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Forum: Amiga scene 21 January 2020, 00:05
Replies: 234
Views: 5,834
Posted By E-Penguin
In a world where it's possible to drop a grand on...

In a world where it's possible to drop a grand on Amiga hardware without much effort, spending a few tens of £/$/€ on software doesn't seem unreasonable... £20 was about 2 pints last time I was in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2020, 01:25
Replies: 62
Views: 2,839
Posted By E-Penguin
The A500 is perfectly sized to balance one's...

The A500 is perfectly sized to balance one's A1200 on
Forum: News 06 January 2020, 19:03
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By E-Penguin
Smart to do it only at the end :) Maybe you...

Smart to do it only at the end :)

Maybe you could get the blitter to do it for you - you could create 4x 1-bit bitmap views of the screen (BitplaneBitMap) and do individual blits for each colour,...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 January 2020, 10:41
Replies: 60
Views: 4,379
Posted By E-Penguin
Whdload is brilliant, just so much less faff than...

Whdload is brilliant, just so much less faff than with disks
Forum: News 29 December 2019, 19:51
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By E-Penguin
How are you counting the number of pixels of a...

How are you counting the number of pixels of a given colour? Just scanning the bitmap or something clever? (if were me I'd keep a separate counter per player and increment / decrement with each pixel...
Forum: News 29 December 2019, 19:46
Replies: 44
Views: 3,557
Posted By E-Penguin
I kinda want one just to support amiga...

I kinda want one just to support amiga development, although that €400 would go some way towards an 060 card for my A1200...
Forum: OT - General 22 October 2019, 23:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By E-Penguin
You've clearly never driven on the German...

You've clearly never driven on the German Autobahn..
Forum: News 18 October 2019, 22:25
Replies: 134
Views: 15,762
Posted By E-Penguin
Excellent work!

Excellent work!
Forum: Amiga scene 15 October 2019, 15:32
Replies: 108
Views: 6,895
Posted By E-Penguin
Amigans could argue about how many sides a...

Amigans could argue about how many sides a triangle has!
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2019, 15:55
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By E-Penguin
Chucky had one on show at Amiga34. ...

Chucky had one on show at Amiga34.

Honestly, this is going to bankrupt me.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2019, 13:44
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By E-Penguin
It drove a full-HD screen and played Quake more...

It drove a full-HD screen and played Quake more smoothly than my PC did back in the day. It's a very tempting proposition for the RTG aspect alone, which is difficult to add to an A1200 unless it's...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2019, 11:47
Replies: 35
Views: 3,029
Posted By E-Penguin
I played on one of these at Amiga34. It's awesome.

I played on one of these at Amiga34. It's awesome.
Forum: support.Hardware 12 October 2019, 12:32
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By E-Penguin
Me too... I took mine off my A1200 before I sent...

Me too... I took mine off my A1200 before I sent it away for recapping and haven't seen it since.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 October 2019, 01:24
Replies: 43
Views: 4,038
Posted By E-Penguin
Hopefully they've finished the extension now, but...

Hopefully they've finished the extension now, but last time I was there it was all one big queue!
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2019, 18:31
Replies: 845
Views: 83,238
Posted By E-Penguin
Cloanto buys Hyperion, everyone gets their money,...

Cloanto buys Hyperion, everyone gets their money, all Amiga IP is united and we go skipping into the future hand-in-hand.

Probably ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2019, 11:16
Replies: 43
Views: 4,038
Posted By E-Penguin
Will you be there Sunday? I think McGeezer is...

Will you be there Sunday? I think McGeezer is only doing Saturday. In any case, if you're there I'll pop by and say hello :)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 09 October 2019, 01:46
Replies: 2,424
Views: 366,390
Posted By E-Penguin
Sorting icons in WB in alphabetical order. There...

Sorting icons in WB in alphabetical order. There must be a way, right? Window->Cleanup seems to put them in whatever random order it likes.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 October 2019, 00:05
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By E-Penguin
You could do the check in the VBlank period,...

You could do the check in the VBlank period, using an interrupt handler. Then the code would check the keyboard every 1/50th of a second and you can carry on with the rest of the programme in the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2019, 00:56
Replies: 42
Views: 2,613
Posted By E-Penguin
The Settlers; I must have spent years of my life...

The Settlers; I must have spent years of my life playing it.
Forum: Hardware mods 07 October 2019, 15:22
Replies: 268
Views: 45,759
Posted By E-Penguin
Have you checked your PSU? I've found that the...

Have you checked your PSU? I've found that the longer traces can cause problems if the PSU isn't quite on 5V.
Forum: Hardware mods 07 October 2019, 15:19
Replies: 268
Views: 45,759
Posted By E-Penguin
@trixster I've got the "Matze" Graphics card...

@trixster I've got the "Matze" Graphics card working, with both an ACA1221 and ACA1233n and the latest P96.



@hlievaart

For space reasons I might need to sell my Z-500 (and get one of these...
Forum: Coders. Language 07 October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 11
Views: 3,923
Posted By E-Penguin
Well that sent me down the Wikipedia rabbit hole...

Well that sent me down the Wikipedia rabbit hole for a good while.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 07 October 2019, 13:47
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By E-Penguin
My retro computer room has a distinctive odour to...

My retro computer room has a distinctive odour to it, but that might just be years of dust and grime and whatever the bloody cat has hidden behind the shelves.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 October 2019, 10:26
Replies: 43
Views: 4,038
Posted By E-Penguin
Well I'm coming on Sunday, I hope I'm not the...

Well I'm coming on Sunday, I hope I'm not the only one there :)
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 03 October 2019, 00:48
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By E-Penguin
Blitz uses address registers A5 and up for...

Blitz uses address registers A5 and up for internal purposes - if the function call is trashing those registers and not restoring them before exiting then you'll get crashes. I don't know what...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 September 2019, 22:19
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By E-Penguin
Documentation seems to be bare, to put it mildly....

Documentation seems to be bare, to put it mildly. There's allegedly an Arexx port but no documentation for that either.

Disassembling seems to have worked well enough but without an API to go by I...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 September 2019, 20:46
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By E-Penguin
It's not pointless in the slightest given that...

It's not pointless in the slightest given that nobody seems to have an fd file
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 12 September 2019, 09:05
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By E-Penguin
I guess you could run the library through a...

I guess you could run the library through a disassembler, add the blitz2 function headers then recompile it as a blitz2 library, similar to what was done for the PTPlayer library.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 September 2019, 00:05
Replies: 386
Views: 42,656
Posted By E-Penguin
I wish I had your patience!

I wish I had your patience!
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 September 2019, 00:01
Replies: 85
Views: 8,041
Posted By E-Penguin
Reinstall from the ultimate blitz cd, using the...

Reinstall from the ultimate blitz cd, using the updated installer from aminet. It sounds like your installation is messed up
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 September 2019, 14:14
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By E-Penguin
I wonder whether you could use blitter fill mode?...

I wonder whether you could use blitter fill mode?

http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD_2.1/Hardware_Manual_guide/node0122.html
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 01 September 2019, 10:41
Replies: 85
Views: 8,041
Posted By E-Penguin
It should be a .bb2 file in your blitzlibs drawer

It should be a .bb2 file in your blitzlibs drawer
Forum: News 31 August 2019, 00:27
Replies: 73
Views: 8,786
Posted By E-Penguin
Well there goes September's disposable income...

Well there goes September's disposable income already :)
Forum: support.Hardware 16 August 2019, 00:18
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By E-Penguin
Try re-seating the chips. Otherwise I think...

Try re-seating the chips. Otherwise I think you'll need to head off to eBay to find some replacements....
Forum: OT - General 16 August 2019, 00:07
Replies: 36
Views: 2,764
Posted By E-Penguin
He was a bit of a broken record sometimes but I...

He was a bit of a broken record sometimes but I agree, he was never boring.
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2019, 00:01
Replies: 994
Views: 60,246
Posted By E-Penguin
I had Theme Park on the MegaDrive and the Amiga,...

I had Theme Park on the MegaDrive and the Amiga, it was better on the Amiga but perfectly playable on the MD.

My jaw is still on the floor from that Cyberwolf demo. A500? I don't see how that's...
Forum: OT - General 14 August 2019, 15:38
Replies: 185
Views: 18,787
Posted By E-Penguin
Jojo is a better artist that I, despite his...

Jojo is a better artist that I, despite his aides. Maybe he's no pixel master but from where I'm sitting his skills deserve a bit of respect, even if his behaviour here doesn't.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 August 2019, 15:00
Replies: 28
Views: 3,019
Posted By E-Penguin
Reminds me of this guy ...

Reminds me of this guy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Conway
Forum: OT - General 14 August 2019, 14:57
Replies: 185
Views: 18,787
Posted By E-Penguin
Even if he's tracing the outlines and using...

Even if he's tracing the outlines and using photos for inspiration, there's still some non-trivial skill involved in turning it into a pixel art picture or a sprite/bob for a game.

I know, I...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 13 August 2019, 21:54
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By E-Penguin
The annals of computer programming must be...

The annals of computer programming must be littered with stunned developers staring at the screen in disbelief, muttering to themselves "how did this thing ever work?"
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