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Forum: project.WHDLoad 29 April 2019, 11:09
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Posted By ross
Not a step forward :) I am attracted to new...

Not a step forward :)
I am attracted to new things and I forget old ones.
When (and if ..) I will retire from real life work I will probably be able to finish everything I started :D [as long as my...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 08 August 2018, 16:17
Replies: 105
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Posted By ross
Immediate zero is allowed, so you can use subi.l...

Immediate zero is allowed, so you can use subi.l #0,$223D4 but is the same as tst.l ;) (and not directly usable in place because of the longer encoding).
Forum: project.WHDLoad 08 August 2018, 14:53
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Well, the assembler could insert 0 in the quick...

Well, the assembler could insert 0 in the quick (3)bit encoding for the instruction but to gain a value the 0 is used as 8, so you can have only a subq from 1 to 8 ;)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 07 August 2018, 20:04
Replies: 105
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Posted By ross
Actually I had not yet searched for the trainer's...

Actually I had not yet searched for the trainer's mem location so thanks modrobert :)

However, I will not look at it now :o
Forum: project.WHDLoad 06 August 2018, 20:53
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
oh, thank you for reminding me. Well, so many...

oh, thank you for reminding me.
Well, so many things to do for the next season :)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 25 August 2017, 22:29
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Hi DopPie, glad that works ok :) For the high...

Hi DopPie, glad that works ok :)
For the high score I don't remember if I've implemented..
Sure you clean exit from the game?

Bye,
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 July 2017, 22:23
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Can be made, i don't know when ;) Bye, ...

Can be made, i don't know when ;)

Bye,
ross


The slaves is fully working but I need to check it, I've too little time...


See above, I need to check :)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 06 July 2017, 20:23
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Glad that it goes so well :) Bye! ross

Glad that it goes so well :)

Bye!
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 03 July 2017, 13:46
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Yes, Zool AGA does not make good use of new...

Yes, Zool AGA does not make good use of new features.

See my previous post:
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1167696&postcount=44

The coder(s) have even been forced to remove video sprites...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 02 July 2017, 20:13
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Zool (OCS) WHDLoad rework beta (in The Zone) ...

Zool (OCS) WHDLoad rework beta (in The Zone)

phew, more patch points than AGA version... :)

Ciao,
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 30 June 2017, 19:24
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Working on Zool (OCS). In theory it should...

Working on Zool (OCS).

In theory it should go much better than the AGA version.

See you soon,
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 28 June 2017, 09:24
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Thanks, this is significative. So Zool AGA...

Thanks, this is significative.

So Zool AGA is really time critical and a good candidate for FastInts/S or resload_Disable().
This is surely due to the exaggerate usage of BPL DMA / small BLIT...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 28 June 2017, 01:04
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Thanks Wepl for the interest! I own only...

Thanks Wepl for the interest!


I own only an Amiga: WinUAE... But I'm orthodox: only CPU/DMA/Memory_access cycle exact.
In this case a '030 8x base freq. + exp. RAM. (yes, for me this is a...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 June 2017, 21:39
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
In The Zone! a pure WHDLoad slave :) Please...

In The Zone! a pure WHDLoad slave :)

Please test and report if slower than previous version.

@Wepl: for some critical demo/game my _Disable/_Enable can be useful.
What about an official...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 June 2017, 20:06
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
WHDLoad impact

Ok, time for some numbers
(they are approximate, the variables to consider are many more).

I've rewritten IRQ services L2 and L3 (CIAA/VBL).
For CIAA I 've used TimerA/TimerB/SP (before there...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 27 June 2017, 12:11
Replies: 105
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Posted By ross
Ok, i make a clean version ;) Bye! ross

Ok, i make a clean version ;)

Bye!
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 26 June 2017, 16:34
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
I've only looked at Zool AGA code but I'm pretty...

I've only looked at Zool AGA code but I'm pretty sure that OCS is similar
(AGA seems a quick OCS transcoding.. brutally increasing DMA usage from 4 to 7BPL(4+3) and FMODE=0 :().

There is SMC and...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 25 June 2017, 21:46
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Yes, there is several changes to be made. I...

Yes, there is several changes to be made.

I can go into technical details and, at the end of beta stage, release the source code of the slave (but first i've to talk to Wepl about it, my use of...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 25 June 2017, 21:31
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Hi th4t1guy, can you post complete specs? ...

Hi th4t1guy, can you post complete specs?

Thanks for the report.

Bye,
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 25 June 2017, 15:20
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Into The Zone! :cool

Into The Zone!

:cool
Forum: project.WHDLoad 23 June 2017, 15:40
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Zool (AGA) code analysis in progress. Alpha...

Zool (AGA) code analysis in progress.

Alpha stage for a WHDLoad slave rewrite (from scratch).
I've no idea if can be solved the slowdowns but my approach is different from previous (and i'm sure...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 13 June 2017, 21:52
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Ok, I read the guide. Function...

Ok, I read the guide.
Function rawdic_SaveDiskFile from RawDIC use practically the same parameters of my snippet: &b[pos]/strt/len -> a0/a1/d0.

Well, remains useful if you are to lazy to compile...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 13 June 2017, 11:59
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
LOL, and maybe next time I RTFM :D (I really...

LOL, and maybe next time I RTFM :D
(I really never used RawDIC..)

Ok, take it as a random code snippet ;)

Cheers,
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 13 June 2017, 01:28
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
I've not found a files based WHDLoad of Zool...

I've not found a files based WHDLoad of Zool (OCS/AGA) (maybe deep in EAB server, but now is too late :D) so I've made a simple files extractor from RawDIC images.

Usage: zool_extractor disk.x
...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 10 June 2017, 21:06
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
I looked at Zool/Zool2 AGA code, maybe I can do...

I looked at Zool/Zool2 AGA code, maybe I can do something to fix the slowdown.. if I got some spare time.. no promise.

Cheers,
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 09 June 2017, 13:52
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
@Galahad, @StingRay, thanks. I follow this...

@Galahad, @StingRay, thanks.

I follow this thread :)

Bye,
ross
Forum: project.WHDLoad 09 June 2017, 13:23
Replies: 105
Views: 15,009
Posted By ross
Hi Galahad, I need to understand... In my...

Hi Galahad, I need to understand...

In my scene days I quit before owning a 040/060/ppc.. (my last Amiga was with a 030/50).
So I don't really understand all this "slow chip RAM access" thing.....
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