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Forum: support.Games 23 July 2019, 08:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By pants
Raising this from the dead as I couldn't find any...

Raising this from the dead as I couldn't find any info posted. There are 4 hidden bonus screens - found on rounds 9, 26, 35, and 47. Screens:

63868

63869

63870

63871
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 July 2019, 07:47
Replies: 531
Views: 152,667
Posted By pants
desert strike

Desrt Strike Is Brought to You From The Ea In House Possy Other Wise
Know As ProgStaff This Game Is Desined to be Unhackerble because There
isno need to hack it. If you whantto pirate it Just drag...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2019, 05:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By pants
Dreams 2 and Arcade were DOS-only by Andy Taylor...

Dreams 2 and Arcade were DOS-only by Andy Taylor and Kev Howe (internal @ Spidersoft). Graphics/design were also internal, music was contracted out.

No game logic or physics shared with the DI...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 November 2018, 23:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By pants
- you've assembled non-relocatable code (with...

- you've assembled non-relocatable code (with absolute buffers) and then loaded/executed it at a different address.
- the code you found on the web has issues, not limited to simple timing. Most...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 November 2018, 08:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By pants
Because 86% of loaders will work with 52%...

Because 86% of loaders will work with 52% reliability 23% of the time.

#psycho-shower-sfx...
move.w #StepWait,d3
hbr1: dbf d3,hbr1
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2018, 06:54
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By pants
There's a cheat mode in The Champ that enables...

There's a cheat mode in The Champ that enables some developer keys and also makes the 'Ring Girl' topless. As the trainer states: 'because, your know, the 1980s....' :s
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 04 July 2018, 06:19
Replies: 82
Views: 18,497
Posted By pants
Me: "Boss, can we not just *buy* a debugger vs...

Me: "Boss, can we not just *buy* a debugger vs writing our own dev tools for each new platform?"
Boss: "Sure, if you buy it with your own money and use it in your own time. I don't pay you to...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 22 March 2018, 13:38
Replies: 31
Views: 2,233
Posted By pants
(cross-posted. below was in response to denis) ...

(cross-posted. below was in response to denis)

Interesting. I remember hearing of an MFM version but have not come across it yet. Anyway my point was, and still is, that once the technical issue...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 22 March 2018, 05:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,233
Posted By pants
I imagine the '1200+' sticker was just...

I imagine the '1200+' sticker was just opportunistic marketing for a later budget remaster - a convenient side-effect of removing the protection (common for budget releases).

To check this, I...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 22 March 2018, 01:51
Replies: 31
Views: 2,233
Posted By pants
happy coincidence (existence of the sticker etc)...

happy coincidence (existence of the sticker etc) - saw this other post just yesterday...

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=908510&postcount=7
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 31 December 2017, 06:43
Replies: 14
Views: 3,294
Posted By pants
GhostBattle, maybe? ...

GhostBattle, maybe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aerKxQxrYRg

[Aside: As you can see from the video, the framerate is awful on an A500, but on a 1200 it's quite playable. Someone here...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 December 2017, 06:55
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By pants
Thanks all. I ended up reworking that whole...

Thanks all. I ended up reworking that whole section and in doing so eliminated all the cases (but one) that I was curious about. Saved about 12 bytes in the process, which was a welcome bonus.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 November 2017, 09:59
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By pants
dskside & dskdirec

HRM states DSKSIDE must be stable for 100 microseconds before writing, and that after writing we should wait 1.3 milliseconds before switching side again. All good, but is there an accurate...
Forum: Coders. Releases 05 November 2017, 23:15
Replies: 6
Views: 2,551
Posted By pants
[seems a database glitch ate my last post.] ...

[seems a database glitch ate my last post.]

crunchmania will do data in-place (amiga->amiga). cranker, and some others, will pack data on non-amiga systems and unpack in-place on amiga. ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 November 2017, 21:45
Replies: 531
Views: 152,667
Posted By pants
Heh, Jeff and Darrin. Enemies of the State both.

Heh, Jeff and Darrin. Enemies of the State both.
Forum: Coders. Releases 05 November 2017, 21:42
Replies: 6
Views: 2,551
Posted By pants
Nice idea. Keep things simple. There are...

Nice idea. Keep things simple. There are packers that will unpack in-place. There are even ones support unpacking in-place and packing on non-amiga systems. This would avoid your lha issue and...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 27 October 2017, 02:03
Replies: 10
Views: 3,703
Posted By pants
agr-thechamp.zip uploaded to the zone. ...

agr-thechamp.zip uploaded to the zone.

cracked/fixed/trained by anon. no content removed. tested on A500/A500+/A600/A1200(020)/A4000(040) setups, but could probably use more eyes.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 October 2017, 18:38
Replies: 9
Views: 2,352
Posted By pants
Everyone's experience is different - still, fwiw,...

Everyone's experience is different - still, fwiw, group structure becoming more cell-like and group communication becoming more compartmentalized was more to do with career preservation vs fear of...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 03 October 2017, 21:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By pants
Request filled, muchas gracias!

Request filled, muchas gracias!
Forum: support.FS-UAE 01 October 2017, 08:45
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By pants
Depends on OS. See: ...

Depends on OS. See:

https://fs-uae.net/configuration-files
https://fs-uae.net/paths

...and pick yours :)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 October 2017, 01:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By pants
Nice! Tested and works on all my rept usecases...

Nice! Tested and works on all my rept usecases (local/global never mixed) - many thanks for pointing it out! (couldn't find inline/einline in the docs, but just noticed it was in the release notes).
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 30 September 2017, 17:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By pants
Aha! I'm not going crazy! There was a trainer!...

Aha! I'm not going crazy! There was a trainer! :)

http://flashtro.com/flashtro/lsd-archer-macleans-pool/

Can someone zone (or point me to) a disk image? Pretty please?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 September 2017, 16:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By pants
vasm - anonymous labels?

Does anyone know a nice way of replicating anonymous labels in vasm (ala MASM/FASM etc)?

Excuse nonsensical example:


REPT 32
....
cmp.l d0, d1
bne @F
move.l...
Forum: support.Demos 30 September 2017, 15:23
Replies: 5
Views: 4,417
Posted By pants
Hmmm... your description rang a bell but I...

Hmmm... your description rang a bell but I haven't found it (yet) - sorry :(

I've zoned something technically (not artistically) similar-ish. If it's Calvin you seek you'll be disappointed. If...
Forum: support.WinUAE 08 August 2017, 01:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By pants
Not a bug. HWRM explains details: ...

Not a bug. HWRM explains details: http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Hardware_Manual_guide/node005B.html

2nd list is not necessary, but toggling vpos @ $80+ and $100+ is.
Forum: Coders. Tutorials 22 July 2017, 01:10
Replies: 75
Views: 40,651
Posted By pants
Overkill for most situations, but a 'cover all...

Overkill for most situations, but a 'cover all bases' pattern:

- regular, not-interrupt-triggered cpu, sits in a mostly-idle loop waiting for multi-frame/multi-second tasks (eg background...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 July 2017, 19:05
Replies: 71
Views: 15,393
Posted By pants
3D Starstrike(s) were indeed stunning, but also...

3D Starstrike(s) were indeed stunning, but also not Argonaut. Realtime did them. Much later the two companies ended up crossing paths, I think via Rainbird, but the Starstrikes were very much done...
Forum: HOL data problems 01 June 2017, 03:22
Replies: 14
Views: 5,670
Posted By pants
I assume you have done, but for others:...

I assume you have done, but for others: definitely worth a look - smc+tvds+blitter obsf, longtracks, in-game checksums :)

PA is quite chatty in code, more graffiti:

hey ! this disk isn't a pd !...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 May 2017, 11:02
Replies: 186
Views: 19,773
Posted By pants
Raising this from the dead to say massive thanks...

Raising this from the dead to say massive thanks for keeping these up - made my day! I just stumbled on them and was instantly transported back to the hall. And the tug of war. And the cheap...
Forum: support.Games 13 April 2017, 11:52
Replies: 12
Views: 4,352
Posted By pants
Heh ♥ Not mine, his :) There are...

Heh ♥ Not mine, his :)

There are additional debug options (see above) in/around the same area if you are so inclined. The ones I hooked up to keys still worked ok. Also: the other known...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 13 April 2017, 11:16
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By pants
archer macleans pool *trainer*

My memory is dreadful but I distictly remember there was an neat and unusual trainer for this one (anthrox? lsd?)(*) - but I can't find it in the usual places... Can anyone help?

*[edit: since...
Forum: support.Games 12 April 2017, 00:07
Replies: 12
Views: 4,352
Posted By pants
Np (credit is excessive, this stuff is all in...

Np (credit is excessive, this stuff is all in plain-sight), just found it odd there appeared to be no record. There's other dev stuff in there too -- a super-slo-mode (bruteforce :)), raster timing...
Forum: support.Games 11 April 2017, 13:20
Replies: 12
Views: 4,352
Posted By pants
Yup. I'll leave that for Sting/someone...

Yup.



I'll leave that for Sting/someone else if they want to :) I haven't made my peace with whdload yet. $a616.b (from memory) will enable it.



SPS 0929 is 'proper pang'. I didn't...
Forum: support.Games 11 April 2017, 12:58
Replies: 12
Views: 4,352
Posted By pants
Raw keycodes: 18 27 40 18 27 40 18 27 40 18...

Raw keycodes:

18 27 40 18 27 40 18 27 40 18 27 40 18 27 40 18
o k o k o k o k o k o

27 40 18 27 40 18 27 40 18 27 40 18 27 40 19 20
k o k o k o k o...
Forum: support.Games 11 April 2017, 09:53
Replies: 12
Views: 4,352
Posted By pants
Pang - built-in cheats

I can't seem to find any record of these on the interwebs, so for anyone interested: Pang has some built-in cheat keys.

Enable them by typing (during game, with spaces, without quotes):

"ok ok...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 09 April 2017, 22:22
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By pants
Hmmm... Setting writable_floppy_images...

Hmmm... Setting writable_floppy_images (https://fs-uae.net/floppy-images) enables persistent changes to floppy images for me...
Forum: Coders. General 09 April 2017, 13:50
Replies: 51
Views: 11,766
Posted By pants
Really appreciate your work on this temisu,...

Really appreciate your work on this temisu, thanks again!
Forum: support.FS-UAE 09 April 2017, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By pants
Welcome back. What specific issues are you...

Welcome back. What specific issues are you seeing? Writing to floppy images works as-designed/as-documented for me, so details of what you have tried would probably help narrow things down.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 12 March 2017, 00:16
Replies: 10
Views: 3,703
Posted By pants
Thanks Vollldo - we absolutely agree on the 'why'...

Thanks Vollldo - we absolutely agree on the 'why' :)

I'm still trying to understand 'Amiga In 2017' but it seems most folks have moved away from standard floppies(?), so my question was more to...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 08 March 2017, 09:25
Replies: 10
Views: 3,703
Posted By pants
I imagine others have in the past (no reason not...

I imagine others have in the past (no reason not to have done, beyond 'running time' and patience :)):

I took the original 2801 SPS image and 'cracked' (remastered) it down to a working, single...
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