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Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2018, 22:30
Replies: 91
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Posted By grond
I certainly stressed the majority for a few years...

I certainly stressed the majority for a few years telling them how much better the Amiga was... :D
Forum: Coders. General 14 August 2018, 15:12
Replies: 57
Views: 2,213
Posted By grond
A 32bit move to chipmem will take two mem cycles...

A 32bit move to chipmem will take two mem cycles for OCS and A600 which only have a 16bit chipmem bus.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2018, 15:09
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By grond
Denise is one hot gal...

Denise is one hot gal...
Forum: Coders. General 12 August 2018, 08:06
Replies: 57
Views: 2,213
Posted By grond
I wrote and tested the code on an 030 and it...

I wrote and tested the code on an 030 and it worked fast and reliably. I never kill the OS in my code, why should I? I believe those few percents lost to the OS still running can be gained more...
Forum: Coders. General 11 August 2018, 22:02
Replies: 57
Views: 2,213
Posted By grond
No and no. The 010 has a loop cache of 6 bytes...

No and no. The 010 has a loop cache of 6 bytes which can only hold a short instruction and a decrement-and-branch instruction. There is no practical way to mess this up with SMC. And disabling the...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2018, 21:46
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
It is not wrong. The PCT is a way of applying for...

It is not wrong. The PCT is a way of applying for a patent for the same invention in another legislation. This patent application will be examined like any other local patent application. It is...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2018, 20:42
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
@nexus: I'm a patent attorney by profession.

@nexus: I'm a patent attorney by profession.
Forum: Coders. General 10 August 2018, 11:16
Replies: 57
Views: 2,213
Posted By grond
You can also use spheric coordinates for the...

You can also use spheric coordinates for the objects and then do a simple scaling using LUTs.
Forum: Coders. General 10 August 2018, 10:59
Replies: 57
Views: 2,213
Posted By grond
Rather 020+ but disabling caches would be nuts...

Rather 020+ but disabling caches would be nuts anyway. Just flush the caches after self-modifying the code. There are even OS functions readily available for this purpose.
Forum: Coders. General 10 August 2018, 08:12
Replies: 57
Views: 2,213
Posted By grond
If you really want to do vector multiplications,...

If you really want to do vector multiplications, you'll run out of registers. Hence, use MULs with constants for the camera vectors (like MULS.w #cam,Dn) and replace the dummy value with your updated...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 August 2018, 08:03
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
US patents cannot be enforced in Europe. Please...

US patents cannot be enforced in Europe. Please start your own thread about this topic. The fact remains that several people have shown MacOS 8.1 running on a Vampire with Gold 2.10. Your "bug...
Forum: Coders. General 09 August 2018, 19:31
Replies: 57
Views: 2,213
Posted By grond
MULs and DIVs can be replaced by ADDs and SUBs if...

MULs and DIVs can be replaced by ADDs and SUBs if you do log() and exp() on them via LUTs. With the relatively low precision required for low screen resolutions and low polygon objects, the tables...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 August 2018, 19:20
Replies: 91
Views: 3,752
Posted By grond
@kolla: in a economically functional ecosystem,...

@kolla: in a economically functional ecosystem, AmigaOS could have evolved easily. E.g. they could have added a new type of executable that would have run in a memory protected chunk of RAM where the...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 August 2018, 17:14
Replies: 91
Views: 3,752
Posted By grond
What still blows my mind is how good the...

What still blows my mind is how good the operating system was and how little the Amiga was recognised for this. It could easily have evolved into an OS still usable today for today's tasks.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2018, 22:32
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
How about you open your own thread to advertise...

How about you open your own thread to advertise the fpgaarcade stuff?
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2018, 20:13
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
Imprisonment. Yeah, sure...

Imprisonment. Yeah, sure...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2018, 10:29
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
@kolla: I'm not sure. The V4 will be available as...

@kolla: I'm not sure. The V4 will be available as a stand-alone putting it into a pretty similar market segment. Even more so since the 080 is fast enough for running emulators of several other...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 August 2018, 09:48
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
So this has only been a FUD-attack on a strong...

So this has only been a FUD-attack on a strong competitor to the FPGArcade?
Forum: Amiga scene 07 August 2018, 21:16
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
Better be quick, the V4 is in testing and will...

Better be quick, the V4 is in testing and will leave the most overclocked 060 trailing behind...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 July 2018, 22:43
Replies: 121
Views: 8,047
Posted By grond
@kolla: So now with the updated library you...

@kolla:

So now with the updated library you can use the Vampire FPU without side effects?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 29 July 2018, 09:57
Replies: 147
Views: 5,518
Posted By grond
I very much doubt the Amiga was used for "Black...

I very much doubt the Amiga was used for "Black or White". But an earlier Michael Jackson video was almost certainly done with the Amiga: "Leave Me Alone" (same artist and technology as Paul Simon's...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 July 2018, 17:30
Replies: 26
Views: 698
Posted By grond
I bought at least half a dozen different CFs to...

I bought at least half a dozen different CFs to try and have only two that work in the PCMCIA slot. One has 256MB capacity and the other is a fairly recent 4GB CF. With the latter I did not feel the...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 July 2018, 17:21
Replies: 27
Views: 1,735
Posted By grond
The Lion King?

The Lion King?
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2018, 10:42
Replies: 27
Views: 1,735
Posted By grond
That's not too difficult as the Vampire is...

That's not too difficult as the Vampire is actively being developed and by many considered to be the hottest Amiga Hardware since Commodore's demise. There should be some videos on YouTube or Vimeo...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2018, 11:34
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By grond
I have El Día de la Bestia on DVD. High time to...

I have El Día de la Bestia on DVD. High time to watch it again some time soon. It is very much a película madrile~na. Looking at your avatar, I'm mildly surprised you care for that... ;) My favorite...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 July 2018, 09:24
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By grond
Wow, Alex de la Iglesia is one of the coolest...

Wow, Alex de la Iglesia is one of the coolest Spanish directors and Santiago Segura a very well-known actor. 1994 was about the time they were starting their careers.

Edit: the game seems to be...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 May 2018, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By grond
...after having believed in him for one or two...

...after having believed in him for one or two years when people who knew him from back in the day had already stated on day 1 that he hasn't got a clue...
Forum: News 30 March 2018, 11:13
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By grond
Why did you think so? There is no other 68k FPU...

Why did you think so? There is no other 68k FPU implementation other than those by Motorola, so how could the one in the Vampire possibly violate any copyrights?
Forum: News 30 March 2018, 09:00
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By grond
My impression is that the line is drawn at...

My impression is that the line is drawn at actively developed software (as opposed to actively claimed or defended copyrights).
Forum: News 27 March 2018, 11:32
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By grond
There is no such thing as "illegal" with regards...

There is no such thing as "illegal" with regards to copyrights! The rightsowner(s) may or may not permit distribution of their copyrighted material. If they do not and the material is distributed...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2018, 11:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By grond
Well, if something was wrong with my order, e.g....

Well, if something was wrong with my order, e.g. I didn't receive what I paid for, where and how would I take them to court? I don't think it would be easy or even possible.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2018, 10:42
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By grond
You mean a company having its residence in...

You mean a company having its residence in Belgium and being inexistant according to Belgian laws isn't going to be a problem if I buy from them from another country?
Forum: Amiga scene 16 March 2018, 15:07
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By grond
Wow, I wonder what this means for the OS 3.1.4...

Wow, I wonder what this means for the OS 3.1.4 project. But the way I understand it Hyperion can make their way back from the dead. Again.
Forum: Coders. General 15 March 2018, 06:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,533
Posted By grond
I used to use a tool called "picconv" or similar...

I used to use a tool called "picconv" or similar from aminet. Picconvert? Pixconv? Pixconvert? It can convert picture data and palettes even to ASM or C code.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 March 2018, 09:48
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By grond
Yes, this could be done on groups of 4x4 pixels...

Yes, this could be done on groups of 4x4 pixels reading four longs and writing four longs. This could probably be as fast on 060 type processor as doing another mem copy pass of the chunky buffer.
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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 March 2018, 06:36
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By grond
It can't be free because if you don't want to...

It can't be free because if you don't want to read and/or write multiple times for the same group of pixels, you would have to keep 32x32 pixels in processor registers during the conversion which is...
Forum: News 07 March 2018, 14:37
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By grond
It may be worth to point out that the project has...

It may be worth to point out that the project has reached a level of complexity where it is very hard to test and debug everything. The past few days have shown a few bugs that were not found before...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 March 2018, 19:10
Replies: 21
Views: 1,149
Posted By grond
That woman must absolutely upload her code and...

That woman must absolutely upload her code and executables to some friendly Amiga server to preserve her work! Not too long from now she may be considered one of the most important avanguarde artists...
Forum: Coders. General 27 February 2018, 08:36
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By grond
You need to use cybergraphics.library or...

You need to use cybergraphics.library or picasso.library to output stuff on the RTG screen.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2018, 17:37
Replies: 177
Views: 6,353
Posted By grond
Yes, I totally see the point of running an Amiga...

Yes, I totally see the point of running an Amiga emulator on Windows to then run an x86 emulator in the emulated Amiga to run Windows in it...
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