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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 October 2018, 05:33
Replies: 55
Views: 4,042
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The protocol used is different but any micro...

The protocol used is different but any micro controller could easily support both or convert from one to the other (and vice versa). It should be fairly easy to build a MegaDrive/Genesis-to-Amiga...
Forum: Coders. General 12 October 2018, 05:30
Replies: 62
Views: 13,136
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Interesting discussions but guys we are getting...

Interesting discussions but guys we are getting completely off topic since the goal of the thread was to improve upon Doom-type (not Wolfenstein) rendering techniques on the Amiga. ;)

Although I...
Forum: Coders. General 12 October 2018, 05:21
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Correct. However, Rastan's foreground and...

Correct.
However, Rastan's foreground and background are quite precisely delimited which opens the way for other avenues. I would not be surprised if it was possible to blit the background layer by...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 October 2018, 05:15
Replies: 49
Views: 2,311
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am late to the party but what a party it is! ...

I am late to the party but what a party it is!
Great effort roondar and fantastic idea, both for OCS and AGA. ;)

I agree with you regarding the limitations of the Dual Playfield mode, 7 + 8 is...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 11 October 2018, 07:21
Replies: 954
Views: 84,234
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks! I was thinking of using...

Thanks!



I was thinking of using Wolfenstein 3D as a benchmark since the code runs a relatively varied array of routines and should test memory bandwidth (for texture mapping) as well as...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 October 2018, 20:05
Replies: 954
Views: 84,234
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You are assuming the compiled code was attaining...

You are assuming the compiled code was attaining the maximum bandwidth of AGA Chip RAM. ;)

I doubt that was the case since the profiler runs I collected at the time revealed that most of the time...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 06 October 2018, 06:29
Replies: 954
Views: 84,234
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I second Hewitson's initiative to provide a macOS...

I second Hewitson's initiative to provide a macOS port and have you host it, this would be really nice. ;)



Am I correct when interpreting that this means that this produces code more than...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 06 October 2018, 06:16
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yup, the offsets between bitplanes would be only...

Yup, the offsets between bitplanes would be only one line wide (or more depending on your scrolling needs) and the line modulos need to be as many lines wide as you have bitplanes minus one (if one...
Forum: Coders. General 06 October 2018, 05:32
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Phx is right, the A500 is more powerful...

Phx is right, the A500 is more powerful graphically and CPU wise than an Apple II GS so it would have no trouble replicating the II version pixel for pixel. But it has to be noted that this version...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 August 2018, 22:37
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Don't we all? ;) Alas, Amiga Forever does...

Don't we all? ;)

Alas, Amiga Forever does not run on the Mac but its install DVD can be used by FS-UAE to fetch the needed system ROMs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2018, 22:35
Replies: 335
Views: 37,433
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I wholeheartedly agree with you. I have been...

I wholeheartedly agree with you. I have been giving it quite a thought over the past year for my own projects and in order to allow complex music and effects to be played together, some form of...
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 22:29
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Nice idea! Keep it up. ;)

Nice idea! Keep it up. ;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 22:24
Replies: 432
Views: 73,370
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
\(ˆˆ)/ <3 May a million purring kittens...

\(ˆˆ)/ <3

May a million purring kittens bounce around you at all times! (oO;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 22:21
Replies: 295
Views: 14,416
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I actually think this is a good idea. Assuming...

I actually think this is a good idea.
Assuming that the answer is going to be negative is not productive and I would say is a bad habit of the Amiga community. Sure this avoids potential deception...
Forum: Coders. Contest 26 August 2018, 19:41
Replies: 432
Views: 73,370
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks for pointing me to it. As I hinted...

Thanks for pointing me to it.

As I hinted (unsuccessfully it seems), it is nowhere obvious that this is the official source of rules for that contest since this is not specified on the first post...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 August 2018, 19:23
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
FS-UAE is actually the less complicated way to...

FS-UAE is actually the less complicated way to emulate an Amiga on a Mac. ;)

You can theoretically emulate an Amiga using MAME but from what I recall they were far from being able to boot an Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2018, 18:25
Replies: 335
Views: 37,433
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
This is a good start, the original music is...

This is a good start, the original music is definitely recognizable but lacks quite a few of the voices of the original so I suppose that you are still working on it?
Also, at times, the rhythm of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2018, 18:18
Replies: 335
Views: 37,433
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Interesting, this still seems odd to me but this...

Interesting, this still seems odd to me but this is definitely possible. You got this kitten curious to learn more about that but I have zero time so I will have to resist looking at the MAME code....
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2018, 22:19
Replies: 237
Views: 33,910
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am not sure what gives you this impression but...

I am not sure what gives you this impression but looking at available data, it turns out that things have worked quite well on average for serious Amiga related crowd funded projects:
The...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 25 August 2018, 21:45
Replies: 308
Views: 58,921
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You cheeky you. ;) I now the feeling,...

You cheeky you. ;)



I now the feeling, I still have some unopened boxes from my previous move two years ago. ;)

Next time I will move into a mobile house of some form to avoid having to...
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 August 2018, 21:34
Replies: 432
Views: 73,370
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Oops, I obviously meant "do not want to...

Oops, I obviously meant "do not want to reproduce". ;)
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 August 2018, 21:14
Replies: 432
Views: 73,370
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It would be nice to have the exact rules of the...

It would be nice to have the exact rules of the contest available on the first post of the thread rather than to have to follow a link there.

It seems like nitpicking but people late to the party...
Forum: Coders. Contest 25 August 2018, 21:14
Replies: 29
Views: 2,049
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It would be nice to have the exact rules of the...

It would be nice to have the exact rules of the contest available on the first post of the thread rather than to have to follow a link there.

It seems like nitpicking but people late to the party...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 25 August 2018, 15:53
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
To be more precise: Yes, it is technically...

To be more precise:

Yes, it is technically doable.
After all, the Blitter cycle timing is part of UAE and can be changed like any other part of the emulator.
This is not necessarily simple...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 24 July 2018, 19:02
Replies: 140
Views: 14,330
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I failed to find any mention of code generation...

I failed to find any mention of code generation for the rendering in this thread (I might have missed it though).

Wolfenstein3D does generate unrolled versions of the scaling routines for a given...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2018, 17:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I doubt that the manufacturers saw a single cent...

I doubt that the manufacturers saw a single cent of the software sales, I have not found a single document which mentions that they did. It seems that only 3DO benefitted from the software sales.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 17:31
Replies: 1,101
Views: 353,715
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Take before and after pictures please. ;)

Take before and after pictures please. ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2018, 17:30
Replies: 123
Views: 8,397
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You can indeed argue that but that would be the...

You can indeed argue that but that would be the wrong thread to do it. ;)



You can actually compare whatever you want, including MD/SNES to Amigas.
Just not on this thread, create one if you...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 24 July 2018, 17:14
Replies: 954
Views: 84,234
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks bebbo for your effort! I would...

Thanks bebbo for your effort!



I would also be interested in an OS X build so maybe the instructions to follow for this purpose could be worth publishing in this thread.

Also, does anyone...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 July 2018, 16:15
Replies: 237
Views: 33,910
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The more time passes, the more having any...

The more time passes, the more having any relation with Facebook looks like a bad idea in many ways. ;)

Also I realized that I had not pre-ordered the game yet, so just did that.
(I would prefer...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 July 2018, 15:36
Replies: 77
Views: 6,313
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Indeed good luck. And as you say, the issue...

Indeed good luck.
And as you say, the issue here is reproducing the gameplay of the original and this is usually much more difficult than reproducing the technical aspects of it: every coder can...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 15:20
Replies: 26
Views: 967
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
First of all you should verify the issue is not...

First of all you should verify the issue is not with the monitor in the first place by plugging another device into it.

If the issue is not present with that other device then the problem lies...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 15:10
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hello ;) So in order: 1- it would...

Hello ;)



So in order:
1- it would help to have better pictures as these are quite fuzzy

2- on first look, this looks like some form of corrosion

3- since brushing over with Isopropyl...
Forum: HOL news 24 July 2018, 14:49
Replies: 48
Views: 22,207
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I agree with these kittens. Even though the...

I agree with these kittens.

Even though the game was never ever meant to be developed on the Amiga (and specifically the CD32) there is some historical data tying it to the machine by way of...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 July 2018, 13:57
Replies: 75
Views: 8,480
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
They used auto routing at least to setup the...

They used auto routing at least to setup the ground work for the main busses and big interconnections, there is really no point in tracing those paths manually when even the dumbest auto-routing will...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2018, 22:40
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yup. We are massively off topic but the only...

Yup.
We are massively off topic but the only issue with the 3DO was the licensing model. Traditional console makers take advantage of the fact that they get a (large) percentage of each software...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2018, 22:13
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Which version of the ROMs do you have? If by...

Which version of the ROMs do you have?
If by chance you installed 2.04 or greater you would be able to select the drive to boot from after a cold start or reset by pressing both mouse buttons right...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 23 July 2018, 15:34
Replies: 27
Views: 2,534
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
In my humble opinion you should probably start...

In my humble opinion you should probably start recruiting that coder now, it is hard enough as it is to motivate a coder to join a team and a few months of scooting should be expected. Having that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2018, 14:38
Replies: 51
Views: 6,372
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
There were no excuses, only explanations of the...

There were no excuses, only explanations of the level of risk inherent to small markets and thus lack of full time professionals.
I agree that this should not happen.

Now, if we are talking about...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2018, 14:35
Replies: 51
Views: 6,372
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
There are no excuses, only explanations of the...

There are no excuses, only explanations of the level of risk inherent to small markets and thus lack of full time professionals.

I agree that this should not happen but is nevertheless explainable.
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