English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 40 of 825
Search took 0.09 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: AmigaHope
Forum: support.Hardware 18 April 2021, 10:32
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By AmigaHope
It's the chip ram bus. As your CPU gets faster,...

It's the chip ram bus. As your CPU gets faster, more and more of the fps limit comes from just waiting for the transfer to video memory to complete. You get the same effect playing Doom on an ISA VGA...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 April 2021, 11:07
Replies: 284
Views: 51,567
Posted By AmigaHope
It would be cool if the firmware could support...

It would be cool if the firmware could support the double-clocked Z2 mode that some A1200 busboards support.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 April 2021, 22:43
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah, it will still improve your experience....

Yeah, it will still improve your experience. Stuff will load/decrunch faster, CPU-dependent games like Frontier or Zeewolf will play MUCH better, and managing all your WHDLoad stuff in general will...
Forum: Hardware mods 08 April 2021, 20:46
Replies: 161
Views: 23,359
Posted By AmigaHope
Any hope of adding some "free sex and beer"...

Any hope of adding some "free sex and beer" address pins that we could wire to other parts of the board to let it use larger slow RAM expansions as chip RAM? Or even just include RAM that occupies...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 April 2021, 20:30
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By AmigaHope
The Furia is a simple 68030 CPU upgrade (with RAM...

The Furia is a simple 68030 CPU upgrade (with RAM and some other stuff). It will not do that, though it will let you run Doom semi-playably with a small enough window.

The Vampire V2 *CAN* do that...
Forum: support.Demos 08 April 2021, 20:27
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By AmigaHope
If it needs the faster throughput from the CPU...

If it needs the faster throughput from the CPU then it should work on an A3000.

Most AGA demos don't use any fancy OS routines that weren't already in 1.3. Even then, very little changed between...
Forum: News 06 April 2021, 23:15
Replies: 196
Views: 30,587
Posted By AmigaHope
At the very least the authentication could be...

At the very least the authentication could be moved to https even if you want to keep the data plaintext...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2021, 23:10
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By AmigaHope
Definitely a neat trick! The marginal speed gain...

Definitely a neat trick! The marginal speed gain on all but the most simple rendering engines also helps demonstrate that the real enemy was chip RAM speed, not c2p. =/
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2021, 06:56
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By AmigaHope
No, the Graffiti was one of a type of external...

No, the Graffiti was one of a type of external devices that read 4-bit digital RGBI output from the video port and produced a new analog RGB signal using the data.

Other devices that worked like...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 April 2021, 05:36
Replies: 480
Views: 31,266
Posted By AmigaHope
The text mode issue was indeed real, although...

The text mode issue was indeed real, although they could have solved that by including a tile mode, since a text mode is a de-facto subset of a tile mode. A tile mode would have helped not only in...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 April 2021, 05:06
Replies: 48
Views: 3,517
Posted By AmigaHope
That doesn't mean you can't use DMA at all...

That doesn't mean you can't use DMA at all though, just that you can't DMA to the X-Calibur's RAM. DMA to motherboard RAM should still work fine. You just need to have a way to tell the card's driver...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2021, 04:51
Replies: 55
Views: 3,131
Posted By AmigaHope
The real key is the dot pitch of the phosphors....

The real key is the dot pitch of the phosphors. The larger the display, the better an image you can get with a worse dot pitch. Cheap large TVs did have geometry problems sometimes, but a decent one...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2021, 04:46
Replies: 194
Views: 9,562
Posted By AmigaHope
Actually one of the funny things about PSG-style...

Actually one of the funny things about PSG-style synths is that combining channels produces way better instruments. If you have say, a 3-channel synth and use all 3 channels for one instrument it...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 17:13
Replies: 480
Views: 31,266
Posted By AmigaHope
The biggest problem was that Commodore's...

The biggest problem was that Commodore's legendary vertical integration is part of what allowed them to produce computers with custom silicon so cheaply. They owned their own fab.

Except they had...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 04:21
Replies: 480
Views: 31,266
Posted By AmigaHope
They should have never made ECS in the first...

They should have never made ECS in the first place, and started work on a better chipset (something like AGA but with a few more improvements) from day one. Unfortunately Commodore was slow to...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 April 2021, 04:06
Replies: 29
Views: 2,242
Posted By AmigaHope
Already explained this in another thread, but the...

Already explained this in another thread, but the whole chunky pixels issue was a bit of a red herring. Yeah c2p did slow things down, but the biggest problem was that chipmem is just plain slow....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 April 2021, 03:37
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By AmigaHope
There were quite a few sold eventually from the...

There were quite a few sold eventually from the seized warehouse. I think a bunch were bought for some sort of video device, and then the rest got liquidated in China. I know the one I bought on ebay...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2021, 00:52
Replies: 194
Views: 9,562
Posted By AmigaHope
The advantage of PSGs like the SID and AY were...

The advantage of PSGs like the SID and AY were that you could make useful sounds without having to use a lot of RAM, or a lot of CPU. On Amiga games a lot of RAM got eaten up by the sound (or just...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 04:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,639
Posted By AmigaHope
Powerdrome had a similar engine that performed...

Powerdrome had a similar engine that performed way better -- especially on better hardware, albeit flying around the course instead of sticking to the sides like in S.T.U.N. Runner.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 04:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By AmigaHope
That was really the only way to do it as...

That was really the only way to do it as transcendentals were way too slow on any microprocessor of the day, even if you had an external FPU.



I don't know if there's any open-source text...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2021, 04:12
Replies: 194
Views: 9,562
Posted By AmigaHope
I imagine one idea they might have had is that...

I imagine one idea they might have had is that they could include an internal MIDI device as standard in higher-end or later STs and then sell a simple external MIDI device for older/cheaper...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 March 2021, 02:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By AmigaHope
The 64-color EHB mode was in OCS, in every single...

The 64-color EHB mode was in OCS, in every single version of Denise except the very first revision used in the first run of A1000s. Later A1000s and every single Amiga after that can do EHB.

An...
Forum: support.Hardware 04 March 2021, 02:39
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By AmigaHope
This may be one of those non-auto-configuring...

This may be one of those non-auto-configuring expansions that needs to use an addmem command to manually add the memory to the free memory list. A number of early A1000 expansions (as well as some...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 February 2021, 11:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By AmigaHope
That looks super cool! (Of course then you'll...

That looks super cool! (Of course then you'll need another angled adapter to put an A1200 accelerator on it. :crazy )
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 26 February 2021, 01:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By AmigaHope
Interestingly, from tests that have been done, it...

Interestingly, from tests that have been done, it seems that Akiko still helps slightly on an 030/50, but that's only with extremely optimized code that runs out of fast RAM that only touches the...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 February 2021, 01:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By AmigaHope
I still think the ACA500plus offers the best...

I still think the ACA500plus offers the best balance of features, at the expense of not fitting inside the case. The fast 68000 is plenty for almost all WHDLoad games, and while the A1200 accelerator...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 February 2021, 00:54
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah not sure why they didn't cost-reduce by just...

Yeah not sure why they didn't cost-reduce by just making a universal solder point for the modulator, and instead just had it in the video slot. This meant that if you wanted to install a genlock...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 February 2021, 12:03
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By AmigaHope
CDTV had color composite (as well as Y/C) on its...

CDTV had color composite (as well as Y/C) on its internal video board that shipped in all systems. It did not require an external modulator. The board was swappable between different regions so they...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 04:51
Replies: 480
Views: 31,266
Posted By AmigaHope
People had no trouble word processing on CGA...

People had no trouble word processing on CGA 640x200 15Khz. For most MS/DOS apps, this remained the standard through the mid-80s -- even if you had an EGA card, most of your software worked in 80x25...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 February 2021, 01:17
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By AmigaHope
Turn down the contrast (and then turn down...

Turn down the contrast (and then turn down brightness to match). a.k.a. white level and black level. As CRTs age, they take more power to drive the beam, and thus they don't behave as well if you...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2021, 20:28
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By AmigaHope
Technically, Akiko was primarily the CD-ROM...

Technically, Akiko was primarily the CD-ROM controller. The C2P feature was added in as a bonus. The only games I remember using it for C2P were Wing Commander and Gloom.

Instead of having...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2021, 09:51
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By AmigaHope
He was talking about the 256k front panel...

He was talking about the 256k front panel expansion that increases the total to 512kb (including the 256k on the motherboard, not counting the kickstart RAM).

You can add a ROM adapter to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 February 2021, 23:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By AmigaHope
The greatest ST game yet to be ported has to be...

The greatest ST game yet to be ported has to be Sundog, which is apparently a bit harder to port since it actively uses TOS/GEM features.
Forum: support.Hardware 13 February 2021, 17:44
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By AmigaHope
The higher horizontal frequencies let you do fun...

The higher horizontal frequencies let you do fun high-quality Paula audio (especially if you fix the permanent LPF), so there is more value in them than just displaying stuff.

Also they support...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 February 2021, 14:54
Replies: 56
Views: 6,668
Posted By AmigaHope
Amazing! That would've blown peoples minds back...

Amazing! That would've blown peoples minds back in the day considering how bad all the other ports of Metal Gear were.

Will it be NTSC optimized since it's an NTSC game originally? If you don't...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 February 2021, 14:40
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't really think you need 8M, but you do need...

I don't really think you need 8M, but you do need at least some fast RAM, and definitely some mass storage to load libraries and whatnot.

Fortunately it's not that expensive to find expansions...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2021, 05:07
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By AmigaHope
Does it work with the A2088 removed? Have you...

Does it work with the A2088 removed? Have you tried changing the slot order?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 January 2021, 12:05
Replies: 234
Views: 15,672
Posted By AmigaHope
Anyone done the tests with the LPF...

Anyone done the tests with the LPF removal/replacement mod? The filter is kinda crude.
Forum: Coders. General 29 January 2021, 11:48
Replies: 91
Views: 8,362
Posted By AmigaHope
What's weird here is listing OS issues as tied to...

What's weird here is listing OS issues as tied to a hardware model. From an operating system standpoint the A500 and A1200 are near identical. The only difference is due to driver issues you can't...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 January 2021, 00:57
Replies: 264
Views: 21,962
Posted By AmigaHope
Can you compensate by just narrowing the active...

Can you compensate by just narrowing the active part of the screen to 256 pixels?
Showing results 1 to 40 of 825

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.12912 seconds with 10 queries