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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 10:01
Replies: 2
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Posted By roondar
I am not a Blitz expert, but IIRC the Display...

I am not a Blitz expert, but IIRC the Display Library on Blitz lets you use a custom Copper list. You should be able to use that to center or scroll the screen as you see fit. Perhaps a proper Blitz...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 April 2020, 16:30
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
A small update: I've fully moved one of my...

A small update: I've fully moved one of my long-term projects over to NRV2R now and I'm impressed!

Loading+decrunching times have decreased by about 25% and the compression rate seems to be around...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2020, 11:51
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By roondar
First the more off-topic bit :p ...

First the more off-topic bit :p


Interesting point. I find myself not fully agreeing here, for two reasons. One is that the level of grinding required to be powerful enough to progress definitely...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 April 2020, 10:44
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Posted By roondar
Wall of text incoming. Sorry :D I really...

Wall of text incoming. Sorry :D

I really dislike the idea of removing weapon upgrades. It does kind of feel like "stealing".

And kinda-but-not-really off-topic: I also really dislike the idea...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 31 March 2020, 11:28
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
Yes indeed. I did some testing yesterday...

Yes indeed. I did some testing yesterday (replaced RNC with NRV2R) and it was notably faster for decrunching.

It also works with my troublesome file, so that's nice too ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 31 March 2020, 10:02
Replies: 887
Views: 93,433
Posted By roondar
Setting aside the legal arguments for a while, it...

Setting aside the legal arguments for a while, it is worth pointing out that basically everyone on earth can get a "Verified Publisher" certificate. It does cost a bit of money (between $99 and $499...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 March 2020, 17:58
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
@thread: I have now tested the "official" Amiga...

@thread: I have now tested the "official" Amiga RNC packing executable (PPAMI.exe) and it creates exactly the same file as the lab313 version, so they act consistently.

@ross: thanks, exe only...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 March 2020, 17:17
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
Sounds good, where can I find the source for...

Sounds good, where can I find the source for cruncher/decruncher? :D
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 March 2020, 17:04
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
Super, thanks :great

Super, thanks :great
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 March 2020, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
Just to be clear, is that offset 10 (decimal), or...

Just to be clear, is that offset 10 (decimal), or offset $10?

Thanks for the explanation by the way, it's very helpful to understand what is going on.



Me too :)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 March 2020, 16:31
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
I suppose I could test it vs the Amiga executable...

I suppose I could test it vs the Amiga executable in the "official" RCN_ProPack.lha to see if this is done differently. That might be a good idea, thanks!
Forum: OT - General 30 March 2020, 11:58
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
Well, I'd not call a quarantine where some people...

Well, I'd not call a quarantine where some people are exempt a good quarantine ;)

Anyway, I think I now genuinely have pointed out all I really have to add to this subject.
Forum: OT - General 30 March 2020, 11:02
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
Ah, I think you misunderstood my intention here....

Ah, I think you misunderstood my intention here. What I meant was that travel by boat takes much longer, so it's much easier to notice if people start getting ill all of a sudden. Which makes it...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 March 2020, 10:39
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By roondar
RNC Propack "in place" decompression does not always work

I've been using RNC Propack using it's built in support for "in place" decompression for a while now and never had any issues. But yesterday I came across a file that would not unpack properly if the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 30 March 2020, 10:22
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By roondar
While I think these kind of things are super cool...

While I think these kind of things are super cool and interesting, I do wonder whether they are an acceptable compromise or not. As in, does the extra space compensate for the lower reliability?
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 March 2020, 16:11
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By roondar
Well, the normal way (as in the OCS/ECS way) of...

Well, the normal way (as in the OCS/ECS way) of repeating sprites horizontally is waiting with the Copper until the horizontal position at which the sprites you want to repeat have been displayed and...
Forum: OT - General 27 March 2020, 16:04
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
I'm not into playing a blame-game. What I am in...

I'm not into playing a blame-game. What I am in favour of is seeing how such things can be prevented in the future.

Which means that we might have to reconsider how we deal with markets such as...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 March 2020, 15:51
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By roondar
The only thing that I can think of that might be...

The only thing that I can think of that might be worth a try is to switch the position of sprite 1 dynamically so that the "doubled" sprite won't show up.

Meaning: use the Copper to wait until...
Forum: support.Apps 26 March 2020, 17:12
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By roondar
Never used it myself, but apparently there is...

Never used it myself, but apparently there is some sort of hack: http://aminet.net/package/util/wb/Beautifont
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 26 March 2020, 17:02
Replies: 34
Views: 2,308
Posted By roondar
Are you sure that is the correct executable? My...

Are you sure that is the correct executable?
My VASM is called vasmm68k_mot (assuming I didn't make a spelling error :p) and my VBCC is called, well, vbcc.

Edit: hmm, I do see a vc executable in...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 March 2020, 15:00
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By roondar
I'd say the reason it's "register, value" is that...

I'd say the reason it's "register, value" is that this is how the Copper actually works.
See, it's not actually "register, value" from the perspective of the Copper. Rather, it's "instruction,...
Forum: Coders. General 26 March 2020, 12:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,047
Posted By roondar
Flashing between two colours every frame is an...

Flashing between two colours every frame is an oft-used technique in the C64 world to add extra perceivable colours to the palette. On the C64, there are 136 combinations you can make based on the 16...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2020, 16:18
Replies: 40
Views: 2,185
Posted By roondar
Well, the 68030 is quite fast at doing lookups in...

Well, the 68030 is quite fast at doing lookups in fast memory. There are also table based ways to accelerate general multiplication. And most Amiga's with 68030 have much more memory than a 32x does....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2020, 16:11
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By roondar
I always thought it was just a cleverly designed...

I always thought it was just a cleverly designed animation. Note that they also have the same game running on much less powerful hardware and it still runs great, which makes me suspect it's...
Forum: OT - General 23 March 2020, 23:08
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
I agree with all of this. Including the going to...

I agree with all of this. Including the going to bed :laughing

Seems I managed to end my part in this before I got too far out of hand though, for which I am glad.
Forum: OT - General 23 March 2020, 19:17
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
Forget what I wrote. I should never have gotten...

Forget what I wrote. I should never have gotten mixed up into this discussion in the first place. Believe what you will.
And just to point this out: no matter my personal and more pessimistic views...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 March 2020, 15:23
Replies: 48
Views: 4,743
Posted By roondar
I have watched the vast majority of Retro Core...

I have watched the vast majority of Retro Core videos. And I don't agree that he's showing "love" when he does this. There are other systems that routinely get poor ports (while being capable of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 March 2020, 13:09
Replies: 48
Views: 4,743
Posted By roondar
Yeah, you're right. I've decided to fix "the...

Yeah, you're right.

I've decided to fix "the issue" for myself by not watching anymore. I watch these videos for a fun comparison, not for this kind of stuff. I'll check out ChinnyVision instead...
Forum: OT - General 23 March 2020, 12:01
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
No, I am not. I am merely doing something you...

No, I am not. I am merely doing something you seem to have very much tried to avoid doing: combine the expected death rate/mortality rate and the expected number of cases. If 70% of the world...
Forum: OT - General 22 March 2020, 21:59
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
I do apologize, this has gotten much longer than...

I do apologize, this has gotten much longer than I thought it would end up being. But I feel it's best to put the information I've used out here so people can judge for themselves. After all, I could...
Forum: OT - General 22 March 2020, 15:56
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
With all due respect to the Finnish authorities,...

With all due respect to the Finnish authorities, I seriously doubt the 1% serious symptoms number as it's completely different and much, much lower than what I've heard from every single other...
Forum: OT - General 22 March 2020, 12:58
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
True, but do remember that unlike the seasonal...

True, but do remember that unlike the seasonal flu the percentage of serious cases is much higher, with 20% of infected people developing severe illness. That's a lot.
True, but it will probably...
Forum: OT - General 22 March 2020, 02:50
Replies: 237
Views: 6,804
Posted By roondar
I have a hunch most people have no idea how long...

I have a hunch most people have no idea how long these (partial) lockdowns are going to last. If this virus proceeds in any way like normal viruses do, the lockdowns will only delay the infection.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 March 2020, 02:40
Replies: 40
Views: 2,185
Posted By roondar
Yeah, except that is not at all what I meant.

Yeah, except that is not at all what I meant.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 March 2020, 01:42
Replies: 40
Views: 2,185
Posted By roondar
I never claimed there were no limits. My point...

I never claimed there were no limits. My point was that a game running on fast hardware does not mean it needs the fast hardware per se. Hence my example of a game that runs on hardware much more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2020, 18:07
Replies: 48
Views: 4,743
Posted By roondar
Well, the difference between James Rolfe and...

Well, the difference between James Rolfe and Retro Core to me is in how they present themselves.

The Angry Video Game Nerd is an over the top character whose whole thing is to be negative and,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2020, 12:51
Replies: 48
Views: 4,743
Posted By roondar
I do agree he's unfair to not just the Amiga. But...

I do agree he's unfair to not just the Amiga. But he is definitely more unfair about the Amiga than other systems. In general he's extremely pro-Japanese games and systems and tends to be a lot less...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 March 2020, 12:46
Replies: 201
Views: 15,937
Posted By roondar
Something that might be useful to note here: the...

Something that might be useful to note here: the Patreon post above (as well as the others on this page) are free to access - you don't need an account to view them, nor do you need to back Richard...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2020, 12:26
Replies: 48
Views: 4,743
Posted By roondar
Obviously it's not an important subject, but I do...

Obviously it's not an important subject, but I do find it a bit sad as I like the idea of a "Battle of the Ports", but he is just too biased for me to enjoy it much. I'd much rather see more...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2020, 12:21
Replies: 60
Views: 2,891
Posted By roondar
If you do play Evil's Doom be sure to either use...

If you do play Evil's Doom be sure to either use an emulator or some for of flicker fixing as it runs in interlace mode and I still remember the headache I got from it back in the day...

Do like...
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