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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 24 July 2018, 19:02
Replies: 137
Views: 12,488
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I failed to find any mention of code generation...

I failed to find any mention of code generation for the rendering in this thread (I might have missed it though).

Wolfenstein3D does generate unrolled versions of the scaling routines for a given...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2018, 17:57
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I doubt that the manufacturers saw a single cent...

I doubt that the manufacturers saw a single cent of the software sales, I have not found a single document which mentions that they did. It seems that only 3DO benefitted from the software sales.
...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 17:31
Replies: 1,100
Views: 343,763
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Take before and after pictures please. ;)

Take before and after pictures please. ;)
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2018, 17:30
Replies: 123
Views: 6,990
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You can indeed argue that but that would be the...

You can indeed argue that but that would be the wrong thread to do it. ;)



You can actually compare whatever you want, including MD/SNES to Amigas.
Just not on this thread, create one if you...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 24 July 2018, 17:14
Replies: 900
Views: 75,392
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks bebbo for your effort! I would...

Thanks bebbo for your effort!



I would also be interested in an OS X build so maybe the instructions to follow for this purpose could be worth publishing in this thread.

Also, does anyone...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 July 2018, 16:15
Replies: 227
Views: 30,880
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The more time passes, the more having any...

The more time passes, the more having any relation with Facebook looks like a bad idea in many ways. ;)

Also I realized that I had not pre-ordered the game yet, so just did that.
(I would prefer...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 24 July 2018, 15:36
Replies: 77
Views: 5,325
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Indeed good luck. And as you say, the issue...

Indeed good luck.
And as you say, the issue here is reproducing the gameplay of the original and this is usually much more difficult than reproducing the technical aspects of it: every coder can...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 15:20
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
First of all you should verify the issue is not...

First of all you should verify the issue is not with the monitor in the first place by plugging another device into it.

If the issue is not present with that other device then the problem lies...
Forum: support.Hardware 24 July 2018, 15:10
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hello ;) So in order: 1- it would...

Hello ;)



So in order:
1- it would help to have better pictures as these are quite fuzzy

2- on first look, this looks like some form of corrosion

3- since brushing over with Isopropyl...
Forum: HOL news 24 July 2018, 14:49
Replies: 48
Views: 21,031
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I agree with these kittens. Even though the...

I agree with these kittens.

Even though the game was never ever meant to be developed on the Amiga (and specifically the CD32) there is some historical data tying it to the machine by way of...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 July 2018, 13:57
Replies: 75
Views: 7,530
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
They used auto routing at least to setup the...

They used auto routing at least to setup the ground work for the main busses and big interconnections, there is really no point in tracing those paths manually when even the dumbest auto-routing will...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2018, 22:40
Replies: 31
Views: 1,622
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yup. We are massively off topic but the only...

Yup.
We are massively off topic but the only issue with the 3DO was the licensing model. Traditional console makers take advantage of the fact that they get a (large) percentage of each software...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2018, 22:13
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Which version of the ROMs do you have? If by...

Which version of the ROMs do you have?
If by chance you installed 2.04 or greater you would be able to select the drive to boot from after a cold start or reset by pressing both mouse buttons right...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 23 July 2018, 15:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,956
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
In my humble opinion you should probably start...

In my humble opinion you should probably start recruiting that coder now, it is hard enough as it is to motivate a coder to join a team and a few months of scooting should be expected. Having that...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2018, 14:38
Replies: 49
Views: 5,749
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
There were no excuses, only explanations of the...

There were no excuses, only explanations of the level of risk inherent to small markets and thus lack of full time professionals.
I agree that this should not happen.

Now, if we are talking about...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 July 2018, 14:35
Replies: 49
Views: 5,749
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
There are no excuses, only explanations of the...

There are no excuses, only explanations of the level of risk inherent to small markets and thus lack of full time professionals.

I agree that this should not happen but is nevertheless explainable.
Forum: Coders. General 23 July 2018, 14:28
Replies: 61
Views: 11,859
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I actually am wrong there, the readme file for...

I actually am wrong there, the readme file for Walls states that it uses a raycasting engine, likely because it uses dithering to shade walls as a function of distance, something which can be done on...
Forum: Coders. General 23 July 2018, 13:19
Replies: 60
Views: 5,673
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yes, BPLCON4's XORing mechanism is more...

Yes, BPLCON4's XORing mechanism is more appropriate than the register bank switching indeed.

This is great news, and means that whole palette changes can be simulated almost anywhere. This would...
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 July 2018, 13:14
Replies: 390
Views: 69,831
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
First of all, this is a great idea, I am looking...

First of all, this is a great idea, I am looking forward to participate. ;)

A few points:

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This can be easily solved by posting the latest versions of the rules on the first post of...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 23 July 2018, 11:47
Replies: 304
Views: 56,267
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks for your efforts! I am looking forward...

Thanks for your efforts!
I am looking forward to being able to buy the game but obviously life takes priority. ;)
Forum: Amiga scene 23 July 2018, 11:31
Replies: 227
Views: 30,880
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Just a note that the images included as part of...

Just a note that the images included as part of the quoted post below are now inaccessible: :'(
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 July 2018, 11:25
Replies: 220
Views: 20,382
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yes ... with a few caveats. * What works...

Yes ... with a few caveats.

* What works when writing code is different than what works for reading code.
Oftentimes, shortcuts used to make code simpler to write go against readability and...
Forum: support.Other 23 July 2018, 11:10
Replies: 194
Views: 35,858
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Fantastic effort, thanks for your hard work! ...

Fantastic effort, thanks for your hard work!

I am a bit sad though that I have to use my PC to be able to use it instead of my main computer (a Mac) but I suspect converting from PowerShell to a...
Forum: Coders. General 23 July 2018, 10:36
Replies: 586
Views: 43,640
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Thanks for the correction! After looking at...

Thanks for the correction!

After looking at the schematics again, indeed, even on OCS machines Agnus has access to the expansion data bus (on the rev6 A500 specifically, no idea on the A1000).
...
Forum: Coders. General 23 July 2018, 09:39
Replies: 60
Views: 5,673
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Would this work mid scanline? If the...

Would this work mid scanline?

If the hardware is designed to update a "pointer" to the current CLUT when switching banks rather than copying the selected CLUT to the current one then mid-line...
Forum: support.Hardware 23 July 2018, 09:37
Replies: 1,100
Views: 343,763
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
UltraViolet (UV) rays are the most energetic of...

UltraViolet (UV) rays are the most energetic of the sun electromagnetic radiation and are the most likely cause of chemical modifications induced by sunlight exposure.

I am skeptical about the...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 July 2018, 21:29
Replies: 95
Views: 17,528
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Damn, second time I made that mistake after being...

Damn, second time I made that mistake after being corrected in another thread. :banghead

I am not too sure why I want that CPU to be clocked at 12 but thanks for putting this kitten back on the...
Forum: Coders. General 22 July 2018, 21:19
Replies: 60
Views: 5,673
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yes what I was thinking was dual playfield....

Yes what I was thinking was dual playfield. Reduces colours somewhat but copper can make up for some.And then organising the playfield between the two.
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I like the idea too and I think it...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 July 2018, 15:16
Replies: 95
Views: 17,528
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The MegaDrive has a large advantage over the...

The MegaDrive has a large advantage over the Amiga in that its pixels are chunky which means that the vertical columns can be rendered directly to memory without having to undergo a costly...
Forum: Coders. General 21 July 2018, 13:08
Replies: 61
Views: 11,859
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
A vast majority of the CPU cycles used by...

A vast majority of the CPU cycles used by ray-casting engines on the OCS/ECS machines is spent by the texture mapping routines. To be precise, in Wolf 3D parlance, this is the DrawSpan()...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 July 2018, 18:56
Replies: 87
Views: 3,615
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You should consider creating a new thread about...

You should consider creating a new thread about your changes!

I have been harping for quite a while about how there is likely room for optimization in most commercial Amiga games because: they...
Forum: support.Demos 10 July 2018, 10:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yes! I now recall seeing the Melon logo in that...

Yes! I now recall seeing the Melon logo in that demo as well.
Thanks a lot! May a million loudly purring kittens follow you everywhere you go! ;)

(/me now jumps onto pouet.net to view all Melon...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 July 2018, 10:41
Replies: 328
Views: 34,714
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am an optimist and given the enjoyment SEGA...

I am an optimist and given the enjoyment SEGA have given me when I was young I have no problems paying them what is overall a very small due for the right to use historical franchises. ;)


...
Forum: Coders. General 10 July 2018, 10:35
Replies: 586
Views: 43,640
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
That would work only on the A500+ though, from...

That would work only on the A500+ though, from what I recall of the original A500 schematics, the trapdoor RAM is not accessible by DMA, it lives on a bus that is arbitrated by Agnus but only visible...
Forum: Coders. General 10 July 2018, 10:29
Replies: 586
Views: 43,640
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I agree on all counts. Maximizing Chip-RAM CPU...

I agree on all counts.
Maximizing Chip-RAM CPU parallelism would require quite a bit of effort for relatively speculative results. My intuition is that this might be asymptotically worth it as...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 July 2018, 14:33
Replies: 328
Views: 34,714
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
(In response to my SHO related posts) ...

(In response to my SHO related posts)




I am really sorry that you understood my point thusly!

I am genuinely really happy that you enjoyed Super Hang On Amiga and I would not want to...
Forum: support.Demos 08 July 2018, 11:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Ahah, thanks for trying at least. ;)

Ahah, thanks for trying at least. ;)
Forum: Coders. General 08 July 2018, 11:52
Replies: 586
Views: 43,640
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
There are quite a few (long) off-topic diversions...

There are quite a few (long) off-topic diversions in this thread, as usual, we, Amiga kittens love to talk rather than code. ;)

Nothing wrong with that, I love to talk myself.



I agree,...
Forum: support.Other 11 April 2018, 05:28
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am just guessing from the images your provided...

I am just guessing from the images your provided but since the JPEG datatype example you show is displayed on a standard WB screen it seems likely that its color count is limited to that of the WB...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2018, 05:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
A certain Jay Miner kitten happens to have been a...

A certain Jay Miner kitten happens to have been a hardware engineer both for the Atari 8 bit and the Amiga. The ressemblance is definitely not coincidental. ;)



Yup, it is entirely possible to...
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