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Forum: support.Games 09 June 2019, 17:21
Replies: 9
Views: 4,466
Posted By commodorejohn
I think this is a case of someone being...

I think this is a case of someone being simplistic in how they decided to set up the palette - AGI is designed for the "RGBI" palette used by CGA, PCjr/Tandy, and most applications of EGA video, so...
Forum: Amiga scene 22 May 2019, 15:20
Replies: 206
Views: 14,445
Posted By commodorejohn
They're vultures, pure and simple.

They're vultures, pure and simple.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 March 2019, 15:18
Replies: 6,040
Views: 1,034,939
Posted By commodorejohn
How about a nice lager instead?

How about a nice lager instead?
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 28 February 2019, 15:19
Replies: 26
Views: 3,000
Posted By commodorejohn
Ooh, pretty. Looking forward to this!

Ooh, pretty. Looking forward to this!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 February 2019, 01:34
Replies: 73
Views: 5,767
Posted By commodorejohn
I wouldn't rely on YouTube for audio comparisons...

I wouldn't rely on YouTube for audio comparisons anyway; looks like there was a lossless recording up at one point, but it gives me a 403 error now.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 February 2019, 22:19
Replies: 73
Views: 5,767
Posted By commodorejohn
It absolutely can. Getting a louder signal level...

It absolutely can. Getting a louder signal level where you intended a softer one or vice-versa changes the dynamic range of the signal and distorts the resulting waveform relative to the intended...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 February 2019, 20:59
Replies: 73
Views: 5,767
Posted By commodorejohn
Except that Paula's DACs have long been noted for...

Except that Paula's DACs have long been noted for their odd, non-standard response curve (and there was a detailed discussion as to the nitty-gritty of that upthread,) so what you get out of it when...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 February 2019, 15:15
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By commodorejohn
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2019, 15:18
Replies: 39
Views: 2,453
Posted By commodorejohn
Yeah, this. In terms of full-fledged computers,...

Yeah, this. In terms of full-fledged computers, there's nothing modern that's comparably capable/flexible and simple to understand. (Show me a modern OS where you can sit down with a 100-page...
Forum: request.Apps 05 February 2019, 15:33
Replies: 90
Views: 16,104
Posted By commodorejohn
The information is out there for the DX7 SysEx...

The information is out there for the DX7 SysEx format (it's in the manual, IIRC - Lord do I miss the days when manufacturers included a full breakdown of their MIDI implementation right out of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2018, 19:12
Replies: 24
Views: 2,419
Posted By commodorejohn
I was a little curious about this. Then I...

I was a little curious about this.

Then I looked it up and found that it's Yet Another Titus Platformer.

Gahhhhhhh. Not subjecting myself to that.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 September 2018, 17:11
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By commodorejohn
Doki Doki Panic (Japanese release, 1987) a.k.a....

Doki Doki Panic (Japanese release, 1987) a.k.a. Super Mario Bros. 2 (US release, 1988) had one of these between stages, fueled by the coins you pick up in-game.
Forum: Coders. C/C++ 13 September 2018, 14:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By commodorejohn
Man, now I'm just thinking how I should get back...

Man, now I'm just thinking how I should get back to work on my own RPG engine...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 September 2018, 17:53
Replies: 78
Views: 4,537
Posted By commodorejohn
Well, for starters, low-resolution displays with...

Well, for starters, low-resolution displays with limited color palettes are better suited to simple, bold, high-contrast designs. The Amiga has enough of a palette that you can do more complex...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 August 2018, 18:15
Replies: 42
Views: 2,796
Posted By commodorejohn
It's always fun to read when someone has...

It's always fun to read when someone has something interesting to say about something, whether or not it's new. Plus, oftentimes I learn about things I'd never heard of before. Hardcore Gaming 101...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 July 2018, 17:55
Replies: 56
Views: 6,105
Posted By commodorejohn
That's been a regular feature in the series since...

That's been a regular feature in the series since the first game.
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 July 2018, 21:15
Replies: 28
Views: 4,592
Posted By commodorejohn
Anything rolling with Jill of the Jungle as a...

Anything rolling with Jill of the Jungle as a guiding influence has my stamp of approval.
Forum: Coders. Contest 23 May 2018, 19:29
Replies: 437
Views: 81,424
Posted By commodorejohn
The problem with this is, once you start pushing...

The problem with this is, once you start pushing out that far, you're just moving into the PC wheelhouse - which is why so many of the "new releases" for expanded Amiga hardware are actually ports of...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 May 2018, 17:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By commodorejohn
I don't know if there's a site devoted to this...

I don't know if there's a site devoted to this or not, but suffice to say it's a pretty inexact science. Most CD games never provided titles for their audio tracks, and in lots of cases it's not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 May 2018, 22:56
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By commodorejohn
No, I getcha, it's just the direction the...

No, I getcha, it's just the direction the discussion seemed to be taking.


That you'd have to ask some Unix build junkies about. NetBSD has an active (though not a high-priority) Amiga port, so...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 May 2018, 19:13
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By commodorejohn
If your goal is just to run NeXTSTEP on an Amiga,...

If your goal is just to run NeXTSTEP on an Amiga, trying to do an emulator is probably a massive waste of effort and resources. It's just BSD and the Mach kernel with stuff piled on top; seems like...
Forum: News 16 June 2017, 15:30
Replies: 95
Views: 13,260
Posted By commodorejohn
MAME is never a good candidate for anything -...

MAME is never a good candidate for anything - it's just the project that assimilates all the emulator-developer man-hours.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 April 2017, 15:21
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By commodorejohn
Because it means never having to learn OpenGL or...

Because it means never having to learn OpenGL or DirectX :lol
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 12 April 2017, 15:30
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By commodorejohn
68k assembly language is terrific - it's easily...

68k assembly language is terrific - it's easily the nicest, most programmer-friendly architecture I've encountered.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 March 2017, 16:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By commodorejohn
What, no Hybris? :lol

What, no Hybris? :lol
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 21 March 2017, 00:42
Replies: 37
Views: 11,686
Posted By commodorejohn
Odell Lake...

Odell Lake (http://www.mobygames.com/game/c64/odell-lake), then?
Forum: Looking for a game name ? 20 March 2017, 15:14
Replies: 37
Views: 11,686
Posted By commodorejohn
It wasn't Odell Down Under...

It wasn't Odell Down Under (http://www.mobygames.com/game/odell-down-under), by any chance?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 March 2017, 16:21
Replies: 6,040
Views: 1,034,939
Posted By commodorejohn
I went out and picked up a 1997 Epiphone Les...

I went out and picked up a 1997 Epiphone Les Paul. Sure, it's not a hand-built work of art like the Gibson version, but it's a damn fine instrument - sounds great and is just playable as hell - I...
Forum: Member Introductions 24 February 2017, 01:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By commodorejohn
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: request.Apps 13 February 2017, 16:02
Replies: 72
Views: 9,157
Posted By commodorejohn
That'd be awesome :)

That'd be awesome :)
Forum: request.Apps 11 February 2017, 19:21
Replies: 72
Views: 9,157
Posted By commodorejohn
The Mirage is definitely great, but I pretty much...

The Mirage is definitely great, but I pretty much get what I wanted out of it from the SQ-80, and for general retro-sampler-with-analog-filter duties, I like the Emax HD (another great sound, plus it...
Forum: request.Apps 11 February 2017, 01:32
Replies: 72
Views: 9,157
Posted By commodorejohn
:lol I should really update that, many have come...

:lol I should really update that, many have come and gone since I last updated my sig...
Forum: request.Apps 10 February 2017, 16:06
Replies: 72
Views: 9,157
Posted By commodorejohn
Awesome :)

Awesome :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 February 2017, 16:07
Replies: 6,040
Views: 1,034,939
Posted By commodorejohn
Picked up an old Ibanez TR-series bass from (I...

Picked up an old Ibanez TR-series bass from (I think) the early '90s - needs a little TLC, but it sounds great!
Forum: request.Apps 05 April 2016, 16:14
Replies: 19
Views: 4,783
Posted By commodorejohn
Oh, I'm interested in it, I just have no idea...

Oh, I'm interested in it, I just have no idea where to look.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 January 2016, 20:45
Replies: 336
Views: 41,647
Posted By commodorejohn
Nope, no dual playfield needed. All it requires...

Nope, no dual playfield needed. All it requires is for one color to be reserved as the backdrop, then change that color as the beam travels down the screen. It's not going to affect game speed any...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 December 2015, 15:20
Replies: 336
Views: 41,647
Posted By commodorejohn
Looks like a nicer version of the GBC port. Nifty...

Looks like a nicer version of the GBC port. Nifty :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 30 October 2015, 07:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By commodorejohn
Really, the amazing thing is that anybody has...

Really, the amazing thing is that anybody has managed to make any headway against the Copyright Cabal, no matter how limited it may be.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 October 2015, 18:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,784
Posted By commodorejohn
Holy shit, I can't believe anybody managed a...

Holy shit, I can't believe anybody managed a successful strike back against the copyright cabal, let alone a small independent group...great news!
Forum: Coders. General 22 October 2015, 01:34
Replies: 62
Views: 15,225
Posted By commodorejohn
Screen-space ambient occlusion is just an...

Screen-space ambient occlusion is just an operation on the framebuffer using the depth buffer as a reference, so if you're doing Z-buffered 3D at all you're already doing most of the calculations you...
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