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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 14:32
Replies: 67
Views: 3,181
Posted By E-Penguin
Amigans could argue about how many sides a...

Amigans could argue about how many sides a triangle has!
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2019, 14:55
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By E-Penguin
Chucky had one on show at Amiga34. ...

Chucky had one on show at Amiga34.

Honestly, this is going to bankrupt me.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2019, 12:44
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By E-Penguin
It drove a full-HD screen and played Quake more...

It drove a full-HD screen and played Quake more smoothly than my PC did back in the day. It's a very tempting proposition for the RTG aspect alone, which is difficult to add to an A1200 unless it's...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2019, 10:47
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By E-Penguin
I played on one of these at Amiga34. It's awesome.

I played on one of these at Amiga34. It's awesome.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2019, 11:32
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By E-Penguin
Me too... I took mine off my A1200 before I sent...

Me too... I took mine off my A1200 before I sent it away for recapping and haven't seen it since.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 October 2019, 00:24
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By E-Penguin
Hopefully they've finished the extension now, but...

Hopefully they've finished the extension now, but last time I was there it was all one big queue!
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2019, 17:31
Replies: 831
Views: 74,035
Posted By E-Penguin
Cloanto buys Hyperion, everyone gets their money,...

Cloanto buys Hyperion, everyone gets their money, all Amiga IP is united and we go skipping into the future hand-in-hand.

Probably ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2019, 10:16
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By E-Penguin
Will you be there Sunday? I think McGeezer is...

Will you be there Sunday? I think McGeezer is only doing Saturday. In any case, if you're there I'll pop by and say hello :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 00:46
Replies: 2,369
Views: 352,648
Posted By E-Penguin
Sorting icons in WB in alphabetical order. There...

Sorting icons in WB in alphabetical order. There must be a way, right? Window->Cleanup seems to put them in whatever random order it likes.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 October 2019, 23:05
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By E-Penguin
You could do the check in the VBlank period,...

You could do the check in the VBlank period, using an interrupt handler. Then the code would check the keyboard every 1/50th of a second and you can carry on with the rest of the programme in the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 October 2019, 23:56
Replies: 38
Views: 1,419
Posted By E-Penguin
The Settlers; I must have spent years of my life...

The Settlers; I must have spent years of my life playing it.
Forum: Hardware mods 07 October 2019, 14:22
Replies: 258
Views: 40,503
Posted By E-Penguin
Have you checked your PSU? I've found that the...

Have you checked your PSU? I've found that the longer traces can cause problems if the PSU isn't quite on 5V.
Forum: Hardware mods 07 October 2019, 14:19
Replies: 258
Views: 40,503
Posted By E-Penguin
@trixster I've got the "Matze" Graphics card...

@trixster I've got the "Matze" Graphics card working, with both an ACA1221 and ACA1233n and the latest P96.



@hlievaart

For space reasons I might need to sell my Z-500 (and get one of these...
Forum: Coders. Language 07 October 2019, 14:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,897
Posted By E-Penguin
Well that sent me down the Wikipedia rabbit hole...

Well that sent me down the Wikipedia rabbit hole for a good while.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2019, 12:47
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By E-Penguin
My retro computer room has a distinctive odour to...

My retro computer room has a distinctive odour to it, but that might just be years of dust and grime and whatever the bloody cat has hidden behind the shelves.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 October 2019, 09:26
Replies: 43
Views: 3,209
Posted By E-Penguin
Well I'm coming on Sunday, I hope I'm not the...

Well I'm coming on Sunday, I hope I'm not the only one there :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 October 2019, 23:48
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By E-Penguin
Blitz uses address registers A5 and up for...

Blitz uses address registers A5 and up for internal purposes - if the function call is trashing those registers and not restoring them before exiting then you'll get crashes. I don't know what...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 September 2019, 21:19
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By E-Penguin
Documentation seems to be bare, to put it mildly....

Documentation seems to be bare, to put it mildly. There's allegedly an Arexx port but no documentation for that either.

Disassembling seems to have worked well enough but without an API to go by I...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 September 2019, 19:46
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By E-Penguin
It's not pointless in the slightest given that...

It's not pointless in the slightest given that nobody seems to have an fd file
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 September 2019, 08:05
Replies: 17
Views: 634
Posted By E-Penguin
I guess you could run the library through a...

I guess you could run the library through a disassembler, add the blitz2 function headers then recompile it as a blitz2 library, similar to what was done for the PTPlayer library.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 September 2019, 23:05
Replies: 310
Views: 32,495
Posted By E-Penguin
I wish I had your patience!

I wish I had your patience!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 September 2019, 23:01
Replies: 54
Views: 4,803
Posted By E-Penguin
Reinstall from the ultimate blitz cd, using the...

Reinstall from the ultimate blitz cd, using the updated installer from aminet. It sounds like your installation is messed up
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 September 2019, 13:14
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By E-Penguin
I wonder whether you could use blitter fill mode?...

I wonder whether you could use blitter fill mode?

http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Hardware_Manual_guide/node0122.html
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 September 2019, 09:41
Replies: 54
Views: 4,803
Posted By E-Penguin
It should be a .bb2 file in your blitzlibs drawer

It should be a .bb2 file in your blitzlibs drawer
Forum: News 30 August 2019, 23:27
Replies: 63
Views: 6,266
Posted By E-Penguin
Well there goes September's disposable income...

Well there goes September's disposable income already :)
Forum: support.Hardware 15 August 2019, 23:18
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By E-Penguin
Try re-seating the chips. Otherwise I think...

Try re-seating the chips. Otherwise I think you'll need to head off to eBay to find some replacements....
Forum: OT - General 15 August 2019, 23:07
Replies: 36
Views: 2,628
Posted By E-Penguin
He was a bit of a broken record sometimes but I...

He was a bit of a broken record sometimes but I agree, he was never boring.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 August 2019, 23:01
Replies: 794
Views: 40,779
Posted By E-Penguin
I had Theme Park on the MegaDrive and the Amiga,...

I had Theme Park on the MegaDrive and the Amiga, it was better on the Amiga but perfectly playable on the MD.

My jaw is still on the floor from that Cyberwolf demo. A500? I don't see how that's...
Forum: OT - General 14 August 2019, 14:38
Replies: 183
Views: 16,088
Posted By E-Penguin
Jojo is a better artist that I, despite his...

Jojo is a better artist that I, despite his aides. Maybe he's no pixel master but from where I'm sitting his skills deserve a bit of respect, even if his behaviour here doesn't.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2019, 14:00
Replies: 28
Views: 2,720
Posted By E-Penguin
Reminds me of this guy ...

Reminds me of this guy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Conway
Forum: OT - General 14 August 2019, 13:57
Replies: 183
Views: 16,088
Posted By E-Penguin
Even if he's tracing the outlines and using...

Even if he's tracing the outlines and using photos for inspiration, there's still some non-trivial skill involved in turning it into a pixel art picture or a sprite/bob for a game.

I know, I...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 August 2019, 20:54
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By E-Penguin
The annals of computer programming must be...

The annals of computer programming must be littered with stunned developers staring at the screen in disbelief, muttering to themselves "how did this thing ever work?"
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 August 2019, 20:51
Replies: 78
Views: 2,729
Posted By E-Penguin
Some crappy racing game on the BBC Micro at...

Some crappy racing game on the BBC Micro at school that I wrote myself, I think. Inspired from a battered copy of "how to program in BASIC" I found in the school library no doubt.

First "proper"...
Forum: OT - General 13 August 2019, 20:47
Replies: 140
Views: 7,564
Posted By E-Penguin
Blimey. He needs a hug and a quiet sit down.

Blimey. He needs a hug and a quiet sit down.
Forum: OT - General 12 August 2019, 18:01
Replies: 183
Views: 16,088
Posted By E-Penguin
A way to grab those .mods would be ideal

A way to grab those .mods would be ideal
Forum: OT - General 12 August 2019, 15:13
Replies: 183
Views: 16,088
Posted By E-Penguin
A bit off-topic but where can I get that? Sounds...

A bit off-topic but where can I get that? Sounds a great solution for throwing together some background music for a simple game.

Properly credited, obviously!
Forum: OT - General 12 August 2019, 14:44
Replies: 140
Views: 7,564
Posted By E-Penguin
I don't mind the shit games; I write shit games...

I don't mind the shit games; I write shit games and I guess everyone's first few attempts are pretty sub-standard compared to amazing efforts like mcgeezer's. Gotta start somewhere though, right?
...
Forum: OT - General 11 August 2019, 13:36
Replies: 183
Views: 16,088
Posted By E-Penguin
The guy's a talented artist, whether or not you...

The guy's a talented artist, whether or not you are fond of his bobble-head style and liberal attitude to copyright infringement. His behaviour after the games competition was inexcusable.
Forum: Amiga scene 07 August 2019, 03:23
Replies: 26
Views: 3,362
Posted By E-Penguin
I bought something from him a few weeks ago. I'd...

I bought something from him a few weeks ago. I'd not accuse the service of being speedy but the goods turned up OK.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 August 2019, 10:49
Replies: 163
Views: 13,321
Posted By E-Penguin
Exactly, the Xbox was a legacy-free PC. It...

Exactly, the Xbox was a legacy-free PC. It happily ran x86 Linux and supported keyboard and mouse with a little bit of modding.

But the xbox had brilliant original games and the backing of a...
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