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Forum: EAB's competition Yesterday, 17:36
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By arcanist
If you think that's bad I switch the buttons from...

If you think that's bad I switch the buttons from one game to the next, and sometimes use Up for jump in addition to the button. :D

Maximum thumb comfort > consistency!
Forum: EAB's competition Yesterday, 07:07
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By arcanist
Well done! We're using a score calculation for...

Well done! We're using a score calculation for this round, so you need to put yours through this for the "true" score. :)

Total = (Level*1M) + (Checkpoint=500k) + (Lives*100k) + (Health*5k) -...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 25 February 2020, 23:50
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By arcanist
BPTRs are shifted, not just aligned. See the...

BPTRs are shifted, not just aligned. See the BADDR macro from NDK headers:

#define BADDR( bptr ) (((ULONG)bptr) << 2)

Though this is mostly an implementation detail if you don't plan to...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 February 2020, 21:26
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By arcanist
These are the WinUAE settings I use for...

These are the WinUAE settings I use for fullscreen. It doesn't give the purist 1:1 pixels but looks just fine to me. If your monitor doesn't support 60Hz then you might need different vsync settings...
Forum: EAB's competition 25 February 2020, 03:49
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/BqznwUS.png 3,979,900 =...

https://i.imgur.com/BqznwUS.png

3,979,900 = 4,000,000 + 0 + 100,000 + 25,000 - 145,100

Level 3 was brutal! I got to the top of this lift with 1 health left and got one-shotted. :D
Forum: EAB's competition 24 February 2020, 05:44
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/UNHKxZi.png 3,442,500 =...

https://i.imgur.com/UNHKxZi.png

3,442,500 = 3,000,000 + 500,000 + 0 + 20,000 - 77,500


Some of the enemies are a bit trolly but there do seem to be some strategies against them. Liking it so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 February 2020, 21:39
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By arcanist
My sister and I used to do this in two player...

My sister and I used to do this in two player games. We'd wait until the other wasn't looking and build a road parallel to the border, add a flag, join their road, then delete it. :laughing
Forum: support.FS-UAE 15 February 2020, 16:54
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By arcanist
Open Explorer and go to %LOCALAPPDATA%. If the...

Open Explorer and go to %LOCALAPPDATA%. If the fs-uae directory doesn't exist then create it.

Inside the fs-uae folder, right click and make a new file called "base-dir". Open it with Notepad and...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 13 February 2020, 18:28
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By arcanist
Have a look under "Base Directory" here:...

Have a look under "Base Directory" here: https://fs-uae.net/paths

Just put the path you want in the base-dir file.
Forum: support.FS-UAE 12 February 2020, 19:59
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By arcanist
Very nice! I'd love to see improvements in...

Very nice!

I'd love to see improvements in audio sync. OpenAL has huge (100s of ms) latency with PulseAudio on my integrated sound card. When I dug into it the buffer size was being derived from...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 12 February 2020, 16:35
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By arcanist
The gcc prototype would be: long toto(long...

The gcc prototype would be:

long toto(long a __asm("d1"));
That's how I've mixed C and assembly in my project.

If you don't care about the specific registers and just want to avoid passing on...
Forum: EAB's competition 12 February 2020, 16:29
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By arcanist
Bit of tactical voting this round. 1....

Bit of tactical voting this round.

1. Pinball Illusions
2. Wolfchild
3. Lemmings 2
4. Sensible Golf
5. Pegasus
Forum: EAB's competition 07 February 2020, 03:42
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/LMEwPUV.png 1,618,600 ...

https://i.imgur.com/LMEwPUV.png
1,618,600

Did not milk the tunnel. :)

I feel about this game the same as I did Turrican 3. Very sprawling and chaotic. I had no strategy for the bosses besides...
Forum: EAB's competition 27 January 2020, 04:53
Replies: 72
Views: 3,017
Posted By arcanist
I spent a few hours working on the fourth world...

I spent a few hours working on the fourth world but couldn't get past the last door. I looked up the solution and... wtf. :p

I even tried replicating it, knowing the solution, and it wasn't easy....
Forum: EAB's competition 26 January 2020, 20:52
Replies: 72
Views: 3,017
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/4S8WE4o.png 4,100 = 2,600 +...

https://i.imgur.com/4S8WE4o.png
4,100 = 2,600 + 1,500

The ball puzzle took me longer to figure out than it should have. :p
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 January 2020, 19:41
Replies: 47
Views: 2,620
Posted By arcanist
Frontier: Elite 2 is my pick. I poured hundreds...

Frontier: Elite 2 is my pick. I poured hundreds of hours into that game when I was a lad.

A lot of my enthusiasm was driven by the thrill of exploring the galaxy, fueled by rumors. Was the Mirage...
Forum: EAB's competition 20 January 2020, 06:16
Replies: 72
Views: 3,017
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/toyLcpX.png 555,900 It...

https://i.imgur.com/toyLcpX.png
555,900

It took me a while to catch on that parts of the weapon upgrades are shields. Bit easier, now. :D

I reached level 3 with four lives but wasn't expecting...
Forum: EAB's competition 20 January 2020, 03:51
Replies: 72
Views: 3,017
Posted By arcanist
https://i.imgur.com/vFcTF10.jpg 2,600 This...

https://i.imgur.com/vFcTF10.jpg
2,600

This one seems a bit more forgiving than the earlier SOTBs. I enjoyed figuring out the puzzles myself.

https://i.imgur.com/ooiAyAE.png
278,325

Haven't...
Forum: EAB's competition 15 January 2020, 05:26
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By arcanist
1. Leisure Suit Larry 3 Er, I'll just play that...

1. Leisure Suit Larry 3 Er, I'll just play that one on my own...

1. Venus
2. Fire and Brimstone
3. Unreal
4. Ghosts 'N Goblins
5. Turrican
Forum: EAB's competition 15 January 2020, 04:43
Replies: 72
Views: 3,017
Posted By arcanist
Is there a trick to the boss ships on the first...

Is there a trick to the boss ships on the first stage? I feel like I'm not shooting the right part.

My current strategy is to save a smartbomb because it seems to make them vulnerable.
Forum: EAB's competition 12 January 2020, 22:35
Replies: 72
Views: 3,017
Posted By arcanist
Hybris: 242525 Level 2 seems harder than...

Hybris: 242525

Level 2 seems harder than level 1. :D

https://i.imgur.com/61APNJl.jpg
Forum: support.FS-UAE 06 January 2020, 04:17
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By arcanist
As a heads up: the Arch FS-UAE packages are...

As a heads up: the Arch FS-UAE packages are compiled with --disable-jit (https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/fs-uae). Better to use the binaries from...
Forum: EAB's competition 30 December 2019, 02:47
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By arcanist
Back in blue! 1. Pinball Fantasies AGA 2....

Back in blue!

1. Pinball Fantasies AGA
2. Sensible Golf
3. Banshee
4. Super Stardust
5. ATR: All Terrain Racing
Forum: News 14 December 2019, 15:54
Replies: 527
Views: 80,961
Posted By arcanist
Yep, you're right. I fixed it. :)

Yep, you're right. I fixed it. :)
Forum: News 14 December 2019, 05:14
Replies: 527
Views: 80,961
Posted By arcanist
I don't see any mention of LEDs in the...

I don't see any mention of LEDs in the instructions. Where did you want to add them? The A1200 LEDs are not attached to the keyboard.

The keyboard has a USB header (to use with e.g. Raspberry Pi)...
Forum: News 13 December 2019, 20:50
Replies: 527
Views: 80,961
Posted By arcanist
I got this installed today. The keys have a nice...

I got this installed today. The keys have a nice clackety, responsive feel. Softer than my main keyboard's Cherry Browns + O-rings but firmer than Reds. The spacebar feels stable along its length but...
Forum: News 12 December 2019, 05:02
Replies: 527
Views: 80,961
Posted By arcanist
Mine's sitting in the mailbox, which I haven't...

Mine's sitting in the mailbox, which I haven't remembered to stop by for a while. :laughing
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 07 December 2019, 16:59
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By arcanist
I wrote this one...

I wrote this one (https://github.com/amigageek/modsurfer/blob/4bdebbdc6162cc79af394c3caee40d5867808401/blit.c#L78) in C. Should be easy to adapt the principles to assembly.
Forum: News 03 December 2019, 02:46
Replies: 527
Views: 80,961
Posted By arcanist
"The status of order #xxxx is now Shipped" ...

"The status of order #xxxx is now Shipped"

USPS tracking number doesn't work yet, but some signs of life! I preordered the day the page went up, if I remember right.
Forum: EAB's competition 21 November 2019, 22:15
Replies: 34
Views: 2,294
Posted By arcanist
I have to admire the tenacity in trying to 100%...

I have to admire the tenacity in trying to 100% this game! I skipped over a whole bunch of gems that were in the "too risky" category. :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 November 2019, 20:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By arcanist
I got my A1200 in USA with the eBay watch list...

I got my A1200 in USA with the eBay watch list finding a Buy Now. It wasn't a great deal - $400 shipped with a 68030/40 - but about as good as expected nowadays.

If this one becomes irreparable...
Forum: support.WinUAE 18 November 2019, 01:04
Replies: 204
Views: 32,565
Posted By arcanist
b5 works OK on my Windows 10 / Ryzen 1700 / GTX...

b5 works OK on my Windows 10 / Ryzen 1700 / GTX 1070 system with Fullscreen + Lagless VSync + 4.
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 14 November 2019, 06:21
Replies: 48
Views: 11,128
Posted By arcanist
Lilith (http://lilith.ziaspace.com/) hosts...

Lilith (http://lilith.ziaspace.com/) hosts us3.aminet.net. OT but too cool not to share. :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 11 November 2019, 07:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By arcanist
I had a A600 with no bundled goodies (:confused)...

I had a A600 with no bundled goodies (:confused) and later the Amiga Magic pack.

I'm most nostalgic for the Cartoon Classics one, though, which my aunt had. My first taste of the Amiga, a 500+,...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2019, 20:02
Replies: 1,018
Views: 64,873
Posted By arcanist
12 year old me wasn't disappointed, even though I...

12 year old me wasn't disappointed, even though I got a A1200 late in 1995. We couldn't afford a decent PC.

OS 3 (upgrading from 1.3), a 170MB hard disk, proper 8bpp color and prettier games. I'd...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 October 2019, 05:51
Replies: 35
Views: 2,444
Posted By arcanist
Though I do love megademos, I'm all about the 4K....

Though I do love megademos, I'm all about the 4K. :D

Elevated blew my mind when I first saw it. There's a neat presentation online about how it was made, too.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 21:11
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By arcanist
They work fine, though I didn't check for faint...

They work fine, though I didn't check for faint vertical lines closely. I prefer 320/640x256 resolution so I run Workbench and games in PAL, even though it's a NTSC Amiga.
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2019, 20:42
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By arcanist
I've used a BenQ BL702A with an A1200 and RGB/VGA...

I've used a BenQ BL702A with an A1200 and RGB/VGA adapter from Amibay in the US. I bought it on Amazon - think it was an import from Europe. It supports 120V / 60Hz power through a standard three pin...
Forum: EAB's competition 29 May 2019, 03:45
Replies: 44
Views: 3,819
Posted By arcanist
Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate...

Clearly we need a speedrun bonus to differentiate the podium!
Forum: EAB's competition 26 May 2019, 02:32
Replies: 44
Views: 3,819
Posted By arcanist
At the beginning? I don't think that should...

At the beginning? I don't think that should happen.

The scroll next to the grave explains the death in the screenshot: "Legend has it that Hookjaw the pirate, buried here, still guards over his...
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