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Forum: support.Apps 14 April 2021, 22:25
Replies: 264
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Posted By jotd
that perfectly makes sense. 1Mb chip ram and...

that perfectly makes sense. 1Mb chip ram and 1,5Mb fast ram is the bare minimum (I can run games with LOWMEM on that config though).

The unpacking thing I mentionned is going to be difficult for...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 14 April 2021, 17:46
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By jotd
I have a python script that compares slaves and...

I have a python script that compares slaves and updates them. But it's not that easy as some lha archives may contain several slaves and you don't want to update the wrong one.

I'l relying on the...
Forum: support.Apps 13 April 2021, 22:52
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
I suggest that you use the latest pinball dreams...

I suggest that you use the latest pinball dreams whdload setup. JST slaves are old. And I'm not maintaining the JST-native part as well as the whdload part those days.

and as I said, you have to...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 13 April 2021, 19:26
Replies: 256
Views: 36,158
Posted By jotd
of course I'm using Bartman extension. Else I...

of course I'm using Bartman extension. Else I wouldn't be able to create a sample app & debug it.
anyway, I could develop whole games without debugging. I can handle a few formatting annoyances.
Forum: Coders. General 13 April 2021, 19:22
Replies: 54
Views: 4,401
Posted By jotd
never use SDL in action games. It crawls.

never use SDL in action games. It crawls.
Forum: support.Apps 12 April 2021, 23:26
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
not sure Universe will work, though... Didn't...

not sure Universe will work, though... Didn't work to improve the saving. But the OS swaps have improved a lot, that's for sure.
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 12 April 2021, 23:25
Replies: 256
Views: 36,158
Posted By jotd
I just installed the whole lot in a few minutes...

I just installed the whole lot in a few minutes and getting the sample app running in the debugger.

It's just incredible. I could achieve some debugging using a gdb server (Bebbo's) and another...
Forum: support.Apps 12 April 2021, 23:05
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
update: version 7.0 is now out. After one...

update: version 7.0 is now out.

After one whole week-end hunting loading bugs & various crashes / lack of memory checks, this new version is working pretty well on kick 1.3 (and on higher kicks...
Forum: project.WHDLoad 12 April 2021, 16:48
Replies: 113
Views: 38,586
Posted By jotd
if you have to disable caches, then the slave...

if you have to disable caches, then the slave should be updated. Open a bug report on http://mantis.whdload.de, and enjoy the cache on the rest of your collection.
Forum: Coders. General 11 April 2021, 11:04
Replies: 54
Views: 4,401
Posted By jotd
you need source asm tutorial and target asm...

you need source asm tutorial and target asm tutorial or write it in C (which would be more reasonable) using Bartman C VSCode plugin.

The hardest part (for having done that for the game "Bagman")...
Forum: News 10 April 2021, 23:09
Replies: 49
Views: 2,773
Posted By jotd
will whdload it one of those days. Didn't...

will whdload it one of those days.

Didn't try that one yet. I really loved Tiny Invaders for a casual game
Forum: Coders. General 10 April 2021, 23:07
Replies: 54
Views: 4,401
Posted By jotd
source for Atari 7600 version, but from the...

source for Atari 7600 version, but from the arcade?
Forum: News 10 April 2021, 20:58
Replies: 49
Views: 2,773
Posted By jotd
it's a mini game. You have to mini-play it.

it's a mini game. You have to mini-play it.
Forum: News 10 April 2021, 17:34
Replies: 49
Views: 2,773
Posted By jotd
this oozes quality. Do you plan to release...

this oozes quality.

Do you plan to release the source of at least one of your games? I'd like to experiment the rebuild using Bartman toolchain and maybe write my own games with it.
Forum: support.Apps 10 April 2021, 10:36
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
found several huge bugs in 1.3 argument parsing....

found several huge bugs in 1.3 argument parsing. Got to work a bit on that... but all random command line errors are now gone :)

edit: fixed a lot of stuff. got Pinball Dreams running with 512k...
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 09 April 2021, 18:55
Replies: 55
Views: 2,552
Posted By jotd
for the scaling, maybe have less frames if you...

for the scaling, maybe have less frames if you can't pre-compute them (low memory), and have cached copies of scaled sprites on high-end amigas. A lot of people have 4MB/8MB even more on their...
Forum: Coders. General 09 April 2021, 16:50
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By jotd
No soucy means "no worries" in frencho-english...

No soucy means "no worries" in frencho-english :)
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 09 April 2021, 15:23
Replies: 55
Views: 2,552
Posted By jotd
it looks good! Maybe a bit slow?

it looks good! Maybe a bit slow?
Forum: support.Games 09 April 2021, 08:46
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By jotd
your joystick must have a problem... mouse/second...

your joystick must have a problem... mouse/second joystick button brings the code in whdload version. I can disable it, but your joystick is probably at fault. Please test with several joysticks
Forum: project.Amiga Game Factory 08 April 2021, 23:00
Replies: 55
Views: 2,552
Posted By jotd
did 1942 got released? I heard a DJMetune...

did 1942 got released?

I heard a DJMetune conversion of the "magical sound shower" music it was just... impressive.

I hope you can do something proper. After all Lotus II was ECS/68000, by...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 April 2021, 22:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By jotd
also Lucasfilm. Port the engine => done. There...

also Lucasfilm. Port the engine => done. There were several versions of the interpreters, but I think they were just following the latest source. Not hard when you did the first port supporting audio...
Forum: support.Apps 07 April 2021, 22:06
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
BTW someone asked me if it was possible to run...

BTW someone asked me if it was possible to run Pinball Dreams on a low mem config (KS1.3, 512k chip, 1MB fast)

I think it's possible but right now the slave crashes, even with a lot of memory....
Forum: Amiga scene 07 April 2021, 21:49
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By jotd
source code is in non 68k asm with a ton of...

source code is in non 68k asm with a ton of macros... In comparison, Outrun remake used C++.

I checked quite a lot of sources and they all come in non 68k asm, on a much superior hardware. Having...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 07 April 2021, 18:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By jotd
lots of repositories forked from...

lots of repositories forked from https://github.com/videogamepreservation

I wonder what has been changed...
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 23:49
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By jotd
great! for reference can you specify which...

great! for reference can you specify which whdload version you're using?
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 21:46
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By jotd
I would store / rename those 2 files, just in...

I would store / rename those 2 files, just in case.
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 21:26
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By jotd
strange. Now use snoopdos with the command line...

strange. Now use snoopdos with the command line version, see what it logs
Forum: support.Hardware 05 April 2021, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By jotd
Isn't the controller supposed to ignore...

Isn't the controller supposed to ignore bad/faulty sectors and reduce the size of the CF card progressively? or is that only in the PC BIOSes?

There are also a lot of crap CF cards around. And a...
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 19:00
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By jotd
You probably didn't enter the proper arguments. ...

You probably didn't enter the proper arguments.

Can you post a screenshot of the error & the text of what you typed ?
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 14:47
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
this slave name truncation is a random bug i am...

this slave name truncation is a random bug i am hunting for ages... Going to find it. thanks for the donation!
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 12:00
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
yeah, I have to update... or link to the github...

yeah, I have to update... or link to the github page..

Glad it's useful for more and more people with 1.3 configs.

Softkicking is something that you won't be needing if you stick to JST. 512kb...
Forum: support.Apps 05 April 2021, 10:16
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
no, it's perfectly on topic. Test small...

no, it's perfectly on topic.

Test small games (size & memory wise) like Silkworm for instance. Those should work.

sovox used the latest version of JST to create CDTV compilation with a lot of...
Forum: Coders. Releases 05 April 2021, 09:49
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By jotd
very cool

very cool
Forum: support.Apps 04 April 2021, 23:27
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
you're right... I wasn't using 2.0 calls because...

you're right... I wasn't using 2.0 calls because I just didn't need them. But when you discover dos.ReadArgs you just upgrade to 2.0.... (fortunately Toni provided a code example to use an early...
Forum: support.Apps 04 April 2021, 23:00
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
1.4 isn't kick 1.3 compatible IIRC.. I made a...

1.4 isn't kick 1.3 compatible IIRC.. I made a special effort to make it compatible in 6.x

Oh, you have to use the latest JST version. Previous ones required fastmem / weren't able to emulate...
Forum: support.Apps 04 April 2021, 19:05
Replies: 264
Views: 44,090
Posted By jotd
yeah, when memory is low JST has a tendency to...

yeah, when memory is low JST has a tendency to lock up... Beyond the ice palace is really small.

whdload would need youto softkick to at least 2.04, losing 512k in the process. And then you could...
Forum: Coders. Asm / Hardware 04 April 2021, 11:49
Replies: 84
Views: 7,298
Posted By jotd
a lot of games use busy blitter loops but don't...

a lot of games use busy blitter loops but don't set BPLPRI while they're waiting... Isn't that a waste of time and shouldn't it be fixed with no effort ? Unless it could mess up with interrupt code...
Forum: Amiga scene 04 April 2021, 11:28
Replies: 29
Views: 2,200
Posted By jotd
I remember 486/66 was perfect for doom. But my...

I remember 486/66 was perfect for doom. But my 060 was also perfect for doom. I completed it on the 060/50. I had a Pixel64 (Picasso like board) but I don't remember if I used native graphics or RTG.
Forum: Hardware mods 03 April 2021, 22:29
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By jotd
I know only one game requiring FPU on 030: TFX...

I know only one game requiring FPU on 030: TFX (and it crawls even on 68060+FPU...)

And in 2020 running productivity on 030+FPU is just soooo 20th century...

So yes, FPU isn't really a must...
Forum: support.Apps 03 April 2021, 22:26
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By jotd
of course I was not accusing you of using a...

of course I was not accusing you of using a pirated key. It's just that pirated keys can come with old owner or some archive, and cause huge issues.

Now maybe you can try to run whdload using the...
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