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Forum: support.WinUAE 05 November 2018, 16:43
Replies: 3
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Posted By Photon
Well, so now the moved replies will appear as...

Well, so now the moved replies will appear as strange and out of context instead :)

But shaders are lores and have extra bling in games, i.e. lores. Good for gamers, no good for users.

I think...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 November 2018, 16:27
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Photon
Ah, as I wrote I clicked his reply and came to...

Ah, as I wrote I clicked his reply and came to this thread. Confusing! :) Thx.
Forum: support.Demos 05 November 2018, 16:23
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Photon
You can filter and sort on Janeway...

You can filter and sort on Janeway (http://janeway.exotica.org.uk/author.php?what=0&id=5394&query=&cat=&tag=&show=10&sort=Year&order=asc), which tracks release dates by relating them to preserved...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 November 2018, 16:09
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Photon
I came here from your reply Toni, but now I don't...

I came here from your reply Toni, but now I don't see it or any of my replies. Forum bug??

lbg, I'm reading Toni's reply as the only way is shaders. Tried a bunch, but they don't give "just...
Forum: support.Demos 02 November 2018, 21:54
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Photon
Yes, this was my conclusion also when researching...

Yes, this was my conclusion also when researching for articles.

On Pouet, I'm in search of the first Demoscene Demo (http://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=11445), i.e. platform agnostic. Mostly,...
Forum: support.WinUAE 02 November 2018, 21:08
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Photon
But shaders and masks don't align with scaled...

But shaders and masks don't align with scaled pixels either. And then you get shadowlines through pixels again. (And masks are completely broken, but I don't want to harp on about it, I've given up.)
Forum: support.WinUAE 02 November 2018, 14:06
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Photon
Filter issues(?)

I've tried to lend Toni's ear about this before :)

1. A PAL filter without the gratuitous RF/composite shadow... and
2. Scanlines where the "shadow line" doesn't go THROUGH the enlarged pixels...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2018, 16:59
Replies: 144
Views: 7,214
Posted By Photon
Yep. The spirit of the Amiga is the off-loading...

Yep. The spirit of the Amiga is the off-loading of CPU workload onto hardware DMA, and the OS features such as dedicated screens and multitasking.

An OS evolves with CPU improvements and adapts to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 October 2018, 00:47
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Photon
That sounds like an emulator, so... just run it...

That sounds like an emulator, so... just run it in an emulator? :)

RunCopper:
move.w #$4000,$dff09a
move.l #$5f18e,$dff080 ;copper address
waitmouse: btst #6,$bfe001
bne.s waitmouse...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 October 2018, 19:47
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Photon
Prb28, it depends. If you're relatively new to...

Prb28, it depends. If you're relatively new to Asm/Hardware programming, some things are maybe not so obvious.

Things like knowing $2c at the start of a WAIT corresponds to the top line of a...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2018, 15:57
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Photon
That's exactly how it works (except on latest rev...

That's exactly how it works (except on latest rev motherboard?) I.e. depending on Agnus and Gary version the same RAM becomes chip else fast.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 18 October 2018, 15:24
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Photon
Maybe you're asking, "how do I learn to read...

Maybe you're asking, "how do I learn to read Copper list from hex words"? Well I can read them just as they are, and when I write them, I just use dc.w. But if you want you can translate them to MOVE...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2018, 12:35
Replies: 65
Views: 5,008
Posted By Photon
USB adapter would be ace, then you could...

USB adapter would be ace, then you could basically get the controller you like :great

Or even one you already have. Obviously I could roll my own, but I suspect I'd need the small PCB from a CD32...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 October 2018, 21:12
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Photon
Wee

Wee
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 October 2018, 20:37
Replies: 94
Views: 7,389
Posted By Photon
I think that's a good argument for turning on...

I think that's a good argument for turning on your C64, start Commando just to listen to the music and maybe play one round and then play another game. Anyone guilty of such behavior? ;) I think it...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 10 October 2018, 14:27
Replies: 21
Views: 3,882
Posted By Photon
Interesting. How does this relate to MAME...

Interesting. How does this relate to MAME netplay, and would MAME emulate Amiga games as well?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 October 2018, 14:15
Replies: 94
Views: 7,389
Posted By Photon
And that's his. But I think arguments based...

And that's his.

But I think arguments based on gameplay/playability/difficulty tuning carry more weight than just liking version X more. It is, after all, about which is better. It can make up...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 October 2018, 13:18
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By Photon
TVs and monitors always have built-in speakers as...

TVs and monitors always have built-in speakers as an afterthought. Definitely don't use crappy speakers because some games have crappy sound. :)

But that doesn't mean you have to get expensive...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 08 October 2018, 22:38
Replies: 32
Views: 9,915
Posted By Photon
Northway just helped me verify that >=200...

Northway just helped me verify that >=200 microseconds handshake is the only modification required to fix skipped or frozen key values on the Cherry A2000 keyboards :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2018, 18:17
Replies: 23
Views: 1,262
Posted By Photon
"Lame", well... TBH lame only really applies to...

"Lame", well... TBH lame only really applies to action games where the framerate was less than supported by the Amiga hardware. Bitmap Bros actually made some enhancements in some of their games, the...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2018, 20:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By Photon
How about a Society of Amiga Hardware Devs? :) To...

How about a Society of Amiga Hardware Devs? :) To make group buys and share good PCB factories etc. To work up the quantities I mean.

Or for webshops to have AliExpress type quantity buildups for...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 September 2018, 01:24
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By Photon
The boot CPU speed is selected by selecting a...

The boot CPU speed is selected by selecting a config to boot. You can set a default config, which means the CPU speed set there will always be set at boot.

The default display on the DisMo at boot...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 24 September 2018, 01:20
Replies: 61
Views: 3,110
Posted By Photon
I support this project and wish all Amigas since...

I support this project and wish all Amigas since the CDTV had gotten CD drives - for the precise reason that it frees all 4 Paula channels for sound effects. :)

But it has to be good music, and...
Forum: Hardware mods 23 September 2018, 18:52
Replies: 19
Views: 2,196
Posted By Photon
Top stuff! You have PM. Do you stock the RTC...

Top stuff! You have PM. Do you stock the RTC chips?
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 23 September 2018, 02:44
Replies: 32
Views: 9,915
Posted By Photon
Yes, this is the oldest routine then, modify as...

Yes, this is the oldest routine then, modify as you like. It was mostly because I couldn't quickly see a runnable routine with Rawkey LUT linked.

I did a search through my later source backups...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 September 2018, 19:04
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Photon
Yes, if BLTPRI is off, control will return to the...

Yes, if BLTPRI is off, control will return to the CPU after a few cycles (and will then execute the instructions that measure the blit time prematurely).

Blitwaits must always precede a blit. For...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 22 September 2018, 18:55
Replies: 32
Views: 9,915
Posted By Photon
#ChkKey.S here...

#ChkKey.S here (http://coppershade.org/asmskool/SOURCES/Photon-old-snippets/) is a keyboard routine with a RawKey LUT, if it helps someone.

I'm not 100% sure this routine is compatible with A2000...
Forum: support.Apps 22 September 2018, 16:50
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Photon
Welcome :) 192.168.178.1 - is that the...

Welcome :)

192.168.178.1 - is that the gateway/router? (Just it's normally .0.1 or .1.1 or .2.1)

If that gives no timeout then you should be able to ping the host PC (cmd > ipconfig /all).
...
Forum: Hardware mods 22 September 2018, 16:41
Replies: 19
Views: 2,196
Posted By Photon
This is brilliant. :) I don't have an A500+...

This is brilliant. :) I don't have an A500+ because of the "no internal fastmem possible*" problem. Not even Jens' ACE2 solves that. But you did! So I might get one and one of these. How do I order?...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 September 2018, 16:17
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Photon
First, check that BLTPRI is on. (It must be on in...

First, check that BLTPRI is on. (It must be on in order to fit as many blits as possible in a frame.)

And if it's on, chances are you are not waiting for the Blitter. I.e. the CPU doesn't get...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2018, 03:52
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Photon
The options are planned so that devs may tally...

The options are planned so that devs may tally options 1, 2 and 4 later to decide whether to invest the time. There are 3 options for NTSC and only 1 for PAL because an NTSC game doesn't need to be...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 September 2018, 20:59
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Photon
5.1 = surround sound. Possibly WinUAE can't open...

5.1 = surround sound. Possibly WinUAE can't open the sound card for its desired output, or there's an issue between the sound card and the HDMI, i.e. not necessarily WinUAE related. (I would try some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2018, 20:20
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Photon
Hehe. I would say nationality-wise it's a Global...

Hehe. I would say nationality-wise it's a Global Amiga Board, and language-wise, the board is 100% English. So now I'm curious to see a pie chart :) But then I'd need another poll, gah... I think I...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 September 2018, 20:11
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Photon
Yeah I used to put vinyl stickers from eBay (fits...

Yeah I used to put vinyl stickers from eBay (fits both Amiga and PC) on the keys that differ. Nowadays I've apparently stopped bothering and just set US keymap :)

If you swap keyboard outright...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2018, 18:53
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Photon
I can share some results from Facebook: PAL:...

I can share some results from Facebook:

PAL: 125
NTSC: 20
EMU: 16
Converter: 3
Other:2

It's interesting that there are so few NTSC gamers on EAB! (1:26 compared to 1:6 on Facebook)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 September 2018, 17:20
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Photon
Be sure to check subtle differences, f.ex. with...

Be sure to check subtle differences, f.ex. with regard to status flags, and default size for individual instructions. If your Assembler supports 020+ it must also support the newer EA syntax, and...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 September 2018, 17:03
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Photon
That's not a conditional, though, you'd have to...

That's not a conditional, though, you'd have to poke the destination address with code calculating it from the condition.

There's the SKIP instruction, but it's of limited use.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2018, 16:36
Replies: 48
Views: 1,843
Posted By Photon
Lotus 2. There's just too big a penalty for...

Lotus 2. There's just too big a penalty for falling off, and too easy to fall off, in SCR. The farther you get the easier to get that 1 single miss, causing frustration.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 September 2018, 16:33
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Photon
Jope said it all, just a tip: You can make your...

Jope said it all, just a tip: You can make your own keymap with SetKey. A truly powerful tool. :great

I've made my own with some programming strings on the F-keys, etc. Very handy! But the normal...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 September 2018, 22:18
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Photon
This is why I put Other. There are quite a few...

This is why I put Other. There are quite a few combos, f.ex. I just found out on my same poll on Facebook that someone runs a PAL Amiga in an NTSC country, with Indivision 60Hz display.

But this...
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