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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 17:46
Replies: 8
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Posted By idrougge
Do you know exactly how they differ?

Do you know exactly how they differ?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 17:42
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By idrougge
I think that's the exact problem. I hadn't...

I think that's the exact problem. I hadn't actually considered you could just pass in an IFF ILBM file as a palette.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 04:26
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By idrougge
If DecodePalette takes so long, it’s probably a...

If DecodePalette takes so long, it’s probably a bug. Have you tried it with a different file from a different program?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic Yesterday, 03:28
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By idrougge
Unfortunately you can’t specify that something...

Unfortunately you can’t specify that something must be INCBINed into chip memory, so the data must be copied.
Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 02:00
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By idrougge
It’s always left Alt, that’s why I suggested to...

It’s always left Alt, that’s why I suggested to A1200.net that they include an extra Alt key in their newly produced replacement keycap sets. I think they even took up that suggestion.

You can...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 January 2021, 01:14
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By idrougge
Played it quite a lot a year ago, the graphics...

Played it quite a lot a year ago, the graphics make it immediately likeable. Two button support is also really nice.

The AGA version looks better than the OCS version, but the latter being...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 January 2021, 00:58
Replies: 21
Views: 893
Posted By idrougge
I’ve used CGX for over 20 years on several cards...

I’ve used CGX for over 20 years on several cards with neither Enforcer nor MMULibs.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 10 January 2021, 19:52
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By idrougge
That’s something I had never thought of; that the...

That’s something I had never thought of; that the position of an INCLUDE statement alters the speed of the entire included file. Nice find!
Forum: support.Apps 10 January 2021, 16:50
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By idrougge
If you have a compact flash to PCMCIA adapter,...

If you have a compact flash to PCMCIA adapter, using GiggleDisk, you can make a mount list for your CF card so you can read it through the PCMCIA port. That way, you can use two CF cards...
Forum: News 10 January 2021, 04:02
Replies: 61
Views: 5,339
Posted By idrougge
Konami + Abyss feels like a match made in heaven....

Konami + Abyss feels like a match made in heaven. Looking forward to this – and a trainer; Gradius is hell to play.
Forum: Amiga scene 10 January 2021, 04:00
Replies: 32
Views: 1,301
Posted By idrougge
Oh, now I see. You’re that guy who comes in here...

Oh, now I see. You’re that guy who comes in here from time to time, starting new threads with speculative ideas about some new Amiga system, and when faced with reality, you delete everything you’ve...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 January 2021, 23:32
Replies: 32
Views: 1,301
Posted By idrougge
What is even the point in this project, pray tell?

What is even the point in this project, pray tell?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 January 2021, 18:39
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By idrougge
Yes, that is extremely confusing. ...

Yes, that is extremely confusing.



Depends on what you mean by »object«, that’s a specific term in Blitz.

You can pass newtypes into procedures using a declaration like:

Statement...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 09 January 2021, 18:31
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By idrougge
There are several revisions of the Blitz paper...

There are several revisions of the Blitz paper manual, as well as addenda published over the years (the so-called BUMs). So try to find a more complete scan of the proper manual.

Me, I’ve just...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 08 January 2021, 19:13
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By idrougge
You can make use of the INCBINed assets using the...

You can make use of the INCBINed assets using the Decode range of commands, pointing them at a label at the line where you INCBIN a given asset using ?label.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 January 2021, 01:52
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By idrougge
Doesn’t you SCSI2SD have a hard drive/floppy...

Doesn’t you SCSI2SD have a hard drive/floppy power connector?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 08 January 2021, 01:33
Replies: 2,715
Views: 445,230
Posted By idrougge
Is Unix a cut down version of Tripos, then?

Is Unix a cut down version of Tripos, then?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 07 January 2021, 03:30
Replies: 100
Views: 18,759
Posted By idrougge
No, you can’t.

No, you can’t.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 January 2021, 16:26
Replies: 241
Views: 24,655
Posted By idrougge
You wouldn’t be able to connect it to a standard...

You wouldn’t be able to connect it to a standard TV if it was still NTSC.
Forum: Amiga scene 31 December 2020, 17:17
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By idrougge
Mine also remembers screen positions, several of...

Mine also remembers screen positions, several of them in fact.
Forum: request.Other 28 December 2020, 16:19
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By idrougge
I remember Jaguar XJ220 being sufficiently...

I remember Jaguar XJ220 being sufficiently dissimilar, as well as that other Core game, Chuck Rock 2.
Forum: support.Apps 16 November 2020, 18:56
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By idrougge
Try lamiga-< or lamiga-\.

Try lamiga-< or lamiga-\.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 November 2020, 13:31
Replies: 182
Views: 12,070
Posted By idrougge
The Game Gear has a palette of 4096 colours like...

The Game Gear has a palette of 4096 colours like the Amiga, and can have 64 colours on screen at once, so I don't know…
Forum: support.Hardware 29 September 2020, 12:13
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By idrougge
Why not use Dsub/IDC crimp connectors and flat...

Why not use Dsub/IDC crimp connectors and flat cable and tape it to the bottom?
Forum: Amiga scene 16 August 2020, 03:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By idrougge
I used the small "Japanese"...

I used the small "Japanese" (http://aminet.net/package/text/misc/Japanese) patch for basic display, and JKFF when I needed input. The latter was the most primitive IME I've used.
Forum: News 16 August 2020, 00:43
Replies: 791
Views: 59,003
Posted By idrougge
Level 30, two player game on CD32 with SX1, game...

Level 30, two player game on CD32 with SX1, game suddenly quit to DOS.
Edit: I was playing with a two-button joystick, it seems the game quits on RMB.

Taking a potion bonus fills the screen with...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 July 2020, 03:07
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
At least on PAL, the composite output of the...

At least on PAL, the composite output of the A1000 was abysmal.

The A1000 also had a built-in RF modulator, which was also removed on the A500. Without a modulator, you don't need the typical...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 23:52
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
It would probably cost more than that. You need...

It would probably cost more than that. You need to add not only an extra button, but also an extra wire to the cable.

A standard two-button Amiga mouse has 8 wires, and mouse cables need to be...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 23:02
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
Yes, just the Workbench. We all know AmigaOS has...

Yes, just the Workbench. We all know AmigaOS has preemptive multitasking, as we were taught to repeat before we even knew what it meant.



Agreed, but note that this wasn't brought up by me, and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 22:57
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
Sorry, I am not referring to when the respective...

Sorry, I am not referring to when the respective system was introduced, but to their entire lifetime, including Mac System 7 & 8.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 16:08
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
The Workbench lacks multi-threading where it...

The Workbench lacks multi-threading where it counts, just as the classic Macintosh lacks multitasking where it counts.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 15:55
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
I never wrote that the Amiga used cooperative...

I never wrote that the Amiga used cooperative multitasking, did I?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 15:54
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
I wonder where this misconception first came from...

I wonder where this misconception first came from — I believed it myself for many years until I actually looked inside an ST.

The Atari ST has a custom chipset consisting of GLUE, MMU, Shifter and...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 15:24
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
The ST also has an advantage in its cheap...

The ST also has an advantage in its cheap monochrome high resolution screen with a steady 72 Hz refresh rate. Perfect for a sequencer and without any annoying 15 kHz squeal of a (more expensive) 1084.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 15:17
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
A memory layout like that (chip memory + a small...

A memory layout like that (chip memory + a small (16~32 kB) amount of high speed CPU-only memory) only works well in a console setting, though, not on a computer.

In a single-task game setting,...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2020, 15:12
Replies: 216
Views: 24,269
Posted By idrougge
So it's not multithreaded where it actually...

So it's not multithreaded where it actually counts.

What made cooperative multitasking so bad was exactly this; You could pretend you were multitasking until you actually needed to multitask.
Forum: Amiga scene 09 July 2020, 12:27
Replies: 54
Views: 5,719
Posted By idrougge
But they don't have the real layout. At all. It's...

But they don't have the real layout. At all. It's just a modern PC keyboard with a standard PC layout.
Forum: Coders. Language 27 June 2020, 12:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,566
Posted By idrougge
Personal Paint can save images as C code.

Personal Paint can save images as C code.
Forum: support.Apps 23 January 2020, 00:01
Replies: 39
Views: 2,329
Posted By idrougge
I think ProWrite was generally well-regarded....

I think ProWrite was generally well-regarded. Unlike KindWords.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 28 November 2019, 16:39
Replies: 100
Views: 18,759
Posted By idrougge
I used PhxAss, by Phx himself.

I used PhxAss, by Phx himself.
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