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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 21:54
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Posted By jotd
generally the lens/laser is at fault, and it can...

generally the lens/laser is at fault, and it can be replaced rather easily.
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 00:28
Replies: 66
Views: 5,275
Posted By jotd
found a funny protection when cracked "Final...

found a funny protection when cracked "Final Assault" (1988) (I mean I re-did the crack for whdload, and using winuae and not a real amiga helped a lot!)

Game uses Herdnon protection (encryption +...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 November 2020, 19:57
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By jotd
yeah, Gremlin didn't take customers for cashcows....

yeah, Gremlin didn't take customers for cashcows. Another example is 1 CD for all 3 lotus games. Okay no new stuff but 3 games for the price of one, and a cool menu intro with music.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 November 2020, 22:12
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By jotd
real amiga + LCD TV works. For LCD monitor you...

real amiga + LCD TV works. For LCD monitor you need a scandoubler for most monitors, except if you buy specific models: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1423923
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 November 2020, 18:55
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By jotd
unroll your loops instead if you can.

unroll your loops instead if you can.
Forum: support.Other 26 November 2020, 12:19
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By jotd
I could do this port. It's not as easy as putting...

I could do this port. It's not as easy as putting parentheses around print statements but I've ported a s*load of 2.5 code to 3.8 without issues.



no, python 2 was sticking too much to C style...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2020, 22:22
Replies: 18
Views: 2,358
Posted By jotd
ahhh you're using whdload version :) - spell...

ahhh you're using whdload version :) - spell protection removed (enter J,O,T and D, you've got infinite tries anyway). I didn't remember that. Made that crack in 2003



You seem to master some...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 November 2020, 22:13
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By jotd
Akiko DMA is just CD drive read DMA. It allows to...

Akiko DMA is just CD drive read DMA. It allows to copy raw track data into memory directly (which still needs decoding). It doesn't do any other DMA than for the CD drive
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 November 2020, 18:03
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By jotd
depending on games (AGA/ECS...), you have to...

depending on games (AGA/ECS...), you have to configure speed, chipset, options, controllers etc... Emulators are excellent, but it's easier to emulate a console from a user point of view. Computers...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 25 November 2020, 14:41
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By jotd
what? even with whdload? examples? 68060 isn't an...

what? even with whdload? examples? 68060 isn't an issue with whdload when the .slave has been properly done (unlike my first release of Danger Freak...)

Exactly like I only test amiga stuff on...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2020, 08:38
Replies: 44
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Posted By jotd
problem is that the A1200 wasn't powerful enough...

problem is that the A1200 wasn't powerful enough (not enough sprites for AGA, no chunky for 256 colors...) and the CD32 was based on that...

Akiko didn't make a difference. Akiko is just hardware...
Forum: support.WinUAE 23 November 2020, 22:08
Replies: 291
Views: 43,449
Posted By jotd
I've noticed that since some 4.5 beta (can't say...

I've noticed that since some 4.5 beta (can't say exactly when), when the computer is set to sleep mode with winuae running (paused or interrupted in winuae debugger), on resume it's impossible to get...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2020, 16:53
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By jotd
yeah one extra world for each zool game Vs floppy

yeah one extra world for each zool game Vs floppy
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2020, 13:50
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Posted By jotd
big thumbs up for Zool & Zool 2: blue for jump,...

big thumbs up for Zool & Zool 2: blue for jump, CD music and one extra level (even compared to the AGA version).

=> how ALL CD32 games should have been.
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2020, 12:10
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By jotd
A lot of games like The Chaos Engine or Gunship...

A lot of games like The Chaos Engine or Gunship 2000 for instance already had an AGA release too. for others you're right (and the regular amiga owner benefitted from enhancements too, well games had...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2020, 11:15
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By jotd
you're forgetting Amiga communicator module :)...

you're forgetting Amiga communicator module :) link your CD32 to another amiga serial port and voilĂ  :) (you also need a A2000 keyboard).

Thanks to the CD32 we have a multi-button controller. If...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 November 2020, 07:37
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
this is drifting completely off-topic (my bad)....

this is drifting completely off-topic (my bad). I'll release the patch with source, and see if you can figure out how to improve / add trainer afterwards
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 November 2020, 00:56
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
I had to rewrite the slave completely, now using...

I had to rewrite the slave completely, now using files, no longer diskfiles. Also fixed blitter errors. I wanted to add trainers to be able to fully test the game, yeah that's pretty much it.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2020, 23:52
Replies: 44
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Posted By jotd
Ktrl-cd32 ftw!

Ktrl-cd32 ftw!
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2020, 23:38
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit - I began supporting...

- Who Framed Roger Rabbit - I began supporting more versions and better bypassing of the manual check. I think I also added some trainer options?

damn, unfinished slave right here with trainer for...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 November 2020, 23:14
Replies: 44
Views: 1,733
Posted By jotd
a lot of CD32 titles still require UP for jump....

a lot of CD32 titles still require UP for jump. Examples: Premiere, Chuck Rock I & II, probably a lot of others

Why? because they were quick cash-in conversions that's why. The (updated) software...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2020, 23:08
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
I used to write a concurrent tool to whdload, did...

I used to write a concurrent tool to whdload, did 100+ HD installs with quit to dos etc, but once WHDLoad got good enough, I saw little point doing it my way when the WHDLoad way was far quicker.
Forum: support.Games 22 November 2020, 22:59
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jotd
you can overwrite "Deliverance.slave" with the...

you can overwrite "Deliverance.slave" with the newest .slave file for installation package and enjoy the new features.

in some rare cases, a re-installation is required (check the Readme file to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2020, 22:57
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
no, because you just admitted that whdload was...

no, because you just admitted that whdload was better.


That's interesting. Do you have a list? Maybe we can help you finishing those?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2020, 22:42
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
learning how to create/update whdload slaves...

learning how to create/update whdload slaves would probably be time better invested after all :)

Seems that you want to create something like whdload, but less powerful

- no extra resource...
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 22 November 2020, 22:05
Replies: 943
Views: 291,425
Posted By jotd
I always close bugs when I release slaves to...

I always close bugs when I release slaves to whdload release e-mail. Updates generally appear in the days after that.

The old lowmem slave wasn't really lowmem. The new lowmem slave has so little...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2020, 18:41
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
current stack which could very well be in the...

current stack which could very well be in the destination zone...

A generic approach that works 100% of the time isn't that trivial (decruncher or not)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2020, 18:21
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By jotd
ok, looks like the program is still needed. And I...

ok, looks like the program is still needed. And I have started coding it and not far from completing it.

I would seem that the boot code could be destroyed by relocating onto itself, which is...
Forum: support.Games 22 November 2020, 09:57
Replies: 41
Views: 4,585
Posted By jotd
As I said from CD or ISO image it works, on...

As I said from CD or ISO image it works, on emulator or on real machine, because the CD animation is active.
Forum: Coders. System 22 November 2020, 01:15
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By jotd
this elowar site is superb!

this elowar site is superb!
Forum: Coders. System 22 November 2020, 00:12
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By jotd
this information is in the RKRM...

this information is in the RKRM (libraries/includes). But I never could get an electronic version of those.

And OCRing them is a nightmare.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 21 November 2020, 21:08
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By jotd
posts on whdload install bugs are buried here,...

posts on whdload install bugs are buried here, but on http://mantis.whdload.de they aren't.
Forum: support.Games 21 November 2020, 17:19
Replies: 41
Views: 4,585
Posted By jotd
of course it can be done... if this is the same...

of course it can be done... if this is the same issue.

Simon: not the same issue
Darkseed: not the same issue
Forum: support.Games 21 November 2020, 11:32
Replies: 41
Views: 4,585
Posted By jotd
I suspected that a HD installation (by copying CD...

I suspected that a HD installation (by copying CD files) misses some system assigns.

I tried it myself on a A1200 configuration and it works by doing:


assign libs: libs
steelsky


BUT on...
Forum: support.Games 21 November 2020, 00:04
Replies: 41
Views: 4,585
Posted By jotd
the red screen can come from other causes too. If...

the red screen can come from other causes too. If someone can create a hardfile with the problem occuring (red screen) I'll look into it with WinUAE.

before starting the game, it may matter to...
Forum: support.Games 20 November 2020, 23:45
Replies: 41
Views: 4,585
Posted By jotd
it can't be a libs issue since the libs are ROM...

it can't be a libs issue since the libs are ROM resident on a CD32 (lowlevel...). Of course, if there's a corrupt version of freeanim.library in LIBS: it would fail to open it.

that's why whdload...
Forum: support.Games 20 November 2020, 23:43
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jotd
if you have the .IPF you can install Deliverance...

if you have the .IPF you can install Deliverance too with RawDIC. You can also grab it from a site (pre-installed) for instance whddownload.com

The install script checks for RawDIC so you probably...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 November 2020, 22:40
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By jotd
I have such display errors after several hours...

I have such display errors after several hours running with my unrecapped amiga 1200/060. I guess I'm lucky that it only happens several hours after power up...

Recapping is now quite easy. I...
Forum: support.Games 20 November 2020, 22:39
Replies: 42
Views: 1,548
Posted By jotd
I'd say that there's a speed issue maybe. On...

I'd say that there's a speed issue maybe. On WinUAE with "fastest" or JIT the game would go faster than it could expect and there's something like a "tunnel effect" or whatever...

Tests must be...
Forum: support.Games 20 November 2020, 22:36
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By jotd
if disk imaging failed, then of course the game...

if disk imaging failed, then of course the game won't run because files are missing.

Are you using the original disks or images? Were there errors when RawDIC ran? did RawDIC run? Was RawDIC...
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