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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2021, 19:34
Replies: 823
Views: 134,533
Posted By Old_Bob
I've decided I'm going to take this one on after...

I've decided I'm going to take this one on after I finish Tapper. I want to try a scrolling engine for my next one in this seems a good choice. Plus, it's a great game that an A500 can do a superb...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2021, 19:20
Replies: 823
Views: 134,533
Posted By Old_Bob
Interesting that the subject of Green Beret...

Interesting that the subject of Green Beret should come up... :cool

http://eab.abime.net/picture.php?albumid=480&pictureid=3353

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Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 09 February 2021, 16:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,089
Posted By Old_Bob
That may be because it was restricted to the very...

That may be because it was restricted to the very highest of high end Quadra machines. If every Mac of the time period had been fitted with one, things may have turned out differently.

That said,...
Forum: News 07 February 2021, 16:50
Replies: 132
Views: 9,926
Posted By Old_Bob
Just spent an hour or so playing this and it is...

Just spent an hour or so playing this and it is absolutely fantastic work by all involved. :bowdown

In addition to a few bugs that others have already mentioned, I did have an interesting one when...
Forum: Coders. General 05 February 2021, 16:20
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Old_Bob
Just to add, that is a classic Murray Walkerism,...

Just to add, that is a classic Murray Walkerism, right there. I can even hear James Hunt saying "How else do you expect people to see it, Murray?"

:D

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Forum: Coders. General 05 February 2021, 16:16
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By Old_Bob
I agree with absolutely every bit of this. I...

I agree with absolutely every bit of this. I can't even imagine the horrors involved in making an Amiga game without using WinUAE.

Many thanks to Toni! And, to all the other people have...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 February 2021, 16:36
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By Old_Bob
Just had a quick go. I'll have a proper fiddle...

Just had a quick go. I'll have a proper fiddle around with it later but it's looking great, dude. :great

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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 February 2021, 16:54
Replies: 43
Views: 2,119
Posted By Old_Bob
I have to say that I don't quite get the hate for...

I have to say that I don't quite get the hate for the GUI debugger. I find it to be easy enough to use. However, some kind of modern multi-window setup would certainly be an improvement.

Is...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 February 2021, 16:15
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Sorry, dudes. Didn't notice that some of you had...

Sorry, dudes. Didn't notice that some of you had posted in the thread.







This is good news. I'm fairly sure that bug has been successfully eliminated.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 January 2021, 19:55
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Okay, dudes. I've uploaded a new test...

Okay, dudes.

I've uploaded a new test version that should fix the freezing control problem.

I've just spent an hour playing all the way through to round 40 and it seems to be sorted. If some...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 January 2021, 17:14
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
The A500 will need 1mb Chip RAM, with the extra...

The A500 will need 1mb Chip RAM, with the extra memory starting at address $80000. Not a Slow RAM expansion that has memory at $C00000. This probably is why you can't see any of the customers using...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 January 2021, 15:00
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Yes, it does. ...

Yes, it does.

http://www.system16.com/hardware.php?id=603

The main sprite even looks the same...

http://eab.abime.net/picture.php?albumid=480&pictureid=3350

You'd think Tapper would want...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 January 2021, 01:53
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
The number of customers in each round is the same...

The number of customers in each round is the same as the coin op. Interesting that it didn't freeze again for you. I was doing some testing today myself and was unable to replicate it. This...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2021, 01:36
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Interesting, as well as slightly infuriating,...

Interesting, as well as slightly infuriating, that two of you have encountered the very same problem. I've played the game right through all the levels several times over here with no issue which is...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 January 2021, 00:25
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Dammit!!!! :banghead This has only happened...

Dammit!!!! :banghead

This has only happened to me a couple of times in early testing here and I thought I had it squashed. I guess I'll need to look in to it some more.

You should still be...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2021, 21:09
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
I believe that what you are referring to is...

I believe that what you are referring to is because the sample rate for the music samples is a rather low 11khz which inevitably comes at some cost in fidelity, especially when compared directly to...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2021, 20:33
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
There should be no sound of any kind when the...

There should be no sound of any kind when the front end is running. So, I've no idea what's going on here. Can you possibly make a small video of it running so I can see what's up?

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Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2021, 03:18
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
A new ADF is on The zone, dudes. You ears...

A new ADF is on The zone, dudes.

You ears should notice a difference with this one... :cool

Background music for each of the rounds and most of the sound effects are now in the game, with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 January 2021, 15:21
Replies: 153
Views: 9,208
Posted By Old_Bob
I'd also like to say that this is a beautifully...

I'd also like to say that this is a beautifully sneaky solution. I simply *have* to have a little fiddle around with this... :bowdown



At a guess, I think using the CPU would be the best...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 January 2021, 20:14
Replies: 153
Views: 9,208
Posted By Old_Bob
It certainly doesn't hurt. As you correctly...

It certainly doesn't hurt. As you correctly point out, the overhead for the logic code driving everything would be fairly minimal in comparison to everything else and a 68020 would rip through that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2021, 20:04
Replies: 153
Views: 9,208
Posted By Old_Bob
2mb actually isn't much, dude. At least, not if...

2mb actually isn't much, dude. At least, not if you're expecting 256 or even 128 colour games. A game like SF2 would devour that fairly quickly. The only real option that leaves is realtime...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2021, 19:53
Replies: 153
Views: 9,208
Posted By Old_Bob
This is a key weakness of AGA that, it seems, a...

This is a key weakness of AGA that, it seems, a lot of people don't fully appreciate. We didn't get a beefed up blitter that could hack the extra workload required when using the extra...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 15:40
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Yes, it does. I should clear this up. ...

Yes, it does.



I should clear this up. The previous test versions could get away with 512kb and the game, in its current state, could possibly still run in 512kb. Although there would only be...
Forum: News 09 January 2021, 20:43
Replies: 88
Views: 12,408
Posted By Old_Bob
Excellent! :D The Amiga has long been due a...

Excellent! :D

The Amiga has long been due a port of this classic and I've even done some exploratory work of my own regarding a conversion.

Really looking forward to having a go at this! I...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 January 2021, 16:42
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Hey, dudes. I've uploaded the latest test...

Hey, dudes.

I've uploaded the latest test version to The Zone. Give it a whirl and see what you all think. All the animation frames for the beer drinking bobs are now in and you will be also...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 December 2020, 20:08
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
With the last three aliens done, that's all the...

With the last three aliens done, that's all the bob stuff finally finished.

See what you think...

http://eab.abime.net/picture.php?albumid=480&pictureid=3347

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Forum: Amiga scene 18 December 2020, 19:35
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
Yes, dude. It's still ongoing. Right now...

Yes, dude. It's still ongoing.

Right now I'm just at the end of (as it turned out) a very long Deluxe Paint tunnel.

I've got another three bobs to draw up then I'm mostly done with graphics. ...
Forum: support.WinUAE 28 October 2020, 13:03
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Old_Bob
What's the odds on that happening, Toni?* B ...

What's the odds on that happening, Toni?*

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*it would be nice...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 October 2020, 13:00
Replies: 35
Views: 3,919
Posted By Old_Bob
Oh, man... :crying I'd almost be willing to...

Oh, man... :crying

I'd almost be willing to commit murder to have my two A1200s back. One with 8mb Fast RAM and FPU, the other with my Blizzard MKIV with FPU and 16mb. Even more annoying now...
Forum: Coders. General 21 October 2020, 20:24
Replies: 792
Views: 75,548
Posted By Old_Bob
Well, if you're willing to wait for a while, I'll...

Well, if you're willing to wait for a while, I'll be taking my little test program to the next stage and add some dudes wandering around with three scrolling layers. I wrote that program yonks ago,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 October 2020, 22:41
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By Old_Bob
I agree. And, if McGeezer doesn't do it, I just...

I agree. And, if McGeezer doesn't do it, I just might.*

It would certainly go quite a way in making amends for the dog's dinner that is Impossible Mission 2025.

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*Once I've finished Tapper!
Forum: Coders. General 20 October 2020, 22:25
Replies: 792
Views: 75,548
Posted By Old_Bob
The NeoGeo game doesn't even manage 30fps a fair...

The NeoGeo game doesn't even manage 30fps a fair amount of the time. So a PAL AGA version running at 25fps would be reasonable. I have fiddled around with some small test programs in WinUAE and a...
Forum: Coders. General 20 October 2020, 21:18
Replies: 792
Views: 75,548
Posted By Old_Bob
Another option is to use them for the overlay...

Another option is to use them for the overlay stuff at the top and bottom of the screen. 64 pixel AGA sprites would work great for this.

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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 September 2020, 12:12
Replies: 33
Views: 3,420
Posted By Old_Bob
IIRC, there's a bit in The Deathbed Vigil...

IIRC, there's a bit in The Deathbed Vigil mentioning something about selling the things over there. I think C='s management ended up blowing the deal, somehow?

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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 August 2020, 14:38
Replies: 190
Views: 14,461
Posted By Old_Bob
Agreed. This looks surprisingly good. :great ...

Agreed. This looks surprisingly good. :great

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Forum: Coders. General 23 August 2020, 19:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By Old_Bob
I remember fiddling about with this a while ago. ...

I remember fiddling about with this a while ago. IIRC, it only behaves this way when running the intro demo sequence. In gameplay, I think it's fine.



It does switch between two lists so,...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 August 2020, 14:44
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Old_Bob
Very much this!! If you're doing everything...

Very much this!!

If you're doing everything with the CPU, you'll need either preshifted copies of each frame of graphics (ZX Spectrum style :)) or you'll have to shift all the bits in real time as...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 19:39
Replies: 216
Views: 24,830
Posted By Old_Bob
Useful for whatever some programmer, out there in...

Useful for whatever some programmer, out there in the world, decided when writing some piece of software. Chucking grenades in Cannon Fodder, without having to hold down both buttons seems like a...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 16:12
Replies: 216
Views: 24,830
Posted By Old_Bob
Is there any reason why they didn't give us a...

Is there any reason why they didn't give us a three button mouse? Given that every Amiga ever sold came with a mouse in the box, I can't imagine that tiny change increasing the cost much. It would...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2020, 20:01
Replies: 111
Views: 12,416
Posted By Old_Bob
It's interesting that a couple of you got stuck...

It's interesting that a couple of you got stuck on round 9. That's about as far as I can get playing the game in MAME, but I can get through all the rounds fairly easily in this test version. I may...
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