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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 00:06
Replies: 9
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Posted By mcgeezer
@Foebane, Your history of gaming is similar to...

@Foebane, Your history of gaming is similar to mine I suppose.

I started with a ZX Spectrum with games like Cavalon, TransAm, Jetpac and Atic Atac. I then got an Atari 800XL and had favourite...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2021, 23:55
Replies: 419
Views: 22,670
Posted By mcgeezer
As a gaming console the CD32 can't compete with a...

As a gaming console the CD32 can't compete with a Megadrive, it's that simple.
As an A1200 it sometimes can.

To quote a line in a popular U2 song... "It's no secret ambition bites the nails of...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 January 2021, 23:41
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By mcgeezer
Have dropped you a PM ross. :banghead

Have dropped you a PM ross.

:banghead
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2021, 23:27
Replies: 141
Views: 6,388
Posted By mcgeezer
£30,000 is cheap, you should see how much they...

£30,000 is cheap, you should see how much they pumped into that new fangled Cyber Punk game ... BIIIIIIILLLIONS.

If you took the Arcade version of Ghouls and Ghosts and ported it to the CD32, not...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2021, 23:21
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By mcgeezer
Mine are.. Hybirs (for the music alone) ...

Mine are..

Hybirs (for the music alone)
Battle Squadron
Transplant
Turrican 2
Bomb Jack Beer Edition (cos well it's class). :D
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 January 2021, 21:39
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By mcgeezer
Sorry I posted in the wrong thread. So, if I...

Sorry I posted in the wrong thread.

So, if I do this I don't get a crash:


move.w #0,BEAMCON0(a5)

move.l a6,-(a7)
move.l GFXBASE,a6
IFEQ ENABLE_DEBUG
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 January 2021, 20:34
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By mcgeezer
OK, I think I know now why the game is crashing...

OK, I think I know now why the game is crashing on exit.

If I do anything with BEAMCON0 it crashes it, it's a write only register so I'm guess there is some OS way I can put the Amiga into NTSC...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 January 2021, 14:06
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By mcgeezer
Thank you ever so much for the tips gentelmen,...

Thank you ever so much for the tips gentelmen, I'll implement them asap and see if I get better stability after the game exits.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 January 2021, 12:11
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By mcgeezer
Correct order for system shutdown and startup

In my project I'm trying to put the OS to sleep and wake it back up again, I largely have it working but I'm finding I have stability issues once the system has woke back up again.

Can someone...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2021, 00:50
Replies: 141
Views: 6,388
Posted By mcgeezer
I know, I learned everything about coding from...

I know, I learned everything about coding from you though ;)
Well.... mostly.

Anyways... @Gilbert - No, the CD32 Can't compete with a Capcom 1 board.... it would be bit like this.... (The CPS1...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 January 2021, 00:16
Replies: 141
Views: 6,388
Posted By mcgeezer
I'll still do it for £29,998 and provide you with...

I'll still do it for £29,998 and provide you with GAF (Geezers Added Finance)
£29,000 upfront + £998 on completion of the game * :p



Yeah, I thought I was comparing against a CPS1 board -...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2021, 23:43
Replies: 141
Views: 6,388
Posted By mcgeezer
You pay me £30,000 and I'll port whatever you...

You pay me £30,000 and I'll port whatever you like to the CD32. (This is a serious offer :D )

Mind you - You'll get a better offer from Dan and his games won't have any bugs. :lol
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2021, 22:23
Replies: 141
Views: 6,388
Posted By mcgeezer
Back home, Years ago I tried to port Rygar on the...

Back home, Years ago I tried to port Rygar on the GBA.
I loved that little machine, such bliss to program for - they even have my source code still in the zip file.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2021, 19:29
Replies: 80
Views: 6,543
Posted By mcgeezer
You could say that about quite a few of...

You could say that about quite a few of househarque’s games, but they are masters at doing it.

Nex Machina and Robotron being my all time favourite games of all time, they are simply sublime in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2021, 18:41
Replies: 141
Views: 6,388
Posted By mcgeezer
This is my problem with you Gilbert, you write...

This is my problem with you Gilbert, you write things that are just not true and you'll argue with people who know what they're talking about. People new to the forum will come and read the drivel...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2021, 01:00
Replies: 141
Views: 6,388
Posted By mcgeezer
Can the Amiga CD32 run perfect conversions of...

Can the Amiga CD32 run perfect conversions of CAPCOM games? The answer is that it depends on the game. If the question was, can the Amiga AGA/CD32 hardware compete with the CPS1 then the answer is...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 January 2021, 00:06
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By mcgeezer
I do love how you boys can optimise the bits of...

I do love how you boys can optimise the bits of challenges and code I send in here.

Before I release Super Sprint I might post a few more functions in for (reprogramming) :D:D

But seriously,...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 January 2021, 02:29
Replies: 198
Views: 26,730
Posted By mcgeezer
Retrobench buddy (sorry its late - need to sleep)

Retrobench buddy (sorry its late - need to sleep)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 January 2021, 10:37
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By mcgeezer
In my game (of Super Sprint) I don't want the...

In my game (of Super Sprint) I don't want the same drone car to win each time - it would be better if I switch it about a little bit.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2021, 23:08
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By mcgeezer
It is, thanks Ross. Checked the randomness...

It is, thanks Ross.

Checked the randomness and it seems pretty good.

https://youtu.be/z84cuJs-F_4

Not sure why it crashes at the end, the usual bug hunting resumes.

Graeme
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2021, 22:22
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By mcgeezer
Cheers guys... Fixed previous one to this......

Cheers guys...

Fixed previous one to this...

; A0 will have 4 bytes for each car
ssRaceGetRandomCars:
movem.l d0-d1,-(a7)
lea .random(pc),a0
moveq #0,d0
move.w $dff006,d0
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2021, 22:05
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By mcgeezer
So here' my effort... speed is not important,...

So here' my effort... speed is not important, size is a little bit important, I just need something to get the job done. It basically randomises the customization each car gets for a race.


...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2021, 20:53
Replies: 254
Views: 26,116
Posted By mcgeezer
Most people in the late 80's and early 90's who...

Most people in the late 80's and early 90's who were gamers didn't have a monitor, they'd use the built in tv modulator (on the ST) or the add-on for the Amiga to connect it to a CRT. One of the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 January 2021, 20:41
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By mcgeezer
Randomising 4 numbers

I'm trying to think of the best way to randomise 4 numbers (0,1,2,3) and racking my brains for the best way to do it.

Does anyone have any cunning ways of how they would go about it?

I was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 January 2021, 18:57
Replies: 254
Views: 26,116
Posted By mcgeezer
10 seconds Gilbert - that's all you worth. ...

10 seconds Gilbert - that's all you worth.

The time it's taken me to write this message.
Forum: News 09 January 2021, 17:46
Replies: 61
Views: 5,874
Posted By mcgeezer
Now this will be epic!!

Now this will be epic!!
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 January 2021, 14:04
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
Hi Frank, You are indeed correct that I use...

Hi Frank,

You are indeed correct that I use a BASEREG A6 and ENDB directive in my project.

cseg

basereg DATA_MID,a6


I'll try tonight from your example so thank you very much...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 January 2021, 00:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
@PHX - I think I found a slightly improved way...

@PHX - I think I found a slightly improved way for getting around having to define unique labels when they are in the data section which was one of the key benefits of what I was doing.

I took...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 January 2021, 23:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
Indeed, you're right. Only by virtue that it's...

Indeed, you're right.
Only by virtue that it's 0 I don't get any problems - thanks for spotting!
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 January 2021, 23:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
I did not know I could do that PHX, thank you...

I did not know I could do that PHX, thank you ever so much! I will certainly give it a try. :great

Edit: In answer to your question...

I always work on the basis that local labels will always...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 January 2021, 20:09
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
OK, let me give a typical example of what I'm...

OK, let me give a typical example of what I'm doing in my project.

ssTrackSelectColourCycle:
lea .data(pc),a5
lea .carcols(pc),a0
move.l COPPTR_TRACK_SELECT_PLAYER(a6),a1...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 January 2021, 18:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
Theoretically i am self modifying the code in the...

Theoretically i am self modifying the code in the code section, realistically i’m not because the bytes i’m change are never executed.

I’m on the fence as to whether my code style is bad practice...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 January 2021, 17:00
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
I already do this for global labels/variables,...

I already do this for global labels/variables, but with that all your labels have to be unique. Using local/private scope labels I can get around that.

I guess I'll have to sacrifice a common...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 January 2021, 15:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By mcgeezer
Using relative addresses for target operands?

In my code I often do stuff like this for having private scope variables within a function.

add.l #$8000,.pos
bra.s .exit

.pos: dc.l 0
.exit: rts


In 68000 addressing modes is there a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 January 2021, 01:07
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By mcgeezer
There's plenty of tricks that can be done with...

There's plenty of tricks that can be done with the Amiga's hardware.

With the way the copper is and it's legacy design from the Atari 8bit it is generally easier to do vertical video splits. The...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 January 2021, 23:42
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mcgeezer
Cheers, I should have put some context around the...

Cheers, I should have put some context around the reasons for the problem I was trying to solve.

The stuff I'm doing isn't mouse related. Take into consideration Super Sprint as the game. Up to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 January 2021, 22:59
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mcgeezer
Pretty much was relying on what was in the...

Pretty much was relying on what was in the registers.

I've fixed it by getting a current player direction for one frame only and a held press that represents the actual status of the inputs read...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 January 2021, 22:14
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mcgeezer
Nice shout, but it hasn't worked unfortunately. ...

Nice shout, but it hasn't worked unfortunately.

I didn't even know that register existed.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 January 2021, 22:01
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mcgeezer
Reset Mouse Cordinates (JOYDAT0)?

Hi All,

Is it possible to reset the values that are pushed into JOYDAT0 (for example from the mouse)?

I'm up against a situation where I'm reading/sensing multiple input ports for moving around...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 January 2021, 14:41
Replies: 254
Views: 26,116
Posted By mcgeezer
I can't remember for sure but wasn't North and...

I can't remember for sure but wasn't North and South a little bit better on the Atari ST?
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