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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 16:03
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By roondar
Am I reading it right? They're going to allow...

Am I reading it right? They're going to allow digital output? Because that would be a "killer" feature for me - my monitor supports 50Hz over HDMI, but has some issues with a 50Hz over VGA signal.
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 16:02
Replies: 204
Views: 25,880
Posted By roondar
I actually felt that Skill Grid used a very...

I actually felt that Skill Grid used a very interesting technique for it's graphics. One that cleverly shows some of the advantages of having more bitplanes to play around with. So, I'd argue it...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 15:55
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By roondar
It looks nice, graphics style is appealing and...

It looks nice, graphics style is appealing and it's very smooth. Looking forward to seeing more :)
Forum: Coders. AMOS Yesterday, 15:53
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By roondar
A different way of looking at this would be to...

A different way of looking at this would be to split up the procedures into separate components. That saves the need for using goto's and is a good way to functionally split your program up into...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2020, 17:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,174
Posted By roondar
There's actually some A1000 only software that...

There's actually some A1000 only software that uses the Kickstart RAM as additional RAM for the system instead. Always thought that was a cool trick.
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 17:22
Replies: 196
Views: 19,375
Posted By roondar
Right, well - I'm man enough to admit when I'm...

Right, well - I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong.

I misunderstood this. And it hadn't occurred to me you could simply use an external cable to work around this issue, even though that is super...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 16:49
Replies: 196
Views: 19,375
Posted By roondar
Just to be clear, it already seems I...

Just to be clear, it already seems I misunderstood. I watched your video and what I understood from it was that you needed to solder wires from the outputs (albeit inside the A1200) to the inputs on...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2020, 16:02
Replies: 37
Views: 1,174
Posted By roondar
In their base form neither supports 3.5 or 3.9 as...

In their base form neither supports 3.5 or 3.9 as those need a 68020/68030 to run, IIRC.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2020, 15:47
Replies: 2,573
Views: 398,292
Posted By roondar
I should be clearer, I don't mean they're...

I should be clearer, I don't mean they're literally not there - rather that it looks like they're not "really" there. Kinda blurred together. So maybe the dot pitch is indeed the explanation.

TBH,...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 June 2020, 15:42
Replies: 196
Views: 19,375
Posted By roondar
There's actually only exactly one thing I don't...

There's actually only exactly one thing I don't think I like about the Warp-1260 and that is the way the Amiga audio passthrough works (assuming I understood it correctly). BTW, you can't always get...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2020, 15:12
Replies: 2,573
Views: 398,292
Posted By roondar
Well, it never looks quite right on my...

Well, it never looks quite right on my A1200/Philips CM8833. It's almost as if half the pixels aren't really there. Same with all my other CRT's and scandoublers. It certainly doesn't like a 1280...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2020, 14:31
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By roondar
Don't worry, the word "complaints" shouldn't...

Don't worry, the word "complaints" shouldn't trigger that many people :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 June 2020, 14:29
Replies: 2,573
Views: 398,292
Posted By roondar
I actually do have a question I've always wanted...

I actually do have a question I've always wanted an answer for:

How can Super Hires mode even work? Doesn't that need more bandwidth than a 15KHz signal can provide?
And on a related note: why...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 June 2020, 14:25
Replies: 37
Views: 1,174
Posted By roondar
Well, I know at least one thing: the A1000 has...

Well, I know at least one thing: the A1000 has colour output on it's composite output, the A500/A2000 only output monochrome. So an A1000 doesn't need a modulator for colour output to TV's over...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 June 2020, 10:58
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By roondar
The short answer from a programmers point of view...

The short answer from a programmers point of view would be: I'd say the point is that the developer(s) really wanted to make that kind of game.

For instance, it's long been a dream of mine to one...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2020, 22:28
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By roondar
I agree with this, but IMHO the "technical bits"...

I agree with this, but IMHO the "technical bits" are the easy bits of game development.This is basically my point :great

Setting aside that in this case we do kind of know what type of game this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2020, 14:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By roondar
I'm not dreaming of anything. I'm being...

I'm not dreaming of anything. I'm being realistic.

It's not that the kind of games you wish for are impossible to reach, it's just that they're very unlikely to be anything but extremely rare. A...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 June 2020, 00:16
Replies: 51
Views: 1,444
Posted By roondar
It's sometimes funny how opinions differ. I...

It's sometimes funny how opinions differ. I actually think the graphics for Vergewold Icarus are fine. Certainly not terrible, I've seen way worse on the Amiga - even for 2D games.

What sells it...
Forum: Coders. General 26 June 2020, 15:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By roondar
Personally, I don't think the goal of OS...

Personally, I don't think the goal of OS functions for graphics should necessarily be speed in the first place. They should mostly be aimed at working in as many situations as possible. Doesn't mean...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 June 2020, 12:00
Replies: 2,573
Views: 398,292
Posted By roondar
The 30 second DRAM reminds me of something that...

The 30 second DRAM reminds me of something that happened on my C64 a couple of times: turn of the computer, wait a while to try to empty memory. Turn it back on and... You're still in the game or it...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 June 2020, 10:07
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By roondar
Oh certainly. Like I said, I'm not convinced...

Oh certainly. Like I said, I'm not convinced programming ability was their problem.

The case of Xenon 2 is interesting to me (personally I never liked it and prefer Xenon 1, but I know quite few...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 June 2020, 01:39
Replies: 430
Views: 60,552
Posted By roondar
Sounds like you're moving along nicely. And here...

Sounds like you're moving along nicely. And here I was thinking it already kind of looked like a game. Will be interesting to see your next few milestones.

And of course, I'm stoked you managed to...
Forum: News 26 June 2020, 01:35
Replies: 246
Views: 22,743
Posted By roondar
It's a pity that 3 button joysticks are so rare...

It's a pity that 3 button joysticks are so rare on the Amiga, sounds like you could've used an extra button or two ;)

Impressive number of animation frames there. Does that include the... Oh, I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 June 2020, 01:31
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By roondar
It was an interesting video, thanks. I learned a...

It was an interesting video, thanks. I learned a few new things about the game. Quite intriguing to see these old games get away with such blatant copying of music and the backstory behind the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 June 2020, 01:28
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By roondar
I tend to agree, though it can sometimes work if...

I tend to agree, though it can sometimes work if paired with well designed levels and weapons (as in, very rarely it can make a game much more tense in a good way). Usually though it's not done well....
Forum: News 26 June 2020, 01:16
Replies: 246
Views: 22,743
Posted By roondar
Interesting, makes me wonder how the buttons are...

Interesting, makes me wonder how the buttons are assigned. Are both buttons attack buttons? Or is one for jumping?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 June 2020, 01:13
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By roondar
I've never played this game, but I could hear the...

I've never played this game, but I could hear the furious clicking of the joystick while nothing happened on screen. At the very least I think I can safely say there must be control issues. Can't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2020, 20:39
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By roondar
An appropriate name for a game featured on shit...

An appropriate name for a game featured on shit game time ;)
I'll be checking it out for sure!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2020, 15:13
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By roondar
Twitter scares me :shocked:laughing So no :p

Twitter scares me :shocked:laughing
So no :p
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2020, 14:13
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By roondar
That there is exactly the problem. You've...

That there is exactly the problem.

You've kind of elevated your opinions to "facts" of a sort. The simple truth is that it doesn't work that way. You might not believe that anyone could possibly...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2020, 17:43
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By roondar
I accept you don't like it. Why can't you accept...

I accept you don't like it. Why can't you accept that I do? Claiming a game is unplayable in response to someone who has just said they like it is a really strange thing to do. Your opinion in no way...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 June 2020, 16:24
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By roondar
To each their own, I liked Xenon 1 a lot more...

To each their own, I liked Xenon 1 a lot more than Phalanx myself.

Anyway, this topic makes me wonder how many other Amiga games have strange hidden stuff like this. Needn't be XXX related, just...
Forum: News 23 June 2020, 13:18
Replies: 246
Views: 22,743
Posted By roondar
Yup, this has been my point for several years as...

Yup, this has been my point for several years as well :great
Forum: News 23 June 2020, 12:01
Replies: 246
Views: 22,743
Posted By roondar
Probably has to do with the fact that on the...

Probably has to do with the fact that on the MD/PC-Engine/SNES the colour palette is not unified but split up into "sub palettes", each containing 16 colours (well, 15 really as one is transparent)....
Forum: News 22 June 2020, 11:25
Replies: 246
Views: 22,743
Posted By roondar
Most of this has been discussed quite often. So,...

Most of this has been discussed quite often. So, I won't go into technical details or argue about such points. However, there is one tiny tidbit I do want to reply to as I've heard it several times...
Forum: Coders. General 22 June 2020, 00:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By roondar
Yup, as pointed out in the posts above it's all...

Yup, as pointed out in the posts above it's all about how often the Blitter needs to be set up/started to draw to all bitplanes.

I've found (in general - with my code at any rate) that interleaved...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 June 2020, 14:47
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By roondar
If I had to guess, it looks like your code is...

If I had to guess, it looks like your code is changing which sprite channels are used for the individual sprites.

The reason for my guess is that on the Amiga, sprite channels are coupled with...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 19 June 2020, 15:39
Replies: 78
Views: 9,333
Posted By roondar
A script very much like the above is how I dealt...

A script very much like the above is how I dealt with the FONTS issue for my AMOS projects back in the 90's. Never found a better solution for using actual fonts.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 June 2020, 11:20
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By roondar
This will definitely work, but it's important to...

This will definitely work, but it's important to realize that PCMCIA SRAM is really slow due to the 16 bit bus - your A1200 will be markedly slower than without it. I forgot exactly how much slower,...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 17 June 2020, 11:17
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By roondar
This actually happens on some real machines as...

This actually happens on some real machines as well (AGA machines in particular). I've never been quite sure if it's due to the CPU being too fast or the newer chipset.

But I do know how to fix...
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