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Forum: Amiga scene 01 February 2020, 18:51
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Posted By Gorf
Myth.

Myth.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2020, 16:21
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Views: 371,642
Posted By Gorf
Now we finally figured out why C= went bankrupt: ...

Now we finally figured out why C= went bankrupt:
Nobody knew how to call the new line of Computers...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2020, 14:34
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Posted By Gorf
You mean the Amiga four-oh-zero-oh ...

You mean the Amiga four-oh-zero-oh ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 January 2020, 01:40
Replies: 2,467
Views: 371,642
Posted By Gorf
I think the very first 040-card by Commodore for...

I think the very first 040-card by Commodore for the A3000 had a 2nd-level-cache. But that was newer sold.
I think Dave Haynie told that ... right here it is: "128K of L2 cache on-board"
...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 January 2020, 18:07
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Views: 371,642
Posted By Gorf
A tilgte bit more complicated to do on Amigas...

A tilgte bit more complicated to do on Amigas than on other platforms ... because of the way the chipset-bus, DMAC and the Zorro-bus are working.
(Essentially you end up flushing the cache a lot...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 January 2020, 20:03
Replies: 83
Views: 3,819
Posted By Gorf
Did not known about that card. So my idea...

Did not known about that card.
So my idea seems valid ... just 30 years late.:D

They would have probably needed to make some adjustments to the resolution and maybe do some clever p-frame or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 January 2020, 18:25
Replies: 83
Views: 3,819
Posted By Gorf
in the same year the CDTV appeared the "DCTV"...

in the same year the CDTV appeared the "DCTV" extension for the amiga was released.
http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/dctv

Capable of video-playback in millions of colors via the RGB-port.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 23:20
Replies: 83
Views: 3,819
Posted By Gorf
Phillips did sell much more units (over a...

Phillips did sell much more units (over a million), so there was a bigger market for software titles.
But Philipps never made any profit from it. They claimed a total loss of over a billion $ for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 January 2020, 15:58
Replies: 83
Views: 3,819
Posted By Gorf
The CDTV would have been great in 1989. Than it...

The CDTV would have been great in 1989.
Than it would have gotten more attention und would have been a thing to buy für the CD-Player feature alone.

It would have been still nice in 1990, with...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 January 2020, 21:12
Replies: 234
Views: 7,600
Posted By Gorf
You should make the download exactly twice as...

You should make the download exactly twice as expensive as the boxed version.
Just for fun.

:lol
Forum: Amiga scene 20 January 2020, 17:16
Replies: 234
Views: 7,600
Posted By Gorf
I don't quite get it... If I make a game,...

I don't quite get it...

If I make a game, compose some music, paint a picture, craft a sculpture or write a book:
it is entirely up to me, what price I am going to charge.
and it is entirely up...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2019, 14:27
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
"nothing is always absolutely so" - Theodore...

"nothing is always absolutely so"
- Theodore Sturgeon
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2019, 13:21
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Views: 64,260
Posted By Gorf
you don't seen to understand the difference of DX...

you don't seen to understand the difference of DX and SX.
the 386SX has only a 16bit data bus and only 24bit address bus.

It is essentially a drop-in replacement for the 286, so manufacturers...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 23:28
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
then I don't want to walk in your shoes ... ...

then I don't want to walk in your shoes ...



That's why I am advocating for a 3.x port here in this thread ...
(well knowing, that it is probably not going to happen. unless I do it myself,...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 14:00
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
He are two newer versions of 2.x and 3.x: ...

He are two newer versions of 2.x and 3.x:

https://www.morphos-storage.net/?page=Development/Python&file=Python_2.7.6-16.lha
...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 13:52
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
Why would you care? Honestly: why are you...

Why would you care?

Honestly: why are you posting in a Python thread, if you think it is all "shit" and "shit pile on top of shit"?

Why would you even expect someone to answer your question,...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 05:44
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
I found out that Guillaume Roguez is in charge of...

I found out that Guillaume Roguez is in charge of Python for Morphos and did a 3.x port:
http://yellowblue.free.fr/yiki/doku.php/en:dev:python:rel3x:start

there is also PyMUI :)

This would...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 05:34
Replies: 41
Views: 5,266
Posted By Gorf
since the AAA chips were still full of bugs... ...

since the AAA chips were still full of bugs...



fully compatible to ACS/ECS but not fully to AGA, since AGA development started actually later than AAA, as Commodore realized they couldn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 04:56
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
@ Ian Please step back a little and look at...

@ Ian

Please step back a little and look at things calmly.
meynaf's approach to discussions is sometimes provocative (or seems to be), but is actually not trolling, but well... discussing.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 04:40
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
look up the game "behind the iron gate" here...

look up the game "behind the iron gate"

here is a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_rFTtQ9Kuk


a) it has already be done
b) without textures its not doom-like anymore
Forum: Amiga scene 07 November 2019, 04:36
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
My post was actually a question to sandruzzo and...

My post was actually a question to sandruzzo and hits line-drawing proposal..

As you answered him: "but this way Blitter can only move one bit every 6 or 8 cycles" - so this wouldn't leave enough...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 13:12
Replies: 511
Views: 50,053
Posted By Gorf
But has Apidya a dragon? No! So Inviyya is...

But has Apidya a dragon? No!
So Inviyya is clearly better! :D
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 12:44
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
it was too late. Like so many other software...

it was too late.
Like so many other software and programs the step to open source was made, after the closed source approach did not pay off and the project was almost dead...

Python is about the...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 02:32
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
I also think the timing to update the...

I also think the timing to update the line-pattern by cpu would poof next to impossible, as you would need to draw a full 100 px line and change the pattern just in time every 16 pixels ... otherwise...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 02:03
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
no shit sherlock! with about 300.000 pixels...

no shit sherlock!

with about 300.000 pixels per second and 160*100 resolution and 4 bitplanes you are down to 4.6 frames per second and did not yet render anything ...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 01:54
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
But you need to fill the data-register after each...

But you need to fill the data-register after each blitter draw via CPU - after every 16 pixels of a stripe ... that means you need every second slot free for the cpu ... together with Denise fetches...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 00:48
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
i somehow doubt that ... since you need the...

i somehow doubt that ... since you need the Blitter and Copper to work at full time to draw the lines. After Denise DMA fetch for 4 bitplanes and Copper list (next in priority), what non cpu-blocking...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 00:14
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
that gives you only 16 fps for 320*200 and a...

that gives you only 16 fps for 320*200 and a single bitplane..

if you have 4 bitplanes interleaved you have a theoretical field of 320*800, that would be 256.000 plixels ... leaving you with 4...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 23:53
Replies: 313
Views: 36,588
Posted By Gorf
still not clear to me here... could you...

still not clear to me here...

could you elaborate this with some (pseudo) code?
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 23:47
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
:great Thanks, I somehow couldn't find these...

:great

Thanks, I somehow couldn't find these links on the page .... :banghead


Sadly there seems to be no port of R3 except the alpha for OS4.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 22:18
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
Since it is Carl Sassenrath's* brainchild REBOL...

Since it is Carl Sassenrath's* brainchild REBOL got good coverage in Amiga Magazines and many in the Amiga community were interested, but it was closed source from 1992-2012 and ports to Amiga came...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 21:24
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
REBOL is a different animal ... Carl missed the...

REBOL is a different animal ... Carl missed the opportunity to make it widespread, by keeping it closed source for so long... :blased

I think it can be a powerful language, but you need to be...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 21:10
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
of course it is Not to my knowledge. It...

of course it is


Not to my knowledge. It is turing complete, but so is REXX.

The english Wikipedia actually calls it "general purpose", which is wrong in my opinion - german Wikipedia says...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 20:10
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
The demolition man and the surgeon would, if you...

The demolition man and the surgeon would, if you give then the wrong ones... :D



and so is Python ... yet someone called it shit


there is always a choice...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 19:33
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
No. If is about choosing the right tool for the...

No.
If is about choosing the right tool for the task.
You can use a sledge-hammer to drive a screw into a wall, also a scalpel might not be the tool to fell a tree... ... but there are better ways....
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 17:15
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
your questions or tasks tend to be non fitting...

your questions or tasks tend to be non fitting for a scripting language.
It makes little to no sense to use Python directly for such things, or only to write appropriate bindings or modules as part...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 15:18
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
It I look at your comments below, you would not...

It I look at your comments below, you would not accept anything I do.
So this would be rather futile.



it is part of the point, as languages like Python can make things easier.



because...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 02:08
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
This thread is about Python for AmigaOS. There...

This thread is about Python for AmigaOS.
There can be more than just one programming language.

If you read the posts in this thread, you will realize, that Python is already compiling and running...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2019, 00:38
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
Add „Lupa" to it - a Lua implementation in...

Add „Lupa" to it - a Lua implementation in Python, and we are complete:
https://github.com/scoder/lupa
Forum: Amiga scene 04 November 2019, 23:13
Replies: 99
Views: 6,670
Posted By Gorf
No, but i could if i wanted to. Did you write a...

No, but i could if i wanted to.
Did you write a python version of your startup-sequence ?[/QUOTE]

asm VS python : I bet on meynaf ;)[/QUOTE]

me too! :D

But both things would be impractical...
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