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Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2015, 19:22
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Posted By TMR
If i'd meant forking i would have said so... but...

If i'd meant forking i would have said so... but since you've clearly made your own arguments up i'll leave you to them.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 June 2015, 15:09
Replies: 381
Views: 56,609
Posted By TMR
Not entirely sure why you quoted my post before...

Not entirely sure why you quoted my post before this, i was referring to situations where people could take the code from an open sourced project, run off with that code and do despicable things...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2015, 18:03
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
It's one of those terms that has changed several...

It's one of those terms that has changed several times over the years. At one point people would only use it in reference to games they'd burnt to EPROM and painstakingly hand etched a PCB for over...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2015, 17:51
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
Well, you can do it with a bubble sort but you're...

Well, you can do it with a bubble sort but you're always trading off those overheads against something else; even if you don't fully sort the list each time and/or add some kind of pre-sort there's...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 May 2015, 11:14
Replies: 795
Views: 104,130
Posted By TMR
Really i had to select two options; Other because...

Really i had to select two options; Other because i started out with a VIC 20 before getting an Atari 800XL when a load of stock was dumped via Dixons, then C64.

Surprised there's no Amiga option...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2015, 14:29
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
For the more experienced people out there, isn't...

For the more experienced people out there, isn't there an Inform engine for the Amiga which could be used to do this...?
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2015, 14:28
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
i was trying to illustrate things generally, but...

i was trying to illustrate things generally, but adding this kind of functionality is harder than not so it demonstrates the same point. Again, multiple solutions to one problem... =-)
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2015, 14:07
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
It's more complicated than it might seem......

It's more complicated than it might seem... there's a number of ways to multiplex on the C64, the simplest is to just have "zones" on screen that hardware sprites are restricted to; something like...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2015, 16:01
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
Officially my brief is to cover games (Make This...

Officially my brief is to cover games (Make This lets me get around that to a degree but not much) so it'd have to be a Making Of about Dylan The Spaceman after it's released which mentions the tools...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2015, 13:57
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
Oh dear... sorry, i'm completely crap with...

Oh dear... sorry, i'm completely crap with Facebook, point me in the right direction and i'll put it on the "to do" list for issue 144. Actually... fancy doing a Making Of? =-)
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2015, 13:23
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
Not every game needs to be massive and more...

Not every game needs to be massive and more small games being released are signs of activity that can encourage people working on larger projects.



So don't look at it that way...?


...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2015, 11:25
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
If someone were going to write a new Amiga game...

If someone were going to write a new Amiga game as a "day job" then the funding has to basically pay everyone involved a living wage for that period along with covering costs of producing the various...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2015, 11:09
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
That's something you'd have to ask them directly...

That's something you'd have to ask them directly but i'd suspect that the commercial programmers don't do it for commercial reasons - if you look at it from that perspective it is, as Shatterhand...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 May 2015, 02:03
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
Games don't need any serious levels of technical...

Games don't need any serious levels of technical ability and the high level languages take away the need for a deeper understanding; some of the most playable games out there on any system will be at...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 May 2015, 17:35
Replies: 521
Views: 60,532
Posted By TMR
i know it was just a cheap excuse to wedge the...

i know it was just a cheap excuse to wedge the open source thing in but, like Britelite says, the C64 scene is doing what it does with very little in the way of open source and the same is true for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 May 2015, 15:06
Replies: 795
Views: 104,130
Posted By TMR
In the character-based multicolour mode this can...

In the character-based multicolour mode this can be toggled on a char by char basis via the colour RAM, so some characters are using 2:1 ratio pixels which makes them 4 by 8 in total (two bits per...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2015, 12:04
Replies: 381
Views: 56,609
Posted By TMR
Look at all the Flappy Bird or [insert popular...

Look at all the Flappy Bird or [insert popular app title here but i don't have an iOs or Android device] clones, imagine how much easier it would be for a potential clone coder to just take the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2015, 21:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,298
Posted By TMR
Umm... it isn't 64K, there's a 16Mb REU image in...

Umm... it isn't 64K, there's a 16Mb REU image in the archive. =-)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 March 2015, 22:38
Replies: 24
Views: 3,170
Posted By TMR
i think it's actually got to the point where i'm...

i think it's actually got to the point where i'm a fixture and they'd be surprised if i didn't turn up! i'm taking the "unmanned rig" again so look for some HP L1706 VGA monitors with a C64 with a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2015, 23:38
Replies: 57
Views: 6,871
Posted By TMR
i've picked up C, C++ (well okay, i "worked...

i've picked up C, C++ (well okay, i "worked around" the object oriented stuff because i'm lazy and like arrays), half a dozen BASIC dialects like BlitzMax or Slang, PHP and Z80 assembly language...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 February 2015, 11:11
Replies: 57
Views: 6,871
Posted By TMR
i'd just like to agree with everyone else; you...

i'd just like to agree with everyone else; you are neither too old or too dumb. i'm 43 and have been coding 6502-based systems since the 1980s, but during that time i've taught myself different high...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 January 2015, 17:14
Replies: 136
Views: 32,560
Posted By TMR
There's no legal protection for non-profit works...

There's no legal protection for non-profit works in this context (unless perhaps a fair use or parody exemption exists that could be "bent" a little) so anybody using someone else's trademark will...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2014, 00:18
Replies: 79
Views: 9,992
Posted By TMR
The addresses in releases were mostly there for...

The addresses in releases were mostly there for swappers from other groups to get in touch.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 October 2014, 13:54
Replies: 79
Views: 9,992
Posted By TMR
i did yes, mostly because my interest in cracks...

i did yes, mostly because my interest in cracks was the intros and the demos that arrived on the spread disks with them.



Your memory is faulty because the UK scene was cracking for trading...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2014, 16:18
Replies: 79
Views: 9,992
Posted By TMR
No, in the cases where cracks were used they were...

No, in the cases where cracks were used they were probably taking them from someone on the scene for nothing and selling them so the cracking groups didn't get a cut of those profits.



Nope,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 October 2014, 13:39
Replies: 79
Views: 9,992
Posted By TMR
Depends how you define "old timers" really... ...

Depends how you define "old timers" really...



This is a bold claim but not one that can really be backed up; cracking's genes can be traced back to America in the late 1970s and the first...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 October 2014, 23:00
Replies: 67
Views: 6,337
Posted By TMR
i s'pose i'd count as an oldtimer; my 8-bit...

i s'pose i'd count as an oldtimer; my 8-bit history is VIC 20 to Atari 800XL and C64 (i still code for all three and consider myself to primarily be an 8-bit bunny) then got a second hand A500 with...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 October 2014, 22:51
Replies: 49
Views: 4,730
Posted By TMR
Get the TOR browser bundle and use that to test...

Get the TOR browser bundle and use that to test the connection, it'll bury your local IP.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 October 2014, 10:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By TMR
They're all similar devices (if memory serves, it...

They're all similar devices (if memory serves, it goes 1541-III, MMC2IEC and SD2IEC with uIEC using the same firmware but i could be a little out) so generally speaking they all suffer from similar...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 October 2014, 14:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By TMR
The "tricky routines" are just using standard...

The "tricky routines" are just using standard features of the disk drive that the SD2IEC doesn't emulate, namely the drive CPU and support chips. You're safe with most single file demos (but not all...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2014, 13:27
Replies: 17
Views: 2,243
Posted By TMR
i'll be there with seven or eight machines...

i'll be there with seven or eight machines including a CF-converted A600HD, all running homebrew games under the Oldschool Gaming (http://oldschool-gaming.com/) "banner" (still need to buy one at...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 September 2014, 11:58
Replies: 189
Views: 20,394
Posted By TMR
i think my biggest regret is that i didn't get...

i think my biggest regret is that i didn't get more involved in development, i had a little input on a few games and demos (mostly graphics but occasionally i was "responsible" for what we'll have to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2014, 15:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By TMR
i suspect it tends to be more common on the C64...

i suspect it tends to be more common on the C64 because the differences between PAL and NTSC C64s are more pronounced (especially when going from PAL to NTSC), but in some cases it will just have...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 September 2014, 12:55
Replies: 497
Views: 48,007
Posted By TMR
It wasn't anything new in the software industry...

It wasn't anything new in the software industry though, Atari 8-bit and C64 received ported Apple II games to begin with (and some of the best known C64 titles are actually Atari 8-bit ports like...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 September 2014, 15:37
Replies: 497
Views: 48,007
Posted By TMR
It's only crazy from a consumer's perspective...

It's only crazy from a consumer's perspective though; the publishers looked at the two machines, realised they could "get away with" developing on the ST then shoehorning the results into the Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 September 2014, 09:26
Replies: 147
Views: 10,147
Posted By TMR
Trenz wrote Enforcer under a pseudonym although...

Trenz wrote Enforcer under a pseudonym although it was fairly common knowledge who "The Master" was. It was reasonably well known but, because Golden Disk didn't travel far out side Germany, the only...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 September 2014, 01:55
Replies: 147
Views: 10,147
Posted By TMR
There's a typo on line 20. It should read... ...

There's a typo on line 20. It should read...

20 c=0:forl=49152to49198...but after that it's fine. You'll have to crank the volume up most of the way on a C64C though, essentially it's playing the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 September 2014, 14:44
Replies: 147
Views: 10,147
Posted By TMR
Well, this might as well be my first post... =-) ...

Well, this might as well be my first post... =-)

i've got an SD2IEC, 1541 Ultimate 2 and Turbo Chameleon and that saying about getting what you pay for is true. If you just want to load single...
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