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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 April 2018, 16:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By NorthWay
Well, I modified it from what it (AFAIR) said in...

Well, I modified it from what it (AFAIR) said in "The Amiga Years" book.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 April 2018, 19:03
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By NorthWay
Wasn't the story that =RJ= locked himself into...

Wasn't the story that =RJ= locked himself into his office for seven months, coming out only once to ask Sassenrath something about Exec, and then delivered Intuition?
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2018, 21:46
Replies: 60
Views: 1,648
Posted By NorthWay
Mostly real hw, but I'm still waiting for some...

Mostly real hw, but I'm still waiting for some _proper_ enhanced FPGA solutions at which point I'll still be using real hw, just not C= made ones.
Forum: News 18 April 2018, 17:32
Replies: 48
Views: 6,387
Posted By NorthWay
Talk about fast moving Kickstarter! It might be...

Talk about fast moving Kickstarter! It might be successful before the day is over.
Got both extra cards and the wall plot. I wouldn't mind plots of all 3 chips...

EDIT: That was indeed fast....
Forum: News 18 April 2018, 14:08
Replies: 48
Views: 6,387
Posted By NorthWay
I also finished reading it not long ago. Great...

I also finished reading it not long ago. Great book, but it makes you lose faith in humanity. It's reads like a bad version of a Greek tragedy.
You nearly had to deliberately mishandle it to make C=...
Forum: support.Apps 12 April 2018, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By NorthWay
As usual I recommend Barfly(BAsm+BDebug) and...

As usual I recommend Barfly(BAsm+BDebug) and PicCon.
You'll need an editor of choice too - CEd has several macros for integrating with Barfly that you can find on AmiNet.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 March 2018, 13:19
Replies: 44
Views: 1,744
Posted By NorthWay
Dragon's Lair, Master of Magic, Knucklebusters,...

Dragon's Lair, Master of Magic, Knucklebusters, Delta in-game. All his long industrial and moody stuff is incredible IMO and hasn't been said to rip off anything. (Delta is Floyd inspired. Zoids is a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2018, 16:47
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By NorthWay
BTW, I still haven't found an original of it nor...

BTW, I still haven't found an original of it nor a copy. Unlike Mindwalker, Delta Patrol and Brataccas.
(I have an original MW disk, but I believe it has been written to or copied over since new -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 March 2018, 15:10
Replies: 65
Views: 2,206
Posted By NorthWay
Rick Dangerous is infamously known for being...

Rick Dangerous is infamously known for being designed around the ZX Spectrum 32x24 character screen size and 24x21 VIC-II sprites - all the versions just re-use the layout and sprites in varying...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 March 2018, 18:05
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By NorthWay
"Monkey Business" from The Other Valley Software....

"Monkey Business" from The Other Valley Software.
This is backed up by Peter Olafson of Amiga World magazine: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.amiga.games/sEoIsRdzmTA


Person or...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 March 2018, 14:25
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By NorthWay
And it could also be that chipram is 1M or 2M so...

And it could also be that chipram is 1M or 2M so don't fall over if you don't find another chunk.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2018, 00:20
Replies: 67
Views: 2,698
Posted By NorthWay
I'd nominate Xenon II: AGA version using 2x4bpl...

I'd nominate Xenon II: AGA version using 2x4bpl dual-playfield and 64-bit wide sprites for the multiple layers. Possibly not running 50fps, but at least 25.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 March 2018, 20:13
Replies: 51
Views: 2,011
Posted By NorthWay
? DBLPAL/NTSC / Multiscan screenmodes are...

?
DBLPAL/NTSC / Multiscan screenmodes are 56KHz. If you fiddle the display enough (preferably with the video signal off) you should be able to get some silly high frequencies from poor old Paula....
Forum: Hardware mods 02 March 2018, 20:05
Replies: 140
Views: 7,875
Posted By NorthWay
Why not have the connectors as internal headers...

Why not have the connectors as internal headers with rows of pin pairs?
Then you attach a flat cable to a break-out connector in one of the back slots. AFAIK that is how Amiga tower designs have...
Forum: Hardware mods 25 February 2018, 22:12
Replies: 140
Views: 7,875
Posted By NorthWay
If you're actually doing a new motherboard then...

If you're actually doing a new motherboard then I'd suggest dropping the riser card and putting the Z3 slots directly on the board. Erm... you kinda have to do that to fit a pc case? Do Zorro cards...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 February 2018, 13:04
Replies: 162
Views: 10,192
Posted By NorthWay
Wouldn't an _optional_ MFM decoder just have been...

Wouldn't an _optional_ MFM decoder just have been a few wires and some selector logic?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 10 February 2018, 01:38
Replies: 1,833
Views: 236,605
Posted By NorthWay
It's a nice cost reduction feature. You need a...

It's a nice cost reduction feature. You need a ROM, traces, interfacing logic and such on the card to handle this, but with the driver on file you can do without. It is obviously not the best...
Forum: Hardware mods 10 February 2018, 01:26
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By NorthWay
Sell the keyboard to me? (It was worth a try...)

Sell the keyboard to me? (It was worth a try...)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 February 2018, 22:30
Replies: 75
Views: 3,015
Posted By NorthWay
31 years later I got my own A1000. It still has...

31 years later I got my own A1000. It still has killer looks but my mind insisted it was larger than it turned out to be.
IMO it could have been scaled up a bit in both x(5-10cm)/y(?)/z(2-3cm) and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 February 2018, 22:25
Replies: 1,833
Views: 236,605
Posted By NorthWay
"The Amiga Years" book IIRC.

"The Amiga Years" book IIRC.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 February 2018, 02:02
Replies: 1,833
Views: 236,605
Posted By NorthWay
It's worse than that actually, they waited until...

It's worse than that actually, they waited until the beginning of the month to get single digit dates!
Forum: Collections 24 January 2018, 10:22
Replies: 539
Views: 40,394
Posted By NorthWay
Any signs of "Monkey Business" / Other Valley...

Any signs of "Monkey Business" / Other Valley Software?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 January 2018, 14:40
Replies: 44
Views: 3,155
Posted By NorthWay
I thought making laser holes (possibly...

I thought making laser holes (possibly non-visible) was for generating weak bits? Then you don't need to write, just read miltiple times?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 January 2018, 22:47
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By NorthWay
Goblins for me. Ghouls tries too hard.

Goblins for me. Ghouls tries too hard.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 20 January 2018, 11:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,570
Posted By NorthWay
Thanks for that link. So today I learned that...

Thanks for that link.
So today I learned that SPARC64 can be BE/LE on a page-by-page basis - I wasn't the first to think of that idea then...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 December 2017, 00:49
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By NorthWay
G2 - no contest. Not even funny. I adore the game...

G2 - no contest. Not even funny. I adore the game mechanics of it, coming in 3rd only to Impossible Mission and Dropzone.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 December 2017, 18:24
Replies: 32
Views: 7,264
Posted By NorthWay
Ok... now, I read that faster and faster, but...

Ok... now, I read that faster and faster, but didn't it basically say nobody has the 3.1 source rights? Neither Cloanto nor Hyperion.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2017, 22:06
Replies: 184
Views: 14,899
Posted By NorthWay
Has anyone done any back-of-the-envelope...

Has anyone done any back-of-the-envelope calculation for a setting with byte-per-pixel but only using 16 values and a blitter c2p in 4 bitplanes?
Running time for the c2p in different sizes, and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 December 2017, 21:58
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By NorthWay
I think I'll have to side with Arkanoid. But I...

I think I'll have to side with Arkanoid. But I guess I should play it in NTSC for more of a 'tate experience?
Interesting to see who the devs on Giganoid are - didn't they connect with Discovery...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 December 2017, 22:20
Replies: 77
Views: 5,189
Posted By NorthWay
Indeed. Excellent conversion!

Indeed. Excellent conversion!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 December 2017, 12:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By NorthWay
I always thought you could do a very nice pinball...

I always thought you could do a very nice pinball game in HAM. If most moving parts were hw sprite outlined you could hide the 3-pixels delta needed to get to the pixel value to the right of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 November 2017, 17:54
Replies: 5,628
Views: 849,972
Posted By NorthWay
2x 60mm AFDP 6025B AcoustiFan. Installed one...

2x 60mm AFDP 6025B AcoustiFan.
Installed one into my small external IBM SCSI enclosure (which has my SSD SATA and SCSI converter - basically the only thing making heat is the PSU itself), set it to...
Forum: support.Apps 15 November 2017, 02:56
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By NorthWay
Rev6 cpu arrived. Much breath holding to get old...

Rev6 cpu arrived. Much breath holding to get old out and new in.

Boot up. Start Resource. Fall over again. Not cool.
I _do_ see a difference in that it will do the search and jump to the correct...
Forum: support.Hardware 15 November 2017, 02:52
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By NorthWay
I got it done, but it was a bit of a cold-sweat...

I got it done, but it was a bit of a cold-sweat thing. When it first had lifted a little I used a tiny screwdriver that I put between the pins and jacked carefully.

Putting the new one in was...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2017, 14:05
Replies: 519
Views: 51,350
Posted By NorthWay
Fort Apocalypse source is available - a port...

Fort Apocalypse source is available - a port would be nice.
Forum: Coders. General 03 November 2017, 00:20
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By NorthWay
Ehm...? Are yo sure you want what you say? When...

Ehm...?
Are yo sure you want what you say? When I transfered my data I just took my old drives, hooked them up to a scsi controller, and dd dumped them to files. The files were simply given hdf...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 November 2017, 00:09
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By NorthWay
That looks close enough. Where do you buy one...

That looks close enough. Where do you buy one (online)?

(And I haven't ripped apart my CS060 to check if the pins are soldered...)
(Oh yes, still looking for somewhere to get a Rev 6 060!)
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2017, 15:35
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By NorthWay
This is the video of Cosmos(?) removing a cpu:...

This is the video of Cosmos(?) removing a cpu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZvjEVNGczY
That is the tool I was asking about.
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2017, 14:21
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By NorthWay
Yes, that's what I have in my 4000. (Though mine...

Yes, that's what I have in my 4000. (Though mine has no ethernet/cache option as is often mentioned that they have.)


Same as me then. It looked like there was a tool for simply jacking it out,...
Forum: support.Hardware 01 November 2017, 10:14
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By NorthWay
See this:...

See this: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=89214
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