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Forum: support.Other 11 April 2018, 05:28
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am just guessing from the images your provided...

I am just guessing from the images your provided but since the JPEG datatype example you show is displayed on a standard WB screen it seems likely that its color count is limited to that of the WB...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 April 2018, 05:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,009
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
A certain Jay Miner kitten happens to have been a...

A certain Jay Miner kitten happens to have been a hardware engineer both for the Atari 8 bit and the Amiga. The ressemblance is definitely not coincidental. ;)



Yup, it is entirely possible to...
Forum: support.WinUAE 10 April 2018, 08:44
Replies: 229
Views: 20,370
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Fellow kitten, thank you for the detailed reply....

Fellow kitten, thank you for the detailed reply. ;)

First of all I want to make clear that I understand what the method is about as well as all the subtleties of beam racing, page flips / present,...
Forum: project.EAB 26 March 2018, 08:34
Replies: 83
Views: 4,238
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The Galahad kitten said it very nicely and...

The Galahad kitten said it very nicely and concisely.

Feeling hurt is normal.
Anger makes us do stupid things in an attempt to regain control over a situation which escapes us. We only end up...
Forum: support.WinUAE 26 March 2018, 07:50
Replies: 229
Views: 20,370
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
This ignores the fact that the emulation can only...

This ignores the fact that the emulation can only modify picture data at the rate of the original hardware which means that in all cases, pixels on screen will stay identical for 1/50-60 th of a...
Forum: support.FS-UAE 19 March 2018, 03:55
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Development versions are still produced albeit at...

Development versions are still produced albeit at a slightly slower pace so I would expect a new stable release eventually.

To thevoice: well, the interface still can be enhanced, emulation is not...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 March 2018, 03:52
Replies: 46
Views: 4,858
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Oh I certainly understand your frustration, I am...

Oh I certainly understand your frustration, I am not saying he is blameless. I would only mount my own business operation if I were certain I could run it giving full satisfaction to customers at...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 19 March 2018, 03:26
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Wow, a 3D trailblazer, nice. ;) Great find...

Wow, a 3D trailblazer, nice. ;)

Great find Tony, I did not know about this game. Which system was this for?



Seconded.
With only four colors this is not a problem at all. This would make...
Forum: Coders. General 19 March 2018, 03:10
Replies: 39
Views: 2,950
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Tadam! Time for my traditional yearly super-long...

Tadam! Time for my traditional yearly super-long post with plenty of quotes. ;)



Hair splitting: it is using an effect which looks like Mode 7. But it very likely does not implement the full...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 19 March 2018, 02:44
Replies: 44
Views: 8,914
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Man, so many things seem to have been done since...

Man, so many things seem to have been done since the last time I looked. Good job BSzilli!
My apologies for the failed promises of assistance I gave. :(

You mention an "official" version but the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 March 2018, 18:55
Replies: 46
Views: 4,858
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Not commenting on the delay and lack of proper...

Not commenting on the delay and lack of proper communication for orders, but on the "bought by Starbreeze" mention:

My understanding is that Cinemaware was not bought by StarBreeze, but rather...
Forum: Amiga scene 19 January 2018, 23:23
Replies: 34
Views: 8,579
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It looks like the Blitter fill mode could indeed...

It looks like the Blitter fill mode could indeed be leveraged to help in fractal like rendering but the topic is quite distinct from 3D polygon filling and would deserve its own thread.
You would...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2018, 23:51
Replies: 1,053
Views: 328,106
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Ok, I should have phrased that better. It...

Ok, I should have phrased that better.

It won’t harm you in most cases but safety is not a matter of handling most cases but of making sure the worst cases are handled.

Even 12% peroxide has...
Forum: support.Hardware 06 January 2018, 01:59
Replies: 1,053
Views: 328,106
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Be careful with the Peroxide and heat combination...

Be careful with the Peroxide and heat combination though, Peroxide is a nasty corrosive and explosive chemical and heat makes it even more potent.

Use eye protective goggles and gloves at all...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2017, 04:19
Replies: 46
Views: 2,447
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I am with you with regards to emulation: it is by...

I am with you with regards to emulation: it is by far the cheapest way to introduce friends to the Amiga scene, which incidentally was the purpose of this post. ;)

Buy AmigaForever, install WinUAE...
Forum: project.EAB File Server 01 November 2017, 04:02
Replies: 57
Views: 7,305
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Damn. Arrived too late. Would have voted no. ...

Damn. Arrived too late.
Would have voted no.

The reason being that making the server private is only one among many ways to prevent hotlinking and it is one which has negative consequences for...
Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2017, 03:49
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You are a bit quick to jump to this conclusion,...

You are a bit quick to jump to this conclusion, there is nothing about what he/she said which indicates that was because of your answer.

Maybe that is a sign that your inner kitten is a bit too...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 01 November 2017, 03:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
DDFSTRT is the only one which matters and with...

DDFSTRT is the only one which matters and with 0x30 you should indeed only lose the 8th Sprite (Sprite 7).

Are you sure that you are feeding Sprite 6 with proper data? It could be as simple as...
Forum: support.Games 01 November 2017, 03:27
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
I doubt that would be the reason, the derived...

I doubt that would be the reason, the derived code is unlikely to be protected by the original owner's copyright so the coders are likely just wary of violating their previous employer's copyright...
Forum: project.CD32 Conversion 29 September 2017, 06:58
Replies: 135
Views: 29,292
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hum... I was under the impression that an...

Hum... I was under the impression that an official CD32 version (with the approval of the Wolfenstein franchise owner) had been published. Did I dream about it?

And objectively, I don't think it...
Forum: support.Demos 29 September 2017, 06:50
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Copper Chunky Calvin & Hobbes rotozoom?

Hello Kittens,

I am trying to find the name of a demo (and incidentally the demo itself :D ) which contains a full screen rotozoom of a picture of Calvin and Hobbes on a white background.

My...
Forum: Coders. General 26 September 2017, 07:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,527
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
It needed more than a few changes. As has been...

It needed more than a few changes. As has been hinted, the bus bandwidth is not that great and even a slightly faster blitter would have been hampered by that. The system needed a whole redesign...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2017, 06:41
Replies: 323
Views: 32,355
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
You are absolutely right. When I say that SHO...

You are absolutely right.
When I say that SHO is objectively average I do not mean to disparage the coder. I know from personal experience that the industry does not exactly always provide proper...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 September 2017, 06:34
Replies: 323
Views: 32,355
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Well, it looks like my post has attracted similar...

Well, it looks like my post has attracted similar responses so I will gather them for simplicity. ;)





The frame rate of SHO is measurably sub par and the maximum I am willing to concede is...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 22 September 2017, 07:25
Replies: 323
Views: 32,355
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hello kittens, The A500 can get a...

Hello kittens,



The A500 can get a decent approximation and I will eventually prove it. ;)



Realistic sure, but which leaves most Amiga owners (A500s) without OutRun. ;)
And moreover,...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 17 August 2017, 02:42
Replies: 25
Views: 2,427
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
In addition to the demineralized water I would...

In addition to the demineralized water I would also use 99% isopropyl alcohol on the board after the demineralized water.
This will help evaporate the water which might be lodged under supports or...
Forum: support.Hardware 17 August 2017, 02:30
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Yup, also if you have another 50Hz video source...

Yup, also if you have another 50Hz video source such as a PAL VHS tape played via a VHS player, try recording its output and see if the same issue is present with scenes with a scrolling background....
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 August 2017, 01:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Wink This is a myth btw, cf...

This is a myth btw, cf http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.ca/2013/11/video-game-myth-busters-space-invaders.html.

Simple maths with number of sold machines times number of coins needed for an...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 July 2017, 19:52
Replies: 40
Views: 3,126
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Akira, this kitten loves you. :D I have no time...

Akira, this kitten loves you. :D
I have no time now to expand on that topic now but there are a gazillions things to say about it!

Will pounce back as soon as I can. ;)
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 29 July 2017, 19:45
Replies: 32
Views: 2,479
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
This is indeed interesting but excluding OCS...

This is indeed interesting but excluding OCS means that the stock A500 and A1000 will not have access to that feature. :(
Forum: Coders. General 29 July 2017, 19:29
Replies: 516
Views: 35,867
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
0x0 CPUs with x>=2 benefit much more from Fast...

0x0 CPUs with x>=2 benefit much more from Fast RAM than the stock 68k since they have a much higher frequency and lower cycle counts per instruction and thus much increased potential memory...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 22 July 2017, 23:51
Replies: 288
Views: 35,118
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
More scrollings? What do you mean? Are you...

More scrollings? What do you mean?
Are you referring to additional layers of parallax scrolling?
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 21 July 2017, 08:46
Replies: 288
Views: 35,118
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Hum. It has Operation Wolf which, although good...

Hum. It has Operation Wolf which, although good looking is really not a good conversion in my opinion, its frame rate is horrendous and it does not use more than 16 colors so it is a straight ST...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 July 2017, 07:39
Replies: 51
Views: 4,226
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Indeed! For the more visually oriented...

Indeed!

For the more visually oriented kittens, Clint from Lazy Game Reviews has dedicated a full video to a review of the device which is also very much worth watching for anyone who's curious as...
Forum: support.WinUAE 21 July 2017, 02:00
Replies: 41
Views: 3,019
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
To answer the original question, in theory you...

To answer the original question, in theory you should not have to do anything in emulators to display the proper image (that is, if they supported it). Most OSes are capable of identifying the...
Forum: Coders. General 17 July 2017, 00:17
Replies: 16
Views: 2,527
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Assuming the 030 accesses RAM using the same...

Assuming the 030 accesses RAM using the same number of clock cycles as the 68k (which is false, it uses less), at 28MHz it will have a RAM bandwidth around four times higher than the 68k (28 = 7 * 4,...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 17 July 2017, 00:02
Replies: 52
Views: 4,102
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
He sure behaved like a rude uneducated child but...

He sure behaved like a rude uneducated child but a permanent ban also make light of the fact that people can change. As they say, every saint has a past, every sinner has a future. Permanent ban has...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 16 July 2017, 23:42
Replies: 53
Views: 3,133
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Meow! I have also been "mysterified"...

Meow!



I have also been "mysterified" by this phenomenon since I first played it when it was released. After playing Hybris, and even Sidewinder (an early budget title!) there was no way I...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 31 January 2017, 06:49
Replies: 101
Views: 11,110
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
The Addams family looks like it was initially...

The Addams family looks like it was initially designed for a dual playfield background which was subsequently cut, leaving the Amiga version with no background at all.
Forum: Coders. General 31 January 2017, 06:45
Replies: 38
Views: 9,888
Posted By ReadOnlyCat
Huh... What the kitten did I even mean to say? ...

Huh... What the kitten did I even mean to say?
Coming back to the topic after more than a year I am now totally unable to understand what I wrote. :D :nuts



This is AGA only right?
The hope...
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