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Forum: Hardware mods Yesterday, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By E-Penguin
It turns out someone had a similar idea and...

It turns out someone had a similar idea and started making this thing
https://retroready.one/products/ka02-external-pcmcia-adapter?variant=15374435319878
Forum: News 13 October 2018, 23:37
Replies: 43
Views: 8,216
Posted By E-Penguin
Sorry to necropost, but has anyone tried ks3.1.4...

Sorry to necropost, but has anyone tried ks3.1.4 with one of these? I figure it would be cheaper than buying some eproms and a burner.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 October 2018, 00:30
Replies: 36
Views: 1,677
Posted By E-Penguin
I have exactly this question. Are you using...

I have exactly this question. Are you using loadmodule?
Forum: News 30 September 2018, 21:50
Replies: 341
Views: 49,781
Posted By E-Penguin
It means you'll need to find some fast ram in...

It means you'll need to find some fast ram in some form or other
Forum: News 30 September 2018, 21:31
Replies: 341
Views: 49,781
Posted By E-Penguin
Is it rom image only or are there workbench disks...

Is it rom image only or are there workbench disks (ADFs) too?
Forum: Amiga scene 27 September 2018, 15:19
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
I practically felt that mic drop. Boo-ya! :) ...

I practically felt that mic drop. Boo-ya! :)

There are enough people actually making their own hardware now that it's not out of the question that someone who thinks they could do better should...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 September 2018, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By E-Penguin
Goods sold in the EU have a mandatory 2 year...

Goods sold in the EU have a mandatory 2 year warranty, although I'm not sure if this applies to overseas sales.

I suspect it's a case of being too busy rather than avoiding a warranty claim. The...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 September 2018, 18:32
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
I've spent a lot more getting a workable RTG...

I've spent a lot more getting a workable RTG solution for my A500 and it's not as fast:

ACA500plus €130
ACA1221 + upgrades €150
IndivisionECS €100
512k + MegAChip 2Mb €100
Z-500 zorro2 adaptor...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 September 2018, 07:31
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
Anyone tried core 3? What's the PAMELA like?

Anyone tried core 3? What's the PAMELA like?
Forum: Amiga scene 25 September 2018, 15:46
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
It would be really nice to discuss the merits and...

It would be really nice to discuss the merits and features of core 3.0 alpha.
Forum: Amiga scene 25 September 2018, 15:10
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
Even AGA itself isn't compatible with ECS. If...

Even AGA itself isn't compatible with ECS. If everything was compatible it wouldn't be Amiga.
Forum: Amiga scene 25 September 2018, 10:33
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
If a chip executes an instruction natively it...

If a chip executes an instruction natively it isn't emulation, hardware or otherwise. AMD x86 chips aren't emulating Intel processors, although they no doubt implement the instructions slightly...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 25 September 2018, 10:16
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By E-Penguin
Thanks, I'll give that a go!

Thanks, I'll give that a go!
Forum: Hardware mods 25 September 2018, 09:45
Replies: 158
Views: 18,882
Posted By E-Penguin
The combination works well for me. I could do...

The combination works well for me. I could do with creating a case for it though.
Forum: Amiga scene 25 September 2018, 08:53
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
I see what you mean.

I see what you mean.
Forum: Amiga scene 25 September 2018, 07:29
Replies: 197
Views: 7,858
Posted By E-Penguin
1. People bandy about accusations of "emulation"...

1. People bandy about accusations of "emulation" as if that's necessarily a Bad Thing, yet more than likely have fs-uae or winuae installed somewhere. Emulation is a good thing and the Amiga scene...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 18 September 2018, 22:26
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By E-Penguin
Attached Sprites? How does that work?

I've been reading about how it is possible to "attach" sprites and get 16 colours. I can't find out how to do this in Blitz. Presumably I have to set some register flag somewhere via a poke? Then how...
Forum: Coders. Contest 18 September 2018, 18:56
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By E-Penguin
Ooh thanks for letting me know!

Ooh thanks for letting me know!
Forum: Coders. Contest 18 September 2018, 12:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By E-Penguin
I should probably clarify- the finished game will...

I should probably clarify- the finished game will have a proper map rather than randomly generated blobs. For me, the hard bit was getting the smooth scrolling to match with the underlying map data...
Forum: Coders. Contest 18 September 2018, 00:03
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By E-Penguin
Crap playable demo now available!...

Crap playable demo now available! http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1269734&postcount=6
Forum: Coders. Entries 18 September 2018, 00:01
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By E-Penguin
Finally had a spare evening to work on this. It...

Finally had a spare evening to work on this. It turned out my randomly-generated map wasn't actually that random so I had to rework the scrolling code and the collision detection code.

Anyway, as...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 September 2018, 00:03
Replies: 14
Views: 2,096
Posted By E-Penguin
It was in the Amedia shop that I saw it. He was...

It was in the Amedia shop that I saw it. He was running tests on it; I don't know if it was ready for general sales yet.
Forum: Hardware mods 17 September 2018, 00:00
Replies: 158
Views: 18,882
Posted By E-Penguin
On the subject of the checkmate case... I've been...

On the subject of the checkmate case... I've been meaning to ask you whether the Zorro board they mentioned was similar to your Z-500. I guess this means it is!

'spose I'd better back the...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 September 2018, 23:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,096
Posted By E-Penguin
I saw one of these this weekend - very nice bit...

I saw one of these this weekend - very nice bit of kit. I'm always surprised by how big the 68060 is.
Forum: News 13 September 2018, 09:43
Replies: 23
Views: 2,083
Posted By E-Penguin
Not a criticism, more of a question from a...

Not a criticism, more of a question from a learner - the clouds stop being drawn as soon as the bounding box hits the left side of the screen. Is this to avoid having to do a clipped blit because...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 September 2018, 21:42
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By E-Penguin
Can't you just do it on distance? Sqrt(x²+y²)...

Can't you just do it on distance? Sqrt(x²+y²) where x and y are the pixel distance between 1st place and where the "disappeared" car was at the point of removal. Then convert distance to time penalty...
Forum: Coders. Contest 28 August 2018, 22:41
Replies: 432
Views: 73,254
Posted By E-Penguin
Part of the idea is to encourage development so...

Part of the idea is to encourage development so showing your progress would seem to fit that goal, but it's not obligatory.

I doubt I'll be finished by the deadline but hopefully my efforts...
Forum: Coders. Contest 28 August 2018, 22:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By E-Penguin
I've been a bit distracted by work but the latest...

I've been a bit distracted by work but the latest is the infinite scrolling works fine, and I have an idea for the procedural generation of levels.

I was having a think about controls. Let's...
Forum: Coders. Entries 28 August 2018, 22:28
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By E-Penguin
I've been a bit distracted by work but the latest...

I've been a bit distracted by work but the latest is the infinite scrolling works fine, and I have an idea for the procedural generation of levels.

I was having a think about controls. Let's...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 August 2018, 22:00
Replies: 64
Views: 4,848
Posted By E-Penguin
I just snorted beer out of my nose at that,...

I just snorted beer out of my nose at that, thanks... :)

Personally I get the impression he means well but is massively out of his depth, and instead of reaching out for help he sees enemies...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 August 2018, 21:51
Replies: 60
Views: 2,944
Posted By E-Penguin
How can you own an Amiga and not spend money on...

How can you own an Amiga and not spend money on it? The damned things are money pits.

The retro scene is huge and encompass people who use an emulator because it's free to hardcore devotees who...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 23 August 2018, 22:46
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By E-Penguin
I'm trying to follow the video guide linked to in...

I'm trying to follow the video guide linked to in the other thread, but clrmamepro seems to insist upon creating a MAME profile before it'll let me do anything. I don't have MAME - it's looking for...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 August 2018, 21:20
Replies: 332
Views: 45,916
Posted By E-Penguin
There's a lot more than 68k going on in the...

There's a lot more than 68k going on in the vampire though. For concurrent execution it's difficult to beat an FPGA.
Forum: Hardware mods 22 August 2018, 16:11
Replies: 51
Views: 3,379
Posted By E-Penguin
I don't understand half on the posts on these...

I don't understand half on the posts on these hardware development threads but I do enjoy reading them nevertheless. Eventually I might even learn something :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2018, 21:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,206
Posted By E-Penguin
Actually... anybody want to make a Bananaman...

Actually... anybody want to make a Bananaman game? I've started creating some animations based on screen grabs from a YouTube video. I was going to do a simple Bananaman-throws-bananas-at-Dr-Gloom...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2018, 16:35
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By E-Penguin
It increases the surface area of the hot object...

It increases the surface area of the hot object so yes it will make a difference. Active cooling will obviously make more difference.

I've got little heatsinks on my A500 chipset and it does keep...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2018, 14:40
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By E-Penguin
49c should be OK for electronics. Heat is the...

49c should be OK for electronics. Heat is the enemy of longevity though so perhaps it's not a bad idea to put on a few small chip heatsinks
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 August 2018, 13:25
Replies: 102
Views: 6,147
Posted By E-Penguin
but that's my favourite sort! ;)

but that's my favourite sort! ;)
Forum: Coders. Entries 14 August 2018, 00:11
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By E-Penguin
Still randomly generating the scrolling...

Still randomly generating the scrolling background, and now with double-buffered foreground, in the shape of a purple blob I can move about with the joystick. That's pretty much the graphics engine...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 August 2018, 15:47
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By E-Penguin
It seems to be quite well backed up here: ...

It seems to be quite well backed up here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20171109164950/http://eob.wikispaces.com:80/
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