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Forum: MarketPlace Yesterday, 01:11
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By Leffmann
Post WTB: Amiga User Interface Style Guide

Looking for this book in good condition:

https://www.vintageisthenewold.com/amiga-user-interface-style-guide-available-for-download/

Thanks
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 December 2018, 21:24
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Leffmann
Starting from Workbench requires a special...

Starting from Workbench requires a special procedure. You can handle both cases like this:


GetMsg = -372
FindTask = -294
Forbid = -132
ReplyMsg = -378
pr_MsgPort = 92
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 08 December 2018, 01:37
Replies: 107
Views: 3,458
Posted By Leffmann
moveq #-1, d0 .1 tst.b (a0)+ dbeq ...

moveq #-1, d0
.1 tst.b (a0)+
dbeq d0, .1
add.l d0, a0
not.l d0

But isn't Bcc faster than DBcc?

move.l a0, d0
.1 tst.b (a0)+
Forum: News 27 November 2018, 14:51
Replies: 25
Views: 1,643
Posted By Leffmann
It would be nice to see some bigger games for...

It would be nice to see some bigger games for A1200 with fastmem and harddrive. Back in the day it was pretty much only the Doom clones that asked for those specs.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 November 2018, 14:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Leffmann
My understanding of the whole IRQ acknowledge...

My understanding of the whole IRQ acknowledge problem is this:

1. the interrupt handler executes, and its code and the exception stack frame are placed in the caches
2. the instruction to...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 24 November 2018, 20:35
Replies: 116
Views: 25,053
Posted By Leffmann
Wow, good work finding this! I've seen this...

Wow, good work finding this! I've seen this thread pop up over the years and searched a bit myself but never found anything.

He will be printing and framing that advert in glass when he finally...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 24 November 2018, 20:28
Replies: 107
Views: 3,458
Posted By Leffmann
Add basereg tab,A6 above your code and it will...

Add basereg tab,A6 above your code and it will convert to 16-bit offsets.

With a bit more work you can also get absolute references like move.w stuff,D0 automatically optimized into move.w...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2018, 13:52
Replies: 155
Views: 8,883
Posted By Leffmann
I bought my first PC in December 1998, and I paid...

I bought my first PC in December 1998, and I paid twice as much for less than that. Are you sure about the ~£600 price?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2018, 11:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Leffmann
VintageCG on YouTube has lots of early 80's CGI: ...

VintageCG on YouTube has lots of early 80's CGI:
https://www.youtube.com/user/VintageCG/videos

Does anyone remember that 3D cartoon short with the robotic spider that had an M68000 chip on his...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 14 November 2018, 15:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By Leffmann
Have you looked at FS-UAE? It's built around the...

Have you looked at FS-UAE? It's built around the WinUAE emulation core, but with a GUI that's close to what you're looking for.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 November 2018, 11:04
Replies: 952
Views: 33,611
Posted By Leffmann
Reading this thread is like watching old couples...

Reading this thread is like watching old couples argue, it's 40 pages long and nobody has learned anything. I get tired from just seeing it pop up in Today's Posts.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 November 2018, 21:44
Replies: 959
Views: 90,524
Posted By Leffmann
But does it pass the test suite? Lua is highly...

But does it pass the test suite? Lua is highly dependent on the standard C library to function correctly.
Forum: Coders. General 06 November 2018, 13:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Leffmann
A simple explanation would be a bug in SAS/C...

A simple explanation would be a bug in SAS/C 6.00, and to try 6.58 instead, the last version released.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2018, 09:41
Replies: 124
Views: 21,145
Posted By Leffmann
If you look up the quote, it finishes with "Which...

If you look up the quote, it finishes with "Which was that the programmers were taking over", which I think is the message. Or maybe we should be worrying that the machines are taking over. Who knows.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 October 2018, 00:16
Replies: 124
Views: 21,145
Posted By Leffmann
I think you're right about the Friend OS or...

I think you're right about the Friend OS or platform, and if you look at the FriendUP team there are a couple of Amiga personalities there.

There's another little puzzle in the web source now; the...
Forum: support.Apps 29 October 2018, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Leffmann
Yes, but bladecgn said it was an Amiga HDD. ...

Yes, but bladecgn said it was an Amiga HDD.



I didn't know that, but if the purpose is to remove all traces of deleted files then it is perfectly fine.
Forum: support.Apps 29 October 2018, 00:22
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Leffmann
Check the PFS3 tools in the official archive on...

Check the PFS3 tools in the official archive on Aminet.

If there's no tool for it there then you can do it manually by copying (cloning) all files to a second partition or drive, doing a full...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 16 October 2018, 22:49
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Leffmann
The enum and typedef is fine, but the rest of the...

The enum and typedef is fine, but the rest of the program is completely broken; undefined types, usage of undeclared variables, function-calls that don't match the prototype etc.
Forum: Coders. General 14 October 2018, 17:57
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Leffmann
It's the same with VC, NEAR, ERROR, and ABSOLUTE...

It's the same with VC, NEAR, ERROR, and ABSOLUTE are already defined. But that stuff can just live in its own file somewhere, IMO that's the best solution when you have a few small system dependent...
Forum: support.Other 14 October 2018, 12:16
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By Leffmann
This happens in Firefox if you've enabled its...

This happens in Firefox if you've enabled its built-in tracking protection.
Forum: Coders. General 14 October 2018, 12:11
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Leffmann
#define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN #include...

#define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN
#include <windows.h>

char* get_workdir(void) {
static char dir[MAX_PATH];
GetCurrentDirectoryA(MAX_PATH, dir);
return dir;
}
Works like it should in XP and...
Forum: Coders. General 13 October 2018, 14:19
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Leffmann
Both getcwd and Microsoft's recommended...

Both getcwd and Microsoft's recommended alternative _getcwd are available to VC. Not sure about MingW.

GetCurrentDirectoryA() returns a char* to the absolute path, gives the absolute path with...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 09 October 2018, 10:51
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Leffmann
What type is actor.image_timer? A line F...

What type is actor.image_timer? A line F exception could mean that there's some FPU code in there. The easiest way to find out is to look at the generated assembly.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 07 October 2018, 16:49
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Leffmann
That's an illegal instruction exception. Try...

That's an illegal instruction exception. Try running it on your A1200, it may be that the library has inadvertently been built for 68020.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2018, 18:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,506
Posted By Leffmann
Emerald Mine and the Ultima games.

Emerald Mine and the Ultima games.
Forum: News 02 October 2018, 17:01
Replies: 587
Views: 60,906
Posted By Leffmann
@Olaf Barthel Will the newly updated...

@Olaf Barthel

Will the newly updated SetPatch be made available for free, like older versions have in the past?
Forum: News 01 October 2018, 13:06
Replies: 587
Views: 60,906
Posted By Leffmann
What's the 2M RAM requirement about? Just a...

What's the 2M RAM requirement about? Just a recommendation rather than a requirement?

While not particularly useful, you can actually boot fully into KS+Workbench 3.1 with only 256K RAM.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 September 2018, 16:36
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Leffmann
There's no benefit in running 64-bit versions of...

There's no benefit in running 64-bit versions of the tools, but you can build them using the VS 64-bit native shell.

The printf format warning is safe to ignore.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 September 2018, 13:28
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Leffmann
If you want to build vasm quickly, open the VS...

If you want to build vasm quickly, open the VS native shell and run:

cd vasm
md obj_win32
nmake /f makefile.win32 CPU=m68k SYNTAX=madmac
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2018, 22:20
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By Leffmann
The A1200 keyboard is like that, it's probably...

The A1200 keyboard is like that, it's probably the cheapest part of everything ever put into these computers. I think it has to do with the connection matrix inside the keyboard, where most of the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 September 2018, 17:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By Leffmann
Named parameters are so convenient to use, it's...

Named parameters are so convenient to use, it's much easier to remember than the order of the parameters. I think it would be a great thing to have in vasm.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 September 2018, 08:31
Replies: 51
Views: 3,398
Posted By Leffmann
If you had shown this on an A500 in 1987, people...

If you had shown this on an A500 in 1987, people might not have believed it. Very good demonstration of pushing the hardware to its limits!
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 22 September 2018, 23:05
Replies: 32
Views: 10,210
Posted By Leffmann
Up to 200 µs needed for some Cherry keyboards...

Up to 200 µs needed for some Cherry keyboards apparently.

Reading vhposr and waiting for 4 line changes should work best, you'll get a delay no less than 192 µs (probably closer to 200 with code...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 September 2018, 00:04
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By Leffmann
Yeah I guess, if Devpac outputs a regular...

Yeah I guess, if Devpac outputs a regular AmigaDOS object file, but I don't see why vasm wouldn't work. The -Fbin switch does exactly what it's supposed to when I test on my machines. Everything...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 September 2018, 23:51
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Leffmann
What do your 32-bit factors look like, are they...

What do your 32-bit factors look like, are they evenly distributed over the whole 32-bit range? If there's a bias towards smaller values in the 16-bit range, then the overhead of a few comparisons...
Forum: News 18 September 2018, 18:52
Replies: 341
Views: 53,563
Posted By Leffmann
Will the new SetPatch be freely downloadable,...

Will the new SetPatch be freely downloadable, like older versions in the past?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 September 2018, 18:46
Replies: 48
Views: 1,948
Posted By Leffmann
Never played either of them much, but I would...

Never played either of them much, but I would pick Lotus because it's actually playable.
Forum: support.Other 18 September 2018, 18:42
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By Leffmann
4Mat is registered here on the EAB, he might know.

4Mat is registered here on the EAB, he might know.
Forum: Coders. Contest 18 September 2018, 18:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,393
Posted By Leffmann
Found a bug: once I got past 400 or so points, it...

Found a bug: once I got past 400 or so points, it stopped doing collision detection.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 September 2018, 16:32
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Leffmann
It's a bit of a problem to get a truly random...

It's a bit of a problem to get a truly random seed on the Amiga.

Because task switching is often done pre-emptively at the vertical blanking, reading the vertical counter might give you the same...
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