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Forum: support.Apps 21 August 2019, 17:11
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By meynaf
I don't know for DPaint, but if you want to use...

I don't know for DPaint, but if you want to use more than 32 or 64 colors and you have an AGA machine, at least PPaint can choose 128 or 256 colors. It can also perform color reduction if you change...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2019, 11:16
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By meynaf
In WHAT will the drive be mounted ? If it's not...

In WHAT will the drive be mounted ?
If it's not mounted at all, then it does not have to be read only.
If it's mounted on some peecee, then it could be mounted read only (emulators can normally do...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 August 2019, 19:02
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By meynaf
As an alternative, have you tried calling...

As an alternative, have you tried calling dos.library/GetProgramDir (and then changing directory to the returned lock) ?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 August 2019, 18:29
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By meynaf
Initial dir is bogus when a program is run from...

Initial dir is bogus when a program is run from WB.
You can use PROGDIR: assign to get the directory from which the program has been run.
It is also possible it is available somewhere in the WB...
Forum: support.Apps 14 August 2019, 15:08
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By meynaf
In some cli, type following command : lock...

In some cli, type following command :

lock dh0: on

(replace on by off to unlock ; this does not survive a reset anyway)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 August 2019, 08:33
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By meynaf
You may try something like : Dim...

You may try something like :

Dim map.b(16,375)

or :

Dim map.b(15,376)

to see if it's alignment problems.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 August 2019, 10:29
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By meynaf
If by dragging screens you have both interlaced...

If by dragging screens you have both interlaced and non interlaced in the same view, it will force the interlace on the whole so merely seeing the effect does not require any particular software....
Forum: Coders. General 02 August 2019, 21:17
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By meynaf
A mod without a single sample seems quite...

A mod without a single sample seems quite meaningless. However someday someone could eventually attempt to load a song rather than a mod...



Right, a little BSS_C with a small area left with...
Forum: Coders. General 02 August 2019, 20:21
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By meynaf
Then you can forget about altering the mod at all...

Then you can forget about altering the mod at all - as it's taking the risk of overwriting memory that does not belong to you - and instead setup another start address if you find an empty repeat (to...
Forum: Coders. General 02 August 2019, 15:18
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By meynaf
You'll run into big trouble if you want to...

You'll run into big trouble if you want to support all crap floating around :p
F.e. some old mods (again from non-Amiga software) use rep/replen in bytes rather than in words, leading to horrors if...
Forum: Coders. General 02 August 2019, 09:00
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By meynaf
For me a mod having empty samples with a size of...

For me a mod having empty samples with a size of 1 is to be considered as damaged. They come from some stupid pc editor that obviously did not understand the format.

Anyway, never assume the space...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 29 July 2019, 08:36
Replies: 231
Views: 70,880
Posted By meynaf
No, unfortunately there is no music. It's on the...

No, unfortunately there is no music. It's on the todo list, maybe one day (when i find a good solution).
Options exist to play either MIDI or CD but changing them will have no effect. Note that Mac...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 July 2019, 11:14
Replies: 38
Views: 1,451
Posted By meynaf
I didn't try this explicitly, but i would bet...

I didn't try this explicitly, but i would bet 68030 starts fetching long before the loop instruction is decoded.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 July 2019, 10:36
Replies: 38
Views: 1,451
Posted By meynaf
My tests on B1230-IV have shown the loop always...

My tests on B1230-IV have shown the loop always fits in cache if it's 240 bytes or less. Aligning it 16-byte doesn't help much, it can only reach 242 bytes this way. I suppose this is linked to the...
Forum: support.Apps 13 July 2019, 09:42
Replies: 46
Views: 1,408
Posted By meynaf
The comments you're seeing come from fat95 file...

The comments you're seeing come from fat95 file system. PC file systems have 3 datestamps : file creation, last file modification, last file access. Amiga files only have last file modification. Thus...
Forum: support.Apps 11 July 2019, 21:58
Replies: 46
Views: 1,408
Posted By meynaf
Sorry, i remembered wrong. :o But then, problem...

Sorry, i remembered wrong. :o
But then, problem solved ?
Forum: support.Apps 11 July 2019, 20:52
Replies: 46
Views: 1,408
Posted By meynaf
If you want to backup the entire partition, just...

If you want to backup the entire partition, just drag the disk icon of said partition, rather than the contents. Icon positions will be preserved.



For files, yes. But dates of directories are...
Forum: support.Apps 11 July 2019, 19:47
Replies: 46
Views: 1,408
Posted By meynaf
If you copy with normal WB it won't alter file...

If you copy with normal WB it won't alter file dates.
Forum: support.Apps 03 July 2019, 15:46
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By meynaf
YAM stores this info. To use it : in its...

YAM stores this info. To use it : in its configuration panel, at "new mail", check "avoid duplicates".
Forum: support.Apps 01 July 2019, 14:39
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By meynaf
For simple POP3/SMTP for me nothing beats YAM...

For simple POP3/SMTP for me nothing beats YAM (http://aminet.net/package/comm/yam/YAM20).
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 June 2019, 18:43
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By meynaf
So you alter your copperlist after WaitTOF(),...

So you alter your copperlist after WaitTOF(), right ?
If so, you get a race condition between the cpu and the copper.
When you do your changes, the coplist is already running. It's possible that...
Forum: Coders. System 27 June 2019, 15:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By meynaf
Well, at least i forgot a6 in the code. Better...

Well, at least i forgot a6 in the code. Better should be :

jsr LoadSeg(a6)
tst.l d0
beq closeandexit
movem.l d0/a6,-(a7)
lsl.l #2,d0
addq.l #4,d0
move.l d0,a0
jsr (a0)
Forum: Coders. System 27 June 2019, 12:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By meynaf
Instead of calling CreateProc, you can try...

Instead of calling CreateProc, you can try calling the loaded code directly. After all, the bcpl return value of LoadSeg is a disguised pointer to the seglist.
So you can multiply it by 4 to get the...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 June 2019, 08:15
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By meynaf
I meant, mounted logically, not physically :D ...

I meant, mounted logically, not physically :D
(= with a mount list or with an rdb)
But if it's plugged into the ide then you normally have an rdb.

I remember having the problem on a CF that...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 June 2019, 16:13
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By meynaf
CF cards can have MAXTRANSFER problems. How is...

CF cards can have MAXTRANSFER problems. How is the CF mounted ?
Forum: support.FS-UAE 22 June 2019, 15:19
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By meynaf
Games usually go up to 100% cpu. But they don't...

Games usually go up to 100% cpu. But they don't need all available horsepower, so you can reduce the cpu speed when running one.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 22 June 2019, 09:34
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By meynaf
I don't know for FS-UAE, but WinUAE has "cpu...

I don't know for FS-UAE, but WinUAE has "cpu idle" setting to free the host cpu when the emulated machine is idle. I can then set the speed to max without any problem on my laptop.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 20 June 2019, 21:20
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By meynaf
Alternatively it's possible to open two screens...

Alternatively it's possible to open two screens and perform the frame flipping with ScreenToFront -- if the game does not need to multitask.

But under OS i would rather use a back-buffer (i.e. mem...
Forum: support.Apps 17 June 2019, 15:50
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By meynaf
To answer the original question, you can copy all...

To answer the original question, you can copy all your data to another place, then change the size of your partition, then move the data back.
Repartitioning a drive will lose data only on the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 June 2019, 17:51
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By meynaf
68k never auto aligns, so you can try whatever...

68k never auto aligns, so you can try whatever you want in matter of alignment. Even push/pop of bytes don't align, they just do +/- 2 instead of +/- 1 on the stack pointer without more care....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 June 2019, 17:09
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By meynaf
Winuae does not detect 100% cases of address...

Winuae does not detect 100% cases of address errors.
You can get misaligned stack on 68000, if you move.b it will still do 2 bytes but stay misaligned. Any access should trigger error.
On 68020+...
Forum: Coders. General 16 June 2019, 10:07
Replies: 44
Views: 2,973
Posted By meynaf
Fastest depacker i know of is simple RLE, aka...

Fastest depacker i know of is simple RLE, aka cmpbyterun1 (like used in iff ilbm images).
But the packing ratio, of course, is also the worse...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 June 2019, 10:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By meynaf
I would be strongly against adding this kind of...

I would be strongly against adding this kind of optimization at the assembler level, because it trashes A0. I use a macro for lea to Dn in the rare cases it's needed.
But for the code generation of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 June 2019, 19:15
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By meynaf
What annoyed me with that game is the constant...

What annoyed me with that game is the constant flood of monsters. It never ends, forcing the player to rush into the game rather than exploring.
But aside of this, it is quite enjoyable, i...
Forum: Coders. System 07 June 2019, 08:37
Replies: 71
Views: 3,184
Posted By meynaf
The stack cookie would have been quite acceptable...

The stack cookie would have been quite acceptable if it could replace stack swap in every case. But it can't. Even if your program *requires* OS v3.9 and you're sure it will be supported. Even if you...
Forum: Coders. System 06 June 2019, 21:31
Replies: 71
Views: 3,184
Posted By meynaf
In this situation it's not the compiler that's...

In this situation it's not the compiler that's crap.
Forum: Coders. System 06 June 2019, 21:19
Replies: 71
Views: 3,184
Posted By meynaf
There might be an option somewhere in the project...

There might be an option somewhere in the project settings that sets up the stack size. Hisoft C++ has this, for example. Default is 10k.



Hopefully for vbcc it does.
But nobody will...
Forum: Coders. System 06 June 2019, 19:48
Replies: 71
Views: 3,184
Posted By meynaf
Another problem i'm just thinking about. Even...

Another problem i'm just thinking about.
Even if the stack cookie is there and honored, things can still go haywire.
I think many compilers will setup the stack as part of their startup code. Or at...
Forum: Coders. System 06 June 2019, 19:29
Replies: 71
Views: 3,184
Posted By meynaf
And the right section name is ? Are programmers...

And the right section name is ?
Are programmers supposed to know the section name of the startup code generated by their compiler ?
Forum: Coders. System 06 June 2019, 19:06
Replies: 71
Views: 3,184
Posted By meynaf
And how do you tell the linker to put that object...

And how do you tell the linker to put that object module in the same section as the startup code ?



Eh, sorry. Stupid ideas always lead to stupid discussions. This is life.



As you have...
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