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Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 02 April 2021, 22:22
Replies: 45
Views: 3,159
Posted By Photon
Maybe my clear explanation is intimidating? ...

Maybe my clear explanation is intimidating?

Cutting some slack is also informing someone when something is hard to achieve, and suggesting an alternate solution.

Akira do you recommend Blitz...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 18 March 2021, 00:09
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By Photon
The only lines I see are vertical, i.e. not what...

The only lines I see are vertical, i.e. not what ppl usually mean by scanlines.

There's also some blur and TV mask going on.

Scanlines are actually the pixels, not the space between them. This...
Forum: support.Games 18 March 2021, 00:01
Replies: 61
Views: 4,991
Posted By Photon
Old thread, OP didn't respond, every single disk...

Old thread, OP didn't respond, every single disk image probably reads just fine, no disk protection. Game works on A1000 for sure.

Trying to read a lot of replies in no time, not succeeding :D
...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 17 March 2021, 23:27
Replies: 45
Views: 3,159
Posted By Photon
As I wrote it should support loading binary...

As I wrote it should support loading binary files...

... but it's also required that it does, to do what you want. Otherwise you simply can't.

Once you are able to read binary files, unless...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2021, 23:00
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Photon
Up to maximum chipmem length samples (e.g. 2MB)...

Up to maximum chipmem length samples (e.g. 2MB) have always been supported by all Amiga models, the limitation from 128K to 64K was artificial in the PT .MOD format and five minutes' work to fix -...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2021, 22:12
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By Photon
Someone else said compression algorithm, I went...

Someone else said compression algorithm, I went along with it instead of just writing cruncher. :P My fault.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 March 2021, 22:02
Replies: 62
Views: 11,527
Posted By Photon
I've replied, just inserting a note that the...

I've replied, just inserting a note that the fewer buttons you support, the less gameplay you have in your game - compare not supporting jumping at all. Then compare to opening doors, climbing...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 March 2021, 21:43
Replies: 474
Views: 29,563
Posted By Photon
I've left the thread alone a few weeks, because...

I've left the thread alone a few weeks, because the title claim is false.

The Amiga was widely popular. You can check this objectively for yourself without needing various arguments. Compare units...
Forum: support.WinUAE 17 March 2021, 20:49
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Photon
They are not on the list of blur free monitors...

They are not on the list of blur free monitors (very few are).


It may look horrible on most monitors, including the new ones with pay-for-acronym-that-does-nothing-for-blur. I got the perfect...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 March 2021, 01:52
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By Photon
I'm glad my 32" CRT RGB Scart TV is still working...

I'm glad my 32" CRT RGB Scart TV is still working perfectly. <3 5 years BC (Before Corona) I managed to carry it from the car, up a flight of stairs, and lift it onto the (sturdy) bench myself. I...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 March 2021, 01:42
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
That's when you stopped responding, yes... ...

That's when you stopped responding, yes...

So you made a sketchy question putting WinUAE/Coppershade/HRM into question, now you come back and got all these responses. I can understand your...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 March 2021, 01:12
Replies: 474
Views: 29,563
Posted By Photon
Bunch of blurb. Point is what what you do...

Bunch of blurb.

Point is what what you do with a 1981 PC, 1984 Mac, 1985 Amiga.

And if the answer is "80x25 textmode is not enough" that answer is just plain wrong. None of the REAL competitors...
Forum: support.WinUAE 04 March 2021, 00:17
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Photon
WinUAE turns off Black Frame Insertion when VSync off

So I have secured two of these. (SA27950D).

They are most excellent :) They are the only flatscreen monitors in existence* to support zero blur (https://blurbusters.com/zero-motion-blur/samsung/)....
Forum: Coders. General 03 March 2021, 23:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Photon
Yes, Copperlists can swell but... on AGA you'll...

Yes, Copperlists can swell but... on AGA you'll have room??

If you really have tons of other chipmem assets, maybe require fastmem and generate them from there? :)

Why oh why didn't A1200 come...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 March 2021, 23:25
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Photon
Arcade version has a specialized sprite chip,...

Arcade version has a specialized sprite chip, like many games that inspired the SNES chip. No fill.


Calculations are no problem, pixel bandwidth requires specialized chip or making up for one...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 03 March 2021, 23:07
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
True. Extremely unlikely the case. Even...

True.


Extremely unlikely the case. Even on AGA/060 you would struggle to read a chipmem word before the pipeline clears. OP says Blitter corruption, so not bob collision detection.


The...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 March 2021, 22:06
Replies: 474
Views: 29,563
Posted By Photon
Frogs is putting the lack of text mode into his...

Frogs is putting the lack of text mode into his (or his Dad's) focus.

Maybe someone very business oriented with a small or large company would have that as focus, and also that a specific version...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 15:32
Replies: 474
Views: 29,563
Posted By Photon
Because they, like all future computers, were...

Because they, like all future computers, were breaking with the old. It took a decade for the PC to leave the old.

Even if the Amiga had text mode, you wouldn't pay $2000 extra to get the same.
...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 February 2021, 02:57
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
Well, even shorter then: When in doubt,...

Well, even shorter then:


When in doubt, check your code.
Coppershade, HRM, and WinUAE are correct.
Providing code and expected result will give you quick answers here.


The order of...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 February 2021, 02:28
Replies: 474
Views: 29,563
Posted By Photon
80 columns != textmode. As I wrote, your dad was...

80 columns != textmode. As I wrote, your dad was stuck in the old. Perhaps more Americans were. GUI was clearly the future as we all can conclude now, some embraced it quickly, others were slow....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 27 February 2021, 02:05
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
Well, it was a dumb reply from a not so detailed...

Well, it was a dumb reply from a not so detailed question. We really need code and expected result and actual result. Even then we might not call into question the docs available and code that works....
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 23:33
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
It's just very unlikely that you should blame...

It's just very unlikely that you should blame anything but your code.


You mean, apart from the HRM and running your code on real Amigas, and all the examples here and everywhere else. ;)

...
Forum: support.Other 26 February 2021, 22:31
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Photon
The curse of 'devices'. :'( If the device...

The curse of 'devices'. :'( If the device supporters are willing to help that's :great But how about 2-3 years from now?
Forum: Coders. General 26 February 2021, 22:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Photon
All that you could do has been considered. <3 ...

All that you could do has been considered. <3

As I wrote it's likely you will save memory writing sprite data with the CPU instead of the Copper.

You can still set sprite position with the...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 22:20
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
The problem with the original question is that it...

The problem with the original question is that it doesn't post the code run when emulation error is experienced. OP must provide code that fails and environment and error message or screenshot of...
Forum: support.OtherUAE 26 February 2021, 22:10
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Photon
You bought a 'device'. We can't answer questions...

You bought a 'device'. We can't answer questions about device properties or how well it runs emulation without a full spec sheet.

Unfortunately, not all hardware manufacturers provide a full spec...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 22:07
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
Exactly, WinUAE doesn't have this problem.

Exactly, WinUAE doesn't have this problem.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 22:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Photon
Cool. None of them are able to 'disable AGA' as...

Cool. None of them are able to 'disable AGA' as per thread title, so it's about the details.

I've released for OCS HAM5 which is incompatible with AGA, and I'd like to add that if you don't...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 21:26
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Photon
Yes. A decade in, I would blame code, not WinUAE....

Yes. A decade in, I would blame code, not WinUAE.

And looking quickly, it seems that actually waiting for the Blitter fixes the problem. Am I wrong? :)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 21:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Photon
Roondar I think you're asking what the Early Boot...

Roondar I think you're asking what the Early Boot menu does? It should be easy to check. The code run may be different between 2.0 and 3.1.

But as mentioned it likely only sets FMODE and maybe one...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 20:51
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By Photon
Well, if you don't use classes that inherit from...

Well, if you don't use classes that inherit from another, you should use the right tool for the job, which if not, OOP is not.

It was hot in the late 1980s, but no-one even today can show that...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 20:26
Replies: 45
Views: 3,062
Posted By Photon
Cool, will it coexist with music players? P61...

Cool, will it coexist with music players? P61 supports <4 chans and has a stub where you can mix channels, but it hasn't been used yet.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 20:12
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Photon
Direct answer: no. Protracker doesn't use...

Direct answer: no. Protracker doesn't use audio.device, because it's too limited. It's like asking the built-in Windows sound system (the one that reminds you you have a notification) to play DAW...
Forum: Hardware mods 26 February 2021, 19:52
Replies: 56
Views: 16,922
Posted By Photon
Awesome :) SDRAM > DDR. Had it in my $3000 Dell...

Awesome :) SDRAM > DDR. Had it in my $3000 Dell computer, and then the cheapos destroyed it for us techies as always...
Forum: support.Hardware 26 February 2021, 19:50
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By Photon
Gunk (sweat from fingers and spills from...

Gunk (sweat from fingers and spills from beverages) find its way to the membrane. I know this because I just cleaned two keyboards inside :D

You should do this every 10 years (or every time you...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2021, 19:42
Replies: 264
Views: 21,733
Posted By Photon
The A1200 was very popular, but game developers...

The A1200 was very popular, but game developers née game publishers flocked to consoles instead. The AGA chipset also only adds more colors and less CPU load, nothing else. As a result, there are few...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 February 2021, 18:50
Replies: 62
Views: 11,527
Posted By Photon
Request for adapters from DB9 to USB instead the...

Request for adapters from DB9 to USB instead the wrong way for the current ilk of useless fighting sticks and various stick or D pads! Ya love ta see it <3 :great

Some games lend themselves to D...
Forum: Coders. General 26 February 2021, 18:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By Photon
If putting lots of sprite data into a Copper list...

If putting lots of sprite data into a Copper list is OK, then generating the sprites will actually be the same processing time. And it will be less DMA time (if you don't need a WAIT on each scanline...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 26 February 2021, 13:41
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Photon
Macro/function MyLoadFile(name) with a flag to...

Macro/function MyLoadFile(name) with a flag to switch to track-loaded? Looks up sector start and length in a table from the name. Even with multiple disks it's really quite easy.

But I would wait...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 February 2021, 12:56
Replies: 474
Views: 29,563
Posted By Photon
I've shown twice that he misremembered....

I've shown twice that he misremembered. WordPerfect, 80 columns, he had it. The Amiga had the capability to let him word process on his futuristic Amiga.

That refuted, you shift to make it about...
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