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Forum: News Yesterday, 09:28
Replies: 151
Views: 4,993
Posted By mcgeezer
Now this is just absolutely awesome. Super...

Now this is just absolutely awesome.

Super happy to see this on classic Amiga, really well done.

Again, showing the Amiga home brew scene is alive and kicking.

Geezer
Forum: Coders. General 12 August 2020, 20:44
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By mcgeezer
Personally I find the solution over complicated,...

Personally I find the solution over complicated, why complicate a simple boolean AND with assembler directives unnecessarily?

I use the bit shift stuff alot in VASM.

Consider the BLTSIZE...
Forum: Coders. General 12 August 2020, 17:30
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By mcgeezer
errrr... and.w #$fff0 that's the...

errrr...

and.w #$fff0

that's the sourcery rounding....
Forum: support.WinUAE 10 August 2020, 14:03
Replies: 127
Views: 78,078
Posted By mcgeezer
Thanks for the explanation Toni. I've put in...

Thanks for the explanation Toni.

I've put in some nops (CNOP 0,16 in Vasm) before the variable and now the debugger is not breaking which is good. While I do point one of the address registers to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 August 2020, 13:47
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
I'm wondering if there's a gain to be made in the...

I'm wondering if there's a gain to be made in the screen clear? As the copper list already holds the positions of where the Bob's are I'm wondering if it's quicker to use that to clear the bobs too....
Forum: support.WinUAE 09 August 2020, 22:52
Replies: 127
Views: 78,078
Posted By mcgeezer
@toni - I've had time today to try out the uaedbg...

@toni - I've had time today to try out the uaedbg side loader and new printf functionality in 4.4.0.

On the uaedbg, I'm finding the debugger is breaking on instruction fetch changes.
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 August 2020, 20:10
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
@Antriad_UK - Could you do a screen shot of your...

@Antriad_UK - Could you do a screen shot of your WinUAE with "v -2" enabled so we can see the dma use?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 August 2020, 18:10
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By mcgeezer
If i didn’t think it was so funny i’d say it...

If i didn’t think it was so funny i’d say it deserves a permanently ban for damaging what is one of the best Amiga titles out there.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 August 2020, 11:10
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
I've updated the first post with the game sales...

I've updated the first post with the game sales that I've been able to find from verified sources (magazines / interviews mainly).

If you want to add to the list then you must provide EVIDENCE of...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 August 2020, 15:44
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
But how can you reliably change the colours with...

But how can you reliably change the colours with the copper wait when It is busy driving the blitter? Large bobs would miss the y position with the copper which is why i went for a 16 colour...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 August 2020, 10:28
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
A great fit for this engine would be Operation...

A great fit for this engine would be Operation Wolf.

I reckon AGA would do the arcade proud, I can't seem to recall what the Amiga version was like (possibly an ST port).
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2020, 09:39
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
As an aside, have the computer mags from back in...

As an aside, have the computer mags from back in the day been scanned?

I remember years ago buying some mags digital from Ebay but I can't find the CDROM.

Anyone know where I might get them so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2020, 08:28
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
I’ll update the first post sometime today mate.

I’ll update the first post sometime today mate.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 August 2020, 09:53
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
Can you back up your figures with verified...

Can you back up your figures with verified sources Denis?

This link which has some sales for Amiga titles differs from yours (SOTB for example).
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 20:34
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
I found the link below which is a pretty decent...

I found the link below which is a pretty decent resource with hard evidence where each Amiga game was in the charts...

No sales figures though but I think the game positions tell the story.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 20:22
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
Thallion on the ST had a lot of hits, their...

Thallion on the ST had a lot of hits, their coders were all prolific in the demo scene at the time. Enchanted Land I remember being a particularly well coded game (average on the Amiga ofcourse),...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 15:54
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
Agreed Jay, I think I'll start looking through my...

Agreed Jay, I think I'll start looking through my Retro gamer mags to see if I can pickup any snippets...there should be a few at least.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2020, 14:18
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
No, purely games released by themselves so the...

No, purely games released by themselves so the likes of batman wouldnt count.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 August 2020, 13:35
Replies: 46
Views: 2,642
Posted By mcgeezer
I'm nearly sure the first level of that game was...

I'm nearly sure the first level of that game was on a cover disk before release.

I'll have a look for it.

Edit - issue 28 of Amiga Format.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 August 2020, 11:13
Replies: 46
Views: 2,642
Posted By mcgeezer
Thanks for that nice response Galahad. So...

Thanks for that nice response Galahad. So probably 2-3 days would be seen as a win for the software house in delaying a 100% cracked version.

What if you had a particularly long game with many...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2020, 22:43
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
I remember Rick Dangerous being a pretty big hit....

I remember Rick Dangerous being a pretty big hit. Saying that, the poor fucker popped his cloggs only for Lara Croft to fill them.

I hate to say this but I reckon Outrun might be in the top 10....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2020, 22:06
Replies: 59
Views: 2,064
Posted By mcgeezer
What were the top 100 best selling Amiga games on release?

I was reading another thread on the EAB this afternoon and it got me thinking about what were the best selling Amiga games during its era upon release (like first month)???

Does anyone have any...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 August 2020, 18:00
Replies: 46
Views: 2,642
Posted By mcgeezer
I'd be interested to know from @Galahad, what in...

I'd be interested to know from @Galahad, what in his opinion was a successful copy protection time wise? For example, if a game took one week to crack then was that seen as a win for the software...
Forum: Coders. General 04 August 2020, 11:19
Replies: 133
Views: 18,483
Posted By mcgeezer
Funny you should say this because I do too.... ...

Funny you should say this because I do too....
Squeezing everything into memory and onto disk was something I really enjoyed and I learned a few techniques along the way doing it.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2020, 23:45
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
The copper list for example is sitting at...

The copper list for example is sitting at $48000-$4fffff

The screens are also setup on boundaries too, but yes i suppose i meant 64k boundaries so that only the low 16 bits of the 24 bit address...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2020, 19:45
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
It's clear now Dan. ;)

It's clear now Dan. ;)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2020, 19:43
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
Indeed I have just read page 31 of the HRM. ...

Indeed I have just read page 31 of the HRM.

It reads...."If the Copper is used to start up a sequence of blitter operations, it
must wait for the blitter-finished interrupt before starting...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2020, 19:30
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
Post #12 Ross.

Post #12 Ross.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2020, 19:04
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
One question that I have is which isn't obvious...

One question that I have is which isn't obvious to me is why there is no need to wait for the blitter to finish when it is driven by the copper and nasty mode is off?

I someone could explain that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 August 2020, 16:28
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
Indeed - thanks everyone for their input, always...

Indeed - thanks everyone for their input, always insightful stuff.

Roondar had the same thought as I did, if they are driving the blitter with the copper than how much time is it taking for them...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 August 2020, 20:55
Replies: 70
Views: 3,355
Posted By mcgeezer
Mega Typhoon Deconstruction

I've been meaning to take a look at Mega Typhoon for a while now and got around to doing it today for the first time.

While I did guess correctly that the game was running in 16 colours, I didn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2020, 21:35
Replies: 56
Views: 3,905
Posted By mcgeezer
To be fair though, it’s pretty hard to get a...

To be fair though, it’s pretty hard to get a permy ban at the EAB.
Forum: Amiga scene 27 July 2020, 13:08
Replies: 56
Views: 3,905
Posted By mcgeezer
Not me, although i do have a project with DSG. ...

Not me, although i do have a project with DSG.

Code life is on hold at the moment due to time/covid/real life.

For the record, i have worked with 10shu and found him very easy going and...
Forum: Coders. General 22 July 2020, 22:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By mcgeezer
At Zeppelin, they were using ST’s to program...

At Zeppelin, they were using ST’s to program Amiga’s and C64’s.

Would love to get hold of the stuff they used to do it.
Forum: Amiga scene 20 July 2020, 13:47
Replies: 186
Views: 10,683
Posted By mcgeezer
As long as the adf is transferrable to a physical...

As long as the adf is transferrable to a physical floppy then i’m fine with that. Doesnt matter what format it is in for me.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 July 2020, 14:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By mcgeezer
One of the key goals of Rygar was to keep it to...

One of the key goals of Rygar was to keep it to one floppy.
In doing so i had to do things like flip all the sprites at load time.
There were other things i did too to ensure the graphics...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 July 2020, 09:21
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By mcgeezer
This is something that can trip you up if you...

This is something that can trip you up if you don't understand the video beam properly.

I would suggest you watch the first 4 minutes of the video below:...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 July 2020, 23:06
Replies: 224
Views: 21,619
Posted By mcgeezer
Here you go ... A video of my thoughts on...

Here you go ...

A video of my thoughts on X2.

https://youtu.be/W7G-9J352lY
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 July 2020, 09:58
Replies: 224
Views: 21,619
Posted By mcgeezer
Yeah I'll do one today or tomorrow, pretty...

Yeah I'll do one today or tomorrow, pretty straight forward to do.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 July 2020, 09:06
Replies: 224
Views: 21,619
Posted By mcgeezer
Indeed, in fact the only thing that isn't using...

Indeed, in fact the only thing that isn't using the Blitter is the Starfield which is using the CPU.

Geezer
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