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Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 15:54
Replies: 11
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Posted By Photon
I assume these 3 games support NTSC (if you're...

I assume these 3 games support NTSC (if you're playing them on an NTSC Amiga). Normally, the early boot screen supports degrading options (primarily: chipset), and normally, the relevant caches are...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 January 2020, 20:44
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Photon
Only RAmiga works = normal. Don't have...

Only RAmiga works = normal.

Don't have DevPac, but RAmiga + key should work for the menu shortcuts. BUT: it's up to the program to support LAmiga + key for menu shortcuts. Normally only RAmiga is...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2020, 20:30
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Photon
All right. I still think it sounds a bit...

All right. I still think it sounds a bit desperate over say 30 EUR shipping. How about posting a buy ad here or on AmiBay? Here's a keyboard...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 20:24
Replies: 36
Views: 797
Posted By Photon
It's not misleading at all. It's not about a...

It's not misleading at all. It's not about a speed increase, you need it to avoid stuttering in some top games that used close to 100% CPU. See my previous post and the details are explained :great
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 January 2020, 20:19
Replies: 53
Views: 2,471
Posted By Photon
All in good spirit. ;) Comparing the whole...

All in good spirit. ;) Comparing the whole (games) can give rise to unfounded generalisms, but a technical comparison might reveal the details. It really was the best sprite chip on the market....
Forum: support.OtherUAE 15 January 2020, 19:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By Photon
Here's the direct link to the app: Razer Game...

Here's the direct link to the app: Razer Game Booster (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.razerzone.gamebooster)

Says not compatible on my Nexus 6P. From the same hardware and the...
Forum: support.WinUAE 15 January 2020, 16:44
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Photon
I would think you knew if you changed the keymap....

I would think you knew if you changed the keymap. If you want to eliminate it, boot without s-seq and start a program manually and see if menus work.

Or just click Test or Remap and press RAmiga,...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2020, 16:21
Replies: 36
Views: 797
Posted By Photon
Basically what everyone's said. For A500...

Basically what everyone's said.

For A500 games:


The best platform for WHDLoad compatibility (make most slaves work) is actually A1200-030.
You need a faster CPU to handle the overhead...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2020, 16:11
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Photon
I thought the KeyRah V2 solved the n-key rollover...

I thought the KeyRah V2 solved the n-key rollover problem of the A1200 keyboard? I.e. if you want the same key mech they should be identical and you could plug in an A1200 keyboard instead of...
Forum: Hardware mods 15 January 2020, 16:03
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Photon
I think this Kipper2k...

I think this Kipper2k (http://kipper2k.com/a500fastmem.html) style internal expansion is available also without CF slot? Maximum in both cases is 8MB. For this specific application I would like a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 16:56
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Photon
I doubt there's a gain or I would have had it in...

I doubt there's a gain or I would have had it in my codebase instead of XOR mode (or possibly 0 mask), because I remember I tried the blocky word linedraw clear back in the day. It seems your only...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 16:37
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Photon
Emulating hardware chips with software will...

Emulating hardware chips with software will always be slower.

No chance for a realtime emu on OCS. AGA should be able to set 40x2 colors per line, first char using COLOR01 and 02, second COLOR03...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 15:29
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Photon
There's no reason to have BLTPRI off unless the...

There's no reason to have BLTPRI off unless the calculations are heavy and the visuals light.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2020, 15:27
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By Photon
A too small period could in some cases prevent...

A too small period could in some cases prevent the counter from looping. This would be interesting if it could play samples longer than 128K with no artifacts. But in non-musicplayer applications,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 15:14
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Photon
Agree with Galahad and PatmanQC - a port is...

Agree with Galahad and PatmanQC - a port is supposed to be faithful and be delivered in months, not years. They did that.

Technically, for what's presented on-screen, I'd agree with any critique...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 14:49
Replies: 53
Views: 2,471
Posted By Photon
Hm. Not sure why you create this argument,...

Hm. Not sure why you create this argument, because the facts are well-known and they... kinda refute you on all points. :spin

Let's see.

In general, you can't compare computers and consoles...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 10 January 2020, 14:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By Photon
Some good info here! I took a long look at the...

Some good info here! I took a long look at the first Razer Phone but in the end decided 'I have a phone' :D if you know what I mean.

I'll try Game Booster, maybe 50 Hz works on more phones? If we...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2019, 02:54
Replies: 54
Views: 3,138
Posted By Photon
Because speakers screwed into plastic housings...

Because speakers screwed into plastic housings will cause the plastic to shake which (I guarantee) is not the sound that you want.

And because, as I wrote, they are an afterthought. There's only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 December 2019, 01:37
Replies: 267
Views: 31,407
Posted By Photon
I'd like to buy one of these. Are they available...

I'd like to buy one of these. Are they available somewhere where I know how to fill in address and pay? :lol It's just I've looked on eBay and Amazon and it's not there and my Spanish isn't too good....
Forum: Coders. General 28 November 2019, 21:28
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Photon
Top man! :great

Top man! :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 28 November 2019, 21:23
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Photon
Neither is correct in my book. :) Writing to CTL...

Neither is correct in my book. :) Writing to CTL should just move the corruption to X=0 where you can't see it (because DMA is still on, test by writing 0 except for X bits set to some visible...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 November 2019, 21:04
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By Photon
Yes, I think this is what even top musicians...

Yes, I think this is what even top musicians prefer (accepting that it can't be perfectly the same).

Since the Amiga had digital audio, the difference is not that big. The biggest difference is...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 November 2019, 20:42
Replies: 60
Views: 4,189
Posted By Photon
WHDLoad is always better, as long as the slave...

WHDLoad is always better, as long as the slave has no issues starting or finishing the game (on your Amiga model). If they have issues, report them on here on EAB.

Looks like you've found some...
Forum: Coders. General 28 November 2019, 20:24
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Photon
My friend Raylight/Powerline made a Happy New...

My friend Raylight/Powerline made a Happy New Year 96 viruskiller back in the day, this (https://demozoo.org/productions/96704/) should be it. Aminet is down right now though, so you'd have to find...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 November 2019, 16:20
Replies: 36
Views: 3,603
Posted By Photon
It's not time-critical, because this is usually...

It's not time-critical, because this is usually done when the bob graphics are loaded/unpacked. So do it any old way. :) Also worth considering is that, at that time you might also want to do any...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 November 2019, 23:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,697
Posted By Photon
Syntax error 666: cannot compute. :spin I...

Syntax error 666: cannot compute. :spin I shouldn't say that, I should say 'to each his own', but you also said rubbish joysticks so I had to react :p Just a normal arcade stick on a board with...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2019, 21:40
Replies: 36
Views: 3,603
Posted By Photon
Yes, I've never used minterms(!) They do have...

Yes, I've never used minterms(!) They do have many formal applications in CS, but the Blitter has 3 sources and that means that as long as you know binary logic, you can figure there are 8...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 November 2019, 23:54
Replies: 54
Views: 3,138
Posted By Photon
Woah, action! Er, what can I say after what...

Woah, action!

Er, what can I say after what has been posted...


Definitely use a modern system, things have happened in sound (several generations of it). Mobile speakers certainly blow 90s...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 November 2019, 16:14
Replies: 24
Views: 1,697
Posted By Photon
There are modern retro-looking games or remakes...

There are modern retro-looking games or remakes that are infuriatingly difficult, e.g. Jump King. And Tetris/Guitar Hero type games that are Jeff Minter-stressful and unforgiving.

You can also...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 November 2019, 13:59
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Photon
Unfortunately the A1200 has no external expansion...

Unfortunately the A1200 has no external expansion connector. But I guess a FastRAM card with the WB in flash ROM would enable boot from PCMCIA on all A1200s would be a good chicken-and-egg solution,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2019, 16:09
Replies: 90
Views: 4,976
Posted By Photon
Couldn't agree more, and CRTs also display...

Couldn't agree more, and CRTs also display beautifully crisp and smooth motion, unlike all flat screens. For hires graphics and static content small fonts look sharper on LCDs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 November 2019, 01:47
Replies: 267
Views: 31,407
Posted By Photon
That thread seems to say, C64 no go, Amiga OK...

That thread seems to say, C64 no go, Amiga OK tho.

My Megadrive pad certainly works fine. In general, you want to avoid active (powered) pads, such as in having leds, chips, or autofire, and it...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:55
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Photon
AmigaHope, maybe you mean 'before any AddMem'?...

AmigaHope, maybe you mean 'before any AddMem'? Yes, if you have to run a command to make the Amiga see the RAM then it doesn't have to be resident, just before hte command that adds it.

If you...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 October 2019, 14:57
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Photon
This must be a resident program and requires an...

This must be a resident program and requires an extra reboot when you turn on your Amiga to allow all libs to be in the prioritized RAM AFAIK.


I would unplug all RAM boards and speedtest, then...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 October 2019, 17:26
Replies: 162
Views: 7,719
Posted By Photon
Saying that makes me think you haven't looked,...

Saying that makes me think you haven't looked, though. All the mobile game ports, retro entries, unchallenging kid's games, simplistic party games, 3 hour content playthrough titles with no replay...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 09 October 2019, 23:14
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Photon
You are restoring two copper lists from a...

You are restoring two copper lists from a structure in OS libraries. In detail: you read longwords from the structures. These are addresses in RAM where the OS copper lists reside - pointers to their...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 23:04
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By Photon
Here are some of mine. Some are from back in the...

Here are some of mine. Some are from back in the day, some purchases over the years, and some eh... not purchased back in the day. :D

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/t2tf4ldgpewixf9/Amiga-boxed-games.jpg
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 22:43
Replies: 162
Views: 7,719
Posted By Photon
I don't agree with the premise, so... there will...

I don't agree with the premise, so... there will be salt. ;)


Equals "Hype!" (c). I think that you enjoy games more when you're a kid, and that then you might play them (and new ones similar to...
Forum: support.Games 05 October 2019, 16:15
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Photon
OK, can't really check what's in the download as...

OK, can't really check what's in the download as his blog that this article (http://www.indieretronews.com/2018/11/amiga-cd32-anthology-set-1-first-of.html) links to is removed.

But in general, if...
Forum: Coders. General 04 October 2019, 23:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By Photon
Here's mine...

Here's mine (http://coppershade.org/asmskool/PhotonsMiniStartup/) - it's divided into a wrapper and a startup. The wrapper is what turns off and on the OS and the startup starts a template screen...
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