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Forum: Amiga scene 28 August 2018, 11:49
Replies: 60
Views: 2,845
Posted By AdvanceFollow
I guess it depends on how you define the "scene"....

I guess it depends on how you define the "scene". Maybe as many as 7 million Amigas were sold, which means that millions of people have fond memories of using an Amiga in their childhood/youth. Many...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 20 August 2018, 16:06
Replies: 106
Views: 10,986
Posted By AdvanceFollow
The Hombre chipset was supposed to tackle the...

The Hombre chipset was supposed to tackle the arrival of 3D acceleration in consoles, but it would have been a clean break from the traditional Amiga architecture:...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 August 2018, 15:59
Replies: 112
Views: 5,743
Posted By AdvanceFollow
1. How relatively "modern" an Amiga with upgrades...

1. How relatively "modern" an Amiga with upgrades can be and feel today considering the age of the architecture and OS, which hasn't really been "officially" developed since 1993. You can play MP3's,...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 August 2018, 11:00
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By AdvanceFollow
A1200 not booting, PSU or something else?

I decided to see if my old A1200 still works. I booted it successfully a few years ago, but since then it has been in storage again. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to boot now.

The green power...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2018, 21:19
Replies: 106
Views: 10,986
Posted By AdvanceFollow
With a more expensive system, Commodore would...

With a more expensive system, Commodore would either have sold fewer of them or had to reduce their profit margins, which would just have accelerated their demise. The A1200 needed to be a mass...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 14 June 2018, 10:30
Replies: 58
Views: 3,325
Posted By AdvanceFollow
In addition to the headache-inducing flicker,...

In addition to the headache-inducing flicker, CRT's also emit UV light and Beta rays, which can be harmful to your eyes, especially if you sit close to the screen. As we're growing older, we should...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 June 2018, 10:02
Replies: 625
Views: 29,492
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Intel couldn't make it profitable. There are so...

Intel couldn't make it profitable. There are so many companies licensing ARM and making their own smartphone and tablet SoCs at very low prices. Intel tried to undercut them and were basically giving...
Forum: Amiga scene 31 May 2018, 10:20
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Well there was an Amiga "console" announced not...

Well there was an Amiga "console" announced not too long ago, but unsurprisingly, it looks like it got shut down due to the licensing/trademark minefield.

Honestly I don't see the appeal of all...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 May 2018, 11:16
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Yeah it doesn't make sense. UAE is an Amiga...

Yeah it doesn't make sense. UAE is an Amiga emulator, not an operating system. So, remove the emulation part from the emulator and turn it into an operating system?

Even if it were possible, what...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 May 2018, 11:28
Replies: 63
Views: 3,135
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Yep, same thing here but in 1997. A second-hand...

Yep, same thing here but in 1997. A second-hand Pentium system that cost about the same as a 68040 for the A1200... The Amiga was already "Doomed" at the time, Doom only made it worse.
Forum: Amiga scene 21 May 2018, 09:31
Replies: 75
Views: 3,900
Posted By AdvanceFollow
But what if the source code is destroyed? :p ...

But what if the source code is destroyed? :p

Emulators are going to be around as long as there are people interested in using them. UAE has already been ported to ARM, and could be ported to other...
Forum: Amiga scene 17 May 2018, 21:27
Replies: 75
Views: 3,900
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Also, for some, the hardware is the hobby... ...

Also, for some, the hardware is the hobby...

I just want to play some old games occasionally, which is why I can't be bothered with real hardware.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 May 2018, 11:24
Replies: 161
Views: 6,332
Posted By AdvanceFollow
I've installed Icaros many times in a VM. It's...

I've installed Icaros many times in a VM. It's very easy. The problems start when you try to install it on physical hardware and discover various bits and pieces are unsupported, such as the SATA so...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 May 2018, 11:09
Replies: 161
Views: 6,332
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Building an AROS machine does seem to require a...

Building an AROS machine does seem to require a bit more research, as well as trial and error to find compatible hardware. Of course, the total cost even including a few mis-purchased, incompatible...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 May 2018, 20:40
Replies: 55
Views: 2,703
Posted By AdvanceFollow
A Raspberry Pi 3B+ gives you about 210 MIPS / 165...

A Raspberry Pi 3B+ gives you about 210 MIPS / 165 MFLOPS. That's a pretty "modern" Amiga experience in my view. It's also very compatible with WHDLoad.
Forum: Amiga scene 03 May 2018, 10:16
Replies: 20
Views: 3,819
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Can you run UAE for DOS on it so you can use your...

Can you run UAE for DOS on it so you can use your Amiga to emulate a PC to emulate an Amiga? :nuts
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2018, 14:23
Replies: 203
Views: 24,396
Posted By AdvanceFollow
On a powerful desktop PC, it might still be...

On a powerful desktop PC, it might still be usable without JIT. On my Pi 3B+ it was already a bit on the sluggish side with JIT enabled.
Without MMU, it shouldn't be any less stable than normal OS...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 April 2018, 11:53
Replies: 778
Views: 155,749
Posted By AdvanceFollow
This is what my MiST looks like (16 color...

This is what my MiST looks like (16 color ClassicWB Lite with copper background)
Forum: Amiga scene 25 April 2018, 10:52
Replies: 203
Views: 24,396
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Just got AfAWB 1.4 running on my Pi 3B+ last...

Just got AfAWB 1.4 running on my Pi 3B+ last night.

I ran into a few small issues but I think I managed to solve them.
Firstly, AmigaLoad kept nagging about registration. Since I don't need that,...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 April 2018, 14:14
Replies: 65
Views: 2,784
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Emulation and FPGA. Don't have the money, time...

Emulation and FPGA. Don't have the money, time and soldering skills to maintain real hardware.
Forum: Amiga scene 17 April 2018, 11:34
Replies: 625
Views: 29,492
Posted By AdvanceFollow
This was of course amazing in 1985. However I...

This was of course amazing in 1985. However I don't see what's special about the chipset compared to today's off the shelf GPU's, sound chips etc.

The blitter, as mentioned, was already slower...
Forum: Amiga scene 16 April 2018, 10:49
Replies: 33
Views: 2,012
Posted By AdvanceFollow
It does look attractive in the renders, but...

It does look attractive in the renders, but fundamentally, it's still an "emulator in a box".

Making it look like an Amiga externally won't improve the emulation accuracy or compatibility. On the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 03 April 2018, 19:01
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By AdvanceFollow
The intent was to provide players with a sense of...

The intent was to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment from discovering those on their own.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 March 2018, 09:42
Replies: 76
Views: 5,097
Posted By AdvanceFollow
The input lag and especially the audio lag does...

The input lag and especially the audio lag does seem excessive. The Raspberry Pi or even emulators on Windows don't experience that kind of lag, so this kind of defeats the purpose of having a...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 March 2018, 23:19
Replies: 121
Views: 6,553
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Built-in flicker fixer must have been very...

Built-in flicker fixer must have been very useful. Don't know how Commodore thought they could get away with doing it in software. Only "OS-friendly" apps used it, so unless you bought additional...
Forum: Amiga scene 24 March 2018, 22:39
Replies: 625
Views: 29,492
Posted By AdvanceFollow
IMO, it depends on when you got into the Amiga,...

IMO, it depends on when you got into the Amiga, and what you personally define as Amiga.

I agree 100% with the last paragraph. If all you had "back in the day" was an A500, Amiga for you is...
Forum: Amiga scene 23 March 2018, 21:59
Replies: 625
Views: 29,492
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Also, anyone who wanted to use an Amiga seriously...

Also, anyone who wanted to use an Amiga seriously beyond ~1995 would have purchased a graphics card. 24-bit, chunky graphics. A video chip from Cirrus Logic or S3, makers of PC video chips. No more...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 March 2018, 22:48
Replies: 625
Views: 29,492
Posted By AdvanceFollow
As long as there are people who want to run Amiga...

As long as there are people who want to run Amiga emulation, someone will maintain it for whatever platform is "in" at that moment. It's open source software, so it's not dependent on any key...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 March 2018, 11:13
Replies: 625
Views: 29,492
Posted By AdvanceFollow
It easily turns into a philosophical question -...

It easily turns into a philosophical question - "What is an Amiga?".

My Windows PC running WinUAE is arguably more compatible with old Amiga software than my actual A1200, because I can load a...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 March 2018, 15:39
Replies: 75
Views: 3,900
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Well, eventually the original MOS/CSG chips are...

Well, eventually the original MOS/CSG chips are going to wear out and die. Probably quite soon, given the age of those chips. So emulation is probably the best way to preserve Amiga, or any other...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 March 2018, 13:30
Replies: 63
Views: 2,063
Posted By AdvanceFollow
That's because the analog signal is processed...

That's because the analog signal is processed digitally. For a very brief time when the circuit is closed, it's "half-on" since it takes time for the voltage to change. It's just that the digital...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 01 March 2018, 10:29
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By AdvanceFollow
I hate that with a passion. The lack of saves in...

I hate that with a passion. The lack of saves in old games was due to technical restrictions and nothing else.

Old games could be completed in a few hours, and replaying a single level (that you...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 March 2018, 09:58
Replies: 63
Views: 2,063
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Technically my Wico Command Control has 2...

Technically my Wico Command Control has 2 buttons, but there's a switch on the base to select which button is "active".
This is the original joystick that I have had since my first C64 so it isn't...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 January 2018, 15:53
Replies: 64
Views: 3,710
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Well any top list is going to be pretty...

Well any top list is going to be pretty subjective. You can use objective criteria like hardware specifications relative to other systems of the time, but good hardware alone does not make a great...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 07 December 2017, 12:06
Replies: 14
Views: 3,082
Posted By AdvanceFollow
I agree, you're comparing apples and...

I agree, you're comparing apples and raspberries..I mean oranges. :nervous

I've used several of the listed options, for different things.

Plain WinUAE - Always handy to have when you just need...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 November 2017, 13:09
Replies: 67
Views: 3,931
Posted By AdvanceFollow
I agree. By 1993, Commodore were behind by about...

I agree. By 1993, Commodore were behind by about 2 years. That may not sound like much today since the technological evolution has slowed down, but in the early 90's, it was an eternity. The CD32...
Forum: support.WinUAE 02 November 2017, 21:20
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By AdvanceFollow
Probably been asked a thousand times..Bootable HDF?

So I've been trying for the past day to create a bootable HDF for AmigaOS 3.9. There are tons of tutorials that all make it seem very easy, but for me, it always fails and I can't figure out what I'm...
Forum: Amiga scene 02 November 2017, 10:22
Replies: 46
Views: 2,831
Posted By AdvanceFollow
You can, but the question is why would you want...

You can, but the question is why would you want to. Trying to use 20+ year old technology as a "modern" desktop is going to be an exercise in frustration. Web browsing especially is going to be slow...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2017, 12:04
Replies: 46
Views: 2,831
Posted By AdvanceFollow
I'd agree. Emulation is not for the purist, but...

I'd agree. Emulation is not for the purist, but as an introduction to classic Amiga, it's perfect. I can set up multiple different configurations, anything from the ultra-modern AmiKit X running in...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 October 2017, 14:30
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By AdvanceFollow
FPGA worth it in 2017?

So I've tried Amiga emulation on the Raspberry Pi3 but I had some problems with compatibility and performance (not general performance, but in specific games). It simply seems that UAE4ARM isn't...
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