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Forum: News Yesterday, 09:57
Replies: 190
Views: 26,204
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I guess that's the only way to do it for now. ...

I guess that's the only way to do it for now. The C++ standard template library is poorly supported on Amiga platforms but it might be only executable on MorphOS, PC, Mac and Linux otherwise. I...
Forum: News 07 July 2020, 15:45
Replies: 190
Views: 26,204
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I'll have to give them a look. EDIT ...

I'll have to give them a look.

EDIT

FFMPlay is already implemented for Hollywood in the form of the AVCodec plugin. Maybe I could see about converting AGAConv to an Animation Saver plugin for...
Forum: News 06 July 2020, 19:31
Replies: 190
Views: 26,204
Posted By Samurai_Crow
If there's a Linux version I can whip up a GUI in...

If there's a Linux version I can whip up a GUI in Hollywood for all architectures. It will be big for a simple GUI though.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 July 2020, 19:28
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Good to hear!

Good to hear!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 July 2020, 19:20
Replies: 52
Views: 1,518
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Screen Copy is slow. The X-unlimited scrolling...

Screen Copy is slow. The X-unlimited scrolling trick is to have a double-width screen plus 3 tile widths. The idea is to blit a tile to the side scrolling on behind the border and the same tile to...
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 02 July 2020, 06:21
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Samurai_Crow
If it helps, BOOPSI compliant gadgets (including...

If it helps, BOOPSI compliant gadgets (including most GadTools and some MUI functionality) can be partially overridden by a child class.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 26 June 2020, 16:33
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Samurai_Crow
No. Not possible.

No. Not possible.
Forum: OT - General 25 June 2020, 20:20
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It's just Apple being their same old closed...

It's just Apple being their same old closed nature, walled garden (surrounded by armed guard posts and razor wire). They want to make it impossible to either make a "hackintosh" or install non-macOS...
Forum: News 23 June 2020, 05:22
Replies: 223
Views: 44,909
Posted By Samurai_Crow
http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/WBRun is what...

http://aminet.net/package/util/cli/WBRun is what you need, I think.
Forum: News 23 June 2020, 02:37
Replies: 223
Views: 44,909
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sorry. Wrong thread. Please delete.

Sorry. Wrong thread. Please delete.
Forum: Amiga scene 22 June 2020, 07:21
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The current administrators are not online very...

The current administrators are not online very often but both Amiga.org and AmigaWorld.net are owned by AmigaKit. I don't know if Matthew is the admin but if you need to post something, you may be...
Forum: Coders. General 21 June 2020, 21:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By Samurai_Crow
It allows opaque blits to be combined into one...

It allows opaque blits to be combined into one tall one. It avoids interrupts this way.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 June 2020, 18:08
Replies: 58
Views: 11,971
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Uh oh. I haven't looked at the source in years.

Uh oh. I haven't looked at the source in years.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 16 June 2020, 17:59
Replies: 58
Views: 11,971
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Updated? Updated to what? Are you running into...

Updated? Updated to what? Are you running into problems?
Forum: Coders. Language 14 June 2020, 12:37
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Thanks for the head's up! Joined!

Thanks for the head's up! Joined!
Forum: Coders. General 13 June 2020, 20:38
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Dice 3 is now freeware on the Aminet at...

Dice 3 is now freeware on the Aminet at http://aminet.net/package/dev/c/dice-3.16 if anyone is interested.
Forum: Hardware mods 13 June 2020, 14:39
Replies: 330
Views: 39,683
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The post before yours was only 3 days old.

The post before yours was only 3 days old.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 June 2020, 17:31
Replies: 677
Views: 72,098
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Sounds like AmigaDE except for all relevant CPUs...

Sounds like AmigaDE except for all relevant CPUs instead of just AMD and ARM little endian.
Forum: News 05 June 2020, 22:02
Replies: 236
Views: 46,772
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Doom and Quake have source code available. ...

Doom and Quake have source code available. Settlers 2? No source code, no port.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 June 2020, 00:05
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Nonarkitten has different reasons than I do for...

Nonarkitten has different reasons than I do for leaving the Apollo team. Her evidence is not very compelling in that her case is based on the premise that Gunnar used a Coldfire superscalar design...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2020, 23:52
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Reverse engineering might not have even been...

Reverse engineering might not have even been necessary. I was told in no uncertain terms by an IBM engineer that Coldfire was just an attempt to slap 680x0 instruction sets onto a second generation...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 June 2020, 22:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@nonarkitten The 68050 wasn't superscalar. ...

@nonarkitten

The 68050 wasn't superscalar. The 68070 was though.

@thread

Gunnar could have licensed IP from his former employer at IBM. In fact there used to be a bar graph on the Apollo...
Forum: Amiga scene 03 June 2020, 18:14
Replies: 677
Views: 72,098
Posted By Samurai_Crow
The Walker was never released.

The Walker was never released.
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2020, 19:01
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Samurai_Crow
A 400 MHz ARM is not 4 times faster than a 100...

A 400 MHz ARM is not 4 times faster than a 100 MHz 68060. If it's a 400 MHz ARM7 it's about the same speed as the 060. Optimization is still needed.
Forum: Coders. General 31 May 2020, 18:07
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Samurai_Crow
ARM AROS has Cybergraphics 3 emulation in its...

ARM AROS has Cybergraphics 3 emulation in its version of Graphics.library. Just saying....
Forum: Coders. General 29 May 2020, 17:39
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Samurai_Crow
You are correct. You cannot rearrange to get...

You are correct. You cannot rearrange to get more than 3 bitplanes on dual playfield mode except on AGA where 4 is the maximum for both.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 21:58
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Agreed. Using the blitter and planar graphics an...

Agreed. Using the blitter and planar graphics an 030 50 MHz with a lot of Fast RAM could do it. Probably the same requirements as Exodus.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 19:54
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I only read about the Command and Conquer source...

I only read about the Command and Conquer source in an interview back in the day. I haven't looked at the source yet. The lack of a proper MMU and fast CPU was listed as why there wouldn't be an...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2020, 15:24
Replies: 677
Views: 72,098
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@PurpleMelbourne Coldfire encodings...

@PurpleMelbourne

Coldfire encodings conflict with existing 68060 instructions. 68080 is a pretty good idea but Coldfire is a bad idea all around. That's why Coldfire is so cheap.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 14:16
Replies: 324
Views: 22,632
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Remember that an Amiga can switch palette entries...

Remember that an Amiga can switch palette entries mid-screen. That helps 8 bpp get more than 256 colors.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 May 2020, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I've got Dune2000 running on my Linux box using...

I've got Dune2000 running on my Linux box using OpenRA. The data files are available already. OpenRA needs a fancier compiler than what we have but you might get it working using old MSDOS Command...
Forum: Hardware mods 11 May 2020, 12:48
Replies: 330
Views: 39,683
Posted By Samurai_Crow
https://youtu.be/XW_h4KFr9js

https://youtu.be/XW_h4KFr9js
Forum: Coders. AMOS 10 May 2020, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Samurai_Crow
You have to do direct manipulation of an Amos...

You have to do direct manipulation of an Amos bank with Peek, Poke, Deek, Doke, Leek and Loke.
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 20:54
Replies: 188
Views: 12,965
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@utri007 MorphOS and AROS both came out...

@utri007

MorphOS and AROS both came out BEFORE OS4. Which one did fragmentation to WHOM?
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 16:40
Replies: 188
Views: 12,965
Posted By Samurai_Crow
In order to free up space in the 68k instruction...

In order to free up space in the 68k instruction set for AMMX, Gunnar had to eliminate some seldom-used features such as the ability to map subroutines into the instruction set. The performance of...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 May 2020, 05:08
Replies: 677
Views: 72,098
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Topaz 8 and 9 are in ROM but WB 3.9 came with a...

Topaz 8 and 9 are in ROM but WB 3.9 came with a 6-pixel wide version called Topaz 6. It displayed 120 characters per row on 640x200 screens (or 256 y for PAL).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 May 2020, 00:19
Replies: 324
Views: 22,632
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Exactly. If Alice was designed to give page mode...

Exactly. If Alice was designed to give page mode bandwidth to the blitter and copper, the copper chunky hack would run at 320x240x4096 colors, negating the need for Akiko.

Speaking of Akiko, it...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 22:30
Replies: 435
Views: 61,730
Posted By Samurai_Crow
@KK/Altair The head designer of the Amiga...

@KK/Altair

The head designer of the Amiga chipsets and Atari VCS died shortly after Commodore did. That's just a screen name. Sorry to bring bad news.
Forum: Amiga scene 04 May 2020, 20:13
Replies: 677
Views: 72,098
Posted By Samurai_Crow
I guess the Gateway vintage notes are lost to the...

I guess the Gateway vintage notes are lost to the time bandits. 1998 wasn't listed.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 04 May 2020, 19:55
Replies: 23
Views: 4,646
Posted By Samurai_Crow
Without lightsourcing it gets a lot easier!

Without lightsourcing it gets a lot easier!
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