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Forum: support.Hardware Yesterday, 00:13
Replies: 6
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Posted By idrougge
Why not use the PS/2 protocol? It's a really...

Why not use the PS/2 protocol? It's a really shitty protocol for a really shitty keyboard layout. That's why?
Forum: support.Hardware 16 October 2017, 21:57
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By idrougge
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: project.WHDLoad 16 October 2017, 20:27
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By idrougge
Some aren't satisified until they can run an MSX...

Some aren't satisified until they can run an MSX game inside an MSX emulator under a virtualised Workbench under WHDload on an emulated Amiga in a Linux docker inside a VirtualBox VM under MacOS.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 13 October 2017, 19:01
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By idrougge
One thing I do in Blitz is to copy and flip all...

One thing I do in Blitz is to copy and flip all relevant images after they have been loaded. That way, you waste memory but not disk space, and you don't have to update two images each time you...
Forum: support.Hardware 11 October 2017, 11:55
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By idrougge
1970 will probably work fine for NTSC modes, but...

1970 will probably work fine for NTSC modes, but cuts off the bottom of a PAL display.
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2017, 02:44
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By idrougge
I've never seen an ungrounded Amiga PSU. Is it...

I've never seen an ungrounded Amiga PSU. Is it some Portuguese problem?
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2017, 02:03
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By idrougge
Can't be bothered to check if this works as...

Can't be bothered to check if this works as intended on the Amiga, but at least it has a serial port:...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 10 October 2017, 01:59
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By idrougge
Just be glad that it's not the Blitz Basic...

Just be glad that it's not the Blitz Basic "manual".
Forum: support.Hardware 10 October 2017, 01:57
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By idrougge
Yes, assuming it is doubled. It still is...

Yes, assuming it is doubled. It still is courteous not to leave pins floating.
Forum: support.Hardware 09 October 2017, 02:56
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By idrougge
Does it make that clicking sound even while the...

Does it make that clicking sound even while the Amiga is running?
Forum: Coders. AMOS 09 October 2017, 02:53
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By idrougge
It makes perfect sense since that's the way the...

It makes perfect sense since that's the way the screen is drawn. From left to right, downwards.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2017, 23:48
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By idrougge
A Philips 8833 or a Sony PVM.

A Philips 8833 or a Sony PVM.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2017, 23:37
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By idrougge
Neither one looks like it's made for a human hand.

Neither one looks like it's made for a human hand.
Forum: support.Hardware 08 October 2017, 23:33
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By idrougge
Or they just got a batch of 27C800 EPROMs at a...

Or they just got a batch of 27C800 EPROMs at a better price than 27C400. I don't think those extra two legs should be left floating, though.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2017, 13:45
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By idrougge
In this online age, there are lots of scanned...

In this online age, there are lots of scanned manuals and walkthroughs if you feel lost in a game.
Forum: Amiga scene 05 October 2017, 13:34
Replies: 49
Views: 2,558
Posted By idrougge
The colours have some kind of Amstrad CPC tinge.

The colours have some kind of Amstrad CPC tinge.
Forum: support.Hardware 05 October 2017, 13:34
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By idrougge
Just get a really old serial/PS/2 Wacom tablet....

Just get a really old serial/PS/2 Wacom tablet. They work as intended.
Forum: HOL news 04 October 2017, 20:59
Replies: 11
Views: 5,146
Posted By idrougge
They're owned by EA now.

They're owned by EA now.
Forum: HOL news 04 October 2017, 12:35
Replies: 11
Views: 5,146
Posted By idrougge
https://dmzarkivet.se For example, here is...

https://dmzarkivet.se

For example, here is one screenshot from Hardcore and another one from another abandoned DI game, Malfunction: https://dmzarkivet.se/pager.cfm?issue=199311&page=15
Forum: support.Other 03 October 2017, 22:25
Replies: 19
Views: 398
Posted By idrougge
Kickstart 1.3 has always used FFS.

Kickstart 1.3 has always used FFS.
Forum: support.Hardware 03 October 2017, 19:19
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By idrougge
Did you finish i2c.library support?

Did you finish i2c.library support?
Forum: support.Hardware 01 October 2017, 14:52
Replies: 54
Views: 2,510
Posted By idrougge
Aren't you mixing up the Picasso with the Retina...

Aren't you mixing up the Picasso with the Retina here? That's why the original Retina (not BLTZ3) is not supported by Cybergraphx or Picasso96.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 30 September 2017, 17:10
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By idrougge
No, only sprites. Bobs are just background...

No, only sprites. Bobs are just background graphics as far as the hardware is concerned.



I'd look into Personal Paint's wonderful palette handling. The "remap" command is your friend.
Forum: Coders. AMOS 30 September 2017, 16:57
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By idrougge
The background and bobs share the same palette...

The background and bobs share the same palette since bobs are just parts of the screen just as the background, removed and redrawn each time you issue the Bob command.
Colours 16–31 are used for the...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 30 September 2017, 16:52
Replies: 67
Views: 1,684
Posted By idrougge
What Thomas said. Keep in mind that a PC from the...

What Thomas said. Keep in mind that a PC from the same era can't even go beyond 420 MB without trickery.
Forum: Hardware mods 30 September 2017, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By idrougge
That's why I build my PS/2 mouse adapters with a...

That's why I build my PS/2 mouse adapters with a cable. Less things dangling off the port. I don't even understand why commercial kits are made that way.

One other way to solve this problem is to...
Forum: Amiga scene 30 September 2017, 00:09
Replies: 52
Views: 3,809
Posted By idrougge
That's a bit of an academic problem, isn't it?

That's a bit of an academic problem, isn't it?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 September 2017, 00:31
Replies: 323
Views: 27,822
Posted By idrougge
No, the Atari scene is probably less than half...

No, the Atari scene is probably less than half the size of the Amiga scene. Not that that will tell you anything about the quality of the machine or even its scene it's not as though the Amiga...
Forum: Coders. General 28 September 2017, 18:20
Replies: 308
Views: 14,164
Posted By idrougge
I don't know. When I first tried out Crazy Cars...

I don't know. When I first tried out Crazy Cars III, I was impressed with the speed. Now, when I see it, it doesn't actually give off any sensation of speed, regardless of how fast it actually...
Forum: support.Hardware 27 September 2017, 16:59
Replies: 32
Views: 557
Posted By idrougge
You don't have to. Just issue a "Mount <unit>...

You don't have to. Just issue a "Mount <unit> FROM <mountlist>".



I thought you had to if you used a foreign filesystem?

One very useful thing about Giggledisk is that you can use it to...
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 September 2017, 16:52
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By idrougge
Indeed the difference between C64 Basic and Blitz...

Indeed the difference between C64 Basic and Blitz is that Blitz is compiled, so it must generate the entire program and all its variables before the program is run. A better compiler should have been...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 September 2017, 16:42
Replies: 323
Views: 27,822
Posted By idrougge
How many Amiga games used 32 colours to begin...

How many Amiga games used 32 colours to begin with?

A real Amiga game like Shadow of the Beast or Sandruzzo's Rygar port has such a convoluted screen drawing routine that there is nothing you can...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 27 September 2017, 16:37
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By idrougge
You could try freeing the bank before loading or...

You could try freeing the bank before loading or on exit, and possibly inside the "on error" handler.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 27 September 2017, 16:33
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By idrougge
You probably need to Dim the array before any...

You probably need to Dim the array before any access to it. Blitz is rather single-minded, progressing in a straight line from top to bottom when compiling.

I tend to move this kind of setup stuff...
Forum: Coders. AMOS 27 September 2017, 15:26
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By idrougge
That's an interesting finding, thank you for...

That's an interesting finding, thank you for reporting that.



Wouldn't it suffice to store the bank separate from the program and start the program with Load "bank.abk"?
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 26 September 2017, 18:28
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By idrougge
Some hints from the "libsdev" archive:

Some hints from the "libsdev" archive:
Forum: News 25 September 2017, 21:14
Replies: 972
Views: 130,381
Posted By idrougge
No. Just the .upd file on a USB stick. Press both...

No. Just the .upd file on a USB stick. Press both buttons when turning on the machine.
Forum: support.Apps 25 September 2017, 12:33
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By idrougge
I'd be willing to pay you a fair price for that.

I'd be willing to pay you a fair price for that.
Forum: Coders. Blitz Basic 24 September 2017, 23:28
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By idrougge
You can assign to several fields of a newtype at...

You can assign to several fields of a newtype at once:

NEWTYPE .obj
x.w
y.w
End NEWTYPE

a.obj = 10,20

This will set a\x to 10 and a\y to 20.
Forum: support.Hardware 23 September 2017, 03:41
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By idrougge
Agreed, the 2320 uses the same circuitry as the...

Agreed, the 2320 uses the same circuitry as the A3000 and is better than most scandoublers.
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