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Forum: EAB's competition 29 May 2019, 02:45
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
Posted By arcanist
Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate...

Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate the podium!
Forum: EAB's competition 26 May 2019, 01:32
Replies: 43
Views: 1,237
Posted By arcanist
At the beginning? I don't think that should...

At the beginning? I don't think that should happen.

The scroll next to the grave explains the death in the screenshot: "Legend has it that Hookjaw the pirate, buried here, still guards over his...
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 22:55
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By arcanist
Only roondar could find standard 4KB rules not...

Only roondar could find standard 4KB rules not challenging enough. :laughing
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 16:31
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By arcanist
4KB game competition!

4KB game competition!
Forum: project.EAB 13 May 2019, 17:12
Replies: 49
Views: 3,467
Posted By arcanist
Thanks for helping out with the gamedev...

Thanks for helping out with the gamedev competition. I appreciated it, at least. :)
Forum: Coders. Contest 15 April 2019, 05:13
Replies: 85
Views: 7,050
Posted By arcanist
:bowdown I registered for 3rd place...

:bowdown

I registered for 3rd place (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1259594#post1259594) so I'm glad the game made it. :laughing

I had a lot of fun learning to program the hardware! As a...
Forum: Coders. Contest 13 April 2019, 16:29
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By arcanist
:scream

:scream
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 April 2019, 02:23
Replies: 61
Views: 5,881
Posted By arcanist
How did I not know about this, and why does this...

How did I not know about this, and why does this thread only have 2 pages? :shocked

That's some crazy good integration! I love VS Code, will definitely be playing with this. :great
Forum: Coders. Contest 31 March 2019, 19:00
Replies: 33
Views: 3,827
Posted By arcanist
Looks great, super smooth! :)

Looks great, super smooth! :)
Forum: EAB's competition 28 March 2019, 03:29
Replies: 54
Views: 2,315
Posted By arcanist
I found that quite helpful to tidy up my energy...

I found that quite helpful to tidy up my energy loss in the area before the castle. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 March 2019, 18:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By arcanist
Yes, I wouldn't recommend writing assembly on a...

Yes, I wouldn't recommend writing assembly on a live Amiga. You're going to see a lot of reboots. :D

FS-UAE's snapshots are really useful to get the system back into a good state. My development...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 March 2019, 17:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By arcanist
You could start in assembly if you wanted to,...

You could start in assembly if you wanted to, nothing wrong with it. The reason it'd be harder than C is because you're simultaneously learning the language and the hardware (or OS if that's your...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2019, 16:10
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By arcanist
Yes, counting up (or down) with a fixed increment...

Yes, counting up (or down) with a fixed increment is the way to go.

For arbitrary (constant) divisors I'd start two counters from 0. On each frame add ($10000 / <divisor>) to one of them, for the...
Forum: Coders. Contest 16 March 2019, 03:17
Replies: 68
Views: 6,199
Posted By arcanist
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :great I was...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. :great

I was watching AmigaBill stream the game on Twitch on Monday. Seeing the viewers enjoying MODs as more than background music was exactly what I hoped for. As Bill...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 March 2019, 20:39
Replies: 48
Views: 2,934
Posted By arcanist
I really liked Tornado back in the day. It had an...

I really liked Tornado back in the day. It had an impressive manual and lots of variety in the missions.

I think it's the only flight sim I've played that had "loft bombing", where you could pull...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 March 2019, 13:42
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By arcanist
One advantage a copperlist has here is that the...

One advantage a copperlist has here is that the CPU only needs to update the values which have changed. e.g. I used this for blitting a score to the screen and only update the source address each...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 March 2019, 17:17
Replies: 70
Views: 5,588
Posted By arcanist
Now I can stop being jealous of those who got...

Now I can stop being jealous of those who got into the first campaign. :D

Backing a CD32 case for sure.
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 March 2019, 21:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By arcanist
Great, thanks for the feedback. On a...

Great, thanks for the feedback.

On a possibly related note the same test fails intermittently (roughly 1/4 times from clean boot) in a CGX + PicassoIV setup. The display sometimes fails to switch...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 March 2019, 19:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By arcanist
I've attached the compiled example from...

I've attached the compiled example from amigaos.net. It will LoadView to show some colored boxes, wait three seconds, then restore the original view.

With a clean OS 3.1 install + P96 2.0 (default...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 04 March 2019, 18:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,594
Posted By arcanist
Makes sense, though I'm sad your game couldn't...

Makes sense, though I'm sad your game couldn't join us.

I see gamedev competitions a bit like independent music labels (or demoparties for a closer analogy). Less about money, more about exposure...
Forum: Coders. Contest 04 March 2019, 00:45
Replies: 32
Views: 3,587
Posted By arcanist
That's the spirit. :great My code also began...

That's the spirit. :great

My code also began turning into spaghetti after numerous experiments to see what might work. It felt good to take a step back and clean up all the mess. I liken it to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 03 March 2019, 22:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By arcanist
P96 UAEGFX / PicassoIV LoadView

I have a program which replaces RTG view with classic copperlist and restores the old view afterwards. It works fine with P96 + UAEGFX but with PicassoIV emulation the screen goes black and fails to...
Forum: Coders. General 03 March 2019, 19:37
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By arcanist
Perfect, thank you Sting!

Perfect, thank you Sting!
Forum: Coders. General 03 March 2019, 17:35
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By arcanist
Detect RTG

Is there a way to detect when an RTG display is active? I'd like to avoid calling CloseWorkBench as it's unnecessary to save chip RAM.

I had a look at WhichAmiga and it looks like it tries to...
Forum: EAB's competition 03 March 2019, 04:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By arcanist
I can't figure out how to make this work reliably...

I can't figure out how to make this work reliably with a Xbox 360 gamepad.

I've got the mappings set up (I hit Test and confirmed the joystick axis and button). The right joystick sort of works...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 02 March 2019, 21:56
Replies: 26
Views: 2,594
Posted By arcanist
You've got a talented artist on board, there!

You've got a talented artist on board, there!
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 March 2019, 18:38
Replies: 68
Views: 6,199
Posted By arcanist
:D I front-loaded the MOD pack with faster tracks...

:D I front-loaded the MOD pack with faster tracks but there are a few slower ones in there too. Most MODs in the wild are slower than these.


I work in software dev, I'm used to it. :laughing
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Forum: EAB's competition 02 March 2019, 16:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By arcanist
I think that's my next plan. I've hit a brick...

I think that's my next plan. I've hit a brick wall around level 20 and can't improve on my score.

The biggest problem I have is consistently firing in the direction I want to, particularly in...
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 March 2019, 16:46
Replies: 68
Views: 6,199
Posted By arcanist
Does it feel like too little mouse sensitivity or...

Does it feel like too little mouse sensitivity or just a fast paced game? If the latter then working as intended. :)

I did most development with a USB mouse which has higher sensitivity. I later...
Forum: Coders. Contest 02 March 2019, 16:42
Replies: 28
Views: 2,219
Posted By arcanist
I'm testing a bug fix for a compatibility issue...

I'm testing a bug fix for a compatibility issue and updating the archive at amigageek.com.

If you'd like to judge the deadline version of ModSurfer instead please use this link:...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 March 2019, 16:42
Replies: 116
Views: 12,206
Posted By arcanist
Also been keeping an eye on this project. ...

Also been keeping an eye on this project.

I'm particularly interested in the NOS chipset as that's the heart of the Amiga (to me) and replacements are difficult to source. The Indivision without...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 March 2019, 00:43
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By arcanist
The bottom-left one in the second photo has a...

The bottom-left one in the second photo has a very dry joint, probably from corrosion.

I had one cap in a similar state on an A1200 and it was quite difficult to remove. It took several attempts...
Forum: Coders. Contest 28 February 2019, 21:25
Replies: 1,089
Views: 75,045
Posted By arcanist
Well done competition buddy! :great

Well done competition buddy! :great
Forum: EAB's competition 28 February 2019, 16:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By arcanist
It feels like it'd take an absolute beast to...

It feels like it'd take an absolute beast to reach level 98. :D

The game gets quite intense around level 20. I do like the way the game throws extra lives at you when you're almost dead. It keeps...
Forum: Coders. Contest 27 February 2019, 15:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,962
Posted By arcanist
Are you getting your entry post in, @phx? Getting...

Are you getting your entry post in, @phx? Getting close to the deadline!
Forum: Coders. Contest 27 February 2019, 14:46
Replies: 68
Views: 6,199
Posted By arcanist
Release thread...

Release thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=96486)

Direct link (https://amigageek.com/modsurfer/)

Thank you to everyone who contributed on the development thread. I didn't manage to...
Forum: Coders. Entries 27 February 2019, 14:46
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By arcanist
Release thread...

Release thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=96486)

Direct link (https://amigageek.com/modsurfer/)

Thank you to everyone who contributed on the development thread. I didn't manage to...
Forum: News 27 February 2019, 01:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By arcanist
ModSurfer Released

Gameplay Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl_jp1rkMa8)

Free Download: amigageek.com/modsurfer (https://amigageek.com/modsurfer) (MOD pack also available)

ModSurfer is a rhythm game for...
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 February 2019, 20:50
Replies: 51
Views: 5,116
Posted By arcanist
Glad you made the deadline, jojo! I have a new...

Glad you made the deadline, jojo! I have a new appreciation for the amount of work it takes to get that far. :)
Forum: project.EAB 25 February 2019, 20:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,889
Posted By arcanist
I browse EAB full-time with Dark Background and...

I browse EAB full-time with Dark Background and Light Text (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dark-background-light-text/). Looks great. :great
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