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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 October 2020, 21:30
Replies: 83
Views: 3,069
Posted By Gorf
I took neither one, because without a monitor...

I took neither one, because without a monitor both are quite useless...
If there is a monitor, I would prefer the Amiga since your PC has no gfx-card at all ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2020, 10:25
Replies: 312
Views: 13,276
Posted By Gorf
And with the Raspberry Pi the Archimedes...

And with the Raspberry Pi the Archimedes community has now a decent and extremely affordable modern platform to run their RiscOS on:

https://www.riscosopen.org/content/downloads/raspberry-pi
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 02:30
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
Server is acting strange ... got double messages...

Server is acting strange ... got double messages shown .. but when I delete one, both are gone ...

Posting an earlier answer again:



The address space ist still flat.
You are not limited...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 02:16
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
Yes - for the Zorro3 address space ... now...

Yes - for the Zorro3 address space ...
now look at the row ABOVE that line!



I don’t know what year you are living in, but we here are already in 2020.
Welcome to the future!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 02:01
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
Well - but you did say that ... that one is on...

Well - but you did say that ... that one is on you.



Dave’s SRAM board was available ...



It existed ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 01:48
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
The two rows above the Zorro-space obviously ...

The two rows above the Zorro-space obviously ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 01:46
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
A total of 265MB are reserved for the motherboard...

A total of 265MB are reserved for the motherboard the the CPU Expansion (a different slot than the zorro3-slots)
So this is added to the zorro3-space - giving you (roughly) 2GB as a maximum.


...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 01:28
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
Nope - go back and read it again...

Nope - go back and read it again...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 01:16
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
As I wrote: the A3000 And no Wiki does not...

As I wrote: the A3000

And no Wiki does not say it was only expandable to 2MB - that is just the amount it usually was sold with ...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 October 2020, 01:10
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
Plus the Fast-RAM in the Motherboard Plus the...

Plus the Fast-RAM in the Motherboard
Plus the RAM on the CPU-Card

Here is the Memory Map:

http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Hardware_Manual_guide/node00D4.html
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2020, 23:09
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
I would argue that at least the big box Amigas...

I would argue that at least the big box Amigas were more expandable than a PC.
That is usually thought as a PC stronghold: modularity and cards for everything ...

But show me a PC from late 87-91...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2020, 15:41
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
So how about you stop doing it?

So how about you stop doing it?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2020, 14:46
Replies: 292
Views: 9,626
Posted By Gorf
Ok, so you are saying, one can not compare Amiga...

Ok, so you are saying, one can not compare Amiga to PC because the Amiga always wins.
Got it!
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 12:02
Replies: 268
Views: 15,404
Posted By Gorf
Maybe to some degree ... (trying to give a...

Maybe to some degree ...
(trying to give a non-binary answer)
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 11:54
Replies: 268
Views: 15,404
Posted By Gorf
But my computer only understands binaries.......

But my computer only understands binaries.... :guru
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 11:50
Replies: 268
Views: 15,404
Posted By Gorf
Same mistake there. I don’t know how much Jens...

Same mistake there. I don’t know how much Jens payed, but probably not THAT much ... if the author would have asked for donations to buy it free, he would have gotten the same money ...

But that...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 11:33
Replies: 268
Views: 15,404
Posted By Gorf
@Olaf Yes: and that is their mistake! Taking...

@Olaf
Yes: and that is their mistake!
Taking the work of others for granted, but not sharing their own work.
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 11:28
Replies: 268
Views: 15,404
Posted By Gorf
The Vampire/Coffin people are hypocrites: Where...

The Vampire/Coffin people are hypocrites:
Where is the free and open source Apollo-softcore?

It could easily run in a terasic de10 board (MiSTer), which uses the same FPGA type ... but with more...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 June 2020, 09:09
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By Gorf
Alice: ...

Alice:
https://siliconpr0n.org/map/csg/8374r3/mz_mit20x/

Denise:
https://siliconpr0n.org/map/csg/8362r8/mz_mit20x/

Paula:
https://siliconpr0n.org/map/csg/8364r4/mz_mit20x/
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2020, 14:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By Gorf
tell that BEAM (Erlang virtual machine). ...

tell that BEAM (Erlang virtual machine).




So WebAssembly is a terrible idea? Yet every major browser supports it...

No: the advantage is, that it allows you to compile other languages into...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 May 2020, 10:59
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Gorf
I got fooled by the title of this thread: ...

I got fooled by the title of this thread:

"whaaat?? there is a wireless pcmcia standard now?"

lol
Forum: Hardware mods 23 May 2020, 02:14
Replies: 32
Views: 4,304
Posted By Gorf
the board has already 2Mb on it...

the board has already 2Mb on it...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2020, 00:22
Replies: 901
Views: 116,395
Posted By Gorf
yeah - sure a lot of people save money by not...

yeah - sure a lot of people save money by not getting paid like the waiter in the closed restaurant ...:banghead
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 21:21
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Gorf
so we can assume that the MMU was simply...

so we can assume that the MMU was simply mentioned as substitute for "more than 16MB of RAM!"

the official requirements for the DOS version are
486 DX2 66 MHz and 8 MB RAM (probably with...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 20:08
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
For the existing software base a 68080 ASIC @...

For the existing software base a 68080 ASIC @ 1GHz would be certainly sufficient - for most games it would be too fast and one would run it in turtle mode ...

For the future? Most things could be...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 19:04
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
As I said earlier: the bus should be as close as...

As I said earlier: the bus should be as close as possible to the native CPU bus...

But in defense of Gemini: for a cluster of 030s @25MHz ZorroIII is not that bad (even if it needs to multiplex...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 16:09
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
as said in the comments above: it depends largely...

as said in the comments above: it depends largely on what you mean by it and how you expect it to work.

Under some circumstances an Amiga-like OS can e.g. provide SMP like AROSx64 (sillySPM).
An...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 15:23
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
certainly not "everything" but many things, if...

certainly not "everything" but many things, if there ist no functional sandboxing, that even might include a dummy-kernel in that sandbox....



as I already said, this functionality would be...
Forum: support.Hardware 21 May 2020, 14:33
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
I did not claim it would be the same - please...

I did not claim it would be the same - please read my posts again.

As I pointed already out: the 060 is the only classic CPU in the 68K family, that has some support for SMP.
So IF AmigaOS/AROS...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 22:59
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
does it? AFAIK on AROS x64 the binaries can be...

does it?
AFAIK on AROS x64 the binaries can be totally unaware of the SMP-kernel.



because no one ported it to Exec and the scheduler on 68k yet

the Apollo-core (Vampire) has...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 20:22
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
more like A3640s, since you wouldn't want to go...

more like A3640s, since you wouldn't want to go down to a 16-bit bus with a 32-bit CPU.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 20:18
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
well - it shows how it can be done and what...

well - it shows how it can be done and what changes to Exec are necessary.

The problem with 68k is the missing support for SMP in any model but the 68060.
(But that would be less a problem if we...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 19:49
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
well: the CyberstormPPC with GRex does provide...

well: the CyberstormPPC with GRex does provide PCI. So it is definitely possible without going through ZorroIII like Prometheus.

So a FPGA could certainly provide a 680XX-bus-to-PCI interface. ......
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 19:31
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
AROS on x64 does support SMP.

AROS on x64 does support SMP.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 May 2020, 19:01
Replies: 326
Views: 27,185
Posted By Gorf
let's say some people are less than happy with...

let's say some people are less than happy with the gaming experience of ocean games...
http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1400326&postcount=226

(the Amiga port of Dennis is even harder and some...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 May 2020, 18:57
Replies: 326
Views: 27,185
Posted By Gorf
yeah ... but ocean! :D

yeah ... but ocean! :D
Forum: support.Hardware 20 May 2020, 17:07
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gorf
As far as I know the Gemini was a Zorro III card...

As far as I know the Gemini was a Zorro III card and meant to be used in a A3000. At least that's what all webpages claim about this card ...
And it makes more sense too, doesn't it?

So the setup...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 May 2020, 16:11
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Gorf
real 3D letters carved with a hot wire out of...

real 3D letters carved with a hot wire out of styrofoam... covered by a thin blanket
some lights with low angle and than a photo taken from above

just guessing of course ;-)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 May 2020, 19:12
Replies: 326
Views: 27,185
Posted By Gorf
Robocop 3: ...

Robocop 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czTpAYmnAsE
(in this video a slow A500 - but the enemies are rudimentary animated...)

and of course:
"Tales from Heaven"...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 May 2020, 16:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By Gorf
Dave Needle and R. J. Mical from the original...

Dave Needle and R. J. Mical from the original Amiga team tried again in the 90s with the 3DO - licensing the design to several manufacturers...

sadly it was only a modest success (2 million units...
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