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Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 29 October 2017, 13:02
Replies: 584
Views: 193,648
Posted By Zarchos
'the more responsible users' don't appear to be...

'the more responsible users' don't appear to be the norm among your fellow Amiga fanatics ...
Now, if you did not like my remark : sit on it and spin.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 October 2017, 22:19
Replies: 79
Views: 14,640
Posted By Zarchos
1. I agree for the 1st part and not the second :...

1. I agree for the 1st part and not the second : many people thought gaming was a waste of time, and programming a brand new CPU was a rewarding experience (and I was one of them. I had an Amiga500...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 28 October 2017, 16:51
Replies: 584
Views: 193,648
Posted By Zarchos
I hope you understand my post was only for you...

I hope you understand my post was only for you not to have problems.
Most Amiga owners don't understand most Archimedes titles are still copyrighted, as are the early RISC OS roms.
It is possible...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 October 2017, 06:33
Replies: 79
Views: 14,640
Posted By Zarchos
Archies are 32/26 and not 32/32. Clearly the...

Archies are 32/26 and not 32/32.
Clearly the Archies are not gifted with specialised chips for, among other things, gaming, as found in the Amigas.
Their architectures haven't much in common.
In...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 27 October 2017, 21:57
Replies: 584
Views: 193,648
Posted By Zarchos
You'd better check twice before uploading...

You'd better check twice before uploading materials still copyrighted.
IIRC 4th Dimension games rights belonged to APDL, and when the owner died, the rights were bought by another company, still...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2017, 08:09
Replies: 79
Views: 14,640
Posted By Zarchos
It has hardware capabilities, and that includes...

It has hardware capabilities, and that includes the hardware sprite, but they are not fully supported by the OS, and Acorn discouraged their usage by direct hardware access (as explained by Shaun...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 July 2017, 00:14
Replies: 288
Views: 39,161
Posted By Zarchos
I prefer the Archie version where the sprites are...

I prefer the Archie version where the sprites are not tiny, so it doesn't look 'weird' as on the Amiga version (where I like the overscan, though, and yes it is nice to have a Pacman where you don't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 July 2017, 22:13
Replies: 288
Views: 39,161
Posted By Zarchos
I like the Archimedes as you all know but I do...

I like the Archimedes as you all know but I do not lie.

The Archimedes version has actually less colours than the Amiga version.
On the Archimedes, mode 9 is used.
320 x 256, 16 colours.
On the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 July 2017, 08:14
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
No, of course not : I certainly have spent some...

No, of course not : I certainly have spent some time on my fast plotting routines playing the flute and banjo at the same time :laughing
The Raster Manager will offer many new opportunities, I don't...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 July 2017, 07:47
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
Yes of course it is easier this way. Another...

Yes of course it is easier this way.

Another example of parallax scrollings on the Archie at 50 fps, is a Tetris game, except this time it is not in 16 colours, but in 256 colours.

It is in...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 July 2017, 22:34
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
Who cares about the Power Demo as we do not know...

Who cares about the Power Demo as we do not know how many cycles there are left.
The text says it works on a MEMC equiped Archie when all can have a MEMC1a, available as standard from 1989, and...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 July 2017, 21:34
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
You are a 100% wrong. Why don't you watch the...

You are a 100% wrong.
Why don't you watch the cMEMC YT video where I explain it all ?
I provided the link. You didn't even click on it ?
That is non scientifical.
And you use caps, what is that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 July 2017, 20:49
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
So you don't understand what the raster manager...

So you don't understand what the raster manager brings then ?
Your 1st assertions are all wrong.
I'll read the other ones later tonight.
Pop corn.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 July 2017, 19:08
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
This is a fallacious argument as far as the Power...

This is a fallacious argument as far as the Power Demo on the Archimedes is concerned, since you do not know how many CPU cycles unused are left per frame.
Much is demonstrated in this demo, many...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 July 2017, 17:11
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
This has been online for about 9 years : ...

This has been online for about 9 years :

https://youtu.be/iURLjmpyrvI

And as I am not a cheater : it runs on a 12 Mhz (CPU and bus) Archie.
Of course that would be slower on a 1st generation...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 July 2017, 16:25
Replies: 288
Views: 39,161
Posted By Zarchos
I agreed until I saw the X68000 version. ...

I agreed until I saw the X68000 version.
https://youtu.be/i2LcSJIQbNg

With all the coders out there, have you ever thought of a remix with 128 colours for example ?
The Amiga seems to be...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 July 2017, 12:01
Replies: 172
Views: 21,391
Posted By Zarchos
Pop corn mode ON Did I tell you I owned an...

Pop corn mode ON

Did I tell you I owned an Archimedes because it was so much more advanced than the Amiga ?

Pop corn mode OFF

Coming back in a few days to harvest.
In the meantime, playing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2017, 23:59
Replies: 124
Views: 13,538
Posted By Zarchos
And he insisted with the QL ... amazing how...

And he insisted with the QL ... amazing how stubborn the guy was.
Good taste with women, though ;-)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2017, 21:53
Replies: 40
Views: 10,129
Posted By Zarchos
I will add to this old thread that the Archie can...

I will add to this old thread that the Archie can play 4 channel tunes at 62.5 kHz and 8 channel tunes at over 40 kHz as recently demonstrated on my YT channel.

I don't know what frequency is used...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2017, 21:20
Replies: 124
Views: 13,538
Posted By Zarchos
And yes the Speccy wasn t intended to be a great...

And yes the Speccy wasn t intended to be a great gaming machine, but still had plenty of hits.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2017, 21:18
Replies: 124
Views: 13,538
Posted By Zarchos
Don t miss The Micro Men on YT ... pure delight.

Don t miss The Micro Men on YT ... pure delight.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2017, 21:11
Replies: 124
Views: 13,538
Posted By Zarchos
The very light video mode of the Speccy was in...

The very light video mode of the Speccy was in fact a blessing.
Spain was a Speccy country, as was Portugal.
IIRC it is a Spanish company working under licence for Sir I have a hard on Clive who...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 July 2017, 12:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By Zarchos
I have read several times, including on this...

I have read several times, including on this board, that with accelerator boards, when the CPU reaches a certain level of speed, it could be more interesting to transfer sprites, or bobs or whatever...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2017, 11:54
Replies: 35
Views: 3,244
Posted By Zarchos
The G. guy, delusional, will tell you that he has...

The G. guy, delusional, will tell you that he has the moral and juridictional authority to decide that this 55 000 sales figure is good and is sufficient.
That is the ultraleftist attitude of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2017, 07:49
Replies: 35
Views: 3,244
Posted By Zarchos
I quote you in your previous post : 'your...

I quote you in your previous post : 'your revisionist attempts'. Isn't that an insult ?
Revisionism : nice ! And you think you are subtle, maybe ?
It is like you being the advocate of piracy : an...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2017, 19:56
Replies: 35
Views: 3,244
Posted By Zarchos
No matter how good a coder you are, your ultra...

No matter how good a coder you are, your ultra biased comment doesn't have much weight.
And keep for yourself the 'revisionist' word, we all know the connotation it has.
I might decide to call you...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 July 2017, 17:47
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By Zarchos
Generated code for sprites

As a (lazy) ARM coder I have developed what I believe is a good 'generated code sprites' generator.
I would like to know which solutions you chose on the Amiga.
My technique and ideas are described...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2017, 17:33
Replies: 35
Views: 3,244
Posted By Zarchos
I don't think it is nonsense at all. If you...

I don't think it is nonsense at all.
If you read recent developers' interviews you understand they were extremely happy to go to the consoles with cartridges, after seeing their games available on...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2017, 17:28
Replies: 2,369
Views: 353,460
Posted By Zarchos
Actually Krisalis or Eclipse did the ports, not...

Actually Krisalis or Eclipse did the ports, not the BBs.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2017, 16:18
Replies: 2,369
Views: 353,460
Posted By Zarchos
Why do most Amiga owners despise the Acorn...

Why do most Amiga owners despise the Acorn Archimedes, when they never owned one, never saw one, have no clue whatsoever of the hardware, applications, utilities and games these computers had ?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 July 2017, 15:37
Replies: 35
Views: 3,244
Posted By Zarchos
Why waste some time and money when because of...

Why waste some time and money when because of piracy the games are going to sell only a few thousands copies anyway ?
Do you know for a long time editors kept investing on developing for the ZX...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2017, 13:19
Replies: 147
Views: 15,391
Posted By Zarchos
I would say : see the features of an Acorn...

I would say : see the features of an Acorn Archimedes with either RISC OS 2 from 1989 or the latest 3.11.
See the features of the Amiga.
List Archimedes features - Amiga features.
Remove the pre...
Forum: request.Modules 06 May 2017, 16:12
Replies: 5
Views: 3,100
Posted By Zarchos
Bump ... It seems it does not exist yet ... ...

Bump ...
It seems it does not exist yet ...
Sbdy to create it ?
Forum: project.Sprites 04 May 2017, 15:16
Replies: 9
Views: 8,118
Posted By Zarchos
Sprites not available anymore ... where could I...

Sprites not available anymore ... where could I find them now ?
Forum: request.Modules 04 May 2017, 15:05
Replies: 5
Views: 3,100
Posted By Zarchos
Thanks, but it's a 4 channel MOD or if nothing...

Thanks, but it's a 4 channel MOD or if nothing else 8 channel one I'm looking for.
I've been unable to find one, it's why I need your help.
Forum: request.Modules 04 May 2017, 13:52
Replies: 5
Views: 3,100
Posted By Zarchos
Bad Apple mod

As the title says, I'm looking for a MOD close to what you can hear here :
https://youtu.be/G3C-VevI36s
Forum: support.Hardware 04 May 2017, 10:49
Replies: 6
Views: 4,692
Posted By Zarchos
I've just bought an Amiga 2000 with no keyboard,...

I've just bought an Amiga 2000 with no keyboard, it's why I'm resurrecting this thread.

What is today the best way to use an 'alien' keyboard with this machine ?

Thanks in advance for your...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2017, 09:07
Replies: 40
Views: 10,129
Posted By Zarchos
There were several available (public domain) and...

There were several available (public domain) and the 2 that were commercial products were :
- Digital Symphony by Oregan (programmed by BASS, who were also demomakers)
- Desktop Tracker by The...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 May 2017, 09:02
Replies: 40
Views: 10,129
Posted By Zarchos
The A3010 is a very good choice, in particular if...

The A3010 is a very good choice, in particular if you can do a bit of soldering.
It's got the same onboard multifunction chip than the A3020 and the A4000 (and I believe the A5000) providing IDE...
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