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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 October 2020, 16:55
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Posted By grond
X-Wing and TIE Fighter worked well on my friend's...

X-Wing and TIE Fighter worked well on my friend's 386. Those were some other games I envied my PC friend for.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2020, 21:22
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Posted By grond
What would "hardware planar bitmapping" be? The...

What would "hardware planar bitmapping" be? The PC could do Doom because VGA graphics cards had 256 colours chunky modes while AGA only had 256 colours planar modes which made the Amiga have to do...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2020, 20:58
Replies: 83
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Posted By grond
What capabilities did the 486 have that the 040...

What capabilities did the 486 have that the 040 hadn't? I'm not aware of any except for clock speed.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2020, 17:16
Replies: 83
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Posted By grond
I didn't play Legends of Valour much but I think...

I didn't play Legends of Valour much but I think it was overly ambitious. It seemed to me more of an precursor to open-world RPG games because you could walk around the city and there didn't seem to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2020, 18:51
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Is that the CGA-version of the comment?

Is that the CGA-version of the comment?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 October 2020, 14:11
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Posted By grond
Wow, how low can we go? First post about...

Wow, how low can we go? First post about behavioural patterns of forum members, yeah, sure...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 October 2020, 17:20
Replies: 292
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Posted By grond
Since I started this threat I feel I have to...

Since I started this threat I feel I have to respond to this. The reason why I started this thread was because I was looking for a collection of things that the Amiga, despite it was only made from...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 October 2020, 16:23
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Well, perhaps your taste of games is different...

Well, perhaps your taste of games is different from that of the average Joe User.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2020, 12:17
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
How about we don't get the TF discussion mixed...

How about we don't get the TF discussion mixed into this one? I'm sorry for having brought it up as yet another example of how Chucky's words and actions don't match.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 October 2020, 12:16
Replies: 292
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Posted By grond
Ultima Underworld.

Ultima Underworld.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2020, 11:38
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By grond
I have to disagree! Preservation of the Amiga...

I have to disagree! Preservation of the Amiga heritage of mankind is a universal duty!

If you want to keep this poor A1200 as closely to its original state as possible, you can recap it with new...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 18:25
Replies: 27
Views: 796
Posted By grond
If you don't open it and recap it, its intestines...

If you don't open it and recap it, its intestines will slowly be eaten by acid from the leaking caps. Perhaps you reconsider, virginity is a stupid and obsolete concept.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 16:05
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
And so did I. Not feasible and slow.

And so did I. Not feasible and slow.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 15:48
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Posted By grond
Well, social media... Since e.g. all 68k...

Well, social media... Since e.g. all 68k operations operating on 16bit data would require ColdFire emulation code (ColdFire does not support 16 bit data), a single such 68k operation would require...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 15:40
Replies: 226
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Posted By grond
Yes, but copyrights haven't. A closely...

Yes, but copyrights haven't. A closely reengineered 060 would probably be found to infringe the copyrights on the original schematics.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 09:43
Replies: 226
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Posted By grond
It's just that the "differences" are 100x more...

It's just that the "differences" are 100x more complex than the "similarities". It's like claiming the Amiga ripped off the C=64 design because both have a keyboard and the same CPU for reading the...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 09:41
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
Didn't you support the TerribleFire project?

Didn't you support the TerribleFire project?
Forum: support.Hardware 13 October 2020, 09:40
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Posted By grond
No, me pointing out that you are actively and...

No, me pointing out that you are actively and repeatedly committing slander unless you can prove that the 080 relies on copied ColdFire code is just that: pointing out what kind of person you are.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2020, 10:33
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Posted By grond
It's the people who make claims that Gunnar...

It's the people who make claims that Gunnar infringes copyrights that have to prove he does. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense and thus so is accusing somebody of commiting copyright...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 October 2020, 10:23
Replies: 292
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Posted By grond
Seriously? There was an OS that sucked more than...

Seriously? There was an OS that sucked more than MSDOS? :shocked




Which ones? I actually found CrossDOS a good and useful thing.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2020, 16:46
Replies: 226
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Posted By grond
All 3D rendering software, web browsers, 3D...

All 3D rendering software, web browsers, 3D games, loading big graphics or texts into editors, compiling code, watching demos, loading pdf files. I guess scummvm doesn't count?
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2020, 11:53
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
Well, what did you expect? The Vampire has moved...

Well, what did you expect? The Vampire has moved the Amiga to the capabilities of a mid-90s PC. Did you expect people to write new and Amiga-exclusive mid-90s games? We can be glad that some people...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2020, 20:32
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
When I wrote "OS" I referred to "AmigaOS" and...

When I wrote "OS" I referred to "AmigaOS" and API-compatible OSs, not Vista or other Microsoft OSs. Yes, AmigaOS couldn't manage more than 2GB of RAM and thus no RAM that would need more than 32 bit...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2020, 18:43
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
This is wrong. The OS doesn't care about new...

This is wrong. The OS doesn't care about new instructions, there is nothing to handle there for it. The only thing the OS has to deal with are removed instructions because they will cause an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2020, 18:36
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
And just looking at that still image at least...

And just looking at that still image at least saves our ears from the horrible PC beeper noise that came with that image...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2020, 18:30
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
So what was it that most people buying a computer...

So what was it that most people buying a computer actually wanted that the Amiga couldn't do?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 22:38
Replies: 292
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Posted By grond
Well, the Archimedes was better than the Amiga in...

Well, the Archimedes was better than the Amiga in most aspects... :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 19:36
Replies: 292
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Posted By grond
Which doesn't matter. And actually Zorro3...

Which doesn't matter. And actually Zorro3 throughput wasn't slow in 1990. A typical CPU of the time could hardly saturate it.




Wow, you are really full of yourself. The topic of this...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 14:16
Replies: 292
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Posted By grond
Well, just like your 24bit graphics card is going...

Well, just like your 24bit graphics card is going to be super slow over an ISA bus. So we just rule that out.




What? That's the first time I hear that. I don't know of any reason why the OS...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2020, 22:09
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
Well, if you interpreted the quote correctly, it...

Well, if you interpreted the quote correctly, it would actually say that the 060 is slower for reduced precision (add 3 cycles) than for extended precision (add 2 cycles). And this is ONLY for...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2020, 19:47
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
The 080 can read 128 bits and write another 128...

The 080 can read 128 bits and write another 128 bits in each clock cycle. So yes, it doesn't matter for the 080.




No, you didn't, Chucky did. The 080 FPU can be synthesized from the same...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2020, 19:27
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
The 68k FPU doesn't know how to calculate in...

The 68k FPU doesn't know how to calculate in float or double, it always computes in extended precision. It can only save and load variables in reduced precision. So there is nothing to gain by...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2020, 13:44
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Vascillious, it may surprise you but we do know...

Vascillious, it may surprise you but we do know that the PC won over the Amiga.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 October 2020, 00:02
Replies: 226
Views: 7,882
Posted By grond
@Locutus: What about the difference between...

@Locutus:

What about the difference between the A1200 and the A4000 files?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 October 2020, 16:17
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Yes, I also think that the PC (in a typical...

Yes, I also think that the PC (in a typical configuration) surpassed the Amiga in most hardware aspects at around 1990. The remaining hardware advantages weighed less and less with time until...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 October 2020, 14:50
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
I'm not sure we are still on-topic but I remember...

I'm not sure we are still on-topic but I remember that my PC friend found no AUTOEXEC.BAT/CONFIG.SYS that allowed him to run Syndicate on his 4MB 386SX which ran just fine on my unexpanded A600.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 October 2020, 15:23
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Oh, mentioning the A600: wasn't it the first...

Oh, mentioning the A600: wasn't it the first computer to actually use PCMCIA? It predates the standard.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 October 2020, 15:22
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Well, I hesitated about mentioning the harddisk...

Well, I hesitated about mentioning the harddisk in reference to DMA but actually the non-DMA IDE stuff showed up rather late in the game for price reasons and when CPUs had actually become faster...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 October 2020, 14:48
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Would this sort of thing depend on the keyboard...

Would this sort of thing depend on the keyboard connector type like PS/2?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 October 2020, 11:54
Replies: 292
Views: 9,701
Posted By grond
Things the Amiga could do better than a contemporary PC

I have been thinking about what things made an Amiga better than any contemporary IBM-compatible PC even if the latter could actually have higher resolutions or higher colour depth using high-end...
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