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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 February 2019, 11:24
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By E-Penguin
Variable names should be single characters....

Variable names should be single characters. Nobody needs more than 26 of them in any program. ;)
Forum: News 15 February 2019, 19:57
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By E-Penguin
Are there any tutorials for this? I'm intrigued...

Are there any tutorials for this? I'm intrigued by the idea of writing something which runs on Amiga and Android
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 February 2019, 23:22
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By E-Penguin
Palettes are a pain in the arse. If...

Palettes are a pain in the arse.


If you're doing dual play field, on ocs/ecs, you're limited to 8 colours per plane. You seem to be using 4 plane bitmaps though - I suspect this is the issue.
Forum: Amiga scene 07 February 2019, 15:09
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
Cloanto (or, some kind of supra-holding company)...

Cloanto (or, some kind of supra-holding company) has bought the lot of the Amiga rights.

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1302683&postcount=672
Forum: Amiga scene 07 February 2019, 14:19
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
Well, they do now, now that they own it.

Well, they do now, now that they own it.
Forum: support.Hardware 06 February 2019, 00:25
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By E-Penguin
Couple of bricks and a bit of worktop offcut from...

Couple of bricks and a bit of worktop offcut from the local DIY store? Not pretty, perhaps, but dirt cheap and sturdy. You could claim it as hipster chic.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2019, 23:56
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
Based on what the website says, they want to...

Based on what the website says, they want to create a non-profit to hold the rights, which is separate from the commercial business. The .org is the non profit.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2019, 22:55
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
One kickstart to rule them all!

One kickstart to rule them all!
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2019, 18:13
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
Good news, I think. Consolidation of the...

Good news, I think. Consolidation of the disparate IP / copyright / trademarks / etc into one entity that actually develops real software (rather than getting others to do it for free) can only be a...
Forum: News 31 January 2019, 09:24
Replies: 99
Views: 7,106
Posted By E-Penguin
"it's hard" and "only a few people understand it"...

"it's hard" and "only a few people understand it" are not valid reasons to not open source. I'm sure the Linux kernel isn't without complexities but somehow they manage to struggle though...
...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2019, 12:02
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
Quite so.

Quite so.
Forum: support.Hardware 21 January 2019, 11:42
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By E-Penguin
A tiny tiny harddisk (not just partition). I used...

A tiny tiny harddisk (not just partition). I used the scsi2sd to create two virtual disks, scsi id 0 and 1 respectively. scsi disk 1 is 115mb, which works. When I was using just an Amiga partition on...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 January 2019, 20:06
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By E-Penguin
Transfer to the Amiga isn't a problem (it's got...

Transfer to the Amiga isn't a problem (it's got an Ethernet adaptor), transfer amiga <-> PC partition is the trick I'm after.

I'm going to go at it with a hex editor I think
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2019, 01:57
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By E-Penguin
KCS Power PC - access the pc partition from the Amiga side?

After quite some effort I have the kcs power PC board (plus) working on my A500 plus / A590, with an scsi2sd providing two virtual scsi units, unit 0 for the Amiga (DH0, DH1) and unit 1 (DH2) for the...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2019, 00:43
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
I think we can all agree that lemon sorbet is the...

I think we can all agree that lemon sorbet is the king of frozen desserts though.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2019, 15:19
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
Except that Cloanto have publicly stated their...

Except that Cloanto have publicly stated their desire to put the Amiga OS out as open source lead by a nonprofit.

http://cloanto.org
Forum: Amiga scene 13 January 2019, 11:45
Replies: 802
Views: 58,211
Posted By E-Penguin
They'll probably come up with another cludge...

They'll probably come up with another cludge agreement and carry on as before.

In an ideal world they'd form a new holding company together and jointly develop stuff but cooperation seems a long...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2019, 22:53
Replies: 68
Views: 3,036
Posted By E-Penguin
I've never completed an Amiga game but I intend...

I've never completed an Amiga game but I intend to one day finish The Settlers, after nearly 30 years of trying.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 January 2019, 15:08
Replies: 96
Views: 6,151
Posted By E-Penguin
I only ever play Settlers but I appreciate all...

I only ever play Settlers but I appreciate all games made for the Amiga. The time and effort that goes into drawing, or coding, or music making is significant and deserves respect.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 January 2019, 10:07
Replies: 96
Views: 6,151
Posted By E-Penguin
You don't need to justify your choice of tools....

You don't need to justify your choice of tools. Not everything needs to be done the hard way all the time.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2019, 17:49
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
Wb2.1 - it does look like a problem with trying...

Wb2.1 - it does look like a problem with trying to allocate the whole file in memory. Smaller files are OK.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2019, 12:25
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
The command line "copy" does use buffers. I...

The command line "copy" does use buffers. I imagine the workbench copy routine is similar, but I can't find any info on that.
...
Forum: News 03 January 2019, 10:17
Replies: 89
Views: 9,620
Posted By E-Penguin
Well quite - god forbid anyone makes money by...

Well quite - god forbid anyone makes money by developing new hardware and software for the Amiga. Jens should be handing out 060 accelerators for free, nay, paying us to take them off him...
Forum: support.Hardware 03 January 2019, 01:08
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
Slight weirdness remains; copying files which are...

Slight weirdness remains; copying files which are larger than available chip mem gives this out-of-memory error (see attached; from a winuae setup but same hardware/software setup).

If I do "Copy...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 January 2019, 02:08
Replies: 341
Views: 15,297
Posted By E-Penguin
We wouldn't want to give the impression that the...

We wouldn't want to give the impression that the Amiga scene is full of pirated software ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 31 December 2018, 22:36
Replies: 341
Views: 15,297
Posted By E-Penguin
Feelings towards Amiten aside, Luiscoco asked for...

Feelings towards Amiten aside, Luiscoco asked for feedback on the technical side. This seems reasonable, no? How else is one to improve. Maybe his next game will be with a different team. The music...
Forum: OT - General 31 December 2018, 15:22
Replies: 80
Views: 3,636
Posted By E-Penguin
Half hour!? :bowdown

Half hour!? :bowdown
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 30 December 2018, 20:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By E-Penguin
That looks amazing! You did that in blitz?

That looks amazing! You did that in blitz?
Forum: support.Hardware 30 December 2018, 13:40
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
You guys are brilliant! Thanks :) The magic...

You guys are brilliant! Thanks :)

The magic sauce was:
changebootpri BufMemType 2
And mask set to 0x1FFFFC
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 23:59
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
Thanks, I'll have a look at that. My plan b...

Thanks, I'll have a look at that.

My plan b is to copy the mount list to ram:, dismount dh0: then remount it with the mount list, before calling addmem then continuing with the boot. It's a bit...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 21:04
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
Setenv BufMemType 2 Is what I'm currently...

Setenv BufMemType 2

Is what I'm currently trying. No luck so far. Might I need a mount list, bearing in mind this is the boot device?
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 19:13
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
Ah, thanks. I'll throw some env at it and see if...

Ah, thanks. I'll throw some env at it and see if that works :)
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 16:45
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
PFS does not like that, errors about mask not...

PFS does not like that, errors about mask not matching ram type. Do I need to delete and recreate / format the partition?

You might have hit the nail on the head though - booting from floppy and...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 December 2018, 16:10
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By E-Penguin
"file is not executable" with Fast mem added?

Here's a strange one... In my A500plus I have an on-socket 8mb fast ram and an A590. The firmware on the expansion has been set so as to not do autoconfig if the A590 is plugged in (because I need...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2018, 00:32
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By E-Penguin
Have you got Linux, or cygwin if using Windows?...

Have you got Linux, or cygwin if using Windows? You can use dd to extract an image, which can be converted to an hfe, according to the hxc website at least. You'd need a floppy drive in the pc, of...
Forum: Amiga scene 29 December 2018, 00:17
Replies: 341
Views: 15,297
Posted By E-Penguin
It's the gift that keeps on giving, isn't it

It's the gift that keeps on giving, isn't it
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 December 2018, 18:41
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By E-Penguin
The manual I found suggests there are other disks...

The manual I found suggests there are other disks for the pc part, with various dos drivers/devices. I'll have a go and see what happens.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 December 2018, 17:36
Replies: 341
Views: 15,297
Posted By E-Penguin
€9 for a game is fair; using copyrighted material...

€9 for a game is fair; using copyrighted material without an appropriate licence / permission and selling it isn't.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 December 2018, 16:53
Replies: 341
Views: 15,297
Posted By E-Penguin
Yeah that's pretty damning. But.. what a...

Yeah that's pretty damning.

But.. what a shame though. Clearly a lot of work, effort and care has gone into the project, to work the graphics into a game, create a story, a game engine, etc. It's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 December 2018, 16:48
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By E-Penguin
I don't think the board I bought comes with any...

I don't think the board I bought comes with any disks. Can anyone hook me up with something?
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