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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 21:18
Replies: 11
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Posted By Photon
This is why I put Other. There are quite a few...

This is why I put Other. There are quite a few combos, f.ex. I just found out on my same poll on Facebook that someone runs a PAL Amiga in an NTSC country, with Indivision 60Hz display.

But this...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 20:35
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Photon
That's excellent, and even with emulators it's...

That's excellent, and even with emulators it's still up to which games got ports - but some PAL-only games (especially non-action-intense games) could play smoothly at 60 FPS in WHDLoad with an...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 19:33
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Photon
POLL: What Amigas do you game on?

We began talking in another thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=93607) about NTSC ports and vice versa back in the day. Or at least I started thinking and got curious. How many American...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 19:25
Replies: 43
Views: 2,527
Posted By Photon
Well I do see the Amiga making a bit of a...

Well I do see the Amiga making a bit of a comeback in the USA now, whether those are NTSC Amigas or PAL Amigas on a converter to get access to all the ROMz :great I don't know. Meaning that maybe it...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 22:17
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By Photon
Nothing. I would rub my eyes, then replace the...

Nothing. I would rub my eyes, then replace the voltmeter post haste. But I wouldn't measure voltage on the serial port, I would measure it on the PSU plinth.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 September 2018, 22:14
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Photon
Note that when you use the timers, your code may...

Note that when you use the timers, your code may be running so fast that the value doesn't have time to change (accelerators). And if you solve it by running them once a frame, obviously it won't be...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 September 2018, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 129
Posted By Photon
You don't need a heavy load like a harddisk to...

You don't need a heavy load like a harddisk to test the voltages. The +/- 12V can be 13V or so without issue, but the 5V must be within +/- 0.25V for the logic.

To me it looks like you have the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 September 2018, 18:13
Replies: 43
Views: 2,527
Posted By Photon
Well, as Galahad pointed out, Psygnosis is a...

Well, as Galahad pointed out, Psygnosis is a publisher. Reflections developed Shadow of the Beast, maybe also The Killing Show runs 50 FPS, don't remember.

But the point is, it's not enough to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2018, 21:55
Replies: 43
Views: 2,527
Posted By Photon
No, I mean it's a real challenge to make an...

No, I mean it's a real challenge to make an arcade style game without slowdowns run 50 FPS, 60 FPS is that much harder. By choosing half framerate, you can release the same game for both NTSC and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2018, 18:44
Replies: 43
Views: 2,527
Posted By Photon
That Graftgold were going in the wrong direction...

That Graftgold were going in the wrong direction and that Factor 5 could get their games to run at full framerate. :) That's why they visited.


Probably that no, triple buffering isn't always...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2018, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Photon
Penguin Adventure on MSX(1986?) You dropped down...

Penguin Adventure on MSX(1986?) You dropped down a hole and could play a slot machine to win fish :) which you bartered for powerups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05kTZArlAtI
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 September 2018, 20:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Photon
It can be faster for very small polygons, if the...

It can be faster for very small polygons, if the code is very optimized. But the same is true for any small blit; I think Mega Typhoon and likely other shooters use the CPU to plot bullets and...
Forum: Coders. General 15 September 2018, 20:01
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Photon
Hehe. Yes, this is asking for trouble and there...

Hehe. Yes, this is asking for trouble and there is an issue on 1.3. I think you should go by the game's requirements: if you need to load more than 2 disks of resources and if so go harddisk only.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 15 September 2018, 17:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Photon
Yes, the pics are interleaved. The rest is an...

Yes, the pics are interleaved. The rest is an example of how to incorporate ConvPCHG in your demo. (Side note: HAMLab doesn't seem to output dual copperlists, i.e. pseudo-15 bit color palette...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 August 2018, 01:18
Replies: 42
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
It just doesn't ring true for me. Do what you...

It just doesn't ring true for me. Do what you want, review the ones you like even though they're not super famous. Warhead, Globulus, Jupiter's Masterdrive, lots of 3D/sim/strategy/adventure games,...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 22:09
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Photon
Excellent :great Then I think it will work fine...

Excellent :great Then I think it will work fine with a new PSU. If I see a random color on boot, but I can get it running after restart ("problem? there was no problem!"), then that is the symptom I...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 August 2018, 22:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,665
Posted By Photon
Hehe, his diary is what made me play it :) I...

Hehe, his diary is what made me play it :) I remember it as a quite difficult game. Also, a mere mention of Gribbly's Special Day Out was what made me play that. Tons of fun, and difficult towards...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 21:38
Replies: 36
Views: 2,385
Posted By Photon
I have only tried Cortex and HxC. My main problem...

I have only tried Cortex and HxC. My main problem with Gotek is that they're not made for Amigas; buttons, USB port and display are covered.

I like the idea of assigning favorites, but the Cortex...
Forum: support.Hardware 12 August 2018, 21:30
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Photon
I saw just the title and immediately thought,...

I saw just the title and immediately thought, "PSU". If you have another PSU, you could try it, but then I read it was an A500+ and you could very well have battery acid eating traces by the Chip RAM...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 12 August 2018, 21:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,665
Posted By Photon
Loved gamedev diaries in Zzap etc back in the day...

Loved gamedev diaries in Zzap etc back in the day :)
Forum: HOL data problems 12 August 2018, 21:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By Photon
I admire the dedication to come back 1 year later...

I admire the dedication to come back 1 year later :)

There's sort of 3 platforms that cover all but a "handful" games: OCS 1MB, Stock A1200, Accelerated AGA (incl just fastmem cards). And pure...
Forum: HOL data problems 12 August 2018, 21:19
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Photon
This triggers an ancient memory... OT: the author...

This triggers an ancient memory... OT: the author ripped off someone? The musician? Coder?

Also, some demo entries have the wrong chipset requirements. We'll just have to keep reporting.

Game...
Forum: Coders. General 12 August 2018, 20:59
Replies: 117
Views: 6,349
Posted By Photon
This is what I was looking for from the question...

This is what I was looking for from the question in OP. :) Generally when you write a new routine, optimization is a process of iteration and verifying that the code change in fact reduced processing...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2018, 20:11
Replies: 42
Views: 2,039
Posted By Photon
I wouldn't mind it, but if I had ever played it I...

I wouldn't mind it, but if I had ever played it I wouldn't read the review, ofc. Probably I'd just find a gameplay video on Youtube and not read reviews. There's just a big gap between a description...
Forum: support.Games 31 July 2018, 01:36
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Photon
Good initiative :great and yes, certainly when it...

Good initiative :great and yes, certainly when it comes to ports. :)

Before Amiga, hits got ports across all the hot platforms. Some 16-bit devs defaulted to port from ST to Amiga (and this gave...
Forum: support.Games 29 July 2018, 01:43
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Photon
Super Sprint and Oids for Amiga / ST Emulator

A few ST games were never released on Amiga, notably these two. Also, it turns out there are loads of ST emulators for Amiga that I sort of suspected but didn't know existed, even though I had tried...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 July 2018, 20:47
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By Photon
I think it will act up again. I don't think...

I think it will act up again. I don't think there's a solution on any accelerator. It's because of the plastic material in the piggyback socket. After a while the sides will bulge. If you almost...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 July 2018, 17:06
Replies: 147
Views: 6,734
Posted By Photon
I think this is why you have to look at all the...

I think this is why you have to look at all the steps of video production. The most important step is digital video production as I wrote. Even movies that were digitally mastered in some way, always...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 26 July 2018, 14:31
Replies: 69
Views: 2,136
Posted By Photon
Aren't the 2.0 libs verified by this? I.e. result...

Aren't the 2.0 libs verified by this? I.e. result OK but destroyed later.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 26 July 2018, 02:58
Replies: 69
Views: 2,136
Posted By Photon
I have ruled out emulator settings, and I think...

I have ruled out emulator settings, and I think we can rule out the emulator also. With the only difference of putting the exe on a WB2.1 disk instead of a 2.04 disk, under WB2.1 it shows the correct...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 July 2018, 01:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Photon
That's one description... Obarski may have had...

That's one description... Obarski may have had another. ;)
Forum: project.WHDLoad 25 July 2018, 19:50
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By Photon
Hehe. :) I think I'm guilty of posting in this...

Hehe. :) I think I'm guilty of posting in this forum about slave errors too :) T'is true I do not play as much WHDLoad as a few years ago. What, pray, is this Mantis of which you speak?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 25 July 2018, 19:29
Replies: 147
Views: 6,734
Posted By Photon
Welcome to the board. I think it will be...

Welcome to the board. I think it will be difficult to attempt truthing, because the facts are in by now, and pretty well-documented for both platforms. Me, I don't give a shit. :) I enjoy Amiga for...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 25 July 2018, 17:17
Replies: 69
Views: 2,136
Posted By Photon
Too many factors. Always try with the Default...

Too many factors. Always try with the Default Quickstart config first (A500 or A1200). If you change emulation settings, you must know what they affect. If you select a different KS/WB config, you...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 July 2018, 15:01
Replies: 220
Views: 21,256
Posted By Photon
I think this makes sense and it's close to what I...

I think this makes sense and it's close to what I use (also in high-level languages, except camelCase for all functions).

A while back I acquired the habit to not have a lot of loose global vars,...
Forum: support.Hardware 16 June 2018, 20:49
Replies: 21
Views: 8,731
Posted By Photon
Thread Necromancy is the best! :great So...

Thread Necromancy is the best! :great

So here are the basic concepts.

Workbench allows you select any resolution and expects you to connect a compatible display.

PAL is 576i...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2018, 14:45
Replies: 41
Views: 2,404
Posted By Photon
Cool, will try it :)

Cool, will try it :)
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2018, 14:41
Replies: 747
Views: 116,676
Posted By Photon
Obviously the ideal would be to use the space and...

Obviously the ideal would be to use the space and expandability inside. ACA500(Plus) is as Jens explains a bit cumbersome for A1000, but it seems to work as a flipped-over sidecar, like this...
Forum: support.Apps 06 June 2018, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By Photon
If it was formatted on a PC, you might succeed by...

If it was formatted on a PC, you might succeed by formatting it on the Amiga..? As in, the file format on the disk was a pre-5.0 (or whichever version it was) MS-DOS version.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2018, 16:31
Replies: 58
Views: 3,310
Posted By Photon
Huzzah! Up the Cathode! Couldn't agree...

Huzzah! Up the Cathode!

Couldn't agree more. Once-2000 EUR big CRT TVs (the kind they used to put in conference rooms at a company are super!) can sometimes be had for the asking.

I have a...
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