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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 September 2020, 11:19
Replies: 180
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Posted By roondar
I can't say I agree with that idea - Turrican and...

I can't say I agree with that idea - Turrican and Metroid are rather different games to play. I'd argue they're not even in the same genre. They only really share that both have you transform into a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2020, 21:58
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
Well, Turrican 1 & 2 were quite a big deal for...

Well, Turrican 1 & 2 were quite a big deal for the C64 and Amiga in particular and the other platforms (Amstrad, Spectrum, Atari ST, etc) secondarily. In that respect I'd agree they are historically...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 September 2020, 14:11
Replies: 98
Views: 13,888
Posted By roondar
According to a facebook post on the Amiga group,...

According to a facebook post on the Amiga group, John Hertell convinced him in a zoom discussion to continue the project after all, although it will no longer be open sourced and only available...
Forum: Coders. General 08 September 2020, 21:57
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By roondar
There's also AGAiff (which does OCS/ECS graphics...

There's also AGAiff (which does OCS/ECS graphics as well, despite the name).
http://aminet.net/package/gfx/conv/AGAiff29
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 September 2020, 17:35
Replies: 57
Views: 2,243
Posted By roondar
If I read the OP correctly, I do believe the goal...

If I read the OP correctly, I do believe the goal here wasn't so much speed as it was size. I do kind of agree it seems to be a very small thing, but then again I don't know why meynaf needs this...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 September 2020, 11:52
Replies: 57
Views: 2,243
Posted By roondar
Fascinating, I completely forgot about RTR...

Fascinating, I completely forgot about RTR :shocked
Gotta remember that one - I immediately thought of ways to use it :D
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 September 2020, 10:47
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By roondar
As pointed out by others, the slower than...

As pointed out by others, the slower than expected result is almost certainly caused by other DMA activity on the bus. Now, the DBNE taking 16 cycles rather than 10 is more than I'd normally expect...
Forum: support.Hardware 05 September 2020, 17:55
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By roondar
Tecnically speaking the RF shield also shields...

Tecnically speaking the RF shield also shields the system against RF emission coming in, but in reality these don't normally cause issues. That said, I once had an interesting talk with a radio...
Forum: News 03 September 2020, 15:44
Replies: 386
Views: 36,608
Posted By roondar
Somehow that doesn't seem to quite get the same...

Somehow that doesn't seem to quite get the same reaction out of me :laughing
Forum: News 03 September 2020, 15:36
Replies: 386
Views: 36,608
Posted By roondar
I must admit that the Amiga Bill stream was a...

I must admit that the Amiga Bill stream was a very good way to get me hyped for the next level. I just LOVE the idea of a brawler level on moving a subway. I know it's not entirely original, but I...
Forum: News 03 September 2020, 12:12
Replies: 386
Views: 36,608
Posted By roondar
I 100%, fully agree. Always found this the...

I 100%, fully agree. Always found this the weirdest thing about the Amiga scene. It's also the only retro platform I know that has many people post on forums/Facebook about all the things the system...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2020, 22:36
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
Well, it could be Factor 5 did this to try and...

Well, it could be Factor 5 did this to try and raise money. They did go bankrupt a few years back and making games isn't cheap, especially if you want to do it right. Not saying that excuses them,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 September 2020, 22:31
Replies: 61
Views: 4,520
Posted By roondar
The Robocop 3 dongle to me seems to show a...

The Robocop 3 dongle to me seems to show a fundamental problem with physical protection like this. Basically, the only way to make this work would be to have the dongle be an integral part of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2020, 21:55
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
... which sold so poorly they prove the Amiga as...

... which sold so poorly they prove the Amiga as a system (and hence it's software market) was already dead at that point

Anyway, Gimbal is right - this is getting too far off topic. So, with that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2020, 10:13
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
The Amiga games market only died "a slow death"...

The Amiga games market only died "a slow death" after 1993, which is eight years after the release of the Amiga. I'm pretty sure SNES games didn't do too well in the market in 1998.

On the other...
Forum: News 31 August 2020, 23:38
Replies: 386
Views: 36,608
Posted By roondar
I actually think the music fits well. Not only...

I actually think the music fits well. Not only that, but it's refreshing to hear other genres being used in games than just the default "old arcade style" stuff. Helps that it's a nice tune too ;)
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 31 August 2020, 13:37
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By roondar
If what you're primarily interested in is some...

If what you're primarily interested in is some extra memory and better storage options and don't care as much about speed you could do a lot worse than considering the ACA-500+.

It lets you use...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 August 2020, 12:48
Replies: 533
Views: 78,747
Posted By roondar
I'll be sure to check that demo out, thanks! ...

I'll be sure to check that demo out, thanks!

An instruction cache is a small amount of memory the CPU has built into itself. This memory runs at the same speed as the CPU, so never slows the CPU...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 August 2020, 02:13
Replies: 219
Views: 29,501
Posted By roondar
Between KK/Altair's "doom-like" and the results...

Between KK/Altair's "doom-like" and the results shown here by Britelite, I've been very impressed with the performance of these kind of engines on the A500. Now, I could be wrong here but it seems to...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 August 2020, 02:06
Replies: 533
Views: 78,747
Posted By roondar
This is very interesting to hear. To be honest...

This is very interesting to hear. To be honest I've never been quite clear on the overhead of chunky-to-planar for Amiga. On the one hand it's always considered a big problem, on the other we get...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 August 2020, 13:09
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
It also really doesn't help that the Amiga user...

It also really doesn't help that the Amiga user base (at it's peak) was about 1/10th of the SNES user base (at it's peak).
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 August 2020, 13:08
Replies: 219
Views: 29,501
Posted By roondar
I distinctly remember playing Quake on a 486 at a...

I distinctly remember playing Quake on a 486 at a friends house. It ran terribly, but it did run.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 August 2020, 10:37
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
Don't get me wrong, if you don't like it then you...

Don't get me wrong, if you don't like it then you don't like it. No argument from me. My point was mainly meant as a counter to some posts that I felt were making mountains out of molehills :)

To...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 28 August 2020, 10:11
Replies: 219
Views: 29,501
Posted By roondar
To not make this too off-topic, I'll keep this...

To not make this too off-topic, I'll keep this very short: the cheap "fully equipped" 486's were often not as good as you'd think, usually they shipped with dead slow and very cheap ISA VGA cards and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 18:24
Replies: 177
Views: 8,616
Posted By roondar
It definitely does not work on my emulated A500....

It definitely does not work on my emulated A500. It stops loading after a certain time and just sits there doing nothing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 16:30
Replies: 177
Views: 8,616
Posted By roondar
What the !? is a CUBO CD32!? :confused But...

What the !? is a CUBO CD32!? :confused
But you're right, it looks very similar (but less pretty)!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 14:30
Replies: 177
Views: 8,616
Posted By roondar
What I meant was this: compared to the idea of...

What I meant was this: compared to the idea of getting the game to run on an A500, it's pretty steep ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 14:23
Replies: 177
Views: 8,616
Posted By roondar
Bubble Heroes does have some steep system...

Bubble Heroes does have some steep system requirements, though. Minimum requirements are AGA/020 and 4MB of fast RAM.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 11:44
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
It's not more unfair than any other memory based...

It's not more unfair than any other memory based game, of which there are many. In fact, it's less unfair because Turrican 1 & 2 give you a generous amount of energy per life and plenty of power-ups...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 10:37
Replies: 177
Views: 8,616
Posted By roondar
Err.... Don't come to me with this crazy math...

Err.... Don't come to me with this crazy math stuff. What do I know! :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 10:03
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
This is how I think about it as well. The...

This is how I think about it as well. The scrolling as it is has pro's and con's, but that goes for all kinds of scrolling. For these games, I personally think it works well - it fits the more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 August 2020, 09:57
Replies: 177
Views: 8,616
Posted By roondar
It certainly looks nicer but with 32 colours...

It certainly looks nicer but with 32 colours framerate is going to be an issue. I understand that 25/17FPS may be feasible but it's still a very busy game from time to time and 32 colours means...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2020, 15:37
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
Well, to be 100% honest I never even noticed...

Well, to be 100% honest I never even noticed that. So it's clearly not a problem for everyone :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 August 2020, 15:11
Replies: 180
Views: 8,293
Posted By roondar
It's held in high regard because it's a very good...

It's held in high regard because it's a very good game with only very few flaws. One of those is indeed the existence of the occasional "leap of faith". However, this is something that is not unique...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 August 2020, 12:34
Replies: 177
Views: 8,616
Posted By roondar
I must admit that the 3-colour bubble example...

I must admit that the 3-colour bubble example actually looks very nice. I mean, it doesn't look like the arcade, but it's certainly nice to look at :)
Forum: News 25 August 2020, 12:28
Replies: 741
Views: 38,411
Posted By roondar
What!? READING!? Are you mad? :laughing

What!? READING!?
Are you mad? :laughing
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 August 2020, 12:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By roondar
Indeed, this is fully accurate. I did some...

Indeed, this is fully accurate.

I did some tests on this a while back and on an A500 the OS merely idling already takes around 20% of the rastertime and if the OS can still respond to input, it...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 25 August 2020, 11:48
Replies: 92
Views: 15,895
Posted By roondar
I've been a bit confused about this. Suppose I...

I've been a bit confused about this. Suppose I want to create a program that loads in data from disk. How do I get the debugger to also have this data available in the debug environment?

I'm sure...
Forum: News 24 August 2020, 15:59
Replies: 741
Views: 38,411
Posted By roondar
Thanks for an awesome game :)

Thanks for an awesome game :)
Forum: support.Hardware 23 August 2020, 20:42
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By roondar
By the way, I did forget: thanks for the massive...

By the way, I did forget: thanks for the massive guide - always good to have so much info :)
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