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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 14:17
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By idrougge
The American PSUs expect ~110 VAC on the primary...

The American PSUs expect ~110 VAC on the primary side, the European ones expect ~230 VAC. You will have a nice electrical fire if you feed them the incorrect voltage. The secondary side is the same...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 01:40
Replies: 120
Views: 2,973
Posted By idrougge
It's quite feasibly to treat bullets as points...

It's quite feasibly to treat bullets as points instead of bodies, so you only need four IFs without any addition or subtraction involved, thereby reducing the number of cycles required for a...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 01:34
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By idrougge
I've never noticed any heat problems even after...

I've never noticed any heat problems even after running the machine for days. It has really big cooling elements.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 01:10
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By idrougge
I think the name is "plunger", in this case...

I think the name is "plunger", in this case Mitsumi KPR type or one of its siblings: https://deskthority.net/w/images/c/c6/Mitsumi_KPR_Type_%284_mm_travel%29_datasheet.pdf
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 22 June 2018, 16:10
Replies: 120
Views: 2,973
Posted By idrougge
I never mentioned BlitColl because it tests a...

I never mentioned BlitColl because it tests a blit against any pre-existing graphics, which means that it only works on a clear background like in your test program.
The only way to make this useful...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 June 2018, 15:59
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By idrougge
Run with either CyberGraphX or Picasso96. Both...

Run with either CyberGraphX or Picasso96. Both will work with all current software.
You can use the card without pass-through.
Forum: MarketPlace 22 June 2018, 13:58
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By idrougge
Doesn't DMAC have to match RAMSEY?

Doesn't DMAC have to match RAMSEY?
Forum: Coders. Contest 22 June 2018, 13:45
Replies: 383
Views: 67,644
Posted By idrougge
Sorry, I just read the first ten drafts.

Sorry, I just read the first ten drafts.
Forum: Coders. Contest 22 June 2018, 12:48
Replies: 383
Views: 67,644
Posted By idrougge
Why should you be required to submit the game on...

Why should you be required to submit the game on disk images?
Forum: support.Hardware 21 June 2018, 22:33
Replies: 28
Views: 734
Posted By idrougge
Do you really think a casual buyer must...

Do you really think a casual buyer must scrutinise product pictures or read datasheets to find out whether a "replacement" product even fulfills the most basic expectations?

I was going to...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 June 2018, 22:29
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By idrougge
The normal manual is quite useless as far as I...

The normal manual is quite useless as far as I remember. Just the absolute basics.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 June 2018, 11:53
Replies: 28
Views: 734
Posted By idrougge
That's a matter of personal preference and...

That's a matter of personal preference and something which an internal switch does not prevent. This product should be given a warning sign or delivered with the necessary accessories to make it...
Forum: Coders. General 21 June 2018, 00:56
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By idrougge
IMHO it is not. S: is for scripts. It's even part...

IMHO it is not. S: is for scripts. It's even part of the path.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 June 2018, 00:43
Replies: 28
Views: 734
Posted By idrougge
What kind of idiot makes an Amiga PSU without a...

What kind of idiot makes an Amiga PSU without a power switch?
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 19 June 2018, 10:49
Replies: 35
Views: 11,541
Posted By idrougge
I also uploaded a few extra Workbench/Extras...

I also uploaded a few extra Workbench/Extras disks in my usual upload thread.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 June 2018, 01:35
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By idrougge
Commodore were well aware of the TMS34010....

Commodore were well aware of the TMS34010. http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/a2410
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 18 June 2018, 21:14
Replies: 61
Views: 23,398
Posted By idrougge
A new load of diskettes were donated to the club,...

A new load of diskettes were donated to the club, so once more I have ripped some original applications, some old system and driver disks, some packs and some demos.

app:
A500 board level system...
Forum: project.TOSEC (amiga only) 18 June 2018, 00:22
Replies: 35
Views: 11,541
Posted By idrougge
The "Draw Plus" art package boots with a "Release...

The "Draw Plus" art package boots with a "Release 1.2 version 33.46" message. Was there a 33.46 release or was that just a developer seed?
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2018, 17:47
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By idrougge
Ah, that one. I tried it yesterday. • Several...

Ah, that one. I tried it yesterday.
• Several frames worth of lag — moving the mouse makes you seasick.
• Always 60 hz — scrolling is uneven.
• Can't handle moving objects — mouse pointer leaves...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 June 2018, 03:35
Replies: 53
Views: 2,368
Posted By idrougge
Flat panels, at least those with LED...

Flat panels, at least those with LED backlighting, can give you an overdosis of blue light which also doesn't seem healthy for your eyes or general wellness.

For Amigas, which we don't run for...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 June 2018, 15:27
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By idrougge
Try ?score to access the score label. Do not...

Try ?score to access the score label.

Do not touch A4 or above, and end the statement with AsmExit.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 June 2018, 15:17
Replies: 120
Views: 2,973
Posted By idrougge
That's just absurd. Are there any edge cases...

That's just absurd. Are there any edge cases RectsHit must handle? Otherwise I can't understand how Acid Software could come up with a library routine that is slower than basic.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 June 2018, 19:27
Replies: 197
Views: 7,066
Posted By idrougge
I repeat: Why does it matter if there are...

I repeat: Why does it matter if there are A3010-exclusive games if Archimedes games are already on par with the A1200 and Falcon?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 June 2018, 14:20
Replies: 120
Views: 2,973
Posted By idrougge
I would rather treat shots as a single point (or...

I would rather treat shots as a single point (or a one-dimensional object if needed). It saves you three (two) collision checks and should still have the precision needed for a convincing game.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 June 2018, 14:10
Replies: 197
Views: 7,066
Posted By idrougge
Why would they need to look better on an A3010...

Why would they need to look better on an A3010 than on an A3000? It was the A1200 and Falcon that were playing catch-up to the A3000 in the first place.
Forum: support.Apps 11 June 2018, 20:25
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By idrougge
If you persist in using AS225, at least try to...

If you persist in using AS225, at least try to get a hold of INet 225, the last version published commercially.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 June 2018, 23:41
Replies: 197
Views: 7,066
Posted By idrougge
I think that last sentence sums up why you failed...

I think that last sentence sums up why you failed to find any A3010 specific software. The A1200 and Falcon were substantial upgrades over the A500 and ST, so they got (or should have got) specific...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 June 2018, 23:27
Replies: 120
Views: 2,973
Posted By idrougge
Actually, Blitz has a ShapesHit and a RectsHit...

Actually, Blitz has a ShapesHit and a RectsHit command to do that in few lines of code, this thread is just about possible optimisations by writing your own collision detection routine.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 June 2018, 23:07
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By idrougge
I think the FNS library should be preinstalled...

I think the FNS library should be preinstalled into deflibs if you run the Blitz version from the Ultimate Blitz CD. At least it is on my installation and I can't remember installing it. Otherwise,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 June 2018, 02:24
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By idrougge
I wonder if the difference between mine and...

I wonder if the difference between mine and MickGyver's asm-only functions is that mine always end with AsmExit.

I also wonder if it's a good idea to end a function with RTS.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 June 2018, 02:15
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By idrougge
"Block" is the fastest blit, but limits you to...

"Block" is the fastest blit, but limits you to multiples of 16 pixels.
I don't know if the ExcessOnOff parameter for Blit saves you any cycles, but you could try that out.
There is also the FNS...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 June 2018, 19:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By idrougge
That's also very odd, I never use it in my asm...

That's also very odd, I never use it in my asm procedures and they tend to be quite stable. Of course, I never touch the reserved registers.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 June 2018, 16:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By idrougge
That's very odd, it's not in the Amigaguide...

That's very odd, it's not in the Amigaguide version of the 2.1 manual, nor is it part of the other PDF version of the Blitz manual.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 June 2018, 13:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By idrougge
Where did you find out this?

Where did you find out this?
Forum: Amiga scene 05 June 2018, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By idrougge
Note that these connectors are for PCB mounting...

Note that these connectors are for PCB mounting and not making cables – which makes them more useful for some than for others.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 May 2018, 11:42
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By idrougge
Why would you want to do that?

Why would you want to do that?
Forum: Coders. Contest 30 May 2018, 15:15
Replies: 383
Views: 67,644
Posted By idrougge
I never said anyone did, but what people have...

I never said anyone did, but what people have been doing for the last couple of pages is discussing how they should be handled in a hypothetical competition.

Mind you, discussing vapourware is a...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 May 2018, 13:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By idrougge
Using a newtype in a statement/function is easy....

Using a newtype in a statement/function is easy. Define the statement as
Statement MoveEnemy{*enemy.Enemy}
enemy\x + 1
End Statement

And call it using MoveEnemy{robot}

Cylon gives some...
Forum: Coders. Contest 30 May 2018, 13:32
Replies: 383
Views: 67,644
Posted By idrougge
Why are you spending page upon page on debating...

Why are you spending page upon page on debating how many classes you should have in a yet-to-be-organised competition? This is unproductive even by Amiga standards.

People will code (or backbone)...
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 May 2018, 12:31
Replies: 383
Views: 67,644
Posted By idrougge
Even an SDL Tetris clone crawls on a 68040 with...

Even an SDL Tetris clone crawls on a 68040 with graphics card.
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