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Forum: Amiga scene 22 March 2019, 15:10
Replies: 21
Views: 2,297
Posted By NorthWay
Matze, did you get some DSPs finally? Would love...

Matze, did you get some DSPs finally? Would love to have an update on your progress!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 March 2019, 01:39
Replies: 5,952
Views: 990,893
Posted By NorthWay
4 Kickstarters have arrived recently: RE...

4 Kickstarters have arrived recently: RE Formation 1+2 (Matt Gray), Project SIDologie and Uncle Art film documentary.
So many hours of stuff to enjoy.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 17 March 2019, 06:30
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By NorthWay
The thing is, I think DDFWRAP would be next to no...

The thing is, I think DDFWRAP would be next to no cost if the hw logic is implemented as I'm guessing: Bitmap pointers are always fed through an adder after each fetch. If the fetch has reached...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 March 2019, 07:46
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By NorthWay
Without much thought: (3-colour sprites only) ...

Without much thought: (3-colour sprites only)
BLTAMOD = 2 ; sprite data first word
BLTBMOD = 2 ; sprite data second word
BLTCMOD = screenwidth-2
BLTDMOD = screenwidth-2
((!(A OR B)) AND C) OR A)...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 March 2019, 07:27
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By NorthWay
Why did I even ask that, I actually knew it if I...

Why did I even ask that, I actually knew it if I just thought about it. I think I have confused myself by misunderstanding something from the Minimig Verilog code. Bah!

Missed opportunities in...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 March 2019, 01:21
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By NorthWay
I never got why the Copper is every other access...

I never got why the Copper is every other access slot. Logic timing limits?
And the Blitter could have had a mode where it used hw sprite data as input. Or is that actually possible for 2bpl mode...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 March 2019, 14:48
Replies: 59
Views: 3,100
Posted By NorthWay
There used to be pack disks back in the day. I...

There used to be pack disks back in the day. I remember one with Bubble Bobble and a few others. BB had had the files packed and included with the binary as one blob and absolute addressed to fit in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2019, 03:03
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By NorthWay
A late 8-bit machine with 128K ram and 2MHz 6502,...

A late 8-bit machine with 128K ram and 2MHz 6502, but impressive nonetheless.
Kinda more impressed by the A8 port (still needs 128K though)...
Forum: Coders. General 05 March 2019, 01:39
Replies: 492
Views: 32,872
Posted By NorthWay
7800: AFAIK it is either "everything is a sprite"...

7800: AFAIK it is either "everything is a sprite" or tiles+sprites. Both until you run out of memory access slots.
I think it is a very special and cool thing that never got pushed anywhere near its...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 February 2019, 01:07
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By NorthWay
I never liked Defender, nor any of its clones. ...

I never liked Defender, nor any of its clones.

Datastorm and Dropzone, however, fixes the control method so much that I can't really call them clones, and makes for a killer experience (the latter...
Forum: Coders. General 27 February 2019, 15:26
Replies: 42
Views: 5,057
Posted By NorthWay
(Nice necro, let me add to it: ) Strictly...

(Nice necro, let me add to it: )
Strictly speaking, you could futz around with caching modes for chipram in your own program (not much support for such endeavors - more or less 040/060 needed).
The...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 February 2019, 15:06
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By NorthWay
It is fantastic. S0DAN was a great fan of...

It is fantastic. S0DAN was a great fan of Dropzone.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 February 2019, 23:48
Replies: 802
Views: 59,654
Posted By NorthWay
ORG address? Is this for real? Why not use the...

ORG address? Is this for real? Why not use the COM one?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 February 2019, 00:17
Replies: 158
Views: 7,648
Posted By NorthWay
Since my 4000 probably wont be a happy camper for...

Since my 4000 probably wont be a happy camper for a long time yet, I'll suggest something I was thinking of trying myself: 1942.

It just so happens to use 32 colours...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2019, 02:29
Replies: 5,952
Views: 990,893
Posted By NorthWay
Totally agree. But what I find odd after getting...

Totally agree. But what I find odd after getting one myself is that it always looks bigger in pictures than IRL IMO.

ObBuy: 3 external floppy drives, 2 internal, and one pc 5.25". The last one...
Forum: Hardware mods 30 January 2019, 00:16
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By NorthWay
I believe both that and the KickFlash are...

I believe both that and the KickFlash are basically storage devices that copy modules to memory.


I still want an in-circuit programmable 1M+ A4000D ROM flash solution. Something resistant to...
Forum: Hardware mods 28 January 2019, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By NorthWay
Didn't I read somewhere that ZII could map itself...

Didn't I read somewhere that ZII could map itself to $F00000(?)? (Yes, I thought that was odd - if not f00000 then some other address I'd never seen mentioned as proper ZII range.)
Forum: Coders. System 24 January 2019, 23:59
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By NorthWay
NO! That is Verboten bigtime. Running any...

NO!


That is Verboten bigtime. Running any appropriate debug tools will be screaming their heads off about this.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 January 2019, 12:03
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By NorthWay
Hm. What is "too many cycles"? A comparison with...

Hm. What is "too many cycles"? A comparison with ABS(dX) and ABS(dY) should be pretty fast unless you are getting into bullet-hell style. What are you checking - everything with everything, or...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 January 2019, 00:40
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By NorthWay
(Work in progress as I find new options:) ...

(Work in progress as I find new options:)
Cinemaware games
SoTB
Marble Madness
ReadySoft games (Dragon's Lair)
Danish games (Sodan/Bakager etc)
Pinball Dreams/Fantasies/Illusion + Slam Tilt...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 January 2019, 14:00
Replies: 53
Views: 2,404
Posted By NorthWay
I really like parallax effects, but it has to be...

I really like parallax effects, but it has to be done "properly". A bunch of Megadrive games has a kinda meaningless background layer which doesn't really add much to the visual experience.

I...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 January 2019, 02:22
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By NorthWay
For the CybSCSI MK1? No. I have only done that...

For the CybSCSI MK1? No. I have only done that myself.
Also, it isn't a proper fix as the code should really understand that it sees mirrors/duplicates, but it works for now as long as I don't have...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 27 December 2018, 23:30
Replies: 80
Views: 8,214
Posted By NorthWay
Sounds like it ripped off as many samples and...

Sounds like it ripped off as many samples and phrases as it could fit in there. I don't know how many famous mods I think I heard parts of.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 December 2018, 17:29
Replies: 52
Views: 3,401
Posted By NorthWay
Programming the Amiga through the OS can be as...

Programming the Amiga through the OS can be as complex as you can possibly make it - some have even made their own GUI support system simply to make their application.

Banging the metal directly...
Forum: support.Hardware 07 December 2018, 02:22
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By NorthWay
Nothing that isn't going in elbow deep... ...

Nothing that isn't going in elbow deep...


Load up the firmware in ReSource, look for loops that goes 0 to 7, ponder a bit until you find the best candidate (probably the innermost one), note the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 December 2018, 14:16
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By NorthWay
Shouldn't the sprite-bitplane collision check be...

Shouldn't the sprite-bitplane collision check be good enough to test it?
Do you need someone to code up a test for you?

It would be good to know if such a difference can be detected.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 December 2018, 23:41
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By NorthWay
I had the exact same problem (well, worse -...

I had the exact same problem (well, worse - couldn't boot really) with my MK1.
Fixed it by hacking the ROM to skip multi-LUN checking.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 December 2018, 07:27
Replies: 156
Views: 90,433
Posted By NorthWay
I didn't know this before I read this thread...

I didn't know this before I read this thread again recently.


Which reminded me of something; once upon a time there was a thing called the GNU(gcc?) super-optimizer that supposedly knew about...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 02 December 2018, 07:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By NorthWay
I'll follow up here since my 4000 is in parts...

I'll follow up here since my 4000 is in parts (again); if Toni or someone else has time to confirm what I was trying to test:

1. fmode 0/1/2/3 gives overscan in minimum 16/32/32/64 pixel steps and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 November 2018, 17:17
Replies: 154
Views: 10,632
Posted By NorthWay
So would that be a double-conversion then? A...

So would that be a double-conversion then? A backport? A portback? A re-port? A de-conversion?

The interesting thing might be if the ST version is based on the Amiga source? Could make for a bit...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 November 2018, 04:13
Replies: 875
Views: 167,735
Posted By NorthWay
https://www.amigasystem.no/ And I actually have...

https://www.amigasystem.no/
And I actually have custom made closets/wardrobes by them. Came one day to measure and look, and suggested a setup. A few days later two of them showed up and installed...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 24 November 2018, 06:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By NorthWay
The easy way is to save palette as 24-bit...

The easy way is to save palette as 24-bit copperlist. Just lightly edit it (no sections or labels) and include(not incbin) it as part of your copperlist (which is mostly redundant if you don't keep...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 November 2018, 04:59
Replies: 5,952
Views: 990,893
Posted By NorthWay
Ordered a Cherry 9-keys MX switch tester. Didn't...

Ordered a Cherry 9-keys MX switch tester. Didn't know you could get something like this before a random youtube video showed me. I suspect I want a silent tactile one. Though I'm not sure if 4mm...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 November 2018, 21:32
Replies: 5,952
Views: 990,893
Posted By NorthWay
Ordered A4000 PIO upgrades from Cosmos@EBay. Just...

Ordered A4000 PIO upgrades from Cosmos@EBay. Just because. Don't know if I'll ever get them installed :-)
Forum: support.Apps 22 November 2018, 21:25
Replies: 47
Views: 12,127
Posted By NorthWay
Do we have any editor that does folding? And...

Do we have any editor that does folding?
And which one is it that adds a device you can load the text buffer straight from?
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 22 November 2018, 04:49
Replies: 1,000
Views: 39,601
Posted By NorthWay
Must be a BAsm thing. I used a hex editor and...

Must be a BAsm thing. I used a hex editor and reduced the hunk size by one (i.e. 4 bytes as it counts the size in longs), and deleted the 4 "0" bytes that BAsm added at the end.
Real code is still...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 November 2018, 21:15
Replies: 5,952
Views: 990,893
Posted By NorthWay
Matching 4x32M 60ns SIMMs for my CS060. Waiting...

Matching 4x32M 60ns SIMMs for my CS060. Waiting to be tested. (Old ones are mixed sizes.)
Matching 4x4M 60ns SIMMs for my A4000D. Currently in transport. (Old ones are all different.)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 November 2018, 19:11
Replies: 1,000
Views: 39,601
Posted By NorthWay
Perish the thought! It is Barfly(BAsm) which is...

Perish the thought! It is Barfly(BAsm) which is an Amiga native 68K+PPC assembler.


"bopt" is a BAsm directive - but in this case it does nothing as it can't find a single thing to optimize....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 November 2018, 13:27
Replies: 1,000
Views: 39,601
Posted By NorthWay
I think you can save another 2 bytes: Add after...

I think you can save another 2 bytes:
Add after "lf dc.b 10,0": "const dc.w 2+truc*2,truc,10000,truc,msg0-zero,2000" then instead of "lea zero(pc),a3" do "lea const(pc),a3" "movem.w...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 21 November 2018, 00:55
Replies: 1,000
Views: 39,601
Posted By NorthWay
But of course! 176 bytes filesize,...

But of course!


176 bytes filesize, 138(137) bytes program size. Works like a charm.
Is there some kind of hunk type that has less overhead?
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