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Forum: EAB's competition 06 April 2020, 02:17
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By arcanist
Lots of neat games released in 1989! There's a...

Lots of neat games released in 1989! There's a good list on Lemon under advanced search.

1. Hole in One (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=1225)
2. Operation Thunderbolt...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 March 2020, 00:25
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By arcanist
Bit late due to... general goings on. :p ...

Bit late due to... general goings on. :p

Looks like a winner is already showing through on Lemon, so I'll counter to make things a little more interesting!

1. Warzone (Core Design)
2. Jaguar...
Forum: EAB's competition 28 March 2020, 03:35
Replies: 60
Views: 2,133
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/zkYeDz1.png 10,709 ...

https://i.imgur.com/zkYeDz1.png

10,709

I feel like I run around in a panic more often than the level design intends me to. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 20 March 2020, 02:37
Replies: 60
Views: 2,133
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/Dumq6Su.png 21,191 By...

https://i.imgur.com/Dumq6Su.png
21,191

By the time I've failed on stage 5 I've forgotten the earlier stages again. :p
Forum: EAB's competition 17 March 2020, 02:35
Replies: 60
Views: 2,133
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/YJjdWEf.png 12,474 ...

https://i.imgur.com/YJjdWEf.png
12,474

This is fun. :)
Forum: EAB's competition 07 March 2020, 19:04
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/jVHoujo.png ...

https://i.imgur.com/jVHoujo.png

https://i.imgur.com/rBYVdwJ.png

7,305,300 = 6,000,000 + 1,000,000 + 500,000 + 85,000 - 279,700

Success! I really enjoyed that game. As much as the enemy...
Forum: EAB's competition 07 March 2020, 00:17
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/p8aQDUD.png 6,621,900 =...

https://i.imgur.com/p8aQDUD.png

6,621,900 = 6,000,000 + 500,000 + 300,000 + 75,000 - 253,100

Almost there! I lost lots of health on the swingy things and punching isn't a viable strategy past...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 March 2020, 20:40
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
I love his smile. :laughing I was thinking...

I love his smile. :laughing

I was thinking of trying that. That'll make getting to level 6 in wolf mode much easier.
Forum: EAB's competition 06 March 2020, 05:09
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/s5nzVyB.png 6,077,200 =...

https://i.imgur.com/s5nzVyB.png

6,077,200 = 6,000,000 + 0 + 300,000 + 5,000 - 227,800

Progress! I had to punch down the level 5 boss and ended up finishing it on 1 health. I didn't find a way...
Forum: EAB's competition 06 March 2020, 03:58
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/LUL5Had.png 5,761,000 =...

https://i.imgur.com/LUL5Had.png

5,761,000 = 5,000,000 + 500,000 + 400,000 + 60,000 - 199,000

No progress, but better score.
Forum: EAB's competition 03 March 2020, 01:59
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
Fight fire with... fire. Genius! :D ...

Fight fire with... fire. Genius! :D

https://i.imgur.com/baiaor5.png

5,516,100 = 5,000,000 + 500,000 + 100,000 + 80,000 - 163,900

I made a mistake here and missed the X in the pit beside the...
Forum: EAB's competition 02 March 2020, 05:39
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
Does anyone have a good strategy for the first...

Does anyone have a good strategy for the first level 4 pipe that spits flame-things, next to the button-activated pit?

There seems to be limited room to jump, unlike the later pipes. It seems to...
Forum: EAB's competition 01 March 2020, 03:22
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By arcanist
OK. If we came up with a scoring system then...

OK. If we came up with a scoring system then great. :)
Forum: EAB's competition 01 March 2020, 03:17
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/4QzBWm7.png 4,799,000 =...

https://i.imgur.com/4QzBWm7.png

4,799,000 = 4,000,000 + 500,000 + 400,000 + 50,000 - 151,000

I had 4 lives and 1 sliver of wolf for the second (die/restart) checkpoint, the descending platforms...
Forum: EAB's competition 01 March 2020, 00:48
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By arcanist
1. Aquanaut...

1. Aquanaut (http://www.lemonamiga.com/?game_id=2693)
1. Alien Bash 2 (https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=2499)
2. T-Racer (http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=3479)
3....
Forum: EAB's competition 27 February 2020, 05:04
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/cZ0Pqo0.png 4,376,700 =...

https://i.imgur.com/cZ0Pqo0.png

4,376,700 = 4,000,000 + 500,000 + 0 + 20,000 - 143,300

Got into the level with low health and 3 lives. I couldn't scrape together enough vitality to get wolf...
Forum: EAB's competition 26 February 2020, 16:36
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
If you think that's bad I switch the buttons from...

If you think that's bad I switch the buttons from one game to the next, and sometimes use Up for jump in addition to the button. :D

Maximum thumb comfort > consistency!
Forum: EAB's competition 26 February 2020, 06:07
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
Well done! We're using a score calculation for...

Well done! We're using a score calculation for this round, so you need to put yours through this for the "true" score. :)

Total = (Level*1M) + (Checkpoint=500k) + (Lives*100k) + (Health*5k) -...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 February 2020, 22:50
Replies: 32
Views: 1,651
Posted By arcanist
BPTRs are shifted, not just aligned. See the...

BPTRs are shifted, not just aligned. See the BADDR macro from NDK headers:

#define BADDR( bptr ) (((ULONG)bptr) << 2)

Though this is mostly an implementation detail if you don't plan to...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 February 2020, 20:26
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
These are the WinUAE settings I use for...

These are the WinUAE settings I use for fullscreen. It doesn't give the purist 1:1 pixels but looks just fine to me. If your monitor doesn't support 60Hz then you might need different vsync settings...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 February 2020, 02:49
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/BqznwUS.png 3,979,900 =...

https://i.imgur.com/BqznwUS.png

3,979,900 = 4,000,000 + 0 + 100,000 + 25,000 - 145,100

Level 3 was brutal! I got to the top of this lift with 1 health left and got one-shotted. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 24 February 2020, 04:44
Replies: 67
Views: 2,817
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/UNHKxZi.png 3,442,500 =...

https://i.imgur.com/UNHKxZi.png

3,442,500 = 3,000,000 + 500,000 + 0 + 20,000 - 77,500


Some of the enemies are a bit trolly but there do seem to be some strategies against them. Liking it so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2020, 20:39
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By arcanist
My sister and I used to do this in two player...

My sister and I used to do this in two player games. We'd wait until the other wasn't looking and build a road parallel to the border, add a flag, join their road, then delete it. :laughing
Forum: support.FS-UAE 15 February 2020, 15:54
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By arcanist
Open Explorer and go to %LOCALAPPDATA%. If the...

Open Explorer and go to %LOCALAPPDATA%. If the fs-uae directory doesn't exist then create it.

Inside the fs-uae folder, right click and make a new file called "base-dir". Open it with Notepad and...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 13 February 2020, 17:28
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By arcanist
Have a look under "Base Directory" here:...

Have a look under "Base Directory" here: https://fs-uae.net/paths

Just put the path you want in the base-dir file.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 12 February 2020, 18:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By arcanist
Very nice! I'd love to see improvements in...

Very nice!

I'd love to see improvements in audio sync. OpenAL has huge (100s of ms) latency with PulseAudio on my integrated sound card. When I dug into it the buffer size was being derived from...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 12 February 2020, 15:35
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By arcanist
The gcc prototype would be: long toto(long...

The gcc prototype would be:

long toto(long a __asm("d1"));
That's how I've mixed C and assembly in my project.

If you don't care about the specific registers and just want to avoid passing on...
Forum: EAB's competition 12 February 2020, 15:29
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By arcanist
Bit of tactical voting this round. 1....

Bit of tactical voting this round.

1. Pinball Illusions
2. Wolfchild
3. Lemmings 2
4. Sensible Golf
5. Pegasus
Forum: EAB's competition 07 February 2020, 02:42
Replies: 24
Views: 1,526
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/LMEwPUV.png 1,618,600 ...

https://i.imgur.com/LMEwPUV.png
1,618,600

Did not milk the tunnel. :)

I feel about this game the same as I did Turrican 3. Very sprawling and chaotic. I had no strategy for the bosses besides...
Forum: EAB's competition 27 January 2020, 03:53
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By arcanist
I spent a few hours working on the fourth world...

I spent a few hours working on the fourth world but couldn't get past the last door. I looked up the solution and... wtf. :p

I even tried replicating it, knowing the solution, and it wasn't easy....
Forum: EAB's competition 26 January 2020, 19:52
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/4S8WE4o.png 4,100 = 2,600 +...

https://i.imgur.com/4S8WE4o.png
4,100 = 2,600 + 1,500

The ball puzzle took me longer to figure out than it should have. :p
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 January 2020, 18:41
Replies: 54
Views: 3,937
Posted By arcanist
Frontier: Elite 2 is my pick. I poured hundreds...

Frontier: Elite 2 is my pick. I poured hundreds of hours into that game when I was a lad.

A lot of my enthusiasm was driven by the thrill of exploring the galaxy, fueled by rumors. Was the Mirage...
Forum: EAB's competition 20 January 2020, 05:16
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/toyLcpX.png 555,900 It...

https://i.imgur.com/toyLcpX.png
555,900

It took me a while to catch on that parts of the weapon upgrades are shields. Bit easier, now. :D

I reached level 3 with four lives but wasn't expecting...
Forum: EAB's competition 20 January 2020, 02:51
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/vFcTF10.jpg 2,600 This...

https://i.imgur.com/vFcTF10.jpg
2,600

This one seems a bit more forgiving than the earlier SOTBs. I enjoyed figuring out the puzzles myself.

https://i.imgur.com/ooiAyAE.png
278,325

Haven't...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 January 2020, 04:26
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By arcanist
1. Leisure Suit Larry 3 Er, I'll just play that...

1. Leisure Suit Larry 3 Er, I'll just play that one on my own...

1. Venus
2. Fire and Brimstone
3. Unreal
4. Ghosts 'N Goblins
5. Turrican
Forum: EAB's competition 15 January 2020, 03:43
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By arcanist
Is there a trick to the boss ships on the first...

Is there a trick to the boss ships on the first stage? I feel like I'm not shooting the right part.

My current strategy is to save a smartbomb because it seems to make them vulnerable.
Forum: EAB's competition 12 January 2020, 21:35
Replies: 72
Views: 3,937
Posted By arcanist
Hybris: 242525 Level 2 seems harder than...

Hybris: 242525

Level 2 seems harder than level 1. :D

https://i.imgur.com/61APNJl.jpg
Forum: support.FS-UAE 06 January 2020, 03:17
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By arcanist
As a heads up: the Arch FS-UAE packages are...

As a heads up: the Arch FS-UAE packages are compiled with --disable-jit (https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/fs-uae). Better to use the binaries from...
Forum: EAB's competition 30 December 2019, 01:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By arcanist
Back in blue! 1. Pinball Fantasies AGA 2....

Back in blue!

1. Pinball Fantasies AGA
2. Sensible Golf
3. Banshee
4. Super Stardust
5. ATR: All Terrain Racing
Forum: News 14 December 2019, 14:54
Replies: 566
Views: 88,687
Posted By arcanist
Yep, you're right. I fixed it. :)

Yep, you're right. I fixed it. :)
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