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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 November 2019, 22:58
Replies: 50
Views: 3,046
Posted By AmigaHope
A mature quantum GPU could do movie-grade...

A mature quantum GPU could do movie-grade raytracing in the blink of an eye by simultaneously testing probability for all potential rays in a pixel. It could conceivably get so fast that you could...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 13 November 2019, 22:32
Replies: 48
Views: 9,660
Posted By AmigaHope
Remember when Aminet was the largest software...

Remember when Aminet was the largest software archive on the internet? It held that status into the late 90's.
Forum: project.CARE 13 November 2019, 22:21
Replies: 106
Views: 49,941
Posted By AmigaHope
What I meant is that you can make up for the...

What I meant is that you can make up for the slightly slower CPU by identifying bits of the code that could be handled by the custom chipset instead and rewriting for that. In the case of STE ports...
Forum: project.CARE 08 November 2019, 16:31
Replies: 106
Views: 49,941
Posted By AmigaHope
Literally anything the STE can do an ECS A500 can...

Literally anything the STE can do an ECS A500 can do, but it might require a slightly faster CPU + real fast RAM to do it (as opposed to trapdoor mem).

And in practice even a stock A500 can make...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 November 2019, 16:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By AmigaHope
The 040's caches are much, much larger and more...

The 040's caches are much, much larger and more useful than the anemic caches on the 030, and many instructions received reductions in the number of cycles they took to execute.

So yeah, the 030...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 November 2019, 16:01
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By AmigaHope
Yup, the trapdoor was basically created for the...

Yup, the trapdoor was basically created for the A501, which was released at the same time as the A500. To the best of my knowledge C= did not release a clock-only expansion.

And this led to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 November 2019, 14:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By AmigaHope
Pretty much every early-mid 1980's arcade game...

Pretty much every early-mid 1980's arcade game that got a bad OCS port. Some of them were doable on OCS (fed with more RAM) but some of them weren't. Rygar AGA is an example of how you can do an...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 14:32
Replies: 31
Views: 3,173
Posted By AmigaHope
There's absolutely no way to accomplish this....

There's absolutely no way to accomplish this. Even if you had one of the Nyx boards, they don't even boot. We have no idea how Linda, Monica, and Andrea worked -- because they never worked.

It's...
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2019, 13:54
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By AmigaHope
The board and chips themselves are exactly the...

The board and chips themselves are exactly the same on PAL and NTSC A4000s (there is no chroma generator on it like on the A1200). The only difference between an NTSC and PAL A4000 is the crystal....
Forum: support.Games 07 November 2019, 13:01
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By AmigaHope
Sounds like there needs to be some sort of grand...

Sounds like there needs to be some sort of grand F29 Retaliator crack that lets you install all the missions to HD.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 November 2019, 12:54
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By AmigaHope
It would be a nice feature for future ACA1200...

It would be a nice feature for future ACA1200 cards to include some local storage that could hold basic OS and firmware for bootstrapping. The other fancy memory management features of the ACA500+...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 October 2019, 08:12
Replies: 970
Views: 56,271
Posted By AmigaHope
Acorn lives on in your smartphone.

Acorn lives on in your smartphone.
Forum: support.Games 29 October 2019, 00:32
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By AmigaHope
Don't use that jumper! Always use the early...

Don't use that jumper! Always use the early startup menu or some other tool to switch PAL/NTSC. That jumper seems to work fine at worst, but it causes AmigaOS to expect the correct crystal for that...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 00:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By AmigaHope
The cards don't show up separately in the...

The cards don't show up separately in the AutoConfig list?
Forum: Amiga scene 27 October 2019, 17:59
Replies: 970
Views: 56,271
Posted By AmigaHope
That was a bit of an oversight on Amiga Inc.'s...

That was a bit of an oversight on Amiga Inc.'s part back when they designed OCS. They could have easily hacked in a 31Khz screenmode which is essentially what ECS was. ECS didn't require any more...
Forum: support.Apps 27 October 2019, 04:22
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By AmigaHope
Does it support lh6, lh7, lhe, etc? A lot of...

Does it support lh6, lh7, lhe, etc? A lot of Amiga LhA tools seem to focus only on old LHA file formats that support lh5 max. =o
Forum: support.Hardware 26 October 2019, 12:23
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By AmigaHope
Why even use 2.04? I don't think there's anything...

Why even use 2.04? I don't think there's anything that requires it, pretty much everything that works on 2.04 also works on 3.1.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 October 2019, 03:13
Replies: 162
Views: 7,134
Posted By AmigaHope
You misunderstand. I mean a synth chip in...

You misunderstand. I mean a synth chip in *ADDITION* to Paula's PCM audio. You could include a Yamaha-style FM chip (like the Genesis and X68k), or some sort of "Super SID" PSG with 16 channels or...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2019, 03:08
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By AmigaHope
Great! So glad your problem has been worked out....

Great! So glad your problem has been worked out. =) You should buy some beer for the person who helped you out by burning the GALs for ya. xD Shenzen can be a magical place (though I hear it's...
Forum: support.Hardware 25 October 2019, 02:55
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By AmigaHope
It could also be the result of a bridge on the...

It could also be the result of a bridge on the address bus where the motherboard chips are responding to expansion addresses, but the problem doesn't show itself until the expansion is plugged in and...
Forum: request.UAE Wishlist 23 October 2019, 19:47
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By AmigaHope
I'm constantly amazed at the quality of WinUAE...

I'm constantly amazed at the quality of WinUAE and the amount of hardware that it emulates for completeness' sake rather than for utility. e.g. bridgeboard emulation, which lets you run absolutely...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By AmigaHope
If you include the priority setting tool in your...

If you include the priority setting tool in your startup-sequence before any maprom or setpatch, you should be good. A few variables might get loaded into the slower memory but not enough to affect...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:30
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By AmigaHope
Did they ever stop calling their driver...

Did they ever stop calling their driver "scsi.device"? It always drove me nuts having to deal with the C= IDE driver becoming "2nd.scsi.device", which screwed up my mountlists anytime I unplugged the...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 October 2019, 19:26
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By AmigaHope
Maybe it shipped inside the keyboard garage?

Maybe it shipped inside the keyboard garage?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 October 2019, 19:23
Replies: 162
Views: 7,134
Posted By AmigaHope
About the only thing the Amiga could do in...

About the only thing the Amiga could do in hardware that the X68000 couldn't was line-drawing and fills in large bitmaps, plus some copper and blitter effects that made neat full-screen psychedelics...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2019, 05:48
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By AmigaHope
Does your caddy's door slide open cleanly when...

Does your caddy's door slide open cleanly when you push it with your finger?
Forum: support.Games 21 October 2019, 22:46
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By AmigaHope
Funny that you mention this cheat as I remember I...

Funny that you mention this cheat as I remember I never tried it, as SotB3 was the only one I could ever beat without cheating (and SotB2 was the one that was super hard to beat even *WITH* cheating).
Forum: support.Hardware 21 October 2019, 22:42
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By AmigaHope
OK so to clarify -- system works fine with full...

OK so to clarify -- system works fine with full data caches enabled, including copyback, as long as instruction cache is disabled? That's really weird.

Also to clarify, if MMU libraries are...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,095
Posted By AmigaHope
DMA doesn't work properly on some device/RAM...

DMA doesn't work properly on some device/RAM combinations. In particular some accelerator cards have local memory that does not support DMA from the Z3 bus.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2019, 22:27
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By AmigaHope
I remember a huge difference in the smell between...

I remember a huge difference in the smell between classic mid-late 80's Amigas and the later AGA Amigas, probably because of the factories they came from.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 October 2019, 22:25
Replies: 162
Views: 7,134
Posted By AmigaHope
Big exception I think would have to be Apidya. If...

Big exception I think would have to be Apidya. If it had been released in Japan on the PC Engine or the Megadrive (and had its cutscene art improved by a better artist) it would have been...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 October 2019, 04:45
Replies: 58
Views: 1,664
Posted By AmigaHope
Definitely try the external power supply as...

Definitely try the external power supply as mentioned. It could just be that your old PSU is ass and needs recapping or replacement.

Also have you tried enabling all caches but disabling burst...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 October 2019, 04:38
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By AmigaHope
What is the serial # of this system? It's pretty...

What is the serial # of this system? It's pretty damn early.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2019, 21:53
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By AmigaHope
You can use a tool to adjust memory priorities so...

You can use a tool to adjust memory priorities so the fastest RAM gets allocated first, which means that having that extra RAM won't slow your system down and will only get used when it's needed.
Forum: support.WinUAE 16 October 2019, 19:11
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By AmigaHope
It'd be cool if UAE added snapshottable storage...

It'd be cool if UAE added snapshottable storage device deltas as part of the savestate, like you can when setting a savestate/snapshot in something like vmware.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2019, 19:07
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By AmigaHope
Also keep in mind that a lot of the cutesiest...

Also keep in mind that a lot of the cutesiest games came from Japan.

Japan: Cute things are appealing. Let's make cute games so that people that appreciate cute things will play them!
The West:...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 October 2019, 18:59
Replies: 162
Views: 7,134
Posted By AmigaHope
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Amiga's Achilles Heel was it was almost entirely support by the Bedroom Coder culture. It was a culture of poorly organized small groups that could show...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 October 2019, 18:27
Replies: 50
Views: 3,046
Posted By AmigaHope
Hence any advancements needing a different...

Hence any advancements needing a different chemistry -- it could potentially generate less heat with the movement of electrons, or even be a photonic instead of electronic system.

Let's say we...
Forum: OT - General 16 October 2019, 18:11
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By AmigaHope
It's poo brown because you're poo because you...

It's poo brown because you're poo because you won't fix POWER TETRIS for me with the godlike coding skills I know you have DamienD. You're just trying to keep POWER TETRIS from the people so that...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 16 October 2019, 17:38
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By AmigaHope
There was an unreleased English beta version but...

There was an unreleased English beta version but the translation is very very bad. It would need to be reworked and somehow patched into the fully working Czech version.
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