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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 12:16
Replies: 214
Views: 43,818
Posted By NorthWay
I tried googling a bit, and what I understood...

I tried googling a bit, and what I understood from it is that the limits are no more than one '1' bit in a row, and no more than three '0' bits in a row.
Has anyone tested this with the Amiga...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 August 2018, 22:13
Replies: 214
Views: 43,818
Posted By NorthWay
Great old thread, so let me do a little...

Great old thread, so let me do a little necromancing:
(0 - Bubble Bobble was nothing but a compare instruction that you could remove and so skip the whole protection check.)
1 - everyone keeps...
Forum: Coders. Contest 09 August 2018, 22:34
Replies: 165
Views: 6,387
Posted By NorthWay
Original 95% C and 5% 68000, Amiga version 90% C...

Original 95% C and 5% 68000, Amiga version 90% C and 10% 68000. (From an old CCI interview IIRC.)
Forum: Amiga scene 07 August 2018, 20:04
Replies: 78
Views: 2,951
Posted By NorthWay
Datatypes. They might not support streaming and...

Datatypes. They might not support streaming and other dynamics, but it is a divine idea that possible only Be picked up on.

Bootable filesystems. You can just plop any filesystem (that is complete...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 August 2018, 19:47
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By NorthWay
Aren't there any FPGA recreations of Falcon's?

Aren't there any FPGA recreations of Falcon's?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 July 2018, 21:16
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By NorthWay
I think I'll go for IK. Not that + isn't nice,...

I think I'll go for IK. Not that + isn't nice, but the original 8-bit showed "how it should be done".
Forum: Coders. General 08 July 2018, 02:45
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By NorthWay
Your numbers do not sound(!) right. IIRC you...

Your numbers do not sound(!) right. IIRC you typically see 40-50% reduction in size.

Just to check, why not try with xpk and some of the sample specific crunchers for comparison?
Forum: Coders. System 29 June 2018, 21:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By NorthWay
Commodore had some nice library or something...

Commodore had some nice library or something other that gave you async versions of the mostly used DOS routines. I can't remember from where, but the CATS archives should include it.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 June 2018, 03:14
Replies: 42
Views: 2,389
Posted By NorthWay
They also did Popeye and Zaxxon. (I think the...

They also did Popeye and Zaxxon. (I think the others were non-licenced clones and original C= 64 releases.)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 June 2018, 20:15
Replies: 42
Views: 2,389
Posted By NorthWay
Donkey Kong -> C= 64 -> Amiga (thanks to...

Donkey Kong -> C= 64 -> Amiga (thanks to Bignonia)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 11 June 2018, 15:29
Replies: 136
Views: 4,413
Posted By NorthWay
My take on how to do it (designed for assembler):...

My take on how to do it (designed for assembler):
Take smallest object you want to check against, pick highest value of width or height, round up to next power of 2 (call this A).
Divide screen...
Forum: News 04 June 2018, 11:00
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By NorthWay
"Denne videoen inneholder innhold fra Warner...

"Denne videoen inneholder innhold fra Warner Chappell, som har blokkert den på grunnlag av opphavsretten."

(blabla rights issue, about the music AFAIK)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 May 2018, 18:46
Replies: 5,747
Views: 902,407
Posted By NorthWay
Are there more of those available? Looks...

Are there more of those available?

Looks like a very interesting beast, possibly something I'd like to hack or graft onto a Turbo Arcade.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 May 2018, 18:42
Replies: 57
Views: 2,920
Posted By NorthWay
Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 May 2018, 15:34
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By NorthWay
Thanks for that link. I ended up ordering...

Thanks for that link. I ended up ordering Gilligan's Gold and Pogo.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 May 2018, 14:34
Replies: 625
Views: 27,956
Posted By NorthWay
BTW, in many ways there were both v2 and v3 of...

BTW, in many ways there were both v2 and v3 of the Amiga, they were just called "Lynx" and "3DO" respectively.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 May 2018, 01:28
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By NorthWay
Just use the includes, why would you go out of...

Just use the includes, why would you go out of your way to have to link code or type in all those offsets by hand?

I have my own set of macros so I can do
SYS Disable
which assumes a6 has the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 May 2018, 01:16
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By NorthWay
There is a reason why the atomic 680x00 opcodes...

There is a reason why the atomic 680x00 opcodes are "illegal" to use on the Amiga - you can be locked out of the (chip) bus by DMA.
In the same way any RMW instruction - indeed any store at all -...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 April 2018, 16:25
Replies: 30
Views: 2,497
Posted By NorthWay
Well, I modified it from what it (AFAIR) said in...

Well, I modified it from what it (AFAIR) said in "The Amiga Years" book.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 April 2018, 19:03
Replies: 30
Views: 2,497
Posted By NorthWay
Wasn't the story that =RJ= locked himself into...

Wasn't the story that =RJ= locked himself into his office for seven months, coming out only once to ask Sassenrath something about Exec, and then delivered Intuition?
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2018, 21:46
Replies: 65
Views: 2,607
Posted By NorthWay
Mostly real hw, but I'm still waiting for some...

Mostly real hw, but I'm still waiting for some _proper_ enhanced FPGA solutions at which point I'll still be using real hw, just not C= made ones.
Forum: News 18 April 2018, 17:32
Replies: 48
Views: 7,131
Posted By NorthWay
Talk about fast moving Kickstarter! It might be...

Talk about fast moving Kickstarter! It might be successful before the day is over.
Got both extra cards and the wall plot. I wouldn't mind plots of all 3 chips...

EDIT: That was indeed fast....
Forum: News 18 April 2018, 14:08
Replies: 48
Views: 7,131
Posted By NorthWay
I also finished reading it not long ago. Great...

I also finished reading it not long ago. Great book, but it makes you lose faith in humanity. It's reads like a bad version of a Greek tragedy.
You nearly had to deliberately mishandle it to make C=...
Forum: support.Apps 12 April 2018, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By NorthWay
As usual I recommend Barfly(BAsm+BDebug) and...

As usual I recommend Barfly(BAsm+BDebug) and PicCon.
You'll need an editor of choice too - CEd has several macros for integrating with Barfly that you can find on AmiNet.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2018, 13:19
Replies: 44
Views: 2,064
Posted By NorthWay
Dragon's Lair, Master of Magic, Knucklebusters,...

Dragon's Lair, Master of Magic, Knucklebusters, Delta in-game. All his long industrial and moody stuff is incredible IMO and hasn't been said to rip off anything. (Delta is Floyd inspired. Zoids is a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 16:47
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By NorthWay
BTW, I still haven't found an original of it nor...

BTW, I still haven't found an original of it nor a copy. Unlike Mindwalker, Delta Patrol and Brataccas.
(I have an original MW disk, but I believe it has been written to or copied over since new -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2018, 15:10
Replies: 65
Views: 2,507
Posted By NorthWay
Rick Dangerous is infamously known for being...

Rick Dangerous is infamously known for being designed around the ZX Spectrum 32x24 character screen size and 24x21 VIC-II sprites - all the versions just re-use the layout and sprites in varying...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 March 2018, 18:05
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By NorthWay
"Monkey Business" from The Other Valley Software....

"Monkey Business" from The Other Valley Software.
This is backed up by Peter Olafson of Amiga World magazine: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.amiga.games/sEoIsRdzmTA


Person or...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 March 2018, 14:25
Replies: 39
Views: 1,745
Posted By NorthWay
And it could also be that chipram is 1M or 2M so...

And it could also be that chipram is 1M or 2M so don't fall over if you don't find another chunk.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2018, 00:20
Replies: 67
Views: 3,078
Posted By NorthWay
I'd nominate Xenon II: AGA version using 2x4bpl...

I'd nominate Xenon II: AGA version using 2x4bpl dual-playfield and 64-bit wide sprites for the multiple layers. Possibly not running 50fps, but at least 25.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 March 2018, 20:13
Replies: 51
Views: 2,308
Posted By NorthWay
? DBLPAL/NTSC / Multiscan screenmodes are...

?
DBLPAL/NTSC / Multiscan screenmodes are 56KHz. If you fiddle the display enough (preferably with the video signal off) you should be able to get some silly high frequencies from poor old Paula....
Forum: Hardware mods 02 March 2018, 20:05
Replies: 143
Views: 11,534
Posted By NorthWay
Why not have the connectors as internal headers...

Why not have the connectors as internal headers with rows of pin pairs?
Then you attach a flat cable to a break-out connector in one of the back slots. AFAIK that is how Amiga tower designs have...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 February 2018, 22:12
Replies: 143
Views: 11,534
Posted By NorthWay
If you're actually doing a new motherboard then...

If you're actually doing a new motherboard then I'd suggest dropping the riser card and putting the Z3 slots directly on the board. Erm... you kinda have to do that to fit a pc case? Do Zorro cards...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 February 2018, 13:04
Replies: 163
Views: 13,366
Posted By NorthWay
Wouldn't an _optional_ MFM decoder just have been...

Wouldn't an _optional_ MFM decoder just have been a few wires and some selector logic?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 February 2018, 01:38
Replies: 1,857
Views: 255,256
Posted By NorthWay
It's a nice cost reduction feature. You need a...

It's a nice cost reduction feature. You need a ROM, traces, interfacing logic and such on the card to handle this, but with the driver on file you can do without. It is obviously not the best...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2018, 01:26
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By NorthWay
Sell the keyboard to me? (It was worth a try...)

Sell the keyboard to me? (It was worth a try...)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 February 2018, 22:30
Replies: 75
Views: 3,441
Posted By NorthWay
31 years later I got my own A1000. It still has...

31 years later I got my own A1000. It still has killer looks but my mind insisted it was larger than it turned out to be.
IMO it could have been scaled up a bit in both x(5-10cm)/y(?)/z(2-3cm) and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 February 2018, 22:25
Replies: 1,857
Views: 255,256
Posted By NorthWay
"The Amiga Years" book IIRC.

"The Amiga Years" book IIRC.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 February 2018, 02:02
Replies: 1,857
Views: 255,256
Posted By NorthWay
It's worse than that actually, they waited until...

It's worse than that actually, they waited until the beginning of the month to get single digit dates!
Forum: Collections 24 January 2018, 10:22
Replies: 567
Views: 50,611
Posted By NorthWay
Any signs of "Monkey Business" / Other Valley...

Any signs of "Monkey Business" / Other Valley Software?
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