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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 August 2019, 07:14
Replies: 28
Views: 907
Posted By Minuous
I doubt it would have been much good no matter...

I doubt it would have been much good no matter who ported it, as it sucked on the NES too.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 August 2019, 13:16
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Minuous
There is nothing wrong with third party emulation...

There is nothing wrong with third party emulation for hardware which is still sold, it's already settled case law.

Machines for running OS4 are still sold; that doesn't mean there is anything...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 August 2019, 12:37
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Minuous
So I presume the problem, if any, is that part of...

So I presume the problem, if any, is that part of the install script for the emulator is to download the OS? Therefore, if the users were required to do this step manually, or via a third-party...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 August 2019, 10:55
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Minuous
If such stipulations are not already illegal,...

If such stipulations are not already illegal, they certainly ought to be. IIRC Sony tried a similar argument saying the PS1 BIOS was only authorized to be used on Sony hardware, but they lost. The...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 August 2019, 21:26
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Minuous
Presumably meaning in layman's terms that they...

Presumably meaning in layman's terms that they had some screenshots on their site, and/or because the emulator's window has rounded corners. :-(
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 August 2019, 19:48
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Minuous
If Apple makes their OS freely available from...

If Apple makes their OS freely available from their site, I don't see how it's an emulator developer's fault, or anybody's fault, that people download the OS.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 August 2019, 19:07
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Minuous
@tero: From my understanding the users download...

@tero: From my understanding the users download the OS directly from Apple.

@Samurai Crow: What licence should be required to be obtained by an emulator developer? I don't see why they should be...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 August 2019, 16:26
Replies: 21
Views: 684
Posted By Minuous
Apple trying to outlaw emulation

https://ia801504.us.archive.org/28/items/gov.uscourts.flsd.555634/gov.uscourts.flsd.555634.1.0.pdf

Let's hope this lawsuit fails, for the sake of our freedoms...
Forum: News 10 August 2019, 18:48
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Minuous
Thanks for the kind words lilalurl.... ...

Thanks for the kind words lilalurl....

@honx:

The first page (http://amigan.1emu.net/releases/) was created on 11/8/99, the other pages (eg. the site map) were created later. Not much need for...
Forum: News 10 August 2019, 16:17
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Minuous
Amigan Software website celebrates 20 years

Amigan Software is proud to announce 20 years of serving the Amiga community with their official website: http://amigan.1emu.net/

Starting from just Worm Wars our line of quality open source...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 August 2019, 12:08
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Minuous
Yes, but A2000s didn't come with legal indemnity,...

Yes, but A2000s didn't come with legal indemnity, better service, etc. And of course Macs have never been problem free, then or now.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 01 August 2019, 00:44
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Minuous
@AmigaHope: I did some quick research: the...

@AmigaHope:

I did some quick research: the A500 launched here for $AUD999 and the A2000 for $AUD2999, juding from the earliest official Commodore ad I could find. Of course $2000 was an obscene...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 July 2019, 03:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452
Posted By Minuous
@tom256: If it is just a direct replacement...

@tom256:

If it is just a direct replacement for 3.0/3.1 it will never be as advanced as 3.9.
Forum: support.Games 16 July 2019, 02:37
Replies: 61
Views: 5,519
Posted By Minuous
@Seiya: Also seems to be a bad...

@Seiya:

Also seems to be a bad system-configuration: Topaz 9 font is in use on your screenshot instead of the intended Topaz 8.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 July 2019, 03:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
Posted By Minuous
It's their own fault for overcharging; they...

It's their own fault for overcharging; they wanted $400 to fix a cracked laptop screen, which was more than the replacement cost of a whole new machine. No prizes for guessing what I did next...
Forum: News 05 July 2019, 08:11
Replies: 131
Views: 28,483
Posted By Minuous
OK, done, granted exemptions to cover the...

OK, done, granted exemptions to cover the approx-15 day windows between free and non-free releases of Icaros.
Forum: News 05 July 2019, 07:28
Replies: 131
Views: 28,483
Posted By Minuous
(licence issue sorted out now)

(licence issue sorted out now)
Forum: News 04 July 2019, 19:03
Replies: 39
Views: 3,009
Posted By Minuous
@Dunny: Seems to be a problem only for you...

@Dunny:

Seems to be a problem only for you...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2019, 07:24
Replies: 784
Views: 36,838
Posted By Minuous
@turrican3: Sure, they could have had a...

@turrican3:

Sure, they could have had a bridgeboard-like hardware emulation, but that would have added massively to the cost of the machine, for something that would be of use only to certain...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 July 2019, 01:59
Replies: 784
Views: 36,838
Posted By Minuous
To be fully compatible, it would have to have run...

To be fully compatible, it would have to have run the same software. How do you propose Commodore should have achieved that!?
Forum: Amiga scene 03 July 2019, 05:25
Replies: 784
Views: 36,838
Posted By Minuous
>Price of Hard Drives was stupid. Around...

>Price of Hard Drives was stupid.

Around here, at least, the A1200HD was not much more expensive than the floppy-only model.

>The end of line Ascii was not standard

And what, according to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2019, 00:16
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Minuous
Atari 600XL and 800XL are mentioned, without...

Atari 600XL and 800XL are mentioned, without robot pictures ;-) on page 41 of the Usborne "Expanding Your Micro" book (a scan of which, and AmigaBASIC and GW-BASIC versions of some of the Usborne...
Forum: support.Apps 26 June 2019, 02:35
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Minuous
I would suggest setting up a larger Workbench...

I would suggest setting up a larger Workbench with autoscroll.
Forum: News 26 June 2019, 02:29
Replies: 217
Views: 14,390
Posted By Minuous
That's not necessarily the case: a game running...

That's not necessarily the case: a game running under WHDLoad is directly accessing the chipset, yet doing so in a compatible manner. The WHDLoad slaves are largely just fixing bugs in the games, eg....
Forum: News 25 June 2019, 09:57
Replies: 217
Views: 14,390
Posted By Minuous
Sure, MS-DOS games were the way you describe, but...

Sure, MS-DOS games were the way you describe, but I was talking about games being released these days: if someone downloads and run a Windows game it just works on pretty much any Wintel box, but...
Forum: support.Other 25 June 2019, 07:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Minuous
It's just an ordinary script file, anything that...

It's just an ordinary script file, anything that is valid in a script file can be used, including the CD command.

(Of course such changes are probably better to be done in User-startup instead...)
Forum: News 24 June 2019, 09:25
Replies: 217
Views: 14,390
Posted By Minuous
So much for Commodore's recommendations on how to...

So much for Commodore's recommendations on how to program the machine then, they will just be ignored and Amiga users will have compatibility issues, meanwhile on IBM-PC everything just works.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 June 2019, 06:25
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Minuous
Yes, the scrolling is the worst thing about the...

Yes, the scrolling is the worst thing about the conversion. Second worst thing would be the missing levels, and third worst the way you can only have one of the little robot lackeys instead of two...
Forum: News 24 June 2019, 06:10
Replies: 217
Views: 14,390
Posted By Minuous
Back in the 80s there was some excuse: very few...

Back in the 80s there was some excuse: very few users had any expansions, AmigaOS was lacking some functionality, Commodore's guidelines about writing compatible code weren't written, etc. But none...
Forum: News 12 June 2019, 08:58
Replies: 217
Views: 14,390
Posted By Minuous
That's not correct, see...

That's not correct, see https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/964/965/341457/
Forum: Coders. System 05 June 2019, 06:21
Replies: 71
Views: 3,169
Posted By Minuous
@BruceAbbott: Why is it "not very useful"?...

@BruceAbbott:

Why is it "not very useful"? Because it requires BB2 rather than BB0? I don't think there are many users still running without any Boing Bags installed.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 June 2019, 22:41
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By Minuous
Got no one to play Amiga games with anymore so...

Got no one to play Amiga games with anymore so over the internet would be the only possible way now anyway :-(
Forum: Amiga scene 29 May 2019, 14:13
Replies: 92
Views: 8,365
Posted By Minuous
@BruceAbbott: Of course the GUI is and...

@BruceAbbott:

Of course the GUI is and should be part of the OS, how else would it support graphical applications?

It seems reasonable to include a web browser alongside the OS like was done...
Forum: support.Apps 28 May 2019, 19:12
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Minuous
I see them now, maybe he was still uploading when...

I see them now, maybe he was still uploading when I first loaded the page. Thanks.
Forum: support.Apps 28 May 2019, 15:28
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Minuous
I only see a page of a magazine, where are the...

I only see a page of a magazine, where are the fonts? Wouldn't it be easier to just put them in the Zone anyway?
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2019, 19:14
Replies: 28
Views: 1,560
Posted By Minuous
@mcgeezer,roondar: Actually that game has...

@mcgeezer,roondar:

Actually that game has already been done in 2K on Interton VC 4000 :-)

https://www.uvlist.net/game-237430-Flappy+Bird
Forum: MarketPlace 20 May 2019, 01:33
Replies: 56
Views: 3,866
Posted By Minuous
He should offer free postage at least :D

He should offer free postage at least :D
Forum: support.Apps 18 May 2019, 17:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Minuous
At the moment what is best varies depending on...

At the moment what is best varies depending on which OS component is meant, the best overall combo therefore currently being OS3.9 + BB4 + the 3.1.4 upgrade script.

But now that Hyperion has...
Forum: support.Apps 15 May 2019, 02:49
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Minuous
https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/ANIM_IFF_CEL_Animati...

https://wiki.amigaos.net/wiki/ANIM_IFF_CEL_Animations
Forum: support.Other 23 April 2019, 23:35
Replies: 964
Views: 212,940
Posted By Minuous
The obvious fix is to add the missing LF to the...

The obvious fix is to add the missing LF to the broken Amikit-StartOS script. The issue is not caused by any defect of BB3&4.
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