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Forum: OT - General 06 June 2019, 15:23
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By E-Penguin
That was my plan too. Only it turns out that...

That was my plan too. Only it turns out that sarcastic answers to the health and safety questionnaire aren't appreciated, and "banning old people from the shop" isn't in line with the Sainsbury's...
Forum: Coders. Contest 06 June 2019, 14:17
Replies: 1,087
Views: 74,716
Posted By E-Penguin
I must confess I do find the current "normal"...

I must confess I do find the current "normal" gradient so subtle as to be indistinguishable from a single colour, unless I really look at it.

Maybe I should get my eyes checked :)
Forum: Amiga scene 06 June 2019, 00:06
Replies: 777
Views: 138,550
Posted By E-Penguin
dd if=/dev/sda of=sdcard.img Or whatever the...

dd if=/dev/sda of=sdcard.img

Or whatever the appropriate device is. You can also mount it in winuae which is great for image preparation.
Forum: News 06 June 2019, 00:02
Replies: 61
Views: 7,448
Posted By E-Penguin
Manufacturers pay a fortune to put hdmi on a...

Manufacturers pay a fortune to put hdmi on a project, if they don't want to get sued by the hdmi alliance or whatever it's called.
Forum: Coders. Contest 27 May 2019, 20:30
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By E-Penguin
We're having exactly the same discussions as last...

We're having exactly the same discussions as last time - categories and points and other restrictions. You can read the original threads to see how it went (at length!)

More productive perhaps is...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2019, 19:34
Replies: 92
Views: 7,925
Posted By E-Penguin
Denial of a preliminary injunction is very...

Denial of a preliminary injunction is very different to a decision that hyperion are allowed to develop and sell 3.1.4.

I'd be more favourable to Hyperion if they actually paid the developers....
Forum: Coders. Contest 15 May 2019, 22:54
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By E-Penguin
I'm pretty sure someone could take cannon fodder...

I'm pretty sure someone could take cannon fodder and replace the soldiers with penguins ; wouldn't be "substantially new development" but would meet the letter of that rule. Ultimately we have to...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2019, 22:45
Replies: 92
Views: 7,925
Posted By E-Penguin
If it was easy it would be boring. Amiga OS...

If it was easy it would be boring.

Amiga OS does have a few nice tricks though. Embedding the file system within the drive itself is a nicer solution than either Windows or Linux have, for example.
Forum: Coders. Contest 15 May 2019, 15:10
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By E-Penguin
I was involved in drafting the rules; the...

I was involved in drafting the rules; the intention was to allow prior work as long as it was declared. The only stipulation was that it had to be substantially new development for the competition,...
Forum: OT - General 15 May 2019, 09:19
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By E-Penguin
I started doing "5-2" intermittent fasting (2...

I started doing "5-2" intermittent fasting (2 non-consecutive days a week of eating ~500 calories, rest as normal). Initially I did it out of curiosity, to see what the fuss was all about; autophagy...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 May 2019, 01:08
Replies: 195
Views: 19,472
Posted By E-Penguin
A bit of a strange one, and probably not a Blitz...

A bit of a strange one, and probably not a Blitz problem at all...

I pass a file name as a command line argument; in OS3.1 it works fine but in 1.3 it can't find the file; a bit of debugging shows...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2019, 18:16
Replies: 777
Views: 138,550
Posted By E-Penguin
It's only taken me a year to get round to doing...

It's only taken me a year to get round to doing it but I can finally report that the Z2 graphics card works with the latest firmware and an X-surf-500 also. The ungainly stack of accelerators is a...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 April 2019, 13:53
Replies: 94
Views: 6,024
Posted By E-Penguin
An AHI-compatible sound card would be amazing, if...

An AHI-compatible sound card would be amazing, if you're accepting feature requests! :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 April 2019, 18:20
Replies: 5,995
Views: 1,015,201
Posted By E-Penguin
I've been splashing out recently... TF330 for...

I've been splashing out recently...
TF330 for the CD³²
ACA1233n (26MHz) for the ACA500+ (for the A500)
XSurf-500 for the ACA500+ (for the A500)

Desk space remains problematic.

The zip-RAM...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 April 2019, 21:44
Replies: 68
Views: 6,191
Posted By E-Penguin
Incredible. :bowdown

Incredible. :bowdown
Forum: Coders. Contest 17 April 2019, 10:37
Replies: 85
Views: 7,001
Posted By E-Penguin
I have to admit, I was sceptical about whether a...

I have to admit, I was sceptical about whether a conversion could be "original development" enough to make it fair in a competition against other new games, but having followed the development thread...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2019, 21:37
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By E-Penguin
Ha! Thanks for that. It looks like I should RTFM...

Ha! Thanks for that. It looks like I should RTFM more closely!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 April 2019, 18:22
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By E-Penguin
Blitter line-drawing mode?

I will be wanting to draw lots of patterned lines and the blitter can apparently do this with a special mode. I've taken the example from here:...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 April 2019, 21:11
Replies: 195
Views: 19,472
Posted By E-Penguin
Is there any way to use the blitter in line...

Is there any way to use the blitter in line drawing mode without resorting to asm? I'd like to draw some dotted lines and the hardware reference manual suggests the blitter will do it for me..
Forum: support.Other 11 April 2019, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By E-Penguin
Interested via PM - I have no problem with my rom...

Interested via PM - I have no problem with my rom addiction. Just one more won't hurt, I can stop any time I want... ;)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 April 2019, 15:01
Replies: 46
Views: 3,046
Posted By E-Penguin
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the...

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification! :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 April 2019, 19:15
Replies: 46
Views: 3,046
Posted By E-Penguin
*Tile\Source = Address + (*Tile\Source * (2 * 16...

*Tile\Source = Address + (*Tile\Source * (2 * 16 * 5))
Tile source is defined as a multiple of tile source? Is this something that gets evaluated as the map scrolls?
Forum: OT - General 02 April 2019, 23:03
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By E-Penguin
German has 16 different meanings for "the",...

German has 16 different meanings for "the", depending on the gender, case and plural, but only six actual words, so the same word can mean different things depending on what's going on.

"Der", for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 April 2019, 22:38
Replies: 5,995
Views: 1,015,201
Posted By E-Penguin
I think I've finally got a solution to my problem...

I think I've finally got a solution to my problem of more than 2mb fastram with an A590 - bought an unnamed sidecar memory expansion with pass-through connector. Now just waiting on a delivery of zip...
Forum: OT - General 31 March 2019, 22:04
Replies: 52
Views: 5,437
Posted By E-Penguin
About the only German TV we watch is Die Sendung...

About the only German TV we watch is Die Sendung mit der Maus. Never had it on long enough to decipher the rest of it.
Forum: OT - General 31 March 2019, 10:28
Replies: 52
Views: 5,437
Posted By E-Penguin
The GEZ is a con - we still get lots of crap...

The GEZ is a con - we still get lots of crap advertisements and you have to pay extra for HD. I can certainly understand not wanting to pay this shit, but German tax bureaucracy isn't known for...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 28 March 2019, 18:45
Replies: 195
Views: 19,472
Posted By E-Penguin
There's a sizeof for a type apparently...

There's a sizeof for a type apparently (http://docs.amiblitz.de/blitzprogrammers/0150.html) but not the resultant data structure.

I think I'll try something using AllocMem, although it would then...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 March 2019, 23:48
Replies: 40
3d?
Views: 1,994
Posted By E-Penguin
Rotation and translation working, along with edge...

Rotation and translation working, along with edge rendering.

Completely un-optimised, mind you, but validates the concepts.

The DARTS example seems to have pre-calculated things like the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 March 2019, 19:01
Replies: 195
Views: 19,472
Posted By E-Penguin
Arrays created dynamically from input file, so I...

Arrays created dynamically from input file, so I don't know a priori how big they'll be. I suppose I could store the size at the same time as dim'ing them
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 March 2019, 16:14
Replies: 195
Views: 19,472
Posted By E-Penguin
Drat, I'll have to create some sort of NewType...

Drat, I'll have to create some sort of NewType with a "size" parameter and an array pointer then. I can't use lists as I need indexed access.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 March 2019, 15:03
Replies: 40
3d?
Views: 1,994
Posted By E-Penguin
For the fun of the it, for learning about 3d...

For the fun of the it, for learning about 3d graphics. I doubt I can make meaningful improvements to the work of others but I can teach myself a bit about rotational matrices and play around with the...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 March 2019, 14:01
Replies: 40
3d?
Views: 1,994
Posted By E-Penguin
That's cheating, I want to do it from first...

That's cheating, I want to do it from first principles ;)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 March 2019, 14:00
Replies: 195
Views: 19,472
Posted By E-Penguin
Can I find the length of an array? In c I'd...

Can I find the length of an array?

In c I'd do
int arrayLen = sizeof(myArray) / sizeof(int);

The Blitz reference manual lists a sizeof for a type, but not for a variable. Any ideas?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 March 2019, 13:58
Replies: 40
3d?
Views: 1,994
Posted By E-Penguin
Nice! I've got as far as projecting a series of...

Nice! I've got as far as projecting a series of vertices onto a 2d plane (the screen) but not rotations yet.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 March 2019, 22:06
Replies: 40
3d?
Views: 1,994
Posted By E-Penguin
This has piqued my interest - currently reading...

This has piqued my interest - currently reading about projection matrices... If I can get my head around it I'll write something in blitz and share it here.

The more I read the more astounded I...
Forum: Coders. Contest 15 March 2019, 00:19
Replies: 1,087
Views: 74,716
Posted By E-Penguin
Indeed; as a casual gamer I'm unlikely to ever...

Indeed; as a casual gamer I'm unlikely to ever play a game all the way through but I do like to have a go at every level. I realise I'm not the core audience but I suspect there are more casual...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 March 2019, 22:45
Replies: 7
Poll: If ever...
Views: 676
Posted By E-Penguin
There are other options. One could read through...

There are other options. One could read through the source out of curiosity, or use it to develop new software or hardware, or fork it (because yay fragmentation) or back-port things to AROS or...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2019, 23:45
Replies: 206
Views: 13,908
Posted By E-Penguin
Yes. https://www.amigaforever.com/kb/13-145

Yes.
https://www.amigaforever.com/kb/13-145
Forum: Amiga scene 12 March 2019, 23:39
Replies: 200
Views: 16,417
Posted By E-Penguin
Reasonableness never got anyone anywhere in the...

Reasonableness never got anyone anywhere in the post commodore madness
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 19:41
Replies: 200
Views: 16,417
Posted By E-Penguin
And have you met the users? They do nothing but...

And have you met the users? They do nothing but bicker and complain!
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