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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2018, 13:07
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By LongLifeA1200
As far as I'm aware "Enhanced" meant a "fatter"...

As far as I'm aware "Enhanced" meant a "fatter" Angus chip, which meant it could handle more on-board "Chip" memory, up to 2MB.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 May 2018, 16:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By LongLifeA1200
What the f...

What the f...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 19 May 2018, 14:48
Replies: 97
Views: 7,711
Posted By LongLifeA1200
It'll be okay. Let 'em finish prototyping with...

It'll be okay. Let 'em finish prototyping with whatever tools they feel comfortable with.
Forum: Coders. Contest 19 May 2018, 13:10
Replies: 432
Views: 74,220
Posted By LongLifeA1200
I wouldn't say "no one". Besides, money isn't the...

I wouldn't say "no one". Besides, money isn't the primary motivator.


This "all or nothing" approach is what I mean by the community not being ready yet.
Forum: Coders. Contest 19 May 2018, 07:06
Replies: 432
Views: 74,220
Posted By LongLifeA1200
If you're going to do that, you might as well...

If you're going to do that, you might as well invite Atari to participate.

Let's just say that C64 & MSX have a lower 'ceiling' than Amiga. I doubt they see it as being any 'easier'.

And yet,...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2018, 05:51
Replies: 627
Views: 31,733
Posted By LongLifeA1200
I judge a computer on whether or not it follows...

I judge a computer on whether or not it follows the hardware principles that Jay Miner set out to achieve and the operating system principles Carl Sassenrath intended.

If we're only talking about...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 May 2018, 18:07
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Jack Tramiel should have owned the Amiga.

He founded Commodore. Under his leadership, he sold one the most popular computers of all time, the Commodore 64. When he left Commodore and bought Atari, Amiga had owed debt to Atari. It seemed like...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 04:49
Replies: 627
Views: 31,733
Posted By LongLifeA1200
These "fast" computers are like cars being driven...

These "fast" computers are like cars being driven with the handbrake on.

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But what stunned me, was to read that some only associate the Amiga with an operating system that looks similar to...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 18:20
Replies: 627
Views: 31,733
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Not sure if that was a question or if you're just...

Not sure if that was a question or if you're just playing semantics.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 17:47
Replies: 627
Views: 31,733
Posted By LongLifeA1200
See kernel "protection ring" for the reason...

See kernel "protection ring" for the reason why.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 May 2018, 16:25
Replies: 34
Views: 2,367
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Late reply.

Back when I thought no one was going to answer I wrote a draft post. I think I'll just quote it now since I don't want to change it.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 May 2018, 06:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Great video!

Great video!
Forum: Coders. General 21 April 2018, 16:49
Replies: 587
Views: 48,208
Posted By LongLifeA1200
I was browsing the list of games over at the...

I was browsing the list of games over at the Arcade-Museum website to try and find some that may have been overlooked but would be worth to port - until I noticed a pattern: Arcade games don't like...
Forum: Coders. General 20 April 2018, 17:55
Replies: 587
Views: 48,208
Posted By LongLifeA1200
I think we're all on the same page now in regards...

I think we're all on the same page now in regards to starting a port with the lowest common denominator, which in this case would be the *ahem* Junktari.


Thanks for bringing that up. Nice...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 16:24
Replies: 137
Views: 11,726
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Oh... then I apologise, Akira. Force of habit on...

Oh... then I apologise, Akira. Force of habit on my part.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 16:16
Replies: 137
Views: 11,726
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Yes I was wondering when the mockery...

Yes


I was wondering when the mockery would start. You're very dependable Akira.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 15:31
Replies: 137
Views: 11,726
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Their default answer would be a "No.". Trying to...

Their default answer would be a "No.". Trying to convince them that this would somehow promote their new remastered version is a hard sell. Some of these companies outsource legal firms that...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 April 2018, 12:07
Replies: 137
Views: 11,726
Posted By LongLifeA1200
MigaTech, please do not attempt to contact them...

MigaTech, please do not attempt to contact them or bring their attention onto the community.

They're a corporation. They only see dollar signs. They'll perceive it as depriving them of potential...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2017, 19:13
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
So I don't have permission? :laughing ...

So I don't have permission? :laughing

Enthusiasm is tiring? Guess what, people at EAB are enthusiasts. To an outsider's perspective, they'd be labelled as overenthusiastic. Your argument fails to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2017, 16:10
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Thank you for giving me permission. :rolleyes ...

Thank you for giving me permission. :rolleyes



You're now blaming me for your negative attitude? I'm sure any excuse to quit would have suited.



The thread never stood a chance with so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 December 2017, 11:00
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
This would be the 3rd time I've seen a thread get...

This would be the 3rd time I've seen a thread get derailed on this forum since I've joined a short time ago. Now I'm beginning to understand why people prefer to lurk instead. Is the OP's hopes high?...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 December 2017, 08:20
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Asking for source code is the same as giving up. ...

Asking for source code is the same as giving up.

This thread should be more than just about simply porting Wolf3D to OCS - it ought to be about what the OCS system can achieve with the right game...
Forum: support.Amiga Forever 20 December 2017, 11:04
Replies: 1
Views: 1,265
Posted By LongLifeA1200
These settings in WinUAE might be what you're...

These settings in WinUAE might be what you're looking for:

Display > Settings > Native: "Full-Window"
Display > Settings > Resolution autoswitch: "Always on"
Filter > Filter Settings > "Null...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 December 2017, 04:08
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
It's time to focus on DanScott's idea/technique...

It's time to focus on DanScott's idea/technique (http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1120362&postcount=44).

There's a another thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=72354) that discusses...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 December 2017, 10:44
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Partition each room seperated by a door into...

Partition each room seperated by a door into individual maps. The animation and sound fx of the door opening and closing against a blank screen, can serve as the mini-loading/transition screen.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 December 2017, 06:45
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Thanks for recommending GameHut. Those Jon Burton...

Thanks for recommending GameHut. Those Jon Burton videos are great.

Using Jon Burton's math, however, displaying only 8 pixel wide walls at right angles to the player's point of view to avoid any...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 December 2017, 16:54
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Amazing. All that's needed now is the dimensions...

Amazing. All that's needed now is the dimensions of the boards so that any plans done in CAD will be sure to fit inside existing cases.

I forgot to mention; custom chips can be donated to the good...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 December 2017, 03:41
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Let's see if I now follow: Atari doesn't get...

Let's see if I now follow:

Atari doesn't get custom blitter chips until some time in 1989.

Stunt Car Racer was published in 1989 but developed on the Atari.

Custom blitter chips on the Amiga...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 December 2017, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Got any dead mainboards?

Don't throw them away... at least not yet or until...

Almost everything has been preserved related to the Commodore-Amiga except for the original complete...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 December 2017, 07:04
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
OCS Demos with 3D effects: There are 2,950...

OCS Demos with 3D effects:

There are 2,950 demos that can run on OCS (don't know how many more for AGA). There is also another 523 others classed in the 64 bytes or above categories for OCS.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 December 2017, 11:20
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Flat-shaded and unfilled (wireframe) for both PAL...

Flat-shaded and unfilled (wireframe) for both PAL and NTSC. Something that fills the screen so that anything missing in the bottom right corner makes it easy to tell if the A500 can't reach a certain...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 December 2017, 04:14
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Here's some notes from the person that ported...

Here's some notes from the person that ported Wolf3D to 8088:

Getting back to the Mac port however...



The Mac port has some interesting notes worth reading:

But the thing to keep in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 December 2017, 11:39
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
If it'll help others learn how to achieve 2.5D on...

If it'll help others learn how to achieve 2.5D on lower-end systems, that in itself would be interesting.

They call it a slideshow, though. The game is over before the player knows what happened....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 December 2017, 11:04
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Project Battlefield Requires at least 1.5mb...

Project Battlefield
Requires at least 1.5mb before it can work on an A-500/1000 (intro alone requires 1mb before playing). Texture heavy. Plays in a small window for performance. Don't know if there...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 December 2017, 06:56
Replies: 184
Views: 16,894
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Thanks for compiling that showcase list....

Thanks for compiling that showcase list. Ambermoon gives me an idea for another project that I otherwise would have missed. And that link to the raycasting engine was an interesting read.

Although...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 December 2017, 04:01
Replies: 521
Views: 64,063
Posted By LongLifeA1200
On PC, these sorts of non-commercial games for...

On PC, these sorts of non-commercial games for the sake of it, are encouraged. But on the Amiga, as you hinted...

The "Gods" did set the bar high. But unlike Prometheus, they didn't show us how to...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 09 December 2017, 19:12
Replies: 2,213
Sticky: EAB File Server
Views: 721,399
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Drats. Why am I always late to the party? ...

Drats. Why am I always late to the party?

Anyway, IPFs are pristine versions of the original, free of any bit-rot, and vital to the preservation of a part of computing history. It should go...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 06 December 2017, 03:05
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Yep, shows up on YouTube no problem. Not...

Yep, shows up on YouTube no problem.

Not sure why YouTube links are not displaying in the forum. When I make a new post, I can see all the YouTube links (even from other people's posts), but after...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 05 December 2017, 17:29
Replies: 57
Views: 6,661
Posted By LongLifeA1200
Blitz Basic Tutorial by Erik Hogan Part II on...

Blitz Basic Tutorial by Erik Hogan Part II on Amiten TV with host Johnny:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6qMg_6OEjk

Edit: Hmm, the link doesn't show in my post either.
Forum: Coders. General 04 December 2017, 15:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By LongLifeA1200
:) Yes, apparently it was only available on an...

:) Yes, apparently it was only available on an Italian CD called Amy Resource Volume 6 for the longest time. Website can still be visited today http://www.amyresource.it/ (almost couldn't find it...
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