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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 00:38
Replies: 138
Views: 3,189
Posted By Dunny
I work for a multi-million dollar s/w company and...

I work for a multi-million dollar s/w company and we're gearing up for an imminent move from x64 to ARM (as in, when it happens we're prepared). So there's that, and we're not the only ones.

And I...
Forum: Amiga scene Today, 00:07
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
Having 64bit instructions makes my job much...

Having 64bit instructions makes my job much easier - audio processing. 64 bit floats are handled atomically for starters and having extra RAM immediately addressable is a godsend for working with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Today, 00:02
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Dunny
The +2A/B were pretty much awful machines - they...

The +2A/B were pretty much awful machines - they were +3s with the FDD removed and a tape player attached like the +2. The ROM was the same image as the +3, which introduced the disk handling system,...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory Yesterday, 23:59
Replies: 50
Views: 1,641
Posted By Dunny
I don't like it. In the original, the snakes were...

I don't like it. In the original, the snakes were smooth but now they're kinda cracked. The logo wasn't smooth shaded, it was banded with some dithering. The logo didn't have that enormous "+" mark...
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 16:55
Replies: 27
Views: 527
Posted By Dunny
Hmmm, some sort of bridgeboard, you say? Whoever...

Hmmm, some sort of bridgeboard, you say? Whoever would buy such a thing? :D
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 16:53
Replies: 138
Views: 3,189
Posted By Dunny
Apple are in the process of dropping x86 right...

Apple are in the process of dropping x86 right now, very soon no apps will be allowed unless they're x64.

And as they're gearing up their own chip fabrication at a frightening rate (7nm now!) it...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2018, 23:57
Replies: 27
Views: 527
Posted By Dunny
I think he's saying that we should be able to...

I think he's saying that we should be able to remove the 68k emulation and in its place talk directly to hardware on the main PC board, with maybe a 68k CPU in FPGA to execute the 68k instructions....
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2018, 13:24
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
I think it will be square, flat, with pins on the...

I think it will be square, flat, with pins on the underside.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 22 May 2018, 01:11
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Dunny
"Why do I need Mindguard?" Because, and I...

"Why do I need Mindguard?"

Because, and I shit you not:

"David Hasselhof continues to impress German TV viewers."
Forum: support.FS-UAE 21 May 2018, 19:22
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By Dunny
None here, but I'm not that well up on linux...

None here, but I'm not that well up on linux internals. Nobody (forum member) may be able to help if you send him a PM.
Forum: News 21 May 2018, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Dunny
...1200 :d

...1200

:d
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2018, 00:26
Replies: 75
Views: 2,817
Posted By Dunny
Well, there of course will be emulators.... ...

Well, there of course will be emulators....

But that's the beauty of open source. When the intel line finally dies and something better comes along, WinUAE will just be ported over to it and it'll...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 20 May 2018, 15:18
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By Dunny
Do you have a CDRom in your PC?

Do you have a CDRom in your PC?
Forum: Amiga scene 20 May 2018, 14:43
Replies: 75
Views: 2,817
Posted By Dunny
Toni isn't the original creator of WinUAE.

Toni isn't the original creator of WinUAE.
Forum: support.Apps 20 May 2018, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Dunny
PCx is available as a demo on Aminet, and there...

PCx is available as a demo on Aminet, and there appears to be a crack for it on the FTP, if I'm not much mistaken?

But it's crap anyway. PC Task is a far better x86 emulator.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 May 2018, 00:40
Replies: 559
Views: 54,055
Posted By Dunny
Yes, I was thinking primarily of games made in...

Yes, I was thinking primarily of games made in Backbone, RedPill etc. Games that should have run on a basic OCS machine which for some reason require an accelerator and RAM expansion.

If you think...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 May 2018, 17:52
Replies: 559
Views: 54,055
Posted By Dunny
...Which would result in tonnes of Kickstart...

...Which would result in tonnes of Kickstart 1.2-era quality games that require a minimum of an '030 with 4MB RAM to run...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 23:46
Replies: 138
Views: 3,189
Posted By Dunny
Amiga was "drawers". MS-DOS was "directories" ...

Amiga was "drawers".
MS-DOS was "directories"
Windows pre Win95 were "groups"
Windows post Win95 was "folders"

:)
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 17 May 2018, 00:06
Replies: 137
Views: 8,817
Posted By Dunny
Yeah, that doesn't sound like proof. If you don't...

Yeah, that doesn't sound like proof. If you don't take steps to protect your work when you release it publicly, then anyone can take it - not just (perceived) evil mega-corporations...

You did...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 16 May 2018, 22:10
Replies: 137
Views: 8,817
Posted By Dunny
As I said, I'm going to need proof that a huge...

As I said, I'm going to need proof that a huge corporation stole your IP. Otherwise it's just hearsay, "everyone knows", anecdotal evidence at best.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 16 May 2018, 18:49
Replies: 137
Views: 8,817
Posted By Dunny
Going to need examples of that. Proof that it was...

Going to need examples of that. Proof that it was yours, proof that you didn't give it to them, proof that if you uploaded it somewhere that didn't give them (or the hosting company) explicit...
Forum: OT - General 13 May 2018, 01:39
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Dunny
Don't report them. You might get banned :p

Don't report them. You might get banned :p
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2018, 01:11
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
And you're right, but when you have 20 effects...

And you're right, but when you have 20 effects per channel for EQ, distortion etc then lowering the sampling rate before those effects are applied is asking for trouble when the aliasing starts.
...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 May 2018, 23:51
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
For one instrument, with 128 voices sampled at...

For one instrument, with 128 voices sampled at 128 velocities (and other parameters) usually sampled at 192KHz in 5 channels. And all that is just one instrument - and the samples are quite often...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 May 2018, 23:45
Replies: 160
Views: 20,498
Posted By Dunny
What exactly did Amstrad do that improved the...

What exactly did Amstrad do that improved the Speccy?
Forum: Amiga scene 12 May 2018, 21:00
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
It's not. Just because nobody here can think of a...

It's not. Just because nobody here can think of a use for a 64bit CPU doesn't mean there isn't a use-case at all.

64bit wide registers can address much larger memory spaces - which is necessary in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 May 2018, 20:43
Replies: 160
Views: 20,498
Posted By Dunny
I will go back to developing ZXSpin at some...

I will go back to developing ZXSpin at some point. Probably later this year as I have some pretty big plans for it.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2018, 19:03
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
That's called "Security through obscurity" and is...

That's called "Security through obscurity" and is probably one of the worst ways to protect yourself you can use, short of no security at all.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 May 2018, 12:46
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
I think the AAA chipset would be a tad behind the...

I think the AAA chipset would be a tad behind the times, and for common productivity tasks these days you'd need a minimum of 8 GB of RAM...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2018, 16:48
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
So let me get this straight. In order to run a...

So let me get this straight. In order to run a next-gen Amiga, swinkamort12 uses two amigas - because his NG Amiga can't run Amiga games?

Wow. I'll stick to my Core i5 Laptop running Amilator.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 03 May 2018, 20:12
Replies: 209
Views: 22,284
Posted By Dunny
The Sentinel should be in there if possible, it's...

The Sentinel should be in there if possible, it's a classic game. Not played Gridrunner, but if it's true to the original then is likely also a very good game.
Forum: Amiga scene 29 April 2018, 20:48
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Dunny
Would it be the certificate that's in the first...

Would it be the certificate that's in the first post of this thread perchance?
Forum: project.EAB 28 April 2018, 20:37
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By Dunny
"evidence" ?

"evidence" ?
Forum: Amiga scene 24 April 2018, 10:37
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
I suppose that any NG AmigaOS needs to be able to...

I suppose that any NG AmigaOS needs to be able to run classic binaries and media images regardless of the host architecture. I believe some modules of AROS attempt to do this, but as an OS AROS...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 April 2018, 00:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By Dunny
The guy who wrote the HoH remake is a member of...

The guy who wrote the HoH remake is a member of this forum btw... :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 23 April 2018, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Dunny
I'm assuming this is rotated in degrees rather...

I'm assuming this is rotated in degrees rather than radians?

If you rotate a bitmap through non-90 degree rotations, it will get bigger. That's just the way it is - it's either that or you lose...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 April 2018, 12:25
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
Say what you will about Microsoft, but their...

Say what you will about Microsoft, but their backwards compatibility in Windows is quite a feat.
Forum: HOL news 21 April 2018, 13:56
Replies: 45
Views: 17,889
Posted By Dunny
It should stay on HOL, with a huge watermark...

It should stay on HOL, with a huge watermark "Vapourware" or somesuch. The fact is that it was touted as being in development for the Amiga, reported as such by the press and so it's not unreasonable...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 21 April 2018, 13:54
Replies: 137
Views: 8,817
Posted By Dunny
He's serving time in prison for trademark theft....

He's serving time in prison for trademark theft. You really need to do your research.



It has nothing whatsoever to do with being big vs being little - the rules are that if you allow even...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2018, 10:46
Replies: 527
Views: 19,553
Posted By Dunny
People are hitting the hardware directly on the...

People are hitting the hardware directly on the Pi these days, including the 3D Acceleration. It does require that you don't run a traditional OS though, you boot directly into the application.
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