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Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 09 April 2021, 10:26
Replies: 50
Views: 1,779
Posted By khph_re
At least he has a 'track' record for getting...

At least he has a 'track' record for getting things done though.


One thing I wonder, with A1200 memory expansions now being common and cheap, could development be for A1200 +fast ram? If...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 April 2021, 10:22
Replies: 181
Views: 8,077
Posted By khph_re
This is true, and exactly why I moved to Amiga as...

This is true, and exactly why I moved to Amiga as soon as I could. But for those who couldn't afford an Amiga, the ST was a great machine. And in the US in the 80's you had a lot more disposable...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2021, 11:27
Replies: 181
Views: 8,077
Posted By khph_re
And that's the thing, we all like different music...

And that's the thing, we all like different music and sounds. I'm a synth head, Gary Numan, Ultravox, Synthwave, is my thing, so I love the unique qualities of each sound chip, Paula too of course....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2021, 10:25
Replies: 181
Views: 8,077
Posted By khph_re
All the early synth chips are unique instruments,...

All the early synth chips are unique instruments, and it's possible to like one over another just because you prefer the sound, never mind the technical abilities.
I prefer SID, but I also enjoy AY...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 11:20
Replies: 181
Views: 8,077
Posted By khph_re
For many people upgrading from beepers, the AY...

For many people upgrading from beepers, the AY was a big step up. No, it wasn't as good as the SID. In the hands of great musicians it could produce great music.

Atari produced the ST in record...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2021, 16:23
Replies: 39
Views: 2,243
Posted By khph_re
So there was a thread about getting the Amiga to...

So there was a thread about getting the Amiga to play higher quality, and another about mixing channels, and now this gem.

Will these be combined into new formats? Or are they incompatible with...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 March 2021, 14:26
Replies: 50
Views: 3,319
Posted By khph_re
I agree with you..but that's right for us. If...

I agree with you..but that's right for us. If other people get fun out of 060/ vampire that's fine too.


For myself, if a cheap FPGA/Arm CPU replacement became available for the 1200 with 060...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 March 2021, 14:32
Replies: 50
Views: 3,319
Posted By khph_re
NOW: Games that require a faster...

NOW:

Games that require a faster processor/RAM
Emulating a few older game systems
Faster DPaint/Brilliance
030 Demo's
Faster WB/more colours

1990's:
Forum: support.Hardware 08 March 2021, 10:11
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By khph_re
I've got three LCD TV's, ranging from a 50 inch...

I've got three LCD TV's, ranging from a 50 inch to a bargain basement, they all work with the Amiga through SCART. Originally one didn't sync, but when I upgraded to a decent cable, that one was fine...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 March 2021, 10:09
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By khph_re
Remove the expensive PCMCIA, make room inside for...

Remove the expensive PCMCIA, make room inside for a cd-rom (optional upgrade), add half a meg of fast, and bodge a HD floppy. That's the bare minimum improvement it would need.


Ideally, the...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 March 2021, 10:16
Replies: 46
Views: 2,147
Posted By khph_re
I love how easy it is to learn how the OS...

I love how easy it is to learn how the OS functions, and most things can be set up manually. I had a shock when I found that wasn't the case with other operating systems. It's why I've never got on...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 March 2021, 11:27
Replies: 46
Views: 2,147
Posted By khph_re
I barely have my own full attention these days,...

I barely have my own full attention these days, let alone the computer's.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 March 2021, 11:25
Replies: 46
Views: 2,147
Posted By khph_re
Couldn't remember if there was one or not. Guess...

Couldn't remember if there was one or not. Guess I aught to use it!
Forum: Amiga scene 02 March 2021, 10:29
Replies: 46
Views: 2,147
Posted By khph_re
Data types! Have some crusty old program load up...

Data types! Have some crusty old program load up to date files.

Not needing a three letter extension on file names (downside, the Amiga doesn't attach them to a program)


Public screens, save...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 02 March 2021, 10:22
Replies: 72
Views: 17,212
Posted By khph_re
Blast fetching :-)

Blast fetching :-)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 March 2021, 23:09
Replies: 264
Views: 21,552
Posted By khph_re
Sega would definitely have called this 'blast...

Sega would definitely have called this 'blast processing' and Sony, 'the emotion engine'
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2021, 16:14
Replies: 474
Views: 29,012
Posted By khph_re
The Amiga didn't take off until the A500, if the...

The Amiga didn't take off until the A500, if the wedge was released first,
some market share could have been stolen two years earlier from other platforms. As soon as possible after that, an...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2021, 17:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By khph_re
I hate timers, and I hate exploding levels!...

I hate timers, and I hate exploding levels! That's why I have a love/Hate relationship with Alien breed/Alien Syndrome.


I love sofa co-op, probably due to C64/Amiga and 90's consoles,
and hate...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 03 February 2021, 10:04
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By khph_re
Simulcra is good one too.

Simulcra is good one too.
Forum: Coders. General 02 February 2021, 04:00
Replies: 88
Views: 5,752
Posted By khph_re
Will you be adding a HUD, that normally takes up...

Will you be adding a HUD, that normally takes up a fair bit of real estate on the screen, and will help boost your frame rate.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 12:15
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By khph_re
Exactly, and Amiga interlace is a flickery mess....

Exactly, and Amiga interlace is a flickery mess. I did all my artwork in Imagine in that mode, and my eyes would strobe for hours afterwards. Surprised I don't need glasses!

If you wanted a high...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 11:20
Replies: 57
Views: 3,635
Posted By khph_re
Mainly because they came with a monitor and often...

Mainly because they came with a monitor and often a hard drive, ran all the industry standard applications, and had ample room and slots customise.

The base machine for home non business use was...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 January 2021, 13:16
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By khph_re
Loved SWIV 3d on the PC. Still got a boxed copy...

Loved SWIV 3d on the PC. Still got a boxed copy somewhere, great soundtrack!
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 19 January 2021, 10:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By khph_re
Armour-Geddon 1 & 2 have serial link, and nice...

Armour-Geddon 1 & 2 have serial link, and nice 3D, you control multiple vehicles like carrier command or Zeewolf 2.

Fire Power is pretty good two player split screen.

Trick or treat, split...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2021, 10:13
Replies: 153
Views: 9,670
Posted By khph_re
Just spool the level graphics from CD or HDD like...

Just spool the level graphics from CD or HDD like laser disk.
I always thought you could do an Amiga wipeout like that.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 13:59
Replies: 186
Views: 12,123
Posted By khph_re
It isn't split by use, a lot of those PC machines...

It isn't split by use, a lot of those PC machines will be for business proposes.



My personal view is, if the A500 had been released in 1985, and not the A1000, the Amiga would have gained a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 January 2021, 15:19
Replies: 39
Views: 2,348
Posted By khph_re
Battle Isle/History line Eye of the Beholder ...

Battle Isle/History line
Eye of the Beholder
Sim City 1.3 (the 64 colour version)
Jimmy White snooker
Mercenary
Elvira
K240
Epic
Battle Chess
Shadow lands
Forum: Coders. General 06 January 2021, 15:00
Replies: 38
Views: 3,073
Posted By khph_re
Are you planning on hidden face removal or LOD's?...

Are you planning on hidden face removal or LOD's? Or have you got that far already?

Also, you could add A cockpit, that would reduce the area you need to draw.


Looks great though!
Forum: Amiga scene 06 January 2021, 10:13
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By khph_re
Doing my whole graphic design degree work on an...

Doing my whole graphic design degree work on an emulated Macintosh. It was faster than the LCII and LCIII's at uni :-)

I also got told off for 'stealing artwork' that I had rendered in Imagine,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 January 2021, 12:47
Replies: 89
Views: 5,707
Posted By khph_re
14 in '88. Sold my ST and put my paper...

14 in '88.

Sold my ST and put my paper round money toward a 2nd hand A500.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 December 2020, 22:11
Replies: 51
Views: 3,637
Posted By khph_re
I feel your pain, we had the same problem with...

I feel your pain, we had the same problem with buggy Wii dev kits back in the day :-)

I guess the the thread could be taken to mean,: 'given the ideal engine, from an ideal coder, what spec would...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 December 2020, 18:41
Replies: 51
Views: 3,637
Posted By khph_re
Some 030 stuff already got close to that, so I...

Some 030 stuff already got close to that, so I imagine the 040 would be a lot better. Check out videos of some of the games i mentioned earlier in the thread. Some of the demo coders would be best...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 December 2020, 11:12
Replies: 264
Views: 21,552
Posted By khph_re
A doubling of the coppers speed would give a full...

A doubling of the coppers speed would give a full copper chunky 320 x 256 if starting from super high resolution wouldn't it? Or is thst not how it works.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2020, 16:50
Replies: 51
Views: 3,637
Posted By khph_re
The graphics system cannae cope captain! I...

The graphics system cannae cope captain!

I guess what I'm saying, is i see an 030 doing GBA
Style stuff but in less colours. Doom style games, shadow of the 3rd moon, mario kart style...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2020, 11:24
Replies: 51
Views: 3,637
Posted By khph_re
At no point did i say 'as well as' i specifically...

At no point did i say 'as well as' i specifically said in less colours for starters. The car is is just a sprite, the trees we would have to pre-scale. That just leaves the landscape.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 December 2020, 21:28
Replies: 51
Views: 3,637
Posted By khph_re
I'm no expert on GBA, so I'll bow to tour greater...

I'm no expert on GBA, so I'll bow to tour greater knowledge. i never developed for it, thats pretty big. Was it final fantasy or something like that?
Anyway, we wouldn't need it all in memory at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 December 2020, 21:43
Replies: 51
Views: 3,637
Posted By khph_re
A good answer, but bear in mind consoles use...

A good answer, but bear in mind consoles use megabits to quote storage, not megabytes. So the biggest GBA cart is 4MB.

An A1200 with fast ram is vastly faster than the Z80/8080 derivative in the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 December 2020, 18:23
Replies: 264
Views: 21,552
Posted By khph_re
To push the chipset it needs fast ram, otherwise...

To push the chipset it needs fast ram, otherwise it's running slow.

Breathless and AB3D, I think they mostly avoid the AGA bitplanes and use chunky modes?
I guess the palette depth and greater...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 December 2020, 16:00
Replies: 51
Views: 3,637
Posted By khph_re
Yeah, I reckon 030 '25 running the same...

Yeah, I reckon 030 '25 running the same resolution as a GBA, but in less colours could possibly do it. You'd have nearly 4times the grunt of a base 1200. Flyin' high managed a good clip, and that was...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 December 2020, 20:23
Replies: 655
Views: 122,913
Posted By khph_re
Didn't gloom deluxe hsve different plugin...

Didn't gloom deluxe hsve different plugin engines? Or did i just make that up?
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