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Forum: Coders. General Today, 06:13
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By AmigaHope
How do you handle characters that go entirely...

How do you handle characters that go entirely horizontal (e.g. the dictator's Psycho Crusher)? Also there are characters that are just plain large (like Zangief).
Forum: support.Hardware Today, 05:08
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By AmigaHope
The A3660 has no firmware to handle unimplemented...

The A3660 has no firmware to handle unimplemented instructions like most 68060 cards do. AmigaOS 3.1.4 ROMs are clean so won't crash but the A4091 ROM is probably executing crap before 68060.library...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 04:49
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
The Amiga's floppy drive *should* be able to...

The Amiga's floppy drive *should* be able to write the disk format of that MSA (after all, the better Amiga copy programs can copy weird Atari ST disk formats) but there's something in the software...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 18:19
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
Basically what I'm saying is that TOS/GEM should...

Basically what I'm saying is that TOS/GEM should be able to handle the bog-standard 720k disks your Amiga knows how to write, and you can use that to get the the MSA application over as well as your...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 18:10
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
You need the MSA software. See this video I...

You need the MSA software. See this video I mentioned in my edit earlier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMfr6pGAtWo

Ignore the bits about the null modem and copy stuff from the Amiga with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 18:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
Also, just to explore another option, what sort...

Also, just to explore another option, what sort of Atari ST setup do you have? Do you have a second drive, or 1 meg of memory? You could copy the .msa to a regular FAT floppy that your ST can read...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 04:34
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By AmigaHope
Given the terrible quality of PS1s there might be...

Given the terrible quality of PS1s there might be a market for ones with laser assemblies in good shape, but that's about it. Given that every phat PS2 can play 99% of PS1 games in hardware, and is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 03:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By AmigaHope
For the first 1/3 of the 4000's life it only came...

For the first 1/3 of the 4000's life it only came with an 040 -- the original A4000 had no CPU on the motherboard and they all shipped with A3640. The cost reduced A4000/30 came later and I think...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 02:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
Definitely OT -- but there were tons of tools for...

Definitely OT -- but there were tons of tools for dealing with precisely this issue, or if you were working with stock workbench you could use the edit command with a "WITH" script to do this. =)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2020, 10:03
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
Try to see if list/info in xadundisk tells you...

Try to see if list/info in xadundisk tells you about the geometry of the .msa file.

Totally standard TOS/GEM single-sided format disk is:

LowCyl = 0
HighCyl = 79
BlocksPerTrack = 9
Surfaces...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 04:11
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By AmigaHope
Be aware that the ECS Video Toaster can't fit in...

Be aware that the ECS Video Toaster can't fit in the A3000 -- but the Video Toaster 4000 will fit (with the AGA video pins just being left unused).
Forum: support.Games 25 February 2020, 03:41
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By AmigaHope
I wouldn't even say the arcade was seamless. It...

I wouldn't even say the arcade was seamless. It just output a blank screen instead of a blue one (and obviously no onscreen display of frame number, etc.)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 03:27
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By AmigaHope
Brand new? No -- sort of. But there are some new...

Brand new? No -- sort of. But there are some new board designs in development from the usual suspects, and "new" A3660's are available. They used to require you to move over parts from an A3640 but I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 03:21
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By AmigaHope
There's a lot of German users who generally don't...

There's a lot of German users who generally don't post on English-language forums, and they bought the most 68060 cards.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 February 2020, 03:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
Also be aware that your .msa will not be writable...

Also be aware that your .msa will not be writable to the pc0: device if it uses a custom track layout. pc0: is set up as a standard 720k FAT floppy. You'll have to create a new device configuration...
Forum: support.WinUAE 24 February 2020, 11:10
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By AmigaHope
Not much reason to emulate it as no software ever...

Not much reason to emulate it as no software ever used it other than the program that came with it that handled the display/keyboard/disk drive interface. Any emulation of it would be strictly for...
Forum: support.WinUAE 24 February 2020, 10:41
Replies: 15
Views: 7,655
Posted By AmigaHope
Yes AND No. HAM is essentially a simple...

Yes AND No.

HAM is essentially a simple truecolor image compression format that Amiga chipsets could display natively in hardware. HAM6 for 12-bit images and HAM8 for 24-bit images.

AGA is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 February 2020, 10:03
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AmigaHope
What you were doing initially was just dumping...

What you were doing initially was just dumping the extracted files to a FAT disk -- it won't be bootable because you're not writing the boot sector. If you boot to GEM/TOS on the ST you should still...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2020, 09:46
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By AmigaHope
Trust me, there's a real difference between HD...

Trust me, there's a real difference between HD and DD floppies. It's NOT just a hole in the disk case! They had to use a new magnetic medium for HD floppies to store the data reliably, and it has to...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2020, 08:59
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By AmigaHope
MASK controls which range of memory can be used...

MASK controls which range of memory can be used as buffers for I/O operations. This is mostly important on DMA controllers -- the mask should only allow DMA-able memory through that the controller...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 February 2020, 08:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By AmigaHope
Will this one include 100Hz output for monitors...

Will this one include 100Hz output for monitors that don't support 50Hz? This is a killer features on the ECS version but as I understand it the Indi AGA currently doesn't support it (this is why I...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 20 February 2020, 21:27
Replies: 55
Views: 1,805
Posted By AmigaHope
I runs fine under 3.1 + WarpUp on real hardware....

I runs fine under 3.1 + WarpUp on real hardware. I definitely had it running on CSPPC/CVPPC is this state and it ran very smoothly. Side note -- it also supports a parallel port adapter for...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2020, 21:12
Replies: 802
Views: 153,182
Posted By AmigaHope
C= really should have had a keying notch to...

C= really should have had a keying notch to prevent this. =(
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 21:02
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By AmigaHope
Actually that's the exact opposite of what he...

Actually that's the exact opposite of what he should do.

HD floppies work at different flux levels than DD floppies. If an HD floppy is ever written to at all by an HD floppy drive, it will push...
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 17:24
Replies: 180
Views: 12,488
Posted By AmigaHope
Really as long as the process node isn't *too*...

Really as long as the process node isn't *too* ancient, not that much. Going back to 65nm for instance (from 2005) wouldn't cost you much in clock frequency. Gains from transistor density over the...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 16:56
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By AmigaHope
It's a bit more complicated than that since 030...

It's a bit more complicated than that since 030 bus added features like burst mode.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 04:17
Replies: 180
Views: 12,488
Posted By AmigaHope
The cost isn't so bad the older the process node...

The cost isn't so bad the older the process node you look at. There's lots of old fabs that have long paid off their construction costs and now can't produce competitive silicon for large-scale...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2020, 01:55
Replies: 25
Views: 1,943
Posted By AmigaHope
Oops, I stand corrected. All my memories are of...

Oops, I stand corrected. All my memories are of Super Hang On I guess. xD
Forum: Amiga scene 20 February 2020, 01:50
Replies: 233
Views: 21,852
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't think Jens has an A1000 to test with so...

I don't think Jens has an A1000 to test with so you can't really expect him to make it work. He could probably make a fix if somebody gifted him an A1000 and a case of beer.
Forum: Hardware pics 20 February 2020, 01:47
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By AmigaHope
My LED panel works fine but I almost want one to...

My LED panel works fine but I almost want one to keep as spare just in case. x.x; (pun not intended) I have the A4000 tower though so I think the panel might be different.
Forum: Hardware mods 20 February 2020, 01:41
Replies: 180
Views: 12,488
Posted By AmigaHope
I wonder if anyone with 10k+ to spare would be...

I wonder if anyone with 10k+ to spare would be willing to pay for a cheap process ASIC of one of the open source 68k cores. Prices have come down a lot thanks to services that support multi-project...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:28
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By AmigaHope
Yes, FastATA only works with PIO modes and it...

Yes, FastATA only works with PIO modes and it positively chews up your CPU if you let it. It's not very multitasking-friendly. That said it's great for bulk storage drives where you need to quickly...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:22
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By AmigaHope
Oh, well there you go. It was almost certainly...

Oh, well there you go. It was almost certainly dropped and something is physically out of alignment. The good news is that it's almost certainly repairable too with the right skills.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:18
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By AmigaHope
I'd say "many" and qualify that as "some"...

I'd say "many" and qualify that as "some" instead. The majority of games came from Europe, especially post-1989, and there was a period where a huge proportion of PAL games only used 200 lines but...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 February 2020, 01:10
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By AmigaHope
Wonder how hard it would be to make fixed...

Wonder how hard it would be to make fixed 060-clean roms for it.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 February 2020, 04:45
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By AmigaHope
If you fixed it but it comes back, there's a...

If you fixed it but it comes back, there's a problem with the degaussing coil and/or your environment in your monitor that is actually making the problem occur.

What happens when you angle the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 04:39
Replies: 57
Views: 2,303
Posted By AmigaHope
Bogomips isn't even a good metric as that's...

Bogomips isn't even a good metric as that's mostly just related to clock speed. In particular though that modern CPU is superscalar -- it can issue and execute multiple instructions at the same time...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 03:45
Replies: 42
Views: 2,615
Posted By AmigaHope
Well I mean they might not use all 256 constantly...

Well I mean they might not use all 256 constantly but I'd argue that most VGA games that aren't ports of Amiga games use close to 256 when in lores VGA (remember there were a fair number of VGA games...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2020, 02:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By AmigaHope
Yeah that's strange I don't see why Lightwave...

Yeah that's strange I don't see why Lightwave would use so much chip ram. It has the hires modeling screen (max 16 colors on ECS) or the hires scene layout screen (I don't think it opens both at...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 February 2020, 20:45
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By AmigaHope
I don't think you can get Dungeon Master II...

I don't think you can get Dungeon Master II working without 2M chipmem, and there are a few games that use the extra chipmem for more sound effects and video and such and they do it in a way that...
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