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Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 November 2018, 18:52
Replies: 786
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Posted By idrougge
Yes, I come to think of an old print server I...

Yes, I come to think of an old print server I had. Mind you, that print server was manufactured by Intel.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 15:02
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By idrougge
Use a short flat screwdriver. Insert it in the...

Use a short flat screwdriver. Insert it in the short end of a socket and turn it back and forth around its axis to dislodge the chip. Repeat on the other end.
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 14:48
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By idrougge
Where does it say that he used composite?

Where does it say that he used composite?
Forum: support.Hardware 11 November 2018, 14:33
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By idrougge
Yes, but Scart cables do use the +12V to activate...

Yes, but Scart cables do use the +12V to activate the switch signal.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 11 November 2018, 02:14
Replies: 786
Views: 26,641
Posted By idrougge
How many architectures used the 80486, pray tell?...

How many architectures used the 80486, pray tell? The 68040 was used by a lot of Macs, by Amigas, by jet fighters, by Hewlett-Packard, by NeXT, in various network equipment, in Atari and QL clones…
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 10 November 2018, 15:49
Replies: 786
Views: 26,641
Posted By idrougge
Name one modern programming language inspired by...

Name one modern programming language inspired by C.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 28 October 2018, 02:53
Replies: 786
Views: 26,641
Posted By idrougge
I never mentioned the 68000, did I. Please...

I never mentioned the 68000, did I. Please compare the ARM of any generation to other contemporaneous RISC processors, not to the 68000.
Forum: HOL news 27 October 2018, 16:18
Replies: 219
Views: 13,403
Posted By idrougge
It is obviously such a big deal to someone that...

It is obviously such a big deal to someone that they go to such lengths as replacing the "texttro" even though it never prevented someone from playing the game.



That's exactly what I wrote,...
Forum: HOL news 26 October 2018, 23:59
Replies: 219
Views: 13,403
Posted By idrougge
When you fix the scratches in an old painting,...

When you fix the scratches in an old painting, you don't try to make your painted-in parts inconspicuous, since that will only serve to confuse the art historians of the future.
Forum: Hardware mods 24 October 2018, 12:57
Replies: 401
Views: 344,917
Posted By idrougge
I always disable the HD detection on drives I...

I always disable the HD detection on drives I modify.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 October 2018, 12:45
Replies: 67
Views: 3,232
Posted By idrougge
It's not a selective example, it's an example...

It's not a selective example, it's an example from top of mind, since Zak is the game I've played the most.
I would have given them the benefit of the doubt for Maniac Mansion since it was their...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 21:06
Replies: 92
Views: 3,503
Posted By idrougge
But you can in Red Alert. Never having played the...

But you can in Red Alert. Never having played the original C&C, I thought it worked the same.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 October 2018, 21:00
Replies: 1,993
Views: 281,528
Posted By idrougge
Just a / takes you to the parent directory.

Just a / takes you to the parent directory.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 20:54
Replies: 67
Views: 3,232
Posted By idrougge
I remember Zak McKraken not sounding much better...

I remember Zak McKraken not sounding much better than an ST soundtrack.

And even Tiertex made better soundtracks on the Amiga than on the ST.



I think I'm perfectly fair towards Lucasfilm....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 23 October 2018, 16:01
Replies: 786
Views: 26,641
Posted By idrougge
What is contrived about it? The world chose the...

What is contrived about it? The world chose the 68000 architecture, and when the world moved on, it didn't move on to the x86 architecture.



1. The ARM has never been a fast processor. It has...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 October 2018, 15:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By idrougge
Not immediately, Commodore used several brands...

Not immediately, Commodore used several brands and most SMD capacitors look the same anyway.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 15:29
Replies: 142
Views: 6,868
Posted By idrougge
Basically – everyone. My X68000 has named chips,...

Basically – everyone. My X68000 has named chips, the Lynx and Jaguar do, the Enterprise does; the list goes on…



That's what the AA+ chipset was about. It would have enabled HD floppies and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 15:15
Replies: 92
Views: 3,503
Posted By idrougge
For an Amiga game from the 80s/90s to really...

For an Amiga game from the 80s/90s to really stand the test of time, I think it must either have been totally original, or it must have been at the apex of its genre.

This rules out Civilization...
Forum: request.Apps 23 October 2018, 01:00
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By idrougge
It must have taken you a lot of time and thought...

It must have taken you a lot of time and thought to come up with such a good thread title.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 00:50
Replies: 67
Views: 3,232
Posted By idrougge
To be fair, Lucasfilm only started to make use of...

To be fair, Lucasfilm only started to make use of the Amiga's graphical capabilities when they started to have VGA as their lead platform. Before that, they made all their graphics for EGA – with its...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 October 2018, 00:47
Replies: 67
Views: 3,232
Posted By idrougge
Nope, even on a 1438, the Amiga graphics don't...

Nope, even on a 1438, the Amiga graphics don't look like PC graphics. This is because the Amiga lowres screenmode causes scanlines, thereby shrinking the pixels. On a VGA lowres screen, there are no...
Forum: support.Hardware 22 October 2018, 23:22
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By idrougge
Looks like the OP has a 1D4 board, which is...

Looks like the OP has a 1D4 board, which is susceptible to screen interference. This is solved by installing a single 1 µF capacitor on the motherboard.
Forum: support.Apps 22 October 2018, 12:07
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By idrougge
Yes, DefIcons does exactly that.

Yes, DefIcons does exactly that.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 October 2018, 12:02
Replies: 375
Views: 27,925
Posted By idrougge
Without Amiga Forever and its stranglehold on the...

Without Amiga Forever and its stranglehold on the OS, you could download a working Amiga emulator as easily as you can download a Megadrive emulator. That would give even more casual users an entry...
Forum: News 22 October 2018, 11:53
Replies: 587
Views: 56,570
Posted By idrougge
One notable difference is that it doesn't work on...

One notable difference is that it doesn't work on drawers.

WBrun from 3.9 still seems to work, though.
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 15:10
Replies: 587
Views: 56,570
Posted By idrougge
What is the purpose of C:WBLoad?

What is the purpose of C:WBLoad?
Forum: News 20 October 2018, 15:07
Replies: 244
Views: 13,164
Posted By idrougge
I'd like one or three if available in...

I'd like one or three if available in Swedish/Finnish layout.

How is the profile compared to the original? Is it higher due to the extra size of the mechanical switches?
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 18 October 2018, 06:00
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By idrougge
It's really difficult to not use MUI in case you...

It's really difficult to not use MUI in case you want to do any kind of modern development.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 14 October 2018, 14:50
Replies: 786
Views: 26,641
Posted By idrougge
IBM PC was the only factor. Apart from the PC and...

IBM PC was the only factor. Apart from the PC and a few failed school computers (based on 80186), I can't come up with a single design built around the x86. The 68000 was everywhere, from...
Forum: support.Hardware 14 October 2018, 14:37
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By idrougge
I encountered an A2000 with battery leak...

I encountered an A2000 with battery leak recently. The CPU socket had been replaced but the machine still didn't start. I redid the soldering on the socket and it came to life.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 14 October 2018, 14:29
Replies: 160
Views: 12,376
Posted By idrougge
Shapes don't carry any palette information in...

Shapes don't carry any palette information in themselves, so you would have to make them with your Workbench palette in mind or remap them at run-time.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 14 October 2018, 14:25
Replies: 69
Views: 5,187
Posted By idrougge
That debugger looks so professional.

That debugger looks so professional.
Forum: MarketPlace 14 October 2018, 14:21
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By idrougge
I think I have one spare.

I think I have one spare.
Forum: HOL news 14 October 2018, 14:17
Replies: 219
Views: 13,403
Posted By idrougge
If I may chime in, while this whole Monkey...

If I may chime in, while this whole Monkey Business business is interesting, the fact that not a single original copy has surfaced in 33 years, and not a single advert for the Amiga version, its...
Forum: HOL news 14 October 2018, 14:12
Replies: 219
Views: 13,403
Posted By idrougge
1988. There are quite a lot of 1.2 A500s out...

1988. There are quite a lot of 1.2 A500s out there.
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 12 October 2018, 22:53
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By idrougge
You can't write Amiga floppies from a PC drive.

You can't write Amiga floppies from a PC drive.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2018, 21:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By idrougge
You can use a Romy if you need 1 MB of ROM space.

You can use a Romy if you need 1 MB of ROM space.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 October 2018, 13:58
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By idrougge
http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/NewCommandSet...

http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/NewCommandSet
http://aminet.net/package/dev/basic/Blitz_WBstart
Forum: News 30 September 2018, 22:17
Replies: 341
Views: 52,320
Posted By idrougge
What is the activation key for?

What is the activation key for?
Forum: News 30 September 2018, 13:08
Replies: 341
Views: 52,320
Posted By idrougge
Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. That could even be...

Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. That could even be applied to tab-completion.
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