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Forum: Coders. General 12 May 2019, 10:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By ImmortalA1000
As the sprites align vertically between 3 and 15...

As the sprites align vertically between 3 and 15 colour possibilities and the 3 colours are all unique for each sprite I thought it would be tricky to draw a natural looking background or even to...
Forum: Coders. General 04 May 2019, 16:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Many thanks for clearing that up. It's good and...

Many thanks for clearing that up. It's good and bad news I guess, bad news you still lose half the sprites per line as 4 per line is really not enough but required to avoid the still present...
Forum: Coders. General 03 May 2019, 01:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Probably wouldn't use scrolling at first, just...

Probably wouldn't use scrolling at first, just basic defining/moving the 8 sprites around type game designs I would do on a C64 back in the 80s, a bit like some mini games inside more complex...
Forum: Coders. General 03 May 2019, 00:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Thanks to everybody :) Question: I read that...

Thanks to everybody :)

Question: I read that the 8 AGA sprites were all 16 colours each (15+transparent) unlike OCS/ECS ones which are like the NES (16 pixels wide and 3 colours+transparent with...
Forum: Coders. General 02 May 2019, 18:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By ImmortalA1000
BLITZ 2.1 or AMOS Pro best for full AGA sprite support?

Whilst I found the OCS sprites bit of a token gesture as a 1982 C64 owner that let down the chipset a bit I am very interested in using 32 or 64 pixel wide 16 colour each(?) sprites. Now as I...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 25 April 2019, 13:58
Replies: 42
Views: 14,858
Posted By ImmortalA1000
I tried it out on a stock A1200 setup in Winuae...

I tried it out on a stock A1200 setup in Winuae and it's quite impressive for Basic, compiled or not.

Does anyone know if this went beyond this demo?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2019, 15:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Luckily I didn't read enough of it for a spoiler....

Luckily I didn't read enough of it for a spoiler. I always thought this game was more impressive than magazines gave credit for. I'm sure in something like the Sega specific magazines of the time...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 07 January 2019, 15:42
Replies: 44
Views: 11,849
Posted By ImmortalA1000
A very impressive project, sorry to hear all the...

A very impressive project, sorry to hear all the hard work by everyone involved was hampered. The CDTV and CD32 have some serious omissions in their software library due to brief existence and low...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 December 2018, 18:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By ImmortalA1000
My humblest thanks to all those who have chipped...

My humblest thanks to all those who have chipped in and enlightened me, I only just got a CDTV last month.

I guess too few CDTV units were ever sold (50,000?) to warrant people making sure games...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 December 2018, 14:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By ImmortalA1000
CD32 titles that work with the CDTV?

Hello my learned Amigans :)

I was wondering if anybody knew of a list or site that has tested some CD32 released games on CDTV, not CDTV & CD32 like the excellent Defender of the Crown II.

I am...
Forum: Coders. General 20 November 2018, 09:57
Replies: 493
Views: 39,366
Posted By ImmortalA1000
I think to make something beautiful you do need...

I think to make something beautiful you do need 32 colours per scanline ie copper used too, not just 32 colour bitmaps. Even 256 to 32 colours is sometimes impossible to make beautiful with today's...
Forum: Coders. General 20 November 2018, 09:51
Replies: 493
Views: 39,366
Posted By ImmortalA1000
You need to have a very good look at the...

You need to have a very good look at the driving/flying levels of Batman the Movie on Amiga and ST side by side, one of many games constantly championed on the Amiga but use nothing more than the...
Forum: Coders. General 20 November 2018, 09:40
Replies: 493
Views: 39,366
Posted By ImmortalA1000
It is incredibly difficult to get Wiki to agree...

It is incredibly difficult to get Wiki to agree to suggested changes that you know are correct with scans of media from the correct time period, which is why I gave up writing for the damned thing a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 November 2018, 02:52
Replies: 42
Views: 7,642
Posted By ImmortalA1000
They used quite high end sampling equipment and I...

They used quite high end sampling equipment and I think Bomb the Bass definitely used an ST for sequencing to start with.

Does anyone remember which Amiga magazine had an article or an interview...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 July 2018, 17:46
Replies: 106
Views: 15,072
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Isn't the problem that in the A1200 the memory...

Isn't the problem that in the A1200 the memory bus isn't clock doubled like with the Amiga 1000, where the memory is effectively clock doubled to 14mhz so the 7mhz CPU and custom chipset can both see...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2018, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 3,632
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Haha I actually meant playing the Blittersoft...

Haha I actually meant playing the Blittersoft Amiga PPC release in Sega Saturn quality without buying a PPC accelerator and 3D accelerator for still the price of a Porsche 944 today :o)

WinUAE now...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 June 2018, 14:23
Replies: 21
Views: 10,219
Posted By ImmortalA1000
http://amiga.resource.cx/adcoll/adcoll.pl?id=digiv...

http://amiga.resource.cx/adcoll/adcoll.pl?id=digiviewgold&pg=5

If you check out the fifth image here for Digiview 4.0/Gold NTSC advert you can see Newtek allows the selection of 768x480 for an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 April 2018, 18:08
Replies: 28
Views: 5,915
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Xenon II is a terrible game (slowdown, slow at...

Xenon II is a terrible game (slowdown, slow at full speed, 16 colour graphics, dodgy MOD of Megablast most demo coders would delete and not release....). There is a couple of Remixes of Megablast and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 April 2018, 17:48
Replies: 28
Views: 2,588
Posted By ImmortalA1000
They did a hell of a lot of "ST port jobs" or "ST...

They did a hell of a lot of "ST port jobs" or "ST port job with some sampled sound/music" which they flogged for 5 quid more than the ST version for me to have fond Amiga era memories of Ocean....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 April 2018, 17:41
Replies: 30
Views: 3,326
Posted By ImmortalA1000
I used to know a lot more about this, there was a...

I used to know a lot more about this, there was a magazine article that detailed all of this stuff early on, remember reading page scans. Think in the article it was referred to as AmigaDOS and it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 April 2018, 16:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ImmortalA1000
I only had a B&W portable TV (17" Prinztronic...

I only had a B&W portable TV (17" Prinztronic with dial tuning and chunky mechanical push buttons) which was only used for the Atari VCS. I think I got a colour portable TV, the cheapest one on the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 April 2018, 16:03
Replies: 30
Views: 3,326
Posted By ImmortalA1000
All I remember hearing was the only prototype OS...

All I remember hearing was the only prototype OS was damaged/destroyed and Metacomco (Dr Tim King) were called in to write something, or more accurately implement TriPos 68k OS for Amiga. This is...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 March 2018, 07:27
Replies: 28
Views: 5,915
Posted By ImmortalA1000
There were two huge problems for CDTV that...

There were two huge problems for CDTV that Commodore could not help with.

1. By 1990 no American company would put together a team of 30 coders/designers/ECS specific pixel artists/musicians to do...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 March 2018, 07:17
Replies: 28
Views: 5,915
Posted By ImmortalA1000
I think if more games got the Cinemaware Defender...

I think if more games got the Cinemaware Defender of the Crown II CDTV treatment at the very least, rather than this being the exception to the norm which was utter A500+CDDA rubbish or just plain...
Forum: Coders. General 24 March 2018, 00:38
Replies: 587
Views: 54,622
Posted By ImmortalA1000
In fact Chase HQ or Karnov on the ZX Spectrum and...

In fact Chase HQ or Karnov on the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 is a classic example of why you shouldn't share core game engine design let alone code. The C64 release of Chase HQ vs Spectrum version...
Forum: Coders. General 24 March 2018, 00:30
Replies: 587
Views: 54,622
Posted By ImmortalA1000
To say "everything else was pretty much the same"...

To say "everything else was pretty much the same" so casually means you have no idea about writing games on custom silicon rich systems or multiprocessing environments in general. The Amiga custom...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 06 March 2018, 17:39
Replies: 12
Views: 3,734
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Thank you kindly. Just found it in the zone :)

Thank you kindly. Just found it in the zone :)
Forum: support.Hardware 06 March 2018, 17:37
Replies: 18
Views: 2,768
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Would be really nice to have some retro-fit 2mb...

Would be really nice to have some retro-fit 2mb chip ram solution for the A1000. Even 1mb chip ram would be good enough, combined with an A570 CDrom on the side would mean I could run Defender of the...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 26 February 2018, 14:17
Replies: 12
Views: 3,734
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Could someone put these back in the zone please?...

Could someone put these back in the zone please? :)
Forum: Hardware mods 04 February 2018, 02:23
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Could someone please tell me if A1200 keyboard can work with A600 motherboard?

I have a spare A1200 case and keyboard and a pretty yellowed spare A600 with damaged keyboard so I was wondering if not only the socket for the keyboard connector is the same number of pins but also...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2018, 15:27
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By ImmortalA1000
That was as a very last resort, the drive I got...

That was as a very last resort, the drive I got with it does spin up OK IIRC. It was assuming the Kickstart 3.0 on the A4000 is as quick to boot as an A1200 and I couldn't get any working HDDs in...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 February 2018, 04:00
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Ahh OK, it came with a hard drive that was...

Ahh OK, it came with a hard drive that was untested and supplied separately so I never connected the cables up in case I got them wrong and caused damage to the IDE interface. I guess for gaming I...
Forum: project.aGTW 02 February 2018, 14:33
Replies: 76
Views: 32,335
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Most intelligent people stop using facebook...

Most intelligent people stop using facebook within weeks ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 02 February 2018, 14:21
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Hey thanks for letting me know, so if I...

Hey thanks for letting me know, so if I disconnect the keylock from the motherboard I can use mouse and keyboard input? Not found the keys yet, might never find them! haha

Last night I went back...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 February 2018, 00:39
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Black screen of death on my A4000!

OK well it could be because the keylock is in the locked position (lost the keys since putting it away ages ago) but I also notice that sometimes the screen is like a very dark grey of even tone,...
Forum: support.Apps 02 February 2018, 00:31
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Thanks to you both. I only tried the MS Dos 3.3...

Thanks to you both. I only tried the MS Dos 3.3 link and those disk images were different, some were gz files too.

Will have a trundle through the site again a bit later to find a suitable format....
Forum: support.Apps 30 January 2018, 21:33
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Thanks for the link but I can't see an easy way...

Thanks for the link but I can't see an easy way to use these file format I don't recognise with WinUAE OCS config sadly.
Forum: support.Apps 29 January 2018, 23:38
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Thanks for the reply, I have the emulators but I...

Thanks for the reply, I have the emulators but I need a DOS disk compatible with WinUAE to try with PC Task (author has released this as free to use except for commercial use/gain) and Transformer,...
Forum: support.Apps 29 January 2018, 20:31
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By ImmortalA1000
Does anybody have a DOS disk for PC Task/Transformer plz

I was interested to see just how bad these software emulators are on a bog standard 1985 Amiga (especially Transformer as it was an official 'solution') but every link I have ever seen posted for a...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2018, 18:39
Replies: 34
Views: 10,825
Posted By ImmortalA1000
You both lost me at 'area fill' lol this is way...

You both lost me at 'area fill' lol this is way above my head!

The thing that interests me about the blitter to fill the triangles/areas is that to write a Rescue on Fractalus type mountain...
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