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Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 04:45
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By AmigaHope
If you fixed it but it comes back, there's a...

If you fixed it but it comes back, there's a problem with the degaussing coil and/or your environment in your monitor that is actually making the problem occur.

What happens when you angle the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 04:39
Replies: 55
Views: 1,884
Posted By AmigaHope
Bogomips isn't even a good metric as that's...

Bogomips isn't even a good metric as that's mostly just related to clock speed. In particular though that modern CPU is superscalar -- it can issue and execute multiple instructions at the same time...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 03:45
Replies: 42
Views: 2,363
Posted By AmigaHope
Well I mean they might not use all 256 constantly...

Well I mean they might not use all 256 constantly but I'd argue that most VGA games that aren't ports of Amiga games use close to 256 when in lores VGA (remember there were a fair number of VGA games...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 02:58
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah that's strange I don't see why Lightwave...

Yeah that's strange I don't see why Lightwave would use so much chip ram. It has the hires modeling screen (max 16 colors on ECS) or the hires scene layout screen (I don't think it opens both at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2020, 20:45
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't think you can get Dungeon Master II...

I don't think you can get Dungeon Master II working without 2M chipmem, and there are a few games that use the extra chipmem for more sound effects and video and such and they do it in a way that...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2020, 20:36
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By AmigaHope
Looks pretty good but is missing hills. If it can...

Looks pretty good but is missing hills. If it can also do hills at this framerate then you have a winner.
Forum: Hardware mods 07 February 2020, 11:17
Replies: 163
Views: 8,899
Posted By AmigaHope
I would totally use a Lemon Party accelerator if...

I would totally use a Lemon Party accelerator if it was also themed with Lemon Amiga motif <3
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 04:10
Replies: 42
Views: 2,363
Posted By AmigaHope
Dear god I'd never seen Ali Baba before now. I...

Dear god I'd never seen Ali Baba before now. I wonder what specifically in the game requires AGA. Maybe everything is a sprite, so it needs the AGA larger sprites?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2020, 23:16
Replies: 1,018
Views: 64,365
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah. In 2020 having the 2.5" drive bay looks...

Yeah. In 2020 having the 2.5" drive bay looks like a GREAT idea because 2.5" drives are cheap and SSDs come in 2.5" by *default*.

But in 1992 laptop drives cost 3X more than their desktop...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 03:21
Replies: 42
Views: 2,363
Posted By AmigaHope
I'd say at *least* 100 if not more. You can...

I'd say at *least* 100 if not more. You can basically divide "AGA" games into 3 camps:

1) Multi-playfield -- used AGA to provide layers of parallax while still having a decent number of colors....
Forum: request.Demos 03 February 2020, 03:03
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By AmigaHope
The funny thing is that masks don't do much to...

The funny thing is that masks don't do much to help a healthy person from getting sick. You'd need to use gloves etc. too and carefully scrub whenever you came back from a public area. If you catch...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 February 2020, 13:38
Replies: 42
Views: 2,363
Posted By AmigaHope
Basically anything made that targeted VGA but got...

Basically anything made that targeted VGA but got an AGA Amiga version, some action games (e.g. Wing Commander CD32). Strategy games, Adventure games like Simon the Sorcerer, etc.

i.e. anything...
Forum: request.Demos 02 February 2020, 13:25
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By AmigaHope
Finally found it in all its glory on the "Hottest...

Finally found it in all its glory on the "Hottest 4" CD-ROM thanks to archive.org. xD

Just as silly as I remembered them. Might do to have them made into animated gifs for a modern audience. xD
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2020, 07:09
Replies: 42
Views: 2,363
Posted By AmigaHope
Tons of games used 256 colors, mostly ports of...

Tons of games used 256 colors, mostly ports of VGA games. Action games made native for AGA often used dual playfield instead for two 16-color playfields.

No game I can think of used super hires...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2020, 02:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By AmigaHope
MAME was always going to need Amiga support...

MAME was always going to need Amiga support regardless of it merging with MESS or not, because there are a number of arcade games that are just an A500 with a ROM expansion and arcade cabinet harness...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 February 2020, 00:15
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By AmigaHope
Which exact kickstart revisions do you have...

Which exact kickstart revisions do you have burned to the eprom?
Forum: Hardware mods 30 January 2020, 09:47
Replies: 51
Views: 4,384
Posted By AmigaHope
They aggressively strip out features on North...

They aggressively strip out features on North American devices in general. e.g. many American TVs shipped with room for a SCART connector on the board but with the connector itself removed. You could...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 09:28
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By AmigaHope
What firmware revision do you have on your A2630?...

What firmware revision do you have on your A2630? The A2630 has a bug where its own bootrom overlaps address space of the second 256k of a kickstart -- i.e. when it was created it assumed only 256k...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2020, 08:05
Replies: 648
Views: 36,856
Posted By AmigaHope
It's directly related to the slot/mobo. 3.3, 1.8,...

It's directly related to the slot/mobo. 3.3, 1.8, 0.8v cards exist, some work on multiple voltages. Some slots can provide multiple voltages, some can't. This is determined by cutouts in the slot so...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 07:40
Replies: 1,018
Views: 64,365
Posted By AmigaHope
The really sad thing is that it didn't need that...

The really sad thing is that it didn't need that much more memory and speed to be good. Double the clock rate, double the memory, give Alice full-speed access to chip RAM so that the blitter becomes...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 03:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By AmigaHope
* 030 has a 256 byte data cache in addition to...

* 030 has a 256 byte data cache in addition to the 020's 256 byte instruction cache.
* 030 can operate faster on a synchronous memory bus, including burst transfers where an entire cache line (4...
Forum: request.Demos 30 January 2020, 03:00
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By AmigaHope
Street Fighter 3 Demo Disk

I've been looking hard for this but can't find it anymore. =( Back in the day it was traded around as "Street Fighter 3 Preview Demo" etc, but it was really just a disk full of joke animations made...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 02:53
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By AmigaHope
Green screen means bad chip bus, which can mean...

Green screen means bad chip bus, which can mean either bad ram or a bad connection to the Agnus. Early A500s were notorious for getting green screens and the solution 99% of the time was to reseat...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 02:50
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By AmigaHope
Best thing to do in the future would probably be...

Best thing to do in the future would probably be to never plug into the controller directly and use a hub for plugging/unplugging your devices.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2020, 07:09
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By AmigaHope
Sometimes I find an old post from myself and...

Sometimes I find an old post from myself and don't realize it's mine because I don't remember writing it, and I'll say to myself "Hey, this is great reading! I totally like this guy's style!"...
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 January 2020, 06:50
Replies: 83
Views: 3,831
Posted By AmigaHope
It's important to remember here that CD-i was...

It's important to remember here that CD-i was incredibly similar hardware-wise to the CDTV. It had better FMV on a higher-color display but no blitter/copper/sprites/etc. but in the end their...
Forum: support.Hardware 28 January 2020, 06:25
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By AmigaHope
The whole point of the MegaChip is to give you 2M...

The whole point of the MegaChip is to give you 2M chip RAM, so yes it's not only possible, it's the only reason to get a MegaChip.

The MegaChip when bought new came stock with a 2M Agnus on it as...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2020, 18:43
Replies: 1,018
Views: 64,365
Posted By AmigaHope
The cruelist thing is that you can get a version...

The cruelist thing is that you can get a version of Windows 10 that doesn't spy on you, but only if you have a large enough corporation to qualify for the Enterprise license. They won't sell a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 January 2020, 18:36
Replies: 106
Views: 7,272
Posted By AmigaHope
They weren't bad, really. Not high-end PVM to be...

They weren't bad, really. Not high-end PVM to be sure, but much nicer than the typical consumer television. I prefer the Philips models to the Daewoo ones but they're both totally usable.

The...
Forum: support.WinUAE 22 January 2020, 18:10
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By AmigaHope
WTF were C= programmers thinking? o.o; That's...

WTF were C= programmers thinking? o.o; That's uncharacteristically bad of them for 1993.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 January 2020, 18:03
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By AmigaHope
No problem. If and when you do go the accelerator...

No problem. If and when you do go the accelerator route (say an 060) then you *will* want an FPU and MMU if you want to do Classic Mac gaming as there are a number of Mac games that either require or...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 17:19
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By AmigaHope
There's a few math-intensive games that do...

There's a few math-intensive games that do benefit from FPU like TFX. Also there are ports of more modern games that use floating point math.

The real benefit comes when you start pushing around...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 17:07
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By AmigaHope
Just brainstorming out of my butt -- there could...

Just brainstorming out of my butt -- there could be a bridged address trace somewhere which winds up bridging to nothing if you have the second bank removed.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2020, 17:02
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By AmigaHope
3.1 workbench will boot on 3.0, but you will run...

3.1 workbench will boot on 3.0, but you will run into some more esoteric font issues in some things, etc. It's mostly little niggling stuff not a huge deal.

On the hardware end though 3.1 has...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 January 2020, 18:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By AmigaHope
There's all sorts of ways something that worked...

There's all sorts of ways something that worked on a bare-bones 256k A1000 wouldn't work right on a 256k UAE config.

The config in question might have just enough resources used up in RAM by...
Forum: support.Games 17 January 2020, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By AmigaHope
The best degrader I remember using is TUDE, which...

The best degrader I remember using is TUDE, which fixed almost all of my problems on my A4000/060 before WHDLoad came out:

http://m68k.aminet.net/package/util/misc/TUDE

However you can of...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 January 2020, 14:31
Replies: 36
Views: 1,042
Posted By AmigaHope
I believe ACA 500+ has a hack to get around...

I believe ACA 500+ has a hack to get around having to change the solder jumper on Rev 6 A500 for 1M Chip RAM. That said, the jumper change is super super trivial and any 10 year old who's even held a...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 23:12
Replies: 36
Views: 1,042
Posted By AmigaHope
There are a number of "AGA" games that work fine...

There are a number of "AGA" games that work fine on ECS systems as long as you have enough chip RAM + fast RAM, or they use 68020 opcodes, etc. Examples are Primal Rage, Gloom Deluxe, Dungeon...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 January 2020, 22:38
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By AmigaHope
It's because early computer music applications...

It's because early computer music applications focused on trying to replicate traditional instruments and sheet music, rather than the full range of effects you could do with a computer. The SMUS...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 22:13
Replies: 36
Views: 1,042
Posted By AmigaHope
It won't be enough to cache the largest games in...

It won't be enough to cache the largest games in RAM but that's not a good approach for those anyway, as all the games that large had native HD install and using WHDload's floppy emulation on those...
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