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Forum: support.Apps Today, 12:03
Replies: 580
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Posted By Minuous
@daxb: As far as I recall, yes. But just...

@daxb:

As far as I recall, yes. But just because it may happen to work on your 3.1 does not mean it is not buggy or that it will work on 3.9.

@ancalimon:

The ones in BB4 are from the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 July 2020, 07:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By Minuous
Scorpio perhaps?

Scorpio perhaps?
Forum: support.Other 30 June 2020, 04:17
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Minuous
Or better yet just use a search engine to find...

Or better yet just use a search engine to find what you need and avoid rewarding the IP parasites at Cloanto.
Forum: support.Apps 30 June 2020, 01:58
Replies: 580
Views: 115,729
Posted By Minuous
V39.3 rev2 used to be in BB4, but that version...

V39.3 rev2 used to be in BB4, but that version turned out to be problematic, hence it was reverted to V39.3.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 25 June 2020, 22:28
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By Minuous
Legend of the Sword loading/saving is broken?

I downloaded the WHDLoad version of Legend of the Sword from WHDownload. When I type "save" from within the game, the map flashes up briefly and then it goes to, and stays on, a black screen. There...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 June 2020, 22:16
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By Minuous
I assume this is meant to be some kind of joke?...

I assume this is meant to be some kind of joke? This game is one of the best early Amiga games, it was rated 87% by Zzap! and obtained similar high scores from most other magazines, and was even good...
Forum: support.Games 22 June 2020, 11:14
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By Minuous
Yes, both you and Solo had already recommended...

Yes, both you and Solo had already recommended that he install WB anyway, so I was proceeding on the basis that he decided to follow that advice. A computer without an operating system is fairly...
Forum: support.Games 22 June 2020, 10:58
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By Minuous
Yes, OS3.9 is required, but presumably he has...

Yes, OS3.9 is required, but presumably he has that by now: it has been available for 20 years :-D
Forum: support.Games 22 June 2020, 08:33
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By Minuous
You could use MCE to edit your EOB2 party to...

You could use MCE to edit your EOB2 party to match the EOB1 one.
Forum: request.Apps 18 June 2020, 19:00
Replies: 24
Views: 7,002
Posted By Minuous
I found a bug: if there is a chunk such as an...

I found a bug: if there is a chunk such as an OPGM chunk at the start it thinks the file is malformed.
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 17 June 2020, 07:07
Replies: 11
Views: 2,513
Posted By Minuous
Mine works fine, at least... ...

Mine works fine, at least...

http://amigan.1emu.net/
Forum: Coders. Language 14 June 2020, 18:02
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Minuous
Regarding...

Regarding https://cando.amigacity.xyz/index.php/site-policies/2-terms-conditions , a webmaster has never needed the permission of a site to link to it, so the expectation that anyone is going to seek...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 June 2020, 08:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Minuous
@Jan-VHT: If you still need a programmer a...

@Jan-VHT:

If you still need a programmer a month or two from now I will be able to help out.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 June 2020, 08:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Minuous
@Jan-VHT: What is the nature, scale and...

@Jan-VHT:

What is the nature, scale and urgency of the envisaged improvements? I might be able to help but I am not going to have much free time in the near future to make major changes, being...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2020, 13:53
Replies: 658
Views: 68,878
Posted By Minuous
Properly written programs have always continued...

Properly written programs have always continued to work on later AmigaOS versions; this is one of the Amiga's strengths, compared to something like MacOS. Badly written software is fragile and may...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 June 2020, 05:21
Replies: 658
Views: 68,878
Posted By Minuous
What absolute nonsense.

What absolute nonsense.
Forum: Amiga scene 08 June 2020, 12:14
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Minuous
Apart from not being ReAction-based, is there...

Apart from not being ReAction-based, is there anything wrong with the current virus checkers? Most can handle new viruses via brainfiles if that is the concern.
Forum: support.Apps 08 June 2020, 12:12
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Minuous
Maybe the AWeb in ClassicWB is out of date? (I...

Maybe the AWeb in ClassicWB is out of date? (I couldn't find a list of what is contained in it.) There is an updated version in BB3&4.
Forum: support.Other 08 June 2020, 08:57
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Minuous
There is a short ARexx script (s/win) in BB3&4...

There is a short ARexx script (s/win) in BB3&4 that does the same thing, but can also be used without any arguments if desired, in which case it will use the current directory.

@Sim085:

I don't...
Forum: support.Apps 06 June 2020, 01:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,593
Posted By Minuous
@AMIGASYSTEM: Well, they "look good" in a...

@AMIGASYSTEM:

Well, they "look good" in a technical sense, but not an aesthetic one ;-)
Forum: Amiga scene 05 June 2020, 09:04
Replies: 658
Views: 68,878
Posted By Minuous
That wasn't by choice but was forced by...

That wasn't by choice but was forced by circumstances. OS3.9 would have been a much better starting point.



3.2 is a much more significant update than 3.1.4.
Forum: Coders. Scripting 03 June 2020, 18:11
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Minuous
Yes, you should be checking the version of the...

Yes, you should be checking the version of the List command instead of workbench.library, as Thomas points out.
Forum: Coders. Scripting 03 June 2020, 06:15
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Minuous
If the major versions are the same, call Version...

If the major versions are the same, call Version again but this time with the REVISION keyword, and it will use the minor version instead. Eg. something like this:

VERSION >nil: workbench.library...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 19:50
Replies: 267
Views: 12,016
Posted By Minuous
@Weaselrama: Are you talking about...

@Weaselrama:



Are you talking about Cloanto? They had nothing to do with 3.5/3.9 (and are not the legal licence holder anyway).
Forum: Amiga scene 02 June 2020, 08:24
Replies: 267
Views: 12,016
Posted By Minuous
Incompetently implemented how? And as for bloat,...

Incompetently implemented how? And as for bloat, it's about 10Mb or so without the extensive collection of WB backdrops and the optional internet software; that's hardly bloated.



So you seem...
Forum: News 31 May 2020, 18:01
Replies: 18
Views: 3,854
Posted By Minuous
Considering that the WHDLoad version of DM now...

Considering that the WHDLoad version of DM now has a built-in trainer, I might do a different game for V11.9 instead.
Forum: Amiga scene 30 May 2020, 17:29
Replies: 267
Views: 12,016
Posted By Minuous
Is there a list somewhere of what is contained,...

Is there a list somewhere of what is contained, so everyone doesn't have to download 32Gb to find out?
Forum: project.EAB 28 May 2020, 19:40
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Minuous
Icons are a binary format, not text.

Icons are a binary format, not text.
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2020, 04:53
Replies: 129
Views: 6,335
Posted By Minuous
The Amiga was always intended to be expandable,...

The Amiga was always intended to be expandable, this doesn't make it a "shit platform", just because some coders can't or won't write correct software. What would be more likely to cause it (or any...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2020, 19:13
Replies: 129
Views: 6,335
Posted By Minuous
@nikosidis: There was no icon, so I started...

@nikosidis:

There was no icon, so I started it from CLI.
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2020, 12:18
Replies: 129
Views: 6,335
Posted By Minuous
Quite a while; most of my stuff requires OS3.0+....

Quite a while; most of my stuff requires OS3.0+. But I don't claim they will work on "any Amiga", and if the machine doesn't meet the requirements they exit cleanly with a suitable error message....
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2020, 11:09
Replies: 129
Views: 6,335
Posted By Minuous
I don't see what is off-topic about pointing out...

I don't see what is off-topic about pointing out that it doesn't actually work.

I didn't mean OS functions had to be used for everything, I just meant that it is possible to hit the hardware in a...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 May 2020, 04:22
Replies: 129
Views: 6,335
Posted By Minuous
@roondar: Following sensible guidelines to...

@roondar:

Following sensible guidelines to ensure compatibility doesn't have to mean a program runs slowly.

Why claim it will run on any Amiga in that case? And anyway if it is written properly...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 May 2020, 18:29
Replies: 129
Views: 6,335
Posted By Minuous
"Needs at least any Amiga" implies it should be...

"Needs at least any Amiga" implies it should be compatible.

It's sad that 30 years after OS2.0 was released that Commodore guidelines are still being ignored.
Forum: Amiga scene 24 May 2020, 23:05
Replies: 129
Views: 6,335
Posted By Minuous
This needs further work, here (OS3.9, 68020) it...

This needs further work, here (OS3.9, 68020) it just says "Please wait while decrunching..." and then freezes the system. :-(
Forum: Amiga scene 23 May 2020, 14:09
Replies: 658
Views: 68,878
Posted By Minuous
@nar001: Nothing was pulled, it is still...

@nar001:

Nothing was pulled, it is still available for purchase.

No agreement has been reached, hence the court case.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2020, 04:14
Replies: 658
Views: 68,878
Posted By Minuous
The only reason development had to start from 3.1...

The only reason development had to start from 3.1 again is because the 3.9 sources were not available. And much of the work has involved redoing what H&P already did for the 3.5 and 3.9 versions.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2020, 02:16
Replies: 658
Views: 68,878
Posted By Minuous
It's not. See eg. the glossary in the official...

It's not. See eg. the glossary in the official Style Guide.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 May 2020, 16:48
Replies: 658
Views: 68,878
Posted By Minuous
Don't worry, we don't like "kibibytes" and such...

Don't worry, we don't like "kibibytes" and such nonsense :-) 1K = 1024 bytes.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 May 2020, 17:40
Replies: 15
Views: 8,142
Posted By Minuous
Any progress yet on this tutorial?

Any progress yet on this tutorial?
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