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Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2019, 16:28
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
Some talented person made a custom Vampire case...

Some talented person made a custom Vampire case for the V4-stand-alone. I for one like the look a lot. I was more in favour of the accelerator variants of the Vampire because I like the original look...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 February 2019, 15:59
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By grond
BF-instructions are quite handy for some very...

BF-instructions are quite handy for some very specific things. Handling planar bitmap graphics, some math functions (mainly BFFFO) and compression and decompression come to my mind. Amiga probably...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 February 2019, 15:34
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC-MR84S1H8#t=2m04...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC-MR84S1H8#t=2m04

2m04

:D
Forum: Amiga scene 06 February 2019, 13:48
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
It doesn't mean either that Hyperion is to credit...

It doesn't mean either that Hyperion is to credit for the improvement of OS3 which was the starting point of this little sub-discussion.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2019, 10:50
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
I'm very happy and interested in this combination...

I'm very happy and interested in this combination because the Vampire may be fast enough to run AROS decently while providing a sort of launchpad for AROS for slower 68k systems. If AROS runs well...
Forum: News 02 February 2019, 10:41
Replies: 99
Views: 7,104
Posted By grond
The way I heard it P96 contains large chunks of...

The way I heard it P96 contains large chunks of disassembled code of layers.library that then get built into a P96 binary.
Forum: News 01 February 2019, 13:59
Replies: 99
Views: 7,104
Posted By grond
I'm not sure how any of this is relevant today....

I'm not sure how any of this is relevant today. Assuming that Hyperion's involvement and consent put the legal issues straight, it doesn't really matter how legal the release was back then. And the...
Forum: News 01 February 2019, 08:33
Replies: 99
Views: 7,104
Posted By grond
Since they did a lot of work, they can still sell...

Since they did a lot of work, they can still sell there rights to that work. The question is whether the purchaser can use what he bought without permission from a third party and thus what price he...
Forum: News 31 January 2019, 16:38
Replies: 99
Views: 7,104
Posted By grond
So Thomas's reply to my question wasn't helpful...

So Thomas's reply to my question wasn't helpful to you in assessing how much support buying OS3.1.4 and P96 actually means to Thomas? And, hence, my question was just "closed source whining,...
Forum: News 31 January 2019, 14:42
Replies: 99
Views: 7,104
Posted By grond
Who does earn the money that supposedly goes into...

Who does earn the money that supposedly goes into the tip jar if somebody pays more than the minimum price of 8€? Jens wrote here that a customer is supposed to pay more than 8€ to "secure further...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 15:32
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
So you are saying that deliberately...

So you are saying that deliberately misinterpreting a statement for the sake of argumentation is just disagreeing? There even is a wikipedia article about this technique:...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 14:48
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
I would suggest deleting everything from post 19...

I would suggest deleting everything from post 19 and just leaving post 23.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 14:43
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
He turned a statement how it is not necessary to...

He turned a statement how it is not necessary to run Windows/WinUAE into a statement how a V4 would render Windows PCs superfluous. This is called a straw man fallacy: the first step is to turn a...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 14:39
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
Yes, great, just give the troll what he wants....

Yes, great, just give the troll what he wants. This discussion went along really well until people went off-topic.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 14:38
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
Wine requires an x86 CPU.

Wine requires an x86 CPU.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 14:32
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
You were referring to a post that was clearly a...

You were referring to a post that was clearly a reply to someone who has been stressing (repeatedly in this thread and elsewhere) that WinUAE is the UAE to have and superior to any Amiga hardware....
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 13:51
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
Fine. My favourite icecream is vanilla.

Fine. My favourite icecream is vanilla.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 13:51
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
What's there not to understand? I don't own a...

What's there not to understand? I don't own a Windows PC. However, I do own a PC that suits all my daily computing needs and that is NEITHER a Windows PC NOR an Amiga. To run WinUAE I would have to...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 13:27
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
He didn't say that. He said that you will be able...

He didn't say that. He said that you will be able to buy a new Amiga (=V4) and not buy a Windows PC instead which you would need to run WinUAE. Obviously the mere idea that people do not own Windows...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 12:02
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
Well, we all understood your point and assume you...

Well, we all understood your point and assume you understand ours. If not, there is no need to discuss further. If yes, we simply agree to disagree. It is that simple. There is no...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 11:52
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
There is nothing that would EVER make me consider...

There is nothing that would EVER make me consider buying Windows. No WinUAE for me.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 11:33
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
Well, it just comes down to personal preferences....

Well, it just comes down to personal preferences. To me UAE (I don't run Windows) is a very useful tool. I can use it to write code in a computer that doesn't need rebooting each time my code crashes...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2019, 11:13
Replies: 165
Views: 7,941
Posted By grond
WinUAE may be faster and, as it is more mature,...

WinUAE may be faster and, as it is more mature, more compatible at the time being, however, the WinUAE uses JIT to reach its incredible speed which means that a lot of things will behave...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2019, 14:55
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
That is an attempt to make the judge ask for a...

That is an attempt to make the judge ask for a proportional security deposit as a prerequisite for such an injunction in the hope that Cloanto/Amiga/Itec cannot come up with the required amount of...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 January 2019, 10:21
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By grond
Personally I don't use my PC for gaming even...

Personally I don't use my PC for gaming even though there are some gaming options now for linux. Anyway, I like the idea of having one retro computer dedicated to all retro-gaming. In any case I also...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 January 2019, 19:45
Replies: 96
Views: 6,150
Posted By grond
Yes, I just like to fantasise a little seeing...

Yes, I just like to fantasise a little seeing your game and the progress you are making. Don't worry...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 January 2019, 11:16
Replies: 96
Views: 6,150
Posted By grond
For the setting of the time, wouldn't a sabre be...

For the setting of the time, wouldn't a sabre be a more likely weapon than shooting infinite rounds? Could be fun to have to reload and have limited ammunition and have to fall back to a sabre when...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2019, 16:15
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
"Ach ja, mein Lappi mit i5 und Linux bootet...

"Ach ja, mein Lappi mit i5 und Linux bootet schneller als der Amiga."

=>

"Oh, btw, my laptop computer with i5 and linux boots faster than the Amiga."

EDIT: I should have refreshed before...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2019, 14:32
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
Strange, here you clearly had an i5 equipped...

Strange, here you clearly had an i5 equipped computer:

https://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1068672&highlight=linux#post1068672

And, due to the lousy search function of the a1k forum, I...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2019, 11:28
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
So you are saying I'm an anarchist. (of course,...

So you are saying I'm an anarchist. (of course, you are not)




So you are saying I don't know the standards. (of course, you are not)
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2019, 10:48
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
Actually you come across very much as a...

Actually you come across very much as a complainer. You have been complaining about complainers for several pages.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 January 2019, 10:42
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
To do that I would have to sign a NDA and tie...

To do that I would have to sign a NDA and tie myself to Hyperion. I'm not going to do that. So, yes, your control, because you did it.




It's not about producing something without bugs...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2019, 19:50
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
To summarise your point: you prefer AmigaOS to be...

To summarise your point: you prefer AmigaOS to be closed-source because then you are in control of what happens. You can improve it. As it happens, you create new bugs. But then -- pretty ironically...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2019, 17:12
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
For you to acknowledge that an open-sourced...

For you to acknowledge that an open-sourced AmigaOS would get improvements from others who don't want to tie themselves to Hyperion via NDA. I understand that open-sourcing AmigaOS is entirely...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2019, 17:03
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
I'm no programmer but I fixed a linux hardware...

I'm no programmer but I fixed a linux hardware driver for an embedded device to keep it from crashing reproducibly and I made a contribution to the linux NTSC driver. Is that good enough?
Forum: support.Hardware 15 January 2019, 14:21
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By grond
No, he is right: the V2 won't have enough space...

No, he is right: the V2 won't have enough space for both (S)AGA and hard-FPU. The V4 has enough room for the hard-FPU (with better precision than the V2 hard-FPU) and SAGA.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2019, 14:18
Replies: 802
Views: 58,198
Posted By grond
There certainly is no need for a new ROM as long...

There certainly is no need for a new ROM as long as sales for the old ones haven't dwindled away (and, gasp, as long as there may even be physical ROMs in stock!) - only THEN it will be time for a...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 January 2019, 22:47
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By grond
The Vampire can run a C=64 emulator just fine for...

The Vampire can run a C=64 emulator just fine for all I know.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 January 2019, 12:20
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By grond
This looks as good as any of the Lucasarts...

This looks as good as any of the Lucasarts adventures back in the day!
Forum: Amiga scene 07 January 2019, 16:02
Replies: 96
Views: 6,150
Posted By grond
That image would work well with a water effect as...

That image would work well with a water effect as described above. You could even use it for some fake transparency stuff overlaying one or two bitplanes over the quay and using some clever copper...
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