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Forum: News 16 June 2017, 15:30
Replies: 95
Views: 8,266
Posted By commodorejohn
MAME is never a good candidate for anything -...

MAME is never a good candidate for anything - it's just the project that assimilates all the emulator-developer man-hours.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 April 2017, 15:21
Replies: 38
Views: 1,519
Posted By commodorejohn
Because it means never having to learn OpenGL or...

Because it means never having to learn OpenGL or DirectX :lol
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 April 2017, 15:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,519
Posted By commodorejohn
68k assembly language is terrific - it's easily...

68k assembly language is terrific - it's easily the nicest, most programmer-friendly architecture I've encountered.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2017, 16:07
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By commodorejohn
What, no Hybris? :lol

What, no Hybris? :lol
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 21 March 2017, 00:42
Replies: 36
Views: 5,174
Posted By commodorejohn
Odell Lake...

Odell Lake (http://www.mobygames.com/game/c64/odell-lake), then?
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 20 March 2017, 15:14
Replies: 36
Views: 5,174
Posted By commodorejohn
It wasn't Odell Down Under...

It wasn't Odell Down Under (http://www.mobygames.com/game/odell-down-under), by any chance?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2017, 16:21
Replies: 5,560
Views: 780,457
Posted By commodorejohn
I went out and picked up a 1997 Epiphone Les...

I went out and picked up a 1997 Epiphone Les Paul. Sure, it's not a hand-built work of art like the Gibson version, but it's a damn fine instrument - sounds great and is just playable as hell - I...
Forum: Member Introductions 24 February 2017, 01:21
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By commodorejohn
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: request.Apps 13 February 2017, 16:02
Replies: 72
Views: 6,730
Posted By commodorejohn
That'd be awesome :)

That'd be awesome :)
Forum: request.Apps 11 February 2017, 19:21
Replies: 72
Views: 6,730
Posted By commodorejohn
The Mirage is definitely great, but I pretty much...

The Mirage is definitely great, but I pretty much get what I wanted out of it from the SQ-80, and for general retro-sampler-with-analog-filter duties, I like the Emax HD (another great sound, plus it...
Forum: request.Apps 11 February 2017, 01:32
Replies: 72
Views: 6,730
Posted By commodorejohn
:lol I should really update that, many have come...

:lol I should really update that, many have come and gone since I last updated my sig...
Forum: request.Apps 10 February 2017, 16:06
Replies: 72
Views: 6,730
Posted By commodorejohn
Awesome :)

Awesome :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2017, 16:07
Replies: 5,560
Views: 780,457
Posted By commodorejohn
Picked up an old Ibanez TR-series bass from (I...

Picked up an old Ibanez TR-series bass from (I think) the early '90s - needs a little TLC, but it sounds great!
Forum: request.Apps 05 April 2016, 16:14
Replies: 19
Views: 3,699
Posted By commodorejohn
Oh, I'm interested in it, I just have no idea...

Oh, I'm interested in it, I just have no idea where to look.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 January 2016, 20:45
Replies: 336
Views: 29,873
Posted By commodorejohn
Nope, no dual playfield needed. All it requires...

Nope, no dual playfield needed. All it requires is for one color to be reserved as the backdrop, then change that color as the beam travels down the screen. It's not going to affect game speed any...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2015, 15:20
Replies: 336
Views: 29,873
Posted By commodorejohn
Looks like a nicer version of the GBC port. Nifty...

Looks like a nicer version of the GBC port. Nifty :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 October 2015, 07:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By commodorejohn
Really, the amazing thing is that anybody has...

Really, the amazing thing is that anybody has managed to make any headway against the Copyright Cabal, no matter how limited it may be.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 October 2015, 18:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By commodorejohn
Holy shit, I can't believe anybody managed a...

Holy shit, I can't believe anybody managed a successful strike back against the copyright cabal, let alone a small independent group...great news!
Forum: Coders. General 22 October 2015, 01:34
Replies: 38
Views: 8,402
Posted By commodorejohn
Screen-space ambient occlusion is just an...

Screen-space ambient occlusion is just an operation on the framebuffer using the depth buffer as a reference, so if you're doing Z-buffered 3D at all you're already doing most of the calculations you...
Forum: support.Apps 30 September 2015, 18:22
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By commodorejohn
Get the real things - there's no substitute for...

Get the real things - there's no substitute for hardware ;)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2015, 19:26
Replies: 5,560
Views: 780,457
Posted By commodorejohn
Yeah, LaserDisc is a fantastically cool format....

Yeah, LaserDisc is a fantastically cool format. It was kind of a revelation, after years of acclimating myself to shitty MPEG artifacting on DVDs (hi, random jumble of grey splotches that's supposed...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 September 2015, 07:35
Replies: 24
Views: 1,608
Posted By commodorejohn
A 68k-based system with modestly capable tiled...

A 68k-based system with modestly capable tiled graphics and some kind of SID-like synthesizer-on-a-chip digital/analog hybrid sound source, and no HD output whatsoever.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 September 2015, 23:57
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By commodorejohn
I think he means, does the EHB mode work the same...

I think he means, does the EHB mode work the same on the AGA chipset, since the DACs there are 6 bits per element?
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 September 2015, 17:24
Replies: 42
Views: 5,217
Posted By commodorejohn
Because "genuine" isn't genuine, it's just giving...

Because "genuine" isn't genuine, it's just giving money to the vultures that picked off little bits of Commodore's corpse.
Forum: support.Hardware 07 September 2015, 02:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By commodorejohn
MorphOS runs on pretty much any G4 and some G5s,...

MorphOS runs on pretty much any G4 and some G5s, now. If you get a G4 you could also dual-boot OS9 and run classic Mac games ;)
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 September 2015, 01:34
Replies: 42
Views: 5,217
Posted By commodorejohn
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: support.WinUAE 07 September 2015, 00:47
Replies: 42
Views: 5,217
Posted By commodorejohn
But for those of us who don't give the tiniest of...

But for those of us who don't give the tiniest of shits about restrictions on the use of firmware for computers whose manufacturer died the death over twenty years ago, there's always the option to...
Forum: Coders. General 04 September 2015, 06:25
Replies: 38
Views: 8,402
Posted By commodorejohn
Yeah, it is a technique that requires chunky...

Yeah, it is a technique that requires chunky pixels, so if you're trying to avoid C2P somehow then it's definitely not the technique for you. It's just how DOOM does it, is all.
Forum: Coders. General 03 September 2015, 17:10
Replies: 38
Views: 8,402
Posted By commodorejohn
There is no real distinction there. DOOM textures...

There is no real distinction there. DOOM textures are 8-bit, so they can use the full palette, and shading is accomplished with a lookup table that maps each possible combination of texel value and...
Forum: Coders. General 28 August 2015, 21:37
Replies: 38
Views: 8,402
Posted By commodorejohn
A raycaster-style renderer (ala DOOM) could...

A raycaster-style renderer (ala DOOM) could probably make hay out of the fact that multiple columns are packed into one word of bitmap data in a planar system, I think. I haven't sat down to work out...
Forum: Coders. General 28 August 2015, 06:39
Replies: 38
Views: 8,402
Posted By commodorejohn
DOOM was actually pretty colorful - it wasn't...

DOOM was actually pretty colorful - it wasn't until Quake that shooters started trending towards all-brown. But 32 colors can go a long way if you put some care into it. You could, for example, pick...
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 25 August 2015, 15:56
Replies: 48
Views: 6,342
Posted By commodorejohn
Somebody liked the Tarkus font :lol

Somebody liked the Tarkus font :lol
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2015, 09:27
Replies: 455
Views: 39,768
Posted By commodorejohn
I don't dispute that indentation is a very useful...

I don't dispute that indentation is a very useful readability aid. I'm also not going to argue that curly braces are the only way - I'm fine with languages that employ English-like block delimiters...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 August 2015, 01:18
Replies: 455
Views: 39,768
Posted By commodorejohn
Interesting.

Interesting.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 August 2015, 21:30
Replies: 455
Views: 39,768
Posted By commodorejohn
Because literal whitespace is an abomination that...

Because literal whitespace is an abomination that belongs in the Pit of Eldritch Horrors along with JCL and RPG. Getting an error because you didn't include the correct amount of something is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 August 2015, 20:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By commodorejohn
Phooey to that. Pixel art is beautiful no matter...

Phooey to that. Pixel art is beautiful no matter how many Philistines can't see it.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2015, 18:22
Replies: 38
Views: 3,377
Posted By commodorejohn
Bull. Super Metroid develops organically as you...

Bull. Super Metroid develops organically as you unlock new abilities and discover where they can take you, rather than shoving you down a linear corridor of a plot like it's a damn Call of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2015, 15:32
Replies: 743
Views: 56,907
Posted By commodorejohn
Metroid Fusion is too damn railroadey anyway. I...

Metroid Fusion is too damn railroadey anyway. I don't play a Metroid game to be hog-tied to one particular path, dammit!
Forum: project.Mods Jukebox 28 July 2015, 07:51
Replies: 105
Views: 63,392
Posted By commodorejohn
Totally digging these, Mrs. Beanbag. Thanks for...

Totally digging these, Mrs. Beanbag. Thanks for sharing!

Man, I gotta dig up some samples and do a little mucking around on my Amiga...haven't done any MOD composing in years.
Forum: Member Introductions 08 July 2015, 16:53
Replies: 18
Views: 2,675
Posted By commodorejohn
I'd be interested in Programming Guide to the...

I'd be interested in Programming Guide to the Amiga and AmigaDOS Inside & Out.
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