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Forum: Looking for a game name ? 13 May 2020, 09:29
Replies: 19
Views: 2,046
Posted By dodke
If it might have also been a PC game, Lost in...

If it might have also been a PC game, Lost in Time from Coktel Vision fits the description.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2020, 17:08
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By dodke
I agree. Having a massive black bar at the bottom...

I agree. Having a massive black bar at the bottom is quite annoying and simply having matching letterboxing isn't as bad. There is a technical reason for this too for games that use complicated...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2020, 16:42
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By dodke
Almost every Amiga shop now sells a A1200 8 MB...

Almost every Amiga shop now sells a A1200 8 MB Fast RAM expansion for around £70 so I'd say budget accelerators are definitely a thing.
Surely all these cheap fast memory boards popping up are...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2020, 16:25
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By dodke
The same graphic will simply be smaller when...

The same graphic will simply be smaller when viewed at higher resolution. The PAL has more lines so some of them will end up being black. The video signal transmits line by line, left to right, so...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2020, 13:41
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By dodke
That being said, in a perfect world a lot of...

That being said, in a perfect world a lot of Amiga games with issues with viewport size could have still been done a lot better with more effort.

Personally I think the lack of both some...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 May 2020, 13:29
Replies: 48
Views: 2,907
Posted By dodke
Most monitors had some vertical size adjustment...

Most monitors had some vertical size adjustment dial in the back though. So you could make 320x200 games fill a bit more of the screen.

For a lot of games you can kind of guess what the reasons...
Forum: support.Other 28 April 2020, 13:42
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By dodke
I also use Tiled. It is indeed very generic so I...

I also use Tiled. It is indeed very generic so I don't see how it would really influence game design. You can use separate layers for placing collectables, enemies and other game logic items using a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 April 2020, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By dodke
Sega Master System gamepads are great and fairly...

Sega Master System gamepads are great and fairly common / affordable. They also support 2 buttons in some games.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2020, 14:18
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By dodke
It obviously won't help with the VGA output but...

It obviously won't help with the VGA output but with the Arananet RGB 'amplifier' adapter you can get rid of almost all of the jailbars with the regular RGB port when used with a 15khz capable...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 April 2020, 09:57
Replies: 55
Views: 3,723
Posted By dodke
I'd say, if you have an optimised tile engine...

I'd say, if you have an optimised tile engine (raster split, corkscrew etc) with interleaved bitplanes drawing only one or two tiles per frame, you should have plenty of time to use bobs for 'enough'...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 November 2019, 18:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By dodke
I think it might also be safest to reset the long...

I think it might also be safest to reset the long frame bit and set the primary and secondary copperlists in the vblank to make sure the bit is not toggled before your copperlist starts. Also...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 November 2019, 10:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By dodke
If you reinserted the card try pulling it out by...

If you reinserted the card try pulling it out by 1 or 2 mm afterwards. I've had to do that with my 1230 IV.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 November 2019, 22:30
Replies: 35
Views: 2,579
Posted By dodke
Seeing Klone by DCS (Amiga AGA, runs sort of ok...

Seeing Klone by DCS (Amiga AGA, runs sort of ok on 030 50mhz) at Assembly 99 is one of the reasons I got an Amiga 1200 a bit after.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 November 2019, 00:26
Replies: 50
Views: 2,326
Posted By dodke
True, probably should have had a cheaper 3.5"...

True, probably should have had a cheaper 3.5" hard drive as an option.
Still, most publishers only released games that also booted from floppy and even when installing the small capacity would have...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 October 2019, 22:02
Replies: 50
Views: 2,326
Posted By dodke
One difficulty with AGA software was also that...

One difficulty with AGA software was also that the a1200 came with an antique double density disk drive. A HD one with ~1.7 MB per disk would have made a huge difference for games.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 October 2019, 17:28
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By dodke
I've released a few AGA demos that didn't use the...

I've released a few AGA demos that didn't use the AGA fetch modes. They had mainly c2p effects, no sprites or hw scrolling, so there was no technical reason I couldn't use 4x fetch.
For example this...
Forum: support.Other 26 October 2019, 11:33
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By dodke
For backups I'd recommend trying something like...

For backups I'd recommend trying something like ABackup:
http://aminet.net/package/disk/bakup/abackup

If you don't want to risk rebooting the system it will probably stop at some point after...
Forum: support.Other 24 October 2019, 10:50
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By dodke
Maybe 'copper chunky' would count as displaying...

Maybe 'copper chunky' would count as displaying graphics that's not either.

Basically using multiple colours that you update in the copperlist on each line to show an image. Or for much lower...
Forum: News 23 October 2019, 11:15
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By dodke
Looks very promising. Definitely would have use...

Looks very promising. Definitely would have use for something like this.
Forum: Coders. Releases 18 October 2019, 14:32
Replies: 95
Views: 28,860
Posted By dodke
After a sound effect stops playing I'm left with...

After a sound effect stops playing I'm left with a somewhat quiet continuous high pitched voice on the channel. This happens with and without a module playing. Any ideas what could be the cause?
I...
Forum: Coders. Releases 17 October 2019, 11:33
Replies: 95
Views: 28,860
Posted By dodke
Works perfectly, thanks!

Works perfectly, thanks!
Forum: Amiga scene 16 October 2019, 10:35
Replies: 378
Views: 77,621
Posted By dodke
Any chance to buy one (eventually)? Assembled...

Any chance to buy one (eventually)? Assembled would be nice but kit would do.
Forum: Coders. Releases 15 October 2019, 21:15
Replies: 95
Views: 28,860
Posted By dodke
I had some trouble with this at first but then...

I had some trouble with this at first but then realised I had an old version and the latest one was easier to set up and the C header came quite handy.
Now I've got some music and a sound effect...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 October 2019, 22:03
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By dodke
1. Is the bob static? Try moving the bob on the...

1. Is the bob static? Try moving the bob on the screen and you should see what the issue is. For example if you have your bob at the top left corner at 0,0 then the 16 bit wide bob will be in the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 October 2019, 19:38
Replies: 21
Views: 1,749
Posted By dodke
Can you actually enable bitplanes for one more...

Can you actually enable bitplanes for one more scanline during the long frame?)

Btw off topic but does (win)uae support flickering the scanline filter so that current frame is bright and previous...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 October 2019, 20:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By dodke
There's just rotation. You'll need to have the...

There's just rotation. You'll need to have the extra word of padding after each bitplane line for bob sources and masks.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 October 2019, 12:43
Replies: 45
Views: 2,670
Posted By dodke
I haven't managed visiting yet but once walked...

I haven't managed visiting yet but once walked past a shop called Crazy Thumbs that seemed to have a ton of stuff. It's in Tooting, South London.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2019, 12:35
Replies: 143
Views: 40,469
Posted By dodke
You can turn off the resolution notification in...

You can turn off the resolution notification in the service menu:


If you use PAL hires in WB I'd suggest maybe just increasing overscan to make it bigger.

If you don't mind resolution...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2019, 13:01
Replies: 116
Views: 15,752
Posted By dodke
I don't think that many demos need an overclocked...

I don't think that many demos need an overclocked 060. I had a demo this year and did testing at home on 50Mhz. On the compo machine I didn't really notice much of a difference in speed as I think...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 20 August 2019, 17:31
Replies: 46
Views: 3,227
Posted By dodke
Oh sure you can. You could try a few simple...

Oh sure you can. You could try a few simple things to give your sprites a little bit more pop and contrast.

a) add more highlights. try adding some some bright colours or white to one or two...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 April 2019, 15:34
Replies: 195
Views: 26,243
Posted By dodke
there's also a bit of a 'fog' in the mipmapping...

there's also a bit of a 'fog' in the mipmapping so they don't just fade to black. And yes the graphics will be improved in the final game. I had done the wall / dithering / mipmapping conversion...
Forum: support.Other 12 April 2019, 21:47
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By dodke
Try drawing a new cursor which is half the height...

Try drawing a new cursor which is half the height :)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 April 2019, 14:49
Replies: 27
Views: 2,044
Posted By dodke
For very fast on the fly data decompression I've...

For very fast on the fly data decompression I've used lz77 a lot.
There are sources here for decompression on 68k and also a C program for compression and decompression which works on any platform:...
Forum: support.Demos 08 April 2019, 07:55
Replies: 6
Views: 3,242
Posted By dodke
Although it's not a proper fade I've found on OCS...

Although it's not a proper fade I've found on OCS fading to black by subtracting 1-15 from the original components to me at least looks better because the components are so inaccurate. For a slower...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 April 2019, 16:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By dodke
There's no huge difference with those models in...

There's no huge difference with those models in terms of speed. Obviously the 030 model has a lot more memory but you might not need it for whdload and games. I'm guessing they introduced the cheaper...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 04 April 2019, 15:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By dodke
The ACA1221ec doesn't need any unlocking. It...

The ACA1221ec doesn't need any unlocking. It basically has all the features of the older ACA1221 already unlocked but doesn't support as much memory because the processor is the cheaper model with 24...
Forum: News 23 March 2019, 10:39
Replies: 104
Views: 14,667
Posted By dodke
Also a game with a complicated 'economy' system...

Also a game with a complicated 'economy' system that requires an 060 before any graphics is drawn? Sounds a bit odd. But actually the devs aren't even sure what the requirements will be. Even more...
Forum: support.Apps 12 March 2019, 13:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,990
Posted By dodke
You could try CyberQT with video files from...

You could try CyberQT with video files from really old websites like the Space Jam (film) site:
https://www.spacejam.com/archive/spacejam/movie/cmp/jamcentral/trailerframes.html
Forum: support.Hardware 11 March 2019, 18:05
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By dodke
Seems like the connector issue is not as much of...

Seems like the connector issue is not as much of an issue anymore as there are some boards available from smaller manufacturers like...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 March 2019, 08:27
Replies: 6,236
Views: 1,142,631
Posted By dodke
I got an Atari 2600 style clone joystick from...

I got an Atari 2600 style clone joystick from AliExpress. Played a few games and works great. Very clicky. Perhaps almost too clicky but will see how it's like after some use. Was only about £7 with...
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