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Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 17:38
Replies: 44
Views: 819
Posted By commodorejohn
Does Paula use S&H with a single DAC? I was under...

Does Paula use S&H with a single DAC? I was under the impression it was four totally discrete channels from beginning to end.
Forum: Coders. Language 17 June 2020, 16:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By commodorejohn
^ This. It's not great for portability, and other...

^ This. It's not great for portability, and other languages are generally better for productivity, but the value of machine-level programming for gaining a real understanding of what's going on under...
Forum: Coders. Language 08 June 2020, 16:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By commodorejohn
The key component for doing 3D graphics, in any...

The key component for doing 3D graphics, in any language, is learning how the math works, and for that I recommend the book 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 June 2020, 17:22
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By commodorejohn
That's a good question; I'd assume, since newer...

That's a good question; I'd assume, since newer versions of KickStart (>= 1.3, IIRC?) allow booting off external drives connected via the expansion bus, that should be possible.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 June 2020, 00:56
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By commodorejohn
Well, that's not exactly correct either. You've...

Well, that's not exactly correct either. You've got a couple different concepts confused. The NES cartridge connector isn't a "video pass-through;" it exposes the address and data bus on the CPU (and...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 June 2020, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By commodorejohn
There is no particular "cartridge protocol" on...

There is no particular "cartridge protocol" on the NES; it just runs the 6502 bus and a handful of other pins out to the connector. And yes, you could definitely do that on the A500, it's how...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 May 2020, 16:14
Replies: 6,307
Views: 1,160,890
Posted By commodorejohn
Bought yesterday: a 1959 Hammond M-3, in very...

Bought yesterday: a 1959 Hammond M-3, in very good cosmetic and working condition :D
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 May 2020, 19:56
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By commodorejohn
I think the folks at Disaster Labs summed it up...

I think the folks at Disaster Labs summed it up best. (https://web.archive.org/web/20040326070811/http://www.disasterlabs.com/index.php?sec=cheese&che=castelian) The core gameplay wouldn't be too bad...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2020, 18:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By commodorejohn
Hah, nice breakdown.

Hah, nice breakdown.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 March 2020, 15:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By commodorejohn
They're taking the piss. No way is it actually...

They're taking the piss. No way is it actually doing 3D math of any kind, when you can far more easily just draw a 2D representation of brick lines scrolling across a rectangular area and cycle it...
Forum: Coders. General 19 January 2020, 17:17
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By commodorejohn
Sounds fun :)

Sounds fun :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 December 2019, 16:28
Replies: 54
Views: 3,846
Posted By commodorejohn
I find the sound coming through the 1084s...

I find the sound coming through the 1084s speakers to be quite pleasant - it's hardly hi-fi, but it's decent, and suits the vibe of the Amiga well. It's like a guitar amp - the aim isn't perfect...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 09 December 2019, 18:06
Replies: 63
Views: 8,933
Posted By commodorejohn
Well this looks like a fun little...

Well this looks like a fun little puzzle-platformer thing :) I like the wall-crawling mechanics - reminds me of the one backup character in Castlevania 3.

But of course, what I'm really here for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2019, 18:17
Replies: 106
Views: 8,433
Posted By commodorejohn
See here....

See here. (https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/resources-you-radiation-emitting-products/television-radiation) Even the official U.S. government line is "this basically isn't a thing, we...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 December 2019, 17:09
Replies: 106
Views: 8,433
Posted By commodorejohn
I hate to break it to you, but in just a few...

I hate to break it to you, but in just a few billion years everything you've ever known right down to the planet that you're living on will be engulfed by the Sun and consumed utterly, so there isn't...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 24 November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 113
Views: 8,402
Posted By commodorejohn
The big thing that 386 systems offered that no...

The big thing that 386 systems offered that no stock Amiga did (and almost no accelerators, either!) was the option for high-speed cache RAM on the motherboard. Of course, the later 680x0s had L1...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 16 November 2019, 20:51
Replies: 6,307
Views: 1,160,890
Posted By commodorejohn
Oh, nifty :) I've wanted to do a design based on...

Oh, nifty :) I've wanted to do a design based on the 6809/6309 for ages...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 November 2019, 15:19
Replies: 106
Views: 8,433
Posted By commodorejohn
That's not scanline separation, that's the...

That's not scanline separation, that's the aperture grille that separates the color elements in each pixel. In a Trinitron (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitron)-style CRT, the red, green, and...
Forum: project.EAB 11 October 2019, 15:19
Replies: 32
Views: 4,981
Posted By commodorejohn
You can indeed...but it seems like the next step...

You can indeed...but it seems like the next step in these discussions after "why doesn't this site support HTTPS?" is inevitably "why does this site still support HTTP?"
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 23 September 2019, 15:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By commodorejohn
Correct, that's "Strange Things" by Mr. "Short...

Correct, that's "Strange Things" by Mr. "Short People" himself, Randy Newman. Nice rendition!
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 September 2019, 20:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By commodorejohn
Plus, the real load of Minecraft isn't in the...

Plus, the real load of Minecraft isn't in the graphics at all, if I remember contemporary discussion correctly; it's in tracking and updating all the interactions between every block and object in a...
Forum: support.Games 09 June 2019, 17:21
Replies: 9
Views: 4,821
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: 16,157
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: 6,307
Views: 1,160,890
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: 3,581
Posted By commodorejohn
Ooh, pretty. Looking forward to this!

Ooh, pretty. Looking forward to this!
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 February 2019, 01:34
Replies: 76
Views: 8,317
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: 76
Views: 8,317
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: 76
Views: 8,317
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: 711
Posted By commodorejohn
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 February 2019, 15:18
Replies: 39
Views: 3,408
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: 91
Views: 18,766
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: 2,846
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: 711
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: 1,792
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: 4,928
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: 3,036
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: 6,555
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: 5,291
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: 89,685
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: 1,389
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...
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