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Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 02:37
Replies: 61
Views: 4,904
Posted By Minuous
@Seiya: Also seems to be a bad...

@Seiya:

Also seems to be a bad system-configuration: Topaz 9 font is in use on your screenshot instead of the intended Topaz 8.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 July 2019, 03:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Minuous
It's their own fault for overcharging; they...

It's their own fault for overcharging; they wanted $400 to fix a cracked laptop screen, which was more than the replacement cost of a whole new machine. No prizes for guessing what I did next...
Forum: News 05 July 2019, 08:11
Replies: 121
Views: 26,819
Posted By Minuous
OK, done, granted exemptions to cover the...

OK, done, granted exemptions to cover the approx-15 day windows between free and non-free releases of Icaros.
Forum: News 05 July 2019, 07:28
Replies: 121
Views: 26,819
Posted By Minuous
(licence issue sorted out now)

(licence issue sorted out now)
Forum: News 04 July 2019, 19:03
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By Minuous
@Dunny: Seems to be a problem only for you...

@Dunny:

Seems to be a problem only for you...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2019, 07:24
Replies: 504
Views: 24,164
Posted By Minuous
@turrican3: Sure, they could have had a...

@turrican3:

Sure, they could have had a bridgeboard-like hardware emulation, but that would have added massively to the cost of the machine, for something that would be of use only to certain...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2019, 01:59
Replies: 504
Views: 24,164
Posted By Minuous
To be fully compatible, it would have to have run...

To be fully compatible, it would have to have run the same software. How do you propose Commodore should have achieved that!?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2019, 05:25
Replies: 504
Views: 24,164
Posted By Minuous
>Price of Hard Drives was stupid. Around...

>Price of Hard Drives was stupid.

Around here, at least, the A1200HD was not much more expensive than the floppy-only model.

>The end of line Ascii was not standard

And what, according to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2019, 00:16
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Minuous
Atari 600XL and 800XL are mentioned, without...

Atari 600XL and 800XL are mentioned, without robot pictures ;-) on page 41 of the Usborne "Expanding Your Micro" book (a scan of which, and AmigaBASIC and GW-BASIC versions of some of the Usborne...
Forum: support.Apps 26 June 2019, 02:35
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Minuous
I would suggest setting up a larger Workbench...

I would suggest setting up a larger Workbench with autoscroll.
Forum: News 26 June 2019, 02:29
Replies: 217
Views: 12,951
Posted By Minuous
That's not necessarily the case: a game running...

That's not necessarily the case: a game running under WHDLoad is directly accessing the chipset, yet doing so in a compatible manner. The WHDLoad slaves are largely just fixing bugs in the games, eg....
Forum: News 25 June 2019, 09:57
Replies: 217
Views: 12,951
Posted By Minuous
Sure, MS-DOS games were the way you describe, but...

Sure, MS-DOS games were the way you describe, but I was talking about games being released these days: if someone downloads and run a Windows game it just works on pretty much any Wintel box, but...
Forum: support.Other 25 June 2019, 07:04
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By Minuous
It's just an ordinary script file, anything that...

It's just an ordinary script file, anything that is valid in a script file can be used, including the CD command.

(Of course such changes are probably better to be done in User-startup instead...)
Forum: News 24 June 2019, 09:25
Replies: 217
Views: 12,951
Posted By Minuous
So much for Commodore's recommendations on how to...

So much for Commodore's recommendations on how to program the machine then, they will just be ignored and Amiga users will have compatibility issues, meanwhile on IBM-PC everything just works.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 June 2019, 06:25
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Minuous
Yes, the scrolling is the worst thing about the...

Yes, the scrolling is the worst thing about the conversion. Second worst thing would be the missing levels, and third worst the way you can only have one of the little robot lackeys instead of two...
Forum: News 24 June 2019, 06:10
Replies: 217
Views: 12,951
Posted By Minuous
Back in the 80s there was some excuse: very few...

Back in the 80s there was some excuse: very few users had any expansions, AmigaOS was lacking some functionality, Commodore's guidelines about writing compatible code weren't written, etc. But none...
Forum: News 12 June 2019, 08:58
Replies: 217
Views: 12,951
Posted By Minuous
That's not correct, see...

That's not correct, see https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/964/965/341457/
Forum: Coders. System 05 June 2019, 06:21
Replies: 71
Views: 2,762
Posted By Minuous
@BruceAbbott: Why is it "not very useful"?...

@BruceAbbott:

Why is it "not very useful"? Because it requires BB2 rather than BB0? I don't think there are many users still running without any Boing Bags installed.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2019, 22:41
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By Minuous
Got no one to play Amiga games with anymore so...

Got no one to play Amiga games with anymore so over the internet would be the only possible way now anyway :-(
Forum: Amiga scene 29 May 2019, 14:13
Replies: 92
Views: 8,158
Posted By Minuous
@BruceAbbott: Of course the GUI is and...

@BruceAbbott:

Of course the GUI is and should be part of the OS, how else would it support graphical applications?

It seems reasonable to include a web browser alongside the OS like was done...
Forum: support.Apps 28 May 2019, 19:12
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Minuous
I see them now, maybe he was still uploading when...

I see them now, maybe he was still uploading when I first loaded the page. Thanks.
Forum: support.Apps 28 May 2019, 15:28
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Minuous
I only see a page of a magazine, where are the...

I only see a page of a magazine, where are the fonts? Wouldn't it be easier to just put them in the Zone anyway?
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 19:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,036
Posted By Minuous
@mcgeezer,roondar: Actually that game has...

@mcgeezer,roondar:

Actually that game has already been done in 2K on Interton VC 4000 :-)

https://www.uvlist.net/game-237430-Flappy+Bird
Forum: MarketPlace 20 May 2019, 01:33
Replies: 56
Views: 3,651
Posted By Minuous
He should offer free postage at least :D

He should offer free postage at least :D
Forum: support.Apps 18 May 2019, 17:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Minuous
At the moment what is best varies depending on...

At the moment what is best varies depending on which OS component is meant, the best overall combo therefore currently being OS3.9 + BB4 + the 3.1.4 upgrade script.

But now that Hyperion has...
Forum: support.Apps 15 May 2019, 02:49
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Minuous
https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/ANIM_IFF_CEL_Animati...

https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/ANIM_IFF_CEL_Animations
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2019, 23:35
Replies: 964
Views: 210,879
Posted By Minuous
The obvious fix is to add the missing LF to the...

The obvious fix is to add the missing LF to the broken Amikit-StartOS script. The issue is not caused by any defect of BB3&4.
Forum: support.Other 19 April 2019, 07:20
Replies: 964
Views: 210,879
Posted By Minuous
The syntax doesn't look OK to me. That script is...

The syntax doesn't look OK to me. That script is full of comments starting with ":" instead of the comment character ";" so I'm not sure how it could be expected to work. Rather unfair to blame it on...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 16 April 2019, 19:40
Replies: 43
Views: 2,863
Posted By Minuous
So, you hate emulation for some unspecified...

So, you hate emulation for some unspecified reason, yet demand someone port an emulator...!? Which, presumably, you would never even use anyway.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 April 2019, 17:37
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Minuous
Wilbert's Winter Wonderland, or Motorola Invaders...

Wilbert's Winter Wonderland, or Motorola Invaders 1...
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 April 2019, 06:16
Replies: 29
Views: 1,514
Posted By Minuous
What might be useful would be the ability to run...

What might be useful would be the ability to run Amithlon programs (eg. http://aminet.net/search?arch[]=i386-amithlon) on WinUAE; both can run x86 code but presumably there is some difference...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2019, 14:48
Replies: 169
Views: 16,153
Posted By Minuous
Presumably it would have to be rewritten from...

Presumably it would have to be rewritten from scratch; it seems to me there are more important things we could spend our time on than this.
Forum: AMR suggestions and feedback 01 April 2019, 10:24
Replies: 4
Views: 4,074
Posted By Minuous
They were available for scanning, they just...

They were available for scanning, they just didn't get scanned.

IIRC it was Galaxy's intention to eventually scan all the pages, but he seems to have left the community about 5 years ago, so I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2019, 10:00
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By Minuous
How would anyone even know if it was copyrighted...

How would anyone even know if it was copyrighted content in that case, if there is no copyright notice and, in some cases, no known author?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2019, 09:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By Minuous
I agree with that, but not the contention that if...

I agree with that, but not the contention that if there is no "explicit license" then "no-one is allowed to distribute them in any form".
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2019, 02:45
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By Minuous
Wouldn't that make many of the Fish disks etc....

Wouldn't that make many of the Fish disks etc. illegal then, if that were really the case?
Forum: support.Apps 26 March 2019, 00:26
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Minuous
I suggest upgrading to OS3.9, you will avoid all...

I suggest upgrading to OS3.9, you will avoid all these kinds of problems.
Forum: support.Games 25 March 2019, 10:26
Replies: 61
Views: 4,904
Posted By Minuous
>I don't see any "EU".. Yes, I should have...

>I don't see any "EU"..

Yes, I should have mentioned you need to turn on "show images" in your browser to see it. It is in the screenshot in post #21.
Forum: support.Games 25 March 2019, 02:38
Replies: 61
Views: 4,904
Posted By Minuous
As it is an American game, either SPS is missing...

As it is an American game, either SPS is missing a dump of the American version, or there was just one version for the world (in which case the "EU" should be changed).
Forum: Amiga scene 22 March 2019, 18:59
Replies: 206
Views: 14,129
Posted By Minuous
As I understand it, Hyperion has an exclusive...

As I understand it, Hyperion has an exclusive licence to 1.0-1.2 as well as 1.3+ (as the Settlement Agreement covers all versions of AmigaOS).
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