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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 15:20
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Posted By Gorf
You mean like the way Hyperion is profiting from...

You mean like the way Hyperion is profiting from non-profit work of the OS developers?
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 12:12
Replies: 900
Views: 94,991
Posted By Gorf
not even that: it means what it says - Cloanto is...

not even that: it means what it says - Cloanto is a publisher.
A publisher is not automatically the author or the creator.
In terms of books, films or music the publisher is in most cases NOT the...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 23:44
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Views: 94,991
Posted By Gorf
:nuts:confused

:nuts:confused
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 23:33
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Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
@Kyle Just because you put something...

@Kyle

Just because you put something uptight, doesn't make ist a tower...
as your picture shows: the boards won't even fit in the case next to it.
what is actually on these boards I can't tell....
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 10:27
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Posted By Gorf
here is an old "Infoworld" article from...

here is an old "Infoworld" article from 1986:...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 21:03
Replies: 170
Views: 9,036
Posted By Gorf
I think that is one thing, Microsoft actually did...

I think that is one thing, Microsoft actually did right:
the "tiles" in the "Startmenu":
these icons can be tiny - a group of four tiny icons will form a regular sized one.
the regular sizes icons...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 20:14
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Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
Exactly! and so we finally can come back to...

Exactly!

and so we finally can come back to the thread: and that is why I was disappointed with the A1200 (or AGA in genreal - but this goes hand in hand).
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 17:05
Replies: 170
Views: 9,036
Posted By Gorf
but it never did ... given todays...

but it never did ...




given todays (retro-)hardware capabilities icons should be part of the filesystem's metadata...

(but I am fully aware, that this would probably break compatibility at...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 15:33
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
No it's not ... only your "A1000 tower" is...

No it's not ... only your "A1000 tower" is imagination.

When we talk about the "ranger chipset", we are talking about the last chips designed by Jay Miner. Here AGAIN his interview from 1988:...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2020, 13:11
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Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
I just linked to the interview with Jay Miner...

I just linked to the interview with Jay Miner here in this thread.
It does not matter if he called it "ranger" or not - it was the next generation of chips he designed.
Your "1000 tower" is...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2020, 16:53
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
Yes it would have been less of a problem! ...

Yes it would have been less of a problem!
Commodore should have upgraded the Kickstart ROMs on a yearly basis ... no need to improve much, but they should have changed the locations of the Libs...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 23:59
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Posted By Gorf
Lisa/Denise has nothing to do with it. ...

Lisa/Denise has nothing to do with it.

There are just some features in Agnus, that might support VRAM.

It would need an additional VRAM capable RAMDAC
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 22:58
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Posted By Gorf
since you could treat it as a totally independent...

since you could treat it as a totally independent playfield it would be nice even with just two colors ... if your second (vram) output is attached to a CLUT it could give you a much more colourful...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 21:54
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Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
Here is Jay Miner's interview, in which he talked...

Here is Jay Miner's interview, in which he talked about the Ranger Chipset:

https://amigauserinternational.com/2018/01/21/the-aui-interview-jay-miner-the-father-of-the-amiga/
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 21:44
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
So you are telling us now, that Jay Miner was...

So you are telling us now, that Jay Miner was right out lying about his work?
And everyone else working with him too?



sure ... :nuts
what "improvements" would that be?

please stop...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 21:15
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Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
you are probably right here. Ranger was also...

you are probably right here.

Ranger was also said to have "7 bitplanes" and I wonder if this was was simply done(planed) by using the the second video out as third playfield ... mixing it back...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 20:37
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Posted By Gorf
I never claimed that ALL schematics were lost,...

I never claimed that ALL schematics were lost, but specifically mentioned Paula.
But there may be a lot of other parts missing as well, considering the rather chaotic state Commodore was in after...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 19:36
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Posted By Gorf
what exactly does Jeri have? Paula did...

what exactly does Jeri have?



Paula did not need any modifications for that .. it did not even need any changes to work in AGA Amigas



to change nothing at all?
Forum: Amiga scene 05 April 2020, 17:50
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Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
? Of course they had them to make the masks,...

?
Of course they had them to make the masks, but once done the rest of the materials disappeared




Why?
I think it is quite believable and explains a lot.

Commodore never saw their...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2020, 03:08
Replies: 368
Views: 47,523
Posted By Gorf
But only from Blitter and not from CPU

But only from Blitter and not from CPU
Forum: Amiga scene 02 April 2020, 15:08
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
even 1984 the Amiga Chipset was far from...

even 1984 the Amiga Chipset was far from "bleeding" edge technology-wise!
It was drawn for a 7mu NMOS process ... while Inmos produced it's first samples of their transputer CPU in 1.5mu CMOS in the...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 23:25
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
Would that be a good idea?How would that work on...

Would that be a good idea?How would that work on a A500? Would you piggy back on the chip or use the ZorroII port?

I guess they would have wanted people to upgrade to the Amiga1200[/QUOTE]
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 March 2020, 01:48
Replies: 2,505
Views: 380,477
Posted By Gorf
Yes, but also by holding it down. Just...

Yes, but also by holding it down.

Just saying that a right-double-click simply never occurred to me..
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 01:41
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Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
That was not 84 but 85. The 84 (Super Bowl) ad...

That was not 84 but 85.
The 84 (Super Bowl) ad is the famous and good one.
The ad from 85 is the creepy one.

But despite of the praised campaign, the Mac did not sell that good in 84.
The...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2020, 21:12
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Posted By Gorf
That is true. Despite of having its own chip...

That is true.
Despite of having its own chip factory, C= never really invested enough in R&D to actually design new chips .. at least after they let Chuck Peddle and later Bob Yannes (SID) go...
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 March 2020, 20:48
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Views: 380,477
Posted By Gorf
LOL ok - that is actually news to me! Now...

LOL

ok - that is actually news to me!
Now that you wrote it, that idea sounds kind of obvious and useful ... but I probably not even once performed a double-click with the right button....
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2020, 20:30
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
@StefaanC The big problem for Commodore were...

@StefaanC

The big problem for Commodore were not the C128 or the C64 or any other 8-bit computer from that area. The problem back than was not even the PC - that became only later a real...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2020, 20:12
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
but the Amiga was not ready in the first half of...

but the Amiga was not ready in the first half of 85 - and until the end to the year C= managed to produce only about 50 thousand.
It was not so much, that the A1000 was too expensive - it was just...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2020, 19:47
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
But also the British computer companies made big...

But also the British computer companies made big mistakes...

Acorn did something similar stupid with the Electron...
after it failed, the majority of the company was sold to Olivetti in 85.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2020, 19:34
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
in 84/85 they made some very stupid decisions...

in 84/85 they made some very stupid decisions after Tramiel left.
The C16 and Plus4 were incompatible and utter failures

Tramiel started these projects to compete with something ultra-cheap like...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2020, 17:31
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
they where so expensive, because RAM was...

they where so expensive, because RAM was expensive!
It would not been much cheaper to build it in
Forum: Amiga scene 30 March 2020, 17:29
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
the C128 saved Commodores ass in 1985. it was...

the C128 saved Commodores ass in 1985.
it was the only model that was ready and sold in numbers

(C= was almost bankrupt that year - without the C128 it would have been)




and a reduced...
Forum: support.Amix 27 March 2020, 21:03
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Gorf
I am sure the FastRAM-Interface of the A3000 is...

I am sure the FastRAM-Interface of the A3000 is much faster than the one of the NextCube.
The NeXT was designed around 86 and only because of production delays it was released in 88/89 .. so it...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 March 2020, 19:05
Replies: 42
Views: 1,440
Posted By Gorf
It is exactly the same for the ST, since the...

It is exactly the same for the ST, since the video chip in the ST fetches the bitplanes from "ST-RAM" the same why Denise fetches them from Chip-RAM.

There is no slowdown for 4-bitplanes (or 2...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 March 2020, 18:23
Replies: 42
Views: 1,440
Posted By Gorf
The STE and the MegaSTE do have a Blitter. Also...

The STE and the MegaSTE do have a Blitter.
Also on the Amiga there is no "slowdown" if you don't use the Blitter.
The speed of memory operations is the same for the ST and the A500 and is limited...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 March 2020, 20:45
Replies: 2,505
Views: 380,477
Posted By Gorf
Chris Hülsbeck explained it a while ago: 4...

Chris Hülsbeck explained it a while ago:
4 voices were mixed together into one - 3 normal Paula voices remained.
This was done for quality reasons, to avoid degrading prominent voices by mixing....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 March 2020, 11:55
Replies: 24
Views: 2,297
Posted By Gorf
The Settlers Populous SimCity

The Settlers
Populous
SimCity
Forum: Amiga scene 01 February 2020, 17:51
Replies: 1,140
Views: 76,426
Posted By Gorf
Myth.

Myth.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2020, 15:21
Replies: 2,505
Views: 380,477
Posted By Gorf
Now we finally figured out why C= went bankrupt: ...

Now we finally figured out why C= went bankrupt:
Nobody knew how to call the new line of Computers...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2020, 13:34
Replies: 2,505
Views: 380,477
Posted By Gorf
You mean the Amiga four-oh-zero-oh ...

You mean the Amiga four-oh-zero-oh ...
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