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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 00:23
Replies: 33
Views: 7,401
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It looks like the Blitter fill mode could indeed...

It looks like the Blitter fill mode could indeed be leveraged to help in fractal like rendering but the topic is quite distinct from 3D polygon filling and would deserve its own thread.
You would...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 January 2018, 00:51
Replies: 1,049
Views: 309,683
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Ok, I should have phrased that better. It...

Ok, I should have phrased that better.

It won’t harm you in most cases but safety is not a matter of handling most cases but of making sure the worst cases are handled.

Even 12% peroxide has...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2018, 02:59
Replies: 1,049
Views: 309,683
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Be careful with the Peroxide and heat combination...

Be careful with the Peroxide and heat combination though, Peroxide is a nasty corrosive and explosive chemical and heat makes it even more potent.

Use eye protective goggles and gloves at all...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2017, 05:19
Replies: 46
Views: 1,959
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am with you with regards to emulation: it is by...

I am with you with regards to emulation: it is by far the cheapest way to introduce friends to the Amiga scene, which incidentally was the purpose of this post. ;)

Buy AmigaForever, install WinUAE...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 01 November 2017, 05:02
Replies: 57
Views: 4,577
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Damn. Arrived too late. Would have voted no. ...

Damn. Arrived too late.
Would have voted no.

The reason being that making the server private is only one among many ways to prevent hotlinking and it is one which has negative consequences for...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2017, 04:49
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You are a bit quick to jump to this conclusion,...

You are a bit quick to jump to this conclusion, there is nothing about what he/she said which indicates that was because of your answer.

Maybe that is a sign that your inner kitten is a bit too...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2017, 04:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
DDFSTRT is the only one which matters and with...

DDFSTRT is the only one which matters and with 0x30 you should indeed only lose the 8th Sprite (Sprite 7).

Are you sure that you are feeding Sprite 6 with proper data? It could be as simple as...
Forum: support.Games 01 November 2017, 04:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I doubt that would be the reason, the derived...

I doubt that would be the reason, the derived code is unlikely to be protected by the original owner's copyright so the coders are likely just wary of violating their previous employer's copyright...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 29 September 2017, 07:58
Replies: 135
Views: 25,920
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hum... I was under the impression that an...

Hum... I was under the impression that an official CD32 version (with the approval of the Wolfenstein franchise owner) had been published. Did I dream about it?

And objectively, I don't think it...
Forum: support.Demos 29 September 2017, 07:50
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Copper Chunky Calvin & Hobbes rotozoom?

Hello Kittens,

I am trying to find the name of a demo (and incidentally the demo itself :D ) which contains a full screen rotozoom of a picture of Calvin and Hobbes on a white background.

My...
Forum: Coders. General 26 September 2017, 08:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It needed more than a few changes. As has been...

It needed more than a few changes. As has been hinted, the bus bandwidth is not that great and even a slightly faster blitter would have been hampered by that. The system needed a whole redesign...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2017, 07:41
Replies: 323
Views: 30,407
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You are absolutely right. When I say that SHO...

You are absolutely right.
When I say that SHO is objectively average I do not mean to disparage the coder. I know from personal experience that the industry does not exactly always provide proper...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2017, 07:34
Replies: 323
Views: 30,407
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Well, it looks like my post has attracted similar...

Well, it looks like my post has attracted similar responses so I will gather them for simplicity. ;)





The frame rate of SHO is measurably sub par and the maximum I am willing to concede is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2017, 08:25
Replies: 323
Views: 30,407
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hello kittens, The A500 can get a...

Hello kittens,



The A500 can get a decent approximation and I will eventually prove it. ;)



Realistic sure, but which leaves most Amiga owners (A500s) without OutRun. ;)
And moreover,...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 17 August 2017, 03:42
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
In addition to the demineralized water I would...

In addition to the demineralized water I would also use 99% isopropyl alcohol on the board after the demineralized water.
This will help evaporate the water which might be lodged under supports or...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 August 2017, 03:30
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yup, also if you have another 50Hz video source...

Yup, also if you have another 50Hz video source such as a PAL VHS tape played via a VHS player, try recording its output and see if the same issue is present with scenes with a scrolling background....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 August 2017, 02:46
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Wink This is a myth btw, cf...

This is a myth btw, cf http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.ca/2013/11/video-game-myth-busters-space-invaders.html.

Simple maths with number of sold machines times number of coins needed for an...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2017, 20:52
Replies: 40
Views: 3,010
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Akira, this kitten loves you. :D I have no time...

Akira, this kitten loves you. :D
I have no time now to expand on that topic now but there are a gazillions things to say about it!

Will pounce back as soon as I can. ;)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 July 2017, 20:45
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
This is indeed interesting but excluding OCS...

This is indeed interesting but excluding OCS means that the stock A500 and A1000 will not have access to that feature. :(
Forum: Coders. General 29 July 2017, 20:29
Replies: 404
Views: 24,927
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
0x0 CPUs with x>=2 benefit much more from Fast...

0x0 CPUs with x>=2 benefit much more from Fast RAM than the stock 68k since they have a much higher frequency and lower cycle counts per instruction and thus much increased potential memory...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 July 2017, 00:51
Replies: 288
Views: 34,082
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
More scrollings? What do you mean? Are you...

More scrollings? What do you mean?
Are you referring to additional layers of parallax scrolling?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 July 2017, 09:46
Replies: 288
Views: 34,082
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hum. It has Operation Wolf which, although good...

Hum. It has Operation Wolf which, although good looking is really not a good conversion in my opinion, its frame rate is horrendous and it does not use more than 16 colors so it is a straight ST...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 July 2017, 08:39
Replies: 51
Views: 3,625
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Indeed! For the more visually oriented...

Indeed!

For the more visually oriented kittens, Clint from Lazy Game Reviews has dedicated a full video to a review of the device which is also very much worth watching for anyone who's curious as...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 July 2017, 03:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,645
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
To answer the original question, in theory you...

To answer the original question, in theory you should not have to do anything in emulators to display the proper image (that is, if they supported it). Most OSes are capable of identifying the...
Forum: Coders. General 17 July 2017, 01:17
Replies: 16
Views: 2,185
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Assuming the 030 accesses RAM using the same...

Assuming the 030 accesses RAM using the same number of clock cycles as the 68k (which is false, it uses less), at 28MHz it will have a RAM bandwidth around four times higher than the 68k (28 = 7 * 4,...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 July 2017, 01:02
Replies: 52
Views: 3,779
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
He sure behaved like a rude uneducated child but...

He sure behaved like a rude uneducated child but a permanent ban also make light of the fact that people can change. As they say, every saint has a past, every sinner has a future. Permanent ban has...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 July 2017, 00:42
Replies: 53
Views: 2,864
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Meow! I have also been "mysterified"...

Meow!



I have also been "mysterified" by this phenomenon since I first played it when it was released. After playing Hybris, and even Sidewinder (an early budget title!) there was no way I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2017, 07:49
Replies: 101
Views: 10,389
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The Addams family looks like it was initially...

The Addams family looks like it was initially designed for a dual playfield background which was subsequently cut, leaving the Amiga version with no background at all.
Forum: Coders. General 31 January 2017, 07:45
Replies: 38
Views: 9,162
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Huh... What the kitten did I even mean to say? ...

Huh... What the kitten did I even mean to say?
Coming back to the topic after more than a year I am now totally unable to understand what I wrote. :D :nuts



This is AGA only right?
The hope...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2017, 07:26
Replies: 82
Views: 12,487
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hum... There is some truth to this but lead times...

Hum... There is some truth to this but lead times are only a problem because management was disastrous (still often is alas, if someone asks), it does not necessarily make a big difference if your...
Forum: support.WinUAE 31 January 2017, 05:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Before Toni gets to read your message. These...

Before Toni gets to read your message.

These information are missing from your post :
- version of WinUAE used
- emulation config

Without these, there is no guarantee of reproducing the...
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2017, 05:44
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Excellent question, and obviously I have no idea...

Excellent question, and obviously I have no idea although I would wager that other mice of that era very likely used very similar photo diodes so you might want to look for lists of parts for Atari...
Forum: request.Other 31 January 2017, 05:38
Replies: 18
Views: 2,513
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Indeed, nothing like a controller who prevents...

Indeed, nothing like a controller who prevents you from using your second hand because it has to be recruited to hold the damn thing! :p
I am being harsh, truth be told I had joysticks during the...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2017, 05:38
Replies: 194
Views: 24,271
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
This kitten agrees. :)

This kitten agrees. :)
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2017, 00:08
Replies: 194
Views: 24,271
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Oh, nice! Yup. Exactly....

Oh, nice!



Yup.



Exactly. There is a point where the amount of work needed to extract valid information from the feedback exceeds the benefit you gain from it, and in my opinion that...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 January 2017, 02:37
Replies: 125
Views: 43,821
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hullos everyone. I have obtained from a...

Hullos everyone.
I have obtained from a Norwegian Oslo friend the contact info of an ex colleague who now works as a professor at the University which hosted BTTR. This was several months ago and I...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 January 2017, 02:27
Replies: 194
Views: 24,271
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Note that you can still have 8 sprites with 320...

Note that you can still have 8 sprites with 320 scrolling pixels. There are two ways of obtaining this, either:
1) shift the screen 16 bits to the right, this allows the 8th Sprite fetch to not...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 January 2017, 01:39
Replies: 194
Views: 24,271
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I can't believe I missed this very nice project,...

I can't believe I missed this very nice project, I guess this is what happens when one takes a pause from the EAB. ;)

Will be pre-ordering soon but first of all take your time, there is no rush!...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2017, 06:10
Replies: 32
Views: 4,352
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The best solution is probably to go through a...

The best solution is probably to go through a proper 15kHz to HDMI/whatever converter such as the Framemeister.
These kittens will cost you one genital and half an arm but they will get the scaling...
Forum: Coders. General 28 November 2016, 07:24
Replies: 2,163
Views: 250,941
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Just put the main loop into the VBL, this is how...

Just put the main loop into the VBL, this is how many games proceeded back in the day.
But you could do the reverse as well: do the rendering in the main loop then call STOP when done and only use...
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