc. buyout.

As far as who cares though, it would be Cloanto, as they are the only active licensor. They...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 August 2020, 11:30
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By AmigaHope
A blast of ozone will get rid of the old musty...

A blast of ozone will get rid of the old musty smell, but don't do it for too long as it also corrodes stuff.

And I'll back up that bad smells can come from bad caps, although that's more of a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 August 2020, 11:29
Replies: 48
Views: 2,683
Posted By AmigaHope
I was at a family friend's house and they had an...

I was at a family friend's house and they had an A1000. Saw it and immediately begged my parents for an A500.
Forum: support.Hardware 28 July 2020, 06:25
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By AmigaHope
If you get an ECS denise you can do Euro36-type...

If you get an ECS denise you can do Euro36-type modes, which is more tolerable for interlace, or noninterlaced modes in 640x480 but they will be 4 colors.

Simple scandoublers don't give good...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 July 2020, 00:54
Replies: 43
Views: 5,567
Posted By AmigaHope
The only reason a userspace program would require...

The only reason a userspace program would require an 040/060 is if it used MOVE16 with no fallback. Other than that, if it runs on an 060 it will run on an 020. All the userspace instructions on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 July 2020, 08:45
Replies: 216
Views: 22,720
Posted By AmigaHope
They could have done this on the A500 and it...

They could have done this on the A500 and it would have not been too late. The 3-button joysticks could have been purchasable for A1000 users, and the A500 could have set the standard as it was a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 July 2020, 08:16
Replies: 48
Views: 7,049
Posted By AmigaHope
Interesting thread to revisit since...

Interesting thread to revisit since Starglider/Perifractic did an episode of his youtube show on Witchwood using assets he was able to recover. That was neat!

Cliveminni's EAB account seems to be...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2020, 07:37
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By AmigaHope
I wonder what the maximum horizontal refresh rate...

I wonder what the maximum horizontal refresh rate that AGA can produce is. It goes up to at least 31.44Khz. That would let you calculate what the maximum vertical refresh would be at 2048 lines. (at...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2020, 07:27
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By AmigaHope
Did Buster rev 7 -> 9 really affect PIO devices...

Did Buster rev 7 -> 9 really affect PIO devices that much?
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2020, 07:25
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AmigaHope
They could have conceivably just added an extra...

They could have conceivably just added an extra CLUT buffer to Denise to get around this, and keep the 12-bit palette, but they didn't. I'm not sure why they didn't.
Forum: support.Hardware 25 July 2020, 07:15
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By AmigaHope
This info is a little irrelevant since you got it...

This info is a little irrelevant since you got it working, but for completeness I'll explain.

Any working SCSI card should be able to read your device as long as the card supports the device's...
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