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Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 February 2020, 21:27
Replies: 55
Views: 1,634
Posted By AmigaHope
I runs fine under 3.1 + WarpUp on real hardware....

I runs fine under 3.1 + WarpUp on real hardware. I definitely had it running on CSPPC/CVPPC is this state and it ran very smoothly. Side note -- it also supports a parallel port adapter for...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2020, 21:12
Replies: 802
Views: 152,570
Posted By AmigaHope
C= really should have had a keying notch to...

C= really should have had a keying notch to prevent this. =(
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 21:02
Replies: 22
Views: 313
Posted By AmigaHope
Actually that's the exact opposite of what he...

Actually that's the exact opposite of what he should do.

HD floppies work at different flux levels than DD floppies. If an HD floppy is ever written to at all by an HD floppy drive, it will push...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 17:24
Replies: 173
Views: 10,065
Posted By AmigaHope
Really as long as the process node isn't *too*...

Really as long as the process node isn't *too* ancient, not that much. Going back to 65nm for instance (from 2005) wouldn't cost you much in clock frequency. Gains from transistor density over the...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 16:56
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By AmigaHope
It's a bit more complicated than that since 030...

It's a bit more complicated than that since 030 bus added features like burst mode.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 04:17
Replies: 173
Views: 10,065
Posted By AmigaHope
The cost isn't so bad the older the process node...

The cost isn't so bad the older the process node you look at. There's lots of old fabs that have long paid off their construction costs and now can't produce competitive silicon for large-scale...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2020, 01:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By AmigaHope
Oops, I stand corrected. All my memories are of...

Oops, I stand corrected. All my memories are of Super Hang On I guess. xD
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2020, 01:50
Replies: 233
Views: 21,352
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't think Jens has an A1000 to test with so...

I don't think Jens has an A1000 to test with so you can't really expect him to make it work. He could probably make a fix if somebody gifted him an A1000 and a case of beer.
Forum: Hardware pics 20 February 2020, 01:47
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By AmigaHope
My LED panel works fine but I almost want one to...

My LED panel works fine but I almost want one to keep as spare just in case. x.x; (pun not intended) I have the A4000 tower though so I think the panel might be different.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 01:41
Replies: 173
Views: 10,065
Posted By AmigaHope
I wonder if anyone with 10k+ to spare would be...

I wonder if anyone with 10k+ to spare would be willing to pay for a cheap process ASIC of one of the open source 68k cores. Prices have come down a lot thanks to services that support multi-project...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:28
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By AmigaHope
Yes, FastATA only works with PIO modes and it...

Yes, FastATA only works with PIO modes and it positively chews up your CPU if you let it. It's not very multitasking-friendly. That said it's great for bulk storage drives where you need to quickly...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:22
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By AmigaHope
Oh, well there you go. It was almost certainly...

Oh, well there you go. It was almost certainly dropped and something is physically out of alignment. The good news is that it's almost certainly repairable too with the right skills.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:18
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By AmigaHope
I'd say "many" and qualify that as "some"...

I'd say "many" and qualify that as "some" instead. The majority of games came from Europe, especially post-1989, and there was a period where a huge proportion of PAL games only used 200 lines but...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:10
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By AmigaHope
Wonder how hard it would be to make fixed...

Wonder how hard it would be to make fixed 060-clean roms for it.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 04:45
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By AmigaHope
If you fixed it but it comes back, there's a...

If you fixed it but it comes back, there's a problem with the degaussing coil and/or your environment in your monitor that is actually making the problem occur.

What happens when you angle the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 04:39
Replies: 55
Views: 1,979
Posted By AmigaHope
Bogomips isn't even a good metric as that's...

Bogomips isn't even a good metric as that's mostly just related to clock speed. In particular though that modern CPU is superscalar -- it can issue and execute multiple instructions at the same time...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 03:45
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By AmigaHope
Well I mean they might not use all 256 constantly...

Well I mean they might not use all 256 constantly but I'd argue that most VGA games that aren't ports of Amiga games use close to 256 when in lores VGA (remember there were a fair number of VGA games...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 02:58
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah that's strange I don't see why Lightwave...

Yeah that's strange I don't see why Lightwave would use so much chip ram. It has the hires modeling screen (max 16 colors on ECS) or the hires scene layout screen (I don't think it opens both at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2020, 20:45
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't think you can get Dungeon Master II...

I don't think you can get Dungeon Master II working without 2M chipmem, and there are a few games that use the extra chipmem for more sound effects and video and such and they do it in a way that...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 February 2020, 20:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By AmigaHope
Looks pretty good but is missing hills. If it can...

Looks pretty good but is missing hills. If it can also do hills at this framerate then you have a winner.
Forum: Hardware mods 07 February 2020, 11:17
Replies: 173
Views: 10,065
Posted By AmigaHope
I would totally use a Lemon Party accelerator if...

I would totally use a Lemon Party accelerator if it was also themed with Lemon Amiga motif <3
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 February 2020, 04:10
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By AmigaHope
Dear god I'd never seen Ali Baba before now. I...

Dear god I'd never seen Ali Baba before now. I wonder what specifically in the game requires AGA. Maybe everything is a sprite, so it needs the AGA larger sprites?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2020, 23:16
Replies: 1,018
Views: 64,548
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah. In 2020 having the 2.5" drive bay looks...

Yeah. In 2020 having the 2.5" drive bay looks like a GREAT idea because 2.5" drives are cheap and SSDs come in 2.5" by *default*.

But in 1992 laptop drives cost 3X more than their desktop...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2020, 03:21
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By AmigaHope
I'd say at *least* 100 if not more. You can...

I'd say at *least* 100 if not more. You can basically divide "AGA" games into 3 camps:

1) Multi-playfield -- used AGA to provide layers of parallax while still having a decent number of colors....
Forum: request.Demos 03 February 2020, 03:03
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By AmigaHope
The funny thing is that masks don't do much to...

The funny thing is that masks don't do much to help a healthy person from getting sick. You'd need to use gloves etc. too and carefully scrub whenever you came back from a public area. If you catch...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 February 2020, 13:38
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By AmigaHope
Basically anything made that targeted VGA but got...

Basically anything made that targeted VGA but got an AGA Amiga version, some action games (e.g. Wing Commander CD32). Strategy games, Adventure games like Simon the Sorcerer, etc.

i.e. anything...
Forum: request.Demos 02 February 2020, 13:25
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By AmigaHope
Finally found it in all its glory on the "Hottest...

Finally found it in all its glory on the "Hottest 4" CD-ROM thanks to archive.org. xD

Just as silly as I remembered them. Might do to have them made into animated gifs for a modern audience. xD
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2020, 07:09
Replies: 42
Views: 2,464
Posted By AmigaHope
Tons of games used 256 colors, mostly ports of...

Tons of games used 256 colors, mostly ports of VGA games. Action games made native for AGA often used dual playfield instead for two 16-color playfields.

No game I can think of used super hires...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2020, 02:05
Replies: 30
Views: 1,482
Posted By AmigaHope
MAME was always going to need Amiga support...

MAME was always going to need Amiga support regardless of it merging with MESS or not, because there are a number of arcade games that are just an A500 with a ROM expansion and arcade cabinet harness...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 February 2020, 00:15
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By AmigaHope
Which exact kickstart revisions do you have...

Which exact kickstart revisions do you have burned to the eprom?
Forum: Hardware mods 30 January 2020, 09:47
Replies: 51
Views: 4,460
Posted By AmigaHope
They aggressively strip out features on North...

They aggressively strip out features on North American devices in general. e.g. many American TVs shipped with room for a SCART connector on the board but with the connector itself removed. You could...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 09:28
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By AmigaHope
What firmware revision do you have on your A2630?...

What firmware revision do you have on your A2630? The A2630 has a bug where its own bootrom overlaps address space of the second 256k of a kickstart -- i.e. when it was created it assumed only 256k...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 January 2020, 08:05
Replies: 660
Views: 37,430
Posted By AmigaHope
It's directly related to the slot/mobo. 3.3, 1.8,...

It's directly related to the slot/mobo. 3.3, 1.8, 0.8v cards exist, some work on multiple voltages. Some slots can provide multiple voltages, some can't. This is determined by cutouts in the slot so...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 07:40
Replies: 1,018
Views: 64,548
Posted By AmigaHope
The really sad thing is that it didn't need that...

The really sad thing is that it didn't need that much more memory and speed to be good. Double the clock rate, double the memory, give Alice full-speed access to chip RAM so that the blitter becomes...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 03:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Posted By AmigaHope
* 030 has a 256 byte data cache in addition to...

* 030 has a 256 byte data cache in addition to the 020's 256 byte instruction cache.
* 030 can operate faster on a synchronous memory bus, including burst transfers where an entire cache line (4...
Forum: request.Demos 30 January 2020, 03:00
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By AmigaHope
Street Fighter 3 Demo Disk

I've been looking hard for this but can't find it anymore. =( Back in the day it was traded around as "Street Fighter 3 Preview Demo" etc, but it was really just a disk full of joke animations made...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 02:53
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By AmigaHope
Green screen means bad chip bus, which can mean...

Green screen means bad chip bus, which can mean either bad ram or a bad connection to the Agnus. Early A500s were notorious for getting green screens and the solution 99% of the time was to reseat...
Forum: support.Hardware 30 January 2020, 02:50
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By AmigaHope
Best thing to do in the future would probably be...

Best thing to do in the future would probably be to never plug into the controller directly and use a hub for plugging/unplugging your devices.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2020, 07:09
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By AmigaHope
Sometimes I find an old post from myself and...

Sometimes I find an old post from myself and don't realize it's mine because I don't remember writing it, and I'll say to myself "Hey, this is great reading! I totally like this guy's style!"...
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 January 2020, 06:50
Replies: 83
Views: 3,861
Posted By AmigaHope
It's important to remember here that CD-i was...

It's important to remember here that CD-i was incredibly similar hardware-wise to the CDTV. It had better FMV on a higher-color display but no blitter/copper/sprites/etc. but in the end their...
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