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Forum: support.Games Yesterday, 14:55
Replies: 11
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Posted By AmigaHope
The best degrader I remember using is TUDE, which...

The best degrader I remember using is TUDE, which fixed almost all of my problems on my A4000/060 before WHDLoad came out:

http://m68k.aminet.net/package/util/misc/TUDE

However you can of...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 14:31
Replies: 36
Views: 789
Posted By AmigaHope
I believe ACA 500+ has a hack to get around...

I believe ACA 500+ has a hack to get around having to change the solder jumper on Rev 6 A500 for 1M Chip RAM. That said, the jumper change is super super trivial and any 10 year old who's even held a...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 23:12
Replies: 36
Views: 789
Posted By AmigaHope
There are a number of "AGA" games that work fine...

There are a number of "AGA" games that work fine on ECS systems as long as you have enough chip RAM + fast RAM, or they use 68020 opcodes, etc. Examples are Primal Rage, Gloom Deluxe, Dungeon...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 January 2020, 22:38
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By AmigaHope
It's because early computer music applications...

It's because early computer music applications focused on trying to replicate traditional instruments and sheet music, rather than the full range of effects you could do with a computer. The SMUS...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 22:13
Replies: 36
Views: 789
Posted By AmigaHope
It won't be enough to cache the largest games in...

It won't be enough to cache the largest games in RAM but that's not a good approach for those anyway, as all the games that large had native HD install and using WHDload's floppy emulation on those...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2020, 22:08
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By AmigaHope
Well the actual RAM-32 is a bit fancy, it has an...

Well the actual RAM-32 is a bit fancy, it has an onboard kickstart ROM and a very early FPGA with ROM to handle the logic and presumably the autoconfig stuff. Making an exact duplicate would involve...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 January 2020, 10:33
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By AmigaHope
SMUS, the first tracker format before trackers...

SMUS, the first tracker format before trackers were invented. XD
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 January 2020, 10:40
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By AmigaHope
There is an RTG patch for AB3D2:TKG on Aminet. I...

There is an RTG patch for AB3D2:TKG on Aminet. I have not tried it on UAE but on my A4000 w/CSPPC+CVPPC the performance improvement was like night and day. Bypassing the Amiga bus and going straight...
Forum: support.Games 12 January 2020, 10:33
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By AmigaHope
If the game fits in RAM, you can initialize an...

If the game fits in RAM, you can initialize an Amiga screen then load the binary blob into memory, with writes to the ST's framebuffer patched to write to Amiga bitplanes instead. Any writes to the...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2020, 10:19
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By AmigaHope
BTW when you plug in that A590 make sure that the...

BTW when you plug in that A590 make sure that the baseboard mem is getting added at less priority than the A590's mem, otherwise the system will allocate the baseboard's slow memory first! Your goal...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2020, 10:09
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah probably a 20%-30% performance improvement....

Yeah probably a 20%-30% performance improvement. If you got a RAM-32 board though you'd see like 200%+ improvement.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2020, 09:56
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By AmigaHope
The 68030 will get better performance in three...

The 68030 will get better performance in three ways:

1) Faster instruction execution (less cycles per instruction)
2) Faster memory bandwidth (either from cache or from main ram)
3) Better...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 January 2020, 09:40
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By AmigaHope
As long as it doesn't draw too much power, you...

As long as it doesn't draw too much power, you can chain USB -> PS/2 -> Amiga adapters just fine and use the USB optical mouse of your choice. You can also find old PS/2 optical mice without too much...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 January 2020, 09:07
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By AmigaHope
Just to clarify, AB3D and AB3D2 don't use any...

Just to clarify, AB3D and AB3D2 don't use any special Amiga tricks for their 3D rendering, transparencies, etc. -- that's all done in software. Any AGA trickery was done purely in the service of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2020, 22:56
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By AmigaHope
Strip Mahjong. To the best of my knowledge, not a...

Strip Mahjong. To the best of my knowledge, not a single strip mahjong game was ever released for the Amiga. Which is a shame, the Amiga could've done a really good version of Super Real Mahjong or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2020, 22:48
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By AmigaHope
Yup. It can be used for crude texture effects too...

Yup. It can be used for crude texture effects too (check out Armour Geddon II's sand dunes).

Early-CGI anime Count of Monte Cristo uses a similar flat mapping but with more complex designs and it...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 January 2020, 22:30
Replies: 53
Views: 2,468
Posted By AmigaHope
They can in AGA, but not in the way you're...

They can in AGA, but not in the way you're thinking. On the X axis they can't be any wider than a lores 140ns pixel, but they can be half or a quarter of that too. They can be doubled on the y axis...
Forum: support.Games 11 January 2020, 21:55
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't have access to my setup for a couple of...

I don't have access to my setup for a couple of weeks. =(
Forum: support.Games 11 January 2020, 21:53
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By AmigaHope
Not really, at least not without a TON of work....

Not really, at least not without a TON of work. From what I've read, the input/movesets are different from the "real" CE movesets, so to get CE the first thing you'd need to do is reverse-engineer...
Forum: support.Games 10 January 2020, 11:21
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By AmigaHope
Actually I'm amazed enabling boss characters...

Actually I'm amazed enabling boss characters works at all. Arcade SF2 uses scripting to enable input movesets, AI, etc. for all characters -- don't know how the Amiga port does it. But if the bosses...
Forum: support.Games 10 January 2020, 11:11
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By AmigaHope
Ideal would be a hacked character select screen...

Ideal would be a hacked character select screen with extra entries that just set the player's value to the boss's. This would probably crash the game when it tried to load the cutscenes for those...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 January 2020, 11:04
Replies: 53
Views: 2,468
Posted By AmigaHope
The anemic number of hardware sprites has always...

The anemic number of hardware sprites has always been my big lament about the Amiga. It's why the Sharp X68000 could throw imagery around like crazy in a way the Amiga never could have hoped to.
...
Forum: support.Games 09 January 2020, 05:43
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By AmigaHope
The WHDLoad readme mentions that you can swap...

The WHDLoad readme mentions that you can swap characters just by swapping files, including "becoming" the boss characters.

A character-select cheat would be pretty awesome if it could be added,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 January 2020, 12:44
Replies: 113
Views: 6,898
Posted By AmigaHope
That's the thing, there was no price equivalent...

That's the thing, there was no price equivalent for the Amiga to 386 (and later 486 and Pentium) systems. Either you got the low-end A1200 (or garbage end A600), or you had the A4000 that was priced...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 12:36
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By AmigaHope
Photoresistors can get old and the temperature...

Photoresistors can get old and the temperature decrease from spraying them could be making them perform better.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2020, 08:23
Replies: 61
Views: 2,405
Posted By AmigaHope
The A500 was great but it suffered from the...

The A500 was great but it suffered from the sidelining of the original Amiga team.

To really compete as a gaming platform against consoles the Amiga chipset needed a WAY better sprite engine, and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 January 2020, 07:46
Replies: 113
Views: 6,898
Posted By AmigaHope
The 68020 and 68030 (which are very similar to...

The 68020 and 68030 (which are very similar to each other in performance, the 030 slightly better mostly due to added data cache) were actually noticeably faster than earlier 386DX systems.
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 January 2020, 07:31
Replies: 113
Views: 6,898
Posted By AmigaHope
I wouldn't call it "perfect". Just "playable"....

I wouldn't call it "perfect". Just "playable". For actual smooth Wolf3D you needed a 386. Remember the 80286 was an ugly hack of a CPU and was basically just a super overengineered 8086/80186 with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 January 2020, 06:34
Replies: 75
Views: 2,343
Posted By AmigaHope
Definitely a decent port. Maybe they used the ST...

Definitely a decent port. Maybe they used the ST version as a basis but they clearly went out of their way to enhance it with overlays for the arcade-style score and status bars, etc. They could have...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 06:19
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By AmigaHope
You could try getting the PAL B and see where it...

You could try getting the PAL B and see where it maps the memory. As long as it puts the 1.5 "exec memory" in Ranger space, and as long as the rest allocates from the autoconfig space *from the top*...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 06:08
Replies: 90
Views: 3,247
Posted By AmigaHope
You shouldn't use a USB->IDE adapter at all for...

You shouldn't use a USB->IDE adapter at all for stuff like this, because then you're at the mercy of the crappy microcontroller in the adapter -- they do NOT handle error conditions well. You want a...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 06:05
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By AmigaHope
Just want to point out that in the US the A600...

Just want to point out that in the US the A600 and A1200 shipped with two different physical keyboard layouts. One was the normal layout with the long left shit key and fat enter key, and the others...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 05:58
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By AmigaHope
Have you tried running "cpu nocache" in CLI...

Have you tried running "cpu nocache" in CLI first? It could be an issue with the 030's caches not playing nice with the ISA bridge.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2020, 05:50
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By AmigaHope
As mentioned, 3.1.4 includes the libraries on...

As mentioned, 3.1.4 includes the libraries on disk. I should clarify this a bit though. When you boot off a 2.1 disk, you are NOT running OS 2.1, you are running OS 2.1's utility files on OS 3.1.4. ...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2020, 02:28
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By AmigaHope
The main point is that I don't need those extra...

The main point is that I don't need those extra keys and I've never encountered a piece of software that required the use of the blank keys for anything (except for tools that explicitly let you map...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2020, 02:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By AmigaHope
You should definitely make sure you have the...

You should definitely make sure you have the correct NTSC or PAL crystal. Both the custom chipset and AmigaOS set their internal timers based on the assumption that the crystal matches the NTSC/PAL...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 January 2020, 02:07
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By AmigaHope
It's also weird where it stuffs the extra memory....

It's also weird where it stuffs the extra memory. In its current config it is:

1) Only putting 511k into Ranger.
2) Putting 512k into second 512k chip ram bank (only proper behavior)
3) Putting...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2020, 23:06
Replies: 24
Views: 1,365
Posted By AmigaHope
Tower Assault all the way. It made me feel like I...

Tower Assault all the way. It made me feel like I was clearing a real place of alien infestation instead of just wandering video game mazes.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 January 2020, 23:03
Replies: 60
Views: 4,178
Posted By AmigaHope
What I really don't get are WHDload slaves that...

What I really don't get are WHDload slaves that use floppy emulation on games that load data via the OS. Sometimes I want to use WHDload because it is still providing useful patches for...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 January 2020, 22:56
Replies: 54
Views: 2,880
Posted By AmigaHope
Like I mean DMS was the format of choice for...

Like I mean DMS was the format of choice for trading. It could have been easily enhanced to add custom track formats. (Of course DMS in the end turned out to be a fucking joke where the compressor...
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