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Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 22:58
Replies: 26
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Posted By roondar
One of my favourite Amiga shoot em ups (and I...

One of my favourite Amiga shoot em ups (and I know some people will call me crazy as it's both a Euro-shooter and doesn't run at 50Hz) is SWIV. I just love that game and I literally don't care it...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 22:52
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
I'm not aware of PowerBobs. However, it's pretty...

I'm not aware of PowerBobs. However, it's pretty easy to check if it uses the same principle: if it doesn't require an AGA machine or an A3000 then it is very likely that it doesn't use the same...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 22:42
Replies: 26
Views: 504
Posted By roondar
Pretty much the best known example (to me anyway)...

Pretty much the best known example (to me anyway) is the original arcade version of Outrun, which runs at 30FPS.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 18:45
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
That's quite interesting. Normally not all that...

That's quite interesting. Normally not all that important I guess, but the A1200 has quite slow memory and running the Blitter makes it even slower (from the perspective of the CPU), so I guess it...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 18:27
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
It's such a shame too, as they really are a great...

It's such a shame too, as they really are a great way to deal with graphics data like this. The bitfield version of the routine was much simpler. But all shall perish on the altar of performance :D
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 18:01
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
That reminds me... We had a small discussion over...

That reminds me... We had a small discussion over PM about some of the weirdness I ran into when making this. Might be interesting to share some of it with a wider audience now. I'll add a bonus item...
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 17:48
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By roondar
Once I have something, I'll be sure to share it....

Once I have something, I'll be sure to share it. But it may be a while yet ;)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 17:39
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
It probably won't surprise you, but I'm a lot...

It probably won't surprise you, but I'm a lot more optimistic. I'm actually rather convinced this method can be useful for far more than very specific cases :)
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 17:19
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By roondar
It is true that once you have it no further...

It is true that once you have it no further logins are required. But I didn't have it on my PC. Thought I did, but that turned out to be incorrect ;)
Forum: OT - General Yesterday, 14:55
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By roondar
I did manage to get a download eventually, thanks...

I did manage to get a download eventually, thanks for the links, etc.

That said, I still think it's a bit much that the creators of Java have such policies in place. It's probably an overreaction...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 14:38
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
I'm definitely certain programmers do try to...

I'm definitely certain programmers do try to optimize concurrency :great. I'm even a bit hopeful that this effect might help programmers achieve more of that.

That said, I am completely unaware of...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 11:19
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
Like they say, great (or crazy :p) minds think...

Like they say, great (or crazy :p) minds think alike :D

It's probably worth noting then that the limiting factor for the speed of this effect is purely based on number of the memory reads/writes...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 11:01
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By roondar
More C64 games is always a good idea if you ask...

More C64 games is always a good idea if you ask me :great

That said, I'm not quite sure which Amiga platform this is currently aiming for - is this a game for NG Amiga's, or is a version for...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 10:43
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
Your welcome! Got more ideas yet, so there will...

Your welcome!
Got more ideas yet, so there will be more Amiga Tech episodes in the future :D

My personal hypothesis is that the A1200 was seen very differently from the A500. The A500 was a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 00:14
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By roondar
CPU Assisted Blitting example + source

A while ago I had the idea to make the CPU and Blitter work together for blitting bobs on an unexpanded Amiga 1200. The idea being that the 32 bit access to chip memory of the 68020, coupled with the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 February 2020, 23:23
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By roondar
It might be interesting to note that Lemon Amiga...

It might be interesting to note that Lemon Amiga scores this game a 7.3 out of 10 based on 228 votes. Which is a good three points more than I'd personally rank it, but does show that there is a...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 February 2020, 12:06
Replies: 224
Views: 20,536
Posted By roondar
I'm rather hoping for the ACA 1240/1260 cards and...

I'm rather hoping for the ACA 1240/1260 cards and the Reloaded to appear one day. I have the C64 reloaded and it's pretty awesome to not have to worry about caps/resistors/power supplies/etc for a...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 February 2020, 11:46
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By roondar
Using Dual Playfield mode for one Copper...

Using Dual Playfield mode for one Copper controlled road layer and one graphics layer is a very smart move. Done well, that makes drawing the road pretty much "free". The cost is obviously a low...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 17 February 2020, 11:43
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By roondar
For some reason, I really rather liked this game...

For some reason, I really rather liked this game back in the day. Didn't know about the PC version though.
Forum: Coders. General 17 February 2020, 11:41
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By roondar
I'm going to be using hamconvert for now (which...

I'm going to be using hamconvert for now (which is a very nice tool, by the way). Writing a proper colour quantisation algorithm for EHB is probably going to take more time than I want to spend on it...
Forum: OT - General 16 February 2020, 01:05
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By roondar
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out!

Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out!
Forum: Coders. General 16 February 2020, 00:32
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By roondar
Thanks, I'll check it out!

Thanks, I'll check it out!
Forum: OT - General 16 February 2020, 00:31
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By roondar
Thumbs down Wow... Oracle/JRE download

So I decided to download hamconvert as suggested to me elsewhere. Turns out I don't yet have the Java Runtime. No problem, I'll just download it.

Wait... I need an account to download the runtime...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 15 February 2020, 23:54
Replies: 65
Views: 12,750
Posted By roondar
Actually, you can play Dragon's Lair in...

Actually, you can play Dragon's Lair in hires/interlaced. I forget which key you have to press, but you can switch to that mode in the game.

It does default to lowres though.
Edit: found it....
Forum: Coders. General 15 February 2020, 23:51
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By roondar
Yeah, J is something else. Give me 68000 assembly...

Yeah, J is something else. Give me 68000 assembly any day over that!

I'll be checking out HAMconvert. See if that actually does create 64 colour images when converting to EHB ;)
Forum: Coders. General 15 February 2020, 15:06
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By roondar
Well, I want to convert a whole bunch of pictures...

Well, I want to convert a whole bunch of pictures (on the order of 200-300). I suppose I could use PPaint for it, but I thought it might be simple to just make a small program that does it manually....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2020, 18:25
Replies: 44
Views: 2,068
Posted By roondar
Looking at the list you provided and the rest...

Looking at the list you provided and the rest over at hol.abime.net... Castle Kingdoms definitely looks like my kind of game, love the artwork. Screenshots for Nucleus also look rather nice.

I'll...
Forum: Coders. General 14 February 2020, 17:03
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By roondar
Question Converting a given palette to Extra Half-Brite

I've been wondering lately how you'd properly convert colours to an EHB specific palette. For non-EHB I can think of several approaches, but for EHB I'm kind of stumped on how to deal with the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2020, 16:42
Replies: 44
Views: 2,068
Posted By roondar
These look very cool. Will there be any promotion...

These look very cool. Will there be any promotion videos and screenshots or stuff like that for the games? I have to admit not actually knowing any of them, but I'd love to learn more about them :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2020, 12:29
Replies: 55
Views: 1,898
Posted By roondar
It's almost impossible to answer this question...

It's almost impossible to answer this question accurately. There are far too many variables to consider. It's already quite difficult to accurately measure the performance difference between two...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 February 2020, 12:07
Replies: 316
Views: 37,265
Posted By roondar
It all depends on what type of video I'm doing....

It all depends on what type of video I'm doing. Looking at the last three videos on my channel, the Powerglove one took about 2-3 hours in total (plus rendering and uploading), of which about 1-1 1/2...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 February 2020, 18:36
Replies: 316
Views: 37,265
Posted By roondar
Sure, it's over at...

Sure, it's over at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMgOw1XCs8Ro5UjqocybXHg
But I do expect a link to your finished video in return when it's ready ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 13 February 2020, 16:34
Replies: 316
Views: 37,265
Posted By roondar
Glad to be of help :) I started out with a...

Glad to be of help :)

I started out with a free editor that came with my analog capture card. I believe is was called VideoEasy. It didn't work for me because it didn't actually let you do all...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 February 2020, 11:47
Replies: 316
Views: 37,265
Posted By roondar
That might be worth adding to my list :D As...

That might be worth adding to my list :D

As in: best keep in mind your target audience, they just want to see the engine/game and don't mind the rest as much :great
Forum: Amiga scene 13 February 2020, 11:30
Replies: 316
Views: 37,265
Posted By roondar
I've done some video editing for the videos on my...

I've done some video editing for the videos on my YouTube channel. Varying from really simple stuff to more complicated scenes.

In general, I'd say there's many ways to make it easier/quicker, but...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 February 2020, 18:24
Replies: 511
Views: 50,226
Posted By roondar
Not quite. As Predseda pointed out earlier, it...

Not quite. As Predseda pointed out earlier, it all has to do with the video standards. Apart from 50 vs 60 Hz (and a different colour carrier), there's not actually that much of a difference between...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2020, 18:16
Replies: 42
Views: 2,376
Posted By roondar
Oh, but I agree. My guess was somewhere between...

Oh, but I agree. My guess was somewhere between 50 and 100, which is pretty much the same as what you're saying. I think we're actually agreeing here :D

The only point I was making was that there...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 February 2020, 18:11
Replies: 87
Views: 3,190
Posted By roondar
That's very cool actually. It'll be interesting...

That's very cool actually. It'll be interesting to see what it can do once available.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By roondar
Managed to find the manual. It has an RGB status...

Managed to find the manual. It has an RGB status voltage switch, pressing that restores the image so it seems your suggestion is indeed correct. Thanks for the help, I now know what needs to be fixed!
Forum: support.Hardware 11 February 2020, 23:41
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By roondar
I'm not sure it needs that, it's connected to a...

I'm not sure it needs that, it's connected to a Philips CM8833. Don't have the manual of that one at the ready as it's a 2nd hand one. Let me see if I can find something on Google.
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