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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 12:07
Replies: 37
Views: 1,269
Posted By Daedalus
To be fair, the OS has had this functionality...

To be fair, the OS has had this functionality included since OS 3.9. You can specify an icon, and a matching program to open it with, for any file without its own specific icon, and files can be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 11:30
Replies: 6,441
Views: 1,266,591
Posted By Daedalus
Mini-A and mini-B pinouts are identical...

Mini-A and mini-B pinouts are identical pinout-wise, it's only the shape of the outer shell that's different, so if both cables fit, then both should work.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:43
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Daedalus
Not really, if it supports those frequencies you...

Not really, if it supports those frequencies you have the best of both worlds - native screenmode support and the ability to use the standard DblPAL / DblNTSC type No Flicker modes, for a...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 19:35
Replies: 139
Views: 3,677
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, a missing option that I too would go for...

Indeed, a missing option that I too would go for is that devs can develop for whatever target platform they wish. If they want to use tricks or techniques that means they limit themselves to a subset...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 February 2021, 15:04
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, is the window too big for your screenmode...

Hmmm, is the window too big for your screenmode maybe? Try setting the X and Y coordinates to 0 instead:
Window 0, 0, 0, 200, 200, #WFLG_DRAGBAR|#WFLG_CLOSEGADGET|#WFLG_DEPTHGADGET, "Test", 0, 1
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 14:56
Replies: 37
Views: 1,269
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, but usually with a slightly cumbersome...

Indeed, but usually with a slightly cumbersome implementation, or requiring a patch or add-on, or the use of a particular desktop, or faff with config files. MacOS does have a similar level of...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 February 2021, 13:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it should do. I made sure to try and block...

Yeah, it should do. I made sure to try and block as few peripherals as possible, and it fits here with an Indivision and a different keyboard adaptor that's much the same shape with space to spare.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 01:52
Replies: 37
Views: 1,269
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, so many things, and not just with Workbench,...

Yep, so many things, and not just with Workbench, but Amiga OS in general. For example:

- Windows not jumping to the front the instant you click them as you say. Double-clicking to bring them to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 16:58
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Daedalus
Well, great that you figured it out anyway :)...

Well, great that you figured it out anyway :) It's an easy enough mistake, which is why the Syntax addition to AmiBlitz is so handy - it'll tell you as soon as you try to compile that something's not...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 15:56
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, you need the * to make it a pointer....

Yeah, you need the * to make it a pointer. Otherwise it's a variable of type module, which contains lots of sub-fields and can't simply hold an integer like 0. The pointer points to a structure, but...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 14:00
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Daedalus
pt needs to be a .l type for it to work - Blitz...

pt needs to be a .l type for it to work - Blitz defaults to a .q unless you specify others, which will corrupt pointers. But the OP said it's already declared elsewhere as a .l so that shouldn't be...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 10:42
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Daedalus
Absolutely, it could definitely be a bug, or even...

Absolutely, it could definitely be a bug, or even something silly like an error in the Newtype definition in bb2objtypes... At some point when I have time I'll try it out and see if I can spot...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2021, 10:39
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By Daedalus
And FS-UAE?

And FS-UAE?
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2021, 01:19
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By Daedalus
Fair enough, I prefer using native hardware to...

Fair enough, I prefer using native hardware to emulation. But who mentioned Windows? If your issue with emulation revolves around the big names like Microsoft and Apple, there are plenty of other...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 01:12
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By Daedalus
Ugh... Might be my fault (again), typing from...

Ugh... Might be my fault (again), typing from memory in a hurry. Try something like this instead:

tempString$ + chr$(Peek.b (*modulePointer\_mt_data + offset + i))



Yeah, it *should* always...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 01:05
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, I haven't looked at this properly on my own...

Hmmm, I haven't looked at this properly on my own machine, but is it possible your types are getting mixed up? The struct definitely does use a word type, but if your function is taking a value of a...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 01:02
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, that is odd, because Banks are just a...

Okay, that is odd, because Banks are just a wrapper around the standard OS calls. You can easily use Allocmem_ instead, just remember to free the memory before you quit the program or it will be lost...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 00:57
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, that should simply print the code of the...

Hmmm, that should simply print the code of the last event. Does it recognise and highlight the EventCode command/function? If so, try just

NPrint EventCode

or even

ec.l = EventCode
NPrint...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2021, 22:14
Replies: 91
Views: 3,420
Posted By Daedalus
There was plenty of work the Amiga could do - to...

There was plenty of work the Amiga could do - to say that it was only intended for gaming is plain silly. It wasn't intended for high resolution monochrome work - that was dealt with already by Macs...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 February 2021, 21:30
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By Daedalus
I think you're underestimating the extent of the...

I think you're underestimating the extent of the zealotry in the various camps. The original hardware designers aren't going to please everyone.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 February 2021, 17:52
Replies: 20
Views: 961
Posted By Daedalus
For me, the big difference comes between the...

For me, the big difference comes between the likes of Lotus, Crazy Cars etc., and F-Zero & Mario Kart and the likes. The former make no attempt to be actually 3D - all you have is a road that shifts...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 February 2021, 17:23
Replies: 277
Views: 58,474
Posted By Daedalus
:) Fair enough! I'll keep you posted on them both.

:) Fair enough! I'll keep you posted on them both.
Forum: Hardware mods 23 February 2021, 11:41
Replies: 277
Views: 58,474
Posted By Daedalus
Hi guys, really sorry that I haven't been looking...

Hi guys, really sorry that I haven't been looking at these in a while, but will get to some once I've gotten a few other things off my plate. Thanks!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 February 2021, 01:27
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, that is odd - it works just fine for me in...

Hmmm, that is odd - it works just fine for me in both Amiblitz 3 and Blitz 2.1.

I even made an executable and tested it under Kickstart 1.3, in case it was a difference in the memory allocation...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 February 2021, 22:47
Replies: 33
Views: 1,162
Posted By Daedalus
Really, you need to think about what you want to...

Really, you need to think about what you want to do. The whole "supporting the scene" thing has been covered already - in reality there are several different niche scenes under the Amiga umbrella,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 21 February 2021, 19:13
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Daedalus
Okay, for Blitz 2.1, you'll need to use a...

Okay, for Blitz 2.1, you'll need to use a different value to 0 for the Dim statement - large enough to contain the maximum number of items you might want to show in the list. And you must make sure...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2021, 22:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's probably the primary reason these...

Yeah, that's probably the primary reason these days, other than for the nostalgia of actually using the media - much like floppy drives in that regard.

As for titles using CDDA - it depends on how...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2021, 22:30
Replies: 209
Views: 30,449
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, some small coolers on the CPLDs would be...

Yeah, some small coolers on the CPLDs would be easier to fit as they're a bit lower and a bit further back. So far this card's happy at 75MHz, though I haven't pushed it that hard really.
...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2021, 18:17
Replies: 209
Views: 30,449
Posted By Daedalus
My vapourware's working pretty well here too ;) ...

My vapourware's working pretty well here too ;)


None planned that I know of, I guess it's up to the user. I have this small fan on mine for testing, but it's noisy. A slimline heatsink or a PGA...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2021, 17:58
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Daedalus
That's pretty cool! I've never heard of one for...

That's pretty cool! I've never heard of one for the Amiga, but then again I'd never heard of the Game Boy one either. There's no reason it couldn't be done in a similar way to an audio sampler, but...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2021, 21:18
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Daedalus
The V5 is much slower - the V6 is the one that...

The V5 is much slower - the V6 is the one that you want from a performance point of view. SCSI is a chain by nature, and another key rule is that it's a single chain - no branches. I'm not sure what...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 February 2021, 16:19
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Daedalus
Ha, that's my code on AmigaCoding.com, probably...

Ha, that's my code on AmigaCoding.com, probably from the same test code as I pasted there. I think I see the problem though - the example on the site is missing the list variable type. Sorry about...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 February 2021, 14:27
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Daedalus
Here's a working example, but bear in mind that...

Here's a working example, but bear in mind that you need to do a GTChangeList command to detach and reattach the list to the listview whenever you change the list, otherwise bad things will happen....
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 February 2021, 14:03
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, a higher level library that contains an...

Yeah, a higher level library that contains an additional layer for dealing with things like this might be a good thing to have alright. I guess they just stuck relatively closely to the actual OS...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2021, 23:27
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Daedalus
SCSI is awesome, like a different league to the...

SCSI is awesome, like a different league to the onboard IDE. It can do many times the speed of onboard IDE with a fraction of the CPU time. But peripherals and cables are much more expensive and it's...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 February 2021, 16:46
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Daedalus
There's nothing wrong with a Gosub (or even a...

There's nothing wrong with a Gosub (or even a Goto, for that matter) if it's used responsibly and with good reason ;) They're a bit old skool and can lead to difficult to debug situations, weird bugs...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 February 2021, 16:18
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Daedalus
Ouch, yeah, that's pretty poor alright. Was it a...

Ouch, yeah, that's pretty poor alright. Was it a freebie? I'd guess not given the number of pages. But even if it was, that's hardly an excuse. It's like the print equivalent of shovelware.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 February 2021, 11:12
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Daedalus
I've never run into it myself - are you doing any...

I've never run into it myself - are you doing any sort of recursion? Jumping with Gosub without returns? Jumping out of a Select block without returning? It sounds like something's not happening in...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 February 2021, 00:49
Replies: 21
Views: 995
Posted By Daedalus
I've never tried such a setup, but I believe it...

I've never tried such a setup, but I believe it should be possible. Picasso96 supports multiple cards. However, the Radeon RAM will be very slow compared to the RAM on the Blizzard. You can fit 256MB...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 February 2021, 13:26
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By Daedalus
Even without the RTC fitted, the A604n doesn't...

Even without the RTC fitted, the A604n doesn't fit the trapdoor space properly, and ends up being bent up at a bit of an angle when the door is shut. Fitting an RTC probably just stops it from being...
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