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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 March 2020, 15:12
Replies: 40
Views: 2,317
Posted By Phantasm
I'm sure tiertex would have put something out...

I'm sure tiertex would have put something out which claimed to be virtua fighter if they had the chance.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 March 2020, 14:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By Phantasm
all of the data comes from memory before going to...

all of the data comes from memory before going to disk anyway, so while it does increase the risk with it being held in memory for longer, if something is randomly corrupting memory it's still very...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 March 2020, 10:15
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By Phantasm
JIT speeds things up but generally makes...

JIT speeds things up but generally makes emulation less accurate. With emulation its always a trade off between accuracy and speed. Obviously it depends on the system you are emulating and the...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 13 March 2020, 14:40
Replies: 76
Views: 3,702
Posted By Phantasm
The phone numbers definitely started disappearing...

The phone numbers definitely started disappearing in the later years when there had been a few sysops busted. The files the were downloaded from the bbs's were often full of ascii bbs adds as well...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 March 2020, 22:06
Replies: 76
Views: 3,702
Posted By Phantasm
We weren't just a bunch of teenagers. Galahad and...

We weren't just a bunch of teenagers. Galahad and I are both of a similar age. I was in my early twenties when I was involved in the scene and I don't remember it just being a bunch of teenagers. I'd...
Forum: support.Apps 12 March 2020, 20:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Phantasm
Not yet it doesn't. There will be support for QWK...

Not yet it doesn't. There will be support for QWK and FTN networking in the next release. For FTN networking you will need to set up amibinkd or similar and the FTN processor will handle picking up...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 March 2020, 18:55
Replies: 76
Views: 3,702
Posted By Phantasm
There are still a handful of scene bbs still up...

There are still a handful of scene bbs still up and running today. They generally have a large collection of old scene files online and a few new uploads here and there (generally demos trainers...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 12 March 2020, 18:21
Replies: 76
Views: 3,702
Posted By Phantasm
Generally in addition to being referred by...

Generally in addition to being referred by someone you also had to upload something before you would be accepted onto the bbs.

The reason for this was so that:

a) It was believed that by...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 March 2020, 17:47
Replies: 262
Views: 62,997
Posted By Phantasm
every time? :nuts

every time? :nuts
Forum: Amiga scene 03 February 2020, 18:19
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Phantasm
i'd love to try and connect but i don't have a...

i'd love to try and connect but i don't have a modem of any description
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 16:19
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Phantasm
I am certainly happy to help if i can. I was not...

I am certainly happy to help if i can. I was not the original Author but I obtained permission from the original author and rewrote the whole thing a couple of years ago and have added many new...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2020, 16:08
Replies: 37
Views: 2,861
Posted By Phantasm
Just goes to show how much quality counts for...

Just goes to show how much quality counts for when Tiertex are still around but so many companies that actually put effort into their games are not.


They were asked by publishers to pump out the...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 January 2020, 13:59
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Phantasm
I was under the impression that modem's didn't...

I was under the impression that modem's didn't work very well with typical digital phone lines that everyone has these days.
Forum: Amiga scene 31 January 2020, 13:15
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Phantasm
Always interested in any new BBS's but dialup,...

Always interested in any new BBS's but dialup, thats pretty crazy :spin


I presume that number is for the UK?
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 13:14
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Phantasm
I have an interest in all things Amiga BBS...

I have an interest in all things Amiga BBS related. I am the author of the Ami-Express (or /X for short) BBS software. I'm interested to hear how you get on with this project for sure.

...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 31 January 2020, 11:02
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By Phantasm
I've had old threads resurrected on here and then...

I've had old threads resurrected on here and then gone to say something only to realise i already posted in that thread many years before.
Forum: support.Hardware 31 January 2020, 10:59
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Phantasm
Anything over serial is going to be limited by...

Anything over serial is going to be limited by serial speeds, so 38400 baud or maybe 57600 at best. That is pretty slow for anything other than transfer of very small files.


Have you any idea...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 15:52
Replies: 41
Views: 5,546
Posted By Phantasm
I guess so in a way - would be nice if there were...

I guess so in a way - would be nice if there were a software implementation so that might encourage people to develop for it.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 January 2020, 15:28
Replies: 41
Views: 5,546
Posted By Phantasm
I see no reason why something along the lines of...

I see no reason why something along the lines of the Spectrum Next could not be done for the Amiga. Since the level of technical detail that would be required to recreate AAA don't appear to exist...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 January 2020, 17:21
Replies: 153
Views: 6,315
Posted By Phantasm
surely if you are saying 'as a games machine'...

surely if you are saying 'as a games machine' then what it was capable of doing isn't really relevant, more important what was actually achieved. I would suggest that the MD was better if you wanted...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 January 2020, 18:01
Replies: 54
Views: 3,769
Posted By Phantasm
The only thing I can think of that comes close to...

The only thing I can think of that comes close to being uncrackable is including some piece of hardware that is vital to the game (like the super-fx chip on the snes) but that can still be cracked...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 06 January 2020, 17:51
Replies: 75
Views: 2,997
Posted By Phantasm
I always thought the Amiga port of golden axe...

I always thought the Amiga port of golden axe stood up really well considering most arcade ports were rushed and took minimal advantage of the Amiga hardware.


It looks fine and it plays well,...
Forum: News 03 January 2020, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By Phantasm
Original AmiExpress was all written in C. I took...

Original AmiExpress was all written in C. I took the publicly available source from the v3.xx series of Ami-Express, rewrote/ported it to E and backported all the features from the v4.xx series (by...
Forum: News 02 January 2020, 23:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By Phantasm
I knew there would be somewhere I forgot to...

I knew there would be somewhere I forgot to upload lol. Will sort it tomorrow

Sent from my I3213 using Tapatalk
Forum: support.WinUAE 02 January 2020, 16:19
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By Phantasm
uaenet.device with npcap

I wanted to explore what other options are available (than the bsdsocket emulation) to me for emulating network adapters so I was having a play with uaenet.device



I installed the latest npcap...
Forum: News 02 January 2020, 13:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By Phantasm
Ami-Express 5.2.0 update released

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\_ _ ¬\ ¬\/ ¬\\/¡ ___/ ¬Y / __ /__ ¬\ ___/ ___/ ___/C
.--/----¡ ¬ \ \/ \ |...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 December 2019, 17:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Phantasm
Even modern PC's with multi-core CPU's still do...

Even modern PC's with multi-core CPU's still do multi-tasking in much the same way the Amiga did, just scaled across multiple cores. You still have to run small amounts of each process in turn...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 November 2019, 16:45
Replies: 41
Views: 5,546
Posted By Phantasm
People put a lot of effort into things that...

People put a lot of effort into things that aren't worth it all the time. I for example have put almost 2 years into reverse engineering and redeveloping the Ami-Express BBS software. It's something...
Forum: Member Introductions 18 November 2019, 17:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Phantasm
Leicester local here too although I'm Nottingham...

Leicester local here too although I'm Nottingham born and bred, regular volunteer at the Retro Computer Museum as well :-)

I should add Southwell and Gotham and Loughborough into the list of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 August 2019, 15:33
Replies: 103
Views: 5,755
Posted By Phantasm
If you mean computer games specifically rather...

If you mean computer games specifically rather than video games then there were a couple of educational games we got to play on at school - granny's garden being one of them which is probably known...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 August 2019, 17:45
Replies: 100
Views: 11,586
Posted By Phantasm
while browsing round that site i found this...

while browsing round that site i found this also...


https://tcrf.net/Mega_Lo_Mania_(Amiga)


Knew about the lotus thing but didn't know this about one of my favourite games.
Forum: support.WinUAE 05 August 2019, 11:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By Phantasm
ok thanks for looking anyway.

ok thanks for looking anyway.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 02 August 2019, 16:42
Replies: 39
Views: 3,036
Posted By Phantasm
If things had gone differently with the A300 and...

If things had gone differently with the A300 and it had hit a lower price point then I can totally see the point in it. Being able to sell it at say £200-250 pounds and the new A1200 at £399 would...
Forum: support.WinUAE 02 August 2019, 12:00
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By Phantasm
sorry to bump this but any ideas on the most...

sorry to bump this but any ideas on the most recent crash Toni?
Forum: support.WinUAE 29 July 2019, 11:47
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By Phantasm
Had another complete crash today running 4.2.1 ...

Had another complete crash today running 4.2.1

Dump file here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tMybpAz8NKZT3tZQEveiWeQ1Y64On4tL/view?usp=sharing
Forum: Amiga scene 16 July 2019, 13:39
Replies: 979
Views: 144,719
Posted By Phantasm
the updates are just a 1 disk update that has to...

the updates are just a 1 disk update that has to be applied on top of your existing installation
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 July 2019, 09:04
Replies: 42
Views: 12,772
Posted By Phantasm
Indeed. I am running mine on azure just because I...

Indeed. I am running mine on azure just because I get free azure hours with my visual studio license :-)

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Forum: support.WinUAE 12 July 2019, 16:43
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By Phantasm
thanks have updated as per your suggestions. Will...

thanks have updated as per your suggestions. Will see how i get on.
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 July 2019, 15:53
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By Phantasm
sorry no it was from 4.2.1 beta 2. I'll replace...

sorry no it was from 4.2.1 beta 2. I'll replace it with the final 4.2.1 and send again when I have dump from official release.
Forum: support.WinUAE 12 July 2019, 14:57
Replies: 23
Views: 2,498
Posted By Phantasm
both my winuae instances became unresponsive...

both my winuae instances became unresponsive today. I grabbed a dump from both of them but once I had killed one of them the other one started responding again.


Link to the two dump files on...
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