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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 November 2019, 19:20
Replies: 50
Views: 2,414
Posted By Megol
Absolutely, Commodore were skilled in making bad...

Absolutely, Commodore were skilled in making bad choices for short term wins (if any).



Apple had a very bad economical situation leading to cooperation with Microsoft, don't you remember Steve...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 September 2019, 17:50
Replies: 257
Views: 23,090
Posted By Megol
You are a waste of time. :agree

You are a waste of time. :agree
Forum: OT - General 27 June 2019, 19:09
Replies: 36
Views: 2,692
Posted By Megol
Yeah, that doesn't mean that he's wrong. The ban...

Yeah, that doesn't mean that he's wrong. The ban was deserved though.
Forum: Amiga scene 20 June 2019, 22:09
Replies: 381
Views: 31,488
Posted By Megol
Now that's nice!

Now that's nice!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 May 2019, 13:30
Replies: 23
Views: 2,267
Posted By Megol
Entered a cheatcode in a free demo of some game,...

Entered a cheatcode in a free demo of some game, made it fully playable. Crack? Dunno.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 May 2019, 16:03
Replies: 69
Views: 7,542
Posted By Megol
@Capitaine I sometimes enabled interlaced mode...

@Capitaine
I sometimes enabled interlaced mode on my Wang PC which resulted in nice rectangular pixels instead of the standard round-ish dots.
Not sure if that could hurt the monitor, AFAIK there...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2019, 19:00
Replies: 69
Views: 7,542
Posted By Megol
No but the operations is register writes...

No but the operations is register writes upsetting the internal timing of the chip. They aren't documented as the effects are glitches and not guaranteed to work.

AFAIK there is no way to generate...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 May 2019, 16:12
Replies: 69
Views: 7,542
Posted By Megol
At least two of the CRTC variants used by the CPC...

At least two of the CRTC variants used by the CPC are standard off the shelf CRTCs so how can you call them custom? The CPC+ series have a genuine custom chip though.

Tweaking registers to make a...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 April 2019, 21:02
Replies: 110
Views: 12,978
Posted By Megol
Wink While he is kind of an idol for me I really don't...

While he is kind of an idol for me I really don't think so.
Forum: OT - General 29 April 2019, 21:38
Replies: 52
Views: 6,704
Posted By Megol
Good to hear!

Good to hear!
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2019, 16:14
Replies: 110
Views: 12,978
Posted By Megol
I really thought it was an AGA demo designed to...

I really thought it was an AGA demo designed to have a bit of retro feel, very impressive!
Forum: Amiga scene 23 April 2019, 19:57
Replies: 110
Views: 12,978
Posted By Megol
Wait, this is not an AGA demo?!? :shocked

Wait, this is not an AGA demo?!? :shocked
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 April 2019, 19:15
Replies: 195
Views: 25,205
Posted By Megol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyYCdd0Z88w&t=6m24...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyYCdd0Z88w&t=6m24s
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2019, 17:50
Replies: 834
Views: 76,640
Posted By Megol
No, "AmigaOS 3.1.4 permitted to remain in the...

No, "AmigaOS 3.1.4 permitted to remain in the market for now".



Preliminary. Because the lack of evidence Cloanto would suffer an IRREPARABLE damage if this EXCEPTIONAL action wasn't granted....
Forum: Amiga scene 23 March 2019, 17:37
Replies: 206
Views: 14,803
Posted By Megol
You may not like it but Amiga ROMs and OS...

You may not like it but Amiga ROMs and OS software are still copyrighted software that you have no legal right to distribute and others have no legal right to download (but that's more of a gray...
Forum: OT - General 23 March 2019, 14:47
Replies: 52
Views: 6,704
Posted By Megol
So this isn't blackmail, not illegal, not...

So this isn't blackmail, not illegal, not something that will change however many mails gets sent?

The ones to be petitioned should be the proper authorities not the ones holding the money, it...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 March 2019, 15:54
Replies: 206
Views: 14,803
Posted By Megol
Because I guess you like to pirate your ROMs and...

Because I guess you like to pirate your ROMs and have enough skills to install an emulator? There are others that have morals and actually have enough of a life not to be a dirty basement dwelling...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 March 2019, 14:58
Replies: 66
Views: 3,116
Posted By Megol
Chunky would simply have half the horizontal...

Chunky would simply have half the horizontal resolution of a 4BPL planar mode, 320x256 4bpl -> 160x256 8bpp. Good enough for Wolfenstein or DOOM.


Of course but this was about making 8bpp chunky...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 March 2019, 22:43
Replies: 66
Views: 3,116
Posted By Megol
It still worked fine for the Acorn Archimedes...

It still worked fine for the Acorn Archimedes that had a 16 entry palette. 4 bits of a pixel was used as the palette index and 4 bits modified the RGB value read. Amiga could do it better with its 32...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 March 2019, 13:45
Replies: 200
Views: 17,566
Posted By Megol
*facepalm* How can someone be making money as a...

*facepalm* How can someone be making money as a patent troll IF THERE ARE NO PATENTS INVOLVED? Do you know what a patent is? Do you even know how to tie your shoelaces?
This extreme ignorance and...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 18:48
Replies: 200
Views: 17,566
Posted By Megol
Yes, it says you don't care about the facts here...

Yes, it says you don't care about the facts here just what you got out of it. Unless I've misunderstood your point in which case no, not enough said.


As it should be.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 March 2019, 18:05
Replies: 200
Views: 17,566
Posted By Megol
And it's things like this that make me want to...

And it's things like this that make me want to leave anything Amiga related far behind. Not the lawsuit itself, that different parties have different views on ownership and other rights leading to...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 January 2019, 22:43
Replies: 381
Views: 31,488
Posted By Megol
Their design implements the 68k and the AGA...

Their design implements the 68k and the AGA interfaces but do that with a new design - a perfect match for the definition of "reimplementation".



Of course it's faster and probably more...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 January 2019, 13:56
Replies: 43
Views: 8,967
Posted By Megol
Is that really true? At least one of the systems...

Is that really true? At least one of the systems used error correcting codes, there were an article in Dr Dobbs journal (old programming magazine) where the programmer described how the code was...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 December 2018, 16:46
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
Intel created the UMIP or User mode Instruction...

Intel created the UMIP or User mode Instruction Prevention extension to stop abuse of the SMSW instruction (and some others) _outside_ the virtualization problem.
Sure one could applaud their...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 08 December 2018, 16:47
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
AAAARGHAA! X86 had to introduce a new...

AAAARGHAA!

X86 had to introduce a new virtualization mechanism in order to be "pure" enough. Not just a mode - a super-mode that required significant changes. AMD did it their way and Intel did it...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 November 2018, 14:19
Replies: 94
Views: 5,027
Posted By Megol
Not really a problem with those resources....

Not really a problem with those resources. Dedicate one core + dedicated hardware to run a compatible Amiga virtual machine while the rest are running in the new OS environment. Hardware emulation...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2018, 22:44
Replies: 136
Views: 12,673
Posted By Megol
So why not run WinUAE? Why not interface a real...

So why not run WinUAE? Why not interface a real graphics card?
Waste of money and effort without any gain. Creating a non-compatible solution for something that nobody ever asked for.

Sure as a...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2018, 13:25
Replies: 136
Views: 12,673
Posted By Megol
Then it's useless, just a waste of money.

Then it's useless, just a waste of money.
Forum: Amiga scene 23 November 2018, 14:11
Replies: 136
Views: 12,673
Posted By Megol
I wouldn't expect any memory slot at all as using...

I wouldn't expect any memory slot at all as using DIMMs is complicated and probably slows down memory access too.
Sounds like a nice system if it ever materializes.

Even nicer.

But... What...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 November 2018, 22:41
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
And this is a surprise to you? Segmentation in...

And this is a surprise to you? Segmentation in itself can be a useful tool however the x86 version isn't very good. The best use of the protected mode version of it (where a segment number is used as...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 November 2018, 20:10
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
Yes, doing a full pointer comparison in segmented...

Yes, doing a full pointer comparison in segmented x86 isn't too nice. Not a common problem though.

The processor use "pointer" comparisons but only after calculating the linear address, not a...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 November 2018, 18:44
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
Many of them sure but the 486 had a nice...

Many of them sure but the 486 had a nice price/performance with multiple sources. Embedded is strange sometimes, there are still COSMAC 1802 processors in use today.

Don't remember sadly. Searched...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 November 2018, 15:48
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
Define architectures. The 80486 was manufactured...

Define architectures. The 80486 was manufactured until 2008 IIRC and used in many embedded systems. But I would be surprised if most of those didn't use modified PC designs given that it works and...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 November 2018, 16:08
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
Without a definition of "modern" the question...

Without a definition of "modern" the question becomes impossible to answer.
However there are a lot of languages that are inspired by C that can be considered modern with some examples being Swift...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2018, 21:09
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
8MHz processor and little memory.

8MHz processor and little memory.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2018, 17:39
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
Let's extract the part relevant to this thread:...

Let's extract the part relevant to this thread: "Jaggies everywhere".
Yes. That's a given with that resolution and isn't architecture dependent, a really fast machine can use subpixel precise...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 October 2018, 16:22
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
If using the processor is faster - yes. Which is...

If using the processor is faster - yes. Which is how things already are, the chipset is reduced to a bottleneck for a c2p-converted 68060 rendered screen.

Nope. Even in an intensive side-scrolling...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 October 2018, 16:25
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
Thanks for the correction. That's an ugly...

Thanks for the correction. That's an ugly instruction for something intended to be a Scalable Processor ArchiteCture.


Vertical scrolling is supported directly, horizontal can be done by...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 October 2018, 17:00
Replies: 1,000
Views: 43,521
Posted By Megol
DIVS? ARM added integer division after 2010 IIRC,...

DIVS? ARM added integer division after 2010 IIRC, don't think microcode is involved.


MIPS used an ugly hack for integer multiplication as it didn't fit into the ordinary pipeline but it was...
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