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Forum: support.Games 13 April 2021, 10:22
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Daedalus
WarpOS implies OS3, as it is an add-on for OS3...

WarpOS implies OS3, as it is an add-on for OS3 that provides PPC compatibility. OS3 is meant here as in contrast to OS4... The ISO even has "OS3" in the name. And it contains WarpOS on the CD itself...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2021, 21:11
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Daedalus
A faster CPU is still a good thing, making many...

A faster CPU is still a good thing, making many games much nicer to play. But it depends on the type of game really, whether it's worth it or not.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2021, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Daedalus
Once a PSU is able to supply the maximum required...

Once a PSU is able to supply the maximum required current without causing problems, that's all you need. Having extra in reserve is no harm of course, and you don't want to be sitting right at the...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 April 2021, 13:47
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Daedalus
A standard 3A PSU is enough even if you are using...

A standard 3A PSU is enough even if you are using a mechanical HDD and CD-ROM. The problem with the older PSUs is not the rated capacity, it's that some of them deteriorate and are no longer able to...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 14:43
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, that's plenty - it's unlikely that setup...

Yep, that's plenty - it's unlikely that setup uses much more than half that 5V capacity, and probably doesn't exceed 15W.
Forum: support.Apps 06 April 2021, 12:46
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Daedalus
No, it's the design of the chipset itself that...

No, it's the design of the chipset itself that limits the number of colours, specifically the bandwidth needed to fetch the data required for each line. There simply isn't enough bandwidth to load...
Forum: support.Apps 06 April 2021, 11:09
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Daedalus
That sounds like an OCS/ECS chipset limit rather...

That sounds like an OCS/ECS chipset limit rather than a shortage of chip RAM - what machine are you running it on? How much chip RAM is fitted?
Forum: support.Other 05 April 2021, 17:59
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Daedalus
That seems very odd indeed... No, a...

That seems very odd indeed...


No, a backdrop window is still a window, and snapshotting like that should still work fine, and has always done for me in 3.1.4, 3.9 and 3.1. The snapshotting...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2021, 09:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,729
Posted By Daedalus
Standard for American companies (and many...

Standard for American companies (and many American people too it seems) - violence is fine and a normal part of everyday life, but nudity can damage a fragile child's mind :nuts
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 03 April 2021, 21:37
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Daedalus
Some Amiga keyboards don't support certain...

Some Amiga keyboards don't support certain simultaneous key combinations due to the design of the matrix and the controller. This was an issue that only really became prominent when first person...
Forum: support.Games 31 March 2021, 16:12
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, that's a shame because the game looks much...

Yeah, that's a shame because the game looks much better under Warp3D IMHO.
Forum: support.Games 31 March 2021, 11:41
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Daedalus
There was no manual with the physical release...

There was no manual with the physical release either unfortunately, though at least there was a reference card cheat sheet on the CD which I printed for the controls. Especially later on, having...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 29 March 2021, 22:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By Daedalus
Totally missed this thread back in the day, but...

Totally missed this thread back in the day, but it's probably that your shape doesn't have a cookie associated with it, meaning when you blit it, it's transparent. Drawing the box forces it because...
Forum: support.Games 29 March 2021, 22:04
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Daedalus
I've never done it under WinUAE, but I believe...

I've never done it under WinUAE, but I believe you can indeed emulate a Voodoo 3 if you have the correct ROM image, and once that's the case, install Picasso96 and the Voodoo driver, and Warp3D....
Forum: support.Games 29 March 2021, 18:14
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Daedalus
Hmmm, if I get a chance tonight I'll fire up my...

Hmmm, if I get a chance tonight I'll fire up my A1200 and get whatever details I have from it.

But, from memory, software rendering is only supported for the PPC version, so it might not fully...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 March 2021, 18:10
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Daedalus
That's a very nice setup, and I always like to do...

That's a very nice setup, and I always like to do my own from-scratch installations, because if/when problems crop up, it's always easier to fix it when you know what's been added or changed. A handy...
Forum: support.Games 28 March 2021, 20:41
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Daedalus
I'd have to see if I can dig it up when I'm next...

I'd have to see if I can dig it up when I'm next on that machine, but if it's not on Aminet it should still be around somewhere I'd have thought. You need to register products with Hyperion to access...
Forum: support.Games 28 March 2021, 18:30
Replies: 71
Views: 4,166
Posted By Daedalus
I vaguely remember having a similar issue back in...

I vaguely remember having a similar issue back in the day. It was related to an asteroid texture being corrupted or something, but it was fixed with a patch IIRC. I definitely sorted it anyway and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 March 2021, 21:00
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
Yep, the latest AmiBlitz 3.8 should produce...

Yep, the latest AmiBlitz 3.8 should produce executables that work on the same setups as the same code in Blitz 2. You need a bit more RAM, and a higher screen resolution helps, but it runs on OS 3...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 March 2021, 17:38
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Daedalus
Not that I know of - it's a limitation of the...

Not that I know of - it's a limitation of the Blitz 2 environment, and even using SuperTed won't get around it IIRC. AmiBlitz 3 supports plain text for both source and included files.
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 25 March 2021, 13:04
Replies: 30
Views: 6,178
Posted By Daedalus
I use an earlier analyser from DSLogic, and it's...

I use an earlier analyser from DSLogic, and it's great. I'm using the Sigrok software with it instead though, and it allows grouping of signals. It might be worth checking out Sigrok as an...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 22 March 2021, 13:09
Replies: 8
Views: 2,291
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not sure if poking the registers is enough -...

I'm not sure if poking the registers is enough - I think they get rewritten at the start of each frame, so you need to include a copper instruction to set it as you need at the top of each frame. I...
Forum: support.Other 22 March 2021, 11:23
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Daedalus
Does snapsotting work when you don't use the...

Does snapsotting work when you don't use the Backdrop option? There's also the option to snapshot selected icons in the Icons menu, but both work in the same way so it's not likely to make a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 March 2021, 11:14
Replies: 2,767
Views: 466,215
Posted By Daedalus
DefIcons is included as a part of OS 3.9. There's...

DefIcons is included as a part of OS 3.9. There's also a version bundled with NewIcons (IIRC it's slightly older but works with 3.1), so you can download and extract that but only install the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 March 2021, 22:10
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Daedalus
So the debugger doesn't catch anything? Hmmm,...

So the debugger doesn't catch anything? Hmmm, that makes things tricky alright. Does it crash Blitz at the same point, or before?



Yeah, you most likely do have those libraries - they were on...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 March 2021, 11:17
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Daedalus
Is the program actually exiting? Or crashing just...

Is the program actually exiting? Or crashing just prior to exiting? Try using NPrints before and after any commands at the end of the program to see what might be snagging it. If it's just the End...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 March 2021, 10:18
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By Daedalus
I managed too, but I wouldn't manage now without...

I managed too, but I wouldn't manage now without making large sacrifices elsewhere. Not everyone's desk, either at home or in the office, is exactly the same as it was twenty years ago. Priorities...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 March 2021, 01:00
Replies: 46
Views: 2,505
Posted By Daedalus
Fashion is a part of it, but you can't really...

Fashion is a part of it, but you can't really dismiss the importance of the depth or weight of them so easily. It's easy to fit a couple of 27" monitors on any desk, but a 21" Trinitron needs a *big*...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 March 2021, 20:30
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Daedalus
For the reset not working, have you checked that...

For the reset not working, have you checked that the three keys work separately? If that's the case, but the reset isn't working, it could well be a fault on the keyboard. You can (carefully!) short...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 March 2021, 14:16
Replies: 50
Views: 3,380
Posted By Daedalus
Does that include games that don't require an...

Does that include games that don't require an accelerator, but are better with one? It's probably still not a huge number, but if they make up a significant proportion of what you play, then the...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2021, 16:50
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Daedalus
True, it just seems a funny rule to invoke for...

True, it just seems a funny rule to invoke for those particular games, where there's not a huge amount to separate them from their ports either in graphics (SotB perhaps being the exception there) or...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2021, 14:53
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Daedalus
Killer apps is indeed a pretty vague term,...

Killer apps is indeed a pretty vague term, particularly when mixed with benchmarking, but since the post was also looking for "shining stars", I guess it's looking for good representative examples...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2021, 10:52
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Daedalus
For Amiga specific stuff, Flink, Roadkill and...

For Amiga specific stuff, Flink, Roadkill and Banshee are good examples of AGA-only games.

I don't really know of any games that use ECS that don't run on OCS. Settlers I think uses EHB, which is...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2021, 09:54
Replies: 50
Views: 3,380
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, this need multiple selection. I sometimes...

Yeah, this need multiple selection. I sometimes do some development and testing, sometimes run games that require a beefy machine, sometimes run 3D games, sometimes run non-3D games that also benefit...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2021, 17:36
Replies: 161
Views: 23,094
Posted By Daedalus
Well, somewhere between those 1:5 and 1:50 ratios...

Well, somewhere between those 1:5 and 1:50 ratios is your limit then, and having that limit at all is the problem. Open source is a great philosophy in theory, but in reality >90% of projects will...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 March 2021, 15:36
Replies: 161
Views: 23,094
Posted By Daedalus
If understanding of the ethics involve was the...

If understanding of the ethics involve was the issue, you wouldn't need law enforcement anywhere. People will always bend rules like that to suit themselves, it's not as simple or as specific as...
Forum: Hardware mods 05 March 2021, 16:00
Replies: 161
Views: 23,094
Posted By Daedalus
The joy of open source. Licencing like that is...

The joy of open source. Licencing like that is only relevant if someone is willing to meaningfully back it up. There will always be a certain element of every community who will take advantage of the...
Forum: support.Apps 04 March 2021, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Daedalus
You can still register it with Hyperion using the...

You can still register it with Hyperion using the serial number on the ROM chips and you can download the update from there.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 March 2021, 14:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,434
Posted By Daedalus
I believe Rastport are also working on a similar...

I believe Rastport are also working on a similar mechanical replacement keyboard for the 500 & 1200. It might be worth looking into that if it's near completion...

Facebook linky...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 March 2021, 11:44
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Daedalus
I've never had to work on one of them, but a...

I've never had to work on one of them, but a couple of checks to begin with: Is the clock running on the board? When you say "not working", is it showing up in Autoconfig and not communicating on the...
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