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Forum: AMR suggestions and feedback 06 August 2013, 07:53
Replies: 3
Views: 5,382
Posted By vidarh
Fantastic... Another site I didn't know about :D...

Fantastic... Another site I didn't know about :D Now I won't get *any* work done.
Forum: AMR suggestions and feedback 06 August 2013, 04:42
Replies: 3
Views: 5,382
Posted By vidarh
Awesome... Just stumbled across these. I'm...

Awesome...

Just stumbled across these. I'm from Norway, and used to read RUN/IC RUN and COMputer etc. a lot as a kid as we had a severe lack of good Norwegian magazines covering the C64 and Amiga...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 November 2012, 10:12
Replies: 102
Views: 9,805
Posted By vidarh
For me it was work - started using Linux at uni,...

For me it was work - started using Linux at uni, and then at work and while I used an A3000 at work for a while, and then at home after "retiring" it from work, I eventually bought a PC in '98 to run...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 11 June 2012, 14:19
Replies: 8
Views: 2,515
Posted By vidarh
Depends what you want. If WinUAE is ok for you,...

Depends what you want. If WinUAE is ok for you, then why not. For me what interests me about the Replay board is that it's much closer to a "real" machine as opposed to an emulator that leaves that...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 09 June 2012, 04:01
Replies: 17
Views: 3,059
Posted By vidarh
Interestingly, according to a review of the game...

Interestingly, according to a review of the game here:

http://www.lysator.liu.se/sak/spelinfo/EnGamlingPaAventyr.html

the game was written by a father and son team. It appears the graphics was...
Forum: Amiga scene 28 May 2012, 15:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,928
Posted By vidarh
It's not like he's starting from scratch - there...

It's not like he's starting from scratch - there are prototype boards with some of the Natami developers that have been demonstrated to work quite well.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 April 2012, 17:11
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By vidarh
The code is actually really readable and easy to...

The code is actually really readable and easy to follow if you know 6502 assembly. I've never touched an Apple-II, and last programmed anything on my C64 about 20+ years ago, but still found it...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 February 2012, 12:25
Replies: 390
Views: 191,726
Posted By vidarh
Lots of stuff in the console handler still...

Lots of stuff in the console handler still doesn't work the way it should. AFAIK it's not gotten much love by anyone in the last year or so since I last did a bunch of stuff to it. I keep hoping to...
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 27 January 2012, 15:47
Replies: 148
Views: 18,648
Posted By vidarh
This is my favorite thread to follow at the...

This is my favorite thread to follow at the moment.... Fascinating to follow the recovery process... And hats off for the level of dedication.
Forum: support.Apps 13 January 2012, 17:48
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By vidarh
It might need a library from Libs:. Try copying...

It might need a library from Libs:. Try copying the contents of Libs: to RAM: and change the assign.
Forum: support.Apps 13 January 2012, 17:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,646
Posted By vidarh
Run is a program in C:. When you change the disk...

Run is a program in C:. When you change the disk it won't be available. Copy C:Run Ram: and change the "run" lines to ram:run or change the directory.
Forum: request.Old Rare Games 13 January 2012, 15:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By vidarh
Not what you asked for, but if you love H.E.R.O,...

Not what you asked for, but if you love H.E.R.O, you have to try
Dark Caves (also C64) too - it's a clone of sorts:
...
Forum: Coders. General 22 August 2011, 10:50
Replies: 4
Views: 3,150
Posted By vidarh
Look at Espeak...

Look at Espeak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESpeak).

Espeak is an open source speech synthesizer that uses formant synthesis just like say/narrator.device.

There are a number of other ones,...
Forum: Amiga websites reviews 11 May 2011, 12:38
Replies: 613
Views: 77,834
Posted By vidarh
I got over the breadbox the day the C64-C's...

I got over the breadbox the day the C64-C's became available in 1987(?). If I were to consider buying a C-64 retro case it'd have to be based on that, not the breadbox... But I guess the breadbox is...
Forum: News 10 May 2011, 15:57
Replies: 162
Views: 39,368
Posted By vidarh
It is *partially* compatible. It's missing at...

It is *partially* compatible. It's missing at least some addressing modes, and some instructions behave differently. You can write programs that will run on both, but old M68k code can't be...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 05 May 2011, 16:36
Replies: 143
Views: 26,227
Posted By vidarh
I see you're listed as in Stockholm - if your...

I see you're listed as in Stockholm - if your friends were from Sweden as well, that explains it. Until '92/'93 I think (see the article on Strider linked to earlier), Sweden had notoriously liberal...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 28 April 2011, 12:43
Replies: 143
Views: 26,227
Posted By vidarh
I was never very active. Closest I got to dealing...

I was never very active. Closest I got to dealing with anyone well connected was when I got hold of Strider/FLT's phone number somehow and disturbed him during dinner to try to convince him to swap....
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 17 April 2011, 18:28
Replies: 173
Views: 30,837
Posted By vidarh
Love your site. I never paid much attention to...

Love your site. I never paid much attention to the people behind the games etc. back in the day, but it's very interesting to read more about it now... Also love the breakdown of the sprite tricks.
Forum: Coders. General 15 April 2011, 13:40
Replies: 19
Views: 5,158
Posted By vidarh
Any reason why you're not specifically drawing...

Any reason why you're not specifically drawing your graphics to suit the palette restrictions? Colour reduction like that will always look sucky compared to graphics that's manually designed or at...
Forum: Amiga scene 25 March 2011, 10:52
Replies: 390
Views: 191,726
Posted By vidarh
That's not the issue, AROS has Wanderer, which is...

That's not the issue, AROS has Wanderer, which is the Workbench replacement. The problem is Wanderer is *big* and depends on Zune (MUI), and AmigaOS has most of Workbench in Kickstart (C:Loadwb and...
Forum: News 23 March 2011, 10:44
Replies: 162
Views: 39,368
Posted By vidarh
My urge to get one of these is just increasing...

My urge to get one of these is just increasing with every bit of new information...
Forum: News 15 February 2011, 17:00
Replies: 478
Views: 70,342
Posted By vidarh
They had one a couple of years ago based on a...

They had one a couple of years ago based on a modified C-One board combined with having had the ability to test the majority of the design on FPGA dev boards. The LX board they were bringing up last...
Forum: News 14 February 2011, 15:17
Replies: 478
Views: 70,342
Posted By vidarh
According to Thomas Hirsch, the MX board bringup...

According to Thomas Hirsch, the MX board bringup will continue pretty much where the LX board bringup left off (+ some rework of memory interfaces), which means a substantial part of the firmware is...
Forum: News 14 February 2011, 11:19
Replies: 478
Views: 70,342
Posted By vidarh
Noone forces you to read this thread.

Noone forces you to read this thread.
Forum: support.Hardware 14 January 2011, 14:29
Replies: 20
Views: 2,601
Posted By vidarh
I'm using my Minimig on a 42" widescreen LCD TV,...

I'm using my Minimig on a 42" widescreen LCD TV, and I'd definitively suggest widescreen. Many games just look fine stretched and/or zoomed. Those that don't you can just show in 4:3 (and so get...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 January 2011, 17:00
Replies: 5,747
Views: 902,926
Posted By vidarh
Just bought a WD TV Live HD media server + wifi...

Just bought a WD TV Live HD media server + wifi dongle... Finally going to rip all my DVD's onto my file server and stream them wirelessly to my TV. Tiny little box, and it runs Linux. Unfortunately...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 January 2011, 20:29
Replies: 27
Views: 3,205
Posted By vidarh
The original UNIX patents are all or almost all...

The original UNIX patents are all or almost all expired by now. They're not much of a threat. Though there could be more dangerous patents amongst Novell's other patents.
Forum: Amiga scene 14 December 2010, 21:49
Replies: 390
Views: 191,726
Posted By vidarh
The quick and dirty explanation is that while...

The quick and dirty explanation is that while most other "stuff you communicate with" in AmigaOS are devices that share a common base interface, filesystem handlers have their own separate system...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 December 2010, 18:14
Replies: 25
Views: 6,024
Posted By vidarh
I have a Minimig. It's nice, but it's of course...

I have a Minimig. It's nice, but it's of course very bare-bones, with no real expandability and relatively limited options to connect it to anything else (apart from screen/mice/joysticks) - if what...
Forum: Hardware pics 13 December 2010, 18:10
Replies: 8
Views: 4,987
Posted By vidarh
12 years after I last owned a classic Amiga and...

12 years after I last owned a classic Amiga and 15 years or so after I departed with my A500+, and I can still tell from a glance exactly which chips are where in the "overview" picture of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 December 2010, 10:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By vidarh
Make a bid for the Ark Royal, seeing as they're...

Make a bid for the Ark Royal, seeing as they're not quite sure what to do with it now that it's out of service. They're talking about making it a museum, so you'd just insist you're planning on using...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 November 2010, 18:03
Replies: 170
Views: 23,042
Posted By vidarh
I got a used A590 with a 20MB drive for my A500+,...

I got a used A590 with a 20MB drive for my A500+, and what was on there was very carefully chosen. No games. Unfortunately after 6 months or so something happened to the motor and it was unable to...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 26 November 2010, 18:01
Replies: 170
Views: 23,042
Posted By vidarh
It is standard on the PC because so few people...

It is standard on the PC because so few people have/had joysticks on the PC, so without keyboard support your game wouldn't sell. Amiga games likely rarely got keyboard support because most Amiga...
Forum: News 25 November 2010, 00:43
Replies: 2,926
Views: 529,490
Posted By vidarh
What would be the appeal for you with CloneA over...

What would be the appeal for you with CloneA over Minimig, FPGA Arcade or Natami?
Forum: Amiga scene 24 November 2010, 00:04
Replies: 390
Views: 191,726
Posted By vidarh
I'm obviously not Toni, but the bounty requires...

I'm obviously not Toni, but the bounty requires binary compatibility, so yes.

Some (simpler stuff) already runs.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 November 2010, 12:43
Replies: 95
Views: 7,781
Posted By vidarh
My biggest hate is when games don't let you...

My biggest hate is when games don't let you reset/restart a new game quickly preferably without loading.

It's not so bad if there's a continue option, but especially for really hard games, I'll...
Forum: News 10 November 2010, 17:30
Replies: 2,926
Views: 529,490
Posted By vidarh
I don't even have a classic at the moment (just a...

I don't even have a classic at the moment (just a Minimig) and I still keep checking out this thread for all the geek porn :D
Forum: Amiga scene 05 November 2010, 14:10
Replies: 21
Views: 2,889
Posted By vidarh
I run most apps as close to full screen as...

I run most apps as close to full screen as possible both on my OS X box at work and on my Linux box at home on separate spaces / virtual desktops. On both the only thing visible apart from the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2010, 16:39
Replies: 413
Views: 45,846
Posted By vidarh
I agree it probably isn't worth pursuing in this...

I agree it probably isn't worth pursuing in this case. Copying stuff to the disk, ouch :( Just wanted to leave that out there since I don't think people often think about how easy it can be to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 October 2010, 14:16
Replies: 132
Views: 19,691
Posted By vidarh
Interesting. Though I looked at a longplay of it...

Interesting. Though I looked at a longplay of it on youtube, and it looks like they've lifted the graphics almost directly from the C64 without any improvements to take advantage of the Amiga, which...
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