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Forum: Coders. System 16 February 2021, 15:00
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By BastyCDGS
Did you check that SysInfo really disables...

Did you check that SysInfo really disables interrupts and not just multitasking with Forbid()?

If I remember correctly, the Amiga SDK warns about disabling interrupts for too long and since the...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 29 January 2021, 16:59
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By BastyCDGS
Be careful with modern Linux distributions when...

Be careful with modern Linux distributions when using /dev/sdX !!!

The order can change between boots, e.g. sda can become sdb or vice versa. Better use /dev/disk/by-id or /dev/disk/by-uuid (UUID...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 12 January 2021, 12:13
Replies: 34
Views: 13,274
Posted By BastyCDGS
git has merged WinUAE 4.2 (see approciate thread)...

git has merged WinUAE 4.2 (see approciate thread) for now.
Most stuff of WinUAE 4.2 works now, I did lots of testing.



That's why I was asking for merging final WinUAE 4.5 ;)
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2021, 18:04
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By BastyCDGS
Jack, you might also try ddrescue from a Linux...

Jack, you might also try ddrescue from a Linux distribution, it is an excellent tool for recovering bad blocks on hard drives. Not sure how it works with such old hard drives.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 11 January 2021, 14:34
Replies: 34
Views: 13,274
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi Frode! I've seen it on the git...

Hi Frode!



I've seen it on the git repository. The new fsemu now works with my A4000 config using uaegfx. Half a year ago it didn't boot properly. Great work so far!



I'm still interested...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2020, 14:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By BastyCDGS
One could have a look at the WinUAE or WinFellow...

One could have a look at the WinUAE or WinFellow source code on how do it efficiently. Looking at the JIT code might help, too.

The main question would be if this is still faster in a significant...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 October 2020, 13:43
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By BastyCDGS
What about a hybrid approach in order to increase...

What about a hybrid approach in order to increase speed?

Use the MMU to catch the instructions which access the blitter and then patch that address with a jsr $xxxxxxxx to your own code which...
Forum: request.Modules 13 October 2020, 10:11
Replies: 20
Views: 3,157
Posted By BastyCDGS
Some PC trackers also support more octaves (both...

Some PC trackers also support more octaves (both lower and upper range) or might not exactly use the original ProTracker period table (certain periods are one value off the original PT table values)....
Forum: Coders. General 05 October 2020, 10:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By BastyCDGS
Another possibility is to store only the player...

Another possibility is to store only the player key presses (one byte per frame with zero byte meaning no key input) instead of the coordinates and RLE compression (very fast).

If there is random...
Forum: request.Demos 04 October 2020, 10:49
Replies: 275
Views: 49,688
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello chip! Another possibility is to...

Hello chip!



Another possibility is to try different WiFi channels. Normally routers use auto, but I have experienced bandwidth problems with auto in the past, too.

So try different fixed...
Forum: Coders. System 26 September 2020, 11:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,541
Posted By BastyCDGS
If I remember correctly, the code for AllocVec is...

If I remember correctly, the code for AllocVec is something like this: addq.l #4,d0
move.l d0,-(sp)
jsr _LVOAllocMem(a6)
tst.l d0
beq.s NoMem
move.l d0,a0
move.l...
Forum: Coders. System 19 September 2020, 23:40
Replies: 20
Views: 3,541
Posted By BastyCDGS
Memory allocation can also fail if the memory...

Memory allocation can also fail if the memory list gets damaged.

Depending on the damage done, largest free memory block can shrink dramatically.

I have experienced largest free blocks suddenly...
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 17 September 2020, 10:28
Replies: 44
Views: 15,218
Posted By BastyCDGS
Total DOS Collection v14 (around 106GB with over...

Total DOS Collection v14 (around 106GB with over 20.000 files got from archive.org) can be downloaded from the EAB file server in my ~Uploads/BastyCDGS directory.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 September 2020, 18:06
Replies: 57
Views: 3,448
Posted By BastyCDGS
No need to do a register restore if you want to...

No need to do a register restore if you want to use this trick.
tst.l (sp) directly before a rts will always do the job, because (sp) contains the return address in this case, which is always...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 June 2020, 21:46
Replies: 1,034
Views: 171,642
Posted By BastyCDGS
To all those who believe that Amiga can't do...

To all those who believe that Amiga can't do SMP...

Just look at the PPC turbo boards...they were true dual-cores, even across different CPU architectures! You could have a m68k in TRUE parallel...
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 08 June 2020, 20:15
Replies: 15
Views: 3,381
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hi DamienD! Do you know of strings /...

Hi DamienD!



Do you know of strings / pattern I can search for in order to detect WB disks and games and other software?

BTW: Here is a bash one-liner which searches all files containing the...
Forum: project.Amiga File Server 07 June 2020, 12:59
Replies: 15
Views: 3,381
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello DamienD! If you like, I can...

Hello DamienD!



If you like, I can write a bash script for you which auto checks most of the above formats and creating a file list with all files which could not be processed automatically.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 February 2020, 21:39
Replies: 57
Views: 4,030
Posted By BastyCDGS
To be fair, one should compare a modern CPU...

To be fair, one should compare a modern CPU having all caches disabled, since 68000 did not have any caches by itself.

The performance drop when disabling all caches on modern CPUs is amazingly...
Forum: support.Apps 07 February 2020, 21:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By BastyCDGS
One thing to mention is that DiskCopy is OS...

One thing to mention is that DiskCopy is OS friendly and multitasks well!

Although X-Copy and other tools were far superior regarding features, they often killed multitasking. For copying standard...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 January 2020, 16:45
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By BastyCDGS
Black Crypt is also a game originated on Amiga...

Black Crypt is also a game originated on Amiga and even uses EHB mode (64 colors) and has perfectly smooth animations.
Not even sure if this game was ever ported to other platforms.
Forum: support.Apps 23 January 2020, 15:02
Replies: 39
Views: 2,528
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello! Back in the old Amiga 500...

Hello!



Back in the old Amiga 500 times, I used a word processor called Excellence! which worked very well from floppy and 1MB. It's quite advanced for a word processor. Disk swapping was...
Forum: Coders. System 23 December 2019, 09:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,473
Posted By BastyCDGS
Another possibility is to Lock() your program's...

Another possibility is to Lock() your program's executable with exclusive access mode straight after start.

This way you get a meaningful error message via IoErr() (202: object is busy), if it's...
Forum: support.Apps 22 November 2019, 23:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By BastyCDGS
Thank you for this! I was just reading it,...

Thank you for this!

I was just reading it, but there is something causing me to wonder about the recoverable RAM disk. It is said in the WB1.3.x series that it is called RAMB0:

But I only...
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 November 2019, 19:31
Replies: 26
Views: 2,070
Posted By BastyCDGS
Hello! I've found this very interesting...

Hello!

I've found this very interesting article about problems with floating point numbers in general, maybe this also explains the issue:...
Forum: News 20 October 2019, 00:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By BastyCDGS
heise: Amiga34 – Two days around the cult computer

I just found that nice report about Amiga in a mainstream PC magazine:

It's german, but you can use deepl.com to translate it:
Amiga34 – Zwei Tage rund um den Kultcomputer...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 September 2019, 07:28
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By BastyCDGS
Amiga normally can't delete folders/files which...

Amiga normally can't delete folders/files which are in use, since you are using BLITZ2: assign, it normally isn't possible that the whole folder has disappeared.

I suggest you checking if you...
Forum: project.EAB 09 September 2019, 18:16
Replies: 32
Views: 7,241
Posted By BastyCDGS
This and also don't forget that today's search...

This and also don't forget that today's search engines (at least Google does it) rank sites down if they don't support SSL.
Forum: Coders. System 06 June 2019, 23:38
Replies: 71
Views: 10,003
Posted By BastyCDGS
The best way probably is having just small...

The best way probably is having just small startup code in the program which checks if stack is large enough and if not, allocate large enough and then start with it. Works starting at OS1.x.

Also...
Forum: support.WinUAE 06 June 2019, 22:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By BastyCDGS
Just wait if your underlying system RAM becomes...

Just wait if your underlying system RAM becomes problematic.

With some luck, your memory detection program on Amiga will respond before your host operating system freezes. ;)

Serious answer:...
Forum: support.Games 06 June 2019, 12:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By BastyCDGS
Why do you pass both WAD's? Either use...

Why do you pass both WAD's? Either use SIGIL_COMPAT (it replaces episode 3) or SIGIL (adds episode 5). But don't both!

Do you actually use the shareware version of DOOM.WAD?
Forum: support.Games 05 June 2019, 13:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By BastyCDGS
It means using a port which doesn't output a...

It means using a port which doesn't output a "visplanes overflow" message, when trying to play it. See: https://doom.fandom.com/wiki/Visplane_overflow

Almost all modern source ports don't have a...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 05 June 2019, 10:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By BastyCDGS
Probably permission problem. Most(?) Linux...

Probably permission problem. Most(?) Linux distributions don't allow a normal user to access block devices directly.

To check this, try running fs-uae as root. If that works, you can change the...
Forum: Coders. System 02 June 2019, 16:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,729
Posted By BastyCDGS
I really don't remember any program in the OS1.x...

I really don't remember any program in the OS1.x era which used the math libraries.

The math libraries never had been copied to any custom made WB/Utility/whatever disc by me and nothing...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 02 June 2019, 16:13
Replies: 1,249
Views: 178,861
Posted By BastyCDGS
Just tried on GCC 7.3 of Ubuntu 18.04 with...

Just tried on GCC 7.3 of Ubuntu 18.04 with x86-64:
Dump of assembler code for function main:
=> 0x00005555555544f0 <+0>: movb $0x0,0xb03000
0x00005555555544f8 <+8>: xor %eax,%eax
...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 31 May 2019, 11:26
Replies: 1,346
Views: 384,231
Posted By BastyCDGS
Good morning, Clark! Actually, you can...

Good morning, Clark!



Actually, you can do it now by checking out the current master branch. WinUAE 4.2.1 is already integrated there and most stuff works fine by now.

I have successfully...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 25 May 2019, 16:53
Replies: 103
Views: 44,005
Posted By BastyCDGS
Great work! Thank you! BTW, here is the GDB...

Great work! Thank you!

BTW, here is the GDB crash dump when trying to enable clipboard sharing with OS4.1FE:

Assembly:
0x0000000000d90660 fs_semaphore_post+0 mov (%rdi),%rdi...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 25 May 2019, 09:26
Replies: 103
Views: 44,005
Posted By BastyCDGS
Good morning, Frode! I just tried to build...

Good morning, Frode!

I just tried to build latest git with LTO enabled and optimizations for my native CPU (AMD Bulldozer first generation). It builds fine until the final link stage.

I...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 22 May 2019, 21:42
Replies: 103
Views: 44,005
Posted By BastyCDGS
Good evening, Frode! Tested Bridgeboard...

Good evening, Frode!

Tested Bridgeboard A2386 now. Installation of MS-DOS 6.22 works fine except one thing:
x86 IDE controller hardfile doesn't work anymore after very fresh install of DOS and...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 21 May 2019, 22:55
Replies: 103
Views: 44,005
Posted By BastyCDGS
UPDATE: Had a graphics corruption with OS.41FE...

UPDATE: Had a graphics corruption with OS.41FE right now, window border stuff and background was garbarged after opening a few screens and switching to DiskMaster2 from Utilities directory.
...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 21 May 2019, 22:32
Replies: 103
Views: 44,005
Posted By BastyCDGS
From all what I tested, the only remaining issue...

From all what I tested, the only remaining issue with OS4.1FE is the segfault at boot when clipboard sharing is enabled.

Mouse integration is fine till now, too. :)
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