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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 July 2022, 21:03
Replies: 32
Views: 2,201
Posted By arcanist
Back in the day I had a A1200 with a Viper Mk V...

Back in the day I had a A1200 with a Viper Mk V 68030/50. It'd get a bit unstable in the middle of the British summer. My dad cut a hole in the desk so I could cool it with a desk fan from...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 June 2022, 18:50
Replies: 83
Views: 8,507
Posted By arcanist
Oh dear. I didn't want pixel art for this game,...

Oh dear. I didn't want pixel art for this game, I'd just hoped for well-drawn art. This is what I'd expect from a $5 indie adventure on Steam.

The characters' eyes remind me of Terrance and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 May 2022, 19:06
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By arcanist
MindGuard, I remember running that back in the...

MindGuard, I remember running that back in the day! :laughing

From their website:
Forum: News 10 April 2022, 20:29
Replies: 310
Views: 69,968
Posted By arcanist
Now that's a sight I thought I'd never see! ...

Now that's a sight I thought I'd never see!

My lingering memories of Smiths are the final issues of Amiga Format and CU Amiga sitting on the shelves for months. AmigActive briefly revived things...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2022, 20:49
Replies: 83
Views: 8,507
Posted By arcanist
Thimbleweed came with a floppy. ;)

Thimbleweed came with a floppy. ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 April 2022, 20:53
Replies: 83
Views: 8,507
Posted By arcanist
Almost right...

Almost right (https://www.ebay.com/itm/274860685886?hash=item3ffef93a3e:g:QTwAAOSwnVpg5vnT) :laughing
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 April 2022, 20:40
Replies: 83
Views: 8,507
Posted By arcanist
I guess I'm in the minority who liked the MI2...

I guess I'm in the minority who liked the MI2 ending. It's one of my favorite adventure game scenes. Perhaps it left an impression on me because I was young, but I liked the ambiguity.

The art...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 09 March 2022, 03:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,390
Posted By arcanist
That's a really good read. I never quite got my...

That's a really good read. I never quite got my head around all the different implementations.

I ran into that preprocessor-token-in-tagcall issue with GCC + MUI. Stumbled upon the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 February 2022, 19:06
Replies: 32
Views: 2,622
Posted By arcanist
My math for the BLTSIZE width is here...

My math for the BLTSIZE width is here (https://github.com/amigageek/modsurfer/blob/master/blit.c#L7) (width_words).

It calculates which word the first pixel falls in. Then which word the pixel...
Forum: Coders. System 22 February 2022, 22:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,862
Posted By arcanist
This is covered under the description of...

This is covered under the description of CMD_START (https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/Audio_Device#CMD_START).

Send CMD_STOP first, then CMD_WRITE for each channel, then CMD_START. All channels will...
Forum: request.Apps 15 February 2022, 20:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By arcanist
That book got me started on my career. I had DICE...

That book got me started on my career. I had DICE loaded up onto my A500 HDD and used it for years before upgrading to an A1200 with Storm C.

25 years later I'm still writing C professionally. It...
Forum: AMR news 16 January 2022, 02:50
Replies: 79
Views: 122,403
Posted By arcanist
I've been using this set...

I've been using this set (https://archive.org/details/AmigaFormatMagazine_201902) on archive.org.
Forum: Amiga scene 07 January 2022, 00:57
Replies: 1,697
Views: 430,455
Posted By arcanist
How did I not know about this! :great I was...

How did I not know about this! :great

I was just bumbling along with the ReAction example code.
Forum: Coders. Releases 30 December 2021, 05:01
Replies: 30
Views: 7,344
Posted By arcanist
I've confirmed the two bugs I reported in 0.9g...

I've confirmed the two bugs I reported in 0.9g are fixed.

The volatile optimization fix is really helpful. I was tripping all over that in hardware banging code. :)
Forum: Member Introductions 29 December 2021, 04:59
Replies: 5
Views: 2,279
Posted By arcanist
Hi from Texas! I too have a seasonal pattern...

Hi from Texas!

I too have a seasonal pattern in my retro activity. I'm most productive in the summer while sheltering from the midday heat. :D
Forum: News 27 December 2021, 19:57
Replies: 15
Views: 3,146
Posted By arcanist
Love me some Robocod. I play it every year and,...

Love me some Robocod. I play it every year and, without fail, game over on the snakes and ladders level. :xmas
Forum: Coders. Releases 26 December 2021, 20:56
Replies: 30
Views: 7,344
Posted By arcanist
Do you have source available? I'd like to...

Do you have source available?

I'd like to test some fixes and look for regressions. My projects are cross-compiled from Linux. I haven't got a 68K toolchain set up.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 December 2021, 00:42
Replies: 1,697
Views: 430,455
Posted By arcanist
Santa's arrived early! :xmas I had to dig...

Santa's arrived early! :xmas

I had to dig out the CD packaging to register for the update. Forgot to do that, d'oh!
Forum: EAB's competition 03 August 2021, 01:48
Replies: 24
Views: 7,349
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/SONhMTe.png 1,765,230 ...

https://i.imgur.com/SONhMTe.png

1,765,230

Small improvement. :) Those bonus levels give crazy score if you're lucky to pick up the potions.

I had to learn bubble jumping to get past a couple...
Forum: EAB's competition 31 July 2021, 02:45
Replies: 24
Views: 7,349
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/SDlyRUB.png 557,850 ...

https://i.imgur.com/SDlyRUB.png

557,850

About the same level as my last attempt but picked up some points on a bonus level.
Forum: EAB's competition 29 July 2021, 05:59
Replies: 24
Views: 7,349
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/gb7KFmw.png 367,250 ...

https://i.imgur.com/gb7KFmw.png

367,250

I haven't quite grasped all the bubble mechanics but this run went alright.

https://i.imgur.com/WBRZV8C.png

52,000
Forum: EAB's competition 18 July 2021, 03:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By arcanist
I sense a competitive round ahead. :shocked:)

I sense a competitive round ahead. :shocked:)
Forum: EAB's competition 17 July 2021, 06:17
Replies: 22
Views: 6,988
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/EXlrAQI.png 348,434 ...

https://i.imgur.com/EXlrAQI.png

348,434

First time I got to world 4. The T in EXTRA had been trolling me for a couple of worlds and I never managed to pick it up. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 11 July 2021, 03:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By arcanist
1. Alien Fish Finger...

1. Alien Fish Finger (https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=2358)
2. BabeAnoid v2.0 (https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=3520)
3. Aquanaut...
Forum: EAB's competition 11 July 2021, 02:04
Replies: 22
Views: 6,988
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/yaeA9se.png 278,965 ...

https://i.imgur.com/yaeA9se.png
278,965

Right behind you. Beep beep!
Forum: support.Apps 09 July 2021, 18:19
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By arcanist
I've no idea if the patch is needed but there's a...

I've no idea if the patch is needed but there's a tooltype to disable the warning. You can uncomment PATCH_TEST (remove the surrounding brackets) and set it to Off.
Forum: EAB's competition 08 July 2021, 04:53
Replies: 22
Views: 6,988
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/NRVHx6k.png 228,175 ...

https://i.imgur.com/NRVHx6k.png
228,175

Slowly painting the hi-score table.

I'm starting to get the hang of the weapons. The bumper is particularly good, free collisions until it wears off.
...
Forum: EAB's competition 04 July 2021, 04:52
Replies: 22
Views: 6,988
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/ewGYP9g.png 185,595 25...

https://i.imgur.com/ewGYP9g.png
185,595

25 years later I've found where Charlie the Chimp stole its (non-farty) sound effects from. :D

That series inspired me to try AMOS programming back in...
Forum: Hardware mods 27 June 2021, 19:38
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By arcanist
Fun idea for a thread! Here's an analog...

Fun idea for a thread!

Here's an analog synthesizer I've been working on for a year. My goal is to build something with SID-like features from the ground up, with nothing but opamps and basic...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 June 2021, 04:31
Replies: 1,697
Views: 430,455
Posted By arcanist
I bought mine from Retro Rewind in Canada. $70...

I bought mine from Retro Rewind in Canada. $70 shipped incl. taxes for CD + A1200 ROMs.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 15 June 2021, 16:27
Replies: 1,420
Views: 284,993
Posted By arcanist
D'oh! That fixed it. :) I was relying on BSS...

D'oh! That fixed it. :)

I was relying on BSS to initialize this to zero but there's clearly a difference explicitly initializing in the data segment.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 15 June 2021, 05:01
Replies: 1,420
Views: 284,993
Posted By arcanist
That's how I thought it should work, too, but it...

That's how I thought it should work, too, but it doesn't appear to.

#include <proto/exec.h>
#include <proto/layout.h>

struct Library* LayoutBase;

int main() {
LayoutBase =...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 15 June 2021, 03:36
Replies: 1,420
Views: 284,993
Posted By arcanist
I'm running into a problem using ReAction with...

I'm running into a problem using ReAction with gcc's libstubs.a.

It contains stubs generated from the 3.9 NDK SFDs like this:
void* LayoutBase[2] = { 0, "layout.library" };

These are used by...
Forum: News 09 June 2021, 21:40
Replies: 1,129
Views: 227,049
Posted By arcanist
Thank you AmigaOS devs and RetroRewind! Opening...

Thank you AmigaOS devs and RetroRewind! Opening this feels like Christmas.

... 2002 or something. :D

Looking forward to the first ReAction programming I've done in 20 odd years.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 May 2021, 02:12
Replies: 32
Views: 5,119
Posted By arcanist
Nice! I played with copper chunky a while back...

Nice! I played with copper chunky a while back but didn't get beyond 8 pixel resolution. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 May 2021, 04:11
Replies: 316
Views: 66,911
Posted By arcanist
I also got into assembly relatively recently. The...

I also got into assembly relatively recently. The number of hours saved by instant emulator reboot and this extension's debugging features makes me glad I stuck with C back in the day. :D

Would...
Forum: News 15 May 2021, 04:02
Replies: 1,129
Views: 227,049
Posted By arcanist
Really happy to see ReAction getting some love...

Really happy to see ReAction getting some love again.

I remember when it appeared in OS 3.5 and enjoyed the new look. The API felt more native than MUI did. It sadly never attained the same level...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 May 2021, 18:56
Replies: 316
Views: 66,911
Posted By arcanist
Seems to work fine here on Windows. :great

Seems to work fine here on Windows. :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 May 2021, 16:52
Replies: 316
Views: 66,911
Posted By arcanist
This is on Windows. Both WinUAE and FS-UAE Debug...

This is on Windows. Both WinUAE and FS-UAE Debug configurations show the same behavior. bartman's extension is disabled in the workspace. The breakpoint dots are solid red.

Experimenting more it...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 May 2021, 04:35
Replies: 316
Views: 66,911
Posted By arcanist
It doesn't hang now but is not stopping on any...

It doesn't hang now but is not stopping on any breakpoints I set. This also occurs with vscode-amiga-wks-example.

(I nevertheless appreciate the effort. This extension is invaluable for Amiga...
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