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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 12:05
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Posted By grond
I used my Amiga do play games, watch demos and...

I used my Amiga do play games, watch demos and write code. Very little productivity. Later on I used PCs to write my theses. If I had been older, I would have used my Amiga for that.

The real...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 20:00
Replies: 90
Views: 2,252
Posted By grond
[/LIST] If all of these points are met, then...

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If all of these points are met, then it is probably a hardware issue or some strange OS incompatibility and the programmer is likely not at fault. What is being discussed here seem to be...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 19:51
Replies: 90
Views: 2,252
Posted By grond
No, it is not. Those programmers contravened...

No, it is not. Those programmers contravened Commodore's official documentation on how to program the Amiga and, more importantly, on how NOT to program the Amiga. Using your arguments you could just...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 19:00
Replies: 90
Views: 2,252
Posted By grond
This is not true for most perceived...

This is not true for most perceived incompatibilities. Most of those are just the programmer assuming the blitter is done with its job while the CPU is busy doing other stuff and start the next...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 14:15
Replies: 90
Views: 2,252
Posted By grond
Anyone is free to do what they want. If your code...

Anyone is free to do what they want. If your code crashes on an A4000/040, it's not good code. There was a lot of bad code.

Testing code on different setups and seeing it crash is how you learn to...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 13:21
Replies: 90
Views: 2,252
Posted By grond
Programmers shouldn't use buggy programming...

Programmers shouldn't use buggy programming "techniques" that already caused such programs to crash on 020-060 boards back in the day. Leaving these bugs to WHDLoad people to clean up is just lazy....
Forum: Amiga scene 25 February 2021, 15:47
Replies: 89
Views: 3,170
Posted By grond
Perhaps the Amiga did much better in the...

Perhaps the Amiga did much better in the PAL-world because 640x256 weren't as bad as NTSC's 640x200 while with the long glowing phosphors of the time the 50Hz of PAL weren't that much of a...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 February 2021, 21:36
Replies: 89
Views: 3,170
Posted By grond
No, prior to ECS (A3000) the Amiga could only do...

No, prior to ECS (A3000) the Amiga could only do 15 kHz modes. I think that indeed the games console genes of the Amiga were what made it unsuitable for office needs. Nonetheless it showed that...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 February 2021, 20:34
Replies: 33
Views: 1,090
Posted By grond
Easy choice - a Vampire 4 because that runs the...

Easy choice - a Vampire 4 because that runs the classic Amiga software catalogue while for that software a PPC machine would just be a very expensive tool for running UAE.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 February 2021, 17:46
Replies: 36
Views: 1,525
Posted By grond
An Amiga friend of mine told me about Death Mask...

An Amiga friend of mine told me about Death Mask and how it was exactly like Doom and ran on an unexpanded Amiga. It was too good to believe. I wanted to believe it and told another guy I knew who...
Forum: support.Other 01 February 2021, 11:36
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By grond
I extracted the ApollOS partition from the disk...

I extracted the ApollOS partition from the disk image using 7z (IIRC) and started it in FS-UAE. I did that with some help from arczi (EDIT: sorry, it was Bartek) from the ApollOS-channel. ApollOS...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 January 2021, 15:13
Replies: 938
Views: 199,064
Posted By grond
Oh, and I thought dildos reminded you of the...

Oh, and I thought dildos reminded you of the Amiga...
Forum: support.Games 28 January 2021, 15:13
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By grond
Which is why I didn't state or imply that it...

Which is why I didn't state or imply that it didn't exist. Quite to the contrary I indicated that with the internet at hands it is now easy to find that information. There even was a screenshot from...
Forum: support.Games 28 January 2021, 12:35
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By grond
I had heard about this back in the day. I was...

I had heard about this back in the day. I was told to position the mouse at some tent in the screen before the actual jousting and keep it there for the duel. However, we didn't find the spot when we...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 19:21
Replies: 57
Views: 3,424
Posted By grond
Well, the Amiga would probably have been more...

Well, the Amiga would probably have been more successful if it hadn't been tied to TV-frequencies even if it then had missed any video capabilities. The video stuff was something to brag about but...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 16:23
Replies: 57
Views: 3,424
Posted By grond
No, I did not imply that, these are the words...

No, I did not imply that, these are the words that you put into my mouth.




This may still be true even though the PC had a strong market before that. It became a few magnitudes larger with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 13:35
Replies: 57
Views: 3,424
Posted By grond
No problem: since between your last comment and...

No problem: since between your last comment and the next of yours there was only one comment agreeing with how PCs were good offerings for what they were used for (to which I agree, btw), there was...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 13:13
Replies: 57
Views: 3,424
Posted By grond
And you seem to find putting words into other...

And you seem to find putting words into other people's mouths especially entertaining.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 January 2021, 12:49
Replies: 57
Views: 3,424
Posted By grond
Yet ironically PCs as a business really took off...

Yet ironically PCs as a business really took off when they were capable enough for games, er, multimedia (sorry).
Forum: support.Hardware 19 January 2021, 16:21
Replies: 27
Views: 2,029
Posted By grond
Quote from the link: "I think the main thing that...

Quote from the link: "I think the main thing that didn’t sit right with me was that the Vampire “replaced” the core Amiga system and in doing so lost the Spirit and nostalgia of using the machine."
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 January 2021, 10:27
Replies: 234
Views: 13,600
Posted By grond
There is nothing funny about tinnitus. I also...

There is nothing funny about tinnitus. I also have it and it got quite a bit worse with my covid infection.
Forum: MarketPlace 15 January 2021, 12:01
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By grond
Well, manufacturing quantities are a tad smaller...

Well, manufacturing quantities are a tad smaller than XBOX and PS, hence, the prices are higher.




This is not full USB but a USB connector that takes mice, keyboards and game pads and makes...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 January 2021, 11:19
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
I was referring to what could have happened in...

I was referring to what could have happened in the past, not to what could or should happen today. MSDOS/8086 surely had a much more difficult path towards the modern computers we now use than the...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2021, 16:42
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
And you seriously think there weren't similar...

And you seriously think there weren't similar problems on the DOS-side of things?




Yes, sure, that's exactly what I was talking about.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2021, 15:27
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
Totally valid point of view but the major...

Totally valid point of view but the major difference between computers like the Spectrum on the one hand and the Amiga on the other is that the Amiga was designed with the possibility of evolving...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 14 January 2021, 15:22
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By grond
Well, it says "Hyper-Speed" on the cover. As...

Well, it says "Hyper-Speed" on the cover. As everyone knows 5-string banjo players basically invented speed metal, just unplugged:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0HWiqViPCk

:agree
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2021, 11:35
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
The video format is a question of software....

The video format is a question of software. Currently there is RiVA which supports only MPEG1. To my knowledge there is no work on an MPEG2 or even MPEG4 video player for Amiga68k being done. It is...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 January 2021, 11:32
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
It may be worth mentioning that the high graphics...

It may be worth mentioning that the high graphics resolutions mentioned are RTG resolutions and not available in the reimplementation of traditional OCS/AGA. AFAIK the final word on SuperHires...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 January 2021, 17:25
Replies: 234
Views: 13,600
Posted By grond
Yes, you are right, the preemphasis is only...

Yes, you are right, the preemphasis is only needed to get the output bandwidth up to what a CD can do. For a relatively low output frequency it should be more important to calibrate all available...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 January 2021, 16:45
Replies: 234
Views: 13,600
Posted By grond
Henryk has a PhD in the field of signal...

Henryk has a PhD in the field of signal processing. Even though you are only a physicist, you should know the concept of preemphasis (considering your involvement with MPEG et al). If you didn't...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 January 2021, 22:56
Replies: 234
Views: 13,600
Posted By grond
Henryk of eagleplayer fame might disagree. He...

Henryk of eagleplayer fame might disagree. He wrote a nice paper where he showed that preemphasis can do the trick.
Forum: Coders. General 06 January 2021, 15:04
Replies: 38
Views: 2,823
Posted By grond
What's the FPS if you remove the shadows? That...

What's the FPS if you remove the shadows? That could easily be an option for faster CPUs, I guess.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 January 2021, 13:34
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
The Amiga Reloaded is vapourware, it doesn't...

The Amiga Reloaded is vapourware, it doesn't exist as a product. IIRC Jens Schönfeld talked about how he wanted to use some additional memory time slots for boosting chipmem speed by a few percents....
Forum: Coders. General 05 January 2021, 20:28
Replies: 38
Views: 2,823
Posted By grond
That looks very nice! I personally prefer the...

That looks very nice! I personally prefer the looks of a more complex flat-shaded 3D engine over those of a low-poly and low-fps texture-mapping engine.

Any info on fps?
Forum: Amiga scene 05 January 2021, 15:47
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
Following that line of thought a rev 2 A500 would...

Following that line of thought a rev 2 A500 would be simulating a rev1 A500 and the 68020 processor would be simulating a 68000 when executing 68000 code.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 January 2021, 19:58
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
Don't know about cheap and compatible but most...

Don't know about cheap and compatible but most children run faster than midgets.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 January 2021, 19:53
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
Actually you did by calling the V4 an emulator: ...

Actually you did by calling the V4 an emulator:



Funny for a person that built many of the first Vampire cards and is now involved in a competing FPGA Amiga project.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 January 2021, 18:59
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
Oh, and with any Vampire you will get a lot of...

Oh, and with any Vampire you will get a lot of drama on online forums when you mention it and lots of "it's not an Amiga" BS for free.

I forgot to mention that the V4 includes ethernet.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 January 2021, 18:35
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By grond
My V4 is small and in an acrylic case while the...

My V4 is small and in an acrylic case while the V1200-powered A1200 next to it is much bigger and beige. :D

OK, now seriously: the V4 on the one hand and V2-equipped Amigas on the other mostly...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 04 January 2021, 15:54
Replies: 50
Views: 2,611
Posted By grond
Learn something new every day: I had no idea it...

Learn something new every day: I had no idea it was "id" as in "bid".

Regarding another tech term: now outdated anyway but at least over here most people pronounced "SCSI" as "Ska-zee". How does...
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