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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 23:32
Replies: 22
Views: 934
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 Yesterday, 21:40
Replies: 27
Views: 2,594
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: 48
Views: 2,057
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: 22
Views: 934
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: 718
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: 61
Views: 2,488
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: 264
Views: 29,603
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: 313
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: 313
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: 6,689
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: 406
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: 731
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: 6,689
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: 364
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: 994
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...
Forum: support.Games 04 October 2019, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Photon
I find no information about a CD32 version on...

I find no information about a CD32 version on Hall of Light (http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?find=exile&detail=games&N_ref_hardware=6&tri=S_gamename&order=ASC&limitstart=&find=) from a quick...
Forum: support.Apps 03 October 2019, 20:17
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Photon
Here ...

Here

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/lfvvn1bcjelsgvz/SysInfo4.3-B1260-50-no-s-s.jpg
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 October 2019, 20:02
Replies: 31
Views: 2,099
Posted By Photon
It's not bad to go by games, games have always...

It's not bad to go by games, games have always been a good benchmark. I think the best games programmer is the one who makes FUN games - but if they're action games, code performance does come into...
Forum: support.Apps 03 October 2019, 19:27
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Photon
Is booting the .adf binary without...

Is booting the .adf binary without startup-sequence from CF enough? Cos I've removed the floppy from my A1200-B1260 for other stuff inside :D
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 03 October 2019, 19:23
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Photon
I much prefer that over joystick that you hold....

I much prefer that over joystick that you hold. Good to know, thanks. :great
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 October 2019, 19:19
Replies: 264
Views: 29,603
Posted By Photon
That's the one Nightshft, thanks! :great

That's the one Nightshft, thanks! :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 October 2019, 23:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Photon
Don't know about that, but it would certainly be...

Don't know about that, but it would certainly be classified as Overscan at any point in history! :)

I just meant that you should expect this range to be visible because it will be visible on most...
Forum: support.Apps 02 October 2019, 20:54
Replies: 31
Views: 2,159
Posted By Photon
Appreciated, will try it. But the only problem...

Appreciated, will try it. But the only problem with the normal SysInfo was that it was made before 68060 and so had no benchmark, so you use SysSpeed instead, you know? I think an 060 benchmark would...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2019, 17:18
Replies: 264
Views: 29,603
Posted By Photon
Want. Can you still buy these? I think...

Want. Can you still buy these?


I think there was also a German joystick in black metal with yellow buttons and a knob handle. And I can never remember the name of it :D


And now there is an...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2019, 16:47
Replies: 84
Views: 6,474
Posted By Photon
The creature in Exile that you can send to fetch...

The creature in Exile that you can send to fetch stuff in tight places, acts as a decoy, and bumps stuff :) Fnik?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 October 2019, 16:33
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Photon
Hehe. Nice work and welcome :) I see that...

Hehe. Nice work and welcome :)

I see that you have the AmigaKit joystick. I'm curious about it. How does it feel, and are you happy with it?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 October 2019, 15:25
Replies: 31
Views: 2,099
Posted By Photon
I think even the concept "good programmer" needs...

I think even the concept "good programmer" needs a definition. If we take CompSci, you're expected to be able to solve a problem by breaking it down into concepts that you understand fully, and to...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2019, 14:21
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Photon
Almost all games that require 68020+ also require...

Almost all games that require 68020+ also require AGA, so... the best use case would be utilities I think.

I haven't seen a benchmark comparison between a Blizzard 030/50 and an ACA1233n, or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 October 2019, 14:08
Replies: 97
Views: 3,980
Posted By Photon
Hm... good question. Let's see... On a visit...

Hm... good question. Let's see...

On a visit to the school where I were to start 7th grade there was a study centre, and the pedagog helping wayward students there had a quirk -- he collected...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 30 September 2019, 17:29
Replies: 75
Views: 30,889
Posted By Photon
I've edited my post. I will measure the time in...

I've edited my post. I will measure the time in CPU instructions executed across the vblank, and then I'll know exactly. I guess it should correspond to the $1a scanlines, but the actual time it...
Forum: support.Other 30 September 2019, 17:15
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By Photon
Extensions aren't really extensions on Amiga....

Extensions aren't really extensions on Amiga. They're optional and just part of the filename. Amiga goes by actual content to decide what to open the file with, not the name of the file. Other...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 September 2019, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Photon
This. (And it shows extra stuff on the...

This.

(And it shows extra stuff on the right, too. It shows everything your code does, which can be good sometimes. :) )

You should expect $30..$d8 to be visible on any display.

If you...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 September 2019, 15:45
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Photon
Games don't use the FPU and certainly not MMU....

Games don't use the FPU and certainly not MMU. But most games would fail from much smaller changes, like the presence of caches, real fastmem, or even just a faster CPU. So it's not worth trying for...
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 30 September 2019, 15:04
Replies: 75
Views: 30,889
Posted By Photon
This is reliable, but the CPU would then do...

This is reliable, but the CPU would then do nothing but busy-wait for a whole scanline, i.e. 0.4% CPU time wasted.



Waiting for line $138 = EOF is essentially the same as waiting for line $1a =...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 September 2019, 13:58
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Photon
If there's a way to set the top line of display...

If there's a way to set the top line of display higher than 0 using the OS, then you could double-buffer by creating a bitmap twice as high as the screen, and toggle "startY" between 0 and 256,...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 September 2019, 16:28
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Photon
I'm not so sure. Parallel on Amiga (without...

I'm not so sure. Parallel on Amiga (without accelerator) is much slower than on PC. I think the max physical speed is ~50KB/s, but the floppy can load (i.e. boot or start a program) while the OS is...
Forum: project.EAB 25 September 2019, 15:39
Replies: 32
Views: 2,527
Posted By Photon
https doesn't matter for pages that don't pass...

https doesn't matter for pages that don't pass credentials over the connection.

If a website has a user login, it should be over a secure connection.

Some phpBB versions, even old ones, do...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 September 2019, 15:33
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Photon
I can't answer in this case, but I suggest to...

I can't answer in this case, but I suggest to search for threads about the parallel Zip drive. I think the conclusion was that there are no drivers (but maybe someone wrote some in the end?)

I...
Forum: Coders. General 25 September 2019, 15:06
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Photon
You should only check for the bit that...

You should only check for the bit that corresponds to the interrupt you are handling, and at the very end of that handling you poll (clear) only that bit.

If several interrupt levels use the same...
Forum: Coders. General 24 September 2019, 21:41
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Photon
It clears the interrupt request bit for that...

It clears the interrupt request bit for that level (by setting the SET/CLR bit to 0 = CLR, and setting the bit for VBLANK to 1). (It does this twice to be compatible with Amiga 4000, which has a...
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