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Forum: support.Apps Yesterday, 12:55
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, if something really catastrophic happens,...

Yeah, if something really catastrophic happens, I'll be able to rebuild the installations. It'll be a pain, but the OS, games and programs can all be reinstalled from scratch, leaving things like...
Forum: support.Apps Yesterday, 11:14
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Daedalus
The protection bits are an Amiga-specific thing...

The protection bits are an Amiga-specific thing and simply aren't supported elsewhere. Moving the files into a foreign environment can't keep them intact, be it via FTP, Samba, or even directly with...
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 10:57
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Daedalus
The A-Power units are based on a Meanwell...

The A-Power units are based on a Meanwell RPT-60B, which doesn't have an adjustment on the 5V rail. Often it's not needed, but depending on the cable used, the machine's expansions and the condition...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 June 2022, 18:42
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Daedalus
Not easily. The simplest option is to import the...

Not easily. The simplest option is to import the array into the function with the Shared keyword at the start of the Function:

Function entity_update{}
Shared entity()
Forum: Amiga scene 17 June 2022, 13:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By Daedalus
Nice :) Unfortunately, it still doesn't seem to...

Nice :) Unfortunately, it still doesn't seem to run under OS4...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 June 2022, 11:37
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Daedalus
If it's crashing after a couple of runs and...

If it's crashing after a couple of runs and compiles, it sounds like you're having an issue with resourced not being freed or some bad accesses to memory that shouldn't be accessed.

Regarding the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 June 2022, 17:32
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Daedalus
I don't think there's a ready to go function that...

I don't think there's a ready to go function that can easily do that for you (unlike ARexx, which can do it very easily). Instead, you can use something like Instr() in a loop to search for each...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 June 2022, 15:24
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Daedalus
Just in case you missed it, I edited my post...

Just in case you missed it, I edited my post above with a suggestion about the Newtypes and Dims, but for whatever reason it didn't submit the first time so the edit only appeared much later.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 15 June 2022, 11:37
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Daedalus
Weirdness... I don't know what's going on there,...

Weirdness... I don't know what's going on there, but some people have reported Amiblitz 3.9 as being a little unstable and have had better luck with 3.8.0. It might be worth trying that instead....
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2022, 20:01
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed, but without that industry of creating...

Indeed, but without that industry of creating incredibly cheap parts and manufacturing processes, Amiga expansions using just a few hundred of those parts simply would not be possible. Think of such...
Forum: support.Hardware 13 June 2022, 19:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By Daedalus
Is it a standard Amiga keyboard, as in, from a...

Is it a standard Amiga keyboard, as in, from a big box Amiga? It might be a capacitor failure on the keyboard PCB that causes it to constantly reset itself, a fault I've fixed in several Amiga...
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2022, 15:31
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Daedalus
Of course you can pivot to a different chip, but...

Of course you can pivot to a different chip, but that takes time and in many cases would be a significant or almost complete redesign, not to mention porting firmware and rewriting drivers. You can't...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 June 2022, 16:28
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
Since I reached 100 followers on the last stream,...

Since I reached 100 followers on the last stream, I said I'd do a special stream next, and someone suggested creating a full game live on stream... So tonight I'll be trying to write a simple Blitz...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 June 2022, 12:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Daedalus
The digital video output pins are connected in...

The digital video output pins are connected in every Amiga as far as I'm aware, and are generally connected to the high bits of the video data from the Denise / Lisa chip for approximately CGA-style...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 June 2022, 12:37
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Daedalus
To be fair, availability problems are across the...

To be fair, availability problems are across the board - a semi-custom device using a microcontroller or even a CPLD + USB controller for example is likely to be affected by chip availability too, so...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 June 2022, 21:13
Replies: 3,038
Views: 597,510
Posted By Daedalus
Whether games stretch to fill the screen or not...

Whether games stretch to fill the screen or not will depend on the monitor, not the game. Some displays will detect the lower resolution and faster refresh rate and adjust themselves accordingly,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 June 2022, 15:04
Replies: 3,038
Views: 597,510
Posted By Daedalus
It depends on the LCD, and it depends on the CRT....

It depends on the LCD, and it depends on the CRT. I always remember the phosphor trails left by a bright object moving on a dark screen when my 1084S was my main monitor. The newer CRT I replaced it...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 07 June 2022, 22:16
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Daedalus
Indeed it's not...

Indeed it's not...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 June 2022, 18:17
Replies: 21
Views: 1,606
Posted By Daedalus
Even when they were the same company you still...

Even when they were the same company you still only had a limited time to make a claim. They tend to side with the buyer these days. In the past they used to generally favour the seller in situations...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 June 2022, 17:35
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, using Poseidon would be the best approach,...

Yeah, using Poseidon would be the best approach, I'm not sure how easy/difficult driver development would be. Cloning the RapidRoad/Subway/whatever protocol might be doable, in which case the driver...
Forum: Hardware mods 06 June 2022, 16:00
Replies: 37
Views: 2,209
Posted By Daedalus
Like so many things, the issue is the drivers,...

Like so many things, the issue is the drivers, not connecting the hardware (which would be trivial). You'd need someone who can write a USB driver for the Amiga, ideally using an existing stack, and...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 June 2022, 17:00
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks :) They could probably be a bit shorter...

Thanks :) They could probably be a bit shorter for watching back but there's no way I have the time for that sort of editing.

I don't really know of any tutorials for pixel art like that, but the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 31 May 2022, 17:51
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
And, with the jam starting tomorrow, I'll be...

And, with the jam starting tomorrow, I'll be streaming tonight again starting at 8:30pm BST: https://www.twitch.tv/daedalus2097

In this stream I'll be covering the installation of Blitz Basic and...
Forum: support.Games 30 May 2022, 11:33
Replies: 61
Views: 4,796
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, I loved it too, played it to death. With an...

Yeah, I loved it too, played it to death. With an '060 and an analogue joystick it's like a totally different game.
Forum: support.Games 30 May 2022, 10:32
Replies: 61
Views: 4,796
Posted By Daedalus
Plenty of them actually, it seems to be the...

Plenty of them actually, it seems to be the exception with some of the older ones that they make assumptions like this about CPU speed. "Newer" sims (e.g. 1990 or 1991 onwards) tend to use proper...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 28 May 2022, 21:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
Part 5 of my Blitz tutorial series of streams...

Part 5 of my Blitz tutorial series of streams will be starting in a couple of minutes on my Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/daedalus2097

I'll be covering some audio commands, sprite...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 May 2022, 21:51
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Daedalus
The default tool setting isn't needed when it's...

The default tool setting isn't needed when it's in DEVS/DOSDrivers because Mount is explicitly called during boot, though the setting *is* needed when it's in WBStartup or for double-clicking it...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 May 2022, 20:44
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Daedalus
Well, that will work around the problem, but it...

Well, that will work around the problem, but it shouldn't be needed. DOSDrivers located in DEVS/DOSDrivers should be mounted automatically on boot, and if that's not happening it points at something...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 May 2022, 16:24
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
Yeah, recordings of streams are going to be quite...

Yeah, recordings of streams are going to be quite slow when watching back... Part 4 is added to the playlist above, I probably won't be able to stream this week, but I'll try and do at least one more...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 May 2022, 10:25
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
Thanks very much everyone :) Tonight I'll be...

Thanks very much everyone :) Tonight I'll be streaming the next part, I think I'll go into dealing with graphics, palettes, sprites and so on in a little more detail to help people making their own...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 May 2022, 12:56
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
Aww, thanks guys :) Glad it's helpful! Last...

Aww, thanks guys :) Glad it's helpful! Last night's stream was a bit messy with me confusing myself a couple of times :p but it's all good. The main aim is to get people into Blitz with the intention...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 May 2022, 13:56
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
My next tutorial stream will be tonight at 8:30pm...

My next tutorial stream will be tonight at 8:30pm BST, covering some Blitz mode graphics stuff including dual playfields, animated moving objects and some other related topics. My Twitch Channel is...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 May 2022, 13:53
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By Daedalus
Given that you're using an A1200, why not opt for...

Given that you're using an A1200, why not opt for 1MB ROMs instead (which the A1200 already supports), that way you can include everything you need... Yes, older accelerators only cover 512kB for...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 May 2022, 20:40
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Daedalus
All filesystems have their pros and cons. FFS has...

All filesystems have their pros and cons. FFS has supported large partitions since the late '90s when OS 3.5 was released. Using large partitions on earlier setups (3.1 and lower) requires some care...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 May 2022, 16:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By Daedalus
Blitz Basic Tutorial Stream

With the upcoming Blitz Basic game jam in mind, I've started a series of tutorial streams covering getting started with Blitz Basic. It's a fairly casual stream and aims to cover a range of basic...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 May 2022, 12:09
Replies: 28
Views: 3,818
Posted By Daedalus
More prizes have been added to the pot for this...

More prizes have been added to the pot for this game jam, including a PLIPBox Deluxe and boxed AmiWorx games. There's also a Discord server (https://discord.gg/eu7vRzYPXd) running with an active...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 May 2022, 21:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By Daedalus
If you modify a standard HD drive for Amiga use...

If you modify a standard HD drive for Amiga use using the common basic modifications, you still can't use HD disks. Those drives just act as a DD drive. You need to do an extensive modification with...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2022, 12:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Daedalus
Yellow screen is an unhandled CPU exception. It...

Yellow screen is an unhandled CPU exception. It could be a RAM issue, or it could be pretty much any of the custom chips or the circuitry in between.


Ideally you'd do (or have someone do) both...
Forum: support.Hardware 09 May 2022, 12:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By Daedalus
As was pointed out above, bad blocks are handled...

As was pointed out above, bad blocks are handled by the drive, not the OS (unless it's a *very* old drive). If the Amiga is seeing bad blocks, get another drive.

Yes, 3.2 comes with the latest...
Forum: support.AmigaOS 09 May 2022, 10:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Daedalus
Exec is the core of the OS, not just a random...

Exec is the core of the OS, not just a random file you can mix and match. If you get the error that it's too old, then the software requires a later version of the OS to work properly. 53.x is OS 4.1...
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