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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 21:15
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Daedalus
Ah yes, I've seen this with Amiga Test Kit too -...

Ah yes, I've seen this with Amiga Test Kit too - it will actually read directly from the RTC chip, but it only does it for a while before it somehow locks up the RTC (or the RTC reading code),...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:33
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Daedalus
How were you noticing that the seconds weren't...

How were you noticing that the seconds weren't moving? If it's with the normal clock program from Workbench, then the problem lies elsewhere. The OS reads the RTC just once on boot to get the time...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 April 2021, 13:13
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Daedalus
For a CD32, even if the board is beyond...

For a CD32, even if the board is beyond reasonable to salvage, there are replacement boards that will use some or all of the chipset - those custom chips are only getting more expensive by the day,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 April 2021, 19:39
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, it's possible that it's simply...

Yeah, it's possible that it's simply misinterpreting the speed it should play at. On the other hand, having the debugger running might be slowing things down significantly, and the VWait command...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 April 2021, 21:15
Replies: 55
Views: 3,211
Posted By Daedalus
I'm not sure how the bit count in itself changes...

I'm not sure how the bit count in itself changes the effect of the flicker, other than perhaps allowing the graphics card itself to output at a higher refresh rate... The thing with CRTs is that they...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 April 2021, 01:00
Replies: 61
Views: 3,020
Posted By Daedalus
Well, it gets a bit vague when you start talking...

Well, it gets a bit vague when you start talking about ports. What you mean is 3D PC games - after all, games like Monkey Island are nothing but ports from the PC.

Being a commercial release for a...
Forum: support.Apps 16 April 2021, 14:27
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By Daedalus
DefIcons is great, it was included as part of...

DefIcons is great, it was included as part of OS3.9 so I've been using it for over 20 years and I miss it whenever I'm using an Amiga without it. I believe it's coming back for inclusion in OS 3.2,...
Forum: support.Games 13 April 2021, 10:22
Replies: 11
Views: 566
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: 18
Views: 938
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: 429
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: 429
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: 429
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: 267
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: 267
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: 988
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: 1,776
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: 291
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: 4,395
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: 4,395
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: 1,222
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: 4,395
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: 4,395
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: 312
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: 4,395
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: 4,395
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: 387
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: 387
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: 6,486
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: 2,348
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: 988
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: 467,416
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: 463
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: 463
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: 55
Views: 3,211
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: 55
Views: 3,211
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: 654
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: 55
Views: 3,845
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: 692
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: 692
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: 692
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...
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