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Forum: Coders. General 21 May 2020, 13:49
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Phantasm
Not sure you'd want to do amiga-psx cross dev...

Not sure you'd want to do amiga-psx cross dev lol. I remember the pentium 2 pc's at 133mhz that we are using to cross compile took quite a while to build the entire game source (like 15 minutes or so)
Forum: Coders. General 20 May 2020, 11:04
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Phantasm
agreed. This stuff is quite interesting but there...

agreed. This stuff is quite interesting but there is very limited amounts of information about any of it.


I developed using PsyQ on the PS-1 back in the day. PsyQ was also developed by SN...
Forum: Member Introductions 18 May 2020, 11:57
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Phantasm
I am also in your club. Threw away my a4000/040...

I am also in your club. Threw away my a4000/040 in the early 00's. Still haven't been brave enough to buy another. Have an A1200 and WinUAE which is good enough.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 May 2020, 11:54
Replies: 92
Views: 6,812
Posted By Phantasm
thanks for the info. I am interested because I...

thanks for the info. I am interested because I was part of the warez bbs scene in the later years when everyone ran Ami-Express and in the last couple of years I have been redeveloping Ami-express...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 May 2020, 20:27
Replies: 92
Views: 6,812
Posted By Phantasm
What bbs software were you running?

What bbs software were you running?
Forum: support.Other 15 May 2020, 17:59
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Phantasm
i'm pretty sure its not

i'm pretty sure its not
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 April 2020, 16:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By Phantasm
I'm the opposite way around. I'm an amiga guy...

I'm the opposite way around. I'm an amiga guy with a passing interest in the ST cracking scene. I've purchased all of the microzeit Atari ST demo scene books so far. Its a shame the Amiga scene...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2020, 15:05
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By Phantasm
lots of cracking tutorials on flashtro.com most...

lots of cracking tutorials on flashtro.com most of which rely on Action Replay. Many are not very well explained or are pretty simple but there are definitely some more complex ones and some that are...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 April 2020, 14:01
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Phantasm
I think the problems i had initially were more...

I think the problems i had initially were more related to the fact that it was a machine running in the cloud so actually had no physical mouse or keyboard attached at all. Apart from that I think it...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 April 2020, 11:51
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Phantasm
I tried but I have never managed to get VNC...

I tried but I have never managed to get VNC working reliably. I run a copy of WinUAE on a windows virtual machine in the cloud (so no actual keyboard and mouse) and connect using Remote Desktop and i...
Forum: News 20 April 2020, 16:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By Phantasm
Yes its purely the ongoing rent that has to be...

Yes its purely the ongoing rent that has to be paid. Nobody really knows how long this lockdown is going to go on for and to what extent the rules will be relaxed over the coming months but I can say...
Forum: News 17 April 2020, 12:57
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By Phantasm
There is one important difference though, those...

There is one important difference though, those businesses are there to make a profit for the owners and to pay the staff. Nobody makes any money from this museum and the staff do not get paid for...
Forum: support.Apps 13 April 2020, 16:12
Replies: 26
Views: 4,097
Posted By Phantasm
I'm my experience you get better/worse results...

I'm my experience you get better/worse results depending on the implementation of zmodem at both ends. I recommend xprzmodem version 2.61 (the one that comes with term). This is what I use with my...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2020, 15:54
Replies: 95
Views: 6,453
Posted By Phantasm
Command and conquer

Command and conquer
Forum: News 10 April 2020, 17:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By Phantasm
Retro Computer Museum - fundraiser

The Retro Computer Museum in Leicester of which I am a proud volunteer is under threat of permanent closure due to covid-19. It would be a very sad loss to the Retro Community if this place was to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 April 2020, 15:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By Phantasm
The ones that i've looked at don't work like...

The ones that i've looked at don't work like that. Track 0 has a full set of 11 sectors for the Amiga and 9 sectors for the PC/ST.

You can open up a disk sector editor and see this quite easily on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 April 2020, 14:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By Phantasm
I thought both systems treat side 0 as the...

I thought both systems treat side 0 as the opposite side
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 March 2020, 15:12
Replies: 296
Views: 16,759
Posted By Phantasm
I'm sure tiertex would have put something out...

I'm sure tiertex would have put something out which claimed to be virtua fighter if they had the chance.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 March 2020, 14:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By Phantasm
all of the data comes from memory before going to...

all of the data comes from memory before going to disk anyway, so while it does increase the risk with it being held in memory for longer, if something is randomly corrupting memory it's still very...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 March 2020, 10:15
Replies: 45
Views: 2,289
Posted By Phantasm
JIT speeds things up but generally makes...

JIT speeds things up but generally makes emulation less accurate. With emulation its always a trade off between accuracy and speed. Obviously it depends on the system you are emulating and the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2020, 14:40
Replies: 92
Views: 6,812
Posted By Phantasm
The phone numbers definitely started disappearing...

The phone numbers definitely started disappearing in the later years when there had been a few sysops busted. The files the were downloaded from the bbs's were often full of ascii bbs adds as well...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 March 2020, 22:06
Replies: 92
Views: 6,812
Posted By Phantasm
We weren't just a bunch of teenagers. Galahad and...

We weren't just a bunch of teenagers. Galahad and I are both of a similar age. I was in my early twenties when I was involved in the scene and I don't remember it just being a bunch of teenagers. I'd...
Forum: support.Apps 12 March 2020, 20:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By Phantasm
Not yet it doesn't. There will be support for QWK...

Not yet it doesn't. There will be support for QWK and FTN networking in the next release. For FTN networking you will need to set up amibinkd or similar and the FTN processor will handle picking up...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 March 2020, 18:55
Replies: 92
Views: 6,812
Posted By Phantasm
There are still a handful of scene bbs still up...

There are still a handful of scene bbs still up and running today. They generally have a large collection of old scene files online and a few new uploads here and there (generally demos trainers...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 March 2020, 18:21
Replies: 92
Views: 6,812
Posted By Phantasm
Generally in addition to being referred by...

Generally in addition to being referred by someone you also had to upload something before you would be accepted onto the bbs.

The reason for this was so that:

a) It was believed that by...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 March 2020, 17:47
Replies: 262
Views: 64,063
Posted By Phantasm
every time? :nuts

every time? :nuts
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2020, 18:19
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Phantasm
i'd love to try and connect but i don't have a...

i'd love to try and connect but i don't have a modem of any description
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 16:19
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Phantasm
I am certainly happy to help if i can. I was not...

I am certainly happy to help if i can. I was not the original Author but I obtained permission from the original author and rewrote the whole thing a couple of years ago and have added many new...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2020, 16:08
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By Phantasm
Just goes to show how much quality counts for...

Just goes to show how much quality counts for when Tiertex are still around but so many companies that actually put effort into their games are not.


They were asked by publishers to pump out the...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 January 2020, 13:59
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Phantasm
I was under the impression that modem's didn't...

I was under the impression that modem's didn't work very well with typical digital phone lines that everyone has these days.
Forum: Amiga scene 31 January 2020, 13:15
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Phantasm
Always interested in any new BBS's but dialup,...

Always interested in any new BBS's but dialup, thats pretty crazy :spin


I presume that number is for the UK?
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 13:14
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Phantasm
I have an interest in all things Amiga BBS...

I have an interest in all things Amiga BBS related. I am the author of the Ami-Express (or /X for short) BBS software. I'm interested to hear how you get on with this project for sure.

...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2020, 11:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Phantasm
I've had old threads resurrected on here and then...

I've had old threads resurrected on here and then gone to say something only to realise i already posted in that thread many years before.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 10:59
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Phantasm
Anything over serial is going to be limited by...

Anything over serial is going to be limited by serial speeds, so 38400 baud or maybe 57600 at best. That is pretty slow for anything other than transfer of very small files.


Have you any idea...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 15:52
Replies: 41
Views: 5,726
Posted By Phantasm
I guess so in a way - would be nice if there were...

I guess so in a way - would be nice if there were a software implementation so that might encourage people to develop for it.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 15:28
Replies: 41
Views: 5,726
Posted By Phantasm
I see no reason why something along the lines of...

I see no reason why something along the lines of the Spectrum Next could not be done for the Amiga. Since the level of technical detail that would be required to recreate AAA don't appear to exist...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 17:21
Replies: 153
Views: 6,548
Posted By Phantasm
surely if you are saying 'as a games machine'...

surely if you are saying 'as a games machine' then what it was capable of doing isn't really relevant, more important what was actually achieved. I would suggest that the MD was better if you wanted...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 January 2020, 18:01
Replies: 54
Views: 3,890
Posted By Phantasm
The only thing I can think of that comes close to...

The only thing I can think of that comes close to being uncrackable is including some piece of hardware that is vital to the game (like the super-fx chip on the snes) but that can still be cracked...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 January 2020, 17:51
Replies: 75
Views: 3,158
Posted By Phantasm
I always thought the Amiga port of golden axe...

I always thought the Amiga port of golden axe stood up really well considering most arcade ports were rushed and took minimal advantage of the Amiga hardware.


It looks fine and it plays well,...
Forum: News 03 January 2020, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By Phantasm
Original AmiExpress was all written in C. I took...

Original AmiExpress was all written in C. I took the publicly available source from the v3.xx series of Ami-Express, rewrote/ported it to E and backported all the features from the v4.xx series (by...
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