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Forum: News Yesterday, 22:02
Replies: 209
Views: 42,296
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Doom and Quake have source code available. ...

Doom and Quake have source code available. Settlers 2? No source code, no port.
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 00:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Nonarkitten has different reasons than I do for...

Nonarkitten has different reasons than I do for leaving the Apollo team. Her evidence is not very compelling in that her case is based on the premise that Gunnar used a Coldfire superscalar design...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2020, 23:52
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Reverse engineering might not have even been...

Reverse engineering might not have even been necessary. I was told in no uncertain terms by an IBM engineer that Coldfire was just an attempt to slap 680x0 instruction sets onto a second generation...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2020, 22:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@nonarkitten The 68050 wasn't superscalar. ...

@nonarkitten

The 68050 wasn't superscalar. The 68070 was though.

@thread

Gunnar could have licensed IP from his former employer at IBM. In fact there used to be a bar graph on the Apollo...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 June 2020, 18:14
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The Walker was never released.

The Walker was never released.
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2020, 19:01
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Samurai_Crow
A 400 MHz ARM is not 4 times faster than a 100...

A 400 MHz ARM is not 4 times faster than a 100 MHz 68060. If it's a 400 MHz ARM7 it's about the same speed as the 060. Optimization is still needed.
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2020, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Samurai_Crow
ARM AROS has Cybergraphics 3 emulation in its...

ARM AROS has Cybergraphics 3 emulation in its version of Graphics.library. Just saying....
Forum: Coders. General 29 May 2020, 17:39
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Samurai_Crow
You are correct. You cannot rearrange to get...

You are correct. You cannot rearrange to get more than 3 bitplanes on dual playfield mode except on AGA where 4 is the maximum for both.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 21:58
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Agreed. Using the blitter and planar graphics an...

Agreed. Using the blitter and planar graphics an 030 50 MHz with a lot of Fast RAM could do it. Probably the same requirements as Exodus.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 19:54
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I only read about the Command and Conquer source...

I only read about the Command and Conquer source in an interview back in the day. I haven't looked at the source yet. The lack of a proper MMU and fast CPU was listed as why there wouldn't be an...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2020, 15:24
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@PurpleMelbourne Coldfire encodings...

@PurpleMelbourne

Coldfire encodings conflict with existing 68060 instructions. 68080 is a pretty good idea but Coldfire is a bad idea all around. That's why Coldfire is so cheap.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 14:16
Replies: 319
Views: 19,570
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Remember that an Amiga can switch palette entries...

Remember that an Amiga can switch palette entries mid-screen. That helps 8 bpp get more than 256 colors.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I've got Dune2000 running on my Linux box using...

I've got Dune2000 running on my Linux box using OpenRA. The data files are available already. OpenRA needs a fancier compiler than what we have but you might get it working using old MSDOS Command...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 May 2020, 12:48
Replies: 302
Views: 34,357
Posted By Samurai_Crow
https://youtu.be/XW_h4KFr9js

https://youtu.be/XW_h4KFr9js
Forum: Coders. AMOS 10 May 2020, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By Samurai_Crow
You have to do direct manipulation of an Amos...

You have to do direct manipulation of an Amos bank with Peek, Poke, Deek, Doke, Leek and Loke.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 20:54
Replies: 188
Views: 12,000
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@utri007 MorphOS and AROS both came out...

@utri007

MorphOS and AROS both came out BEFORE OS4. Which one did fragmentation to WHOM?
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 16:40
Replies: 188
Views: 12,000
Posted By Samurai_Crow
In order to free up space in the 68k instruction...

In order to free up space in the 68k instruction set for AMMX, Gunnar had to eliminate some seldom-used features such as the ability to map subroutines into the instruction set. The performance of...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 05:08
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Topaz 8 and 9 are in ROM but WB 3.9 came with a...

Topaz 8 and 9 are in ROM but WB 3.9 came with a 6-pixel wide version called Topaz 6. It displayed 120 characters per row on 640x200 screens (or 256 y for PAL).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2020, 00:19
Replies: 319
Views: 19,570
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Exactly. If Alice was designed to give page mode...

Exactly. If Alice was designed to give page mode bandwidth to the blitter and copper, the copper chunky hack would run at 320x240x4096 colors, negating the need for Akiko.

Speaking of Akiko, it...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 22:30
Replies: 412
Views: 56,781
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@KK/Altair The head designer of the Amiga...

@KK/Altair

The head designer of the Amiga chipsets and Atari VCS died shortly after Commodore did. That's just a screen name. Sorry to bring bad news.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 20:13
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I guess the Gateway vintage notes are lost to the...

I guess the Gateway vintage notes are lost to the time bandits. 1998 wasn't listed.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 04 May 2020, 19:55
Replies: 20
Views: 3,960
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Without lightsourcing it gets a lot easier!

Without lightsourcing it gets a lot easier!
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 19:50
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
His first link is to 1988 also. (Archive)

His first link is to 1988 also. (Archive)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2020, 19:44
Replies: 319
Views: 19,570
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@Gilbert Both the A1200 and CD32 run at...

@Gilbert

Both the A1200 and CD32 run at half-speed until you add Fast RAM.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 13:52
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
No, but I was at the St. Louis one in 1998. Were...

No, but I was at the St. Louis one in 1998. Were there notes for that one?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 May 2020, 13:11
Replies: 188
Views: 12,000
Posted By Samurai_Crow
True, but an FPGA "hat" running MiniMig cores...

True, but an FPGA "hat" running MiniMig cores would still be welcome even on a RasPi to do the chipset emulation.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2020, 22:53
Replies: 188
Views: 12,000
Posted By Samurai_Crow
You mean you don't cross-compile on a PC?

You mean you don't cross-compile on a PC?
Forum: Coders. General 02 May 2020, 18:26
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It depends on whether you have real fast RAM or...

It depends on whether you have real fast RAM or not. The blitter doesn't block the CPU if you have fast RAM. They operate in parallel.

Also, it depends on if you have AGA because 32 bit writes...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 02 May 2020, 02:28
Replies: 39
Views: 4,438
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@Pyromania Freddix' version is the only one...

@Pyromania

Freddix' version is the only one I know of for AGA.
Forum: Coders. General 02 May 2020, 00:23
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Samurai_Crow
StormC3 is buggy. StormC4 is GCC 2. You're...

StormC3 is buggy. StormC4 is GCC 2. You're better off with other compilers, I'm afraid.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 01 May 2020, 23:39
Replies: 39
Views: 4,438
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It contained some passive-aggressive insults...

It contained some passive-aggressive insults against Freddix, so no.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 01 May 2020, 22:19
Replies: 39
Views: 4,438
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Indeed! Fran├žois stated something to that effect...

Indeed! Fran├žois stated something to that effect on Facebook as well!
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 01 May 2020, 17:06
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Using the OS functions allows you to use custom...

Using the OS functions allows you to use custom or minimal startup code while the C libraries depend on having the full startup code and result in bigger executables if you do link in their code.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 April 2020, 03:29
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sweet. I looked it up also, though I haven't...

Sweet. I looked it up also, though I haven't ordered.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 April 2020, 00:05
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sweet. I'll look it up.

Sweet. I'll look it up.
Forum: Amiga scene 29 April 2020, 20:20
Replies: 565
Views: 55,425
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Item does not ship to the United States!? Is...

Item does not ship to the United States!? Is there another edition coming?
Forum: support.Other 29 April 2020, 02:52
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Not in any version of MED or OctaMED that I'm...

Not in any version of MED or OctaMED that I'm aware of.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 April 2020, 22:39
Replies: 319
Views: 19,570
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@VladR Blender is now a free open-source...

@VladR
Blender is now a free open-source package and the GUI has undergone some refactoring since the early days.

68030 needs an external FPU for floats.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 April 2020, 19:55
Replies: 188
Views: 12,000
Posted By Samurai_Crow
They were already getting greedy about naming...

They were already getting greedy about naming rights at the '98 DevCon in St. Louis.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 April 2020, 15:01
Replies: 188
Views: 12,000
Posted By Samurai_Crow
AEon's contribution to Warp3d Nova and the...

AEon's contribution to Warp3d Nova and the associated Radeon drivers are substantial, although they don't come standard with AmigaOS 4.1. The OpenGL ES 2.0 wrapper for it is valuable as well.

I...
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