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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Today, 02:42
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
That's when you stopped responding, yes... ...

That's when you stopped responding, yes...

So you made a sketchy question putting WinUAE/Coppershade/HRM into question, now you come back and got all these responses. I can understand your...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 02:12
Replies: 115
Views: 4,560
Posted By Photon
Bunch of blurb. Point is what what you do...

Bunch of blurb.

Point is what what you do with a 1981 PC, 1984 Mac, 1985 Amiga.

And if the answer is "80x25 textmode is not enough" that answer is just plain wrong. None of the REAL competitors...
Forum: support.WinUAE Today, 01:17
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Photon
WinUAE turns off Black Frame Insertion when VSync off

So I have secured two of these. (SA27950D).

They are most excellent :) They are the only flatscreen monitors in existence* to support zero blur (https://blurbusters.com/zero-motion-blur/samsung/)....
Forum: Coders. General Today, 00:37
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Photon
Yes, Copperlists can swell but... on AGA you'll...

Yes, Copperlists can swell but... on AGA you'll have room??

If you really have tons of other chipmem assets, maybe require fastmem and generate them from there? :)

Why oh why didn't A1200 come...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 00:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By Photon
Arcade version has a specialized sprite chip,...

Arcade version has a specialized sprite chip, like many games that inspired the SNES chip. No fill.


Calculations are no problem, pixel bandwidth requires specialized chip or making up for one...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Today, 00:07
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
True. Extremely unlikely the case. Even...

True.


Extremely unlikely the case. Even on AGA/060 you would struggle to read a chipmem word before the pipeline clears. OP says Blitter corruption, so not bob collision detection.


The...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 23:06
Replies: 115
Views: 4,560
Posted By Photon
Frogs is putting the lack of text mode into his...

Frogs is putting the lack of text mode into his (or his Dad's) focus.

Maybe someone very business oriented with a small or large company would have that as focus, and also that a specific version...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 16:32
Replies: 115
Views: 4,560
Posted By Photon
Because they, like all future computers, were...

Because they, like all future computers, were breaking with the old. It took a decade for the PC to leave the old.

Even if the Amiga had text mode, you wouldn't pay $2000 extra to get the same.
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 February 2021, 03:57
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
Well, even shorter then: When in doubt,...

Well, even shorter then:


When in doubt, check your code.
Coppershade, HRM, and WinUAE are correct.
Providing code and expected result will give you quick answers here.


The order of...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 03:28
Replies: 115
Views: 4,560
Posted By Photon
80 columns != textmode. As I wrote, your dad was...

80 columns != textmode. As I wrote, your dad was stuck in the old. Perhaps more Americans were. GUI was clearly the future as we all can conclude now, some embraced it quickly, others were slow....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 February 2021, 03:05
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
Well, it was a dumb reply from a not so detailed...

Well, it was a dumb reply from a not so detailed question. We really need code and expected result and actual result. Even then we might not call into question the docs available and code that works....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 February 2021, 00:33
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
It's just very unlikely that you should blame...

It's just very unlikely that you should blame anything but your code.


You mean, apart from the HRM and running your code on real Amigas, and all the examples here and everywhere else. ;)

...
Forum: support.Other 26 February 2021, 23:31
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Photon
The curse of 'devices'. :'( If the device...

The curse of 'devices'. :'( If the device supporters are willing to help that's :great But how about 2-3 years from now?
Forum: Coders. General 26 February 2021, 23:30
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Photon
All that you could do has been considered. <3 ...

All that you could do has been considered. <3

As I wrote it's likely you will save memory writing sprite data with the CPU instead of the Copper.

You can still set sprite position with the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 23:20
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
The problem with the original question is that it...

The problem with the original question is that it doesn't post the code run when emulation error is experienced. OP must provide code that fails and environment and error message or screenshot of...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 26 February 2021, 23:10
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Photon
You bought a 'device'. We can't answer questions...

You bought a 'device'. We can't answer questions about device properties or how well it runs emulation without a full spec sheet.

Unfortunately, not all hardware manufacturers provide a full spec...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 23:07
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
Exactly, WinUAE doesn't have this problem.

Exactly, WinUAE doesn't have this problem.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 23:03
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Photon
Cool. None of them are able to 'disable AGA' as...

Cool. None of them are able to 'disable AGA' as per thread title, so it's about the details.

I've released for OCS HAM5 which is incompatible with AGA, and I'd like to add that if you don't...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 22:26
Replies: 34
Views: 1,331
Posted By Photon
Yes. A decade in, I would blame code, not WinUAE....

Yes. A decade in, I would blame code, not WinUAE.

And looking quickly, it seems that actually waiting for the Blitter fixes the problem. Am I wrong? :)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 22:24
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Photon
Roondar I think you're asking what the Early Boot...

Roondar I think you're asking what the Early Boot menu does? It should be easy to check. The code run may be different between 2.0 and 3.1.

But as mentioned it likely only sets FMODE and maybe one...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 21:51
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Photon
Well, if you don't use classes that inherit from...

Well, if you don't use classes that inherit from another, you should use the right tool for the job, which if not, OOP is not.

It was hot in the late 1980s, but no-one even today can show that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 21:26
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Photon
Cool, will it coexist with music players? P61...

Cool, will it coexist with music players? P61 supports <4 chans and has a stub where you can mix channels, but it hasn't been used yet.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 21:12
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Photon
Direct answer: no. Protracker doesn't use...

Direct answer: no. Protracker doesn't use audio.device, because it's too limited. It's like asking the built-in Windows sound system (the one that reminds you you have a notification) to play DAW...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2021, 20:52
Replies: 49
Views: 15,150
Posted By Photon
Awesome :) SDRAM > DDR. Had it in my $3000 Dell...

Awesome :) SDRAM > DDR. Had it in my $3000 Dell computer, and then the cheapos destroyed it for us techies as always...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 February 2021, 20:50
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By Photon
Gunk (sweat from fingers and spills from...

Gunk (sweat from fingers and spills from beverages) find its way to the membrane. I know this because I just cleaned two keyboards inside :D

You should do this every 10 years (or every time you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2021, 20:42
Replies: 260
Views: 18,558
Posted By Photon
The A1200 was very popular, but game developers...

The A1200 was very popular, but game developers née game publishers flocked to consoles instead. The AGA chipset also only adds more colors and less CPU load, nothing else. As a result, there are few...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2021, 19:50
Replies: 41
Views: 9,582
Posted By Photon
Request for adapters from DB9 to USB instead the...

Request for adapters from DB9 to USB instead the wrong way for the current ilk of useless fighting sticks and various stick or D pads! Ya love ta see it <3 :great

Some games lend themselves to D...
Forum: Coders. General 26 February 2021, 19:12
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By Photon
If putting lots of sprite data into a Copper list...

If putting lots of sprite data into a Copper list is OK, then generating the sprites will actually be the same processing time. And it will be less DMA time (if you don't need a WAIT on each scanline...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 14:41
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Photon
Macro/function MyLoadFile(name) with a flag to...

Macro/function MyLoadFile(name) with a flag to switch to track-loaded? Looks up sector start and length in a table from the name. Even with multiple disks it's really quite easy.

But I would wait...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2021, 13:56
Replies: 115
Views: 4,560
Posted By Photon
I've shown twice that he misremembered....

I've shown twice that he misremembered. WordPerfect, 80 columns, he had it. The Amiga had the capability to let him word process on his futuristic Amiga.

That refuted, you shift to make it about...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 02:40
Replies: 115
Views: 4,560
Posted By Photon
But your Dad made a theory why the Amiga didn't...

But your Dad made a theory why the Amiga didn't thrive in the US. He's misremembering the years. The year in which something was actually available must be fact-checked to hold true.

I advance a...
Forum: Coders. System 25 February 2021, 01:29
Replies: 53
Views: 1,736
Posted By Photon
The image loader would obviously support a...

The image loader would obviously support a different hunk format, I was hoping you'd see that it would support old images as well as new ones and see the similarity to exes which are just a file,...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 01:13
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By Photon
Great stuff (as mentioned in the WHDLoad request...

Great stuff (as mentioned in the WHDLoad request thread) :great

I actually coded a demo for a computer store (=Amiga store) in 1988 \:)/ I was paid in goods so the store owner could deduct :D ......
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 00:09
Replies: 115
Views: 4,560
Posted By Photon
The title is incorrect. The Amiga did thrive. Try...

The title is incorrect. The Amiga did thrive. Try to get an answer on an 8086 PC forum today ;)

Your dad is an average American. He just didn't get it. I'm sorry but it just sounds like making up...
Forum: request.Music 24 February 2021, 22:37
Replies: 9
Views: 3,446
Posted By Photon
AMAS and GVP DSS8+ are best. Sampling...

AMAS and GVP DSS8+ are best.

Sampling requires shielding and ground control for your sources. Compare results to Amiga by connecting a sampler synth in place of the Amiga. Some synths also allow...
Forum: support.Apps 24 February 2021, 22:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Photon
Updates always mean "WIP". Lack of updates means...

Updates always mean "WIP". Lack of updates means either "Abandoned" or "Finished". Nothing in between.

Only way to find out if new > old is to run Quake, /timedemo 001. For a C port benchmark,...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 February 2021, 22:04
Replies: 40
Views: 2,059
Posted By Photon
The whole point of high-level languages is to...

The whole point of high-level languages is to abstract you from the nitty gritty! :great

But what you're trying to do is nitty gritty.

Any language should support reading a stream of bytes from...
Forum: HOL suggestions and feedback 24 February 2021, 21:33
Replies: 13
Poll: HOL on HTTPS
Views: 681
Posted By Photon
I think Cody asks because it can cause a problem...

I think Cody asks because it can cause a problem with Amiga web browsers?

As for the HTTPS upgrade, there must be an internal server redirect from HTTP to the same URL with HTTPS, or a lot of...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 21:27
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Photon
I see this as Memory / Puzzle party game. Simple...

I see this as Memory / Puzzle party game. Simple and working concept. Looks playable already! :great

Nice story also, coming back to the Amiga. :)

If you want feedback - number of tiles (from...
Forum: Coders. Releases 24 February 2021, 21:13
Replies: 143
Views: 40,399
Posted By Photon
Yes! Master volume must be changed on command not...

Yes! Master volume must be changed on command not trigger because this is used in all kinds of modules to emulate arp/echoes. Sometimes also the notetempo is not fast enough to make a volume fade act...
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