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Forum: OT - Technical Today, 02:05
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By Dunny
I'm running two Mint boxes - one with Cinnamon,...

I'm running two Mint boxes - one with Cinnamon, one KDE. One ARM XFCE machine on Angstrom, one MacOS and three Windows machines (a 7 and two 10s). Oh, and an Amiga but that's by the by.

Cinnamon...
Forum: OT - Technical Yesterday, 00:53
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By Dunny
Linux is pretty great, IMO. I run a few distros...

Linux is pretty great, IMO. I run a few distros on various bits of hardware and it's really good fun - feels much more like being back in the late 80s with the Amiga CLI, and in a really good way.
...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 June 2018, 18:01
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By Dunny
To be fair, they behaved like cocks towards...

To be fair, they behaved like cocks towards emulator authors when we asked for a file format specification - they allowed us to use their library code or GTFO. We got the feck out and made our own...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2018, 23:11
Replies: 53
Views: 2,326
Posted By Dunny
I used to like the way the colours changed -...

I used to like the way the colours changed - yellow text on a blue background would get a black shadow, that sort of thing. Of course at the time I would have killed for a proper CRT monitor but...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 June 2018, 14:27
Replies: 141
Views: 10,398
Posted By Dunny
And here I was thinking I was mad, but no -...

And here I was thinking I was mad, but no - people are actually thinking that BB is more important than this. We have a real life rocket ship pilot in our midst.

Jeez, I love this place.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 June 2018, 12:39
Replies: 53
Views: 2,326
Posted By Dunny
I miss the old CRT. And nobody seems yet to be...

I miss the old CRT. And nobody seems yet to be able to mimic it with Shaders. They're all too... Monitor-style CRT, like Arcade Cabs. Now don't get me wrong, that's not a bad look at all. But I do...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 June 2018, 12:34
Replies: 141
Views: 10,398
Posted By Dunny
Nonononono! I was referring to this: ...

Nonononono! I was referring to this:



What are you not telling us?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 20 June 2018, 01:18
Replies: 141
Views: 10,398
Posted By Dunny
Wait. Just wait a minute. Why is nobody talking...

Wait. Just wait a minute. Why is nobody talking about this?



I mean, come on...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 June 2018, 23:35
Replies: 625
Views: 25,668
Posted By Dunny
Although it can't run x86 software, I have a...

Although it can't run x86 software, I have a stripped-down linux install running FS-UAE at fastest possible with JIT enabled - it boots in about 30 seconds and runs everything I throw at it like a...
Forum: project.MAGE 15 June 2018, 23:59
Replies: 973
Views: 72,571
Posted By Dunny
Check the first post, dude. He give instructions...

Check the first post, dude. He give instructions on how to do just that.
Forum: Amiga scene 12 June 2018, 23:56
Replies: 625
Views: 25,668
Posted By Dunny
Hell, instruction sets were irrelevant to me back...

Hell, instruction sets were irrelevant to me back in the 80s - all they were was a way to tell the silicon how to do what I wanted it to do. The end result was the goal, be it z80, 6502, 68k, x86 or...
Forum: Coders. Contest 07 June 2018, 15:57
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
Posted By Dunny
I'm afraid that "You were eaten by a Steril707"...

I'm afraid that "You were eaten by a Steril707" doesn't have the same ring to it.
Forum: Coders. Contest 07 June 2018, 13:12
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
Posted By Dunny
:D I suspect that any text adventure that...

:D

I suspect that any text adventure that required that amount of hardware would have awesome photographic scene pictures and a story that ran to several years' worth of telling :)

I'll see...
Forum: Coders. Contest 07 June 2018, 11:46
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
Posted By Dunny
Can I just clarify, are text adventures allowed?...

Can I just clarify, are text adventures allowed? If not, which genres are allowed in the competition? If they are allowed, will they be marked down due to graphics not being present, despite the...
Forum: Coders. Contest 06 June 2018, 14:19
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
Posted By Dunny
Do I smell another resident evil project but in...

Do I smell another resident evil project but in competition form here?
Forum: Coders. Contest 03 June 2018, 19:41
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
Posted By Dunny
Removing points simply because it's a port is...

Removing points simply because it's a port is grossly unfair. The problem with you lot is that you don't seem to understand that just because the graphics are a done deal doesn't mean that the game...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 May 2018, 12:02
Replies: 161
Views: 5,421
Posted By Dunny
I gave up on AROS after it totally failed on...

I gave up on AROS after it totally failed on multiple PCs both desktop and laptops, so went with Amilator - and it runs flawlessly on all of them, so I have an authentic Amiga on powerful hardware...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 25 May 2018, 01:02
Replies: 181
Views: 19,548
Posted By Dunny
Oh, cool! I'll try it out next time I get to a...

Oh, cool! I'll try it out next time I get to a machine with FS-UAE :)

Does it do the RF shadowing of bright pixels into darker? Yellow next to blue was a classic combination back in the 80s and...
Forum: Coders. Contest 24 May 2018, 21:01
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
Posted By Dunny
Really? How did I manage to use AmosPro for many...

Really? How did I manage to use AmosPro for many years on my A1000 then?
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2018, 20:58
Replies: 625
Views: 25,668
Posted By Dunny
Then add VSTs to the mix also. The halting...

Then add VSTs to the mix also. The halting problem tells you that we cannot possibly calculate what resources we will need ahead of time; VSTs are not coded by us.

And... Mic sample mixing is...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2018, 14:05
Replies: 625
Views: 25,668
Posted By Dunny
Imagine you have a track made of around 20 or...

Imagine you have a track made of around 20 or thirty sampled instruments. Each one has a sample per note (127 of those), one per velocity per note (so each of those 127 notes has 127 samples) and...
Forum: support.WinUAE 24 May 2018, 11:23
Replies: 143
Views: 18,514
Posted By Dunny
It's not so much the glare or the curvature (I...

It's not so much the glare or the curvature (I had a perfectly flat screen for my Amiga) but rather the RF/PAL colour bleed, which is a completely different beast to the colour bloom we're seeing in...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2018, 11:18
Replies: 625
Views: 25,668
Posted By Dunny
Yeah, we are - parts of it that the compiler...

Yeah, we are - parts of it that the compiler can't handle, at least :D
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2018, 00:38
Replies: 161
Views: 5,421
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 24 May 2018, 00:07
Replies: 625
Views: 25,668
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 24 May 2018, 00:02
Replies: 16
Views: 535
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 23 May 2018, 23:59
Replies: 68
Views: 3,774
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 23 May 2018, 16:55
Replies: 27
Views: 809
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 23 May 2018, 16:53
Replies: 161
Views: 5,421
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: 809
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: 625
Views: 25,668
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: 772
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: 33
Views: 2,752
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: 1,529
Posted By Dunny
...1200 :d

...1200

:d
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2018, 00:26
Replies: 75
Views: 3,297
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: 33
Views: 2,752
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: 3,297
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: 9
Views: 776
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: Coders. Contest 19 May 2018, 00:40
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
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: Coders. Contest 18 May 2018, 17:52
Replies: 383
Views: 67,567
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...
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