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Forum: support.Games 08 October 2016, 13:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By gilgamesh
Thanks for the heads-up, thevoice. I wish I had...

Thanks for the heads-up, thevoice. I wish I had known this before making such a fuss. :rolleyes
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 22 August 2016, 08:26
Replies: 4
Views: 2,512
Posted By gilgamesh
:D The usual suspects. Mint if I had to pick one...

:D The usual suspects. Mint if I had to pick one for starters. Depends on your experience and what else you want to do with it.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 15 August 2016, 18:52
Replies: 1
Views: 1,768
Posted By gilgamesh
He scolded Linus himself. Blasphemy!

He scolded Linus himself. Blasphemy!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 August 2016, 19:35
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By gilgamesh
Still I doubt there would be Amiga without Alto.

Still I doubt there would be Amiga without Alto.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 August 2016, 13:46
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By gilgamesh
Amiga 1000 and Xerox Alto

There are some similarities between these systems:

- bleeding edge technology
- advanced graphics capabilities
- desktop metaphor
- OS written in BCPL
- "detachable" keyboard unit
- clunky...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 23 July 2016, 08:56
Replies: 13
Views: 3,383
Posted By gilgamesh
Shouldn't K&R C code compile (almost) the same on...

Shouldn't K&R C code compile (almost) the same on any K&R C compiler?
Forum: support.Games 09 July 2016, 11:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By gilgamesh
This is strange. When the game hangs and shows...

This is strange. When the game hangs and shows the clock pointer, it continues whenever I change floppies. Maybe changing disks signals an interrupt?
Forum: Amiga scene 05 July 2016, 21:29
Replies: 44
Views: 6,320
Posted By gilgamesh
Ultima VI Amberstar

Ultima VI
Amberstar
Forum: support.Games 17 June 2016, 21:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By gilgamesh
My CRC is the same as yours and it runs on WinUAE...

My CRC is the same as yours and it runs on WinUAE but not on FS-UAE. Strange. I'll PM Frode Solheim and hope he will look into this.

The bug is easy to reproduce:
On an emulated A500 (or A1200)...
Forum: support.Games 16 June 2016, 22:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By gilgamesh
Thank you. Emulation core should be the same and...

Thank you. Emulation core should be the same and configuration, images should also match:
B.A.T. (1990)(Ubi Soft)(Disk 1 of 2)[cr QTX].adf
B.A.T. (1990)(Ubi Soft)(Disk 2 of 2)[cr QTX][a].adf...
Forum: support.Games 16 June 2016, 15:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By gilgamesh
No one? Really? B.A.T. is a classic and it...

No one? Really?

B.A.T. is a classic and it is crippled. :(
Forum: support.Games 14 June 2016, 11:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By gilgamesh
B.A.T. woes

B.A.T. hangs with FS-UAE 2.7.8 in some rooms, e.g. behind the hotel and across the central junction. I shows me the clock mouse pointer forever, still moving and no guru. I've tried A500 and A1200...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 June 2016, 09:29
Replies: 71
Views: 12,904
Posted By gilgamesh
Hunter (http://hol.abime.net/764) looks cool, but...

Hunter (http://hol.abime.net/764) looks cool, but I've never played it.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 June 2016, 09:24
Replies: 28
Views: 5,568
Posted By gilgamesh
Honorable mention: Vision: The 5 Dimension Utopia...

Honorable mention: Vision: The 5 Dimension Utopia (http://hol.abime.net/1586)
Most disks FOR FREE!!!

7 Disks, constantly swapping, felt more like 70 on A500
Forum: Amiga scene 11 June 2016, 21:33
Replies: 30
Views: 3,309
Posted By gilgamesh
That step didn't hurt Apple. You can't seriously...

That step didn't hurt Apple. You can't seriously blame it for Amiga's failure to evolve during the last twenty years. There is nothing mediocre about POWER8. On topic: C64 users were already few and...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 June 2016, 23:05
Replies: 71
Views: 12,904
Posted By gilgamesh
What alexh said. And Alpha Waves. I also...

What alexh said. And Alpha Waves.

I also liked Midwinter, but that didn't age so well.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 May 2016, 10:39
Replies: 526
Views: 54,646
Posted By gilgamesh
Nice. I'll be the cheerleading squad. :)

Nice. I'll be the cheerleading squad. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2016, 19:38
Replies: 26
Views: 2,846
Posted By gilgamesh
There were always live Amigas in German...

There were always live Amigas in German department stores. That's all. Simple and effective.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 March 2016, 12:23
Replies: 390
Views: 195,540
Posted By gilgamesh
Ah ok, But this is still some way from the...

Ah ok, But this is still some way from the original 256kB, 512kB for V1.3 and V2.0 relatively speaking.
Forum: Amiga scene 25 March 2016, 22:14
Replies: 390
Views: 195,540
Posted By gilgamesh
Why is Aros ROM so big compared to the original...

Why is Aros ROM so big compared to the original Kickstart? Does it contain extra stuff or is it just not optimized for space?
Forum: support.Hardware 06 March 2016, 10:35
Replies: 84
Views: 10,186
Posted By gilgamesh
Longer pipelines are not bad. It depends on the...

Longer pipelines are not bad. It depends on the problem. If that can be vectorized well, all is well. That is the reason why GPUs are efficient.
If you have a lot of jumps that can't be predicted...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 March 2016, 20:32
Replies: 84
Views: 10,186
Posted By gilgamesh
I know how pipelined CPUs work in theory, but I...

I know how pipelined CPUs work in theory, but I still don't get it. Do you mean that the CPU is overclocked, but memory bus rate stays the same, making the pipeline run dry?

I always thought the...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 March 2016, 14:29
Replies: 84
Views: 10,186
Posted By gilgamesh
What impact does pipeline length have on...

What impact does pipeline length have on overclocking?
Forum: support.Hardware 19 February 2016, 09:31
Replies: 84
Views: 10,186
Posted By gilgamesh
Maybe they added the Z80 coprocessor's MIPS.

Maybe they added the Z80 coprocessor's MIPS.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 February 2016, 20:07
Replies: 84
Views: 10,186
Posted By gilgamesh
MIPS is Millions Instructions Per Second. So if...

MIPS is Millions Instructions Per Second. So if the CPU is not parallel in some way, its MIPS is simply the product of frequency times cycles per instruction (averaged).
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 January 2016, 09:59
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By gilgamesh
The Sinclair was a success despite being mostly a...

The Sinclair was a success despite being mostly a UK phenomenon. A small (by comparison) distribution area does not equate to failure.

The PC has some continuity because it is not built by one...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2016, 22:54
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By gilgamesh
Wasn't the next C= computer going to be MIPS...

Wasn't the next C= computer going to be MIPS based with Windows NT? Maybe better management could have let C= survive a little longer, but not even Apple Macs could compete with the IBM PC (and now...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2016, 21:30
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By gilgamesh
Most kids would tell you that the beige monster...

Most kids would tell you that the beige monster on your desk is incredibly clumsy. Didn't C= try their best to be consumer orientated? It's all about the perspective, I suppose. ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2016, 20:55
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By gilgamesh
Cell phones are the new Amigas. Computing for the...

Cell phones are the new Amigas. Computing for the masses, user friendly, entertainment oriented, innovative and cheap (not). Kids love them.

Thus Android is the spiritual successor of AmigaOS.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 January 2016, 22:24
Replies: 187
Views: 47,461
Posted By gilgamesh
It is not at all clear that Cloanto has the right...

It is not at all clear that Cloanto has the right to open source Amiga OS. And if he does, open sourcing it would make his whole business model moot. Kickstart is an integral part of classic Amiga...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 December 2015, 23:06
Replies: 187
Views: 47,461
Posted By gilgamesh
Are the different compilers and assemblers needed...

Are the different compilers and assemblers needed because of subtle stuff in the generated code or is about different language standards?
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 16 October 2015, 11:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By gilgamesh
Amiga Joker was the best games magazine ever. So,...

Amiga Joker was the best games magazine ever. So, hi!
Forum: Amiga scene 26 April 2013, 10:33
Replies: 17
Views: 5,988
Posted By gilgamesh
The Internet Archive also hosts books that one...

The Internet Archive also hosts books that one wouldn't suspect to be in the public domain. Not quite mainstream but still. More power to them.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2013, 09:12
Replies: 23
Views: 5,478
Posted By gilgamesh
Rings of Medusa was nice

Rings of Medusa was nice
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 March 2013, 09:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,883
Posted By gilgamesh
Bloodwych

Bloodwych
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2013, 07:18
Replies: 242
Views: 29,014
Posted By gilgamesh
Matt <-> Lord British...

Matt <-> Lord British (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=v=-h0fUd1ItLk)

Wow! :shocked
Forum: OT - Entertainment 25 March 2013, 21:42
Replies: 2,271
Views: 340,194
Posted By gilgamesh
Has anyone seen Underworld: Awakening? What a...

Has anyone seen Underworld: Awakening? What a mess. I remember that they still bothered with motives in the first part. Now the bad guys are just meanies. The reasons of Selene's featureless...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 March 2013, 22:11
Replies: 60
Views: 6,827
Posted By gilgamesh
Well, I don't know if you don't reduce games too...

Well, I don't know if you don't reduce games too much to their technicalities. Wouldn't you say that French cinema is slightly different from Hollywood, for example? Of course, I see we're on a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 March 2013, 23:31
Replies: 200
Views: 14,209
Posted By gilgamesh
CDs were practically copy proof because of sheer...

CDs were practically copy proof because of sheer size. It didn't rescue the CD32 or CDTV, though.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 March 2013, 22:59
Replies: 200
Views: 14,209
Posted By gilgamesh
They found the magic bullet that will kill piracy...

They found the magic bullet that will kill piracy (along the second hand market and everything that is evil) which is cloud based gaming and app stores.
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