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Forum: request.Apps 12 November 2018, 23:55
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Posted By absence
MED 2.00 (and presumably 2.01) uses the MED3 file...

MED 2.00 (and presumably 2.01) uses the MED3 file format, whereas MED 2.10 introduced the MMD0 file format, which is also used by MED 3.x and OctaMED 1.x (not sure about later versions). I was...
Forum: request.Apps 12 November 2018, 15:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By absence
MED v2.10

Does anyone know where I can find this particular version? Some PD library? I've checked Fish and 17-bit. Coverdisk..?
Forum: request.Music 05 November 2018, 13:18
Replies: 1
Views: 2,837
Posted By absence
Never mind, it wasn't on Amiga at all. I was...

Never mind, it wasn't on Amiga at all. I was thinking of an early PC intro "Yo" by Future Crew. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzRXfMOou_k
Forum: request.Music 05 November 2018, 12:34
Replies: 1
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Posted By absence
Speedball chiptune cover

I remember a chiptune version of the intro music in Speedball, but I can't remember where it was used. Cracktro, PD game, something else? I've checked that I'm not confusing it with the C64 or Atari...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 May 2017, 15:39
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
Does anyone know where she got them?

Does anyone know where she got them?
Forum: Amiga scene 01 April 2017, 23:20
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
Is it even clear if the schematics exist anymore?

Is it even clear if the schematics exist anymore?
Forum: request.Apps 09 March 2017, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By absence
There were so many floppies like that around...

There were so many floppies like that around 1990. Too bad most of them are lost or rotting in attics now. :/
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2017, 04:09
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
So the question is, did Commodore still have...

So the question is, did Commodore still have enough technical resources in the mid-90s to purchase 68k from Motorola and keep up with the Pentium? Sounds unlikely to me...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2017, 00:12
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
From what you say, it seems like we agree that...

From what you say, it seems like we agree that Intel had CISC expertise, and not only "at that time" (mid-90s). They wouldn't be able to design or produce their CPUs otherwise. :confused
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2017, 21:17
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
I think you have to clarify what you mean,...

I think you have to clarify what you mean, because it's pretty obvious to me that Intel had CISC expertise. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2017, 11:53
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
Home computers were primarily used for games, so...

Home computers were primarily used for games, so the markets weren't that different. Hombre couldn't target the business market, and would have to be a capable games machine in order to stand a...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 February 2017, 10:19
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
The PS2 was released in 2000. By "timely manner"...

The PS2 was released in 2000. By "timely manner" for Hombre I meant 1995. :) As you say, development was probably not far enough along for it to happen. Hombre would likely beat PS1, but it's...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2017, 12:48
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
The Playstation has rather ugly 3D graphics due...

The Playstation has rather ugly 3D graphics due to lack of perspective correction (textures get warped) and low precision in the vertex position output from the geometry transformation (moving...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 February 2017, 22:22
Replies: 61
Views: 10,291
Posted By absence
If Commodore had survived, the Amiga would...

If Commodore had survived, the Amiga would probably have evolved into a slightly customised x86 platform by now in order to remain competetive, just like the Mac has.
Forum: support.Hardware 22 February 2017, 00:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By absence
Pretty sure it's an Epson in the second video....

Pretty sure it's an Epson in the second video. This is a slightly different model (SMD-480L) in an Atari, but it has the same unique spinning motor sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_JCWWHKXIc...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2017, 09:22
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
Ah yes, the custom encoded game data is read of...

Ah yes, the custom encoded game data is read of course. :) However I think there are slaves that skip (e.g. the last track), presumably because it just contains protection stuff and not game data?...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2017, 00:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By absence
It's definitely not the Chinon FB-354. You can...

It's definitely not the Chinon FB-354. You can hear it here at 29.55: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XESsxQFMxSg
It's much more silent than the one in the second video, you can barely hear the...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 22:46
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
The slave installers usually skip the protection...

The slave installers usually skip the protection part of the disks, so even if they install without error, it might not be a good dump. Better to boot it (in WinUAE or written back to a floppy on a...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 17:04
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
You could also just download a pre-installed...

You could also just download a pre-installed slave for additional convenience. The point is that IPF images aren't useless just because you need hardware to write them to physical floppies, but we're...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 16:43
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
The slave installers can read IPF disk images...

The slave installers can read IPF disk images directly instead of floppies, no need to use WinUAE.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 16:29
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
I see what you mean. That's only a problem as...

I see what you mean. That's only a problem as long as there still exists working floppy drives and Amiga hardware however. :) That won't always be the case.


Yes, I think RawDIC supports IPF...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 15:22
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
I strongly disagree, as having a cracked version...

I strongly disagree, as having a cracked version of a game does not preserve the unmodified original at all. Lots of cracks were poorly done and had bugs, or stuff left out because of disk space, and...
Forum: support.Hardware 19 February 2017, 14:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By absence
Does anyone have such a drive (Epson or Chinon)...

Does anyone have such a drive (Epson or Chinon) and can put a quick audio recording of disk access online?
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 14:52
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
You'd be surprised. :) It's important to...

You'd be surprised. :) It's important to understand why the checksum is different though. It's not useful to collect images with different checksums if it's because someone has written to the floppy....
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 14:43
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
Lots of good information appearing in the thread!...

Lots of good information appearing in the thread!


I wasn't saying disks could be dumped without a Kryoflux, but the owner of the disks and the owner of the Kryoflux doesn't necessarily have to...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 11:14
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
Isn't that problem relatively easy to solve...

Isn't that problem relatively easy to solve though? I understand that not everyone who has original floppies will want to buy a Kryoflux, but if preservation was a conscious effort in the community,...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 February 2017, 02:04
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
Thank you for the insight. I've written software...

Thank you for the insight. I've written software to convert WWarp dumps of copy protected floppies to extended ADF format, so I'm well aware that producing IPF files from a flux stream isn't a simple...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2017, 23:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By absence
Just to be clear, which of the two posted videos...

Just to be clear, which of the two posted videos are you guys saying has the drive that sounds standard?
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2017, 22:02
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By absence
Oh! Here's what it sounds like: ...

Oh! Here's what it sounds like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVoZBAq0o04
Poor audio, but you can hear the distinct spinning motor (and quite noisy stepper motor as well). Does that help with...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 February 2017, 17:41
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
I didn't suppose it would do so automatically,...

I didn't suppose it would do so automatically, but I did think the SPS analyser was available to the public. Upon closer inspection, that doesn't seem to be the case. I don't know if any of the...
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2017, 16:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By absence
I don't have the machine anymore, but it made the...

I don't have the machine anymore, but it made the same sound from the day it was brand new, so it's not because of dirt or age. It's not the resonance from the way it was mounted in A500 either, as...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 February 2017, 15:58
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
My impression is that Kryoflux dumps can show if...

My impression is that Kryoflux dumps can show if a professionally duplicated floppy has been modified in a computer. As such, a library of variously modified images in ADF format (which lacks all the...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 February 2017, 14:08
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
Yes, that's one of the main reasons I don't think...

Yes, that's one of the main reasons I don't think TOSEC is suitable for preservation. When modified images have as much value as unmodified ones, and there's no metadata to tell them apart, it...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 February 2017, 13:13
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
While that's always a possibility, more commonly...

While that's always a possibility, more commonly people move on to other interests. :)


That's my experience as well. Even if new submissions were accepted, I don't think TOSEC is a good model...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 February 2017, 04:37
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
Even if the authors had the floppies when they...

Even if the authors had the floppies when they wrote slaves back in the 90s, both authors and floppies could be long gone by now.
Forum: support.Hardware 18 February 2017, 04:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By absence
Identify model of internal A500 floppy drive

Commodore would use drives from pretty much any manufacturer, so unfortunately I don't have much info to go on. Most floppy drives make a slight hum when the motor is active (just spinning, not...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 February 2017, 02:22
Replies: 44
Views: 4,739
Posted By absence
The sorry state of Amiga software preservation

I was poking around at the WHD slaves for Lotus 2 and 3, and noticed that there are four versions of Lotus 2 supported (not including the cracked NTSC one) and three versions of Lotus 3. A web search...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 17 February 2017, 19:17
Replies: 7
Views: 3,330
Posted By absence
Thanks! Very nice look that reminds me of modern...

Thanks! Very nice look that reminds me of modern games like Limbo or Feist. Too bad the gameplay seems a bit pants.
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 17 February 2017, 17:17
Replies: 7
Views: 3,330
Posted By absence
[Found: Blade Warrior] Stylistic sword fighting game (screenshot included)

Anyone know which game this is?

http://i.imgur.com/N0NqAjn.png
Forum: project.SPS (was CAPS) 12 November 2016, 12:16
Replies: 41
Views: 20,478
Posted By absence
Ah, I see. But what if it works on Amigas with...

Ah, I see. But what if it works on Amigas with AGA as well? Does that make it AGA/ECS/OCS? Sounds like it would be easy to confuse games that work on AGA with games that require AGA. On the other...
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