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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 20:06
Replies: 89
Views: 2,316
Posted By idrougge
But you can in Red Alert. Never having played the...

But you can in Red Alert. Never having played the original C&C, I thought it worked the same.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories Yesterday, 20:00
Replies: 1,970
Views: 275,023
Posted By idrougge
Just a / takes you to the parent directory.

Just a / takes you to the parent directory.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 19:54
Replies: 62
Views: 1,860
Posted By idrougge
I remember Zak McKraken not sounding much better...

I remember Zak McKraken not sounding much better than an ST soundtrack.

And even Tiertex made better soundtracks on the Amiga than on the ST.



I think I'm perfectly fair towards Lucasfilm....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware Yesterday, 15:01
Replies: 560
Views: 17,395
Posted By idrougge
What is contrived about it? The world chose the...

What is contrived about it? The world chose the 68000 architecture, and when the world moved on, it didn't move on to the x86 architecture.



1. The ARM has never been a fast processor. It has...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 14:35
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By idrougge
Not immediately, Commodore used several brands...

Not immediately, Commodore used several brands and most SMD capacitors look the same anyway.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 14:29
Replies: 63
Views: 1,932
Posted By idrougge
Basically – everyone. My X68000 has named chips,...

Basically – everyone. My X68000 has named chips, the Lynx and Jaguar do, the Enterprise does; the list goes on…



That's what the AA+ chipset was about. It would have enabled HD floppies and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 14:15
Replies: 89
Views: 2,316
Posted By idrougge
For an Amiga game from the 80s/90s to really...

For an Amiga game from the 80s/90s to really stand the test of time, I think it must either have been totally original, or it must have been at the apex of its genre.

This rules out Civilization...
Forum: request.Apps Yesterday, 00:00
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By idrougge
It must have taken you a lot of time and thought...

It must have taken you a lot of time and thought to come up with such a good thread title.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2018, 23:50
Replies: 62
Views: 1,860
Posted By idrougge
To be fair, Lucasfilm only started to make use of...

To be fair, Lucasfilm only started to make use of the Amiga's graphical capabilities when they started to have VGA as their lead platform. Before that, they made all their graphics for EGA – with its...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 October 2018, 23:47
Replies: 62
Views: 1,860
Posted By idrougge
Nope, even on a 1438, the Amiga graphics don't...

Nope, even on a 1438, the Amiga graphics don't look like PC graphics. This is because the Amiga lowres screenmode causes scanlines, thereby shrinking the pixels. On a VGA lowres screen, there are no...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2018, 22:22
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By idrougge
Looks like the OP has a 1D4 board, which is...

Looks like the OP has a 1D4 board, which is susceptible to screen interference. This is solved by installing a single 1 µF capacitor on the motherboard.
Forum: support.Apps 22 October 2018, 11:07
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By idrougge
Yes, DefIcons does exactly that.

Yes, DefIcons does exactly that.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 October 2018, 11:02
Replies: 68
Views: 4,668
Posted By idrougge
Without Amiga Forever and its stranglehold on the...

Without Amiga Forever and its stranglehold on the OS, you could download a working Amiga emulator as easily as you can download a Megadrive emulator. That would give even more casual users an entry...
Forum: News 22 October 2018, 10:53
Replies: 389
Views: 35,923
Posted By idrougge
One notable difference is that it doesn't work on...

One notable difference is that it doesn't work on drawers.

WBrun from 3.9 still seems to work, though.
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 14:10
Replies: 389
Views: 35,923
Posted By idrougge
What is the purpose of C:WBLoad?

What is the purpose of C:WBLoad?
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 14:07
Replies: 233
Views: 9,715
Posted By idrougge
I'd like one or three if available in...

I'd like one or three if available in Swedish/Finnish layout.

How is the profile compared to the original? Is it higher due to the extra size of the mechanical switches?
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 18 October 2018, 05:00
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By idrougge
It's really difficult to not use MUI in case you...

It's really difficult to not use MUI in case you want to do any kind of modern development.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 October 2018, 13:50
Replies: 560
Views: 17,395
Posted By idrougge
IBM PC was the only factor. Apart from the PC and...

IBM PC was the only factor. Apart from the PC and a few failed school computers (based on 80186), I can't come up with a single design built around the x86. The 68000 was everywhere, from...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2018, 13:37
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By idrougge
I encountered an A2000 with battery leak...

I encountered an A2000 with battery leak recently. The CPU socket had been replaced but the machine still didn't start. I redid the soldering on the socket and it came to life.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 October 2018, 13:29
Replies: 148
Views: 11,077
Posted By idrougge
Shapes don't carry any palette information in...

Shapes don't carry any palette information in themselves, so you would have to make them with your Workbench palette in mind or remap them at run-time.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 14 October 2018, 13:25
Replies: 61
Views: 4,265
Posted By idrougge
That debugger looks so professional.

That debugger looks so professional.
Forum: MarketPlace 14 October 2018, 13:21
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By idrougge
I think I have one spare.

I think I have one spare.
Forum: HOL news 14 October 2018, 13:17
Replies: 204
Views: 9,935
Posted By idrougge
If I may chime in, while this whole Monkey...

If I may chime in, while this whole Monkey Business business is interesting, the fact that not a single original copy has surfaced in 33 years, and not a single advert for the Amiga version, its...
Forum: HOL news 14 October 2018, 13:12
Replies: 204
Views: 9,935
Posted By idrougge
1988. There are quite a lot of 1.2 A500s out...

1988. There are quite a lot of 1.2 A500s out there.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 October 2018, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By idrougge
You can't write Amiga floppies from a PC drive.

You can't write Amiga floppies from a PC drive.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2018, 20:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By idrougge
You can use a Romy if you need 1 MB of ROM space.

You can use a Romy if you need 1 MB of ROM space.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 October 2018, 12:58
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By idrougge
http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/NewCommandSet...

http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/NewCommandSet
http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/Blitz_WBstart
Forum: News 30 September 2018, 21:17
Replies: 341
Views: 50,841
Posted By idrougge
What is the activation key for?

What is the activation key for?
Forum: News 30 September 2018, 12:08
Replies: 341
Views: 50,841
Posted By idrougge
Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. That could even be...

Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. That could even be applied to tab-completion.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 27 September 2018, 23:41
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By idrougge
Since it has a Commodore part number, I think...

Since it has a Commodore part number, I think MrDolby is interested in an ADF.
Forum: News 24 September 2018, 11:58
Replies: 341
Views: 50,841
Posted By idrougge
Aren't most prefs formats IFF based? That makes...

Aren't most prefs formats IFF based? That makes making editor quite simple as long as the format is documented and guaranteed not to mutate.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 September 2018, 11:54
Replies: 197
Views: 8,512
Posted By idrougge
I think this negativity is well outweighed by the...

I think this negativity is well outweighed by the sheer blue-eyed optimism of people who have bought a product based on future promises.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 September 2018, 01:26
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By idrougge
Is "level1" a shape or an IFF ILBM...

Is "level1" a shape or an IFF ILBM picture?
Forum: Amiga scene 23 September 2018, 01:19
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By idrougge
How is that "mini"? It's just as big as an...

How is that "mini"? It's just as big as an A600.
Forum: News 23 September 2018, 00:56
Replies: 341
Views: 50,841
Posted By idrougge
That is actually an improvement over the Unix...

That is actually an improvement over the Unix way. Ever tried to run "unzip *.zip" in a Unix shell?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2018, 15:27
Replies: 5,830
Views: 934,179
Posted By idrougge
My experience with the NEC LCD Multisync (1970)...

My experience with the NEC LCD Multisync (1970) together with the X68000 has not been excellent.
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2018, 22:57
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By idrougge
Yes, but not much you can do about it, is there? ...

Yes, but not much you can do about it, is there?

In Japan, no domestic outlets are earthed. My X68000 doesn't even have a kettle connector, but a built-in US-style two-prong mains plug. It does...
Forum: support.Hardware 20 September 2018, 17:27
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By idrougge
But in many (most?) households, it will never be...

But in many (most?) households, it will never be connected to earth, so out of necessity, the PSU must work without earth as well.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 September 2018, 17:21
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By idrougge
There is the Romuluscrunchlib which works with...

There is the Romuluscrunchlib which works with Imploder or CrunchMania packed objects.
Forum: support.Apps 20 September 2018, 17:17
Replies: 49
Views: 1,675
Posted By idrougge
It is once you type "startx".

It is once you type "startx".
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