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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 00:11
Replies: 194
Views: 8,935
Posted By NorthWay
Good, but somehow I thought they would be even...

Good, but somehow I thought they would be even better - I thought I had heard GnG before (is the ST version identical?). Perhaps Led Storm or Black Lamp is the one I enjoyed from the ST?
(And Joe...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2021, 19:00
Replies: 27
Views: 1,580
Posted By NorthWay
It reminds me of ...Hercules(?) on the C= 64....

It reminds me of ...Hercules(?) on the C= 64. Platforms and stuff didn't appear before you stepped on to it - leaps of faith all around.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2021, 15:34
Replies: 73
Views: 3,431
Posted By NorthWay
Not sure I know myself. It was more or less about...

Not sure I know myself. It was more or less about spacing out the opcodes every N bytes and shifting the (a6) bits to get a direct address to jump to (possibly needing some rather memory-hungry...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2021, 12:33
Replies: 73
Views: 3,431
Posted By NorthWay
Is "(a6)+" a full 16-bit word, or are there any...

Is "(a6)+" a full 16-bit word, or are there any unused top/bottom bits?
How much memory can you spend?
How big are the 'opcode' subrutines? The biggest one?

I reworked a 6502 emulator (much...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 March 2021, 20:31
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
Ordered a run-off-the-mill 480G SSD for it now....

Ordered a run-off-the-mill 480G SSD for it now. Hopefully arriving next week.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 March 2021, 16:03
Replies: 1,119
Views: 68,765
Posted By NorthWay
And right on que I found this today:...

And right on que I found this today: https://www.osnews.com/story/133140/apple-m1-microarchitecture-research/ which links to https://dougallj.github.io/applecpu/firestorm.html
Whether that proves or...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 March 2021, 17:17
Replies: 1,119
Views: 68,765
Posted By NorthWay
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"...

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as they say:
One of the comments I read about the new Mac (and it's soon(?) forthcoming bigger brethren/sisters), is that it is so fast because it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 March 2021, 21:36
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
Really? I have the Linux pack and not whatever...

Really? I have the Linux pack and not whatever interface came later (are they the same?). Not that I'm using the network much, I just have a HD-installer utility I bought which I was intending to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2021, 12:56
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
SAS replacement interface for the original PS2...

SAS replacement interface for the original PS2 IDE one. Now I need to get the SSD to match it.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 February 2021, 10:24
Replies: 1,119
Views: 68,765
Posted By NorthWay
While reading /. today I found a link to our...

While reading /. today I found a link to our friends Intel way back in 1982: http://www.bitsavers.org/components/intel/80186/210826_iAPX_186_286_Benchmark_Report_Oct82.pdf
No code included; I don't...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 January 2021, 13:25
Replies: 1,119
Views: 68,765
Posted By NorthWay
The story I have read is that IBM dropped the 68K...

The story I have read is that IBM dropped the 68K because it wasn't available from multiple suppliers.
Just looking at the timeline indicates that the 68K was plenty available in time for the...
Forum: Coders. General 15 January 2021, 14:37
Replies: 88
Views: 5,766
Posted By NorthWay
BTW, are you triple-buffering?

BTW, are you triple-buffering?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 January 2021, 14:31
Replies: 270
Views: 31,418
Posted By NorthWay
I meant, how II was compared to I (on the ST)? ...

I meant, how II was compared to I (on the ST)?
The CD case is marked as CDTV compatible and I understood it as being a refresh of the original?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2021, 15:27
Replies: 270
Views: 31,418
Posted By NorthWay
BTW, anyone know how DotC II compared to the ST...

BTW, anyone know how DotC II compared to the ST version?
Forum: Coders. System 07 January 2021, 14:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,734
Posted By NorthWay
I'd say there is one more factor to this mix:...

I'd say there is one more factor to this mix: Printers.
In an ideal world you would be able to have something draw to your screen just as well as to a printer without handling it much differently,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 January 2021, 14:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,805
Posted By NorthWay
No. AFAIK. Workarounds: Put your variable on...

No. AFAIK.

Workarounds: Put your variable on the stack to be a7 relative?
StackSwap() or wossname to use your own.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 January 2021, 01:31
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
Would love to hear more about your adventures...

Would love to hear more about your adventures there.
I also have a Thomson TO8D (yep, 6809) and I have been contemplating buying the 6809 hack for the Atari 8-bits...


OnTopic: Just recently got...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2020, 01:32
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
Mine is a 64K already... (it is a 64 I mean!) -...

Mine is a 64K already... (it is a 64 I mean!) - have you pondered upon getting a 63E09? (I think that is the doubleclocked Hitachi one?)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 December 2020, 10:33
Replies: 583
Views: 82,741
Posted By NorthWay
A local shop in my old hometown had an A1000 with...

A local shop in my old hometown had an A1000 with Mindwalker on. I later bought my B2000 there.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 November 2020, 12:48
Replies: 10
Views: 4,231
Posted By NorthWay
Now I'm confused. Perhaps I've confused myself....

Now I'm confused. Perhaps I've confused myself. I've been flip-flopping back and forth in my mind over this a few times in my head the last months/years, but now I have finally connected the left and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 November 2020, 15:10
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
Just unpacked today (had it sitting for over a...

Just unpacked today (had it sitting for over a week now) a Thomson TO8D. I think luck will have it that you can just plug in a scart connector.
Also, sometime over the last year (CBA to check when)...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 October 2020, 17:55
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
I should probably mention I got my A4000D...

I should probably mention I got my A4000D aluminium front from PRS on AmiBay. It just looks so good. Another incentive to take it to the chip doctor and have it fixed up...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 October 2020, 17:20
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By NorthWay
The original Guardian Angel by Valentin...

The original Guardian Angel by Valentin Papaela(sp?).
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2020, 17:48
Replies: 22
Views: 2,091
Posted By NorthWay
Someone please put ZIF sockets on their cpu...

Someone please put ZIF sockets on their cpu cards...

(and I do hope more modern 040/060 boards have flexible clocking and faster memory than the old ones from the 90s...)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 September 2020, 11:30
Replies: 32
Views: 2,566
Posted By NorthWay
There was a non-Commodore HD floppy solution...

There was a non-Commodore HD floppy solution sold; does anyone know what they did? (I suspect it might have been a track cache.)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2020, 22:51
Replies: 6,530
Views: 1,297,922
Posted By NorthWay
Waiting for me at home is a new A4000D front...

Waiting for me at home is a new A4000D front panel in shiny aluminium thanks to PRS on AmiBay who has organized the group purchase.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 06 September 2020, 22:49
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By NorthWay
CIA access is dead slow: 1/10th of the 68K clock...

CIA access is dead slow: 1/10th of the 68K clock IIRC.
Forum: News 01 September 2020, 22:57
Replies: 808
Views: 68,091
Posted By NorthWay
I would love to hear more about the copper blits...

I would love to hear more about the copper blits saga. I once tried it for myself, but that seemed to go off-rail halfway through my list.
(Even on the C-One where I assumed it had to be my code...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 August 2020, 09:55
Replies: 39
Views: 3,537
Posted By NorthWay
I'm sure Toni has a better explanation, but there...

I'm sure Toni has a better explanation, but there is a bug that makes BUSY not flag until the blitter has actually started working. The workaround is thus that after an access to the chip bus you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 August 2020, 01:53
Replies: 194
Views: 16,389
Posted By NorthWay
Is it just me, or would this be a good candidate...

Is it just me, or would this be a good candidate for trying HAM? Let the background use a few static colours and have the bubbles use the rest of the palette to make them standalone objects? Perhaps...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 August 2020, 01:04
Replies: 61
Views: 6,804
Posted By NorthWay
IIRC some of the C= 64 dongles could be bypassed...

IIRC some of the C= 64 dongles could be bypassed by pressing play(?) on the tapedeck. I guess the Americans didn't have those...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 July 2020, 23:05
Replies: 216
Views: 25,497
Posted By NorthWay
That was my point - there would be if it was OR...

That was my point - there would be if it was OR instead of AND.

You could replace your standard (pseudocode)


CWAIT position


with
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2020, 23:49
Replies: 216
Views: 25,497
Posted By NorthWay
Wasn't there a WB replacement called JazzBench or...

Wasn't there a WB replacement called JazzBench or something like that?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2020, 03:26
Replies: 51
Views: 13,699
Posted By NorthWay
That was so cool to listen to. I've been through...

That was so cool to listen to. I've been through many of them by now - are there any more from other conferences?

Is there a collected works of DevCon stuff you can download somewhere? (Many dead...
Forum: News 22 July 2020, 23:03
Replies: 666
Views: 132,942
Posted By NorthWay
So the chances of re-done A1000 keyboards are up...

So the chances of re-done A1000 keyboards are up there with that infamous snowball?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2020, 01:26
Replies: 216
Views: 25,497
Posted By NorthWay
For some reason copper blitting has been churning...

For some reason copper blitting has been churning around in my head as of lately and I thought I had a solution. Until I went back to the docs and read them:
"When the BFD bit is a 0, the logic of...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2020, 14:25
Replies: 1,084
Views: 190,386
Posted By NorthWay
I still want a SATA controller though. I hope...

I still want a SATA controller though. I hope some of the more recent CPU card brewers are looking into adding it.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2020, 16:38
Replies: 28
Views: 2,492
Posted By NorthWay
It would be a nice start simply recognizing...

It would be a nice start simply recognizing regular logic like AND, OR, NOT, EOR etc and then step up to adders, shifters, multipliers, and so on.

I'd like to think of it as a visual equivalent to...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 June 2020, 11:10
Replies: 28
Views: 2,492
Posted By NorthWay
I saw a comment somewhere on how it could perhaps...

I saw a comment somewhere on how it could perhaps be possible to train an AI thingie to learn what different logic gates look like, and from that put together and build up a logic working of a...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 June 2020, 18:12
Replies: 270
Views: 38,567
Posted By NorthWay
That would make too much sense, so obviously: No....

That would make too much sense, so obviously: No.


(Which would then probably be real close to satisfy most ASIC requirements so you could do something like a Kickstarter for it. Which would make...
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