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Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 May 2020, 14:59
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By WayneK
If you look at c64 intros from late 80's, you...

If you look at c64 intros from late 80's, you will see lots of scrolltexts containing stuff like "this is my last crack on c64 I'm moving to Amiga" or "if you can get Amiga originals get in touch"......
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 April 2020, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By WayneK
I remember the Cynix SNES stuff, it was pretty...

I remember the Cynix SNES stuff, it was pretty decent at the time. Although people *did* indeed have docs (I had a copy, and I couldn't even code at this point) but there was a lot of innovation in...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 April 2020, 15:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By WayneK
The scroller was simply amazing, loved it. ...

The scroller was simply amazing, loved it. Virgill's soundtrack was great too (and I see he released AmigaKlang today?)
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 14 April 2020, 15:25
Replies: 100
Views: 6,909
Posted By WayneK
We (my flatmates and I) actually had a...

We (my flatmates and I) actually had a Championship Sprint arcade machine in our flat for a while - until the girls downstairs complained to the landlord about the noise we made stamping on the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 April 2020, 14:56
Replies: 55
Views: 3,988
Posted By WayneK
But if you're determined to make your engine 100%...

But if you're determined to make your engine 100% generic, and you're trying to code an optimised engine for a 198x/199x target platform, you should probably find an easier way to hurt yourself ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 13 April 2020, 14:52
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By WayneK
Indeed, like his NeoGeo ST musicdisk! Let's hope...

Indeed, like his NeoGeo ST musicdisk! Let's hope Amtari doesn't catch on tho...;)
Forum: project.Sprites 11 April 2020, 15:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,739
Posted By WayneK
If you are ripping them from a VRAM/tileram...

If you are ripping them from a VRAM/tileram screenshot, the cars are centred in each 16x16 (or 32x32, whatever) meta-tile already.
Python has Pillow (fork of PIL, Python Image Lib) which I think a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 April 2020, 20:49
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By WayneK
Frogger compression might look familiar

I was watching some reverse-engineering videos on YT, and came across this one today about a 200x version of "Frogger" on PC that people are still actively modding... with a particular focus on the...
Forum: project.Sprites 10 April 2020, 14:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,739
Posted By WayneK
It was pretty interesting to watch, but I really...

It was pretty interesting to watch, but I really don't understand why you didn't just screenshot the VRAM/Tile memory from the MAME debugger and write a little python script or something to stitch...
Forum: support.Other 21 March 2020, 13:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,484
Posted By WayneK
Scooby & Scrappy-Doo would like a word with you!...

Scooby & Scrappy-Doo would like a word with you! :P
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2020, 19:59
Replies: 92
Views: 7,082
Posted By WayneK
Imagine my surprise when I was busted, and...

Imagine my surprise when I was busted, and presented during police interview with an extremely long list of phonecalls I had allegedly made via AT&T :P
They also wanted to know why most of them were...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2020, 12:39
Replies: 92
Views: 7,082
Posted By WayneK
PBX (Private Branch eXchange) was a toll-free...

PBX (Private Branch eXchange) was a toll-free (0800 in the UK) number that would end up at a dial-tone, where if you knew the s3kr3t k0d3 (usually a 4-6 digit 'PIN') you could then make an on-going...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 March 2020, 13:28
Replies: 48
Views: 3,503
Posted By WayneK
I love Tapper, one of my all-time favourites. I...

I love Tapper, one of my all-time favourites. I really hope you complete this, it's already looking good!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 March 2020, 11:33
Replies: 31
Views: 1,785
Posted By WayneK
It's almost true, he hid some 'nasty' messages to...

It's almost true, he hid some 'nasty' messages to crackers (Skol/ATX? :P ) in at least 1 of his Core games... how quickly he forgot about making a cracktro for the most prolific pirate group at that...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 March 2020, 11:29
Replies: 101
Views: 7,492
Posted By WayneK
Not learning to crack on Amiga when I had the...

Not learning to crack on Amiga when I had the chance (some 'known' crackers offered to teach/mentor me) during the good old days because I thought it would be too complex...

In fact if it hadn't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 March 2020, 11:55
Replies: 31
Views: 1,785
Posted By WayneK
Great Giana Sisters (Red Sector Inc) certainly...

Great Giana Sisters (Red Sector Inc) certainly had the highest ratio of people seeing the cracked version vs the original version :)
Forum: Coders. Releases 09 February 2020, 13:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By WayneK
Nice demo Antiriad, I especially liked the big...

Nice demo Antiriad, I especially liked the big sinescroll & it's 'outrun' kind of vibe with the background etc. Some great graphics in there too.
Forum: Coders. General 30 January 2020, 13:03
Replies: 34
Views: 3,314
Posted By WayneK
Since the first post was about reversing the...

Since the first post was about reversing the level format, if the individual levels are loaded from disk I would find the disk loader (search for writes to DFF07E/DSKSYNC, work back to find the...
Forum: Coders. General 25 January 2020, 12:21
Replies: 34
Views: 3,314
Posted By WayneK
Ghidra is probably best if you don't have an IDA...

Ghidra is probably best if you don't have an IDA Pro licence (*cough*), or you could also try Radare2 (use "Cutter", recently much improved GUI for r2 - this also includes the Ghidra decompiler as a...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 December 2019, 15:17
Replies: 132
Views: 10,395
Posted By WayneK
Nice, this looks better than I expected honestly...

Nice, this looks better than I expected honestly - I do see the similarities with Hyper Active on Speccy too.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 December 2019, 14:55
Replies: 28
Views: 3,769
Posted By WayneK
For some reason, this story sounds very familiar...

For some reason, this story sounds very familiar to me... :P
Nice one Sting, thanks for finally releasing this as a little Xmas present!
Forum: Coders. General 02 November 2019, 13:14
Replies: 85
Views: 8,711
Posted By WayneK
Yes, I mentioned it to Antiriad_UK because he...

Yes, I mentioned it to Antiriad_UK because he specifically said he was looking to depack from fast -> chip mem :P
Forum: Coders. General 01 November 2019, 12:23
Replies: 85
Views: 8,711
Posted By WayneK
You could also take a look at DoynaxLZ, which was...

You could also take a look at DoynaxLZ, which was used in the Oxyron demo Planet Rocklobster (https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=65355).

It's a port of a c64 packer to 68000, he released the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 October 2019, 12:14
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By WayneK
Earlier Gremlin Graphics games basically boil...

Earlier Gremlin Graphics games basically boil down to a simple "check track, BEQ good BNE notgood", copy a few old games to ADF (XCopy in UAE, .IPF to .ADF) and find games which seem to copy...
Forum: Collections 12 September 2019, 11:38
Replies: 374
Views: 61,478
Posted By WayneK
Welcome to the scene. Where did you think...

Welcome to the scene.


Where did you think all those 'inside' games came from, cracked/released before store release date? Did you ever download/play any of them?


Yeah, I thought so...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2019, 11:24
Replies: 28
Views: 3,240
Posted By WayneK
This made me laugh, it's just so random. With...

This made me laugh, it's just so random. With all due respect, what do you get out of impersonating Echo/LSD? I mean, 4-Mat or Nuke I could understand... :P
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 August 2019, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By WayneK
All the memory addresses are in the dev manual,...

All the memory addresses are in the dev manual, otherwise it wouldn't be very useful to developers :)

I think maybe Charles McDonald played around with CPS-1 stuff, I vaguely remember someone...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 05 August 2019, 11:46
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By WayneK
Yes, and yes, although not necessarily in that...

Yes, and yes, although not necessarily in that order (for MVS at least) :P
Search for Neo Geo development manual using the Googles, and you will find what you seek (and also visit the Neo Geo Dev...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 July 2019, 11:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By WayneK
Streets of Rage II wins, no question about it :P

Streets of Rage II wins, no question about it :P
Forum: Coders. General 15 July 2019, 11:17
Replies: 13
Views: 2,853
Posted By WayneK
Do you have to code a compatible packer? Isn't...

Do you have to code a compatible packer? Isn't is (much) easier to pack the files using an existing packer, and patch the new decrunch routine into the DOS game.exe?

I'm certainly not up for...
Forum: Coders. General 09 July 2019, 10:51
Replies: 85
Views: 8,711
Posted By WayneK
I can confirm this :great Been busy on...

I can confirm this :great


Been busy on other stuff (c64, playing some CTF's), but you can never leave Amigaaaaa!
Forum: Amiga scene 16 June 2019, 18:15
Replies: 43
Views: 5,187
Posted By WayneK
Nice one 4play, I used to swap...

Nice one 4play, I used to swap module/sample-disks with Cutcreator back in the day! Under-rated musician, made some nice tunes.
Forum: Coders. General 16 June 2019, 18:11
Replies: 85
Views: 8,711
Posted By WayneK
Just the reference Google LZ4 code probably, I...

Just the reference Google LZ4 code probably, I think Anima posted all his LZ4 stuff on atari-forum (which I know you're a member of) - the packer is probably there somewhere!
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 May 2019, 15:52
Replies: 37
Views: 2,371
Posted By WayneK
Watched the demo just now (on YT, shame on me for...

Watched the demo just now (on YT, shame on me for being lazy) - it's pretty good! A few classic effects done well and also good music...

A lot of people revisit their youth and mess around for a...
Forum: Collections 26 May 2019, 15:10
Replies: 46
Views: 6,802
Posted By WayneK
Its emulation is good, but for some reason it...

Its emulation is good, but for some reason it crashes frequently on both my PC's so I just had to accept defeat and give up on it :P
Forum: Collections 25 May 2019, 11:56
Replies: 46
Views: 6,802
Posted By WayneK
Don't forget MAME if you're interested in coding...

Don't forget MAME if you're interested in coding some 2019 stuff for Sega scene - it has an excellent debugger :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2019, 15:46
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By WayneK
For some reason I prefer the arcade ones,...

For some reason I prefer the arcade ones, Paperboy was interesting + Gauntlet too.
But the Lemmings one was indeed interesting, especially all the 'easter-eggs' Mike put in the SNES version of...
Forum: project.aGTW 17 March 2019, 10:28
Replies: 17
Views: 3,724
Posted By WayneK
Thanks Jarre, always nice to see unreleased stuff...

Thanks Jarre, always nice to see unreleased stuff being found. Although the developer blog didn't make me want to play it "who would want to try this flickering mess?" :P
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 March 2019, 12:44
Replies: 21
Views: 2,358
Posted By WayneK
I somehow doubt the NSA are going to backdoor a...

I somehow doubt the NSA are going to backdoor a tool that is going to be used by a large number of the world's best reverse engineers... that would seem like a certain path to an epic fail.

On...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 March 2019, 12:40
Replies: 59
Views: 4,350
Posted By WayneK
Only in the very early days, by 199x this wasn't...

Only in the very early days, by 199x this wasn't the case.


It was a 'choice', as idrougge said it may have been related to money - Amiga owners didn't care about a few extra disks, ST owners did...
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