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Forum: Coders. General Today, 15:04
Replies: 40
Views: 4,254
Posted By jotd
Frank I found an executable that confuses IRA a...

Frank I found an executable that confuses IRA a lot.Zoned (Hero Quest 2 executable, unpacked with Propack)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Today, 09:26
Replies: 183
Views: 87,110
Posted By jotd
just in case the fire button goes bad probably. A...

just in case the fire button goes bad probably. A few games do that. At the time very few joysticks had 2 buttons.

Fire & Ice even supports 3 buttons...
Forum: Coders. General Yesterday, 15:19
Replies: 40
Views: 4,254
Posted By jotd
you don't have to specify binary, it's automatic...

you don't have to specify binary, it's automatic if IRA doesn't detect executable format.

Sometimes IRA wrongly detects Atari ST executable format, ignores "binary" switch, fails with error and...
Forum: Coders. General 21 April 2021, 19:26
Replies: 40
Views: 4,254
Posted By jotd
fpu isn't disassembled then desyncs the assembly...

fpu isn't disassembled then desyncs the assembly stream. I use winuae to complete the assembly for FPU parts. Tedious but possible
Forum: Coders. General 21 April 2021, 18:17
Replies: 40
Views: 4,254
Posted By jotd
no it doesn't. One version supported it but was...

no it doesn't. One version supported it but was lost. Sad ain't it?
Forum: support.Games 21 April 2021, 18:17
Replies: 41
Views: 988
Posted By jotd
yeah, I don't understand what this stuff is...

yeah, I don't understand what this stuff is supposed to do. You enter the letters and...
Forum: support.Games 21 April 2021, 09:06
Replies: 41
Views: 988
Posted By jotd
problem isn't to build the first track but to...

problem isn't to build the first track but to rebuild the binary with all the tracks.

I didn't find any tools to split a .cue/.bin image into several bin images and join them back. I admit I don't...
Forum: support.Apps 20 April 2021, 18:15
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
if other games work with LOWMEM maybe your data...

if other games work with LOWMEM maybe your data is corrupt/transfer error. You could try to set winuae to kick 2.0 / 68020 and try this install with whdload
Forum: support.Apps 20 April 2021, 17:29
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
with 2MB it's easy as it preloads. But you can't...

with 2MB it's easy as it preloads. But you can't quit you have to reset. That the "feature" I added to JST. When there's enough mem to preload but not to quit, it chooses to run the game, and you...
Forum: support.Apps 20 April 2021, 13:10
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
on my phone now... winuae try to set mem to...

on my phone now...

winuae try to set mem to 8 megs and remove lowmem
Forum: support.Apps 20 April 2021, 10:05
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
it works with winuae, but I don't have a real...

it works with winuae, but I don't have a real A500 (well I have, but not with hard drive and all). I didn't try FS-UAE either.

1.5Mb is always slow ram, even on winuae. If you can run other games,...
Forum: Coders. General 19 April 2021, 23:45
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By jotd
spaceship operator what a joke, this is just...

spaceship operator what a joke, this is just useless...
Forum: support.Apps 19 April 2021, 23:44
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
zoned a version of Shadow of the Beast. Note that...

zoned a version of Shadow of the Beast. Note that JST 7.0 fails on that one, but 7.1 works.

Make sure you get 7.1 from my github page
Forum: support.WinUAE 19 April 2021, 21:54
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By jotd
There's a lightwave version for windows. Wouldn't...

There's a lightwave version for windows. Wouldn't it be faster to use it instead?
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 19 April 2021, 21:31
Replies: 68
Views: 4,078
Posted By jotd
way to go. I don't care much about Cannonball on...

way to go. I don't care much about Cannonball on the amiga. It's great on the PC, but won't buy a Vampire for that.

On the other hand, I enjoy 1:1 (or approaching) arcade perfect ports on classic...
Forum: Coders. General 19 April 2021, 21:28
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By jotd
Bagman was probably the first amiga game to use...

Bagman was probably the first amiga game to use C++11, you broke that record with C++ 20. I'm jealous.
Forum: support.Apps 19 April 2021, 21:24
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
I didn't test SOTB2, but the others you...

I didn't test SOTB2, but the others you mentionned work, as I explained above. You're using XPKF files. You have to decrunch those files using xfddecrunch or the "decrunchall" script that is in JST...
Forum: support.Games 18 April 2021, 22:35
Replies: 41
Views: 988
Posted By jotd
I can create a python script to do that in no...

I can create a python script to do that in no time. CDFS is so simple that all file data is contiguous.

but... it doesn't work as easily because all sectors have some headers. I can see part of...
Forum: support.Games 18 April 2021, 19:53
Replies: 41
Views: 988
Posted By jotd
The best way with .bin files is to patch the .bin...

The best way with .bin files is to patch the .bin file directly with galahad changes
Forum: support.Apps 18 April 2021, 19:44
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
version 7.1 out on my github ...

version 7.1 out on my github

https://github.com/jotd666/jst

Shadow of The Beast now runs. I also fixed some crashes and added helpful error messages in case XPK files are used with LOWMEM.
Forum: support.Games 18 April 2021, 19:43
Replies: 41
Views: 988
Posted By jotd
so someone could fix your problem? I barely...

so someone could fix your problem? I barely looked at it. I can rebuild a CDTV bootable file if you want.
Forum: support.Apps 18 April 2021, 11:52
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
thanks! appreciated. The document is now writable...

thanks! appreciated. The document is now writable by anyone.

For anyone who wants to help: just don't post "that slave works" in the sheet, else the sheet will be just useless.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 April 2021, 10:56
Replies: 33
Views: 1,571
Posted By jotd
color reduced arcade graphics on AGA (32 colors...

color reduced arcade graphics on AGA (32 colors in dual PF? more with sprites?) will probably look much nicer than original OCS amiga graphics
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 16 April 2021, 09:14
Replies: 33
Views: 1,571
Posted By jotd
A1200? maybe use the original arcade graphics...

A1200? maybe use the original arcade graphics instead?
Forum: support.Apps 14 April 2021, 22:25
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
that perfectly makes sense. 1Mb chip ram and...

that perfectly makes sense. 1Mb chip ram and 1,5Mb fast ram is the bare minimum (I can run games with LOWMEM on that config though).

The unpacking thing I mentionned is going to be difficult for...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 14 April 2021, 17:46
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By jotd
I have a python script that compares slaves and...

I have a python script that compares slaves and updates them. But it's not that easy as some lha archives may contain several slaves and you don't want to update the wrong one.

I'l relying on the...
Forum: support.Apps 13 April 2021, 22:52
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
I suggest that you use the latest pinball dreams...

I suggest that you use the latest pinball dreams whdload setup. JST slaves are old. And I'm not maintaining the JST-native part as well as the whdload part those days.

and as I said, you have to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 April 2021, 19:26
Replies: 256
Views: 36,685
Posted By jotd
of course I'm using Bartman extension. Else I...

of course I'm using Bartman extension. Else I wouldn't be able to create a sample app & debug it.
anyway, I could develop whole games without debugging. I can handle a few formatting annoyances.
Forum: Coders. General 13 April 2021, 19:22
Replies: 54
Views: 4,620
Posted By jotd
never use SDL in action games. It crawls.

never use SDL in action games. It crawls.
Forum: support.Apps 12 April 2021, 23:26
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
not sure Universe will work, though... Didn't...

not sure Universe will work, though... Didn't work to improve the saving. But the OS swaps have improved a lot, that's for sure.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 April 2021, 23:25
Replies: 256
Views: 36,685
Posted By jotd
I just installed the whole lot in a few minutes...

I just installed the whole lot in a few minutes and getting the sample app running in the debugger.

It's just incredible. I could achieve some debugging using a gdb server (Bebbo's) and another...
Forum: support.Apps 12 April 2021, 23:05
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
update: version 7.0 is now out. After one...

update: version 7.0 is now out.

After one whole week-end hunting loading bugs & various crashes / lack of memory checks, this new version is working pretty well on kick 1.3 (and on higher kicks...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 12 April 2021, 16:48
Replies: 113
Views: 38,880
Posted By jotd
if you have to disable caches, then the slave...

if you have to disable caches, then the slave should be updated. Open a bug report on http://mantis.whdload.de, and enjoy the cache on the rest of your collection.
Forum: Coders. General 11 April 2021, 11:04
Replies: 54
Views: 4,620
Posted By jotd
you need source asm tutorial and target asm...

you need source asm tutorial and target asm tutorial or write it in C (which would be more reasonable) using Bartman C VSCode plugin.

The hardest part (for having done that for the game "Bagman")...
Forum: News 10 April 2021, 23:09
Replies: 57
Views: 3,875
Posted By jotd
will whdload it one of those days. Didn't...

will whdload it one of those days.

Didn't try that one yet. I really loved Tiny Invaders for a casual game
Forum: Coders. General 10 April 2021, 23:07
Replies: 54
Views: 4,620
Posted By jotd
source for Atari 7600 version, but from the...

source for Atari 7600 version, but from the arcade?
Forum: News 10 April 2021, 20:58
Replies: 57
Views: 3,875
Posted By jotd
it's a mini game. You have to mini-play it.

it's a mini game. You have to mini-play it.
Forum: News 10 April 2021, 17:34
Replies: 57
Views: 3,875
Posted By jotd
this oozes quality. Do you plan to release...

this oozes quality.

Do you plan to release the source of at least one of your games? I'd like to experiment the rebuild using Bartman toolchain and maybe write my own games with it.
Forum: support.Apps 10 April 2021, 10:36
Replies: 287
Views: 45,414
Posted By jotd
found several huge bugs in 1.3 argument parsing....

found several huge bugs in 1.3 argument parsing. Got to work a bit on that... but all random command line errors are now gone :)

edit: fixed a lot of stuff. got Pinball Dreams running with 512k...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 09 April 2021, 18:55
Replies: 68
Views: 4,078
Posted By jotd
for the scaling, maybe have less frames if you...

for the scaling, maybe have less frames if you can't pre-compute them (low memory), and have cached copies of scaled sprites on high-end amigas. A lot of people have 4MB/8MB even more on their...
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